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Performance & Hotrod Business - May '15

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May 2015 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 65 HOt rOd BuIldIng BOOk Fatman Fabrications, Charlotte, North Carolina, introduces the book Building Hot rods by company owner Brent VanDervort. Combining 15 years of technical columns, the book answers questions that hot rod builders have regarding: Planning, Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Engine Choices and Fabrication Skills. Advice covers everything from how to avoid bump-steer when choosing and installing the steering rack, to troubleshooting issues with a newly installed disc brake system. VanDervort has an engineering degree and 30-plus years of experience designing and building hot rod chassis components. www.FatmanFaB.cOm HeadlIgHt reStOratIOn Meguiar's, Irvine, California, offers its two- step Perfect Clarity Headlight Restoration Kit. Using professional technology, the kit is designed for hand use, but may also be used with Meguiar's DA Power System (available separately) for even faster headlight cleaning. It works in two easy steps—clean and then coat. The first step removes oxidation by using Meguiar's Perfect Clarity Cleaning Solution along with the cleaning disc. Once all oxidation is removed, simply spray two coats of the Meguiar's Perfect Clarity Coating onto the headlight for clear results with durable protection. www.meguIarS.cOm rOund-Over dIeS Van Sant Enterprises/Trick-Tools, Pella, Iowa, offers Ron Covell's Round- Over Dies. Used for rounding edges for motorcycle fenders and custom panels for hot rods, the dies are precision- machined from heat-treated steel and can handle up to 16-gauge mild steel. Rolls are available in four sizes—5/16-, 1/2-, 1-, and 1-1/2-inches—and can be purchased as a set or individually. Originally designed for the Pexto 622 rotary machine, adapter sleeves are available to fit many other brands of bead rollers and rotary machines. www.trIck-tOOlS.cOm cOlOr-cOded BOttle SyStem Eagle One, Lexington, Kentucky, introduces a new, eye-catching look for its Auto Appearance Products packaging with a color-coded bottle system. The new packaging is designed to differentiate product categories, making it easier for users to find desired products on the shelf and in use. Labeling will feature aqua, black, blue, chartreuse, copper, orange, silver and taupe colors. Eagle One is a member of the Valvoline family of products. www.eagleOne.cOm added tIg weldIng Hand prOtectIOn Heatshield Products, Valley Center, California, introduces Heatshield Glove Armor that provides hands extra protection during high-temp TIG welding jobs. The Glove Armor fits over most standard welding gloves and secures around the wrist with a sturdy hook-and-loop strap. It is designed to withstand extreme heat (constant 1,800 degrees; intermittent 2,200 degrees) without melting onto the welding surface. It also allows welders to brace their hand on parts that are hot enough to melt typical welding gloves. www.HeatSHIeldprOductS.cOm cOmplete InterIOrS LeBaron Bonney Co., Amesbury, Massachusetts, presents its award- winning Restoration Interiors that come complete with all necessary parts and hardware and are ready to install. Precision-made using original interior patterns, restoration- correct original-type fabrics as well as custom fabrics, the interiors offer a proper fit that reduces installation labor time and facilitates correct installation. Upholstery kits and individual components, panel sets, tops, fabrics, carpets, parts and accessories are available for 1928- '62 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, as well as 1916-'57 GM and 1939-'41 Plymouth models. www.leBarOnBOnney.cOm

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