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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Projects End Up Flat Even If You Don’t Have A Welding Table. Here Is How 3 Points Can Make You Accurate.

So you’ve got your welder, a saw to cut metal, and a stack of tubing you want to make into something. It doesn’t matter whether it is a table frame for your house, a back half chassis...

Making Tools Is Cool! Take A Look At This Rotary Bender, It’s Not Only Good At Bending But Bad Ass Looking Too

There is something about building your own tools that just makes you feel good. Not every tool should be made mind you, but some are better when you make them yourself. I’ve got several tools...

How To Prep And Paint An Old Rusty Chassis: Sure It’s Some Work, But The Results Can Be Cool

We’ve all come across a project that has got a chassis we just don’t look forward to cleaning and repainting. Often we’ll decide that taking it to the powder coater to have it...

This Tilting And Extending Welding Table Is A Pretty Cool Home Built Project That We’d Love To Have In The Shop

If you are regular here on BANGshift then you know that welding is one of the things I like most. And that means that welding projects and helping you guys learn how to weld is something I love being...

This Downdraft Grinding Table Project Is Too Cool And Will Keep Your Shop Clean And Free Of Grinding Dust

The worst part about fabricating and grinding in your own shop is the fact that grinding dust and grime ends up all over the place. In fact, that’s why I’m currently planning a shop build...

Build This Aluminum Boat In Your Garage From A Kit! This Thing Is Rad!

I love jet boats and the aluminum jet sprint stuff that is so popular in the north west and Australia. So when I saw this video from a guy building one from CNC cut parts in his garage I thought, now...

Harbor Freight Welding Table Hack: How To Make This Cheap Little Table Kind Of Bad Ass

Welding tables are one of those things where what you want and what you have room for, are usually two different things. I know, because I can’t wait to get my big shop done so I can build a...

How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Flares! Wide Body All You Want.

The whole process of flaring a car can be pretty intimidating, but when done right it is not only good looking but also a great way to stuff more tire under your handling machine. Steel, fiberglass,...

Polishing A Silver Nugget: This Ford EXP Goes From Grungy To Gleaming!

I won’t lie…I was seriously looking at this Ford EXP on Craigslist for the last week and a half. If you are shocked by that news, then hello, welcome to McTaggart’s World of Weird...

Fix It Yourself! Tim McAmis Shows You How To Repair Composite Components Here!

Things happen at the dragstrip. There is a reason why everyone signs the waiver before they are allowed past the gate…everything from the brutal murder of timing cones to engine explosions can...

This Hemi Powered D100 Gets An Aeromotive Phantom In-Tank Fuel System

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves) Hot Rodding, at it’s core, is basically upgrading old stuff with bigger and faster stuff. Sometimes this means embracing new technology with some of us kicking...

This Home Made Tool Will Make Bending A Radius Into Sheet Metal Simple And Easy

Ron Covell is one of the most famous metal masters of our time, so when he says that this is a tool you need in your workshop, I believe him. When I saw this video, and the tool in question, I...

I’ve Always Wanted To Chop The Top On Something, And These Videos Make Me Want To Even More!

Chopping the top on a hot rod or truck is one of the most timeless and classic custom body mods you can do. Whether for a traditional hot rod, custom, or show car, there isn’t much that garners...

Driveway Tech: A Quick, Easy, And Cheap Junkyard Windshield Washer Pump Fix

We always like cheap, easy fixes to things that annoy us. Driving around 50 year old cars means that having a working windshield washer pump at all is a luxury. But, keeping that stupid thing working...