February 23, 2018

Hot Rods - Rat Rods - Custom Cars & Trucks

Build Your Own Hot Rod

How To Build Your Own Hot Rod

Builds / Projects
The resources below are intended to help facilitate your hot rod build from inspiration and planning to building and customization. Use these tools to help locate donor vehicles and parts cars, and determine what other [Read More…]

1959 GMC / B-Body Chassis Swap

Builds / Projects
Project: 1959 GMC Truck / B-Body Swap and Cut to Short-bed Chassis and Drive-Train Donor: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic A customer that had recently purchased a 1959 GMC Truck, running, came to us wanting to [Read More…]

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1936 Ford Humpback Rat Rod Roadster

Project: 1936 Ford Humpback Rat Rod Roadster This is what was delivered: Straight axle, wishbone, spring and a 1936 Ford Four Door Humpback that was at some point cut down to a two-door roadster. The first [Read More…]
Welcome - Chevrolet 3100 Fitted with Suicide Doors
Builds / Projects

How To Install Suicide Door Hinges

Suicide Door Hinges, arguably made best known among today’s hot rodders and customizers by the Lincoln Continental four-door convertible of the 1960s, are a popular customization. Not only do they add a high level of [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

How To Use A Multimeter

How To Use A Multimeter ~ The digital multimeter is the go to tool for dealing with electrical problems in a car, and is the proper tool to measure voltage, current, and resistance. In fact, [Read More…]
Builds / Projects

1959 GMC / B-Body Chassis Swap

Project: 1959 GMC Truck / B-Body Swap and Cut to Short-bed Chassis and Drive-Train Donor: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic A customer that had recently purchased a 1959 GMC Truck, running, came to us wanting to [Read More…]

         

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How To Tint Your Windows
How To & DIY

How To Tint Your Windows

Tinting Windows – DIY Tips and Secrets Looking to tint your own windows? Window tinting is a relatively difficult endeavor, but with patience and proper coaching, you can achieve your desired results. Start by working [Read More…]
Replace Ball Joints
How To & DIY

How To Replace Ball Joints

With a good set of instructions, a small amount of mechanical knowledge and a bit of patience, you can change the ball joint yourself and save a tremendous amount of money in labor costs. The [Read More…]