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GRM+ | BMW , Paint
Painting a car at home | Creating a perfect surface for final paint

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we'll create a perfect, primed surface to paint on.

GRM+ | Shop Work | Lathe | Making stuff
What you need to know before buying a lathe

Thinking about buying a lathe? First, a few things to consider.

Tom Suddard
Restoration | Engine Rebuild | Shop Work | engine
10 tips that will make your engine rebuild a success

Rebuilding an engine? Here are 10 tips to ensure it all goes right.

Robert Bowen
GRM+ | BMW | Paint
Painting a car at home | Spraying the topcoats

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we created a perfect, primed surface to paint on. …

Carl Heideman
GRM+ | Acura | RealTime Racing | Integra Type R
#TBT: Restoring one of the most iconic Acura Integra Type Rs

Between 1997 and 2002, RealTime Racing’s Acura Integra Type Rs dominated the Speed Touring Car Championship, winning five of the series’ six driver championships plus four manufacturer titles.

Staff Writer
garage | Workshop
25 tips to organize your workspace–and keep it that way

Here are a few simple things you can do to make your workspace less miserable to work in.

David S. Wallens
Welding | Shop Work
8 tips for welding like a pro

Good welding isn’t magic; it’s really just a matter of discipline and practice. We’ve found that by teaching some pretty simple techniques, bad and ugly welds quickly turn into good …

Carl Heideman
electrical | Restoration | electrical problems | Shop Work | GRM+
How to solve common electrical issues with only a test light

In building the Miata-powered MGB GT pictured, we mated the MG’s wiring harness to the Miata’s engine-management loom using nothing more than a test light.

Carl Heideman
Suspension bushings
How to install new suspension bushings in 10 easy steps

New suspension bushings? Here's how to install them.

Per Schroeder
Paint | Body Work
How to paint a car at home | Basic body work part 3

Can you paint a car at home using rattle cans? Yes–as long as you’re willing to trade off some long hours for money saved.

Per Schroeder
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