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Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE TOMMY TAKES A ROAD TRIP TO AN INTERIOR SHOP THAT WILL SHOW US HOW TO MAKE SEATS FOR OUR '69 CHARGER PROJECT. PLUS THE GUYS ADD A NEW TAIL STRIPE AND ACCESSORIES TO THE REAR OF OUR DODGE.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME TO DETROIT MUSCLE. TODAY WE'VE GOT SOME PRETTY BIG PLANS. I'M HEADING SOUTHBOUND TO AN INTERIOR SHOP, M&M HOT ROD INTERIOR, AND WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE DOING IS SEWING UP A FANCY NEW SET OF SEAT COVERS OUT OF SOME BEAUTIFUL RED LEATHER. OLE MARC STAYED BACK AT THE SHOP. HE'S MAKING SOME PREPARATIONS ON OUR MOPAR, AND WHAT WE'RE GONNA BE DOING IS ADDING SOME PIZZAZZ TO THE BACK SIDE OF THAT CHARGER.

WHERE WE'RE HEADING IS A SMALL TOWN THAT ONLY A SELECT FEW GET TO CALL HOME. THAT IS HOLLY POND, ALABAMA. TUCKED OFF THE BEATEN PATH IS ONE OF THE PREMIER CUSTOM INTERIOR SHOPS IN THE COUNTRY. M&M HOT ROD INTERIORS HAS BEEN CREATING AWARD WINNING INTERIORS FOR 36 YEARS, AND THEY ARE THE GO TO SHOP IN THE SOUTH FOR CUSTOMS AND RESTORATIONS. GOOD MORNING MISTER WAYNE. GLAD TO SEE YOU AT WORK BUDDY.

(WAYNE)>> GOOD TO SEE YOU TOMMY, HOW YOU DOING?

(TOMMY)>> DOING WONDERFUL! LOOKS LIKE YOUR BUSY THIS MORNING.

(WAYNE)>> YEAH WE'RE ALWAYS BUSY. TRYING TO LAY OUT SOME PATTERNS FOR SOME DODGE CHARGER SEATS.

(TOMMY)>> HAVE YOU MADE MUCH PROGRESS AT ALL ON THEM?

(WAYNE)>> A LITTLE BIT! WE'RE GETTING THERE.

(TOMMY)>> WHAT'S THE FIRST PROCESS TO THIS THING TO MAKE SOME SEATS?

(WAYNE)>> THE FIRST PROCESS THAT WE DO IS WE LAY THE HIDES OUT ON THE TABLE AND WE KIND OF GO OVER AND FIND THE IMPERFECTIONS, AND KINDA LIKE THESE CAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO USE ANY OF THAT. AROUND THE EDGES OF THE HIDES IS A LITTLE IFFY WITH STRETCH MARKS AND STUFF. YOU WANT TO REALLY GET YOUR STUFF OUT IN THE MIDDLE.

(TOMMY)>> OH REALLY?

(WAYNE)>> THAT'S WHERE THE GOOD LEATHER'S AT, OUT IN THE MIDDLE. WE USE THE EDGES FOR PULLS AROUND THE BOTTOM AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT YOU WANT TO GET YOUR INSERTS AND STUFF OUT OF THE CENTER.

(TOMMY)>> DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES ON THIS THING THAT YOU CAN SHOW ME A BAD SPOT KINDA?

(WAYNE)>> YEAH, KIND OF LIKE THAT. THAT'S WHAT WE CONSIDER BAD SPOTS, AND YOU REALLY DON'T WANT THAT IN YOUR SEAT, BUT THESE ARE SOME PRETTY CLEAN HIDES. THEY CAME FROM DOUGLAS LEATHER. THEY'RE SCOTTISH HIDES.

(TOMMY)>> WELL WHAT'S THE FIRST STEP ON CUTTING THESE PATTERNS OUT?

(WAYNE)>> WELL WE JUST, I CUT THE VINYL AND ACTUALLY SEW IT UP, FIT IT TO THE SEAT, AND MIGHT TAKE IT APART AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER THREE OR FOUR TIMES UNTIL YOU GET IT FITTING JUST EXACTLY RIGHT. THEN YOU CUT IT APART AND TRACE IT OUT ON THE LEATHER.

(TOMMY)>> WELL I GUESS IT'S TIME FOR US TO WATCH YOU DO SOME WORK. NOW WITH A STEADY HAND AND THE TEMPLATE THAT HE USES AS A GUIDE, WAYNE TRACES THE OUTLINE ONTO THE LEATHER AND THEN CUTS IT OUT WITH HIS TRUSTY OLD SCISSORS.

(WAYNE)>> NOW ALL WE NEED IS FOAM GLUED TO THAT.

(TOMMY)>> I'LL GO SEE PAMELA.

(WAYNE)>> GO SEE PAMELA.

(TOMMY)>> I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO COME SEE YOU ABOUT SOME FOAM.

(PAMELA)>> OKAY, WELL WE WILL GET THOSE SIDE BANDS GLUED, AND THEN WAYNE CAN SEW THEM UP.

(TOMMY)>> ALRIGHTY, IS THIS VERY COMPLICATED?

(PAMELA)>> NO, NOT AT ALL. ANYBODY CAN DO IT, EVEN YOU. ALL YOU DO IS SPRAY GLUE, AND THEN YOU JUST RUB IT DOWN. GET ALL THE WRINKLES OUT OF IT, AND THEN YOU JUST TAKE YOUR SCISSORS AND YOU JUST CUT IT OUT. ALL RIGHT, NOW THESE ARE READY FOR WAYNE.

(TOMMY)>> ALL RIGHT, I MAY BE BACK TO SEE YOU LATER THOUGH.

(PAMELA)>> ALL RIGHT.

(TOMMY)>> WELL I GOT YOUR LEATHERS ALL FOAMED UP.

(WAYNE)>> GOOD DEAL! THOSE ARE FOR LATER, I JUST NEED SOMETHING FOR YOU TO DO.

(TOMMY)>> WELL IN THAT CASE WHAT'S NEXT?

(WAYNE)>> NEXT WE'RE GONNA LAY THE LINES OUT ON THE SEAT THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE THE INSERT PATTERN THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO MARC ON THE LEATHER AND SEW UP. ALL WE DO IS WE DRAW IT ONTO THE SEAT.

THEN I WILL TRANSFER IT TO THE LEATHER, GET A PIECE OF FOAM, AND START SEWING.

SO NOW WHAT I'M DOING IS I'M STITCHING THESE LINES THAT I DREW ON THE LEATHER, STITCHING IT THROUGH THE FOAM TO GIVE US THAT PLEATED LOOK, AND THERE WE GO.

(MARC)>> GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINES ARE NOTORIOUS FOR HAVING CARBON BUILD UP ON THE INTAKE VALVES, CAUSING POOR PERFORMANCE AND REDUCED FUEL ECONOMY. NOW YOU COULD TEAR THE ENGINE DOWN, WHICH IS EXPENSIVE, OR YOU COULD USE A HIGH QUALITY CLEANER THAT'S MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS. THIS IS CRC'S GDI IVD INTAKE VALVE AND TURBO CLEANER, WHICH IS EASILY SPRAYED IN THROUGH THE AIR INTAKE. CRC ALSO OFFERS A COMPLETE GDI ENGINE SERVICE KIT, WHICH INCLUDES A CAN OF THE INTAKE VALVE CLEANER. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO CRC GDI DOT COM.

(NARRATOR)>> DON'T GO AWAY! WE'LL BUTTON UP THE SEATS FOR "PROJECT HARD CHARGER"!

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME BACK. WE'RE HERE AT M&M. WAYNE'S GOT OUR SEAT ALL SEWED TOGETHER. IT'S TIME TO SEE IF THIS THING'S GONNA FIT. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE CHANCES ARE?

(WAYNE)>> HOPEFULLY THEY'LL FIT.

(TOMMY)>> WELL LET'S SEE WHAT WE'VE GOT.

(WAYNE)>> ALL RIGHT, WE'LL DO IT.

(TOMMY)>> I'D HELP YOU BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT THAT CALF ROPED.

(WAYNE)>> I'VE DONE IT A TIME OR TWO. I THINK WE'RE A GO.

(TOMMY)>> SO WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP NOW?

(WAYNE)>> GOTTA FRENCH SEAM ALL THE WAY AROUND.

(TOMMY)>> I WANT YOU TO ELABORATE ON THAT FANCY SEAM.

(WAYNE)>> A FANCY FRENCH SEAM IS WHAT THEY DO IN ALL THE NEW CARS. SEW IT TOGETHER AND THEN YOU ACTUALLY SPREAD IT APART LIKE THAT AND IT'LL GET A STITCH ON THIS SIDE ALL THE WAY AROUND, AND THEN WE START BACK OVER THERE AND WE COME BACK ALL THE WAY AROUND ON THAT SIDE.

(TOMMY)>> BECAUSE ORIGINALLY IT HAD LIKE PIPING IN BETWEEN THAT SEAM.

(WAYNE)>> EXACTLY, IT HAD PIPING STITCHED IN HERE AND NONE OF THE MODERN CARS HAVE PIPING. IT'S ALL FRENCH SEAM.

(TOMMY)>> SO WAS THE PIPING IN THERE JUST BECAUSE OF STYLE OR FUNCTION?

(WAYNE)>> STYLE, YEAH, JUST LOOKS. THAT'S JUST THE WAY THEY DID IT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THE KEY TO A GOOD FRENCH SEAM IS TO BE SLOW AND STEADY, AND WITH WAYNE'S EXPERIENCE HE MAKES IT LOOK EASY.

SO HOW CLOSE ARE WE GETTING TO THE END?

(WAYNE)>> WE'RE GETTING IN THE HOME STRETCH NOW. ALL WE'VE GOT TO DO IS PUT THIS COVER ON, SLAP TWO BUTTONS IN IT, AND WE'LL BE GOOD TO GO.

(TOMMY)>> I THINK IT'S PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT BUT.

(WAYNE)>> A LITTLE BIT. SIMPLIFY! SPRAY A LITTLE SILICONE.

(TOMMY)>> WHAT FOR?

(WAYNE)>> MAKES THE SEAT COVER SLIDE ON EASIER.

(TOMMY)>> IS IT SCENTED?

(WAYNE)>> YEAH.

(TOMMY)>> SMELLS LIKE SILICONE?

(WAYNE)>> IT SMELLS LIKE SILICONE.

AND SEE HOW MUCH BETTER THE SEAM LAYS ONCE YOU GET THE FRENCH SEAM ON IT?

(TOMMY)>> YEAH.

(WAYNE)>> A LITTLE PUCKERY.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT.

(WAYNE)>> CAUSE IT JUST KIND OF WADS UP AND IT PUCKERS.

(TOMMY)>> THAT'S NICE AND FLAT NOW.

(WAYNE)>> NOW IT'S NICE AND FLAT, AND THEN WHEN YOU STRETCH IT ON IT'LL REALLY LAY IN THERE AND LOOK GOOD.

(TOMMY)>> I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE WERE GONNA BE PUTTING BUTTONS ON THIS? YOU'RE GRABBING HOG RINGS.

(WAYNE)>> OH WE'VE GOT TO HOG RING THE COVER ON FIRST. BUTTONS COME ON LAST.

(TOMMY)>> REALLY?

(WAYNE)>> YEAH!

(TOMMY)>> I'M SUPPOSED TO SEE YOU ABOUT A BUTTON.

(PAMELA)>> ALL RIGHT, NOW IT'S VERY COMPLICATED. NOW YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION.

(TOMMY)>> IS IT GONNA TAKE VERY LONG?

(PAMELA)>> NOT VERY LONG AT ALL.

THAT'S IT!

(TOMMY)>> WHAT?

(PAMELA)>> HERE'S YOUR BUTTON. PERFECT BUTTON!

(TOMMY)>> IT IS NICE. GOT YOU A COUPLE OF LITTLE CHIGGER BITES THERE.

(WAYNE)>> ALL RIGHT, IT'S ABOUT TIME Y'ALL GOT ME SOME BUTTONS UP HERE.

(TOMMY)>> JEEZ, YOU KNOW IT'S HARD TO FIND GOOD HELP.

(WAYNE)>> IT IS, IT REALLY IS.

(TOMMY)>> SO WHAT WE GONNA DO HERE?

(WAYNE)>> NOW I'M GONNA SHOW YOU HOW TO PUT THESE BUTTONS IN THIS SEAT.

(TOMMY)>> NEEDLES MAKE ME A LITTLE NERVOUS.

(WAYNE)>> THEY DO ME TOO, BUT THAT NEEDLE GOES RIGHT IN THAT CROSS AND THEN YOU THREAD THE BUTTON STRING IN THAT SLOT.

AND THEN WE TIE A SLIP KNOT AROUND THE SPRING.

(TOMMY)>> MAN, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT! DID YOU GET IT?

(WAYNE)>> AND THERE YOU GO.

(TOMMY)>> AND I HAVE TO SAY YOU MADE THIS LOOK WAY EASY, AND THIS SEAT TURNED OUT GREAT.

(WAYNE)>> WELL GREAT, I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW I KNOW YOU'VE GOT THE OTHER ONES TO DO. SO IF YOU DON'T MIND, GIVE ME A CALL WHENEVER YOU GET THOSE FINISHED UP.

(WAYNE)>> OKAY, BE GLAD TO. ALL RIGHT, LET ME GET YOU OUT OF HERE WHERE I CAN GET BACK TO WORK.

(TOMMY)>> HOLDING THE MAN UP.

(MARC)>> YOU KNOW HERE IN THE SHOP WE SPEND AN AWFUL LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT COMPONENTS. WHETHER THEY BE OEM REPLACEMENTS, AFTERMARKET RESTORATION PARTS, OR HIGH PERFORMANCE UPGRADES. WE TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR FEATURES AND BENEFITS, AND HECK EVEN MOST OF THE TIME WE SHOW YOU HOW TO INSTALL THEM, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE TEND TO SKIP OVER AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST AS IF NOT MORE IMPORTANT. WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT ARE FLUIDS, SPECIFICALLY ENGINE COOLANT. IF YOU SPEND A BUNCH OF MONEY ON FANCY GO FAST COMPONENTS THEY YOU CERTAINLY WANT TO PROTECT THEM, AND ONE GOOD WAY TO DO THAT IS WITH A HIGH QUALITY ANTIFREEZE COOLANT LIKE PRESTONE. PRESTONE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1927. IT DEVELOPED NONFLAMMABLE ETHYLENE GLYCOL FOR USE IN PASSENGER CARS AND TRUCKS, AND BY WORLD WAR TWO PRESTONE WAS THE ALLIED FORCES' ANTIFREEZE OF CHOICE TO KEEP THEIR VEHICLES RUNNING IN TOP CONDITION. THE COMPANY IS STILL THE INNOVATION LEADER AND CONTINUES EVOLVING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF MODERN ENGINES. TODAY'S ENGINES ARE LIGHTER, BUILT OF ALUMINUM, AND RUN HOTTER THAN PREVIOUS ENGINES. TO KEEP UP WITH THIS DRAMATIC CHANGE IN ENGINE CONSTRUCTION PRESTONE SPENT SEVEN YEARS TO DEVELOP THE NEW TO THE WORLD ANTIFREEZE COOLANT WITH A PATENTED CORROSION INHIBITOR PACKAGE. THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY, THE FIRST IN NEARLY 25 YEARS, IS NAMED CORE GUARD AND IT PREVENTS CORROSION FROM FORMING, MAKING YOUR ENGINE RUN SMOOTHER AND HELPS IT LAST LONGER. CORE GUARD TECHNOLOGY KEEPS YOUR COOLING SYSTEM LOOKING NEW, AND IT STARTS WORKING IMMEDIATELY. WITH A REPORTED 50 PERCENT OF ALL BREAK DOWNS ATTRIBUTED TO A COOLING SYSTEM FAILURE, WHY TRUST YOUR CAR'S HEALTH WITH DECADES OLD TECHNOLOGY. NOW THE QUESTION COMES, DO I INSTALL AN ANTIFREEZE COOLANT CONCENTRATE AND THEN ADD WATER OR DO I GO WITH THE 50/50 PREMIXED? BOTH HAVE SUPERIOR PROTECTION BUT IF IT'S EASE OF USE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE 50/50 PREDILUTED FORMULA IS WHAT YOU WANT TO GO WITH. SO FOR YOUR DAILY DRIVER OR HOT ROD THIS STUFF IS AN EASY CHOICE. PLUS IT COVERS YOU FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS OR 150,000 MILES, BUT IF YOUR DAILY OR YOUR SOCCER MOM MOBILE IS AN IMPORT THEY'VE GOT YOU COVERED THERE AS WELL. PRESTONE HAS RECENTLY LAUNCHED THREE NEW ANTIFREEZE COOLANT PRODUCTS FOR IMPORTS. THE FIRST IS HONDANISSAN, WHICH IS ALSO FORMULATED FOR ACURA, INFINITI, HYUNDAI, KIA, SUBARU, MAZDA, AND MITSUBISHI VEHICLES, AND IT WORKS WITH ASIAN BASED POAT TECHNOLOGIES. THE ONLY MAJOR ASIAN MANUFACTURER NOT ON THIS LIST WOULD BE TOYOTA, AND THAT'S WHERE THIS PRODUCT COMES IN. IT'S DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR TOYOTA, LEXUS, AND SCION VEHICLES. AND YOU GUESSED IT, THEY'VE GOT ONE FOR EUROPEAN IMPORTS AS WELL. THIS THING'S GOOD FOR VOLKSWAGEN, AUDI, MERCEDES, BMWMINI, AND VOLVO. SO IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE YOU HAVE. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A 50/50 PREDILUTED ANTIFREEZE COOLANT PRESTONE HAS GOT YOU COVERED.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, THE GUYS ADD A TAIL STRIPE TO THE REAR OF OUR '69 DODGE CHARGER.

(MARC)>> HEY FOLKS, WELCOME BACK. WHILE YOU GUYS WERE OUT AT THE TRIM SHOP WITH TOMMY I'VE BEEN BUSY WORKING ON OUR '69 DODGE CHARGER HERE. LAST TIME YOU SAW THIS THING WE HAD A BIG HOLE HERE IN THE FLOOR. WELL WE'VE GOT ALL NEW SHEET METAL IN THERE AS WELL AS SOME SOUND AND THERMAL COATING SPRAYED IN. SO THIS THING'S PRACTICALLY READY FOR THAT INTERIOR AS SOON AS IT'S FINISHED. NOW I ALSO INSTALLED THE DECK LID, AND IF YOU'RE AS EXCITED AS WE ARE TO SEE HOW THIS CAR'S GONNA LOOK WHEN IT'S FINISHED WELL TODAY IS YOUR DAY. IT'S TIME FOR SOME SHINY BITS AND SOME FLARE RIGHT HERE ALONG THE BACK. YOU'LL SEE WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW MARC'S NOT TALKING ABOUT SOME BIG OLE DAYTONA WING. HE'S ACTUALLY REFERRING TO THIS BRIGHT RED TAIL STRIPE. NOW WE'RE GOING WITH RED BECAUSE WE WANTED TO ACCENT THAT INTERIOR THAT WE PLANNED TO PUT IN OUR CAR. NOW TO GET THIS STUFF ALL STARTED WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP A BIT. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO BLOW THE DUST OFF BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SITTING AROUND FOR A GOOD WHILE, AND THEN WE'VE GOT TO WIPE IT DOWN. THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS BLOW OFF ALL THE DUST WITH SOME COMPRESSED AIR. THEN WIPE IT DOWN WITH SOME NAPHTHA.

(MARC)>> NOW THAT TOMMY'S GOT THIS ALL CLEANED UP WE CAN MOVE ON TO FIGURING OUT WHERE WE NEED TO PUT OUR STRIPES. WELL THANKFULLY THE STRIPE KIT CAME WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS TELLING US WHERE WE NEED TO MAKE THE MEASUREMENTS, MAKE SOME MARKS, AND GET OUR STRIPES IN THE RIGHT PLACE. I'VE GOT SEAMSTRESS TAPE AND I'VE GOT SOME HIGH QUALITY MASKING TAPE HERE, NEITHER OF WHICH ARE GONNA DAMAGE OUR PRETTY BLACK PAINT. FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS PULL A MEASUREMENT RIGHT OFF THIS TAIL PANEL. WE'RE MAKING THIS MARK AT TWO AND A HALF INCHES FROM THE BACK OF THE QUARTER PANEL WITH THE QUARTER EXTENSION NOT INSTALLED. THIS MARK GETS MADE AT AN INCH AND THREE QUARTERS BEHIND THE REFLECTOR OPENING. WE'LL DO THE SAME TO THE OTHER SIDE...

...AND TAPE THE DECAL IN PLACE FOR MOCK UP. WITH THE OTHER SIDE INSTALLED WE CAN TAKE A MEASUREMENT OF THE TOTAL WIDTH OF THE DECK LID TO ESTABLISH CENTER, WHICH WE'LL MARK ON A PIECE OF TAPE. ALL RIGHT, LETS SEE HOW THIS LOOKS. GET IT ALL LINED UP. YEP, CENTER. ALL RIGHT TOMMY, IT'S ALL YOU. THE HARD PART'S DONE.

(TOMMY)>> NOW TO HELP PUT THIS STUFF ON WE'VE GOT SOME SOAPY SOLUTION AND A SQUEEGEE. SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED. WITH THE DECALS OUT OF THE WAY WE CAN SPRAY THIS SOAPY WATER ONTO THE SURFACE OF THE CAR ON TO THE STICKY SIDE OF THE STRIPE. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO MOVE THE DECAL AROUND THEM UNTIL WE GET IT EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT IT. THEN WE CAN SQUEEGEE ALL THE SOAPY WATER OUT FROM UNDERNEATH ALONG WITH ANY BUBBLES. I THINK THAT'S GOOD. WE CAN MOVE ON. NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE DECK LID PIECE, WHICH GETS LINED UP WITH THE QUARTER PANEL PIECES ON THE ENDS AND THE CENTER LINE IN THE MIDDLE. MORE SQUEEGEEING AND THIS THING IS READY TO PEEL AND REVEAL. NOW WHENEVER YOU'RE PULLING THIS BACKING OFF YOU DON'T WANT TO PULL IT OFF IN LIKE THIS DIRECTION CAUSE WHAT THAT CAN DO IS ACTUALLY PULL OFF THE DECAL. IT'S BEST TO KIND OF GO ALONG WITH THE PANEL.

OH YEAH, MAN THAT LOOKS GREAT!

(MARC)>> PERMATEX HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR IT'S ULTRA GRAY AND ULTRA BLACK GASKET MAKER, AND IF YOU WANTED A MORE PREMIUM OPTION YOU HAD TO JUMP TO ITS RIGHT STUFF LINE, WHICH COSTS NEARLY DOUBLE. WELL NOW THERE'S AN OPTION IN BETWEEN WITH THE OPTIMUM LINE. OPTIMUM GRAY IS FOR WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURE AND VIBRATION EXISTS. IT'S A MAXIMUM TORQUE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE OPTION. THE OPTIMUM BLACK IS THE HIGH FLEX OPTION WHERE DIFFERENT METALS MEET AND HAS THE HIGHEST OIL RESISTANCE. THEY'RE BOTH MADE WITH NEWER LIGHT WEIGHT PREMIUM COMPONENTS, AND EACH ONE COMES WITH TWO NOZZLES.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN FORD MOTOR COMPANY DECIDED TO REPLACE THE SUPER DUTY'S TRITON V-10 BACK IN 2011 ITS CHOICE WAS THE SIX POINT TWO LITER VEIGHT, AND UP UNTIL NOW IT WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A REMANUFACTURED REPLACEMENT. THIS IS A REMANED SIXTWO FROM POWERTRAIN PRODUCTS. IT COMES COMPLETE WITH THE USE OF MANY OEM PARTS. BUILT TO EXCEED OEM SPECS FOR EVERYDAY ABUSE WITH COATED PISTONS, HIGHER VOLUME OIL PUMP, AND A BUNCH OF OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. IT'S BACK WITH A FOUR YEAR WARRANTY OR YOU CAN EVEN UPGRADE TO A FIVE.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT WE FINISH ICING THE CAKE ON THE REAR OF OUR DODGE!

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOP WHERE WE'RE MAKING SOME PRETTY GOOD PROGRESS DOLLING UP THE BACK SIDE OF OUR OLD DODGE. THE NEXT THING WE NEED TO IS REFURBISH OUR TAILLIGHT ASSEMBLIES. NOW WE'RE GONNA SPRAY ON A LITTLE BIT OF PAINT AND WE'RE GONNA DO ALL THAT OVER HERE IN THE BOOTH. OUR PLAN OF ATTACK ON THIS THING IS SPRAYING THE INSIDE HERE A REAL BRIGHT SILVER, AND THAT'LL HELP REFLECT ALL THAT LIGHT ON THE INSIDE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE LENS. NOW BACK HERE ON THE BACK IF YOU NOTICE IT'S REAL INCONSISTENT AS FAR AS THE COLOR GOES. WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO WITH THAT IS PAINT IT A LITTLE DARKER SILVER, AND WHEN WE'RE ALL SAID AND DONE THIS IS GONNA LOOK LIKE A MILLION BUCKS. WITH SOME RUBBER GLOVES ON WE'LL DO FINAL PREP ONE THE HOUSINGS WITH SOME DUPLICOLOR GREASE AND WAX REMOVER. THIS WILL GET ANY LEFT OVER CONTAMINANTS OFF THAT MAY PREVENT OUR PAINT FROM ADHERING PROPERLY. SO THEN WE CAN SPRAY.

(MARC)>> WHILE THE PAINT'S DRYING ON THOSE TAIL LAMP HOUSINGS LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW PARTS WE'RE GONNA USE TO GET THE BACK END OF OUR CHARGER ALL DIALED IN. WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING HERE ON THE TABLE FROM YEAR ONE, AND THEY OFFER MUSCLE CAR RESTORATION PARTS FOR GM, FORD, AND MOPAR. WE GOT AN EXTERIOR GASKETS SET, THE ICONIC FUEL DOOR AND BEZEL, TAIL LAMP LENS, EVERYTHING TO GET ALL THIS STUFF INSTALLED, THE BULBS AND THE HARDWARE, BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST, I'M GONNA START WITH THESE BACKUP LIGHTS AND REFLECTORS CAUSE THEY'RE THE EASY ONES. THE REFLECTORS JUST SNAP RIGHT IN, AND THE BACK UP LAMPS INSTALL WITH A COUPLE OF SCREWS. WE'LL LAY THE NEW WIRING HARNESS INTO PLACE AND ROUTE IT WHERE THE ORIGINAL ONE WAS, AND WE CAN GO AHEAD AND PLUG IN THOSE BACK UP LAMPS.

(TOMMY)>> I GOT YOU A BUMPER.

(MARC)>> OH, NICE! YOU SURE THAT'S THE RIGHT ONE?

(TOMMY)>> IT SHOULD FIT.

(MARC)>> OKAY.

THAT'S IT! WITH THAT BUMPER IN PLACE WE CAN TIGHTEN IT DOWN AND MOVE ON TO SOME MORE SHINY STUFF, LIKE THE TRIM AND LOCK CYLINDER.

(TOMMY)>> HEY BIG MAN I GOT YOU SOME JEWELRY. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

(MARC)>> OH MAN YOU'RE NOT PROPOSING TO ME ARE YOU?

(TOMMY)>> PROPOSING YOU GET BACK TO WORK.

(MARC)>> THESE REFRESHED TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLIES JUST SLIDE RIGHT INTO PLACE FROM THE INSIDE OF THE TRUNK AND GET FASTENED DOWN WITH SOME NEW HARDWARE.

AND WE JUST COULDN'T RESIST THAT FUEL DOOR.

(TOMMY)>> THAT BACK SIDE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD DON'T IT?

YOU KNOW WHENEVER YOU'VE GOT A PROJECT LIKE OUR OLD '69 DODGE CHARGER HERE THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT THAT GOES INTO THEM, MAKING THEM NICE, AND IF YOU'VE GOT A FANCY PAINT JOB LIKE OUR OLD CAR YOU KNOW PROTECTING YOUR RIDE IS A GOOD IDEA.

(MARC)>> SO WE WENT TO COVERCRAFT FOR ONE OF ITS WEATHER SHIELD HP CAR COVERS. THIS PROVIDES THE BEST ALL AROUND PROTECTION, WHETHER IT'S OUTDOORS OR INDOORS. THIS SPECIAL FABRIC LETS HEAT, MOISTURE, AND CONDENSATION ESCAPE, BUT IF YOU GET WATER ON IT, IT JUST ROLLS RIGHT OFF. IT'S AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF COLORS, AND IT'S EASY TO CARE FOR. YOU CAN JUST WASH AND DRY IT RIGHT AT HOME. THESE THINGS ALL COME WITH A FOUR YEAR WARRANTY, AND YOU CAN EVEN CUSTOMIZE THEM WITH THE NAME OF YOUR CAR, OR A LOGO LIKE WE GOT. IT'S PRETTY FANCY!

(TOMMY)>> TYPICALLY ADJUSTABLE PLIERS GET A BAD REP BECAUSE THEY CAN BE DIFFICULT TO ADJUST ON THE FLY, AND THEY'RE KNOWN FOR SLIPPAGE, BUT THERE IS A BETTER OPTION. THIS IS MATCO'S THREE PIECE QUICK ADJUSTABLE PLIER SET. THEY'RE USEFUL FOR GRIPPING AND HOLDING ROUND, SQUARE, HEX, OR FLAT FASTENERS, AND THE SELF GRIPPING HEX SHAPED JAWS WON'T SLIP OFF ANY SHAPED NUT OR BOLT. THE QUICK ADJUST HANDLES MAKES IT EASY TO FIND THE CORRECT SIZE. THE KIT INCLUDES ALL THREE SIZES, SEVEN, 10, AND 12 INCH LENGTHS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE SEEN ON TODAY'S SHOW GO TO POWERNATION TV DOT COM AND UNTIL NEXT TIME Y'ALL KEEP IT BETWEEN THE DITCHES.
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