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Stacey David's GearZ® is a high-octane automotive program designed to appeal to the gearhead in everyone. Produced and hosted by renowned builder and designer Stacey David, the show includes vehicle make-overs and transformations, builds of trend-setting custom vehicles, and even simple tips and tricks to help the viewer squeeze a little more power and performance out of a daily driver. From wild test drives and historic features, to tools, techniques, and inside secrets you just won't see anyplace else…GEARZ fulfills Stacey's main goal…to encourage people to "get out there and build something, and then go drive the wee out of it!"
Season 12 opens with bang as Stacey starts the final assembly process on the V8 Interceptor. If you've ever wondered how to lay out an aftermarket A/C system, wiring harness and steering column on your projec… and make them all work together, you have to see this show! After that, NHRA legend and Hall-of-Famer, Doug Herbert drops by the GearZ garage to share the shocking story that inspired him to start the B.R.A.K.E.S. driving program. Hold on tight, because this ain't your typical high school driver's Ed. Program! If you want cool tech and awesome stories… you're gonna find that on GEARZ!
It's all about fabrication and thinking outside the box, or to be more specific… outside the bed! Sure, sure, there are plenty of custom pick-up truck beds you can buy but Stacey shows you what is involved in MAKING a custom bed to fit any vehicle, even something as crazy as a Thiokol Imp snowcat! That's right… our little snowcat is back from the sand blaster and ready for a cool bed to match the cab. Stacey goes in-depth about sizing up the project, picking the right parts, and most importantly: how to cut, weld, grind and finish sheet metal to get a bed that will fit your unique vehicle like a glove. So grab a welder… it's time to make your bed!… only on GearZ.
Stacey takes a trip to Fort Carson, Colorado to visit the Army auto skills program during their world conference. Not only does Stacey get to meet a General, but he also meets a young Sergeant who is in the middle of a frame-off square body restoration. After a thorough walk around, Stacey decides to get LMC involved in helping out with this build. Parts for the bed of his truck can't match the gratitude we share for our active military and all those who have served, but it's a start. And we can't wait to see the project when it's finished. And speaking of new beds, with the custom bed on the Snow Cat, it's time to address the tracks, and Right Track Systems has us covered. That little cat is going to tear it up when all is said and done! It's going to be a lot of fun, this week on GearZ.
This episode of GEARZ, it's all about Cougars! No, not that kind of Cougar... the kind with 4 wheels and a legendary pedigree! After a short history lesson about how these cars came into existence and why they were so cool, Stacey rolls the V8 Interceptor back into the shop and digs into the final assembly of this wild '67 Mercury Cougar. This week's episode focuses on planning out your final assembly, and taking care of all the little details, before you put the big things in like engine and transmission. Whether it's planning out your brake system, battery location, or running fuel lines, Stacey shows how a little extra time in the planning department will make all the difference in your build.
Stacey takes us through the history of the legendary SR-71 Blackbird. If you're not familiar with this bird, it could fly mach 3.2, cruise at 80,000 feet and kept our country safe through its many reconnaissance missions. Never shot down, and never outrun, it was the hot rod of the sky! Stacey gets to sit down with pilot Lt. Col. Ed Yeilding and talk about his record setting transcontinental flight—Coast to Coast in 67 minutes and 54 seconds! The iconic Blackbird was such an inspiration that you know Stacey had to make a vehicle inspired by and paying tribute to it, so get ready to meet the SR-71 Rapid Tool Express!
The Catalog Camaro is back in the garage and ready to go under the knife as Stacey shows how to do a butt lift and tummy tuck on a 2nd generation Camaro. What does that mean? Well, last season Stacey performed a nose job on this old '81 Camaro to show how easy it is to get rid of the 80's plastic front bumpers and put on the classic early 70's split-bumper, rally sport front sheetmetal. This week he continues the makeover by losing the plastic rear bumper and wrap-around taillights and grafting in the early 70's quarter panels, round taillights and chrome bumper. It's more in depth than the front and definitely requires some skilled metal surgery, but Stacey shows you all the tricks on how to do it properly. So, sit back and enjoy the ride as Stacey details how to measure, cut, and weld your way to a much younger looking Camaro.
tacey rolls in a Big Bad Buick Riviera, and shows you what is possible with the right vehicle and some bolt on parts. This 1972 Riviera is a great entry-level project that won't break the bank, and has the potential to serve some serious humble-pie to any unsuspecting hot shot that may want to mix it up at the stoplight. As it sits, the big 455 under the hood is a force to be reckoned with, but Stacey shows what a weekend in the garage and a top end rebuild can do for a car like this! Get ready to get your hands dirty and bust a few knuckles as Stacey pulls the old heads, intake, cam, and ignition off and replaces them with performance parts from companies like TA Performance, Edelbrock, and MSD. It's a lesson in Buick and bolt-on horsepower, and you're only gonna find it on GearZ.
The GearZ crew hits the road this week and travels to the Charlotte Speed Shop to see how paint prep is going on Stacey's Cheetah Evolution Car. With the hood and side vents glassed in and smoothed out, the first coat of primer gets sprayed and this awesome cat takes one big step closer to coming home! Stacey also stops by to visit with a fellow boat tail Riviera owner and trade tips on beefing up these classic beauties. It turns out that this guy and Stacey had both been watching this same car when it came up for sale! Come hang out with us as we visit some great folks this week on GearZ.
Stacey gets down to business on the Big Bad Buick. With the top end engine rebuilt, the exterior and interior of the car need some serious updating. You don't have to spend a ton of cash on simple modifications. Stacey shows what's behind making a good clean line with your bumpers and how a simple front and rear bumper tuck can drastically change the appearance. Replacing the grille and scraping off that old vinyl top are also sure fire ways to add attitude to this big ol' boat tail. That old carpet has got to go! Follow along as Stacey shows the ins and outs and some tips and tricks to keep your exterior and interior redo from breaking the bank.
Not everyone out there is wrenching on an a classic. In fact, we get tons of emails from viewers who want to upgrade brand new vehicles but aren't sure how to get started. Well, Stacey has the answer—And it comes with a little help from our friend and NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson and a stunning 2018 Camaro SS. Come hang out in the garage as Stacey walks you through the top seven modifications that you can make to a car that you just drove off the lot! Everything from paint upgrades to wheels, Stacey's got a list. Let's get started!
Stacey's hard at work on a 2018 Camaro SS. This build is super-cool, not only because he's running down a list of the top seven mods you can make on a brand-new car, but also because seven-time NASCAR champion, Jimmie Johnson is involved with the project. We've covered paint mods, body mods, and interior mods. Now it's time to go under the hood and under the car and talk powers gains and handling upgrades!
With our chassis and drivetrain out of the way, it's time to get moving on the inside of the SR-71 Rapid Tool Express. But how do you organize a bunch of tools in and empty truck? Well, the guys from Summit Bodyworks do it every day on full size Cornwell tool trucks, so it's only natural that they lend a hand in helping layout the inside our '59 Panel to make it cool and serviceable. After that, Stacey addresses the issue of wooden floors and beds, and shows you an aluminum floor option that you'd swear came from the forest. Finally, the crew hits the road and gets a chance to talk with top fuel drag racer Leah Pritchett about her drive to become one of the best top fuelers in the nation. From design to drag racing, we've got it covered, this week on GearZ.
The SR-71 Rapid Tool Express is really taking off! We get our custom chassis from the Roadster Shop—those guys know a thing or two about quality builds. Engine Master Jon Kaase delivers a one-of-a-kind engine to power our SR-71. This build is coming together fast! With the body back on, Stacey takes you through some of the other mods that are going to tie this build in with the SR-71 Blackbird. Get ready, ya'll, we've got loads of good stuff on GearZ.
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