American Restoration - Season 2 Episodes
Rick converts a Coca Cola cooler into a combination cooler hot dog grill which means not just restoration but re-engineering and manufacturing. Rick's got a buyer who's interested but he's asking a lot of money. Then Rick Harrison, of all people, brings in a stained glass barber pole. But it's so corroded and delicate he contemplates giving it back as is.
A museum curator has some very specific instructions for the restoration of...a box. It's also locked, there's no key and what is inside is a mystery. Another customer sends in a 100 year old carnival punching bag that he wants to look old but like new.
“Duck and Cover”
Rick and his team take a trip out to a local Las Vegas museum to restore a civil defense air raid siren from 1957. Can they withstand this nuclear restoration, or will they fail to duck and cover?
Rick and his guys get an eye full when a 100-year-old mutoscope comes into the shop. Can they comfortably crank out a motion picture masterpiece, or will this restoration be a flippin' formula for a major flop?
Rick and his brother Ron take a road trip to a dusty desert salvage-yard to rummage for some beat-up antiques to flip for cash. Rick takes a restoration risk and auctions off a 1920s visible gas pump.
It's time for rusty rehab after Rick and his brother Ron pick up two 1950s service station showpieces. Can they successfully salvage these auto antiques or will one minor mistake turn this retro refurbishment into a first-rate fiasco?
Rick and his team are given a crucial mission, completely restore a NASA helmet from the 1960s' Gemini missions. Then, after an old picker drops off a rusty gas cart for a fix-up, they try to give it a fill-up
Rick and Ron take restoration by the horns when they agree to revive a vintage mechanical bull. Can they stay steadily astride this rough ride or will they be bucked off?
Rick and his team have a chance to restore a prohibition era slot machine. And later, when a 1940's Pepsi cooler comes in for an icey overhaul, will an archaic bottle of pop distract the team.
“The Big Move”
When a client hefts in a 1900s penny scale from the Santa Cruz boardwalk, Rick and his crew tighten their belts. Can they successfully slim down this massive mechanism or will their weighty workload tip the scales?
When an antique candy machine from the 1950s arrives at the shop, Rick's team has their hands full--and not just with sweets. Without the combination, the guys have to find a way to open a giant antique safe before they can begin restoring it.
After Rick agrees to restore a vintage Italian bumper car from a local antique shop, the shop braces for immediate impact. Can they effectively electrify this dented delight or will this entertaining endeavor give them whiplash?
Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve.
Rick and his crew sharpen their service skills when a client ships in a 1900s Berkel meat slicer. Can they carefully carve out a mechanical masterpiece, or will they lose a few fingers on this slice and dice device?
When a client brings in an extremely rare British motorcycle from the 1950s, Rick sets the speed for this matchless mission. And later, the team has to put their two cents into the restoration of a 1940's Accurate Weight penny scale.
“The Big Bang”
Rick and the guys aim to please when an 1800s cannon rolls into the shop. Can they hit their transformation target or will this banged up blaster backfire? And later, a client brings in a 1960s slot machine from the old Silver Slipper Hotel & Casino. Can the shop hit the jackpot on this 10-cent contraption, or will they lose big on this gaming gamble?
“Apples and X-Rays”
Rick prepares for battle when a 1940s dog tag maker comes into the shop. Can he successful stamp out this embossing endeavor or will this military mechanism have a major malfunction?
“Hot & Cold”
“Pump & Gun”
Rick and his crew take a shot in the dark when a 1943 trap machine lands in the shop. Can they get off to a flying start on this target practice project or will they end up missing the mark? And later, Ron and Tyler find a rare rusty pump while on the road. Can they crank out a successful sale or will this fuel find fail?
It's a restoration race to the finish line for Rick and his team when a client cruises in with a 1960's go-kart. And later, Tyler conspires to fix up a 1950's fan as a gift to Rick for Father's Day.
Rick faces a larger than life restoration when a client lugs in a 1930s Pep Boys marquee to the shop. Can he tackle this towering task or will these famous figures turn into a colossal catastrophe? And later, the crew takes on Mother Nature with the overhaul of a 1948 Coca Cola machine destroyed by Hurricane Irene. Can they weather this soda storm or will this windy work blow them away?
Rick and his team flex their muscles when they strong-arm a powerful penny arcade strength tester from the 1940's. And later, a client brings in a small gum and cigarette-vending slot machine from the 1930's.
Rick and his crew face a sticky situation when a cement gun from 1915 rolls into the shop. Can they safely seal up this concrete hurtling contraption or will the guys crack under the pressure?
“The Pick, The Pawn, & The Polish”
Rick takes on the biggest challenge of his career when a 1960s rocket-slide comes into the shop piece by giant piece. Can Rick and his crew perfect this playground projectile or is this space race restoration on a crash course for disaster?
Rick and his crew get their feet wet when a 1952 powerboat ride splashes into the shop. And later, Rick rolls up his sleeves to tackle a 1940s child's tricycle for a Las Vegas museum.
“King of Signs”
While Rick is away from the shop, his brother Ron takes matters into his own hands when a client brings in a 1900s love tester. Is this a match made in overhaul heaven or will this romantic restoration break his heart? And later, the guys put their work on display when a weather worn 1950s casino billboard arrives at the shop. Can they preserve this aging desert advertisement, or will this shabby sign be better left to rot roadside?
Rick shifts into high gear when a 1967 Harley motors in for a surprise overhaul. And later, a 1940s U.S. mailbox arrives at the shop. Can the crew swiftly sort through a postal patch up, or will this bulky box be a correspondence catastrophe?
“Hot & Salty”
The heat is on for Rick and his crew when they restore a salty 1960s popcorn machine. Can they freshen up this corny contraption or will this snack server get too hot to handle? And later, a client brings in an antique Michelin Man air compressor. Can the guys fill up this pressure pump or will they accidentally blow a hole in this aged apparatus?
“Rusted and Busted”
Rick and his crew drive full speed ahead when a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle roars into the shop. And later, a client brings in a crumbling 1950s bumper car.
Rick and his son Tyler kick off a restoration race after a pair of vintage scooters wheel into the shop. Can Tyler show up his dear ol' dad or will Rick prove father always knows best? And later, the shop makes cents of a 1940s candy vending machine. Can they sweeten up this nickel-and-dime device or will this sugary service leave a bad taste in their mouths?
It's batter up when a 1940s baseball batting game flies into the shop. And later, the crew is put to the test when they tackle a tarnished 1920s tire changer. Can they overpower this aged apparatus, or will this rusty restoration grind to a halt?
“Treats & Feet”
Rick battles a brain freeze when a 1940s Good Humor bicycle pedals into the shop. Can he deliver a sweet solution to this sticky situation or will this cold cart be forever frozen in time? And later, a client brings in a 1920s Atwater Kent art-deco radio. Can the shop fine-tune this airwave apparatus, or will it be nothing but dead air for this rundown receiver?
“Suds and Duds”
Rick and his crew change gears when a 1967 Honda Scrambler motorcycle swerves into the shop. Can they win the race on this dirt road restoration, or will they run out of gas before the finish line?
Rick and his guys get keyed up to restore a colossal 1920s cannonball safe. Can they lock up this protected project or will this massive mission be too heavy to handle? And later, the shop freshens up some vintage farm tools. Can the guys carefully crack these compact contraptions or will one rotten egg spoil this scramble?
When a client flies in with a helicopter gunner helmet from the Vietnam war, Rick and his crew have to suit up for some restoration recon. Can they get clearance to polish up this American heroes heli-hat, or will they have to call in some air-support?
Rick roasts up a pipin' hot coffee grinder overhaul after a client spies a recently picked 1800's coffee grinder sitting in the shop's boneyard. Can Rick and the boys brew up a perfectly caffeinated contraption or will a little decaf spoil the fun? And later, the shop revs up a collectible 1930's fishing boat motor. Can the guys go full throttle on this nautical tune up or will this high seas speeder sputter out?
Rick gets his hair blown back when he finds a beat-up WWII era Koken barber chair among a picker's plunder. And later, a client brings in an extremely rare 1950s Coca-Cola cooler.
The clock is running for Rick and his crew when they hail in a 1950s taximeter. Can they successfully speed to a detailed destination or will they get stuck in troublesome transformation traffic? And later, it is Brettly's big break when he oversees the restoration of a 1800s Zeno gum vending machine. Can he pop any bubbled blunder that comes this chewing contraption's way or will his best effort turn into a super sticky situation?
“Wheel and Deal”
Rick takes the restoration reins after a turn-of-the-century, horse-drawn fuel delivery wagon from the early 1900s trots into the shop. And later, Kelly convinces the manliest crew in Las Vegas to restore a 1940s Kotex Dispenser for a charity auction.
“Dirt Bike Duels”
Biffle brings Rick Dale, the show’s expert restorer of classic objects and artifacts, his dilapidated 1970s Montesa motorcycle in hopes that Rick can bring it back to life. Tune in to HISTORY on Wednesday to see if Rick is able to put this speedy dirt bike back on the road, and don’t be surprised if Rick tries to test Greg’s professional racing ability.
Rick and his crew must launch a rapid refurbishment when the Pawn Stars steer a 1950s Atomic Missile pedal car to the shop. And later, a client brings in a 1930s fare box, once used on public transportation.
It's time for some soon-to-be stepbrothers bonding when Tyler and Brettly volunteer to tow in a 1947 railroad speeder. Can the shop hop aboard this rapid restoration express or will a low estimate from Tyler cause the job to jump the tracks? And later sirens sound when a client brings in a NYC police call box. Can the shop get away scot-free with this cop calling configuration or will this end up a cuffing mess?
“Cold War Crusin'”
Cold War Cruisin' Rick and his crew try to obey the speed limit when a 1962 Czechoslovakia scooter zooms into the shop. And later, a miniature 1930s oil tanker trucks into the shop.
“Feel the Heat”
Rick has a rolling riddle on his hands after an antique three-wheeled cart with no identification comes into the shop. Can he piece together this perplexing puzzle or will this moving mystery remain unsolved? And later, the crew has a lot on their plate when a client trucks in a massive 1920s stove. Can they cook this over-sized oven to perfection or will this kitchen range restoration be a recipe for disaster?
“Tractors & Trucks”
When a client brings in his father's 1954 Bantam tractor, Rick must mend this latent lawn wrangling machine.Later, the guys have a mechanical mystery on their hands when a client brings in an early 1900s air brake tester for trains.
“Down & Dirty”
Rick and his crew face a tough trek when a 1972 Honda ATC motors into the shop. Can they navigate this rough ride's rocky route to restoration or will this three-wheeled vehicle veer off course? And later, Ron and Tyler are up to no good as they plan Rick's bachelor bash. Will they plan the ultimate Dale debauchery or will they be forced to clean up their act?
“Surfing the Strip”
Limited by a tight budget, Rick must light a fire under his team to overhaul a 1900s chemical cart. And later, it's surfs up for Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler when they find a 1940s motorized surfboard in a client's garage.
Rick auditions a new employee when a 1950s Cushman scooter with sidecar swerves into the shop. Will this specialized staffer ace this tricky trial or will another one bite the dust? And later, the shop gets a-rockin' on a 1948 homemade wooden horse. Can they saddle up this swaying steed or will this trotting toy buck them off?