Instructables: exploring - workshop - automotive http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:48:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels - TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Powder-Coat-Aluminum-Wheels-TechShop/
How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels - TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SMALL.jpg kmagnuson I made it at the TechShop, well.. I powder coated it there. This is a "How-to" guide including step by step directions on How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels. Powder coating cannot be performed without having access to the proper equipment, but if you do it makes an excellent alternative to painting ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 02:38:52 PDT
1999 Jeep Cherokee Hood Inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/1999-jeep-cherokee-hood-inlay/
1999 Jeep Cherokee Hood Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/Z99E/HTGT954H/FVFZ99EHTGT954H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/Z99E/HTGT954H/FVFZ99EHTGT954H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/Z99E/HTGT954H/FVFZ99EHTGT954H.SMALL.jpg Chanrob95 In this instructable I'm going to show you how I made a diamond tread hood inlay piece for my Jeep XJ.   This will help you design your own. I made this at TechShop!   http://www.techshop.ws/ Preparation Lay down some thick brown paper to make a pattern of the indention found in a lot of...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:13:37 PDT
Repair Your Burnt Out Courtesy Dash Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Burnt-Out-Courtesy-Dash-Lights/
Repair Your Burnt Out Courtesy Dash Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/MI1C/HTDSQ0BF/FSUMI1CHTDSQ0BF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/MI1C/HTDSQ0BF/FSUMI1CHTDSQ0BF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/MI1C/HTDSQ0BF/FSUMI1CHTDSQ0BF.SMALL.jpg andamas I recently acquired a 1992 Volvo 740T that had every courtesy dash light burnt out. A quick trip to the Volvo dealer revealed that each bulb/socket assembly would be around $15 each! I was facing the likelihood of dropping $60 and another $12 for 3 wedge base bulbs for the other courtesy lights. Her...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:05:46 PDT
Mod out your own PUPPETEER'S DOLLY! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-out-your-own-PUPEETERS-DOLLY/
Mod out your own PUPPETEER'S DOLLY! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/HGGK/HSGFXR2M/FWGHGGKHSGFXR2M.SMALL.jpg damianzuch Hi peoples! OK, so we just got a nifty job, to make a puppeteer's dolly for a new show that has a puppet from the Jim Henson's Creature Shop!! There were a couple of requirements - it had to be comfortable, it had to be silent and it had to run smoothly. It also had to be set up so that either the p...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 19:58:23 PST
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Configurable-Cargo-Blocks-for-Your-Car-Trunk/
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SMALL.jpg imjasonc The Problem: Most of us have car trunks filled with loose boxes. When we drive around, these boxes slide around, or worse, tilt over spilling out all of our precious worldly possessions. Some of us have trunk nets. However, these trunk nets are better for loose small items (not boxes or large carg...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:33:10 PST
How to Purchase, Paint, and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Purchase-Paint-and-Install-a-Plastic-Bumper/
How to Purchase, Paint, and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SMALL.jpg appliedcolors In this instructable you will learn how to purchase, paint and install a replacement plastic bumper on your vehicle, for about half the cost you would pay an auto body repair shop. For this job you will need the following: 10 millimeter socket and ratchetAn auto body clip pullerPhillips screwderive...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:15:33 PST
How to Replace the Idle Air Control (IAC) Motor in a 1999 Ford Mustang http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-the-Idle-Air-Control-IAC-Motor-in-a/
How to Replace the Idle Air Control (IAC) Motor in a 1999 Ford Mustang - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/2NSS/HLID5VFD/FJT2NSSHLID5VFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/2NSS/HLID5VFD/FJT2NSSHLID5VFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/2NSS/HLID5VFD/FJT2NSSHLID5VFD.SMALL.jpg itsagoose Are you having problems with your vehicle's RPM fluctuating high and low ? Does it occur more often while running your A/C and/or other high powered auxiliary items? Does your engine sometimes even shut off? It maybe due to your Idle Air Control (IAC) Motor sticking from carbon deposits built up in ...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:00:25 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
How to Make Your Own Car Stereo-UPDATED WITH A VIDEO http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Car-Stereo/
How to Make Your Own Car Stereo-UPDATED WITH A VIDEO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/FQBQ/HIUEEETY/F8NFQBQHIUEEETY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/FQBQ/HIUEEETY/F8NFQBQHIUEEETY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/FQBQ/HIUEEETY/F8NFQBQHIUEEETY.SMALL.jpg JeremyWright I own a "commuter special" car as I call it. It's a 1989 Toyota Corolla, and I paid next to nothing for it. I had a car stereo in it that I received for free from a dealership that I worked at. It was an awesome flip out touch screen DVD player type. The navigation function was broken which is why i...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:31:09 PDT
simple in-line fuse for your car... or any 12 volt system. http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-in-line-fuse-for-your-car-or-any-12-volt/
simple in-line fuse for your car... or any 12 volt system. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SMALL.jpg zomfibame I had not intended on making an instructable when I started doing this but since I'd documented a few things I figured why not share the info.      I recently bought a 14 year old SUV. A Mitsubishi Montero. Most of the electrical on this old thing had been damaged and or hacked into long before I go...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 00:39:06 PDT
DIY Cargo Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cargo-Screen/
DIY Cargo Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F58/TA2B/HELWX3TT/F58TA2BHELWX3TT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F58/TA2B/HELWX3TT/F58TA2BHELWX3TT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F58/TA2B/HELWX3TT/F58TA2BHELWX3TT.SMALL.jpg jdsachems19 The cost to buy a manufactured cargo screen is upwards of $100, I was able to make one for $30 using parts from lowes. Materials: 1. Retractable window blind/screen 2. mounting hardware 3. spray paint 4. Duct tape 5. Small screws 6. Wooden dowel 1/2" Tools:  1. Drill 2. Saw- any kind will wo...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 08:27:15 PDT
Back Swass Preventer http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-Swass-Preventer/
Back Swass Preventer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/JUMY/HEBNHMGZ/FJJJUMYHEBNHMGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/JUMY/HEBNHMGZ/FJJJUMYHEBNHMGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/JUMY/HEBNHMGZ/FJJJUMYHEBNHMGZ.SMALL.jpg florlayamp Have you ever been driving through the desert of Las Vegas in the middle of summer, or the humid air of Florida in mid summer, or worse yet doing so to go out on a date or to a party just to get there and as you step out of your car, you realize that the back of your shirt is all sweaty and wet from...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:18:30 PDT
WW2 Merlin Piston Coin Dish / Ashtray http://www.instructables.com/id/WW2-Merlin-Piston-Coin-Dish-Ashtray/
WW2 Merlin Piston Coin Dish / Ashtray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/L5NB/HDOW9UXA/FAEL5NBHDOW9UXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/L5NB/HDOW9UXA/FAEL5NBHDOW9UXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/L5NB/HDOW9UXA/FAEL5NBHDOW9UXA.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk This was made from something near to indestructable! It's made from a WW2 merlin piston. It was found in a field in Essex, likely from a crashed spitfire - you can see the dents in the piston from the impact. It all very nice having a merlin piston sitting in your house, but I always think its much...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:30:48 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
Vehicle Inspired Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Inspired-Furniture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FIBX/HCJOSCQF/FH8FIBXHCJOSCQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FIBX/HCJOSCQF/FH8FIBXHCJOSCQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/FIBX/HCJOSCQF/FH8FIBXHCJOSCQF.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk I was going to call this a collection of 'automotively inspired furniture', but when I came across the skateboard table I thought I better change it!! After writing my own vehicle inspired furniture instructable, I set about looking for others. I thought I would compile a list whilst on my way. If...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 06:38:59 PST
Bucket Seat Swivel Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucket-Seat-Swivel-Chair/
Bucket Seat Swivel Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/P3C8/HCJOBC8R/FPCP3C8HCJOBC8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/P3C8/HCJOBC8R/FPCP3C8HCJOBC8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/P3C8/HCJOBC8R/FPCP3C8HCJOBC8R.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk I made this seat back in 1999, so can only take photos of the complete thing, no progress photos I'm afraid! It was pretty simple to make, but you can now buy these pre done, or you can buy brackets directly from the manufacturer which makes life really easy and gives you seat controls! This was/i...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:04:31 PST
EZ pass Rearview Mirror Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/EZ-pass-Rearview-Mirror-Mount/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/B3GZ/HCJOFJ2P/FR9B3GZHCJOFJ2P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/B3GZ/HCJOFJ2P/FR9B3GZHCJOFJ2P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/B3GZ/HCJOFJ2P/FR9B3GZHCJOFJ2P.SMALL.jpg jm31181 I hated the way EZ pass mounted to the window.  The Velcro turns color as time passes and its just gaudy looking.  This mount allows the EZ pass to sit inside the car but angled enough to still be read by the tolls.  Parts List: EZ Pass 3M velcro bicycle reflector mount rubber tubing How To: Mainl...
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:21:26 PST
V8 Engine Table http://www.instructables.com/id/V8-Engine-Table/
V8 Engine Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/PLNP/HCB8KAZ9/FQNPLNPHCB8KAZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/PLNP/HCB8KAZ9/FQNPLNPHCB8KAZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/PLNP/HCB8KAZ9/FQNPLNPHCB8KAZ9.SMALL.jpg Mr_o_uk I made this table quite a few years ago, and have since sold it so I cant take any more photos, so I appologise for the lack of detailed photos. By the end it was a heavy but strong table, costing me about £100 to make. Please be aware that once you do this to an engine, there is generally no way ...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:10 PST
How to remove your car's door arm rest. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-your-cars-door-arm-rest/
How to remove your car's door arm rest. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/UP57/HC3QC3BB/FN1UP57HC3QC3BB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/UP57/HC3QC3BB/FN1UP57HC3QC3BB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/UP57/HC3QC3BB/FN1UP57HC3QC3BB.SMALL.jpg Honda Enoch This is my first ever Instructable. This how to was written for someone on here requesting how to do this so they can paint their arm rest without having to tape it off. This was done on a 1996 Honda Accord Ex. The process is basically the same for other vehicles though some screw, wire and clip l...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:34:11 PST
A great use for auto cigarette lighters! http://www.instructables.com/id/A-great-use-for-auto-cigarette-lighters/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BF7M/H9T4LPBC/FN2BF7MH9T4LPBC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BF7M/H9T4LPBC/FN2BF7MH9T4LPBC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/BF7M/H9T4LPBC/FN2BF7MH9T4LPBC.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions Do you have any old automotive cigarette lighters? Do you want to light fireworks or light a fire electronically or remote controlled? Well here's an instructable on how to use an old automotive cigarette lighter to do all that and more! It's very simple: Make sure your automotive cigarette l...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:54:28 PST
Buick Instrument Panel Cluster Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Buick-Instrument-Panel-Cluster-Repair/
Buick Instrument Panel Cluster Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SMALL.jpg Kurt E. Clothier One day I was driving our 2001 Buick Century Custom, and I noticed that the odometer wasn't lit up. At first I thought that a bulb was out, but this instrument panel cluster (IPC) is completely digital, so there are no bulbs in those locations. The odometer/tripometer is all LED segment displays. It...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:43:15 PST
Mounting a Nexus 7 into your car using the ORIGINAL BOX http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-Nexus-7-into-your-car-using-the-ORIGINA/
Mounting a Nexus 7 into your car using the ORIGINAL BOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SMALL.jpg tobiasmaximus OK... so I own a 2005 Scion xB, which I seriously love. Fun car, cool style (in my opinion), and I think it's a dream car when wanting to do some automotive customs. A must have for automotive mods nowadays is definitely having a touchscreen entertainment center, and as far as technology goes, the s...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:58:40 PST
How to remove window tint for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-window-tint-for-under-30/
How to remove window tint for under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SMALL.jpg GrimWarhawk In this instructable, I'll cover how to remove window tinting from your car windows.  It takes about 5 minutes for side windows and 15 for a rear window. Let's get started! Gather Your Supplies You're going to need some stuff. 1 - Razor Blade ($1 for a 5 pack) 1 - Upholstery Steamer ($29 at the...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:15:06 PST
How to Make a Floor Jack Extender http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Floor-Jack-Extender/
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:02:24 PDT
Plasti Dip on the Grille http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasti-Dip-on-the-Grille/
Plasti Dip on the Grille - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SMALL.jpg eed1018 This is my first Instructable, so bear with me. I recently found out of a wonderful material, called Plasti Dip.  Its available most places, but i picked mine up at a Lowe's close to my hometown. I think this stuff is cool and I'll definitely be doing some more stuff with it later on, so stay tuned...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:39:10 PDT
How to Recharge Your Car's Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Recharge-Your-Cars-Air-Conditioner/
How to Recharge Your Car's Air Conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SMALL.jpg cwmaurer Introduction: Is the air coming from the vents in your car just not as cold as it used to be? You've likely run low on refrigerant in your A/C system. Over time, tiny amounts of refrigerant leak from the lines, degrading A/C performance. The solution is simple - put more back in. Recharging your ai...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:02:48 PDT
Ashtray iPhone/iPod Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ashtray-iPhoneiPod-Dock/
Ashtray iPhone/iPod Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SMALL.jpg hells-oui Convenient iPhone/ipod connection built into your ashtray! Skill Beginner - intermediate Tools required. Screwdriver Drill Xacto blade Items: 1x Car stereo with USB connection. 1x USB - ipod cable. Liquid nails/strong adhesive. Scrap sheet plastic. Old iPod dock connector Cut plastic base U...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:52:53 PDT
DIY Suede Shift boot cover. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Suede-Shift-boot-cover/
DIY Suede Shift boot cover. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SMALL.jpg hells-oui Designing, patterning, and sewing a shift boot/knob cover. Tools required. Needle Thread Sewing Machine (optional) Shears Materials required. Leather, Suede, Alcantara, Fabric, Microfibre. Cut and layout patterns Have all your materials prepped and ready to sew. Patterns may vary depending o...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:46:22 PDT
Reupholstering a steering wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Reupholstering-a-steering-wheel/
Reupholstering a steering wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SMALL.jpg hells-oui A step by step on how to restore an old steering wheel. Items required. 1 x Old steering wheel 1 x long strip of cardboard/card stock 1 x long strip of leather/suede/alcantara Tools required Sewing Machine Needle/Thread Patience Inspection Steering wheel seen better days? You can reupholste...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:39:40 PDT
How to wrap your interior trim with 3M carbon fiber vinyl http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-your-interior-trim-with-3M-carbon-fibe/
How to wrap your interior trim with 3M carbon fiber vinyl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SMALL.jpg kroymander These are instructions for how to wrap your automotive interior with carbon fiber vinyl.  I have done this on a number of cars, and the technique can be applied to just about anything, some people even wrap their hood or trunk lid with this stuff. Materials/Tools needed: -3M Di-Noc CA-421 carbon fi...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:35:05 PDT
Fix that exhaust leak; Make NEW exhaust gaskets at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-that-exhaust-leak-Make-NEW-exhaust-gaskets-at/
Fix that exhaust leak; Make NEW exhaust gaskets at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/OZQO/H0FLNV46/FEZOZQOH0FLNV46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/OZQO/H0FLNV46/FEZOZQOH0FLNV46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/OZQO/H0FLNV46/FEZOZQOH0FLNV46.SMALL.jpg TechShopClay Finding Land Rover parts *can* be an enjoyable experience...in an alternate universe; in this one, its a PITA...so, lets just make them ourselves.   I have made aluminum and copper exhaust gaskets with very effective results in the past.  Back then it was a pretty manual process (i.e. Time Consumin...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:32:15 PDT
Rotating Car Mount for iPhone out of Recycled Electronics and Garage Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-Car-Mount-for-iPhone-out-of-Recycled-Elec/
Rotating Car Mount for iPhone out of Recycled Electronics and Garage Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SMALL.jpg bigern00 While preparing for a long road trip, I decided to to make a couple of mods to my pickup for system monitoring and convenience.  After adding a USB port in my dash for iPhone charging, i added an OBDII wifi dongle and downloaded an engine monitoring app (Rev2).  Next, I got to work on the mount. I ...
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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:10:10 PDT
A "Manly" Garage Doorstop Easy-Peasey_ http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Manly-Garage-Doorstop-Easy-Peasey/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/VFDC/GYQFMWG7/FW4VFDCGYQFMWG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/VFDC/GYQFMWG7/FW4VFDCGYQFMWG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/VFDC/GYQFMWG7/FW4VFDCGYQFMWG7.SMALL.jpg aaahotdog I got tired of the door slamming shut when the overhead door was open and the day was breezy.   I took an old brake rotor, some rust  inhibitor and some spray paint and made the "manly" item.   I inserted a bolt into one of the holes to grab the bottom of the door.   I just push it with my foot in f...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:07:53 PST
Turbo Charge your oil filter wrench http://www.instructables.com/id/Help-removing-oil-filters/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/CLN2/GYVDIX3T/FG1CLN2GYVDIX3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/CLN2/GYVDIX3T/FG1CLN2GYVDIX3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/CLN2/GYVDIX3T/FG1CLN2GYVDIX3T.SMALL.jpg aaahotdog   1. Clean inner side of filter wrench with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil residue 2. Attach a good double stick tape, enough for about 1/3 to 1/2 of the wrench band on area opposite of arm 3. Cut a strip of #200 grit sandpaper or emory cloth of the same size 4. Attach to tape.   Done You wi...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:01:23 PST
Headlight Restoration in 30 sec flat!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-30-sec-Headlight-Restoration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/GDEK/GX5XJUYU/FN8GDEKGX5XJUYU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/GDEK/GX5XJUYU/FN8GDEKGX5XJUYU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/GDEK/GX5XJUYU/FN8GDEKGX5XJUYU.SMALL.jpg ivanbakas I discovered this by accident as I was cleaning the fender area by the headlight for painting. I ran a microfiber cloth, wet with lacquer thinner, across the area I was prepping for paint and I accidentally went over the old, foggy, looking like crap headlight. To my total amazement the opaque layer...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:29:23 PST
LED "Neon" Glow Lights for Automotives http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-Lights-for-Automotives/
LED "Neon" Glow Lights for Automotives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SMALL.jpg sentryGun53 Overview This project simulates custom "neon" lighting for the bottom of your car. It will give a bright yet subtle glow, in any color you want - without the need for expensive installation or fragile glass tubes. Why? Does your car not look badass enough? Maybe you drive a Subaru, or a Toyota, or ...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:03:35 PST
Engine Repair Reminders http://www.instructables.com/id/Engine-Reminders/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/UJDR/GVBD00RX/FYLUJDRGVBD00RX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/UJDR/GVBD00RX/FYLUJDRGVBD00RX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/UJDR/GVBD00RX/FYLUJDRGVBD00RX.SMALL.jpg aaahotdog With a wife, 3 kids, myself, and company vehicle, I do lots of vehicle maintenance each month.   It is a pity that every vehicle uses different air and oil filter, as well as varied amounts of oil.  Of course each has a different sized oil plug.   The spark plug types are different, so are pcv valve...
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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:37:07 PST
#2: How to Apply Touch Up Paint (to Almost Like New!) http://www.instructables.com/id/2-How-to-Apply-Touch-Up-Paint-to-Almost-Like-Ne/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SMALL.jpg RichsMethods This video includes tips and how to methods on getting rid of unsightly scratches in your automobile, but without the expensive auto-body bill. This is a follow up video to my original video, "How to Apply Touch up Paint". Thanks to viewer feedback and comments, I was able to make my car look almos...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:49:25 PDT
How to install "Automotive Hood Pins" to a factory steel hood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Automotive-Hood-Pins-to-a-factory/
How to install "Automotive Hood Pins" to a factory steel hood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SMALL.jpg LifeWarrior The other day my wife was going down the highway and the hood latch to my old Dodge Ram broke while she was driving my truck the hood flew back and smashed the windshield bending up the hood hinges and tearing to latch free. Luckily she was able to pull over to the side quickly, however it scared he...
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Thu, 6 Oct 2011 03:20:51 PDT
Car rims paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-rims-paint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SMALL.jpg biomech75
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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 07:19:26 PDT
Eco crush - student budget version of Fast & the Furious http://www.instructables.com/id/Orange-crush-student-budget-version-of-Fast-th/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/UMJ2/GR392ZJQ/FFXUMJ2GR392ZJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/UMJ2/GR392ZJQ/FFXUMJ2GR392ZJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/UMJ2/GR392ZJQ/FFXUMJ2GR392ZJQ.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom What started off as a 700$ grocery getter became one of those "what was I thinking" projects.  This is really more of a gag car, but some people really thought it was some crazy Japanese import, not recognizing it for what it was.  Here is a list of things I did to it, keeping in mind, total build c...
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 23:49:42 PDT
Changing a 2005 Honda Civic Taillight Lens (aka: removing your bumper) http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-a-2005-Honda-Civic-Taillight-Lens-aka-r/
Changing a 2005 Honda Civic Taillight Lens (aka: removing your bumper) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SMALL.jpg jellysix I recently had to change out one of the taillights in my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, and was surprised that it was more complex an operation than expected, requiring the partial removal of the bumper.  It wasn't really difficult, but documentation was sparse, so I thought I'd share the experience here ...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:52:06 PDT
How to Spray Paint your jeep and make an assault vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ho-to-Spray-Paint-your-jeep-and-make-an-assault-ve/
How to Spray Paint your jeep and make an assault vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SMALL.jpg sam24th Ok since my jeep is a major beater and I take it offroading, what better way to paint a fading beaten up jeep than with spraypaint? I chose to paint it up like an Army assault vehicle and add some zombie stickers. So to start you need a vehicle you plan to paint. (I advise it to be something that y...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:18:01 PDT
How to Rotate Your Car's Tires http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Rotate-Your-Cars-Tires/
How to Rotate Your Car's Tires - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/EGXN/GFA45RNL/FMIEGXNGFA45RNL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/EGXN/GFA45RNL/FMIEGXNGFA45RNL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/EGXN/GFA45RNL/FMIEGXNGFA45RNL.SMALL.jpg Irresponsible Robot Tire rotation is an important part of ensuring your vehicle is performing as well as it ought to, and it isn't terribly difficult. The entire process doesn't take more than an hour, and the tools you need most likely came with your car! Things You Ought to Know Why should I rotate my car's tires...
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:16:38 PDT
How to make backlit Gear shift knob http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Gear-shift-knob/
How to make backlit Gear shift knob - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/RPPN/GERP8QNW/FW9RPPNGERP8QNW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/RPPN/GERP8QNW/FW9RPPNGERP8QNW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/RPPN/GERP8QNW/FW9RPPNGERP8QNW.SMALL.jpg CICCI Back-lit Gear shift knob made out of wood. Material needed are very cheap but result is one sweet piece of wood work. I build it with basics tools. Feel free to ask your Questions or to give any thoughts  positive or negative. You can also rate it. Materials and Tools: Tools you wil...
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Sat, 2 Oct 2010 20:19:44 PDT
Construct a Magnetic Dickies Workshirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Construct-a-Magnetic-Dickie/
Construct a Magnetic Dickies Workshirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/3Q9V/GD2JJQ6D/FYO3Q9VGD2JJQ6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/3Q9V/GD2JJQ6D/FYO3Q9VGD2JJQ6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/3Q9V/GD2JJQ6D/FYO3Q9VGD2JJQ6D.SMALL.gif ThorsMitersaw Huh huh huh...  I said "Dickie".  I often find myself under my car doing stuff. And while doing said stuff, I often find myself putting my tools on my chest. Why? Because it is a strain reaching back behind my head or across from myself and i don't have to go very far to get them. No forgetting whe...
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Sun, 22 Aug 2010 03:16:41 PDT
Killswitch: Car security on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Killswitch-Car-security-on-the-cheap/
Killswitch: Car security on the cheap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/YV9K/G8HNI33D/FFZYV9KG8HNI33D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/YV9K/G8HNI33D/FFZYV9KG8HNI33D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/YV9K/G8HNI33D/FFZYV9KG8HNI33D.SMALL.jpg Mother Natures Son I am hopelessly absent-minded. Coupled with the fact that I usually get to school early and often sit in my parking space listening to the radio and mucking about on my computer for a while before going in to class, I often leave the key in the ignition and/or the door unlocked. Clearly, rather tha...
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:46:24 PDT
Vehicle Immobilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Immobilizer/
Vehicle Immobilizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/9W9C/G5703RZD/F3V9W9CG5703RZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/9W9C/G5703RZD/F3V9W9CG5703RZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/9W9C/G5703RZD/F3V9W9CG5703RZD.SMALL.jpg Designer_Dan Simple, robust, touch sensitive electronic switch which can prevent vehicle theft even if thief has vehicles keys - see testimonials below.... Preparation Gather together the necessary components, materials and tools.... the images below show the necessary electronic and mechanical components - y...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 13:34:11 PST
$6 LED Interior Light Conversion 12V DC Car/Boat/RV http://www.instructables.com/id/6-LED-Interior-Light-Conversion-12V-DC-CarBoatR/
$6 LED Interior Light Conversion 12V DC Car/Boat/RV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SMALL.jpg cheapchuck This instructable might give you some ideas of how you can use inexpensive, off the shelf, LED lights to convert your car, boat or RV, interior lighting system.  For about $5 US, you can buy a ready to use 12V LED light.  I started with an amber side marker light, which included three bright amber L...
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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 20:40:50 PST