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Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Why The Hell Is Edd Putting A Diesel Engine In His Electric Ice Cream Truck?

Well… that didn’t take long. Apparently someone else wants the Mercedes Sprinter Van ice cream truck, but without the electric motor and drivetrain. We’re not exactly sure why, but...

Clutch Performance: Clay Millican Takes You Through A McLeod Clutch Install On The Back Of His Gen III Hemi Project

Outside of being a great top fuel driver and all around good guy, Clay Millican is a gearhead who loves to work on projects in his home shop. His current mission is building a hemi-swapped Dodge...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries #19: Should Transmission Fluid Look Like Chocolate Sauce? Hmmmm

Here it is, the first time the Range Rover project will move under its own power. But for how long? Is this normal? Ugh there is some ugly going on here. It also gets its first cleaning and I can...

Bruce Cooks Solid Axle Swapped NBS Chevrolet Project: Brackets, Axle Gussets, Customizing Knuckles And More!

In this installment of the solid axle swapped Silverado, Bruce is working hard on getting components ready for the front axle to go together while also getting the rear axle housing trussed and ready...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...

Is This The Sketchiest Trail Repair EVER? Flex, Rocks, And Rollovers Brings Us Crawlers, Carnage & Chaos at the Sand Mines!

We just finished Rocky Mountain Race Week, and there is a ton of carnage on events like it that require creativity to fix so you can make it down the road. People are always looking at some of the...

$1,000 Build: Yep, This F100 Is Coming Together With An Ultra Cheap Budget

This $1,000 F100 build has been incredibly popular, and for good reason! This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real...

$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...

Chassis Swapping A Crew Cab Squarebody Onto A Dodge Cummins Chassis Part 2

We shared Part 1 of this chassis swap a few days ago and now it is time to start building body mounts. Doing chassis swaps is not necessarily easy to do correctly, and is especially hard on a 2 wheel...

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,...

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...

HEMI Swap Your Dakota With Bolt In Parts! These Trucks Haul Way More Ass With A HEMI Under The Hood

While 1st and 2nd Gen Dodge Dakota pickups did come with an optional 5.2 or 5.9L V8 engine, aka the 318 and 360 for you Mopar enthusiasts, the most they made was a measly 250 horsepower. Even if you...

There’s A New 5-Speed In Town! Out With The TKO And In With The New TKX!!!

Introducing the newest, and ONLY, 5 speed transmission designed strictly with swaps in mind. This is the Tremec TKX. Honestly, this one has not been easy to keep under wraps. Security was so tight...

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...