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.