Category Archive: 1320 Project Cars, BangShift 1320, CHEVY, Project Cars, TRUCKS

Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!

Dude. I understand that dropping a small block into a Chevrolet LUV isn’t as straightforward as dumping the same small-block into a Camaro and hitting it with enough nitrous to stun an African...

Cheap Racing LUV: The Deadline Is Looming And The LUV Needs To Be Put Back Together!

I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit busy lately playing with low-buck cars of my own and had forgotten to check in on the progress that the Broke Bastard Garage has been making with their...

Stick To The Resolution To Lose The Weight! More Weight Reduction For The Bottle Rocket Coronet!

80% of New Year’s resolutions are worth little more than hot air by the beginning of February. What, did the cheap candy for Valentine’s Day cause you to bail on the diet? You were the...

Cheap LUV Racing Truck Part 3: Jamming A Small-Block Where It Doesn’t Fit

A Chevrolet LUV isn’t a big truck. They are small, light, and aren’t meant to have any sporting pretenses about them whatsoever. They were tools. Small, frugal tools. The end. Nobody...

Cheap Racing LUV: The Full Teardown Required For The V8 Swap

What do you need to do to build a $3,000 race car? Well, that’s up to you. You can spend $2500 on nitrous for a very questionable four-wheeled gadget and hope that you make a few...

Cheap Racing LUV: Broke Bastard Garage Is Building A Chevrolet LUV For The Zip-Tie Drags!

If you didn’t know, Chevrolet LUV pickup trucks are a strange little kink around BangShift. Chad’s son Cole is building a monster out of one and I’ve got a pretty strong history...

Cleetus McFarland Updates Us On The Jet El Camino Build That They Have Going On!

Bolt a jet engine into the back of a G-Body El Camino and you’ve got one hell of a ride. And who in their right mind thinks of something like this? Well probably dozens of us, but in this...

BangShift Project Files: The Altered Wheelbase 1965 Plymouth Barracuda “Almost Funny Car”

The rear wheels were moved forward eight inches. The front wheels were moved six inches forward in the fender, and the fenders themselves were extended fifteen inches. That is a real-deal Hemi...

Project Malibuuhoo: The International-Effort Drag Week Malibu Has Been Getting Updates For 2018!

“I will leave the garage unlocked for you. You’re welcome to back it out for better photos.” That is what Andy Warren texted me as I was driving to his house to check up on Project...

BangShift Project Files: A Turbo Lincoln LSC That Is Getting The Full-Kill Build Treatment

The Fox-body Lincoln Mark VII and LSC are criminally underrated. Take every positive aspect you can come up with about a similar-vintage Fox Mustang, add the aero shape that is shared with the...

Automotive Archeology: Check Out This Big Block Mopar-Powered Model A Ford As It Comes Out Into The Light!

(Words by Junkyard Digs) We’ve all seen pictures of epic barn find Shelby Mustangs, or old Ferraris, but it’s not every day you find a Mopar powered Model A tucked away in a dilapidated shed!...

BangShift Project Files: An Update On The Former CarJunkieTV 1972 Nova

It’s been a couple of years since we checked in on forum member “Proven Guilty” and the 1972 Chevrolet Nova that used to be a part of the CarJunkieTV.com fleet, back before...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Hemi Shootout At The NMCA Bluegrass Nationals

At the end of last year, I made a decision: Project Angry Grandpa, our in-house 2006 Chrysler 300C, was going to take an off year after three solid years of use and abuse. With over 50,000...

BangShift Project Files: A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro That’s Destined For Drag Week

Halfway through February, and we’re already starting to see the crop of Drag Week 2018 hopefuls getting their rears in gear and getting their projects sorted so that they can make the call when...