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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD, TRUCKS

Rough Start: This 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside Is The Perfect First Car

The ideal first car for a brand new driver is a twenty-five year old Ford truck? Yes, it is. In this era of safety first, driving third, this Ford strikes a great balance of what a kid could want and...

This Turbocharged Chevrolet Tahoe Could Be The Best SUV Option Out There!

Confession time: for the last couple of weeks, the wife and I have been looking at a potential vehicle change. Considering that our fleet has one full-size pickup truck, one four-door hot rod, one...

Classic YouTube: Watch This Twin-Engined Ford Play In The Mud!

Before LS swaps, monster Mopar mills and Coyotes, there was the LT-1, Magnum series and the 5.0. And before that? Well…you were either raiding musclecars of their heartbeat or you were managing...

Meet The Hellcat Durango. Because Your Kids Don’t Scream Loud Enough As It Is…

“Hellcat all the things!” That meme-tastic quote might be a bit of a punchline, but it’s not too far from the truth at Dodge, either. Charger, Challenger, and a Jeep are all sold...

Rough Start: This Shortbed Squarebody Chevy Is Your Dream Muscle Truck, If You Have The Cash!

The basic formula for fun really hasn’t changed much since about the late 1940s: V8, rear drive. After that, it’s details, right? Well, for an up-and-coming gearhead or someone balling on...

Shield Your Eyes, Lohnes: This 1968 Dodge D200 Stakebed Is A Big-Block Workhorse!

Lohnes and I don’t quite see eye-to-eye when it comes to trucks. We’re close in the fact that we want our trucks to be useful and practical for work above creature comforts, but from...

Yeah, We’re Jealous: Watch As The Hooniverse Guys Test Out That Georgia Dealership’s Ford “Lightning”

The flash-fire of fandom that woke right up when the words “Ford Lightning” were put to press was actually pretty interesting to watch from our end. The truck, which is now appearing in...

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BangShift Question Of The Day: Are You Cool With Dealerships Building What The OEMs Won’t?

See that 2017 Ford F-150 regular cab right there? Yeah…with the side pipes, one-off wheels, and a badge that dates back about fifteen years or so? It’s not the work of some dreaming...

Too Clean: This 1976 Jeep Cherokee Is Pure SUV – Four-Wheel-Drive And Three Pedals!

If you could use a time machine to show the designers at Kaiser-Jeep, GM, Ford, Chrysler, AMC and International just what the sport-utility vehicles of the 1960s and early 1970s would become, would...

This 1978 Dodge Power Wagon Is MINT! Rubber Floors, Four-Speed, And Desert Kept!

Once again, my mind has wandered to a purposeful old truck that is everything you need and nothing more. Maybe it was driving a rented Hyundai that pushed me over the edge, or maybe it was finding...

Rough Start: Hit The Trails With A Prepared 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Crawler!

Part of the fun of the Rough Start series is trying to work practicality into a project vehicle hunt. It has to be useful, because for a $5,000 budget, chances are good that this is going to be the...

So Long, V8 Utes, Hello, SuperUtes. Holden And Ford Utes Get Replaced With Four-Door Diesel Trucks For 2018

Brian’s article on the state of Supercar racing in Australia paints a dark picture, and that’s no shock: how do you support a home-grown racing series when the home teams were pretty much...

Could Jeep Go Chinese? Great Wall Has Expressed Interest In Acquiring The Brand

Surprisingly enough, I have experiences with Great Wall automobiles. Many of the non-military contractor vehicles available during my stays in Iraq were Great Wall Deer pickup trucks (read: rebadged...

Unhinged: This Ford Explorer-Meets-Jeep Build We Found At Woodward Is Awesome!

It’s been almost four months since the picked carcass that was the Rollover Explorer made it’s way to Causey’s Auto Parts in Bowling Green, and even though we asked nicely to be a...