Lo(w)kar for Your Low Truck

LOKAR PARTS SET THE BENCHMARK FOR THE STOP, SHIFT, AND GO ON OUR PRO­JECT '53 BOMB TRUCK.

Low Rider - - CON­TENTS - STORY & PHO­TOS BY JOE RAY

Go, shift, and stop in bil­let with Lokar

With freshly up­hol­stered seats and door pan­els, the fi­nal step—and per­haps the most im­por­tant part—is get­ting your shifter and gas/brake pedal combo re­freshed. Now, we’re not talk­ing about re­mov­ing them and spray paint­ing them, we’re talk­ing about re­plac­ing them with up­graded units that are more re­li­able, more com­fort­able, and 10 times bet­ter look­ing than your fac­tory units.

To do that, we de­cided to ad­dress these parts on our Pro­ject Bomb and we opted for an en­sem­ble of parts from Lokar—the lead­ers in au­to­mo­tive af­ter­mar­ket parts for do­mes­tic ve­hi­cles. All of their parts are made in the USA and they set the benchmark for ex­cel­lence when it comes to their prod­ucts, their peo­ple, and their pas­sion for cre­at­ing parts, which all come with a life­time war­ranty.

True to it and not new to it, Lokar has been in the busi­ness since 1988 and their prod­ucts are found in the top con­tenders of ve­hi­cles from mild to wild, drag cars to show cars. Their name has be­come syn­ony­mous with ex­cel­lence and qual­ity; one look at their prod­ucts will have you sold and one in­ter­ac­tion will leave you a be­liever and life­long sup­porter.

Here’s what we used for Pro­ject Bomb:

Lokar Shifter for 4L60 with Mid­night Se­ries Knob (Xfm­s64l60bb)

Lokar’s lat­est line of shifters now comes in all black un­der a prod­uct line they call the Mid­night Se­ries. These in­cred­i­ble-look­ing com­po­nents are durable and sleek, and what you’ll find is that all alu­minum parts are an­odized while all steel parts are black satin pow­der­coated.

The Lokar col­lec­tion of shifters also per­forms as good as it looks and is de­signed to pre­vent ac­ci­den­tal shift­ing from the Park po­si­tion into Re­verse, Drive, and low gears with their Ex­clu­sive Safety Lock-Out

But­ton. When ad­justed prop­erly, the Safety Lock-Out But­ton is flush with the knob and vir­tu­ally un­de­tectable. Lokar also prides it­self in the de­sign and ver­sa­tile mount­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of their shifters and with Lokar's ex­clu­sive and in­no­va­tive main plate and side brack­ets the shifters can be mounted in a num­ber of po­si­tions front to rear, al­low­ing the use of an ex­ist­ing floor open­ing or to cre­ate a unique lo­ca­tion. •16-inch length

•Pos­i­tive Lock-Out in Park and Neu­tral •Your choice of knob fac­tory in­stalled (see pho­tos)

•Mid­night Se­ries—Black Satin Pow­der­coat Lever

•All hard­ware in­cluded

•Shifter boots sold sep­a­rately Fea­tures in­clude: Neu­tral safety switch, op­er­ates with solid ad­justable link­age, high-qual­ity rod ends, 360-de­gree lever ro­ta­tion for ex­tra leg space, lever ad­just­ments for dash and seat clear­ance, Te­flon-lined shifter knob but­tons for smooth op­er­a­tion, easy-to-re­move shifter knobs for sim­ple boot in­stal­la­tion, and gold-iridited main plate and brack­ets.

"THESE IN­CRED­I­BLE-LOOK­ING COM­PO­NENTS ARE DURABLE AND SLEEK, AND WHAT YOU’LL FIND IS THAT ALL ALU­MINUM PARTS ARE AN­ODIZED WHILE ALL STEEL PARTS ARE BLACK SATIN POW­DER­COATED. "

Lokar TC—1000HT36 36-inch Hi-Tech Throt­tle Ca­ble

Lokar Hi-Tech throt­tle ca­bles are the per­fect so­lu­tion for your throt­tle ca­ble needs. They are avail­able in stain­less steel braided, black stain­less steel braided, or black poly­eth­yl­ene hous­ings. They are de­signed with a spe­cially ex­truded liner for the ex­tended life of the ca­ble—not to be con­fused with or­di­nary braided brake hose.

These ca­bles are equipped with alu­minum fit­tings and alu­minum fer­rules to elim­i­nate fray­ing and fea­ture a "U-Cut-to-Fit" outer hous­ing and stain­less in­ner wire. The cle­vises are de­signed with­out cotter pins or setscrews and adapt to fac­tory and af­ter­mar­ket ped­als for easy in­stal­la­tion. Each ca­ble comes with in­stal­la­tion in­struc­tions.

"THEY ARE AVAIL­ABLE IN STAIN­LESS STEEL BRAIDED, BLACK STAIN­LESS STEEL BRAIDED, OR BLACK POLY­ETH­YL­ENE HOUS­INGS."

Lokar Floor Mount Gas Pedal (FMG-6098)

Lokar bil­let alu­minum gas pedal assem­blies are ball-milled and springloaded like the OEM de­sign. Their re­mov­able lower arm is splined for ver­sa­til­ity in mount­ing them to the right or left of the mount­ing bracket, the up­per arm is a one-piece de­sign, and the shaft and arm are one-piece, re­quir­ing no pins.

Lokar XL Bil­let Brake Pad (BFG-6013)

Mea­sur­ing in at 33⁄4 inches wide by 23⁄4 inches tall, this brushed alu­minum XL brake pedal from Lokar is the per­fect com­ple­ment to their floor mount gas pedal. Pro­vid­ing su­pe­rior com­fort and safety, the Lokar brake pads come equipped with rub­ber in­serts and are de­signed with a 1⁄2x20-inch thread and in­cludes a 1⁄2x20-inch stud in kit that can be mounted cen­tered or off-cen­ter.

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