Archive for November, 2009


Thursday, November 12th, 2009 has begun shipment of it’s new 1961 to 1964 trunk mount on January 6th, 2010.  We picked the first 300 mounts on January 7th and rest are done next week.  These are identical to originals and are made here in the USA using US made 14 gauge steel.  All who have seen these rave about the quality of the unit.   The mounts are sold in pairs for $119.95 plus $6.80 USPS Priority Mail shipping in the US only.  We will ship world-wide at cost.  A meeting has been arranged for the possible reproduction of both 63 and 64 tach mounting brackets next week.   All reproduction items are to be MADE IN THE USA!  No crappy overseas stuff here.   In the works are 65-68 trunk mounts, 65-66 battery boxes and 65-68 bellhousing z-bar mounts.  Please continue to watch this blog for updates! LK's First Reproduction Item!'s First Reproduction Item!

USA verses China Reproduction Parts

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

As some of you may have noticed, is starting to reproduce certain items sorely needed in the restoration of our cars. For the past two years, I have sworn I was going to the SEMI Show in Las Vegas. I had registered for both shows and even obtained hotel rooms. Both years, I have passed at the last moment. The intent was to go to the huge amount of vendors, mainly from China, to obtain reproduction parts at some sort of cheap price. It breaks my heart that the most industrialized country in the world can’t even make it’s own TV sets, much less somewhat easy car parts.

Therefore, myself, my son and my partner in making these parts, old friend Les Kapaun, have made a commitment that all the parts we do will be made right here in the USA. And if possible, right here in the Twin Cities. Les has many good ideas, manufacturing skills and earned my respect many years ago. We will proudly place MADE IN USA stickers on all the parts we make. I urge other people planning reproduction parts to do the same. In this time of total uncertainty in our economy, we really need to keep US dollars in the US. We need to help create jobs and feel good about what we are doing. Rest assured that will do this until the end. Thanks! LK taking the lead in BIG CAR REPRODUCTIONS!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 is taking the lead in the small world of big car reprodution parts.   The upcoming release of our universal trunk mount on January 1st, 2010 marks the start of many good things to come. has made the commitment to provide items sorely needed in the restoration of 1961 to 1968 full sized Pontiacs.  First up after the trunk mount, will be 1965-66 full size battery boxes.  Most people have never seen a good 65-66 battery box.  After a 3 year search, we finally have a pattern.  Also coming will be 65-68 z-bar mounts, 61-62 and 63-64 throwout bearing arms (clutch forks) and both 63 and 64 tachometer mounting brackets.  Have an idea of something that REALLY needs to be repro’d?  Please share it!  Watch this site for updates!