Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:42:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Turn Your Rusty Car Hood into an Awesome Chalkboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Rusty-Car-Hood-into-an-Awesome-Chalkboar/
Turn Your Rusty Car Hood into an Awesome Chalkboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/AAHK/HTC6747C/FA1AAHKHTC6747C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/AAHK/HTC6747C/FA1AAHKHTC6747C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/AAHK/HTC6747C/FA1AAHKHTC6747C.SMALL.jpg hardkeor If you have a stock hood that wasn't painted, and it rusted out completely - like we did - you can use this to your advantage. You only need about three hours and a few materials, all of which total less than fifteen dollars. * 60 grit sandpaper ($4.00) * Wrench or Ratchet (free or cheap) * Ru...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:07:17 PDT
Add outlets to your battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-outlets-to-your-battery-charger/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:23:42 PDT
Truck Side Rails for Under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-Side-Rails-for-under-20/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:19:30 PST
How to Change Your Tire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Your-Tire/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:02:18 PST
Installing A NRG Quick Release System http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-A-NRG-Quick-Release-System/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:55:12 PST
How to Check Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Check-Oil/
How to Check Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/I3AT/HS18CLZN/FA0I3ATHS18CLZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/I3AT/HS18CLZN/FA0I3ATHS18CLZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/I3AT/HS18CLZN/FA0I3ATHS18CLZN.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell Checking the oil level in your car is something that is so quick and easy to do and can save your car a lot of misery (and you a lot of $$) when done on a regular basis. Although experts recommend checking your oil 10 min after you've shut off the engine, I only ever think to do it when I'm driv...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:59:49 PST
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Configurable-Cargo-Blocks-for-Your-Car-Trunk/
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:33:10 PST
Simple In-Car Camera Mount for Less Than $2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-In-Car-Camera-Mount-for-Less-Than-2/
Simple In-Car Camera Mount for Less Than $2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/KS6H/HQ8QP2CR/FH1KS6HHQ8QP2CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/KS6H/HQ8QP2CR/FH1KS6HHQ8QP2CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/KS6H/HQ8QP2CR/FH1KS6HHQ8QP2CR.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos You have probably seen quite a few videos that were shot from inside a moving car. My favorites are the videos of a meteor exploding in the skies above Russia in early 2013. You never know what interesting sites you might come across while driving to work. There are a lot of different designs o...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:52:29 PST
How to Build a Utility Trailer from a Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Utility-Trailer-from-a-Kit/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:41:03 PDT
How To: Refinish Wheels at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Refinish-Wheels-at-Techshop/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:21:53 PST
Custom Fiberglass Dash Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Fiberglass-Dash-Tutorial/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/EQIP/HO234H0W/FHREQIPHO234H0W.SMALL.jpg lordguyton Here's how to make a custom dash or any other interior part for your hot rod or custom car.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:40:19 PST
1HP Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Electric-Car-Powered-by-a-Bike-Motor/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:44:00 PST
How to Repair a Rear Window Defroster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Rear-Window-Defroster/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:43:10 PDT
Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Vehicle-A-simple-lightweight-EV-platform-/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:56:59 PST
DIY Roof Rack Cross Bars http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Roof-Rack-Cross-Bars/
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:42:39 PDT
The MicroCamper a.k.a "Fat Berta" http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MicroCamper-aka-Fat-Berta/
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:00:15 PDT
Fancy Wooden Stick Shift Knob http://www.instructables.com/id/Fancy-Wooden-Stick-Shift-Knob/
Fancy Wooden Stick Shift Knob - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/FKWO/HLA279EG/FAZFKWOHLA279EG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/FKWO/HLA279EG/FAZFKWOHLA279EG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/FKWO/HLA279EG/FAZFKWOHLA279EG.SMALL.jpg mattthegamer463 Hello everyone, This Instructable will show you how to make a fancy and great feeling wooden shift knob for your manual transmission vehicle.  Shift knobs are simple and easy to do, and making them out of wood means they will be cool in the summer sun and warm in the winter. The one I have done is...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:26:33 PDT
DIY "Dazzle" pattern logo for vehicle. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dazzle-pattern-logo-for-vehicle/
DIY "Dazzle" pattern logo for vehicle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SMALL.jpg vazquezl31 This instructable will teach you the basic steps and overview to designing, constructing, and implementing your own vinyl logos to put on your vehicles, boat, or other mode of transportation.  Get inspired! For this particular project, I sourced the internet for "Dazzle" camo themed patterns that...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:03:53 PDT
Jeep Wrangler Foot Pegs http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-Wrangler-Foot-Pegs/
Jeep Wrangler Foot Pegs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SMALL.jpg geckits If you're a Jeeper, you know the feeling. When the top's down, the doors are off, your hand's on the gear shift, everything is right in the world. But for some of us, it isn't enough; you want to feel closer to the wind all around you. To satisfy this need, I decided to throw together some footpegs,...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:15:00 PDT
Sand Blast Patterns on Plexiglas - Wind Deflector for Convertible Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Sand-Blast-Patterns-on-Plexigas-Wind-Deflector-f/
Sand Blast Patterns on Plexiglas - Wind Deflector for Convertible Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/JAD5/HJAI2OWF/FMSJAD5HJAI2OWF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/JAD5/HJAI2OWF/FMSJAD5HJAI2OWF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/JAD5/HJAI2OWF/FMSJAD5HJAI2OWF.SMALL.jpg ehsmaes This instructable is on how to make really cool looking matte patterns on plexiglas for multiple purposes. My example is a wind deflector for a Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. It reduces back draft and looks nice. I've thown in LED ligting too to illustrate what you can do. I certainly don't claim to h...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:17:18 PDT
Lets make "inside" StickyFrames - a display frame with easily replaceable content that attaches to windows in your car. http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-make-inside-StickyFrames-a-display-frame-/
Lets make "inside" StickyFrames - a display frame with easily replaceable content that attaches to windows in your car. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/QSDZ/HJKC1L97/F89QSDZHJKC1L97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/QSDZ/HJKC1L97/F89QSDZHJKC1L97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/QSDZ/HJKC1L97/F89QSDZHJKC1L97.SMALL.jpg adlep2002 Due to sudden popularity of my previous instructable I have decided to follow up with another one. This time around, lest make “inside” StickyFrames -  which is a display frame with easily replaceable content that attaches to windows inside of your car. The messages (content) can be quickly generate...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:42:48 PDT
Locked your Keys In Your Car? http://www.instructables.com/id/Locked-your-Keys-In-Your-Car/
Locked your Keys In Your Car? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/KBD7/HJAI5O1C/F54KBD7HJAI5O1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/KBD7/HJAI5O1C/F54KBD7HJAI5O1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/KBD7/HJAI5O1C/F54KBD7HJAI5O1C.SMALL.jpg notinsanity I will be using a 1991 Ford Ranger. Yes she's is a little dirty. Keys On The Seat. This will only work if you have left the window open a little bit. Yup it's locked. Access Device Undo your windshield wiper by pulling on the tab and pulling straight off Reach in through the gap in t...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:15:17 PDT
Painting a vehicle using Tractor Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-vehicle-using-Tractor-Paint/
Painting a vehicle using Tractor Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/QPO0/H3NNF05Y/FUAQPO0H3NNF05Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/QPO0/H3NNF05Y/FUAQPO0H3NNF05Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/QPO0/H3NNF05Y/FUAQPO0H3NNF05Y.SMALL.jpg sam24th So some of you guys may have seen my previous tutorial on how to spraypaint a jeep using krylon paint and make a zombie assault vehicle, well I'm back and pleased to present you guys with a new tutorial on how to use tractor and implement paint for a good budget paintjob that will hold up much bette...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:05:18 PDT
Steering lock replacement, 2004 Volvo V40 http://www.instructables.com/id/Steering-lock-replacement-2004-Volvo-V40/
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:25:46 PDT
Put A 19in Tv And Game Console In Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-A-19in-Tv-And-Game-Console-In-Your-Car/
Put A 19in Tv And Game Console In Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/UTK5/HJAI0PEN/F93UTK5HJAI0PEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/UTK5/HJAI0PEN/F93UTK5HJAI0PEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/UTK5/HJAI0PEN/F93UTK5HJAI0PEN.SMALL.jpg rochassassin My family is planing a trip to yellow stone and it will be about 36 hours of driving round trip. So I made a mount for a 19in tv and a away to power the tv and my Xbox. Mounting The Tv To mount the tv we got a metal bar laying in the yard.the bar must be about 7in extra from the out side of eac...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:36:00 PDT
Get rid of steering wheel shake when braking. http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-rid-of-steering-wheel-shake-when-braking/
Get rid of steering wheel shake when braking. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng There are common problems that cause your steering wheel to shake when you apply the brakes. In order from least expensive to most, they are: dry guide pins, worn brake pads, and worn rotors. It’s generally recommended if you replace the rotors, you replace the brakes, and grease the guide pins. Or...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:15:10 PDT
How to Fix a Totaled Car for a fraction of the "Estimate". http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Totaled-Car-for-a-fraction-of-the-Es/
How to Fix a Totaled Car for a fraction of the "Estimate". - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/D80A/H71GLTQX/FT6D80AH71GLTQX.SMALL.jpg Vyger A little History     In 2004 my daughter bought her "dream car" which at the time was a 1998 Dodge Intrepid ES. It was sporty and it was RED. It also had a lot of other good things going for it, like a 3.2 liter 24 valve engine, traction control, leather seats, super sound system, auto stick overri...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:24:33 PDT
An easy and permanent fix for older car door seals. http://www.instructables.com/id/An-easy-and-permanent-fix-for-older-car-door-seals/
An easy and permanent fix for older car door seals. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/KCMY/HINNWYX3/FZ1KCMYHINNWYX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/KCMY/HINNWYX3/FZ1KCMYHINNWYX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/KCMY/HINNWYX3/FZ1KCMYHINNWYX3.SMALL.jpg Vyger      In many older cars the rubber door seals don't seal the way they should. Often the seals have pulled away from the door frame and leave gaps between the frame and the seal, almost always in the corners. This lets in cold or hot air, sometimes water and almost always excess noise. So many older ...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:35:20 PDT
How To Plasti-Dip Car Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Plasti-Dip-Car-Parts/
How To Plasti-Dip Car Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/RADU/HIGIKZID/FKZRADUHIGIKZID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/RADU/HIGIKZID/FKZRADUHIGIKZID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/RADU/HIGIKZID/FKZRADUHIGIKZID.SMALL.jpg steez-o2321 Today, i am going to show you the proper way to plasti-dip interior car parts Materials: You will need the following: A can (or more) of plastidip Some sort of rag or paper towel Some type of cleaner/degreaser Newspaper, and painters tape (optional) Your part that you wish to dip. Clea...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:48:10 PDT
Customized 3D Printed Gear Shift Knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-3D-Printed-Gear-Shift-Knobs/
Customized 3D Printed Gear Shift Knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/LOTP/HIGFJKDB/FAVLOTPHIGFJKDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/LOTP/HIGFJKDB/FAVLOTPHIGFJKDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/LOTP/HIGFJKDB/FAVLOTPHIGFJKDB.SMALL.jpg sonk This is a walk through on how to make your own 3d printed shift knob.   I printed mine on a Makerbot Replicator with Laywoo-d3 filament for that classic wood look.  It was designed for an '06 Honda Civic and should work with similar year imports.  The screw thread that attaches to the car is 10 x 1....
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:49:59 PDT
PLASTI DIP RIMS "BLAZE" PINK http://www.instructables.com/id/PLASTI-DIP-RIMS/
PLASTI DIP RIMS "BLAZE" PINK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/2OE8/HI3TRXRW/FCS2OE8HI3TRXRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/2OE8/HI3TRXRW/FCS2OE8HI3TRXRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/2OE8/HI3TRXRW/FCS2OE8HI3TRXRW.SMALL.jpg jziraldo Tools Needed: (That I needed personally) 3 cans white plasti dip spray paint 3 cans neon "blaze" pink plasti dip spray paint 1 can gloss plasti dip spray paint Rim cleaner, towels, deck of cards/tape if necessary Change summer/winter rims if needed Clean & Prepare Clean rims of all grease, d...
By: jziraldo

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:24:45 PDT
Modified Vehicle Emblem http://www.instructables.com/id/Modified-Grill-Emblem/
Modified Vehicle Emblem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/J8Z5/HI3TRXS6/FKPJ8Z5HI3TRXS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/J8Z5/HI3TRXS6/FKPJ8Z5HI3TRXS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/J8Z5/HI3TRXS6/FKPJ8Z5HI3TRXS6.SMALL.jpg DualPhase Turn to the dark side and convert your transportation to an imperial weapon. Tools Required: Sandpaper Spray Paint Clear Coat Spray Paint Vinyl Sticker This instructable will work with any car emblem and can be customized to any sticker, decal or paint color. Preperation R...
By: DualPhase

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:48:51 PDT
Changing the brake rotor on an 95 Volvo 850 http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-brake-rotor-on-an-95-Volvo-850/
Changing the brake rotor on an 95 Volvo 850 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/FK5Y/HI3TYS5F/FF3FK5YHI3TYS5F.SMALL.jpg monkeywork Ok, this is different than my usual instructables where I create a prop.  There's one of them on the way, in the meantime I had to swap out the front brake rotors on our 1995 Volvo 850 due to a warped rotor which was giving us a pulse when coming to a stop. This is a fairly easy job if you have the...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:15:36 PDT
how to replace your car air filter http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-replace-your-car-air-filter/
how to replace your car air filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/F5W8/HHMI93ZO/F4QF5W8HHMI93ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/F5W8/HHMI93ZO/F4QF5W8HHMI93ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/F5W8/HHMI93ZO/F4QF5W8HHMI93ZO.SMALL.jpg xxyir Any engine that runs by internal combustion of fuel requires air to operate. That's because without air, specifically, oxygen, fuels like gasoline and diesel can't burn and provide the explosive force to power the engine. The engine air filters allow the right amount of air down our vehicle engines'...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 03:55:58 PDT
Home Made Small Engine Gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Small-Engine-Gasket/
Home Made Small Engine Gasket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/2E80/HHMI573B/F342E80HHMI573B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/2E80/HHMI573B/F342E80HHMI573B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/2E80/HHMI573B/F342E80HHMI573B.SMALL.jpg werock257 If you rebuild any small engine, or even take it apart for repair, chances are you'll need to replace the gasket. You could order a new one or you could make your own. Ordering gaskets can delay any project if it doesn't fit right or can't be found. This is a quick and easy alternative. Materials...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 07:02:50 PDT
"FAUX MAG WHEELS" - Lookin' Good (without robbing a bank) http://www.instructables.com/id/FAUX-MAG-WHEELS-Lookin-Good-without-robbing-/
"FAUX MAG WHEELS" - Lookin' Good (without robbing a bank) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B7KY/HH2VY1MV/F00B7KYHH2VY1MV.SMALL.jpg irishmail The desire for a more contemporary look for my Volkswagen bug started a yearning for "Mag Wheels", or at least the look.  Hardly any cars sold today have hubcaps anymore, but the cost of a new set of rims to fit my VW was, ahem, staggering!  In this episode, I show how I transformed the (rusty) or...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:29:11 PDT
Refinishing Rims On A Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Rims-On-A-Vehicle/
Refinishing Rims On A Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/FH09/HH2VY1V2/FFAFH09HH2VY1V2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/FH09/HH2VY1V2/FFAFH09HH2VY1V2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/FH09/HH2VY1V2/FFAFH09HH2VY1V2.SMALL.jpg dragonwolfalpha If you have old rims on your vehicle and they have rust on them, you can extend the life of your rims easily. I did this without removing the tires from the rims. First you have to remove your tires and rims from your vehicle. Set them aside. It is not completely necessary to remove the tires f...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:28:51 PDT
Easy reach signal lever adaptation for single handed driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-reach-signal-adaptation-for-single-handed-dri/
Easy reach signal lever adaptation for single handed driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/MZ7Z/HH2LF5T8/FFCMZ7ZHH2LF5T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/MZ7Z/HH2LF5T8/FFCMZ7ZHH2LF5T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/MZ7Z/HH2LF5T8/FFCMZ7ZHH2LF5T8.SMALL.jpg jadebird Because of my stroke my left sid. e is weak, I drive with my right hand only. In order to signal without reaching all across the steering wheel while maintaining control of the wheel, I adapt my signal control using a good old plastic hanger. Here are some picture of the project.  Material: - plast...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 18:06:51 PDT
Jeep heart and Harley soul... http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-heart-and-Harley-soul/
Jeep heart and Harley soul... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/71QX/HFSHW48Z/F6R71QXHFSHW48Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/71QX/HFSHW48Z/F6R71QXHFSHW48Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/71QX/HFSHW48Z/F6R71QXHFSHW48Z.SMALL.jpg rizingf3nix So you like your jeep wrangler on the bright sunny days with the top and doors off, but you'd love to ride it feet forward like a Harley? Here's how I did it on mine.  Note the ubiquitous disclaimer: You are responsible for how you use and interpret this information. This is simply a demo of how I ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 20:21:54 PDT
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-Acrylic-License-Plate-Frame/
Laser-cut Acrylic License Plate Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/OP0Z/HGH6QP0U/FBQOP0ZHGH6QP0U.SMALL.jpg tcone For years, my mother refused to go rafting, despite the fact that my dad, my brother, and I took at least a trip a year as we grew up.  Finally, when both my brother and I became guides, she caved and, though apprehensive right up until we finally pushed off from the put-in beach and on edge for a g...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 15:16:28 PDT
No cd Player? want music in your car? No Problem! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-cd-Player-want-music-in-your-car-No-Problem/
No cd Player? want music in your car? No Problem! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/45S4/HFD1FG9W/FTH45S4HFD1FG9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/45S4/HFD1FG9W/FTH45S4HFD1FG9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/45S4/HFD1FG9W/FTH45S4HFD1FG9W.SMALL.jpg whosLiam How to use your phone,laptop, tablet, mp3 player or old phone as a music player through you car speakers without a cd player or radio! If you like it please vote! I could really use the laser cutter for my rocketry! It would help a lot for making pieces of the apogee detector and piston ejection sy...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:12:09 PDT
How to install a tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-tachometer/
How to install a tachometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/OMMI/H1O5DCY6/FP4OMMIH1O5DCY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/OMMI/H1O5DCY6/FP4OMMIH1O5DCY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/OMMI/H1O5DCY6/FP4OMMIH1O5DCY6.SMALL.jpg DIY Dave In this instructable I will show you how I installed an aftermarket tachometer on my ‘91 Chevy S-10. Tachometers are a great tool for your vehicle if you enjoy monitoring your engine speed or idle. In fact, they are nearly a necessity for a vehicle with a manual transmission.  Parts & Tools Parts...
By: DIY Dave

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:36:00 PST
How to cover a car's sunvisors with felt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cover-a-cars-sunvisors-with-felt/
How to cover a car's sunvisors with felt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/OLZW/HDHXNR06/FFDOLZWHDHXNR06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/OLZW/HDHXNR06/FFDOLZWHDHXNR06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/OLZW/HDHXNR06/FFDOLZWHDHXNR06.SMALL.jpg SplendidColors Sunlight and heat rotted the fabric on my old beater's sunvisors so the velour peeled away like skin on a zombie, revealing crumbling foam and fiberboard underneath. I had to do something about this, since it was literally in my face when I drove. I didn't care if it looked original or not--it's no...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:33:30 PST
How to Perform a Vehicle Maintenance Service http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Perform-a-Vehicle-Maintenance-Service/
How to Perform a Vehicle Maintenance Service - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/271O/HD2RXS83/F3O271OHD2RXS83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/271O/HD2RXS83/F3O271OHD2RXS83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/271O/HD2RXS83/F3O271OHD2RXS83.SMALL.jpg djteig Many people automatically think anything that deals with their vehicle maintenance needs to be dealt with by a professional. These instructions will prove otherwise. Approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles a vehicle should be serviced. To some people this just means changing the oil, but what a veh...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:12:50 PST
Refinishing Wheels - Polishing Bolts and Nuts (Part 1 of 3) http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Wheels-Polishing-Bolts-and-Nuts-Par/
Refinishing Wheels - Polishing Bolts and Nuts (Part 1 of 3) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SMALL.jpg pharcydeabc This instructable goes through the steps that I took to refinish a set of old 3-piece wheels that I had laying around.  The wheels are old Racing Hart Type-C wheels from the early 90's, so they're about 20 years old at this point and were pretty beat up.  I used the facilities and equipment at Techs...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:37:55 PST
Replacing the Front Inner Axle Seals on a '99 XJ Dana 30 Axle. I made it at TechShop.™ http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-the-Front-Inner-Axle-Seals-on-a-99-XJ-D/
Replacing the Front Inner Axle Seals on a '99 XJ Dana 30 Axle. I made it at TechShop.™ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/VGCF/HCV91TWI/FYFVGCFHCV91TWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/VGCF/HCV91TWI/FYFVGCFHCV91TWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/VGCF/HCV91TWI/FYFVGCFHCV91TWI.SMALL.jpg Husafan After taking my comanche wheeling in Pismo Beach I noticed a small puddle gathering around the base of both my front tires. Some checking of the brakes and brake lines revealed that the actual culprit was diff fluid leaking from the ends of the axle tubes. My inner axle seals were shot. ALL WORK IN...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:05:17 PST
How to Restore Your Headlights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-Your-Headlights/
How to Restore Your Headlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/0HAS/HCJOEFA3/FWW0HASHCJOEFA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/0HAS/HCJOEFA3/FWW0HASHCJOEFA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/0HAS/HCJOEFA3/FWW0HASHCJOEFA3.SMALL.jpg gmatta This is my first instructable, so I hope all goes well. Headlights begin to fade over time, and there's no way around it. As your headlights fade, the amount of light that makes it out of the headlight becomes less, and before you know it, driving at night becomes difficult, but more importantly, d...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:07:30 PST
Passanger Sun Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Passanger-Sun-Screen/
Passanger Sun Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/1RPI/HAWSI2EN/F321RPIHAWSI2EN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/1RPI/HAWSI2EN/F321RPIHAWSI2EN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/1RPI/HAWSI2EN/F321RPIHAWSI2EN.SMALL.jpg jmercado Here is how I made custom full size sun screens for the passenger doors on my '08 Honda Pilot. Some back story. I have seen screens that stretch to maybe the size of my windows, but they had mixed reviews and my wife didn't like the way they looked. I found a shop out of the UK that makes full size...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:22:42 PST
Exorcising a Haunted Key Fob http://www.instructables.com/id/Exorcising-a-Haunted-Key-Fob/
Exorcising a Haunted Key Fob - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/76Q9/HBNXV5VJ/FLA76Q9HBNXV5VJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/76Q9/HBNXV5VJ/FLA76Q9HBNXV5VJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/76Q9/HBNXV5VJ/FLA76Q9HBNXV5VJ.SMALL.jpg Phil B This is the key fob for my 2012 Hyundai Sonata in the key wallet I usually carry. Hyundai owners with this key fob sometimes find the trunk on their cars opened by itself, as if haunted. There is a lot of discussion about this problem on owners' forums. Some are certain it is caused by an electrical...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:50:46 PST
Pimp my 350Z armrest http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-my-350Z-armrest/
Pimp my 350Z armrest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/G5U2/HAWSM2PS/F4NG5U2HAWSM2PS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/G5U2/HAWSM2PS/F4NG5U2HAWSM2PS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/G5U2/HAWSM2PS/F4NG5U2HAWSM2PS.SMALL.jpg Dr. P Apparently the 2007 Nissan 350Z suffers from an armrest ailment: The paint scratches off very easily. Other than that, the car is perfect. Here's what I did to improve the look. What I used Exacto blade Vinyl and Fabric spray paint (matte black) Painter's tape Sanding block Plastic bag (for maski...
By: Dr. P

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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:17:50 PST