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Category Archive: Project Cars, TRUCKS

BangShift Project Thread: Wrenching On Old Military Jeeps For A Museum Is A Pretty Sweet Deal!

Our buddy Walt Dumont has a pretty neat deal on his hands that¬†honestly, we just might be a little bit jealous over. He’s getting to play with military trucks. “Big deal”, you...

Project Angry Grandpa: Helping Grandpa Get His Shift Back Together

No car is fallible. No matter how careful you are, no matter how much or how little you drive it, sooner or later the pile of parts that you cruise around in will have a fault that needs attending...

BangShift Project Files: The Project Tetanus 1966 Plymouth Fury Gets New (Non-Rusted) Sheetmetal!

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Fury, a project car that has, for better or worse, become a part of the family, has proven to be at times a royal bitch-kitty, has been undergoing major sheetmetal...

Project White Bread Hits The Dyno, Gets Flowmaster Exhaust, And Heads Back To The Dyno

Bimbo, aka Project White Bread, is our 2004 Suburban tow pig project. It’s as clean as it gets, and yet we couldn’t leave it stock. We are after all BANGshift.com. So the windows got...

Introducing BIMBO, AKA Project White Bread, Our New Tow Pig Chevrolet Suburban

Well, the $200 Hauler Chevrolet Suburban is officially dead, and my new tow pig is in the driveway. And they couldn’t be more different. The $200 Hauler was black, the new Suburban is...

Project Raven Imperial: A Re-Assessment Of Sorts For Our J-body

It’s been over a year since we’ve done anything with Project Raven, the 1983 Imperial coupe that I’ve had for five years now. The last update wasn’t good news: after taking a...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Slow Progress Is Still Progress!

The 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that is BangShift’s in-house Fox Body project has been progressing. Admittedly, much slower than we were anticipating work to move, but we aren’t a reality...

BangShift Project Files: This 1966 Chevy II Narrowly Escaped Being A Parts Car, Now It’s A Daily!

You always hear about the guy who has the hot car from back in the day. The neighbor who has a 1969 SS396 Camaro. The guy who always rolls up to the car show in an immaculate 1970 Duster 340....

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...