Category Archive: BangShift XL, eBay Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS, XL Online Find

Work Truck Dreaming: This 1977 Dodge Power Wagon Is Very Worthy

The desire for a truck has hit hard, readers. Real hard. I’ve only owned two actual pickups and if we want to get picky about it, a total of four truck-ish vehicles. Three of those are Dodge...

This 1983 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler Is The Vehicle From The Year I Was Born I Could Use Right About Now

I hate playing the “what car from the year you were born” game. 1983 didn’t offer up a lot of positive options. The Fox Mustang is a solid choice, but it wasn’t that much of...

Bullnose Brute: This 1985 Ford F-350 Hasn’t Seen Hard Use Yet!

The itch for a truck has been striking again. Normally I can ignore it and it goes away after a while, but every now and then I look to see what’s out there on the market. My truck preferences...

Paying The Piper: FCA Settles Diesel Lawsuit Cases, Recalls Ram And Jeep 3.0L Diesel Trucks

They aren’t saying that they did anything wrong, but FCA is going to pay out to end the diesel emissions cases with federal and state authorities and owners of Ram and Jeep products that were...

The “WTF?” Files: A Bed-Mounted VR6-Powered VW Caddy – Rear Engine Minitruck, Euro-Style!

The only person who took the theft of Roadkill’s “Mazdarati”, the 1974 Mazda REPU with the Olds 455 in the back, more personally than the guys themselves was myself. I...

Money No Object: You Need This 1976 Chevrolet Blazer Sand Dragger In Your Life Because…Well, Reasons.

Let’s be quite blunt for one second: the truth of the matter is that you need nothing more than a Hyundai Accent to run 80% of your errands, and what that car won’t do, a four-banger S-10...

The Woodsman: This 1972 ex-Forest Service Dodge Power Wagon Is An Awesome Workhorse

For the most part, Lohnes and I can see eye-to-eye on trucks, with a couple of minor indiscretions. He likes older rigs, me not so much. He likes the geared-down, lumbering tractor-like styles of...

Minivan Makeover: Giving A Chevrolet Astro A Bit Of Purpose In Life!

The big three of minivans: The Dodge Caravan and it’s offshoots, the Ford Aerostar, and the Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari. Which one did you get stuck riding around in? By sheer mercy, I...

You Can Almost Smell It: This 1/6 Scale 1961 Dodge R/C Build Is Jaw-Dropping!

It’s been a bit since I’ve built a model car of any kind. The last one I put together, a 1980 Plymouth Road Runner, came out ten times better than any I built as a kid, due to my improved...

The “WTF?” Files: This Might Be The First Time We’ve Seen A Dodge Truck Powered By A Ford 302

Over my time off during the holidays, I managed to get some stuff cleaned out of my garage that hasn’t really been messed with since I moved to Kentucky a few years ago. Nothing of any real...

Don’t Mess With A Good Thing: Regular Car Reviews Looks Over A K5 Blazer

Behold, the true basis for every sport-utility vehicle that is on the road today. Look, nit-pick all you want about Jeeps and Jeep variants like the Willys Jeep station wagon, or even the...

Best of 2018: This 1936 Chevrolet Standard Coupe Pick-Up Is A Vision To The Past

I could’ve sat there in the grass for an hour, just staring at what I was looking at. This could’ve easily been the 1930s…there was no noise except for my breathing and a slight...

Best Of 2018: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...

Dear Santa, Please Bring Us This Pro Street 1978 GMC Shortbed!

Alright, Nick, let’s get a few things straight between us. Pretty much every year we ask only a few things from you, and every year your rotund bearded Artic-dwelling ass ignores us on every...