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The team reworks their Pontiac's rear suspension, orders a custom driveshaft and fabricates a set of homemade frame connectors.


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2016 | EPISODE 01

Iroc and So Can You!

Detroit Muscle Undertakes a mission to squeeze everything that they can out of a tired Iroc Z, while staying on a strict budget.




2016 | EPISODE 02

Low Buck Iroc Interior

The guys squeeze their budget and also do some free fixes to freshen up the budget Iroc’s interior, plus a road-trip test drive of the 2016 Camaro.




2016 | EPISODE 03

Ultraviolet Payoff

Project Ultraviolet, the 1970 Challenger Pro Touring ride takes it’s maiden voyage




2016 | EPISODE 04

SEMA Mustang Thrash

Take a look at how SEMA cars are built just a couple of weeks out from the big show




2016 | EPISODE 05

’66 Mustang 5-Speed Fix

How to turn an automatic first-gen Mustang into a stickshift with overdrive.




2016 | EPISODE 06

’66 Mustang Suspension Overhaul

Learn how to make a 50-year old Mustang handle like a late model pony.




2016 | EPISODE 07

IROC Paint Overhaul and Payoff

Learn a low-buck way to rescue faded, nasty paint. Also, the budget IROC goes for a drive.




2016 | EPISODE 08

The Highwayman: Marquis to the Max

The Detroit Muscle guys slam over a 1,000 horsepower into a huge mid-70’s Mercury with a sadistic streak.




2016 | EPISODE 09

The Highwayman: Part II

The Mercury build continues with ignition, exhaust upgrade and fuel system to handle a 1000 horsepower.




2016 | EPISODE 10

Renewing A Nova

A ’72 Nova gets the functional cold-air hood it needed from Chevy, plus new bumpers, trim and glass.




2016 | EPISODE 11

Challenger Challenge

Modern Challenger receives bolt-in suspension upgrades, track-capable brakes, and an IRS to handle mega horsepower.




2016 | EPISODE 12

The Highwayman: Monster Mercury

Adding an indestructible 9-inch and air suspension to our sleeper 1,080-horse ’72 Marquis Brougham




2016 | EPISODE 13

Barn Find Bow Tie

The guys drag a classic Chevy out of a hay barn, plus they show how to use rubberized coating and build furniture out of an old engine.




2016 | EPISODE 14

Powerstop Challenger: Twin Turbo Hemi

The Detroit Muscle crew stuffs a twin-turbo Hemi stroker into a late-model Challenger to make monster power.




2016 | EPISODE 15

Powerstop Challenger: Final Assembly

Marc and Tommy finish up the twin turbo install on their Challenger, then get the rest ready for its racetrack debut.




2016 | EPISODE 16

Sheetmetal Makeover

'The guys install a plethora of new body panels on their barn-find Chevelle.




2016 | EPISODE 17

Chevelle - New Legs

The Detroit Muscle Crew Upgrades the suspension on a classic Chevelle for corner carving and high end handling




2016 | EPISODE 18

Ultimate Challenger Payoff

The Detroit Muscle guys pit their Ultimate Challenger project against a Hellcat at the Bondurant Racing School




2015 | EPISODE 01

Project Banana Split - Deadly Doors

Old school sheet metal tricks to convert classic '49 Ford into a custom with suicide doors.




2015 | EPISODE 02

Punch Job

How to convert from manual door handles to electric door poppers and punch custom hood louvers in a vintage Ford.




2015 | EPISODE 03

Crazy Hemi

Team grafts world's first low deck, all aluminum Hemi and T56 six speed gearbox into '70 Challenger resto-mod.




2015 | EPISODE 04

Custom Headlights & Tail Lamps

Hands on tech on how to graft in '55 Olds lamps, convert to 12v blue dot taillights and french-in license plate




2015 | EPISODE 05

Shaker Secrets

The team shows how to find and install Mopar's iconic Shaker hood on 70 Hemi Challenger restomod




2015 | EPISODE 06

Peaked and Shaved

How to customize a classic '49 Ford front end by bull-nosing and peaking the hood and building one-off bumpers




2015 | EPISODE 07

Rub-a-dub Mini Tub

Step-by-step tech on how-to mini tub a muscle car rear end to create clearance for massive tires




2015 | EPISODE 08

Banana Split: Turn & Stop

Guys convert ancient king pins and drums to spindles and discs to lower and slow down our flathead Ford




2015 | EPISODE 09

Banana Split: Skirts & Paint

Team fabs custom fiberglass bubble skirts and lays down a two-tone paint job on our old school '49 Ford custom




2015 | EPISODE 10

Gen 6 Mustang: Blown GT

Guys test stock 2015 Mustang V8 and then force-feed it 627 HP with a Ford Racing supercharger kit




2015 | EPISODE 11

Gen 6 Mustang: Suspension

New Mustang gets trick independent rear suspension mods from Ford Racing to handle 600+ HP Coyote V8




2015 | EPISODE 12

Project: Ultra Violet

Celebrity builder Chris Ryan shows how-to lay down metallic paint and graphics on our very purple Challenger




2015 | EPISODE 13

Flatheads Rule

Team transplants hopped up 3-duce flathead into old school custom plus how-to covert from 6 to 12 volt electrics




2015 | EPISODE 14

Challenger Challenges

Resto-mod tech: how to refurbish an expensive grill, insulate a uni-body plus tips on reassembling brightwork.




2015 | EPISODE 15

Athletic A-Body

Team tightens up Gen 2 Chevelle with 1" drop spindles, coil springs, sway bars and rear disc brake upgrade.




2015 | EPISODE 16

Skirts, Spinners & Wide Whites

49 custom gets bubble skirts, fresh chrome, Sombrero caps and whitewalls, plus acid-porting cast iron manifolds.




2015 | EPISODE 17

Mopar Makeovers

Team fabs high flow EFI fuel system, serpentine belt drive and dual fan cooling system for '70 Hemi Challenger




2015 | EPISODE 18

Hot Rod How-to: Interiors

Secrets on fabricating a custom interior and how muscle car sheet metal panels are made and tested




2015 | EPISODE 19

Pain in the Glass

It's tips on how to custom fabricate and fire-cut auto glass, plus tricks on how-to rebuild a manual window assembly.




2015 | EPISODE 20

Resto-Mod Interior

How to upgrade a Mopar interior with performance seats, a custom dash insert, plus secrets on salvaging electrical switches.




2015 | EPISODE 21

Fire In The Hole

We fire up Banana Split and install old school exhaust flame throwers plus how to get your college degree in racing.




2015 | EPISODE 21

Banana Split Shooting Flames

Banana Split Shooting Flames




2015 | EPISODE 22

Rust Be Gone

How to replace quarter panels and fenders on a '68 Camaro with all-new sheetmetal, plus install a cowl hood.




2015 | EPISODE 23

Mission: Transmission

The guys show tips and tricks on how to rebuild, upgrade and bulletproof a GM 700R4 automatic transmission.




2015 | EPISODE 23

Detroit Muscle's 700R4 Internals Rebuild Part 1

Bonus Footage: 700R4 Internals Rebuild Part 1




2015 | EPISODE 23

Detroit Muscle's 700R4 Internals Rebuild Part 2

Bonus Footage: 700R4 Internals Rebuild Part 2




2014 | EPISODE 01

Trans Am Transformation

Morphing a Firebird into a Trans Am




2014 | EPISODE 02

Trans Am Part 2

Building a 500 horse pump gas Pontiac




2014 | EPISODE 03

Trans Am Part 3 Movie Car Magic

Upgrading F-body Poncho suspension & brakes




2014 | EPISODE 04

Stout Differential

How to build a posi-traction rear end




2014 | EPISODE 05

4 Barrel Fix

Overhauling the legendary Carter AFB 4 barrel carb




2014 | EPISODE 06

Tough As Nails Trans Am

Modifying Rear Suspension and Frame for Big Power




2014 | EPISODE 07

1969 Car Wars

The year of the Hemi, the COPO & the Cobra Jet




2014 | EPISODE 08

Bandit Body Building

How-to restore cracked fiberglass body panels, customize fender scoops and remove decals without paint damage.




2014 | EPISODE 09

Beautiful Black Bird

Guest builder Chris Ryan coats our Tribute Trans Am with ebony paint, then the guys apply the massive gold bird decal.




2014 | EPISODE 10

Interior Creature Comforts

How-to soundproof and refurbish a worn-out interior. Plus the guys show how to make a shaker hood.




2014 | EPISODE 11

Firebird Finale

Big inch Pontiac TA gets tuned on the chassis dyno and how to dial in your alignment without going to a shop.




2014 | EPISODE 12

Plain Pony to Fastback

Mustang guru Alan Shepley and the guys perform major cosmetic surgery converting a stock '67 coupe into an iconic fastback.




2014 | EPISODE 13

427 Cobra Replica: All Girls Build

Top auto industry females build a replica of the legendary 427 Cobra with a Factory Five Racing Mark lV Roadster kit.




2014 | EPISODE 14

Grocery Gladiator: Blown Magnum

The guys supercharge and upgrade exhaust turning a plain Jane Dodge Magnum wagon into a stealthy street fighter.




2014 | EPISODE 15

Grocery Gladiator: Smooth Shave

We lower our Dodge wagon, shave its roof rack, install a fresh air hood and apply an accent paint job.




2014 | EPISODE 16

Go With the Flow: Performance Pump Tech

Money Saving How-To: rebuilding fuel, water and oil pumps for more muscle car performance and reliability.




2014 | EPISODE 17

Glass Tech 101

Tech secrets, tips and techniques on how-to restore, repair, and replace automotive glass.




2014 | EPISODE 18

Hurst Olds: Panel Gap Perfection

Long term Hurst Olds project returns for sheet metal tech: how-to create perfect hood, fender and door gaps.




2014 | EPISODE 19

Hurst Olds: Aluminum Air Box

How to fabricate a custom functional aluminum forced-air intake system to feed our LSX 454.




2014 | EPISODE 20

Project Ultra Violet: '70 Challenger

Team kicks off a new resto-mod project with a rare, but rusted Mopar that gets a rotisserie ride to the blaster.




2014 | EPISODE 21

Project Ultra Violet: Roof Skin

Team salvages rotted out '70 Challenger with how-to weld in a new metal roof, drip rails and A-pillars.




2014 | EPISODE 22

Project Ultra Violet: Framed

Chassis guru Jeff Schwartz brings in his G-Machine chassis to convert uni-body Challenger to a full frame.




2014 | EPISODE 23

Project Ultra Violet: Body Beautiful

Final Mopar sheet metal tech - how to weld in a new trunk pan and fabricate a front cowl panel from scratch.





The Highwayman: Marquis to the Max

Season 2016, Episode 08

The Detroit Muscle guys slam over a 1,000 horsepower into a huge mid-70’s Mercury with a sadistic streak.

The Highwayman: Part II

Season 2016, Episode 09

The Mercury build continues with ignition, exhaust upgrade and fuel system to handle a 1000 horsepower.

The Highwayman: Monster Mercury

Season 2016, Episode 12

Adding an indestructible 9-inch and air suspension to our sleeper 1,080-horse ’72 Marquis Brougham


Iroc and So Can You!

Season 2016, Episode 01

Detroit Muscle Undertakes a mission to squeeze everything that they can out of a tired Iroc Z, while staying on a strict budget.

Low Buck Iroc Interior

Season 2016, Episode 02

The guys squeeze their budget and also do some free fixes to freshen up the budget Iroc’s interior, plus a road-trip test drive of the 2016 Camaro.

IROC Paint Overhaul and Payoff

Season 2016, Episode 07

Learn a low-buck way to rescue faded, nasty paint. Also, the budget IROC goes for a drive.


Project Banana Split - Deadly Doors

Season 2015, Episode 01

Old school sheet metal tricks to convert classic '49 Ford into a custom with suicide doors.

Punch Job

Season 2015, Episode 02

How to convert from manual door handles to electric door poppers and punch custom hood louvers in a vintage Ford.

Custom Headlights & Tail Lamps

Season 2015, Episode 04

Hands on tech on how to graft in '55 Olds lamps, convert to 12v blue dot taillights and french-in license plate

Banana Split: Turn & Stop

Season 2015, Episode 08

Guys convert ancient king pins and drums to spindles and discs to lower and slow down our flathead Ford

Banana Split: Skirts & Paint

Season 2015, Episode 09

Team fabs custom fiberglass bubble skirts and lays down a two-tone paint job on our old school '49 Ford custom

Flatheads Rule

Season 2015, Episode 13

Team transplants hopped up 3-duce flathead into old school custom plus how-to covert from 6 to 12 volt electrics

Skirts, Spinners & Wide Whites

Season 2015, Episode 16

49 custom gets bubble skirts, fresh chrome, Sombrero caps and whitewalls, plus acid-porting cast iron manifolds.

Hot Rod How-to: Interiors

Season 2015, Episode 18

Secrets on fabricating a custom interior and how muscle car sheet metal panels are made and tested

Pain in the Glass

Season 2015, Episode 19

It's tips on how to custom fabricate and fire-cut auto glass, plus tricks on how-to rebuild a manual window assembly.

Resto-Mod Interior

Season 2015, Episode 20

How to upgrade a Mopar interior with performance seats, a custom dash insert, plus secrets on salvaging electrical switches.

Fire In The Hole

Season 2015, Episode 21

We fire up Banana Split and install old school exhaust flame throwers plus how to get your college degree in racing.

Banana Split Shooting Flames

Season 2015, Episode 21

Banana Split Shooting Flames


Project Ultra Violet: '70 Challenger

Season 2014, Episode 20

It's the start of a brand new project. Detroit Muscle goes on the hunt for their next big build, Project Ultra Violet...a 1970 Challenger. This Mopar is in serious need of a sand blaster! Also they'll go for a spin in one of the most famous Mopars of all time.

Project Ultra Violet: Roof Skin

Season 2014, Episode 21

Team salvages rotted out '70 Challenger with how-to weld in a new metal roof, drip rails and A-pillars.

Project Ultra Violet: Framed

Season 2014, Episode 22

Chassis guru Jeff Schwartz brings in his G-Machine chassis to convert uni-body Challenger to a full frame.

Project Ultra Violet: Body Beautiful

Season 2014, Episode 23

Final Mopar sheet metal tech - how to weld in a new trunk pan and fabricate a front cowl panel from scratch.

Crazy Hemi

Season 2015, Episode 03

Team grafts world's first low deck, all aluminum Hemi and T56 six speed gearbox into '70 Challenger resto-mod.

Rub-a-dub Mini Tub

Season 2015, Episode 07

Step-by-step tech on how-to mini tub a muscle car rear end to create clearance for massive tires

Project: Ultra Violet

Season 2015, Episode 12

Celebrity builder Chris Ryan shows how-to lay down metallic paint and graphics on our very purple Challenger

Challenger Challenges

Season 2015, Episode 14

Resto-mod tech: how to refurbish an expensive grill, insulate a uni-body plus tips on reassembling brightwork.

Mopar Makeovers

Season 2015, Episode 17

Team fabs high flow EFI fuel system, serpentine belt drive and dual fan cooling system for '70 Hemi Challenger

Resto-Mod Interior

Season 2015, Episode 20

How to upgrade a Mopar interior with performance seats, a custom dash insert, plus secrets on salvaging electrical switches.

Ultraviolet Payoff

Season 2016, Episode 03

Project Ultraviolet, the 1970 Challenger Pro Touring ride takes it’s maiden voyage


Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

Season 2012, Episode 07

This time the finale of Project Sucker Punch, HorsePower's Buick Century station wagon being built as the ultimate sleeper machine. A 461 turbocharged Pontiac engine goes in along with race-ready transmission and the works, before a payoff on the street.

Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?

Season 2012, Episode 02

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.

Pro Street Dodge Suspension

Season 2012, Episode 07

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, including some Pro help with a back-half kit from one of the leaders in the field. Tommy also hand-fabs a steel Spoiler for the Oldsmobile.

Oldsmobile Rear Bumper Fab and Floor Pans

Season 2012, Episode 09

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.

Oldsmobile Restomod Returns

Season 2013, Episode 02

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.

Hurst Olds: Panel Gap Perfection

Season 2014, Episode 18

Long term Hurst Olds project returns for sheet metal tech: how-to create perfect hood, fender and door gaps.

Hurst Olds: Aluminum Air Box

Season 2014, Episode 19

How to fabricate a custom functional aluminum forced-air intake system to feed our LSX 454.

Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching

Season 2013, Episode 03

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.

Custom Firewall and Muscle Car Museum

Season 2013, Episode 04

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.


427 Cobra Replica: All Girls Build

Season 2014, Episode 13

Top auto industry females build a replica of the legendary 427 Cobra with a Factory Five Racing Mark lV Roadster kit.


Trans Am Transformation

Season 2014, Episode 01

The guys team up with Butler Performance to build a bulletproof 474 cubic inch pump gas Pontiac stroker.

Trans Am Part 2

Season 2014, Episode 02

The guys team up with Butler Performance to build a bulletproof 574 cubic inch pump gas Pontiac stroker.

Trans Am Part 3 Movie Car Magic

Season 2014, Episode 03

Team upgrades F-body Poncho suspension/brakes and torque converter.

Stout Differential

Season 2014, Episode 04

Team builds a stronger rear end, adds an EFI system and converts from rear drums to discs.

Tough As Nails Trans Am

Season 2014, Episode 06

The team reworks their Pontiac's rear suspension, orders a custom driveshaft and fabricates a set of homemade frame connectors.

Bandit Body Building

Season 2014, Episode 08

How-to restore cracked fiberglass body panels, customize fender scoops and remove decals without paint damage.

Beautiful Black Bird

Season 2014, Episode 09

Guest builder Chris Ryan coats our Tribute Trans Am with ebony paint, then the guys apply the massive gold bird decal.

Interior Creature Comforts

Season 2014, Episode 10

How-to soundproof and refurbish a worn-out interior. Plus the guys show how to make a shaker hood.

Firebird Finale

Season 2014, Episode 11

Big inch Pontiac TA gets tuned on the chassis dyno and how to dial in your alignment without going to a shop.

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