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Irwin’s 117-piece Tap and Die Set - Tool Of The Month

Made right here in the U.S.A., the set includes machine screws ranging from 4-40 NC to 12-24 NC and SAE bolts from 1/4-20 NC to 1/2-20 NF.No matter how careful we are, there will come a time when a stripped bolt or nut has us scratching our heads and our project build coming to a screeching halt. An absolute must around any DIY garage or even a professional shop for that matter, a quality tap and die set can be your saving grace when the odds seem like they’re stacked against you. More th ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 22 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - Venomous

In the animal kingdom, a display of bright fluorescent colors typically means only one thing: stay away.In the animal kingdom, a display of bright fluorescent colors typically means only one thing: stay away. Whether it’s a frog that secretes powerful poison from its skin or a snake that can kill a man with a single strike, if you don’t take these brightly colored warning signs seriously, you’re going to ha ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 21 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

2001 Hummer H1 - Off-Road Aficionado

Behind the wheel of this incredible Hummer H1, no off-road trail is too treacherous, no Hollywood premier is too elite, and with 1,000 lb-ft on tap, he can blast towards the horizon with sports car-like speed.Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren -- car manufacturers that conjure up fantasies for boys of all ages. For the select few who can afford such amazing supercars, confetti rains from the heavens, velvet ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 17 2014, 9:07am CDT
 

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - Blue Blaze

Casey Connell wanted to be able to hit the trails on weekends, so he chose one of the most capable off-roading trucks on the market: an 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.When modifying a truck, most owners feel that keeping the truck functional on- and off-road is priority number one. Casey Connell, a professional diving instructor from Redondo Beach, California, was no different, and being able to haul his dive gear to and from ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 17 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - Rescue Raptor

The first of Josh’s goals was to enhance the capabilities of his Ford F-150 Raptor in any terrain. This started with Rogue Racing Stage 2 upper control arms.Imagine you are out hiking in the wilderness when you slip down a ravine, breaking your leg. A broken rib punctures your lung—and you have a severe concussion. All you can do is hope someone is coming to get you. You would want the most capable vehicle with all the high-tech accessories leading the search mission. ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 16 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

1966 Chevrolet Suburban - Lime Crush

This 1966 Chevrolet Suburban is certainly a lime green masterpiece and an eye-catcher at shows, drawing in crowds that are in need of product for their own builds.Companies in the automotive aftermarket often find themselves trying to display their product on racks or tables at shows and expos, but the best way is to showcase the product in a vehicle. That is exactly what the Accel Performance Group thought when try ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 11 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - Sand-Dune Assassin

When Bullet Liner West Coast Regional Sales Manager Kevin Kraack was tasked with the responsibility of creating a head-turning promotional vehicle, he looked no further than Ford's rowdy off-road creation: the SVT Raptor.When Bullet Liner West Coast Regional Sales Manager Kevin Kraack was tasked with the responsibility of creating a head-turning promotional vehicle, he looked no further than Ford's rowdy off-road creation: the 2013 Ford ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 10 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

1938 Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup - EZ Street

The words “rat rod” are thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly qualifies a build to fall into this category?The words “rat rod” are thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly qualifies a build to fall into this category? Most would say that rust (lots of it) and a heap of old mismatched parts are enough, but when a full custom frame is fabricated for the car or truck in question, does that disqualify it from the label? Who knows? Better ye ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 9 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

Radical Renderings Featured Artist Thomas Comer / Comer Design

This month’s featured artist, Thomas Comer, was part of the new wave of digital rendering artists. He became interested after seeing other custom vehicle renderings online and started to wonder how they were made.Years ago, before the development of personal computers, starting a career as an automotive artist was a challenging and expensive task. Old-school rendering artists had to buy all the art supplies necessary to create their designs, then figure out a way t ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 8 2014, 8:07am CDT
 

2013 Ford F-150 Raptor - Family Feud

After making a trip to the local Ford dealer, Traci Hoerauf of Odessa, Texas, drove home in a 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor. She loved her new truck, but it was just a little too stock for her taste.Most truck owners have a loving and caring wife or girlfriend who supports their not-so-better-half’s endeavors and passion for custom vehicles. Matt and Traci Hoerauf of Odessa, Texas, are no different—except for the fact that Traci shares Matt’s love for custom trucks. So much so that when h ...
Full article at: Truckin' Jul 7 2014, 8:07am CDT
 



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