There are many ways to get a phone or GPS mount installed in your Toyota 4Runner, but one of the most sturdiest ways, that will survive off-roading is to use the driver’s handle near the A-pillar.
In this post I show you how to install a RAM® Mount with the X-Grip® for your phone or GPS, with simple hand tools.Read More →
In an earlier post we plastidipped the front grille and emblem on the Infiniti G35 coupe. But the G35 was seeing further paint wear issues as seen in Figure 1 and 2. The roof was looking pretty bad and starting to rust.
So I took a couple of quotes off Facebook Marketplace and Instagram for local installers who would install a carbon fiber wrap on the hood, roof and trunk. In the end I went with A. B. Wraphouse who did a fantastic job. He is just a young guy doing this from his home garage and is just into doing car cosmetic changes.Read More →
In the previous post I wrote about getting the Blackbird Fabworx rollbar professionally installed on the 1999 Mazda Miata. But if you want to drive the car on the street, you also need SFI padding on the rollbar to reduce the chances of the driver getting a concussion or worse in the event of an accident.
Bethania Garage, that sells the competitor HardDog rollbar, also sells SFI padding and custom stitches a cover for the Blackbird Fabworx rollbar. However, they do not advertise that on their site. You have to email them.Read More →
In September of 2019, with great fanfare and urgency, I purchased the Blackbird Fabworx rollbar for my NB Miata MX-5.
Now, after more than 3 years of the rollbar sitting around in my garage, I finally gave up on installing it and went to T&Z Auto Service in South River, NJ run by Mr. David Deerson and paid him to install it professionally.
His pricing was acceptable and now I finally have a beautiful rollbar in the car and am ready to go to the track for an HPDE event. Below are some pictures.Read More →
It is winter here, and while getting bored I was looking for shop cranes, engine hoists or cherry pickers for my garage to purchase just in case I may need it in the future. Someone 15 miles away was selling one for $160 with light surface rust. So I went to check it out.
…and I purchased it.Read More →