Category Archive: XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

TAMING THE HOT & LOUD UNIMOG! CAB RENOVATION BEGINS – Ultimate DIY Expedition Vehicle Build #4

Chris and Ange are plugging away on their Unimog Expedition vehicle build, and in this week’s episode they take major steps toward keeping the heat and noise out of the cab of their Unimog....

Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

Transmission Cooler Mounting Tech: You’d Be Surprised Where You Can Put It.

I know I’m not alone in having owned cars and trucks that have a radiator, AC condenser, transmission cooler, oil cooler, and power steering cooler all stacked up front behind the grill. I mean...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half YJ Is Alive! Cut In Half, Chassis Extended, Suspension Linked, Body Lengthened, Brake Lines And Wiring, And Now A Running Ride!

Like I said before, the Fab Rats are not afraid to cut or modify whatever rolls into the shop. And they seem to have a lot of fun doing it! We’ve been following this build from the first cut,...

Which Stock LS Head Is Best For Building A Boosted Turbo LS Combo? 317, 799, 706, 241, 243, or 862?

Every single week I have someone calling, texting, or messaging me about a set of LS heads they have, wondering if they will work for the 700-800 horsepower combo they want to build. Every once in a...

Roll Bar Tech: Learn How To Measure, Layout, And Bend A Roll Bar Or Roll Cage From The Guys At Rogue Fab

I’m a big fan of tubing tools and fabrication. I own a Rogue Fab VersaNotcher, an Ol’ Joint Jigger notcher, and JDSquared Model 32 Bender that will bend and notch almost anything I...

You Can’t Start The Rebuild Until You First Finish The Demo: A Complete Car Trailer Remodel Starts Right Here

The Reeves are at it again, doing something I have thought about for a few years. I see all these guys and gals at the races with big fancy trailers and have zero clue how they all afford them. I...

The Unimog Expedition Vehicle Build Continues! It Has To Come Apart Before It Can Go Back Together. But First, A Little Camping Trip As Is.

When we first started following this project, I told you that a Unimog has always been on my list of off-road wants. They are super cool, have amazingly well thought out technology, and yet are as...

Ian Johnson’s Willys Wagon Is Going To Be One Awesome Ride. Check Out The Progress Right Here.

We started sharing the videos from Ian Johnson’s Willys Wagon build last week because its a project we really like the direction on. This thing will be a family wheeling machine, but is being...

Tim Strange Installs The New QA1 Coil Over Conversion On The Front Of His OBS Chevy Truck.

Yesterday we shared the install video where Tim Strange of Strange Motion, along with friend Ryan Harris, installed the complete torque arm coil over suspension system on the back of Tim’s shop...

Learn How To Bead Roll With Finnegan! He Brings Jamey Jordan In To Give Him A Personal How To.

Bead rolling is something I have only done a couple of times in my life, and never for more than a couple ribs to strengthen a floppy panel. If I owned a bead roller, that might be different, but...

Tim Strange At Strange Motion Installs QA1’s OBS 99-98 Chevy Truck Coil Over Rear Suspension

OBS trucks are all the rage right now, which comes as no surprise to those of us that have been OBS fans since back in the day. Tim Strange is one of the OG OBS guys, so it should come as no surprise...

Another Kibbetech Tube Chassis Race Truck Update, Plus Project Updates And New Parts.

As we said in the last installment, Kibbetech makes some cool parts and pieces and builds some awesome off-road rigs. If you are into desert racing and pre-runners then you know Kibbetech. They are a...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half Jeep Is Going Back Together: Brakes And Sheetmetal. Will It Work When Done?

Last month we showed you the Fab Rats Jeep project that had them cutting it in half and then getting rid of most of what was connected to the back half. So far they have extended the frame, gusseted...