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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

WRC Rallye Monte Carlo 2022: Carnage on the Mountain & The Loeb vs Ogier Battle Heats Up

There isn’t anything about Monte Carlo that isn’t cool, and the World Rally Championships Monte Carlo Rally definitely shows why. This is a cool race with all kinds of interesting terrain...

Sheet Metal Fab: Ultra Simple Bomber Seat Built With Only Basic Tools

I love Bomber Seats and there have been a bunch of them built online by all kinds of fabricators, including Ron Covell. He’s done two very cool bomber seat builds in the past few years and both...

2022 Kentucky Invitational Finals! Super Modified 4WD Truck Pulling! TNT Truck & Tractor Pull!

If you have never been to a truck and tractor pull then you really are missing out on something. They are way different than anything else you’ll see racing, but there is something about them...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Wiring And Hoses. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Oh boy, wiring and plumbing! What could possibly go wrong here? Two of the most dreaded projects on a build and they are both being done at the same time in this episode of the FJ45 build. If you...

Mooneyes New Year’s Party Photos: The Mooneyes X-Mas Party And Drags Is Now The Mooneyes New Year’s Party And Drags!

(Photos by Wes Allison) Up through 2018, every Southern California hot rodder could be found at Irwindale Speedway in early December for the Mooneyes X-Mas Party and Drags. It was one of the staple...

Holley Classic Trucks Lamps And Lighting For GM Squarebody And GMT400 OBS Trucks

Restoring the lighting on your classic GM truck is for more than just appearance’s sake…it’s a safety issue, too. Holley Classic Trucks has you covered with new lamp housings and...

Metal Shaping Tech: How To Build Your Own Shrinking Stump For Making Flat Metal Not!

Shaping metal can be ultra simple or very complex, depending on what you are trying to do. Having the right tools, and knowing how to use them, is key. Thankfully Karl at Make It Kustom is great at...

Classic Mini Cooper Race Car Build: Bars Bars Everywhere, The Cage Is Done!

There are a lot more tubes in place in the Mini Cooper Race Car that Matt has been throwing together, and in this video, he throws the final few in and welds it all together. This is one trick little...

Iron Trap’s 1939 Mercury Gets A Hopped Up Flathead To Make It Whole Again

This ’39 Mercury has fought Matt and the gang every step of the way, but it is finally getting a new to it engine. After saving it from an old garage, where it has been all but forgotten for...

Tech Tip: How Much Fluid Should Your Automatic Transmission Really Have In It?

How much is too much? Or how much is too little? Is one worse than the other? The answers might surprise you and have to do with more than just the marks on your transmission dipstick. Of course,...

Can They Bring Back The Shine? Paint Restoration On This Neglected Old Chevy LUV

There is something super satisfying about polishing something dull into something shiny. Whether it is wheels, paint, chrome, or aluminum, if you take product and a rag or buffer and make something...

Cheap Z28 Project: Can One Man’s Cheap Score Become Something Cool And Fun? The Cheapest Camaro On Facebook Marketplace.

In the world of automotive fun, there is nothing better than scoring a car for cheap when you know that it has life left in it. Sometimes that’s a shell you can build into a race car, sometimes...

Sheet Metal Fab How To: Simple Tools And Techniques Can Help You Recreate Some Pretty Complicated Body Panels

Replacing a piece of a rocker, lower fender, cab corner, or floor pan is pretty standard when you are talking about building old cars, but what about the other stuff that’s more complicated?...

1936 Ford Custom Project: Bello’s Kustoms Buttons Up The Suspension On This T-5 Swapped Old School Hot Rod

In this installment on the 1936 Ford project, Bello and the gang get their suspension on, but in a different way than you might expect. To recap, this is a traditional hot rod that was mostly stock...