Project Car
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How To Build Your Project Car On A Budget

You’ve pulled the trigger on that project car and dragged it home. Project cars come in all shapes and sizes, so let’s assume you’ve found yourself one that runs, but just barely. Only your true die-hard hot-rod buddies get it. Everybody else thinks you’re crazy. You see what the non-believers can’t, not a rusty junkyard escapee but a soon-to-be cruiser that just needs a little tweaking to become a loyal daily driver… [Read More…]
Junkyard Engines - The Ultimate Score
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How and Where To Score a Cheap Junkyard Engine

For generations hot rodders have pulled bigger and more powerful engines out of other cars to use in their DIY hot rod projects. Back in the ’50s gearheads would spend hours hunting for Cadillac and Oldsmobile engines to use in their rods. In the ’60s builders started pulling Hemis, Pontiac 455s, Ford Cammers, and of course the big-block Chevys out of cars to power their gassers, T-buckets and other custom powered street machines. [Read More…]
Holley Carburetor
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10 Hot Rod Budget Build Alternatives: Buy This, Not That

1. AN Fittings vs. Pipe Thread Fittings AN stands for Army-Navy, and its name alone will answer the question: They’re military-grade parts that work in the aviation world. They’re also the standard of motorsports for [Read More…]
How to Build a Custom Transmission and Driveshaft Tunnel
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How to Build a Custom Transmission and Driveshaft Tunnel

In this video, Matt’s Ford Model A gets a custom transmission and driveshaft tunnel. He’ll show you how to create these tunnels using tools from Eastwood tools including the English wheel, the TIG 200 and [Read More…]
How To Fabricate and Install Ford Model A Floor Pans
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How To Fabricate and Install Floor Pans

In this video, Matt shows how he fabricated floor pans for his Model A project using some sheet metal and a handful of Eastwood tools, while offering a couple helpful tips to keep that metal [Read More…]
How To Channel a Model A Body
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How To Channel A Ford Model A Body

In a previous post, a simple hot rod chassis from scratch for a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe was demonstrated… The chassis and project is now ready to start channeling the body down over the frame to [Read More…]
Motor Mount Considerations
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Hot Rod and Custom Motor Mount Considerations

There are many factors that affect the location of the motor in a hot rod or custom car or truck chassis: Plan ahead. The tech session produced several points to consider when mounting a motor in a hot rod or custom car or truck project… [Read More…]
How To Build a Model A Hot Rod Chassis
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How To Build a Model A Hot Rod Chassis

This tech article is meant to inspire and give you a jumping point for building your own chassis. Every car is going to be a little different in measurements and execution, so be sure to think it all through before you start… [Read More…]
How To Build a Budget Chevy 350
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How To Build a Budget Chevy 350

El Rey’s Blue Collar 350 El Rey’s Garage demonstrates a typical low buck Chevrolet 350 engine build including the step by step process and parts used (+ part numbers)… From friend of Roadkill Customs, Brutha [Read More…]
GM SBC Twin Turbo Kit
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Small Block Chevy Twin Turbo Kit for $1000

For the price ($1,072.00), this is the most complete Small Block Chevy Twin Turbo Kit available and has all brand-new, quality parts capable of producing well beyond 750 horsepower with supporting modifications. The kit includes [Read More…]
Beading Machine Basics with Ron Covell
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Beading Machine Basics with Ron Covell

Learn the basic of the bead roller – a very versatile tool – as demonstrated by Ron Covell… Also of Interest: Metal Work / Welding Videos DIY Metal Brake for Bending Sheet Metal Equivalent of [Read More…]
Truck Bed Treatments
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Truck Bed Treatments and Ideas

Truck Beds ~ Step-side, Fleetside, Flatbed and Others ~ are the tool of the truck. And arguably one of the best ways to personalize or customize your hot rod or custom truck.   Also of [Read More…]