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Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Building Body Mounts On S10 Chassis For The 1951 Ford F1

Here is Part 4 of the 1951 Ford Project. This one gets a bunch done to make sure the body can mount to this now shortened S10 chassis. As usual Brent has his own way of making things happen and...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Body Mounts, Air Ride Parts, Steering, Exhaust, And More!

In this episode of the COE build, the cab gets mounted up, steering is being configured, exhaust is going in, and so are all the air ride parts. It’s a lot of work happening in this episode....

Project Phantom Part 5: Floors And Rockers, And Rust Oh My On The 1969 Mustang Project

(Words and Photos by Joe Grippo) I’ll admit it, I have been slacking. It has been like a year since I have done a BS installment on the rehabilitation venture we call Project Phantom, my wife...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Fitting The Cab To This Bagged, Shortened, And Bad Ass Dually Chassis

In this episode of the COE build, the cab is being fitted up after shortening up the wheelbase so the back of the cab and the front of the bed will come together right where they are supposed to....

Is Buying A Couple Chevy Vans To Flip A Good Idea? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Every one of us car folks knows someone who buys the occasional project to flip, and some who flip cars on a fairly regular basis in order to make money for their real projects. I have a couple of...

FINNEGAN’S FIRST DRIVE: THE TURBO 2JZ-SWAPPED CHARGER IS FIRE!!!! THEY DID IT.

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger is arguably the scariest car that he and Newbern have in the fleet of fun. It is cool as hell, but it certainly isn’t easy to drive, comfortable, or reliable....

DIY Metal Fab: Steel Plate HAMMER FORMING!! Step By Step with Simple Tools – G10 Van Battery Tray

There are several ways to make fairly complex sheet metal parts in your own home shop, but few have the factory appearance and satisfaction that hammer forming provides. Karl Fisher at Make It Kustom...

Finnegan’s Garage: FINALLY FIXING THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST 2JZ-SWAPPED DODGE CHARGER!!!

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger is arguably the scariest car that he and Newbern have in the fleet of fun. It is cool as hell, but it certainly isn’t easy to drive, comfortable, or...

Project Farm Tests Metal Cutting Blades: What’s The Best Metal Cutting Blade? “Dry Cut” vs “Abrasive” vs “Diamond” Blade. Diablo, DeWalt, Makita

Anyone who builds stuff from metal has to question what chop saw to use now that the world of metal cutting has come to know and love the dry saw. When companies like Evolution started selling a...

This Single Seat Race Car Build Is Not What We Expected, Because It Is So Much Cooler!

Bennett’s Customs is an Australian is a traditional builder that does some pretty cool car and motorcycle projects, and they have embarked on a new project that must be done by September in...

The Make It Kustom Mini 1956 Buick Project Continues! Modifying The Wheels For Wide Whites

If you missed the first installment of this Mini Buick build, click the link below. In this episode of the build, Karl modifies the wheels so he can get this cool set of wide white walls to fit....

Sheet Metal Tech: How To Make Crowned Panels Without Fancy Tools!

One of the things I love about Fitzee and Karl Fisher and guys like them is their ability to show fabrication techniques that result in very nice results but without necessarily using ultra high end...

The Electric Swapped 1965 Mustang Fastback Project Suspension, Weights, And More

We shared the first three videos in this project a couple weeks ago and now we’ve got the latest right here. In this episode Tom goes over the rear suspension’s cradle assembly, motor,...

DIY Hydraulic Shop Press Build: Bigger, Better, Worth It?

Everyone around here knows I love tools and projects and making tools in the shop is always fun. But is it worth the time and effort to build your own tools? Clearly it isn’t always worth it,...