Aired: 08/20/2011 | Views: 2,097 | Comment
The stripped TJ is treated to custom width 9” housings, heavy duty knuckles, and a one-off roll cage that will be the envy of Jason’s 4-wheeling buddies. Plus hot rodder Tim Strange earns crawling credentials when he & Xtreme’s Ian... (17:16)
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.
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 will be given away to one lucky viewer. This episode includes an in-depth 6.0 LS build with Horsepower TV’s John Bouchard.
Ian and a crew of seasoned auto techs wrap up a major rebuild of one lucky viewer’s Jeep TJ. We’ll take him to the trail and sit him behind the wheel, for his first serious off-road adventure!
We told a viewer that we’d take a look at the shaky suspension on his lifted TJ. But we called in a nationwide team of 16 auto techs from 9 shops to rebuild his ride! Today: hydraulic-assist steering, revamped electronics, and selectable lockers.
A nationwide team of auto techs drop by the Xtreme 4x4 shop to transform a viewer’s beat-up TJ into a fully-loaded dual-purpose rig! The build continues with stainless exhaust, a custom rollcage, and high-tech axle assemblies.
When one of our viewers took us for a ride in his wobbly, lifted Jeep TJ, we told him we’d take a look at it. What he doesn’t know is we’re rebuilding it from the ground up, with trail-tested suspension, a powerful straight-six 4.0L and more!
5 days to go, Tim Strange & the team ready the Challenger by firing up the hemi, and taking it for a shakedown run. Then Ty Cardona, his wife, kids, and grandchildren enter the Tech Center for their big day – the unveiling of his unique “dream Mopar.”
With over 1500 hours into the build, Tim and the volunteers spray color, wet sand, buff and polish Ty’s Challenger. All this is being done for a Powerblock viewer who works as a firefighter, and spends all his free time helping others. Good deed done!
More metal mods happen this week when our team of volunteers tackle our firefighter’s ’74 Challenger. Custom rear spoiler and front and rear valances are hand crafted in efforts to create a one-of-a-kind modern muscle car. Plus Mike & John build a hemi.
Ty Cardona sold his Barracuda as a teen to start a family. 26 years later his kids are grown, and a replacement Mopar sits in his driveway undone. Ty’s a firefighter who spends his free time helping others. So we decided to help finish his dream car.
The final week is frantic in efforts to get the Hudson test driven before the entire Moore Family heads down from Michigan to see Tim’s take on the owner’s project. Fears are put to rest when they see the final result – a chopped and bagged masterpiece!
Week 3 means paint/polish and a final fit of dozens of components that will go into Tom’s ’51 Hornet. We’ll look at the history of this amazing car, from NASCAR domination to defining affordable luxury. Plus the owner gets a sneak peek via a live feed.
The transformation of Tom Moore’s Hudson from an undone resto-mod to an award-winning lead sled continues when scores of volunteers arrive at the Tech Center for mock up week. Great body work tech highlights week 2 as the ’51 Hornet gets ready for paint.
The Fabulous Hudson Hornet is legend, in NASCAR racing, in animated film, and now on Powerblock, when Tim Strange rescues a stalled project from a Michigan viewer. Volunteers gently transform history into a show-stopping lead sled right before your eyes.
Five days left to finish the F2 before the Skennonto family arrives from Pennsylvania to see our take on Shane’s dad’s classic truck. Guitar legend Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top stops by to lend his support when the truck is test driven before the big reveal.
Owner Shane gets a peak at the progress as week 3 brings some of the top paint, body and airbrush/graphics talent from US & Canada. Watch Tim Strange and our volunteers pick up the pace when 1K more man hours are added to this cool yet traditional build.