Wes got the interior handled on the 46 Ford Business coupe a couple of weeks ago. Over the years it had some speakers installed in the back, a little shag carpet here and there, and just aged interior in general. New floor rubber and shiny new mats 🙂 Rear speaker holes removed and recarpeted The blue shag carpet that was installed was pretty bad, so he got that taken care of and looking sharp! New tires installed and she is …

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1946 Ford

We brought this old girl back from Omaha for a customer. Actually, it got dropped off on us at the track, not running, and took about 8 of us to push this heavy pig into the trailer! This is a really cool car. 1 Family owned car since new! The father bought it new in 46, and now the son owns it. It has been sitting for quite some time, so I turned Wes loose on it to work his …

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Wes just finished up a project for a customer on his brand new Jeep JK Wrangler. Driven pretty much straight from the dealer to the shop for upgrades! 134 miles on the clock 🙂 First thing to do was to get rid of those stock tires. Itty bitty. And replace with something more suitable! In order to fit the wheels, 2″ spring spacers and longer shocks were installed as well! Here you can see the spring spacer on top of …

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Had this 2011 Challenger come into the shop for a Hearthrob Cat-back exhaust install. It all went pretty smoothly, with the exception of the rear hangers which I think could have been designed much better. The stock exhaust is a bit bulky to say the least Front clamps are easy to remove, drop the exhaust from the hangers, and out of the car. New exhaust ready to go in! And the old exhaust out of the car. First install the …

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It isn’t good to have a dirty mind. While we have been jamming out routine work over the last couple weeks, when oddball things come through the shop they are always fun. Had my buddy RT swing by with his H2 hummer to replace a leaking airbag on the rear axle. Over time, the bags will dry rot and start to leak, which will cause a corner to sag. The compressor will then run excessively to try and keep the …

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The holidays have come and gone, a little time off, and we are back at it. We have been knocking out a lot of daily driver work the last couple of weeks as the weather has turned cold, and people have put away their Porsches for the winter. A lot of projects ongoing though, a couple of engine rebuilds, race car prep, SPEC boxster cage almost done, amongst endless other work. While we aren’t experts on everything non Porsche that …

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With the race season finally behind us, I can get caught up on some tow vehicle maintenance. MiniMoo was starting to get a heck of an exhaust leak under load, and the 6.0L GM engines are notorious for busting exhaust manifold studs. Turns out I had 3 on one side and 1 on the other that are snapped off. The factory uses a bolt with a smaller than normal head for some reason which is why they typically break. These …

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Movie quote. If you don’t know what it is from then shame on you. The first part of a 6 movie series (and still going strong with #7 in the works) “It’s all right. I ain’t losing. This fool is running a Honda 2000. I’ll win, it’s all good. Then, me and my dad can roll together when he gets out of prison.” Had this little S2000 come in for some quick maintenance. CEL throwing a possible rear O2 sensor …

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I borrowed Squeeks the other day to replace a battery that was causing a slow start. About 7 years on the last battery, so it was about due for replacement. Once I got in it to drive it over to the shop, I knew I was going to be doing some suspension work as well. Up on the lift to check out a suspension clunk. I found bad tie rods on the lower bar, so I soaked everything up good …

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Had a new Chevy Suburban come into the shop the other day for a backup camera install. Since the Suburban (in a very rare red BTW), was ordered without navigation, backing up the beast was a little tricky coming from a smaller vehicle for the owner. We installed an Alpine rear view camera, and an audiovox monitor. Maybe windshield navigation units will accept a plug from a rear view camera. The camera is setup to only activate when in reverse. …

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