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Halfass Kustoms Builds A 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Clone The Easy Way

NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: It’s Back Together And Better Than Ever!

The Model A Shop Truck is going together nicely now that all the chassis has been painted! Yes there is some fabrication happening in this episode to get it buttoned up, but then it will be almost...

This 1951 Chevy Truck Build Is Budget Friendly And Creative Because It’s Being Built In South Africa!

Building a project on the cheap, by being creative and doing the work yourself, is what hot rodding is all about. And I’m totally down for a patina’d project that starts off with a donor...

1988 Chevrolet Suburban Budget Transformation! Fresh Stance And Wheels For The Old Squarebody Burb!

Mortske got this cool squarebody Suburban and because it is pretty clean he decided it needed a little love to become a cool driver. It’s not perfect, but it sure looks cool with these...

Iron Trap Shop Truck Build Part 6: Super Simple Split Wishbones

Here is the sixth installment of the shop truck build, and it’s getting front suspension! This new, simple, and clean split wishbone setup is just what this truck needs. The more I watch Iron...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Body Mounts, Air Ride Parts, Steering, Exhaust, And More!

In this episode of the COE build, the cab gets mounted up, steering is being configured, exhaust is going in, and so are all the air ride parts. It’s a lot of work happening in this episode....

Get It Right: Here’s The Proper Way To Measure For Custom Shocks From The Crew At Ridetech

You want to install custom shocks on your car. Maybe you just want to make a simple change with a single adjustable tube shock or maybe you are going bigger with air suspension or perhaps multi-way...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Cleaning Up The Chassis And Installing Brakes On The 1951 Ford F1

Here are Parts 2 and 3 of the 1951 Ford Project. Not everything is exciting when building a new project, but it’s all got to get done right? Part 2 has the truck’s new frame getting...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Custom Fitting The Bed So The Big Wheel And Tire Combo Tucks When It’s On The Ground

In this episode of the COE project the bed gets fitted over the giant dually wheels out back, including some custom fitting and widening so it all fits when laid on the ground. There is some creative...

New Product: Performance Suspension Kit For Ford F150 – Lower, With Better Traction, And Load Leveling.

Ridetech’s new F150 system is the same one chosen by Shelby America to transform their Super Snake Ford trucks into something truly special. With no wheel hop, a killer lowered stance, and the...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: It’s Bag Mount Time And Stuff Is Going Together!

In this episode of the Bello’s Customs COE project the big C-Notch and rear 4-Link are getting bag mounts so they will be ready to haul any heavy load they want. This is going to be a cool...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: It’s 4-Link Time Out Back! Watch Them Design And Build One From Scratch

Whenever I see a COE, which stands for Cab Over Engine, I wish I had one. I have always thought a COE ramp truck would be cool, or even just a slammed COE pickup. They are just cool looking since...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Building A 1950 GMC Cab Over Using A Late Model Dually Chassis

Whenever I see a COE, which stands for Cab Over Engine, I wish I had one. I have always thought a COE ramp truck would be cool, or even just a slammed COE pickup. They are just cool looking since...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project Update: Oops… Making Cool Parts And Then Having To Fix Them.

Anyone who has built a car, truck, motorcycle, or whatever has at some point or another built a part for their ride only to find that their perfectly designed part had a flaw that kept the next part...