Entries for 'Alex Vendler'

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Chumpcar At The Ensenada Grand Prix

By Alex Vendler

Where the whips meet the waves!  Team Geo Metro-Gnome heads south of the border and takes on the wild and wicked beachfront street course of the Ensenada Grand Prix.  Racing the likes of nothing one can imagine and we survived to tell the tale.


 

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Posted in: Features
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Bash the Bling Barrier!  Make carbon fiber parts that are both functional and flaunt-able for less then you might think. 

By Alex Vendier

Getting together with some really simple tools and materials one can make useful and attractive parts out of carbon fiber without breaking the bank.  Take a look here to see how it's done!


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Tech
07

The Ultimate No-Budget Race Transporter

By Alex Vendler

You won't believe how cheaply you can outfit a used box truck to become a really useful race transporter.  Master of the outside the box freebie, Alex Vendler, blows minds with his ghetto fabulous race car transport rig.  For less money than an equivilanty sized enclosed trailer you can have so much more.  Read on....


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Tech
07

Project Starletabusa #3: Sitting in the Cheap Seats

By Alex Vendler

Project Starletabusa grows a pair! Of seats that is. Take a close look at one way to end up with some pretty nice lightweight sport seats for next to nothing cost wise. Look here if you want to learn about foam, fabric and hog rings. Even if your car already has nice seats here are some good tips on how to make them a bit better.


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Project Starletabusta- Looking Back at Some Backyard Bodywork and Paint

 By: Alex Vendler

DIY Paintjob?  It can be done but it's really not for the weak or the impatient.  Here our Starlet takes on a new skin and it's owner loses some of his during the process.  Read on and see where he went wrong and right.


 

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Boneyard Brain Surgery

Become an Automotive Tomb-Raider of the Highest Order.

By Alex Vendler

A simple how to on getting the most out of the self service automotive junkyard.  Why you can't afford not to shop at these vast expanses of car part opportunity.


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Tech
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Wrench Tips #29:  Pull a Dent With a Suction Cup.

Wrench Tips #29:  Pull a Dent With a Suction Cup

by Alex Vendler

It's happened to all of us.  You park your car and head to your destination only to return and find that another motorist violated Newton's law about two objects inhabiting the same space at the same time.  Crunch.  Now what?  Insurance kills you if you make a claim, and modern base/clear paint jobs can only be repaired by painting the whole panel.  That's 4 figures minimum if you use a decent body shop.


 

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Welcome to Project Starletabusa!

By Alex Vendler

Teaching a junkyard dog some new tricks.  Giving this long forgotten gem some much needed star power using a Miatabusa drivetrain and more.  One man's journey to create a unique street/track weapon on a tough budget.


 

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