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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

How Would You Build It: 1977 Dodge Ramcharger SE

I love picking your brains on build ideas, readers. I’m stuck in my ways…I see a certain vehicle, I have a build plan ready to go. Maybe two if I’ve thought about it. But that...

Rough Start: Another Chance At The Slope-Nosed Laguna NASCAR Clone

Good mid-1970s A-bodies aren’t going to be cheap much longer. Granted, the market has been slow to pick up on the Colonnade-era cars, but mark my words, the second that California bumps their...

Rough Start: This 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Is Done – LS-Swapped And Turn-Key!

Calm down, anti-LS brigade, it’s not worth the fight today. Cheap-car hunting and GM’s current golden child of an engine normally don’t go hand-in-hand unless you have no problem...

This 4-Wheeler Is Cummins 12V Powered! Yeah, It’s Like The Banshee From Hell!

Anyone familiar with the Yamaha Banshee knows that these are some incredibly fast 4-wheel atvs. They haul ass thanks to big power, light weight, and perfect gear ratios. So how does the idea to make...

Don’t You Hate It When An Online Used Car Ad Has A Misleading Price? I Say Screw Those People!

Your sitting on the couch, in your favorite chair, at your desk, or maybe on the shitter, looking at parts and cars for sale online when you find something that sparks your interest. For me, they are...

Rough Start: This 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 Looks Sinister! The Evil Cop Cruiser?

You are a forward person. You don’t have the time to screw around or to deal with anyone’s drama. You want to be in and out, work completed, with no hassle. You don’t want to be...

Suggested Serving: This 1971 Datsun 521 Flies In The Face Of The Giant Pickup

Small, compact, nimble, useful, competent, efficient…this little 1971 Datsun 521 has a lot going for it before you get into it’s classic Japanese appearance or it’s modest...

Blank Slate: This 1976 Crown Supercoach Needs To Be RV Converted!

You can blame all of my bus fixation on living in the Pacific Northwest as a kid. When I lived in Illinois, I rode around in conventional Chevrolet C-60 buses and later, International conventionals,...

Rough Start: A V8 AMC Eagle, Just Like Kenosha Should Have Made!

We have nothing against the American Motors 258ci inline-six. It is a damn durable engine, one that can be built to make healthy power, and is based on an engine platform that stuck around for...

The Feds Are Auctioning A 1991 Ferrari F40 RIGHT NOW – Got Half A Mill To Spare?

There are certain things in this world that seem to have a predestined outcome. None of those things lead to good outcomes, mind you. Getting into heavy drugs normally ends badly, getting onto the...

Two Oldsmobiles, One Decision: Which One Would You Pick?

So here’s the deal: I was intending to find yet another Rough Start budget find while searching through the Yakima, Washington Craigslist page. I entered my usual inputs: owner only, must have...

Acceptable Malaise: A 1978 Plymouth Fury A38 With A Modified 440 Under The Hood

Before any one of you makes the comment, yes, I’d donate body parts to science for this car. Unhesitatingly. What is a 1978 Fury’s draw for me? Why is the prototypical 1970s blah-mobile...

Rough Start: Reliving Past Sins In A 1977 Chevrolet Impala Coupe

I got my first car when I was twelve, a mid-1970s Camaro that had more rot than potential. I went through a few rollers afterwards, mostly early G-body Cutlasses. Then came the Impala, the first car...

This 2011 CTS-V Is Like The Little Angel On Your Shoulder, But It’s Telling You To Hammer It

It seems like 99% of the Cadillac CTS-Vs ever built were black, and for many people that’s the only color they should be. In fact my son Cole said that just the other day. While driving through...