The BEST episodes of Rust Valley Restorers

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

A crew of car lovers at a garage in the Rocky Mountains transforms abandoned heaps of rust into collectible classics.

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Life is Messy
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8.32
22 votes

#1 - Life is Messy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/2/2020

An iconic 1969 Road Runner gives Mike a run for his money and a crash course in bodywork; a client build cuts very close to home; while out on a simple errand to buy shelves, Mike manages to make a deal on something for his trusty companion, Lincoln.

Double or Nothing
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8.23
26 votes

#2 - Double or Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/25/2021

A Rust Valley road trip steers Mike into the danger zone after Connor gives him an ultimatum: buy another car and Connor will blow up one from the Field of Dreams.

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Wildman Incorporated
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8.14
29 votes

#3 - Wildman Incorporated

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/25/2021

Mike restores a 1968 Beaumont for a charity auction, but scrambles to save the build and the fundraiser when his budget is pulled out from under him; Avery steals a Rust Bros client with a German-made Unimog, putting his friendship with Mike at risk.

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The Riddler
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8.06
18 votes

#4 - The Riddler

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/9/2020

Mike struggles to finish the restoration of a legendary muscle car, and trading gets chaotic when he goes up against The Great White Shark; one of Rust Valley's own heads to The Detroit Autorama with a 1964 Acadian.

Transformer Truck
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8.00
30 votes

#5 - Transformer Truck

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/18/2021

Rust Valley rivals face off in the Shop Truck Challenge; Mike struggles to restore a 1971 Chevy Blazer for a wedding day surprise; Avery's plan to repurpose a military truck for music festivals hits a sour note.

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Hot Diggity Dog
star
8.00
40 votes

#6 - Hot Diggity Dog

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/3/2022

Avery gambles on finishing a build from his past and the authorities crack down on his vehicle-filled property, while Mike finishes his '55 LaFrance Fire Truck.

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No Reserve
star
8.00
30 votes

#7 - No Reserve

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/28/2022

The day of Mike's auction arrives, and with it the biggest financial gamble of his life. Mike grapples with regret and chaos threatens to derail the entire event.

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The Same Mistakes
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7.98
43 votes

#8 - The Same Mistakes

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/26/2019

Mike refuses to sell an old clunker to a pair of serious buyers and instead takes on the challenging restoration of a 1967 Mercury Cougar with a tragic past; Avery goes head to head with Mike at the local swap meet.

The Secret
star
7.95
19 votes

#9 - The Secret

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/6/2021

Avery struggles to save his business while Mike is determined to end the year on a high note. However, old secrets and conflicts with Connor get in his way.

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Frenemy
star
7.94
47 votes

#10 - Frenemy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/5/2019

Mike struggles to finish a problematic 1966 Pontiac Parisienne, while stumbling into direct competition with a Rust Valley neighbour; Avery crashes into his new role as shop manager.

Scorched Earth
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7.92
36 votes

#11 - Scorched Earth

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/24/2022

Mike and Avery recover a valuable abandoned Volkswagen; threats from the authorities force Mike to make a surprising decision about the future of his Field of Dreams.

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Some Assembly Required
star
7.88
32 votes

#12 - Some Assembly Required

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/17/2022

Vandalism strikes the Wildman shop, inspiring Avery to finish building his Manta Coyote kit car; Mike hires a secret labourer to help with his '71 Super Bee, and plans an auction of his car collection.

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The Reckoning
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7.87
15 votes

#13 - The Reckoning

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/23/2020

Connor's out to avenge the Rust Bros' failure at last year's demolition derby, but gets more than he expected when Avery and Shafin enter a car of their own; Mike restores a 1965 GMC van with an emotional past.

Four Cars and A Wedding
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7.81
27 votes

#14 - Four Cars and A Wedding

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/24/2022

Mike races to restore as many cars as he can before his auction. Avery struggles to finish the Manta in time for it to be painted

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Nobody's Perfect
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7.81
32 votes

#15 - Nobody's Perfect

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/7/2022

New painter Neil takes a perfectionist approach to re-painting Connor's '66 Chevelle Malibu; Mike worries that his car collection won't sell for much; Dubs Kustoms scores a new client who wants to recreate a hundred-year-old Essex Boattail Roadster.

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Cab-Over Budget
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7.80
20 votes

#16 - Cab-Over Budget

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/22/2021

Mike overhauls a 1955 Belair Wagon in hopes of turning a quick profit, while Avery embarks on an ambitious restoration of a rare 1956 Ford C.O.E. Mike’s betting streak continues.

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The Family Circus
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7.79
34 votes

#17 - The Family Circus

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/21/2022

Chaos arrives in the final days of Mike's auction preparation, throwing the event into jeopardy. Avery scores his first client of the year.

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Pedal to the Metal
star
7.79
47 votes

#18 - Pedal to the Metal

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/19/2019

Mike restores a 1969 El Camino for his son Connor to race in a high-stakes Hit to Pass competition; Rust Bros' biggest rivalry gets nasty when they realize that not everyone is playing by the rules.

Bad Dreams
star
7.78
18 votes

#19 - Bad Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/29/2021

Connor enlists the Rust Bros on a personal build, while Avery goes over budget on his dream truck. James tackles a project from his past.

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High Octane
star
7.77
31 votes

#20 - High Octane

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/4/2021

Mike converts a 1957 GMC truck to run on alcohol for a truck-obsessed teenage girl; Avery goes the extra mile, finishing the Unimog for its hard-to-please owner.

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Rise From the Ashes
star
7.77
48 votes

#21 - Rise From the Ashes

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/12/2019

A visit to Avery's family farm leads to the discovery of unexpected treasures, and puts Mike's veterinary skills to the test. Meanwhile, a new member of the rat rod community needs help rebuilding his dream.

Fuel to the Fire
star
7.76
38 votes

#22 - Fuel to the Fire

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/31/2022

Forest fires threaten Rust Valley and after his neighbour loses 350 cars, Mike hoards fuel in case he needs to save his own collection; Cassidy leads the charge on a unique project for charity, and James takes on an impossible job.

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The Naked Truth
star
7.76
37 votes

#23 - The Naked Truth

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/10/2022

Mike restores a 1971 Super Bee, struggles to sell cars, and hunts for a new place to live.

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We're All A Little Mad
star
7.74
50 votes

#24 - We're All A Little Mad

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/28/2019

Mike's restoration of a 1966 Pontiac Parisienne connects him with Rust Valley's most oddball residents, as does a major swap meet, while his son Connor pushes him to help out a friend recovering from tragedy.

Mom...Come Home
star
7.72
18 votes

#25 - Mom...Come Home

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/15/2021

Mike and Avery embark on a cross-country road trip, which is interrupted by an unexpected call from home; JF borrows shop space from Mike to restore a 1955 GMC truck and his relationship with his brother.

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