Restoring Your Classic Chevrolet Made Easier With Tuckers Classic Auto Parts

Custom Chevy Truck

You found your classic car or truck, perhaps in a field, or old storage shed, or maybe you bought it online or at an auction. It’s yours now, and so the adventure of its restoration begins. Restoring a classic won’t always be easy or fun, but in the end, it will be worth it when you are cruising down the road in your dream car and you are thrilled with how it turned out. Along the way, Tuckers is a great resource for finding classic Chevy parts that fit right and perform well, whatever stage of restoration you are aiming for.

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The Dual Importance Of Wheel Backspacing And Offset For Your Tampa Bay Wheels

Nice Truck at LINE-X of South Tampa - Tampa Bay Wheels

Chances are, if you are reading this, you have a car or truck or off-road vehicle that you love.  You may spend plenty of time and cash on parts and accessories to personalize and customize your vehicle.  Aftermarket or custom wheels are a particularly popular way to create a new and individual look for your vehicle.  But not just any rims are going to work for your ride. In addition to the size and bolt pattern of the wheels, you also need to pay attention to the wheel backspacing and wheel offset measurements to ensure a proper fit.  Here we will discuss these terms so that you will get the best wheels in Tampa Bay for your car.

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About the Best Motorcycle Polish

blue polished motorcycle

Great weather brings opportunities for people to enjoy outdoor activities. Cruising on a motorcycle is one of those great activities that many Americans thoroughly enjoy. You can expect to see the streets filled with motorcycles on a bright, sunny day. When you see a motorcycle speeding by, most often you see the classic, shiny bike with someone decked out in leather and helmet. What you don’t see is behind the scenes care that is put into upkeeping a motorcycle. One of those upkeep tasks includes the care of the motorcycle chrome. If you are one that loves to ride motorcycles, you want to be sure you have the best motorcycle polish available to use on your pride and joy.

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Choosing a Bed Liner for Your Truck : Rhino Liner vs. LINE-X

St. George Rhino bed liner

As a truck owner, you want to protect your truck with the highest quality truck bed liner available. Whether you use your truck solely for off-roading adventures or as a work truck and daily driver, having a bed liner that plays and works as hard as you do is important. However, with an influx of bed liners that are available for any make and model of truck, it can be confusing and even overwhelming deciding what type of bed liner you should outfit your truck with. To make this process easier for you, we’re taking two of top brand names of bed liners in the industry, LINE-X and Rhino bed liners in St. George, and comparing the two. You can find more information about other types of bed liners, here. Additionally, if you’d like to know more about your options contact Red Desert Off-Road today to see what bed liner is best suited for your budget, lifestyle, and truck.

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About Classic Car Parts

Classic cars are a hobby that many people grow to love and even want to create and restore for themselves. It is an excellent hobby that involves your own imagination as well as taking that classic look of an old vehicle you love and making it into something truly unique. Chevy Trucks in particular have always been a favorite among many classic car fans. This is for their iconic look as well as there long lasting legacy dating back to the 1940’s.

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Hot Rod Parts For The Perfect Hot Rod

Every do-it-yourself hot rodder has their own idea of what makes the perfect hot rod. This is one thing that makes hot rodding so great. We all have an opinion and because there are no rules — we’re all right! The one thing we can all agree on is that hot rod parts are essential to creating the perfect hot rod.

Find Your Perfect Match

The most difficult task of creating your perfect hot rod is getting the car itself. Most have already been finished, rotted away or they are being sold for two arms and two legs. Don’t give up through. You can actually save yourself a lot of time and money with a little bit of luck according to this article. There are a lot of people who get started on a project before losing their momentum. Maybe the build was more work than they could handle. Maybe the budget was just too much. Or, maybe that have lost interest or the ability to finish the job. These things happen. And when it does, in many cases, the owners just want to clear house and move on. So, a lot of the hot rod parts and grunt work may already be taken care of.

Looks Aren’t Everything

If you come across a vehicle that is rotting out or missing parts, there is still hope. There are many options for a restoration and hot rod parts. At the top of that list … Hells Gate Hot Rods. Hells Gate Hot Rods was born out of our love for traditional hot rodding and frustration with how difficult it was to find certain high-quality parts. They carry hard-to-find parts and materials so hot rodders can spend more time building and enjoying their hot rods and less time searching for these elusive parts. Today, Hells Gate Hot Rods is proud to carry a unique range of high quality, reasonably priced parts for custom hot rods,rat rods, street rods, and race cars which are typically built from scratch, or heavily modified existing vehicles.

Their inventory is constantly growing as they expand and fill requests from customers. If you need custom hot rod parts, Hells Gate Hot Rods will track them down or even make one for you!

Lots Of Options

In addition to selecting your perfect vehicle, you’ll have to decide on the performance you are after. Do you want fuel injection or not? What about overdrive? How do you feel about turning? What is the ideal weight of wheels? What type of tires will work best? It goes on and on. Again, there are no right answers. Try asking for input in hot rod parts forum and if you get five responses, they’ll probably all be different.

There are lots of options when it comes to your comfort features as well. For example, you may want to pick a pair of these bomber style seats.

Bomber seats gained popularity back in the 1950’s when hot rods were being built with surplus parts and automotive design was heavily influenced by the engineering and parts used on airplanes. Surplus military bomber seats were a common upgrade into home-built hot rods. This style and influence still remains popular today and provides that nostalgic hot rod look lots of hot rods are built with.

These bomber style seats are perfect for a real hot rod that actually hits the road! You won’t just have the bomber seat style, but you will have much more of a comfy ride as well (as most original bomber seats do not have any cushion or padding available). They are typically sold in pairs and are available in red, white or black with a vertical pleat formed by heat on the vinyl and black with a diamond stitch pattern. The seats are made from new, high-quality upholstery foam padding that provides good support at two inches thick and .060” aluminum sheet and 3/4” cabinet grade plywood with real aluminum rivets. The dimensions are approximately 19” deep, 22” tall and 18” wide with a 13 degree lay back. The bottoms have six 3/8” coarse thread holes that you can use for mounting your seats.

These seats are not perfect, show quality seats. They may have some minor tool marks, light scratches, and could need light de-burning, but that is why they are a fraction of the cost of most other seats offered currently. The seats are 100% built in the USA – right in the Hells Gate shop in Idaho. You can also order custom width seats if the standard size doesn’t work for your particular application. You can also pick up some cool products related to the bomber style seats.

Bomber Style Seat Frame: Purchase just the seat frames to make your own custom bucket or bench seat. They are the exact same sides we used in our fully assembled seats. These are also sold as a set of sides (right and left), but if you are looking to make two bucket seats, we have a package deal for 2 sets of sides as well.

Seat Slider: Add this kit to your order for a complete set of adapter plates and sliders needed to make our bomber seats adjustable. The kit includes all the parts for one complete seat so you will need two kits if you are ordering to match our standard pair of bomber seats.

Riser & Slider: Do you want to make your bomber seat higher and slide? This is a complete set of adapter plates, riser and sliders needed to make our bomber seat fit your project. The kit includes all the parts for one complete seat. So you will need two kits if you are ordering to match our standard pair of bomber seats.

Some other features you might consider are air conditioning, power steering and a stereo.

It Is Up To You

Whatever you decide you want, you can make it happen — whether it is a hot rod that runs like in the old days or dominates in the quarter mile. You just need to have the proper hot rod parts. In many cases, the way to get the perfect part is to have it custom built. This is another reason to check in with Hells Gate Hot Rods.

Not only does Hells Gate Hot Rods carry hard-to-find custom hot rod parts, but they offer many other services, including: engineering, design, and manufacturing of custom parts; part fabrication; private label manufacturing, TIG and MIG welding; and hot rod and custom car building. If you need some custom work done, check out some of their current projects.

Finding the Correct Flanges for Your Hot Rod Project

Exhaust Flanges

What is a header flange?

The header flange is an important piece in a custom hot rod exhaust system. This flange connects the primary exhaust tubes to the engine block and allows the headers to be removed easily from the engine. The flange must be made of quality materials and to a precise measurement. If it is not made accurately or from the proper material, then there could potentially be an exhaust leak or warp and no longer fit to the heads properly.

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Maintaining Your Truck Bed Liner in St. George

St. George drivers take pride in their trucks performing and looking their best. That’s why it makes sense that so many people in our area, whether they use their truck as their off-road ride for the weekend and/or daily driver, choose to use a LINE-X bed liner in St. George. Red Desert Off-Road takes pride in being able to offer our customers top of the line, high quality off-road accessories, including carrying LINE-X products to ensure unparalleled performance and durability with little to no maintenance required. However, just like any investment, some maintenance is required, and truck bed liners are no exception.

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Understanding the Purpose of a Radiator Hose Clamp

Radiator Hose Clamp

What is a Radiator Hose Clamp?

Before we can understand the purpose and location of a radiator hose clamp, we should know what a radiator does. A radiator exchanges heat by transferring thermal energy from one location to another. Radiators are essential for regulating cooling and heating in a vehicle. Radiator coolant passes through the engine block to cool the engine. Coolant must travel through the radiator tubes.

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