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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD, TRUCKS

Travel Well: This 1978 Ford F-150 Is Prepared To Be The Perfect Summer Travel Rig!

God’s honest truth, I didn’t look at this 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger Lariat as a potential BangShift feature when I first started looking at it. I didn’t see it that way. I saw this...

Crown Vic Drifting: Project Neighbor Hangs The Tail Out Like A Boss

Ford fought tooth-and-nail to fight downsizing in the late 1970s. GM had shrunk the Impala and Caprice and walked away smelling like a rose. The race was on…who would be the next to shrink...

RacingJunk Find: 1971 Mercury Comet With A 347…Street Car Material!

Junior supercars were the smartest move that the Big Four made at the turn of the 1970s. Insurance companies had targeted the popular and brash musclecars of lore and were bent on punishing the...

Big Boss: Chuckles Garage’s “Old Smokey” Ford Beds In Hoonigan’s New Burn Yard

So, Hoonigan got a new place where they can enjoy all of the automotive hijinks and delinquent acts they can tolerate without pissing off the neighbors. Irwindale Speedway gave them a plot to set up...

Clench Hard: This 1,000-plus Horsepower Four-Banger Thunderbird Gets Loose At The Top End!

Every now and then, when I’m looking for one thing, I end up finding another that’s even better. Today is one such case…after some discussions over what should be powering a...

The Ultimate Rescue Project: Who Has The Skill To Bring This Torino Racer Back To Life?

One of the cars I’m proudest to have had the privilege to show you is “The Bus”, a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport that was brought back to life after years of being a...

Monday Shopper: This Sunbeam Tiger Will Get Your Pulse Moving Like None Other!

Are you a coffee drinker? Does it seem like your day doesn’t really start until you’re deep into your second cup of joe? Maybe you need an energy drink in the morning for that caffeinated...

Moved To A Higher Class: This 1958 Ford Custom 300 Has Stepped Up Nicely!

Trying to understand Ford’s model layout in the later 1950s without a flow chart is a bit of a chore. Just like every other manufacturer of the day, you have to look directly at the full-size...

Would You Rather: California Craigslist Scores – Do You Go For Small Japanese Two-Door Or Gigantic American Wagon?

Shopping for decent metal to work with is always best done in the American Southwest. The air is dry, the salt content is low, and the metal is nice and preserved. Add in a car culture that tends to...

Money No Object: 1973 Ford Torino IMSA – The Loud American That Was Meant To Take On LeMans

At first blush, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you are actually looking at a NASCAR racer from back in the day. There, you aren’t exactly wrong. This looks like a 1973 Ford Torino...

Properly Done: This 1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo Is How A Quick Small Car Should Be

In the UK, they had the RWD Ford Escort that we all know from rally footage…you know, small little four-banger screamers that could toss their hips out faster than Shakira on a good night with...

MORE: eBay Find, FORD

Rough Start: The Beast In The Baby Blue Box – 5.0 Fairmont For Sale!

For all of four months, we had a baby-blue Ford Fairmont sedan pretty much like the one you see here doing family duty. That car…SUCKED. Sorry, no way around the facts, that car sucked out...

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...

44 Years Lost, This Mustang Is Being Woken Up To Make Up For Lost Time!

How does a car just fall off of the map for decades at a time? How do you just park a car somewhere, forget about it and decide to just move along, especially when said car is one that from the...