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Can A $200 TIG Welder Really Keep Up With A $2000 TIG Welder?

We’ve talked about it a lot over the past few years, the fact that you can get better and better reasonably priced equipment for your shop or garage. From floor jacks to hand tools to tool...

The Working Man’s Model A Sedan Part 8: More Progress, Including Mounting The Fuel Tank!

Here’s the eighth installment in the channeled Model A Build. This sucker is getting a 6″ channel job and that means lots of stuff needs to be moved around and mounted slightly differently than...

The Alfarrari Project: Finishing Up The Dry Sump Tanks With A Guard And Pressure Testing

In these next two videos in the series, you are going to see the dry sump oil tank get finished up for the Ferrari engine. While technically it’s just an oil reservoir, it’s an awfully big one...

Welding How To: 5 TIG WELDING TIPS IN UNDER 5 MINUTES

Here are some more welding tips that you can use while practicing your TIG welding this weekend in the garage! Remember, nothing in the world will make you better at welding except practice. So get...

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...

The Fab Forums New Fox Body Project: More Tube Work On This Four Eye, Stick Shift, Mustang. How Much Weight Did It Save?

In our second installment of this build, we will see Kyle finish the tube front fabrication in this cool little four-eye Fox Body Mustang. Since we have done similar builds ourselves, this one hits...

The Working Man’s Model A Sedan Part 7: Making The Floor Fit Over The Rear Crossmember Of This Model A Now That It Is Channeled

Here’s the seventh installment in the channeled Model A Build. This sucker is getting a 6″ channel job and that means some stuff will stick through the floor. The rear crossmember is one of them...

The Fab Forums New Fox Body Project: Four Eye, Stick Shift, Street Driven, And Cool.

This new build from Kyle over at the Fab Forums should be fun to watch. He’s open as to how this thing ultimately ends up, with a couple of exceptions. He’s steadfast on the fact that...

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...

Make It Kustom, HalfAss Kustoms Cab Over Ramp Truck Build! The 1971 GMC Fire Truck Ramp Truck Four Link And Air Ride For Burnouts!

In this video from the collaboration Fire Truck turned Ramp Truck, where Make It Kustom and HalfAss Kustoms have gotten together to thrash on Karl’s Make It Kustom rig, you’ll see the rear get...

Building A Mobile Drill Press Table, And Bead Rolling The Bed Of The Comanche Project With Big Tire Garage

Ian is back at it! This time he’s working on two projects. One is the Comanche build, and the other is a tool build. Yep, he’s modifying shop equipment which we totally approve of. This...

The Working Man’s Sedan Part 5: The Structure Is Done, Now It’s Time For Some Sheetmetal Fab

Here’s the fifth installment in the channeled Model A Build. This sucker is getting a 6″ channel job! Model A Fords are cool hot rod projects and my favorite is a chopped Model A Sedan. While a...

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...

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...