• Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 32: Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle – Builders of The Kosmic Outcast

      Kevin talks to Kevin Tully and Chad Hill, the owners over at Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle in Addison, Illinois. Using a practical application of aircraft technology and hotrod knowledge, these guys have been producing show-stopping cars since 2006, including their ‘Kosmic Outcast’.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • 5 Tips to Make your Bead Roller work Better

      Bead rolling is one of those sheet metal fabrication tools that looks easy to use, but there are countless tricks to get good looking, consistent beads. On Project Pile House I have over a hundred feet handmade panels rolled in bead roller (Easily!) and I've picked up a handful of tips along the way that make life a LOT easier!  Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • How to Use a Propane Torch

      Propane torches are fantastic tools that are widely used in the automotive industry. These torches have stainless steel flame tubes made for rugged use and long-lasting ability, providing a soft, dispersed flame that is ideal for body solder and plastic forming jobs. Below, you will learn how to properly use a propane torch for your automotive needs.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • How to Repair and Shorten Longbed Chevy C10 Bedsides

      When it comes to classic trucks short beds rule the coop for desirability and resale value. Most enthusiasts turn their nose up to a long bed truck. What's slowly happening though is that nice, clean examples of short beds are becoming few and far between and when they do pop up you're going to pay a premium. Recently some guys have started shortening the bed and chassis of long bed trucks to get the same look but without the price gouge of a short bed truck. Our friend Sean Ramáge of Empire Fabrication recently took on the big job of taking an original-paint set of long bedsides and repairing the damage and shortening them, all while keeping as much original paint and patina as possible. He shared the process with us and gave us an insight into what it takes to tackle a job like this.   Click Here To Read Full Post...