Tim Strange & our Wyotech Build Team wrap up week 4 with the completion of Paul Kahler’s '67 Mustang Coupe. This veteran and his family pick up their ride, and many of the volunteers are on hand to show their appreciation for his service to our country.
Lots of volunteers this week including 2 Wyotech grads, suspension and air conditioning experts, and Tim and our build team who turn our Mustang build into a roller with new front suspension, 9” rear, and all the goodies to turn Paul’s into a show winner!
With all of the metal work done, the coupe heads for some serious body prep followed by Tim Strange’s custom paint. While at the same time, the Horsepower guys take the Ford Racing short block, build power with performance headers, intake and carburetor.
Build 4 begins in Colorado, when Tim surprises veteran Paul Kahler with a makeover. He earned a Purple Heart in Iraq, is a sergeant with Colorado National Guard, and studies at night for degree in counseling. We take Paul’s ’67 coupe for a hot rod build up.
One month, all donated parts. Jason and his family arrive at the Tech Center for our reveal. But it doesn’t end there! What is a hardcore Jeep build without seeing exactly what it can do on the trail. So we load everyone up and head into the woods.
Good guy Jason Smelser won’t recognize his TJ when we’re done with it. Part III sees the Jeep coming together, with a completely freshened up and rebuilt straight six, transmission rebuild, heavy duty transfer case, body protection and paint and more.
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 Johnson hit the trail.
Down in Louisiana is a dedicated father, and wheeler whose near stock TJ is too puny to hang with his buddies. With the help from the Xtreme 4x4 and Horsepower TV, and big group of volunteers, Jason’s baby Jeep grows into a hardcore wheeler on steroids!
Cindy, Anthony, and their 7 kids, five of them adopted, travel to the Search & Restore garage to get their rusted out 4x4, now sporting new everything! Engine, suspension, brakes, interior, restored bed and frame, plus one of Strange’s custom paint jobs.
She works to feed needy kids. He works the 12 hr night shift. Together the Rowes have fostered some 30 children, adopting 5 of them. We found this couple in Pomeroy Ohio asking for help fixing his daily driver. Watch this ’94 GMC 1500 turn to gold!
In the second part of the Sierra build on Search & Restore, the Royal Purple Build Team gets seriously busy building one rusted-through 4x4. The salty Southern Ohio roads haven’t been good to Anthony’s GMC, so it’s getting a new crate motor, junkyard frame, lift kit, suspension, and more!
In the second build of Search & Restore, we travel to Pomeroy Ohio to meet Anthony, who commutes to his job at the penitentiary in a worn-out ’94 GMC Sierra. Rusted through, it’s his daily driver. But fixing up the 4x4 is a distant second to raising his two biological and five adopted, children. Search & Restore to the rescue!
Final assembly of our 67 Nova includes wiring, new upholstery, dash, gauges, headliner and everything else to bring this classic muscle back to life. Tim takes it on a shakedown run, and family takes delivery of their pride and joy.
Part 3 in our Nova build includes delays in parts that have the Loctite Build Team nervous as body finishing is completed. The owner sees his 383 stroker fired up via web cam, and the Nova comes out of the paint booth with new paint with an old theme.
The Nova returns from media blasting with some very bad news, and at least another 300 man hours of body repair added to this restoration. See metal work, body panels and the build up of a new 383 stroker as our Loctite Build Team goes full throttle.
This ’67 Nova had been sitting for 2 years with no motor, no trans, after a life changing event hit the owner’s family and the build was indefinitely put on hold. Now, our Loctite Team hopes to make a dream come true and re-build this musclecar for this young owner and his kids.