The good news is that my Baja Bug is up and running again. The bad news is that it shoots fireballs.
I don’t have a lot to contextualize just how horribly my cross country drive in my new 1974 Volkswagen Beetle started. Hell, I don’t think anyone has ever driven to their own tow truck before.
It didn’t occur to me at the time quite how ridiculous it was. I was staring at my new car, its engine out and sitting on the driveway, and I planned on driving it across the country to New York City the next day.
Well, the Baja’s broke again. But after so many breakdowns, this one doesn’t even bother me. Let me tell you why.
You could make a strong argument for Southern California as America’s capital of car culture. Since moving there I’ve learned most apartment garages forbid automotive maintenance and it damn sure ain’t allowed on the street. So where’s a propertyless cretin like myself supposed to do an oil change?
Every so often I wake up and remember that I once bought a Lexus for $600, fixed it up, then almost immediately destroyed it with 48 hours of rallycross.
It was supposed to be an easy fix.
Truck suspension has come a long way in the last 100 years. Just kidding! It hasn't at all, so this excellent instructable video on how to lift 1969 Jeep Wagoneer with new shocks and springs is probably applicable to your rig.
The weather is looking up, which means project car season is coming. Read this before you start your crazy build.
There are lots of potential problems that every person runs into while stuck in the midst of their first project car. How did you get past them?
It's amazing what you can do with duct tape, zip ties, shoe laces, pantyhose, logs, coke bottles, and a bit of Macgyver spirit when it comes to fixing your car.
You don't become a nine-time world rally champion by letting other people do all the work for you. Even when, you know, you shatter your suspension.
There was a particular moment we realized it: this car was going to the junkyard.
Sometimes you have an idea that's so bad, you just have to do it.
Whether you're swan diving into a rusty rabbit hole or soaking up the last of summer, happy Labor Day from Truck Yeah! Show us what you're wrenching on or driving on this long weekend.
You know, I could just take it to the junkyard any time. You hear that, Lexus? CAN YOU HEAR ME? ANYTIME I WANT.
Five months ago, I bought a 1993 Lexus ES300 with an ultra-rare factory five speed for $600. Here's the car's first drive after coming home, and it was a doozy.
It all started with a long drive from New York City to West Virginia.
You want to work on your car yourself? Great. Here are ten tools you're going to need to wrench in your garage, driveway, parking lot, or wherever else you fix your car.
Did your car's engine just explode? Did your truck have a critical axle failure? Don't worry, as the world's greatest mechanic, I can repair it. Why? Because I just fixed my car's headlight, ALL BY MYSELF.