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, no matter how big or small, will make the project all that more satisfying and give you a different level of ownership and pride in what you have created, because you’ve done it with your own hand. But sometimes that means you need to learn some new skills in order to hand fabricate parts for your ride. The good news is that someone is always out there able to show you, and in some cases making parts can be extra satisfying either because they just don’t exist in the aftermarket, or because they would cost so much you just couldn’t afford them.
In this video the reason for making some tubular control arms is to modify them specifically for one particular project. In this case it’s Project Mongrel, the Miata chassis with the Ford 100e body on top. As you can imagine, there aren’t much parts around for doing this and because of that almost everything on this project is one off and bad ass. Watch as Urch takes the stock Miata arm and uses it to make a jig to make his own tubular and customized version. We think you’ll dig it.