.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.

Category Archive: MOPAR, TECH, Videos

Satellite Launch: What Happens When Three YouTubers Come Together In A Junkyard!

About the same time I was watching Rocky Mountain Raceway throw down for the final party, there was something going on closer to home. Kevin from JunkyardDigs was itching to get back to his work and...

MORE: MOPAR, TECH, Videos

That’s A Huge “Nope”: Is This The Most Disgusting Eagle Talon? Check Out The De-Contamination Process Here!

Over this past year, I’ve had a fascination with bringing dead vehicles back to life. Obviously, a big portion of that program involves making the vehicle more than just a moveable lawn...

MORE: TECH, Videos

Gearhead Myth Busting: Gale Banks Tackles The Benefits or Downsides Of Performance Differential Covers – Fascinating

Gale Banks is one of the most brilliant minds that hot rodding has ever known. He’s succeeded virtually every single area imaginable. While we know him for this diesel work over the last 20...

Get Them Out Of The Junkyard! This Dodge Stepside Drove Out Of The Spot It Sat In For Thirteen Years!

Something funny that I’ve noticed in the many groups, forums and other venues I tend to frequent: when it comes to the subject of junkyard rescues, it’s amazing just how little actually...

LS Swap The World! Mopar 440 To LS Swap For This Bitchin Old Winnebago

We know that a lot of people love the LS engine and believe it should be in everything. We also know that there are a group of people out there that can’t stand the thought of swapping LS...

This Cool Little Press Brake Will Handle Sheet Metal, Brackets, And More

The Fab Forums often highlight tools we really dig, and this is one of them. I’ve been shopping for a small press brake or press brake kit, and this is one that I came across and kinda like. It...

MORE: TECH, Videos

Project Binky: The Electrons Are Flowing Now! Wiring And Electrical Systems Get Sorted

If you haven’t been following Project Binky, then you are missing out on one of the coolest projects we’ve seen in a long time. For the past 4 years we’ve been watching this Mini...

MORE: TECH, Videos

This Home Made Tool Will Make Bending A Radius Into Sheet Metal Simple And Easy

Ron Covell is one of the most famous metal masters of our time, so when he says that this is a tool you need in your workshop, I believe him. When I saw this video, and the tool in question, I...

Awesome Video: Saving A 1934 Plymouth Hot Rod That Was Hidden In The Basement For Decades!

(Words and video by Tommy Lee Byrd) – In a time when it seems every barn, shed or field has been scoured, looking for the next great “barn find”, we’re pleased to announce that old cars...

If You Are Fabricating Anything From Sheetmetal These Fun And Easy Punch Flare And Bead Dies Are A Must Have

Bomber seats, interior panels, boxed sheetmetal structures, furniture, you name it, these Punch, Flare, and Bead Dies are a welcome addition to the toolbox. They make parts stronger, cooler looking,...

It’s Not Just The Cage: How Seam Welding A Unibody Car Can Significantly Strengthen The Entire Chassis

Modern road race, rally, and drag race cars, that are based on any new unibody chassis will see significant torsional strength improvements by seam welding them. After all, all newer cars are built...

Cardboard Template Metal Fabrication Just Got Easier And Cheaper! Ramboard To The Rescue!

(We used screen captures from Project Binky videos to show their use of cardboard aided drafting as examples.) Car builders often joke about using CAD, Cardboard Aided Design, to build hot rods,...

Reawakening The Dead: This Leyland P76 Is Brought Out Of A 35-Year Rest And Back To Life!

Let’s say you hit the proverbial lottery and find a barn find worth mentioning. The car has been down for many years, but from the looks of things, a quick wash and detail will take care of the...

MORE: TECH, Videos

Watch the Most Hellaciously Bad Ass Brake Test on Earth – Incredible Forces at Work

We saw lots of hot brakes and clamping forces at work during Hot Rod Drag Week, LS Fest, and the NHRA Dodge Nationals, but even the big binders on the pro touring and drag cars have nothing on the...

MORE: MISC, TECH, Videos