I do all the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work on my projects. I've built engines, transmissions, differentials, and just about every other part imaginable. I view cars as a combination of different systems and mastering each one is the key to understanding how they all work together.
The pic on the left is a frame jig I built myself. Its pretty trick and allows me to mockup chassis and drivetrain while sitting or standing. It breaks down for easy storage and I've got a portable lift to get the vehicles on and off .
I fabricate, weld, and do all my own sheet metal work. My skills in this area are good, but like anything in life, practice make you better. There are definitely better fabricators out there, but doing it yourself is much more rewarding.
One of my favorite systems in a car. I love to retrofit new technologies into older cars. Whether its just basic rewiring or implementing a complete digital platform with touchscreens, microprocessors, ECMs, EMS. It's fun, fun, fun.
Many car guys hate plumbing, but I love it. Engineering the lifeblood on a car is essential. Fabricating all the cooling, hydraulics, and oiling systems in a manner that is both efficient and attractive is a fun challenge.
Recently started doing my own body & paint. There just aren't that many shops in my area that put the time and effort into doing it correctly. At least not for a reasonable price.
I've got all kinds of spray guns, body tools, and filtration equipment, but still sorting out the best paint booth setup for my shop.