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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, Raven Imperial

Project Raven Imperial: Engine, Wiring, And The First Bath In A Year!

When I got to work on the new engine for the Imperial at the beginning of the year, I had been hoping that I would be cruising around in the car by now. As you can plainly see, that hasn’t...

BangShift Project Files: An Update On The Former CarJunkieTV 1972 Nova

It’s been a couple of years since we checked in on forum member “Proven Guilty” and the 1972 Chevrolet Nova that used to be a part of the CarJunkieTV.com fleet, back before...

Rescue Update: The “Wild Cherry” Chevy Van Has Come A Long Way In Half A Year!

Right at the tail end of 2017 we learned about a 1975 Chevrolet G10 van known as “Wild Cherry” that had lived one hell of a life. A true 1970s custom build, the Chevy had been built by...

Money No Object: This Lingenfelter-Modified 1999 Chevrolet Suburban Packs 9.9L Of Eff-You Power!

Nine-point-nine liters of engine, normally sourced for a marine application, plopped into the most typically 1990s Chevrolet Suburban you’ve ever seen in your life. You know how there are...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Hemi Shootout At The NMCA Bluegrass Nationals

At the end of last year, I made a decision: Project Angry Grandpa, our in-house 2006 Chrysler 300C, was going to take an off year after three solid years of use and abuse. With over 50,000...

Buicks Show Off At The Original Parts Group Spring Summer Series Opener!

It’s springtime in Southern California and our awesome BANGshift.com sponsor; Original Parts Group officially kicked off their Spring Summer Car Show Series over the weekend at the OPGI...

Project Raven Imperial: WHY WON’T YOU WORK?! Fighting The Fuel Gauge Again…

Remember my first day on the job nearly four years ago, when I said that joining the BangShift crew might be the most questionable automotive decision I’ve ever made? Scratch that. I’ve...

Project Teaser: LSX Ferrari – This 1997 550 Maranello Is Currently Under The Knife For Reliability’s Sake!

It isn’t everyday that I get worked up over a Ferrari. I’ll be honest: if I know that a 288 GTO is somewhere nearby, I’ll drop everything and go seek it out. A 288 GTO is in my top...

BangShift Project Files: The DisAstre Is Fresh Out Of The Paint Booth!

Forum member “Hoffbug” has been busy on his project car, a 1977 Vega that is using the nose and tailpan from a 1976 Pontiac Astre and parts from a Cosworth Vega. The idea is to run an...

The Limousine: We Get The U.S.S. D’Elegance Back To A Roadworthy State And Assess What’s Next!

Back in January I went in with a couple of people on the mother of all bad ideas, a 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Formal limousine that had a three-digit price tag and looked like a five-digit trip to the...

Counting Pennies: This $500 Chevy Monte Carlo Will Be Built For $5,000!

By now you should be pretty familiar with the Rough Start finds that I put up each week. The premise behind these Craigslist hunts is simple: for $5,000 you should be able to have a running, driving...

BangShift Project Files: We Check In On A 1966 Ford F-100 Packing A 427 Side-Oiler!

When we say we have all manner of builds in the BangShift forums, we mean it. From my low-buck junk to Hemi Joel’s seriously high-end Duesenberg straight-eight rebuild and everything in...

Project Raven Imperial: The 360 Rebuild, Part Two – Work Progresses, Grinds To A Halt, Progresses Again…

When I last left the build on Raven’s 360ci LA Mopar, I had gotten the ugly truth about the piston rings I had on hand: they were junk. Piston #1’s top ring had broken in half and just...

BangShift Project Files: A Barn-Find 1979 Pontiac Trans Am That Is Being Brought Back To Life

Sitting in a barn, covered in dust…yeah, the barn find dream is nice, isn’t it? We’ve seen the pictures of the GTO left in the barn, the Superbird parked out back, or the Mach 1...