SEMA 2015

Posted: 11/9/2015 1:38:00 PM

  • SEMA 2015
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  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
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  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015
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  • SEMA 2015
  • SEMA 2015

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. It is a phenomenal show where I get to interact with the manufactures face to face. Tuesday morning I was at the show bright and early. First meeting was with Precision Replacement Parts. As I approached their booth I was able to check out Mike Losh's Beautiful 65 c10. The attention to detail on the truck was second to non. As Derek from Precision and I Started to chat we came up with a great idea. Fred's Truck parts will soon be offering something like a group buy. 30-40% off any precision product. This allows you to get a fantastic product for really cheap and allows Fred's to push a lot of the precision product that we love so much. Stay tuned for that. 

We also had a good talk with Derek at Accuair. I always enjoy seeing what Accuair brings to the table. They are a young and forward thinking company. They are excited to help us build a truck that will go really fast on airbags. 

OER is another company that we had a great meeting with. They are creating some high end reproduction parts at a good price. We are happy to announce that we are an official OER dealer. 

Along with talking to all the great manufactures and seeing all the new and exciting parts, we get to see all the trucks that people have been working so hard on to get ready for this show. I mentioned earlier, Mike Losh's 65 was simply stunning and to see how well his Slosh Tubs fit in that truck was great. Of course is is sitting on Porterbuilt Built Suspension with Accuair controlling the ride. 

You cant go to SEMA without spending time looking over a Delmo Speed and Custom build. He took a 65 Chevy C10 and did what he does best, make it awesome. Porterbuilt, Accuair and a blown LS motor built by the guys at Mullenix Racing engines. Rumor has it, its upward of 1000hp. And when you cant decide of what wheel you want to run, Just put one set on one side and the second on the other. You can only see one side at a time. Congrats to Del and his team on a beautiful truck. 

Joe Yezzi and the squarebody syndicate team build a jaw dropping square body that  took home a GM People Choice Award. Adorning the first iteration of the porterbuilt system for the 73-87 trucks, a custom but stock steering wheel made by GSI Engineering, and a rock stock looking LS motor built again by Mullenix Racing Engines. all toped off with a wheel by Delmo Speed and Customs. These guys have the combination figured out. 

One of my favorite parts to the week was delivering parts to Marc Mullins. He was out there with PPG from Pittsburg and had ordered 2 bed sides and a cross sill from us. I picked him up from the show on Friday and took the parts to Planet Hollywood. As the bell boy helped us unload them from the truck we were pretty excited to try and make them fit in his room. But were stopped short. Either way, it was still fun to unload parts in valet and have people look at you funny. 

To everyone who helped make last week memorable, I thank you. Make sure you sign up for the Fred's Truck Parts email list for some great show specials that are in the works for the coming weeks.