Ted Nugent Bronco
MARCH 6, 2011
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. After that, Stacey shows how to bring interior panels back to life using some simple household items and spray paint. Then he digs into ways to keep your vehicle from being ripped off, by showing some simple techniques and products that will keep your car in YOUR driveway. It’s all here, and all on GEARZ!
Drag ‘N Wagon & Carrera Slot Cars
MARCH 10, 2012
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. Then adds some hotter coils to help light the flame…and finally slaps on a bigger exhaust system to help blow the air out. If you are wondering how to make a street beast out of an entry level truck, this show spells it out. Then it’s on to the world of slot cars, as Stacey explores the past, present, and future of the little motorized miniatures that helped shape the gearhead world as we know it and introduces you to Carrera slot cars.
Supercars, Kit cars & the SL-C
MARCH 19, 2012
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. But, before he can show you HOW to build one, he has to show you how the whole supercar thing came into existence, and what it takes to build something that will run over 200mph…safely! If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a super car, and thought you couldn’t afford it…… this is a show you can’t afford to miss!
Body Building the SL-C
MARCH 26, 2012
Quick…what is the first thing that comes to mine when I say, “kit Car”? Well, if It’s images of cheap poorly fitting bodies, bad engineering, and goofy looking cars, you are about to have your mind changed as Stacey continues building a true supercar, from a Kit, that’ll run over 200Mph! From assembling the chassis to installing the body, this show goes into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to hand-build a car in your garage, that will rival the best that the European Exotics have to offer. Only in America, and only on GEARZ!
Building your own LS7/SL-C Drivetrain
APRIL 2, 2012
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! With GM’s new build-your-own-crate-engine program, you are able to follow Stacey thru the process of building your own LS7 engine. Not only does it give you a great look at how these engines are built and manufactured, but it’ll also give you great incentive to get to GM and build your own! After that, Stacey goes thru the mysterious world of the transaxle, and how to set up a mid-engine car for mind-blowing performance. If you are not watching GEARZ, you’re missing out on a lot of things you haven’t seen before!
APRIL 9, 2012
One of the hottest new rigs on the market is the Ford F150 with the new 6 cylinder eco-boost engine. But is it all it can be? Well, today on GEARZ 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. Then Stacey rolls in the nastiest, grungiest, barn-find Mustang that you can imagine and shows you the steps and tools required to buff an old nasty paint job back to life. Did we mention that this paint is BLACK!?! All to prove the point that if it can be done with a black car…it can be done with any car…and GEARZ is the show that shows you how to do it!
Assembling the Beast: Ted Nugent Bronco
APRIL 16, 2012
So you think the only option you have for your project is an expensive crate engine? Well, think again…. Because that old crusty engine currently residing in your project just may be the perfect raw material to rebuild. Today on GEARZ, Stacey visits an engine rebuilder to show it is possible to breathe new life into an old engine without spending a fortune. Then it’s on to the final assembly of Ted Nugent’s old Zebra Bronco as the engine goes in, the parts start going on, and the big rig slowly comes back to life. It’s one bad beast fit for the Motor City Madman, and it’s only on GEARZ!
Building a Brush Truck
JULY 2, 2012
With all the makeovers going on these days, it may surprise you to find that there ARE groups out there that could REALLY use some help. The local volunteer Fire Department is a perfect example of this. Since they are volunteers, nobody gets paid the put their life on the line day in and day out, and the equipment they use is generally hand-me-down stuff from the bigger Fire Departments. Well today on GEARZ, 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. The cool thing is, he’s using a lot of aftermarket parts that YOU can use on your project…And if it’s good enough for Firemen that go into harm’s way, you KNOW it is good enough for what you will use it for. So strap in, and let’s go ride a Fire Truck!
Hot Rod Station Wagon/Cornwell Tools
JULY 9, 2012
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! Today on GEARZ, Stacey shows how much fun a wagon can be when it has an LS engine under the hood, and two four barrel carburetors sitting on it. If you ever wanted to thrash your Dad’s old Wagon, this is the show for you! After that Stacey digs into some of the most asked questions regarding shooting waterborne paint, and finally we take a trip to Texas to see how one body-man created his own business by selling tools, instead of using them. If you are looking for a new career, this could be your answer.
JULY 16, 2012
When it comes to Cadillac’s, most people immediately think of lowering them down, and cruising with them. However, since the Cadillac Escalade is a great SUV, we thought it would be great to take the Escalade of Country artist Jason Sturgeon, and put a 3 ½” Skyjacker lift on it. Now you have no reason not to go hunting or fishing in style! After that we head to the land of the Predator, and see what it takes to be one of the most successful Monster Trucks of all time with Alan Pezo. Finally, we rub a little of that Monster Truck DNA on SGT. ROCK, as we upgrade the suspension and get it ready to do a little crushing of its own!
Ram 1500 Laramie/Katzkin/Schwartz Performance
JULY 23, 2012
Everybody knows that you can get almost anything you want on a new car or truck these days. The problem is, if you use your truck for work, “almost” just doesn’t get it. Today on GEARZ, 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. After that, we dig into the mysterious world of leather interiors, and show how it is possible for you to buy a top quality leather upholstery kit, and install it yourself. Finally, we roll in the SL-C and show what it takes to put twin turbos on an LS7. It’s gonna be crazy, and it’s only gonna be on GEARZ!
Heavy Metal Suspension/Hit & Run
JULY 30, 2012
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. A custom four-link air suspension goes on first, and then a slick air brake system to pull this big monster to a stop. A custom exhaust is also laid out, along with numerous other modifications to make this a one of a kind rig. If you have ever wondered if a Cab over could make a cool hot rod, you need to check this out. From there it’s off to the movies as Stacey digs into the impact and influence movie cars have on our lives and culture. To prove that point, He brings in actor Dax Shepard and his cool ’67 Lincoln Continental who are both starring in the new movie “Hit and Run”. So strap in and hold on, ‘cuz we might get airborne on this ride!
Puttin’ a stick in a Mustang/V8 Interceptor Update
AUGUST 6, 2012
Everybody knows that 80’s and 90’s cars are hot right now, and one of the most desirable is the Fox bodied Mustang because it’s cheap and offers incredible bang for the buck. Today on GEARZ, 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. Then it’s off to the Hot Rod Institute in South Dakota to see the paint and body work that the instructors and students have been doing to the V8 Interceptor. If you thought this ’67 Cougar was wild before, wait ‘til you see this show! Here Kitty,…..Kitty……Kitty….
The Blown Ranger
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
One of the hottest vehicles to hit the gear head world is the Side-by-Side, or Utility Vehicle. Once relegated to just farm or ranch work, the UTV is now something that you will see being used for Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Landscaping….virtually ANY kind of outdoor work or recreation. Of course that means the aftermarket is full of things to make an UTV better. Today on GEARZ, 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. After that he gives you a sneak peek at the new Ironworker that has everybody talking. If you work a lot with metal, you need this machine!
Rat Roaster Payoff
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
In every project there is a beginning and an end. Today on GEARZ, 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! It’s Hot Rods, Rock & Roll, and flyin’ wrenches galore, as Stacey demonstrates the incredible satisfaction you get from building something yourself. Starting with the flat sheets of steel that eventually became the body, and walking through the steps it takes to build a car from the ground up, this is the show to see if you’ve ever wanted to build your own car, and then go stomp on it!
After that, He announces the winners of the Revell model building contest, and shows off their amazing models. So whether you are into building the full-sized real thing or pint sized miniatures, this is one show you don’t want to miss!