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Fixing the Brakes
88 Integra Build

With February quickly approaching, I’m starting to feel like I’m running short on time to get my recently acquired 1988 Acura Integra road ready. My current goal is to have this vehicle on the road for spring and it’s been harder to make progress on it than anticipated. Read more...

The First Start
88 Integra Build

Last weekend I had the opportunity to purchase a bone stock 1988 Acura Integra from it’s original owner. The previous owner is a family friend of ours and has had this sitting in his garage for over 9 years now. Read more...

Fabricating a New Rear Bumper
XJ Build

Preface I’ve been driving my Jeep around for almost 6 months now with no rear bumper. I know, I know, not the safest choice but I don’t drive far. Why? Because 6 months ago I wrapped up an extensive rust repair project on my XJ where I cut out and replaced the entire rear floor along with the unibody frame rails and crossmembers. Read more...

Replacing a Saggy Headliner
XJ Build

Delaying the Inevitable When it comes to my cars, I like to bunch up my repairs / mods into batches where I’ll focus on one small sub-category of tasks before moving onto the next. Read more...

Installing a Gentex 177 Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
XJ Build

It’s hard to explain, but driving a car at night that has an auto dimming rear view mirror is a real treat. It’s one of those things that you’ll never notice when it’s working, but as soon as you don’t have it you’ll notice its absence immediately. Read more...

Abusing For Loops In C# For Job Security
Development

Everyone knows good code is easy to maintain, but that also means anyone can maintain it. That’s no bueno for the individual developer who wants a little job security. Writing overly complex code that nobody else can maintain let alone read, will ensure your company holds onto you, and will give you more bargaining power come raise time. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 10: The Finishing Touches
XJ Build

The epoxy primer I used on the underside of my repairs is some pretty good stuff, but I wanted just a hair more protection down there. And after all can you really say you did a rust repair job on your Jeep if bedliner wasn’t involved? Read more...

Rust Repair Part 9: Closing Up The Floor
XJ Build

The least exciting portion of this project by far was closing up the two holes left in the floor directly below where the rear seat goes. I initally cut these holes in the floor way back at the beginning of the project because I needed to remove the original frame rails. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 8: Welding on Frame Stiffeners
XJ Build

One of my biggest concerns about my custom fabricated frame rails was the vertical welds joining the frame sections. Vertical welds like those are a big no no when it comes to frames because they’re especially prone to failing. Read more...

Rust Repair Part 7: A New Fuel Neck Housing And Making Cut N Fold Panels
XJ Build

The Fuel Neck Housing I’ve been ignoring the gaping hole around where the fuel neck passes through the interior to travel down towards the gas tank. I had a feeling it’d be easy to fix so I never put much thought into it. Read more...