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2016 | EPISODE 01

Project Basket Case Fire Up & NighTrain Plumbing

Firing an EcoBoost in bare chassis & custom plumb a Duramax cooling system




2016 | EPISODE 02

Project Basket Case Body Mockup & Paint Prep

The ’55 F100 is assembled and body worked for paint.




2016 | EPISODE 03

Project Hemi-Hauler: Supercharger & Exhaust

Our 2013 Ram half-ton gasser gets a supercharger & high flow exhaust, plus hammer/dolly body tips




2016 | EPISODE 04

NighTrain Payoff & Budget Silverado

Diesel NighTrain hits the strip for a smokin' payoff & cam swap and tune of our '10 Silverado "Project White Noize"




2016 | EPISODE 05

Suspension Drop 101 Leafs vs Links

Lowering kits are installed on two half ton pick-ups. A 2013 Ram gets a 2/4 drop and a 2010 Silverado 4/6 drop




2016 | EPISODE 06

Hemi Hauler Payoff

After major intake upgrades, lowering kit and more the ’13 Ram is back for stereo upgrades, lights and payoff




2016 | EPISODE 07

’71 C-10 Part 1

A classic C-10 is introduced and treated to air suspension on all four corners




2016 | EPISODE 08

JK Wrangler Upgrades

A boring 4 door Jeep is turned into a dual purpose fun wagon with lift, performance tune, exhaust and more




2016 | EPISODE 09

Project C-10 - Reassembly

This classic pickup returns for custom brakes, fuel system plus cab repair




2016 | EPISODE 10

Project Basket Case Intercooler Fab & Frame Paint

Our Ecoboost-powered ’55 F100 gets a custom-fabricated intercooler and the frame is treated to a full-on paint job.




2016 | EPISODE 11

White Noize Drivetrain Upgrades

The sleeper Silverado returns for a trans swap and axle upgrades, including Gearing 101.




2016 | EPISODE 12

White Noize Gets Forced Induction

Our sleeper Silverado is awakened with the addition of a turbocharger, four-inch exhaust and more.




2016 | EPISODE 13

Painting Project Basket Case

Team assembles the chassis for our classic F-100, which then gets custom paint




2016 | EPISODE 14

JK Wrangler Upgrades Part II & Basket Case Wood Bed

Our Jeep gets LED's before hitting the trail, and Jeremy uses his custom paint skills to add a unique color treatment to the pick-up's wood bed




2016 | EPISODE 15

Project Basket Case Wiring & C10 Plumbing and Exhaust

Basket case is wired bumper to bumper while the Chevy C10 is plumbed and given a custom cutout exhaust.




2016 | EPISODE 16

'71 C10 Rust Repair and Final Assembly Before Paint

'Classic C10 Chevy gets treated to rust repair, painted firewall before prepping for paint as a fully assembled truck.




2016 | EPISODE 17

Project Basket Case - Custom Interior

How to turn junkyard bucket seats into show-quality upholstery for our F100. Plus how low-cost sheet metal can transform your old pick up bed




2016 | EPISODE 18

71 C10 Interior & Bed Assembly

Our C10 Chevy gets bed assembled, cut open for exhaust and a fresh interior. Plus relocating the gas filler by shaving the factory hole.




2016 | EPISODE 19

Emissions Mission, C10 Faux-tina Paint

Fail an emissions test? Quick fixes to get you passed. Plus our C10 gets painted to look old with fauxtina treatment.




2016 | EPISODE 20

Project Basket Case: Custom Cut Glass & Final Assembly

A chopped top begs for a custom cut windshield, Glass Guy Chicago will show us how it's done. Plus the rest of truck is assembled before the big payoff and auction.




2016 | EPISODE 21

C10 Gets Fired Up

Our '71 C10 goes through final assembly and fire up, plus how to turn a vintage Cadillax bench into a tuck and roll couch for your man-cave




2016 | EPISODE 22

Ram Jam

Our '01 Ram is back for leveling kit and brake upgrades, plus how to turn a vintage Cadillac bench into a tuck and roll couch for your man-cave




2016 | EPISODE 23

F100 Finale

The '55 F100 gets its virgin shakedown run, then we'll trailer her to Louisville's Mecum Auction where she hits the sale block to the highest bidder.




2015 | EPISODE 01

Project Basket Case: Eco Boost

How to fabricate custom motor mounts to swap an Eco Boost V6 and Tremec 5 speed into a classic F100.




2015 | EPISODE 02

Custom 9" Rear Gear

How to build and hang a custom 9" Ford rear end and big brakes to handle turbocharged Eco Boost V6.




2015 | EPISODE 03

Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

Turning a classic Chevy R10 into a street bruiser swapping in a Duramax diesel with Allison 6 speed automatic.




2015 | EPISODE 04

Wider is Better

Custom shop tech on how-to widen pickup fenders to make room for fatter tires and still keep the classic look




2015 | EPISODE 05

Ultra Cheap Paint Job

How to transform an old Dodge Cummins work truck with new paint in a weekend for under $500 bucks




2015 | EPISODE 06

Sonic Suspension

Using microphones to detect suspension problems and how off-road suspensions are designed and tested




2015 | EPISODE 07

Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

How to box the frame of a Chevy 1500 to handle the extra power and torque of a modern Duramax diesel V8 engine




2015 | EPISODE 08

Wrangler Re-do: 2WD to 4WD

Ryan lifts '07 Wrangler, converts it a to 4WD and installs an Advance Adapters under-drive crawl box




2015 | EPISODE 09

BigFoot Lives

After 23 years in retirement, original BigFoot monster truck comes alive with new transmission and blown engine




2015 | EPISODE 10

Wrangler Re-do: Axles

Ryan completes 4WD conversion with new Currie front axle, heavy-duty driveshafts and performance brakes




2015 | EPISODE 11

F100 Basket Case: Spark

Ryan's F100 gets electronic control pack activating Eco Boost turbo V6, and a custom cats-only exhaust




2015 | EPISODE 12

Wrangler Re-do: Performance

Dual purpose '07 Jeep gets bolt-on performance upgrades, tuner, trail lighting and stainless steel exhaust




2015 | EPISODE 13

Wrangler Re-do: Payoff

Ryan finishes his modified Jeep street/trail rig with a sport top and tests it out on the streets and the trails




2015 | EPISODE 14

Project NighTrain: Paint Matching

R-10 with DurMax diesel gets matching paint, a cowl hood, weld-in roll pan and new front end treatment




2015 | EPISODE 15

Project: Wild Frontier

Team preps Frontier 4x4 for hunting with 6" lift, air locker, gears, 35" rubber and upgraded brakes.




2015 | EPISODE 16

Classic Chevy Hop Up

53 pickup with Stovebolt six gets dual carb intake, cast iron header, front disc brake kit and new hoops.




2015 | EPISODE 17

Wild Frontier: Payoff

Team adds GPS off-road mapping system to V6 Nissan and heads into the back country to prep for hunting season




2015 | EPISODE 18

Classic Chevy Paint Repair & Payoff

We're timing the 235 straight 6 in our '53 3100 and repairing the weather worn paint before hitting the streets for a fun drive in our classic pickup.




2015 | EPISODE 19

NighTrain: Suspension

Team drops and levels Duramax diesel 1500 with 2"/4" lowering kit and swaps out anemic factory 10-bolt rear.




2015 | EPISODE 20

F150 Wake Up

Guys turn up the wick on a stock F150 EcoBoost adding 69 HP with a cold air kit, exhaust and tuner.




2015 | EPISODE 21

Classic F100 Updates

Jeremy and LT prep cab for custom paint, install electric power steering and a custom gas tank.




2015 | EPISODE 22

NighTrain: Fire Up

Guys fabricate intercooler plumbing, custom fuel lines and custom exhaust as we fire up our Duramax diesel.




2015 | EPISODE 23

DIY Driveway Projects

Team shows how to save big money by replacing your own CV axle bearings, water pump and AC condenser.




2014 | EPISODE 01

4x4 Altitude

Installing a 4" suspension lift on a late model Tundra




2014 | EPISODE 02

Raptor & Tremor

Driving impressions & Ford Racing exhaust upgrade




2014 | EPISODE 03

Jeep Refresh

Tired Cherokee gets sheet metal & broken rim repair




2014 | EPISODE 04

Jeep Facelift

Paint matching and how to dye leather seats




2014 | EPISODE 05

Senior Silverado

From 260,000 mile workhorse to sweet sport truck




2014 | EPISODE 06

In The Weeds

How to lower a half-ton Chevy front & rear




2014 | EPISODE 07

Sheet Metal Mods

Fixing rusted doors, rockers & a new roll pan




2014 | EPISODE 08

Sr. Silverado: Smoother Front & Rear

Custom sport truck tech - a smooth front bumper and grill install, plus how-to smooth the tail gate with an inside latch.




2014 | EPISODE 09

Project: Basket Case F100

The guys start their next classic build finding a disassembled '55 F100. They save cash and time reviving this abandoned project.




2014 | EPISODE 10

Senior Silverado: Perfect Paint Prep

The guys show how and why pre-paint body work and surface prep are the secret behind achieving a killer paint job.




2014 | EPISODE 11

Senior Silverado: Heart Transplant

The 350 in our 260,000 mile Chevy gets yanked out and replaced with a 383 Stroker crate short block, hot cam and new EFI.




2014 | EPISODE 12

4 Speed Tutorial: GM's 4L60-E

What you need to know about how to rebuild and upgrade GM's 4L60E four speed automatic overdrive transmission.




2014 | EPISODE 13

Senior Silverado: Drivetrain Finale

Failsafe tech on how-to swap in, and dial in a street performance automatic transmission and complete the driveline.




2014 | EPISODE 14

Hemi JK: V6 to V8 Swap

How-to man-up a Jeep Wrangler by plucking out the anemic 3.8L V6 and replacing it with a late model Hemi V8.




2014 | EPISODE 15

Hemi JK: V8 Swap Completion

Tech details on completing a Jeep Hemi engine swap with how-to integrate new cooling, fuel, electrical and exhaust systems.




2014 | EPISODE 16

Hemi JK: Mid-Arm Articulation

How-to lift our Hemi Jeep with mid-arm suspension and a Dana 44 front diff for more articulation and grip.




2014 | EPISODE 17

Senior Silverado: Out on the Streets

Low buck Chevy Sport Truck gets shake down on the street after converting from open diff to limited slip.




2014 | EPISODE 18

Hemi JK: Rock Ready

We complete our V8 Hemi Wrangler project making it trail ready with big brakes, rock sliders, bulletproof bumpers and tire carrier.




2014 | EPISODE 19

Super Dually: The Payoff

Hybrid six wheel Ford body/Dodge Cummins diesel rolls out of the shop for its maiden asphalt twisting payoff.




2014 | EPISODE 20

Lime Dime: Pro Street Prep

Team fabs S10 with street/strip chassis mods, cage and big brakes to cradle nitrous fed Chevy.




2014 | EPISODE 21

Hemi JK: Payoff

Hemi Jeep gets Dana 44s with air lockers then a payoff in the rough with off-road suspension designer Rusty Megois.




2014 | EPISODE 22

Classic Chevy/Modern Ford

A '54 five window Chevy gets cooling system upgrade and team dyno tunes 75 extra ponies from EcoBoost V6.




2014 | EPISODE 23

F100 Basket Case: Hot Rod Classic

Classic 1955 Ford pickup gets modern custom chassis to hold turbocharged Eco-Boost from a modern F150.





’71 C-10 Part 1

Season 2016, Episode 07

A classic C-10 is introduced and treated to air suspension on all four corners

Project C-10 - Reassembly

Season 2016, Episode 09

This classic pickup returns for custom brakes, fuel system plus cab repair

Our "New" 1971 C-10 Cheyenne

Season 2012, Episode 05

We're on the hunt again, looking for a new project and it looks like we've found one! It's a 1971 Cheyenne C-10 that comes with lots of potential and even more gas guzzling, old school, big block horsepower!

1971 C-10 Cheyenne Door Replacement

Season 2012, Episode 16

Trucks! shows you how to do the easiest rust repair known to man, completely replacing the rusty panel with a brand new sheet metal one. Then a Kenworth big rig goes out for a little test drive.

6 Liter LS Truck Engine Swap

Season 2012, Episode 18

Today, it's engine swap time with an 6 liter LS engine from a salvage GMC 2500. This engine will go into our 1971 C-10 Cheyenne and we'll show you how to extract and prepare the entire drivetrain for a truck heart transplant.

1971 C-10 LS Engine Swap!

Season 2013, Episode 03

We're installing our freshly harvested 6.0 LS engine and its 4L80 transmission in our 1971 C-10. Then, we're relocating the gas tank to under the bed before installing our modified engine harness and firing it up.

1971 C-10 LS Test Drive

Season 2013, Episode 06

We're taking our 1971 Chevy C-10 out for a test drive with its newly installed LQ4 6 liter V-8! But first, we're doing a little suspension maintenance before we hit the road.

1971 C-10 Suspension Upgrade

Season 2013, Episode 07

We're adding new truck arms, lowering springs, sway bars and rebuilding our front control arms on our 1971 Chevy C-10!

1971 Chevy C-10 Differential & Window Upgrades

Season 2013, Episode 09

Trucks! shows you how to rebuild a limited slip differential and how to convert your vintage Chevy side windows to one piece glass!

1971 Chevy C-10 Brake Upgrades, Bodywork & Painting Doors

Season 2013, Episode 11

It's time for an upgrade to the disc brakes on the 1971 C-10. Then, we're painting the new doors and doing a little bodywork to cover up the old gas hole.


Project Hemi-Hauler: Supercharger & Exhaust

Season 2016, Episode 03

Our 2013 Ram half-ton gasser gets a supercharger & high flow exhaust, plus hammer/dolly body tips

Hemi Hauler Payoff

Season 2016, Episode 06

After major intake upgrades, lowering kit and more the ’13 Ram is back for stereo upgrades, lights and payoff


Project: Wild Frontier

Season 2015, Episode 15

Team preps Frontier 4x4 for hunting with 6" lift, air locker, gears, 35" rubber and upgraded brakes.

Wild Frontier: Payoff

Season 2015, Episode 17

Team adds GPS off-road mapping system to V6 Nissan and heads into the back country to prep for hunting season


Wrangler Re-do: 2WD to 4WD

Season 2015, Episode 08

Ryan lifts '07 Wrangler, converts it a to 4WD and installs an Advance Adapters under-drive crawl box

Wrangler Re-do: Axles

Season 2015, Episode 10

Ryan completes 4WD conversion with new Currie front axle, heavy-duty driveshafts and performance brakes

Wrangler Re-do: Performance

Season 2015, Episode 12

Dual purpose '07 Jeep gets bolt-on performance upgrades, tuner, trail lighting and stainless steel exhaust

Wrangler Re-do: Payoff

Season 2015, Episode 13

Ryan finishes his modified Jeep street/trail rig with a sport top and tests it out on the streets and the trails


Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

Season 2015, Episode 03

Turning a classic Chevy R10 into a street bruiser swapping in a Duramax diesel with Allison 6 speed automatic.

Project NighTrain - Diesel Swap

Season 2015, Episode 07

How to box the frame of a Chevy 1500 to handle the extra power and torque of a modern Duramax diesel V8 engine

Project NighTrain: Paint Matching

Season 2015, Episode 14

R-10 with DurMax diesel gets matching paint, a cowl hood, weld-in roll pan and new front end treatment

NighTrain: Suspension

Season 2015, Episode 19

Team drops and levels Duramax diesel 1500 with 2"/4" lowering kit and swaps out anemic factory 10-bolt rear.

NighTrain: Fire Up

Season 2015, Episode 22

Guys fabricate intercooler plumbing, custom fuel lines and custom exhaust as we fire up our Duramax diesel.

Project Basket Case Fire Up & NighTrain Plumbing

Season 2016, Episode 01

Firing an EcoBoost in bare chassis & custom plumb a Duramax cooling system

NighTrain Payoff & Budget Silverado

Season 2016, Episode 04

Diesel NighTrain hits the strip for a smokin' payoff & cam swap and tune of our '10 Silverado "Project White Noize"


Super Dually: The Payoff

Season 2014, Episode 19

Hybrid six wheel Ford body/Dodge Cummins diesel rolls out of the shop for its maiden asphalt twisting payoff.

Diesel Power Upgrades

Season 2013, Episode 13

Today, we're adding a water/methanol injection kit to a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel to improve its towing performance! And, we're adding a cold air kit to Project Super Dually!

Super Dually Part 10 - Wiring it Up!

Season 2013, Episode 15

We're back on Project Super Dually! We're adding running lights and, getting our Ford head and tail lights to operate using our Dodge wiring harness!

Super Dually Part 11 - New Interior & Custom Bumpers!

Season 2013, Episode 16

Trucks! is cleaning up the interior and protecting the exterior on Project Super Dually. Inside, we're reviving the door panels and adding new carpet, then on the outside, we're adding some serious custom built bumpers!

Super Dually Part 3: Frame Modification and Body Fitment

Season 2009, Episode 12

We're modifying our 1997 Dodge frame by moving the engine back nearly 6 inches before bolting our 1979 F-350 body to it.

Trucks! All Star Auto Body Thrash

Season 2010, Episode 12

We've got seven of the very best custom car builders in the nation helping us take Project Super Dually from a rough shell to a primed and ready to paint truck.... in just one show!

Super Dually Part 1

Season 2009, Episode 06

Our third new project of the season will result in a diesel tow rig by combining both old and new, Ford and Dodge. A modern Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel Powered chassis and a classic 1970's Ford 4 door Crew Cab body for a "modern" tow rig and a vintage look.

Super Dually Part 2: Body Swap & Frame Repair

Season 2009, Episode 10

We'll straighten out our 1997 Dodge frame before setting our 1979 Ford F-350 body on it.

Super Dually Part 4: Power & Clutch Upgrades

Season 2009, Episode 18

We're adding power to our 5.9 Cummins with a new fuel plate and dropping in a brand new, heavy duty clutch.

Super Dually Part 5: Sound Insulation & Bedliner Installation

Season 2010, Episode 17

We're spraying sound insulation inside the massive cab of Super Dually to help with the noise and adding a DIY spray-on in bed liner to the bed.

Super Dually Part 6: A New Coat of Paint!

Season 2010, Episode 22

Today SUPER DUALLY is under the gun! The body swapped F350 finally gets to wear its permanent colors!

Super Dually Part 7: Retrofitting Cooling and Driver Controls

Season 2011, Episode 03

We're continuing the "mash up" of our '79 F-350 and our '97 Ram 2500 by retrofitting the cooling systems and the driver controls to our Project Super Dually.

Super Dually Part 8

Season 2011, Episode 16

Project: SuperDually gets new a new steering shaft, headlights and under hood paint.

Super Dually Part 9 - Odds & Ends

Season 2012, Episode 02

Today Trucks! will be doing a lot of the necessary but tedious work on Project Super Dually, like hooking up the steering, the brakes, wiring and plumbing!


Hemi JK: V8 Swap Completion

Season 2014, Episode 15

Tech details on completing a Jeep Hemi engine swap with how-to integrate new cooling, fuel, electrical and exhaust systems.

Hemi JK: Mid-Arm Articulation

Season 2014, Episode 16

How-to lift our Hemi Jeep with mid-arm suspension and a Dana 44 front diff for more articulation and grip.

Hemi JK: Rock Ready

Season 2014, Episode 18

We complete our V8 Hemi Wrangler project making it trail ready with big brakes, rock sliders, bulletproof bumpers and tire carrier.

Hemi JK: Payoff

Season 2014, Episode 21

Hemi Jeep gets Dana 44s with air lockers then a payoff in the rough with off-road suspension designer Rusty Megois.


Project: Basket Case F100

Season 2014, Episode 09

The guys start their next classic build finding a disassembled '55 F100. They save cash and time reviving this abandoned project.

JK Wrangler Upgrades Part II & Basket Case Wood Bed

Season 2016, Episode 14

Our Jeep gets LED's before hitting the trail, and Jeremy uses his custom paint skills to add a unique color treatment to the pick-up's wood bed

F100 Basket Case: Hot Rod Classic

Season 2014, Episode 23

Classic 1955 Ford pickup gets modern custom chassis to hold turbocharged Eco-Boost from a modern F150.

Project Basket Case: Eco Boost

Season 2015, Episode 01

How to fabricate custom motor mounts to swap an Eco Boost V6 and Tremec 5 speed into a classic F100.

F100 Basket Case: Spark

Season 2015, Episode 11

Ryan's F100 gets electronic control pack activating Eco Boost turbo V6, and a custom cats-only exhaust

Project Basket Case Fire Up & NighTrain Plumbing

Season 2016, Episode 01

Firing an EcoBoost in bare chassis & custom plumb a Duramax cooling system

Project Basket Case Body Mockup & Paint Prep

Season 2016, Episode 02

The ’55 F100 is assembled and body worked for paint

Project Basket Case Intercooler Fab & Frame Paint

Season 2016, Episode 10

Our Ecoboost-powered ’55 F100 gets a custom-fabricated intercooler and the frame is treated to a full-on paint job.

Painting Project Basket Case

Season 2016, Episode 13

Team assembles the chassis for our classic F-100, which then gets custom paint

Project Basket Case Wiring & C10 Plumbing and Exhaust

Season 2016, Episode 15

Basket case is wired bumper to bumper while the Chevy C10 is plumbed and given a custom cutout exhaust.


Senior Silverado

Season 2014, Episode 05

Team starts transforming 260,000 mile Chevy work horse into sweet sport truck by servicing and upgrading worn out brakes, steering and charging system.

In The Weeds

Season 2014, Episode 06

The guys drop their high mileage '93 Senior Silverado street truck with a front and rear suspension lowering kit and finish off the stance with fresh wheels and tires.

Sheet Metal Mods

Season 2014, Episode 07

Time and cash saving tech on how-to fit and body work rusted rocker panels and rotten cab corners on Senior Silverado.

Sr. Silverado: Smoother Front & Rear

Season 2014, Episode 08

Custom sport truck tech - a smooth front bumper and grill install, plus how-to smooth the tail gate with an inside latch.

Senior Silverado: Perfect Paint Prep

Season 2014, Episode 10

The guys show how and why pre-paint body work and surface prep are the secret behind achieving a killer paint job.

Senior Silverado: Heart Transplant

Season 2014, Episode 11

The 350 in our 260,000 mile Chevy gets yanked out and replaced with a 383 Stroker crate short block, hot cam and new EFI.

4 Speed Tutorial: GM's 4L60-E

Season 2014, Episode 12

What you need to know about how to rebuild and upgrade GM's 4L60E four speed automatic overdrive transmission.

Senior Silverado: Drivetrain Finale

Season 2014, Episode 13

Failsafe tech on how-to swap in, and dial in a street performance automatic transmission and complete the driveline.


Raptor & Tremor

Season 2014, Episode 02

Team tests Fords new Raptor and Tremor pickups, installs a new exhaust system and shares plastic facia repair secrets.

Jeep Refresh

Season 2014, Episode 03

Team refurbs tired AWD Cherokee with sheet metal dent repair, re-dye seats and reweld broken aluminum wheel.

Jeep Facelift

Season 2014, Episode 04

Secrets and tricks on how-to spot color-blend body work without having to paint the entire vehicle.

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