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

Wanting Your Own Square-Body Crew Cab Dually Of Your Very Own? This 454-Powered 1986 Model Is For Sale For Reasonable Cash!

One of the bigger deals of last year was Chad’s hunt for a square-body GM crew cab dually pickup. The Bearded One had a very particular shopping list: must be two-wheel-drive, big block...

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...

Ye Old Ripper: This 1994 Oldsmobile Bravada Is Ready To Rip Asphalt Up (And Your Face Off)

I can’t remember when the story ran, but around the late 1990s the name Jon Moss was the buzzword for “Fast GM Products”. The “Toy Box” cars, as they were referred to,...

Rough Start: Can You Scare Yourself With A Budget Find? This 1973 Omega Might Do The Trick!

Some concessions have to be made when you are playing with a small budget. You aren’t getting a top-tier model name. You aren’t getting a supercharged big-block, you aren’t getting...

Rough Start: A Clean-Bodied Malibu Is Getting Hard To Come By…

If there is one high point of vehicles made at the turn of the 1980s, it was that manufacturers were forced to learn how to package together light and lean versions of vehicles in an effort to make...

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...

Like 1970s Pro Stockers? This 1976 Plymouth Arrow Could Be The Start Of Something Killer!

Once racers in Pro Stock realized that smaller cars could get favorable weight breaks over the cars with the larger engines, all sorts of micro machines started to appear in the ranks. Pintos,...

Rough Start: The Stretch Geo Metro Is A Real Thing And Could Be A Solution To Your Parts-Hauling Problem!

“The car was built to fill a need that no car on the market could. To haul big loads and still get over 40 MPG.” That is the plan that set David Cloud on the path to stretching out a...

Rough Start: This 1973 Plymouth Satellite Is The Mythical Affordable, Useable Muscle Car!

I’m going to make a couple of concessions to using the phrase “muscle car” when describing a 1973 Plymouth Satellite with a 318 and a column shift automatic: here, it’s not...

Rough Start: Who Wants To Put A 1968 Road Runner Stock Car Onto The Street?

Ron, I’m calling you out, buddy. Oh, and Don too. In case you are wondering what’s going on here, dear reader, it seems that two of my friends from Topeka got together and found something...

The “WTF?” Files: Ever Heard Of The 1996 Dodge TrailCharger? We Hadn’t!

Dodge’s SUV lineup in the United States through the 1990s and 2000s is pretty easy to follow: The Ramcharger existed until 1993, then nothing until the Durango showed up in 1998. Other than the...

Check Out All These Vintage Boost Builders We Found Online! Vintage Superchargers And Turbo!

It is amazing what you can find on Craigslist! We first saw the vintage McCulloch Supercharger below and were drooling over it when we decided to do a bit more searching and found the Paxton, Judson,...

Pre-Mustang: This 1963 Mercury Comet S-22 Is A Fun Little Freak Of A Car!

When the Edsel brand was binned in 1959, a project for a smaller vehicle that was originally supposed to be an Edsel branded car got thrown into limbo. Called Comet, the model initially was an orphan...

Rough Start: Bending The Budget On A Clean Cadillac Hearse…Just Imagine The Attention You’ll Get!

By the 1990s, station wagons were all but done. Outside of a couple of small holdouts like the Ford Escort and the final B-body wagons from GM, the sport-utility craze had all but killed off long...