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The WrenchTech Garage Fleet: A Modest Beginning

The WrenchTech Garage Fleet: A Modest Beginning If you have looked around this website you have probably seen this truck. I have been working on this one for ages. It had a bad engine when I bought it. I am also replacing a lot of parts on the underside. New rear leaf springs, axle housing

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I Feel a Sandblaster Project Coming On

WTG Blog Sandblaster Project March 24, 2018 – by Matty D Pictured above is an abrasive blaster that sells for about $600 at Northern Tool (and about a million other places). I have a 100 pound propane tank and a set of wheels that would give me a good head start on the materials that

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A DIY Stand And Holder For Axle Housing Work

WTG Blog A DIY Stand and Holder For Axle Housing Work march 23, 2018 – by Matty D There is no sense in struggling with big awkward items like axle housings when it’s fairly easy to make tool or a jig to do the job. I wanted something to hold these housings while I clean

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Featured Projects

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. The truck looks good in this picture but it has rust as you would expect from a 24 year old truck that has spent its entire life in Wisconsin. I’ve looked at it long and hard and I think it’s worth saving. I’ll be documenting the good and the bad and we will see what it takes to bring one of Toyota’s classic small trucks back from the brink. —  read more

I Was living in Western Colorado when these trucks were new. They were very popular with the outdoor sports crowd. I always wanted one, but for one reason or another It never happened. So when I stumbled on this forlorn, hard used, rattle can paint job wearing, little truck sitting on the edge of a condo complex parking lot With a for sale sign In the window right in my own little Wisconsin town,, there was only one thing I could do. – read more

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Projects great and small. Making tools is one of the higher ends of shopcraft, and one of the most satisfying. — read more

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