Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:26:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Volkswagen Car door disassembly and reassembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Volkswagen-Car-door-disassembly-and-reassembly/
Volkswagen Car door disassembly and reassembly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/VJEK/I1JWANKJ/F4CVJEKI1JWANKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/VJEK/I1JWANKJ/F4CVJEKI1JWANKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/VJEK/I1JWANKJ/F4CVJEKI1JWANKJ.SMALL.jpg ZZZach0 This Instructable will give you a step by step in the assembly of a Volkswagen Golf 2000 passenger door. You might need to do this to fix a jammed lock, replace a broken sensor or motor, or install new speakers. I did it personally to install new speakers.Keep in mind that this instructable will for...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:12:10 PDT
Storage Bag/ Space Maker for Cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Storage-Bag-Space-Maker-for-Cars/
Storage Bag/ Space Maker for Cars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/VPL0/I1J5WPDB/FQSVPL0I1J5WPDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/VPL0/I1J5WPDB/FQSVPL0I1J5WPDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/VPL0/I1J5WPDB/FQSVPL0I1J5WPDB.SMALL.jpg kittigadu This is a simple DIY to solve a major problem with most cars of today which is lack of space to put your stuff. Stuff like snacks, phones, water bottles etc etc... And if you have children who occupy the rear, it gets even more difficult to manage the stuff which is generally thrown around the fl...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:59:42 PDT
Hidden Garage door opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Garage-door-opener-1/
Hidden Garage door opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/LP9L/I1FQ6YIG/FXFLP9LI1FQ6YIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/LP9L/I1FQ6YIG/FXFLP9LI1FQ6YIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/LP9L/I1FQ6YIG/FXFLP9LI1FQ6YIG.SMALL.jpg Pyrow I wanted a garage door opener that wouldn't need to change batteries and could stay hidden, not making rattle noise while driving. While searching for an idea, I found a capacitive sensor on ebay that could work pretty nice behind the car dash. This instructable needs basic knowledge in electronics,...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:01:12 PDT
Easy Headlight Refinishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Headlight-Refinishing/
Easy Headlight Refinishing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TMWP/I1EU5J2E/FM4TMWPI1EU5J2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TMWP/I1EU5J2E/FM4TMWPI1EU5J2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/TMWP/I1EU5J2E/FM4TMWPI1EU5J2E.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I've seen a lot of headlight refinishing kits out there. Everything from pads and toothpaste looking goo to something that looks like baby wipes. I made a polisher a long time ago from a dryer motor and a couple of 1/2 in arbors to use for polishing gauge plates and other small automotive parts. I f...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:52:54 PDT
Candy Paint for a Show Car Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Paint-for-a-Show-Car-Finish/
Candy Paint for a Show Car Finish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/O8SZ/I1K3VWFX/FM2O8SZI1K3VWFX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/O8SZ/I1K3VWFX/FM2O8SZI1K3VWFX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/O8SZ/I1K3VWFX/FM2O8SZI1K3VWFX.SMALL.jpg thormj This instructable is to show how to get a (hopefully!) show car finish with a candy finish. I'm posting it as I go (the step with in front of it is where I'm currently at), so let me know if you see that I'm fixing to do it wrong! Also, since this is a live instructable, I'll be uploading videos o...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:46:55 PDT
Remove a car stereo without tears http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-a-car-stereo-without-tears/
Remove a car stereo without tears - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/GT1E/I1FPN9LB/FSDGT1EI1FPN9LB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/GT1E/I1FPN9LB/FSDGT1EI1FPN9LB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/GT1E/I1FPN9LB/FSDGT1EI1FPN9LB.SMALL.jpg JustinN1 What follows is a number of generic tips to remove your car stereo headunit (the part that you the user interacts with) from your car without tears (without damage to you, your car, or your headunit). Before you begin -Get directions on how to remove the stereo from the DIY section of the car for...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:22:26 PDT
Car Rear View Camera Input as Aux Input http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Rear-View-Camera-Input-as-Aux-Input/
Car Rear View Camera Input as Aux Input - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/9JFB/I1FPMN3P/FUM9JFBI1FPMN3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/9JFB/I1FPMN3P/FUM9JFBI1FPMN3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/9JFB/I1FPMN3P/FUM9JFBI1FPMN3P.SMALL.jpg JustinN1 When you are done you could have something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owsrApBPuQM . (This is using the torque app, an hdmi to rca converter (powered via a usb car charger), and an android phone).I, like many car enthusiasts, had an OEM headunit that is a touchscreen with a fairly siz...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:04:03 PDT
Thermal lunch box for cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-lunch-box-for-cars/
Thermal lunch box for cars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/148T/I1C1J43W/FJW148TI1C1J43W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/148T/I1C1J43W/FJW148TI1C1J43W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/148T/I1C1J43W/FJW148TI1C1J43W.SMALL.jpg lustro This project, although only is a schema, can be very useful for people who tend to spend several hours driving, or for those occasions when you travel with the family in the car, where the idea of carrying hot foods will be welcome.. The concept is very simple, it involves using the heat released fr...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:13:25 PDT
Ahooga Horn Lubrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Ahooga-Horn-Lubrication/
Ahooga Horn Lubrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/EEM7/I1CC3B8U/F5IEEM7I1CC3B8U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/EEM7/I1CC3B8U/F5IEEM7I1CC3B8U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/EEM7/I1CC3B8U/F5IEEM7I1CC3B8U.SMALL.jpg Ghost Wolf This is my first instructable and hope it helps other with similar problems. I bought a North-East Electric Company ahooga horn from an antique store and after taking it home I realized why it was there in the first place. It wouldn't make the ahooga sound it was more like awoowa. I took it apart an...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:22:56 PDT
Self-Levelling Travel Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Levelling-Travel-Bowl/
Self-Levelling Travel Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/56E3/I1CBZMDB/FRA56E3I1CBZMDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/56E3/I1CBZMDB/FRA56E3I1CBZMDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/56E3/I1CBZMDB/FRA56E3I1CBZMDB.SMALL.jpg quigley_ja When thinking about my entry for this contest, it occurred to me that there is an unsolved dilemma that occurs in those long, bumpy car rides we enjoy so much. We are becoming more practical with the time we spend in the car, using it to play or sleep which have become easier with the introduction o...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:29:31 PDT
Black out for your car http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-out-for-your-car/
Black out for your car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/0Y88/I1B64KBM/FIV0Y88I1B64KBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/0Y88/I1B64KBM/FIV0Y88I1B64KBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/0Y88/I1B64KBM/FIV0Y88I1B64KBM.SMALL.jpg brockdeland Hate chrome? Me too! Black out the chrome safely & easily with plasti dip. you will need -plasti dip spray in whatever color you want but we are "blacking out" so get the matte black at your home improvement store- tweezers are handy but not necessary - scrap sharp plastic is helpful - painters tape...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:14:09 PDT
IMPROVED binder clip gps/cell phone mount from office supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/IMPROVED-binder-clip-gpscell-phone-mount-from-offi/
IMPROVED binder clip gps/cell phone mount from office supplies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/1AM8/I1B62D7M/FUJ1AM8I1B62D7M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/1AM8/I1B62D7M/FUJ1AM8I1B62D7M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/1AM8/I1B62D7M/FUJ1AM8I1B62D7M.SMALL.jpg SPECTREcat I love this GPS and cell phone mount (seen here and here) and built several. However there are several flaws that make it impractical (especially in the winter):HEAT! Electronics hate heat. Especially batteries. My cell phone once warned of an overheating battery.The large binder clip won't firm...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:03:55 PDT
Smartphone dash cam http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-dash-cam/
Smartphone dash cam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/TTUQ/I1B63NEQ/FZ7TTUQI1B63NEQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/TTUQ/I1B63NEQ/FZ7TTUQI1B63NEQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/TTUQ/I1B63NEQ/FZ7TTUQI1B63NEQ.SMALL.jpg gkrisanda This is a simple instructable that utilizes house hold items and simple tools. In this project I will show you how to create an automobile dash cam which uses an old smartphone as the camera and other household items as the mount. This project is very straight forward and requires little skill to co...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:01:22 PDT
Jeep tail light armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-tail-light-armor/
Jeep tail light armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/9BAZ/I1B7OFDW/FVQ9BAZI1B7OFDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/9BAZ/I1B7OFDW/FVQ9BAZI1B7OFDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/9BAZ/I1B7OFDW/FVQ9BAZI1B7OFDW.SMALL.jpg bginoza Do you want to do something awesome to your jeep but you just don't have the money for a lift kit or a roof rack? You can awesomeify your jeep with some sweet caged in tail lights for a lot less and give your jeep more confidence in one fast tutorial. Lets do it.These particular tail light guards a...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:55:11 PDT
BMW X3 X5 X6 Gear Box Transfer Case Servo Actuator Motor Repair Gear Installation Instructions Guide. http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-X3-X5-X6-Gear-Box-Transfer-Case-Servo-Actuator/
BMW X3 X5 X6 Gear Box Transfer Case Servo Actuator Motor Repair Gear Installation Instructions Guide. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SMALL.jpg x8rltd Symptoms:Brake, ABS, and 4X4 lights all lit. Clicking / juddering sound from transfer case “4X4 inactive” message. The Cause:Attached to the transfer case is an actuator motor, within in this there is a poor quality Nylon plastic gear, this is turned by a metal worm gear. Over time the Nylon wears d...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:29 PDT
BMW 6 Cylinder M52TU, M56, and M54 Dual / Twin / Double Vanos Rattle Repair Fix Process Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-6-Cylinder-M52TU-M56-and-M54-Dual-Twin-Double-/
BMW 6 Cylinder M52TU, M56, and M54 Dual / Twin / Double Vanos Rattle Repair Fix Process Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/3Z2W/I19415N9/FA33Z2WI19415N9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/3Z2W/I19415N9/FA33Z2WI19415N9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/3Z2W/I19415N9/FA33Z2WI19415N9.SMALL.jpg x8rltd It is common for the Vanos unit to develop a rattle which can often be heard within the vehicles cabin. This rattle is caused by wear in the variable valve timing gears. This wear allows axial play and causes components to rattle. Removing the Vanos pistons axial play reduces this rattle significant...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:43:43 PDT
How To Install LED Roof Cab Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-LED-Roof-Cab-Lights/
How To Install LED Roof Cab Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/LFVH/I1B63Q26/FABLFVHI1B63Q26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/LFVH/I1B63Q26/FABLFVHI1B63Q26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/LFVH/I1B63Q26/FABLFVHI1B63Q26.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy LED Roof Cab Lights are highly versatile and extremely customizable, making it pretty functional to install on practically any truck, SUV, or RV. It doesn't matter if your vehicle doesn't come with roof cab lights because you'll be drilling holes to install this product anyway. This product comes wi...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:41:03 PDT
VT, VY, VZ Commodore tow bar http://www.instructables.com/id/VT-VY-VZ-Commodore-tow-bar/
VT, VY, VZ Commodore tow bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/Q0HK/I15KVKML/F82Q0HKI15KVKML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/Q0HK/I15KVKML/F82Q0HKI15KVKML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/Q0HK/I15KVKML/F82Q0HKI15KVKML.SMALL.jpg mharker1 Installed a tow bar today. I couldn't find a guide on the net so thought I would take some photos and make one while I was at it. Remove plastic from boot interia There are four screws under these plastic covers Then these two two more clips Four more clips There are four clips on the top o...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:36:31 PDT
Vehicle Date Reminder (Tax / MoT / Insurace / Servicing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Tax-Disc-Replacement-Date-Reminder/
Vehicle Date Reminder (Tax / MoT / Insurace / Servicing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/ZWFN/I15L4MKS/F30ZWFNI15L4MKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/ZWFN/I15L4MKS/F30ZWFNI15L4MKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/ZWFN/I15L4MKS/F30ZWFNI15L4MKS.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk Here in the UK, as of 01/10/14 we no longer have to display road tax in our windscreen.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changesThis is due to everything being on computer systems now.There are many benefits to this; not wasting paper to print them, not wasting envelopes to post them, n...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:16:32 PDT
Create a License Plate Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-License-Plate-Map/
Create a License Plate Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/CI1S/I101AF8P/FZMCI1SI101AF8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/CI1S/I101AF8P/FZMCI1SI101AF8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/CI1S/I101AF8P/FZMCI1SI101AF8P.SMALL.jpg bmalek You have probably seen the poster prints you can buy for $60 that are just a sheet of paper. Searching "license plate map" will give you and idea of what they are and what they sell for. The idea is you are making a map by cutting the states shape out of a license plate from that state. For the ...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:35:24 PDT
How To Install Car LED Strip Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-Car-LED-Strip-Lights/
How To Install Car LED Strip Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/D7B5/I0YG3B32/FKYD7B5I0YG3B32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/D7B5/I0YG3B32/FKYD7B5I0YG3B32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/D7B5/I0YG3B32/FKYD7B5I0YG3B32.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy Have you seen anyone sport a set of LED Underbody car lights? Whether or not you choose to install the single colored LED strip or the multi-colored RGB LED strip is all based on personal preference, but here is a guide to go through the installation process. The concept is straightforward as you wi...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:20:32 PDT
Auto-Based 12 Volt Expeditionary Rotary Hole-Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Based-12-Volt-Expeditionary-Rotary-Hole-Maker/
Auto-Based 12 Volt Expeditionary Rotary Hole-Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/SDPY/I0VOZ8SR/F9XSDPYI0VOZ8SR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/SDPY/I0VOZ8SR/F9XSDPYI0VOZ8SR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/SDPY/I0VOZ8SR/F9XSDPYI0VOZ8SR.SMALL.jpg FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo If you're anything like me, you spend a good portion of your time living out of your truck, DOWN BY THE RIVER! Well then, I don't need to tell you how many times I wish I had a drill for one reason or another. Sure, you could get a cordless drill, battery charger, and converter. But that's stupid! W...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:13:23 PDT
How to fix your check engine light. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-your-check-engine-light/
How to fix your check engine light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/YULD/I0YFZKAV/FZLYULDI0YFZKAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/YULD/I0YFZKAV/FZLYULDI0YFZKAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/YULD/I0YFZKAV/FZLYULDI0YFZKAV.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng Fixing your car doesn't have to be expensive. Thanks to the age of information, anyone can be a "Google Mechanic". While this specific repair may not match your situation, it's the same process. So let's get rid of that annoying orange light. A word of caution: if you have little or zero experience ...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:13:25 PDT
BMW EGR Stainless Steel Removal Bypass Blanking Kit Install Instruction Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-EGR-Stainless-Steel-Removal-Bypass-Blanking-Ki/
BMW EGR Stainless Steel Removal Bypass Blanking Kit Install Instruction Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/YUNM/I0W92HF1/FYGYUNMI0W92HF1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/YUNM/I0W92HF1/FYGYUNMI0W92HF1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/YUNM/I0W92HF1/FYGYUNMI0W92HF1.SMALL.jpg x8rltd The ProblemIt is very common for the EGR valves on BMW diesel engines to become blocked with carbon deposits. This reduces both vehicle fuel efficiency and performance. Carbon rich recirculated exhaust gasses enter the intake manifold, over time Carbon / Coke deposits gather in the EGR valve and can...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 07:24:52 PDT
Repair Car Front Brakes http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Car-Front-Brakes/
Repair Car Front Brakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/2TXO/I0TVHWPW/FO42TXOI0TVHWPW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/2TXO/I0TVHWPW/FO42TXOI0TVHWPW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/2TXO/I0TVHWPW/FO42TXOI0TVHWPW.SMALL.jpg jverney Hello and welcome to my Instructable on how to repair your front brakes even better than some mechanical workshops!Throughout the steps I'll show you how to not only replace your brake pads but measure and recondition your brake rotors for optimal performance and efficiency! Removing the brake pa...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 01:17:16 PDT
Changing Windshield Wipers http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Windshield-Wipers/
Changing Windshield Wipers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/3DBT/I1CC3KXB/FE33DBTI1CC3KXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/3DBT/I1CC3KXB/FE33DBTI1CC3KXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/3DBT/I1CC3KXB/FE33DBTI1CC3KXB.SMALL.jpg ENGL314G14 This instructable will guide you through the process of changing your windshield wipers. If you are viewing this document you probably have had some trouble in the past. Using this instructable as a guide you should be able to easily change your wiper blades and add wiper fluid in no time. Signs o...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:42:59 PDT
How To Install LED Reverse Lights on Kia Optima http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-LED-Reverse-Lights-on-Kia-Optima/
How To Install LED Reverse Lights on Kia Optima - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/JCEO/I0TE7UQY/FYBJCEOI0TE7UQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/JCEO/I0TE7UQY/FYBJCEOI0TE7UQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/JCEO/I0TE7UQY/FYBJCEOI0TE7UQY.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy No one can doubt that reverse lights are an important aspect of any car. They are a necessary safety feature to prevent accidents, but you don't have to stick with stock backup lights if you don't want to. The Kia Optima is a very versatile car, in that there are tons of aftermarket add-ons you can ...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:38:06 PDT
Add Bluetooth to your old Car-Hifi http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Upgrade-Your-Old-Car-V2/
Add Bluetooth to your old Car-Hifi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/2NRS/I0R0YP1Q/FAM2NRSI0R0YP1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/2NRS/I0R0YP1Q/FAM2NRSI0R0YP1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/2NRS/I0R0YP1Q/FAM2NRSI0R0YP1Q.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everyone!In this quick ible I'll show you another way to upgrade your old car with just 5$ and less than 30 minutes of work. If you want to check out the last simple upgrade that I made on my car, you have to see my ible "Thermometer - Upgrade Your Old Car".I'll basically suggest you how to EASIL...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 01:13:52 PDT
120v Power Source for Car http://www.instructables.com/id/120v-Power-Source-for-Car/
120v Power Source for Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IR37/I0R0TX6Q/FCPIR37I0R0TX6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IR37/I0R0TX6Q/FCPIR37I0R0TX6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IR37/I0R0TX6Q/FCPIR37I0R0TX6Q.SMALL.jpg Captain Data I had purchased a tablet that I wanted to be able to charge in the car, but was unable to find a suitable car charger that would work with it. I then wanted to use a power inverter to charge it, but they are all big and bulky. I then had the idea to add a 120v power outlet to my console. I had a...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:08:22 PDT
Jeep http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/LKBP/I0PZ4S93/FZXLKBPI0PZ4S93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/LKBP/I0PZ4S93/FZXLKBPI0PZ4S93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/LKBP/I0PZ4S93/FZXLKBPI0PZ4S93.SMALL.jpg TheALOwens My collection of instructables that pertain to all things Jeep. DIY Jeep Hardtop Hoist Jeep Wrangler (TJ) Alignment Fixing Jeep Death Wobble Jeep Trunk Jeep Hardtop Hoist
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:47:53 PDT
Movie theater in your car http://www.instructables.com/id/Movie-theater-in-your-car/
Movie theater in your car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ZJ54/I0R183MX/F9CZJ54I0R183MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ZJ54/I0R183MX/F9CZJ54I0R183MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ZJ54/I0R183MX/F9CZJ54I0R183MX.SMALL.jpg Effix9000 This instructable will show you how to build a movie theater in your car.What you will need:Cardboard White garbage bagKeychain rings Projector / h...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:49:03 PDT
Vehicle Accessory Webbing http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Accessory-Webbing/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:01:06 PDT
12V Source for trunk http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-Source-for-trunk/
12V Source for trunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/N0AG/I0LCRZXS/FJTN0AGI0LCRZXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/N0AG/I0LCRZXS/FJTN0AGI0LCRZXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/N0AG/I0LCRZXS/FJTN0AGI0LCRZXS.SMALL.jpg Dulexy Some cars have this in their fabric settings. But what if they don't? It wasn't necessary to me up to this summer when I neededlight on camping which I would hang on the door of my trunk, but my lamp was empty and cable not long enough. So on and so forth, I'll insert power into my Citroen Xara's tr...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:03:53 PDT
Bidirectional Car Smartphone Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Look-Mom-No-Hands-A-Bidirectional-Smartphone-Car-M/
Bidirectional Car Smartphone Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/2DO2/I0NOGV3A/FHY2DO2I0NOGV3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/2DO2/I0NOGV3A/FHY2DO2I0NOGV3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/2DO2/I0NOGV3A/FHY2DO2I0NOGV3A.SMALL.jpg fu m4nchu In my mind, paying $40 for a phone mount for my car is out of the question. So naturally a few minutes on Instructables brings me to repeet13's Binder Clip Phone Car Mount. It is a beautifully simple solution but it didn't quite suit my needs. I wanted to have the ability to mount my phone in both l...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:25:53 PDT
Redneck Roof Rack Rails http://www.instructables.com/id/Redneck-Roof-Rack-Rails/
Redneck Roof Rack Rails - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4R4Y/I0LCIF7H/FAN4R4YI0LCIF7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4R4Y/I0LCIF7H/FAN4R4YI0LCIF7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/4R4Y/I0LCIF7H/FAN4R4YI0LCIF7H.SMALL.jpg petestrash There is not much to this instuctable, but hope it was worth sharing.I needed to carry a long ladder outside the car, but I don't have any cross rails for my fixed car mounted roof racks.A quick Google search revealed prices of $75-$350 for a set of rail to fit.I went to look for a couple of pieces ...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:05:30 PDT
Portable Car Table And Glovebox Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Car-Table-And-Glovebox-Kit/
Portable Car Table And Glovebox Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/UAF9/I0LCH8NG/FM1UAF9I0LCH8NG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/UAF9/I0LCH8NG/FM1UAF9I0LCH8NG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/UAF9/I0LCH8NG/FM1UAF9I0LCH8NG.SMALL.jpg GAM3D1FF1CULTY Have you ever wanted to eat your lunch on the road but couldn't find a place for that burger? Well here is your solution! I present to you the cup holder car table! Also in this instructable include how to make the notepad and pen station and how to make a glovebox necessities kit. Thank you an...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:35:30 PDT
Save the Supercars! Install a Car Fire Extinguisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-the-Supercars-Install-a-Car-Fire-Extinguisher/
Save the Supercars! Install a Car Fire Extinguisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/MDAX/I0PYFP25/FKWMDAXI0PYFP25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/MDAX/I0PYFP25/FKWMDAXI0PYFP25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/MDAX/I0PYFP25/FKWMDAXI0PYFP25.SMALL.jpg fu m4nchu First, a moment of silence for the fallen supercars who are no longer with us..........*tear falls to the ground*............Back to business.Car fires happen. A LOT. I didn't realize how often until I actually read the statistics. To sum it up, in the US alone, there are over 150K car fires every y...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:00:33 PDT
Quick Custom Shifter Knob for Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Custom-Shifter-Knobs/
Quick Custom Shifter Knob for Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/OGY5/I0HYP2AN/FYPOGY5I0HYP2AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/OGY5/I0HYP2AN/FYPOGY5I0HYP2AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/OGY5/I0HYP2AN/FYPOGY5I0HYP2AN.SMALL.jpg ABCass1 This is an idea I came to me when I got my little Tacoma. I am a huge fisherman and I like to deck my truck out with multiple piece of fish. So one day it came to me, I wanted a custom shifter knob without taking the original stock shifter off. Thus, Hitch ball covering! EASY, fit on, take off, swit...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:29:53 PDT
How to Perform Basic Car Maintenance http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Perform-Basic-Car-Maintenance/
How to Perform Basic Car Maintenance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WZ6J/I0LCKF41/FKGWZ6JI0LCKF41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WZ6J/I0LCKF41/FKGWZ6JI0LCKF41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WZ6J/I0LCKF41/FKGWZ6JI0LCKF41.SMALL.jpg ISU314group11 Trips to the auto shop can be expensive. Often when you go to get your oil changed or engine checked mechanics will conveniently find something else wrong with your car. You can avoid all this hassle by simply learning how to perform basic car maintenance yourself. This instructable will take you th...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:45:05 PDT
Lug Nut Wrench Extension http://www.instructables.com/id/Lug-Nut-Wrench-Extension/
Lug Nut Wrench Extension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/AGB6/I0HYSP2N/FM8AGB6I0HYSP2N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/AGB6/I0HYSP2N/FM8AGB6I0HYSP2N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/AGB6/I0HYSP2N/FM8AGB6I0HYSP2N.SMALL.jpg ezman IntroductionDuring the months of July and August I have needed or used a Lug Nut Wrench Extension 4 times. More times than I have needed one over the last 10 years. A Lug Nut Wrench Extension is a pipe or another wrench that fits over the lug nut wrench to extend the handle so that you will need ...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:30:08 PDT
How to Make a Tablet Mount for Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Tablet-Mount-for-Your-Car/
How to Make a Tablet Mount for Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/MSU2/I0ENO51A/FE1MSU2I0ENO51A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/MSU2/I0ENO51A/FE1MSU2I0ENO51A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/MSU2/I0ENO51A/FE1MSU2I0ENO51A.SMALL.jpg cammers Hello Instructablers.I do quite a bit of driving these days. I visit customers in country towns and some days spend five to six hours behind the wheel.I like to use my Samsung Galaxy Tablet for music, navigation, CRM, and emails. For navigation and music I had to find a way of mounting the tablet to...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:31:37 PDT
Cowboy Hat Holder for Truck (using a tennis racket) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowboy-Hat-Holder-for-Truck-using-a-tennis-racket/
Cowboy Hat Holder for Truck (using a tennis racket) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/LF0J/I0G97X9Z/FWNLF0JI0G97X9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/LF0J/I0G97X9Z/FWNLF0JI0G97X9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/LF0J/I0G97X9Z/FWNLF0JI0G97X9Z.SMALL.jpg FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo We've all got a cowboy hat and none of us know what to do with it once we get in the truck. It sucks. You throw it on the seat and somebody sits on it. You plop it on the headrest but it falls on the floor. The hat's always in the way and always in mortal danger.Of course, we could go down to the ne...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:44:33 PDT
DIY AC/Heater Panel Control Knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ACHeater-Panel-Control-Knobs/
DIY AC/Heater Panel Control Knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/CRR4/I0FFE201/F09CRR4I0FFE201.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/CRR4/I0FFE201/F09CRR4I0FFE201.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/CRR4/I0FFE201/F09CRR4I0FFE201.SMALL.jpg herklex This is the AC/heater control panel on my 1997 Jeep Wrangler. You may notice the knobs on the slide controls are missing.I noticed the knobs were gone when I bought the Jeep, but I thought for sure there would be some place to buy cheap replacements…WRONG. I searched all over ebay, aftermarket part...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:17 PDT
Bomb-proof Storage Locker for Zombie-proof Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-proof-Storage-Locker-for-Zombie-proof-Vehicle/
Bomb-proof Storage Locker for Zombie-proof Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/BPHI/I0G97DM4/FO6BPHII0G97DM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/BPHI/I0G97DM4/FO6BPHII0G97DM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/BPHI/I0G97DM4/FO6BPHII0G97DM4.SMALL.jpg FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo If you're anything like me, zombies are all the time breaking into your truck and stealing stuff for no good reason. Well, I'm here to help you stop such tomfoolery. Granted, it'll probably be pretty hard to find the exact parts, but you should be able to substitute stuff here and there. Alright, le...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:52:31 PDT
ALL KINDS OF TABS,MOBILES CHARGING HUB FOR CARS http://www.instructables.com/id/ALL-KINDS-OF-TABSMOBILES-CHARGING-HUB-FOR-CARS/
ALL KINDS OF TABS,MOBILES CHARGING HUB FOR CARS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/W2C3/I0Q1Q4BH/FIKW2C3I0Q1Q4BH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/W2C3/I0Q1Q4BH/FIKW2C3I0Q1Q4BH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/W2C3/I0Q1Q4BH/FIKW2C3I0Q1Q4BH.SMALL.jpg jarral WHENEVER YOU TRAVEL OUT YOU NEED A CHARGER AND A CHARGING PORT ,TODAY I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE A CHARGING HUB FOR THE CAR. THINGS PROVIDED FOR THE PROJECT :-1. MOTHER BOARD MODEL NOS - XY03602. USB PORTS (4) 3. SOLDERING IRON4. WIRE FIRST TAKE A USB PORT AND SOLDER IT TO THE BORD WHERE...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:46 PDT
2003 Dodge Caravan broken blend door hack - fixed mine for 2 bucks!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/2003-Dodge-Caravan-broken-blend-door-hack-fixed-mi/
2003 Dodge Caravan broken blend door hack - fixed mine for 2 bucks!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/WIKZ/I0C8XC15/FI9WIKZI0C8XC15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/WIKZ/I0C8XC15/FI9WIKZI0C8XC15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/WIKZ/I0C8XC15/FI9WIKZI0C8XC15.SMALL.gif funcky Late spring sometime the heat in my 2003 Dodge caravan went out. After letting it go for a few weeks I started some research and found trouble shooting web sites like the link below and I was able to determine the blend door in my van was broken. The blend door actuator (motor) tested good, but th...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:10:14 PDT
Installing a compass gadget upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-compass-gadget-upgrade/
Installing a compass gadget upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/6R9T/I0A5AYG1/F8B6R9TI0A5AYG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/6R9T/I0A5AYG1/F8B6R9TI0A5AYG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/6R9T/I0A5AYG1/F8B6R9TI0A5AYG1.SMALL.jpg onemoroni1 This is my 1996 Nissan PU I've owned since 1998. It is reliable and I have taken out of state trips since I retired rather than fly. I had installed a home indoor/outdoor thermometer, but the velcro adhesive kept melting and falling down. I had upgraded the radio to one with bluetooth, but it didn't...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:54:05 PDT
Changing Car Brakes! A Beginner Guide! http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Car-Brakes-A-Beginner-Guide/
Changing Car Brakes! A Beginner Guide! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/DTP1/I0C8YF1S/FF5DTP1I0C8YF1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/DTP1/I0C8YF1S/FF5DTP1I0C8YF1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/DTP1/I0C8YF1S/FF5DTP1I0C8YF1S.SMALL.jpg Jaxon0077 This is the easiest way of changing brakes!Just recently i went to get a safety inspection for my car and found out that my brake pads had barely passed with minimum numbers. It was advised that i change them out for new ones the only problem was, they wanted to charge me over 250$ (Picture 2) !! I ...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:44:51 PDT
GLOVEBOX GADGET CHALLENGE - El Beetle Bud Vase Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/GLOVEBOX-GADGET-CHALLENGE-El-Beetle-Bud-Vase-Hack/
GLOVEBOX GADGET CHALLENGE - El Beetle Bud Vase Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/3LC6/I0A51YQ5/F3C3LC6I0A51YQ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/3LC6/I0A51YQ5/F3C3LC6I0A51YQ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/3LC6/I0A51YQ5/F3C3LC6I0A51YQ5.SMALL.jpg crispernakisan Ya know, the whole thing about New Beetles (and old Beetles, and even the Newer New Beetles) being girl-cars is just silly.And never-mind that I purchased El Beetle from a girl.Well, even if these things actually are girl cars, girls are usually pretty cool (the girl who sold me El Beetle is super-d...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:51 PDT
Super Spy License Plate Swap Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Spy-License-Plate-Swap-Mechanism/
Super Spy License Plate Swap Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/AJE8/I0A3SMS2/F63AJE8I0A3SMS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/AJE8/I0A3SMS2/F63AJE8I0A3SMS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/AJE8/I0A3SMS2/F63AJE8I0A3SMS2.SMALL.jpg FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo If you're anything like me, people are always writing down your license plate for no good reason. I've given some thought to building a rotating license plate mount that would make Q proud. Here's what I've come up, to date. A few caveats are in order. First, putting something like this on a car wou...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:39:33 PDT