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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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The Working Man’s Porsche: The 986 Boxster

WTG Blog A Porsche for the Working Man: The 986 Boxster January 12, 2018 – by Matty D In my previous post, I was getting enthusiastic about the old Volkswagen Karmann Ghia as a possible platform for wrench hacking. I consider it a candidate for an epic project click text because the styling, especially when viewed

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Poor Man’s Porsche is a VW?

  WTG Blog Poor Man’s Porsche? December 28, 2017 – by Matty D Every time I see this image I find myself loving this Volkswagen Karrman Ghia again. It just looks right. The same way that a properly set up Porsche 911 looks right. This view from the rear is definitely the money shot. I

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First Time Using CAD to Design a Tool

WTG Blog Designing My First Product October 11, 2017 – by Matty D In my last post I was singing the praises of drafting and computer aided design (CAD). I was particularly excited about a product called Sketchup. I was saying that anybody who builds things would be better off they were able to draw

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