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In the heart of Texas, everything's bigger at Ekstensive Metal Works, where owner/mastermind Bill Carlton and his creative team design and build outrageous, enviable cars and trucks. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary means Bill, a third-generation welder, uses everything from rusted wrecks to top-of-the-line vehicles including a 1955 Chevy truck, a 2014 Porsche 911, a 1967 Lincoln Continental, a 1966 Chevrolet C10, and a 1961 Cadillac DeVille. Whether it's tricked-out trucks with wild hydraulics or facelifts for classic muscle cars, Ekstensive cranks out detailed, full-service work for clients from around the country.

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Hip-hop artist Slim Thug wants his rusted '59 Cadillac brought up to the dress code of the rest of his car collection; the Ekstensive crew creates an eye-catching, black-on-black-on-black Cadillac roadster that would make the Batman jealous.
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Bill and the guys transform a wrecked 2017 Ford F-150, turning the hunk of parts into an angry-looking, one-of-one prerunner; the crew builds a custom air suspension bike trailer for a longtime customer.
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A longtime customer wants to make a statement by lifting his stock 2017 F250 Platinum 4x4; the boys from Texas are happy to oblige with a handmade 22-inch lift on 42-inch custom tires.
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The old shell of a 1966 Chevrolet C-10 is combined with the best of a '60s Impala in a ground-up build with a completely hand-built chassis, body mods, 6.2L engine and a hydraulic bed.
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The owners of a run-down '63 Grumman bread truck want it transformed into the ultimate t-shirt vending machine; Bill and the crew drop the giant truck to the floor with custom body modifications and a bar-themed interior.
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When a local restaurant owner asks Bill to customize the '61 Cadillac he purchased at auction, the crew provides a fully customized interior, suspension, wheels and tires; an eye-catching 1963 Chevrolet C-10 gets its twin turbo engine all fired up.
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A purple '55 Chevy truck that was remodeled in the 1990s is in need of a modern update; Ekstensive creates a timeless and classy truck with a modified hood and scoop, a handmade interior and new wood bed.
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Bill and the guys customize a new 2017 Ford F350, lowering it with their handmade air ride and adding a one-of-a-kind gooseneck hitch; the owner of a 2014 Porsche 911 wants her sports car to sound as good as it looks.
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Bill and the gang are back under the hood of the 2018 Camaro ZL1, rebuilding the engine to add as much power as possible before a visit to the dynamometer; Ekstensive tries to turn a patinaed 1949 GMC pickup sleeper truck into keeper truck.
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The 2018 Camaro ZL1 is already a high performance sports car, but the owner wants Bill to improve his even more; the guys are happy to oblige, starting with a handmade aluminum chassis and interior; a new client wants his Sierra Denali frame dropped.
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Rusty and riddled with bullet holes, Bill's neighbor hands over the crumbling shell of a '52 Ford F4 Milk Truck; the guys unleash their best fabrication skills and turn this 60-year-old milk truck into a one of a kind, dazzling diesel street rod.
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Bill and the team bring a wrecked '70 Suburban hauler back to life as a long bed, four door, crew cab dually with a 5.9 Cummins diesel engine, custom chassis and suspension; a '65 Plymouth Belvedere II gets some extra muscle with a Mopar crate Hemi.
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A client wants Bill to set the bar for custom SUVs with a 2018 Yukon Denali; the guys get busy with chassis, body mods, interior and twin turbos; Ekstensive goes full gangster with a 1948 Mercury, remaking a legendary car from the inside out.
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Bill and the guys are known for their custom metal work, but the transformation of a 1940 International Harvester water truck into a mobile barbecue pit tests all their skills; a 1986 C-10 is a family heirloom that's remade for future generations.
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Bill and the guys take a good C10 to a hundred with custom touches from inside to out including one of one interior and bed; Ekstensive makes a dream come true by modifying a 2018 Dodge Demon for an under ten second quarter mile run on the track.
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Bill pushes the shop's creativity with his own build of a 2018 Yukon Denali XL; the luxury SUV is their tallest build ever with a custom lift, straight axles and a supercharger; the '70 Suburban gets a custom chassis and body with a fourth door.
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The wrecked shell of a 1970 Suburban car hauler tests Bill and his metal geniuses as they transform it into a high-end diesel, low, long bed, crew cab dually; Ekstensive makes a lifted and loaded F150 for Boots for Troops, a military charity.
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Ekstensive's built a lot of trucks, but never a Ford Bronco until now; Bill and the guys transform a rusted '68 Bronco roadster into a high-powered off-roading truck with a supercharged engine, handmade dash, roll cage, and waterproof interior.

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