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DIY Garage Learn To Weld Seminar

Posted October 28, 2011

On Saturday October 15 DIY Garage hosted one of its monthly educational seminars. This month’s offering was a introduction to the basics of MIG welding. We had three participants come in to get some practice time on the Millermatic MIG machine that we have here and in no time the guys were laying down pretty decent beads. The Suarez brothers pictured below came in with a project already in mind. David is trying to build himself a motorcycle jack so that he can get the back tire of his bike off of the ground. After about an hour or so he was getting the hang of it and will be coming in soon to start his project. We are constantly looking for ideas for our monthly seminars, so if you have something you would like to learn how to do, please give us a call and let us know! Check out some photos from this months session. We hope to see you for next months class.


Lotus Esprit Turbo

Posted October 27, 2011

Ron recently acquired this 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo to add to his collection of Lutus’s (Loti ?) This brings the count to 7 for Ron. This beauty has been sitting for years and needed the fuel system drained as well as a new timing belt. Replacing the timing belt in one of these is no small job and often requires hands to be in many places at once. Ron spent the afternoon pulling the car apart and by late in the day was getting the new parts in place. We will be firing up the car shortly to see what else may need attention. Check out some of the photos of this really cool car!


Subaru STI Strut Replacement

Posted October 17, 2011

This 2005 Subaru WRX STI came into the shop with some rear suspension problems. The owner takes great care of this car and is always looking for things to upgrade. In addition to a better rear sway bar set up, a new pair of rear struts was thrown in to give the car better handling and to help control body roll when cornering. The owner has tons of additional upgrades planned to make this already fast car even more fun to drive. After having lived on the east coast for 13 years, I have always wanted one of these things!