Season 11 starts off with two SLC’s doing some time on a racetrack. Stacey takes the wheel and leaves some rubber on the road as he pushes the super car around corners and shoots down the front straightway.
Season 11 starts off with two SLC’s doing some time on a racetrack. Stacey takes the wheel and leaves some rubber on the road as he pushes the super car around corners and shoots down the front straightway.
Stacey’s childhood dream project, Sergeant Rock, is ready to roll. Come ride along as we take this massive truck out on the streets. Stacey has a little fun with the folks at a local drive through, kicks up a little mud, and causes a little mayhem. If you’ve been following this build from the beginning, you don’t want to miss the big truck in action.
Stacey sits down with legendary Hollywood stunt man Ian Quinn to talk crashing cars and keeping actors out of harms way. There’s also a new project in the garage: The Stunt Double, a build inspired by the 80’s tv show The Fall Guy
Someone asked the ultimate Camaro question—Can you put a split bumper 1970 Rally Sport front end on a 1981 T-top body? Stacey can. And so can you. It may surprise you to find out just how easy he replaces the sub frame and front suspension too. This is gonna be one bad multi-generation build when he gets through with it.
They say that true change comes from within… Well, this week Stacey turns his attention to the interior of the Stunt Double. The old, crusty junk hits the floor and our Fall Guy inspired build gets a new look: from painting trim and door panels, to a new bench seat.
When you’re putting together a project that’s inspired by a high-flying stunt truck, you know you’ve got to add some lift, and our Stunt Double gets the goods this week.
Hang on to your seat as Stacey adds a bolt on Supercharger to a Ram 1500 breathes a little excitement into a daily driver.
We’re running full steam ahead as the Stunt Double rolls back into the shop this week!
We’re back at work on the Catalog Camaro and really diggin’ into the front end. You know what they say, “out with the old and in with the new,” and that’s exactly what Stacey’s doing.
We head out of the garage to visit one of the premiere supercharger manufacturers in the world… ATI Pro Charger. Follow along for the ride as Stacey walks through the entire process of how they have raised the bar on how a supercharger is built and what it does.
Stacey is in full hot rod mode as he unveils a wicked LS engine and Tremec 6spd tranny and stuffs it into the Catalog Camaro. We roll in some updates on the Cheetah and the Junkyard Jag too.
Season 10 Starts off with America’s favorite military tribute truck! Sgt. Rock is back and ready for final assembly!
Stacey shows how to do that by taking you through the process of how to make door and kick panels that keep the rugged military WWII bomber vibe flowing throughout the interior of Sgt. Rock.
Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. We all know what to do with taxes, but what happens when a loved one passes and leaves behind an unfinished project vehicle?
What OTHER tools should I have in my box? A look beyond the typical wrenches, hammers and clamps will show you what you may need and what you may not, depending on your project.
The son of legendary car builder, Bill Thomas, talks shop about wrenching, racing and his father’s Cobra Killer…the Cheetah.
Tag along as Stacey takes on the sights and smells of an ’83 Chevy in dire need of some attention. From new dash to leather on the bench seat and new carpet in the floor, Stacey shows you what a difference a weekend and some parts from LMC can make.
Stacey hauls in a Thiokol Imp that needs some…attention. First things first with this crazy snowcatmobile; we’ve got to see if we can make it run.
In the world of car building there are few things more ominous than missing titles or VIN numbers. But there is one task that stands out, one that brings grown men to tears, one that is usually lurking behind 100 yards of electrical tape…WIRING.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to cool down that classic truck of yours. That’s right, roll those windows up and feel the cool breeze as Stacey shows just how easy it is to install this complete AC system from LMC Truck.
Stacey and the GearZ crew heat things up as they head to the Cornwell forges to watch molten steel be expertly transformed into America’s best ratchet.
Cheetah lovers will be excited to see Stacey’s solution to keeping the headers both cool and looking red hot.
Stacey and crew head to Memphis, TN to help out a local BBQ pitmaster who’s deep into a ground up rebuild of a ’72 Nova. The big challenge here?…Can you swap out an automatic transmission with a manual without losing your mind?
The Thiokol Imp gets a suspension upgrade to keep it on track. And there’s a new kind of off-roading that’s sweeping the nation…see what RC4WD has going on. And what season would be complete without guitars?
Stacey Preps the bed of the NAPA Perfect additions truck. From rolling out Herculiner to installing transfer tank, truck boxes, and even a combination generator/compressor, this big Ford begins its Perfect Additions transformation.
Stacey tackles power gains at the air intake, modifies the computer and replaces the stock exhaust before addressing a 2” front-end suspension lift kit.
Stacey leads the crew on a hunt for a junkyard Jaguar with a rare engine. Pin-striping legend Von Hot Rod comes to the GearZ studio and lays down some lines on a hot rod guitar.
Stacey addresses tow and recovery needs for the Prefect Additions Truck. New side-boards and steps are installed. Our good friends from Ape Wraps meet the crew in Indianapolis to “wrap up” the NAPA Perfect Additions Truck.
Stacey tells the story of the legendary Cheetah and how that car was designed to beat Shelby’s famed Cobra. The GEARZ hunt for this iconic race car features the original ’63 Cheetah that Budd Clusserath drove 215 mph at Daytona in ‘64.
Moving deeper into the build of the Cheetah Evolution, Stacey and the crew pull the skin off this cat and start putting in the guts. Overviews of suspension, steering, and brakes get this project up and running.
Stacey gets in tight with the Cheetah, installing seats and the dash. Selecting Gauges and placement are discussed, an AC unit will help keep this cat cool, taillights are fitted, and the side pipes will give this Cheetah some growl!
In the current fad of “flipping” cars for cash, Stacey takes on the good, bad, and ugly of a ’66 Biscayne that was bought at auction.
Stacey and the crew head north to celebrate 40 years of Heartthrob Exhaust and see just how far this company has come since its modest beginnings in a garage.
Stacey digs back into the Cheetah project by finishing up the stance with custom wheels and tires, and then goes through the in’s and out’s of putting a classic Hilborn fuel injection on a modern LS engine.
Stacey explores the history of the legendary Jaguar D-type racecar and introduces a D-type Jag From Race Car Replicas that is sure to become a legend of its own.
Stacey and the crew hit the ground running with a late model replacement bed from LMC that’s sure to revive and old Ford farm truck and get it out of the pastures and back on the highway.
Stacey puts together the final pieces of the Sgt. Rock project by making a trip to France and the beaches of Normandy.
We dig into the ultimate how-to project…building a shop! It’s an incredible transformation as Stacey and Crew take a huge open warehouse and build it into the new GEARZ shop.
Stacey makes a house call…to Pennsylvania!!! Why?… too pick up an old fire truck to use as a project truck to make even more house calls with!
It’s anniversary time…as this marks the 100th episode of GEARZ! To recognize that, we have put together a one-hour special of the history and making of GEARZ, and it’s going to come at you in two episodes!
Part two of the 100th Episode special starts with a bang and a lot of tire smoke, as Stacey looks back at some of the wild test drives and feature vehicles that have been on GEARZ over the years.
Stacey rolls in the big green fire truck, with every intention of changing the color and look. But he’s not using paint…he’s using a vinyl wrap!
Stacey delves into the barn find phenomenon, and unveils what could be the ultimate barn find…the lost Richard Petty Car!
Stacey hits the road to visit one of the members of GEARZ Nation to see if he can lend a hand on his project. The owner is a 16 year old kid and the subject is his daily driver, ’96 Dodge pickup that’s looking a little rough from years of use and abuse.
Stacey shows you how to tackle the one restoration project that everybody dreams of doing one day…the frame off restoration!
Stacey shows you how to not only find the bumper you’re looking for in the aftermarket, but also how to fabricate and build your own custom mounts to make ‘em sit exactly where you want them.
Stacey hits the road to help out a Gearz Nation member with his 56 Corvette project. Since the guy really wants to drive the car, putting in a modern 5 or 6 spd tranny would be really nice. But which one?
Stacey dives into the world of the sleeper, by taking a non-descript ’73 Plymouth Satellite, and begins transforming it into a street pounding monster under the skin.
The Street Sweeper is back! Stacey dives into just how many parts it takes to completely change the drive train and suspension on a classic muscle car.
Stacey jumps back on to the Street Sweeper project to lay out the interior and the rearend, and finally drop that huge Hemi into place.
Stacey puts a programmer on the Drag ‘N’ Wagon to finally bring the stripped down Ram Hot Rod truck to life.
Project Heavy Metal is back as Stacey rolls the old International cab over truck into the shop so he can outfit it with a vintage Holmes dual wrecker bed.
Everybody wants a classic short bed pickup. Unfortunately short beds are hard to find for a good price… but, long beds are a dime-a-dozen, and cheap! The solution?…chop a long bed down!
Stacey takes a look at the amazing roots of the Space Program, and the incredible invention of the moon buggy. Then it’s out to the NASA testing grounds to see the annual Moon buggy race.
Stacey picks up right where he left-off a few weeks ago, and proceeds to install a brand new short bed, on the chassis of a truck that was born a LONG BED.
Stacey showcases the new P-38 engine parts from Jon Kaase that you can put on your small block Ford to make it run like greased lightning!
Everybody knows that some of the most neglected tools around the house are lawn and garden tools. Mowers, weed-eaters, chain saws, etc., all usually get thrown in a garage in the fall, never to be touched again until spring.
The V8 Interceptor is BACK and wearing a striking coat of glossy black paint! How did it happen? Well, Stacey walks you through the process and shows off the incredible paint and body work that was done by the Hot Rod Institute.
What is cooler than a vintage tow truck? …Nothing! … and Stacey proves that point by rolling Heavy Metal back into the GEARZ shop to outfit it with new electric winches, and an amazing custom tool box and light bar.
Stacey digs into the interior of the V8 Interceptor and shows what kind of options you have when you are restoring or customizing the interior of your project.
Stacey rolls in SGT. ROCK to take care of things like steering, brakes, and the exhaust system. With a quick trip to Stainless Works for a custom set of headers and exhaust system, and with the layout of the four-wheel hydraulic steering,
Stacey sets out to build a nice hunting rig out of a 2012 GMC 4×4 truck. But it isn’t just any hunting rig or truck, because it belongs to John Godwin of Duck Commander.
Stacey rolls the SL-C back into the shop to show off the wild twin turbo system that Schwartz Performance put together for it. If you thought that 1000hp out of an LS-7 was impossible, THINK AGAIN!
Stacey rolls back Ted Nugent’s big 80’s Bronco fresh out of the paint shop. In keeping with the natural theme, the Zebra is back with modern, earth tone stripes on its flanks in an environmentally friendly water-based paint.
Stacey brings back the Drag’N’Wagon to see if he can get the beast to breathe some fire! The first thing he puts on is an ATI supercharger system to get some air sucking in.
Stacey jumps into a project that’s bound to get everybody talking…a SUPERCAR that will run with the Ferraris and Lamborghinis that are out there.
Stacey continues building a true supercar, from a Kit, that’ll run over 200Mph!
If you have ever dreamed of walking into a place like GM, and building your own engine using all their tools and equipment, you have to catch this episode of GEARZ, because that is exactly what Stacey does!
Stacey takes a new eco-boost powered Ford and shows you some simple upgrades that can boost performance AND fuel economy of this great new engine…..at a price you can afford.
Stacey visits an engine rebuilder to show it is possible to breathe new life into an old engine without spending a fortune.
Stacey decides to do something about that by taking a stock Chevy dually pickup, and transform it into a state-of-the-art Brush truck for the local Volunteer Fire Department.
Station Wagons…Love them or hate them, we all have some stories to tell about them! But most of us have never dreamed that a wagon could be a Hot rod or cool custom…but they can!
Stacey takes the Escalade of Country artist Jason Sturgeon, and put a 3 ½” Skyjacker lift on it.
Stacey takes a decked out new truck, and adds some key tools and equipment to make it something that you can literally take to work or play with.
Stacey rolls Heavy Metal back into the shop and begins to lay out some of the incredible modifications that he is going to be doing on this old junk yard ’69 International Cab over truck.
Stacey rolls in a 1990 Mustang cop car and shows how easy it is to pull out an automatic tranny, and stuff in a Tremec 6spd so you can shift the gears properly.
Stacey takes a Polaris Ranger and decks it out with a 3 ½” lift, bigger tires and axles, winches front and rear, and all kinds of other cool things to build an all-terrain vehicle that will really shine on the trail or off.
Stacey walks you through the incredible build up of the “Rat Roaster”, a wild 32 Ford roadster, and shows off the finished car in true GEARZ fashion!
Stacey rolls the Rat Roaster back into the shop to dig into the final assembly of this wild roadster.
Stacey walks thru some of the things that need to be done on a project before you can actually call it “done”.
Using Ted Nugent’s old broken down and discarded Bronco as an example, he shows how to start over and re-kindle the passion in a project that has been given up on by everybody else.
Stacey pushes the boundaries of traditional Hot Rod thinking by showing you a vintage Hot Rod that FLIES! We don’t mean down the road!
Stacey rolls through the unique history of not only Bigfoot, but the whole Monster Truck genre. If you’ve ever wondered how these big, smoking, monstrous beasts came to roam the planet, then this is one history lesson you don’t want to miss!
The V8 Interceptor is back! Stacey answers your questions by walking you through the fitment of that massive Boss 9, 520ci engine in the ‘67 Cougar. Headers, oil pan, master cylinders, are addressed, but the big surprise is what is going on top.
Stacey walks you thru how to set up a simple trailer, so you’ll be ready to pull a rusted hulk out of a field, or pull a restoration from coast to coast.
Stacey introduces the new Ram 1500 Express that has a 390 horsepower 5.7 Hemi in a short bed, regular cab truck, and an price tag that will have you rubbing your eyes and pinching yourself to see if it is true.
Stacey gives you an up-close and personal look at the legendary, “Speedy” Bill Smith and the incredible world of Speedway Motors.
It’s back! It’s done!! AND it’s WILD! The Banshee comes full circle as Stacey walks you thru the complete buildup of this incredible V8 powered Miata, and then takes it out for a good flogging!
Pulling on the legacy of the iconic Superbee, the Little Red Wagon wheelstander, and the current popularity of Dragon folklore, Stacey sets out to create a modern street machine from a lowly base pickup that anybody can afford.
Stacey rolls in an old ’67 Ford pickup that has been hacked on over the years, and shows how to get rid of the old afterthought floor shifter, and convert it to a column shift that will actually shift gears!
The Drag’ N’ Wagon is back, and the focus is on the interior. Have you ever wanted to get rid of the old, cheap upholstery in your vehicle, but not really known how to go about it?
When it comes to off-road vehicles, more is usually better. This is especially true when tires are involved. Stacey takes you through the nuts and bolts of one of the most incredible off-road vehicles ever built…the Gamma Goat.
Stacey goes where all of us have been before to pull an old derelict SEMI TRUCK(’69 International) out of a quiet junkyard to demonstrate the steps necessary to get an old, neglected vehicle running again.
Stacey digs into one of the most influential cars and cartoons in our history — Speed Racer and the Mach 5.
Stacey doesn’t just reveal the problems with the Cash for Clunker program, he also demonstrates real solutions available in the aftermarket to address the fuel mileage problem with simple upgrades that ANYBODY can do.
Stacey answers some top questions from viewers as he compares OEM parts to their Aftermarket replacements. Which is the best quality? Which is the best deal?
Stacey shows you tips and tricks as he rolls in a Classic ’67 Mercury Cougar and starts methodically taking it apart to prepare it for some wild modifications down the road.
Stacey rolls in a ’59 Ford Stepside Truck that is being built by the Herobox organization to help raise awareness for their goal of sending Heroboxes to all of our men and women serving in the Military.
Stacey takes a look at the incredible history of the Blue Angels, and where they are today, then takes you into the cockpit and allows you to experience first hand the incredible experience of flying with the Blue Angels.
The first order up for business is to get some serious power into the truck and that involves Stacey stuffing a hot-rodded Duramax Diesel engine and Allison transmission into the old beast.
IT’S BACK!!! The Rat Roaster ’32 Ford roadster rolls back into the GEARZ shop wearing a new coat of green paint and sporting a custom interior… but how did it get that way?
Stacey rolls in a solid ’67 Cougar, dubs it the “V8 Interceptor”… and begins to completely change the front suspension to get rid of the stock shock towers and turn this little old lady’s car into a corner-carving, road-gripping beast.
Stacey rolls the V8 Interceptor Cougar back into the shop and gives you 780 reasons why this car is called the Interceptor. With all that new-found room under the hood, he stuffs in a 520ci, 780 horsepower, Boss Nine engine and a 6speed manual transmission to back it up.
Stacey begins upgrading the rear end and rear suspension to handle all the massive power that has been stuffed under the hood.
Stacey takes a very stock Jeep JK and slaps on a lift, wheels and tires, and other essential parts and begins to create a rig that is just as comfortable on the road as it is on the trail.
Last week was about increasing off-road performance… this week is about street performance, as he continues to transform it into a rig that is Boss on the trail…and on the street!
Stacey takes a well worn, ’73 Chevy pickup that was left for dead in the late 80’s, and starts bringing it back to life by upgrading the suspension and brakes.
Stacey jumps back into the “KnuckleBuster” project, and deals with an area we can all relate to… a sick engine and transmission.
Stacey shows you how to dig into one and bring it back to life without spending a fortune. Whether you just need carpet, door panels, or a complete overhaul, this is something you can do with your own two hands if you are not afraid to get dirty.
We showcase the last real outlaw race in the country… the Silver State Classic road race. If you have a car, and the desire to drive it fast, then there is 90 miles of wide open, two-lane highway in Nevada calling your name!
How do you make a nostalgia-style car with leaf springs hook up like a modern drag car but not lose the vintage look? How do you keep the leaf springs from binding you ask? Ah… there is a special way to do it, and if you want to find out what it is …you need to catch this episode of GEARZ.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you are building a project is finding out the parts you need are no longer available.
The Rat Roaster is back!… and this wild little ’32 Roadster gets even wilder as Stacey starts adding some cool details to lock it into the Hot Rod and Rock and Roll culture of 1969.
Some of the biggest news to come down the automotive pipeline in a long time is the fact that Dodge is making the Challenger again. But how does it stack up against the legendary Challengers of old?
With the price of gas going up, down, and all over the place, people are becoming more and more concerned about fuel economy, and GEARZ is asked time and time again what products we recommend that really give you better economy and performance.
Stacey walks you through the steps of how to lay out an engine swap, and how to hand fabricate motor mounts, so you can stick an engine into a vehicle that it was never intended to go into.
Stacey takes a vintage straight six engine that has been sleeping in a crate for almost 40 years and he puts on the right pieces.
The “KnuckleBuster” is back on GearZ, and Stacey is putting the final touches on this ’73 Chevy pickup. After a quick look at the new paint slathered on its flanks, Stacey gives the truck a face lift with grille, bumpers, and all that other cool trim stuff.
The 16 most influential cars ever made were the 16 original Hot Wheel cars that Mattel rolled out in 1968. Stacey walks you through the fascinating and unique story of how those little metal cars came to be and how they changed American car culture in a HUGE way.