June 17, 2018

Hot Rods - Rat Rods - Custom Cars & Trucks

Project Car

How To Build Your Project Car On A Budget

Builds / Projects
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…]
Project: Bomber '49

Project: Bomber ’49

Man Cave
The car, a 1949 Ford shoebox was toast. D.J. tells us that he’s “wanted to do something like this for a long time, but wanted to do it differently”. D.J. really likes bomber planes and decided to wrap the rear-end in copper riveted aluminum. He worked on it one day a week for a year. [Read More…]
How To Make PVC Train Horns at Home

How To Make PVC Train Horns at Home

How To & DIY
Why spend hundreds on a train horn kit when you could build your own? Making your own train horns is cheap and easy. See how to make simple DIY horns here so you can stay safe by announcing your presence to oblivious pedestrians. [Read More…]
10 Best Hot Rods for 16-Year Olds

10 Best Hot Rods for 16-Year Olds

Lifestyle
Clones: 1. 1967-1979 GM X-Body (Nova excluded) An Oldsmobile Omega, a Pontiac Ventura, a Pontiac Phoenix, and a Buick Skylark, are all less expensive versions of a Nova. Find a ’70s Omega or Ventura, and [Read More…]
Ardbeg Whiskey Hot Rod Tractor

The Ardbeg Whiskey Hot Rod Tractor

Roadkillers
The Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Hot Rod Tractor — A one-of-a-kind, customised, incredibly loud and rip-roaring machine thanks to the creative genuis of hot rod specialist Paul Burham from Burham Autos, UK hot rod builder since 1981. Built from a 1959 Massey Ferguson 35 Tractor. [Read More…]

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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…]
Do It Yourself Wide Whitewalls
How To & DIY

Do It Yourself Wide Whitewalls

Using a grinder and flapper wheel to work through the outer layer of a tire to explose the illustriuos whitewall layer – Hence: Do It Yourself Wide Whitewalls. Be careful… [Read More…]
Welder Series Step Notch Full Assembly
Builds / Projects

How To Install a Universal Rear Step Notch Kit

The Welder Series Universal Rear Step Notch Kit is easy to assemble and install. The pieces fit together using alignment tabs to make clamping and welding a breeze. These kits are typically used in the custom car, truck and mini truck market to drop the frame past the rear axle. [Read More…]