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Category Archive: DRIVETRAIN, Metal Fabrication, SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

1936 Ford Custom Project: Bello’s Kustoms T-5 Swap, C-Notch, And More!

I love watch them do work at Bello’s Kustoms because they build ultra-cool stuff that has all the right looks but that is still driveable. This particular 1936 Ford is a great hot rod but the...

Making Sheet Metal Into Suspension! – Road Race Chassis For A Hot Rod Rebuild

Building complicated shapes and structures at home can be a challenge sometimes, but if you use the methods in this video you’ll see just what is possible without anything but simple cutting...

Turning A Railroad Track Into An Anvil! Simple & Easy DIY – Homemade Anvil

It is surprisingly easy to find pieces of railroad track to use for anvils and the like, and it has been a common use for them for a very long time. A railroad track anvil is a great DIY tool and one...

Tech: Pick The Screw That Makes More Power. Big, Medium, And Small. Which Is Best?

Screws are one of the marvels of physics. The threads can exert huge amounts of force, with far less input than you might think, and this means they can be used to do all kinds of things. In this...

Spray Paint Shootout: Which Spray Paint Really Is The Best? Or Are They All About The Same?

If you are like me then when you go to the store and buy spray paint you are always wondering why you are paying so much more for a name brand paint, and wondering if there really is a difference....

Clevite Clinic Is An Awesome 1950s Film About Bearings and Engines – It’s Old But Awesomely Informative!

Internal combustion engines have evolved a lot since the 1950s but there are certain things that are still the same. The fact that every engine going down the road has main bearings, and rod bearings...

Iron Trap Garage Builds A Door From Scratch, A Year After Building The First One. Can He Do It Again?

Most people who needed to build a pair of something for a car project would probably build them both at, or around, the same time especially if they need to match. In fact, the longer you wait to do...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: The FJ45 Ultimate Rock Crawler Gets A New Homemade Bumper!

On this episode of the FJ45 Rock Crawler project the custom rear bumper comes together, along with tail lights, and more! Check it out. If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40...

Restoring A 250 Pound Bench Vise! This Would Be Cool In Any Shop!

A good bench vise is absolutely critical to any shop, and they can be quite expensive for a really good one. Of course, there are cheap models out there, which are totally fine for the average...

Engine Tech: Daddy Dave Tears Down Proline Hemi Engine From Goliath

If you don’t know who Daddy Dave is, and who Goliath is, then you must live under a rock. Goliath, his Nova, is a bad beast and can really haul the mail as we’ve all seen. It’s got...

Metal Shaping Tech: How To Make A Tucking Hammer For Shrinking Sheet Metal!!

Karl Fisher at Make It Kustom just keeps coming with DIY tools and techniques for shaping metal with professional results. I love what he does, his enthusiasm, and his way of conveying these lessons...

Cleanest Way To Organize Tools Or Tool OCD? Kaizen Foam Storage Tricks And Tips

I’m a big fan of tool organization and am the guy with the little plastic things that hold sockets, end wrenches, etc in my toolbox drawers. I also own a label maker which means I have well...

Flying Sparks Forgotten Classic Car, MG Midget Interior Transformation!

It is so satisfying to take a car that has been sitting, putting some time and energy into it, and then bringing it back to life after being forgotten. Getting it running, driving it around, enjoying...

Rust Removal Battle: Which Is Best? Evapo-Rust Or Electrolysis? Watch And Find Out.

Rust sucks and no matter where you live there are times where it rears its ugly head and is a pain. Whether it’s car parts, a tool left outside in the rain, or whatever there are definitely...