Peg Leg Garage

How to Get Practice with No Ammo

We at Peg Leg Garage are avid shooters and we take our training pretty seriously. Without diving into our individual motivations we believe that every individual who owns a firearm has an obligation to be proficient with it. It has… Continue Reading →

10/23/19 Update Poptop, bumper, swingouts and more

It has been a mad dash across the country but the pleasure of working with great companies has made it worthwhile. The frustrations caused by others is part of the process but still sucks. This is a quick update with… Continue Reading →

10/16 Update… Fat Ford and Real MPG

PLG & Forum Update 10/16  only 18 days to Build a Van Currently at in the Aluminess Customer Louge writing this up while the shop folks make front bumper magic happen. Like many things along “the road to SEMA” (I… Continue Reading →

Don’t Be a Bigshot

Sometimes it is bettter to follow the tatical pathway of the “gray man”….

Day 1-4 of SEMA 2019 4×4 Ford Transit Overlander

So well, yeah, I am still in Kansas City….yeah yeah I know me too. I wanted to use this “little” delay to talk about how great everyone from hourly security guards to Ford Corp Comm folks have been. Even when… Continue Reading →

Budget, cash flow, cash flood as of 10/4/2019

This isn’t some magical logo that results in parts and free labor flying in to save your project. Usually, this is what gets burned into your wallet as all the little things you forgot to add up along with all… Continue Reading →

Day 0 of SEMA 2019 Build a Ford Transit 4×4 Poptop Van Roadtrip

Today is the Day a Van gets built…..I think, I hope, I have not been able to make sure, but I trust the power of positive thinking, and a little 1 leg luck. Yesterday I spent a bunch of time… Continue Reading →

Day -1 of SEMA 2019 Build a Ford Transit 4×4 Poptop Van Roadtrip

Update time for everyone, we ARE in Kansas anymore Toto! Or Claycomo to be more precise. But amidst the soybean fields, I found where Ford grows Transit vans! And some of them grow pretty tall. And I admit I geeked… Continue Reading →

SEMA 2019 Unboxing #2

Ok folks, things are heading toward full tilt…..I am down to just Tires & Lockers as the last items to hunt down. Here is my second unboxing video, time to show off some cool Victron gear, Rollercams, SafeJack goodies and… Continue Reading →

SEMA 2019 Transit goodies Unboxing #1

Well even without a van we can still have a plan and check the boxes by opening boxes and here is what has come in so far.

The Way it SHOULD work with “Influencers”

Heatshield Products is a company I knew I wanted to work with as soon as the idea popped into my head to build a Ford Transit Poptop 4wd. I had worked with other companies before like Sportsmobile West, Extreme Outback… Continue Reading →

Knowing your Center of Gravity

While working my way through the Ford Transit Builders Guide I came across the methods and formulas to figure out the Center of Gravity. For a road going machine this is less of a concern, but with all the off… Continue Reading →

Not “Girl Power” just normal

At a recent novice offroad training event we hosted there were male and female participants. Here at Peg Leg Garage, we treat everyone the same, male vs female, abled vs disabled, and race just doesn’t exist. The only time we… Continue Reading →

Why these wheels?

Choosing a wheel, it should be more than good looks… Normally I am not a fellow that goes crazy when it comes to wheel choices. I either run a stock looking steel wheel so I can beat it back into… Continue Reading →

SEMA Status Report 8/27

We more moving right along lining up the right partners who make the best goodies for this Overland, VanLife, Chase Van. Sportsmobile has us on the schedule for the electric poptop, it will have a Thule rack rail that we… Continue Reading →

SEMA 2019 4wd Transit Poptop

Our 2019 SEMA project is a 4×4 Transit poptop race chasing campervan.

Darche Awning and Walls 1yr Report

After one year of use I figured it was time to give an update on my Darche awning. I paid for this at the Overland Expo in 2018 after my wife saw just how big it was and the expo… Continue Reading →

Big Blue Burb Unique features, faults and scars

Well if the old girl is going away I really should be honest with folks about all her downsides. Now that said the Burb is a great ride with tons of smiles per mile, everyone compliments us on her and… Continue Reading →

Selling the Big Blue Burb $25k obo

Happy Day, Sad Day, looking to the future Day. Our Peg Leg Garage Super Support 1970 Suburban is for sale as it is time to move on to a new project. This is a Happy Day  with excitement about the… Continue Reading →

WTF Wednesday….Fun with Drift Trikes…

    We do love to have fun as a racing family….and it doesn’t always require the burning of petrol! On a recent goof off day we took Martín’s drift trike and electric chopper for a little parking lot adventure…. Continue Reading →

Giving away all our SEMA swag…Free shipping even!

We grabbed some neat stuff at the SEMA show this year and figured why not give it away as thanks for everyone who subscribed to our YouTube channel, follows us on Facebook or Instagram or just sends an email to… Continue Reading →

Borla cat back exhaust sound clip and install notes

With the SEMA show behind us we can now go back and give some install thoughts on various bits we put on our 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Borla was great to work with, the cat back exhaust was a breeze… Continue Reading →

Autocross at AMP 11/13/16

Autocross at AMP Sunday 11/13/16, post SEMA racing

Well we can finally put the car through some paces now that SEMA 2016 is over and pretty isn’t as important. Come on out this weekend if you are in the Phoenix area and join Azsolo.com for a cone cruising… Continue Reading →

SEMA 2016 Setup and first impressions

So we made it to SEMA 2016, yeah some carbon bits are still in transit but Socal Garageworks tells us we should see them sooner or later. Good times driving up from Phoenix especially as we got in some dirt… Continue Reading →

Taking our QuickJack setup to visit Ksport

In talking to the cool folks at Ksport there was interest in our QuickJack setup and how it works for days at the track. These guys are the real deal and actually use the stuff they make. So I took… Continue Reading →

Oct 9th Autocross with AzSolo at AMP in West Phoenix

Ok folks we want more Velosters out at the autocross so folks can see why these cars are so much fun. Here is a link to the AzSolo website where you can read more about the events and then follow… Continue Reading →

QuickJack booth 61007 for SEMA 2016 check out our display

Well good news, we are teaming up with QuickJack in booth 61007 at SEMA this year to show off how “uplifting” their portable lift system is….sorry I couldn’t help it. As the one leg guy in Peg Leg Garage I… Continue Reading →

AzSolo Autocross baseline testing

Oh boy did we have fun with our Hyundai Veloster Turbo at the autocross and it was great to see how good Nathan did improving his times by the end of the event. I dare say that boy will be… Continue Reading →

The WAVE at SEMA & San Diego Autoshow

Ok here is another from the “wayback machine”…..Before we were Peg Leg Garage my son’s and I ran Disabled Explorers. After our FJ Cruiser that traveled the Continental Divide we needed something more wheelchair friendly. Our good friends at Sportsmobile… Continue Reading →

Hyundai HQ Road Trip

We get to go on a road trip pick up our 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo from Hyundai HQ is Socal. Along the way we plan to stop by HRE for their open house, cruise the Angeles-Crest Highway for some video… Continue Reading →

Autocross with AZsolo at AMP

Even though we won’t have the Veloster Turbo yet come on out and have some fun crushing cones with us. Check out the old iron I run and then see Martin’s FR-S in action.

SEMA FJ Cruiser

Always fun to look back at what you did before. This is the first vehicle we had featured at SEMA. It was a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser that we built to travel the geographic Continental Divide. Disabled Explorers was a… Continue Reading →

Peg Leg Garage launches, let the crazy begin!

First post, how exciting for us and we hope the future is exciting and fun for you that follow along. Want to know how to build a car for SEMA? Want to know how to get sponsors for your project… Continue Reading →

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