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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...

The Conclusion: See The End Result Of The Exhaustive Study Gale Banks Put Into Rear Differential Covers

We like so many others spent a bunch of time watching and learning the videos that Gale Banks made over the last year regarding rear differential covers. He took on a level of analysis and study that...

Know Your Gearbox: This Walk Around Of A Tremec Magnum Six Speed With American Powertrain Is Great

Knowledge is power and when it comes to selecting large components for your project car, that power is important to have. How do you know what the right transmission is for your project? Well, if you...

Best of 2019: Transmission Tech Video: American Powertrain Explains Why A Junkyard 6-Speed May Not Be Your Project’s Best Friend

There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a...

Axle Necropsy: How Badly Did Finnegan Kill The Ramp Truck’s Dana 70?

Finnegan’s original car hauler, the Roadkill Ramp Truck, has been enjoying a pretty solid build. It’s gotten a full Cummins swap that’s nicely wicked up via a compound turbocharging...