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Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Why The Hell Is Edd Putting A Diesel Engine In His Electric Ice Cream Truck?

Well… that didn’t take long. Apparently someone else wants the Mercedes Sprinter Van ice cream truck, but without the electric motor and drivetrain. We’re not exactly sure why, but...

Decisions, Decisions: Which Fuel Tank Is Right For Your Ride? Carb Or Fuel Injection Ready?

One of the worst things about building a hot rod, muscle car, street machine, truck, or whatever else is sitting in your garage is the decisions you have to make about what parts to use. On the one...

Death Metal Charger Road Test! This 2JZ Swapped Death Trap Is Ready For Rev-Limiter Burnouts!

Finnegan and Newbern are back at it! Yep, working on cars again, having fun, laughing, and pissing a bunch of you Mopar purists off by swapping a 2JZ Toyota turbo engine into the Death Metal Charger....

Drastically Changing The Look Of This 1934 Coupe With Simple Bolt-On Upgrades

It’s amazing how much you can change the look of a car with simple bolt-on upgrades like wheels, tires, bumpers, etc. Just this week our friend Tommy bolted a set of steelies with dog dish...

Fuel System Tech: Fuel Tank Upgrade Swap On An S10 Chassis Swapped 1950 Chevrolet Truck

S10 chassis are incredibly versatile. Sharing all the front suspension with a GM G-Body, or Metric, Chassis means that there are a lot of easy-to-get parts from the aftermarket, the auto parts store,...

Paint How To: Custom Painting Candy Metal Flake Hot Rod Flames

I’ve never painted a car or truck, but would like to try. I think painting anything is pretty daunting sounding, but painting flames or graphics seems like something otherworldly to me. When...

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Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Will The Mini Rally Suspension Finally Get Finished? Can This Little Threaded Insert Live Through Rally Action?

Edd China has been struggling with getting this poor Mini’s suspension system ready to race for far too long. With parts issues, some old car issues, and more, it has been a bit frustrating...

DIY Tool Tech: Check Out This Great Pivoting Base For Your Vice That You Can Make At Home!

Making your own tools is one of the coolest things you can do in your garage or shop. I say this because there is a satisfaction that you get each and every time you use that tool, knowing that you...

Puddin’s Vintage Mini Uhaul Project Gets A Cheap But Awesome Makeover

If you missed Puddin getting this cool old Ford Courier out and making it run again, don’t worry because we have a link below so you can check it out. This is one cool little project and...

Sheet Metal Fabrication How To: Filling Holes in Sheet Metal EASY with This Simple Tool YOU Can Make At Home!!

There are several ways to fill holes in sheet metal, and several ways to make the patches themselves. When the holes are perfectly round, filling them is certainly easier than if they are a weird...

Edd China Workshop Diaries Tech: Making Your Own Battery Pack For An EV Project

Edd China has been building all kinds of interesting “vehicles” for years. And while most are gasoline powered, he has become known for building impressive electric vehicles as well. In...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Edd Is Working On A Super Clean 1966 Mustang That Got To England Through California

We’re used to Edd working on some weird or interesting stuff, but to see him working on a 1966 Mustang, that came from California, but that now lives in England near him, is a little strange....

Garage Find Z/28 Camaro! This 1980 Z/28 Has Been Sitting For Years But Is Driving Now!

Everyone loves a good barn find or garage find story. Some car that has been sitting for years, with the same owner, and a story about why it is where it is, always makes for a cooler purchase. This...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: The Electric Ice Cream Truck Is Alive! But Does It Make Ice Cream?

Edd China has been working hard on his killer Electric Ice Cream truck, because he wants to break more records with it. But in order to be the World’s Fastest Electric Ice Cream Truck, it has...