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Xtreme Off-Road: Project: "Hocus Focus"

Budget off-road Ford Focus project gets prepped for low-buck rally racing with an engine tuneup, intake, and brakes.

OF THE POWERNATION.

HEY GUYS, THANKS FOR JOININGUS FOR THIS JAMMED PACKED

EDITION OF POWERNATION.

TODAY WE'RE TALKING WITHCOMP PERFORMANCE GROUP ABOUT

THE HOT TRENDS IN E-F-I,LIKE THE ONE ON THIS

KILLER 700 HORSE CAMARO.

PLUS WE'RE KICKING OFF OURSPRING SEASON WITH ALL NEW

EPISODES OF CAR AND TRUCKTECH FOR YOU FROM OUR SHOPS.

ON XTREME OFF ROAD IT'S HOWTO FAB UP A CUSTOM FLAT BED

ON OUR CRAWLER HAULER.

PLUS IAN BEGINS OUR BUDGETRALLY PROJECT, HOCUS FOCUS.

ON ENGINE POWER THE GUYSTRANSFORM A JUNKYARD FORD

FLATHEAD INTO A CLASSIC OLDSCHOOL HOT ROD V-EIGHT.

ON TRUCK TECH THE GUYS SMOOTHTHE FRONT AND REAR OF OUR

SILVERADO SPORT TRUCKWITH A CUSTOM BUMPER, GRILL,

AND INSIDE TAILGATE LATCH.

AND ON DETROIT MUSCLE IT'SBANDIT BODY BUILDING WITH

HOW TO RESTORE FIBERGLASSBODY PANELS AND

CUSTOMIZE FENDER SCOOPS.

SO LETS BEGIN WITHAN ALL NEW XTREME.

(ANNOUNCER)>> FROM THE EMPTYSKELETON OF A TIRED OLD

TOW TRUCK TO A FULLYLOADED CRAWLER HAULER.

TODAY ON XTREME OFF ROADOUR ISUZU GETS A CUSTOM

FLAT BED, HEAVY DUTYDRIVETRAIN, AND MORE.

PLUS WE'LL TUNE OUR WELDERFOR STRONG, GOOD LOOKING

BEADS, AND GET SOMEEXPERT ADVICE ON

BUILDING OUR RALLY CAR.

(IAN)>> WELCOME TO THEXTREME OFF ROAD SHOP.

AS USUAL WE'VE GOT A PILE OFWORK TO TAKE CARE OF TODAY.

WE'RE GONNA START BYJUMPING BACK ON OUR

CRAWLER HAULER PROJECT.

THE DAKAR RALLY INSPIRED TOWRIG THAT'LL NOT ONLY CARRY

OUR BUGGIES TO THE TRAILS,BUT IT'LL HAVE EVERYTHING

THAT WE NEED TO KEEP THEMRUNNING ONCE WE GET THERE.

NOW WE'VE ALREADY CONVERTEDTHIS ISUZU N-P-R OVER TO

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE USINGFORD SUPER DUTY AXLES.

AND I'VE DROPPED A CUMMINSSIX-B-T ENGINE IN BETWEEN

THE FRAME RAILS.

NOW TODAY I WANT TO STARTBUILDING THE FLAT BED

THAT WILL CARRY THECARS TO THE TRAILS.

BUT BEFORE I DO THAT I NEEDTO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK

ON THE DRIVETRAINJUST TO MAKE SURE

EVERYTHING'S GONNA CLEAR.

FOR OUR CRAWLER HAULERI'VE CHOSEN AN ALLISON

1,000 FIVE SPEEDELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

NOW IT'S PERFECT FOR OUR RIGBECAUSE IT'S DESIGNED TO BE

USED IN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS.

THE PROBLEM IS IT WAS NEVERINSTALLED FROM THE FACTORY

BEHIND A CUMMINS ENGINE.

SO I GOT A COMPLETECONVERSION KIT TO MAKE

IT WORK FROM D-STROKE.

IT COMES WITH A NEW BILLETALUMINUM ADAPTER PLATE, A

NEW FLEX PLAT TO MOUNT ONTOTHE CRANK SHAFT, AND A BRAND

NEW TORQUE CONVERTER WITHTHE CORRECT OFF SET AND BOLT

PATTERN TO MAKE THE WHOLESYSTEM WORK TOGETHER.

NOW D-STROKE CAN BEST BEDESCRIBED AS A DRIVETRAIN

SOLUTIONS COMPANY BECAUSETHEY SPECIALIZE IN SOLVING

PROBLEMS LIKE THIS FORALL THREE MAJOR MAKES.

OUR ADAPTER PLATE SIMPLYBOLTS ONTO THE BLOCK, AND

THE NEW FLEX PLATE ISINSTALLED USING SOME A-R-P

FASTENERS WITH RED LOCTITE.

AFTER POURING A QUART OFROYAL PURPLE MAX A-T-F INTO

OUR NEW TORQUE CONVERTER,WE INSTALL IT LISTENING

FOR THREE DISTINCT THUDS.

FINALLY OUR ALLISONTRANSMISSION CAN BE INSTALLED.

SINCE THIS FLAT BED WILL BEHAULING SOME SIGNIFICANT

WEIGHT I'M BUILDING ITOUT OF QUARTER INCH

WALL STRUCTURAL STEEL.

TWO BY THREE CROSS MEMBERSARE CUT TO BRIDGE THE ENTIRE

WIDTH OF THE FLAT BED.

TWO BY TWO QUARTERINCH WALL PIECES WILL

MAKE UP THE PERIMETER.

A 10 DEGREE DOVE TAIL ON THEBACK OF THE TRUCK WILL MAKE

LOADING AND UNLOADING THEBUGGIES A LOT EASIER.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP WEFINALIZE OUR FLAT BED AND

START TURNING THISWORN OUT FOCUS INTO A

CAPABLE RALLY CAR.

DOUGLAS FROM COMPPERFORMANCE GROUP.

CHRIS, WELCOMETO POWERNATION.

(CHRIS)>> THANKS FORHAVING US, WE'RE GLAD

TO BE HERE TODAY.

(COURTNEY)>> NOW ALOT OF PEOPLE MAY KNOW

YOU AS COMP CAMS.

(CHRIS)>> THAT'S RIGHT, COMPCAMS, THAT'S HE BRAND THAT

MOST PEOPLE RECOGNIZE,BUT IT'S MUCH

MORE THAN THAT TODAY.

RACING HEAD SERVICE,QUARTERMASTER CLUTCHES,

T-C-I AUTOMOTIVE, ALLTHESE GREAT PERFORMANCE

BRANDS WE'VE GROWN.

(COURTNEY)>> NOW THISBEAUTIFUL SECOND GEN CAMARO

IS A ROLLING PLATFORM FORYOUR LATEST TECHNOLOGY.

(CHRIS)>> IT IS, WE'RE CAR GUYSAT THE COMP PERFORMANCE GROUP.

THIS CAR, IT'SAN AMAZING CAR.

IT HAS OUR FASTEASY-F-I TWO POINT-ZERO.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, ITMEANS YOU HAVE ALL THE

MODERN CONVENIENCESON A HOT ROD.

YOU CAN HAVE A COLD STARTINGABILITY, GREAT FUEL MILEAGE.

IF YOU ADD ADDITIONALPERFORMANCE UPGRADES

IT CAN HANDLE IT.

WHETHER IT'S ON THE STREET,OR AT THE TRACK, AN AUTO

CROSS, GUYS WANT TO GET OUTAND THEY WANT TO HAVE FUN.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TODRIVE THESE CARS, THEY'RE

TOO GREAT TO LETTHEM SIT IN THE TRAILER.

(COURTNEY)>> CARS AREMEANT TO BE DRIVE.

THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD FORYOU GUYS, YOU'RE EXPANDING.

(CHRIS)>> WE'RE GONNABE INVOLVED IN ANYTHING

IN THE POWERTRAIN.

THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WEMAKE OUR LIVING IS IN THE

POWERTRAIN, THE ENGINE,THE TRANSMISSION.

IF THERE'S A NEEDWE'RE GONNA BE THERE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> POWERNATION ISBROUGHT TO YOU BY COMP CAMS,

THE ABSOLUTE LEADER INVALVETRAIN TECHNOLOGY.

FOR DETAILS GO TOCOMP CAMS DOT COM.

(IAN)>> WE HAVE MADE A LOTOF HEADWAY ON THE FLAT BED

FOR OUR CRAWLER HAULER.

NOW THERE'S A COUPLE OFTHINGS YOU NEED TO PAY

ATTENTION TO WHEN YOUBUILD SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

THE FIRST IS WIDTH.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'SRIGHT AROUND 102 INCHES.

THAT'S AS WIDE AS YOU CANLEGALLY GET, AND WE'RE

RIGHT AT THAT LIMIT.

WE'LL USE ALL THAT WIDTHIF WE EVERY PUT A ROCKWELL

RIG UP ON THIS FLAT BED.

NOW THE SECOND ISSERVICEABILITY.

NOW I COULD WELD THIS RIGHTTO THE FRAME, BUT THEN IT

WOULDN'T BE REMOVABLEIF WE EVER HAD TO

TAKE THE BED OFF.

SO INSTEAD I'LL AND BOLT ITTHROUGH EVERY SINGLE CROSS

MEMBER WHERE THEY MEETTHAT I-BEAM FRAME.

NOW THAT'S STILL GONNA GIVEUS ALL THE STRENGTH THAT

WE'RE AFTER, BUT AT THE SAMETIME IF WE DO EVER NEED TO

PULL THE FLATBED OFF WE CAN.

NOW I HAVE TO ADD A FEW MORECROSS MEMBERS IN A FEW KEY

PLACES, MAYBE DOWN THECENTER OF THESE SQUARES,

JUST TO STRENGTHEN THEM UP,THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS I

HAVE TO DEAL WITH FIRST.

ONE THING THAT'S BUGGINGME, I'M NOT REALLY HAPPY

WITH THE WHEEL BASE.

IT JUST SORTA SEEMS TO BEPRETTY FAR FROM THE BACK OF

THE FLAT BED TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE REAR AXLE.

I'D LIKE TO CHEAT THISBACK ABOUT FOUR INCHES.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOWI'M GONNA DO THAT YET.

I HAVE A PLANBUT I'M NOT SURE.

ONE THING I CAN FIXRIGHT NOW IS THE BACK

OF THIS FLAT BED.

I DON'T REALLY LIKE HOW IT'SA FULL PIECE OF 102 INCH

WIDE RECTANGULAR STEEL.

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT.

I'VE SEEN CAR HAULERS WHERETHEY BASICALLY SPLIT THAT

BACK SECTION LEAVING TWORAMPS THEN MOVE THE CENTER

UP AND ADD SOMELIGHTS IN THERE.

IT ACTUALLY LOOKSPRETTY GOOD.

SO THAT IS WHATI'M GONNA DO.

I'LL GO AHEAD AND CUT,RELOCATE THAT CENTER BAR,

ADD A COUPLE OF CROSSMEMBERS, AND THEN I CAN DROP

ON SOME TREAD PLATE.

BEFORE THE TREAD PLATES CANBE CUT TO FIT, ADDITIONAL

CROSS MEMBERS NEED TO BE CUTAND INSTALLED TO SUPPORT

THE FLAT BED FLOOR.

THE REAR CROSS MEMBER IS CUTUSING A FOUR AND A HALF INCH

ANGLE GRINDER WITHA CUTTING WHEEL.

THEN THE PIECE THAT WASREMOVED IS REPOSITIONED,

SQUARED, AND WELDED IN.

THEN 10 FOOT LONG SHEETS OF14 GAUGE TREAD PLATES ARE

LAID OUT ON THE TRUCK ANDTRIMMED TO FIT, MAKING SURE

THAT ALL THE EDGES OF THESHEETS LAND ON THE CROSS

MEMBER WE INSTALLED BEFORETO MAKE IT GOOD AND STRONG.

THE BEST TOOL TO CUT THISTREAD PLATE IS A PLASMA

CUTTER AND A GOODSTRAIGHT EDGE.

WITH ALL OF OUR TREAD PLATECUT AND IN PLACE, WE NOW

HAVE A SPOT TO PARKOUR BUGGIES WHEN WE

TAKE THEM TO THE TRAIL.

BUT REMEMBER, THIS ISMORE THAN JUST A FLAT

BED HAULING TRUCK.

THIS IS OUR DAKAR RALLYINSPIRED SUPPORT VEHICLE.

SO WE WANT TO ADD SOMESTORAGE UNDERNEATH

FOR A BUNCH OF THINGS.

WE'LL PUT A GENERATOR UNDERTHERE, A BUNCH OF TOOLS,

SOME EXTRA PARTS, AND ALSOSOME CREATURE COMFORT ITEMS

LIKE THIS A-R-BFRIDGE/FREEZER COMBINATION.

BECAUSE THIS STORAGE WILLNOT HAVE TO SUPPORT AS MUCH

WEIGHT AS THE FLAT BED, THESTRUCTURE IS BUILT USING

SOME TWO BY FOUR .120WALL RECTANGULAR TUBING.

ONCE CLEANED UP AND SQUAREDON OUR SET UP TABLE, IT IS

WELDED AND THEN TACKED INPLACE UNDER OUR TRUCK.

NOW THE UNDER BED STORAGE ISNOT ONLY GOING TO GIVE US A

PLACE TO KEEP ALL OF OURSTUFF, IT ALSO REALLY HELPS

FINISH OUT OUR FLAT BED.

NO LONGER LOOK LIKE WE'REGONNA RUN DOWN TO THE FARM

AND PICK UP AFEW ROUND BAILS.

WE'RE ACTUALLY STARTING TOLOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONALLY

BUILT OFF ROAD RACE TRUCK.

NOW I JUST TACKED EVERYTHINGIN PLACE, AND THE TREAD

PLATE IS JUST SITTING ONTOP BECAUSE I STILL HAVE

A FEW THINGS THAT IHAVE TO DEAL WITH.

I'VE MADE THE DECISION, THEREAR AXLE IS GONNA MOVE.

I'M GONNA PUSH IT BACKALMOST 12 INCHES.

NOW THAT DOES MEAN I'LLHAVE TO REBUILD THE REAR

SUSPENSION, BUT I'VE GOT APLAN TO MAKE IT EVEN COOLER.

I ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURETHAT I HAVE ROOM FOR ALL MY

FUEL TANKS UP FRONT ONBOTH SIDES OF THE TRUCK.

THEN I'LL GO AHEAD ANDFINISH WELD IT IN.

NEXT TIME YOU SEETHIS RIG, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT WE'LL DO.

MOVE THE REAR AXLE, BUILDSOME SUSPENSION, THROW A

TRANSFER CASE IN,MOUNT A FUEL TANK,

ALL THAT AND MORE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT,YOUR WELDER IS LIKE ANY

INSTRUMENT, IT WORKSBEST WHEN IT'S TUNED UP.

COMPLETE AUTO CARE.

MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, TIRES!

(ANNOUNCER)>> NOW SHOP TIPSFOR STRONGER, SAFER WELDS.

(IAN)>> MIGWELDING PART FOUR.

I'M SURE YOU GUYS HAVEFIGURED OUT BY THE FACT THAT

I HAVE MY WELDING JACKET ON,MY WELDING GLOVES, AND MY

HELMET THAT TODAYWE'RE FINALLY READY

TO STRIKE AN ARC.

NOW I HAVE A 255 AMP MACHINELOADED WITH 90/10 SHIELDING

GAS AND .035 WIRE.

BUT BEFORE I START WELDINGI NEED TO TUNE THAT WELDER.

THINK OF IT AS WHEN YOUBUY A BRAND NEW CAR.

YOU DON'T JUST JUMP INIT AND START DRIVING.

YOU'RE GONNA ADJUST THEMIRRORS, MAYBE THE DRIVER'S

SEAT, MAYBE EVEN PICK AFAVORITE RADIO STATION

BEFORE YOU HEADON DOWN THE ROAD.

YOU HAVE TO DO THE SAMETHING WITH YOUR MIG WELDER,

ADJUST IT TO FITYOUR WELDING STYLE.

NOW THAT STARTS BYCREATING WHAT'S

CALLED WELDING COUPONS.

THESE ARE SMALLSECTIONS OF FLAT PLATE

ABOUT SIX INCH LONG.

BEFORE YOU START WELDINGTHOSE YOU FIRST STOP IS

GONNA BE INSIDE THE MACHINE.

MOST WELDERS WILL HAVEA CHART INSIDE WITH THE

SUGGESTED SETTINGS FORTHE THICKNESS OF STEEL

YOU'RE GOING TO WELD.

NOW THIS IS JUST THESTARTING POINT TO

TUNING YOUR WELDER.

I SET THE MACHINEWITH A VOLTAGE OF 20

AND WIRE SPEED OF 370.

NOW THE COUPONS ARE TACKEDAND WELDED IN A "T".

NOW EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEOUR MIG WELDER SET TO THE

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS, YOUCAN SEE THAT THIS WELD IS

JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO COLD.

IT'S ACTUALLY SITTING RIGHTUP ON TOP OF BOTH PIECES OF

PLATE, AND WHEN YOU FLIP ITOVER TO THE BACKSIDE IT'S

EASY TO SEE THAT THERE'S NOHEAT PENETRATION INTO THE

BOTTOM OF THISQUARTER INCH STEEL.

NOW PROBABLY WHAT'S AT PLAYHERE IS I'M JUST MOVING THE

TORCH OF A LITTLE BIT TOOFAST, BUT THAT IS THE SPEED

THAT I'M COMFORTABLEWELDING AT.

THAT IS WHY YOU FINETUNE YOUR WELDER.

SURE I COULD TRY TO SLOW THETORCH DOWN AND MAYBE COME UP

WITH DIFFERENT SPEEDS FORDIFFERENT THICKNESSES OF

STEEL, BUT IT'S A LOT EASIERJUST TO SET UP THE WELDER A

LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, ANDTHAT WAY YOU DON'T ALWAYS

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CHANGINGHOW YOU MOVE THE TORCH.

NOW THERE ARE TWO THINGSTHAT YOU CAN CHANGE, THE

VOLTAGE AND THE WIRE SPEED.

EACH ONE WILLHAVE A DIFFERENT

EFFECT ON THAT BEAD.

SO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OFWHAT THEY, WE'RE GONNA GO

AHEAD AND MAKE SOMEDRASTIC CHANGES TO

BOTH THOSE SETTINGS.

WITH THE WIRE SPEED TURNEDDOWN, YOU CAN SEE THE WIRE

NOT FEEDING INTO THE PUDDLE.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLYYOU CAN HEAR THE LAGS

IN THE WELD BEAD.

WITH THE WIRE SPEED BEINGTURNED UP TOO HIGH, YOU'LL

BE ABLE TO FEEL THE TORCHBEING PUSHED BACK FROM THE

STEEL AND THE WELD WILLSOUND KIND OF SNAPPY.

TOO HIGH OF A VOLTAGE WILLCAUSE BURN THROUGH AND

UNDERCUTTING IN THE STEEL.

TOO LOW OF A VOLTAGE AND THEWELD WILL SIT ON TOP OF

THE METAL INSTEAD OFPENETRATING INTO IT.

SO ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND WHATEACH CHANGE IN THE MACHINE

IS GOING TO DO TO THE WELDBEAD, IT'S EASY TO GO BACK

TO OUR INITIAL BEADAND KNOW WHAT CHANGES

WE NEED TO MAKE.

I'M GONNA MAKE TWO CHANGES.

THE FIRST IS I'MGONNA DECREASE SOME

OF THE WIRE SPEED.

THAT'LL TAKE A LITTLE BIT OFTHE HEIGHT OUT OF THE WELD.

AT THE SAME TIME I'M GONNAINCREASE SOME OF THE VOLTAGE

TO GIVE ME A LITTLEBIT MORE PENETRATION

INTO THAT BASE STEEL.

ONCE I FINE TUNE THE WELDERFOR THIS SET OF COUPONS,

I'LL GO AHEAD AND MAKE ANOTATION OF IT, AND THEN

I'LL KNOW WHAT TO SET MYWELDING AT FOR WELDING

QUARTER INCH PLATE.

THEN REPEAT THIS SAMEPROCEDURE FOR EACH THICKNESS

OR TYPE OF STEEL YOU PLANTO WELD IN YOUR SHOP.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, AGRASS ROOTS RALLY RACING

SERIES THAT YOU CAN GETINTO FOR LESS THAN $10,000!

CHEAP FUN, OUR LOWDOLLAR OFF ROADER.

AND IT'S BEEN A BLASTDOING SOME ROCK

CRAWLING IN THIS RIG.

BUT TO QUOTE A FAMOUS MOVIE,"RIGHT NOW I'VE GOT THE

NEED, THE NEED FORSPEED", AND I WANT TO

GO OFF ROAD RACING.

NOW I HAVE NOT WON THELOTTERY BETWEEN BUILDING

THIS TRUCK AND NOW,SO I DON'T HAVE A LOT

OF MONEY TO SPEND.

BUT IS THERE A WAY TO GOOFF ROAD RACING CHEAP?

WHEN YOU THINK OF OFF ROADRACING, ONE OF THE FIRST

VEHICLES THAT COMES TOMIND IS A TROPHY TRUCK.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, FLYINGTHROUGH THE DESERT, MONSTER

HORSEPOWER, INCREDIBLESUSPENSION, BUT

BUDGET FRIENDLY, NOPE!

WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING LIKEAN ULTRA FOUR CAR, THE

COMBINATION OF ROCKCRAWLING AND DESERT RACING.

KIND OF A SWISS ARMY KNIFEOF OFF ROADER, BUT THESE

RIGS ARE AT LEAST10 TIMES AS MUCH

AS OUR BUDGET WHEELER.

SO NO AGAIN.

WHAT ABOUT A SPEC CLASSSHORT COURSE TRUCK,

SOMETHING LIKE A PRO LIGHT?

I HATE TO SAY IT BUT THEYARE OUT OF REACH AS WELL.

BUT IS THERE STILL A TYPEOF OFF ROAD RACING

THAT'S BUDGET FRIENDLY?

WELL WE'VE DONE ALITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH

AND WE'VE FOUND IT.

IT'S CALLED N-A-S-A RALLYSPORT RACING, AND IT WAS

FOUNDED BACK IN 2003 BY AGROUP OF RALLY RACERS WHO

WANTED TO FOCUS ON DRIVING,NOT SO MUCH EXPENSIVE CARS,

LOW BARRIERED ENTRY.

HOW LOW?

WELL BELIEVE IT OR NOT WETHINK WE CAN GET INTO THE

OFF ROAD RACING CIRCUIT FORRIGHT AROUND $7,000 DOLLARS,

AND WE'LL HAVEEVERYTHING THAT WE WANT.

THERE WILL BE DIRT FLYING,AND ENGINES REVVING, AND

WE'LL BE RACING OFF ROAD.

NOW JUST LIKE WE DID WITHOUR ROCK BOUNCER PROJECT,

BEFORE WE GO AHEAD AND STARTTEARING INTO OUR CAR WE WANT

TO CONTACT SOMEBODYWHO ACTUALLY RALLY

RACES IN THIS WORLD.

SO WE'RE GONNA THROW A SKYPECALL IN ON OUR MICROSOFT

TOUCH DISPLAY TOANDERS GREEN FROM

N-A-S-A RALLY SPORT.

ALRIGHT ANDERS,LETS START OFF.

FIRST OF ALL I SEE YOURCAR SITTING BEHIND YOU.

TELL ME A LITTLE BITABOUT YOUR RALLY CAR.

(ANDERS)>> THIS CARIS A SUBARU IMPREZA.

I MEAN IT STARTED OUT JUSTAS A GROCERY GETTER LIKE ANY

OTHER STOCK CAR WOULD.

FROM THERE WE PUT IN THE SIXCYLINDER ENGINE OUT OF ONE

OF THE OUTBACKS, AND THEN WEALSO PUT IN THE SIX SPEED

TRANSMISSION FROM ONEOF THE SUBARU S-T-I.

(IAN)>> OKAY, SO WHAT I'VEDONE, I'VE GOT A CAR, I'VE

GOT 2002 FORD FOCUS.

WHAT ARE THE TOP FOUR ORFIVE THINGS I'M GONNA HAVE

TO DO IF I'M GONNA TURNTHAT CAR INTO A RALLY CAR?

WHERE SHOULD I START?

(ANDERS)>> THAT'S ACTUALLYA PRETTY EASY QUESTION, AND

THE ANSWER IS LEAVE THEMOTOR COMPLETELY ALONE.

IT WOULD GET YOUALMOST NOTHING.

YOU COULD BRING OUT 1,000HORSEPOWER, THE ONLY RESULT

WOULD BE YOU'D THROW MOREGRAVEL OUT BEHIND YOU.

THE FIRST THING ISGONNA BE ROLL CAGE.

THAT'S GONNA BE THEBIGGEST THING THAT

YOU NEED TO CONSTRUCT.

THE NEXT THING IS YOU'REGONNA NEED A PROPER RACING

SEAT AND THEN SOME PROPERRACING BELTS TO GO WITH IT.

THERE'S GONNA BE A FEW OTHERLITTLE THINGS LIKE SOME FIRE

EXTINGUISHERS, FIRST AIDKITS, BUT THOSE THREE THINGS

ARE GONNA BE THE TOP THINGS.

(IAN)>> WELL ANDERS, IREALLY APPRECIATE YOU

TALKING WITH US TODAY.

YOU KNOW I THINK I'VE GOT APLAN NOW FOR OUR RALLY CAR,

AND I'M EXCITED.

THIS IS LIKE TRUE LOWBUCK OFF ROAD RACING.

THIS IS GONNA BE FUN.

I LOOK FORWARD TOSEEING YOU IN THE DIRT.

(ANDERS)>> I'M LOOKINGFORWARD TO IT.

GET YOURSELF REGISTERED.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT,WE'LL SEE YOU SOON.

BUT BEFORE WE CAN GETOUT IN THAT DIRT, WE'VE

GOT TO BUILD A RACE CAR.

NOW OUR BASE VEHICLE ISTHIS 2002 FORD FOCUS.

IT'S A FOUR CYLINDERFRONT WHEEL DRIVE CAR.

A PERFECT BASE VEHICLE ASAN ENTRY LEVEL RALLY RACER.

OUR PLANS, GUT OUT THEINTERIOR, BUILD A CAGE,

SLIGHT SUSPENSIONUPGRADE, AND THEN WE'LL

BE READY TO RACE.

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