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Category Archive: CHEVY, Craigslist Find

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...

Fixed Cat: How Would You Like A Viper-Powered Jaguar XJS Roadster?

I’ve always liked the profile of the Jaguar XJ-S. It’s reputation as a temperamental Brit aside, the car’s style just looks sexy to me. It’s got the long hood/short deck down...

Craigslist Survivor; 1974 Two-Door Chevy Vega Wagon – Think Of The Possibilities!

My first car, after totaling Dad’s VW Westphalia Camper Bus, was a two-door wagon – a ’56 Chevy 210 and all through high school that Competition Orange pumpkin with a cheap, Tijuana...

This 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Is The Basest Of Base…But It’s Got The V8 And A Manual Trans! How Would You Build It?

Third gen Camaros come in three flavors: Z28, IROC-Z, and effectively, “other”. You can tell which version of the 1982-1992 Camaro is the hot one. It’s got the body kits, the...

Rough Start: Yes, A 1968 Plymouth Falls Into The Rough Start Category, And It’s Not 100% Rust!

One of the reasons that I’ve soured a bit on the traditional muscle-car era vehicles is that in my eyes, they are unobtanium. I’ve bitched before about trying to hunt down an E-body...

Rough Start: This 1990 Chevrolet Kodiak Is A Great Start For A Custom RV Or Hauler Build!

On one hand, I’m enjoying watching Chad dive back deep into the world of square-body GM trucks with his recently-acquired dually. He’s been dying to get an older crew-cab truck for a...

Rough Start: This 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Has Us Dreaming Of Big-Motor Fun

One of the few things we actually like about the Fast and Furious movie franchise is the Chevy Monte Carlo that was featured in the otherwise horrific Tokyo Drift film. Sean Boswell’s Monte is...

Suffering From Snow Worries? This 6×6 Suzuki Samurai Will Save Your Sorry Hide!

We are heading quickly from the colorful and crisp Autumn season to what I casually refer to as the “cold, gray bucket of suck” that is winter. (Ok, Brian Gordon from Fowl Language Comics...

Rough Start: This Gambler 500-Proven Lexus Is Sensible And Wildly Irresponsible!

I grew up in a time where American cars weren’t cool to most of my peers. They spent their formative years listening to the bitching of their parents who got screwed over with Malaise-era...

Coming Up Short: This 1966 Chevy Nova Wagon Is Just A Wee Bit Altered…

There’s altered wheelbases, and then there’s this Tiny Tim Nova that reader Nicholas Triplett sent in for our consideration. We are pretty much on the same page when it comes to...

How Would You Build It? We Found This 307-Powered 1968 Chevelle Hardtop Sedan Up For Grabs In Vegas!

Gearheads are grown best in an environment that supports and nurtures the hobby. Or, in straightforward terms, the kid who is driven to school in the street machine is probably going to grow up...