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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

Propane Power! This 1960 International B-100 Is A Super Cool And Rare Workhorse!

Perusing the interwebs for old, weird stuff is one of our favorite pastimes here at BangShift. Today, we found something that’s equal parts strange and awesome, and I’ll be honest, I had...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing Even More Hackery And Installing Some Accessories!

Cover photo by Rob Hentschel Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a...

Stupid Gearhead Storytime: Doing The Most With The Least At The Junkyard!

With all the “social distancing” and “stay-at-homing” going on right now, some of us have been fortunate enough to have been given a time out from the typical daily rat race....

Throwback Speed: Some Of Our Favorite Old Car Websites Still Chugging Along In 2020!

(All images courtesy of their respective websites unless otherwise noted) Believe it or not, the internet as we know it today has been around for 30 years this year. While online bulletin boards and...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing Rust And Stopping Leaks On This Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Family Ferrari: This 1987 Lancia Thema 8.32 Is A Sports Sedan With Ferrari V8 Power!

Picture this: it’s 1987, you’re a person of means, you’re car shopping, and you have a serious hankerin’ for something Italian. While your heart says Ferrari 308 GTS, the...

Antique Awesomeness: This 1920 Ahrens-Fox Fire Truck Is Super Cool And Super Rare!

A few years ago, BangShift made a field trip to the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham MA, which houses a myriad of antique fire-fighting apparatus, ranging from early human powered pumps to trucks...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing More Hackery And Making Some Improvements!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Let’s Fix Some Really Questionable Stuff!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Out Of This World: This 1973 Trans Am Is A Completely Bonkers Take On A 70’s Street Machine!

If there’s a car that’s been especially hot in the resellers market in the past few years, it’s the 1970-81 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Early cars, especially the 1970-73 Trans Ams,...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: What The Heck Did We Get Ourselves Into?

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Introducing Project Power Laggin’: a 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon For Weekend Workhorse Duty!!

BangShift has a new project vehicle: Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside...

This Modified Jeep FC-170 Project Could Be The Coolest Off-Road Camping Rig Ever!

If you are a regular reader of BangShift, you know right away that we LOVE the old Jeep Forward Control trucks. Built by Willys and Kaiser between 1956-1965, the Forward Control’s many variants...

El National? Caballero T-Type? Whatever You Call It, This Buick 3.8 Turbo-Swapped GMC Caballero Is All Of The Awesome!

As we all know, General Motors has a history for building a ton of cars for all of its various car lines on shared platforms. In fact, no one “badge engineers” cars and trucks as much as...