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Category Archive: Car Features, CAR FEATURES, CHEVY, CHEVY, DRIVETRAIN, Hack of the Week, Metal Fabrication, SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

$3500 Build: Bags, Body Fitment, And Turbos. Wait…Turbos? Oh Yeah

Casey is making big things happen on the $3,500 build and that means getting the suspension finished up, mounting the body where it needs to go, and adding turbos. Wait, turbos? Yeah, apparently...

Finnegan And Newbern Make The World’s Biggest Rooster Tail With The Rogers Jet Boat!

Jet boat owners love a big rooster tail, because it looks cool not because it makes it go fast. With that said, there is an ideal angle for particular jet boat setups based on hull design, setback,...

The Crawler Hauler Project Is Getting All Kinds Of Updates! Second Story Deck, Covered Porch, Fire Pit, And More!

We’ve shared a couple updates on this cool crawler hauler build, and really dig the way this thing is coming along. It started out pretty basic, but there is nothing basic about it now....

Adding A Winch And Toolbox To A Trailer: Puddin Gets His New Car Hauler Ready For Action

We’re going to be doing some trailer tech in the coming months here on BANGshift.com as we have a new trailer project to do some work on, but for many of you, there are a few good things you...

Home Built Tools: It Turns Out That Making Your Own Louver Press At Home Is Easier Than You Might Think. Watch This!

I have friends who own louver presses, and who used to actually louver panels as part of their business. Sure, they use them still for certain projects, but it isn’t nearly as popular a...

Army Truck Trailer Build: Moving, Mounting, And Clearancing The Deck On The 7 Ton M1083A1 Trailer Project

This M1083A1 trailer build is pretty impressive. Building a triple axle trailer at home is in itself a pretty impressive project, but to take that on with the goal of adding a flatbed from an M1083A1...

Adding Lights To Your Garage Door Can Make Your Garage So Much Nicer To Work In

The average garage has some fluorescent lights hung on the ceiling if you’re lucky, and while they may provide “okay” lighting while the garage is closed, opening the overhead door...

DIY Lever Handle Dolly: The Easy Way To Move Equipment Around Your Shop Without Breaking The Bank, Or Your Back

Moving heavy workbenches and equipment can be a royal pain in the ass. Often times it can be such a pain that we’ll end up leaving a piece of equipment somewhere we really don’t want it...

Will This Family Relic Run After More Than 20 Years In Various Garages? I Want To Love This Monte Carlo…

I want to love it, because my parents had one new when I was little, but this one is way rougher than I thought originally when I saw the video. Oh well. It’s still a cool story and a car that...

DIY Tool Tech: Make Your Own Slapper From An Old File And Get Your Dent Fixing Game Going

Making your own tools is not only fun and rewarding, but also a great way to save money so that you end up with a tool that is better than you might otherwise be able to afford. I’ve got a...

$3,500 Build: Casey Tries The 1951 Chevy Body On The Blazer Chassis. Will It All Fit?

In the last video, Casey was asking all of us viewers what we thought he should do moving forward since he may have chosen the wrong chassis for this build. With 95% of the viewers telling him to...

Don’t Have A Bead Roller But Want To Form A Beaded Panel? Here’s How To Hammer Form One In Your Shop With Standard Tools

If you have ever wanted to build a beaded panel for a project, then you know that very often the bead roller is the way to go. Of course it depends on what kind of beads you are trying to make, but...

This Homemade Welding Fixture Table Is Awesome, And Includes Killer Storage For Your Garage

I’ve featured plenty of welding and fixture table builds here on the site, because I’m a welder and LOVE a good workbench, welding table, or fixture table. Since I’m always on the...

LS Swap Cruise Control Made Simple! Use Factory Parts To Add Cruise Control To Your LS Swapped Ride

Cruise control is a nice thing to have in your car or truck, but it isn’t always easy to do in your hot rod or truck that has had a late-model engine swap. For years we’ve used the Dakota...