Category Archive: 1320 Project Cars, BangShift 1320, MOPAR, Project Cars, TECH, Videos

Unglamorous And Necessary: Scraping Undercoating From The Bottle Rocket Coronet

The rust-adverse among us might be ever grateful that factory undercoating was hosed all over the underside of the car but if you are honest about being hard-core about racing, all you see is...

The Steak, The Steam, The Suffering: Finnegan’s Woes Leading Up To The Showdown

By now you already know how this story plays out: Mike Finnegan packed his 1955 Chevy, “Blasphemi”, into his newest car hauler, grabbed a couple of friends to come along, and headed west,...

Go In-Depth With The “Tri 5 By Fire” 1955 Chevy That Went Against Finnegan

He lost the race, he lost his beard, but in no manner does that mean that the “Tri 5 By Fire” 1955 Chevrolet owned by Jon Chase is a loser. Luck just bit him in the ass when the timing...

The Cheap Racing LUV Made It To The Zip-Tie Drags! Here’s The Final Chapter In The Little Truck’s Mission!

After following the build of Broke Bastard Garage’s Chevrolet LUV, we’ve been waiting with baited breath to see how the truck handled the Zip-Tie Drags and the $3K Hooptie Challenge in...

The Auction Mistake Corvette Lives Again! Dyno And Dragstrip Time!

One C6 Corvette with a lifetime of hell already seen blows up a transplant engine after making some big-boy power at the strip. Surely, that same Corvette deserves a chance for redemption, right?...

This 1970 VW Type 3 Is A Forlorn Bonneville Project That Needs To Be Finished

When it comes to Bonneville, you know that the freaks show up. The level of creativity, boundary pushing, and creative rule interpretation is beyond anything else in racing and that is why we love it...

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...