Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame and now at Tested, needed a car seat for his dogs that could go right in the back of his brand new car—one that would protect the leather interior, but still be thick and sturdy enough not to move around when they get boisterous. He made this, and it works like a charm.
Lots of folks out there want to learn to fix cars, but don’t know how. Fear not, clean-handed folks, for we have the answer to how you can get greasy and smelly just like us!
Of course the headline is hyperbolic; we should all have vast fleets of wheels for every possible activity. But that’s not always realistic, and a bike that can do a little bit of everything has a lot of appeal. That’s what I’m trying to build with my latest project: this single-cylinder dirt bike.
Can you do serious off-roading in Moab with a $600 Jeep? Next Easter, we’ll find out.
When we first bought our Jeep J10, it was absolutely disgusting. The interior was moldy, the tires were rotted, the lights didn’t work— it was a basket case. But we’ve been wrenching, and now it’s almost presentable.
As you all know by now, I wrench 12 hours a day (the other 12, I surf Craigslist). As such, you’d think I’d have made tons of progress on my Jeep J10 since I first showed it to you three weeks ago. And I’m happy to say, I’ve taken two steps forward. And maybe one step back.
You don’t have to be an audiophile to appreciate this DIY audio jack key holder, but it certainly helps. Mounted on your wall, you’ll always have a place to plug in your keys when you get home—and you’ll know where to find it. It’s easy to build, too.
Ever had a car that makes you think irrationally? One that grabs at your heartstrings and makes you say and do very strange things? That car, for me, is the Jeep J10. My weak spot for the J10 has existed for many years now, so finally I bought one. But it’s pretty rough.
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.
If you want to add a little geeky flair to your car (and elicit laughter from anyone who rides shotgun) this quick project is a good use for an old or broken flight stick: Pop off the shift cover in your car's center console and replace it with a joystick. It may not add functionality, but it'll make driving more fun.
If your car is starting to show its age, one way to breathe a little cosmetic life into a new vehicle is to give it a new paint job. At the same time, a good paint job can cost thousands of dollars. Over at Instructables however, a full-vehicle paint job only has to set you back about $75.
We're not ones to suggest there's such a thing as too much when it comes to homebuilding vehicles. But an eight-wheel "sports" car with dual Mazda rotary engines, Jaguar differentials and a rat's nest of unfinished business? Someone cry uncle.
Porsche's factory restoration unit bought a gutted 1973 911 T Coupe off eBay, with plans to rebuild the vehicle over the next year. How obsessively precise could they be? They're employing the factory workers who assembled it 37 years ago.