Category Archive: Apex Project Cars

Sanding For Days! The Norcal Garage Family Time 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Station Wagon Is Coming Along!

(Words and Photos by David Carroll Norcal Garage) Sorry to leave you hanging on the last article. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and work on the wagon continuing I’ve had very...

Lots Of Sanding And Some Primer! The Mongrel Is All One Color Finally!

The Mongrel is getting so close to going back together for the final time! We can’t wait to see this little bastard tearing up the race track because we know it is going to be a riot, but...

The Mongrel Project Is Getting Some Paint! Watch How To Paint The Engine Compartment, How Not To Paint A Cage, And Then How To Pain The Cage!

Sometimes stuff just doesn’t go right on a project car build. It’s just one of those things when you are talking about building something from scratch and with mostly one off and custom...

Best of 2019: Franken Ferrari: Check Out The Most Incredible Garage Engine Build We Have Ever Seen – Unreal!

Yeah, this s beyond anything we have ever seen before and it was sent to us by AMP EFI’s Matt Cramer who was also blown way by the depth, skill, and overall crazy nature of this engine build....

The Dirty Cougar: Waking Up A Sleeping Cat For Another Season

Surprised to see this beauty again? Trust me, you aren’t the only one. The 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that we recovered from an Indiana backyard after a ten-year slumber, coaxed back into life, and...

Cheap Race Car Equals Happiness: Prepping A Monza For Legal Racing!

The Chevy Monza that occupies some area of land near Derek’s property is…well…roached. It’s somewhere between a four-cylinder machine you’d find at the local race track...

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,...

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger Finally Hits The Streets. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

After a heap of work and realizations, Finnegan has finally got the Death Metal Charger on the road and driving. It is a miracle in many ways, considering the battles they faced just to get it...

The Mongrel Project Goes For Paint! Will It Be Too Pretty To Race? We Sure Hope Not!

We love the Mongrel Project from Urchfab around here and have been going through a bit of withdrawals lately as the car has gotten minor tweaks while waiting to be ready for paint and body work. The...

Project Mongrel Update: Replacing Spring Loaded Hood And Decklid Pins With Stuff That Actually Works

Urchfab’s Mongrel Project is one that I just can’t get enough of. Normally on a project people never show you the things they did wrong and how they fixed them. Sometimes you’ll see...

Project Binky Is Almost Done And Ready For Paint! Finishing Up The Final Details Is All That’s Left

That’s right, the beloved little Mini called Project Binky is nearing completion and man is this thing going to be cool as hell. The boys have been busy getting it ready for the final few...

Wasn’t Expecting That: Check Out This 3.6L Pentastar-Powered Dart Swinger!

Chrysler’s A-body lineup has a lot going for it: they’re still very affordable for builds, they’re relatively light, the aftermarket makes parts for them and plenty of models have...

The Mongrel Continues To Come Along. This Little Ford Project Is Going To Be A Bad Ass!

I don’t know what it is about the Mongrel project that i love so much, but there is something about this crazy little Ford that I love. And that is saying something for me, since I’m such...

The Mongrel Part #50 Is Here! Fuel Filler Neck Build, Hood Fitting, And More!

Sometimes the little stuff is the most satisfying on a build because those things typically mean you are starting to get into the last stretch of the build. I think that’s where Matt from...