The WORST episodes of FantomWorks

Every episode of FantomWorks ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 1/15/2023Network:Velocity
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Shake and Bake
star
6.60
5 votes

#1 - Shake and Bake

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/1/2017

John thinks his '58 Corvette is 'mostly original' but Dan finds a mismatched assortment of poor quality parts and bad repairs that have him tearing his hair out. Chelsea wants FantomWorks to fix up a rare '71 Fury for her dad, Rikk.

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Tri Power Trails
star
6.80
10 votes

#2 - Tri Power Trails

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/2017

Charles wants Dan to find him a 1967 Corvette with a set-up that's rare as hen's teeth. Bob's 1973 Cuda has been stored for most of its life but even in storage time takes a heavy toll.

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If It Sprays, It Stays
star
6.87
23 votes

#3 - If It Sprays, It Stays

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/2016

Dan takes on a project of huge proportions when he agrees to fix a '47 Mack Firetruck that take FantomWorks into wet and uncharted territory. Ken's '71 Malibu Chevelle arrives as a garage ornament that hasn't run in five years, but hopefully will soon.

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Brick by Bricklin
star
6.95
20 votes

#4 - Brick by Bricklin

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/2/2019

Walter brings his 1975 Bricklin back to FantomWorks with the hope that Dan can fix problems that were created when it was built... and then add missiles; Tim's 1954 Imperial hasn't run in decades and everything on the car is locked up solid.

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Tip of the Iceberg
star
7.06
17 votes

#5 - Tip of the Iceberg

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/27/2014

A 1983 Avanti arrives with $58,000 worth of mismatched parts, an engine that doesn't fit and a cascade of problems. A 3100 Chevy Pick-up rolls in with rope holding the doors shut, but the team soon learns that this is the tip of a very ugly iceberg.

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1965 Cadillac DeVille and 1984 Monte Carlo
star
7.06
50 votes

#6 - 1965 Cadillac DeVille and 1984 Monte Carlo

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/4/2013

A 1965 Cadillac DeVille filled with leaves and rat droppings is considered a health hazard; the team hopes to transform a 1984 Monte Carlo into a head-turning anniversary gift.

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Another Bricklin the Wall
star
7.26
19 votes

#7 - Another Bricklin the Wall

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/29/2018

Walter loves the fast and futuristic look of his 1975 Bricklin. Unfortunately, the car drives like something from the dark ages. Dan restores a 1963 Split Window Corvette for a pair of owners who know him well, his Uncle Carl and Aunt Claire.

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Wrangle This!
star
7.27
11 votes

#8 - Wrangle This!

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/5/2015

Gray brings his 1929 Phaeton in because of gas smells and cracking sounds. When Dan digs into the car - he uncovers deadly dangers that lead to lifesaving repairs. Tony believes his 1989 Jeep Wrangler is 95% done, but the car is a disaster of bad work.

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Wet & Wild
star
7.33
3 votes

#9 - Wet & Wild

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/5/2015

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. Jim and Arlene want their beloved 1969 Firebird to once again be a daily driver.

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Kit Car Chaos
star
7.33
9 votes

#10 - Kit Car Chaos

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2017

Bob spent years working on his beloved 1969 K20 Truck, but he needs FantomWorks to solve the mysteries within. Dan's brother-in-law John shows up with a 1962 Ferrari kit car that looks hot, but the wiring could burn it to the ground.

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Mach Speed
star
7.36
22 votes

#11 - Mach Speed

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/3/2014

Mike wants Dan to make his prized Mach 1 even more of a muscle car. Richard brings FantomWorks the first 'his and hers' restoration, a Sunbeam Tiger and a Fiat Spider. Dan soon discovers the challenges of the two cars are not equal.

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1966 VW Beetle and 1976 TR6 Convertible
star
7.39
18 votes

#12 - 1966 VW Beetle and 1976 TR6 Convertible

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/28/2013

A 1966 Volkswagen Beetle ends up on the curb due to problems with the vehicle's owner; Dan spots hidden potential in a 1976 Triumph TR6 convertible.

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Chevy Shock
star
7.40
5 votes

#13 - Chevy Shock

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2017

Patsy and Apryle bring their 1968 Corvette in for mechanical work, but what their car really needs is a new paint job. Jim's 1958 Impala is an auction car. It looks pretty but when it's time to drive – it's half the car Jim was hoping for.

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Flathead 'til I'm Dead
star
7.40
5 votes

#14 - Flathead 'til I'm Dead

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2017

Chris wants the 1950 F1 Truck he remembers from high school, and Dean wants the 1968 Lincoln Continental he drove with his dad.

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All or Nothing
star
7.40
10 votes

#15 - All or Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/15/2015

Brad wants his father's 1967 Mustang Coupe to be new again; so Dan has to fight fifty years of age and the way the car was initially built by the factory. Jay wants a stunning 1965 TR4, but he plans to do most of the work himself.

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1964 Impala and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon
star
7.42
24 votes

#16 - 1964 Impala and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2013

A 1964 Impala that is one step away from the junkyard; a delay on a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon.

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Mismatching Numbers
star
7.44
16 votes

#17 - Mismatching Numbers

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2018

Steve has only driven his prized 1969 Camaro Z28 at five miles an hour, but he wants it to be a muscle car beast. Scott owns a rare matching numbers 1964 Corvette that he wants brought back to life.

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Bow Tie 'til I Die
star
7.44
25 votes

#18 - Bow Tie 'til I Die

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/19/2018

Jay brings Dan a 2012 Camaro ZL1 with poor performance and a blown supercharger; Terry wants Dan to complete a high-powered restomod of a 1931 Landau Phaeton, but the car arrives with mismatched parts and a junkyard engine.

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One Mad Mustang, Part 2
star
7.47
17 votes

#19 - One Mad Mustang, Part 2

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/24/2018

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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Fantomworks Goes Postal
star
7.50
4 votes

#20 - Fantomworks Goes Postal

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2017

Ron & Valerie want Dan to restore their 1963 Jeep Willy's Fleetvan, but the problems run deeper than the seams hidden beneath inches of filler. Grady wants his Z28 to be a driver, but the former drag race car has never been out of 2nd gear.

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1970 Chevelle and 1926 Velie
star
7.53
19 votes

#21 - 1970 Chevelle and 1926 Velie

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/21/2013

Dan attempts a near-impossible conversion by making a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS accessible for the physically challenged; a 1926 Velie becomes the shop's first pre-war restoration.

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Busted Knuckle
star
7.53
15 votes

#22 - Busted Knuckle

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2018

Kim and Doug want to drive her father's hyper-rare 1959 Thunderbolt, but the car was only set up for the racetrack. Batalla is a legendary motorcycle builder who asks Dan to restore his prized possession - a 1947 Knucklehead.

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Hidden Surprises
star
7.54
13 votes

#23 - Hidden Surprises

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/22/2015

Emmett believes his 1964 Barracuda is all original. But Dan finds out that the car has hidden damage and a past that nobody expected. Velvet wants Dan to get her 1953 Studebaker Commander running as a surprise for her husband, Travis.

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Beast Mode
star
7.54
24 votes

#24 - Beast Mode

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/2016

FantomWorks dives into prototype hell to give a former drag racer the superfast 1969 Chevelle of his dreams - complete with a supercharged LT4 engine.

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Size Does Matter
star
7.56
16 votes

#25 - Size Does Matter

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/10/2014

The owner of a C10 pick-up wants a full frame off restoration, but things get ugly when they peel off the paint. A Heinkel comes in with mismatched scooter parts but Dan learns that the cheap add-ons were hiding a very rare car.

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