Category Archive: Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

Custom Console Build: Step By Step Building A Console For A 1971 GMC Jimmy. This Thing Is Trick!

Another awesome project how to from Make It Kustom is right here. And if you are looking for some inspiration and technique to make your next console, then this is the video for you. I’ll be...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: His Custom Mini May Look Like An Orange, But It Handles Like A Lemon!

I’ve seen photos of his Outspan Orange before but had no idea what was really going on underneath this thing or how it came to be. It turns out these were promotional vehicles used to get people in...

Could This Little English Wheel From Eastwood Be The Perfect Sheet Metal Tool?

(Words by Charles Wickam) If you’re following along like every good Bangshifter does, you read the blog and watched the Make It Kustom video about English Wheel basics. Wait, what ?!?! You...

Is It Bad To Start Off A Project Car Revival By Cutting It In Half? If So, Puddin’s Fab Shop Has Started Off In The Wrong Directi

When Charles sent me this blog item I had to laugh because I’ve been watching Puddin’s Fab Shop on and off for a while. He’s funnier than hell, actually builds some entertaining...

Metal Shaping 101: How To Make EASY Paper Patterns For Curved Panels !!

There is no shortage of metal shaping opportunities on a hot rod, race car, or custom project. It all just depends on what your vision is for the finished project, but regardless there is some sort...

How To Video: Building Custom Spark Plug Wires At Home Isn’t Hard, And Makes For A Super Clean Install

If you have a stock, meaning un-modified, car and need a new set of spark plug wires, there is absolutely nothing wrong with going down to your local parts store and buying a replacement set....

DIY Lever Handle Dolly: The Easy Way To Move Equipment Around Your Shop Without Breaking The Bank, Or Your Back

Moving heavy workbenches and equipment can be a royal pain in the ass. Often times it can be such a pain that we’ll end up leaving a piece of equipment somewhere we really don’t want it...

Can You Make Real Horsepower With Big Block Peanut Port Heads? Richard Holdener Shows Us How

Peanut port heads, a staple of the early to mid 1990’s big block Chevrolets, were never considered a performance cylinder head. They feature small oval ports that just don’t flow a lot of...

Will This Family Relic Run After More Than 20 Years In Various Garages? I Want To Love This Monte Carlo…

I want to love it, because my parents had one new when I was little, but this one is way rougher than I thought originally when I saw the video. Oh well. It’s still a cool story and a car that...

DIY Tool Tech: Make Your Own Slapper From An Old File And Get Your Dent Fixing Game Going

Making your own tools is not only fun and rewarding, but also a great way to save money so that you end up with a tool that is better than you might otherwise be able to afford. I’ve got a...

Win This 1952 Pontiac! This Field Find Is Rad, Runs And Drives, And Is A Great Cruiser!

This abandoned 1952 Pontiac has been sitting in a field for decades. Like 40 years or so and Casey grabbed it and brought it back to life. It is in amazing condition, with very little rust, and some...

MORE: OTHER, TECH, Videos

Painting Mike Finnegan’s Toyota Mini Truck At A Truck Show! Wait, Mike Finnegan Has Another Mini Truck? That Runs?

If our friend Courtney Hallowell was still around, he’d be proud that some old mini truckers, like Mike Finnegan and I, still admit to being mini truckers. I want another mini bad. And...

Dyno Video: Big Block Chevrolet VS Big Block Ford. Which Junkyard Big Block Reigns Supreme!

The Ford vs Chevrolet argument started the minute the two faced each other in competition the first time and it is a battle that will continue until cars no longer exist. I’m a die-hard...

$3,500 Build: Casey Tries The 1951 Chevy Body On The Blazer Chassis. Will It All Fit?

In the last video, Casey was asking all of us viewers what we thought he should do moving forward since he may have chosen the wrong chassis for this build. With 95% of the viewers telling him to...