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Category Archive: BangShift News, eBay Find, OTHER, OTHER

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...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Let’s Fix Some Really Questionable Stuff!

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...

This 50 cc Bonneville 2-Stroke Motorcycle Build Is An Exercise In Home Grown Machining And Building Worth Watching

Sometimes it surprises me the things that people can make with the simplest of tools. We’re so used to CNC machines and high tech tools that we sometimes forget just how good the right saw,...

Project Raven Imperial: Ditching Some Sketchy Junk With Help From Lokar! New Throttle Cable And Kickdown Cable!

In the last update, we got Raven, the 1983 Imperial that is doubling as my penance for something I did in a past life, up and running after the 367ci small-block Mopar ate a camshaft keyway. Happily,...

Finnegan’s Death Metal Charger Finally Hits The Streets. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

After a heap of work and realizations, Finnegan has finally got the Death Metal Charger on the road and driving. It is a miracle in many ways, considering the battles they faced just to get it...

The Escargot: Taking A Big, Yellow Truck And Making It A Dream Car Hauler-Slash-RV

Between Chad’s obsession with strange and unique recreational vehicles and my desire for a “mobile command unit” that would function as a mobile hot spot, camera perch and bed on...

Project Raven: Back Into The Engine We Go – Why Did The Imperial Die?

For a few weeks, I’ve sat, grinding my teeth every time I looked at the Imperial. I couldn’t speak anything about it without dropping F-bombs left, right and center. I didn’t want...

Commuting Done Right: This Manual-Swapped Ford Crown Victoria Is A Budget Daily Build!

Four years ago, I coined the phrase “Pro Commuter” while describing an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera GT that had been L67-swapped that I found for sale. The premise was simple enough: an...

Unhinged: When You Learn It’s Time To Cut Your Losses

“This car has been the most abusive relationship I’ve ever been in.” I used those words to describe the 1983 Imperial that currently sitting in front of the garage at BangShift...

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...