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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, Project Cars, Raven Imperial

Project Raven Imperial: The Last Piece To The Puzzle Is Always A Pain In The…

The formal name for the place I live at, far as anybody needs to know, is simply BangShift Mid-West. It is my house, my land, my domicile. Then there is the small shop right off to the side of the...

Forces Of Time: Does A Properly Prepared 1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Have A Draw?

Everyone always wants to make a crack about building the wrong car, until someone puts together the “wrong car” the right way. Ever notice that? Nobody liked 1973-77 Chevelles, it seemed,...

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BangShift Project Files: This 1978 Buick Regal Turbo Is Super-Clean…But What Kind Of Turbo System Is It, Again?

The son of forum member “Stiney” should be very pleased with himself…he’s the owner of one of the cleanest early G-body Regals we’ve seen in quite some time. The car...

BangShift Test Drive: 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 – No Crowds Were Harmed In The Testing Of This Vehicle

It’s interesting to think that we live in a time where 550 horsepower is actually middle-of-the-road, borderline average grunt for a factory offering. Ever since the second Supercar War turned...

BangShift Project Files: The Altered Wheelbase 1965 Plymouth Barracuda “Almost Funny Car”

The rear wheels were moved forward eight inches. The front wheels were moved six inches forward in the fender, and the fenders themselves were extended fifteen inches. That is a real-deal Hemi...

BangShift Project Files: No, It’s Not A Mustang. It’s An In-Depth 1968 Mercury Cougar Build, Coming Closer To Being Done!

First-generation Mercury Cougars are badass cars. In short terms, they are a Ford Mustang that’s slightly longer, certainly more luxurious, and just as capable. And they had style…hidden...

Project Mud Bomber Part 3: We Make It Run, Drive And Look Like NASCAR, Then Drive The Hell Out Of It.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) When we last left Project Mud Bomber we had rebuilt the brakes, replaced the shocks, had the gas tank cleaned and lined. We also cleaned over 250 lbs of mud off...

A Revisited Project: We Check In On That Monster 1985 Chevy Caprice – Nearly 700 Horses At The Wheels!

Well, well, well…am I happy to see this beast again. You might remember this 1985 Chevy Caprice from when we first saw it at Steve’s Automotive in Lebanon, Tennessee at the beginning of...

Project Malibuuhoo: The International-Effort Drag Week Malibu Has Been Getting Updates For 2018!

“I will leave the garage unlocked for you. You’re welcome to back it out for better photos.” That is what Andy Warren texted me as I was driving to his house to check up on Project...

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...