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Ask Bob... Do I have to use a drop shock if I use 2" drop spindles?

Q. When I place 2” drop spindles on my S-10 for my Conversion, do I have to use a drop shock? A. No. You do not need to use a drop shock when using 2” drop spindles because the spindle shaft and the pickup points for the caliper have been moved up. We have not changed the [...]

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Ask Bob... What do you recommend if I don't have enough room for my radiator and fan?

Q. When installing my small block Chevy Engine with your S-10 Conversion Kit, I don’t have enough room for my radiator and fan, what do you recommend?A. Our tech support line receives this question frequently. When installing the Small Block Chevy Engine, customers say they do not have enough room for the radiator [...]

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Bob Says....Measure accurately for your drive shaft

Q. How do I measure for my driveshaft?A. When completing your S-10 Conversion Build, it is important to measure for your driveshaft accurately. If you do not have a yoke, you will want to measure from the outer lip of seal to center line of universal joint or face of pinion yoke as shown in the photo below:If you have [...]

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Bob Says.....Change Out that 2WD Rear End

Q. Why do you recommend changing out the 2WD rear end for a 4WD rear end when using a Code 504 Kit?A. The four-wheel drive rear end is 5" wider than a two-wheel drive rear end. The four-wheel drive rear end measures 59 1/2" hub to hub, where a two-wheel drive measures 54 1/2". For most applications, by using the [...]

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What S-10/S-15 Chassis Do I Need?

The following lists our S-10 Conversion Kit and the corresponding S-10/S-15 donor that you will need to look for to complete your build: 41-46 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long Bed S-1047-48 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long Bed S-1049-54 Chevy Short Bed Pickup – 118” Wheelbase – Standard Cab Long [...]

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Code 504's New Layaway Plan

CODE 504 HOLIDAY LAYAWAY There’s no opening feeDown Payment of 10% of Total Order, NONREFUNDABLEThe Rules: Terms - Layaway begins September 1st. Final payment must be made on or before December 20th.Cancellation – If account is canceled, items will be returned to inventory. Down payment and payments made will refunded, less the 10% down payment. Returns – Code 504 Return Policy [...]

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And The Winner Is....

CODE 504 attended the NSRA Nationals in Louisville Kentucky August 3rd through the 6th.  This is the second year that CODE 504 has participated at Nationals.  This year we decided to have a drawing to give away one of our conversion kits.  The lucky winner was drawn on Sunday at Noon.  The lucky winner was [...]

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Code 504 To Attend MSRA's Back to the 50's

Code 504 is pleased to announce that we will be attending, as a vendor, MSRA's Back to the 50's car show.  This is MSRA's 44th Year for the show. The show is June 23, 24 & 25.  Our booth will be in the Progress Building and we will be there from 8A - 6P Friday [...]

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Co-Founder Robert Heater Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we report that we lost Co-Founder and President of Code504, Robert L Heater. Bob’s passion was street rods and he was a member of the NSRA (The National Street Rod Association) and a former member of the Lincoln Street Rods Club. Bob was the Nebraska safety rep for the National [...]

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Code 504 Participates in NSRA Nationals

Code 504 is pleased to announce that they have won "New Product of the Year" at NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY for their 47-53 Chevy Short Bed S-10 Conversion Kit. This is the first year that Code 504 has participated in the NSRA Nationals and the first time submitting a New Product for consideration.  Thirty-nine [...]

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