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

Rough Start: Classic Jeeping In A 1984 Jeep CJ-7 – Can You Patch A Panel?

The Jeep CJ is the variation that many still picture in their heads when the word is uttered. Two round headlights, two round marker lights, one big speedometer in the center of the dash. My dad had...

Rough Start: A Neat Little Toyota Truck Hiding A Secret Under That Hood!

Surely you can have some fun for five grand with a bit of Craigslist hunting, right? Of course you can! You might not get the LS6 Chevelle of your dreams, but you can get something that you can drive...

Another One Returns To The Road: This Bullnose Ford Gets A Second Lease On Life!

Heritage vehicles don’t exist in my family. They don’t stick around long enough. Looking back over thirty-plus years of vehicles, and not one lasted longer than ten years. The ’82...

Gospel In The Wind: 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...

Caption This: Write The Craigslist Ad For This Farm-Fresh GMC!

Last month, Chad shared a moment he had while poking around a yard. He found a derelict Chevrolet truck that was pretty much done, that was being saved from the crusher more-or-less just because....

Shaggin’ Van Restoration? Jeff Dunham Shows Off The Restoration Story Of His Ford Cruising Van!

Van culture is well before my time. And I consider that a good thing. Look, I love a good restored or exceptionally well-kept 1970s era machines, but in the grand scheme of things there is a good...

You Don’t See 1980s Dodge Trucks Done Like This 1984 Ram – Tubbed And Three Pedals!

You can throw a rock and find a well-sorted square-body GM pickup truck, and for good reason: they are simply one of the best pickup truck designs out there, ever. If you hunt around, you might find...

Rough Start: This 1983 Jeep Cherokee Won’t Make You Tough…But It’ll Help The Image Part Nicely!

The link between the car you drive and the perception people have about the owner is always going to be there, regardless of how some touchy-feely types want to disprove it. If you roll up in a black...

Bow, Peasants: This 1980 Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight Demands Respect

Excepting the notable half-assed attempt by Pontiac with the Grand Prix 2+2, every General Motors’ G-body got a hot version worth giving a shot. Monte Carlo SS, Olds 442, and of course...

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,...