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Category Archive: eBay Find, TRUCKS

Money No Object: A Nearly Perfect, Low Mile, Manual Trans 1974 Jeep Cherokee!

American Motors knew to not mess up a good thing when they got the Jeep brand. They put AMC emblems here and there, supplied powertrains, and that was mostly that…you do not mess with success....

Prototype Teaser Or A Missed Opportunity? Check Out MotorWeek’s Test Of The 1992 Camaro Heritage Edition Prototype!

The fact that the Chevrolet Camaro made it to twenty-five years was surprising…the car quite nearly got the ax in the early 1970s, and if it wasn’t for pony car competition drying up by...

Rough Start: When There Is An Airborne Toyota In The First Picture, You Know You Are Making The Right Choice!

You’re ballin’ on a budget and you want to pick up a project car. Smart money says to pick up something that only needs minor touches or something easy to build, like a Fox body or a...

Random Car Review: The 1956 Chrysler Norseman, The Concept Car That Never Made It To The Show

In 1956, Chrysler was about to see the fruits of labor that had started with meetings in 1953. The company had spent $200,000 to rework the chassis of a 1955 Chrysler to create a “dream...

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Body Swap! Hot Rod Garage Blends The Best Parts Of A Ford F-100 And Crown Vic To Make A Shop Truck!

The guys at Hot Rod Garage have been busy lately: between a budget turbo LS rubber-nose Camaro that looks like it was dragged from the scrapyard but runs like a scalded cat, to a big-block Plymouth...

Would You Rather, The Ex-Cop Edition! Which Is The Auction Bargain, The Caprice PPV Or The Hemi Charger?

We really dig ex-cop cars here at BangShift…in fact, all three of us have at least one in our history: Buford T. Justice, Brian’s Caprice, is a real-deal 9C1 car, and another ex-cop...

Historical Footage: When The Peanuts Gang Hawked The Ford Falcon!

For fifty years and the majority of his life, Charles Schulz brought Charlie Brown and his pals to America via comic strips in newspapers. He is considered to be the example to which many comic...

Blank Slate: This 1970 Ford Maverick Is As Stock As It Gets – Would You Change That?

If you were born well after the Ford Maverick was sold, like me, it’s hard to believe that this was a car Ford felt competed with the Volkswagen Beetle, the import car target for the Big Four...

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Wild Combination: This 1960 DeSoto Fireflite Is Packing Big Fins And Big Chevy Power!

When was the last time you gave a DeSoto any kind of thought? Killed off on November 13th, 1960 and ran out through 1961, DeSoto operated in a strange territory for Chrysler, sitting in the mid-upper...

The Most Expensive Caprice In The World? This 1989 Chevrolet Just Might Be…

I’ll level with you, readers: the plan was to dig around Craigslist listings in the U.K. for something interesting that would be worth showing. It probably wouldn’t be a Rough Start car...

Dirt Every Day Beats On A Chevy Avalanche In The Snow! Big Engine, Big Tires, Big Carnage?

Go big or go home, that’s what we hear all the time. Well, for this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred and Dave went big: from the back catalog of 4Wheel and Off Road is a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche...

Would You Rather: Which Of These High-Desert Big Trucks Would You Choose For A Modern Diesel Build?

Modern diesel technology is truly wonderful…great horsepower figures, torque ratings that could slow the Earth’s rotation, and all accomplished without spewing more smoke than a tire yard...

How Would You Build It: This 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 Is Desert-Clean But Needs To Be Finished Up

I’m a sucker for 1969-1972 big Fords. It’s nothing new…for a large car from that time period, the Ford design is the right mix of muscular and formal in my eyes. So I have no...

Money No Object: This 1987 Pontiac Firebird Has Us Thinking Bad Thoughts!

There is only one reason why this 1987 Pontiac Firebird caught my eye, and it goes straight to childhood. I had a toy car when I was little…I remember that it was a third-gen Firebird body, it...