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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, OTHER, Project Cars, Tech Stories

The Chop Top Dodge Crusader Gets A Cheap DIY Interior. Watch And See Just How You Can Do Your Own Interior At Home.

Building cars can be done on the cheap if you know how to do it all yourself, but that means some skills need to be learned. It always seems that painting a car and doing the interior on the car are...

Hydroform Your Own Parts At Home With A Grease Gun!

Fluid has incredible power when used properly, and can be used to form metal for all kinds of purposes. Hydroforming, the process where a fluid is used to exert pressure on a material in order to...

Here’s A Fun Project For You And The Kids During The COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order!

Drift trikes are cool. Super simple, super fun, and something that a lot of moms will have issues with allowing their children to ride. But considering the dangers virus flying around the world right...

This Rolling Metal Shop Table Project Is One You Can Do At Home And Would Be Seriously Handy

I’m a big fan of shop tables that move around so you don’t need to take up all your space, all the time. Of course there is also a danger when you talk about horizontal spaces, because...

Hot Rodder’s Project: Make Your Own Louver Press In Your Garage! Louver The World

Back in the day, you could go to your local hot rod or speed shop and have louvers pressed into parts of all kinds. Local hot rodders would bring in hoods and fenders and more, all in search of...

How Many Ways Can You Weld Box Tube Corners? The Answer Is A Lot, And Here Are 4 Cool Ones

Sometimes I see videos of guys making rounded or capped, or other corners in box tubing on videos you’ll see on youtube. Most of the time these videos have little or no instruction, or are in...

Urchfab Tears Down The CB550: What Will Come Of This Cool Little Project?

It’s tear own time for the latest project form Urchfab. Matt is tearing stuff apart in an effort to make this thing cool and clean and we love him for it. We first introduced this project a...

Adam Savage Builds A Really Cool Portable Solder Station That You Can Replicate In Your Shop

Wiring is one of those things that many hot rodders and racers dread doing on their projects for a variety of reasons. Besides being an intimidating task for some it is one of those projects that is...

Watch How This Dude Made His Own Triple Engine Outboard Boat – This Is Going To Make This Little Bastard A Riot!

In recent years there have been more and more bad ass outboard engines coming out, including GM LS Based stuff that makes stupid power, but what we’ve been most impressed by are the number of...

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,...