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Category Archive: Cheapskate Blazer, OTHER, Tech Stories

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 7: We’re back

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted an update on the Blazer. It’s not because I haven’t been working on it, but Lohnes convinced me to go on that trip to Detroit and I got...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 3: Starting the Bodywork

When last I wrote and you read, I had fixed up a bunch of the mechanical issues on the ’79 Blazer, to make sure it ran ok, and could stop safely without killing myself and all those around me....

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

Sometimes it’s DIY gone wrong, sometimes its a catastrophic failure at a shop full of trained mechanics. Either way, they’re hilariously awful, and that’s why we call them the Hacks...

Epic Hacks: Reddit’s “Just Rolled in the Shop” Subreddit Will Give you Nightmares

  Reddit has a million “subreddits” on everything from trees to male fashion advice. Our favorite is “Just Rolled in the Shop,” a collection of photos from mechanics all over...

Video: We Test Snow Tires At Miller Motorsports Park With NITTO! Pants Mandatory.

Last week when I left town for Salt Lake City to attend the Nitto Winter Ride N Drive media event, I was wearing my typical Dickies shorts, flip flops and a BangShift.com shirt. I had an extra change...

Best of BangShift: Blizzard Preparedness- Screw Canned Goods and Batteries, Fix the Antique John Deere Snowmobile!

While weiner, clean-handed automotive bloggers were preparing breathless items about the new Kia Rio, sipping a Mochachino and working up a semi to Ken Block videos, we were laying in the snow,...

BangShift Quick Tech Tip: Chassis and Body Grounds. They Are Your Electrical Friends.

Our pal Todd Ryden, sent us this quick tech tip last week, along with a great new kit from Painless Performance that gives you all the grounds and fasteners you need to make sure your car or truck...

MORE: OTHER

Quick Tech: How To Use Steel Braided Hose As A Tool To Remove Burrs From Cut Pipe

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) – Those who work on cars for a living often find time saving ways of getting the job faster and easier. Our friend, Yannick Sire of Sire Custom Performance,...

Brake Tech From Baer: How To Properly Season Your Rotors and Bed Your Brake Pads

High performance brakes are a great upgrade to your street machine, pro touring style car, autocross warrior, or even your daily driver. Most of us start building horsepower before setting the proper...

$200 Hauler Project Update: Oh What A Difference Some LMC Truck Billet, Grille, and Lower Valance Make!

When we first started the $200 Hauler Project, we knew right away that the mildly bashed grille and completely tweaked rear bumper were going to have to go. We also knew that LMC Truck was the place...

$200 Hauler Project Update: Our 2000 Suburban Gets Wrapped! 24 Hour Makeover

Vinyl wraps on vehicles are nothing new. Every plumber, Vegas taxi cab, and city bus has got something, or someone, in vinyl down their sides. And when we repaired the quarter panel on our $200...

Tech: How to Swap a Junkyard Hyrdoboost on Your Classic GM Muscle Car or Truck

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – In this episode, we’ll show you how stupid easy it is to take a $30 junkyard hydroboost and transplant it into your classic Chevy’s brake...

Driveway Tech: Bodywork on Buford T Justice – We Close Our Roof Hole For Fun and (NO) Profit!

Few jobs will give you the self-satisfaction of repairing the outside of your hot rod, project, or racer. Yes, screwing together a fire breathing engine will give you levels of joy that will make you...

Wheel Tech: The Science and Specifications Behind a Top Fuel/Funny Car Drive Wheel From The Guys at Weld Racing

Of all the parts that take incredible abuse on a Top Fuel Dragster or Nitro Funny Car, the drive wheels are right there at the top of the list. In the blink of an eye they go from being at rest to...