Category Archive: BangShift XL, Craigslist Find, OTHER, TRUCKS, XL Online Find

Rough Start: Welder, Shower, And A 1965 International Scout? Bring Your Own Tent!

Early Scouts are awesome. International Harvester’s attempt at playing the market that previously had belonged completely to Willys with the Jeep wasn’t so much a risk, but the...

Rough Start: Will This 5.0 Ford Ranger Be Your Hot-Rod Hauler?

Small truck, V8. It’s a wonderful combination. What’s better is when the factory more-or-less offers up a do-it-yourself conversion kit to make that dream come true! When Ford started...

Free Truck? We’re All About That! Here’s The Story Behind The Rescue Of This Dentside Ford!

(Words and Photos: Kevin Brown)  We all love a good deal, especially when it comes to cars and car parts, and especially when those cars or parts are free! I was lucky enough to happen across one...

Another One Being Revived: This 1977 Dodge D100 Is Being Rescued After Sitting For Over Two Decades!

I told you that I was all about automotive revivals this year! While I’m still plugging away at my own setup (and nursing a wound on my hand, thank you drum brakes), others are going the...

Unhinged: An SRT Jeep And Enough Leash To Hang Myself With

It’s no secret that I’d take just about any and every SRT-labeled product that FCA currently sells if I could swing the costs. Pick your poison, you can’t go wrong. Two door coupe,...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 – Was The Wait Worth It?

Call it a Ram, call it a Dodge, call it whatever you want…but know one fact above all others about Ma Mopar’s pickup truck design theory: you wait until you’ve bled out every last...

BangShift Test Drive: 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Hemi – The Best Option For A Late-Model Build Or A Stripped Penalty Box?

I know what you are thinking and I’ll spare you asking it yourself: why in the hell would I bother testing a two-year-old stripper work truck? Well, it comes down to a couple of facts that are...

2018 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles Are Here! Which one Is Your Favorite?

We told you the Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles that Jeep puts together each year were on their way. Well, they’ve been unveiled and without further ado, here they are:   1. Jeep...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport 4×4 – Rest Easy, It’s Still Every Part A Jeep!

When a manufacturer has a vehicle they make that is popular, sells, and has a fan base best described as “rabid”, approaching a new generation of the model becomes a harrowing experience...

Unhinged: A Moment Of Silence For A Forlorn Monster Truck

Have you ever seen those pictures of abandoned amusement parks, water parks, circus areas, and the like? You know the ones…what used to be the place to go and have fun is now one of the most...

Rough Start: The Home-Built Dodge Dually To Compete With Brian And Chad’s Obsessions!

So we’ve been on a dually pickup kick around here for a bit. Part of that is due to Chad’s box Chevy that he picked up and has been enjoying, but the other part is that we love dually...

Unveiled: 2019 Ram – An All-New Truck To Compete In The Heated Marketplace!

Ram, like Dodge before the split, refreshens trucks on a glacial scale. The current generation has been on sale since 2009, and while that isn’t nearly as long as the D/W-series’...

It Means “Summer”: This 1973 Chevrolet Veraneio Is A South American Rarity!

That doesn’t look like any 1973 Chevrolet you’ve ever seen roaming the streets in the States, does it? Not in the least. There are hints to it’s GM origins…the taillights look...

Unveiled: 2019 Ford Ranger – The Midsize Ford Is Back And Better Than It Ever Was!

The Ford Ranger pickup truck had a strong production run in it’s 29-year history. They were small, efficient, and birthed one of the most noteworthy vehicles of the last thirty years in the...