How to Tint a Back Window on a Classic Truck
How To & DIY

How to Tint a Back Window on a Classic Truck

Automotive window film (often called window tint) can not only reduce heat and glare in your vehicle, it can also protect you from damaging rays from the sun. Not only does window film protect you [Read More…]
Project Car
Builds / Projects

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…]
Holley Carburetor
Builds / Projects

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 Measure Wheel Back Spacing
How To & DIY

Wheels: Measure Twice, Buy Once

Wheels: Measure Twice, Buy Once Learn The Right Way To Measure for Wheel Sizes Before You Place An Order So, you want a new set of wheels for your hot rod or muscle car. That’s [Read More…]
How To Channel a Model A Body
Builds / Projects

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…]
How To Fix and Prevent Drive Shaft Vibration
How To & DIY

How To Fix/Prevent Driveline Vibration

Drive-Shaft/Universal Joint Cancellation Problem: Driveline / drive-shaft vibration. Driveline geometry incorrect. Drive Shaft Harmonics The process that can be used to address a condition called drive-shaft/universal joint cancellation, often referred to as adjusting pinion angle.  This [Read More…]
Motor Mount Considerations
Builds / Projects

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
Builds / Projects

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 Measure for a Drive Shaft
How To & DIY

How to Measure for a Drive Shaft

Greg Frick from Inland Empire Driveline Service in Ontario, California offers information on how to properly measure for a custom or refurbished stock or aftermarket performance driveshaft. In this video you learn to: Measure from [Read More…]
How To Build a Budget Chevy 350
Builds / Projects

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…]