2009 Chevrolet Corvette Vette Rod Guide

The Ultimate Purchasing Manual For The Vette-Rod Enthusiast

Alan Colvin Mar 10, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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Well, another year has passed, and once again it's time to present our Vette-Rod Source Guide. As far as the quantity of Vette-Rod enthusiasts, it seems that more people are deciding to build or buy their own custom version of America's only sports car instead of restoring theirs back to original specs. Many owners have related that they're just plain tired of the hassles (read: politics) involved in judging, and now they just want a Vette they can drive and have fun with. The Vette-Rod market in general has leveled off a bit due to all the problems with our nation's economy, but it hasn't tanked like many other facets of the automotive industry. The companies listed are still in business, so that's a positive sign.

As we mentioned last year, before you do decide to jump into the turnkey Vette-Rod waters, make sure to spend some time behind the wheel of each builder's offering before making a choice and note what differences exist between each car. Without a doubt, you will discover how fun it is to drive these Corvettes. If you decide to build your own car, make sure you explore all the parts that can be used to build your next project as more and more new products continue to be developed all the time. You should also talk to current owners to see what and why they used specific products in their own vehicles.

Again, as in earlier years, our Vette-Rod Source Guide contains the most current names, specialty companies, and contacts of this ever-growing segment of the Corvette hobby. It not only contains those companies offering turnkey cars and complete chassis, but also those selling individual component pieces for building that chassis to your specific application. Please include Dept. CF, Vette-Rod, on all written inquiries to these companies or make sure to mention you saw them in the CF Vette-Rod Source Guide when calling them.

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ABS Power Brake
233 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92866
714/771-6549
www.abspowerbrake.com
Brake components

Advanced Plating
1425 Cowan Ct.
Nashville, TN 37207
800/588-6686
www.advancedplating.com
Plating

Air Flow Research
28611 W. Industry Dr.
Valencia, CA 91355
877/892-8844
www.airflowresearch.com
Intakes, engine parts

Al Knoch Interiors
9010 N. Desert Blvd.
Canutillo, TX 79835
800/880-8080
www.alknochinteriors.com
Interiors

Allied Metal Finishing
379 Chapel Rd.
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 290-8865
www.alliedmetalfinishing.com
Chrome finishing

American Autowire
150 Heller Pl., No. 17 W.
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
800/482-WIRE
www.americanautowire.com
Wiring

American Corvette
5023 Frank Aiken Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
800/377-6793
www.americancorvette.com
Mail-order parts

American Custom Industries
5035 W. Alexis Rd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
800/822-8020
www.acivette.com
Fiberglass body components

American Freedom Products
363 Deerfield Rd. Candia, NH 03034
603/483-0667
www.american-freedomproducts.com
Detachable hood hinges

American Racing Equipment
19067 S. Reyes Ave.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
310/537-0820
www.americanracing.com
Wheels, rims

American Speed Enterprises
3006 Ave of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
309/764-3601
www.amerspeed.com
Crate engines

America's Finest Corvettes
136 10th St., Ste. K
Ramona, CA 92065
888/318-3883
www.corvetteusa.com
Reproduction parts, window regulators

Art Morrison
5301 8th St. E.
Fife, WA 98424
800/929-7188
www.artmorrison.com
Chassis, brakes, suspension

ATI Performance Products
6747 Whitestore Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
800/284-3433
www.atiperformanceproducts.com
Transmission and engine parts

Auto City Classic
28433 Hwy. 65 NE
Isanti, MN 55040
763/444-5880
www.autocityclassic.com
Windshield, side glass and frames, gas tanks

Automotive Design Center
14135 Harrison Ave.
Posen, IL 60469
708/385-8222
www.autodesigncustoms.com
Chassis, shop, body/paint

Automotive Racing Products
1863 Eastman Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
800/826.3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Fasteners

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