Deerslayer Links

RESEARCH:

DEERSLAYER LINKS including vendor sites for parts and tools as well as sites for old truck and hot rod organizations

HISTORY:

TINKERING WITH DEERSLAYER chronicles the day-by-day maintenance and improvements episodes for Deerslayer, a '37 Chevy farm truck hot rod.

CRUISIN' WITH DEERSLAYER Roadtrips, cruise-in's and truck show stories and tall tales.

TONY'S DUNGEON Tony Pascarella's forum entries at OldGMCtrucks.com regarding Deerslayer, particularly the 302 GMC engine build in his farmhouse basement.

MAINTENANCE:

DEERSLAYER MAINTENANCE Ever changing detailing, oil change, lube, etc. maintenance routines specifically developed for Deerslayer, including required tools, materials and procedures.

PROJECT NAILHEAD Chronicles the rebuild of a 1954 Buick Roadmaster 322 nailhead engine as a future replacement for Deerslayer's Jimmy 302.

Necessity is the mother of invention and time is my most precious commodity so, if I can find the info, parts and tools I need on the Internet, I'm that far ahead of the game. There may be some duplication of BillyBob's Truck Links, Renegade's Jeep Links and BettyLou's Links here for convenience (where those links could also apply to Deerslayer).

AERO COSMETICS 
http://www.washwax.com/
Wash Wax All Leaves an anti-static, protective coating that repels dirt, moisture and the damaging effects of ultra-violet rays without scratching the surface!

I have purchased a Wash Wax All Starter Kit from Aero Cosmetics so far and I am pleased as punch with this product.

BOWTIE BITS ANTIQUE TRUCK PARTS
http://www.bowtiebits.com/
Bowtie Bits specializes in used, reconditioned, and reproduction parts. We carry over 300 parts manufactured in the USA for our retail and wholesale customers.

I've ordered and received a repro '46 Chevy Truck Steering Wheel. I'm happy with my purchases over the years for both Deerslayer and BillyBob.

CENTERVILLE AUTO REPAIR
http://www.centervilleautorepair.com/
Russell Martin, son of Albert and Adeline Martin, was a 4th generation resident of Fremont (the Martins came to Fremont from the Azores in the 1880’s). His uncles all drove race cars and were mechanics (if you do drop in, ask him to show you some of his vintage racing photos!). Russ started as a mechanic in 1969 and worked for Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Buick dealers and independent shops until he opened Centerville Auto Repair in 1979; he named it after a district in Fremont Ca.When Russ moved the shop up to Grass Valley in 2008, he discovered that Grass Valley was named Centerville in 1851, so decided to keep the name. Centerville Auto Repair had an excellent reputation in Fremont, winning “BEST AUTO REPAIR” twice. That reputation continues here in Grass Valley. Thank you for visiting our site . . .

Russ Martin is considered the top nailhead guru by many who love the old Buick engine.

Thus far, I have ordered and received a flywheel and Buick Export adjustable rocker arm assemblies from Russ for the Deerslayer's 322 Buick nailhead  engine project and I am a happy camper.

CHEV'S OF THE 40'S
http://www.chevsofthe40s.com/
Chev's of the 40's is the world's most complete supplier of 1937-54 Chevrolet car and truck parts. We stock over 8000 different parts for your Chevrolet. Our expertise, quality and service exceeds all competitors.

I have web ordered and received several items for BillyBob in the past. For Deerslayer, A performance aluminum radiator was the first item ordered and received. In addition, plain dogdish hubcaps, generic headlight switch, drag link and tie rod rebuild kit, anti rattle steering column support grommet, cardboard glovebox, windshield regulator handle grommet, and windshield frame have been ordered and received. Some of these items I haven't seen available anywhere else.

DADDY-O'S 
http://www.daddyos.com/index.html
Welcome to Daddy-O's! We are your one stop shop for rockabilly & swing clothes, bowling shirts, lounge wear, club wear and clothing inspired by the 1950's!

I have purchased one shirt from Daddy-O's and will be purchasing more.

DAYTONA PARTS COMPANY 
http://www.daytonaparts.com/
Since 1974, Daytona Parts Company has provided the finest world class carburetor restorations and our line of over 800 new carburetor repair kits for automotive, truck, heavy truck, industrial, agricultural, marine, and small engine applications for the years of 1932 through 1993.

In November of 2014, I purchased a carb kit for the Stromberg on the boss's '39 Caddy. Two kits were listed. We were in a hurry and  I couldn't get to the Caddy to get the number so I ordered both. A knowledable gal t Daytona Parts said the difference in the kits is the accelerator pump. She saved the boss about thirty bucks by sending one kit plus the differing accelerator pump in lieu of two complete kits. I would purchase from Daytona Parts again, should the occasion arise.

EATON SPRINGS
http://www.eatonsprings.com/
Eaton Detroit Spring, Inc can supply almost any leaf or coil spring, for American cars or trucks, from a 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile to current models.

Several years ago, I replaced BillyBob's springs with rod ride springs from Eaton and was happy with the results. When Deerslayer's Durant monoleaf springs broke, I decided to replace them with Eaton's rod ride springs, this time with a 3" drop built in. I ordered just the front springs at the Eaton site. I soon received an e-mail from Kim Mitchell at Eaton advising me that the installation kit was availble for the springs too. I e-mailed her to add the installation kit. The day after everything shipped, I reread the e-mail and saw that Kim had referenced a rear spring installation kit, not a front spring installation kit. When the shipment arrived, there was a rear spring installation kit parts list but but someone in the shipping department had seen the error and corrected it. I got the correct front spring installment kit to go with the front springs. The springs are installed now, the ride is great, and I am still a satisfied customer of Eaton Springs.

NOSTALGIA SID'S 
http://droppedaxles.com/index.html
Welcome to Nostalgia Sid's LLC website. I am here to help you in your old car or pickup truck front axle needs. For the original car guy we offer axle straightening and king pin resizing to stock axle specs. Ror the traditional hotrod or ratrod guy we offer a dropped axle and axle drilling. All of our dropped axles are straightened, set to factory spec. to within .5 degrees, king pin bores resized to original bore size, sandblasted and magnafluxed to check for cracks. We drop the axle the vintage way like they did years ago. We use factory forged steel axles for 1928-64 Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and other brands. We will do custom axle drops and can narrow axle during the drop. I have 300 axle cores on hand so I can sell one outright, drop yours or do a exchange. We offer complete axle setups, king pins / installation, steering arm modifications and tie rod drop blocks. On this website you will find tech. articles, traditional hotrod parts, and a photo album of customer cars and trucks. If you have a suggestion please contact me.

I have not purchased from this vendor, so I cannot offer recommendations, good or bad.

SOFTOPPER 
http://www.softopper.com/
Softopper is nationally recognized as the pickup soft top pioneer. Built to last and easy to use, the Softopper collapses forward to store behind the cab allowing for unrestricted visibility and access to the bed. The New S2 Softopper arrives with everything you need including front and rear removable windows, mounting clamps and bedrail weather stripping for a quick and complete installation. The top comes with heat-sealed, vinyl windows. Heavy-duty #10 YKK zippers are used on the rear removable window panel and Sunguard thread is used throughout. Optional rear mesh window kit is available.

I have not purchased from this vendor, so I cannot offer recommendations, good or bad.

WHEELSKINS 
http://www.wheelskins.com/
Wheelskins are the finest, most luxurious steering wheel covers available anywhere. Handcrafted in California in 15 colors and a size to fit every vehicle, Wheelskins are the perfect upgrade for a standard plastic steering wheel or a worn factory leather wheel.

I came across Wheelskins.com during an intarweb search. A '37 Chevy pickup was not on their list of applications but wheel measurements could be provided for a custom wheel cover. I provided 17-1/4" diameter and 3" circumference on the web form and specified "sand" as the color. It was the closest color I could get to Deerslayer's existing cover. I am well pleased with the results.

THE JALOPY JOURNAL
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/
It's the little pages of our era... Learn from the best, teach the youngest, and meet your pals in the internet's biggest garage. Our tech articles are greasy, our members are hoodlums, and these editorials still aren't for sale. Home of The H.A.M.B. (Hokey Ass Message Board)

TRUCK RESTORATION
http://www.jefflilly.com/truck-restoration/
If you don't have the time or inclination to restore your ride yourself, Jeff Lilly Restorations can help.

As you look through our website you will see a very organized facility with quality techniques rarely seen. Most of our customers will keep their special ride the remainder of their life and then pass it on to a family member that will also enjoy it. When you build with this criteria you build for the long haul and no tiny detail gets left undone. Our team of builders are " Masters " in the trade, no beginners here! When you choose us you are getting a professional, well thought out 60 minutes for every hour you pay for.

WEBRODDER
http://www.webrodder.com/
A completely free web magazine built for and operated by people who still get dirty hands building rods and customs. All tech, all the time with large, clear photos and reader-friendly text. No photo features, no advertorials, no spam, no pop-ups, no redirects, no tracking cookies, no flashing lights or funny noises, and never any sold lists. Just straight-up, hard-core, intelligent information to help you design and build your special project. no bull!

You can email me at  webmaster@laroke.com

Issued Friday December 5, 2008

Updated Friday July 29, 2016

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