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    • 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 Tech Tip: Cutting straight lines with your Shear.

      Whenever you find yourself doing metal fabrication you'll come to a time when you need to make a razor straight cut. Unfortunately most of us don't have a big 'ol "stomp shear", so we need to use a power or hand tool. It seems no matter how many times I measured, set my tools up, got comfortable, did practice runs, etc. I could never get a perfectly straight line when cutting longer cuts on sheet metal. Recently it clicked in my head to utilize an old trick when making straight cuts with a plasma cutter.  Click Here To Read Full Post...