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What can a custom paint shop do with parts from eBay Motors and a 1966 Chevrolet El Camino? A lot, or at least that’s what Rico Duran, owner of Duran’s Quality Painting, is out to prove.

With a shop staffed mostly by family, Duran and his team will enter eBay Motors’ “BUILT” competition with the ultimate goal of raising money for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Airing now, “BUILT” challenges four shops to purchase a vehicle on eBay Motors, and customize it using only parts sourced from eBay.


Duran’s road won’t be an easy one though: the El Camino isn’t drivable at the moment. That might not be such a bad thing because buying a cheap car leaves more money for shiny new parts from eBay Motors.

The first two episodes take a deep dive into what’s wrong with the El Camino. But it’s the following eight episodes (running through August 27) that will give you a chance to see if the family paint shop claiming high profile clients like David Beckham can hack it against hot rodders, euro modders and kings of the four-wheel drive domain.

The four finished projects — which include the El Camino, a 1968 Chevrolet G20 van, a 1984 Porsche 911 and a 1970 Jeep Grand Cherokee Commando — will be auctioned on eBay to benefit each garage’s chosen charity. They’ll then take a final bow at this year’s SEMA in Las Vegas.

”BUILT” premiered on July 16th, and runs through August 27th. Watch the episodes here.
 

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I usually enjoy shows like this but am seldom very excited about 1) the cars being restored or 2) the final result which is awsome, yes, just a bit over-the-top. It can all becomes a bit formulaic and predictable. Still, never hurts to check it out just in case there's something of interest.
 
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