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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...

Metal Fab In Minutes: How to Use a Shrinker & Stretcher, Panel Beater Bag & MORE

A motorcycle fender may not be what you need to make for your project, but it is a great part to make in order to show just what each of these sheet metal tools can do. Starting off with a Panel...

DIY Intake Manifold Testing: Can You Build Your Own Intake And Actually Make Power?

Everyone knows Richard Holdener for his dyno testing and engine tech stories. He’s tested more LS combos than anyone else on earth and done a lot of stuff nobody even realizes. But one of his...

Metal Fab At Home: Twisting Square Bar Like Indian Larry Is Awesome And Would Be Rad For A Project

As you well know, we dig the Make It Kustom YouTube channels that Karl Fisher has started, not only because he’s a cool dude that has good taste in hot rods, but mostly because he’s so...

Army Truck Trailer Build Finale: Storage, Registration, Build Costs, More Mods, And More!

In this installment of the Army Trailer build there is some added storage going in, the build costs will be covered, more mods are being made, and the process of registering and titling this thing...

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...

Army Truck Trailer Build: Bearings, Tires, Boxes, Mats, And Tie Downs, Plus Loading The First Tracked Vehicle On The 7 Ton M1083A1 Trailer Project!

In this installment of the Army Trailer build there is more wiring, the brakes and bearings and tires get sorted, as well as the whole tie down situation. Why? Because the first tracked vehicle is...

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...

Sheet Metal How To: Bead Rolling Sheet Metal Floor Panels For Your Hot Rod, Race Car, Or Truck

Bead rolling is one of those processes that not only brings good looks to a part but more importantly big strength. And while bead rolling metal is a simple process, if all you are doing is looking...

Watch This 120 Ton Dozer’s Broken Ripper Tooth Get Flame Cut And Welded To Better Than New Shape!

I grew up with oxy-acetylene cutting torches and stick ARC welders. I didn’t weld with a MIG machine until I was in high school, and didn’t TIG until I was in college. And while I’m...

Army Truck Trailer Build: Ramps, Welding, Lighting And More On The 7 Ton M1083A1 Trailer Project

In this installment of the Army Trailer build there is more welding, ramps getting finished, lighting, bracing, some paint, and more. There is still plenty left to do after these two videos though,...

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...

How To Choose The Right Welder For Your Garage Regardless Of Your Skill Level! Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Machines

Some people have a really hard time making decisions on what to buy, even on the simplest purchases. So when it comes time to make a purchasing decision on something more complicated, it can be...