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Category Archive: Angry Grandpa Chrysler, Project Cars

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...

MORE: AMC, eBay Find

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...

BangShift Project Files: 1,000+ Horsepower Out Of A 355ci Small-Block Chevy In A First-Gen Mazda RX-7?

If you already have a twitching eye over the fact that this particular 1985 Mazda RX-7 isn’t powered by a Wankel rotary engine, calm down. Just because it has a V8 swap doesn’t mean that...

Rough Start: Bumping The Budget A Little Bit For A 1973 AMC Javelin

For this Rough Start find, we decided to adjust the budget a bit. The 1973 American Motors Javelin we found is the perfect candidate for a restoration or a project base, and we liked the car too much...

Bangshift Goes Racing! We Race Our 280Z At Its Very First 24 Hours Of Lemons Event!

(All photos courtesy of the author unless otherwise noted) Welcome to Bangshift Goes Racing! This is a multi-part series that gives a look into choosing, building, and racing a car on the cheap....

BangShift Project Files Update: Checking In On A Toyota FJ40 That Has Been Given A Second Lease On Life!

If you go into the woods of Western Washington, there is no telling what you may find. There’s just about everything you can think of hidden among the blackberry vines and salal thickets and...

This Guy Wants To Hemi-Swap This AMC Hornet, But First Wants To Pump Nitrous Through It…Finnegan Can Help With That!

It’s a faded green American Motors project in Finnegan’s garage…but calm down, it’s not the infamous Gremmie. No, this is a 1972 AMC Hornet Sportabout wagon, chock full of...

MORE: AMC, TECH, Videos

Project Angry Grandpa: Will Coils And A Tuner Finally Shove Grandpa Into The 13-Second Range?

If you’ll recall from the last time Angry Grandpa (our 2006 Chrysler 300C) was on the quarter-mile at Beech Bend Raceway Park, we had been fighting throughout all of ChallengerFest 7 trying to...