Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:53:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Air Conditioning http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Air-Conditioning/
Portable Air Conditioning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/O80B/FJLQFKH6/FH0O80BFJLQFKH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/O80B/FJLQFKH6/FH0O80BFJLQFKH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/O80B/FJLQFKH6/FH0O80BFJLQFKH6.SMALL.jpg LowCostCrap My car's air conditioner broke and it is incredibly expensive to repair, so I decided to improvise! This is a great way to cool down a hot car. It works on a car's cigarette lighter, with two easy to find computer fans and a common cooler. It took me a couple hours to make, and that was includi...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 19:43:29 PDT
Truck Bed Utility Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-Bed-Utility-Rack/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:52 PDT
Steampunk VW Bug (Vaporpunk Fusca) http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-VW-Bug-Vaporpunk-Fusca/
Steampunk VW Bug (Vaporpunk Fusca) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/WMTR/HXC4ORT5/FQIWMTRHXC4ORT5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/WMTR/HXC4ORT5/FQIWMTRHXC4ORT5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/WMTR/HXC4ORT5/FQIWMTRHXC4ORT5.SMALL.jpg Winged Fist This project began just over two years ago when my wife decided she wanted to buy an old Volkswagen Beetle to get around the dirt roads of the Lake Region of Rio de Janeiro, where or beach house is located. I started documenting this process in a forum topic "Steampunk Volkswagen anyone?" and now tw...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 19:44:36 PDT
BMW Swirl Flaps Removal Blanks Fitting Guide Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-Swirl-Flaps-Removal-Blanks-Fitting-Guide-Tutor/
BMW Swirl Flaps Removal Blanks Fitting Guide Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/RIAS/HWQN1YTA/FH9RIASHWQN1YTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/RIAS/HWQN1YTA/FH9RIASHWQN1YTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/RIAS/HWQN1YTA/FH9RIASHWQN1YTA.SMALL.jpg x8rltd Swirl Flaps within your engine deteriorate over time and can end the life of your engine! Take action now and install our blanks to prevent potential engine damage.Within the manifold of your BMW you will find these little blighters referred to as Swirl Flaps. Designed to produce a swirl of air to ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:27:38 PDT
How to remove driverside/passanger side temp controll actuators in 04 Chevy Siverado http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-driversidepassanger-side-temp-contr/
How to remove driverside/passanger side temp controll actuators in 04 Chevy Siverado - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/M61O/H7A8PDVX/FZ0M61OH7A8PDVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/M61O/H7A8PDVX/FZ0M61OH7A8PDVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/M61O/H7A8PDVX/FZ0M61OH7A8PDVX.SMALL.jpg mfrontuto This instructable is how to remove both driverside and passenager side temp controll actuators in a 04 Chevy Siverado. If you have noticed that your temp controll units are on cold and it is blowing out hot air then there is a good chance that the actuators that controll what type of air (hot or col...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:03:50 PDT
Baseball Shift Knob http://www.instructables.com/id/Baseball-Shift-Knob/
Baseball Shift Knob - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/P1CO/HWG0BC4U/F8QP1COHWG0BC4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/P1CO/HWG0BC4U/F8QP1COHWG0BC4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/P1CO/HWG0BC4U/F8QP1COHWG0BC4U.SMALL.jpg puaerotch This instructable will show you how to turn a baseball into a shift knob for your car. Tools and Materials Materials Baseball. I went with a weighted baseball I found on Amazon. There are a couple reasons to go with a weighted ball instead of a regulation ball. The construction of weighted ba...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:38:52 PDT
How to Spraypaint Your Rims http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Spraypaint-Your-Rims/
How to Spraypaint Your Rims - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/XRBM/H8CVGCFJ/FPVXRBMH8CVGCFJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/XRBM/H8CVGCFJ/FPVXRBMH8CVGCFJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/XRBM/H8CVGCFJ/FPVXRBMH8CVGCFJ.SMALL.jpg vannes80 This instrucatble will explain the detailed instructions to spraypainting your vehicle's rims the color you desire. Included is all the necesary preparation, as well as execution and clean-up. Preparation Make sure the weather is nice. Temperature should be between 60 and 80 degrees with minima...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:38:23 PDT
How to Install Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Load-Resistors-for-LED-Turn-Signal-/
How to Install Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/NQVW/HVFL6P7X/F7GNQVWHVFL6P7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/NQVW/HVFL6P7X/F7GNQVWHVFL6P7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/NQVW/HVFL6P7X/F7GNQVWHVFL6P7X.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy Why are installing load resistors necessary for LED turn signal lights? If you don't install load resistors (also known as equalizers) with LED turn signal bulbs, you will experience the notorious hyper flash issue. Hyper flash is exactly what it sounds like, where the turn signal light flashes rapi...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 14:54:24 PDT
how to refurbish car rims http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-refurbish-car-rims/
how to refurbish car rims - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5QUX/HVP6WSOK/F9P5QUXHVP6WSOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5QUX/HVP6WSOK/F9P5QUXHVP6WSOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/5QUX/HVP6WSOK/F9P5QUXHVP6WSOK.SMALL.jpg bridley16 My wheels were looking dull and used and one of them had made contact with corrosive chemicals, I decided it was time to refurbish them and make them look like new again.Things you will need: a carprimercolored paintclear coatsandpaperalloy repair (optional)jack standTime: 4 hours per wheelOk now th...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 17:40:51 PDT
How to build a fiberglass sub box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-fiberglass-sub-box/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 00:26:50 PDT
Adding RCAs to a standard car head unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-RCAs-to-a-standard-car-head-unit/
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:08:54 PST
Install phone into car dashboard Subaru Legacy http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-phone-into-car-dashboard-Subaru-Legacy/
Install phone into car dashboard Subaru Legacy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/PTPF/HVC1GJRU/FUKPTPFHVC1GJRU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/PTPF/HVC1GJRU/FUKPTPFHVC1GJRU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUK/PTPF/HVC1GJRU/FUKPTPFHVC1GJRU.SMALL.jpg Diy_master Use phone without battery!http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-phone-without-battery/ How & Why I will show you how I installed phone in dash of Subaru Legacy/Outback 2010-2013, without "touching" a dash. Everything is removable and you can turn back into original in a couple of minute...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 09:14:17 PDT
Increase your fuel Mileage 50%,(Pressurized air Dissolved in fuel) http://www.instructables.com/id/Increase-your-fuel-Mileage-50Pressurized-air-Disso/
Increase your fuel Mileage 50%,(Pressurized air Dissolved in fuel) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/OWBP/HV9FZKCJ/F90OWBPHV9FZKCJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/OWBP/HV9FZKCJ/F90OWBPHV9FZKCJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/OWBP/HV9FZKCJ/F90OWBPHV9FZKCJ.SMALL.jpg Mattj91 Check the Physics if you Don't Believe it. The Equipment. Heres Some of the Basic things i Bought at Harbor freight for the Project,1 12V 10Amp Air Compressor.1 25ft small Air hose.1 100ct zipties1 Pressure Regulator.1 Swivel Head Male Air Fitting.1 12V 10Amp Adapter Etc..... Math. Math. Leg...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 22:36:03 PDT
How to Repair Automotive A/C http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Automotive-AC/
How to Repair Automotive A/C - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CXDX/G068I9C8/FRNCXDXG068I9C8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CXDX/G068I9C8/FRNCXDXG068I9C8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CXDX/G068I9C8/FRNCXDXG068I9C8.SMALL.jpg ivanbg freon check You will need a set of manifold gauges to check you freon pressure. Here are some general guideline for A/C system pressures and temperatures based on ambient outside temperature. Remember that these are a guideline and your actual temperatures and pressures will vary depending on hu...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2008 07:18:46 PST
Make a Custom Mesh Grill for Your Car for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Mesh-Grill-for-Your-Car-for-10/
Make a Custom Mesh Grill for Your Car for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/H3ZN/F9AC3E5C/FDFH3ZNF9AC3E5C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/H3ZN/F9AC3E5C/FDFH3ZNF9AC3E5C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/H3ZN/F9AC3E5C/FDFH3ZNF9AC3E5C.SMALL.jpg G-force This shows how to turn a grill from a Buck Regal GS ('98) into a custom mesh grill that gives the car the look it so very well deserves. There are many different ways to do this, and I picked the way that looked most like the grill I was copying. You could always have the grill farther back, or eve...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:27:04 PST
Upgrade Your Old Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Your-Old-Car/
Upgrade Your Old Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/FUT6/HUEEMZDG/FYCFUT6HUEEMZDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/FUT6/HUEEMZDG/FYCFUT6HUEEMZDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/FUT6/HUEEMZDG/FYCFUT6HUEEMZDG.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everyone! In this i'ble I will show you how to upgrade your old car (mine is a 2001 Fiat Panda Young) with just 2€ (3,3$) and less than 30minutes. As you can see in pictures, my car is an old model, so it has just the basic instruments indicator like speed and fuel level. So I decided to add a t...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:48:38 PDT
How to Make a Go-Kart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Go-Kart/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:10:33 PDT
Beginner's Port and Polishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Port-and-Polishing/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 02:38:07 PDT
Paint your rims cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-your-rims-cheap/
Paint your rims cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/F9KT/GKJF83F8/FTLF9KTGKJF83F8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/F9KT/GKJF83F8/FTLF9KTGKJF83F8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/F9KT/GKJF83F8/FTLF9KTGKJF83F8.SMALL.jpg willdeh2 In this Instructable I will show you how to give your ride a facelift by painting your rusty or chipping rims.  I've done this on 3 of my cars now and I've learned that it takes a good deal of patience and prep-work.  I was sick of my Subaru looking like a grocery getter, so I picked a nice gloss b...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:42:20 PST
How to Fix Rust Around Your Wheel Wells http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Rust-Around-Your-Wheel-Wells/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:43:55 PDT
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
Fix your stuck Ford ignition http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-stuck-Ford-ignition/
Fix your stuck Ford ignition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/IF5W/GCJ0ZQL3/FMDIF5WGCJ0ZQL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/IF5W/GCJ0ZQL3/FMDIF5WGCJ0ZQL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/IF5W/GCJ0ZQL3/FMDIF5WGCJ0ZQL3.SMALL.jpg jptrsn The key wouldn't turn in my mother-in-law's 2004 Ford Focus wagon. After doing some research, I found that apparently this is a typical problem in many Ford vehicles, especially the 2000 to 2005 Focus. I looked around online, and found a few different solutions to the problem. One involved tapping ...
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Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:14:35 PDT
How to Jump Start a Toyota Prius http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Jump-Start-a-Toyota-Prius/
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:18:36 PDT
Add outlets to your battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-outlets-to-your-battery-charger/
Add outlets to your battery charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/AHCH/HSTP3FY1/FKKAHCHHSTP3FY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/AHCH/HSTP3FY1/FKKAHCHHSTP3FY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/AHCH/HSTP3FY1/FKKAHCHHSTP3FY1.SMALL.jpg lime3D I made it at TechShop. During the early 2014 North American cold wave, I had the battery in my car go dead. I had just received a battery charger/starter for Christmas, so it should not have been a problem, just hook up the cables and I should have been good to go. Well, in addition to the cold, I...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:23:42 PDT
Buffing car scratches out by hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Buffing-car-scratches-out-by-hand/
Buffing car scratches out by hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/NDO3/HDOW3HJX/FXZNDO3HDOW3HJX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/NDO3/HDOW3HJX/FXZNDO3HDOW3HJX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/NDO3/HDOW3HJX/FXZNDO3HDOW3HJX.SMALL.jpg marie.techshop I made it at TechShop Menlo Park (www.TechShop.com)! The TechShop in Menlo Park is the only one in California that has an auto bay, which is great because I did this at night and did not have to worry about sufficient lighting! So I had these scratches on the back right side of my car because I sc...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:23:34 PST
how you get big and build your muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/how-you-get-big-and-build-your-muscles/
how you get big and build your muscles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/IL03/HS8FUCYR/FHWIL03HS8FUCYR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/IL03/HS8FUCYR/FHWIL03HS8FUCYR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/IL03/HS8FUCYR/FHWIL03HS8FUCYR.SMALL.jpg abady123 .if you want to get big or Build your muscle you Must do three important steps.  if you lose a one step will not get at what you want All you need: -sporty SHOES. -Sportswear. -good coach. Eat well if you dont eat well and dont have lots of protein and vitamins to help bones grow (and you s...
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:49:05 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
How to Wire a Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer in Parallel for a 2 Ohm Load http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wire-a-Dual-4-Ohm-Subwoofer-in-Parallel-for/
How to Wire a Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer in Parallel for a 2 Ohm Load - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/G6TU/FYTCGWIR/F6WG6TUFYTCGWIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/G6TU/FYTCGWIR/F6WG6TUFYTCGWIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/G6TU/FYTCGWIR/F6WG6TUFYTCGWIR.SMALL.jpg sonicelectronix This is a basic way in which you can wire a dual 4 ohm subwoofer to a 2 ohm load. If you are looking to get the most power out of your amplifier for your sub, this is one of the best ways to wire your subwoofer. It is a traditional method of wiring that works very well. The sub will be wired in "...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:16:16 PDT
Plastic Bumper Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bumper-Repair/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:33:27 PDT
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
How to drive stick shift http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drive-stick-shift/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:52:27 PDT
How to make your truck/vehicle sound beastly! for $30 (exhaust/muffler) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-truckvehicle-sound-beastly-for-/
How to make your truck/vehicle sound beastly! for $30 (exhaust/muffler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/8M37/P99ET9K5JEC/FVD8M37P99ET9K5JEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/8M37/P99ET9K5JEC/FVD8M37P99ET9K5JEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/8M37/P99ET9K5JEC/FVD8M37P99ET9K5JEC.SMALL.jpg Jesus10555 This instructable will explain in depth how to rework your exhaust system to make it purr/roar/growl (which ever description you like)NOTE ABOUT THE VIDEO, AND I WANT TO PUT THIS NOTE RIGHT HERE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE SEES THIS NOTE..... THE FIRST PART OF THE RECORDING, THE CAMERA WAS REALLY CLOSE TO...
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Wed, 18 Oct 2006 21:44:19 PDT
How to Repair Scratched Alloy Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Scratched-Alloy-Wheels/
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By: appliedcolors

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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:25:00 PST
How to Repair Plastic Bumper Scratches http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Plastic-Bumper-Scratches/
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By: appliedcolors

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:58:59 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
Upgrading a car radio (for a Toyota Corolla) http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-a-car-radio-for-a-Toyota-Corolla/
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Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:19:07 PST
Android Car Tablet Installation - Update Video - http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Car-Tablet-Installation-Update-Video-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/XIBC/HPF4FH5L/FAZXIBCHPF4FH5L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/XIBC/HPF4FH5L/FAZXIBCHPF4FH5L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/XIBC/HPF4FH5L/FAZXIBCHPF4FH5L.SMALL.jpg stangtime This is just an update to my previous Instructable on an easy car tablet installation.  I didn't like the Plasti-Dip look and wanted to match the piece to the top part of the dash.  I also didn't like seeing the seams between the two pieces of wood (it really jumps out at me in the first video).  So...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:28:53 PST
Spray Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Painting/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:52:38 PST
Easy Android Car Tablet Installation http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Android-Car-Tablet-Installation/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/BKLO/HP6YOHJD/F7HBKLOHP6YOHJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/BKLO/HP6YOHJD/F7HBKLOHP6YOHJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/BKLO/HP6YOHJD/F7HBKLOHP6YOHJD.SMALL.jpg stangtime This little project came together pretty well.  I wanted a clean dock for a small 7" tablet in my Mustang.  I didn't like like the window suction cup arrangements but also didn't want to make anything that was permanent to the car; no permanent holes.  I still have some finishing to do and things to...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:53:57 PST
Auto battery charger for 6 or 12 volt sytems http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-battery-charger-for-6-or-12-volt-sytems/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:04:05 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
1HP Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Electric-Car-Powered-by-a-Bike-Motor/
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By: Ganhaar

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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
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
How to Repair a GM Speedometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-GM-Speedometer/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:40:57 PDT
Backseat USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Backseat-USB-charger/
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:53:28 PDT
Quick, free way to increase your car's mechanical grip http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-free-way-to-increase-your-cars-mechanical-gr/
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:47:35 PDT
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
Fix idle and stalling problems on a jeep cj-7 or wrangler yj http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-idle-and-stalling-problems-on-a-jeep-cj-7-or-w/
Fix idle and stalling problems on a jeep cj-7 or wrangler yj - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/82CU/FSLF93R0/FIP82CUFSLF93R0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/82CU/FSLF93R0/FIP82CUFSLF93R0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/82CU/FSLF93R0/FIP82CUFSLF93R0.SMALL.jpg danlab Jeep Cj-7's and early wrangler YJ's with 4.2 liter engines came with a rather lowsy carter bbd carburetor which of goes out fo adjustment. One of the most common problems with this carburetor is an erratic idle; in extreme cases (as it was with my jeep) the vehicle will stall every time you slow dow...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:25:31 PST