Chevy Colorado with a 796 HP Turbo LQ4

Sloppy Mechanics 2005 Chevy Colorado with a Turbo LQ4 V8

This 2005 Chevy Colorado was built by Matt Happel at Sloppy Mechanics. The term “sleeper” tends to be overused on the internet but I am positive this truck qualifies. There is absolutely nothing on the exterior that would give you the impression it has almost 800 whp except for the exhaust exiting behind the front … Read more

How To Swap a 3S-GE BEAMS into a Toyota AE86 Video

How To Swap a 3S-GE BEAMS into a Toyota AE86

Backyard Built has put together a swap overview for installing a Toyota 3S-GE BEAMS inline-four and J160 six-speed transmission into a Toyota AE86. The guide goes over the modifications and parts you will need to get the engine installed and running. Basic Overview motor mounts transmission mount increase firewall/transmission tunnel width one-piece driveshaft header modification … Read more

Ford Ranger 4×4 with a Cummins 4BT

Ford Ranger 4x4 with a Cummins 4BT

When Zach Jeffers set out to build a truck, he wanted something really different. He had seen Ford Rangers with diesel swaps or with a dually setups but never one that would combine them with a 1-ton drivetrain. Zach started with a 1994 Ford Ranger frame that he cleaned up and prepared for the list … Read more

Mazdarati Reaches for the 10’s

Roadkill Mazdarati 1974 Mazda truck with an Oldsmobile 455 ci V8

The Roadkill boys are back in episode 51 to see if they can deliver on the original seller’s promise of a 10-second car. If you don’t remember the guys purchased a Mazda REPU truck with a 455 Oldsmobile big-block V8 in the bed in episode 45. The guys will install $4K of upgraded parts such … Read more

Detroit Diesel Hot Rod Update 3

Twin-turbo V16 Detroit Diesel 16V-71 Hot Rod

The last time we saw Arjan Kolkman’s Detroit Diesel hot rod it was waiting on the cab to be painted. Since then the custom hot rod has been finished and recently made its debut at the STP Truck Weekend in Koewacht, Netherlands. Powering this beast is a huge 18.6 L (1,136 ci) Detroit Diesel 16V-71 … Read more