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Jeep TJ on Steroids Part III

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.

12V accessory switch panel

New Atlas II transfer case

Air locking 9" Ford-style differentials

Rock Crawler series front and rear reservoir shocks

Kevlar reinforced stainless steel-braided brake lines

1350 chromoly driveshaft u-joints

Front; custom 3-link with panhard bar Rear; custom triangulated 4-link

Hushpower II performance muffler

Off road HID lighting

Custom length driveshafts

Reclining off-road front seats with rear bench seat custom embroidered with Search and Restore logo 4 point safety harnesses

40/13.50/17 Creepy Crawler tires

Monster-in-a-box 32RH transmission rebuild kit

Full custom audio installation

Replacement radiator
Factory replacement catalytic converter

Body armor protection panels and skid plates

Deep cycle Blue Top 12V battery

Bestop Supertop NX

17 X 10 Allied Rock-a-thon Monster wheels

4.0L Jeep inline six cylinder Master Engine Rebuild Kit (camshaft, pistons, rings, bearings, oil pump, gaskets and seals)
Remanufactured cylinder head (new valves, guides, springs, and vavle stem seals)

Offroad helmet communication system

High Flow Performance Header

Front and rear aluminum bumpers
Custom LED tailights

Fabricated 9" Ford-style front and rear axle housings Custom 300M Stub Shafts
One piece drilled rotors

A complete line of custom fasteners from high tensile strength fasteners to custom stainless steel button heads plus assorted consumable shop supplies from cutoff wheels to flaps.

TrueHi9 9" Ford-style third member 5.38 9" ring and pinion

9.5TI electric winch

Custom fabricated roll cage

4-piston forged calipers


Seasons

Military Mustang Finale
2011 | Episode 16
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.

Military Mustang Part III
2011 | Episode 15
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!

Military Mustang Part II
2011 | Episode 14
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.

Military Mustang Part I
2011 | Episode 13
Build 4 begins in Colorado, when Tim surprises veteran Paul Kahler with a makeover. He earned a Purple Heart in Iraq, is a Sgt. with Colorado National Guard, and studies at night for degree in counseling. We take Paul's '67 coupe for a hot rod build up.

Jeep TJ Reveal & Trail Ride
2011 | Episode 12
Will Jason be surprised at our hardcore Jeep transformation? Find out in the conclusion of our fourth build, this time for a good guy who donates his summers to help disabled kids.

Jeep TJ on Steroids Part III
2011 | Episode 11
The kids at MedCamps of Louisiana will get a kick out of rides in this TJ, one that takes a page out of "Mad Max!" 40" tires, and heavy duty everything transform a stocker into a rocker!

Jeep TJ on Steroids Part II
2011 | Episode 10
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.

Jeep TJ on Steroids Part I
2011 | Episode 09
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!

'94 GMC Finale
2011 | Episode 08
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.

'94 GMC Part III
2011 | Episode 07
She works to feed needy kids. He works the 12 hr night shift. Together the Rowe's have fostered some 30 children, adopting 5 of them. We found this couple in Pomeroy, OH asking for help fixing his daily driver. Watch this '94 GMC 1500 turn to gold!

'94 GMC Part II
2011 | Episode 06
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!

'94 GMC Part I
2011 | Episode 05
In the second build of Search & Restore, we travel to Pomeroy, OH, 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!

'67 Casper Nova Finale
2011 | Episode 04
Final episode of our '67 Nova as the family gets back their dream car and then some in an unbelievable reveal!

'67 Casper Nova Part III
2011 | Episode 03
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.

'67 Casper Nova Part II
2011 | Episode 02
The Chevy II 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.

'67 Casper Nova Part I
2011 | Episode 01
Andy's '67 Chevy II had been sitting for 2 years, no motor, trans, after cancer took the life of his 30 year old wife. Raising 3 kids solo, left no time or money to rebuild the car the kids call 'Casper'. Our Loctite Team hopes to make a dream come true.

'74 Challenger Part I
Season 2012, Episode 13

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.


'74 Challenger Part II
Season 2012, Episode 14

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.


'74 Challenger Part III
Season 2012, Episode 15

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!


'74 Challenger Part Finale
Season 2012, Episode 16

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".



'51 Hudson Hornet Pt. I
Season 2012, Episode 09

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!


'51 Hudson Hornet Part II
Season 2012, Episode 10

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.


'51 Hudson Hornet Part III
Season 2012, Episode 11

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.


'51 Hudson Hornet Part Finale
Season 2012, Episode 12

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!



4-Gen '48 Ford Truck Part I
Season 2012, Episode 05

Shane inherited a classic truck that has been in his family for decades. Honoring his father and grandfather who have since passed, he asked Tim Strange and our volunteer team for a little help.


4-Gen '48 Ford Truck Part II
Season 2012, Episode 06

With over 600 man hours into the truck during the teardown and metal work stage, work continues as more rust and patch panels are found under the fresh paint. Tim and volunteers provide how-to metal fab tips, as this classic truck gets ready for paint.


4-Gen '48 Ford Truck Part III
Season 2012, Episode 07

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.


4-Gen '48 Ford Truck Part Finale
Season 2012, Episode 08

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.



'55 Chevy Handyman Wagon Pt. I
Season 2012, Episode 01

Chad's a gearhead through and through. And a tragic motorcycle accident in his youth never stood in the way of fulfilling his dream of owning a '55 Chevy. Tim and the team surprises this Tacoma, WA family with a full blown makeover of his Handyman Wagon.


'55 Chevy Handyman Wagon Part II
Season 2012, Episode 02

Body work continues on the '55 Chevy Handyman when just about every piece of original sheet metal is replaced, even the chassis! Tim Strange and Tommy Boshers bring in some characters to help, while our owner checks in live via video feed for a looksee.


'55 Chevy Handyman Wagon Part III
Season 2012, Episode 03

More volunteers and mucho gallons of primer paint and clear are part of week 3 as the car progresses to better than new condition. Build leader Tim Strange provides step-by-step how to on the car painting process, plus how to get that million dollar shine!


'55 Chevy Handyman Wagon Finale
Season 2012, Episode 04

Final assembly in our last half hour of Chad's '55 Handyman Wagon, including some last minute engine troubleshooting, a "slot car-like" road test with Tim and Tommy, then the family arrives at the Tech Center for what is a very emotional give back.



Military Mustang Part I
Season 2011, Episode 13

Build 4 begins in Colorado, when Tim surprises veteran Paul Kahler with a makeover. He earned a Purple Heart in Iraq, is a Sgt. with Colorado National Guard, and studies at night for degree in counseling. We take Paul's '67 coupe for a hot rod build up.


Military Mustang Part II
Season 2011, Episode 14

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.


Military Mustang Part III
Season 2011, Episode 15

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!


Military Mustang Finale
Season 2011, Episode 16

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.



Jeep TJ on Steroids Part I
Season 2011, Episode 09

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!


Jeep TJ on Steroids Part II
Season 2011, Episode 10

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.


Jeep TJ on Steroids Part III
Season 2011, Episode 11

The kids at MedCamps of Louisiana will get a kick out of rides in this TJ, one that takes a page out of "Mad Max!" 40" tires, and heavy duty everything transform a stocker into a rocker!


Jeep TJ Reveal & Trail Ride
Season 2011, Episode 12

Will Jason be surprised at our hardcore Jeep transformation? Find out in the conclusion of our fourth build, this time for a good guy who donates his summers to help disabled kids.



'94 GMC Part I
Season 2011, Episode 05

In the second build of Search & Restore, we travel to Pomeroy, OH, 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!


'94 GMC Part II
Season 2011, Episode 06

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!


'94 GMC Part III
Season 2011, Episode 07

She works to feed needy kids. He works the 12 hr night shift. Together the Rowe's have fostered some 30 children, adopting 5 of them. We found this couple in Pomeroy, OH asking for help fixing his daily driver. Watch this '94 GMC 1500 turn to gold!


'94 GMC Finale
Season 2011, Episode 08

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.



'67 Casper Nova Part I
Season 2011, Episode 01

Andy's '67 Chevy II had been sitting for 2 years, no motor, trans, after cancer took the life of his 30 year old wife. Raising 3 kids solo, left no time or money to rebuild the car the kids call 'Casper'. Our Loctite Team hopes to make a dream come true.


'67 Casper Nova Part II
Season 2011, Episode 02

The Chevy II 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.


'67 Casper Nova Part III
Season 2011, Episode 03

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.


'67 Casper Nova Finale
Season 2011, Episode 04

Final episode of our '67 Nova as the family gets back their dream car and then some in an unbelievable reveal!




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