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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,321

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    IronTrap Garage


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,761

    from Raytown Mo

    Love @IronTrap videos. Great variety and piles of good hands on information.
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  3. AccurateMike
    Joined: Sep 14, 2020
    Posts: 80


    You can catch Matt in his Eastwoods videos too

    His Iron Trap videos are some of the best on YouTube, sketchy stuff and all.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2021
  4. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,492


    Matt is a very genuine, young gun hot rodder, whose passion for this old stuff is for real. He has had the good fortune to hook up with Eastwood company, with what a lot of us would term a dream job. I love following his exploits!
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  5. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,785

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Been watching Iron Trap for a while, really enjoy what they do. Much Like Mart's videos.
  6. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,761

    from Raytown Mo

    yup! I found Iron trap via Matt’s videos on building the chassis and channeled floor for the pagoda city coupe on Eastwood’s channel.
  7. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,065


    This cat has been known to watch it on occasion.

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  8. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,093


    I've watched a lot of Matt's content. (my cat has too:))

    Hands down my favorite Youtube hotrod channel because it is genuine. If you start at the beginning and progress through time the channel matures in quality, just like our at home builds do as we learn more. The guys act goofy at times and screw around, but so do my bench racing buddies. It feels real, which is what the distilled for TV shows are usually missing.

    @Ryan - I'm glad you found that particular rabbit hole!
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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,761

    from Raytown Mo

    Haha my cats don’t watch by my little daughter does. Big fan of Moon :)
  10. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,242


    I watch them. Matt seems to know his stuff and comes up with some pretty cool finds.
  11. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,013

    from So Cal

    I believe Matt is also a HAMB member
  12. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,321

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I had no idea that this Matt was the Eastwood Matt... I'll be damned... I knew I liked that guy.
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  13. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,620

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    Matt is the man, for sure. Been watching for a long time. Mike, Kate and Moon are super also.
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  14. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,766

    from omaha ne.

    If you like iron trap garage you will certainly get a kick out of Halfasscustoms....that crazy Canadian loves to chop cars!
  15. I'm a fan of Irontrap Garage and a few other YT hobby-based shows/contributors. Another aspect of the YT versions over their Discovery channel counterparts... they focus more on the how-to which is important to someone like myself still learning how to do some of these skills, fixes, problem-solving, etc for the first time. While I was always interested in cars, I didn't take advantage of highschool auto-shop or have a mentor when I was younger for working on cars. I came to it later in life, when time & money allowed me to better afford it. Something I appreciate is the YT contributors will take questions and answer them in their vid comments if something didn't make sense, or asking about alternatives, parts/tools used, etc. That to me is a big plus over those 'reality' based shows which focus on a number of other things besides the car, processes, skills, etc. I've learned alot from the YT content I follow, and continue to do so (I'm a visual learner) while being entertained.

    edit: one more reason I like the YT project vlog shows: the enthusiasm and progress on their projects is infectious and helps motivate me to get out in my own shop more. Some of them also help me remember this stuff is supposed to be fun...

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  16. Chicster
    Joined: Aug 5, 2018
    Posts: 207

    1. Missouri H.A.M.B.ers

    I've been watching Matt for some time. Great videos.
  17. I've been watching for the past year now. I like the fact that when he screws up he just moves on with a better way or if he changes direction on a project he doesn't feel the need to explain why other than the fact it's what he wanted to do. Only hot rod channel I watch.
  18. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,278

    from TX

    I haven’t watched TV in months but definitely enjoy YouTube. Plenty of good hot rod content and other things on there.
  19. I, too, have been watching Matt for some time. I enjoy his vlog and do pick up some tips from time to time. Also enjoy some of his antics that keep it real. Recently climbing through an old attic at an estate sale gave me the shivers. Yeah, he found treasure.
  20. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,458

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Well see, I've never watched it but with all this hoodlum endorsement I'll have to take a look.
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  21. Matt is a memeber here and posts build threads if you look. I dont know how to link them @IronTrap is his name I think ?...
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  22. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,338

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    There are only a few regular shows I watch on youtube and Matt's stuff is one of the top ones (next to Deadend). He finds some amazing stuff!

    He is a member here........
  23. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 407


    Yea, I follow Matt on youtube. Interesting builds. I reached out to him on the HAMB and donated a part for a 34 project he was doing. Good guy to chat with.
  24. mtndone
    Joined: Jul 30, 2019
    Posts: 7


    I will have to agree- top notch channel and I referenced his Cadillac motor mount build this morning for inspiration- good stuff and no B.S.
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  25. I've been subscribed to Matt @IronTrap Murray's Iron Trap Garage YouTube logo.jpg channel for over 3 years now ... and noticed that he mentions the H.A.M.B. in several of his videos ... so I started to "follow" his posts here.

    Here's a few of the more recent "IRON TRAP GARAGE" related threads:
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  26. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,143

    jim snow

    Like most have said his channel is informative and entertaining. He is also a very down to earth guy and personable. Snowman
  27. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,335


    Been watching Matt since the start of the " Free T ". The guy is not afraid to tackle anything or get dirty. For a younger guy, he has an amazing wealth of knowledge. If I ever get the chance, I'm going to try to get to his shop and meet him in person.
  28. I have been watching for a while and Matt is a great guy in person. I recommend!
  29. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,439


    Matt has some nice toys.
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  30. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,170


    I don't follow Iron Trap on any regular basis, but have watched a lot of the videos as a result of searching how to do various things. One of my favorite things I heard him say was that something was "good enough". I don't condone doing shoddy work but don't demand perfection either. There are definitely times when something is "good enough" and to go beyond that mysterious point is sometime paralyzing to progress. A friend of mine is holding a pair of my Model A fenders hostage in his shop right now because he thinks they're not quite "good enough". :confused:

    Matt gets a thumbs up from me!


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