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Category Archive: OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

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...

GM Truck Cluster Repair! We Give The Gauges Of A 2006 Silverado SS A Work-Over!

The text from my wife didn’t fill me with hope. “My oil pressure is bouncing from zero to 40 and it started dinging, so I’m coming back to swap vehicles.” Fantastic…not...

Fix Flaking Clear And Messed Up Paint At Home With This Rattle Can Kit!

How many times have you seen a car or truck on Craigslist that you thought could be cool to own, but then realized it had flaking clear coat and would be way to much work to fix on a budget? And how...

This Welding Table Was Nice When Finished, But It’s Even Better With A Round Of Revisions!

I’m a freak for a good welding table. In fact, so much so that I haven’t built myself a new one yet because I want it to be perfect. Part of me loves that and the other part hates me for...

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Needs A Recharge – The Hack Mechanic’s Guide to Vintage AC

No matter what kind of car you’re interested in, you’re likely to run into dozens of examples that indicates the air conditioning system “Just needs a recharge.”

Cerakote Is All The Rage And You Can Do It At Home!

If you aren’t familiar with Cerakote, you probably aren’t alone. Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to a variety of surfaces and materials including metals,...

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DOM vs ERW: Which Is Stronger And What’s The Difference?

Roll bars, roll cages, and tube chassis are all made from various types of round tubing. Often times you’ll see an option for Mild Steel or Chromoly. ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) and DOM...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Dzus Fasteners, How To Choose Them, How To Install Them, And More.

I’ll never forget meeting Ted Dzus on Hot Rod’s Power Tour many years ago. Ted was driving one of his always awesome hot rods and when I met him I was blown away that he was THE Dzus in...

Best Of BS 2017: The Story Of An Audi Quattro’s Destruction At The 2017 Prescott Rally

(Since this story was written, Riley and Moose have been piecing together what they need to get back into racing and have, for the most part, healed up from the big off that they had at the Prescott...

Here’s How To TIG Weld Aluminum Tanks – Make Your Own At Home

TIG welding is as much an art as it is science. Putting two pieces of metal together via TIG or MIG welding is not that difficult with some practice, but welding with precision and consideration for...

Love To Weld And Have Some Time To Kill? Check Out This Collection Of Weld Porn!

(Images: imgur/Weld Porn) Craftsmanship isn’t dead, and neither is taking pride in your work. And if you want proof of that, or you’re just a fan of a weld that didn’t require time...

We Give The Dash In Our 1986 C10 Project An AutoMeter Makeover – Check Out The Difference!

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) –  The previous two articles in this series (fuel system, efi swap) featured upgrades that improve performance and drivability of my C10 pickup. It was...

We Fabricate Some Cool Casters For Our 9 Inch Housing To Help Move A Project Around The Shop

Sometimes just moving a project around the shop can be a giant pain in the ass, especially with limited space like I have. Like most of you at home, I have to move one project around to get the other...