Not new on the market, but newly added to this site are these two sweet 1980 Chevrolet Blazer and short fleetside R/C bodies. These are a direct fit for Savage and T/E Maxx trucks, but could also be used in your own custom R/C build. Both are made by Pro-Line, and should be available at your local hobby store, or online at Tower Hobbies or any other online hobby shop. Visit the Novelties section for more information on these, and other radio controlled squares.
If you know me, you know I LOVE old magazine articles and vintage GM advertisements/information. When I came across this...gulp...Dodge sales brochure, comparing the new 1973 Dodge trucks against the 1973 Chevrolet trucks...I HAD to have it. While we all know Chevy is much better than Dodge (a little sarcasm), it is still a neat piece of reading and is filled with great pictures. Click here to see the entire brochure.
Stumbled across this article in a recent issue of Classic Trucks magazine, and thought it would be a neat upgrade to any 73-87. It documents the process for installing a late model Chevrolet Tahoe spare tire mechanism into an older truck. While the truck receiving the upgrade isn't a square body truck, it could easily be adapted to one! Click here to be taken to the garage to see the full size images.
Roger Warrick is a well know artist, famous for his automotive prints and designs. I was lucky enough to have a friend post a picture of Christmas card on Facebook, featuring Santa Claus driving a red 73-80 "sled" while giving a sprint car a push on a snow covered race track. I was able to find these for sale on eBay, and now I can't wait to send these out next Christmas to some of my squarebody friends!
Picked up these neat T-shirt glitter iron-on's off eBay recently, both purchased by the seller from a closed down T-shirt store. I believe these are from the mid to late 80's. Sorry for the poor pictures, these did not scan well so I just lifted the eBay listing photo to use here. Now if only I could find some of those cool glitter/chrome stickers to go with them! (please send me an e-mail if you have some or a lead on some!)
It has been tough keeping the website updated over the past year or so, with updates few and far between unfortunately. With a family of five and not much more than a single income, time and money have been the contributing factors. While this website is free to use, maintained and paid for completely by myself, it is becoming somewhat stressful to upkeep and I feel as if I am not providing the quality of website I once did. To help alleviate the financial part of it and give me that kick in the butt I feel I need, I thought I would try something a little bit different. From now until December 15th, anyone who donates money to the site will be put in a drawing for a FREE pair of cab corner 6x9 speaker brackets! It doesn't matter if you donate $5, $10 or more, everyone's name gets put into a hat and my kids will pick the lucky winner, who will then have a FREE Christmas present to open courtesy of 73-87.com. Donations will go towards domain or server fees, or even towards the purchase of content for the site itself. Again, this is not something you have to do, but something I personally would be appreciative of and hopefully will benefit the visitors of the site. Please click the DONATE button below if you are interested. Thank you!
Some of you may recall the Autometer gauge brackets I had for sale on here, these are the brackets that would mount the gauges behind the bezel at the correct angle. I no longer sell due to the fact that there are too many different gauges and sizes on the market, it was impossible to design and fabricate the brackets because I didn't physically have all the gauges to take measurements from or the cooperation of Autometer to supply them. I do have good news however, I am now offering to build the complete assembly for anyone who is interested in this upgrade. You will need to send me the gauges (any brand), dash bezel, cluster housing and cluster lens, I will do the rest. The price is $250 and that includes the brackets obviously. If you have gauges for brackets I do not have designed, there will be an additional charge of $75 for the design and fabrication of them. If you are interested or have any questions, please send me an E-mail. Pictures below are some of the clusters I have recently built, or had a hand in the creation of, along with some feedback I have received.
PERFECT...that is how this bezel came out, Jeff's quality and workmanship are second to none. If anyone is looking to have their gauges done the same way, I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff. He is very passionate about his work and it shows. ~Bill from Pittsburgh