Muscle Car kicks off an awesome frame-off resto-mod: a ‘70 Dodge Hemi Challenger and TV’s first buildup of an all new, all steel Year One ‘69 Camaro rag top. This show also takes a look back at the history of Chevy’s potent ‘70 Chevelle with 454 LS6 big block hot enough to move 2 tons of steel into the 13s! American iron rules!
From rotisserie to sand blasting to frame jig, MuscleCar begins intensive bodywork transforming their swiss-cheezed Mopar: the ‘70 Hemi Challenger project. It’s time for the front clip to go on the ’69 Crate Camaro then it’s off to meet muscle car extremist Richard Rawlins on a trip to Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas… and we live to tell about it.
MuscleCar needs a new shop truck so their ‘78 El Camino gets a new fuel injected 350 Ramjet engine and 4L60E electronic tranny. Then the all new Crate Camaro gets it’s new front suspension fitted. Muscle Car revisits one of the most famous Pontiacs of all time: the wild '69, factory Ram Air GTO Judge.
It’s a dual purpose show as MuscleCar attacks two current projects: major bodywork problems like solving crushed spots and fender well rot on the Hemi Challenger. Plus, the Crate Camaro gets a 9-inch rear and welded-in sub-frame connectors. Then is a retro test of the ‘70 Plymouth Hemi Cuda!
The El Camino gets a little torch & tune to improve power. It's how to build a trick cold-air induction system from scratch and how-to improve radiator cooling. Plus short cuts and tech tips on hanging body panels on the '69 Crate Camaro. Then a look back at the hairiest brute power and seductive bodywork ever unleashed on the public that Corvette killer, the '65 427 Cobra!
How about a little NASCAR with your Mopar? With the Challenger's unibody finally straight, it's time to install shock wave air bag suspension and a trick fully-adjustable K member. Then it's new spindle tech, big disc brakes, plus how to make a muscle car look like it's laser-aligned. Then in this week's Muscle Car Flashback: the limited production '70 AMX, American Motors' Javelin-based pony car.
How to use body filler to get a 100 point car. What!? It's body prep tech required to get zero imperfections along the seams and body lines of the Crate Camaro. Then it's stabbing a 528 cid Mopar crate Hemi and 5-speed Kiesler manual gearbox in project Challenger with floor pan fab tech. Then it's a flashback back to the rarest of the rare...the Hurst GTO Tiger.
Anybody can restore a car, but it takes a real man to cut one up! Part one of the process of turning a '65 Mustang Fastback into a Shelby 350R clone -- R as in race, and also as in Roush engine hardware to come. Then it's Camaro interior resto tips, panel gapping for precision. Plus a flashback to one of the fastest "sleepers" Detroit ever produced: the 70 Buick Stage One GSX. Buick lost money on every one they built!
"The plasma cutter is my favorite tool!" Fabricating floor pans and replacing frame rails and building unibody subframe connectors for a 650 horsepower car. Muscle Car christens it's new col-met paint booth with how-to paint tips like a pro. Then, it's proper "blocking" techniques to get crisp, sharp show winning body lines.
This show takes you through how-to correctly align and custom-install a stout Dana 60 rear end in the Hemi Challenger, along with finishing the installation of a four-bar rear air bag suspension. Then it's how-to build a custom 3-inch exhaust system from a kit. Plus more detail on blocking body panels and contours to get them ready for paint. Makes our arms tired just watching, but the results are worth it!
The Crate Camaro body is straighter than a T-square! This week it goes into the booth for final coats of Guardsman Red base coat. Includes how-to tape and paint body stripes! While the paint dries on the Camaro, they need a little fresh air ride. So, they go out for a gear-slammin' run in the shop El Camino and manage to....well, tune in and see for yourself!
Lou & Jared build a new rear end for the El Camino parts Truck and head out on the road to see if they can break it again. The Challenger gets fender-well braces to back up its race-car suspension and we visit the Mopar Nationals in Ohio.
Spike TV needs a high-performance Mustang for the Autorox awards show and Lou and Jared only have three days to build it. They make a brand-new Mustang GT even stronger and more sinister... and drive it on stage with just minutes to spare.
Jared shows how to get the Crate Camaro's paint just right with tools and techniques that you can use on your own muscle car. Lou demonstrates what to look for when you're buying a project car and we profile one of the most outrageous muscle cars ever built - the Plymouth Superbird.
We visit a West Coast custom shop as an original '68 GT350 becomes a "retro concept" - the car that Shelby might have built nearly forty years ago.
It's final assembly time! The Crate Camaro and its ZZ4 crate engine are going together: radiator, steering, brakes, brake lines, drive shaft, fuel tank and fuel lines. Plus all the panels and the windshield and trim! Then it's a flashback to a Ford muscle car that was better on the track than the strip... the fabled '69 Boss 302!
HorsePower's Mustang project has more engine than its suspension can handle - so Lou and Mike Galley build a four-link rear and a roll cage to get all that power on the track. Our Muscle Car Flashback is a muscle legend - the Mr. Norm's 440 Dart!
Lou and Mike finish the roll cage and four-link rear and take the Mustang to the drag strip for a test run. Four-door muscle is our Flashback this week, a '63 Ford police car with a Cobra Jet 427! and Lou visits the Good Guys show.
Our all-original, low-mileage '70 Nova gets a 440hp GM crate engine - but the swap is not as simple as it sounds. And we'll see some Buick muscle... from the Buick Horsepower Nationals in Indianapolis.
Our 33,000-mile original '70 Nova continues on the path to greatness! Lou finishes the motor and tranny installation and puts air suspension in the front - all without changing the stock look. And our "Flashback" segment profiles a rare Mopar - the 69 Road Runner 440 Six-Pack.
Lou has a big challenge - a sadly abused '65 Mustang Fastback that's already been the victim of wrecks, rust, and bad repairs. First step - fabricate a whole new front end! Then, we'll go to the track with a muscle classic, the last of the real Olds 442s!
After months of work, the Crate Camaro is on the ground and running, and we'll give it away later this year! We'll "flash back" to a legendary Hemi - an all original '69 Super Bee street racer.
We'll revisit some classic muscle cars from the sixties - they were affordable street racers forty years ago, but today they're six-figure collector cars, and they can still burn up the pavement!
Project Blue Hair gets an LS364 crate motor, new gas tank and fuel system. Once completed, Lou installs frame connectors to stiffen up the body and wires up the ignition system. Flashback segment covers the 1967 Chevy Camaro Indy 500 official pace car!
Project Blue Hair is outfitted with a high performance rear end including carbon steel axles, 4:10 gearing and a posi-trac unit. Lou teaches you how to build your own super stock springs at home and the LS364 gets a cooling system with a custom serpentine setup. And in our Musclecar Flashback segment we look back at the Mercury Cyclone!
Project Blue Hair is set up to receive a new flywheel and clutch. Lou fabricates a transmission tunnel to accept the Rockland T-6 trans and a little interior modification helps with the sleeper look. A new set of wheels put's Blue Hair back on her feet! Musclecar's flashback segment looks at AMC's SC Scrambler!
Lou shows you how to convert a standard Chevy front end to house a big block motor on a five hundred dollar budget. We travel to Chicago for the Mecum auction and check out classic muscle going for high dollars.
Lou starts on the mustang Outlaw Racer project. Different sanctioning bodies and race classes are discussed. The mustang is stripped down and Lou begins fabrication on the frame. Flashback segment covers the Trans-Am inspired AAR Cuda!
The Outlaw Racer project is media blasted down to the bare metal. Lou fabricates the front end and mounts the mustang body to the frame. Flashback segment covers professional drag racer Bruce Litton's rare Chevelle LS6 convertible!
Visiting car painter Rick Thee Arsonist Bacon lights up the MuscleCar studio with a realistic custom true flame paint job for the Cars for Kids Pro Mod dragster. Tune in to get all the tips and tricks and see step by step exactly how it's done. Flashback segment covers the Torino GT!
Lou gets back to the Outlaw Racer frame and starts the rollcage build-up. Flashback segment covers the Shelby GT 500!
The Outlaw Racer goes through a suspension build-up and is finally put on the ground. Lou starts on the engine installation and the drivetrain setup.
The 2 Fast 2 Furious Challenger, now known as, Project Overkill gets some much needed attention in the bodywork department.
Watch automotive history unfold as Lou discovers a lost Plymouth Superbird built by the legendary NASCAR builder Ray Nichels! Designed for the Environmental Protection Agency, this Superbird chased commercial jets down the tarmac for emissions testing and was responsible for proving that leaded gas was harmful to the environment.
It's back on the Pontiac Le Mans restoration and rusty, bent frame is no problem for Lou. He'll show you how to turn a pressure sprayer into a sandblaster making it easy to remove years of weathering and a basic way to straighten your frame.
The Le Mans frame is finished up and it's time to take a tired stock motor and turn it into a powerful stroker'.all on this week's MuscleCar.
The Mustang Outlaw Road Racer is back in the shop with a truckload of new parts. A fuel cell is installed and the lines are run, then Lou starts some major fabrication on the dash for steering, pedals, gauges and more!
The Mustang Outlaw Road Racer continues'..Lou slaps in a professional on board fire system and the exhaust is set up. It's time to put in a floor and that means lots more fabrication!
Lou and company virtually start over on the '67 Le Mans body. We strip it to it bones and get ready for the rising, in fact they almost building a body from scratch.
Lou challenges himself with some very difficult body fabrication and repair on what little we salvaged from our '67 Le Mans body.
Mopar fans have waited long enough. Project 'Over Kill' is back, our '70 Challenger gets painted and reassembled.
Lou takes you step by step through rebuilding the most feared part of any car restoration'the automatic transmission.
Lou profiles four of the most popular rear suspensions for a MuscleCar project along with the pros and cons of each and how to build them.
Lou and Brent take on something they have not done before, custom fiber glass construction.
Lou pulls an all-nighter to advance the Road Race Mustang. The goal - fire up the engine...
A profile on a bolt on sub-frame connector, re-building a manual transmission and do it yourself under coating.
Project LeMans stays on budget by saving some old parts and Rick The Arsonist Bacon joins the MuscleCar team! Rick and Brent prep and paint the LeMans, Lou installs the brake/fuel plumbing, exhaust, and under/overdrive unit. Flashback showcases a 1977 Pontiac CanAm.
Lou and Rick take a look back at the Year One 1969 Camaro Project, from crate to street! MuscleCar visits Year One's parts supply house and Rick gives the details on detailing.
Lou and Rick revisit the 1978 El Camino Parts Hauler Project, which raises the question: Is it a car or a truck? Kevin and Ryan of TRUCKS!, with Jessi of Xtreme 4x4 weigh in on the issue. The owner of a 1959 El Camino shows off his ride and Rick unleashes his pin-striping skills on the El Camino! In Flashback, MuscleCar highlights a 1961 Impala SS.
Project LeMans gets an interior makeover! Lou tackles the wiring while Rick refurbs the steering wheel and column. Brent shows how powder-coating is done. Flashback takes us for a ride in a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang.
Lou and Rick take a look back at the '70 Sleeper Nova Project, Ole Blue Hair. Rick and Brent show how to prep for a quick, low-budget paint job and Flashback hits the road in a rare '69 Pontiac Trans Am!
Lou and Rick revisit MuscleCar�s most popular build, the 1970 Challenger known as Project Overkill. Rick and Brent finish showing us how to get the best results in a low-budget paint job. Come along on a trip to the Forge Invitational!
Lou and Rick revisit one radical project: the Road Race Mustang. Rick gives the how-to on making reverse fiberglass molds. Find out the secrets behind exhaust plating with a tour of Nitroplate's facilities!
Rick and Mike Galley roll in MuscleCar's next challenge, a '61 Impala that will become Project Red Sled! Find out how to blow a car apart the right way. The LeMans gets its finishing touches, and a classic car appraiser tells us how much it's worth.
Rick and Brent reinforce the frame on the '61 Impala. See how an Air Ride suspension system is installed and tested! Take a trip to the test track in Year One�s '67 Crate Mustang.
Rick and Brent tackle the metalwork on the '61 Impala, including floorpans and tubs. Rick takes the frame to get powdercoated. Flashback to the heyday of the Corvette in a 67 Sting Ray!
The '69 Firebird 400 convertible takes its first steps toward becoming a Trans Am tribute car. Rick and Brent take it for a pre-build test drive. Then they tear it apart, bolt in the new subframe, and mock up the drivetrain!
The '61 Impala gets new rear seat pans with some modifications. Brent patches the quarter panels, while Rick fixes rust on the fenders and gets started on the bodywork. The '69 Firebird returns from the sandblaster, revealing some serious problems. In Flashback, take a ride in the Mustang known as King of the Road - a '68 Shelby Cobra KR500!
MuscleCar rolls in a '64 Comet that will be transformed into a retro A/FX straight-axle drag car... Project Altered E-Go! The car is blown apart, then sectioned to bring the rear wheels forward 16 inches. Brent modifies the rear tubs to make room for massive drag slicks while Rick cuts out the rust. Flashback features a 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T.
Altered E-Go, the '64 Comet drag car, gets new frame rails, and Ian from Xtreme 4x4 helps Rick and Brent design and start building the roll cage. In Flashback, a 1971 Dodge Demon 340 shows how big performance fits in a small package!
Rick and Brent make extensive repairs to the trunk area and start hanging body panels on the '61 Impala. Learn how to safely remove lead filler. In Flashback, check out Buick's meanest Grand National, the '87 GNX.
See how the rear end and rear suspension come together for the '69 Firebird! Then the LS-7 is dropped in, and the dry-sump oil system is installed.
Rick designs and builds a custom roll bar for the '69 Firebird. Brent lays some metal filler on Red Sled. The Firebird gets a wiring harness, pulley set, and custom wheels.
The '64 Comet has the mockup motor dropped in and new motor mounts made. The Ford 4.6 mod motor is assembled by engine builder Sean Hyland, then tested on the dyno.
Learn lots bodywork tip and tricks as Rick and Brent smooth out Project Red Sled and the Tribute Trans Am. Rick explains some basic tools and techniques used in bodywork.
The '61 Impala gets a 409 & 4-speed, Rick and Brent get creative with the inner fenders, and the Tribute Trans Am gets its first prime and blocking! The MuscleCar crew also visits the Year One Experience.
The Tribute Trans Am gets blown apart for final prime, and the convertible top frame is disassembled! Rick and Brent take a trip to Advanced Plating for some tips on prepping modified bumpers for plating. Get a preview of Project Streetfighter, a '71 Cuda MuscleCar will build for UFC President Dana White. Flashback takes us back to 1970 for a look at a Cougar Eliminator.
Rick demonstrates how to use lead-free solder. The Tribute Trans Am gets a base coat and stripes. Brent assembles the axles for Altered E-Go, the '64 Comet A/FX drag car. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1969 Ford Talladega!
Rick and Brent fab the rear frame rails for Altered E-Go, the '64 Comet A/FX drag car, and set the ride height to measure for custom leaf springs. Rick demonstrates a variety of custom paint techniques on a motorcycle helmet. Get an update on the Goldberg Superbird project, slated to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation!
It's three-for-one in this episode of MuscleCar: Rick sprays the undercoating on the Tribute Trans Am, Brent fabs some complicated panels for Project Red Sled, and Altered E-Go gets a new firewall, toe boards, and removable transmission mount. In Flashback, check out some classic Mopar muscle with a '71 Cuda 383.
Altered E-Go gets a custom-fabbed transmission tunnel, and the MuscleCar team brings in an expert to help install the convertible top on the Year One Tribute Trans Am. Flashback takes us for a ride in a 1967 Plymouth GTX.
Rick and Brent install the A/C and heater lines on the Tribute Trans Am, and demonstrate how to make your own steel radiator hoses. Project Overkill - the '70 Challenger, returns for a front to back look at its plumbing. Flashback features a 1969 AMX!
The Tribute Trans Am gets a transmission cooler, and has its nose assembled. Altered E-Go's rear leaf springs are installed. Rick shows how to refurbish painted window trim on a budget. Project Overkill returns for a look at its wiring and Air Ride setup. Flashback kicks up some dust in a 1970 Plymouth Duster!
Rick and Brent get started on MuscleCar's newest build: Project Street Fighter, a 1971 Cuda 440 for UFC President Dana White! The car is blown apart, gets subframe connectors and a custom k-member. Rick shows how to make your own windshield trim removal tool.
The Tribute Trans Am has a custom stereo system installed, including fiberglass interior panels and wiring. Learn how to patch holes in your vinyl interior for cheap! Flashback takes a cruise in a 1970 AMC Rebel Machine.
Rick & Brent install the suspension and rear end on the '71 Cuda, and mockup the engine and transmission. Brent shows how to make your own pan-hard bar. In Flashback, a '61 Pontiac Catalina hits the road!
UFC President Dana White visits the MuscleCar shop to check out the progress on Project Street Fighter! Rick finishes up the rear suspension, and Brent modifies the headers. In Flashback, we chase down a '70 Road Runner.
The body panels and shaker hood are fitted, and exhaust is installed in the '71 Cuda! MuscleCar takes a look at Coker Tire, including a brief history and overview of their products.
The '61 Impala is back in the shop for bodywork! Rick and Brent get the steering installed on Altered E-Go. Flashback looks back at a 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA.
The '61 Impala is back in the shop for bodywork! Rick and Brent get the steering installed on Altered E-Go. Flashback looks back at a 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA.
Rick and Tommy install the shocks and add some more bars to the roll cage on Project Altered E-Go. Rick gives the low-down on how to hand-strip a car, including both chemical and abrasive methods!
We install the fuel tank and lines in the Tribute Trans Am. Learn how to bend lines and work with fittings as Tommy installs the brake plumbing on Project Red Sled. MuscleCar checks out the latest and greatest tools at the Matco Expo in Las Vegas!
Project Street Fighter goes from green to mean with a new paint scheme, including Rick's faux carbon fiber technique and billboard graphics. UFC President Dana White drops in to check out the Cuda's new look.
Chip Foose teams up with MuscleCar to turn a 2010 Mustang GT into the Magnaflow Foose Mustang! In part one, Chip creates a design, then joins Rick in the paint booth. After that we install a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Roush body kit and Foose wheels.
Rick and Tommy complete the Magnaflow Foose Mustang by installing a supercharger, shocks, lowering springs and brakes, then take it to the streets to see what it can do! Flashback celebrates 45 years of the Mustang by taking a look at how this American icon has evolved.
The '64 Comet drag car gets a fuel cell and some custom-fabbed aluminum racing seats designed and built by the MuscleCar team. An expert demonstrates how to be successful at aluminum TIG welding.
Learn everything you need to know about Quadrajet carburetors, including how to rebuild one correctly, what kind of performance to expect, and why they've gotten a bad rap. Plus, we'll show you how to apply do-it-yourself floor coating.
Pick up some paint tech tips as Rick and Tommy show how to repaint an engine block, pinstripe wheels, and paint chrome!
Project Street Fighter�s interior comes together, including a full-blown custom audio/video system. In Flashback, take a wild ride in a 1967 Wildcat.
Project Overkill, the �70 Challenger, returns for some finishing touches, then Rick and Tommy take it out for a long-awaited test drive. In Flashback, check out a 1984 Hurst Olds!
Rick and Tommy finish up the �71 Cuda, then take it to the streets, and show it off at a local car show. Rick shows how to make a multi-purpose brake light test tool. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1964 Olds 442.
Rick and Tommy debate the definition of the term �muscle car� while taking a look at some prime examples from the 60�s, 70�s, �80�s and today. Learn how to give your car a 70�s look with do-it-yourself paint tips.
Rick and Tommy give HorsePower a hand with their '68 Mustang Track Car by re-skinning the roof and giving it a tri-tone, single-stage paint scheme that's a tribute to Vic Edelbrock.
MuscleCar's A/FX drag car, Altered E-Go, gets a full custom exhaust including hand-fabbed cutout headers. Rick shows how to make your own mufflers.
Get tips on choosing your next project and planning a budget. Rick and Tommy take a trip to the salvage yard to choose a low-budget vehicle to restore, then bring it back to the shop, analyze the problems and come up with a plan.
MuscleCar unveils the plans for Project Blue Collar Buick, a '73 Century with a restoration budget of under $10K. The guys go on an engine-hunt, bring back a Buick 455, and tear it down before sending it to the machine shop.
Rick and Tommy show how to replace the entire roof on the '73 Buick. Rick demonstrates rust repair on the window channel, and Project Dead Goat terrorizes the neighborhood.
Project Red Sled is back! Tommy fabricates a center console to match the Impala style lines. Rick paints her red, then adds custom-airbrushed emblems to the quarter panels. Flashback showcases a 1968 AMX.
Rick finishes Red Sled's steering setup, and builds a one-off clutch z-bar. Tommy buttons up the Air Ride system by installing the air lines and Air Pod. Learn how to rebuild a starter. In Flashback, take a ride in a rare Ford Thunderbolt.
MuscleCar visits the shop where Project Blue Collar Buick's engine is being machined. Rick shows how to install a shift kit in a Turbo-Hydramatic 350. Tommy assembles the Buick 455. Flashback features a 1971 Dodge Super Bee.
Rick and Tommy show how to perfect the flaws in your paint with professional buffing, polishing, and touch-up techniques. Rick takes a trip back in time to a dealership circa 1971 at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum.
Project Blue Collar Buick loses some serious weight from the front and rear bumpers. Rick shows how to graft in different door handles. Flashback features a 1965 Dodge Coronet S/S.
Rick replaces the tail panel on Project Blue Collar Buick, and designs some one-off budget tail lights using some unusual materials. Tommy shows how to save your car's old glass by polishing out scratches and haze. Flashback showcases a 1968 El Camino SS.
MuscleCar continues the budget-minded Blue Collar Buick build with front-end maintenance and inexpensive upgrades. Learn how to bring a points distributor back to life, or install a kit to convert one to electronic ignition. Flashback hits the road in a 1971 Dodge Super Bee.
MuscleCar's A/FX drag car, Altered E-Go, gets more custom touches with a new fender profile and front bumper. Rick shows how the Lexan slider windows are designed and constructed. Flashback features a 1965 Chevelle SS396.
It's everything you want to know about the good 'ole 4-speed! From Borg-Warner to Muncie, we'll go over the most common models, how to choose one, and how to rebuild one. Plus, a look at shifters, and how modern 5- and 6-speeds have improved on the basic 4-speed design. In Flashback, a 1971 Torino Cobra is unleashed on the streets.
Project Blue Collar Buick gets an amazing under-hood transformation that's cheap and easy to achieve. The big-block 455 Buick engine roars to life for the first time, and Flashback features a 1969 Camaro Z-28 Rally Sport.
Rick and Tommy guide the Wyo Tech grads through an all-over paint job on a third-gen Camaro as a tribute to the U.S. military. The '61 Impala has some loose ends tied up in preparation for upholstery. Learn how Magnaflow mufflers are designed and made with a tour of the facility.
Rick and Tommy design and build a trick custom air cleaner for Blue Collar Buick, and Rick shows his flair with the air brush to finish it out. Tommy shows how to clean and seal an old gas tank. Flashback showcases a '70 1/2 King Cobra Super Spoiler prototype.
The '73 Buick Century turns over a new leaf with a screaming orange and sinister charcoal paint scheme. Along the way, Rick and Tommy drop plenty of valuable tips on blocking for paint and two-tone layout. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1970 Challenger TA.
Altered E-Go, the Comet drag car, is back in the shop for a custom fiberglass hood. Rick shows how to make a mold from the original panel, then uses that mold to make a lightweight, easily replaceable hood for the Comet. Tommy designs and fabricates the torque arms that will keep Altered E-Go's rear axle from doin? the twist. Flashback showcases a '63 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedge drag car.
The MuscleCar crew teams up with Horsepower to build a Factory Five Racing Thirty-Three hot rod. Take a tour or FFR's factory and see how the cars are designed and manufactured. Rick tries out water-borne paint as he gives the Thirty-Three some custom paint and graphics.
Tommy and Chris turn a '70 Mustang that's become an eyesore into a beauty, showing how you can overhaul your ride's appearance in one easy weekend. Mix your own custom paint colors, replace some key exterior pieces, and bolt on some bling under the hood. Flashback showcases a 1971 Javelin AMX.
Learn how to refresh an interior on a budget with tips on dash pad and seat repair, dyeing vinyl, fabricating panels, and refurbing original parts. Project Blue Collar Buick hits the road for the first time. Flashback features a 1970 Buick GS.
Rick and Tommy take a look at some of the top-of-the-line showroom offerings from GM, Ford, Mopar and AMC during the height of the muscle car era.
Project Red Sled is finished! Take a look back at all the hard work that went into the complete restoration of this 1961 Impala, then ride along as Rick and Tommy take her out for some fun. Rick shows how to save some cash by rebuilding your steering box instead of replacing it. Flashback showcases one of the hottest Mustangs of its day, a '69 Shelby GT 500.
We're notching up the performance on Project Blue Collar Buick, and a new cam, heads, intake and carb are just the beginning! Learn how to measure for custom pushrods, and how to correctly install a torque converter. Flashback features a rare 1966 Olds 442 W30.
The Buick gets a new rear end that will stand up to increased horsepower. Rick shows how to install a disc brake conversion, then Blue Collar makes a dyno run to see if the performance upgrades brought us up to our goal. Tommy installs a hood tach, then takes the Buick on a road trip to the GS Nationals and hits the drag strip.
MuscleCar takes on an all-new project: restoring a 1970 Camaro RS and transforming it into a stock-style RS/SS L78 396 called Project Limelight! The Tribute Trans Am is back to show off its winning combination of classic style and modern muscle. In Flashback, take a ride in a top-condition 1970 Camaro RS/Z28.
Rick and Tommy show how to repair old sheetmetal damage and rust spots. Take a trip to the sandblast shop to find out what Project Limelight looks like in her birthday suit. Tommy cracks open the donor 396 engine and makes some unfortunate discoveries.
Rick and Tommy take the wheel-standing '64 Comet drag car a few steps closer to the track by installing a set of race pedals and gauges. The Ford 4.6 mod motor and 4-speed are dropped in, and a huge set of velocity stacks are added. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1971 Plymouth GTX.
Project Limelight gets ungraded stock suspension and a 12-bolt rear end.
The front subframe on our 1970 Camaro is torn apart and rebuilt with upgraded stock parts including a stouter sway bar. The undercarriage is given a makeover, and the rear end is swapped out for a 12-bolt unit complete with heavy duty springs. Flashback features a 1970 Camaro RS/Z28.
The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets an era-appropriate coat of lime green, living up to the name Project Limelight! Learn how to refurbish an original set of painted steel wheels, including the trim rings. Find out how stripes are added over clear-coat.
Learn how to install wiring and interior parts, including a bow-style headliner, as work continues on the 1970 Camaro. Rick shows how to re-foam and install seat covers on original seat frames.
Project Limelight's engine is decked out with the final details under the hood. Rick shows how to paint and install an aftermarket fiberglass hood on any car.
The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets some finishing touches, then the guys pull an all-nighter getting the motor to start and run.
This week on MuscleCar, Altered Ego, the '64 Comet, gets an old-school custom race car paint job. Rick and Tommy throw every trick in the book at this one - flake, candy, pinstriping, the works.
On this episode of MuscleCar, Rick and Tommy take Limelight out for a spin and visit one of the biggest classic car shows in the country. Rick shows some of the biggest mistakes painters make on their own rides.
This week on MuscleCar, Tommy heads to the hills to save a wounded Pony. Buick fights back with a turbo that ain't just whistling Dixie! And is that gold in them thar hills? Nah, just paint, and Rick's gonna show you how to spray it.
Project Dark Horse gets a stroker motor and suspension upgrades,
Rick and Tommy give Dark Horse's engine a top end and accessories and build a streetable exhaust system. Rick also demonstrates the difference between cast and forged aluminum wheels.
Rick and Tommy tear out Dark Horse's interior to lighten it's load, set it up with new wheels and tires, and weld in a roll cage. Altered E-Go gets prepped for track day by an old friend, and Rick does spot repair on a Camaro hood.
The Fox Body Mustang gets bodywork and paint, Rick and Tommy have fiberglass to fix, emblems to shave, and trim to strip down. Also, Flashback features a rare AMC.
The finishing touches are put on the Fox Body Mustang, Dark Horse, and then it heads to the track, where the guys run into some issues.
Tommy and Rick start a new project, hoping to build it with inspiration from the classic Hurst Edition Oldsmobiles. Also, Year One's Braselton Bash, and the guys do a little paint-mixing wizardry.
The guys get the Oldsmobile blasted, fix some gnarly quarter panels, and talk tech with the best chassis guy in the business. Also, Flashback takes a look at a super-fine 442.
The Oldsmobile gets planted onto the Art Morrison Chassis, and the guys do some customizing on the body including flush-mounting glass and shaving drip rails.
The crew from Factory Five Racing drops in and the guys upgrade one of their roadsters to put it to the test against a true-blue original 427 Cobra.
Rick and Tom set their sights on a brand-new project, and they have some pretty hefty plans for an old Mopar.
Rick and Tom get a hankerin' for some suspension work. They unbolt, chop, cut, measure, and install a whole new front and rear suspension set-up for the Dodge Dart, Project Bisnisstime
Tommy and Rick cut up and burn in a drag-style cage kit for the '74 Dodge Dart, Project Bisnisstime.
Tommy shows step-by-step how to do custom metal mods on the Hurst Tribute Oldsmobile's rear bumper, and the guys do engine and tranny mock-up, where they find that some floor modifications have to be made..
Tommy shows a couple of ways to save some cash by rebuilding a starter solenoid and an old set of drum brakes, and the guys prep a GTO for a timed rally-race with the concept of making it more reliable.
The Pro-Street Dodge Dart gets a Frankenmotor wedged into it's engine bay - complete with a sky-high blower sticking way up out of the hood! Hollywood movie and tv car builder Steve Mank joins the crew and lends a helping hand.
After cutting most of the floor out of the Pro-Street Dodge Dart, the guys are ready to start putting metal back into it.
See how an Old-School Hot Rod flame paint job is done on a coupe with a twist. This paint is the new-style water-based variety, and it can look every bit as cool as solvent-based graphics.
The Pro-Street Dodge Dart Project Business Time gets a fuel system to feed it's blown Hemi, and the guys talk about safety & fire systems.
Dive into your old carbeuretor, reinforce your suspension, re-cover your interior, and fix your dents!
Project Business Time, a Pro-Streeted 1974 Dodge Dart, gets some floor preparations done along with wiring. Jamey Jordan stops by to perform some aluminum wizardry, and the guys take a trip to the world's largest Shelby & Ford show.
Tommy and Mank pick up a low-dollar mule that's a prime candidate for some quickie improvements that make it run better, stop faster, and look better all at the same time. It's freshening up a tired heap into a rejuvenated head turner.
Project Business Time, the 700 Horsepower Blown Pro-Street Dodge, goes from Black to Plastic to Primer to Painted. Learn how to use your computer to make graphics for your ride, and visit a huge Mustang and Shelby show.
Business Time, the '74 Pro Street Dodge Dart, gets buttoned down as many final details are seen to. Fluids, interior, glass, and a pile of other odds and ends all get the once over as the Dodge is almost ready to go.
The Pro Street Dodge Dart, Project Business Time, is ready to drive. The guys show how to lock down your drag tires with a set of rim screws, then it's taking the Dodge for a Slow cruise to check for any problems. Flashback takes a look at another Dart with a tendency towards swinging, and then Business Time finally hits the track.
Tommy and Mank set to work on the Olds Cutlass Hurst Tribute Restomod by making room for an oversized set of custom wheels and tires. Flashback takes a look at a rare Mopar that was built to take the strip by storm, and Mank shows a $20 fix that can be a serious upgrade for your brakes
The Oldsmobile Restomod Project's fuel tank requires some modification for a serious fuel pump, and the guys show you how to do it. Tommy does some rust repair on a door that is in need of rescue, then Mank and Tommy do some glass etching, with 3 different ways to personalize the glass on your ride.
The guys work on getting a completely custom firewall installed on the 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst Tribute Restomod, with help from car builder Brad Starks. Also, Tommy and Mank take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to visit one of the nation's Premiere Muscle Car Museums, where they make some rare finds.
With the starting point of an iconic Chevrolet Engine, Tommy and Mank set about creating a tribute to one of the world's most desired cars: a 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro. But before they can build a car-they have to find one! This is the start of an iconic build.
An all-aluminum ZL1 Big Block gets plugged into the '69 COPO Camaro tribute, and the floor is modified to receive a conversion from automatic to 4-speed. Also, find out why trim pieces tend to pit so badly over time, and how to revive a barn find car without catching it on fire!
Work continues on the MuscleCar COPO Camaro tribute project as the guys get to work building a suspension system that looks and works like an original high performance 1969 Camaro's would have. Tommy teaches you how to chop down a barn find Impala 12-bolt rear end to fit under a Camaro and Mank works on revitalizing the stock front end components.
The car has to be converted from automatic to manual floor pedals, and the firewall gets some factory style mods that change the car over to big-block style. Then, everything you ever wanted to know about brake lines and fuel lines.
The guys try out a self-contained paint system on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. Starting with body work, all the way through to buffing out the end result, learn how to take your finish from beginning to end.
Learn how you can take the concept of a classic Muncie 4-Speed and improve on it in every way, shape, and form.
The MuscleCar guys work on rescuing several stock pieces of their 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. A pair of bucket seats with broken frames need some help, a steering column rebuild can save serious bucks, and a garage-fix for a broken plastic grill! Flashback takes a look at our COPO's cousin, another famous '69 Camaro the Z28 RS!
MuscleCar gets to plug in the stock-style interior for their 1969 COPO Camaro tribute project. Then Tommy shows how to address one of the more often neglected parts of a restoration: the inside of the trunk. Then it's exhaust from headers to tailpipes as the guys help the Camaro exhale.
The guys address emailed-in questions about how to take care of a variety of projects on your car, most of which can save you money. Learn How to weld cast iron, how to fix sloppy, floppy door hinges, and go to paint school. Also see why all primers are not created equal!
Tommy and Mank do another round of fixes aimed at answering your questions via e-mail. See how to get stuck bolts out of an aluminum housing, and fix the threads if you have to. See how radiator shops take your cooling components down to their bare bits. Check out a way to replace a casted-on bell housing. And then, see why Car TV Shows are still so popular decades after they are on tv!
The MuscleCar guys tie a bow on the COPO Camaro Tribute project by showing how to properly prepare the crate engine for firing, including making your own oil priming tool. Then after a quick lesson in Carb tuning and timing, the COPO Camaro gets to have its day in the sun as the guys see what she can do.
The MuscleCar guys get back to work on the '69 Olds Cutlass Restomod Project, beginning with a complete revamp of the fenders. Brad Starks lends a hand in building a set of custom sheet metal inner fenders for the Olds, and then Mank shows how to rescue the abused stock outer fenders by fixing the outer metal work, and replacing the missing reinforcement on the inside.
The Restomod Oldsmobile continues to see progress as the MuscleCar guys create a custom mounting location for the fuel tank, and add in a one-of-a-kind fuel filler through the side of the car. Then find out how you can affordably dip your toes into the world of drag racing, and discover the best way to protect your ride from hostile factors in the environment.
The '69 Restomod Olds Cutlass gets further transformed by receiving a radiator which gets mounted in the style of a Corvette, but requires extensive modifications to do so. Then the headers and exhaust system are plugged into the LSX power plant, and see how to modify a thermostat to make it work more efficiently. Visit the Show
The '69 Oldsmobile Restomod sees further progression as the MuscleCar guys set show several ways that you can fill holes in the sheet metal of your cars body. Then they build the steering system for the A-Body Olds, Flashback takes a look at a rare AMC, and the brakes for the Oldsmobile are assembled. Visit the Show
MuscleCar's Tommy Boshers gets a helping hand from the entire PowerBlock Team in order to begin turning a tired old 1970 Monte Carlo into a Serious G-Machine, which we'll be giving away to one lucky viewer. This episode includes an in-depth 6.0 LS build with HorsePower TV's John Bouchard.
Progress continues on the Monte Carlo Giveaway G-Machine as Mike from HorsePower helps Tommy from MuscleCar stiffen the frame, and Ian from Xtreme 4x4 lends a hand with a beefed-up rear end for the old Chevy. See how a suspension swap takes this GM car to a whole new level of handling.
Tommy from MuscleCar shows how to get rid of one of those annoying holdovers from the Muscle Car era: a vinyl top. Learn how to get rid of that nasty glue that doesn't want to let go! Then after some body work on our Giveaway Monte Carlo G-Machine, Kevin from Trucks swings by to lend a hand with the paint job.
It's wrapping up time for the the Giveaway Monte Carlo G-Machine build as the PowerBlock guys including Tommy from MuscleCar and Ryan from Trucks! set to tying up a ton of loose ends to get the old Chevy to Start, Stop, Go, and Turn.