Restoration Products and Trends

SEMA News—August 2015

Restoration Products and Trends

Restoration MarketplaceInnovations and Featured Components From the 2014 SEMA Show

On the following pages, we’ve assembled a listing of the restoration parts that were featured in the New Products Showcase at the 2014 SEMA Show, but “restoration” is now as much about rejuvenating a vehicle using modern underpinnings as it is about numbers-matching purity. In fact, many of the industry leaders quoted in the commentaries included within this buyer’s guide cite “restomod” vehicles as the segment’s most significant. They also note that trucks have become a major force in the restoration category, and the limits of what qualifies for “classic” status are also being stretched. Read on for the full scoop!

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Del City
Heat-Shrink Fabric Loom
800-654-4757
www.delcity.net
PN: 1730

Heat-Shrink Fabric LoomDel City’s heat-shrink fabric loom is a hybrid loom product with heat-shrink properties. The mixture of polyolefin and polyester yarns shrink to one-half its original diameter. It’s designed primarily to provide mechanical abrasion protection for components such as rubber hoses, plastic pipes and harness wiring bundles. Cuts easily with scissors.

 

Del City
 With Five Dies
800-654-4757
www.delcity.net
PN: 990030

Ratchet Crimp Tool KitReplace several crimp tools with just one item. This ratcheting crimp-tool set includes Del City’s most popular crimp tool and five interchangeable dies for crimping a multitude of terminals: open barrel, insulated, insulated closed-end connectors, insulated double-crimp and insulated flag terminals—all contained in a carrying case with an Allen wrench.

     

Del City
Magnetic Rechargeable LED Worklamp
800-654-4757
www.delcity.net
PN: ECCOEW2461

Magnetic Rechargeable LED WorklampDel City’s magnetic rechargeable LED worklamp features a high-intensity, 850-lumen flood beam and three operating modes: 100% intensity, 30% intensity and SOS flashing. This mobile worklight has a magnetic base for mounting anywhere, and its adjustable base allows users to angle the light. Properties include 12–24 VDC, 3.2 amps and five
3-watt LEDs.

 

American Autowire
Highway 22 Universal Wiring System
800-482-9473
www.americanautowire.com
PN: 500695

Highway 22 Universal Wiring SystemA modular, bulletproof universal wiring system. Includes 22 power outputs through 16 fuses, a 175-amp megafuse, a 40-amp fan relay, a gauge cluster disconnect system, and ignition and headlight/dimmer switches. All wire is GXL coated, color-coded and labeled. Full-color instructions and schematics are included. Fuse box can be mounted just about anywhere.

     

Show Cars Automotive Inc.
Alternator Bracket for 348, 409
507-233-1958
www.show-cars.com
PN: 8620

Alternator Bracket for 348, 409A high-mount alternator bracket for all Chevrolet 348, 409 engines. Can be used on both the driver and passenger sides. Bracket is machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, both satin and polished.

 

American Autowire
’87–’89 Ford Mustang Classic Update Kit
800-482-9473
www.americanautowire.com
PN: 510547

Ford Mustang Classic Update KitThe first of its kind—a complete, vehicle-specific wiring system for modified ’87–’89 Fox-body Mustangs. Compact fuse box with mounting plate, 175-amp Megafuse, vehicle-correct light sockets, numerous new connectors/terminals, aftermarket gauge-connection kit, power windows/door locks supported, etc. Full-color instructions and schematics included.

     

American Autowire
Factory-Fit OEM Replacement Wiring (GM)
800-482-9473
www.americanautowire.com

Factory-Fit OEM Replacement WiringOEM reproduction wiring for most GM vehicles from ’47–’82. Built from GM’s original blueprints using the original tooling. All factory-fit harnesses are plug-n-play and mount in the stock locations, giving users a factory fit. Displayed is a ’69 Chevy Camaro dash harness.

 

Show Cars Automotive Inc.
Alternator Bracket 348, 409 Low Mount
507-233-1958

www.show-cars.com

PN: 8619

Alternator Bracket 348, 409 Low MountLow-mount alternator bracket for all Chevrolet 348, 409 engines. Can be used on both the driver and passenger sides. Bracket is machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, both satin and polished.

     

American Autowire
’76–’86 Jeep CJ Classic Update Kit
800-482-9473
www.americanautowire.com
PN: 510573

'76-'86 Jeep CJ Classic Update Kit A complete, bumper-to-bumper wiring solution specifically for modified ’76–’86 Jeep CJs. Vehicle-correct light sockets and molded assemblies are included. Set up for stock or aftermarket gauges and steering columns. Compact ATO-style fuse panel. Extra-long wires for custom routing. Full-color instructions and schematics are included.

 

American Autowire
’74–’77 and ’78–’80 Chevy Camaro Classic Update Kits
800-482-9473
www.americanautowire.com
PN: 510567/510581

Camaro Classic Update KitsA complete, bumper-to-bumper wiring solution specifically for modified ’74–’77 or ’78–’80 Camaros. Headlight and dimmer switches are included. Vehicle-correct light sockets. Set up for stock or aftermarket gauges and steering columns. Extra-long wires for custom routing. Full-color instructions and schematics are included.

     
     

 

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