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Category Archive: BangShift News, MOPAR, TRUCKS

Rumor Mill: FCA Has Green-Lighted A Wrangler Pickup. Don’t Rejoice Just Yet, But Get Ready…

Want a Jeep pickup truck? Have been thinking of nothing but a Jeep pickup truck since the Gladiator concept came out a few years ago? Well, we have some news. We will warn that there is still a grain...

Hot Rod Garage’s 12-Valve Swapped Dodge Gets Some Suspension Rehab And Gets Rid Of The Peg Leg!

Just dumping in an engine powerful enough to stall the Earth’s rotation is not the final answer to a project car…in fact, on it’s own, just adding power without addressing such...

Classic YouTube: Giving A Tired, Rusty And MOT-Failing Jeep Cherokee A Proper Sendoff

Not every car is a Rolls-Royce, or Duesenberg, or 1957 Chevrolet, or Hemi ‘Cuda…most are pedestrian tools that have a limited life, and once that life is used up, they generally hit the...

Best Of 2015: It’s An Imperial, An El Camino, And A Dually, All In One!

Of all of the weird stuff I’ve seen over the years, this one is in the running for the Top 10. Hell, it just might make the top 3, because I genuinely don’t know what to make of it. The...

Daring To Be Different? How About Two Different Takes On The Ford Ranger?

All it takes to turn a regular, run of the mill, don’t think twice about it vehicle into something pretty special is talent and a vision. And if there is one vehicle that needs a vision,...

100 PSI Through A 5.9 Cummins Ram On The Strip In A Fairly Stock Truck Left This Racer With A Bucket Of Parts And A Ram With Two Holes In The Block!

The one part of the whole diesel scene I can’t wrap my head around are the figures. Four digit horsepower and torque numbers made by trucks whose intentions were to work and die after so many...

Classic YouTube: Another Candidate For The Ultimate Camper Truck – This Tractor-Tired 6×6 Ford!

If we’ve had a theme of the week it has been finding the kind of “ultimate get away vehicle”. The Chevy van converted to haul everything didn’t do so well. The Ford F-700 on...

Question Of The Day: What Would You Do With This Twin-Turbocharged 1986 Ford Truck?

If there ever was a sleeper tuned to the readers of BangShift, this would be the second one I’ve seen…the first one, the 1980 Chevrolet “Farmer John” special, was snapped up...

Digging In To China: This Dodge Tow Truck Literally Sank To The Axles In A Muddy Pasture

It’s one thing to go off-roading and get stuck. It’s part of the fun…you and your buddies work to free your four-by-four from whatever impeded forward progress and you move on, no...

Craigslist Find: It’s One Part Ford, One Part Deuce And A Half, And Completely Awesome!

Yesterday’s “bug out” Chevrolet Express van didn’t quite go over as well as we’d thought it would, but the reasoning is pretty sound: van guys have been tricking out the...

This Guy Turned A Chevrolet Express Into An All-In-One Bug-Out Van That Can Carry His Dog, His Bike And A Place To Sleep!

Are you familiar with “toterhomes”…the all-in-one deal that packs a roadworthy house and a toy hauler into one unit? Usually they’re based on a semi-truck with the largest...

eBay Find: A Ready-To-Go 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, Complete With Tubs And A Supercharged 5.3!

You want to go fast right now, but don’t have the time and/or inclination to put together your own ride? Hey, we understand that some people are busy and want immediate satisfaction, and today...

What’s It Like To Drive A Stripper Chevy Colorado That Has Been Jammed Full Of Everyone’s Favorite V8? Mr. Regular Finds Out!

Pulling off a sleeper is actually pretty difficult nowadays. Most older iron is immediately suspect simply because it exists, most modern stuff driven to the track is known to be capable. The only...

Speed Shop Shenanigans: Watch As Australia’s “FarmUte” Holden Repaves The Lot At Castlemaine Rod Shop!

The Drag Challenge is Australia’s take on Drag Week, and as much as we’ve been able to learn from our counterparts on the other side of the Pacific, it’s pretty much a...