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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

How Would You Build It: 1977 Dodge Ramcharger SE

I love picking your brains on build ideas, readers. I’m stuck in my ways…I see a certain vehicle, I have a build plan ready to go. Maybe two if I’ve thought about it. But that...

Rough Start: Another Chance At The Slope-Nosed Laguna NASCAR Clone

Good mid-1970s A-bodies aren’t going to be cheap much longer. Granted, the market has been slow to pick up on the Colonnade-era cars, but mark my words, the second that California bumps their...

Money No Object: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Greenbriar – Super Sports Wagon, Yes. Antarctic Blue? Close Enough.

You remember the scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation, don’t you? Clark and Rusty Griswold on the dealership lot, trying to figure out where Clark’s “Antartic Blue Super...

FCA Has Brought Back The Warlock – Needs More Hemi And More Stakebed!

Call me a little bit suspicious if you must, but there is something quite familiar about the newly introduced 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. Obviously, the nameplate is a surprise…the Warlock...

Rough Start: This 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Is Done – LS-Swapped And Turn-Key!

Calm down, anti-LS brigade, it’s not worth the fight today. Cheap-car hunting and GM’s current golden child of an engine normally don’t go hand-in-hand unless you have no problem...

Tow Pig Greatness? This Phantom Dodge Crew Cab Shortbed Dually Just Needs A Fifth Wheel!

So the other day Chad brought up the question of what kind of tow rig you would pick if you were transported back to 1975. It’s a good question, though you could realistically expand the years...

Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 Looks Sinister! The Evil Cop Cruiser?

You are a forward person. You don’t have the time to screw around or to deal with anyone’s drama. You want to be in and out, work completed, with no hassle. You don’t want to be...

Suggested Serving: This 1971 Datsun 521 Flies In The Face Of The Giant Pickup

Small, compact, nimble, useful, competent, efficient…this little 1971 Datsun 521 has a lot going for it before you get into it’s classic Japanese appearance or it’s modest...

Monday Shopper: A Dodge Power Wagon That Truly Deserves To Be Called “Macho” – 440-6 Power!

In the late 1970s, responding to the tastes of custom tricks performed on their vehicles, Dodge introduced an interesting marketing setup. Composed of tricked-out trucks and vans, the grouping was...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Would You Change The New Truck Game?

In less than five seconds after the photos of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD line were released, you could hear one noise that rose from many, many voices in unison: “GAH!” We can be as...

Blank Slate: This 1976 Crown Supercoach Needs To Be RV Converted!

You can blame all of my bus fixation on living in the Pacific Northwest as a kid. When I lived in Illinois, I rode around in conventional Chevrolet C-60 buses and later, International conventionals,...

The Field Of Skeletons: Take A Walk Through A Muscle Mopar Graveyard

Buying brand-new sheetmetal to fix the holes in your classic car wasn’t always an option on the table. Those companies that sprouted up to fill the need did so because there was such a demand...

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Entry Level Fun: Even A 1974 Oldsmobile Omega Looks Like A Riot To Wheel Around

So a subject has come up in the BangShift forums about whether or not a hot rod has ever been cheap. There’s always been those who can squeeze the last drop of blood from a stone to make their...

Build Breakdown: Check Out This LS4-Swapped Pontiac Montana!

The GM U-vans came in three generations: Dustbuster, Dustbuster II, and “Crossover Sport Vans”. Yeah…that was GM’s own term for the revised third generation that were intended...