Today on GEARZ, 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 Cabover 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 Cabover 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 that are both starring in the new movie "Hit and Run". So strap in and hold on, 'cuz we might get airborne on this ride!
HEAVY METAL Exhaust [S6 Ep.12-3]
Today on GEARZ, 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 Cabover 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 Cabover 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
that are both starring in the new movie "Hit and Run". So strap in and
hold on, 'cuz we might get airborne on this ride!
Sgt.Rock/ Heavy Metal Tow Truck [S7 Ep. 11-3]
Today on GEARZ, 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, It won't be long before this
big military beast will be rolling under its own power. After that, He
takes on some seating issues in the Heavy Metal tow truck. Just because a
project may have come out of a junkyard, doesn't mean it has to continue to
look like junk. Stacey proves that by adding a custom bomber-style seat
to this already VERY unique vehicle... If you're looking for creative
solutions to common restoration issues, this episode of GEARZ is the one to
see! Part 3
LMC Truck: Shortbed Conversion [S7 Ep. 3-1]
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! That is exactly what Stacey
does on this episode of GEARZ. He takes a classic 67 Chevy long bed, and
walks you through the way to cut the frame properly, so you have a safe and
reliable truck when you are done. If you've heard about this kind of
modification, but always thought it was too difficult or involved for you
to do, you need to watch this episode of GEARZ and let the cutting begin!
In The Ditch with Heavy Metal
Stacey shows off the great work In the Ditch Towing has done to help with
the Heavy Metal project.
Heavy Metal S4 E9
PPE on Gearz "Heavy Metal" Season 4 Episode 9 Part 2. Just a brief clip,
more to come with the completion of the build. Learn more at:
Heavy Metal - Engine Mounts [S4 Ep.9-3]
Today on GEARZ, Stacey rolls in that old International Cab over Truck, and
starts a project called Heavy Metal. The project not only showcases people
that work with their hands for a living, but also represents the Navy's
Blue Angels precision flying team. 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. If you have ever wondered what it takes to retro-fit a big diesel
engine into a project, and if there are parts available to make it
happen... this show will not only answer those questions, but also
encourage you to do it!
PRIMAAX® EX - Heavy-duty Rear Air Truck Suspension
With its rugged, weight efficient design, PRIMAAX® EX is a Severe-duty
Vocational Air Suspension that delivers advanced suspension technology for
the rigorous demands of vocational, severe-service, and heavy-haul
applications. The system features a new robust structural design with
optimized suspension geometry for improved stability, handling and ride.
Suspension-induced driveline vibration is significantly reduced with
PRIMAAX EX compared to competitive trailing-arm air suspensions. In
addition, new air springs fill faster and lift and support the load with
less air pressure.
Junkyard Truck [S4 Ep.2-2]
On this episode, Stacey goes where all of us have been before to pull an
old derelict SEMI TRUCK ('69 Loadstar/International) out of a quiet
junkyard to demonstrate the steps necessary to get an old, neglected
vehicle running again. From rat's nests to chicken poop, it's all here as
Stacey slowly coaxes the old truck back to life. This show definitely
drives the point home that if something like this can be revived, there's
NOTHING that you should be afraid to tackle as long as you are armed with a
set of tools and a sense of adventure! Go get 'em!
Woking Man's Truck Upgrades - 3" Lift [S1 Ep.11-2]
Today on GearZ, its a real world, working man's truck where Stacey shows
you how to take a late model diesel pick up and make it better, stronger,
and tougher than it was before...and its something that can be done in the
span of one weekend without breaking the bank proving once again that you
can have a cool truck and still use it on the job.
The Knuckle Buster [S3 Ep.1-1]
Today on GearZ, 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. Not only is this a project that most anybody can
do, but it is the start of a three part series of the major steps that are
involved in rebuilding a vehicle. With the way the economy is and the price
of new vehicles today, this show demonstrates that there is a better option
than buying something new... bust your own knuckles and build it yourself!
Then Stacey sits down with off-road racing legend Ivan Stewart to find out
what makes him "the Ironman".
Cutworm Specialties Scratch Built Hot Rod
I met the Guys at Cutworm Specialties while I was at the Georgia Mountain
Moonshine Cruize In 2013....All most every piece of this car was made by
hand..Very cool Car...Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of
the other awesome videos I shot at this show!!
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There's A Right Way...And Then There's This Way
*WATCH IN HD* Bad decision? Yes. Lucky? HELL YES! Lucky they only lost
a fuel tank and some straps instead of the whole truck. Had the truck not
gotten hung-up on it's tank, it would've continued right on over the edge
of the trailer and been wrecked. Also lucky the tank was almost empty and
diesel fuel is hard to ignite, for if it had, it would've consumed both the
truck and half the trailer. This 1971 White/Freightliner will live to race
another day. Shot at Truckin' For Kids in Irwindale, California on Sunday
October 6th, 2013. To see what led up to this, checkout my other video --
Loading The Ole Freightliner - The Hard Way.
Heavy Metal Tow Truck [S7 Ep. 2-5]
Today on GEARZ, 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. It is auto recycling at its best as the
big truck continues to come together using parts from a junkyard wrecker,
swap meet vintage beer kegs, and even some new aftermarket parts. If you've
always thought that you had to spend big money to build a unique vehicle,
this "Heavy Metal" truck will not only change your mind, but probably have
you digging through old junkyards and checking out pastures in hopes of
finding a vintage truck project of your own! That's a typical
reaction...and that's typical for GEARZ! Part 5