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      by Published on 01-04-2016 08:28 AM
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      Boss Ket wanted all America – even the most remote communities – to share in GM’s latest technology. So, from 1936 through mid-1956, the Parade toured and delighted many millions of citizens.

      When GM’s Parade of Progress rolled into Muskogee or Ashtabula, Yuma or Fr. Pierce, everybody turned out. Its appeal was so compelling that no one could endure staying home. In Frederieksburg, VA, for instance, enthusiasm ran so high that two-and-one-quarter times the town’s population attended.

      The first Parade of Progress hit the road on Feb. 11, 1936, opening in Lakeland, FL. By Pearl Harbor, the Parade had covered well over a million miles, had visited 251 towns and small cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Cuba, and had played to some 12.5 million people. There would eventually be three GM
      by Published on 01-12-2012 02:15 PM
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      Siemens VDO Power Door Lock Actuators

      According to Siemens VDO, the company’s new Power Door Lock Actuators line gives today’s service technician a competitive edge in power door lock service. By providing import and domestic vehicles applications that were previously available only from car dealers and salvage yards, Siemens VDO opens the door to a service market estimated at over $10M.
      by Published on 11-14-2011 11:22 AM  Number of Views: 6858 
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      Finally a disc brake system that is a true bolt-on. This kits includes everything shown in the photo, plus a set of our conversion brake OM brake lines. Kit shown with a 9" single diaphragm booster but you can choose any size single diaphragm booster, shown on pages 223-225. Stock spindle kit shown; drop spindle kit varies a little. Includes drop spindles instead of caliper brackets.
      Note: Drop spindles lower the center of gravity while maintaining the full suspension travel. This will drastically improve the ride, braking, steering and handling.

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      1961-1964 Chevy Fullsize Classic Wiring Kit

      The 1967-68 Mustang kit (part 510055) retails for $699 and is the most complete system of its type, boasting 19 features including: new ATO fusebox, compatible with most aftermarket accessories, cluster harness disconnect system, dimmer, headlight and ignition switches, and much more.
      by Published on 04-14-2011 01:34 PM
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      Bruce Hays’s original plan was to restore a complete, but somewhat worn, 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup that he’d bought to give to his wife as an anniversary present. Hays was a Desert Storm veteran and a captain in the Wyoming National Guard. He was recalled to duty in Afghanistan, and killed there in 2008.

      Hays left not just a widow, but also a lot of friends who want to honor his memory. On Saturday, they’ll hold an auction of all kinds of items with the aim of raising enough cash to complete the Apache restoration. One such item is a package of Colorado Rockies tickets. It all starts Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Elks Club, 102 S. Second St., in Laramie, Wyoming.
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