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Auto Metal Direct
70-72 Monte Carlo Rear Bumper
Hot Licks Exhaust
Hot Licks Flame Thrower Dual Exhaust Kit and Hot Licks Exhaust Mega Flames Plans
Rock Valley
Stainless Fuel Tank, 1949-5 - 1 Passenger Car - Stock Capacity - 20 Gal
The Industrial Depot
Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio
The University of Northwestern Ohio is a private, not-for-profit University founded in 1920. The UNOH Racers are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, motorsports, volleyball, tennis, golf, and bowling.

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(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE'RE GONNA GET ALL FIRED UP. IT'S TIME FOR PROJECT BANANA SPLIT TO MENACE THE STREETS. PLUS CHECK OUT AN INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING WHERE RACE TEAMS COMPETE JUST LIKE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL.

(JOE)>> HOW DO YOU GET A '49 FORD FROM THIS TO THIS? WELL FIRST WITH TONS OF CUSTOM METAL WORK, INCLUDING SUICIDE DOORS, SOME HANDY DANDY DOOR POPPERS, A RECESSED LICENSE PLATE, A FRENCHED IN ANTENNA, AND A PEAKED HOOD WITH LOTS OF LOUVERS. PLUS UP FRONT WE TRANSPLANTED A BUMPER FROM AN OLD CHRYSLER AND EVEN CUSTOMIZED THE HEADLIGHT BEZELS. AFTER OUR SPECIAL YELLOW AND WHITE BANANA SPLIT

PAINT WORK WE WENT TOTAL OLD SCHOOL WITH WHITE WALLS AND FRONT HUB CAPS. OUR FRIENDS WILL AND HOMER HUDSON USED THEIR UPHOLSTERY SKILLS TO CREATE A RETRO RED INTERIOR FOR US COMPLETE WITH ROLLED AND TUCKED SEATS. AND ALL THAT STEEL'S GONNA BE PUSHED DOWN THE ROAD BY

A FIRE BREATHING FLAT HEAD VEIGHT BUILT BY THE GUYS DOWN AT ENGINE POWER. AND SINCE YOU LAST SAW IT WE FINISHED THE FUEL SYSTEM WITH A 304 GRADE STAINLESS STEEL FUEL TANK FROM ROCK VALLEY. THIS THING IS FULLY BAFFLED, COMPLETELY TIG WELDED, AND DESIGNED TO MOUNT UP JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL. SPEAKING OF FIRE BREATHING WE'VE BEEN DYING TO USE THIS OLD CAR TO TRY OUT A HOT ROD TRICK THAT ALWAYS GETS EYE GRABBING ATTENTION. I MEAN ANYBODY CAN STAND OUT IN A CROWD OF CARS WITH THIS KIND OF FIREPOWER. WELL TODAY WE'RE GONNA GET A LITTLE WILD AND TURN THIS FORD INTO A FLAME THROWER. TOMMY'S OUT GETTING SOME OF THE PARTS WE NEED FOR THIS PROJECT. MEANWHILE OUR NEW TEAM MEMBER MARC CHRIST HERE IS ALREADY ON THE CASE AND YOU'VE GOT TO ASK HIM, HOW DO WE START BUILDING A FLAME THROWER?

(MARC)>> WELL YOU CAN START WITH A FLAME THROWER KIT LIKE THIS ONE WE GOT FROM HOT LICKS. SO AT THE HEART OF THE KIT ARE THESE FLAME CONTROL MODULES, WHICH WILL SEND SPARK THROUGH THESE IGNITION WIRES TO THE SPARK PLUGS, WHICH WILL MOUNT IN THESE BUNGS IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. USING THE WIRE PROVIDED, WE'LL WIRE IT UP TO THIS MICRO SWITCH, WHICH WILL MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN. THE KIT ALSO COMES WITH A PAIR OF REGULAR OLD SPARK PLUGS, WHICH ARE PREGAPPED TO OPTIMIZE THE IGNITION OF THE PASSING FUEL.

(JOE)>> NOW THE WAY THAT KIT WORKS IS YOU TAKE EACH SPARK PLUG AND INSTALL IT IN THE EXHAUST EIGHT TO

10 INCHES FROM THE TIP. THE WAY IT WORKS IS YOU HIT THE SWITCH INSIDE THE CAR AND THE 12 VOLT SPARK, INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE ENGINE, GOES TO THAT MODULE. IT PUSHES UNBURNED FUEL THROUGH THE EXHAUST AND WHEN IT HITS THIS YOU'VE GOT FLAMES.

(MARC)>> OF COURSE WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU GUYS A WORD OF CAUTION. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SENDING RAW GASOLINE THROUGH YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM AND IGNITING IT AS IT GOES OUT YOUR TAIL PIPE. YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE NOT GONNA DO THESE AT YOUR HOME, IN ANY STRUCTURE, EVEN NEAR ANY STRUCTURE, AND CERTAINLY NOT WITH ANYONE AROUND.

(JOE)>> I THINK YOU'VE GOT IT COVERED. BOTTOM LINE IS USE COMMON SENSE AND YOU GUYS HAVE GOT THAT. OH LOOK WHO FINALLY GOT HERE.

(TOMMY)>> WELL I'VE BEEN OUT SCROUNGING UP A FEW EXTRA ITEMS THAT WE'RE GONNA NEED LATER DOWN THE ROAD. BUT Y'ALL ARE JUST GONNA HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THESE GOODIES ARE FOR.

(MARC)>> SO THE FIRST STEP IS TO INSTALL THE BUNGS INTO THE TAIL PIPES. WE'RE GONNA MEASURE IT OUT, MAKE A MARK, AND DRILL OUR HOLES.

(JOE)>> LIKE WE SAID, ANYWHERE FROM EIGHT TO 10 INCHES IS THE SWEET SPOT FOR MOUNTING THOSE PLUGS. WE'LL DRILL A PILOT HOLE TO GET THINGS STARTED. THEN COME IN WITH THE BIG BOY TO MAKE ROOM FOR THAT BUNG. A LITTLE FILING WILL CLEAN UP THE BURRS.

(TOMMY)>> THE NEXT THING WE'RE GONNA DO IS WELD IN THIS NUT OR THE LITTLE BUNG THAT HOLDS THE SPARK PLUG.

(MARC)>> WELL I GUESS I'LL GO GRAB THE MODULES.

(TOMMY)>> I THINK I GOT THE WRONG END OF THE STICK ON THIS DEAL. OVERHEAD WELDING IS ALWAYS FUN.

(MARC)>> NOT TOO MUCH TO BE SAID HERE, JUST MAKE SURE YOU SEAT IT WELL BUT DON'T GET IT TOO HOT AND

MESS UP THE THREADS.

(TOMMY)>> WHOO WEE, YES SIR BOYS! NEXT WE'LL MOUNT THE MODULES.

THESE LITTLE THINGS ARE REALLY COOL BECAUSE THEY ACT LIKE A PURPOSE BUILT COIL THAT FIRES THOSE SPARK PLUGS AND MAKES THE COOL STUFF HAPPEN. THE KIT COMES WITH SOME SELF TAPPERS BUT SINCE WE'RE GOING INTO THE FRAME WE'LL DRILL AND USE SOME MACHINE SCREWS. THEN RUN THOSE WIRES.

(JOE)>> WELL NEXT WE WANT TO USE THIS WIRE TO CONNECT THE PLUG TO THE MODULE. WE GOT A SPADE CONNECTOR FOR THE MODULE AND THIS BLUE EYELET FOR THE SPARK PLUG. OH HERE'S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT. THE TIPS OF MOST STANDARD SPARK PLUGS ARE THREADED. SO THIS CAP CAN COME OFF. THIS IS THE WAY PLUG WIRES WERE INSTALLED IN THE OLD OLD DAYS BUT ALSO WORKS FOR FLAME THROWERS. HOW ABOUT THAT?

(MARC)>> WITH THE PLUGS INSTALLED WE CAN HOOK THEM UP TO THE MODULE. THEN WITH THE GROUND HOOKED UP, SPLICE IN THE HOT WIRE. AFTER THAT WE'LL RUN IT ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FRONT AND USE SOME LOOM TO MAKE IT LOOK NICE.

(TOMMY)>> WE'VE GOT OUR WIRES RAN INSIDE THE CAB THAT COME FROM OUR IGNITION MODULES, AND THEY'RE GONNA CONNECT RIGHT HERE ON THIS MIDDLE

POST OF THE SWITCH. NOW WE'VE GOT TO MAKE TWO MORE CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS THAT'S GONNA INTERRUPT OUR SIGNAL THAT ACTUALLY

LET'S OUR ENGINE RUN. THE WAY THIS WORKS IS THAT YOU TAKE THE HOT WIRE FROM YOUR COIL AND REROUTE IT TO THE INTERRUPTER SWITCH. THEN YOU RUN ANOTHER WIRE FROM THE SWITCH BACK TO THE COIL. MOST OF THE TIME THIS ALLOWS THE COIL

TO OPERATE NORMALLY. BUT ONCE YOU PRESS THE SWITCH IT REDIRECTS THE POWER FROM THE COIL BACK TO THE EXHAUST. VIOLA, FLAMES OUT THE TAIL PIPE.

(JOE)>> SO WE'LL GET OUR COIL HOOKED UP TO THAT SWITCH AND THEN INSTALL THE SWITCH ITSELF.

WELL THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IS UPON US. WE'VE GOT THE LIGHTS TURNED DOWN LOW, WE'VE GOT THE EXHAUST FANS ON, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS EVERYWHERE. SAFE TO SAY WE'RE READY TO SHOOT SOME FLAMES.

[ engine revving ]

(ANNOUNCER)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'RE GONNA KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE TEXT BOOKS?

(MARC)>> THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO IN LIMA IS A COLLEGE WITH A MODERN 200 ACRE CAMPUS. A COED SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR 4,500 STUDENTS. WITH COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC TEAMS AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS, CAMPUS DORMS, MODERN TRAINING

FACILITIES, AND A FIRST CLASS FACULTY TO HELP YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE.

(TOMMY)>> BUT THERE IS A LOT MORE HERE. UNOH IS ALSO THE COUNTRY'S ONLY NOT FOR PROFIT UNIVERSITY, WITH A COLLEGE OF APPLIED

TECHNOLOGIES WHERE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS EARN DEGREES IN AUTOMOTIVE AND DIESEL TECHNOLOGY, ALTERNATE FUELS, AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, AND OF COURSE OUR FAVORITE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS.

(MARC)>> YOU CAN NOT ONLY EARN A DEGREE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS, BUT THANKS TO PRESIDENT JEFF JARVIS, HERE RACING IS A FULL FLEDGED COLLEGE SPORT.

(JEFFREY)>> THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN CAN WIN SCHOLARSHIPS JUST LIKE A BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL PLAYER TO BE ON OUR MOTORSPORTS TEAM, TO DRIVE IN CIRCLE TRACK RACING WITH OUR STOCK CARS, WITH OUR MODIFIEDS, TO DRIVE STRAIGHT LINE DOWN THE DRAG STRIP IN OUR FUEL CARS AND THE RAILS. AND IT'S THE FIRST OF ITS KIND, IT'S UNIQUE, BUT IT ALLOWS THESE STUDENTS TO GET HANDS ON ABILITY TO MOVE INTO THE INDUSTRY.

(TOMMY)>> WHETHER YOU ENROLL IN THE AG PROGRAM

TO WORK ON COMBINES OR THE DIESEL PROGRAM TO REBUILD OVER THE ROAD RIGS, LIKE JOEL ORTBERG DOES, OR GET YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE LIKE KAYLYNN SIMMONS, MAKING THE UNOH RACE TEAM IS A PATH TO A CAREER IN THE SPORT.

( )>> NOW BACK THE OTHER WAY.

(JOEL)>> I KNEW AT A VERY YOUNG AGE THAT RACING WAS SOMETHING THAT I'VE GROWN UP AROUND, THAT I'VE

LOVED, THAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PART OF. AND HONESTLY WANTED TO HAVE A CAREER IN.

(TOMMY)>> LIKE KAYLYNN AND JOEL, UNOH GIVES STUDENTS THE CAREER TOOLS FOR SUCCESS.

(KAYLYNN)>> RIGHT NOW I'M IN MY COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND ACTUALLY THAT'S BEEN MY FAVORITE CLASS SO FAR, AND I HAVE LEARNED A TON. I HAD NEVER STEPPED IN A SEMI TRUCK BEFORE, AND IT'S BEEN AN ADVENTURE AND WE'RE ABOUT TO END THE FIRST SIX WEEKS. AND I'VE COME A LONG WAY AND LEARNED A TON, AND HAD A LOT OF FUN AT THE SAME TIME.

(MARC)>> LEARNING A TON STARTS HERE, WHERE INSTRUCTORS WORK WITH SMALL GROUPS. NO MORE THAN 20 STUDENTS, TEACHING MACHINING PROCEDURES USES THE LATEST EQUIPMENT. IT'S ALL ABOUT HOW TO SET UP AND RUN BORING BARS, HOW TO CLEARANCE CYLINDERS, RESIZE

CONNECTING RODS, LINE HONE BLOCK MAINS, AND MACHINE AND REBUILD CYLINDER HEADS. ( )>> YOU'RE GONNA SEE THE 45.

(TOMMY)>> AND PERFORMANCE ENGINE INCLUDES HOW TO BALANCE ROTATING ASSEMBLIES, CC COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, DEGREE CAM SHAFTS, AND FINAL ENGINE ASSEMBLY. STUDENTS THEN TUNE THOSE ENGINES IN THE CAMPUS DYNO COMPLEX. A FIRST CLASS FACILITY WITH CHASSIS AND ENGINE CELLS THAT HAVE HOSTED THE PRESTIGIOUS ENGINE MASTERS CHALLENGE FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS. WHILE STUDENTS LEARN THEORY IN CLASSROOMS, 70 PERCENT IS HANDS ON IN SHOPS DEDICATED TO EVERYTHING FROM ADVANCED WELDING TECHNIQUES ON

EXOTIC MATERIALS TO WORKING IN THE FULLY EQUIPPED CHASSIS FAB SHOP.

(MARC)>> THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES HOW TO BUILD AND SET UP PERFORMANCE DRIVELINES LIKE THIS

SESSION ON QUICK CHANGE REARENDS. ( )>> MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SHIM PACK SEPARATED LEFT AND RIGHT.

(MARC)>> REGARDLESS OF THE DISCIPLINE, ALL THESE AUTO PROGRAMS EQUIP GRADS TO EARN AT THE TOP OF THEIR FIELDS.

(BLAKE)>> I ALWAYS TELL THEM. I SAY THERE'S NO WAY YOU CAME DOWN HERE TO GRADUATE

HERE AND MAKE EIGHT BUCKS AN HOUR, OR $10 BUCKS AN HOUR.

THERE'S NO WAY, I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW THAT, YOU'RE SITTING IN THOSE SEATS. AND SO THAT'S HUGE YOU KNOW, YOU WANT MORE. SO I SAY STRIVE FOR IT, GO FOR IT, AND THERE'S SOME MONEY TO BE MADE.

(MARC)>> AUTOMOTIVE OR DIESEL, IT'S ALL ABOUT GRADUATING TECHS TO GET JOBS RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL.

(CHUCK)>> THIS IS INCREDIBLE! I MEAN TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY THAT YOU HAVE AT 22, 23 YEARS OLD IS JUST PHENOMENAL.

(TOMMY)>> AND WHEN EMPOWERED WITH A TRADE LIKE DIESEL, THEY'RE READY TO JOIN THE WORKFORCE AND START EARNING.

(CHUCK)>> BUT YOU KNOW ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATICS TYPICALLY THEY GET A RANGE OF LIKE $40,000 TO $60,000. YOU KNOW, I MEAN SOMETIMES THAT CAN BE CONSERVATIVE.

(TOMMY)>> WHAT'S NOT CONSERVATIVE ARE CLUBS ON CAMPUS.

THE AUTO CROSS CLUB, DIESEL PULLING CLUB, THE FOUR BY FOUR CLUB, AND THE OVER THE WALL CLUB THAT PRACTICES PIT STOPS TO COMPETE IN ARCA EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S A NO PRETENSES PLACE WHERE STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE ON THE SAME PAGE.

(CHRISTIAN)>> YOU KNOW WE'RE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. WE TURN WRENCHES, WE BUILD RACE CARS, WE FIX BROKEN THINGS YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, AND WE HAVE FUN DOING IT. AND YOU KNOW YOU'RE AROUND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BE HERE. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT HERE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS TOLD THEM TO.

AND A TECH SCHOOL LIKE THIS IT'S KINDA HARD TO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO. PRETTY BLACK AND WHITE AS TO WHAT WE DO. SO EVERYBODY WHO COMES HERE HAS SOME SORT OF PASSION FOR IT. AND EVEN IF IT'S DIESEL, YOU KNOW, OR AGRICULTURE, OR HIGH PERFORMANCE, THERE'S STILL STUFF TO RELATE TO. WE'RE STILL HERE FOR THE SAME BASIC PURPOSE. AND I DEFINITELY WOULD BE KICKING MYSELF IN THE BUTT FOR A LIFETIME IF I HAD NOT COME HERE FOR SURE. I'VE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE RACE COMPLEX AND AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK AT THE TRACK!

(MARC)>> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO ALL

THE TECH DNA LEARNED FROM MACHINING, TESTING, AND FABRICATING COMES TOGETHER HERE AT THE SCHOOL'S RACE COMPLEX. THIS SPOTLESS 14,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY IS HOME BASE FOR THE SCHOOL'S ELITE 75 MEMBER COLLEGE RACE TEAM.

HEAD COACH PAUL HIGGINS OVERSEES STUDENTS PREPPING, CREWING, AND RACING A DOZEN MACHINES, LIKE THIS COUGAR DRAG CAR. ALL TO BUILD REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE FOR JOBS AND PROFESSIONAL RACING.

(PAUL)>> WE'VE GOT GUYS IN THE TOP ECHELON OF ALL MAJOR MOTORSPORTS THAT ARE OUT THERE. NHRA TOP FUEL CARS, WE'VE GOT GUYS IN NASCAR. ANYWHERE FROM THE ARCA CARS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE SPRINT CUP TEAMS. WE'VE GOT GUYS IN INDY CAR, DIRT RACING, YOU NAME IT, WE'VE GOT UNOH GRADUATES AND ALUMNI ALL OVER THE PLACE, IT'S GREAT.

(TOMMY)>> AND THEY COME FROM ALL OVER THE PLACE TOO, LIKE ENGINE MANAGER PATRICK DAHLSTROM FROM SWEDEN.

(PATRICK)>> SO I GOOGLED UNOH AND IT LOOKED AMAZING ON THE INTERNET. TOOK A FRIDAY OFF FROM MY DAILY WORK BACK HOME IN

STOCKHOLM, FLEW OVER HERE, LOOKED AT THE SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, FLEW BACK HOME TO SWEDEN ON SUNDAY AND DECIDED I WANTED TO GO HERE.

(TOMMY)>> TODAY HE AND HIS TEAMMATES GIVE THEIR SHORT TRACK CARS FINAL PREP BEFORE LOADING THEM INTO

THE TEAM'S FOUR RACE HAULERS TO COMPETE AT THE PREMIER LOCAL DIRT TRACK OWNED BY UNOH.

(MARC)>> FOR 80 YEARS LIMA LAND MOTORSPORTS PARK HAS BEEN ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S TOP QUARTER MILE DIRT

OVALS AND A FAN FAVORITE NASCAR HOME TRACK FOR THE WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES. IN THE PITS ITS ALL BUSINESS AS THE CARS GET UNLOADED, BUT IT'S ALSO A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. ( )>> HE'S A RACING FAN.

(MARC)>> WITH THE TEAM'S STOCKS AND MODIFIEDS READY, THE GRANDSTANDS FULL, AND THE DRIVER'S BRIEFED. ( )>> FIVE SECONDS, AND THE TRUCKS WILL RUN LAST.

(MARC)>> IT WAS SHOW TIME. ( )>> RACE FANS GOOD EVENING AND

WELCOME TO LIMA LAND MOTORSPORTS PARK. THE BEST QUARTER MILE RACE TRACK IN THE NATION.

(MARC)>> FIRST THE STOCKS IN QUALIFYING. BACKING THEM IN, BUMPING FOR POSITION, AND CHARGING OUT IN EIGHT LAP HEATS.

(TOMMY)>> FOLLOWED BY THE FASTER MODIFIEDS, WITH DRIVERS TAKING EACH OTHER TO SCHOOL BUZZING THEIR SMALL BLOCKS TO 8,000, AND CLOCKING 15 SECOND LAPS AT SPEEDS APPROACHING 100. A TRUE TEST BED FOR THE STUDENT RACE TEAM.

(TREY)>> THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO LEARN THAN TO BE OUT HERE HANDS ON, GETTING DIRTY, YOU KNOW BEATING ON THE CARS, FIXING THINGS, AND KEEPING THEM IN TIP TOP CONDITION TO BE RACE READY. SO IF YOU TAKE WHAT YOU LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM AND YOU COME OUT HERE AND YOU REALLY GET TO PUT IT TO USE.

(TOMMY)>> SO WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING THEM, DRIVING THEM, AND CREWING THEM, WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW, THIS IS HOW YOU TEACH, EMPOWER, AND REWARD AMERICA'S NEXT GENERATION OF PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIANS.

(PAUL)>> GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE ON AN ACTUAL RACE TEAM THAT COMPETES GIVES THEM AN IDEA WHAT THEY'RE GONNA GET INTO WHEN THEY GET OUT IN THE REAL WORLD AND SEEK IT AS A CAREER.

(TOMMY)>> WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT EARNING A TECH DEGREE COULD BE THIS FUN.

( )>> RACERS!

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD IT'S TIME TO BUST OUT THE MARSHMALLOWS AND GET TO COOKING.

(JOE)>> THAT'S GOT IT.

(JOE)>> WELL THE OLD BANANA'S READY TO SPLIT, SO TO SPEAK.

NOW TELL ME MARC, WHEN YOU STARTED TO JOIN US DID YOU THINK YOU'D BE DRIVING A '49 FORD ON YOUR FIRST PAYOFF DRIVE?

(MARC)>> I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.

(JOE)>> MAYBE A GTO OR CORVETTE.

(MARC)>> FOR WHAT IT IS IT'S REALLY COOL. IT'S CERTAINLY NOT AS PEPPY AS THAT GTO BUT IT'S COOL IN ITS OWN RIGHT YOU KNOW?

(TOMMY)>> LIKE THEY SAID, IT MIGHT NOT RUN WITH THE PAVEMENT POUNDERS OF THE MUSCLE ERA, BUT THIS YELLOW MACHINE WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE BAD MOMMA JOMMA DURING THE DAWN OF THE HOT ROD ERA.

(MARC)>> AND SINCE IT'S GOT A PILE OF CUSTOM MODS

THROWN AT IT TO IMPROVE THE LOOKS AND FUN FACTOR, WE THINK THAT THE TRUE OLD SCHOOL HOT RODDERS WOULD BE PROUD.

(JOE)>> SHE'S GOT ALL THAT CHROME UP FRONT, INCLUDING A BIGGER BUMPER. AND DON'T FORGET THOSE SHINY NEW HEADLIGHTS AND MODIFIED BEZELS.

(TOMMY)>> WE'VE GOT THAT PEAKED AND LOUVERED HOOD LOOKING REAL GOOD, ALONG WITH THESE FANCY PANTS WHITE WALLS AND THOSE SPINNER HUB CAPS.

(MARC)>> THIS FRENCHED ANTENNA AND RECESSED LICENSE PLATE BOX MAKE UP THE REAR METAL MODS, WHICH ARE OFFSET WITH OUR LITTLE BITY BLUE DOT TAILLIGHTS.

(JOE)>> OF COURSE WE KEPT THE VENT WINDOWS, THREW ON SOME SKIRTS, AND THANKS TO HUDSON ROD AND CUSTOM, WE'VE GOT A CLASSIC TUCK AND ROLL INTERIOR ALONG WITH OUR CADDY STEERING WHEEL.

(TOMMY)>> BUT DOES SHE DRIVE AS

GOOD AS SHE LOOKS? WELL THERE'S JUST SOMETHING COOL ABOUT SITTING THERE LOOKING OVER ALL THOSE LOUVERS AT THE OPEN ROAD. IT DEFINITELY DOESN'T DRIVE LIKE NO SPORTS CAR, BUT I'LL BET THIS ONE'S GONNA STICK OUT A LOT BETTER THAN SOME OF THOSE SPORTS CARS.

(JOE)>> INDEED IT WILL. YEAH YOU WON'T SEE YOURSELF COMING DOWN THE ROAD IN THAT. OVERALL WE'RE GONNA CALL THIS BUILD A SUCCESS. FONZI WOULD PROBABLY DRIVE IT ANYWAY, AND JAMES DEAN WOULD TOO.

(TOMMY)>> LIFE IS GOOD!

(JOE)>> WELL THE OLD GIRL RUNS GOOD, SHE RIDES GOOD,

STOPS GOOD, GOTTA COUPLE OF CRAZY PASSENGERS I'M AFRAID. SHE REALLY LOOKS GOOD. THE OLD BANANA SPLIT IS FINALLY FINISHED, AND YOU KNOW WHAT? SHE MAKES FIRE, I'VE GOT MARSHMALLOWS, TIME FOR A FAREWELL PARTY.

(TOMMY)>> WE'RE GONNA HAVE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HERE, CONTINUE MELTING.

(JOE)>> THAT'S GOT IT. I DON'T KNOW IF I'D EAT THAT.

(TOMMY)>> DO YOU OWN OR ARE YOU RESTORING A FIRST GEN MONTE CARLO? IF SO THIS IS PROBABLY GONNA PEAK YOUR INTEREST.

THIS IS A NEW REAR BUMPER FROM AUTO METAL DIRECT. IT'S MANUFACTURED FROM HEAVY GAUGE STEEL AND HAS THAT BRIGHT, NEW PRETTY CHROME THAT ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT. AND WITH IT BEING FROM AMD, YOU KNOW THE FITMENT'S GONNA BE NICE USING THE OEM BRACKETS AND HARDWARE. THEY ALSO OFFER A LOT OF OTHER COMPONENTS FOR THE FIRST GEN MONTE CARLO'S BUT WE'RE ALL OUT

OF TIME FOR RIGHT NOW.

SO WE'LL SEE Y'ALL IN A FEW.
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