Category Archive: 1320 Project Cars, BangShift 1320, MOPAR, Project Cars

Project Bottle Rocket: Gears And Gas For The Lightweight Coronet Drag Car Project!

Work never ceases at Uncle Tony’s Garage. There’s lots going on…whether it’s detailing the Nashville Rash that Tony’s daily-driver Swinger received, taking care of the...

Is This The World’s Best Hot Rod? The Guys At Nelson Think So. All Wheel Drive, Mid-Engine GTO!

Tom Nelson and the crew at Nelson Racing Engines have built some bad ass cars in their time, and are known for building big turbocharged power of course, but this is a car that is taking things to...

BangShift Project Files: Make It Quick, Make It Safe…Follow Along As This 1990 Volvo Gets V8 Swapped!

Deep within the BangShift Forums you will find all manner of vehicles that readers are building. Land-speed racers, drag monsters, road course warriors, in-depth and highly detailed work and the...

Wasn’t Expecting That: Check Out This 3.6L Pentastar-Powered Dart Swinger!

Chrysler’s A-body lineup has a lot going for it: they’re still very affordable for builds, they’re relatively light, the aftermarket makes parts for them and plenty of models have...

This 1965 Mustang Was Hidden For Over Four Decades…Now It’s Being Prepared For Power Tour!

It seems that this is the year that YouTubers will invade Power Tour. So far, I know of at least three different cars that are being prepared and one guy in particular who is on his second Power Tour...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: What The Heck Did We Get Ourselves Into?

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...

The Road Less Traveled: This 1975 Pontiac LeMans Needs An Alternative Build Plan!

My normal reaction whenever I see a clean 1970s-era GM A-body: “Oh, cool, it’s kind of like the Chevelle I used to own. Make power, praise handling, decry gigantic bumpers.”...

Unglamorous And Necessary: Scraping Undercoating From The Bottle Rocket Coronet

The rust-adverse among us might be ever grateful that factory undercoating was hosed all over the underside of the car but if you are honest about being hard-core about racing, all you see is...

Roadtrip! Crossing the country with 800 HP to Holley LSFest West!

Hello Fellow BangShifters! As I’m typing the words that you’re now reading on your screen, I’m less than twelve hours away from hopping into a turbo LS-powered car that last dyno’d at 800...

Project Binky Is Getting A Hauler! Meet Project Escargo… It Ain’t Pretty And It Never Will Be. But It Should Do Some Hauling.

Unique car haulers are cool. We’ve all seen and admired them at one point or another, but many of them have not just been built on a whim, but rather out of necessity. That necessity could be...

Introducing Project Power Laggin’: a 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon For Weekend Workhorse Duty!!

BangShift has a new project vehicle: 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...

Money No Object: 1993 TVR Chimaera 400 – That Other Gran Turismo-Based Dream Machine

The 1997 Playstation racing game Gran Turismo is often credited with the explosion of knowledge and desire for Japanese Domestic Market vehicles in the United States. It’s true…the...

American Horror Story: What Does A Long-Flooded Pontiac’s Engine Look Like Inside?

Winter in Iowa means that pretty much nothing gets done…or, at least, that’s what Kevin from Junkyard Digs has been telling me for the last few months. Hey, I don’t blame...

Rousing The Dead: After 24 Years Quiet, This 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Will Wake Up!

It probably seems like I’m stuck on revival videos…and I am, for good reason: inspiration. When your project car has spent five of seven years dead, sooner or later you start to lose hope...