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Which Welding Rod Is Right For Your Welding Project? Is It As Complicated As Some Might Think?

Welding rod selection, when TIG welding, is a subject that sometimes causes argument among friends as people do not always agree on what rod is used for what. Some say at ER80S-D2 is required for all...

This Is How You Build A Custom Upper Radiator Bracket You Can Be Proud Of

When you first open the hood on your car, the first thing that stands out is the engine, and the second thing people notice is the core support area where the radiator is at. It is right up front, in...

Finnegan’s Ramp Truck Is Now A Coal Roller! Wiring, Exhaust, And Smokey Burnouts!

It’s been a minute since Mike Finnegan’s ramp truck Chevy has been seen. Last time we had heard much about it, the 5.9L Cummins and transmission had been liberated from a surplus military...

Welding Aluminum The Right Way: How To Make It Easy, Pretty, And Strong

Stacking dimes, laying down a bead, whatever you call it, a pretty weld is a weld to be proud of. As longs as it is at least as strong as it is good looking. The skills and techniques used to get...

Science Time! Does Soaking Tires With Bleach Equal A Bigger, Smokier Burnout?

I’m not going to even pretend what the correlation is between vulcanized rubber and bleach is supposed to be. I’ve heard it from many sources over the years: if you want your burnout...

Cleetus Got A New All Billet Intercooled Intake Manifold For Leroy The Savage! This Thing Is Sick!!!

CNC Milling and Machining has changed the world we live in more than most people realized, but in the hot rodding and racing world we’re pretty aware of just what can be made using these...

Welding Titanium! Yeah, Tim McAmis Shows Us How In This Video!

Guys like Eric Yost at Customs by Bigun can weld an amazing number of metals. This come from a lot or race fabrication experience and when you hear about all the fancy materials he’s welded you...

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Purge Welding Stainless Tubing Doesn’t Have To Be Nearly As Difficult As You Might Think. Watch This.

If you are building headers or exhaust or something from stainless tubing you might wonder if you need to purge, or back gas, the tubing so that the welds are stronger and prettier? What we mean by...

Leroy The Savage Goes To The Wind Tunnel! Nothing About This Is Aerodynamic!

When we heard that Cleetus McFarland was going to take Leroy the Savage and put him in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville North Carolina, we laughed out loud. There is nothing about the car, save for...

Fix Flaking Clear And Messed Up Paint At Home With This Rattle Can Kit!

How many times have you seen a car or truck on Craigslist that you thought could be cool to own, but then realized it had flaking clear coat and would be way to much work to fix on a budget? And how...

Welding Up Big Gaps Can Be A Challenge. Here’s How To Master It

Tubing can be some of the most rewarding and challenging things to weld. But no matter how much time you spend fitting tubing, there are still so many joints in a typical cage or chassis that at some...

Sharpening Tungsten Correctly, And Using The Right Cup, Can Be The Difference Between Okay And Awesome TIG Welds

Sometimes it is hard to know what to believe when it comes to welding prep. I say this, because sometimes the things you hear sound so weird that they couldn’t possibly be true. Other things...

Bending And Notching Tubing: Keys To A Successful Chassis Or Roll Cage Build

It seems like two of the top reasons people hesitate to build their own roll cage, roll bar, or tube chassis is because bending and notching tubing require specialized tools. This is why companies...

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That Crazy Brit Is Back! Colin Furze Hops Up His Kid’s Scooter With A Remote-Controlled Turbine!

How do you keep the attention of a young child focused for longer than three minutes? I’m not about to throw a suggestion out there…if anything, I could use the advice for the moments I...

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