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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, Raven Imperial

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...

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...