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Category Archive: Apex Project Cars, BangShift APEX, MOPAR, Project Cars

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...

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...

Project Raven: The Engine (And I Swear, The End of Story Time!)

The story of the Imperial’s build truly starts in December, 2010. I was preparing to move from Washington State to Arizona to attend college. The Mirada was running great…and then, one day, it...

Project Raven: The History Behind Why I Adopted One Of The Most Unloved Mopars Ever

Easily, one of the most asked questions about the Imperial is, “Why?” A lot of people don’t understand why I chose to work on a Chrysler with no aftermarket support or rarity. So, I’ll...

Meet the Newest BangShift Project Car: Project Raven, McTaggart’s 1983 Chrysler Imperial

Project Raven is my 1983 Imperial. It is the latest in a string of Mopars that I’ve owned, is my daily driver, my toy, my racer, and a significant source of automotive frustration at times, like...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Dash Comes To Life With Lots Of Planning And Stewart Warner Gauges

Project Violent Valiant has really been coming along over the last couple weeks. We’ve updated you on the installation of the firewall, the completion of the front suspensions, the replacement...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Firewall Gets Fabricated, The Dash Shapes Up, And Some Steering Shaft Surgery

The fabrication work continues hot and heavy on Project Violent Valiant and today’s installment will show you how Kevin Tully made and fitting the car’s firewall. With the addition of the...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Front Suspension Starts To Come Together With Fabrication And RideTech Parts

So we’ve been off our normal schedule with Project Violent Valiant updates and consider this our effort to get back on the horse and keep you apprised of the developments of this awesome build....

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Valiant’s Face Gets Chopped Off And Cage Building Continues

Project Violent Valiant is soldiering along at Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle these days despite the crushing forces of winter trying to freeze half of the country to death. Kevin Tully is keeping warm by...

Project Violent Valiant Update: Fuel System Components From II Much Fabrication And Aeromotive Enter The Picture

Project Violent Valiant is coming right along. Kevin Tully has really been burning the candle at both ends at his shop, Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle in Illinois. We’ve seen the car start as a...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Floor Comes Out And The Cage Starts Going In

With the holiday season behind us and arctic temps settling in around Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle in Illinois, work has resumed at a feverish pace on Project Violent Valiant. In this update we’re...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Rear End Get Mounted, Cool Suspension Stuff Galore!

(Photos by Bob Chiluk + Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle) – In our last Project Violent Valiant update we showed you the Moser rear end that was going into the car along with the Hot Rod Chassis and...

Violent Valiant Update: The Rear Axle Is Built – Welding And Sweet Fabrication On Display!

(Photos by Bob Chiluk, Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle) – It has been a bit of a stretch since we last updated you on Project Violent Valiant, the corner burning, asphalt melting Chrysler powered...