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Category Archive: Project Cars, TRUCKS

BangShift Project Files: A 351 Cleveland-Powered Toyota Land Cruiser From Australia!

We are pretty open about our fascination with the gearhead world in Australia, mainly because there are a lot of parallels with what goes on here in the States. We share the same taste for vehicles,...

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...

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...

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 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...

Watch As This Duramax Chevy Puts All Of That Torque To Good Use: Punishing Tires!

From the start: this Duramax Chevrolet is a bad, bad sumbitch. The burnouts are epic, the driver unrelenting, and the fog bank created by just the tires alone was probably visible on weather radar...

Not Every Aussie Hot Rod Has A Blower! Check Out This Sleepy Holden Commodore Ute!

Well, there goes the Outback. The 1320Video gang have taken the long plane ride around the back of the planet to Australia and have been checking out the offerings that we here in the states tend to...

BangShift Project Files: Ditching The Sports-Utility Vehicle For An Honest 1979 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

We aren’t completely against sports-utility vehicles, don’t get us wrong. Chad practically lives out of a Suburban during the summer months, it seems. But when you have multiple vehicles...

Unveiled: The 2016 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles! Which One Is Your Favorite?

It’s rare for a manufacturer to celebrate and thank the fans quite like Jeep does every year at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari,...

BangShift Project Files: This 1988 Ford Ranger Is Now Packing A Turbocharged Nissan RB20DET!

What use would you have with a 1988 Ford Ranger that was all but ready for the junkyard? That was the situation that faced BangShift member “neongreen”…his Ranger had dutifully...

BangShift Project Files: A $1,000 Jeep Comanche That Is On It’s Way To Becoming A Jurassic Park Utility Truck!

When Jurassic Park came out in 1993, it set a high standard for what a movie could be. Fans were treated to the sights of a dinosaur park near Costa Rica as Murphy’s Law kicked in, and...

BangShift Project Files: A Rough Chevy Longbed Is Being Brought To Life By One Of Our Resident Mad Mechanics!

Many things are said to haunt the forests of Western Washington. If you are near the village of Olalla, you might hear the victims of Starvation Heights on a chilly night. If you hang around the Hoh...

BangShift Project Files: A Unicorn And One Of The Most Popular Trucks Of All Time, Rolled Into One In This 1985 Chevrolet C-10!

Between 1973 and 1987 (1991 if heavy-duty trucks are your thing), General Motors cranked out millions of pickup trucks. Whether you like them or not, you have to hand it to GM for finding a winning...