Category Archive: XL Online Find, XL Spotlight

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...

Short and Stout: This 1969 Chevy Truck Is A Short-Bed, Step-Side Dually With A Big Block!

Now this is one way I have not seen a 1968-1972 Chevy truck done yet and I’m loving it. Yes, I have been shopping around recently looking for something to put in the garage here at the eastern...

This Big Block Chevy Man-A-Fre Intake Manifold Comes Equipped With Four Rochester 2-Jet Carbs Ready To Run

If there was one company from the 1960s that made some really awesome and weird intake manifolds it was Man-A-Fre. These guys came up with some nutty ideas and the best part is that people bought...

New One On Us: Ever Heard Of A 1987 Chevy Grunt Before? This One Is For Sale and It Is Weird

This one hurts. Not just to look at, mind you. For other reasons as well. See, around here we pride ourselves on knowing stuff. On having seen the unseeable, searched out the un-searchoutable, and...

This Square Body Crew Cab Dually Is Stretched Perfection! Could Be Your Family Friendly Coronavirus Bug Out Tow Rig

I’ve seen more stretched square body Chevy trucks than I care to admit to, but this one is limo/tow pig greatness. If you are looking for something that can haul 8-12 people, look bitchin, and...

Buy Four Suzuki Samurais That Come With Two Or Three Titles…Cheap! Seems Legit

Thanks to my main many in Tucson Alan Reinhart for the tip on this most interesting Craigslist ad. For starters, when have you ever seen four freaking Suzuki Samurai trucks for sale? For second...

This 1985 Chevrolet Eagle Bobtail Tractor Has 4-Wheel Steering And Is Crazy Big!

It’s 4-wheel drive, has almost no miles on it, and looks like some kind of military tug or something. We’re not sure what it lived its life doing, but we certainly want to know the story....

eBay: This 1973 British Ferret Scout Vehicle Is The Perfect Grocery Store Runner These Days

In these interesting times we live in, even simple things can really be a pain in the backside. Trying to get near a grocery store these days? Crazy. Trying to throw elbows to get your hands on some...

eBay: This Vintage S.C.O.T Blower Is In Mind Condition, Comes With The Intake, and Is Ready To Boost Your Flathead Now!

We often (incorrectly) pin the use of Detroit Diesel blowers on hot rod engines as the real start of supercharging for the young hot rodders around the country. For the wealthier among them there...

Take A Knee, Lohnes: 1966 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Car Hauler

It’s easy to take a jab or two at Brian Lohnes’ love of big trucks, but his kryptonite, without a doubt, are Mercedes-Benz Unimogs. At least his rationale behind the obsession is...

This Look At And Discussion Of Split Rims and Old Truck Wheel Mounting Is Pretty Interesting – Dangerous Stuff, Interesting Process

I have owned a couple of vehicles with split rims. Known as “suicide rims” because of the fact that the outer ring can fly off and kill the guy mounting the tires, they are not a popular...

Blizzard Warning: 1989 Toyota Blizzard – What Happens When Toyota Taps Daihatsu For A Mini-Land Cruiser!

I won’t lie, I looked at this pictures of this 1989 Toyota Blizzard for way too long, trying to figure out what I was missing. It certainly wasn’t a Land Cruiser, way too small and unlike...

Odd Rod: This 1973 VW Thing Has A 300hp Corvair Flat Six, and Modern Touches To Make It Fun and Functional

The VW thing has its roots in the military as many people know. The Thing was sold under different names in different countries and was basically a beefed up, lifted up, and strengthened version of...