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Dan Short fell in love with cars when he first laid eyes on a 1967 Camaro. He bought a used model as a teenager, but because he couldn't pay someone else to restore it, he learned how to do the work himself. After a stint in the Army, Short decided to make his passion for classic cars his life's work, and FantomWorks was born. Today the Norfolk, Va., company is the largest auto restoration shop in the U.S., and this reality series shows how Short and his team meticulously refurbish some of America's favorite rides. Drama ensues in the form of personality clashes, cost overruns, irate customers and other issues, which are compounded by Short's reputation as a straight shooter who won't accept substandard results.

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The crew finishes the build of the ultimate Mustang Sleeper for Antonio and Andres - a California Special powered by a Coyote Aluminator; Phil wants a '49 Chevy pick-up like the one he rode in as a child, but the truck is a disassembled puzzle.
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Arthur wants FantomWorks to make his 1967 Cyclone with 400,000 miles on it better than new; Antonio and his cousin, Andres, challenge Dan to build the fastest Mustang CS in Mexico.
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David is a Volkswagen fanatic who wants a 1967 Beetle that can outmatch muscle cars; Robert wants a widened 1967 Corvette supercar, but first FantomWorks have to undo the bad repairs from at least three fiberglass rending accidents.
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Tom asks Dan to find him a rare '67 Camaro convertible with factory AC; Dave wants Dan to build a safe and almost-all-stock '71 Datsun, but the car is badly damaged from previous restoration work.
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Sean asks Dan to find a 1969 Camaro that can be built into the custom resto-mod of his dreams; Jeff wants to give his 1969 Cutlass a rare Hurst makeover, but the engine has never run and there are more parts in boxes than on the car.
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Dave traded for his dream '57 Corvette over three decades ago, but his plans to build it have, so far, come to nothing; Ken picked a rare 1954 Kaiser Darrin from his father's collection and hopes FantomWorks can reverse the hands of time.
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Larry wants to drive his uncle's '59 Cadillac DeVille, but the car has spent decades baking in the Arizona sun; Brian spent years gathering parts to restore his grandfather's '60 Bel Air only to find that he's still missing critical components.
aired 11 days ago
A client desires a 1968 Mustang Fastback resto-mod; a couple want to restore the 1969 Pontiac Firebird that they rode in on their wedding day 45 years earlier.
aired 12 days ago
The team attempts to restore a 1939 Hudson 112 convertible coupe without a standard for the vehicle's original condition; a husband and wife have different ideas for a 1970 Chevrolet Nova.
aired 13 days ago
Joe pushes Fantomworks off the deep end when he challenges them to build a replica of a legendary 1953 hydroplane that set a water speed record with an automotive engine.
aired 15 days ago
Dan uncovers hidden damage on a man's 1964 Plymouth Barracuda; a woman hopes to surprise her husband by getting her 1953 Studebaker Commander into running shape.
aired 16 days ago
Budget issues threaten the restoration of a 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL; Al learns that his father's Pontiac GTO may not be the vehicle he thought it was.
aired 17 days ago
A man has high hopes for a 1967 Chevelle that has had more rats than repairs; restoration work on a 1960 Lincoln Continental causes endless frustration for Dan.
aired 18 days ago
A lack of reference material and anchor points complicate the installation of a new convertible top on a 1953 Morgan; the crew tries to repair a 1969 Camaro's poor restoration work.
aired 19 days ago
The owner of a 1954 Oldsmobile needs the team to get his vehicle in shape for a 1,000-mile road race; Dan stands firm after he discovers safety issues with a 1977 Triumph Spitfire.
aired 20 days ago
Dan makes repairs to a 1929 phaeton that could possibly save the life of its owner; a 1989 Jeep Wrangler suffers from bad work.
aired 21 days ago
Dan battles 50 years of time during his restoration of a 1967 Ford Mustang coupe; Jay works on a 1965 Triumph TR4.
aired 21 days ago
The crew faces a puzzle of rust and rotted wood as it attempts to restore a 1917 Overland; Dan purchases a 1968 Camaro on the Internet.
aired 21 days ago
Problems plaguing a 1983 Avanti include an ill-fitting engine and $58,000 worth of mismatched parts; a Chevrolet 3100 pickup has bigger troubles than just the rope holding its doors shut.
aired 21 days ago
A demanding owner brings in a 1941 Buick Coupe; Janelle wants her Kawasaki KZ-750 motorcycle transformed into a cool and stripped down machine.
aired 21 days ago
The owner of a Mach 1 wants more muscle added to his vehicle; a "his-and-hers" restoration involves a Sunbeam Tiger and a Fiat Spider.

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