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Category Archive: CHEVY, ROAD TRIPS

UltraVan Adventures: One Man’s Roadtrip Adventure To Rescue One Whacky Machine

Jesse Lamond is a nut job. We know because we have talked to him on the phone and he’s into all the stuff we dig. Of course it’s not his fault, we’ve also talked to his parents and...

Project Car Spotlight: Squirrel’s SMAV 1957 Suburban Goes From Blah To Beautiful In Weeks. An Inspirational Tale.

What’s an SMAV you ask? Well it’s the nickname BangShift Contributor Scott Liggett gave to Jim’s 1957 Suburban project. What does it mean? Soccer Mom Assault Vehicle. With 454 cubic...

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Project El Monte Carvo: An In-Depth Look At Exactly What We’re Starting With

(Words and Photos by Dave Nutting) – We last left off after a brief introduction and history of El Monte Carvo. Now let’s dig into the current condition of the car a little more deeply...

Project Update: The Pro-Lux 1982 Cadillac Chicken Coupe Gets Torn Town and Sized Up

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves) – Last we left you, the 1982 Cadillac project known as the Chicken Coupe was dropped on your lap with a rendering and a couple photos of the actual car that...

Insane Project Introduction: The Chicken Coupe – The Yin To Buford T Justice’s Yang

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves and Jon Clark) – (Editor’s Note – We got some flack when we decided to call our Caprice “Buford T Justice” because Buford drove Pontiacs...

Project Car: The Goodguys G/RS 1969 Camaro…The Build at Ridetech Continues

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has taken car shows to the next level for decades, and founder Gary and Marilyn Meadors are still cruising with the best of them. When their son Marc Meadors...

BangShift Project: Introducing the $200 Hauler…A Tow Rig on a BangShift Budget!

Although the economy is looking up, regular Joes like us are still hurting, and there are plenty of folks, like us, who just can’t afford a new tow rig. So, when the opportunity came for us to...

Buford T Justice Hits the Chassis Dyno Today…Guess the Rear Wheel HP!

So color us obsessed if you want, but after our 15-second stock drag romp with Buford a little more than a week ago, we were really interested in putting this car on a dyno to get a rear wheel hp...

Buford T Justice Hits the Strip Tomorrow – Guess the ET and Win a Shirt!

Tomorrow is a big day in the history of BangShift’s project Buford T Justice. Our 1987 Caprice 9C1 will be running down the quarter mile asphalt aisle at New England Dragway in Epping, NH for...

Introducing Project Buford T Justice – Our 1987 9C1 Chevy Caprice – The Adventure Begins!

Just like the title says, this is the official introduction for the first real deal project car we have done here at BangShift. I am calling this 1987 9C1 Caprice, “Buford T Justice” in...

Update Detroit Speed Project Car: Gordon McGilton’s Too Hot Chevy II

To see the latest update on the Too Hot Chevy II, click here. At the 2010 Goodguys Show in Charlotte, we were lucky enough to be able to spend some time at the Detroit Speed and Engineering open...

Update: Epic Project Thread: Building a Twin Engine Dragster From Scratch

We have lots of respect and interest for all the projects that BangShifters have going on currently, but one has really got our tongue hanging out. BangShift member Toymaker is building a twin engine...

BangShift Project Car Video Update: Awesome Video of an 8-Second 1968 Impala From England

Talk about large and in charge! BangShift member NeverAgain recently began sharing photos of his totally kick ass 1968 Chevy Impala drag car. This monster has a big block Chevy in it and goes 8.80s,...

Project Car Update: The 454 Powered 1970 Caprice Gets Some Tire Fitment Mods, a Clean engine bay, a Tuned Carb, and a Transmission Fix!

Regular BangShift readers will recognize the name Scott Liggett. He’s our SoCal photo maven who contributes lots of great shots from shows and cruises from the land that rust (kind of) forgot....