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

Quick Paint Tech: How To Remove A Horrible Paint Job Without Ruining The Original Paint Underneath? Wait, What?

Hmmmmm. I mean, I own a car with some seriously nasty paint on it, but I have never ever considered just taking the crappy paint off of the thing. Until now. Hmmm. But my particular project...

Building A Chopped, Sectioned, Roadster 1949 GMC Pickup From Spare Parts Is Cool

We’ve spotlighted some of the videos from Halfass Kustoms before and as a regular viewer I am always intrigued and inspired by what he puts together. This project is just for filler in between...

Chopping The Top: Not Easy, But No Fear Is A Great Start, Watch This Henry J Get Shorter

I’ve never chopped the top on a car or truck. I want to, but I just haven’t yet. I’ve seen it done in videos and understand what needs to happen, but I also know that depending on...

Weekend Tech: Fitzee Shows How To Make A Fan Shroud For Electric Fans

Fabrication projects range from the simple to the most complicated on your average hot rod, muscle car, or custom build, and sometimes the more complicated ones get the best of us before we can even...

The Car Hauler Trailer Rebuild Continues: Demo Is Done, Design Is Coming Along, And New Stuff Is Being Delivered!

They are back with Part 2 of the trailer rebuild and we can’t wait to see this thing come along. What’s the plan? Take one useable but not pretty gooseneck car trailer and add some living...

They Sorta Made It! Day 6 Of The 5 Day C10 Build, Plus Every Installment Of Finnegan’s 5-Day C10 Build!

The lead in photo for the last video asks if they look tired, and my answer is “You better!” Cause if you are on a 5-Day build thrash and you don’t look wore out, then you either...

Garage Fab Project: Building Rock Sliders For Your Off-Road Rig At Home

When you are first starting on your fabrication skills you typically start off with small brackets and projects that are of a smaller scale. But when it’s time to step up and start doing bigger...

How To Widen Steel Wheels At Home: No Hinky Strapping Needed. Watch This.

I’m glad that Matt at Urchfab put this video together show his latest project’s little skinny wheels, being made into wheels that are much cooler. We’ve all seen wheels widened by...

Sleeper Exhaust Build: This 650 Horsepower LS Turbo Volvo Is Going Stealth For Ultimate Sleeper Status

I know this is going to make me sound old, but I like quiet cars. Not always mind you, but more and more. The exception is when something has a real camshaft in it that just sounds nasty. But a low...

Metalworking How To: Make Body Mounts From Scratch With Simple Tools And Some Sheet Metal

If you own a Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle, Challenger, or any other popular car or truck it is likely that replacement sheet metal is available for just about all of it. So if you find yourself needing...

Down In A Hole: How To Extract Broken Bolts And Studs With Some Cool Cheap Tools

Broken bolts suck. Especially when you know you have one but can’t see just how bad it is because the part it is supposed to be holding on is still in the way. You know, like when you break the...

This Hydraulic Welding Table Build Is An Awesome, And Useful, Addition To The Shop!

Welding tables make me happy. Seriously, I love them. I love it when shops have old ones with 1/2 thick tops on them that weigh so much that they came with the building. I love the new trend toward...

Yes Please! Look At This DIY Hydraulic Bench Vise Build! Clamping Stuff Has Never Been More Fun Or Faster!

Vices are one of the more useful tools in the workshop, and come in all shapes and sizes to do all kinds of things. But with rare exception most vices require you to hold the piece you want to clamp...

Don’t Throw Away That Leaking, Slow, Busted Floor Jack Or Bottle Jack In The Garage. Fix It, It’s Easy!

Because tools and equipment have gotten so much cheaper over the years, we all tend to throw away something that doesn’t work instead of bringing it back to life in the garage. What’s...