Bill and the guys customize a brand new 2017 F350 with less than 600 miles on it. They lower it with their handmade air ride and add a one-of-a-kind gooseneck hitch. The owner of a 2014 Porsche 911 wants her sports car to sound as good as it looks.
After a remodel in the 90's, a purple '55 Chevy truck is in need of a modern update. Ekstensive doesn't disappoint creating a timeless and classy truck with a modified hood and scoop, a hand-made interior and new wood bed.
A big Impala guy from Houston wants to take the old shell of a '66 C-10 and combine it with the best of a '60s Impala. It's a ground-up build with a completely hand-built chassis, body mods, 6.2L engine and a hydraulic bed.
A local-restaurant owner asks Bill to customize his auction-bought '61 Cadillac. The guys at Ekstensive bring the heat inside and out with fully-custom interior, suspension, wheels and tires. An eye catching '63 C-10 gets its twin turbo engine fired up.
The owners of a run-down '63 Grumman bread truck want it transformed into the ultimate t-shirt vending machine; Bill and the crew drop the giant truck to the floor with custom body modifications and a bar-themed interior.
Hip-hop artist Slim Thug wants his rusted '59 Cadillac brought up to the dress code of the rest of his car collection; the Ekstensive crew creates an eye-catching, black-on-black-on-black Cadillac roadster that would make the Batman jealous.
A longtime customer wants to make a statement by lifting his stock 2017 F250 Platinum 4x4; the boys from Texas are happy to oblige with a handmade 22-inch lift on 42-inch custom tires.
Bill and the guys transform a wrecked 2017 Ford F-150, turning the hunk of parts into an angry-looking, one-of-one prerunner; the crew builds a custom air suspension bike trailer for a longtime customer.
A client wants Bill to set the bar for custom SUVs with a 2018 Yukon Denali; the guys get busy with chassis, body mods, interior and twin turbos; Ekstensive goes full gangster with a 1948 Mercury, remaking a legendary car from the inside out.
The owner of a 2018 Camaro ZL1 wants Bill to make it badder; and a new client wants his Sierra Denali frame dropped.
Bill and the gang are back under the hood of the 2018 Camaro ZL1, rebuilding the engine before a visit to the dynamometer; and Ekstensive tries to turn a patinaed '49 GMC pickup sleeper truck into keeper truck.
Bill and the guys are known for their custom metal work, but the transformation of a 1940 International Harvester water truck into a mobile barbecue pit tests all their skills; a 1986 C-10 is a family heirloom that's remade for future generations.
Bill and the guys take a good C10 to a hundred with custom touches from inside to out including one of one interior and bed; Ekstensive makes a dream come true by modifying a 2018 Dodge Demon for an under ten second quarter mile run on the track.
Ekstensive's built a lot of trucks over the years, but never a Ford Bronco. Until now. The client Tony wants his rusted out 1968 Bronco roadster converted into a high powdered, show quality, off-roading truck. Bill and the guys are more than happy to oblige, giving this iconic truck an eight inch lift with custom triangulated four-link suspension and coilovers. Justin supercharges the 5.0 Coyote engine. Bill, Tim, and Jamie fabricate a new dash, a fresh engine compartment, and new roll cage. John makes a completely waterproof interior - so this topless truck stays 100 percent, no matter the weather or terrain.
Bill's neighbor hands over the crumbling shell of a '52 Ford F4 Milk Truck. The guys unleash their best fabrication skills, and turn this 60+-year-old milk truck into a one of a kind, dazzling diesel street rod.
The wrecked shell of a 1970 Suburban car hauler tests Bill and his metal geniuses as they transform it into a high-end diesel, low, long bed, crew cab dually; Ekstensive makes a lifted and loaded F150 for Boots for Troops, a military charity.
Bill pushes the shop's creativity with his own build of a 2018 Yukon Denali XL. The luxury SUV is their tallest build ever with a custom lift, straight axles & a supercharger. The 1970 Suburban gets a handmade chassis & body with a custom fourth door.
Bill and the team bring a wrecked '70 Suburban hauler back to life as a long bed, four door, crew cab dually with a 5.9 Cummins diesel engine, custom chassis and suspension; a '65 Plymouth Belvedere II gets some extra muscle with a Mopar crate Hemi.
Bill and the team try to outdo themselves with a radical redesign of 1950 Ford F5 COE, starting with a bed unlike any they've built. The shop begins its first shot at remaking a '69 Corvette Stingray by building a custom chassis.
In Texas, you don't just go big, you go bigger. The team does that on the year-long 1950 Ford F5 COE build when the client asks for a last-minute Cummins diesel engine swap. A twisted graphic wraps up a months-long 2001 Ford F350.
Bill knows all too well that families are the lifeblood of the custom truck scene. A customer wants to transform a 1965 Ford Falcon Club Wagon into a fully custom family cruiser. A 1966 Cobra replica gets reinforced
Bill and the team fix another shop's mistakes when a 2017 F-350 is hauled into the shop broken and undrivable due to a botched lift. Plus, a client insists on the ultimate tailgating BBQ trailer with custom everything.
Bill looks to the year 2073 when the owner of a '73 El Camino challenges the shop to transform his vehicle into the Ride of the Future. The city wants a custom bumper on a 2020 Freightliner tow truck that can push 45,000 pounds.
A 1937 International Harvester gets a big old Cummins 12-valve diesel engine that's as heavy as the truck itself. A 2005 Chevy Colorado gets a new lease on life as a nitrous-infused drag truck.
Bill and the team get their chance to finish a 1968 Chevy C10, which they've turned into a unibody by welding the body and bed into one piece. An old dump truck rolls into the shop as the biggest truck they've ever customized.
A 1996 dump truck is the largest truck the shop has ever customized. The guys go extra heavy duty to create a military-styled mega-truck. A lowrider enthusiast wants a custom air ride and LS swap for his pristine 1934 Buick.
Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell arrives with the body and parts of a 1959 Cadillac, and the crew is honored to create a ground-up build for the local legend. Plus a 1940 F-100 build snowballs into a much bigger job.
NFL Hall-of-Famer Earl Campbell made a career mowing down defenders. The guys take the same hellbent approach to rebuilding his 1949 Cadillac. They also customize a van for a disabled motocross rider so he can drive again.
The team revamps an old school '34 Buick into a modern day lowrider. After months of rebuilding the body and making a custom frame for Earl Campbell's '49 Cadillac, the Hall of Famer challenges the shop with a last-minute wrinkle.
This year's over-the-top build has Bill and crew lifting a 2020 Chevy Silverado 5500 more than a foot with a custom heavy-duty air suspension. The guys also prove their Texas mettle by radically overhauling the utility bed.
A long-time client wants to improve upon a near-perfect '68 Ford Ranger. The team is up to the task with an all-new custom chassis, handmade interior, rebuilt bed and Coyote 5.0 engine swap. Plus, the guys check off new custom upgrades on a '75 Bronco.
A 1996 Impala throws the guys a curveball when they discover it's an imposter. The team makes it better than ever, with custom body fabrications, rear subframe and handmade interior. Also, Bill gives back a fully-custom 2019 Ram to a Northside neighbor.
Bill's no stranger to truck builds getting bigger than originally planned, so it's no surprise when a 1971 Suburban goes even bigger with a custom lifted air suspension and interior. Plus, a nearly finished 2006 Kodiak needs just one more custom upgrade.
Not many shops would try to drop a new 2020 Denali dually all the way to the floor. To get it done right, Bill and his team make one of their longest custom chassis ever. Plus, Ekstensive gets a diesel pro-mod drag car back on the track.
Ekstensive turns a stock 2020 Denali dually into frame-dropping, show-stopping work truck. As a final touch, Bill handmakes articulating speakers for the bed. Bill takes a family's minds off their brush with a tornado with a custom 2019 Polaris Ranger.
A '64 Lincoln has been collecting dust for years. The guys bring this classic roadster back with a late-model Coyote engine and handmade interior. Plus, the Sling-Ray is a custom automotive sensation, but Ekstensive has what it's been missing.
A 1971 Suburban returns to the shop for 'Phase Two,' wanting more power and even more custom metalwork. When a client finds parts and pieces of a '68 C10, Bill and the crew set on a new course on a ground-up build unlike any they've ever done before.
Bill gets déjà vu on a 1985 Chevy C10 square body. After a long history of custom C10s, he and the team try to outdo themselves with a handmade chassis and air ride, interior and bed. After a close call, Ekstensive makes a 1923 T-Bucket street safe.
Rocker Ted Nugent brings in his beloved '74 Bronco. Bill and the guys make a ground up, all-terrain beast unlike any other. With his creative sparks flying, Bill gets going on a build he's dreamed about for years: a handmade, all-tube, off-road buggy.
A client wants to surprise his dad with a custom '46 Ford Coupe. Starting with little more than a car skeleton, the team builds it from the ground up. Plus, Bill surprises his wife when he goes classy and supercharged with her 2021 Escalade.
When Ekstensive needs a new shop truck, Bill and the guys go sky-high with a lifted '21 F-450 King Ranch capable of hauling over 20,000 pounds. With most of the '46 Ford Coupe body beyond repair, the team has no choice but to build from the ground up.
The guys hit the home stretch on the '46 Ford "Blue Thunder." Ekstensive powers up Bill's all-tube buggy with a 1,500 hp Cummins diesel engine, and actor John Cena drops off a '69 MGC, wanting nothing less than to change the game with his British classic.
Bill and the gang split a nearly perfect 1960 Willys Jeep into four pieces to make it longer, wider and meaner. Drop shipped from halfway around the world, a 1998 AMG G-Wagon gets overhauled into a hand-built masterpiece.
After pro wrestler and actor John Cena makes a surprise appearance at the shop, Bill and the guys begin to customize John's small '69 MGC to be a perfect fit. A new customer wants a handmade lifted suspension on his '20 Denali 2500 as a gift for his wife.
Twenty years back, Bill started Ekstensive Metalworks by specializing in lifting, lowering and everything in between. Fast forward to today, and he's still being put to the test with a 1928 Ford Rat Rod, a 1942 Ford pickup and a 1975 C10.
Bill has never really liked the body of the 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. But when a client wants hers radically redesigned, Ekstensive blends old and new to make it cooler than the rest. The guys make short work of a big problem on a 2021 Silverado 4500 HD.
Never satisfied to keep a truck stock, Bill and the team work their magic to customize a brand-new 2022 International wrecker. Now that the pristine 1960s Willys Jeep has been quartered, they use imaginative fabrication techniques to make it whole again.
An Ekstensive favorite, a 2001 Hummer H1, needs some serious reinforcements. Bill changes things up on his completely custom, all-tube buggy by borrowing technology from monster trucks. Bill puts his daughter to work customizing her 2020 Challenger.
Actor John Cena is amazed by the transformation of his British classic '69 MGC into a custom-built masterpiece with all-American trimmings. Also, the team has to get creative building a chassis and bed for a '60s Jeep Willys entirely from scratch.
The Mecum Auction comes to town, and Bill runs four vehicles across the block with shocking results. The team starts their next monster build, a custom all-tube buggy. Building an indestructible cage requires all their fabrication skills and then some!
When the hometown Houston Astros ask for a custom van that brings the party, the Ekstensive team swings for the fences on their 2022 Ram ProMaster van. Bill gives an unfinished '68 C10 one of their most innovative suspension and chassis designs to date.
Bill takes the '68 C10 into uncharted territory with over-the-top fabrication and an epoxy river bed that tests their skills like nothing before. A 2018 Ram dually can't handle heavy loads, so the team comes up with a unique setup to get it back to work
Bill refuses to hold anything back on the '68 C10, as it finishes in a Texas-sized flourish looking unlike anything they've ever customized before. The '60s Willys Jeep overcomes a major hurdle, as the team must fabricate a wider front end by hand.
The team custom builds the buggy of Bill's dreams, a 1,500-horsepower vehicle, entirely from scratch. After that, they take on their next build, John Cena's Bugatti 57C.
Ekstensive Metalworks knows how to go really big, but what happens when they need to go extra small? An antique 1953 tanker tests Bill and the guys as one of their biggest builds to date, while a family golf cart gets radically remade into a wheelie poppin', high-speed electric demon.
A new customer challenges Bill with his fully customized '37 Ford Coupe, which he wants restored to its factory look; as one of their biggest builds yet, the '53 tanker proves again and again that the bigger the truck, the bigger the build.
As Bill says, you never know what new build is going to roll into the shop. This time, it's a beloved 1964 Rolls-Royce with a rusty secret. Meanwhile, the team finishes the final fabrication as they prepare to ship out one of their biggest builds ever, the '53 tanker truck.
Bill loves a good challenge, especially when it's a build he and his team have never done before; while they transform a one-ton 2022 F-350 into a Baja-style Raptor, they rebuild a 1964 Rolls riddled with structural damage from the ground up.
When the outside doesn't match the inside on one of Bill's favorite muscle cars, a 1972 'Cuda, the team hatches an innovative plan for a modern, handmade redux; Bill and the team tear down a 1952 GMC wrecker to build it into a tow and show truck.
Bill is hard on his trucks, and that's especially true of his Baja-style 2017 F-150 race truck; after one too many jumps, Bill is ready to wake it up one more time; the team designs a one-of-one suspension for a 1952 wrecker truck.
Bill thought he'd done it all until a 2022 Ford Lightning rolls in and becomes Ekstensive's first custom air ride with an all-electric drivetrain. The team stays old school by dropping a classic '52 Wrecker to the floor with a supercharged LT4.
Bill sees a custom-made opportunity to turn a smashed 2022 Jeep Gladiator into a one-of-one custom truck. The side-by-side scene has exploded in Texas, and Ekstensive gets a shot to show what they've got with a brand-new Polaris Ranger XP 1000.
Bill goes back to his roots building mini-trucks with a 2023 Polaris Ranger, adding a custom camper and dancing bed; Ekstensive has built its share of ground-up builds over the years, but nothing like the metalwork on the 1952 Wrecker.
What was already one of Ekstensive's biggest ground-up builds ever goes even bigger on the '52 tow truck, as Bill and his team fabricate a custom hot rod wrecker truck unlike any other; the team takes the stock out of a 2023 GMC Denali.
John Cena surprises the shop with parts of an iconic '37 Bugatti Type 57; it's Bill's turn to surprise John with an audacious design choice; a stock '23 GMC Denali goes bigger, badder and dually.