Custom built cars built during the series included the "Alumatub", 61 Impala Bubbletop, 63 Chevy Corvette Stingray and a 42 Woodie. In July 2007, the shop made an Elvis Tribute Car, a modified 1957 pink Cadillac, sponsored by Reese’s.
Boyd Coddington died in February 2008. His shop closed its doors for the final time on Friday June 20, 2008.
On this episode of American Hot Rod, Boyd Coddington and his crew resurrect a classic '56 Chevy. Rescued from a rust bucket graveyard, but turning this Junkyard Dog into a high end Hot Rod, pushes tensions to breaking point and puts the Coddington crew's mettle to the test. The talents and the tempers, the drama and the drive.
"Junkyard Dog Pt 2"
January 24, 2004
Episode number 2 of the series finds the team dealing with extensive metal work problems particular to a car brought forth from the junkyard for resurrection into a hot rod.
"Junkyard Dog Pt 3"
February 6, 2004
The "Junkyard Dog" has taken shape. The body is nearly finished and for once it looks like the team is ahead of schedule. Charlie starts to paint the car but because his Dad becomes ill and passes away he has to leave. The team celebrate Tommy's birthday with a party at Boyd's house.
"Junkyard Dog Pt 4"
February 13, 2004
The paintwork is finished, the body remounted and the car is off to Gabes to have the interior done. Gabes pulls out all the stops and finish the car early. The car gets back to Boyd's for the final touches and Charlie returns.
"Alumatub" (5 Parts)
The team uses the help of Marcel's Custom Metal to build an aluminium hot rod from scratch.
"32 Hi-Boy Roadster" (4 Parts)
Boyd resurrects a 32 Coupe 'the Coupester' as an educational exercise for the crew.
The team rebuild a classic Mustang 2+2 fastback rescued from a barn. Boyd names it Crazy Horse. It was to be a birthday present for Scotty Gray's wife Nancy. The crew judge a bikini contest at Hooters bar and help with "Paint Your Heart Out, Anaheim". New members of the crew Sean Dooley and Jimy "Tig" Krauss are both dismissed during the build.
"Rat Rod Build-Off" (4 Parts)
Bluebear and Boyd compete in a contest to build Rat Rods. During the build, Bluebear is dismissed for refusing to follow Boyd's instruction to box the frame rails on safety grounds. With the remainder of Bluebear's team, Mike Curtis decides to revive the build and puts together a car in 8 days (and 8 nights) to race Boyd to Louisville, Kentucky.
"42 Woodie" (3 Parts)
The team rebuild a 42 Woodie. Fed up of the tight deadlines, Charley leaves to join Chip Foose. Boyd views this as unforgivable disloyalty.
"63 Chevy Corvette Stingray" (3 Parts)
Customer Sean Dove asks Boyd to build a Stingray that will serve as a street car, a show car and a race car. With no one to run the body shop, Duane must supervise both shops while Boyd paints the car himself. Lee joins the team as Roy's assistant. One of Coddington's best builds with Scott Parker supervising this unpopular build.
"Bud Light Car" (3 Parts)
Boyd builds a car for the Budweiser beer company for the launch of the new Bud Light product. He converts a 36 Coupe into a Roadster. Bernt Karlsson joins the crew as manager of the body shop. Al leaves to pursue his own projects.
"Hildebrandt Car" (3 Parts)
Vern Hildebrandt asks Boyd to restore his father's, Dennis "the Menace" Hildebrandt's '34 Roadster back to its 1954 race days. Mike Curtis is given the frustrating task of project manager.
"59 Chevy Low Rider" (4 Parts)
Boyd buys a 1959 Chevrolet Impala Bel Air and helps the crew to transform it into a California-style speedster along with matching custom motorcycle. Rocky Walker intends to present the "Ghetto Princess" and its matching motorcycle at Camp Pendleton to the US Marines heading for a tour of Iraq. Mike is dismissed during the build.
Boyd's crew build the “MaxHEMI”, a street rod designed by 17 year old Max Cohen, who is fighting leukaemia. The car is based on a 1963 Dodge Polara shell with a 472 CID Hemi crate motor. During the build, Duane gets a tattoo dedicated to Max. Thomas takes part in a gravity race at Monterey in a soapbox racer built by the crew in their spare time. Thomas leaves to concentrate on his shipping business. After the show, the car was auctioned raising $500,000 from the sale for charity.
The team struggle to complete not one, but two cars for the annual SEMA show, a 1954 Corvette and a 1955 Chevrolet. On top of that, they have to help Boyd's son Chris to complete a Honda for the same show. Thomas returns to help Boyd as he is short on men. Roy passes away during this build and Boyd dedicates the '54 Corvette to him.
"56 Chevy Convertible" (3 Parts)
Boyd hires three new employees to work on the car. Tony Piro, a green but eager-to-learn intern, begins to annoy Duane. But "Screwie-Louie" Biegler, the new sheetmetal man, barely does any work in two weeks and gets fired. The work gets done but it's mostly thanks to Gabe at the custom interiors shop.
"61 Impala Bubbletop" (4 Parts)
Work begins well even though the shop has fewer skilled labor. But Chris Coddington begins using Scott on a truck side project. Then Tony goes off work with a brain contusion after a car accident. Brad stops showing up for work and walks out after a massive bust up with Boyd and Duane. Scott, who is disillusioned with the lack of creativity demanded by the tight deadlines, also decides quit and go freelance.
"40 Ford" (3 Parts)
The 40 Ford proves to be a tough build as more work is needed than was expected and a lack of employees jeopardise the progress of the car. It's left down to Duane to pull the team together.
"36 Roadster" (3 Parts)
"44 Woodie" (3 Parts)
Tony gets moved around the shop as Duane tries to find him work and Jimmy gets increasingly frustrated. Tensions in the shop mount when the list of problems with the build stack up, turning the crew against each other.
"31 Truck" (3 Parts)
"57 Chevy" (3 Parts)
A 1957 Chevrolet is turned into a Hot Rod by Boyd and his crew for the 50th anniversary of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Company. The car was sold at the anniversary and all the money was given to charity.
New employee Liz Miles is welcomed to help on the build but the promising young assembler is fired during a rift with Jo Coddington. Greg Morrell leads the body work. Boyd and Jo take a vacation to meet with longtime customer Gary Casteel. Rocky Walker gets to help in the shop. Engine guy Harvey Stimary appears. Robert and the crew bicker about Duane's management style, while Duane questions the crew's initiative. Al Simon, chassis builder quits during the build.
"Bonneville Racer" (3 Parts)
The team works to complete a 1926 Ford Model T project for Boyd's wife, Jo, to race at Bonneville Speed Week. Duane sacks the shop's parts driver for doing other work.