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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, MOPAR, Project Cars, Videos

Satellite Launch, Part 7: Enjoying The Fruits Of All Of That Labor

I’m genuinely jealous of Kevin and Luke’s summertime adventure. I was getting field updates as they worked. I was sent videos and pictures as things were going on. And with each video...

BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

The first project car is always something special. I went through a couple of false starts before I got to rip into my 1979 Caprice coupe early in my high-school years and I couldn’t have been...

The Dirty Cougar: Waking Up A Sleeping Cat For Another Season

Surprised to see this beauty again? Trust me, you aren’t the only one. The 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that we recovered from an Indiana backyard after a ten-year slumber, coaxed back into life, and...

The Challenger Revival, Part 6: Rust Removal, New Brakes And The Replacement Engine!

I’m growing to appreciate the methodology of Dylan McCool’s rebuild pattern for his vehicles: recover, assess, deconstruct, assess again, then pick a section and get to wrenching. So far...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing Rust And Stopping Leaks On This Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Project Files: Not One, But Two Of The Mythical 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle SE Unicorns!

A couple of years ago, while spending the early-morning hours buried somewhere in the depths of the Internet, I came across a car that I had never seen or heard of before…and that rarely...

Satellite Launch, Part Five: Them’s The Brakes, Kids!

If nothing else, Kevin and Luke need to be commended for their perseverance in the revival of this 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite. Whenever I need to feel better about my own questionable...

The Challenger Revival, Part 5: The Rust Assessment – How Crispy Is The Derelict E-Body?

Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger project has been coming along nicely. That’s not too surprising…he’s genuinely been all over this car ever since he dragged it home, and...

MORE: MOPAR, Videos

BangShift Project Files: A Turbo Small-Block For The Former Big-Block Mustang GT!

The red 1983 Ford Mustang GT you see hazing the tires into submission has been around BangShift for a decade now, ever since it was introduced as the donor body that was going to house a big-block...

The Family Time 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Station Wagon Is Underway! Watch This New Project Come Together!

(Words and Photos by David Carroll)  Where do I begin?  The process started about 2 years ago when I asked a few Norcal Nova friends to be on the lookout for a 3rd row seat equipped early Nova...

The Family Ferrari: This 1987 Lancia Thema 8.32 Is A Sports Sedan With Ferrari V8 Power!

Picture this: it’s 1987, you’re a person of means, you’re car shopping, and you have a serious hankerin’ for something Italian. While your heart says Ferrari 308 GTS, the...

Project Bottle Rocket: Uncle Tony’s Street-Sweeper Coronet Is Alive And Moving!

Is there such a thing as “professional jealousy”? Because I think I’m suffering from it right now. Or maybe it’s the sharp pang from my memories of a car long since gone....

Antique Awesomeness: This 1920 Ahrens-Fox Fire Truck Is Super Cool And Super Rare!

A few years ago, BangShift made a field trip to the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham MA, which houses a myriad of antique fire-fighting apparatus, ranging from early human powered pumps to trucks...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing More Hackery And Making Some Improvements!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...