Category Archive: BangShift XL, CRASH & BURN, FORD, TRUCKS, Videos, XL Videos

Stop! It’s Already Dead: This Ford Ranger Takes A Brutal Beating At A Tough Truck Course!

Nothing lasts forever. Nothing. It doesn’t matter how well you try to preserve something, eventually time and age will have their way with the materials and soon it will return to the Earth...

With New Chevrolet Performance Parts, You Can Turn Your Colorado ZR2 Into An Off-Road Beast

When the Chevrolet ZR2 appeared on the new S-10 in 1994, it was a model that required attention. This wasn’t just a callout four-wheel-drive model…sporting a three-inch lift, a track...

The “WTF?” Files: You Could’ve Put The Fire Out First Before Taking The Craigslist Picture!

If you haven’t guessed by the thousands of “Rough Start” projects that I’ve posted over the years, I surf Craigslist with the intensity of a true addict. It’s true. I...

Rough Start: This Dodge A100 Can Be Enjoyed Without Stealing It!

If everything old really becomes new again, then I have some bad news for you folk that aren’t too appreciative of vans and van culture: it’s coming back whether you like it or not. From...

One Good Turn Deserves Another: The Story Of “The Pandra” And The California Wildfires

The Camp Fire that is burning in California right now is the state’s most deadly fire on record. As of writing, the death toll is up to forty-two, over 20,000 acres have been blackened, over...

Unhinged: Since When Were Floormats The Most Dangerous Part Of The Car?!

Great news if you are the owner of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT or Trackhawk: there’s a solid chance that your Jeep is under a recall because the floor mats can “inadvertently trap the...

The “Wild Cherry” Saga Gets Worse: The Controversial Chevy Van Has Been Found!

The story of the 1975 Chevrolet G10 known as “Wild Cherry” has become 2018’s biggest soap opera story. It starts out fantastic: a van seemingly left for dead is rescued by a man...

McCool’s Junkyard-Rescue Dodge Stepside Is Streetable, Thanks To A Clutch Replacement And More!

I’m digging the work that Dylan McCool has been performing on this 1972 Dodge D100 stepside, and I’m honestly marveling at just how little a truck that was left to rot outside for over a...

SEMA 2018 Show Cool Car: Creative Mobile Interior’s 1972 Chevrolet C30 RV

I want to be clear about one thing involved with SEMA 2018: there are far, far too many lifted and pretty trucks around. You know the types…bro-dozers. Rocker panels at my eye level, wheels...

A Road-Going UFO: This 1972 Rectrans Discoverer Class A Motorhome Is A Freakshow!

How could the man who was responsible for the Ford Mustang Boss 302, the 1963 Corvette and 1968 Corvette be responsible for one of the strangest motorhomes ever conceived? Larry Shinoda’s body...

Money No Object: “Whiskey Bent”, The Dodge Pickup Of Your Roadtrip Dreams

I’ve known about this truck for a few years. It is a perfect example of finding a vehicle you hate and seeing it built into something that you can only love. I’m no fan of the first or...

Rough Start: Making A Case For A Sweet Dodge Shortbed

On the very short list of vehicles that I regret getting rid of, one that stings pretty hard is a 1984 Dodge D100 pickup truck. I found the little red shortbed parked along an Illinois rural route,...

Rough Start: The Work Truck Kick Continues With This Low-Buck Chevy Dually!

Yep, I’m still stuck on the idea of a purposeful work truck for BangShift Mid-West. We already have a truck, but that would be the wife’s Silverado SS, and the last time I used it as a...

A Home-Built RV That Isn’t Scary! This 1942 Chevrolet G506 Army Truck Is Beautiful!

World War II ramped up manufacturing in the United States like nothing else had before. Factories cranked out ships, planes, trains and trucks by the millions in the name of the War Effort. Everyone...