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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, MISC, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Uncovering Original Paint With Oven Cleaner! This 1934 Ford 5 Window Gets Even Cooler!

I’m a fan of original paint and patina, but I hate the fake stuff. Sometimes the patina on a ride doesn’t look great because of a horrible repaint that makes the car look worse than it...

$3500 Build: Bags, Body Fitment, And Turbos. Wait…Turbos? Oh Yeah

Casey is making big things happen on the $3,500 build and that means getting the suspension finished up, mounting the body where it needs to go, and adding turbos. Wait, turbos? Yeah, apparently...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Updating Our Ignition With Holley HyperSpark Components!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Check Out All These Great Farm Finds! So Much To See And Everything Will Be Available To Buy Soon!

Barn finds, farm finds, survivors, and basically anything that has somehow lived this long and is ready for a new lease on life. Those are the kinds of cars and trucks that everyone wants to find....

$3,500 Build: Moving The Axle, Installing The Air Bags, And Test Fitting The Body On The $3,500 Budget ’51 Chevy Build

The last few videos have stacked up on this project and you are going to see all kinds of stuff getting torn apart, before some new stuff finally gets put back together. Bagging a custom that is...

After The Crash: Jeff Lutz ’57 Chevrolet Gets Torn Down, And The Rebuild Begins

A couple of months ago everyone in the drag racing and street racing worlds heard about Jeff Lutz and his horrific crash in his famed yellow 1957 Chevrolet. Jeff was hurt, but not nearly as bad as he...

Project Binky Update: Reassembly Is Well Underway! When Will It Make Its First Drive?

Well, it is moving forward. Not under its own power, but it is moving forward and we are so excited. The electronics, mechanicals, and more are all going in or getting ready to go in because this...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Installing A Weiand Stealth Intake On The Ol’ 318!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: His Custom Mini May Look Like An Orange, But It Handles Like A Lemon!

I’ve seen photos of his Outspan Orange before but had no idea what was really going on underneath this thing or how it came to be. It turns out these were promotional vehicles used to get people in...

The Charger – Electrical Chasing And Fuel Tank Modifications

A few months into owning the final project car, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s been in the garage for a good part of it. Yeah, yeah, line your jokes up. Nothing too major, but let’s...

Painting Mike Finnegan’s Toyota Mini Truck At A Truck Show! Wait, Mike Finnegan Has Another Mini Truck? That Runs?

If our friend Courtney Hallowell was still around, he’d be proud that some old mini truckers, like Mike Finnegan and I, still admit to being mini truckers. I want another mini bad. And...

$3,500 Build: Casey Tries The 1951 Chevy Body On The Blazer Chassis. Will It All Fit?

In the last video, Casey was asking all of us viewers what we thought he should do moving forward since he may have chosen the wrong chassis for this build. With 95% of the viewers telling him to...

$3,500 Build: Did He Choose The Wrong Chassis? The Chopped, Channeled, Bagged, And Bitchin Chevrolet Project Is Underway

More progress, but with some hiccups too. What should Casey do? He’s asking your opinions on this one, because he may have chosen the wrong chassis for this build. After successfully building...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Fixing Our Fuel System Before We Go Atomic!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...