Bitchin' Rides (2014)
Dave Kindig, owner and operator of Kindig-It Design, turns out unique vehicles for his demanding (and sometimes famous) clientele. From rendering and design to building and restoring, viewers see vehicles being made from the ground up before being revealed to the car's owner.
Seasons & Episode
A returning client is back with another classic, a 1965 Mustang Fastback. He likes to keep a stock look, but with updated drivetrain, instrumentation and as many modern amenities as possible. Plus, the assembly team gets a crash course in engine tuning.
Dave and the crew start on a 1966 Corvette, but one major challenge lies ahead for Dave the designer -- he is up against a client who is adamant that he doesn't want the
After some intense color development, the client is on board with the shade of green Dave has come up with, and the car moves into the paint booth. The client has only seen the color on a swatch, but will he fall for it when he sees it in person?
After recovering from a terrible accident where his '32 Ford caught fire, a local business owner wants to see the car fixed as well. Diagnosing the fire damage and what caused it is job #1. Plus, a 1967 Mustang arrives with a nasty engine vibration.
A simple repaint of a 1964 Corvette careens into much more when Dave upsells the client on a couple of design features, and the crew finds some damage underneath the original paint. Also, the owner of an iconic Ford GTX1 tasks Dave with solving a dilemma.
Brandon Curtis is an active duty serviceman who is due to depart for overseas duty, but before leaving he and his father have a little unfinished business. They've been thru the ringer over the years trying to get their 1951 Ford pickup built. Now they're getting it done right at Kindig-It. The cab is getting stretched, the entire front end is getting re-designed and Kindig's patented custom hourglass bed complete the build sheet. While Brandon heads out to serve his country, the shop needs to live up to its duty to turn this truck into a Bitchin' Ride.
The 1951 Ford pickup is painted and ready for final assembly. The team encounters problem after problem trying to get it ready for a serviceman who is returning from a year away in a war zone.
From an early age, Dave Kindig would cut up hot wheels, mixing and matching parts to create his own cars. 20-plus years later, he has decided that the time is right to design his own concept car from scratch.
All the Concept Corvette's elements are built and assembled, but to call the experiment a success, Dave needs to find a buyer. Also, a rock 'n' roll icon brings his 1934 Ford coupe to the shop to complete a project 25 years in the making.
Dave designs a Mustang for the ages to compete in the Optima Challenge, which involves running the car on track as well as in a traditional car show. The build includes a new front facia and hood, tucking in the bumpers and redesigning the rear end.