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Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> WE'VE SEEN THIS TIRED OLD LADY GO FROM PARTIALLY RESTORED TO A FULL BLOWN CUSTOM MASTERPIECE. AND ON THIS EDITION OF SEARCH AND RESTORE SHE GETS BUTTONED UP AND DRIVEN WHEN OUR LUCKY POWERBLOCK VIEWER RETAKES OWNERSHIP OF HIS PRIZED POSSESSION.

(TIM)>> OKAY GUYS, BEGINNING OF THE LAST WEEK. WE'RE GONNA PUT THIS THING UP ON THE LIFT, WE'LL START RUNNING THE FUEL LINE, MOUNT THE FUEL PUMP, RUN THE BATTERY CABLES. ( )>> LOT OF WORK YET TO BE DONE IN JUST A FEW DAYS.

(TIM)>> CHECK, MAKE SURE WHAT WAS DONE. FIGURE OUT WHERE WE WERE ON THE AIR RIDE A WEEK BEFORE. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE EVERYTHING POWERED UP. WE'VE GOT MOTOR GUYS COMING TOMORROW MORNING. WE NEED TO HAVE THIS THING READY TO RUN. STEREO GUY'S HERE WORKING AROUND US. WE'VE GOT A LOT TO DO IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. ( )>> WHAT DO I THINK OF THE CAR? UNBELIEVABLE, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY GOT THIS MUCH DONE IN THREE WEEKS. THIS GUYS GONNA HAVE ONE HELL OF A CAR WHEN HE'S DONE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> IN THE '50'S DIAMONDS WERE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, AND THE HUDSON NOT TO BE OUTDONE FLASHED ITS OWN SET OF JEWELRY.

(TIM)>> WE DON'T JUST USE ADVANCED PLATING BECAUSE THEY'RE HERE IN NASHVILLE, WE USE THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.

(STEVE)>> WHEN YOU START ONE PIECING BUMPERS, THEY'RE A CHALLENGE, ADDING STUDS, STRETCHING GRILLS, REMOVING PARKING LIGHTS. IT MAKES FOR A PRETTY UNIQUE CAR, WHICH IS WHAT WE WANT TO BE A PART OF.

(TIM)>> IT'S REALLY AWESOME.

(STEVE)>> I'VE GOT TO STAY ON MY TOES OR ELSE THE PAINT AND BODY GUY'S GONNA MAKE ME LOOK BAD.

(SEAN)>> HAGAN STREET ROD SUPPLIED US WITH THEIR TEAR DROP ARM REST. VERY COOL AND THEY WERE EASY TO COVER. WOW, THAT'S GREAT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> SEAN AND JENNA CRIST FROM CRIST CUSTOMS RETURN FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF THE BUILD, FINISHING UP THEIR AMAZING HEAD LINER ALONG WITH CARPET SUPPLIED BOWEN FOAM AND FABRIC AND ONE OF A KIND DOOR PANELS.

(CHRIS)>> THE CAR'S PRETTY NAKED TO START OFF WITH. THERE'S LITERALLY NO SPEAKER LOCATIONS IN THE VEHICLE. IT GIVES ME FREE REIN TO DO ANYTHING I WANT. I'M BUILDING A FIBERGLASS VALENCE THAT JUST WRAPS AROUND UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM OF THE DASH. BOOM, I'VE GOT A PLACE TO PUT MY SPEAKERS. KICKER SUPPLIED US WITH THE K/S LINE OF COMPONENTS. AS MUCH BOOM MAT AS THEY PUT IN THIS CAR, IT'S GONNA HAVE A REAL DENSE, HEAVY, THICK SOUND TO IT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WITH OVER 3,000 MAN HOURS INVESTED IN THIS BUILD, IT'S NOT ONLY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. MANY COMPANIES GENEROUSLY DONATED THEIR PARTS AND SERVICES IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE BACK TO THE MOORE FAMILY.

(BRADY)>> WE DO HIGH PERFORMANCE STARTERS AND ALTERNATORS. WE'VE BEEN MAKING STARTERS AND ALTERNATORS IN WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, SINCE 1981. ( )>> HAND ME THAT OVER THE FRAME RAIL.

(ANNOUNCER)>> CHICAGO DRIVELINE PROVIDED A STEEL CUSTOM DRIVESHAFT THAT WHEN UNLEASHED CAN HANDLE THE 500 PLUS HORSEPOWER THAT THIS LEAD SLED WILL CRANK OUT. ALL STAR PERFORMANCE COOLED THIS PROJECT WITH THEIR RADIATOR FAN AND SHROUD KIT. WE PICKED UP A DETROIT LOCKER LIMITED SLIP CARRIER FROM OUR BUDS AT SUMMIT RACING.

(TIM)>> ON WEEK ONE WE RESHAPED THE WHOLE DASH BY USING A MOTORHEAD DESIGN HOUSE GAUGE CLUSTER. HAD IT CHROMED, FILLED THE CENTER WITH SOME BLUE MARBLE GUITAR PICK GUARD, CUT TWO HOLES IN IT, AND WE'RE USING CLASSIC INSTRUMENTS WHITE HOT SERIES GAUGES. TWO SIMPLE HOLES WITH ALL THE GAUGES YOU NEED. WEEK FOUR IS PRETTY MUCH ABOUT STRESS AND NO SLEEP. BY THE END OF THE WEEK IT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE A CAR, SOUND LIKE A CAR, HOPEFULLY EVEN DRIVE LIKE A CAR.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, SEE WHAT HUDSON HAD IN COMMON WITH ANOTHER FAMOUS ODDBALL MAKE. AND WE'LL MEET A CAR BUILDER WHO'S HELPING KEEP PRESTON TUCKER'S DREAM ALIVE WITH HIS ONE OFF CUSTOMS, STAY TUNED!

(TIM)>> I DON'T REALLY LIKE TO DWELL ON HOW SHORT OF A TIME WE'VE GOT TO BUILD THIS CAR. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO DO THE BEST JOB WE CAN IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT WE'RE ALLOTTED, AND THE CREW THAT I HAVE THIS WEEK IS KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK. I GOT MY BUDDY ROB IDA TO COME FINALLY. I'VE BEEN BEGGING HIM AND BEGGING HIM TO COME SINCE WE STARTED DOING THIS SHOW. MAN, EVERY TIME I LOOK AT AN IDA CAR, IT'S RESPECT. WHEN I TOLD HIM WE WERE BUILDING A CUSTOM AND A HUDSON, HE SAYS COUNT ME IN AND I'M GONNA BRING SOME DUDES WITH ME.

(ANNOUNCER)>> THOSE DUDES ARE A PAIR OF TWINS AND A CAR COLLECTOR WHO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON, MAINLY THEIR LOVE FOR THE INFAMOUS TUCKER TORPEDO.

(ROB)>> WELL MY GRANDFATHER OWNED A DEALERSHIP IN YONKERS, NEW YORK BACK IN '47. AND THEY PROMOTED THE TUCKER QUICKLY BUT FIERCELY. AND AS WE ALL KNOW, THE TUCKER COMPANY DIDN'T LIVE ON PAST THE 50 CARS THAT THEY PRODUCED.

(ANNOUNCER)>> SO ROB TEAMED UP WITH SEAN AND MIKE, WHO ARE PRESTON TUCKER'S GRANDSONS. TOGETHER THEY CREATED A CONCEPT THEY CALL THE TUCKER 48, A 100 PERCENT HAND MADE TRIBUTE TO A DREAM NEVER FULFILLED.

(SEAN)>> ANYBODY CAN MAKE A FAKE CAR, AND WHAT THEY DID IS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

(MIKE)>> SO THE MOVIE CAME OUT AND THERE WAS INTEREST IN TUCKER. AND I THINK FOR US WE WANT TO BE AS BIG A PART OF THAT AS POSSIBLE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE KEEPING THE INTEREST OF WHAT OUR GRANDFATHER'S INTENTIONS KIND OF ALIVE.

(ROB)>> IT'S JUST AN AMAZING THING, THAT THAT CAR CAN MEAN SO MUCH THAT IT KEEPS PEOPLE LIKE US TOGETHER GENERATIONS DOWN THE LINE. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF HUDSON CARS, AND THEN WHEN TIM CALLED ME AND ASKED ME IF I'D COME GIVE HAND ON THIS HUDSON PROJECT I SAID, AH, THAT'S PERFECT. THAT'S RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN RELATE.

(SEAN)>> THEY WERE KIND OF CARS PRODUCED IN THE SAME SPIRIT. THEY WERE VERY WELL BUILT, VERY INNOVATIVE CARS JUST LIKE TUCKER WAS.

(MIKE)>> ONE OF THE MAJOR FEATURES THAT WE CAN SEE WORKING ON THE HUDSON OUT HERE IS THE FRAME CONSTRUCTION IS VERY SIMILAR TO THEY TUCKER. HUDSONS WERE KNOWN FOR THEIR STEP DOWN FRAME STARTING I THINK IN 1948. IRONICALLY THE YEAR THE TUCKER WAS RELEASED. THIS IS DEFINITELY DESIGN CONTINUITY. IT EVEN GETS THE SHAPE OF IT. YOU CAN TELL A HUDSON FROM ANY OTHER CAR FROM THE LATE '50'S, AND I THINK A TUCKER'S VERY, VERY MUCH UNIQUE IN THAT RESPECT AS WELL.

(COREY)>> WE'RE GETTING ALL THE A/C LINES RUN AND HOOKED UP TO THE COMPRESSOR AND THE CONDENSER AND THE BULKHEAD ON THE FIREWALL.

(TIM)>> SO ANOTHER CUSTOM THING WE'RE DOING ON THIS CAR IS SIDE MOLDINGS. I'M GONNA USE PART OF THE ORIGINAL HUDSON TRIM, SOME OF THIS ALUMINUM TRIM WE GOT FROM CLAYTON MACHINE WORKS. GONNA CUT IT, STICK IT ON THERE, HAVE SOME REALLY COOL SIDE MOLDINGS.

(ANNOUNCER)>> THE HUDSON IS GETTING A LITHIUM ION BATTERY FROM LITHIONICS. IT WEIGHS ONLY 15 POUNDS AND HAS A NEVER DIE BUTTON WHERE YOU CAN TURN THE BATTERY OFF WHEN STORED. PLUS AN AUTOMATIC LOW VOLTAGE CUTOFF STORES ENOUGH CRANKING POWER, YOU'LL NEVER NEED A JUMP START AGAIN.

(KEVIN)>> SINCE OUR BIG BLOCK 500 STREET WEDGE HAS ALREADY BEEN BROKEN IN ON THE DYNO AT INDY CYLINDER HEAD, NOW WE'RE WAITING TO ADD SOME MOBILE ONE FULLY SYNTHETIC EXTENDED PERFORMANCE 10/30. THIS ADVANCED FULLY SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL HAS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE, AND WILL HELP KEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNING LIKE NEW. PLUS MOBILE ONE GUARANTEES THAT PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION FOR UP TO 15,000 MILES BETWEEN OIL CHANGES.

(ANNOUNCER)>> AHEAD IT'S AN EMOTIONAL REUNION OF MAN AND MACHINE WHEN OUR OWNER LAYS EYES ON HIS OLD BUT NEW LEAD SLED.

(ANNOUNCER)>> DAY 20, AND FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS THIS FEELING IS MUTUAL. ( )>> I'M TIRED! IT'S BEEN A LONG WEEK. WE WORKED HARD, HAD A FEW GLITCHES, GOT PAST IT. NOW IT'S MONEY TIME.

(ANNOUNCER)>> BUT NOT BEFORE CRUNCH TIME WHEN ALL THE LITTLE THINGS ARE BUTTONED UP. NIGHT PROWLER SENT US SOME ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A CLASSIC IMPALA STEERING WHEEL AND A CADILLAC AIR CLEANER THAT WE ALSO PAINTED TO MATCH THE CAR.

(TIM)>> SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A COMPLETE CUSTOM CAR AND YOU DO A LOT OF BODY MODS, AND THE STOCK WEATHER STRIP JUST MAY NOT FIT? STEELE HAS THE ANSWER FOR YOU. IT'S A UNIVERSAL PEEL AND STICK. THEY MAKE MANY DIFFERENT SIZES AND THICKNESSES. I LIKE TO USE IT IN THE DOOR JAMBS. AND THEN I'LL SHOW YOU A LITTLE TRICK HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE YOU NEED. YOU DON'T WANT THE WEATHER STRIP TOO TIGHT CAUSE THEN IT'S REALLY HARD TO CLOSE THE DOOR AND IT MIGHT MAKE THE DOOR STICK OUT EVEN WHEN IT'S CLOSED. SO I'VE GOT TWO OF THE THICKNESSES. SEE THAT ONE KINDA PULLS OUT A LITTLE EASY DOWN THERE. THAT TELLS ME THAT I NEED TO USE THE THICKER ONE.

(BOB)>> I THINK IT'S WILD THAT YOU CAN GET SUCH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM TEXAS, NEW JERSEY, EAST TENNESSEE, AND YOUR ALL JUST TRYING TO HELP THIS GUY. AND IT'S GOOD TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN SO GOOD TO YOU.

(KYLE)>> YOU KNOW, I'M NOT HERE FROM ANY BIG ROD SHOP. I'M JUST A REGULAR EVERYDAY TECHNICIAN BUT I STILL WANTED TO GET IN ON THE ACTION JUST TO GIVE BACK. IT'S PRETTY NEAT BEING AROUND EVERYBODY.

(TIM)>> I REALLY GET NERVOUS WHEN WE HOOK THE BATTERY UP THE FIRST TIME AND WE GET READY TO START IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. EVERYTHING IN THIS THING IS NEW. IF SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT, THAT AIN'T GOOD.

(RUSS)>> THIS HUDSON IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE EVER PUT A 440 IN A HUDSON. IT'S AN ENGINE THAT WE BUILD A LOT OF, THE 500 CUBIC INCH ENGINE THAT MAKES HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE. YOU CHANGE THE CYLINDER HEADS ON THEM, THE MANIFOLDS ON THEM. THIS ENGINE MAKES ABOUT 600 HORSEPOWER AND IT MAKES AS MUCH TORQUE. SO THAT MAKES A GREAT STREET MOTOR.

(ROB)>> ALRIGHT TIM, YOU READY, START IT?

(TIM)>> HIT IT! [ engine starting ]

(TIM)>> NOT ONLY DID KEN AND RUSS FROM INDY CYLINDER HEAD BUILD THIS 440 IN THEIR FACILITY, THEY CARED ENOUGH TO COME DOWN, HELP US GETTING IT RUNNING, AND MAKE SURE IT WAS RIGHT. THEY WERE AWESOME.

(COREY)>> THAT SOUNDS GOOD, LOOKS GOOD TOO.

(TIM)>> SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD. A LITTLE BIT OF AN EXHAUST LEAK. FINALLY GOT IT PRETTY CLOSE I THINK.

(SHAWN)>> AFTER A LOT OF WORK WE GOT ALL THE WIRING STRAIGHTENED OUT AND IT RUNS GREAT.

(TIM)>> FORWARD!

A LOT OF WEIRD THOUGHTS YOU KNOW, GOOSE BUMPS, NERVOUS TODAY. I ABOUT GOT SICK A COUPLE TIMES CAUSE I WAS SO NERVOUS TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE. AND I STAND BACK AND I LOOK AT THIS, AND I KNOW I DID MY JOB RIGHT CAUSE I PICKED THE RIGHT CREW TO COME IN ALL FOUR WEEKS ON THIS, FROM THE METAL GUYS, TO THE BODY GUYS, TO THE PAINT GUYS, TO THE ASSEMBLY GUYS, TO THE INTERIOR PEOPLE, EVERYBODY DID AN AWESOME JOB ON THIS. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL TOM SEES THIS BABY.

(TIM)>> SO HERE IT IS, THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED. I'M A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS. OUR POWERBLOCK VIEWER IS SHOWING UP TODAY TO GET A PEEK AT THIS CAR. WE TOOK IT A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AGO AND PUT THIS '51 HUDSON HORNET THROUGH A COMPLETE CUSTOM TRANSFORMATION. TOM ALREADY HAD A REALLY GOOD START ON THE HUDSON AND WHOLE SHELF FULL OF PARTS, AND WE BROUGHT THEM ALL BACK TO THE TECH CENTER AND PUT IT TOGETHER. AND THANKS TO MY CREW OF VOLUNTEERS AND DOZENS OF AFTERMARKET COMPANIES, AND ABOUT 3,000 MAN HOURS, WE'VE GOT A FULL ON CUSTOM HORNET SITTING HERE. IT'S CHOPPED, IT'S DROPPED, IT'S SMOOTH, AND A LOT OF THE IDEAS WERE TOM'S TO BEGIN WITH. '55 OLDS HEADLIGHT RING, '39 LINCOLN ZEPHYR TAILLIGHTS, CUSTOM MOLDINGS EVERYWHERE, SHAVED, SMOOTH, AND ROUNDED CORNERS, AND HUGE CHRYSLER VEIGHT POWER IS SOMETHING THE ORIGINAL HORNET NEVER HAD. AND COMPARING THE BEFORE SHOT TO THIS TWO INCH CHOPPED ROOF, TOM'S DREAM CAR IS A PIECE OF ART LIKE NO OTHER. AND WHEN TOM SITS IN THIS THING, HE'S GONNA BE SURROUNDED BY EVERYTHING COOL AND CUSTOM. CUSTOM HEADLINER, CUSTOM DOOR PANELS, EVEN CUSTOM SEATS.

(KEVIN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME, COME ON IN.

(TOM)>> NICE TO MEET YOU.

(KEVIN)>> YOU TOO.

(TIM)>> WHILE KEVIN'S UP FRONT GETTING THE FAMILY ALL EXCITED, WE'RE GONNA MOVE THIS HUDSON AROUND THE CORNER AND GET READY FOR THE BIG SURPRISE.

(KEVIN)>> FIRST OF ALL, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU GUYS HERE. HOW WAS THE TRIP?

(LISA)>> GREAT, GOOD!

(KEVIN)>> WHAT HAS THIS DONE FOR THE FAMILY? HOW HAS IT CHANGED, HAS IT CHANGED ANYTHING?

(TAYLOR)>> IT'S GIVEN HOPE THAT YOUR DREAMS CAN COME ALIVE. LIKE DON'T GIVE UP, AND I THINK ITS JUST BROUGHT EVERYONE SO MUCH CLOSER TOGETHER.

(TIM)>> OKAY KEVIN, WE'RE READY, BRING THEM ON DOWN.

(KEVIN)>> ARE WE READY? WE'RE READY, LETS GO!

[ crowd clapping ]

(TIM)>> EVERYBODY, THIS IS TOM AND LISA MOORE FROM MONTROSE, MICHIGAN. WHAT ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE DOING HERE WITH YOU? IS THIS LIKE THE WHOLE TOWN OR WHAT?

(TOM)>> PART OF THE FAMILY.

(TIM)>> THIS IS ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, OR PART OF THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WORKED ON YOUR CAR. A LOT OF THESE GUYS TRAVELED FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, SHUT DOWN THEIR SHOPS, SPENT THEIR OWN MONEY TRAVELING HERE. WE PUT OVER 3,000 MAN HOURS INTO YOUR HUDSON. I REMEMBER ON YOUR GUYS VIDEO TAPE THAT YOU SENT IN, AND WHEN WE TALKED TO YOU, THAT YOU TWO HAD A PROMISE. REMIND EVERYBODY WHAT YOUR PROMISE WAS.

(LISA)>> ITS JUST SOMETHING I PUT ON THE BATHROOM. I SLIDE IN A LITTLE SLOT IN THE BATHROOM FOR YEARS. TO MY LOVING HUSBAND, YOU ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL MAN. I KNOW... I CAN'T EVEN READ IT. YOU DESERVE SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO. I PROMISE THAT ONCE I'M DONE WITH COLLEGE I WILL WORK TWO JOBS IF NECESSARY TO GET THE HUDSON DONE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, LOVE ME.

(TIM)>> WELL WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR THE LAST MONTH I THINK WE'RE GONNA HELP YOU GUYS FULFILL YOUR PROMISES TO EACH OTHER. SO KEVIN, WANT TO GO GET IT?

(KEVIN)>> YEP! [ engine fires up and revs ]

(TIM)>> DO YOU RECOGNIZE IT AS YOUR OLD CAR?

(TOM)>> YEAH!

(TIM)>> WE ALL KIND OF THOUGHT THAT IT NEEDED CHOPPED. I KNOW WE DIDN'T WANT TO CHOP IT MUCH CAUSE A HUDSON DOESN'T HAVE A TALL TOP LIKE A MERCURY DOES, BUT WE REALLY WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY AWESOME. SO LETS GO GET A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK AT IT. SOME OF THE GUYS EXTENDED THE FENDERS OUT, DROPPED IT DOWN TO FOLLOW THE LINE OF THE HOOD. WE SHAVED ALL THE BUMPERS. WE LEFT THE HOOD ORNAMENT ON IT, PUT A LITTLE SPLASH OF COLOR AROUND THAT. IT'S GOT SOME OF THE HUDSON TRIM ON THE SIDE. IT'S STILL GOT ALL THE STAINLESS AROUND THE WINDOWS. WE DIDN'T OVER SMOOTH IT, WE DIDN'T DO A MODERN CUSTOM. WE DID A TRUE '50'S/'60'S LIKE YOU KINDA LIKE. WANT TO SEE THE INSIDE OF THE CAR? YOU WANT TO SEE THE INSIDE OR THE ENGINE FIRST?

(TAYLOR)>> ENGINE!

(TIM)>> I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO THE ENGINE. YOU WANTED TO KEEP IT CHRYSLER POWERED. HUDSON KINDA HAD SOME TIES TO CHRYSLER BACK IN THE DAY, SO WE DID KEEP THE 440. ALL THE COLORS GO THROUGH. THE COLORS OFF THE SIDE ARE ON THE FIREWALL AND THE AIR CLEANER. ALUMINUM HEADS, INDY CYLINDER HEAD 440. THE DYNO SHEET SAYS LIKE 500 AND SOMETHING HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE.

(KEVIN)>> YES, 525 HORSE, 575 FOOT POUNDS OF TORQUE, IT'S NINE AND A HALF TO ONE ON PUMP GAS, SO YOU'RE GOLDEN TO CRUISE.

(TIM)>> LETS SHOW YOU THE INTERIOR IN THIS BABY. GOT AFTERMARKET FRONT BUCKETS, GOT A CONSOLE, FIRE THAT BABY UP. YOU DON'T NEED TO GIVE ANY GAS, YOU CAN JUST. [ engine fires, crowd clapping ]

(TIM)>> WE'LL HAVE CHRIS ROBINSON FROM NEW SOUTH MOTORSPORTS COME OVER AND GIVE YOU A LITTLE TOUR OF THE STEREO SYSTEM.

(CHRIS)>> LETS GO AHEAD AND SHOW YOU THIS STEREO HERE. GOT A KENWOOD EXCELON DECK, IT'S GOT HIGH VOLTAGE OUTPUTS ON IT. IT'S GOT THE BLUE TOOTH MICROPHONE. YOU CAN MAKE WIRELESS PHONE CALLS. IT'LL PLAY MUSIC OFF YOUR PHONE WITHOUT EVEN TAKING IT OUT OF YOUR POCKET. [ music playing ]

(JOAN)>> FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN TO HIM, IT'S, I CAN'T PUT IT INTO WORKS.

(TAYLOR)>> YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY CAR SHOWS, HOW MANY FAMILY VACATIONS. WE ARE GOING TO BE IN THIS CAR CONSTANTLY. I DON'T EVEN THING DAD'S GONNA SLEEP IN THE HOUSE ANYMORE. I THINK HE'S GONNA SLEEP IN THE CAR.

(MICHELLE)>> THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST REWARDING THING THAT COULD HAVE EVER. THEY'RE SO DESERVING OF THIS. (CHRIS R.)>> TO BE A PART OF THE TEAM THAT TOOK HIS VISION AND TURNED IT INTO REALITY, IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME. YOU KNOW IT WASN'T DOING SOMETHING NICE JUST FOR TOM, IT WAS NICE FOR US AS A TEAM.

(JAMES)>> UNCLE TOM'S GONNA DRIVE IT EVERYWHERE. I KNOW HE'S GONNA TAKE GRANDMA IN IT. SHE'S SAID ONCE IT'S DONE SHE WANTS TO RIDE SHOTGUN.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT TIME ON SEARCH AND RESTORE, THIS TEENAGE ONCE SOLD HIS PRIZED MOPAR TO START A FAMILY. 25 YEARS LATER HE'S A FIREFIGHTER WITH THREE GROWN KIDS AND A MUSCLE CAR IN HIS DRIVEWAY LEFT UNDONE. TIM AND THE TEAM TRAVEL TO SAINT LOUIS TO HELP RESCUE A DREAM.

(ANNOUNCER)>> VEHICLE DELIVERY PROVIDED BY PILOT TRANSPORT. INDUSTRY LEADERS IN MOVING YOUR PRECIOUS CAR, TRUCK, OR SUV ON TIME AND DAMAGE FREE.

(TIM)>> WHAT DO YOU THINK, FEEL GOOD?

(TOM)>> I LOVE IT, IT FEELS REAL GOOD TIM.

(TIM)>> YOU LOOK COOL SITTING OVER THERE. I THINK THIS IS COOL. I HAD THEM CHROME THAT. I THINK IT LOOKS REALLY COOL WITH ALL THE DASH STUFF.

(TOM)>> YEP, VERY COOL! IT'S AWESOME, IT'S AWESOME!
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