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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER, TRUCKS

Rough Start: Would You Roll The Dice On This Small-Block Swapped Mazda?

When you only have a few grand to spend and you are preparing to make a purchase as major as a car, you want to get the most for every dollar you are spending. You want reliability. You want to be...

The Perfect Pit Vehicle? This 1997 Metro Truck Conversion Could Be!

We’ve often said that in lieu of a tricked-out golf cart or a pit bike, that if you are serious about running a crew vehicle as part of a drag race team setup, that you should look at something...

You Want Rare? How About A 1978 Buick Century Sport Coupe With A 4-Speed!!!

As we all know, the late 1970’s were some pretty dark days for factory performance cars. Aside from a few standouts like Pontiac’s W72-package Trans Am and Dodge’s Lil’ Red...

Rough Start: Egging On The Thoughts Of A Third-Gen Pro Tourer With A 1990 Pontiac Firebird

So Chad has third-gen F-cars on the brain. Can’t blame him, after seeing all the fun that he and Daphne have been having the last couple of weeks. And I can’t help myself…I have to...

Rough Start: 1977 Ford LTD – A Mob Sled For Minimal Money!

She’s long and low, black and chrome. A steady rhythm thumps out from the engine, the steam escaping into the night air. They don’t make them like this anymore…haven’t for...

Rough Start: A Four-Speed Oldsmobile Omega Is A Shift From The Normal Nova

This 1976 Oldsmobile Omega is one year off from what I rode around in as a kid growing up in Washington State. My mother drove one of these for years…originally bronze with a black vinyl roof,...

Rough Start: Finding A Survivor 1967 Dodge Dart Like This Doesn’t Happen Often!

Fifty years of use will take it’s toll on any car. Wear, tear, use and abuse all “add character” (read: impact the looks) and usually, most cars will not make it to half of that...

That’s Just Evil: Someone Finish Building This 1982 Ford Granada!

Yes, there is a reason why you are looking at a dirty, dingy, craptacular 1982 Ford Granada. Probably the most unloved of the Fox platform cars, and one of the shortest-lived (1981-82), the Granada...

This Anniversary Edition 1987 Mercury Cougar Survived The 80’s And Has Only 750 Miles!

1987, if you were around to experience it, was one hell of a year. Many consider it to be the pinnacle of the Decade of Excess, and looking back, it really was chock full of awesomeness. For example,...

Rough Start: Long-roofin’ It With An Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser!

The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser was the warning flag that the brand was about to slip under the waves. Long the longroof option for Oldsmobile, when the 1991 update occurred, the 307 V8, the final form...

Question Of The Day: Have You Ever Seen A Car That Looks Right And Wrong At The Same Time?

One of my project car dreams is to take a Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2, the funky NASCAR homologation special G-body, and to build it into the machine that Pontiac simply failed to deliver on. Manual...

Rare Malaise Performer: This 1980 Chevrolet Malibu M-80 Needs A New Home (And Much, Much More Horsepower!)

We’ve covered the 1980 Chevrolet Malibu M-80 a while back (CLICK HERE to check out the in-depth writeup on it) but here is what it was all about in a nutshell: it’s a regional...

Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Gran Torino Hasn’t Been Tagged Since 1991, But Is Ready To Hit The Road!

A few years ago, AutoZone ran a commercial that showed a kid on a bike riding down some dusty road in who-knows-where when he happens upon an old, derelict Ford Torino in the tall grass. In the...

Rough Start: This 1965 Corvair Monza Sedan Is Too Sweet To Pass Up!

When five grand is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to be able to hit the road in short order, generally speaking, hunting down a fifty-ish year old car isn’t your best bet. For five...