A few of the many testimonials from people who have purchased and used the videos to repair or rebuild their automatic transmissions and/or rear ends are listed below. Bad Shoe Productions thanks all who have purchased videos and we are happy you have enjoyed them and put them to good use.
I watched all the videos to see if this is a project that a automatic transmission novice, like myself, could take on. Your videos are great. The detail is extremely helpful. I particularly like the subcomponent approach to the rebuild. It makes the process seem less overwhelming.
I think, with these excellent videos, I will be able to rebuild my transmission.
I hope this message finds you well. It has been a while since I purchased this video from you. While I have worked on cars since I was a kid- growing up in my dads salvage yard, I had never tackled rebuilding a transmission. I must say that your video helped me successfully rebuild the FMX transmissions in both my 69 Mach 1, and my 73 Mach 1. Thanks for putting together such a well thought out series. I would have struggled with the build without it. I would highly recommend your videos to anyone in need of expert assistance.
Just a note of thanks to you for your " Bad Shoe Production" Rebuilt by me video, on the subject : How to Rebuild the C6 Transmission. Having built standard transmissions previously, the quotes locally for my C6 rebuild were cost prohibitive, and as prices of mechanic work skyrocket, your offered video gave me the opportunity and confidence to do it myself. I encourage others with C6 transmissions to brave the unknown and with your help, build yours yourself, as a first time builder to know what you have , and better understand the internals of this Ford workhorse for street or strip. They were right when they said the C6 is one of the simplest transmissions of all to rebuild as a novice. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and gained valuable experience not only by building one, but by reading on the subject of going beyond to building a rollerized torrington upgraded version for my 85 Ford Travelcraft Motorhome. Thanks Ken, you're the best.
Hi Ken, my aod rebuild is done and works fine now thanks to your video. I can highly recommend it.
I found badshoe productions looking around on youtube. All the parts that you sent were absolutely correct and with your video and tool my project was completed successfully the first time. The video was incredible and I doubt that I could have done this myself without it. Thank you and if I need anything in the future I will surely shop badshoe again.
Great tool at a great price! Seller is very helpful and courteous!
I have finished overhauling my FMX thanks to your DVDs. Bravo! You have done marvelous job breaking down complex rebuild. It took me 5 wonderful days (including 1 day to make .030” shim for the end play and the special tool) I have enjoyed very much. I would not do it without your instructions for sure. More I think about the work and how you present it – more I admire it.
Hi Ken - thanks for such a prompt response. I write for Mustang Monthly, Muscle Mustangs, Chevy Hi, Muscle Car Review, Hot Rod Deluxe, Diesel World, Street Trucks - I forget who else. I also write for CarTech Books. I do a ton of Ford stuff. Ironically - getting ready to rebuild a 4R70W. Also rebuilding a 4.6L SOHC. Had 266,000 miles on it with a blown head gasket. I own a '67 Mustang as well as an old slant six Valiant of all things. I like your idea for a live program. Would like to know more about it. Your presentations aren't the typical dry and dusty quick and dirty tech videos. They're detailed and informative and I eat that stuff up. Looked at your 4.6L SOHC degreeing video - which is awesome. It sweats the deep down details no one covers. You make it easy and fun to learn. I think you can grow like crazy because you are a great teacher. I learned plenty from the SOHC video. I've seen others just as informative. So Ken - it works well.
I have downloaded the 4 sections and they are awesome. You really have done a fantastic training video. I was so motivated that I went thru every detail over the weekend and now my FMX is almost ready to put into my 1969 Mach 1. My end play is about .020 inches. I took your advice as I don’t know the status of the converter, so I ordered a new one. I have attached a few pictures of my setup for your viewing. Also thank you very much for the updated pdf file file as well.
Hi Ken...Ron here
I managed to download the 8.8 video and just finished watching it. I must
say you did an excellent job putting it together, all my questions where
answered and I really liked the tips you give during the video to make the
job easier. I will be looking forward in getting your t5, 9" & powerglide
Hey Ken, received my 9inch dvd today. Great service ! I was waiting for
the dvd before I started on my diff rebuild. I've been messing with cars
most of my 64 years, but have never rebuilt a differential. I got all my
parts lined up and tried to gleen as much info as I could from my vast
magazine collection. But there were still questions I needed to be
answered. None of the articles were complete enough, and they all had
different opinions on certain things, which I wanted clarified before I
jumped in. I watched the first dvd and it was great. I already knew some
of the basics, r&r the third member, axles, etc. but pinion bearing
preload and stuff like that, I wanted to see it being done. You covered
that great, and the quality of the dvd is excellent and you can see
everything really well. I can't wait to watch the second dvd ! Thanks so
much for the excellent job.
Hello again Ken !!
Here's my payment for the 8.8 rebuild DVD !!!
I can't wait to get it !! ,,,,,Your series on the 5.0 into a Fox Body is Excellent !! ,,,in all aspects. Visual, factual, Video Production.
---You know, some of the greatest times growing up as a car guy were learning new things about cars with my friends !! -- It was like "on the job" training ,,,,,,Fun and Easy !! -- Your DVD's make it fun and easy !!!. You made it seem as if I was listening and learning from a friend.
-- I've never rebuilt/setup a rearend before,,,I am looking forward to doing the 8.8 I picked up last week for $50 bucks. Yesterday I scored a "used" set of Ford Motorsports 4.10 gears with only 11,000 miles on them from a buddy for only $60. Tomorrow I pick up a 31 spline TracLoc carrier for $40.
-Thank you again,,,,,,I feel like I'm 20 again, waiting for my next Car Craft/Hot Rod mag. in the mail !!!
Ken, All I can say is WOW, this was by far the easiest video to follow and you described every step in great detail. I can't begin to thank you enough! Without your video this could have been a nightmare. This was my first rebuild and it went very smooth. With the ugrades i put in the transmission it shifts nice and firm and should last a long time. I had so many people tell me not to try and rebuild it myself saying "an automatic is way too hard and that i'd never get it right". Im glad i didn't listen to them. It was a great learning experience for one and now i know exactly what is in my transmission. I will be doing any and all future rebuilds myself. Thanks again Ken and keep up the good work; your knowledge is appreciated by many!
Ken, Carl here. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did on the AOD trans. Video. I am just about ready to put the transmission in (the TV cable came off of my AOD as well). I could never have done this without your video.
I finished rebuilding my 70’ C4 a few days ago and I wanted to send you my thanks and complements. Your DVD is outstanding! Every detail fully explained, photographed, and presented extremely well. I would call myself a pretty competent hobbyist mechanic, but I had never even seen the inside of an automatic transmission prior to this experience. After I saw your DVD I had the confidence to go ahead a give it a try. Well the C4 is back in line and running perfectly, she shifts like a dream. I only wish you made DVDs for the 1930 Ford Model A Coupe my father and I are restoring!
Ken, Just went through the t-5 video, it is excellent! The photography and oral instruction are outstanding. If you have never rebuilt a t-5 transmission this dvd is invaluable. Thanks for a quality product.
I just spent the weekend with my C-4 Trans and your DVD. It was way more than I expected. I had the trans taken apart and cleaned after watching your first part of the DVD. This weekend I put it all together with your help. I will start on my 9 in rear next. I never reply or comment on products, but I just had to say thanks for this one. Keep up the good work. When will you have a DVD for small block engines ? Thanks Again
I just finished watching your DVD on the Ford 9" and all I can say is WOW!! That is, hands down, the most complete instructional/how-to information on the Ford 9" I have ever seen. I am the kind of person that really takes pride in doing my own work. I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle my rear end alone, but now I have the confidence to dive right in and get to work! Your diagrams made it so easy to understand. I can't thank you enough for the fantastic job on that DVD!! I look forward to buying your other DVDs soon.
Thanks for the fast response and I can't wait to get the DVD's. I have many of your other
DVD's on the AOD, C-6 and Ford 9". Your DVD's are some of my favorites.
Professionally done, easy to follow and real educational. I have received
videos from others that were a real joke. Thanks for all you have done for my confidence Ken and I
hope you have a great day
That is by far the most informative training video I've ever watched. The filming in your garage was so unique. I felt like I was standing there watching and learning. It's down to earth and very easy to understand.
Hi Ken, Thought i'd let you know I think your DVD is fantastic. You put everything across so well, it will make my job so much easier when I rebuild my trans. Reading a book is ok but you can't beat seeing someone actually do it really can you. I will be sure to pass a link to your website around over here in UK.
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