Category Archive: BangShift XL, FORD, XL Online Find

Ebay Find: Anyone Want A Super-Huge Super Duty?

Say you have eight thousand dollars and a thing for huge trucks. What do you do? Sure, there’s tons of big pickup trucks on Craigslist, but that just isn’t big enough. Well, allow me to...

BangShift Project Files: Making a 1962 Falcon Into A Hard-Charger On A $5,000 Budget

It takes effort to look at a rough car and convince yourself that you can make the diamond in the rough shine through, but usually most project cars don’t start with having to move a skull out...

Blog War: No Hard Work Required With This Caddy-Powered 1953 Chevrolet Flatbed

Brian took a safe swing today with the Ford wrecker. Does it tick all of the right check marks? Of course, and it’s in decent shape to boot. While I struggle to understand how someone who...

Rough Start: Got A Rally Itch? How About A Toyota Celica All-Trac?

The Toyota Celica All-Trac was the hidden gem in the Celica lineup. A 190hp all-wheel-drive version of the GT-S, the car was a rally rocket before the term existed. However, the Celica All-Trac tends...

NAIAS 2015: Ladies And Gentlemen, Meet The 2016 Ford GT

When the rumor mill started whispering something about a revived Ford GT, we were a touch skeptical. The GT40 is an icon the world over, a testament to just how far Henry Ford II would go to show...

BangShift Project Files: A 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon That Is As Good As Gold

“Shelty” is the owner of this 1966 Bel Air six-passenger wagon, a second car that he has been playing with for a little bit. It’s not a $5000 Challenge car, but with a goal of being...

This S2000-powered 1966 Sunbeam Minx Project Is Awesome And Homebuilt!

When Dennis Rannebeck warned us that digging into this project thread from 67-72ChevyTrucks.com would potentially be a late-night read, he knew what he he was saying. I, however, shrugged off his...

BangShift Project Files: “Project Neglect” Mustang…The Story Of This Fox’s Return To Glory Is A Must-Read!

We love a good “brought back from the dead” story here, and when the project is a Fox Mustang notchback that has been sitting for twelve years being returned to daily duty with some...

BangShift Project Files: Hemi Joel’s 1932 Plymouth Is An Exercise In Having It All In One Package

“Hemi Joel” Nystrom is one of BangShift’s more well-heeled forum members. That’s not a dig at him either, as he is a through-and-through gearhead: as far as I am aware of, he...

Project Angry Grandpa: Our 300C Gets A New Fuel Tank – If You Have A Late-Model Hemi Mopar, You Might Want To Check This Out

At first I thought I managed to miss a shift with a manu-matic. Leaving a gas station a week ago, I had our project 300C in the “shift-it-youself” mode with the traction control off, ready to go...

BangShift Project Files: A 1978 Olds Cutlass With A 6.0L Swap On The Cheap

If you dig through the BangShift project car forums, you will find our $5,000 Challenge. The premise is simple: build the baddest mother you can for under five big bills. It doesn’t have to be...

Project Raven: Open-Heart Surgery, Part 1…We Open Up Our Imperial’s Engine

So the Imperial’s engine is out, separated from the without-a-doubt destroyed A904 automatic, and on the stand. With nothing to lose, I grabbed the tools and tore into the LA motor. There had...

This ’32 Ford Makes So Much Smoke At Brashernats That The Driver Has To Stop And Let The Air Clear!

We have seen tons of Aussie burnout footage…literally, tons. Plenty of Holdens, Falcons, and microcars that have ten times the power they left the factory with have laid waste to tires on the...

Project Raven: Pulling The Weak Engine And Dead Trans From Our Imperial

It’s been three months since the Project Raven Imperial unceremoniously blew the transmission at Beech Bend, and it’s been just a touch longer since the engine put up some seriously...