List of American Restoration episodes

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American Restoration is an American reality television series airing on the History channel. Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the series is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at Rick's Restorations, an antique restoration store, with its owner Rick Dale, his staff, and teenage son, as they restore various vintage items to their original condition.[1][2]

The show is the first spin-off of Pawn Stars, in which Dale has appeared several times as an on-camera expert and has restored various items.[3][4] The series has featured cameo appearances by the cast of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, magician Lance Burton, and NASCAR driver Greg Biffle. As of January 1, 2016, 126 episodes of American Restoration have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
14October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
230April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
347January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
417April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Special1December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
513January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
613June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)September 3, 2014 (2014-09-03)
713[5]January 1, 2016 (2016-01-01)April 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)


Season 1 (2010)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Hopalong Rick"October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)

Rick and the team restore a three-wheeled 1950s-era Marketeer golf cart purchased by Rick Harrison as a gift to his father. The team also restore a 1950s Hopalong Cassidy bicycle.

Cameo appearances: – Rick Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell
22"Ice Cold"October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
The shop restores a 1940s Walzer-made Hershey's chocolate bar dispenser, and a 1950s Kelvinator refrigerator for a friend of Rick's who needs it by the end of the week as a birthday present for his mother. A particularly intractable coating of rust on an item spurs Rick to send Tyler and Ron to investigate a type of sandblasting called sodablasting, which uses sodium bicarbonate. A box in the alley near the shop's showroom is discovered to be infested with bees, which leads to a thankless task for Brettly, who dons a makeshift hazard suit held together with duct tape.
33"Lights Out"November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
The shop restores one of the lamp posts on magician Lance Burton's property which was shattered into countless pieces by a windstorm. Though the lamps are modern re-creations of 1890s-style street lamps, they were custom made for the Monte Carlo Hotel from which Burton acquired them and require Ron, Kowboy, Tyler, and Brettly to gather all the debris from Burton's desert hillside property in order for it to be repaired. The shop also restores a 1930s Eco Model 15 tire air meter brought in by Tyler's math teacher, which belonged to his grandfather. Rick assigns Tyler the lead responsibility on the air meter, including giving the estimate, in order to encourage his education in the business, but Tyler's low estimate results in his having to finish the project by himself.
44"Buttered Up"November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
The shop restores a large scale, 1956 Popsicle toy train locomotive, which includes creating two back cars from scratch to go with it, and an antique 1948 Manley popcorn machine, purchased by an elderly man from a Tennessee movie theater he used to frequent as a child before it recently closed permanently.

Season 2 (2011)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
51"Cooler Kings"April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)

Rick and his team convert a 1950s Victor Coca-Cola cooler into a combination cooler and hot dog grill, based on an original 1950s model of which only fifty were made and five still exist. Meanwhile, Rick Harrison asks the team to restore a battered barber's pole, which he believes to be from the nineteenth century, with electrical equipment that has been added recently.

Cameo appearances: – Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russell
62"Knockout"April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15)
The shop restores a Punch-A-Bag strength tester machine from the early 1900s, and a customer brings in an old railroad strongbox that was used to transport gold across the country. Both projects are done to retain their vintage appeal while still being fully restored. The strongbox is customized to have specific decals and markings, and Rick and his team include gold bars made from clay as a bonus.
73"Duck and Cover"April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
Rick and his team restore a 1957 civil defense air raid siren, done pro bono for the Clark County Heritage Museum's exhibit on Nevada's nuclear physics history. Also, a rare nickel-plated Michigan cash register from the early 1900s comes into the shop.
84"Pumped Up"April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
At a salvage yard, Rick and his brother Ron find a giant Fyr-Fyter fire extinguisher from the 1940s, and a gas pump from about 1919. While Rick hopes to auction off the gas pump after restoring it, the amount of money he puts into restoring the fire extinguisher limits his room for negotiation when a customer requires seeing it in action before buying it. Rick has to hire a professional to discharge the tank inside the fire extinguisher, which is estimated at being pressurized to over 400 psi.
95"Space Kowboy"April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)
Rick and his team restore a NASA helmet that was used in the Gemini missions. Meanwhile, an old picker needs a rusty gas cart fixed up. Rick and his team nearly destroy their oven trying to replicate the visor of the helmet, forcing Rick to hire an expert. Rick and his team also compete in a go kart race, which Rick and Tyler have a bet going where the loser has to sweep the shop.
106"Jackpot"April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)
Rick and his team restore a 1930s Watling slot machine, and overhaul a General Electric Pepsi cooler from the 1940s. Because the slot machine is missing almost all of its internal parts, Rick has to hire an expert to find a replacement mechanism. The cooler is converted from using cold water to chilled air. Meanwhile, Kyle and Kowboy make a bet where the loser has to drink an old Pepsi found in the cooler.
117"Safe Keeping"May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)
A 1940s cinema candy machine is restored. Also, a 1920s Herring-Hall Marvin safe is worked on. The safe's mechanism is rusted and no combination is given, so Rick has to hire an expert to help remove the lock.
128"Suck Up"May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)
A customer wants a 1940s Sav-Flyer little red wagon restored. The wagon was a childhood toy for the owner, and was customized to have a Hudson badge on the back. Rick and his team restore the wagon, including a rechroming of the emblem. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1910s Arco Wand railroad vacuum cleaner restored. At the end, Brettly receives a digital camera as a "gift" after he nearly ruined the wagon project by not taking pictures of where the pieces were to go.
139"Rev'd Up"May 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)
A customer wants his father's 1950s Matchless motorcycle restored. The logo on the bike was originally a decal, but is replaced with a painted logo. Meanwhile, Tyler works on a 1940s penny scale that was later converted to take dimes. Tyler almost ruins the project by breaking it, and Kyle has to bail him out.
1410"Apples and X-Rays"May 27, 2011 (2011-05-27)
A customer wants a 1940s department store X-ray machine designed to fit shoes. Rick has to hire an expert to determine whether the machine is still generating radiation. Afterward, Rick and his team replace the radiator with a lightbulb and pregenerated X-ray images. Meanwhile, another customer wants an 1880s apple corer and peeler restored. Also, Kowboy has to nail his toolbox to a table to prevent Brettley from taking his tools.
1511"Hot & Cold"June 10, 2011 (2011-06-10)
Tyler finds a 1950s Maxwell House vending machine near a dumpster at his school. Rick and his team restore it to resemble one from the Eldorado Casino. Meanwhile, a customer wants a 1930s Montgomery Ward refrigerator converted into a wine cooler. Rick hires Ted Hague to customize the paint to look more thematic of a wine cooler. The plastic interior is painted to resemble wood.
1612"Secret Fan"June 17, 2011 (2011-06-17)
A customer wants a 1960s McCulloch go-kart restored as a showpiece. Meanwhile, Tyler attempts to restore a 1950s Lasko electric fan for his dad for Father's Day. Tyler had gotten the fan for free, and while he hopes to restore it without spending any money, finds that the motor needs replacing. Tyler also matches his dad's favorite color, Tropical Turquoise. This is Rick's favorite color because it was the same color as his parents' 1957 Buick. At the end, it is revealed that Tyler installed the fan backwards.
1713"Grippin' Mad"June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
Tyler gets assigned to a Camel cigarettes Cub slot machine disguised to dispense gumballs. The "gumballs" on display are actually marbles and Rick and his team were able to repaint them. Meanwhile, Rick and his team restore a strength tester that had stood on the Santa Monica Pier. The machine originally took pennies, but was later converted to take nickels. Brettly hires a friend as his assistant. This friend turns out to be even lazier than Brettly, and Rick has Brettly fire him.
1814"The Pick, The Pawn, & The Polish"July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11)

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz bring in a 1957 Chevrolet 150, which Rick Harrison tasked them to find as a present for the Old Man's 70th birthday. In order for the job to be finished on time, Rick turns to Count's Kustoms restorations expert Danny Koker. Rick also restores an old neon sign from an Arizona coffee shop which John Wayne frequented, in hope that he can turn a profit on it.

Cameo appearances: – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Rick Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russell, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, Danny Koker
1915"Anchors Away"July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15)

Rick and his team restore a 1952 Sea Skate speedboat kiddie ride for Fun Spot Arcade in New Hampshire. Mark from the Clark County Museum shows Rick a 1940s tricycle for him to restore to museum-piece quality. Meanwhile, Tyler and Ron are on a service call to fix the coin mechanism of an antique Pepsi machine at a local tattoo shop which Tyler is able to get done in 10 minutes, but has to wait for 2 hours while Ron gets a tattoo.

Cameo appearance: – Mark Hall-Patton
2016"Special Delivery"July 22, 2011 (2011-07-22)
Rick purchases a turnstile from an old picker who specializes in exotic and astounding novelties. Kyle finds the choice absurd. Meanwhile, Rick and his team restore a 1940s United States Postal Service mailbox. A customer brings in a 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he wants restored as a surprise anniversary gift for his wife. His wife had not seen the bike since she was twelve. Originally blue, the bike is repainted in black and orange. The bike is listed as weighing 115 pounds (52 kilograms). This makes it roughly equal to being a moped.
2117"Rusted and Busted"July 29, 2011 (2011-07-29)
The head of Lusse bumper cars wants a 1953 model restored. However, Rick and the customer cannot agree on a price, and Rick has to reject the offer. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1960s kiddie ride restored. The ride consisted of a modified Italjet motorcycle mounted onto the kiddie ride mechanism. Meanwhile, another customer wants a Vendo change machine restored and painted to match his Pepsi machine. The change machine had previously been branded for Coca-Cola. Tyler doesn't read the work order, and paints the machine red, but is able to repaint it blue. Rick and his team find tokens in the motor of the bike. The mechanism of the ride is converted to take dimes.
2218"Batter Up"August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
A customer wants a 1940s baseball arcade game restored. The game, which had originally been on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, had originally used wooden balls, but had been converted to use steel balls. This resulted in severe damage to the figurines. Rick and his team have to create molds of the players in order to replace them all, including the creation of an entirely new catcher. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1920s Weaver tire changer restored. The iron changer is extremely rusty, and after several different methods, would not move until being soaked in a pickle bath. Also, Kyle is having trouble getting his truck to run.
2319"Suds and Duds"September 2, 2011 (2011-09-02)
A customer wants his 1967 Honda Scrambler restored. The bike was the first thing he had ever purchased with his own money. Tyler gets assigned to finding a replacement for the bike's missing front fender. After having no luck at a scrapyard, Tyler then tries the phone book, eventually finding one with caging. Meanwhile, another customer wants a Trans World Airlines flight number sign restored. Also, Rick has Brettley get his truck washed. After getting it washed, Brettley stops by a stable to have lunch. However, a horse kicks up a lot of dust, which dirties the truck again. Brettley's punishment is to wash the truck himself.
2420"American Hero"September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)
A customer wants his grandfather's Vietnam War Cobra helicopter gunner helmet restored. The helmet had been custom painted, and the customer wants the decal of his grandfather's regiment added. Meanwhile, another customer wants a rare 1940s Vendorlator Coke machine restored. Because the machine does not have raised lettering, a vinyl decal is used instead. Tyler doesn't listen, and asks if he can do the lettering. To teach Tyler a lesson, Rick has Tyler take lettering lessons.
2521"Close Shave"September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)
A customer wants a rare 1940s Victor one door Coke cooler, of which only 200 were made. Rick asks Tyler to search the boneyard for the missing parts, but Tyler thinks that it'd be cheaper to buy the parts than to pay him for the man hours. To teach Tyler a lesson, Rick has Tyler and Brettley catalog every part in the boneyard. For careless reasons, they also catalog a baby rabbit. Meanwhile, a picker brings in various items to sell. The only item of interest to Rick is a 1930s Koken barber chair. The cushions have to be remade entirely and Rick has them covered with horse hide.
2622"Wheel and Deal"October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Kelly forces Rick to restore a 1940s Kotex dispenser for a charity auction for breast cancer research. Originally white, the dispenser is painted pink with a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness. The words below the Kotex logo are painted over. Rick has Tyler go to a pharmacy to get some feminine napkins for the dispenser. The dispenser sells for $400 at the auction. Meanwhile, a customer wants an 1880s Standard Oil fuel delivery wagon restored which causes an initial problem when the powder-coated paint won't allow itself to be removed, but Rick quickly finds it to be a more-than-adequate primer.
2723"Missile Impossible"October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Rick Harrison wants a 1950s Atomic Missile kiddie car restored. Rick has Tyler supervise Brettley, but Tyler doesn't pay attention, and Brettley accidentally cuts through the metal. To teach Tyler a lesson, Rick has Tyler get a job. Tyler gets a job as a dish washer at a local pizza restaurant, but is eventually fired. Meanwhile, a customer wants a 1910s bus fare box restored. The box was originally black, but was later painted green. The original color is preserved.
2824"Cold War Cruisin'"October 21, 2011 (2011-10-21)
A customer wants a 1960s Čezeta scooter restored, which has not been run in over 2 years. Meanwhile, a customer wants a 1930s tin Sturdi Toy oil tanker restored. The toy had been originally purchased by her great-grandfather and had been handed down over the years. Meanwhile, members of Rick's team go to a flea market, where Ron purchases a Betty Boop salt and pepper shaker holder (which the other members, including Rick, find absurd).
2925"Tractors & Trucks"October 21, 2011 (2011-10-21)
A customer wants his father's Bantam tractor restored. The tractor is in pieces and requires study to determine where everything goes. Shortly before the customer arrives to pick up the tractor, Rick's team discovers that the steering mechanism is not functioning properly, but they are able to get it to work just in time. Meanwhile, another customer wants a locomotive air brake tester restored. Rick heads to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, Nevada to see an expert on train parts.
3026"Surfing the Strip"October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
A museum owner wants a nineteenth century fire extinguisher cart restored. The cart had originally used a combination of sodium bicarbonate and sulfuric acid. The customer initially wants to give it a vintage appeal, but midway through the restoration project changes his mind and wants it ornate, which makes Rick wonder if they will make any money on work for the project. Meanwhile, Ron and Tyler purchase a 1960's motorized Jet Board surfboard from an old man, and Brettly is asked to test the board's buoyancy which he does at a casino pool that lands him in hot water. Meanwhile, Kowboy has a toothache. He does not want to pay an expensive dentist bill, so he removes the tooth himself with pliers.
3127"Smoking Hot"October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
The owner of a frozen custard store brings in a nineteenth century Round Oak potbelly stove from the set of Bonanza. Meanwhile, another customer wants his childhood toy railroad handcar, known as an Irish mail car, restored. Rick's compressor explodes, so everything has to be done by hand. Later, Rick buys another compressor, but it somehow will not run. It turns out that Brettley forgot to put fuel in it.
3228"Milking It"November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)
Tyler and Ron go picking and buy a rare milk vending machine but spend more money than Rick had allowed them to spend. Tyler and Brettley find change in the machine, and decide to start their own savings fund for buying pizza, later emptying several old change holders for more money, which causes them to have a conflict with Kowboy and Kyle, who want all old change found at work to go to their Beer Fund. Meanwhile, a customer wants some 1950s amusement park handcars restored.
3329"Keep On Trucking"November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
Brettley buys a 1965 Chevrolet K10 as his personal vehicle for $1,500. He manages the project while receiving help other members of the crew. Meanwhile, Tyler and Ron go picking at the Pinball Hall of Fame. After looking at the many games in the storage area, including a table-top machine, they discover a Peek-A-View peep show machine from the 1950s. In order to find some film for the machine, Tyler and Ron go to the Burlesque Hall of Fame. While Ron thinks that it would be illegal for Tyler to go into the building (Tyler being a minor), it turns out that there is no age limit for the Hall. Rick is able to sell the machine and the new owner plans to lend the machine to the Hall of Fame.
3430"Bikes & Barbecues"November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
A customer wants a 1940s Maruishi bicycle restored, including reverting it to its original color, from green to black. The front fender ornament, a kangaroo, is missing, so Ted has to re-create one. He also gives Tyler a lesson in metal carving. Meanwhile, Rick shows a customer around the boneyard, where the customer finds a Chiclets vending machine. Meanwhile, Kelly is preparing for the company's annual barbecue dinner. She borrows $200, which she spends on veggie burgers, light beer, and low fat cheese (much to Rick's dismay). At the barbecue, the burgers are not met with much approval.

Season 3 (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
351"Pain in the Gas"January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)
A regular customer wants to purchase two visible gas pumps. Because Rick only has one, he sends Tyler and Ron out to find another. After countless searching, they finally find one that turns out to be an auto-stop. Meanwhile, another customer wants a horse racing gambling wheel restored.
362"Ridin' Route 66"January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)
Rick finds a Seeburg Wurlitzer jukebox while traveling on Route 66, which the owner wants restored. Meanwhile, Tyler and Ron work on a candy vending machine. Because the word "Candy" on top of the machine is broken, Tyler has to find a way to replace it, and finds someone with a water jet cutter to re-create the word. Meanwhile, Kowboy's cat has to go in for a checkup.
373"Double Trouble"January 18, 2012 (2012-01-18)
Tyler and Ron find a tandem bicycle, which they restore without having Rick inspect it first. The project is done for an old picker who specializes in countless memorabilia including a replica of the original Batmobile. Meanwhile, a customer wants a century-old mutoscope restored. The original film in the mutoscope was a scene featuring Adam and Eve, but to make it less graphic, it is replaced with a film depicting a bar fight.
384"Slick Pick"January 18, 2012 (2012-01-18)
Rick and his team continue picking on Route 66, finding a 1930s container for oil cans and another for windshield wiper blades. Tyler is put in charge of the wiper container project, but almost ruins the project by removing the rivets to take the container apart (the container being in very good condition and the rivets themselves being almost brand new). Tyler has trouble putting the pieces back together, but manages to finish the project with the help of Kyle. Meanwhile, a customer wants a Thomas Edison kinetoscope restored. Rick takes the containers to a local car show, but cannot find a buyer. Also, Rick's paint towels keep getting used up. Rick puts up a sign telling his team not to use them as tissues, but to no avail. He then installs a camera to determine the culprit, only to find that several of his employees are to blame.
395"Buck Wild"January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25)
A customer wants a mechanical bull restored. The bull is restored using cowhide and a skull is added at the front. Meanwhile, a customer wants a rare gullwing Pepsi coller restored. Originally white, the cooler is painted blue with the classic Pepsi bottlecap logo on it as well as the "Pepsi Cola hits the spot" slogan. Ron is appointed to ride the bull, but chickens out at the last minute, so a dummy is used instead. Meanwhile, Tyler convinces Rick to buy him an old Ford F-100 for his graduation present.
406"The Big Move"January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25)
Rick has purchased a larger building for his business close to the Las Vegas Strip, and everyone has to pitch in to help move everything. Meanwhile, a customer wants a 1940s Santa Cruz Boardwalk penny scale restored. Also, a picker arrives at the shop, and Ron buys an old Taylor Tot baby stroller for $50. However, they dismantle it before taking pictures of the stroller, and have to reconstruct it. A few parts are missing, so they have to be refabricated by hand. Rick is able to sell the stroller for $1,500.
417"Bumper Balls"February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
A customer wants a Farmall tractor toy restored. The toy is customized to have a photo of the customer's family on the seat. Meanwhile, another customer wants a Pier 39 bumper car restored. Kowboy teaches Brettley to put all the parts in a box so he doesn't lose them. To reduce stress in the work place, the team participates in a paintball match.
428"Cold Cuts"February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
A customer ships Rick a nineteenth century meat slicer. In order to preserve the paint job, Rick has it given a powder coating. Meanwhile, another customer wants a postage stamp vending machine restored. The lock is broken, so Rick has to find a locksmith to help with it and create a key for it. Also, while on a picking trip, Brettley's truck breaks down. It turns out that the motor is totaled due to Brettley not checking his oil for several months. While Rick is driving to pick them up, Ron purchases a cargo truck for $7,000 on the company card without Rick's permission. To teach Brettley a lesson about changing oil, he is required to check the oil of all the company trucks on a daily basis.
439"The Big Bang"February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
A couple wants their Civil War era cannon restored. Rick hires an expert to verify that it is indeed a Civil War cannon. After it is finished, per request from the owners, Rick continues their family tradition of the couple of firing it once a year (it had not been fired for at least twenty years). Meanwhile, a customer wants a slot machine from the Silver Slipper casino restored. Originally silver, the machine is painted black. Rick hires an expert to deal with the mechanism. Also, Rick visits an antique shop as a potential customer.
4410"Top Dog"February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
A customer wants his childhood toy horse restored. Originally brown, the horse is painted white with a black mane and tail. Leather reins are added. Meanwhile, a customer wants a dog tag machine restored. A few parts such as a clipboard and a lamp are missing, and have to be re-created. Also, Brettley adopts a dog from a local shelter.
4511"Pump & Gun"February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
Ron and Tyler find a rare 1910s hand-cranked, air assisted gas pump, which they buy for $400 from an old picker whose collections range from a billiards-themed pinball machine to many classic cars. They are able to sell the pump for $9,000. Meanwhile, a customer wants a trap shooter restored. Because the customer plans to use the machine, the shooter is given a powder coating.
4612"Tall Order"February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
A customer wants a 1930s Pep Boys statue restored for the Petersen Automotive Museum. The marquee originally featured one of the figures smoking a cigar, but it was later removed, and has to be re-created. Meanwhile, a couple wants a 1948 Coke machine restored. The machine was one of the few things salvaged from their store, which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
4713"Tyler's Promotion"February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
Tyler gets promoted to shop foreman, and assigns Ron and Kowboy to build him a desk. Meanwhile, an elderly couple want a 1920s Alba gramophone restored. The player had been in a bird-filled area and therefore had bird feces all over it, which needed to be cleaned off. A swing record is included with the finished project. Meanwhile, a regular customer wants a 1915 Gunnite cement gun restored for the Railroad Museum. Such sprayers had been originally used to reinforce tunnels to prevent cave-ins. For demonstration purposes, Rick uses a nonhazardous material rather than cement.
4814"Blast Off!"April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
(1 Hour Episode) A customer wants a 1960s rocket ship themed playground slide restored. The slide is in pieces and many are in bad shape. All Rick and his team have to go on is a photo of the original. The crew experiences many problems which delay their progress, as well as having the fiberglass worker offer triple the original price estimated, putting the project way overbudget. However, they discover a way to save a lot of time and money. The slide is also an enormous project, at 30 ft (9 m). Meanwhile, a customer wants a 1940s gas pump converted into a coin counter for his bank. An LCD screen is added to the pump and the crank is removed. Meanwhile, another customer wants his childhood Buddy L toy steamroller restored. Many of the pieces are broken, so Tyler has them remade by a jet blaster. Many of the parts of the steamroller are blasted using dry ice.
4915"King of Signs"April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
A customer wants a 1960s El Ray Casino billboard restored, but given a vintage appeal. Meanwhile, another customer wants an early twentieth century love tester machine restored. The machine had originally been made in Britain, so Rick may have to convert it to American wattage.
5016"Hot & Salty"April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
A customer wants a Michelin air compressor restored. Meanwhile, a couple chooses a popcorn warmer from the boneyard to use in their theater room. Also, Rick proposes to Kelly.
5117"Treats & Feet"April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
A customer wants a 1940s Good Humor bicycle restored. Also, another customer wants his grandparents' 1920s Atwater-Kent radio restored. Meanwhile, Rick establishes a new policy where his employees must wear proper shoes, much to Ron's dismay. The bicycle is given period graphics, having originally only had simple lettering.
5218"Restoration Rivalry"April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Two scooters come into the shop, one from the twenties and one from the fifties, both of which are family heirlooms for the customer. Rick and Tyler have a contest to see who can finish their scooter the fastest. Rick's has more parts and a wooden base, and is thus harder to work on by hand, but he manages to finish it by himself. Tyler, on the other hand, despite having the simpler project, decides to get help. He sandblasts the parts without tracing the artwork first, so they have to look up another of the same kind. Tyler, attempting to "even the odds", steals one of the spokes from Rick's project. Both scooters are finished on time. Meanwhile, a regular customer wants a 1940s candy machine restored. The mechanism is missing, so Rick has to search for one. Originally red, the machine is painted teal.
5319"Cannonball Safe"May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
A mother wants to buy a safe for her son after his coin collection was stolen when their house was broken into. The safe they choose weighs an estimated 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms) and comes with a mechanism designed to set the lock to only open at certain times of the day. Originally black, the safe is painted green. The copyright information is painted over. The safe was designed to survive an atomic bomb blast. Meanwhile, another customer wants her family farm egg candler restored. The candler also comes with a weight scale. Also, Ron and Tyler go picking. They purchase a giant coffee grinder, a Shriners parade kiddie car, and a 19th century grinding wheel, for $625. While Rick approves of the grinder and car, he finds the wheel (which is cracked) to be useless.
5420"Motor Mayhem"May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
A customer comes in wanting to purchase the coffee grinder from Cannonball Safe. The grinder is missing some parts, so Tyler has to look for them. The grinder is painted red and orange. Meanwhile, another customer wants his father's Evinrude outboard motor restored. Originally green, the motor is chromed except for the area around the logo, which is painted red and yellow. Also, Brettley demonstrates Nana's obedience so he can have her around the shop.
5521"Sticky Fingers"May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
A customer brings his uncle's Zeno gum dispenser. Meanwhile, a regular customer brings in a taxi meter. Tyler appoints Brettley to the meter project. Meanwhile, Rick decides to have a new façade built for his shop. The façade resembles a 1940s downtown street.
5622"Dirt Bike Duel"June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
Greg Biffle brings in a 1970s Montessa off road motorcycle. Rick and Greg decide to have a race once the bike is finished. The bike's components are filled with acorns likely left by a family of squirrels. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1950s Kidillac pedal car restored. NASCAR driver Greg Biffle has a cameo.
5723"Train Trouble"June 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
The owner of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum wants a speeder car restored. Tyler and Brettley estimate the project as being $12,000, but Rick believes that to be too low. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1930s NYPD call box restored. Rick also receives an old tricycle and some old Tonka toy trucks. The trucks are determined not to be worth restoring.
5824"Feel the Heat"June 13, 2012 (2012-06-13)
A couple bring in what they believe to be an Irish mail cart. They ask that, if the cart is rare, that it should be restored to its original condition. If the cart is not rare, it should be made flashy. After Rick takes it to an expert, it is revealed that the cart is actually a motorized wheelchair, and is very rare. Meanwhile, another customer brings in a giant gas powered stove. Rick has an expert check for leaks in the piping, as the customer wishes to use it himself. The stove had been sitting next to the customer's father's church for decades. Meanwhile, Tyler uses Google Maps to find a picking site. They purchase rusty car parts for $100 and two ice boxes, including a rare two door box, for $300.
5925"Down & Dirty"June 13, 2012 (2012-06-13)
A customer brings in a 1972 Honda ATC. The front tire is missing, so Tyler has to search for one online. Meanwhile, another customer wants his grandfather's rifle restored. After Rick hires an expert to analyze the gun, it is determined to be a Revolutionary War musket, and that restoration would dramatically devaluate the gun. Also, Ron and Tyler plan a bachelor party for Rick. The party has to be "PG", so Ron and Tyler rent ATVs for them all to ride. Meanwhile, another customer wants an Edison phonograph restored. The phonograph had been his grandfather's.
6026"Saddle Up!"June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)
A customer wants his childhood rocking horse restored. The horse had been hand-made especially for him by a friend of his family. The customer wants it to resemble Roy Rogers' horse Trigger. The rocking horse had originally featured leather ears and real horse hair for the tail, but both had since been lost. Meanwhile, another customer wants a 1950s Cushman motor scooter restored. The sidecar is painted in a hot rod style. Also, Ron wants to buy several pedal cars for the shop, but Rick insists that they wait until they find customers for the cars.
6127"Big Boom"June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)
A customer wants an early 20th century signal cannon restored. Meanwhile, Brettley hosts a company auction. Also, another customer wants an Italian folding bicycle restored.
6228"Strong Arm"September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
Rick and his team restore a 1950s arm wrestling strength tester.
6329"Phony Baloney"September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
A Shriner is interested in the Shriner's car Rick picked up in an earlier episode. The car is restored to match his Model T, with a memorial image of his son added. Also, a fireman wants a regional emergency phone restored. The phone had been used to call park rangers in his district in the 1930s.
6430"Right Here, Rum Now"September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
Sammy Hagar hires Rick to turn a vintage refrigerator into a dispenser for his brand of rum due to the drink's unexpected popularity. Also, Rick and his team work on an old slot machine.
6531"Soda Jerks"October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
A client has high expectations of Rick and the crew when he agrees to a $10,000 restoration of his 1950s soda fountain. A repeat customer asks Rick and his team to restore his vintage phone booth. Kelly thinks Rick works too much and challenges him to spend some time away from the shop. They attempt to go on an outing to a local lake, but Rick keeps getting phone calls from his customer. At the end, Kelly tosses the phone into the lake.
6632"Prank War"October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
Rick suits up to restore a basketball arcade game from the 1950s but problems with its electronics force him to enter into a unique business agreement. At the shop, a simple disagreement between Tyler and Ron escalates into an all-out prank war. Later, Rick and the team are challenged by a client to make an antique barber chair resemble his Shelby Cobra. The chair is customized to use actual Cobra leather, with striping to match the Cobra, a shift nob for a height adjuster, and a rollbar behind the headrest.
6733"Pimp Chum's Ride"October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Pawn Star actor Chumlee rolls into the shop with a 1950s Murray pedal car and a specific vision for how he wants it restored. They agree that it should be restored instead of customized, but Tyler decides to add some lights to make it flashier. The lights are easily removable and will not depreciate the value of the car. Later, the crew works to fix up a 1965 Honda Superhawk that hasn't run since the 80s and is missing the fuel tank. Tyler has to visit a grumpy parts dealer in order to find the tank.
6834"Hammered"October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
A customer drops off a giant high striker. Rick and the customer make a deal where if the customer beats Rick, he will receive a discount. Another customer brings in a 19th century nail gun. The gun is designed to fire the nail into the wood, after which the nail must be hammered into the wood manually. The gun is restored to look vintage.
6935"Busted Beemer"October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
A customer brings by a disassembled 1959 BMW motorcycle with a side car for Rick to restore. The sidecar was added later and was designed to also act as a bed. Later, the guys work on an antique pencil dispenser that will be auctioned off for a special cause, and Rick is visited by a picker who has some unique items for sale.
7036"Planes and Flames"November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)
Rick is contacted by Nellis Air Force Base to restore their replica of an F-105 fighter jet. Will the crew be able to execute their plan of attack to restore the fighter, or will they miss the mark and abort the mission? Later, Tyler's skills are challenged when a unique Buffalo Forge Grill rolls into the shop requiring a much needed tune up.
7137"Nut Job"November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)
A client's expectations are sky high when he agrees to a $10,000 restoration of his early 1900s peanut roaster. Later, Ron and Tyler go digging for gold in a California picker s backyard that is loaded with antique gas pumps and signs. Ron buys a vintage English taxi and sets out to prove to Rick that it was worth the investment.
7238"Call the Count"December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
When a 1960's Pak Trak hunting scooter lands at the shop, Rick calls Danny "The Count" to check out the unique dirt mobile. Later, Kelly purchases a classic Mosrite guitar for Brettly's birthday and asks Rick to restore it even though he's never done one before. Will Rick be able to figure it out in time for Brettly's big day or will he leave Kelly disappointed?
7339"Harrison's Vendorlator"December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
Pawn Star Rick Harrison stops by the shop to get his vintage Pepsi dispenser restored and Rick is left stunned when he discovers it's one-of-a-kind. Will the crew ace this unique restoration or will they miss the mark with the classic machine? Later, Rick feels the pressure when a group of people in Kansas pool their money and hire him to fix up a neon sign that has huge historical significance to their town.
7440"Break In"December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
When a 1930's Custer Car ride from an amusement park arrives, the crew puts it on the fast track. Later, a heavily damaged, 8000 pound safe is dropped at the shop. Since it hasn't been opened in years, its contents are a mystery. Can Rick crack the vault and pull off a miracle restoration?
7541"Bombshell"December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
A unique electric wheelchair made from parts of a 1940's B-17 bomber lands at the shop. Will the crew hit the target with this one of a kind job or will they bomb the restoration? Later, Kelly makes Tyler and Brettly super uncomfortable by doing a risque photo shoot as an anniversary surprise for Rick.
7642"One Horse Open Sleight"December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
An antique horse drawn sleigh arrives at the shop needing a complete transformation for the holidays. Rick gets a "knock out" of a gift at Rick Harrison's Christmas party and it gets him in the spirit. Later, Big Mike comes by with a 1930's Dixie Cup dispenser that's missing a key part.
7743"Clueless"December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
A vintage scooter is shipped to the shop for a complete restoration. Rick is stumped on the make and model, so he calls on Danny "the Count" to take a look at it. Will Danny be able to shed some light on the mystery or will the job turn cold? A dentist stops by with his 1920's x-ray machine and Rick is concerned that the machine could be dangerous to restore.
7844"Employee of the Month"January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02)
The team is challenged when a late 1800s Penny Farthing bicycle is delivered to the shop needing a major restoration. Rick tries to motivate some of the crew to work harder at the shop by implementing an Employee of the Month award. And later, the guys work on a 1930s parlour stove that hasn't been functional in decades.
7945"Stolen Memories"January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02)
A customer has huge expectations of Rick's work when she agrees to pay $9500 to restore a 1959 coin-operated Western Express amusement ride. A client steals his wife's treasured 1960's Murray tricycle and brings it to Rick so he can surprise her with a restoration. Later, a rare apple vending machine from 1930s arrives at the shop in the mail.
8046"Escorter Service"January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
A rare "Escorter" from the 1964 World's Fair scoots into the shop for a restoration. Will Rick and the crew give this vintage vehicle a restoration that out of this world or will it be a world-class flop? Later the guys work on an antique tool sharpener that a client picks out of the Boneyard.
8147"Bear Down"January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
A rare "Shoot The Bear" arcade game arrives at the shop needing so much work that Rick is forced to call in an electronics expert to assist with the restoration. Later, Kowboy clashes with Rick about the shop's uniforms and tries to persuade him to change the color of their work shirts.

Season 4 (2013)[edit]

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821"Vacuum Daze"April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
Rick gets a chill when a beat up 50's Bevador beverage cooler comes in for a fix-up. Then, when a rare 40's Rexair vacuum/air filter arrives in pieces, Rick wonders if he'll ever be able to puzzle it all back together.
832"Photo Finish"April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
When a rare 1930's photo booth arrives at Rick's, the crew shoots for a picture perfect restoration. Later, Rick sends his team to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, where he sold his very first machine decades ago. Will the guys make Rick proud or will they come back empty-handed?
843"Harleys and Horsies"April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
When a hacked up 1970's Harley-Davidson Golf Cart is dropped into the shop, Rick vows to give it a restoration worthy of its manufacturer, inspiring a bet that will guarantee the loser ridicule. And a vintage 1950's toy horse pedal cart trots in for much needed rejuvenation. Can Rick and his crew meet the challenge?
854"Mixed Signals"April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
When a 1920's "wig wag" train signal arrives, Rick and his crew move full steam ahead on the restoration. Will this restoration stay on track or get run off the rails? Later, Kelly plans a car show at the shop, and Rick challenges the crew to find the baddest ride for a mystery prize.
865"Atomic Restoration"April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
Rick shoots to beat the clock with a 40's high-school electric scoreboard. Can this restoration score, or will Rick run out of time? Also, an atomic age Uranium Detector arrives for a scientific spruce-up. Will the finished product be rad enough to detect this rare element?
876"Sand Hassle"April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
When a 1920's floor sander rolls in, Rick and his crew clean up their act. Can the guys make this a smooth restoration or will they be left in the dust? Later, an antique apple vending machine that needs a healthy dose of TLC is shipped to the shop.
887"Pests and Pins"April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
When a 50's Bowling Equipment Vending Machine rolls into Rick's, the guys take aim and hope for a strike. Later, a 1900's Antique Copper Pest Sprayer buzzes to the shop. Can the crew manage both projects?
898"Bimbo and the Beasts"April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
Rick puts the pedal to the metal when a toy 1950's Ferrari "Bimbo" Racecar cruises into the shop. And later, Ron, Tyler and Brettly go on a big pick finding not only a rare safe, nickelodeon, and cigar dispensing slot machine, but also live tigers.
909"Golf Ball and Chain"May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
When a 1920's chainsaw arrives, the crew powers up for a razor-sharp restoration. And another customer brings in a unique slot machine–one that dispenses golf balls instead of coins. Both items present Rick and his team with what look like insurmountable problems.
9110"American Respiration"May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
When a 1937 Iron Lung rolls into the shop for a restoration, Rick visits a strange former client in hopes of unlocking the project's mysteries. Then, a prank war breaks out after Ron gives Tyler lip and no one knows who's getting the last laugh. Later, Brettly brings in a big haul after his first solo picking trip.
9211"Billy Joel: A Matter of Rust"May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
(1 Hour Episode) When Billy Joel decides "This is the Time" to bring an item near and dear to his heart to Rick, the team prepares for a rock-star restoration. Then, Rick sends Ron, Tyler and Brettly out on a picking competition–best item picked wins a trip with Rick to reveal the restoration to "The Piano Man" in New York! And later, a walk-behind tractor steps into the shop. Can Rick "Get it Right the First Time" or will the "Pressure" get to him?
9312"Un-Predicta-ble"June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
When a 1950s Predicta TV arrives for an update, Rick must decide how to combine old-school nostalgia with modern-day technology. Later, an 1890s barber-shop towel steamer makes an appointment for a razor-sharp restoration. Then, when Rick asks Tyler and Brettly to create a TV ad to show off the Predicta remodel, he wonders if they'll make a commercial masterpiece or a small-screen snafu.
9413"Sofa King Cool"June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
When Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison arrives at the shop looking for his son Corey's birthday present, Rick Dale suggests a new couch made from and old car. But the hunt for the coolest classic proves more difficult than he thought. Can Rick Dale make a sofa suitable for Corey's man cave or will the project be a wreck on wheels?
9514"Gone to Pieces"June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
When Rick's favorite customer Big Mike comes in with a 1964 Ducati motorcycle in a basket, the search is on for rare parts. Can the shop complete this Italian job or will the pressure cause them to crash? Later, Tim from the Pinball Hall of Fame needs Rick's help on a 1960s Gatling gun arcade game. Can the crew hit the mark or will the restoration go up in smoke?
9615"Star Wreck"June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
When a star-shaped 1970s Carl's Jr. sign arrives in need of a fast-food facelift, Rick and his team aim for a restoration that's out of this world. Will the stars align for a tasty tune-up or will Rick be left with a belly ache? And later, Ron returns from a monster picking trip with a huge haul. Can he sell his treasures and earn Rick's approval or will he be left with a pile of junk?
9716"Thin Tin Tin"June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Rick gets a visit from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, bringing in a sign to be restored in honor of his late grandfather. Will this project hit all the right notes or will Rick be singing the blues? Later, the crew converts a classic gas pump into a kick-ass "keg-erator". Can Rick create a macho beer machine or will his ideas get tapped out?
9817"Dodger Doggin' It"June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Rick steps up to the plate to transform a vintage 1950s Coke cooler into a LA Dodgers inspired hot dog cart. But when he finds out he'll be revealing it to baseball greats Tommy Lasorda, Ron Cey, and Paul Lo Duca, Rick swings for the fences to do an all-star restoration. Can Rick hit a home run with this dream-come-true project or will the pressure cause him to strike out?

Christmas special (2013)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
99S1"A Very Vegas Christmas"[6]December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)

Season 5 (2014)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1001"Armed and Rusty"January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
1012"Pegasus on a Pedestal"January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
1023"The Reject and the Eject"January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
1034"Restoration Wipe-Out"January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
1045"Astro-nuts and Bolts"[6]January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
1056"Ameri-cone Dream"[6]January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
1067"Pitch Perfect"[6]January 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
1078"Search Part-y"[6]January 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
1089"Shocks, Locks, and Clocks"[6]February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
10910"Bed, Bug & Beyond"[6]February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
11011"Car Before the Horse"[6]February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
11112"Riders of the Storm"[6]February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
11213"Beer Bell-y"[6]March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)

Season 6 (2014)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1131"George Clinton: Funky Yeah!"[6]June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)
1142"Off the Rails"[6]June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)
1153"Back to Four Square"[6]June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)
1164"Big Macs and Cool Tracks"[6]June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)
1175"Bond Ambition"[6]June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
1186"Un-Kniev-able"[6]June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
1197"David Copperfield: Rick Works His Magic"[6]June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)
1208"Sparks Will Fly"[6]June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)
1219"Knockdown Restoration"[6]August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
12210"Boys Meet Whirl"[6]August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
12311"NASCAR History 300: Dales of Thunder"[6]August 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
12412"Tune-in & Tune-up"[6]August 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
12513"Slap-Shots and Stogies"[6]September 3, 2014 (2014-09-03)

Season 7 (2016)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1261"Under Fire"[6]January 1, 2016 (2016-01-01)
1272"Wrestling with the Past"[6]January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
1283"Rust-o-mod"[6]January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
1294"Pickup the Pieces"[6]January 29, 2016 (2016-01-29)
1305"Up Against the Wall"[6]February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
1316"Three Wheeled Thunder"[6]February 10, 2016 (2016-02-10)
1327"Mr. Lucky"[6]February 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
1338"Here Comes The Judge"[6]February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
1349"Let the Good Times Roll"[6]March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
13510"Basket Case"[6]March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
13611"Order Up"[6]March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
13712"Taking the Reins"[6]March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
13813"Pony Up"[6]April 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)


  1. ^ Katsilometes, John (June 29, 2010). "First 'Pawn Stars' spinoff in production in Vegas, and it has restorative properties". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Katsilometes, John (September 24, 2010). "Rick Dale's 'Pawn Stars' spinoff, 'Rusty Nuts', set for Oct. 18 debut". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Meet the Experts"; Accessed October 17, 2010
  4. ^ Episodes of Pawn Stars in which Dale has appeared include "Time Machines" (Episode 1.8), "Rick's Big Bet" (Episode 1.10), "A Shot and a Shave" (Episode 2.4), "Wheels" (Episode 2.12), "Off the Wagon" (Episode 2.21), "Bumpy Ride" (Episode 2.26), "Hell Week" (Episode 2.29), "The British Are Coming" (Episode 2.31), "Trail Breaker" (Episode 3.1) and "Deals from Hell" (Episode 3.6)
  5. ^ Ramsey, Jonathon (December 30, 2015). "History Channel's American Restoration returns January 1 with Bodie Stroud". Autoblog. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Shows A-Z – american restoration on history channel". the Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
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