March 23, 2018

Hot Rods - Rat Rods - Custom Cars & Trucks

1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery - GM B-Body Chassis Swap

1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery / B-Body Chassis Swap

Builds / Projects
This smokin’ 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery will soon find its way on top of a 1993 Caprice Classic, a Craigslist purchase that will provide modern everything for this chassis / body swap build. The goal is to fully swap the b-body chassis, floor, wiring harness, lighting, seats and any other creature comforts for this build that will remain patina. [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…]

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Blog Posts / Updates

How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle Project
How To & DIY

How To Wire Your Rat Bike or Motorcycle

Generally, building a rat bike or custom motorcycle project involves stripping the bike down to only the necessary functions. You can see that the original wiring looks extensive and complex. You don’t need to get scared because building a rat bike means that you can eliminate a lot of it… [Read More…]
1939 Plymouth Air Radial Truck

1939 Plymouth Air Radial Truck

Colorado Auto & Parts is home to the famous “Plymouth Air Radial Truck” — A 1939 Plymouth PT-81 truck with a seven-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine from a 1954 Cessna 195 Airplane. [Read More…]
DIY Powder Coating at Home
How To & DIY

How To Powder Coat At Home

Using an Eastwood HotCoat Powder Coating Gun to demonstrate how to properly clean and powder coat paint a machined aluminum part. In addition to powder coating a sample part, video includes an overview tutorial of powder coating equipment, tips, tricks and more. [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…]
Understanding Torque Converters
Automotive Basics

Torque Converters ~ Understanding and Troubleshooting

Torque converters are a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load. In a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the torque converter connects the power source from the load. [Read More…]




How To and DIY Guides

How To & DIY

How To Plus Size Wheels and Tires

Plus Sizing your wheel and tire combination was designed to enhance vehicle performance and appearance by allowing fitment of larger diameter rims and lower profile tires. The theory is that while making these changes, you keep the overall tire diameter within 3% of the original equipment tires. [Read More…]
Paint a Car at Home
How To & DIY

How To Paint A Car At Home In 4 Easy Steps

Learn every step to paint a car at home from bare metal to color sanding and buffing. We teach you how to block sand, how to apply body filler, how to sand body filler, how to spray primer, how to spray high build primer, how to sand primer, how to spray basecoat with an HVLP paint gun, how to spray clear and how to color sand and buff to get a perfect finish. We even show you all the tools you need to paint a car. [Read More…]