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Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON MUSCLE CAR, WORK ON THE COPO CAMARO CONVERSION CONTINUES AS WE PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP, WELL IN YOUR BED SIDE ANYWAY AS THE GUYS SHOW YOU HOW TO REPAIR A RAGGED OLD BUSTED UP SEAT FRAME. THEN WE SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE $600 BUCKS BY CONVERTING YOUR STEERING COLUMN FROM AUTO TO MANUAL. FLASHBACK LOOKS AT ANOTHER PIECE OF CAMARO ROYALTY. THEN LEARN HOW TO FIX A PLASTIC GRILL.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, NICE TO SEE YA. TODAY WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE WORKING ON OUR '69 COPO TRIBUTE CAMARO, AND THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO START DOING SOME UPHOLSTERY WORK.

(STEVE)>> WE'VE DECIDED TO TRY AND SAVE OUR ORIGINAL SEAT FRAMES BUT WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GONNA CHANGE THE PADDING AND THE COVERAGE BECAUSE THEY'RE A LITTLE WORSE FOR WEAR. NOW OUR ORIGINAL SEAT FRAMES ARE GOING TO NEED SOME

REPAIR WORK AND WE'LL GET TO THAT IN JUST A SECOND.

(TOMMY)>> BUT FIRST WE HAD TO DEICED WHAT WE WERE GONNA COVER OUR SEATS WITH, SO WE GAVE TMI PERFORMANCE INTERIORS A CALL AND THEY HAD EXACTLY WHAT WE

NEEDED FOR OUR CAMARO. AND THEY HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF OPTIONS, AND ALL THOSE OPTIONS FIT OVER STOCK SEAT FRAMES. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF UPGRADING YOUR SEAT PADDING TO THEIR SPORT SEAT, SPORT SEAT TWO, AND THEIR SPORT ARM ALLS. THESE PROGRESSIVELY INCREASE THE BOLSTERING IN THE SIDE OF THE SEAT, WHICH IN TURN GIVES YOU A WHOLE LOT MORE SUPPORT FOR PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONS. THEY ALSO SUPPORT THE RESTORATION MARKET BY OFFERING STOCK STYLE FOAM, SEAT COVERS IN DIFFERENT COLORS, VINYLS, AND STYLES.

(STEVE)>> AND SINCE DECIDING THE LOOK OF THE INTERIOR GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THE WAY IT'S GONNA FEEL, THE

SPORT ARM MODELS CAN ALSO BE PERSONALIZED WITH THINGS SUCH AS CUSTOM COLORS, PREMIUM VINYL AND UNISUEDE INSERTS, AS WELL AS CONTRAST STITCHING ON THE BOLSTERS.

(TOMMY)>> THE COPO'S CAME WITH A BASE INTERIOR, SO THAT'S THE CHOICE THAT WE'RE GONNA MAKE. NOW JUST LIKE MANK SAID, WE'VE GOT TO DO A LITTLE REPAIRING TO OUR SPRINGS CAUSE THEY'RE IN KINDA BAD SHAPE. WE'VE GOT A FEW OF THEM THAT'S BROKE, THE FRAME'S KINDA JACKED UP, BUT AIN'T NOTHING

THAT'S NOT REPAIRABLE. NOW THE FIRST THING THAT WE NOTICED, WELL OUR SEAT FRAME WAS BROKEN WHERE THESE TWO SPOT WELDS HAD JUST COME LOOSE. AND THAT STUFF HAPPENS OVER TIME. WE ALSO NOTICED THAT THE MAIN FRAME WIRE HAD COME UNHOOKED FROM THE FRAME AND IT NEEDS TO

BE LIKE THIS ONE. SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE FOUND, THE SIDE SUPPORTS WERE BROKEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS THING, WHICH ISN'T NO BIG DEAL, BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT. WE'LL START BY DRILLING A COUPLE OF HOLES SO THAT WE CAN SPOT WELD THE FRAME BACK TOGETHER.

THEN THE MAIN WIRE CAN BE HOOKED BACK INTO PLACE WITH THE TAB BEING KNOCKED BACK DOWN TO HOLD IT IN. THEN THE TOUGHER PART OF THE REPAIR BEGINS. SOMETIMES THESE CLIPS CAN BE A LITTLE BIT OF A BEAR, BUT THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO LET GO OF THE WIRE.

NOW TO REPLACE OUR SPRINGS WE WENT TO A LOCAL UPHOLSTERY SHOP AND JUST GOT SOME SPRING MATERIAL. THE STUFF ISN'T REALLY EXPENSIVE AND IT'S A MUST WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING THIS TYPE OF REPAIR BECAUSE YOU

CAN'T SIMPLY WELD THESE SPRINGS TOGETHER BECAUSE IT'S SPRUNG STEEL, AND ONCE YOU WELD IT IT'S GONNA CRACK ON EITHER SIDE OF THE WELD. YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL WITH THESE TABS WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING THEM BACK INTO PLACE. THEY'VE BEEN KNOWN TO BREAK OFF BEFORE.

NOW THE OLD CLIPS THAT WE TOOK OFF, YOU COULD REUSE

THEM AGAIN BUT HECK, THEY MAKE NEW ONES NOW. WE JUST PICKED THESE UP AT THE LOCAL UPHOLSTERY SHOP WHERE WE GOT THE NEW SPRINGS. THIS STUFF IS REALLY AND TRUTHFULLY NOT ALL THAT EXPENSIVE. SO WHILE YOU'RE THERE, JUST GO AHEAD AND PICK UP A FEW OF THESE. AND GET SOME EXTRAS JUST IN CASE YOU KINDA CONSUME OR WASTE A COUPLE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. WITH THAT DONE NOW I'VE GOT TO CUT THIS EXCESS OFF. NOW YOU COULD JUST CUT IT BUT YOU'RE RUNNING A CHANCE OF WHERE YOU SNIPPED IT COMING BACK THROUGH

ON YOUR UPHOLSTERY. IT NEEDS TO BE BENT BACK LIKE THIS ONE HERE. SO I'M GONNA USE A TORCH AND GET IT ALL HOT SO THAT I CAN PULL IT AROUND AND SNIP IT OFF. AND THAT ALSO KEEPS YOU FROM SLIPPING OUT OF THIS CLIP. THERE YOU GO! THAT PRETTY MUCH JUST GOT OUR SEAT FRAME ALL REPAIRED. NOW ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL THE FOAM, FOLLOWED

BY THE UPHOLSTERY, AND THIS THING WILL BE READY TO SET IN THE CAR. YES, WE'LL LET THE FRAME COOL OFF BEFORE WE START

PUTTING THE FOAM AND MATERIAL OVER THE TOP OF IT. SO DON'T SEND ME ANY ANGRY EMAILS PLEASE. THERE YOU GO GUYS. WE'VE HAD US WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A SET MAKEOVER. THE SPRINGS ARE ALL STIFF, THE FOAM FEELS GOOD, AND WHEN RIDING IN THIS THING IT'S NOT GONNA FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SITTING ON THE FLOOR BOARD. SO SPEND YOU A LITTLE TIME AND GET YOURSELF A SET OF THESE THINGS.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STICK AROUND TO SEE HOW YOU CAN SAVE BIG BUCKS ON A COLUMN CONVERSION. THEN IT'S A SMALL BLOCK SIZZLER AND A PLASTIC GRILL FIX THAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME.

(TOMMY)>> FOR THE MOST PART OUR INTERIOR'S JUST ABOUT FINISHED UP IN OUR COPO TRIBUTE CAR. MISTER MANK OVER HERE'S GOT OUR ORIGINAL AUTOMATIC

COLUMN THAT COME OUT OF OUR CAMARO. IT'S NOT IN TOO BAD OF A SHAPE BUT WITH THE FOUR

SPEED FROM AUTO GEAR THAT'S GONNA PROPEL OUR CAR, WE

CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE ANY NEED FOR AN AUTOMATIC

SHIFTER UP ON THE COLUMN. THE BAD NEWS IS A NEW FACTORY STYLE COLUMN CAN RUN YOU CLOSE TO $700 BUCKS. BUT THERE IS SOME LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. THIS COLUMN HERE HAS ALL THE COMPONENTS NEEDED TO SWAP THAT AUTOMATIC COLUMN BACK OVER TO THE MANUAL FLOOR SHIFT STYLE.

(STEVE)>> AND THE BEST PART IS THIS BABY ONLY COST US $100 BUCKS.

(TOMMY)>> YOU MEAN COST ME $100 BUCKS.

(ANNOUNCER)>> BUILD ON A BUDGET, MUSCLE CAR PROJECTS THAT SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

(TOMMY)>> WELL MISTER MANK I'M GONNA LET YOU KINDA FIDDLE FADDLE WITH THESE STEERING COLUMNS CAUSE I'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF WORK TO DO ON THE CAMARO. GOOD LUCK WITH IT, MAY THE POWER BE WITH YOU, AND ALL THAT MUSHY STUFF.

(STEVE)>> FIRST WE'LL GET RID OF A BUNCH OF EASY STUFF TO REMOVE LIKE THE HAZARD KNOB AND THE SHIFT LEVER, FOLLOWED BY THE UPPER COLUMN MOUNT BRACKET, WHICH ONLY HAS A FEW BOLTS. THEN THE STEERING WHEEL HAS TO COME OFF. TRYING TO DO THIS WITHOUT A STEERING WHEEL REMOVAL TOOL

IS WAY MORE HASSLE THAT IT'S WORTH. SO IF YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE THESE, REMOVERS

ARE WELL WORTH IT. THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER TOOL FOR REMOVING THE LOCK SPROCKET, AND YES, YOU'LL WANT THIS TOO. THE GOOD NEWS THAT BOTH OF THESE ARE CHEAP AND OFTEN YOU CAN BORROW ONE.

THE NEXT PIECE TO COME OUT IS THE HORN CONTACT. THEN THE BEARING AND THE RETAINER. THAT WILL LET US GET THE TURN SIGNAL CAM ASSEMBLY OUT. WE'RE IN THE HOME STRETCH NOW AND A FEW SMALL BOLTS COME OUT, WHICH HOLD THE UPPER HOUSING ON THE COLUMN. AT THIS POINT THE STEERING SHAFT ASSEMBLY IS READY TO COME OUT. THEN WITH A FEW TAPS OF THE HAMMER WE CAN REMOVE THE SHIFTER COLUMN. THAT'S IT, THAT'S THE PIECE WE NEED TO SWITCH. THEN GUESS WHAT? NOW THE WHOLE PROCESS HAS TO BE REPEATED ON THE OLD COLUMN. OLD PARTS LIKE THIS, AS YOU KNOW, HAVE A TENDENCY TO DECIDE THAT THEY PREFER THE COMPANY OF ONE ANOTHER, AND IT MAKES IT HARD TO GET THEM APART.

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'VE SEEN HOW IT COMES APART ONCE ALREADY ON THE OTHER COLUMN.

ALRIGHT, NOW THAT YOU GUYS HAD TO WATCH THAT PAINFUL DISPLAY OF ME TEARING APART TWO OLD STEERING COLUMNS,

HERE'S WHAT WE WERE CHASING. OUR ORIGINAL COLUMN IN THE CAR WAS AN AUTOMATIC WITH THE SELECTOR UP ON THE COLUMN ITSELF. WE'RE GONNA ELIMINATE THAT BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA HAVE THE CAR WITH A FOUR SPEED SYSTEM, WHICH MEANS WE WANTED TO GET RID OF THIS TOWER HERE AND MAKE IT SMOOTH.

THIS IS THE CORRECT ONE WE NEED. IT'S SMOOTH ALL THE WAY AROUND AND IS THE CORRECT

PIECE FOR A FLOOR SHIFT CAR, WHETHER IT WAS AN AUTOMATIC WITH A CONSOLE OR A FOUR SPEED. AND AS LONG AS WE'RE THIS FAR APART, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND REPLACE THE TUMBLER AND KEY UNIT INSIDE THE COLUMN. A HELPFUL HINT FOR YOU GUYS, WHEN YOU'RE DOING IT, YOU'RE GONNA FIND A TAB DOWN INSIDE THIS SLOT HERE IN THE COLUMN THAT HAS TO BE COMPRESSED. IT'S HIDDEN AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A PAIN IN THE BUTT, BUT YOU NEED TO DO THIS TO GET IT OUT OF THE UNIT ITSELF OR IT WILL NOT BE THAT EASY.

WELL I'VE GOT THIS THING TORE APART AS FAR AS I WANT TO TAKE IT DOWN.

THIS THING STILL HAS SOME MECHANICAL PARTS IN IT AND THEY'RE WORKING WELL. SO I'M GONNA LEAVE THEM BE AND CLEAN THIS PIECE BY HAND. WE'RE GONNA TAKE THESE TWO PIECES AND SOME OF THE SMALLER ONES AND PUT THEM IN THE BLASTING CABINET, CLEAN THEM UP, AND REPAINT THEM SO THEY'RE READY TO GO.

WITH A COAT OF BLACK DUPLICOLOR TRIM PAINT ON THE PARTS, REASSEMBLY CAN BEGIN ON OUR COLUMN. WHILE WE HAD IT APART, WE ALSO MADE SURE THAT ALL THE BEARINGS WERE CLEAN AS WELL AS REGREASING IT.

INSTALLING THE NEW IGNITION TUMBLER IS PRETTY SIMPLE. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF PUSHING IT INTO PLACE.

THIS LITTLE COPPER CONTACT IS GROUND FOR THE HORN AND IT HAS TO BE PROPERLY SEATED BEFORE THE SIGNAL CAM GOES BACK IN. WELL THERE YOU GO! FOR THE MOST PART OUR COLUMN IS FINISHED AND READY TO GO. WE HAD TO DO A LITTLE TEDIOUS WORK BUT WE DID SAVE OURSELVES SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS BY DOING SO. WE'RE GONNA GET IT READY TO PUT IT IN THE CAR BUT I'M GONNA LEAVE THE TOP OFF IN CASE WE HAVE TO MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE TUMBLER OR IN CASE WE HAVE TO DO ANY CIRCUIT TESTING ONCE EVERYTHING'S HOOKED BACK

UP IN THE CAR ITSELF, WE'LL BE GOOD TO GO.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT WE'VE GOT A PONY CAR BRUISER FOR YOU THAT TESTED A MAN'S BRAND LOYALTY.

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY'S FLASHBACK, A 1969 CAMARO Z-28 RALLY SPORT.

(TOMMY)>> FOR CAR FANATICS, BRAND LOYALTY CAN BE SOMETHING OF A RELIGION. BUT SOMETIMES LOVE CAN MAKE YOU DO CRAZY THINGS.

LARRY WHITE WAS A TRUE BLUE FORD MAN UNTIL A PRETTY LITTLE LADY CAUGHT HIS EYE.

(LARRY)>> WHEN WE FIRST STARTED DATING I HAD A 1970 FORD MACH ONE. THEN EVERY TIME I'D SHOW UP TO HER HOUSE TO PICK HER UP ON A DATE, HER DAD WOULD RAG ME ABOUT HAVING A FORD. SO I FINALLY BROKE DOWN AND DECIDED TO BUY CHEVROLET TO APPEASE HIM, AND I BOUGHT A '69 Z-28 CAMARO, HUGGER ORANGE JUST LIKE THIS ONE.

(CHERYL)>> I ACTUALLY LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE A STICK SHIFT IN THAT CAR, AND WE USED TO FIGHT OVER WHO WAS GONNA DRIVE.

(TOMMY)>> SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR TRANS AM RACING, IT COMBINED SMALL BLOCK PERFORMANCE WITH ROAD HUGGING AGILITY, EARNING IT THE NICKNAME "THE HUGGER". THE EXCLUSIVE POWERHOUSE WAS A TURBO FIRE 302 DESIGNED TO MEET THE 305 CUBIC LIMIT OF THE ROAD COURSE SERIES. CHEVY STARTED WITH A 327 BLOCK AND THREW IN A 283 CRANK SHAFT, A SOLID LIFTER CAM, AND L-79 327 HEADS. RATED AT A MERE 290 HORSEPOWER, IT ACTUALLY PRODUCED UPWARDS OF 400, PROPELLING IT FROM ZERO TO 60 IN JUST SEVEN POINT FOUR SECONDS. IT WAS ALL TOPPED OFF WITH A COWL INDUCTION HOOD WEARING SOME RALLY STRIPES. TO HANDLE THE DEMANDS OF THE ROAD COURSE, Z-28'S CAME LOADED WITH HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION, FRONT DISC BRAKES, QUICK RATIO STEERING, AND A 12 BOLT POSI REAR END. OH YEAH, AND A HURST SHIFTER. THAT WAS MANDATORY. THIS Z-28 ALSO GOT THE RALLY SPORT TREATMENT, WHICH WAS BASICALLY AN APPEARANCE PACKAGE. THERE WAS MORE CHROME ALL AROUND, PLUS A BLACKED GRILL WITH SOME SLICK CONCEALED HEAD LIGHTS. THE TAIL PANEL WAS UNIQUE, WITH THE BACK UP LIGHTS MOVED DOWN BELOW THE BUMPER. INSIDE THIS CAR'S ALL DRESSED UP WITH INDY PACE CAR UPHOLSTERY AND WOOD GRAIN TRIM.

RALLY GAUGES CAME MOUNTED ON THE DASH AND IN THE CONSOLE. A FOLD DOWN SEAT ALSO ALLOWS FOR A LITTLE EXTRA STORAGE. CAMARO'S GOT A SUBTLE MAKEOVER IN '69 TO GIVE THEM A MORE AGGRESSIVE STANCE. THE GRILL WAS NOW "V" SHAPED AND THE WHEEL WELLS AND BODY PANELS WERE MORE SQUARED OFF. SIMULATED VENT MOLDINGS WERE ADDED IN FRONT OF THE REAR WHEELS. THE FIRST Z-28'S APPEARED IN '67 BUT FLEW UNDER THE RADAR, AND ONLY ABOUT 600 WERE SOLD. IN '69 MORE THAN 20,000 ROLLED OUT OF THE DEALERS. LARRY HAD TO GET RID OF HIS ORIGINAL "Z" TO PUT HIMSELF THROUGH COLLEGE. IT MAY BE LONG GONE, BUT THIS RESTORED ONE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB TAKING ITS PLACE.

(LARRY)>> EVERY TIME WE GET IN THIS CAR, IT'S LIKE

WE'RE GOING BACK IN TIME.

(CHERYL)>> IT'S LIKE WE'RE OUT ON A DATE AGAIN.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD WE DO A GRILL REPAIR THAT RESCUES YOUR FACTORY FRONT.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, I'M TO A POINT THAT I KINDA NEED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM DOING ALL THAT WET SANDING AND BUFFING ON THE CAMARO. SO I DECIDED MIGHT AS WELL GET STARTED ON REPAIRING THE GRILL. WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF GNARLY SPOTS, BUT LUCKILY FOR US THEY ARE REPAIRABLE. THE FIRST STEP WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO IS REMOVING THE TRIM OFF OF IT BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA END UP HAVING TO PAINT THIS THING. MIGHT AS WELL GET IT OUT OF THE WAY. JUST KINDA WIGGLE THIS STUFF OFF. DON'T PUT A WHOLE LOT OF PRESSURE ON IT CAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY WANT TO TWEAK THIS STUFF CAUSE IT'S

A BEAR TO TRY AND STRAIGHTEN BACK OUT. HERE'S ANOTHER LITTLE TIP FOR YOU. IF YOU'RE TAKING THINGS APART, PUT

THEM BACK TOGETHER. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS PRETTY SIMPLE BUT THIS WAY, IF IT'S ALREADY BACK TOGETHER, YOU CAN'T FORGET HOW

IT GOES BACK TOGETHER. TO MAKE THE REPAIR WE'RE GONNA USE THIS TWO PART EPOXY. NOW IF YOU WERE WORKING AND TRYING TO REPAIR A GRILL THAT WAS FAR MORE BUSTED UP THAN THE ONE THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, THEY ACTUALLY MAKE A WEBBING OR NETTING STYLE MATERIAL THAT YOU CAN USE FOR THE MORE SERIOUS REPAIR. THIS STUFF WORKS AS A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT TO MAKE THE REPAIR A LOT STRONGER. THIS PARTICULAR EPOXY IS DESIGNED FOR PLASTIC REPAIR,

WHICH MAKES IT SUITABLE FOR WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. NOW WE'RE READY TO MOVE ON TO THE SANDING SIDE. I'M GONNA USE THIS CUSTOM SANDING BLOCK THAT I MADE, WHICH IS ACTUALLY JUST AN OLD STIR STICK WITH A GROOVE

CUT IN IT AND A PIECE OF 80 GRIT. NOW BEFORE I GO TO SANDING, I'M GONNA TAKE MY KNIFE AND KINDA TRIM THIS EDGE OFF A BIT. AND THE REASON I'M GONNA DO THAT INSTEAD OF WRAPPING THE SAND PAPER AROUND IS THAT WHENEVER I GO TO SAND, I'LL BE REMOVING MATERIAL FROM THIS EDGE AND THAT EDGE, AND I DON'T WANT TO REMOVE ANY FROM THAT SIDE. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED WHILE I'M SANDING THIS I'M ACTUALLY NOT SANDING IT FLAT AGAINST THIS SURFACE BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO ADD A TAPER TO THIS REPAIR. THAT WAY WHENEVER I PUT MY FILLER IN THERE, IT BROADENS THE SURFACE.

INSTEAD OF BEING RIGHT ON THIS EDGE, ITS ACTUALLY DOWN PAST IT A BIT. NOW I NEED TO BUILD ME A FORM SO THAT WHENEVER I PUT THIS STUFF IN THERE IT WON'T JUST FLOP OVER. SO I'M GONNA TAKE THIS PAINT PADDLE, TRIM IT DOWN A BIT, SEE IF THAT'LL WORK. NOW THIS MIGHT SURPRISE A FEW OF YOU OUT THERE TO KNOW THAT I'VE TRIED MY HAND AT WHITTLING. AND ABOUT THE ONLY THING THAT I KNOW THAT I CAN MAKE IS KINDLING.

THAT ONE WILL WORK. NOW BEFORE YOU START APPLYING THE EPOXY ONTO YOUR REPAIR, IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SQUIRT OUT A DECENT AMOUNT TO INSURE THAT THE STUFF IS MIXED PROPERLY. I KNOW THAT'S A LITTLE EXCESSIVE BUT COME BACK, TRIM IT, AND SHAKE THAT STUFF. THERE IT GOES, AND THERE WE GO. I'LL USE A KNIFE TO TRIM AWAY THE BULK OF THE EXCESS BECAUSE IT HELPS CUT DOWN ON THE SANDING TIME. YOU'LL NEED TO DO SOME SANDING AND WE'LL GO THROUGH SEVERAL GRITS TO GET IT SMOOTHED OUT. I'M ALSO GOING TO USE A DAB OF GLAZING PUTTY TO GET

IT NICE AND STRAIGHT. NOW ALL WE'VE GOT TO DO IS SPRAY ON SOME PRIMER, DO A

LITTLE BIT OF SANDING, AND THEN PAINT THIS THING BLACK TO MATCH THE REST OF OUR CAMARO. NOW IF YOU'RE WORKING ON A GRILL THAT HAS SEVERAL MORE BROKEN SPOTS, YOU'VE GOT TO DO THE MATH WHETHER IT'S WORTH REPAIRING OR NOT.

THE DO OFFER A NEW GRILL FOR THE CAMARO, BUT FOR THE MATERIAL THAT WE SPENT, IT'S LESS THAN $20 BUCKS. IF YOU'RE WORKING ON A CAR THAT THEY DON'T OFFER ONE. WELL THAT'S PROBABLY REALLY AND TRUTHFULLY YOUR ONLY OPTION IS TO REPAIR. SO JUST SPEND A LITTLE TIME, GET SOME KINDA PRIMITIVE TOOLS, GIVE IT A SHOT.

(STEVE)>> IF YOU'VE GOT ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING YOU SAW ON THE SHOW TODAY.

(TOMMY)>> GO OVER TO POWERBOCK TV DOT.
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