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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, TRUCKS

Rough Start: The Blue Plate Special! This 1977 Jeep Cherokee Has A Surprise For You!

Happiness is an SJ Jeep that isn’t completely rotted, left in some dusty field in Arizona or Colorado or wherever else I’ve seen them in more-or-less one piece. I’ve seen plenty...

Rolling Apartment: Junkyard Digs Shows You How To Pimp Out An Old Conversion Van

Look hard enough, and you’ll still see the occasional conversion van running around. There was one in my family, a Ford from about 1989, wearing multi-brown paint, turbine wheels, and a fluffy...

Self-Contained: This 1976 Ford Hauler Is Everything In One: Ramp Truck And Hotel Room!

Go to a race pretty much anywhere, any time and you’ll see them. Diesel trucks hauling flatbed trailers. Toterhomes with stacker trailers. It’s kind of nuts what many deem necessary for a...

Rough Start: A Super-Clean Chevy Silverado That’s Just Waiting For Your Internet LS Build!

Take an LS engine, do a camshaft swap, upgrade the valvesprings, slap on a turbocharger, do some tuning and in short order, you will have something to behold. That’s the recipe, right? Not...

Morning Symphony: A Dodge Dakota R/T With A Severe Attitude Problem!

It was dirty and dingy, but still bright yellow in the sea of traffic as I was making my way into Bowling Green the other day: a Dodge Dakota R/T, proudly proclaimed by gel-like lettering on the...

Work Truck Wednesday: Bringing A 1969 GMC Back To Life After Living Out In The Open For Years

The old farm truck at the edge of the property that hasn’t moved in years bit is almost clich√© at this point. Whether it’s a 1940s Ford, a Power Wagon with the paint flaking off of the...

Rough Start: The Beast! This Dodge Tow Truck Is The Ugly Mother Of Your Dreams!

While I’m sure there is a part of Brian Lohnes that will fall head over heels in love with this 1972…1978…um, let’s just say 1970s Dodge wrecker, all I can say is...

Rough Start: Somebody Needs To Finish Up This Slammed Jeep J20 Dually!

I have seen it all now. I’ve seen GM duallies slammed on their nuts in magazines for at least twenty years. I’ve seen a couple of low Fords that risk scraped framerails. I’ve even...

Tropical Storm Warning: Special Vehicle Engineering Is Releasing A Reborn GMC Syclone!

The Buick Grand National might have been the first monochromatic badass in black from General Motors, but it was not the last by a long shot. In fact, the next monster in the shadow’s cloak was...

Rough Start: The Green Beast! A 1972 International That Requires Hair On Your Chest!

As a general rule, pickup trucks are often viewed with a masculine sway. The truck is a worker, a laborer, rugged and tough, ready for whatever. That’s the setup, right? Here’s a hint,...

The 2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts: Gladiators For Days And More For Moab!

Every year, Jeep rolls out some special concept vehicles specifically for the Easter Jeep Safari that happens out in Moab, Utah. Every year, it’s a mix of what can be done to a Jeep via the...

Proper Title: This 1980 Chevrolet Nomad Van Can Be Your Road Trip Roaming Home

In the overall scheme of things, I have to pass on vans for one reason only: they suck to drive. The good, classic van styles, the ones that would otherwise make for a killer build, a great road...

Rust In Peace: The One-Of-Twelve Lincoln Coloma By Caribou, As It Sits

Old, abandoned, decrepit cars are a kind of macabre fascination of mine. From my days as a kid playing around in one of the stranger sections of western Washington, poking around on overgrown dirt...

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...