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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Project Cars, Videos

The V8 Pontiac Firefly – Ten Pounds In A Five Pound Bag Right Here!

Mr. Wellwood is a shop teacher in British Columbia, the kind of shop teacher we all wish we had when we were in school. Mr. Wellwood drives a Pontiac Firefly…the Canadian version of the car we...

Rough Start: This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Is A Perfect Template For An Entry-Level Project!

GTO it ain’t, but when you’ve only got five stacks to make a fun second ride happen, you don’t get the luxury of being choosy. That’s what makes this 1972 Pontiac LeMans so...

The Mach 12: Check Out How This 1973 Ford Mustang Is Being Turned Into One Man’s Vision Of A Sports Car!

(Words: Kevin Brown) When it comes to engines many believe that there’s simply no replacement for displacement. But in all reality, every variation of engine size, and style, has its place. Turbo...

BangShift Project Files: Ethyl XXII – This Stunning 1933 Ford Is Awake And Alive!

Sometimes you just have to walk away from the garage and projects for a while to collect your head. You lose interest, you find yourself frustrated, angry, or depressed at what you are working on and...

BangShift Project Files: Build Your Own Trailer! Check Out A From-Scratch Build Here!

We have ambitious folk in the BangShift forums. Most of them are spinning wrenches on their own cars and trucks, but rather often we see a project that falls under “ambitious”, be it a...

GM Truck Cluster Repair! We Give The Gauges Of A 2006 Silverado SS A Work-Over!

The text from my wife didn’t fill me with hope. “My oil pressure is bouncing from zero to 40 and it started dinging, so I’m coming back to swap vehicles.” Fantastic…not...

Project Raven Imperial: It’s Time To Feed The Raven!

The sun was shining, the weather was clear, and I was on a mission: the 1983 Imperial was going to get it’s 367ci small-block Chrysler engine shoved into the bay come hell or high water. Yeah,...

A Happy Reunion: A Barn-Find 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 And It’s Original 428SCJ Engine!

(Words by JunkyardDigs) We all wish we could have our own GTO Judge, or 426 Hemi powered Mopar, but many of us know that we could never afford one of these cars in good shape, especially one with a...

The Undead Sled: This 1954 Chevy Was Recently Revived From Death And Pressed Into Service!

(Photos by Dave Nutting, unless otherwise noted) Here’s one for you: Close your eyes for a second and think of a 1950’s Chevrolet. What do you see? Most people with even a passing interest in...

Cool Runnin Camaros Stage GM F-Body Party – Epic Camaros & Firebirds!

Nearly one hundred F-body Camaro’s and Firebirds from every GM Factory Generation showed up for a classic car show, held at Selman Chevrolet in Orange, California over the weekend, staged by the...

BangShift Project Files: A Turbo Lincoln LSC That Is Getting The Full-Kill Build Treatment

The Fox-body Lincoln Mark VII and LSC are criminally underrated. Take every positive aspect you can come up with about a similar-vintage Fox Mustang, add the aero shape that is shared with the...

Automotive Archeology: Check Out This Big Block Mopar-Powered Model A Ford As It Comes Out Into The Light!

(Words by Junkyard Digs) We’ve all seen pictures of epic barn find Shelby Mustangs, or old Ferraris, but it’s not every day you find a Mopar powered Model A tucked away in a dilapidated shed!...

BangShift Project Files: We Follow Up On A Hemi-Powered 1931 Plymouth!

One of the more dreamworthy garages in the BangShift Forums belongs to “Hemi Joel” Nystrum. This isn’t a shock…Joel put a Factory Appearing Stock Tire car into the 10-second...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: The Second Sacrifice Has Arrived At The Shop!

No, that is not the Great Pumpkin Mustang. That is not the replacement for the Great Pumpkin Mustang. What you’re looking at is the latest thing to be dragged to BangShift Mid-West’s...