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Matty D

Bargain Steel from My Local Recycling Business

Steel for Projects for Pennies on the Dollar read review August 28, 2018 – by Matty D Wrenchtech Garage rule # 1: Don’t pay retail for steel (or anything else for that matter)! Here are a couple of pieces of steel that I picked up at my local recycling center. If I had purchased this

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Tools
Matty D

Super Low Cost Welding Machines Are Here Now!

The $139 Welding Machine! How Good Can it Be? read review August 28, 2018 – by Matty D S160-DR, 160-Amp Stick Arc Welder IGBT DC Inverter 115 & 230V Welding Well actually it is pretty darn good. And when you consider that these new machines are selling for a small fraction of the cost of

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motorsport
Matty D

An Amazing GT Style Sports Car Bargain!

WTG Blog An Amazing GT Style Sports Car Bargain! June 26, 2018 – by Matty D One incredible car, two amazing engines! The Lexus SC 300 and SC 400, are two versions of the same car, different only because of what’s under the hood. One is powered by the legendary Toyota 2JZGE, 3.2L in-line six

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Matty D

1989 Toyota 4runner Project

WTG Blog 1989 Toyota 4runner SR5 — Restoration & Mods September 25, 2017 – by Matty D I wasn’t really planning on buying a 4runner that day I had wanted a first-generation 4runner for as long as I could remember. So when I stumbled on this one I didn’t have to think too long before I committed to buying it. And when I say I stumbled on this 4runner I mean it was really a chance encounter. I was driving in Lake Geneva on my way to Home Depot, to get some materials for a job that I was working on, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw this forlorn, hard used, rattle can paint job wearing, little truck sitting on the edge of a condo complex parking lot.

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Matty D

1993 Toyota Xtra Cab, 4×4 Project

WTG Blog 1993 Toyota 4 x 4 Pickup Project September 25, 2018 – by Matty D A Little Background Crazy as it may sound, buying this truck will be a real step up for me. I have owned several earlier generation Toyota trucks in the past and absolutely loved them. This generation of truck was reputed to be a substantial improvement over those trucks, so I am looking forward to step up to a 25 year old truck! What can I say, I am a Toyota diehard. This is a Wisconsin truck that I picked up with only 115,000 miles on the odometer and a blown engine (the infamous 3VZE, 3.0l V6). A rod broke and punched a hole in the side of the block right behind the A/C compressor. The truck

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