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Category Archive: CAR FEATURES, DRIVETRAIN, FORD, Metal Fabrication, Project Cars, SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

1936 Ford Custom Project: Bello’s Kustoms Buttons Up The Suspension On This T-5 Swapped Old School Hot Rod

In this installment on the 1936 Ford project, Bello and the gang get their suspension on, but in a different way than you might expect. To recap, this is a traditional hot rod that was mostly stock...

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...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project Update: Oops… Making Cool Parts And Then Having To Fix Them.

Anyone who has built a car, truck, motorcycle, or whatever has at some point or another built a part for their ride only to find that their perfectly designed part had a flaw that kept the next part...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Shiny New Parts, Fuel System Fun, And More Chassis Reinforcements!

The Fab Rats are taking a bit of a field trip to Matt’s Off-Road Recovery in order to pick up a shiny new part, make some changes and get the fuel system all set, and then get some chassis fab...

LS Corvair Project: The Transverse LS4 Swap Continues With More Fabrication. This Is Going To Be One Cool Ride.

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt into other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These...

LS Corvair Project: More Chassis Work As The Suspension Mounts, Hubs, And Roll Bar Come Together

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt in to other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These...

LS Corvair Project: Figuring And Fabrication, That’s All It Takes To Put An LS4 In A Corvair Right?

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt in to other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair....

Installing An LS In A Corvair, The Wrong Way! This LS Corvair Project Is Gonna Be Cool.

V8 Corvairs are cool, and I’ve seen several built over the years. Some are front-engine, some “mid” engine, but everyone I’ve ever seen has had the engine running the right...

Project Binky Update: lt’s Back And It’s Badass, But Has Had To Have Some Tweaks

Despite being the most well thought out car build I’ve ever seen online, and also being finished to a much more show car level than anyone ever expected at the beginning of this whole project....

This Trike Project Looks Like An Absolute Riot, Although Mom Might Want To Pre-Dial 911

I’ve shared videos from Workshop From Scratch before, and love his creativity. His lifting and lowering welding table, and his automated vice, are just two that I really dig and that...

Man VS (Busted) Machine: This Is The Most Difficult Torque Converter Removal In The History of Mankind

The Precision Transmission channel on YouTube is one of the most awesome things ever. These guys are no-BS, they are knowledgable, and they do their work like the professionals that they are. In this...

It’s The Pan, Man: The Technology and Performance Of The Meziere Enterprises Heat Exchanger Transmission Pan Is Awesome

When it comes to innovative parts that not only solve a problem but also improve a racer’s chances of winning, some out of the box thinking is required. Thankfully this is an industry populated...

This Is How It’s Done: What It Really Takes To Cut, Weld, And Balance A Driveshaft.

I’ve cut and welded driveshafts myself, been in shops like the one in the video where shafts are made and balanced, and have been in some of the most high tech high dollar drivetrain companies...

Mini Pinzgauer 6×6 Build: A Cab Forward Side By Side UTV That Will Have Everyone Wanting One

This Mini Pinzgauer build is super cool and we dig it. Of course, it isn’t something simple, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as hell to put together. We’ve shared the...