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Pit Trike Build: Building A Custom Pit Trike To Take On Sick Week!

Having a pit vehicle at a race is a must-have nowadays. Sometimes that is the way you are required to get the car to and from the racetrack, but other times it is just so that you can get around...

How To Pinstripe: Pinstriping For Beginners With HotRod Jen!

A couple of days ago we featured a video from Hot Rod Jen that showed her striping and lettering the door on an old Chevy truck. It was cool to see all the techniques she used, so when we saw this...

Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

Hand Painted Hot Rod Truck Doors: Pinstriping, Lettering & Silver Leaf

Hand lettering and pinstriping is a true art and the folks that do it well are really fun to watch. I’ve got a few friends who are incredibly talented, and have been lucky enough to watch them...

Easy Step by Step! How To Paint Interior Plastic, Vinyl, & Leather.

Whether you have a new project that needs some interior love, or you’ve gone to the wrecking yard in pursuit of some interior parts for your project, it always sucks when you find the right...

Can They Bring Back The Shine? Paint Restoration On This Neglected Old Chevy LUV

There is something super satisfying about polishing something dull into something shiny. Whether it is wheels, paint, chrome, or aluminum, if you take product and a rag or buffer and make something...

Tech: Pick The Screw That Makes More Power. Big, Medium, And Small. Which Is Best?

Screws are one of the marvels of physics. The threads can exert huge amounts of force, with far less input than you might think, and this means they can be used to do all kinds of things. In this...

Spray Paint Shootout: Which Spray Paint Really Is The Best? Or Are They All About The Same?

If you are like me then when you go to the store and buy spray paint you are always wondering why you are paying so much more for a name brand paint, and wondering if there really is a difference....

Cleanest Way To Organize Tools Or Tool OCD? Kaizen Foam Storage Tricks And Tips

I’m a big fan of tool organization and am the guy with the little plastic things that hold sockets, end wrenches, etc in my toolbox drawers. I also own a label maker which means I have well...

Wiring Tech: Solder Seal Connectors, And Wire Labeling. These Tips Will Help You With Your Wiring Projects!

I learned about solder seal connectors 15 or so years ago and yet I still meet people all the time who have never heard of them. These are some pretty cool little pieces of technology that can really...

Which Rust Converter Actually Works, And Works Well? Full Rust Converter Testing

I’ve just started a steel project and am using a combination of new and older materials. While all my steel is unused, some of it has been stored outside and has some surface rust that will...

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Workshop Hardware Storage Solution. Easy To Access Nut And Bolt Storage.

As I’m designing and building the mezzanine for our new shop, I’ve been thinking about how I want to store hardware. I have some of those nice drawers now, but they hold approximately...

Tape Measures Suck: Since We Need Them, Whose Is Best? Tape Measure Shootout

I don’t know why, but I have a love hate relationship with tape measures. I seem to have some that I love and then most that I hate, but I can never seem to find the same model as the ones I...

Electrical Tech: How To Wire Up Your Kill Switch The Right Way – Alternator And Battery Wiring

One of the most common tech failures we see at race tracks is an improperly wired battery cutoff switch. We see it all the time, and most of the time the person whose car is failing has no idea why...