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The Next Big Wrench


The Next Big Wrench

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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 Adam Simpson on July 10, 2010 at 12:07pm
Cars and fabrication have been a part of my life since day 1 it seems. From the time I went to my first monster truck show kicking from inside my mom's belly to now always being around the automotive industry. My dad is the one who got me interested as he used to do repair both at the dealership and at home in our little town of Iowa. I helped him wrench on everything from tractors to trucks in my diapers! We moved to Tennessee and he worked again at a dealership and then set out on his own...which is where my story of experience really begins. I have worked at my dad's shop for 10 years now. I do everything from sweeping floors, service writer, technician, and fabricator. I own a 97 Dodge Ram that has actually been on the Powerblock! I have fabricated parts for everything from a 1954 Jaguar to 1998 Poulan...yes, that's a lawn mower. I have built several engines from stock to extreme (426 stroker in my truck). I have worked on all makes/models, and I have experience with most shop tools.. press, brake lathe, welder, pipe bender (exhaust), pullers, installers, torch, etc. You name it and I have used it or can figure out how to use it. If I have to list a weak point in my automotive experience resume, it would have to be body work and paint. This is simply due to the fact of not having the opportunity to practice. I am a master of the rattle can though! I have already interviewed with Ms. Courtney and done some add lib lines for Powerblock. Thank for your time and consideration. Hope to hear from you soon.
-Adam Simpson
Comment by Randy Kerns on July 3, 2010 at 12:05pm
I've been working on my own vehicles sences I was 15 years old. I've had several different kinds, chevys,fords,dodges,yamahas, suzukis, and harleys. I love working old chevy trucks and harleys the most. Most of the work I've done was under a tree in the back yard, I've learn alot that way. I've also worked in ford,and chevy dealerships and have also learn alot. I had projects like a 51 chevy that I put on a 76 chevy pickup frame that I had to shortin the frame 18 inches, did that on a set of sawhorses in the back yard. I've also put a 460 big block in an 62 f-100 with auto trans. I'm working on an 84 chevy swb pickup right now. I'd love to see a show that deals with the average Joe building and customizing Harleys,cars,and trucks in there backyards, or small garages. Lets see more rat rods and bikes. Just about anyone can build a custom vehicle if they have a big shop with all the tools and parts given to them.
Comment by bill story jr on June 26, 2010 at 12:11pm
boy there are a lot gear heads out there good luck to all for the job
Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:59pm

this is an early 1964 NASCAR hemi motor class legal, I built it for my charger. Dyno 855 hp all old Petty parts from then
Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:56pm

Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:55pm

attention to detail is key when restoring correctly. base clear was never even invented back when these old cars were built. and they were painted like this.
Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:49pm

Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:46pm

Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:45pm

Aluminum body, one of five for a client in Europe
Comment by Ron Kirkpatrick on June 25, 2010 at 8:43pm

this 57 Vette I built with Art Morrison chassis new Z06 everything including wiring and the LS 7. Boyd built a yellow 54 roadster both cars met at Kruse and the parked nose to nose. if you look close I widened the back of the car 3 inches wider than stock for tire clearance. Then straightened and painted the car, airbrushing etc. At my shop I do everything but chroming.

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