February 21, 2018

Hot Rods - Rat Rods - Custom Cars & Trucks

Barry Weiss' Cowboy Cadillac

Barry Weiss’ Cowboy Cadillac

Roadkillers
Barry Weiss is an eccentric personality with attire and transportation to match. Barry made his fortune selling wholesale produce (really) and has used those resources to feed his collecting obsessions including his love of rare [Read More…]
How To Install a Train Horn

How To Install a Train Horn

How To & DIY
A full overview and how to video of installing an air-powered train horn… Alternate Video: You may skip ahead below to view different sections of: (00:00) Intro (01:10) Wiring  (04:07) Train Horn Overview (08:58) Tank [Read More…]

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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 and DIY Guides

Power Brake Booster Test
How To & DIY

How To Test a Power Brake Booster

If the brake pedal feels hard while the engine is running, the power brake booster is not operating correctly. Power Brake Booster Test 1 With the engine off, pump the brake pedal to remove any [Read More…]
Determine Ride Height
How To & DIY

How To Determine Ride Height

Ride Height is the height of your car or truck when it is sitting and the suspension is at the optimum setting (location). We can not stress how important setting ride height is on a [Read More…]
Torque Wrench
How To & DIY

How to Use a Torque Wrench

Torque specifications for components (especially engine components) are not to be taken lightly. Fastener torque requirements are also changing as nuts and bolts are becoming more and more vehicle specific. There is no more running [Read More…]