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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Projects End Up Flat Even If You Don’t Have A Welding Table. Here Is How 3 Points Can Make You Accurate.

So you’ve got your welder, a saw to cut metal, and a stack of tubing you want to make into something. It doesn’t matter whether it is a table frame for your house, a back half chassis...

Making Tools Is Cool! Take A Look At This Rotary Bender, It’s Not Only Good At Bending But Bad Ass Looking Too

There is something about building your own tools that just makes you feel good. Not every tool should be made mind you, but some are better when you make them yourself. I’ve got several tools...

How To Prep And Paint An Old Rusty Chassis: Sure It’s Some Work, But The Results Can Be Cool

We’ve all come across a project that has got a chassis we just don’t look forward to cleaning and repainting. Often we’ll decide that taking it to the powder coater to have it...

Urchfab Makes Use Of Their Hand Built Control Arm Jig. These Are Some Pretty Cool Custom Parts You Can Build At Home

It is the common thread of the Urchfab project called the Mongrel, a Miata chassis with a bitchin old Ford 100E body slid over the top of it with some huge fender flares, a cage, and lots of other...

This Tilting And Extending Welding Table Is A Pretty Cool Home Built Project That We’d Love To Have In The Shop

If you are regular here on BANGshift then you know that welding is one of the things I like most. And that means that welding projects and helping you guys learn how to weld is something I love being...

Dry Cut Chop Saw, Abrasive Chop Saw, Or Metal Cutting Band Saw? Which One Is Really The Best For Your Shop?

I’ve been drooling over dry cut chop saws for the past couple of years and REALLY want to get one. But at least half the time that I mention wanting one, someone tells me why an abrasive chop...

This Downdraft Grinding Table Project Is Too Cool And Will Keep Your Shop Clean And Free Of Grinding Dust

The worst part about fabricating and grinding in your own shop is the fact that grinding dust and grime ends up all over the place. In fact, that’s why I’m currently planning a shop build...

We Totally Want To Have Some Cool Scooter Or Bike Like An Old Cushman, Here’s One Being Restored

In some ways restoring a motorcycle is simpler and easier than a car if for no other reason that the scale of the project be so much smaller. But that’s not always the case when it comes to...

This 50 cc Bonneville 2-Stroke Motorcycle Build Is An Exercise In Home Grown Machining And Building Worth Watching

Sometimes it surprises me the things that people can make with the simplest of tools. We’re so used to CNC machines and high tech tools that we sometimes forget just how good the right saw,...

MAHLE Motorsports Takes A Look At Failed Pistons: How Did This Happen And How Can You Stop It?

As we have said many times, pistons get the worst of all worlds in the engine. They are enduring heat, motion, stressed in multiple directions and through it all they are largely responsible for the...

Project Raven Imperial: Ditching Some Sketchy Junk With Help From Lokar! New Throttle Cable And Kickdown Cable!

In the last update, we got Raven, the 1983 Imperial that is doubling as my penance for something I did in a past life, up and running after the 367ci small-block Mopar ate a camshaft keyway. Happily,...

This Ford Model T Had The Neatest Engine We Saw At Bonneville – Superchaged, Cragar OHV Head, Amazing!

There’s lots of stuff that stops us in our tracks at Bonneville, LOTS but even among the jaw droppers there’s a hierarchy. As Chad and I were cruising the pits on a quiet Monday we...

Epic Engine: Keith Dorton Has Built An SB2 V8 Into A Killer V6 For Bonneville – This Video Shows You How He Did It

Keith Dorton and his Automotive Specialists company have created some of the most amazing, powerful, and creative engines that the Bonneville Salt Flats have seen over the last decades, but this year...

No Small Task: Machining Tiny Connecting Rods For A Miniature LS Engine Is Quite The Process

The world of miniature engine building, like the world of full-size engine building has been forever morphed and changed by the introduction and proliferation of advanced machine tools. What was once...