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Those of us who are Jeri Ellsworth fans have heard about her race car builder/driver past, but most us know of her through her electronics engineering exploits. In this Building a Pure Stock Race Car video series, she proves her automotive hacking mettle as she helps her friend Trish make race-worthy a 1981 Camero. If you weren’t interested in welding before, after seeing a car basically being deconstructed and rebuilt, you’ll see the power of what you can do, armed with the skill, a welding rig, and some square and round tubing.

Building a Pure Stock Race Car

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Michael Pechner says:

    Since this will be the shorter list, what can’t Jeri do?

    1. Anonymous says:

      I have the sense she’s not real big on the “home ec” arts. But I DO know she flambes a mean marshmallow Peep.

    2. Anonymous says:

      I have the sense she’s not real big on the “home ec” arts. But I DO know she flambes a mean marshmallow Peep.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Flames are so crude.  Peeps respond *much* better to microwaves.

        //the best part is that campfire marshmallow smell when you take them out

      2. Anonymous says:

        Flames are so crude.  Peeps respond *much* better to microwaves.

        //the best part is that campfire marshmallow smell when you take them out

    3. Wrestle a bear.

      Then again, she’d probably build something that would do a fantastic job wrestling the bear for her….;^)

      1. John T says:

        Really? I heard bears won’t attack out of fear of her skills. Something about them trying to hire her one day for grabbing picnics…

      2. John T says:

        Really? I heard bears won’t attack out of fear of her skills. Something about them trying to hire her one day for grabbing picnics…

  2. Anonymous says:

    uhhhh….she’s my hero…my hero…

  3. Anonymous says:

    uhhhh….she’s my hero…my hero…

  4. Jens Christian Restemeier says:

    That is some lovely welding. Much better than mine.