Gearhead Gift Guide for the Holidays!

This year is on schedule to break records for aftermarket sales and installation of custom truck accessories for Classic in modern vehicles. So to make it easy for the holiday shopper with a gearhead in mind, we decided to put together a holiday buyers guide for the gearheads that have been good all year. This digital exclusive article is one of the first in a long line of custom content we now publish online. The future is bright, and the aftermarket is on fire. So without any further chat, let’s dive into all of the latest and greatest parts just released before the holidays.

UPcarparts’ Thermoelectric Cooler/Warmer is perfect for easy transport of your delicious holiday meals. It cools without ice, giving you more space for food and drinks, and even has a USB charging port!

AVS Plug-N-Play Air Management Kits – GET UR SWITCH ON! Yes, we know that most people hate wiring. But no fear—AVS has The Plug-N-Play Trifecta – Switch Box/ Harness/ Valve Manifold. Two simple connections to your ride: Power and Ground – THAT’S IT! 

Holley Classic Trucks floor mats are a great-looking and practical add-on for your classic Squarebody! These mats, featuring the trademarked “GM” logo, are based on the nearly impossible-to-find originals and are officially licensed by Chevrolet. They are modeled to provide all of the same dimensions and detail as the factory originals. They are made from extremely durable, easy-to-clean PVC rubber, providing protection for your carpet and insulating your interior from heat and road noise. Backed with anti-slip spikes, these floor mats won’t slip and slide around while you’re out cruising.
Original dimensions and detail for a factory look and feel
Made from PVC rubber for durability
Include anti-slip spikes on the back to prevent movement just like the originals
Officially licensed by Chevrolet Performance

2020+ GM 3.0L Duramax LM2 Air-To-Water Intercooler Kit has increased cooling efficiency due to its all-aluminum Bar And Plate-style construction, superior fin layout, and 2.4 times larger core. Cooler and denser charge air can also help reduce exhaust gas temperature (EGTs) and increase fuel efficiency. It also significantly improves the airflow and lowers the pressure drop by up to 17%.

2020-2024 GM 3.0L Duramax LM2, LZO Air-To-Water Intercooler Kit

61-66 F100 Door Storage Compartments – Sold by Ford as an accessory item back in the day, these true-to-original reproductions feature chrome outer trim with black vinyl zipper pouch, ready to mount to original door panels. A great place to store any traveling necessities.

Door Storage Compartments; 1961-66 Pickup

Prosport Gauges, Inc. extended line of JDM Series Gauges, with Dual display and programmable warning built right into the gauge that now includes Speedometers and Tachometers.

Lecarra’s Trans Am steering wheels definitely conjure up a groovy ‘70s, ‘80s vibe. Modeled after the Pontiac Trans Am steering wheels of the ‘70s and early ‘80s, they’re available in brushed, gold, or black anodized finishes. A fully polished version is also available. They can be used with one of Lecarra’s hub adapters which fit 1967-94 GM steering columns.

STOCKING STUFFER ALERT! Having a flashlight inside your classic car or truck always comes in handy. UPcarparts’ version boasts a cool vintage style perfect for lighting up dark spaces.

TCI Engineering’s ’63-’87 Chevy C10 “Grounded” chassis that lays frame when aired out, to the track-ready “Pro-Touring” chassis TCI Engineering has the chassis for you. The frame is laser cut and jig welded for the utmost precision and strength. Widened front frame rails to allow more room for headers and steering components. Narrowed rear to allow for outboard-mounted shocks and wider tires. 12-piece center section keeps the frame from twisting no matter how much horsepower you throw at it, while still leaving plenty of room to run a 3-inch diameter exhaust. All TCI Chassis come standard with a complete Currie 9-inch differential including 31 spline axles with your choice of gearing.

Performance Distributors’ “LIVE WIRES” now come in Orange! Approximately 1/2″ in diameter, the Orange Live Wires perform as well as they look. The low-resistance Orange wires deliver maximum spark energy to your plugs. The wire comes with a space-age, heat-resistant sleeving to provide the best protection from headers and manifold heat. The sleeving provides protection from -76 degrees to +1400 degrees! For your convenience, each end of the wire is numbered to correspond to the correct cylinder. Spiral winding prevents electronic interference. Heat shrink is applied between the boot and sleeve to keep dirt and moisture away from the wire terminals. Live Wires are also available in Red, Silver, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Purple.

All American Billet Hood Hinges for ’81-’87 Chevy Trucks, ’81-’91 Suburban & Full-Size Blazers are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and made to last. They come with larger bearings, stainless steel gas struts, and stainless steel hardware. Available in Polished, Black Anodized and Machined Finish. Sold in pairs.

2019+ RAM 1500 lowering kits from Belltech lowers the front of your vehicle -3” to -4” and the rear -4” or -5”, to improve performance. Made up of a variety of combinations of our individual lowering components as well as all the grade-8 installation hardware and alignment pieces necessary to achieve the advertised lowering amount. Other kits with varying lowering ranges for the 2019+ Ram 6-lug are also available now. 1-800-445-3767

73-80 Chevy / GMC C/K Squarebody A-Pillar Trim by AMD are direct fit A-Pillar Panels for the 73-80 Chevy GMC C/K Pickup Truck, Blazer, Jimmy, and Suburban. These new trim panels are OE correct with all the same bends, curves, mounting points, and grain patterns just like the original. Easily paintable to match your factory interior color or custom color for a special touch.

1963-70 Chevy C10, GMC C15 Tubular Control Arm & Coil Over Suspension Kit, Stage 3+ Performance Online’s coil-over suspension kit for the 1963-70 Chevy C10 and GMC C15 truck vastly improves front-end performance and handling. All new Aldan Phantom Series single adjust­able coil-overs deliver superior handling and ride quality for a drastic improvement over stock suspension. Ride height adjustable spring seats allow adjustment up to 2.0″ drop. Great for street and track applications.

The EZ-ON Hose Press 409B installs both straight and angled fittings from 1/4″ to 1″ sizes in mere seconds. It utilizes a stationary vise to secure the fitting and a traveling carriage to clamp the hose. The hose is then easily installed by turning the drive screw with a ratchet or impact gun.

Deck The Halls In OEM Colors – offers a complete lineup of OEM quality custom-mixed touchup paint and accessories for the DIYer on your gift list. With over 300,000 factory-mixed colors in easy-to-use paint pens, brush-in-bottles, and aerosol cans, restoring your truck’s original factory luster couldn’t be easier. Blend that with over 20 years of experience–that’s what makes the leading choice for perfectly matched touchup paints.

Under-bed OBS Chevy notch from React Suspension offers 2-2.5″ of extra room compared to most 1988-98 C1500 frame notches, letting to drop your truck lower while retaining the ride quality. It is designed to be a bolt-in affair, but it can be welded for a more permanent solution. Overall, this Phoenix, AZ-made frame notch gives you 4.75” more clearance than a stock frame rail. Made from 3/16″ steel and double-plated, it has the strength you need, and includes all necessary hardware for installation.

CPP’s new F-100 Frame Shortening kit comes with a simple template used for drilling and cutting the frame. The template even shows how to modify the rear of the frame for mounting a short bed bumper. Then a strong, laser-cut C-channel is provided to reattach the shortened frame. Hardware is included to bolt together the frame sections, but welding is recommended to ensure long-term structural rigidity. Comes with left and right steel templates, left and right C-channels and all the hardware needed.

Trail Blade Sport ATS from Atturo Tire is sure to make any truck look like an award-winning ride! Featuring one of the most aggressive sidewall designs of any All-Terrain tire on the market, this tire is more than just a pretty face, with 12-ply rated construction on select sizes and a 50k mile warranty, the Trail Blade ATS will be rolling with you for years to come!

Borgeson Street & Performance Quick Ratio Chevy OBS Power Steering Box is designed to replace the Delphi 800 series in the 1988-1998 Chevrolet OBS trucks. This all-new power steering box has a quick 12.7:1 ratio with a firm modern steering feel. The Borgeson Street & Performance power steering box will bolt directly to the stock location and fit to the original power steering pitman arm, steering shaft and power steering hoses.


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