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Category Archive: OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

I’ve Always Wanted To Chop The Top On Something, And These Videos Make Me Want To Even More!

Chopping the top on a hot rod or truck is one of the most timeless and classic custom body mods you can do. Whether for a traditional hot rod, custom, or show car, there isn’t much that garners...

Nasty To Nice: This Is How You Do An Engine Makeover In Your Driveway

There is nothing finer than a freshly painted and installed engine. Especially when it has new valve covers, intake, air cleaner, etc. But what if you have a driver that doesn’t need a new...

Driveway Tech: A Quick, Easy, And Cheap Junkyard Windshield Washer Pump Fix

We always like cheap, easy fixes to things that annoy us. Driving around 50 year old cars means that having a working windshield washer pump at all is a luxury. But, keeping that stupid thing working...

Roadside – Lost Weekends with Peaches & Buttercup aka The Story Of The Summer Of C10

Want to see what Peaches & Buttercup have been up to? The duo take on a classic, well known C-10 down to bare metal and rebuild it into a timeless custom, with a few adventures along the way....

Your Shifter Might Not Be Broken! Here’s How To Adjust A Hurst Automatic Shifter The Right Way

I am a creature of habit. Years and years and years ago I replaced my aging B&M Megashifter with a Hurst Quarter Stick, and I’ve never looked back. I love them. They work great, require...

Which Welding Rod Is Right For Your Welding Project? Is It As Complicated As Some Might Think?

Welding rod selection, when TIG welding, is a subject that sometimes causes argument among friends as people do not always agree on what rod is used for what. Some say at ER80S-D2 is required for all...

This Is How You Build A Custom Upper Radiator Bracket You Can Be Proud Of

When you first open the hood on your car, the first thing that stands out is the engine, and the second thing people notice is the core support area where the radiator is at. It is right up front, in...

This Used To Scare Me! Don’t Let Rust Repair Scare You. C10 Rocker Replacement Made Easy.

Growing up in California, I’ve been spoiled by rust free projects for my entire life. Even when I moved to Texas 20 plus years ago there was an abundance of mostly rust free cars and trucks....

Welding Aluminum The Right Way: How To Make It Easy, Pretty, And Strong

Stacking dimes, laying down a bead, whatever you call it, a pretty weld is a weld to be proud of. As longs as it is at least as strong as it is good looking. The skills and techniques used to get...

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...

GM Truck Cluster Repair! We Give The Gauges Of A 2006 Silverado SS A Work-Over!

The text from my wife didn’t fill me with hope. “My oil pressure is bouncing from zero to 40 and it started dinging, so I’m coming back to swap vehicles.” Fantastic…not...

Purge Welding Stainless Tubing Doesn’t Have To Be Nearly As Difficult As You Might Think. Watch This.

If you are building headers or exhaust or something from stainless tubing you might wonder if you need to purge, or back gas, the tubing so that the welds are stronger and prettier? What we mean by...

Fix Flaking Clear And Messed Up Paint At Home With This Rattle Can Kit!

How many times have you seen a car or truck on Craigslist that you thought could be cool to own, but then realized it had flaking clear coat and would be way to much work to fix on a budget? And how...

Welding Up Big Gaps Can Be A Challenge. Here’s How To Master It

Tubing can be some of the most rewarding and challenging things to weld. But no matter how much time you spend fitting tubing, there are still so many joints in a typical cage or chassis that at some...