Trucks! adds nitrous to a lowered 2006 GMC Sierra and shows how to make a few custom paint mods on the cheap. Then it goes to the drag strip for a real world test!
We're lowering our totally stock 2006 GMC 1500 without changing the factory steering and we'll show you an easy way to remove worn-out ball joints before adding new shocks, wheels and tires to get our GMC looking and riding right.
We're installing a nitrous system in our 2006 GMS Sierra! This wallet friendly "power adder" is one of the simplest ways to gain more horsepower!
We're dressing up our 2006 GMC Sierra by painting the front fascia and brake calipers. Then, we're going to visit the Bushwacker factory to see how they design and make some of the best flares in the business.
We're strapping our newly nitrous equipped 2006 GMC Sierra to the dyno to see just how much more power we are making. Then, we're taking it to the drag strip for a real world test!
Both our 1971 C-10 and '06 GMC Sierra get a proper Trucks! payoff! We've finished all the modifications and upgrades and we're giving them one last test drive. Then we're traveling to Idaho to check out Bully Dog Performance.
Trucks! gives this 1971 Chevy C-10 some much needed upgrades. Starting off with door replacement how-to, a new beefed up drivetrain, and rebuilding the worn out suspension!
A classic C-10 is introduced and treated to air suspension on all four corners
This classic pickup returns for custom brakes, fuel system plus cab repair
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're adding new truck arms, lowering springs, sway bars and rebuilding our front control arms on our 1971 Chevy C-10!
Trucks! shows you how to rebuild a limited slip differential and how to convert your vintage Chevy side windows to one piece glass!
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.
Trucks! is adding more power to their 1999 Toyota Tacoma by adding a Turbo kit then adding some off road protection in the form of rock rails.
We're starting a brand new project by tuning up a 2000 Toyota Tacoma, then taking it out for a test drive to see how tough it is in stock form.
Trucks! is adding more power to their 2000 Toyota Tacoma by adding a Turbo kit then adding some off road protection in the form of rock rails. Plus doing an easy modification called the "grey wire mod" for better traction!
Today, we're taking our completed Wrangler LJ out for an off road payoff to see how our upgrades worked and we're taking our reworked Tacoma along to see how if stacks up to the Wrangler!
Time to wedge a Ford dual overhead cam 4.6L V-8 into a 2001 'Ranger' based truck to build a smaller version of a Ford Lighting.
Today we're kicking off a brand new project to wedge a Ford dual overhead cam 4.6 liter V-8 into a 2001 'Ranger' based truck to build a smaller version of Ford's Lighting. Since "Mini Lightening" doesn't sound that tough, we're calling this Project - Rolling Thunder!
Today we'll make engine mounts for our 4.6 liter V-8 that's going into Project Rolling Thunder and we're making some more room under the hood to house our new stable of 300 plus horses.
Now that our 4.6 liter V-8 fits between the frame rails of Project Rolling Thunder, we've got to move a few things around to make sure we can close the hood.
Today we'll be firing up our 4.6 liter V-8 in Project Rolling Thunder and we'll show you the budget approach to rebuilding your alternator.
We're hitting the streets with Project Rolling Thunder, our 4.6 Liter powered Ford Ranger based compact pickup to see just how our new drive train motivates this "Mini Lightning"!
We're doing a test for towing improvements using a tuner and we're picking out a new ride height for Project Rolling Thunder.
We're putting a Supercharged Cobra Engine in our Ranger based pickup and installing a Cobra IRS setup.
We're installing our supercharged Cobra engine and six speed transmission in Rolling Thunder and stiffening the frame.
We're designing and installing a completely new front end suspension then, installing the drivetrain and the relocated fuel cell.
Today, it's old school "altered" body work for Project Rolling Thunder! Ryan has pushed our racetrack Ford Ranger's front axle forward by 6 inches, so it's up to Kevin to make the fenders fit!
Trucks! is back on Project Rolling Thunder and we're adding power and fuel lines in the chassis and making our own custom aero body mods for style and for brake cooing.
Project Rolling Thunder is getting a layer of heat insulation under the cab to cutdown the heat from our new exhaust system.
Project Rolling Thunder is getting safer with an all new roll cage, racing seats and all the safety gear we need to hit the track. Then, we're doing body body mode to make room for our 295 - 35s up front.
We're adding a custom gauge display built from the Ranger's stock gauge cluster and we're repairing hail dents on our hood - the easy way!
Kevin's taking his prized Christmas cozy "blankie" and turning it into a hard core custom race truck front bumper! Then we're gonna install it on Project Rolling Thunder- our 600 plus horsepower street legal race track ready Ford Ranger!
Today, we're firing up our supercharged 4.6 "Aluminator" engine for the first time and we're going to show you how to find the center of gravity of your ride!
We're putting the supercharged 4.6 "Aluminator" powered Ranger on the dyno for some engine tuning and to see just how much big power we're making with Project Rolling Thunder!
The day has finally come! Project Rolling Thunder hits the racetrack! After nearly two and a half years of hard work, we're at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville tearing it up with our supercharged street and track Ranger!
Today on TRUCKS! we change our Mazda B2500 into a Ford Ranger... with a sheetmetal transformation!
we're kicking off a brand new project to wedge a Ford dual overhead cam 4.6 liter V-8 into a 2001 'Ranger' based truck to build a smaller version of Ford's Lighting. Since "Mini Lightening" doesn't sound that tough, we're calling this Project - Rolling Thunder!
Today on TRUCKS! we change our Mazda B2500 into a Ford Ranger... with a sheetmetal transformation!
Today on Trucks! we're taking out Bilstein's 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK to the trails to see how we did and to make sure it's ready to be given away to one of you lucky viewers. Then, we're doing the final assembly on our Project Rolling Thunder street and race truck.
Today, we're turning the Trucks! shop over to a team of WyoTech graduates, as they begin building the ultimate shop truck for their school! These grads are starting work on WyoTech's 1964 F-100 by upgrading the 390 FE V-8 with a new cam and intake.
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.
We'll straighten out our 1997 Dodge frame before setting our 1979 Ford F-350 body on it.
We're modifying our 1997 Dodge frame by moving the engine back nearly 6 inches before bolting our 1979 F-350 body to it.
We're adding power to our 5.9 Cummins with a new fuel plate and dropping in a brand new, heavy duty clutch.
Hybrid six wheel Ford body/Dodge Cummins diesel rolls out of the shop for its maiden asphalt twisting payoff.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Today SUPER DUALLY is under the gun! The body swapped F350 finally gets to wear its permanent colors!
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.
Project: SuperDually gets new a new steering shaft, headlights and under hood paint.
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!
This 1949 Chevy 3100 will end up with a great new look and Chevy's vintage straight six.
Our retro 1949 Chevy 3100 is not only going to end up with a great new look, its power plant will be Chevy's vintage straight six. And, just to see what this 60 year old design has to offer, we'll start off with a road test.
Our classic 1949 Chevy 3100 goes under the knife to get a better front suspension that you can build yourself.
We'll continue our suspension upgrade on Project ClasSix by adding a rear four link setup.
We're doing retro styled body mods including "Frenching" our headlights and "Tunneling" our taillights.
We're painting our '49 Chevy with brushes and a roller to create a look that takes mother nature 50 years to create.
We're converting our "faux"-tina painted 1949 Chevy from a three window to a five window fish bowl with some aftermarket glass and replacement sheet metal.
The Trucks! crew visits Advanced Plating, who survived the Nashville floods and is back better than ever! And project ClasSix gets some affordable style to boot!
We're reinstalling our HorsePower TV rebuilt Blue Flame 6 engine and a new Automatic Overdrive transmission in our classic '49 Chevy 3100 half-ton Project ClasSix.
On this episode of Trucks!, we're taking a trip to Bay One Customs to check out their shop and test drive some pretty cool truck projects they've done and, we're checking out the custom work they've done on our Project ClasSix.
Project ClasSix is getting an new interior makeover that matches it's style and only costs about a hunderd bucks! Then, we'll make and install an inexpensive parts store glass-pak exhaust!
The day has finally come! We're taking our '49 Chevy, Project ClasSix, out on the road to see how our straight six powered, "vintage" looking truck performs.
A damaged 2001 Chevy Silverado is rescued into a sharp everyday street truck.
We rescued this 2001 Chevy Silverado from being 'parted out' by an auto recycler to begin transforming it into a sharp everyday street truck. Today we'll tackle replacing the damaged body panels with an eye to spending as little as possible.
Our 2001 Chevy Silverado is sporting replacement body panels, now it's time to fix up a dented passenger door and get the truck ready for paint. We'll show you how to mud, sand and prime to get your rig ready for a seamless, color match paint job!
With our Silverado the right shape, it's time to make it the right color again. We'll show you how to paint only the parts you need to and how to blend the color for a seamless and invisible repair so no one can tell what's new from what's original.
Our Second Chance Silverado is back this week and is set to get a leveling kit and upgrades in the power, suspension and wheels and tire departments.
Time to get this 1998 Grand Cherokee out of its mundane "grocery getter" life and make a Jeep built for the great outdoors.
Project Cheep Cherokee was a big hit this season so, we're taking it up a notch with our 5 Grand Cherokee project. We're taking a 1998 Grand Cherokee out of its mundane "grocery getter" life and jacking it skyward with a 5.5-inch long travel lift kit, some cool junk yard upgrades and bigger wheels and tires that are better suited to this Grand Cherokee happily living out its life on trails in the great outdoors.
In this show, it's back to work on our Project 5 Grand Cherokee. First we're cutting out room for our new suspension flex and showing you how to keep the factory look for cheap and we're adding some heavy duty rocker skids, homemade bumpers and a tire rack. And then, it's a new trucks project inspired by a demolition derby!
In this show, it's payday for our Project 5 Grand Cherokee. We're taking our '98 ZJ out of the mall parking lot and going to some of the roughest trails this upscale Jeep has ever scene.
We're taking a wrecked 1988 Jeep Cherokee and fixing it for as little money as possible. We'll show you how to inspect the damage and how to pull the frame back into shape the right way. Then, we'll give it a face lift with some updated sheet metal. In fact, we're spending so little on this project we're calling it our "Cheep Cherokee".
We're back to working on our project "Cheap Cherokee" and we're making our own bumpers with one of the coolest tools we've ever had in our shop. Then, we're off to Orlando Florida for Matco's Tool Expo and we're taking our Cherokee with us. We're not only going to get some great help on our Cherokee but, we'll also be checking out some of the newest tools on the market. And after all that, we'll start a real world test on a system that promises to give your more miles per gallon.
We're getting our Project Cheep Cherokee ready for the trails and since it needs some better legs to stand on, we're adding a lift kit and swapping in our new junk yard 8.8 inch rear axle. Then up front, we'll upgrade our differential and get our XJ riding on much bigger wheels and tires.
It's been one of our least expensive projects ever and now that it's done, we're taking our Project Cheep Cherokee out to Kentucky's beautiful Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area for some off-road fun and challenge! We'll roll over everything from the highway to get there to the roughest dirt trails and even take on the boulder strewn "Rock Garden" to see just how far our budget XJ will take us.
Cheep Cherokee returns and we do our first ever 4-wheel drive chassis dyno test to see what kind of power our stock 6 cylinder makes. Then, we'll show an inexpensive way to bore and stroke the engine to get more power out of Jeep's 4 liter straight six.
Project Cheep Cherokee's back in the shop so we can do a budget bore and stroke on our four liter straight six for more power. And, we'll show you how to create more displacement and let it breathe better by port matching the intake and cylinder head.
We're converting the suspension on Project: Cheep Cherokee from a "short arm" to "long arm" system for a better handling on the road and more suspension flex off road.
We're taking our finished Cheep Cherokee to Kentucky's Black Mountain Off Road Park to see what it can do once and for all!
It's the oldest matchup in the book, Ford vs. Chevy. Trucks! rebuilds a 1990 Chevy 454 SS and a 1994 Ford Lightning for battle.
It's the start of our all new MuscleTrux series and to kick it off, it's the oldest matchup in the book, Ford versus Chevy. Ryan's taking a 1990 454 SS Chevy while Kevin's picking a '94 Ford Lightning. Today, we're gonna find out just how much these two trucks will put out in their stock form so each guy can formulate a secret plan to push both of these trucks towards the 400 horsepower mark. Then later in the season, we'll pit them head to head to see which one comes out on top.
Bowtie boy Ryan's got a big play for using big displacement to make big power for his entry in our first MuscleTrux series matchup. Kevin's not allowed in the shop as Ryan's adding new heads, a new valve train, a pro-flo EFI throttle body, and intake to his 454 to wake up the potential in this big V-8.
It's Blue Oval boy Kevin's turn to take over the shop and kick Ryan out as he takes a radical approach to more power by turbocharging his V-8. Hidden under the bed, a tailpipe turbo spins up the boost while bigger fuel injectors and a new fuel management system pump up the power on this big red Ford.
It's another shot in our MuscleTrux series as Kevin's 1994 Ford Lightning prepares for battle by getting a suspension overhaul with a lowering kit, new brakes, and much better tires. It's a new found stance and new found handling to let Kevin take advantage of all his new found power from his tailpipe turbo setup.
Ryan returns fire as his 1990 Chevy 454 SS also gets dropped down into the weeds with its very own lowering kit, new brakes, wheels and tires. Matching stance for stance with Kevin's Lightning, Ryan's getting his big block Chevy ready to go head to head with the Ford in our MuscleTrux series. Also, we'll show you how to breathe new life into your worn out GMC or Chevrolet truck by doing a simple, hand tools only engine swap and it's easier than you think!
In this show, we've got more MuscleTrux wars! It's a chassis dyno shootout to see what kind of power our sport trucks are making. Then, we'll check out what's hot and what's cool at the Nashville Goodguys show and finally, it's sanding and buffing tech that'll give your truck a mirror finish.
In this show, it's finally time to lay it on the line as we put the first two trucks in our MuscleTrux series up against each other in head to head competition. We're scoring this Ford versus Chevy battle on everything from flat out performance to road manner and even to good looks.
Project Hot Rod Truck gets it's drivetrain in the form of a hot small block Ford V8, a 6 speed manual transmission, a one piece driveshaft and a bullet proof rear end. It's a driveline guaranteed to smoke Project HRT's massive 22 inch wide rear tires!
Today, Project Hot Rod Truck gets it's drivetrain in the form of a hot small block Ford V8, a 6 speed manual transmission, a one piece driveshaft and a bullet proof rear end. It's a driveline guaranteed to smoke Project HRT's massive 22 inch wide rear tires!
Today it's back to work on our Hot Rod Truck - Project HRT. First our frame will be turned into a work of art by one our favorite custom shops and then back in the shop, we'll start planning out the right interior for this awesome '37 Ford.
Today we're painting Project HRT! First, we'll plan out what makes for a great looking and timeless paint job and then it's off to the booth to spray more than a dozen different layers of paint. And after that, we'll put all the pieces back together to make metal, fiberglass and paint become Project HRT and it's wearing the coolest paint job to ever roll out of the Trucks! shop.
We'll get you up caught up on all the work we've done to Project HRT since you saw it last and we're getting it ready for one of you lucky PowerBlock viewers to win our Hot Rod Truck. Then one of the very best metal crafters ever, Ron Covell, stops by the shop to teach us how to make our own handmade and very unique air intake for HRT.
With the driveline in place, now it's time to work on the body of our Hot Rod Truck project and you'll want to pay close attention because this truck's skin is made of fiberglass not metal. Don't worry, glass work is not as hard as you think and we'll show just how it's done.
Today, we'll take you out of the shop to two of the best places around and have our 1966 Chevy C-10's frame media blasted and powdercoated. Then, it's back to the shop to install a brand new air suspension that will make our '66 C-10 ride better than a brand new truck!
It's the return of our cherry 1966 Chevy C-10 and we'll show you not only how to fix those nasty rust spots with patch panels, we're even going to show you some metal shaping tips so you can make your own panels. And, we'll show you a cheap, effective and very environmentally safe way to blast off old paint.
Today, we're back on our 1966 C-10 - Project Daily Driver and we're painting it with an all new environmentally friendly painting system that's a "greener" way to paint, no matter what color you're using.
Our shortened 1966 Chevy C-10 is all painted and we'll show you how to completely re-assemble the entire truck without a scratch!
We'll test a new engine tuner to see just how far we can go on a single gallon of gas and we'll get the interior into our 1966 Chevy C-10.
We're saving money by reviving the original glass in our 1966 Chevy C-10 and restoring the OE gauge cluster.
We're tying up some the remaining loose ends on our 1966 Chevy C-10 to get it ready to finally hit the road.
The day has finally come for us to take our Daily Driver 1966 Chevy C-10 out of the shop and hit the road to see how much better this nearly 45 year old truck rides and handles. Now, this C-10 still has its classic looks but underneath, it's got through a whole transformation with an air suspension and more powerful drive train!
Trucks! takes a 1966 Chevy C-10 and converts the long bed classic into a more desirable short bed in this popular rebuild.
Trucks! finds a rusty 1979 Bronco for a low buick buildup to tackle tough trails.
It's the start of our low buck Bronco build up as we drag a somewhat complete 1979 Ford Bronco out of a field and strip it down to the chassis in the Trucks! shop. We'll begin bringing it back to life by spending as little money as possible to make this Bronco an awesome weekend warrior that we don't mind bouncing off a few trees!
Our Bronco is back and we're working over the junkyard 460 big block we got with our Bronco for maximum torque. After that, we're going to get the frame up in the air with a new lift kit and 37in tall tire, then we'll mate the body back on the chassis to get this behemoth ready for some more low buck work.
We hit our stride with our low buck Bronco project as we smooth out some of the rough spots on the body and build in a do-it-yourself roll cage for a little protection. Then for less than $200 we're gonna paint this old Ford in a way you'd never expect! It's a radical but inexpensive paint job that'll christen this low buck buildup, Das Bronco!
It's judgment day on the high sea's well, at least on the highway as we roll project Das Bronco out of dry dock to wage war against any off road trails that may challenge our 460 cubic inch powered low buck Bronco. Then we'll get one step closer to getting Project "Haulin' S-10" ready for the drag strip.
We're tearing apart one of our favorite projects as Project S-10K, our budget muscle truck, gets chopped up so we can start transforming it into a full on, four-linked, supercharged, 600 plus horsepower Pro Street truck with a brand new name, Haulin' S-10!
Our Project Haulin' S-10 started out to be a street & strip truck but, somewhere along the way, our machine became much more strip than street. So today, we're dumping the rest of the slow parts and adding a looser torque convertor, steeper rear end gears and a trans-brake so we can go back to the track and really turn up the wick on our full blown drag truck!
We're taking our 500 plus horsepower blown Roush Stage 3 F-150 out on the road to unleash it's inner "Lightning" and then we'll do some braking tests to see just how effective aftermarket pads and rotors can be over stock. And then, it's the return of our drag truck Haulin' S-10 for even more big, bad, blown power. We're wedging in a 600 plus horsepower supercharged small block that'll be backed up by one of the toughest transmissions around to get us closer to making our first trip down the quarter-mile.
Hold your ears! Today we're putting the fuel and a big spark our blown 355 in Project Haulin' S-10! We'll plumb the fuel system, run all the wiring harnesses and make contact on our 600 plus horsepower blown V-8 for the first time!
There's a first time for everything and today we're proving your first paint job can be great! Kevin's walking Ryan through his first paint job ever as Ryan sprays primer, paint and a clear coat on our 10 second drag truck Haulin' S-10!
Today we're taking a stock Chevy Avalanche and raising it up to give it a better stance and a much better look. We'll also give it new wheels and tires and a power upgrade that's so easy - it's "plug and play". Finally, with some TV magic, we'll mock up some stripes on Project Haulin' S-10 to see what looks best when it comes to a graphic design.
Today we finally unleash Haulin' S-10 on one of our favorite tracks! We'll recap the entire project from start to finish then hit one of the best 1/8 mile drag strips anywhere to shake her down. Then, we'll work on finding the right combination to see just how quick and fast this street and strip rocket will go!
This week on Trucks! it's the start of project Old School. We're taking Ford's classic F-100 and turning it into one mean daily driver. Plus one of the most famous Ford's ever, BIGFOOT! Catch all the action on this episode of Trucks!
After road testing Project S10-K, the guys return to Project Old School building the drive train... an O'reilly reman 350 with an Edelbrock top end kit, dual quads and a Bowler 4L60E transmission!
This show is packed with info: how-to rebuild a GM 10 bolt rear with posi-traction, building a stainless exhaust, hanging fenders, installing a custom bed and how-to determine wheel offset!
Our '53 F-100 is ready for body and fender work. Kevin shows how-to prep and shoot fiberglass and steel parts. Also we'll show how-to hang fenders, running boards and a custom bed. Last but not least, the guys go into detail on how-to paint a cab!
Get the low down on installing an after market air conditioning system in a nostalgic F-100 hot rod pickup. Plus the guys drop in their dual quad 350 and give you tips on adding brake upgrades!
Project Old Skool is getting something it didn't get at the factory - air conditioning! We'll also add and new radiator, carpet and a new bench seat worthy of Old Skool.
Project Old Skool is ready for the finishing touches. In this episode, we add a lot of chrome details and a brand new wood bed to our 1953 F-100. We'll also take a trip to Advanced Plating to show you where we get all our custom chrome work done.
The big day is finally here. Project Old Skool hits the streets as we finally get to take our newly re-born hot rod truck out and show it off.
it's the start of project Old School. We're taking Ford's classic F-100 and turning it into one mean daily driver. Plus one of the most famous Ford's ever, BIGFOOT! Catch all the action on this episode of Trucks!