• 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...
    • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 31.5: Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle

      It’s easy to become overwhelmed with stimuli when walking about SEMA, eventually it all becomes one large sea of custom car goodness. It takes a special sight to snap you back to reality. This past year, Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle’s ‘Kosmic Outkast’ did just that.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • How to Prepare Parts for Electroplating

      For any automotive restoration or decorative project, the most important step in the process is preparation. Electroplating is a process that is no exception to this rule. It is very important to make sure you prepare the objects correctly and thoroughly before you begin electroplating them. In fact, the actual electroplating procedure is really the last step in the entire process. Below, we have put together a tutorial on how to properly prepare your metal parts for electroplating.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 31: R.I.P. Print Media - It Was Nice Knowing You

      Sit tight & listen to Kevin on this week’s episode of Shop Talk, where he weighs in on the fate of print media in today’s digital landscape.   Click Here To Read Full Post...