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Category Archive: Project Cars, Raven Imperial

Project Raven: The Prelude To The Stage 2 Build

The last time the Project Raven Imperial was seen, it was limping home from Beech Bend with a transmission that was making a lot of odd and angry noises. Since then there has been a lot of...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Final Systems Are Coming Together – Axle, Brakes, Dash, Exhaust, Interior

Right now as you read this, Project Violent Valiant’s body shell is in a paint booth getting the final bits of color applied before being returned to Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle next week for...

Introducing Project Scamp: Kaleb Kelley’s 1973 Plymouth Scamp

(Text and Photos by Kaleb Kelley) I was already excited to become a contributor to BangShift, but when Chad told me that my car could be added to the BangShift project cars I was ecstatic. In April...

Two Cars, One Strip: Projects Raven And Angry Grandpa Hit Beech Bend!

Summer is winding down and so is the action. As the air gets cooler and the first few leaves start to change color, I found myself restless: Brian and Chad are fresh off of the crazy train that was...

Ebay Find: Will This Super-Clean Ford Granada Win McTaggart Over?

Lots of automotive biases are known here on these pages. Lohnes hates four-seater Thunderbirds of any year and DeLoreans and I hate Ford Granadas and their corporate cousins, the Mercury Monarch and...

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Project Violent Valiant Update: Safety Equipment, Pre-Assembly, And The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Project Violent Valiant sure is coming along. We recently caught up with builder Kevin Tully at his shop, Ho Rod Chassis and Cycle in Illinois and he told us about the recently progress on the car,...

Project Raven: Ignorance Is Truly Bliss

It was destiny that a dyno was sitting at LS Fest. Ever since the 323ci motor was built, I have found myself wondering if the engine builder’s claim of 300hp at the crank was legit or not. The...

Bottom Dollar Blazer: Episode 8 – Rolling on the Rustoleum

  Hey, kids, it’s been a while since I’ve provided an update, but the Blazer project is coming along nicely. Using the techniques I picked up from Hot Rod, from the...

Project Raven: Interior Work, New(ish) Seats And More

If there is one thing the J-body Imperial did right, it was luxury. Forget the sad affairs under the hood and sit on those seats! Chrysler knew how to make a comfortable seat in the 1980’s....

Nut Driver: First Autocross After Driving School, But Was I Paying Attention In Class?

[“Nut Driver” features updates on Dave Nutting’s daily driver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo] Before continuing on, if you want to catch up on the other installments click HERE. (Photos by Bryan...

Project Raven: Bringing A Cool Breeze To A Humid Summer

I will admit defeat: I absolutely, utterly hate the humid summers that Kentucky has. Nothing annoys me more than when I’m sweating out more water than I’ve drank in a week. I finally...

The Most Amazing Automotive Metal Working Project In America Is The Recreation Of An Ill-Fated 1939 Porsche Racer In A Old North Carolina VFW Hall

There are few things that impress us more than metal craftsmanship and we have never seen, nor will we probably ever see again (in person) the level of artistry and incredible talent that we saw this...

Meet The Newest BangShift Project, “Angry Grandpa”, And Check Out The First Mod: A Cat-Back Magnaflow System!

After running my 2006 Chrysler 300C at London Dragway in Kentucky, I drove away both very impressed and wanting more. The big barge had turned better times than I was expecting; honestly, instead of...

Nut Driver: Evolution Driving School And Flying Parts!

[“Nut Driver” features updates on Dave Nutting’s attempts to daily drive his 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Massachusetts 365 days a year] Before continuing on, if you want to catch up on the...