One of the great things about working for Project Car is how we each pitch in to find creative ways to get a job done. It’s amazing what you can do with simple hand tools like a hammer, hacksaw, measuring tape, marker, drill, metal cutting file, bench vise and a little creativity. To give you a sample of how we use these tools, we’re showing you the highlights of some ghetto-fab work we did on Project Black Flag. Please put your safety glasses on and follow along.
These simple “C” brackets were whipped up with minimal effort starting with 1/8” strips of aluminum flat bar that you can find at a local hardware store. All our bends were made using a bench vise as a makeshift sheetmetal brake.
The purpose of these brackets is to mount our homemade aluminum air dam and our soon-to-be installed lower splitter on Project Black Flag. Note how we used simple 90-degree bends to mount the air dam to the bumper and to create a flat surface for attaching the future splitter. This “custom” set-up only cost us about 30 bucks!