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Category Archive: TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

If You Want A Press Brake For Building Brackets, Components, And Chassis Parts, This DIY Solution Is Cool

I’ve never owned a sheet metal brake or press brake, but man I wish I did. There are tons of times where I could have used one instead of fabricating brackets from separate pieces that had to...

RFID Door Locks For Your Hot Rod? This Project Is Kinda Cool

This dude certainly didn’t take the easy way out in putting something extra special and cool in his 1976 Mazda RX-5, but the result is something pretty neat that you aren’t going to see...

How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Flares! Wide Body All You Want.

The whole process of flaring a car can be pretty intimidating, but when done right it is not only good looking but also a great way to stuff more tire under your handling machine. Steel, fiberglass,...

Snow? Ice? HA! Nails, Wheels And A Welder Can Combat Anything Winter Has To Offer!

How is winter going for you so far? Have you had any kind of measurable snow or ice yet? Luckily, around BangShift Mid-West, we haven’t…nothing more than a dusting that was melted by noon...

Best of 2018: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

Wanna See Some Cool Welding? Check Out The Tube Hurricane TIG Challenge

Welding is like therapy for me. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and when you are done you have something cool to look at or use. Whether building a chassis, welding up trophies, or just...

Clamps, Clamps, And More Clamps. Quarter Panels And Roof Install On A 1967 Camaro

Quarter panels are an intimidating project for a lot of gearheads. Add a roof to the mix and it is a whole other experience entirely. With that said, the actual installation of both is a process...

Composite Series: How To Fix Stress Cracks In Carbon Fiber Body Panels And Pieces

Race cars are under an insane amount of stress. But when those race cars have bodies made of carbon fiber or fiberglass, they tend to take an even greater hit. Tire shake, sheelstands, and just the...

Mongrel Project Update: Roll Pan And Quarter Panel Extensions. It’s Sheet Metal Fab Time!

Man this project is inspiring! Just what all of you living in the cold weather need to keep you moving on your winter projects. UrchFab is doing an awesome job on this Ford 100E/Miata body swap. The...

Ridetech’s New S10 Coil-Over Suspension System Makes Them Look And Handle Like Never Before

The Chevrolet S10, and GMC S15, pickup truck platform is one of the most popular small truck platforms ever built. They have been customized, engine swapped, and tricked out in every conceivable...

Polishing A Silver Nugget: This Ford EXP Goes From Grungy To Gleaming!

I won’t lie…I was seriously looking at this Ford EXP on Craigslist for the last week and a half. If you are shocked by that news, then hello, welcome to McTaggart’s World of Weird...

Composite Series Continued: How To Repair Holes In Carbon Fiber Panels

Parts on race cars wear out and get beat up. It is just part of the deal. And sometimes parts just have to be replaced when they get worn or beat up. But some parts can be repaired or reconditioned...

Add This Simple Welding Cart Build To Your Winter Projects List

For a lot of you out there, Winter is the time to get cool project done while the weather is crappy. Well if you are looking for something fun to weld, that will be in your shop and ready to use from...

The Mongrel Just Doesn’t Stop! This Ford 100E Is An Amazing Ride And Awesome Chassis Swap

The Mongrel continues! In this episode you get a little simple, but trick, tech on how to make Taco Gussetts for your roll cage as Urch installs them in the Mongrel. The cage work, gussets, and punch...