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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, Raven Imperial

Raven Imperial: Cleanup And Early Wiring Work, Because Masochism Is Easy

With the 360 sitting at a machine shop waiting in line to get it’s camshaft bearings installed, there was absolutely no reason to not get to work on the other sections of the 1983 Imperial...

BangShift Project Files: A 1966 Ford F-250 That Is Being Blown Apart For A Fresh Build!

Working to the point where you can retire is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? You’ve squirreled away your hard-earned money, put in your dues and now you’ve got plenty of time to sit...

BangShift Project Files: A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro That’s Destined For Drag Week

Halfway through February, and we’re already starting to see the crop of Drag Week 2018 hopefuls getting their rears in gear and getting their projects sorted so that they can make the call when...

The Joys Of The $600 Beater: Watch As This Big-Block Cordoba Gets A New Lease On Life!

There is a generational gap between accepted cars in mainstream gearhead terms. Between roughly 1974 and the late 1990s, there is a pretty large swath of cars that are ignored for one reason or...

BangShift Project Files: Project Ares, A Cheap-Build Craigslist BMW Project That’s About To Get Blown

Buried in the BangShift Project forum is the $5,000 Challenge file. The goal is simple: five grand total to go from nothing to hot rod. Anything goes, and who knows…at some point you might...

Unhinged: There’s Always A First Time For Everything, And You’re About To See A Lot Of “Firsts”…

The tone of voice that came through the phone was absolutely incredulous. “You’re telling me you’ve never rebuilt a carb before?!” Chad couldn’t believe his ears, but...

That’s No Aircraft Carrier: Take A Closer Look At The 1980 Cadillac Limo That We Drug Home!

We drove through a Halloween scene set in the middle of Nowhere, Kentucky to get it, we drove it nearly a hundred miles back home, and we lived to tell the tale. If you missed the story on how I...

Unhinged: It’s All About The Journey And Not The Destination When Picking Up A Cheap Car, Right?

It’s been about ten years since the last time I traded a couple hundred dollars for a rolling picture of bad decisions. That car was a 1981 Dodge Mirada CMX, a car I bought for two reasons:...

Project Angry Grandpa: Putting Old Skills To New Uses (Or, How To Love Fixing Wiring Connectors)

The problems for the Angry Grandpa Chrysler started on the last day of the PRI show. As Lohnes and I were getting our cars warmed up in the morning before heading over to the convention center, two...

BangShift Project Files: What To Do With A Languishing Thunderbird…

The MN-12 Ford Thunderbird. It’s almost a forgotten car at this point…the few I see still running around are on their fourth or fifth owners or they are rotting behind a building...

A Serious Rescue: The “Wild Cherry” Chevy Van From The Movie “Van Nuys Blvd.”

Van culture peaked in the late 1970s, fact. So did cruising, disco, and other questionable vices that to people of my age, represent the dark side of what my parents were up to before I was born. I...

The 2017 Summary From BS Mid-West: Where Do Our Project Cars Stand?

It’s about time to start taking stock in what we’ve managed to accomplish this year with the project cars in the stable here in Kentucky. This year has been…well, I guess you could...

Dude, Perfect: Someone Is Stuffing A C6 Corvette Chassis Into A Buick Roadmaster Wagon To Make A Time Attack Car

WHOA. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Ok, I’m sure there are still plenty of you that are upset about the Duster-meets-Corvette creature I featured in this year’s LS Fest coverage. (If you want a...

Introducing Project Mud Bomber: This 1964 Galaxie 500 2 Dr Sedan Gets A New Lease On Life

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) Last November when my friend, Carson Jaeger, first texted me pictures of a blue and white Galaxie 500. He was asking me what I thought it might be worth. He was...