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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Dry Cut Chop Saw, Abrasive Chop Saw, Or Metal Cutting Band Saw? Which One Is Really The Best For Your Shop?

I’ve been drooling over dry cut chop saws for the past couple of years and REALLY want to get one. But at least half the time that I mention wanting one, someone tells me why an abrasive chop...

This 1993 Chevrolet OBS Ramp Truck Is In Incredible Shape For The Money. Someone Needs This!

Ramp trucks rule, and there is no doubt that the OBS body style that started in 1988 and continued through 1998 is one of the hottest styles to find. With that said, ramp trucks in general are pretty...

If You Could Buy Any New Tool Or Machine For Your Shop, What Would It Be?

If you are like me, then every time you watch one of those car tv shows, or a build video online, you see something in the corner of the shop that you would just love to have in your own shop. I’m...

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Vegas 2 Reno 2019 With Bryce Menzies: Off Road Desert Racing Greatness

Suspension travel is the key to hauling ass across the desert at big speed. So when you have more than two feet of suspension travel, you can find yourself feeling pretty invincible out on the desert...

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This One Owner, Barn Find, 1972 Camaro Is In Near Pristine Condition And It Could Be Yours!

This is one of those grandma model Camaros, but man is it clean and nice with low miles. Honestly, this is the 2nd Gen Camaro you buy and just drive it. Screw taking it and making it super fast or...

These Rock Bouncers Find Out Just How Gnarly A Waterfall Climb Can Be! Flips, Spins, And Tumbles Oh My.

Rock bouncers are pretty awesome rides. They use speed and momentum to almost fly over and through some obstacles. But climbing shear faces and waterfalls takes all the right combo of power,...

Here’s How To Find And Repair Dents On Your Car, In Real Time!

I’ve got a couple cars and trucks with crappy paint jobs. I know several body shops that will paint them for relatively cheap, but I use the term relatively loosely. Some of the cars and trucks...

This Downdraft Grinding Table Project Is Too Cool And Will Keep Your Shop Clean And Free Of Grinding Dust

The worst part about fabricating and grinding in your own shop is the fact that grinding dust and grime ends up all over the place. In fact, that’s why I’m currently planning a shop build...

Both The Weather And Competition Were Equally Hot At The NMCA West Autocross At Auto Club Speedway

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) While Cole was busy racing at this last event, he still managed to grab a few photos from the NMCA West AutoX Series at Fontana’s Auto Club Speeway, aka California...

We Totally Want To Have Some Cool Scooter Or Bike Like An Old Cushman, Here’s One Being Restored

In some ways restoring a motorcycle is simpler and easier than a car if for no other reason that the scale of the project be so much smaller. But that’s not always the case when it comes to...

Are These Cars Just Too Ugly And Crappy To Make Up For It With A Turbo LS Swap?

Every year at LSFest I find myself laughing or drooling over some amazing machine, that has been conjured up by a fellow hot rodding brother or sister. This year we’ve seen an LS Turbo swapped...

Here’s How You Smooth Out Steel Fender Flares: Project Mongrel Has Got Some Big Hips That Need Some Massaging

We love project Mongrel, as anyone who reads the site regularly knows. You will also find a video on how to make a jig for making tubular control arms, which are also for the Mongrel, but this one is...

Finnegan Found A Good Trade For His Big Red Ramp Truck. Wait Until You See This Thing.

Weeks ago Finnegan put the word out that he wanted to hear from all of you in the car world with any, and we mean ANY trades that you might be willing to make for his Big Red Ramp Truck. He told all...

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Here’s How You Make A Jig At Home To Build Your Own Tubular Control Arms: Make Stuff And Make It Cool!

Building hot rods, race cars, and custom cars can be fun and rewarding, but they are especially rewarding when you don’t just bolt stuff together. Actually fabricating things for your project,...