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

Garage Fab Project: Building Rock Sliders For Your Off-Road Rig At Home

When you are first starting on your fabrication skills you typically start off with small brackets and projects that are of a smaller scale. But when it’s time to step up and start doing bigger...

Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

TIG Welding How To: TIG Welding For Beginners, TIG Torch Setup And Lap Joints!

TIG welding is one of those skills that seems to elevate your status as a car guy immediately. It also seems to be one of those skills that a lot of folks think is so difficult as to be nearly...

Relays: You Need Them, Here’s Why, And How To Properly Wire Them Into Your Ride’s Electrical System

Regardless of the age of your favorite hot rod, it likely has more electrical items and accessories than ever. And if you own a late model street machine then it most definitely has a lot of...

Black Oxide Coating Your Own Parts And Hardware At Home: Here’s How To Do it!

It turns out that Black Oxide Coating, Anodizing, and Nickel plating can all be done at home! And that’s not all. There are loads of coating kits available from places like Caswell Plating,...

Roll Bar Tech: Learn How To Measure, Layout, And Bend A Roll Bar Or Roll Cage From The Guys At Rogue Fab

I’m a big fan of tubing tools and fabrication. I own a Rogue Fab VersaNotcher, an Ol’ Joint Jigger notcher, and JDSquared Model 32 Bender that will bend and notch almost anything I...

Now That Finnegan’s Truck Is Fixed, It’s Bent, So Tubing Is Going To Be Required. Lots Of Tubing.

I swear that the reason Finnegan and I are friends is because he can tear up a crowbar. I have a lot of friends like this actually. I’ve said it before, but without Finnegan around to break...

Tesla Swap: How To Make A TESLA Powered Electric Karmann Ghia Step-By-Step

Love them or hate them, electric vehicles are here to stay and have been adopted by more than just folks looking for a new car. Sure, there are plenty of folks buying electric vehicles from GM,...

Metalworking How To: Make Body Mounts From Scratch With Simple Tools And Some Sheet Metal

If you own a Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle, Challenger, or any other popular car or truck it is likely that replacement sheet metal is available for just about all of it. So if you find yourself needing...

Down In A Hole: How To Extract Broken Bolts And Studs With Some Cool Cheap Tools

Broken bolts suck. Especially when you know you have one but can’t see just how bad it is because the part it is supposed to be holding on is still in the way. You know, like when you break the...

Here’s How You Install A 4-Post Lift! The Muscle Rod Shop Gang Installs A Brand New Bendpak

I’ve assembled, disassembled, and assembled 4-post lifts several times. Some of my own, and some for others, and although the brands have varied, the installation is super similar regardless of...

This Hydraulic Welding Table Build Is An Awesome, And Useful, Addition To The Shop!

Welding tables make me happy. Seriously, I love them. I love it when shops have old ones with 1/2 thick tops on them that weigh so much that they came with the building. I love the new trend toward...

Learn How To Bead Roll With Finnegan! He Brings Jamey Jordan In To Give Him A Personal How To.

Bead rolling is something I have only done a couple of times in my life, and never for more than a couple ribs to strengthen a floppy panel. If I owned a bead roller, that might be different, but...

Yes Please! Look At This DIY Hydraulic Bench Vise Build! Clamping Stuff Has Never Been More Fun Or Faster!

Vices are one of the more useful tools in the workshop, and come in all shapes and sizes to do all kinds of things. But with rare exception most vices require you to hold the piece you want to clamp...