Instructables: exploring - workshop - truck - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:53:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Pickup Truck Sideboards/Stake Sides http://www.instructables.com/id/Pickup-Truck-SideboardsStake-Sides/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:15:35 PDT
Kid's Monster Truck Loft Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Truck-Loft-Bed/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:16:38 PDT
Truck Side Rails for Under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-Side-Rails-for-under-20/
Truck Side Rails for Under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/69L3/HSE95CNX/FIK69L3HSE95CNX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/69L3/HSE95CNX/FIK69L3HSE95CNX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/69L3/HSE95CNX/FIK69L3HSE95CNX.SMALL.jpg casey868 My boys and I needed some rails for the sides of the truck in a hurry so we ran to Lowe's and picked up a few supply 's. We built this in an hour. We used it and then painted and sanded it another day. ‚ÄčList of Tools and Supply's Hammer Saw Drill (You could just use a screw ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:19:30 PST
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-awesome-custom-ladder-for-your-truck/
Build an awesome custom ladder for your truck/mobile work station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/2LPZ/HS61A2X3/F2Y2LPZHS61A2X3.SMALL.jpg damianzuch EXCITING! We're putting this Instructable in the Mobile Work Spaces contest, if you like it please vote in the upper right hand corner! Holy cow, those prizes are awesome!!! :) OK, so, our shop often rents trucks for several months at a time and we turn them into mobile work stations. We will occas...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:08:05 PST
Munchkin Chest http://www.instructables.com/id/Munchkin-Chest/
Munchkin Chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/RL37/HQSV2F3O/FYHRL37HQSV2F3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/RL37/HQSV2F3O/FYHRL37HQSV2F3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/RL37/HQSV2F3O/FYHRL37HQSV2F3O.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng A friend of ours is expecting a child. I made this chest for her to have a place to store diapers, wipes, and toys for her little muchkin. Any parent in a two story house will tell you how convenient it is to have a diaper stash both upstairs and downstairs. The size of the box was determined by t...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:55:26 PST
Monster Truck Fort http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Truck-Fort/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:18:09 PDT
Fixing a Pickup Truck After A Roll Over http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-Pickup-Truck-After-A-Roll-Over/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:21:50 PDT
Get rid of steering wheel shake when braking. http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-rid-of-steering-wheel-shake-when-braking/
Get rid of steering wheel shake when braking. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/5HYU/HIYWWQ0R/FS45HYUHIYWWQ0R.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng There are common problems that cause your steering wheel to shake when you apply the brakes. In order from least expensive to most, they are: dry guide pins, worn brake pads, and worn rotors. It’s generally recommended if you replace the rotors, you replace the brakes, and grease the guide pins. Or...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:15:10 PDT
How to install a tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-tachometer/
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:36:00 PST
Power Distribution Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Dirstribution-Box/
Power Distribution Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/WYFX/HAQ391AO/FSFWYFXHAQ391AO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/WYFX/HAQ391AO/FSFWYFXHAQ391AO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/WYFX/HAQ391AO/FSFWYFXHAQ391AO.SMALL.jpg stevie1 For starters, I built a rack for my truck to throw some "off road" lights on.  I wanted a box to control these and some reverse lights.  I also got an old remote starter from my dad that happened to have some aux outputs on it.  As soon as I found this out, I wanted to hook them up to control my lig...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:11:30 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...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:50:46 PST
Plasti Dip on the Grille http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasti-Dip-on-the-Grille/
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:39:10 PDT
Patch a truck bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Patch-a-truck-bench/
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 20:41:56 PDT
Water-shed Ramps for your El Camino or Pickup Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-shed-Ramps-for-your-El-Camino-or-Pickup-Truc/
Water-shed Ramps for your El Camino or Pickup Truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/PHRF/H5TUC669/FAQPHRFH5TUC669.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/PHRF/H5TUC669/FAQPHRFH5TUC669.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/PHRF/H5TUC669/FAQPHRFH5TUC669.SMALL.jpg lime3D I made it at TechShop A common problem with El Caminos (especially 1973-1977)  is that the bed is sloped slightly towards  the front. This means that rain water collects at the front of the bed, and tends to cause water leaks inside the car's interior. One solution is to always park on a slope (lik...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:20:04 PDT
Cardboard Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Truck/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5CLB/GTXKGVYQ/FGI5CLBGTXKGVYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5CLB/GTXKGVYQ/FGI5CLBGTXKGVYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5CLB/GTXKGVYQ/FGI5CLBGTXKGVYQ.SMALL.jpg shazni it's all cardboard boxes!! For the wheels i attached 2 cardboard boxes against the grain...then taped the edges so i gave a nice finish. For the axle i got long cardboard tubes (you can find it in material shops! they will give it to you free once the length of material is over!).  The lifting up ar...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:51:31 PDT
INSTALLING AN ADD-A-LEAF http://www.instructables.com/id/INSTALLING-AN-ADD-A-LEAF/
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Thu, 10 May 2012 11:34:16 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
Pickup Truck Ballast Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pickup-Truck-Ballast-Rack/
Pickup Truck Ballast Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/6IYG/GMX7SN34/FNH6IYGGMX7SN34.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/6IYG/GMX7SN34/FNH6IYGGMX7SN34.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/6IYG/GMX7SN34/FNH6IYGGMX7SN34.SMALL.jpg TheOlMaestro My wife's GMC Sonoma (codenamed "Rustbucket"), like most rear-wheel drive pickups, gets better traction during the winter when counterweights are in the cargo bed. In past years I lashed plastic cat litter containers filled with sand in place, but these would slide, and sometimes break open. This y...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:26:13 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
Replacing Lower Ball joints, 94 Chevy 1500 http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Lower-Ball-joints-94-Chevy-1500/
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Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:22:58 PST
Vehicle efficiency upgrades: 30+ MPG in 2.5ton commercial truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-efficiency-upgrades/
Vehicle efficiency upgrades: 30+ MPG in 2.5ton commercial truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/LPE6/FU0HZ3FI/FG5LPE6FU0HZ3FI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/LPE6/FU0HZ3FI/FG5LPE6FU0HZ3FI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/LPE6/FU0HZ3FI/FG5LPE6FU0HZ3FI.SMALL.jpg JacobAziza [note:  new video has been added on step 1!] [note 2: Most of what I write isn't relevant to Instructables.  My main blog is here: biodieselhauling.blogspot.com] [note 3: Also save energy at home.  See my energy guide: instructables.com/id/Not-your-average-save-energy-advice-use-less-en/ ] Go 50-10...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 10:52:46 PDT