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Derek Finally FINISHED The HEMI Swapped C10 Truck And It’s AMAZING!

Here is Part 8 of the Gen III HEMI C10 build that Derek has dubbed the HemiHalf. It’s back from Moparty and ready to get buttoned up and ready to rock so the burnouts can commence! The thought...

Vice Grip Garage Stock Car Tribute 1776 Monte Carlo LS Swap – Part 2 The LS Swap Continues

According to Derek, the LS barely fits! If you want to see why then watch Part 2 of this LS Swap. If you haven’t seen Part 1, or how he came about getting this LS out of the Corvette it lived...

Paint It, Put It Back Together, And Wheel It! Getting The Jeep Back Together To Go On A Wheelin’ Trip Dirthead Style

Dirthead Dave’s yellow Jeep YJ has been sitting for too long, and it’s time to get it back out on the trail. In order to do that, it needs a couple fixes, some paint, and some prep in...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Finishing The Patina To Make All Of This Truck Look Like It’s Been Together Forever

In this new installment of the NAPCO Clone build, Brent has some work to do in order to really make the patina pop, but not before fixing a couple other rust spots and buttoning up some other...

Can Vice Grip Garage Get The LS1 Out Of This Corvette By Lifted Off The Body?

If you think that lifting a car body off the chassis using a two post lift is a little wonky, then I can imagine that seeing Derek lift the body off of a Corvette using the four post lift will...

Mortske’s Abandoned1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Project: Nothing Different Colored Body Panels And A Donor Car Can’t Fix! Snow Donuts!

We recently shared one of Mortske’s “will it run” videos where he took a 1961 Bel Air that had been sitting outside for 49 years and got it back up and running. To say that it is a...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Painting The Bed To Match The Cab’s Patina, And Fixing The Winch!

In this latest installment of the NAPCO Clone build, Brent has painting to do on the bed to try and make it match up with the cab. This is going to take some technique and some trial and error to get...

Vice Grip Garage Budget Build: Straight 8 Powered 1952 Packard Hotrod!

I’m a fan of early ’50s cars, because regardless of the manufacturer, most of the early ’50s American cars have similar shapes that look great lowered, chopped, etc. And despite the...

Building An Old School Manx Style Dune Buggy But Bigger So It Seats 5!

The Meyer’s Manx was the Dune Buggy that changed the world. It came out originally in 1964 and used a donor VW Beetle underneath the Manx fiberglass body. They were cute, capable, and fun, and...

Garage Burnouts!!!! Newbern Gets His Topkick Back On The Road!

Newbern has a big giant GMC Top Kick. I say big and giant because all Top Kicks are pretty big. They were originally built to be used for all kinds of medium-duty commercial uses including box...

ABANDONED 1955 Chevy Nomad Update – Replacing Super Expensive Nomad Glass! Please Don’t Break!!!

Well, the forgotten project Nomad is moving right along! It’s been painted and now some of that pain is going away in favor of some other pain, and some oil and who knows what else to make it look...

ABANDONED Bricklin SV1 – Will it RUN AND DRIVE 700 miles? Tavarish and Vice Grip Garage Are About To Find Out

You know the drill, Derek finds some car that he just has to own and then flys in to see if he can make it run and drive well enough to get it back home. Of course these are usually not 20 or 50 or...

ABANDONED 1955 Chevy Nomad Update – The $85 Paint Job Gets A Couple Dollars More Expensive With Patina

Well, the forgotten project Nomad is moving right along! It’s been painted and now some of that pain is going away in favor of some other pain, and some oil and who knows what else to make it...

The Alfarrari Project: The Ferrari Powered Alfa Gets A Radiator, A Modified Intake, And A Big Hole In The Hood

There is so much going into building this little hot rod, and every single part of it is custom. After all, there are no kits to do this kind of thing so you have to build it all yourself if you want...