December 14, 2014

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Last Minute Gift – Review of InstaBoost Car Battery Jump Starter

With the holidays sneaking up on us, it’s time to check your list twice and make sure you got everyone covered. If you’ve got some gaps there, we like to think the Dadand gift guides are a good place to start. Almost all of the stuff on the gift guides are things Pete and I … Continue Reading

Change your oil using new synthetic oil filters

How to Change Your Oil

We use to say “Oil” like “Earl.” As in… “There’s earl in them thar hills.” Black gold. Texas Tea. And then the Clampetts pull into my driveway in their ’23 oldsmobile truck and help me change the oil. These are the things that run through my head every time I change my oil. And yes, … Continue Reading


Project Popup – Cleaning Greasy Parts

Hello spring slash summer.  And spring slash summer for many means camping. And somehow I’ve been camping like three times in the past two months using a TENT. While project popup remains less comfortable than a tent. And remains in my carport. While I camp. In a tent. So in between practicing how to sweep … Continue Reading


Building Countertops for a Popup Camper

Project Popup Camper: Countertops Okay, I got some work done on Project Popup. For those of you who forget, go here. For those of you are mesmerized by our handsomeness and don’t want to leave this page, our picture will be there too. Seriously now. Project Popup is a 2000 Viking camper trailer. I bought … Continue Reading


I Know Jack

There’s a time in every man’s life when he has to install a new swing-away trailer jack. That time for me was now. I’ve been getting some shop time lately, mostly feeling guilty after writing the “too many projects” post. (Thank you, Star) One of those projects, the popup camper, has been getting some attention … Continue Reading

Dad blog writes about having too many projects, including this 1956 Ford F-100.

I Live for the Projects

I think this post is not so much a “how-to” but more of a “how-not-to”. You see, I have too many projects. I don’t really know how I ended up down this cul-de-sac of never-ending DIY tasks, but I always learn something. The same thing. Over. And over. And over. Again. DON’T TAKE ON SO … Continue Reading


Sugru rescues the scratched Harley Davidson fender

When attaching the passenger pillion pad to the fender of a Harley Davidson, I noticed that the rear bracket was at a weird angle, digging into the paint, and making some nasty scratches. NOT happy. I’m not a guy who sits around polishing and waxing and shining motorcycles. I ride them. I’m not THAT obsessed … Continue Reading

A box full of Turtle Wax schwag!

Mow on…Wax off

Last Saturday I was trying to decide whether I’d wash the cars or mow the lawn. Well, with rain for like 5 days straight, the lawn was clearly the winner in fighting for my attention. So I mowed. It sucked. Man Florida is hot. But I’m glad I did. When I got the done, the … Continue Reading

A comparison of the before and after headlight polishing

How to Polish Headlights… OR… Your Headlights Suck

You see…most of my cars had headlights made of glass. Sealed beam headlights. Not crappy plastic. So that either says I’ve had cool old cars, or dated pieces of junk. Answer: both. So now they make headlights out of plastic. And if you have a car made sometime in the mid-90’s or newer, chances are … Continue Reading

License plate

What has your car dealership done for you?

Maybe a better title is “Remove the dealership’s license plate frame from your car” You know what I’m talking about right? The frame that surrounds your car license plate? The one that displays the name and phone number or website of the dealership where you bought your car? They also usually manage to put some kind of sticker or … Continue Reading

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