Category Archive: Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Project Trucks, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: If Only The Steering Was As Easy As Bolting This Column In

We do it nice, cause we do it twice is the mantra for the Fab Rats and this might be the best example of that yet. Because they ordered the wrong length steering column they are going to cut up and...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Is It Scrap Or Salvage For Our Broken Chrysler 318 V8?

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...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Shiny New Parts, Fuel System Fun, And More Chassis Reinforcements!

The Fab Rats are taking a bit of a field trip to Matt’s Off-Road Recovery in order to pick up a shiny new part, make some changes and get the fuel system all set, and then get some chassis fab...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Cutting The Fenders, Planning Rock Sliders, And More!

It’s time for some fender cutting, core support mounts, rock sliders and more to happen to the front of the FJ45 project. Check out the latest updates right here and if you missed any of the...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: The Unicorn Gets More Parts, More Cut Up, And More Gnarly.

If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40 is an iconic off-roader. Like a Jeep CJ, it’s a short wheelbase little utility ride that can be built into anything. The FJ60 on the...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Checking In After Our MSD Atomic EFI 2 Swap!

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...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Still Cutting Up This Unicorn Land Cruiser! But Boy Is It Going To Be Cool!

If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40 is an iconic off-roader. Like a Jeep CJ, it’s a short wheelbase little utility ride that can be built into anything. The FJ60 on the...

1965 American LaFrance Fire Truck Toy Hauler Build. Yeah, It’s As Cool As It Sounds!

If you missed the first video on this project, or don’t remember it, don’t worry that is understandable since it’s been almost a year since that first installment. The boys at Grind...

1937 Ford Hot Rod Truck Build: You Know It’s Going To Start Off Right When You Have To Unload It With A Forklift

When you get a new “project” that is almost complete and in really good shape and that only needs some work in order to be up and running, those are holy grail kinds of finds and make you...

Project Hay Hauler: The Video Series Begins With Lots Of Rust Repair, And Updates On Other Projects In The Works

Project Hay Hauler has been a fun one to follow, but it has always been with photos and words rather than video. Well, that’s all changing now that Rebeldryver, aka Scott Liggett, is doing A...

This Mini Pinzgauer 6×6 Project Is A Cool Way To End Up With A Side By Side Nobody Else Will Have

With side by side UTVs being all the rage in recent years, whether for fun or utility, there is no shortage of options for whatever you are looking for. But what if you want something that is truly...

International Truck Build: This Old IH Pickup Is Getting A Bit Of An Upgrade To Keep It Alive

I’m a fan of old trucks, and especially those that have a good old farm or work truck look. This International pickup has that look and if it was sitting much lower to the ground it would be...

Metal Work: How To Convert A 1960-1966 C10 To A Big Back Window

When the C10 truck was first introduced for the 1960 model year, they were available with two different back windows. The small window came standard and was found in most trucks, so you can...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Wrapping Up The Install Of Our MSD Atomic EFI 2 System!

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...