Category Archive: Apex Tech Stories, Apex Video

Sheet Metal Fabrication Tips That Will Save You A Lot Of Finish Time And Aggravation

Welding sheet metal can sometimes be the most challenging and frustrating welding you will ever do. It’s easy to struggle with things that look to be super easy. But the truth is, sheetmetal...

The Boys From American Powertrain Show The Proper Way To Measure For A New Driveshaft

You car’s driveshaft seems like a simple enough device that transfers power from the engine to the rear axle. There’s actually a lot more than meets the eye happening with that simple...

Here Is A Tool You Should Buy This Week! Clecos Can Be A Savior

I hate it when I’m at a friend’s shop and see some cool tool and think “Man I need one of those!”, especially when it’s something that isn’t expensive, and then I...

Stick Shift Tech: How To Properly Setup Your Hydraulic Clutch System

All newer cars come with a hydraulic actuated clutch. There are advantages to the hydraulic systems, and improvements that have been made to them in recent years, that make them a better choice for...

Trans Tech Tuesday: How Does A Manual Transmission Work Anyway?

Don’t laugh. There are a lot, and I mean A LOT of people who have no clue how a manual transmission actually works. And we’re not judging them for it. After all, it’s not like most...

Welding Tech: Spot And Rosette Welds That Will Make Your Restoration Look Mint

Welding isn’t hard. Sure it takes practice, like anything you want to be good at, but a lot of the techniques and skills you need to weld on your hot rod or restoration project can be honed...

How To Build A Tube Bender And Then Your Own Roll Bar

This poor bastard attempted to modify a pipe bender into a tube bender and had not good luck at all. But he did not give up, and went out and bought a nicer die and then built his own bender. All so...

Stick Shift Tech: How To Rebuild A Hurst Competition Plus 4-Speed Shifter, Plus Cool Old Stuff

Ever buy a Hurst Shifter at the swap meet? Ever pass up a really crappy looking one because you don’t know how to clean it up and rebuild it? Well now you won’t! This video by...

LIVE WRENCHING! Watch The LIVE GM A-Body RideTech Street Grip Install

We have told you about how great the RideTech StreetGrip system is to upgrade your muscle car with. We have showed you how easy the job is by doing it our damned selves but if you are still in need...

Watch And Listen To This NASCAR Engine Get Spintron Tested To 9,000 RPM – Wild Stuff!

The Spintron machine is one of the greatest tools ever devised for race engine builders, valvetrain manufacturers, and people who make their living making horsepower on the highest levels. This is a...

How To Build Your Own Metal Fender Flares To Fit Big Tires On Your Project

No matter how much you do to the chassis of your pro touring machine, there is still only so much tire you can fit under it and still be able to steer with the kind of geometry needed to quickly...

Hands On Cars: Kevin Shows You How To Soda And Media Blast Your Own Project, And What To Look For

Kevin’s car has more rust in it that he really wanted to deal with, but he’s a trooper and a professional so he’ll hammer out the work needed. But in this episode of Hands On Cars...

Hands On Cars: Kevin Tetz Shows How To Replace Floor Pans In Your Hot Rod, And More!

This is episode 3 of Hands On Cars, and in it you’ll find Kevin working on his own project again, this time coming to grips with the fact that the floors and trunk are rustier than he first...

Hands On Cars With Kevin Tetz: How To Choose A Project Car, And Then Thrash It Before Teardown!

Kevin Tetz and I met a few years ago, at the Goodguys Show in Nashville, when he was testing a certain television show project truck on the autocross. We’ve seen each other on the road and at...