Category Archive: BangShift XL, TECH, Videos, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

Finnegan Finally Drives His Body Dropped C10 After The 6 Day Thrash!

It’s about time! The boys thrashed like mad men to get the truck ready for the road trip to MRC Fabrication where they were supposed to show up with it and then pick up the Cadillac....

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...

Thumping Pistons Of Freedom: This WWII Film About The Massive Diesel Engines Used In Submarines Is Great

Diesel-electric submarines were (and in some ways still are) incredible machines. Some of the most brilliant minds in the world worked on their development. Of course, nuclear submarines made these...

Tips And Tricks For MIG Welding A Roll Bar, Roll Cage, Or Other Tubing Projects

We’ve watched Matt from Urchfab build all kinds of fun stuff, and I can tell you that he has some pretty smart methods. I’ve watched him long enough to realize that his little habits,...

The Unimog Expedition Project Is Getting Interior Now That The Thing Isn’t So Hot Or So Loud.

Now that the entire interior of the Unimog is covered in sound and heat shield, it is time to make this thing comfortable enough to make a long road trip without wanting to climb out every 20 miles....

Finnegan’s Five-Day C10 Thrash Continues! Will They Make It? They Are Way Behind.

If you missed it, Finnegan, Newbern, Cotten and who knows who else are going to road trip Finnegan’s C10 down to check on the progress with the 200 mph Cadillac project. You’ll remember...

Bolt On Semi Truck Wheels For Your Dually That Don’t Have To Stick Out And Look Weird

Taking 10 lug big rig wheels and putting them onto one ton dually trucks is nothing new. It’s been happening for several years now, and there are a few companies out there that make the...

Garage Fab Project: Building Rock Sliders For Your Off-Road Rig At Home

When you are first starting on your fabrication skills you typically start off with small brackets and projects that are of a smaller scale. But when it’s time to step up and start doing bigger...

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...