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Epoxy vs. Self-Etching Primer for Painting Bare Metal

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Visit any automotive forum and you can’t help but stumble upon a long running debate on which direct to metal product is better, etch primer or epoxy primer. You will hear all kinds of technical facts, personal experiences as well as flat out unsubstantiated opinion. Then throw in the thousands of products available for the […]

Easy Grab Pin Cushion for Pointy Tools

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Trying to finish a project but keep losing track of your bits and small tools as soon as you put them down? Put a stop to this all too familiar disappearing act with this gearhead version of a pin cushion by The Family Handyman. It makes a convenient storage place for the immediate things you […]

Wheel Tech: What Size Wheel is Right for You?

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When it comes to exhaust systems, we know we want headers and turbo mufflers. When it comes to suspensions, we usually want it low and stiff. When it comes to the engine, we want the biggest, baddest cam we can afford, with the biggest carburetor (or injectors) that we can manage. But the question of […]

Smiley-Face Tire Totter

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You know, like a teeter totter only with a tire! This lovable playground toy is easy to make with just a tire, wood board, handles and fasteners but decorating and painting it becomes fun for the whole family. If you don’t have a tire lying around you can get one from your local service shop […]

How to Store Your Classic Car for Winter

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Inactivity can be detrimental to a classic car. A car lying dormant can lead to numerous and potentially expensive damages: rubber rot, interior mildew, outer rust, engine parts seizing, short circuit wiring, paint bubbling, fiberglass cracking, chrome pitting, brakes freezing, and batteries dying. Many car collectors are shocked, after spending all winter long California Dreaming […]

Redneck Car Rim BBQ

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If you have an impressive junk pile …err …treasure pile, chances are there’s a spare set of wheels buried somewhere inside that trove. Why spend beaucoup bucks on a grill or fire pit when you have everything you need to build your own and wow your friends with a one-of-a-kind piece. Cut off matching rectangles […]

How to Repair Surface Rust on Your Car

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Whether you’ve got a classic 65 Mustang, or a 2005 Chevy Impala, surface rust is not something to just shrug off. Left untreated, it can continue to eat away at the metal and eventually eat all the way through it. The quicker you attack it and get rid of it, the easier it will be […]

Drill Charging & Storage Station

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Power drills are some of the most important tools you have so it’s important to keep them charged – you never know when a DIY moment will strike. Charging them all on your workbench, though, takes up the space you need to, well, work, and wires can turn into a spaghetti dish complete with charger […]

Seat Belt Key Holder

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Keys love starting a game of hide and seek just when you’re trying to rush out the door. But this clever wall organizer allows you to buckle them up safely within sight. Seat belt saves lives but now they can save your sanity. You can buy these online or make one yourself for a fraction […]