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How to route and plan for your next exhaust system

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  When you move to a new town it can be quite frustrating when you can’t find the resources you once had. Resources such as a good supplier of nuts and bolts, a reputable parts store that will carry your oddball truck parts, a good fabricator and so on. After moving to Indianapolis a few years back, it’s taken me …

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Toyota FJ80 Land Cruiser – 3 Link Front Suspension w/ Panhard

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I’ve decided to put in a front three link suspension to replace my stock radius arms. I’ve taken a look at several alternatives out there and believe this is the best solution for what I want to accomplish. The problem I’ve had with my stock FJ80 front suspension is the following: Because I’m at 7″ lift my castor angle is …

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How To Clock A Rear Axle, and Why

Electricity… it’s one of those things that you never think about until it stops working, then you wonder how you’ll ever survive without it. You flip a switch, the light comes on, you flip it again, the light goes out – you never even give it a second or even a first-thought. Your driveshafts probably fall into that same category …

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How to: Build the World’s Best Welding Cart

 Sure, there are welding carts that you can buy… some are el-cheapo units and may last a few years (see our Harbor Freight review from 2005) and some are mega-expensive units that are still nothing more than a fancy utility cart that is often a ‘one-size-fits-all’ design that may or may not actually fit, or do what you want it …

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How to: Fix Axle Camber

How To: Adjusting Camber on your Axle with Ingalls Engineering Alignment Shims   With the upgraded axle assemblies and Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty Lift kit installed on Project Over Easy, it was time to turn our attention to a proper alignment.  The entire suspension for our Jeep Scrambler has been rebuilt, replaced or upgraded in some manner, which means our steering alignment …

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How To: Build Your Own Torch Cart

Thrifty Tool Tricks – Bargain Basement Torch Set and Torch Cart A cheap tool isn’t good, but a good tool can be cheap. I know, it’s an oxymoron, but it’s true. Case in point; I’ve been watching Craigslist for a good oxy/acetylene torch set for over a month now, and just the other day I found one. A set of …

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Hydro-Boost Brake Booster System for your Early Bronco Part 2

Several years ago, I wrote an article detailing the  installation of a hydroboost unit (picture of my first conversion on the right) from an early ’80s Cadillac into my 1969 Bronco. In that article I gave information on how hydroboost works and shared details on the installation process and my initial impressions after the unit had been installed. Never one …

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Hydro-Boost Brake Booster System for your Early Bronco

I have to admit that I have a thing for brakes… good ones, that is. Brakes and suspension were two areas I knew I wanted to improve dramatically when I first began my Bronco buildup eight years ago. I began my braking endeavors by converting my aging 4 wheel drum setup to 4 wheel discs(unboosted) when I put a new …

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