Extend garage entry to the wall – easy freezer access

So I finally got around to extending the garage entry so that we could bring the freezer up to be accessible. I forgot to take a picture but it used to sit right under where I built the extension. We didn’t even bother plugging it in since we moved in, partly because there is no electricity and would have been inconvenient trying to open the door with a car in the way.

Step one, add electrical:

Test fit platform, cut off railing, screw into place, screw in plywood and set shims so it is level on foundation.
Ghetto-fab the railing back together (for now)

My Chevy S10 Zr2 with a solid axle swap (SAS) – Going to have to drop the transmission

The throw-out bearing is probably shot. (pics and lessons learned in future posts)
While I’m at it I’ll introduce you to my truck since I am always fixing something on it…
custom width Dana 44 from ’78-’79 Ford truck
4.56 gears
Cragar Soft 8’s rims
Rancho 9000 shocks all around
35″ Cooper STT tires
Stock rear limited slip
Custom front leaf spring conversion
Axle under leaf conversion in rear
Unknown front driveshaft possibly from a superlift kit?
Rear AAL (add a leaf) kit from Superlift – one full-length leaf each pack 
    – added 2″ lift in rear to level out truck
Front spring cross brace with class III receiver

My First Hackintosh

I finally and successfully built a Mac using normal PC hardware. Here is how I did it:


  • Intel BOXDG43GT LGA 775 Intel G43 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $84.99
  • This particular motherboard took 800mhz DDR2 memory, mine has 2gb
  • I already had an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13ghz processor. Any Core 2 Duo should do (775 socket)
  • Nvidia GeForce 7200 GS 128mb (An old card I had lying around). The idea here is that Apple put the 7300GT in the Mac Pro and the 7200/7300 are basically the same chip. Seems GS GT doesn’t matter too much, I have Quartz/GL enabled so it is fully supported (get osx86tools app for this). 
  • Western Digital SATA 500GB. Any SATA drive will do.
  • For audio I used VoodoHDA.kext and the accompanying preference panel.
  • For Video I used Natit.kext and NVEnabler.kext and NVInject.kext
Network (ethernet), SATA, USB, and everything else work automatically. Get “OSx86 Tools Utility” to enable Quartz GL and as a great tool for installing Kexts because it does the permissioning and copying for you. 
I used a purchased retail OS X 10.6 disk so it is running the default Mach kernel. You will need an efi bootloader like Psystar’s DUBL a.k.a. Rebel EFI to be able to boot off of the Mac DVD.