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

Sheet Metal Fabrication: How To Make Complex Shapes With Simple Tools At Home

When Fitzee shows us how to do sheet metal repair and fabrication we come out as better people. Not only does he show great techniques, but he does so without the use of fancy tools and while also...

Drastically Changing The Look Of This 1934 Coupe With Simple Bolt-On Upgrades

It’s amazing how much you can change the look of a car with simple bolt-on upgrades like wheels, tires, bumpers, etc. Just this week our friend Tommy bolted a set of steelies with dog dish...

Sheet Metal Tech: How To Spot Weld In Bead Rolled Floor Pans With Your TIG Welder

Hereis the latest video from Karl Fisher at Make It Kustom and, as usual, this kid impresses us. Not only does he make rad bead rolled floor pans for this Model A Project, but he shares the methods...

Fuel System Tech: Fuel Tank Upgrade Swap On An S10 Chassis Swapped 1950 Chevrolet Truck

S10 chassis are incredibly versatile. Sharing all the front suspension with a GM G-Body, or Metric, Chassis means that there are a lot of easy-to-get parts from the aftermarket, the auto parts store,...

Paint How To: Custom Painting Candy Metal Flake Hot Rod Flames

I’ve never painted a car or truck, but would like to try. I think painting anything is pretty daunting sounding, but painting flames or graphics seems like something otherworldly to me. When...

MORE: OTHER, TECH, Videos

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Will The Mini Rally Suspension Finally Get Finished? Can This Little Threaded Insert Live Through Rally Action?

Edd China has been struggling with getting this poor Mini’s suspension system ready to race for far too long. With parts issues, some old car issues, and more, it has been a bit frustrating...

Do Tunnel Rams Really Make More Power? Carb vs EFI Intake Testing On A 468 Cubic Inch Stroker LS

Everyone in the hot rodding world seems to have a favorite intake manifold design, and there has never been a better time to be a hot rodder or racer because there has never been a time in our lives...

DIY Tool Tech: Check Out This Great Pivoting Base For Your Vice That You Can Make At Home!

Making your own tools is one of the coolest things you can do in your garage or shop. I say this because there is a satisfaction that you get each and every time you use that tool, knowing that you...

Watch A Legendary Vincent Black Shadow Engine Dissection

There are engines that seem to transcend time and space. Engines that are larger than the sum of their parts and hold an aura over gearheads for seemingly unending numbers of decades. One of those...

Watch Two Steam Locomotives Work To Plow The Tracks On The Cumbers and Toltec Line

We love us some steam locomotives here at BangShift and have run hundreds and hundreds of pieces of content over the years showing them doing their thing in various configurations and settings. This...

HOW TO MAKE CHEAP BBC POWER. JUNKYARD 454 VS NITROUS AND TURBO. DIY POWER, BOOST, BIG BLOCK.

Just because the LS engine has been so popular the past several years, doesn’t mean that other engines are irrelevant, and I often refer to a Big Block Chevrolet as a “man motor”...

Rust Repair: Learn How To Make A Rolled Quarter Panel Or Rocker At Home Part 1

Making sheetmetal panels can be so daunting, but thanks to guys like Karl at Make It Kustom we can all be inspired and learn how to do this kind of fabrication ourselves. In this video Karl is going...

What Happens When You Max Out A Turbo? Will More Boost Make More Power?

When you talk turbos, and boost, everyone knows that more is better right? I mean the fact that a turbo is rated at a specific power level doesn’t matter if you can get it to give more boost...

Finnegan And Newbern Answer All Your Questions On This Latest Fun Video!

I always like catching up with Mike and Dave, but it is usually over the phone. So when I saw that they were doing this video I was excited. They answer a bunch of questions, tell us all about what...