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Category Archive: OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

How to Pick a Throatless Bench Top Metal Shear for Cutting Thick or Thin Metal

The list of tools that I want to own is arguably longer than the list I have for the cars and trucks I want to own. And like most car guys and gals there are some tools that are available in multiple...

Does Twisting A Ratchet Strap Make It Weaker? It Makes Them Quieter, But Is That Worth It?

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, then you probably haven’t used ratchet straps very much, and absolutely do not pay any attention to the big rigs going down the freeway. It...

CASEY’S CUSTOMS REVIEWS EASTWOODS AFFORDABLE PAINT AND PAINT GUN! SPRAYING A 1955 CHEVY SHOP TRUCK ON THE CHEAP!!!

(Language Notice, Casey uses lots of colorful language.) Guys that paint cars think nothing of giving their own rides a quick respray on occasion, which always blows me away. But I guess it is the...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 5: More Work On The Range Rover, And The Electric Ice Cream Truck!

Edd is banging away at projects, and that means lots to see and hear about from his workshop. I feel British just writing workshop. Anyway, he’s got his buddy’s Range Rover in the shop...

$1,000 Build: This Budget Built F100 Just Keeps Getting Cooler And Cooler, Watch How It Comes Together

This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real budget is $1,000 and yes selling stuff off the donor vehicle to get budget...

How To: Understanding Wheel Specs to Get the Perfect Fitment on Your Car, Because Bad Fitting Wheels Suck!

Nothing sucks more than a car with the wrong wheels or the wrong stance. When wheels don’t fit right they certainly don’t look right regardless of the design of the wheels. Sure, having...

$1,000 Build: Yep, This F100 Is Coming Together With An Ultra Cheap Budget

This $1,000 F100 build has been incredibly popular, and for good reason! This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real...

How Much Does Air Line Size Matter In Your Shop? See How Much Power You Can Gain

If you have the ability to test how much torque an impact gun actually makes, why wouldn’t you. And that is exactly what they have been doing on the Torque Test Channel. Because of their...

Here’s A Simple, Organized, And Convenient Way To Store Your Clamps In The Shop

I started watching Ron Covell’s videos primarily because he is a metal shaping master, and I am not. What I’ve come to realize is that Ron’s insane amount of experience means he...

Pacific Arc Tig Welding Shares 5 Tips For Beginner TIG Welders To Avoid So You Can Learn Quicker

Here are five tips for those of you out there starting to TIG weld for the first time. But these aren’t tips about things to do as much as it is about things NOT to do. By default you’ll...

Candy Paint Job Tech: Here’s How To Do Amazing Candy Panel Paint. The Serape Mexican Blanket Paint Job.

Custom panel paint, candies, flake, and the like are often found on custom motorcycles, lowriders, and customs, and regardless of whether it is your favorite or not, and regardless of the color and...

Chopping The Top: Not Easy, But No Fear Is A Great Start, Watch This Henry J Get Shorter

I’ve never chopped the top on a car or truck. I want to, but I just haven’t yet. I’ve seen it done in videos and understand what needs to happen, but I also know that depending on...

Weekend Tech: Fitzee Shows How To Make A Fan Shroud For Electric Fans

Fabrication projects range from the simple to the most complicated on your average hot rod, muscle car, or custom build, and sometimes the more complicated ones get the best of us before we can even...

Making Formed Carbon Fiber Parts At Home! This Is Super Cool And We Want To Do It!

We’ve featured Carbon Fiber fabrication videos from Street Bandito before, but this one is cooler yet. The process for building this small part can totally be replicated for something bigger,...