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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, FORD, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Iron Trap’s 1939 Mercury Gets A Hopped Up Flathead To Make It Whole Again

This ’39 Mercury has fought Matt and the gang every step of the way, but it is finally getting a new to it engine. After saving it from an old garage, where it has been all but forgotten for...

Cheap Z28 Project: Can One Man’s Cheap Score Become Something Cool And Fun? The Cheapest Camaro On Facebook Marketplace.

In the world of automotive fun, there is nothing better than scoring a car for cheap when you know that it has life left in it. Sometimes that’s a shell you can build into a race car, sometimes...

Sheet Metal Fab How To: Simple Tools And Techniques Can Help You Recreate Some Pretty Complicated Body Panels

Replacing a piece of a rocker, lower fender, cab corner, or floor pan is pretty standard when you are talking about building old cars, but what about the other stuff that’s more complicated?...

1936 Ford Custom Project: Bello’s Kustoms Buttons Up The Suspension On This T-5 Swapped Old School Hot Rod

In this installment on the 1936 Ford project, Bello and the gang get their suspension on, but in a different way than you might expect. To recap, this is a traditional hot rod that was mostly stock...

$3,500 Build: Bags, Turbo, Chop, And More!

Here are the latest installments from the $3,500 Build, and it is really starting to come together. There is a lot going on with this build and it is going to be a while before it is completely...

BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Is It Scrap Or Salvage For Our Broken Chrysler 318 V8?

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...

Iron Trap Garage: This 1939 Ford Has Lived In A Wrecking Yard For 60 Years! Watch It Come Back To Life

If you are like me then every time you walk through the wrecking yard you are seeing cars or trucks that you think would be cool to bring back to life. In this case the 1939 Ford here was last on the...

Iron Trap 1933 Ford Project: It Turns Out The Trunk Is All Out Of Wack. Does This Hidden Damage Mean Big Hammers Are Needed?

It’s gotten all kinds of reinforcements, but this poor 1933 Ford is still in need of some love. After doing all the work to make everything solid, they found out that the trunk is all kinds of...

LS Corvair Project: The Transverse LS4 Swap Continues With More Fabrication. This Is Going To Be One Cool Ride.

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt into other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These...

LS Corvair Project: More Chassis Work As The Suspension Mounts, Hubs, And Roll Bar Come Together

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt in to other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These...

Reader’s Project: This 1975 Jeep CJ5 Is All Hot Rod, And We Totally Approve!

When Kim Welch sent us some photos and history on his cool CJ5 build, we knew he was our people. As a regular visitor to BANGshift.com he knew that we love to take content submissions so he sent us...

Iron Trap 1933 Ford Project: Fabricating Hidden Body Bracing So The Doors And Everything Else Can Work Correctly

The Iron Trap 1933 Ford coupe project makes me happy. This thing sits right, is cool as hell, and will be super fun when it is done. But when they first started on it this sucker was a floppy mess!...

Installing An LS In A Corvair, The Wrong Way! This LS Corvair Project Is Gonna Be Cool.

V8 Corvairs are cool, and I’ve seen several built over the years. Some are front-engine, some “mid” engine, but everyone I’ve ever seen has had the engine running the right...

Iron Trap 1933 Ford Project: Big Rocker Panels For This Channeled Flat Floor Hot Rod Build

In this episode about the 1933 Ford build the giant gap between the floor and the door sill is filled with custom rocker panels Matt is putting together. Because this car has a completely flat floor,...