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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start: This 1972 Ford Gran Torino Four-Door Is Cheap Fun Beater Material – Can You Rebuild A Carb For A $1,000 Car?

The cogs are turning on this one, readers. A 1972 Ford Gran Torino for $1,000. Yeah, it’s a crew cab…so what. It’s a one-year-only body that has the open grille, the thin bumpers,...

Rough Start: Blowing The Budget On A Mexican Ramcharger

In the United States market, the Dodge Ramcharger was killed off at the end of 1993 and…that’s it. The focus was on the introduction of the new-for-1994 Dodge Ram, and it had been deemed...

These Giant Bowling Pins Might Be The Ultimate Shop Or Game Room Decoration

Every year at the Grand National Roadster show they have giant AMBR trophy statues that are painted up all cool. When we saw these giant bowling pins for sale on Craigslist, that was the first thing...

Shop Truck Perfection: This 1979 Chevrolet P10 Is A No-Compromise Garage’s Dream Rig!

For most people, a pickup truck or SUV is enough to handle their day-to-day gearhead adventures. You just need enough tie-down straps in the back to keep your cargo safe and you are good to go. But...

Properly Restomodded: This 1978 Pontiac Phoenix Is Packing Late-Model GTO Power, IRS And Air Conditioning!

We love a good build around here…no matter the model, if it’s put together well, we are paying attention and can appreciate the work that has gone into the build. Case in point: this 1978...

Rough Start: This 1964 Chevrolet C10 Is The Perfect Prairie Truck!

First and foremost, whoever took the photos captured the entire purpose of this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 PERFECTLY. This Chevy does nothing to hide it’s age outside of a set of 1970s-era truck...

The Square-Body That Hauls: This 1978 Chevrolet Is Ready To Work In Country Comfort!

It’s been an interesting last couple of days around these parts, hasn’t it? Chad is still in the honeymoon phase with his recently-acquired square-body dually. And after reading my piece...

Rough Start: A 1984 Chrysler Fifth Avenue That Is Streetable And Clean…No Wire Hubcaps! Nice!

The Chrysler M-body platform was always and will always be a budget-concious machine. The Dodge Diplomat and Plymouth Gran Fury were fleet sales fodder, the Fifth Avenue was the budget luxury car,...

Rough Start: This 1976 Chevrolet Laguna S-3 Is Period Correct: Louvers, Mag Wheels, Rust…

They were drying up in the late 1980s, were endangered by the time I was ready to start looking for my own car, and are all but gone: the period-correct, as they were vehicles from the 1970s. Mag...

Ever Wanted An Off Road Capable Fox Body Mustang? Well, Now’s Your Chance!

Everyone and their brother who’s into our little hobby has had experience with the Fox-Body Ford Mustang, or at least they have a friend who is into them. And that’s for good reason: they...

Rough Start: Atoning For Our Sins With A Budget F-Body

I killed a fourth-gen Camaro. It wasn’t a pretty process, it wasn’t a quick and painless death. I ragged the living hell out of the car as if it was an Avis rental under somebody...

Is A Giant Piston, Which Could Make The Perfect Decorative Item, Worth $600?

Whenever I see a giant piston or rod or other engine part, I always think they would make a killer conversation piece, coffee or end table in my house or garage. But the truth is you usually only see...

The Unloved Aero Fox: This 1988 Mercury Cougar Is A Better Choice Than Most Mustangs!

I don’t want to point out flaws with the Fox Mustang. I’m working on my wife’s currently, they are popular, and the fan base for those cars is about as rabid as any Mopar group...

This Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Is Sleeper Soccer Dad Perfection

So you’re a gearhead, but also a family man. All your take home pay is invested in kids shoes, there’s no discretionary income for a hot rod. You need a family friendly vehicle, but...