The Gearheads finally sit down with Bob Thrash and talk graphics, builds, legendary cars, influences, taking chances and more. In keeping with the ongoing theme of “all things are delicately interconnected,” you’ll be shocked at the single person we can trace all current trends back to. And in a cheesy way.
The Gearheads go Down Under and visit with Ziggy Sadler of Ziggy’s Design Driven, and welcome special co-host Carson Lev along. It’s an exploration of the burgeoning Australian automotive aftermarket, passion for cars, building hot rods, preserving the past, and a pontoon-fendered Hyundai concept.
Project White Trash finally got put back on it’s wheels after getting the rear axle narrowed, but the excitement wears off quickly. A quick glance at the lower control arms reveals that they are so low to the ground that they’ll hit on every crown in the road. After researching a lot of suspension options and coming to the conclusion that they are not in the budget, Alex recalls a decades-old conversation with a friend about an extremely cost-effective option. Little did he know that the wheels were already in motion, and the decision to do this mod was already made.
Project White Trash gets its rear axle narrowed to fit the ET Super wheels that were restored in the previous episode. Alex also bends up new rear brake lines and decides on the ride height. Once that gets determined, the truck finally comes off of the jack stands and gets back on it’s wheels for the first time in a long while.
For SEMA 2018, Chip Foose brings a 1957 Chevrolet convertible done in a “restomod” style, with an extreme attention to detail and the perfect color choice. The car has the perfect blend of strength, reliability, and performance while still maintaining it’s iconic style that makes the 1957 Chevrolet one of the most recognizable automobiles in history.