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Category Archive: CAR FEATURES, FORD, Metal Fabrication, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Project Phantom Part 5: Floors And Rockers, And Rust Oh My On The 1969 Mustang Project

(Words and Photos by Joe Grippo) I’ll admit it, I have been slacking. It has been like a year since I have done a BS installment on the rehabilitation venture we call Project Phantom, my wife...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Fitting The Cab To This Bagged, Shortened, And Bad Ass Dually Chassis

In this episode of the COE build, the cab is being fitted up after shortening up the wheelbase so the back of the cab and the front of the bed will come together right where they are supposed to....

Is Buying A Couple Chevy Vans To Flip A Good Idea? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Every one of us car folks knows someone who buys the occasional project to flip, and some who flip cars on a fairly regular basis in order to make money for their real projects. I have a couple of...

900 Horsepower Big-Block Chevy Power Combos: HOW TO BUILD A 900-HP, ALL MOTOR, 6-71 BLOWER OR CHEAP TWIN TURBO BBC! WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Which 900 Horsepower Big Block Chevy engine combo do you like most?  There are so many times that I’m at an event and someone comes up to me to talk engines and wants to know how to make a given...

Back Yard Rescue: Abandoned 1938 Ford Project That Was Bought By An Actual Hot Rod Hoarder!

When you like something and keep buying more and more of them you might have a problem. I know how that is as I have several projects, and most of them don’t run yet. So am I alone? Apparently...

Wire Stripper Shootout: German VS US Wire Strippers Put To The Test!

We love the tool tests that Project Farm always does, and the latest is all about wire strippers. I have to say that I am pretty particular about my style of wire strippers because I hate the cheap...

FINNEGAN’S FIRST DRIVE: THE TURBO 2JZ-SWAPPED CHARGER IS FIRE!!!! THEY DID IT.

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger is arguably the scariest car that he and Newbern have in the fleet of fun. It is cool as hell, but it certainly isn’t easy to drive, comfortable, or reliable....

Total Beast: Watch This MMR GenX Coyote Engine Turn 10,000 RPM With Twin 94mm Turbos – 4,000hp!

When it comes to drag racing, there is one element of the sport that doesn’t get enough credit. That’s the fact that drag racers have long had the tradition of taking a factory style...

800 HORSE BIG-BLOCK CHEVY POWER COMBOS: BIG CAM & LOW COMPRESSION (MISTAKE?) STROKER, NOS OR BLOWER? WHICH 800-HP BBC COMBO WOULD YOU PICK?

Which 800 Horsepower Big Block Chevy engine combo do you like most?  There are so many times that I’m at an event and someone comes up to me to talk engines and wants to know how to make a given...

Iron Trap’s Junkyard Hot Rod Rebuild: AMAZING Junkyard Hot Rod Interior Transformation!!!

Interior work is one of those things that, like paint, intimidates folks and they are afraid of doing it themselves. This is why so many folks never finish the inside of their hot rods. If...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Chassis Swap, LS Swap, And More! It All Starts Right Here.

Brent at Half Ass Kustoms just finished up a cool 1937 Ford Pickup project and is jumping right into a new project as well. This one also happens to be a Ford, but it’s going to be quite a bit...

DIY Metal Fab: Steel Plate HAMMER FORMING!! Step By Step with Simple Tools – G10 Van Battery Tray

There are several ways to make fairly complex sheet metal parts in your own home shop, but few have the factory appearance and satisfaction that hammer forming provides. Karl Fisher at Make It Kustom...

Vice Grip Garage: Abandoned Camaro Race Car – Will It RUN AND RACE again?

Derek is back at it folks, and somehow he’s found another American flag-themed race car to revive. Like the Chevelle, this one is as patriotic looking as possible and was a competitive circle...

Finnegan’s Garage: FINALLY FIXING THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST 2JZ-SWAPPED DODGE CHARGER!!!

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger is arguably the scariest car that he and Newbern have in the fleet of fun. It is cool as hell, but it certainly isn’t easy to drive, comfortable, or...