Lowrider http://www.lowrider.com Ultimate Source of Lowrider Cars, Bikes & Arte Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 The Summer Time Reup http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/summer-time-reup/ http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/summer-time-reup/#respond Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:08:10 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=203021 With summer upon us, it’s time to get into the swing of things so we’ve compiled a list of must have components and accessories in order to help get your car where it needs to be.

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Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to get into the swing of things so we’ve compiled a list of must have components and accessories in order to help get your car where it needs to be. From the inexpensive to moderately priced, all these cool tools, gadgets and essentials are a must have for anyone who takes their car building seriously.

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KEEP COOL

Tired of waiting for your car to cool down before wrenching on it? Are you constantly turning into a karate expert every time you touch something hot in your engine bay? If so, then Maradyne has the product that’ll take you from fool to cool.

Their “Fast& Cool” series of high performance fans are a must have for anyone that wants to get air moving — and moving fast. This 2 speed, 1/3 horsepower motor pushes a maximum velocity of 3,000 FPM and the directional flow fan comes with a host of amenities which includes the best balanced air flow, a design which makes it durable as all hell, and even better is that it’s GFCI protected for your safety — just in case you spill a beer or any liquids on it.

When we tested out the Maradyne unit, it worked like a cool breeze, and even if you’re not using it to cool down a motor — or for dyno testing – it moves air like a wind mill so we also used it to get us by some grueling hot days in the warehouse. Now if you have the need to push even more air, then all you have to do is get another unit because the Maradyne Fast & Cool can be connected to up to 5 other units on a single branch circuit.

In years past we’ve tested out other fans, and all we can say is that these are the best fans by a long shot. They’re stackable, can be positioned horizontally, on a 45-degree angle, and a 90-degree angle — thus making it perfect for cramped spaces and cooling down transmissions or engines while up on the lift. To get more wind of these fine products please contact www.maradynehp.com

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LIGHTS OUT?

As if you needed another reason to get pulled over, don’t let the little things get you caught up for even more infractions. We’ve seen dozens of cars cruisin’ the Blvd with weak or non-existent license plate lights and now OER has a solution.

Instead of just changing the bulb, swap our your whole assembly with their new reproduction of rear license lamp kits for Chevrolet vehicles in the 66-73 range. This is not only a direct replacement, but also a very detail oriented piece which features a correctly designed lends which comes complete with original factory “SAE” markings.

Each housing unit comes with a plated housing, rear reflector, OEM style lens as well as the correct wiring pigtail. In addition, it is an officially licensed General Motors Product so you know it’s a quality unit that wears its name proudly. Be sure to visit their site for a list of all applications because the list is long and my word count for this story short. For more information on all OER Products, please visit with www.oerparts.com

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STEERING CLEAR OF DRAMA

If you know where you’re headed but have no control, it’s a bad situation to be in — which is exactly why you should take extreme care of your steering column. That said, this is exactly why the leaders in steering columns, ididit, has created an exclusive blend of lubricants which includes this engine assembly grease born from a collaborative effort with Joe Gibbs racing.

With cutting edge lubricant technology and advanced wear-properties, it’s a race proven lubricant which is sure to give your optimal performance while extending the lifespan of your steering column — probably the most important part of your car’s mechanicals aside from your brakes.

Since 1986 ididit has been the leaders — and producers — of the finest steering system products in the game and now they’ve added this exciting new lubricant it’s sure to have you steering clear of any future problems. Please steer over to www.ididitinc.com

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DON’T FUEL AROUND

Holley is a brand known for putting out innovative and quality products you can trust, and now they’ve introduced a new series of fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulators and fuel filters to support your fuel system.

The VR1 and VR2 fuel pumps are truly powerhouse units that feature brushless pump technology and a twin-screw rotor design. This design allows them to maintain pressures up to 130 psi and flow up to 323 GPH at 13.8 volts. If even more flow is required, the VR2 pump is capable of nearly 425 GPH when it is running at 18.5 volts.

To support the level of fuel flow that the VR Series pumps are capable of, Holley designed matching VR Series fuel pressure regulators for both fuel-injected and carbureted applications. The carbureted regulators are adjustable from 4-9 psi, while the fuel injected regulators are adjustable from 40-100 psi.

Now that’s a lot of technical information that only gear heads would understand, but if we were to break it down to laymen terms all we can say is that these units can handle much more than we’ll push anytime soon so trust us when we say that these bullet-proof fuel products will last you a lifetime.

Please visit more Holley performance products at www.holley.com

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Down 2 Scale Car Club http://www.lowrider.com/lifestyle/down-2-scale-car-club/ http://www.lowrider.com/lifestyle/down-2-scale-car-club/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202861 Model cars have been around since the first automobiles. For many this was a hobby that taught them the ins and outs of automobiles.

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Car Club: Down 2 Scale
City: Los Angeles

Model cars have been around since the first automobiles. Originally intended as a mere child’s plaything, it wasn’t until the ’70s that adults first began picking up these small-scale model renderings. As costs for these detailed miniatures decreased and new fabricating materials became available, the challenges to create exact duplicates of the real thing became a bit simpler and readily available to larger audiences. Time would see some of these miniature fabricators eventually go on to build real-scale versions of the model cars they had once built. But most would eventually find themselves returning to a hobby that taught them both the inside and outside of the automobile, and more importantly, the patience needed to create these tiny art pieces.

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The early ’90s would find Gary Seeds bringing together individuals who shared a love for this hobby. He would eventually create a platform where ideas and building techniques could be shared, one that would eventually be called “Model Masters.” Soon this newly created model-builders club found itself competing at local shows like the Carson Kit Classic and the Cactus Classic in Victorville. The club grew and the name would eventually be changed to Down 2 Scale. Sadly, as the shows that helped grow the sport began disappearing, so did its members. “Everyone just went their own separate ways,” Willie Ramirez Jr. says.

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The recent lowrider resurgence would see a newer generation rediscovering this art form. It would lead Gary Seeds, along with Henry Espinoza, Manny Sinfuentes, and Willie Sr. to bring back the Down 2 Scale club. They would set out to recruit the nation’s top builders and as word spread, so did its membership. “With each new member, the level of each build has increased,” Willie says. And although they still use traditional rattle can methods of yesteryear, nowadays these guys are also using real paint materials like House of Kolor candies and flake. They’re using a process much the same as a real car with basecoat and clearcoat finishes. This club, however, is for the selected few. Prospecting rules are extremely similar to those of car or bike clubs with prospects required to construct a minimum of four models a year and attend monthly meetings. “Our members have to be respectful of themselves, but more importantly respectful of our hobby,” Willie says. Down 2 Scale is extremely involved in the community and take pride in teaching the kids this artistry. “It expands their minds and keeps them busy”, Henry Espinosa says. With chapters across the country in states like Texas and Arizona, and members from the age of 18 to 74, it is never too late to dust off that old worktable. “We have all tried to build models at one time or another, we call ourselves kit builders,” Mike Mendoza says. “Which to us means you build whatever version of car you like. From Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Low Rod to Lowriders, it is the creativity and ingenuity it takes to build these detailed miniature masterpieces that people are eager to see.”

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Auto Meter Gauges – Gauging the Competition http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/auto-meter-gauges-gauging-the-competition/ http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/auto-meter-gauges-gauging-the-competition/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:32:32 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202823 From dominating the track to winning car shows, Auto Meter has bridged the gap between performance and aesthetics.

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Are your gauges stuttering? When you accelerate, do they chip their way up to speed? If so, there’s no reason to live with malfunctioning or underperforming gauges and Auto Meter has the fix for you!

Since 1957, performance enthusiasts have relied on Auto Meter gauges to win. From dominating the track to winning custom car shows, Auto Meter has bridged the gap between performance and aesthetics, making them the leading choice for car customizers throughout the globe.

Auto Meter puts rugged, race-proven movements into every gauge, but they’re also considerate about aesthetics and styling. Seriously, when it comes to style, nobody offers you more great-looking options as well as the largest selection of speedos, tachometers, gauges, data collection, and shift lights.

Even better is the support and amount of accessories they have to offer. From wiring kits to mounting solutions, Auto Meter’s line of direct-fit mounting solutions continues to expand with the inclusion of these high-quality, American-made, billet aluminum dash panels.

Precision engineered for a perfect fit, these panels drastically simplify the process of gauge installation while providing a clean, timeless look. It’s never been easier to add the accuracy and quality of Auto Meter gauges to your project, and really, there’s no excuse to not run with the best. When it comes to the lowrider makes and models of gauges, Auto Meter selections handle just about every popular style of dashboard too. Out of the massive selections of gauges they have to offer we chose the “Best of Both Worlds” to cover instruments packages from vintage to classic.

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Select Gauges for Bel Air and Popular Impalas

Chevy Heritage Bow Tie Kit: A classic design for the Bel Air and Impalas that comes with white dials, embossed chrome Bow Tie bezels, and easy-to-see orange pointers. The most popular gauge types are combined to form one simple kit with everything you need for the install process. Auto Meter’s race-proven air-core electric internals provide quick and accurate readings while keeping hazardous fluids outside of the vehicle. The gauge kit includes a 3-1/8-inch speedometer accompanied by a short sweep electric water temp gauge, fuel level gauge, voltmeter, and an oil pressure gauge with corresponding senders included as well.

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  • Officially licensed instruments designed and built to Chevrolet Performance Parts’ precise standards
  • Features white dial and embossed chrome Bow Tie bezel design, perfect for any vintage Chevy
  • Five-piece gauge kit available in 3-1/8 and 2-1/16 inch

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The Cruiser AD – Original Style Gauges for your Early Model Bomb and Bomb Truck

Cruiser AD Gauge Kit: The Cruiser AD series will compliment and recapture the early Lowrider “Bomb” Era feature designs with a modern twist, featuring vibrant chrome bezels, domed lenses, and vintage-style pointers. Bright white LED through dial lighting allows optimal visibility during low light conditions. Auto Meter’s race-proven air-core electric internals provide quick and accurate readings while keeping hazardous fluids outside of the vehicle. The gauge kit includes a 3-3/8-inch electric speedometer accompanied by a short sweep electric water temp gauge, fuel level gauge, voltmeter, and an oil pressure gauge with corresponding senders included as well.

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Fuel, speed, volts, oil, water, and also a clock to let you know it's time you select Auto Meter for your dish panel!
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  • Art deco inspired tri-tone dial and pointer backlit by our most advanced LED illumination.
  • Crowned by a scalloped chrome bezel and domed lens in this evocative reinterpretation of the celebrated original.
  • Five-piece gauge kit, 3-3/8 inch

 

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Inside Diablo Wheels http://www.lowrider.com/features/inside-diablo-wheels/ http://www.lowrider.com/features/inside-diablo-wheels/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202731 Creating a cool set of wheels is one thing, but to create a wheel brand that evolves into a household name is an entirely different feat.

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Creating a cool set of wheels is one thing, but to create a wheel brand that evolves into a household name is an entirely different feat – and that’s exactly what Gary Jerjerian has accomplished.

Back in 2000, Jerjerian set out to do one thing: create a wheel brand. In turn, he not only accomplished that, but also created an automotive lifestyle brand, which has since evolved into a strikingly popular, and profitable, empire. His wheels have become a staple fixture for many of the top show cars throughout the globe, and event after event he continually reinvents his company and introduces styles and options that speak to his audience. That name of that company: Diablo Wheels.

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To date, Diablo has sold over a million wheels and it’s all come to fruition as a result of his team’s collective effort—a team that is comprised of staff who have been with him for more than 15 years. That in and of itself is testament to how well he treats his employees, and the pride he takes in his staff is clearly evident, as he proudly refers to them as his family. When asked to dive deeper into the topic, Gary enthusiastically replied, “I eat with them; I have coffee with them; I work alongside with them. But like any business, sometimes we get on each others nerves, but we work our way through the kinks and support each other.” He also adds, “I’m very transparent. I have a passion for this and I know when it’s time to play and when it’s time to work.”

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Amongst the ruling elite within his market segment, Jerjerian has more than 30 years of experience in the wheel game and his list of accolades is long. A community activist, a business leader, and a man of God, Mr. Jerjerian is an influencer with a great past, but ask him what has made his company successful and he’ll once again refer to his team—which he has nothing but great admiration and respect for.

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Jerjerian sees value in the people he hires. He’s the first in and the last one out. He’s also the same person who’ll admit that his company’s levels of greatness came as a result of his their collective actions. “[Diablo] is not the largest wheel company out there,” Jerjerian says. “We found a niche. I was fortunate to have great people on my team and my goal was to create a family oriented business that cares about their products and their people, and not a stiff corporation focused solely on profits. And that’s exactly what happened.”

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But his appreciation doesn’t stop there. He takes great pride in knowing that Diablo has become a part of the car community. “We value and appreciate our customer’s support and we not only wanted to create wheels but stand behind a movement that feeds creativity, loyalty, and allegiance.” In short, Jerjerian is the coach for the winning team at Diablo and he understands that it is both customer and employee, acquisition, and retention that creates his recipe for success.

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In parting, I asked Jerjerian how it felt to own the Diablo brand and his response was one that resonated old-school values as he said: “I don’t own this company. This is not about Gary Jerjerian this is about what truly defines us, and that is our customers. The customers own this brand and I’m always in the battle zone and in the trenches alongside the staff to ensure that we deliver the best products and service. As for my boss, well my boss is Jesus Christ and when Jesus is with you no one can be against you, right?”

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Father & Daughter Built Impalas http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/father-daughter-built-impalas/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/father-daughter-built-impalas/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202691 When we came across a pair of rags belonging to a father and daughter out of San Jose, we had to get more pics and info on them.

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In this male dominated sport we call “lowriding” we see a countless amount of fathers and sons showing their rides next to each other but we almost never see a father and daughter doing it. So when I came across this pair of rags belonging to a father and daughter out of San Jose, CA I had to get a couple of more photos and information on them.

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The red 1965 belong’s to Jose Ruvalcaba and the lemonish yellow to his daughter Jeanette Aguiniga. The ’65 has been in the show circuit for a while but the ’67 made its debut at the Fresno Super Show. The rags were showing next to each other with a matching display that was built by Jose.

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Even though the ’67 is showable, the car is far from done. It will be receiving a few more engine upgrades and getting juice. So keep an eye out for it at shows and a magazine feature after its been juiced.

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Lokar Column Shift Linkage Kit – Shift Into Cruising Gear http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/transmission-drivetrain/lokar-colum-shift-linkage-kit/ http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/transmission-drivetrain/lokar-colum-shift-linkage-kit/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202677 Get your lowrider in gear by starting off with show-quality, automatic transmission column shifters from Lokar Performance Products!

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Building a showstopping lowrider is one thing, but navigating your prized possession through the streets is a whole different responsibility. Seriously, what good is a car that you can barely drive?

This product section here is dedicated to keeping you in control, so get your lowrider in gear by starting off with show-quality, automatic transmission column shifters from Lokar Performance Products! Not only is it as good as it looks, but the installation process is just as clean and simple.

The Lokar Column Shift Billet Linkage Kit (PN ACA-1800) shown here is fabricated from billet aluminum or steel (depending on application) and the units are also adjustable. Included in all kits are all the hardware needed, including column bushings and adjustable-to-size-required rod ends.

The LOKAR Adjustable Column Shift Linkage Kit (PN ACA- 1800 ) fits the following transmissions: GM TH350, TH400, 700-R4, TH200, TH200-4R, 4L60, 4L60E, 4L80E, and 6L80E, excludes Powerglide.

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Installation

Installing Lokar’s billet linkage from your transmission to your steering column is simple. Here’s a breakdown of the major steps involved, and if you have any questions you can always call their customer service line.

1. Set the parking brake and chock your tires to avoid accidental movement of the vehicle. The Lokar column shift linkage (connecting rod) is universal and designed to be cut to fit individual applications. The identical rod end design allows the hex connector to attach to the trans or column (for optimum clearance). Just remove all existing linkage from your transmission selector shaft and column.

2. Rotate the trans selector shaft clockwise into the Park position. Put column shifter into the Park position.

3. Place the splined bushing onto the trans selector shaft, making sure flats in splined bushing slide over flats on trans selector shaft. Then slide the aluminum arm over the splined bushing while in the 8 o’clock position (Park).

4. Positioning of the swivel rod-end mounting bolt into aluminum arm slot will be dependent upon the column distance between gears.

5. Then bolt the swivel rod end onto the column with the washers and spacers provided. You can fit (cut and/or bend) the stainless rod starting at the column rod end to trans rod end.

6. Adjust the length of the stainless rod by cutting the unthreaded end with a hacksaw. Insert stainless steel rod into adjustable hex connector and tighten setscrews with an Allen wrench only tight enough to mark stainless steel rod.

7. After final adjustment, remove the stainless steel rod and grind a small flat spot on the marked rod. This will help maintain position of the shaft. During the final installation of setscrews, we recommend a thread-locking compound on setscrews.

8. Just like that, you can kick your ride into cruising gear with a cool Billet-style Column linkage from Lokar Performance Products.

To add even more style, you can always opt for a billet aluminum dash insert and matching interior accessories-all polished to a head-turning shine. When it’s time to step on the gas, Lokar has you covered with throttle assemblies and cable mounting carburetor brackets.

But that’s not all. They also have oval design taillights, hood and trunk cable releases, and steering column accessories. But there’s more, so be sure to visit them online to see a complete catalog of all their parts, which are built in the United States with quality and timeless style.

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Axalta Paint Tip of the Month

Acquire Plus EFX Color Matching with a Camera

This month’s Axalta Coating Systems Paint Tip of the Month is about paint color matching with advanced optical technology.

Axalta’s Acquire Plus EFX is an advanced, handheld spectrophotometer designed to help you achieve the most accurate color match possible, even for complicated metallic pearl and effect colors, faster and easier than ever before. Its advanced optic technology looks deep into the paint film to acquire the flake and color characteristics that are the keys to determining the best color match. And it’s so fast and easy to use that it can make color matching feel almost automatic.

What’s In The Box:

Reads color and flake characteristics to help you get both dimensions of accurate color match at once.

The color touch-screen was designed to be super easy to navigate and use.

Calibration is required once a month, not once a week, and there’s no black trap calibration necessary, so it should be much quicker and easier than other methods.

It is designed to select the best formula when more than one is available, to ensure the best match possible.

Can store up to 999 readings in its large memory.

If no paint code is available, it is designed to scan the entire database to find the best formula, to reduce shading time to a minimum. Once the Axalta EFX Camera reads the
paint color you are trying to match, you simply plug the camera into the computer and put your paint manufacturer info into the system. What this does is give you the ability to see the actual color and variant chips on the color screen before you even make the color.

For more Information on obtaining the Aquire Plus EFX Camera or any other technical advice, please feel free to contact Axalta product specialist steven.c.chaparro@axaltacs.com.

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Laurence Salazar’s ’63 C10 – EAS Anaheim 2016 Spotlight http://www.lowrider.com/rides/trucks/laurence-salazars-63-c10-eas-anaheim-2016-spotlight/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/trucks/laurence-salazars-63-c10-eas-anaheim-2016-spotlight/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:50:12 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202653 One of the wildest trucks we saw on display at Extreme Auto Fest Anaheim '16 had to belong to Laurence Salazar of Showdown Familia's '63 Chevy C10.

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One of the wildest trucks we saw on display at Extreme Auto Fest Anaheim ’16 had to belong to Laurence Salazar of Showdown Familia’s ’63 Chevy C10.

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At first glance the biggest and most eye catching mod has to be the custom plexiglass dump bed. Underneath the split hood is a 350 crate motor. Inside the cab, Laurence had a ’59 Impala dashboard fitted along with a pair of ’74 Monte Carlo swivel seats. Painted by Al Martinez, Laurence’s truck also features chrome plating by Eli’s Polishing & Plating, engraving by Miguel Chavez, patterns by Art’s Customs, and murals by Sal Elias. For suspension, this C10 is sitting on an airbag/hydraulic setup which Laurence built himself in his backyard.

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Laurence built this truck as a tribute to his club president and father. Like his fellow club member, Tony Alcala Jr. Laurence has been talking with Beto about doing a full feature on his truck. Check soon on our website and future issues of LOWRIDER for a full feature on this crazy C10.

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Trique Manufacturing’s Trick for Door Slammers http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/trique-manufacturings-trick-for-door-slammers/ http://www.lowrider.com/how-to-tech/aftermarket-parts/trique-manufacturings-trick-for-door-slammers/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:52:47 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202241 If you're the owner of a '52-'54 Chevy truck then we've got something that'll have your doors opening and closing with ease.

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We all know that one guy. You know, the guy with the super clean truck that pulls up to the spot with a gangster lean. He’s the same guy who usually steps out with pride and then boom! Seconds later you can’t help but laugh as he struggles to slam his door shut.

Believe it or not, it’s a common problem for older trucks and the culprit is usually a bad door latch. That said, if you’re the owner of a 1952-1954 Chevy truck then we’ve got a solution that’ll have your doors opening and closing with ease.

Thanks to the Altman Easy Latch, they have now created a vehicle-specific bolt on, bear jaw rotary claw latch kit. The kit comes complete with contoured jamb plates to match the features of your vehicle’s doors and they were created specifically for your year, make, and model—no cheesy universal applications here.

Designed and engineered to work with your exterior handles, interior handles, and the exterior door lock cylinders of the specified vehicles, Altman hinges are a work of art. Each piece is zinc plated to fight corrosion, and all internal claws are case hardened and black oxide coated.

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  • No welding necessary
  • Works with exterior handles
  • Works with interior handles
  • Works with exterior lock cylinders
  • Case hardened latch paws
  • Stainless steel striker pins
  • Everything you need for both doors

Each kit comes complete with everything you need for two doors. Latch plates, vehicle-specific bear jaw rotary claw latches, templates, hardware, detailed instructions, striker plates, and even stainless steel striker bolts.

Designed, manufactured, and assembled here in the good ol’ United States, Altman hinge kits are purely bolt on and there is absolutely no welding or modifications necessary. It’s a simple, quick, and effective solution to fix that stubborn door, so get up on game and grab a set because life’s too short to be fighting your doors shut.

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A ’57 Bel Air with a Hot Rod Past http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/57-bel-air-hot-rod-past/ http://www.lowrider.com/rides/cars/57-bel-air-hot-rod-past/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202159 The Noessers may not look like your traditional lowriding audience, but they are definitely a part of our family

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Look up the word “lowrod” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and it’s not acknowledged. But look it up in the Urban Dictionary and it pretty much sums it all up. In short, a Low-Rod is a classic vehicle that merges the styling elements from the best of two worlds: Hot Rods & Lowriding. As a prime example, take a look at this ’57 Bel Air, which belongs to Steve Noesser.

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While the car was always immaculate, it’s gone through some pretty extensive changes. You see, last year the car flaunted the same paint, interior and LS motor, but this year he opted to get rid of the big wheel and coil overs, and instead take the car over to Hoppos for a little altitude adjustment.

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It was there that Alex and the Hoppos crew built a one-off airbag setup that completed the trunk. In order to give the a car a whole new look for the show season, Steve slapped some engraved cross-laced Zenith with diamond cut dishes, and then had them all massaged into a set of 5-20’s.

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In the end, the car took on a whole new appearance and while the couple may not look like your traditional lowriding audience, they’re definitely a part of our family and we’re proud to see how lowriding has once again influenced change in the car customizing world.

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2016 Albuquerque Custom Car Show, Concert & Car Hop http://www.lowrider.com/news/2016-albuquerque-super-show-custom-car-show-concert-car-hop/ http://www.lowrider.com/news/2016-albuquerque-super-show-custom-car-show-concert-car-hop/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:31:45 +0000 http://www.lowrider.com/?p=202613 Get ready Albuquerque, LOWRIDER is coming.

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Saturday, August 6th LOWRIDER is coming to the Albuquerque Convention Center for the 2016 Albuquerque Super Show.

Come out and check out the lowriders, motorcycles, bikes, car hop, and more!

Check out the live performances by Troublesome, Lighter Shade of Brown, Beanz, One, Carolyn Rodriguez, Rodney-O & Joe Cooley, and more!

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VENDOR AND EXHIBITOR SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!!

To apply to be a exhibitor please click here.*
To apply to be a vendor please click here.

*Exhibitor preregistration deadline is July 29, 2016. An additional $10 fee will be applied to any other applicants after this date.

Save time at the gate by purchasing your tickets now at Straight Street Automotive, or the Albuquerque Convention Center or purchase them via phone by calling 505-433-2702.

Advance tickets are $25+tax.
Tickets purchased at the door are $30+tax.
Kids 12 and under are free.

For more information please visit www.newmexicosupershow.com or call 505-433-2702.

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