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Performance & Hotrod Business - April '15

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April 2015 • Volume 12, Number 6 Contents Coming in May. . . • Circle Track • Dynos • Audio Systems • Superchargers, Turbos & Nitrous Never Miss an Issue! 14 Product Focus: Diesel & Truck Performance For many, the power and versatility of diesels and pickups make them their pre- ferred performance project. 24 Heavy-Duty Momentum Why the market is down with diesels. By John Carollo 32 Cummin Clean Trade events are a great place to learn more about diesel products. By Ron Knoch 36 Ride of Your Life Polyurethane suspension components continue to win fans in performance circles. Compiled by Jef White 40 Talkin' Performance Meet Dave Ziozios, CEO of Motovicity Distribution. By Regis Finn 42 Rod Bolt Tightening Learn the critical aspects of torque and bolt stretch. By Mike Mavrigian 48 A Dash of Class The inside scoop on blending classic ap- pearance with today's technology. By John F. Katz 52 Tire Kicks An insider's look at the 'black science' of wheels and tires. By Doug Dwyer 56 Real Steel Dreams Based in Portland, Steve's Auto Restora- tions is serious about custom fabrication. By Jake Rishavy 62 '38 Ford Rebuild, Part 3 Back again with another installment of the old "Frankentruck" project. By Ace Eckleberry 66 10 Questions for Dan Kirkpatrick This master trimmer specializes in award-winning classic interior restora- tions. By Naseem Muaddi, TheHogRing.com 70 Interior Insights A basic look at auto upholstery materials. By Harry Weimann 74 The Military Vehicles Market This restoration niche is on the march. By John Gunnell 80 Rod Shop New products for Hotrod & Res- toration profes- sionals. ON THe COVeR Talk about your popular markets—today's diesels are creating heavy-duty buzz in performance circles, from street to strip. That translates to sales for those following this not-so-niche segment. See story on page 24. (Photo courtesy TITAN Fuel Tanks) PeRFORMANCe HOTROD Page 62 Page 36 2 n Performance & Hotrod Business n April 2015

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