Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The LeTourneau L-2350 – W/Video!

This week’s freak hasn’t been chosen because it was a failure, quite the opposite actually. This thing is a (literal) huge success. The LeTourneau L-2350 is the largest front end loader...

Heavy Iron: Kenworth 963 Oil Field Trucks Come To Life – These Are The Kings Of The Desert!

(Photos credit: Kenworth Trucks) – When it comes to big, awesome trucks there are few bigger and more awesome than the mighty Kenworth 963 oil field truck. These massive off-highway trucks...

This 1957 NAPCO-Converted Chevy Panel Truck Is RADIOACTIVE and We’ve Got The Whole History From the Company That Originally Bought It

A few days ago, we rolled into the always awesome Early Ford Model A Club annual swap meet in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As usual, we were expecting to see some cool vehicles in the informal...

The Baja Ranchero Is The Coolest Truck Build You’ve Never Heard Of – Until Now

When Allen Repashy reached out to us and said that we should take a look at the Baja Ranchero project he is neck deep into, it looked interesting enough. When we actually got in there and looked at...

Video: Meet The Coolest Firetruck Ever: Custom Built By Four Companies In The 1950s, It Has 7,000 Miles On it, 4WD and More!

We have showcased many vehicles that OCD Resto has profiled on their YouTube page but none of them has been as cool as this. If you have been living under a rock, OCD Resto’s magic centers...

BangShift Quick Drive: 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4×4 Regular Cab With 6.7L Power Stroke V8

Yes, they do still exist! We’re talking about new standard cab pickup trucks of course as they have been overshadowed by four door cab trucks over the span of the last 15 years. There’s...

The CJ5 Go-For-Digger – A True Mighty Mite (With Video of One In Action!)

People can knock Facebook all they want, but I’m into it. This post about what has to be the coolest freaking factory Jeep ever comes from a tip BangShifter Jeremy George sent me on FB. What...

King Of The Cab Overs? The Iveco-Astra Line Of Trucks Is Built To Dominate Loads And Terrain

Remember Iveco trucks? Scanias and Ivecos were pretty commonly seen in the USA up until the middle 1990s or maybe even a little after that when both brands removed themselves from the market in the...

Rig Rod Feature: This Detroit Diesel Powered Rod Started Life As A Fire Truck!

(Words and photos by Mike Bradford) – Jay Ouellette is the owner of Bumper to Bumper Auto Repair in Twin Mountain NH and like many of us grew up reading Hot Rod and other similar magazines...

Truckin’ Awesome: You’ll Dig Our Look Back At Turn Of The Century Trucks

(Photos: DPL Digital collection) – Back when I was a kid, my grandfather gave me an old book called “This Was Trucking” and it was spellbinding. I read it about 300 times over the...

This Single Cab Dualie Has A Duramax, The Right Number Of Doors, The Ride Number Of Tires, and A Six Speed!

If there is a very rare breed in the world of the modern pickup truck it is the single cab dualie. It is getting to the point where spotting one of these things going down the road turns into a neck...

Roadside Find: An Awesome International Harvester Wrecker With History

(By Greg Rourke) – International Harvester has been building trucks since 1907. From light duty pickups, Travelalls, Scouts, and all the way up to the biggest of the big rigs, International...