Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, CHEVY, TRUCKS, XL Truck News

Miss The Look Of The Two-Tone Square-Body Chevy Truck? A Dealership In Minnesota Is Now Taking Orders To Two-Tone Your New Chevy!

Square-body Chevrolet trucks had already been in production for ten years the day I was born, so suffice it to say, I’m pretty versed to seeing them around and about. Older or newer, truck or...

Rough Start: This 1976 Chevrolet Laguna S-3 Is Period Correct: Louvers, Mag Wheels, Rust…

They were drying up in the late 1980s, were endangered by the time I was ready to start looking for my own car, and are all but gone: the period-correct, as they were vehicles from the 1970s. Mag...

Random Car Review: Have You Ever Heard The Story Of The 19 Factory-Scrapped 1977 Camaro Z28s?

When it comes to the Chevrolet Camaro, there is a ton of legend and folklore that surrounds the first generation and the first “era” of the second gen, a.k.a the Split-bumper cars. A lot...

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Rough Start: Atoning For Our Sins With A Budget F-Body

I killed a fourth-gen Camaro. It wasn’t a pretty process, it wasn’t a quick and painless death. I ragged the living hell out of the car as if it was an Avis rental under somebody...

Ever Wonder How The Designers See A Car As It Goes From Sketch To Sales Floor? Check Out This Take On The 1991 Chevrolet Caprice’s Gestation!

Automotive design intrigues me. Creating a car that is supposed to sell in volumes that justify the expense of creation that contain enough emotional elements to attract buyers is a very strange...

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BangShift Goes Racing: We Dual-Wield Two Beaters At The 2017 King Of The Heap Race At NCM Motorsports Park!

Ever since it was announced, I’ve been looking forward to NCM Motorsports Park’s King Of The Heap racing series for one reason or another. I wanted to throw a team together…that...

Sleeper Concept: The LSJ-Swapped Chevrolet Cavalier

LS-swap the Cavalier. Hmm…sounds like a worthy challenge, doesn’t it? We’re all about RWD swaps at BangShift, and a V8 Cavalier would be a kick in the ass, no doubt. But...

Craigslist Survivor; 1974 Two-Door Chevy Vega Wagon – Think Of The Possibilities!

My first car, after totaling Dad’s VW Westphalia Camper Bus, was a two-door wagon – a ’56 Chevy 210 and all through high school that Competition Orange pumpkin with a cheap, Tijuana...

This 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Is The Basest Of Base…But It’s Got The V8 And A Manual Trans! How Would You Build It?

Third gen Camaros come in three flavors: Z28, IROC-Z, and effectively, “other”. You can tell which version of the 1982-1992 Camaro is the hot one. It’s got the body kits, the...

Rough Start: This 1990 Chevrolet Kodiak Is A Great Start For A Custom RV Or Hauler Build!

On one hand, I’m enjoying watching Chad dive back deep into the world of square-body GM trucks with his recently-acquired dually. He’s been dying to get an older crew-cab truck for a...

Why So Loud? Listen To This Full-Exhaust Malibu Run Down The Strip

While we were in Vegas, I heard a quip that I hadn’t given any thought to up to that point: Any bracket racer should be running full mufflers and exhaust. Why do you need to go straight out of...

Left Overs: This Rusty Chevy II Wagon Gets It Done With Nitrous!

“You’ll put $20,000 into the drive train, but too tight to pay a pro to do the body, so you have a trashy race car.” I get the sentiment. I’m kind of worn thin on the rust...

Time Capsule: This 33,000-Mile 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Two-Door Is Immaculate!

The first official project car I had that actually went from nothing to something, saw road time AND I was allowed to drive was a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice two-door that was purchased for $150....

BangShift Top 11: Decal GT, Round Two! More All Show, Not Much Go From The Seventies!

I’ll crack my knuckles, sit down in the chair, and proceed to once again embrace the weirdness that I will be remembered for. I grew up with everyone owning cars that had visual punch, but...