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Category Archive: Angry Grandpa Chrysler, BangShift Projects

Project Angry Grandpa: ChallengerFest 8 And Grandpa’s First Time On Drag Radials

(Lead photo: Wes Edens) It’s not that I really need an excuse to bring out Project Angry Grandpa to race. Far from it…I’ve been enjoying romping on our dual-personality 2006...

BangShift Project Files: Kit-Bashing Together A Pontiac Grand Prix Using Scrap And Whatever Was In The Trunk!

Forum member “Mater” and I go way back, to my early days at a Dodge Diplomat forum. That means that for at least a decade and probably more, we’ve shared a common bond for the...

Some Days, You Just Need To Go Jump Some Sand Dunes In A Cheap Short Bus!

Running in the sand dunes is just good fun, there’s no way around that. Get an orange flag, get some paddle tires, and go out and romp to your heart’s content. What would you take? Quad?...

BangShift Project Files: The Ballad Of The Little Red Mustang, Now With More Blower Noise

One of the most colorful characters in the BangShift Forums is “pdub”, who was formerly known as Peewee. We don’t mean colorful as yours truly (meaning that every fifth word usually...

BangShift Project Files: Carving Up A Bondo Buggy In The Driveway

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury has been a love/hate kind of car. When the 383-powered Plymouth is running right and nothing is catching fire or falling off, life is good. The bad side is...

BangShift Project Files: A Denali, A C3 Corvette, And A Second Chance At Building A Hot Stingray!

BangShift forum member SuperBuickGuy is one of those people who always has a ton of projects going on in his shop. The man swings from build to build like George of the Jungle swings from vine to...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step Two Is Making A Sacrifice To The Pony Car Gods

We are a couple of weeks into work on the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Mustang Ghia, and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, to be honest. We’ve had good days where we make progress and...

BangShift Project Files: The Ultimate Project Creep…Yank Engine From Camaro, Stuff V8 Vega Wagon!

Project Creep: (noun) when changes turn what was supposed to be a simple fix into a convoluted and time-consuming process. It’s the old joke…you pull the car into the garage to change...

BangShift Project Files: This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Was Loaded With Mud When Found!

Scott Liggett is no stranger to the pages of BangShift. His black 1965 Impala is pretty much his calling card, his 1967 GMC has been his latest project, and in-between he’s worked on some neat...

Historical Footage: The 1970 American Motors Model Lineup Commercial – “What Would You Do?”

This wasn’t a swipe at the famous speech from the movie “Patton”, now was it? You can’t blame American Motors for reaching to whatever length they felt they needed in order to...

BangShift Project Files: Following Along As A 1968 Mercury Cougar Gets Put Back Together

Langleylad’s 1968 Cougar has been one of the more intricate builds featured on the project car forums. He’s been working on it for years now, and it’s a sincere, in-depth build that...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step One Is Getting Our Forlorn Fox Back On The Road

Our 1980 Mustang hasn’t had the most comfortable life in the last few years. It’s lived in a shed (the sketchy, wasp-filled number that was the home of our Imperial when I yanked out the...

Rough Start: This AMC Eagle Promises All-Wheel-Drive For Dirt-Cheap Prices!

Yes, I know…I go a bit bonkers over the American Motors Eagle. It’s an interesting car…wagon…thing that has a unique story, an interesting design, a fairly tragic ending and...

BangShift Project Files: A 351 Cleveland-Powered Toyota Land Cruiser From Australia!

We are pretty open about our fascination with the gearhead world in Australia, mainly because there are a lot of parallels with what goes on here in the States. We share the same taste for vehicles,...