Here is proof that some things do get better with age.Unisteer attend the 64th annual Grand National Roadster Show on January 25th-27th.Although it was only our second time at the show it proved to be another fabulous experience.Despite the rainy conditions for most of the weekend, the crowd still showed up in herds.Nothing makes booth personnel happier than little down time. With Friday’s show hours ending at 8:00pm, this allowed for the after work crowd to get some quality gawking time at the show before closing.This further entices them to come back the next day to see if they have missed anything.With a total of 9 buildings full of cars and car related items there was plenty to see all weekend long.Every building is loaded front to back with great cars from The Legendaryto The Obscure.From nose up gassers to frame dragging low riders. There is even something for the two wheeled fans as well, having half a building dedicated to motorcycles of all kinds.William Harley, Arthur Davidson and Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura would have been envious of the collection
Exhibitors get an extra hour before the show starts to…well…I don’t know what other exhibitors do but we use this time to do our own gawking.Looking at the vehicles, both customs and full original restorations instills the passion people have for this “hobby”.The attention to the finest detail is mind shattering.It is quiet easy to look at a vehicle multiple times and see something new every time.We were lucky to have three amazing cars across from us.A lime green ’32, a blue ’57 Bel-Aire with at least seven different shades of blue, and a brilliant red ’33.
After all was said and done, getting out of snowy Ohio in January and heading to rainy Southern California is always nice.The only real downer is the trip back with a flight leaving at 6:00 in the morning.I guess we all have our penance to pay, and if getting up at 3:00 in the morning to catch a flight is the payment owed for looking at some truly amazing cars, trucks, and motorcycles then consider payment still owed.
Most of our polished stainless steel u-joints are clamped down by pinch bolts. These sometimes take more then 45 ft lbs of torque to tighten them down. You can torque these pinch bolts down to as much as 80 ft lbs if necessary to tighten the joint. Our u-joints are strong and will not break. They provide the maximum angle of operation at about 38 degrees. http://www.unisteer.com/u-joints.html
I placed an order with Classic Industries on 1/24/2012 for a 8011080-01, Rack & Pinion Kit for a 75 - 81 Camaro.
It is my understanding that this kit is being prepared for Classic Industries. Could you please give me an estimated date as to when this kit will be finished.
I would like to start rebuilding the front suspension and steering components in conjunction with the installation of this new kit, but don't want to leave the car on jacks while waiting for the R&P kit.
Thanks, Ken Boughton
We are working on the 2nd Gen Camaros now and they should be done before the end of the month. It is difficult in manufacturing to give exact days of completion because there are so many possibilities when making a line of product. We strive to give the best estimated dates and work very hard getting the product out as soon as possible.
We make a kit for Mopar B bodies and Mopar E bodies. We do not make a Mopar A body kit. These cars are not made to have a rack in them. A whole new front clip is the best way to put rack & pinion on these cars. These clips can be purchased at many chassis shops. Our B/E body kits fit K-frames from 1968-74. http://www.unisteer.com/search_by_product/bolt_in_rack_pinions/mopar.html