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Category Archive: AMC, eBay Find, TRUCKS

Cute-utes, Meet Your Monster: This 1977 Jeep Cherokee Chief Is Excellent!

Cute-utility vehicles (I’m sorry, I mean “crossovers”) are a plague on the roadways of America. It is a vehicle composed completely of compromise: I want utility, but I want...

Question Of The Day: Do You Believe That There Will Be An Entire Generation Of Cars That Will Never Become “Collectable”?

Behold, the 1986 American Motors Eagle wagon. The run-down is pretty typical for a late-build Eagle: 4.2L inline-six, automatic transmission, just about every possible option that AMC could hurl at...

Question Of The Day: How Would You Build This Dirt-Cheap Mercury Mountaineer?

Hot rodding is all about taking what is old and unloved, the throwaways of the automotive world, and turning them into something that is awesome, performs better than even the factory could have...

Long-Roofed Mile Muncher: A 1972 AMC Ambassador Wagon For The Long Haul!

The summer of highway miles continues…I’ve added another 1,400 plus miles on the clock and while the Chrysler has been a very willing cruiser this year, there has been one bit of a hitch...

MORE: AMC, eBay Find

Sheridan Hale Bought This 1937 Willys Coupe New, It May Be The Only One Left.

When Chadly Johnson, one of the gang over at MetalWorks, sent me an email telling me about this 1937 Willys Project they were working on I just about died. An original owner Willys?! And one that...

BangShift Project Files: Meet The Man Who Can’t Stop Frame-Swapping!

An automobile project doesn’t get much more involved than a frame swap, does it? Undoing that marriage of chassis and body that was made at the factory takes commitment, a near encyclopedic...

Project Angry Grandpa: Touch-Up Work After A Busy Month On The Road!

August proved to be a very, very busy month for Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C. We went to the Mopar Nats at National Trail Raceway…and knocked the front-end askew on the rutted,...

This V6-powered Chevrolet S-10 Has Us Thinking Of 4.3-Based Projects!

When General Motors removed cylinders 3 and 6 from the small-block Chevrolet V8 and stuffed it into the new-for-1978 Chevrolet Malibu, performance was the last possible thing on their minds. The...

BangShift Project Follow-Up: The LeMons Rally Edsel – Finished, Driven and Now For Sale!

Whenever Jim Forbes takes on a project, we perk up and pay attention. It’s not because Jim has been a BangShifter since before BangShift actually existed or because the cars he’s most...

Could This 1982 American Motors Concord Wagon Be The Surf Wagon You Didn’t Know You Needed?

AMC made something other than Jeeps and the Eagle Wagon after 1982? Huh…didn’t really know that. Maybe it was because every station wagon AMC cranked out seem to come in the same...

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BangShift Goes Racing! Project Angry Grandpa Hits The Strip At Milan! Will We Ever See Thirteens?

It’s official: my fascination with making the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler 300C run mid-13s has turned into a mental sickness. How else do you explain yours truly waking up at 4:50 in the...

Here, Little Hellcat: Chevrolet Unleashes The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 And The 1LE Track Packages

(Photos: General Motors) When the tagline for your new hot ride is, “Get used to our taillights,” things are getting serious, and Chevrolet has decided that getting sand kicked in their...

BangShift Project Files: This 1955 Chevy Truck Project Is Kind Of Like IKEA Furniture: Bring It Home And Start Assembly!

If you’ve hung around BangShift for any amount of time, you’ll recognize the name Charles Wickam. He’s one of our photo contributors, he’s a great friend, and if the night air...

Project Update: The Turbo Hemi-Swapped 1983 Jeep Cherokee Is Alive And Moving!

Last April, we stumbled upon one of the most bizarrely awesome projects we had ever heard of: Greg Huizenga’s 1983 Jeep Cherokee. In short, this is going to be one of the most radical...