Instructables: exploring - workshop - auto - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:39:11 PST BLOX v1.01 Auto-Based 12 Volt Expeditionary Rotary Hole-Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Based-12-Volt-Expeditionary-Rotary-Hole-Maker/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:13:23 PDT
Seeing as You Weld http://www.instructables.com/id/Seeing-as-You-Weld/
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:11:41 PST
Close Quarters Impact Wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Close-Quarters-Impact-Wrench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/TNE6/HAQ36VM1/F7ITNE6HAQ36VM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/TNE6/HAQ36VM1/F7ITNE6HAQ36VM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/TNE6/HAQ36VM1/F7ITNE6HAQ36VM1.SMALL.jpg Toga_Dan I was in a tight spot under the hood. Not enough torque on the wrench. Not enough room for a cheater bar, or pneumatic impact wrench. Not even enough room to swing a hammer. The solution?  String a bicycle chain through the closed end of a combo wrench, and through a barbell weight, lock it with vi...
By: Toga_Dan

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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:50:46 PST
Replacing your car's Valve Cover Gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-your-car-s-Valve-Cover-Gasket/
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By: trebuchet03

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Fri, 14 Jul 2006 00:31:03 PDT
Installing a trailer hitch on a small car http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-trailer-hitch-on-a-small-car/
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Thu, 29 May 2008 19:23:07 PDT
Garage Laser Parking System http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Laser-Parking-System/
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:50:17 PDT
Replace the Sideview Mirror on a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-the-Sideview-Mirror-on-a-2010-Hyundai-Sant/
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:13:29 PDT
Aftermarket Gear shift knob http://www.instructables.com/id/Aftermarket-Gear-shift-knob/
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:05:33 PDT
Rebuild Your Car's EL (electroluminescent) Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-Your-Cars-EL-electroluminescent-Lights/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:27:25 PDT
Pop-Bottle-Cap Antenna Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-Bottle-Cap-Antenna-Protector/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:09:32 PST
Changing your car's timing belt and water pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-your-car-s-timing-belt-and-water-pump/
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Tue, 11 Jul 2006 00:34:28 PDT
How to Fix Rust Spots On a Car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Rust-Spots-On-a-Car/
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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:06:36 PDT
replacing faulty heater core in Volvo 850 car http://www.instructables.com/id/replacing-faulty-heater-core-in-Volvo-850-car/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 04:17:33 PST
Make an Auto Radiator Pressure Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Auto-Radiator-Pressure-Tester/
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Mon, 25 May 2009 13:03:04 PDT
Paint Your Car With Rustoleum http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Your-Car-With-Rustoleum/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:50:49 PST
How to Read Codes From Your Check Engine Light (For older cars) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-Codes-From-Your-Check-Engine-Light-Fo/
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:27:34 PDT