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The BEST episodes of FantomWorks

Every episode of FantomWorks ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of FantomWorks!

In FantomWorks restoration expert Dan Short and his team only have a heart for those who genuinely love their cars. Every car has a story, but if you can't prove to Dan that you truly care about your car and want the job done right then he won't accept your business. Dan's bustling shop, FantomWorks, is the largest automotive restoration shop in America. Leaning on of years automotive restoration experience in addition to the qualities of discipline and precision Dan acquired in the military, the FantomWorks team runs a busy production pipeline in order to meticulously refurbish some of America's favorite rides. Old cars come with new obstacles including irate car owners, personality clashes, cost over-runs, parts problems and walkouts. Come along for the ride with Dan and the FantomWorks team.

Last Updated: 10/19/2022Network:Velocity
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1963 Corvette and 1931 Model A Hot Rod
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8.80
99 votes

#1 - 1963 Corvette and 1931 Model A Hot Rod

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/30/2013

Dan Short is the owner of FantomWorks and a fan of classic cars. So, when James brings in a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette AND he wants Dan to add the world’s first convertible split window – the job is too cool to resist. The problem: James needs the car for his wedding in less than two months. While the team wrestle with the near-impossible Corvette restoration, Bill brings in a 1931 Model A Ford that his father converted into a hot rod. Bill is an internet mechanic who has torn the car to pieces. This would normally send Dan running for the hills, but the car is Bill’s only connection to his dead father. Dan agrees to take on the job. Then, he finds that Bill’s budget is only $20,000.

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1965 Mustang and 1951 Studebaker Truck
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8.74
94 votes

#2 - 1965 Mustang and 1951 Studebaker Truck

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/7/2013

Dan and the team take on a 1965 Ford Mustang fastback and a 1951 Studebaker truck. The Mustang is for a friend whose plans are far bigger than his budget and the Studebaker needs a unique design to make it a world-class show vehicle.

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Road to SEMA
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8.44
18 votes

#3 - Road to SEMA

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2016

When Donnie decides that he wants to take his 1968 Fastback to SEMA, Dan and Fantomworks are thrown for a loop. Now, they need to get the Fastback and a 1964 Corvette to the prestigious show within a crushing time frame.

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Now You See It
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8.21
19 votes

#4 - Now You See It

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/15/2016

A U-Haul full of parts and a dream of a perfect Plymouth Business Coupe shows up at the shop. Dan also has to find a 1972 Gran Sport and to then restore it with hard-to-find features that now have to work together on the same car.

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85 in the Fast Lane
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8.21
19 votes

#5 - 85 in the Fast Lane

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/13/2016

The crew scrambles to finish 85 car projects for their customers who have high expectations.

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Good After Bad
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8.18
11 votes

#6 - Good After Bad

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2015

Michael wants a new convertible top for his 1953 Morgan, but the Fantomworks team have no reference, no template and no anchor points. Butch entrusted his 1969 Camaro to a restoration rip-off artist. Can Fantomworks fix the worst work they've ever seen?

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Throwing Heat
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8.17
23 votes

#7 - Throwing Heat

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/31/2016

Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Collins wants a super fast 1968 Mustand, but Dan has to first undo a combination of bad repairs. Bob is a Vietnam veteran who needs a Fantomworks reality check to get his beloved 1950 Wily's Jeep back on the road.

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Thunder Time
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8.15
20 votes

#8 - Thunder Time

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2016

Ian wants a 1956 'baby bird' restomod that drives like a sports car. Dan's solution, a GTO-Thunderbird combo that drives like a bat out of hell. Doc Pellerin's 1937 Volvo was a regular winner at car shows, until a shelf fell on the car.

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Because I Can
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8.13
23 votes

#9 - Because I Can

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/2016

Dan thinks that Mickey's 1970 Chevelle is perfect. Mickey wants them to tear it apart and upgrade everything to make it his own. Thom's 1963 Studebaker is a project car with a nightmare combination of leaks, bad parts, and failing safety systems.

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Expect the Unexpected
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8.12
17 votes

#10 - Expect the Unexpected

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/29/2015

George wants his 1967 Chevelle to be perfect, but his car has had more rats than repairs. Brian's 1960 Lincoln is a classic car has seen much better days. The car is full of surprises, and the moment something is fixed, a new problems surfaces.

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Damaged Goods
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8.11
18 votes

#11 - Damaged Goods

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/7/2016

A 1970 Corvette was in storage for 30 years and Dan discovers that the car needs a ton of work. A 1964 GTO was smashed in an accident and totaled by his insurance company. Dan agrees to try and bring his mangled GTO back to life.

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French Fried
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8.06
17 votes

#12 - French Fried

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/18/2017

Daniel has a 1968 Mustang Convertible; he wants FantomWorks to swap out the V6 with the V8 from a donor car. The swap is easier said than done. Stacia and Eugenia need Dan to transform their 1962 Citroen "problem car" into a reliable ride.

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Tough Act to Follow
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8.04
28 votes

#13 - Tough Act to Follow

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/2016

When Rich and Kathy tried to get their 1951 Buick Super back on the road they were taken for a ride. It's now up to FantomWorks to succeed where four other shops failed. Jim's classic 1961 Corvette has a curious ailment, and Dan has to solve the mystery.

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One For Ole Miss
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8.00
11 votes

#14 - One For Ole Miss

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/3/2018

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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One Mad Mustang, Part 1
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8.00
17 votes

#15 - One Mad Mustang, Part 1

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/17/2018

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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Flatheads Forever
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8.00
16 votes

#16 - Flatheads Forever

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/26/2018

Arnold brings Dan two interlocking projects. He wants FantomWorks to transform his 1946 Ford Panel Wagon into a classic tour-mobile, and he also wants Dan to fix the 1941 Harley Flathead motorcycle that will ride in the back.

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Metro Mayhem Part 2
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8.00
6 votes

#17 - Metro Mayhem Part 2

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/30/2019

FantomWorks epic 4-year-long wrestling match with the 1961 International Harvester Metro concludes with an incredible, one-of-a-kind van. Ray wants his '69 ZL1 to match the number 68 rally car, but he needs Dan's rare Winters stamped 427 COPO motor.

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Metro Mayhem Part 1
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7.94
16 votes

#18 - Metro Mayhem Part 1

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/23/2019

David and Chuck want their enormous heirloom 1961 International Harvester Metro Van converted into a state-of-the-art restomod, with all the trimmings. David asks Dan to find and restore a 1966 Lincoln Convertible.

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Race to the Finish
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7.91
11 votes

#19 - Race to the Finish

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2015

Steve wants to run his 1954 Oldsmobile in a 1,000 mile road race. Fantomworks face a tight budget, a tough schedule and race rules. Jim wants Fantomworks to bring his 1977 Spitfire to life; but Dan puts his foot down when safety issues are discovered.

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One Tough Customer
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7.90
20 votes

#20 - One Tough Customer

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/20/2017

Dan accepted a 1926 Ford Model T as part payment for a build. Robby wants to convert it to a far more rare 1914 C Cab. Anthony buys a 69 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, but the car of his dreams is an accident waiting to happen.

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Decades to Drive
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7.89
18 votes

#21 - Decades to Drive

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/26/2018

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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Against The Grain
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7.88
25 votes

#22 - Against The Grain

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/12/2018

Chris asks FantomWorks to breathe new life into a 1951 Mercury Woody that was sitting in a chicken coop for thirty years; Dan's 1970 Mustang Boss arrives with a long list of problems and the speed of a sea slug.

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Ticket to Ride
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7.88
16 votes

#23 - Ticket to Ride

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/24/2014

A 1941 Buick Coupe rolls into FantomWorks, with the worst possible combination for Dan and the team, a difficult car and a demanding owner. Janelle wants her Kawasaki KZ-750 motorcycle transformed into a cool stripped down ‘café' bike.

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One Salty Shelby
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7.87
23 votes

#24 - One Salty Shelby

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/13/2017

Dennis always dreamed of owning the bright orange 1970 Shelby GT500 that once kicked his ass in a drag race, but severe salt corrosion has all but destroyed this classic. Rikk wants to get his rare 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst in shape- but it's a challenge.

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Beetle Juiced
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7.86
21 votes

#25 - Beetle Juiced

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/5/2018

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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