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Category Archive: OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Fix It Yourself! Tim McAmis Shows You How To Repair Composite Components Here!

Things happen at the dragstrip. There is a reason why everyone signs the waiver before they are allowed past the gate…everything from the brutal murder of timing cones to engine explosions can...

Here’s How to Cut, Drill, And Bend Carbon Fiber Panels For Your Next Build

Carbon fiber is expensive. Too expensive for me to screw up and have to throw it away! At $25-30 a square foot, this stuff is pricey. And besides being expensive, it can be challenging to work with...

Project Mongrel Update: Chassis Stiffening And Rollcage Fabrication Begin

When we saw the Urchfab was doing a body swap, we were immediately intrigued. Maybe it’s because I’ve done them myself, and maybe it was because everything he does is simple and yet clean...

This Hemi Powered D100 Gets An Aeromotive Phantom In-Tank Fuel System

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves) Hot Rodding, at it’s core, is basically upgrading old stuff with bigger and faster stuff. Sometimes this means embracing new technology with some of us kicking...

This Home Made Tool Will Make Bending A Radius Into Sheet Metal Simple And Easy

Ron Covell is one of the most famous metal masters of our time, so when he says that this is a tool you need in your workshop, I believe him. When I saw this video, and the tool in question, I...

Quick Tech From COMP Cams: The Proper Way To Find Top Dead Center

Finding top dead center is a critical procedure for many facets of building and hot rodding an engine. Being able to be 100% sure that things are assembled correctly and that valve timing is set...

If You Are Fabricating Anything From Sheetmetal These Fun And Easy Punch Flare And Bead Dies Are A Must Have

Bomber seats, interior panels, boxed sheetmetal structures, furniture, you name it, these Punch, Flare, and Bead Dies are a welcome addition to the toolbox. They make parts stronger, cooler looking,...

It’s Not Just The Cage: How Seam Welding A Unibody Car Can Significantly Strengthen The Entire Chassis

Modern road race, rally, and drag race cars, that are based on any new unibody chassis will see significant torsional strength improvements by seam welding them. After all, all newer cars are built...

Cardboard Template Metal Fabrication Just Got Easier And Cheaper! Ramboard To The Rescue!

(We used screen captures from Project Binky videos to show their use of cardboard aided drafting as examples.) Car builders often joke about using CAD, Cardboard Aided Design, to build hot rods,...

Here’s How You Build Your Own Simple Chassis Jig. Build Your Own Chassis At Home!

We’ve been working on our own simple chassis jig to build Cole’s LUV truck on recently, and came up with something simple and easy that should work just fine for what we’re doing....

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....