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Category Archive: MOPAR, OTHER, Project Cars

An SRT-4 Powered MG Midget? Yeah, We’re About That! Check Out The Work Needed To Make This Happen!

I’m often curious about the true appeal of British roadsters. Yeah, they’re cute and all, but two-digit horsepower ratings on spindly little tires does not equate a fun time in my eyes....

From Death To Demonic: This Chrysler 300C Went From An Insurance Total To A Six-Speed Ripper!

A couple of days ago I found video of a ProCharged Chrysler 300C with a manual trans swap that had been built to race in Australia. The words “manual swap” attached to “Chrysler...

The Cadillac Limo: The King Of The Heap Adventure – Part Titanic, Part Exxon Valdez…

(Photos: Author, Mr. Gasket, Shamrock Chop Shop) Well, that didn’t quite go to plan. And I’m pretty sure I know why. I had to go and say nice things about the 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood...

Introducing Project Evil Orchid: Scott Liggett’s 1965 Impala Has A Story To Tell

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) The Impala was one of the first vehicles to hit the forum’s Project Vehicle pages way back in 2007 when this website was known as CarJunkieTV.  Before that,...

The Cadillac Limo: The Final Look At It’s Disgraceful Magnificence Before It Hits The Track!

Well, it’s been a minute since you’ve heard anything about the 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Formal that I bought in the dead of night at the beginning of the year, and for good reason: not too...

BangShift Project Files: A Supercharged BMW-Powered T-bucket On Spray!

Earlier this year, we featured a project BMW 540i that Forum member “Mykk” was building as part of our $5,000 Challenge. Over the scope of that layout was a gem that was in the works for...

Project Mongrel Update: The Mazda-Meets-Ford Project Is Moving Along At A Quick Pace!

Chad has been obsessed over this 1959 Ford 100E that is known as “The Mongrel”. I have to be honest, I haven’t been paying that much attention to the build. If you are unfamiliar...

Project Raven Imperial: IT’S ALIVE! The 367ci Small Block Wakes Up…Half A County.

Sunday morning in the fields outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky…frost melting back into dew, a deer cautiously grazing near a fencerow, birds that are trying to make last-minute efforts to...

Project Mongrel Update: Chassis Stiffening And Rollcage Fabrication Begin

When we saw the Urchfab was doing a body swap, we were immediately intrigued. Maybe it’s because I’ve done them myself, and maybe it was because everything he does is simple and yet clean...

So, The Four-Door Mustang Was A Bad Idea. How About A Coyote-Powered, RWD Ford Fusion Instead?

The phrase I use to describe stories like the one I put up recently about the possibility of a four-door Ford Mustang is “smacking the hornet’s nest”. It’s not a good...

Project Raven Imperial: The Last Piece To The Puzzle Is Always A Pain In The…

The formal name for the place I live at, far as anybody needs to know, is simply BangShift Mid-West. It is my house, my land, my domicile. Then there is the small shop right off to the side of the...

Forces Of Time: Does A Properly Prepared 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Have A Draw?

Everyone always wants to make a crack about building the wrong car, until someone puts together the “wrong car” the right way. Ever notice that? Nobody liked 1973-77 Chevelles, it seemed,...

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BangShift Project Files: This 1978 Buick Regal Turbo Is Super-Clean…But What Kind Of Turbo System Is It, Again?

The son of forum member “Stiney” should be very pleased with himself…he’s the owner of one of the cleanest early G-body Regals we’ve seen in quite some time. The car...

BangShift Test Drive: 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 – No Crowds Were Harmed In The Testing Of This Vehicle

It’s interesting to think that we live in a time where 550 horsepower is actually middle-of-the-road, borderline average grunt for a factory offering. Ever since the second Supercar War turned...