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American Racing, cast, CCW, custom wheels, forged, forged vs cast wheels, HRE, JNC, True Forged, Weld, wheels, XXR -

So you're wheel shopping for the project and you get overwhelmed by the number of options? Not only is there tons of options, there's different construction types and between the two basic construction types, there's a large price variance.  What gives? (CCW D240 3pc Forged) Let's break it down real quick so you can narrow down your choices a bit. In this little diddy, we're not going to get into multi piece race wheels or different material types.   We're strictly going to compare forged aluminum versus cast aluminum for the sake of simplicity. (XXR 521 Flat black cast wheel)...

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Agency Power, Black Widow, Corsa, custom exhaust, downpipes, exhaust, fabrication, Flowmaster, headers, Injen, mufflers, Spintech, stainless steel, stainless vs titanium, stainless works, ticon, titanium, welding -

So, you're shopping for an exhaust system or considering fabbing a custom exhaust for your car and you're debating between stainless steel or titanium.   But, what truly is the difference between the two materials?  Is it just appearance? Or is there truly a quantifiable difference in performance per dollar between the two materials? (Agency Power's beautiful Titanium exhaust for a Ferrari) First of all, titanium is beautiful.  There's no denying that.  But it comes with a hefty price increase over your typical stainless system. Stainless isn't ugly by any means, but you'll notice an incredible range of color from...

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automotive furniture, custom furniture, custom table, fabricated table, fabrication, fabrication furniture, pinterest, table, TIG, TIG welding, welding -

If there's one thing that can be guaranteed about an experienced fabricator, it's that his or her signature becomes apparent throughout their work.   Fabrication is a precise art that involves both motor skill and intelligent design.  Through the development of these skills and pursuit of what an individual's idea of "good looking" is, a style appears. So what happens when a skilled fabricator builds furniture?  We took to Pinterest again specifically looking at tables built by fabricators and the results didn't let us down. This handful of images just barely scratches the surface of what we thought was awesome....

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1970 Camaro SS, Camaro, Camaro SS, carbon fiber, Chevrolet Camaro, custom chassis, LS7, LSX, Race Car, Rampage Camaro, Roadster Shop, roll cage, SCCA, welding -

There are occasionally times while surfing the abyss that is the web, and particularly YouTube, that I get struck with the "We're not worthy" of Wayne's World.. This car is definitely inspires that feeling. This car started life as a 1970 Camaro SS in a pretty serious state of disrepair, but with damn good bones.  It came from a life of sitting in the desert getting baked and was starting to show rust both in the roof and floor pans.  No biggie, they're coming out. Now some of you may scream "Blasphemy!"  and "Why'd they hack up a good car?!"....

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automotive, Chilton's, ChrisFix, drift, EricTheCarGuy, Evan Shanks, fabrication, fox body, Haynes, hot rod, killfab, mechanic, mustang, Shadetree Mechanic, the fab forums, thefabforums, TJ Hunt, youtube -

Today, information is instant.  We stream our favorite TV shows, pause the commercials, record and watch them at our convenience.  We can watch a whole season’s worth of our favorite show in the matter of a single night’s binge.  Who remembers the weekend automotive mechanic shows such as Shadetree Mechanic? There was once a time, for those of us old enough to remember, where a phone call meant standing within cord’s reach of the home phone.  Catching our favorite show meant scheduling our whole day around it.  Working on a car we were unfamiliar with meant a trip to the...

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