Tag Archives: Wrenching

Torch and David’s Unaccredited Life Garage: The Answers You Deserve

Hot damn. It’s happening. It’s really happening. We let you know that we’re here to help with your life, your cars, your soul, your problems—all of them, car-related and otherwise, and you came through, sending us a whole rusty busload of quality, thoughtful, and, yes, sometimes painful questions. We can’t answer them

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I Just Bought This $500 Postal Jeep Sight Unseen And Now It’s My New Off-Road Project

For three years now, I’ve been buying junkyard-quality Jeeps, fixing them, and embarking on long trips to the off-road mecca that is Moab, Utah. Last year, my project was a rusty $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The year before, it was a dilapidated Willys CJ-2A farm Jeep. And the first year I took a highly perforated $600…

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This Nissan 240SX Convertible Was a Legendary Rip-Off From Hell But Is Now Part of the Family

Matthew Cox’s 1993 Nissan 240SX convertible looked fine enough in the eBay photos. It was his chance to own a rare version of a car he loved, and it was fine on the outside! Then he got a good look under the car’s shiny pearl white paint, and discovered that he may have bought one of the biggest rip-offs of all time.

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Hell Yeah I Painted My Headlights Yellow

I’ve wanted yellow fog lights on my truck forever. I finally attempted to realize my dream, screwed up a lot, screwed up some more, and eventually triumphed. Come along and ride on this fantastic voyage with me.

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How I’ve Been Saving Money On My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project

I’m supposed to be taking my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle to the Toledo Jeep Fest in a couple weeks, and while that’s not likely to happen, there is good news: I’ve been saving lots of money on my project by using forums, Craigslist and junkyards.

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The Guy Who Salvages Ruined Teslas and Puts Them Back on the Road

Tesla is a bit of a control freak when it comes to repairing its electric vehicles. If you try to buy parts to make your own repairs, they won’t let you. The company views it as a way of protecting its reputation and ensuring quality. But YouTuber Rich Benoit believes Tesla owners should be able to work on their own…

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This MGB GT’s Jaguar V12 Engine Blew So The Owner Completely Redesigned The Car Without A Roof

We thought Mark Sawatsky had the engine swap of the century when he fit a Jaguar V12 into an MGB GT. Only problem: it didn’t really work, and then that lovely V12 died. So he did what any sensible person would do: hacked the roof off, added a Buick turbo four-cylinder, designed a new tube frame and suspension, and…

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Some Pesky Little Bird Decided To Put My Jeep J10 Project On Hold

I just got my beloved full-size Jeep J10 pickup that’s been sitting in my backyard for over a year up and running, as I plan to (probably) sell it to finance work on my lovely 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle. But there’s a problem: I can’t drive the J10 out of my yard, because there’s a bird’s nest on the front…

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My High-Mile Honda S2000 Is Somehow the Cleanest Car I’ve Ever Owned

I’ve owned countless used cars that have been abused by the Northeast’s terrible winters, that have suffered from bizarre mechanical maladies and have been downright horrible decisions on my part. But none have made it out as well as my recently purchased 184,000-mile Honda S2000.

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Buying a Rare Project Car Is a Mistake Unless You’re Rich or Patient

Unless you’re wealthy or you plan to be soon, please do yourself a favor: don’t buy a rare project car. It won’t be fun at all, and your wallet will end up a shriveled, dry mess, possibly in a dumpster in a back alley somewhere.

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