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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Wanna Make A Bitchen Belt Grinder For Your Shop At Home? Watch This

Making tools is such a satisfying thing to do. I for one love going into the tool box and grabbing a tool I have built or modified to work better. It always makes you feel good to know you did...

Want To Have In-Helmet Communications For Under $50? Check Out How To Do It Yourself At Home!

If there is one thing we really could have used during our King of the Heap sessions as a team, it would’ve been communications with the driver. It’d be helpful to know if the power...

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Projects End Up Flat Even If You Don’t Have A Welding Table. Here Is How 3 Points Can Make You Accurate.

So you’ve got your welder, a saw to cut metal, and a stack of tubing you want to make into something. It doesn’t matter whether it is a table frame for your house, a back half chassis...

This Downdraft Grinding Table Project Is Too Cool And Will Keep Your Shop Clean And Free Of Grinding Dust

The worst part about fabricating and grinding in your own shop is the fact that grinding dust and grime ends up all over the place. In fact, that’s why I’m currently planning a shop build...

Great Idea!!! This Quick Release Plate Makes Akward Tools Moveable In The Shop

The tubing bender, throatless shear, shrinker stretcher, and numerous other tools in the shop take up a lot of room because using them requires space. The tools themselves are not necessarily big,...

DIY Tailgate Storage: This Is A Cool Way To Get More Room For Your Stuff, And It’s Cheap!

I’ve built stereo subwoofer enclosures into tailgates before, and have built a few storage tailgates for work and maintenance trucks, but this simple and fun project is a cool way to get some...

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...

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...

The $400 Score: Here’s How Easy It Is To Get Started With A Project Car!

I love a good story about a car returning to life and I love a good cheap-car find story, so naturally I was a sucker for this one. It doesn’t hurt that I almost bought a virtually identical...

Car Guy Cool Welding Project: Steel Wheel Fire Pit AKA Car Guy Chiminea

There are plenty of ways to practice your cutting and welding, and most people use scrap steel and just play around. But why not work on a project that really won’t be any less fun and...

Want Functional Hood Scoops In Your Late-Model Challenger? It Just Takes Two Parts And About Ten Minutes Of Your Time!

(Photos: Speedy’s Garage) The 2008-up Dodge Challenger has been an awesome ride since it was unleashed. With good looks, great engine options and excellent performance out of the box,...

Hacks of the Week: Hose Clamp Lowering Kit and Vice Grip Engine Mount

The only proper way to lower a car is to use the proper pieces: lowering springs, spindles, etc. But for every car you’ll see done right, I’ll find you ten that have been done in a...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s Just Rolled Into the Shop

Hiyooooo, it’s that time for Hacks of the Week. You know, I’ve been spending a lot more time with a welder in my hand, so I have to cut the hackers of the world a little slack. It takes...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

Look, we’ve all used a butter knife to turn a screw and some of us have opened a beer or two with a cigarette lighter, so we’re all about multi-tasking. With that in mind, the theme of...