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The Next Big Wrench


The Next Big Wrench

Apply today! Who knows, you could be "The Next Big Wrench" on the PowerBlock!

Location: Franklin, Tn
Members: 124
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2012

PowerBlock Career Opportunities

The PowerBlock shows have great hosts who know their stuff, and we’re looking for more professionals who can showcase their skills as part of the PowerBlock. If you love working on cars and trucks and have solid automotive skills upload a video of yourself and tell us your story.

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Comment by Mark Vineyard on March 1, 2011 at 1:10pm
I designed and fabricated alot of the parts on my truck. I have the talent to do some awesome work, but as you can see in my photos i work in my drive way. Dont have a shop or garage, bummer but i get er done
Comment by Paul Reed on February 25, 2011 at 11:26pm
ha ha oops I guess I went a little too far. Some pics of the Fiero V8 install kit I scratch built didn't post. It would be a whole lotta fun to fabricate auto parts for a living. There are no opportunities to do that where I live. I use to design machinery for Sugar Cane combines For John Deere in Thibodaux LA. Now all the other manifacturers have closed thier factories for good. It just killes me, I have all this talent and it's being wasted here. I can design and fabricate anything.
Comment by Paul Reed on February 25, 2011 at 11:16pm

My little projects. This is the belt drive I designed on cad in 3D cut, machined, welded, and polished myself. This is my hand made cluster.I can design and build anything. I worked for years as a mechanical designer in the R&D department of John Deere Thibodaux. I worked as a welder fitter and  pro mechanic before I began my design carreer.

  My V8 fiero kit.

Comment by Robert G Kneasel Jr & III on February 3, 2011 at 4:10pm

I have been spinning wrenches now for 20+ yrs, I have build anything from my hotrod tractor to full race alchohol engines. I also specialize in transmissions.  throughout my career I have built an engine and tranny for a 83 s-10 prostreet truck. I customized a 2000 montecarlo prostreet with twin turbo's.Thats just a few to start, there are hundreds of engines and transmissions for all types of vehicles that I have rebuild. Everything from mild to WILD!  I also do body paint and fabrication. I am a jack of all trades, what I don't know already I learn fast.

I would love the chance to have this position, as would most . I feel Im well qualified and hope I am the guy you's are looking for. 

Comment by john eskins on January 30, 2011 at 12:10am
we need old school builders to teach the rookeys lets play boys?
Comment by Ryan on October 16, 2010 at 4:24pm
I was watching the show this weekend and seen the advertisement for the possible job opportunities, and it was practically a dream come true! In the following email, I have attatched my resume, along with a few photos of what I have worked on (not very many due to financial reasons). I would absolutely love to be a part of the PowerBlockTV team, and I would be an excellent attribute to the team!

I have attached photos of removing and replacing a transfer case on my 1993 Toyota Pickup, and inspecting my front differential.

Reason why I had replaced my transfer case; my four-wheel drive wasn't working properly. My instructors at WyoTech (Laramie, WY) had test drove it and was almost certain my transfer was going out because it had a large clunk noise when four-wheel drive was engaged, and you could feel it inside the cab. I purchased the new/used transfer case, took out the old and realized the new/used transfer case I had purchased was a "top shift" type, and mine was a "forward shift" type of transfer case. I then took the transfer cases to school the next day and overhauled the new/used transfer case, as well as swapping the shift forks, making it the forward shift compatable for my truck. I would have furthured my photos but I could not take a camera into the building. I completed the overhaul process the day I brought it into the shop, and installed the transfer case shortly after. The transfer case worked of course but, that wasn't the problem. I should have checked my front differential...

I pulled the cover off of my front differential, not sure if you can see clearly, and noticed that my ring and pinion gear needs to be replaced. Photographs of this process has also been attatched in this email. I am working on getting a job so I can get my four-wheel drive repaired, which I have bigger plans for. Since it is an IFS, I have my mind on doing a straight axle swap (SAS) since I would replace the entire front differential anyways instead of just replacing the ring and pinon gear (much easier).

I will be looking forward to hearing from you, as well as a possible interview for more information on my work and education experience. Please, give me a call as soon as possible for further information and we can schedule an interview.
Comment by Shane Casteel on September 15, 2010 at 1:47pm
Anyone heard anything yet? I sent in audition tape haven't heard back. I might not be what they are looking for. Good luck to every body.
Comment by James Ward on September 15, 2010 at 9:29am
This link is better, you dont have to go through 30 pages.
Comment by Kerb on September 9, 2010 at 7:17pm
My name is Pat Kerby and i am from Charlotte Michigan, i have wanted to be the next big wrench since they came out with this position! Now i have been a fabricator for 15 yrs now and just recently am learning about suspension Geo. so i can build a lift kit for my Dakota since they dont make a sus lift for my 2004 Dakota! I personally never built a custom vehicle but i have been working at GM for 11 yrs now and know how to build a newer style car from the ground up, once you have built one you really know how to build them all!!! Anyway i am GM certified as a repair tech. Seven years from now i will be starting my own shop, i have a plan of attack!!! First get a business degree, second is finding and aquiring the building, and third starting my own business doing what 4x4 xtreme does on the show except i will be doing all kinds of stuff not just building !!!! Unfortunalty i dont have a video camera to upload a video! So if you want to talk to me after this letter send me a email at ( ) please no junk mail
Comment by Bj English on September 9, 2010 at 12:41pm
I have been wanting to live the life of the powerblock guys since I first started watching the shows as a kid. They are always filled with great information and inspire me to get out there and do it myself and I learn a lot in the process. I can mig, arc, and tig weld, cut, fabricate, and do some body work if needed. I am always the go-to-guy when it comes to my friends projects and i'm always eager to help, anything from custom lawnmowers, mud trucks, to 8 second turbo mustangs, I can do it all.

I have had multiple Mustangs that I have modified in different ways. I got hooked on mustangs when I got a 2001 V6 5-speed car I modified to keep up with the GT's. I built up a 1985 GT t-top car with full koni coil-overs, tubular k-member, and cobra brakes to handle the twisties!! The car also recieved AFR heads and a solid roller cam which made it run with the high dollar cars!! The last one I fully built the engine, ported my own heads, pressed the pistons on the rods, wired, and assembled. The car went on to run 12.7's all natural on a budget!!

I had to sell my project car to pay for school in Texas which is where I am at now. I recently graduated from Hennessey Performance's "Tuner School" which is great! I got to be around some very cool people and very cool vehicles and I really dont want it to stop ever!! I feel like i'm at home when i'm there and I don't see how it can ever be considered work when it's that much fun. I have been working at an Oreilly auto parts for over a year now and i'm ready to move on to the high-performance industry. This is my passion and I am ready for it. I am job searching at the moment but this is my ultimate choice so please pick me to be the next big wrench!!!!!!

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