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

Bring Your Geiger Counter: This 1965 Chevrolet Suburban 4×4 Has Patina That Shouldn’t Be Erased!

Eighty-three years, the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate has been in use. From it’s humble beginnings as a wagon body on a truck frame to the top-of-the-line Chevrolet SUV that’s sold today,...

Rough Start: This 1974 Ford Torino Needs To Be Turned Into A Hooper Clone!

For 1974, the final body of the Torino, the one best known for being the Starsky and Hutch car, appeared. Gone was the body-hugging rear bumper and in it’s place was the massive rear chromed...

Rough Start: A 1983 Ford Mustang GT Turbo – Do Not Underestimate The 2.3!

A Ford Mustang must have a V8? No…not the case. Look, we get it, V8s make everything that much better, but there are alternative engine options that can make as much power as eight pots and can...

Rough Start: Just Your Everyday, Super-Clean V8-Swapped GMC Jimmy

From the outside, the only tell that this GMC Jimmy has even been messed with is the absence of the model nameplate off of the front fender. Otherwise, this little SUV is like the millions of others...

Rough Start: This 1982 Pontiac Trans Am GT-1 Is A Legit Kelly American Challenge Car!

One of my latest fascinations is the Kelly American Challenge series of racing. The Challenge ran from 1977 to 1989 and was close in nature to Trans Am racing: American cars, V6 or V8 powered with...

Original Owner Time Capsule: This Is One Of The Cleanest Early Dodge Ramchargers We’ve Seen In Ages!

One vehicle that is a rare treat to see on public roads these days is the Dodge Ramcharger. Even though they were less popular than the GM and Ford competition, they were solid rigs that could handle...

Rough Start: A 350/T-5 Equipped First-Gen Mazda RX-7 That Needs Another Rear End!

Hardcore fans of the Mazda RX-7 take a severe issue with the rotary engine being removed for any kind of engine, let alone a V8. Pulling the rotary is sacrilegious, they say. It removes the ultimate...

We Think Owning This House With A 23,000 Square Foot Garage Would Be Pretty Cool

Okay, it’s in New Jersey which I have to admit is NOT on my top 48 states to live in, but man 23,000 square feet of shop space would sure rule all! You read that right, 23,000. Not 2,300 which...

Rough Start: A Four-Speed Chevy Malibu With The F41 Suspension Under Budget – Someone Needs To Jump On This One!

1979 wasn’t a banner year for cars. Truth be told, buying new was probably the worst idea you could have had. But if you didn’t buy a lot car and worked over the options list like a pro,...

This Bagged 1970 Caprice Wagon Will Get You All The Attention At Cruise Night

Station wagons are cool, and while not everyone is like us and wants to fill their driveway with them, for some reason everyone loves looking at them. There is something nostalgic about them for some...

Rough Start: The Cleanest Dodge Aspen We’ve Seen Yet! Who Kept This Thing This Nice?

Dodge Aspens don’t have a great reputation…you readers make fun of them, Chad makes fun of me for liking them, and SURPRISE!…I don’t much care for them either. Yeah, they are...

Overkill? Nah…This Supercharged, V8-Swapped Mazda Miata Is Just Perfect!

If you hop into this Miata and immediately go for a clutch-dumping launch, then we wish for mercy upon your soul when you end up wherever you end up. A four-banger Miata is a fun little go-kart of a...

Rough Start: This 1984 Mercury Cougar Looks Ready To Party For The Right Price Tag!

The “aero” makeover for the Fox-body Mercury Cougar couldn’t come quick enough. Between 1980 and 1982, the Cougar nameplate was applied to three different forms: the base Cougar was...

Rough Start: A 1989 Chevrolet C1500 Is Always A Good Choice!

Chevrolet knew their audience when they started marketing their sport trucks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The GMT400 trucks were the hot thing to have for years, and came with a lineup of V8s...