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

Hide In The Boondocks Or The Backcountry In This 1968 Jeep M715!

Boy oh boy, these are some strange days we live in, right? Kind of makes you want to just pack up a bug-out bag and head out to the furthest point away from humanity and proceed to shelter in place...

Rough Start: 1977 American Motors Hornet AMX – Here’s Your Chance, Rambler Fans!

Rough Start hunting AMC products is a challenge. It isn’t everyday that I find one worth posting up, even rarer if I find one worth posting up that isn’t an Eagle of some kind....

An Electric Plymouth Horizon? They Made 70 and We Found one For Sale!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The 1980’s were a tough time for the American car industry. Coming straight off the oil crisis of the 70’s all of the American companies had to downsize engines,...

Rough Start: 1975 Pontiac Astre – Not The Prettiest But It Makes A Case For Itself!

If you’re only willing to throw down five bills for your project or your fun car, you either walk into the room making concessions or you will walk out disappointed. It’s like that...

New One On Us: Ever Heard Of A 1987 Chevy Grunt Before? This One Is For Sale and It Is Weird

This one hurts. Not just to look at, mind you. For other reasons as well. See, around here we pride ourselves on knowing stuff. On having seen the unseeable, searched out the un-searchoutable, and...

Rough Start: 2003 Dodge Caravan Dump Truck. Yeah, That’s No Typo.

My official stance on trucks: If you need something sincerely heavy-duty, the kind of rig to tow cars home with, to tote a 5th-wheel or gooseneck camper with, the kind of machine you’ll haul a...

Buy Four Suzuki Samurais That Come With Two Or Three Titles…Cheap! Seems Legit

Thanks to my main many in Tucson Alan Reinhart for the tip on this most interesting Craigslist ad. For starters, when have you ever seen four freaking Suzuki Samurai trucks for sale? For second...

Craigslist Find: This 1986 Contempo Cantara Is Just Weird Enough To Be Interesting…Or Is It?

(By Tom Lohnes) – I usually write about new cars coming out and them being groundbreaking in performance and technology. This one however, is not new or groundbreaking in any way at all....

Rough Start: 1978 Ford Pinto V8 – Just A Fun Little Riot Of A Car

Ford vehicles from the 1970s take a bit of a bad rap. The big cars were barges, the little cars were deathtraps, the Mustang was an aberration, the mid-sizers had all the fun of a bowl of Shredded...

Rough Start: Now That Everybody Is Quarantined, How About Reviving This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

I don’t know when this “rough week” that’s been going on is going to end. I’ve seen stripped shelves. I’ve seen stores that are ghost towns. I’ve even been...

Cheap N’ Ugly: This 1978 Olds Starfire Has A Factory V8, Little To No Rot, and Project Potential!

I am not a gambler. Never really have been into throwing money at a table or a slot machine. Just not my thing. Now, with cars? Different program. There are few sure bets out there in any realm at...

Party On: 1980 Dodge B250 Six-Wheel Conversion – Bring A Friend! Bring Several!

It is actually pretty difficult to explain how this 1980 Dodge B250 is a product of it’s time, considering that the entire build pre-dates your humble author by years. Vans are a strange...

Officer Modification: 1974 Plymouth Fury Ex-Cop With A Stroker Big-Block!

For decades, a Chrysler-built cop car was something to fear. Talk about Mopar’s sins all you want, but the moment “440 powered cruiser” comes out of somebody’s mouth,...

Rough Start: Take Chad’s Advice And Go With This V8-Swapped Toyota Corolla!

If you peruse other stories on BangShift today, you will note that Chad put up a piece that basically asked one question: If he handed you $3,500 and told you to get to work on building a car that is...