Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - cars - automotive http://www.instructables.com Sun, 5 Jul 2015 20:00:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Floor Jack Helper http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-Jack-Helper/
Floor Jack Helper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/5FVK/I9LZA1WA/FR05FVKI9LZA1WA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/5FVK/I9LZA1WA/FR05FVKI9LZA1WA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/5FVK/I9LZA1WA/FR05FVKI9LZA1WA.SMALL.jpg RaysFabShop Quick do it yourself project which I have named the Floor Jack Helper, This simple design keeps small to larger floor jacks from sinking when used on soft or uneven ground. The floor jack helper can be made for any model or size of automotive lifting jacks, floor jack helper can be carried in storag...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 03:55:57 PDT
Ford GT inspired GT Legend Paper Supercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Ford-GT-inspired-GT-Legend-Paper-Supercraft/
Ford GT inspired GT Legend Paper Supercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EC5I/I8PR0M59/FRVEC5II8PR0M59.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EC5I/I8PR0M59/FRVEC5II8PR0M59.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EC5I/I8PR0M59/FRVEC5II8PR0M59.SMALL.jpg visualspicer GT Legend is an original DIY papercraft model inspired by the new 2016 Ford GT supercar. Model measures 30" (76cm) long when assembled from 138 parts on 45 pages. View this entire project at VisualSpicer.com - Watch how this papercraft model was assembled from start to completion. Watch how the...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:22:00 PDT
Simple DIY Headlight and Taillight Polishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Headlight-Refinishing/
Simple DIY Headlight and Taillight Polishing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ILJK/I2XTT5WI/F2EILJKI2XTT5WI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ILJK/I2XTT5WI/F2EILJKI2XTT5WI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/ILJK/I2XTT5WI/F2EILJKI2XTT5WI.SMALL.jpg rjkorn Its getting colder outside here so not too many more outside projects for me now but this one is worth it. It makes your car more visible and gives you more visibility in rain and snow storms. I've seen a lot of headlight refinishing kits out there. Everything from pads and toothpaste looking goo to...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:52:54 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
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
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
Truck Bed Utility Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-Bed-Utility-Rack/
Truck Bed Utility Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/RQ02/HY12HH1I/FV1RQ02HY12HH1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/RQ02/HY12HH1I/FV1RQ02HY12HH1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/RQ02/HY12HH1I/FV1RQ02HY12HH1I.SMALL.jpg Kurt E. Clothier My wife and I recently bought a pair of kayaks, but didn't really have a good way to transport them. So we stopped at the local hardware store on the way back from a hiking adventure, and I went to work on an easily removable and fully adjustable utility rack for our truck to haul our kayaks without...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:52 PDT
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR OIL http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-CHANGE-YOUR-OIL-2/
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR OIL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/28MC/HVNFKHEO/FOC28MCHVNFKHEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/28MC/HVNFKHEO/FOC28MCHVNFKHEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/28MC/HVNFKHEO/FOC28MCHVNFKHEO.SMALL.gif kfoster4635 Changing your oil is important because it improves the life and longevity of your motor by lubricating the parts within the motor. Changing your own oil is not only easy but inexpensive. In this step by step process I will break down the "change" process and all the components needed to complete an ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:17:18 PDT
Install Aftermarket Radio in 2002 Toyota Corolla http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Aftermarket-Radio-in-2002-Toyota-Corolla/
Install Aftermarket Radio in 2002 Toyota Corolla - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/WZV2/HUUXKXWP/FUMWZV2HUUXKXWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/WZV2/HUUXKXWP/FUMWZV2HUUXKXWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/WZV2/HUUXKXWP/FUMWZV2HUUXKXWP.SMALL.jpg djzypher If you need a new radio because "this isn't the 50's anymore grandma" then this 'ible is for you! Tools and what you'll need The tools and other stuff you're going to need are:-Phillips head screwdriver-Flat head screwdriver-Aftermarket radio-2002 Toyota Corolla-Colour vision-Heat shrink or elect...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 10:12:52 PDT
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
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
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/
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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/
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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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/
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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
Killswitch: Car security on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Killswitch-Car-security-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:46:24 PDT
Vehicle Immobilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Immobilizer/
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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
How to remove rear struts/shocks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-rear-strutsshocks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/EWV7/FYTCM3MQ/FFVEWV7FYTCM3MQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/EWV7/FYTCM3MQ/FFVEWV7FYTCM3MQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/EWV7/FYTCM3MQ/FFVEWV7FYTCM3MQ.SMALL.jpg Subfightr Tools needed will be the proper fitting wrenches and sockets, and a SPECIAL tool named a SPRING COMPRESSOR. Mine was $10 bucks at harbor freight. Very useful. I'm sure there are better ways of going about this, but if you just have the basic tools and a dirt floor... it'll do. I hope this helps yo...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:20:17 PDT
Installing a Secondary Fuel Filter (diesel) http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Secondary-Fuel-Filter-diesel/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:18:15 PDT
Car stereo stock radio fake-out http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-stereo-stock-radio-fake-out/
Car stereo stock radio fake-out - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/10MG/FI9DRDIL/FMP10MGFI9DRDIL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/10MG/FI9DRDIL/FMP10MGFI9DRDIL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/10MG/FI9DRDIL/FMP10MGFI9DRDIL.SMALL.jpg scottredd Use the face of your old car's stock car stereo to make a fake-out faceplate hiding your new stereo. This Instructable was inspired by the "Fake-out Stolen Car Stereo" by sfgabe. http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-out-Stolen-Stereo/I drove my Chevrolet S-10 for almost ten years before finally rep...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2008 22:21:04 PDT
How to remove Broken Glow Plugs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-Broken-Glow-Plugs/
How to remove Broken Glow Plugs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/GW6V/FFKCQCJT/FSRGW6VFFKCQCJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/GW6V/FFKCQCJT/FSRGW6VFFKCQCJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/GW6V/FFKCQCJT/FSRGW6VFFKCQCJT.SMALL.jpg mcreynol The aluminum head 4 valve diesels are notorious for seizing glow plugs. Apparently the plugs don't seat properly at the combustion chamber end. This allows carbon to get packed in around the barrel. Over time the plugs become glued into place. The narrow neck between the hex nut and the threaded...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:08:25 PDT
DIY LATCH system retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LATCH-system-retrofit/
DIY LATCH system retrofit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/IMY2/FEXDF29Y/FB3IMY2FEXDF29Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/IMY2/FEXDF29Y/FB3IMY2FEXDF29Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/IMY2/FEXDF29Y/FB3IMY2FEXDF29Y.SMALL.jpg torklugnutz Cars made after 2002 have a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system in place from the factory, but there aren't any kits available to retrofit older cars. My car, a 1960 Ford Fairlane 500, didn't even come with seat belts, so I decided to custom fabricate a LATCH system of my own to en...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:59:09 PDT