Category Archive: XL Project Trucks, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

The Unimog Expedition Rig Project Gets Raptor Lined! The Color Change And Durability Is Dramatic

I have to tell you, I’m not typically impressed with trucks and such that you see going down the road covered in bedliner. Whether they are done professionally, using Line-X or some other...

$1,000 Build: Wait What? Yep, Building An Entire Custom F-100 With A $1,000 Budget. Crazy, Or Cool?

Both probably. I mean it’s pretty easy to build a car or truck on an unlimited budget. Sure it still takes tons of work, but if you have unbelievable amounts of money to throw at a project then...

$1,000 Build: The $1,000 Hot Rod F100 Build Continues: Doing So Much With So Little Is Fun

The $1,000 Hot Rod F100 build is coming along in these latest videos. It’s truly amazing what you can do with so little, when you have such a tight budget, and the will to succeed. This is a...

$1,000 Build: Is It Possible To Build A Rat Rod Style Hot Rod F100 For $1,000? Watch

Building low buck cars and trucks has kind of been one of my things, so when I saw this project I was intrigued. Of course the chassis swap is also one of my things, so this one makes sense in that...

Introducing: Project Beachcomber, our 1979 Dodge Ramcharger

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It’s also been said that everything is better topless. For both of these reasons, you’re now reading about the latest addition...

Second Gen GMC Canyon And Colorado Truck; Making A Secure Space With Goose-Gear!

(Words and photos by Darr Hawthorne) – When I purchased a new pickup, I thought there’d be room for everything, cameras, suitcase, ice chest, etc.  Well, in the end of 2019 a brand-new GMC...

Built To Roam: UNIMOG EXPEDITION VEHICLE Walkaround And First Trip! – 1983 Ex-Army Mercedes Benz Unimog U1700L

Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve always thought that going out in an expedition vehicle to travel some of the world would be an epic adventure. Not only because you would be on a killer road...

Mrs. Murder Nova’s K5 Blazer Project Is Coming Along! Paint, Body, And More. Watch It Going Back Together.

A couple weeks ago we showed you the “new to the Murder family” K5 Blazer as it was introduced and taken apart for a fresh paint job before some other updates and upgrades. This is a...

Henry’s Hot Rod: We Investigate, Remediate, and Get Our Little Mongrel Ford Tractor Up And Working!

Well, we have a running tractor now! After the first installment of our Henry’s Hot Rod project it was time for the fun stuff, actually wrenching on our tractor that is parts 2N, parts 9N, and...

Henry’s Hot Rod: We Bought A Mongrel 1940s Ford N Tractor, Scored A Flathead and The Fun Starts Here

It has been too long since I have had some garage occupancy for my own fun and entertainment. That’s been rectified and in the typical fashion of my life, I couldn’t just do the normal...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Keeping At It With More Fixes And Repairs!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Project Hay Hauler: We Install The New Engine, A New McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, And Prep For Rocky Mountain Race Week.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have been following along on my build of 1967 GMC pickup we call Project Hay Hauler, you will have seen I took a 383 I  had collecting dust in the corner...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing Even More Hackery And Installing Some Accessories!

Cover photo by Rob Hentschel Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a...

Project Isolation Restoration: Bringing A Cool Old Engine Back To Life For The Fun Of It – Part 1

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings, right? After spending more than couple weeks home from the world of motorsports, it was time to put my money where my mouth was. Hell, I’ve been...