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Shut Up And Take Our Money: This 1974 Datsun 620 Pickup Truck Is A Lil’ Green Dream On Slot Mags!

As the popularity of 1970s Japanese cars and trucks continue to skyrocket, we’re always surprised when we’re able to run into a machine like this 1974 Datsun 620 pickup truck. Why? Well...

Beautiful Beast Of Burden: This 1956 Ford F-100 Has An Amazing Utility Body And Is Weathered Perfectly

Alan Reinhart gets the credit for sending me this big truck that will haunt my dreams for months on end. You are looking at a wonderful 1956 Ford F-600 that’s equipped with one of the most...

Rough Start: Go Big With A 1974 Dodge D-500 And Give The Old Farm Truck A Fair Shake

The Mopar itch is never too far from this soul, it seems. I might be up to the elbows in Ford products right now but there’s still a part of me that is dying inside for an older Chrysler ride...

The Grunt: 1986 Chevrolet M1008 CUCV – Working From Day One

In the world according to me, the AM General HMMWV would’ve been a dedicated wartime machine, kitted up as a kind of fast-mover or gun platform vehicle, and would not have become the...

Transportation For The Times: The British Sultan Command Vehicle Would Be The Perfect Grocery Getter These Days

Why is it that all the good stuff is in the junkyard? Seriously, even the really GOOD stuff is in the junkyard and not because it’s junk, because junkyard owners have this amazing ability to...

Want A Military Vehicle Smaller Than A HMMWV? Ever Looked At A Growler?

For many reasons, I’m dying of laughter while I’m writing this piece. Many. But let’s start with the reasons why you might not want a HMMWV. They’re huge. They’re...

The Only Trike We Like: This 1942 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car Is Absolutely Awesome

During times of upheaval, businesses that get creative succeed and those that don’t tend to fail. The Great Depression of the 1930s was one of the great provers of this statement and for the...

Truck Talk: This Look At The Off-Road Themed Models From Ford, GM, Toyota, and Ram Shows The Range Of Off-Road Prowess Available

(Tom Lohnes) – As quarantine progresses, I end up on more manufacturer websites making more expensive vehicles. Today, for round two of our configurator battles, we will be comparing off-road...

Straight Pipes and Olive Drab: This Early 1980s AM General Built M-915 A1 Rig Is Awesome And We Want It

I have owned some cool old trucks but I have never owned a semi-tractor and that will be a thing someday. I have been letting my mind wander a little bit like all of us have over the last few weeks...

No, Canada: This 1982 S10 Has Been Stretched, Mid-Engined, Blown, and Given Dually Fenders

There’s that major underlying question that always comes up with any purchase. We’re talking anything from a new hat to a new hot rod. “It is worth it?” That’s a loaded...

Beautiful Beast: This Immaculately Restored 1947 Dodge Power Wagon 1-Ton Truck Is Spectacular

Yes, we know. In 1947 if you bought a 1-ton Dodge Power Wagon truck like this, the paint wouldn’t be as nice. The detail work would not be as nice, the wood work in the bed would likely not be...

The Nicest COE Truck In America Is For Sale: Cummins, Fabrication For Days, Incredible Paint, Wow

COE trucks have been a thing for many years and like all the stuff, they come in so many different variations of “done” and of “cool” that it is hard to say that one style or...

This Custom 1978 Chevrolet Dually Suburban Will Scare Away Chuck Norris AND The Coronavirus

Everyone that reads BANGshift knows that I’m a huge fan of duallies, and Suburbans, so it should come as no surprise to any of you that I LOVE dually Suburbans. Mind you, if I had my dream...

Hide In The Boondocks Or The Backcountry In This 1968 Jeep M715!

Boy oh boy, these are some strange days we live in, right? Kind of makes you want to just pack up a bug-out bag and head out to the furthest point away from humanity and proceed to shelter in place...