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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Project Cars

The Goldsmobile Is Back On The Road! New Fuel Tank, New Power Steering Pump, And More!

Right place, right time. That is simply the explanation as to how this 1972 Olds Cutlass has returned to the land of the living. The right person was told about the car and instead of being cut up as...

Project Hay Hauler: We Install The New Engine, A New McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, And Prep For Rocky Mountain Race Week.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have been following along on my build of 1967 GMC pickup we call Project Hay Hauler, you will have seen I took a 383 I  had collecting dust in the corner...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Back On All Four Feet!

In case you missed our veiled update on Project Great Pumpkin, the 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that has been in my wife’s family since new, here’s a rough synopsis: I had finally gotten off of...

Brakes For The Booger: Getting The Flooded F-150 Mobile

If you watch Ford ads of today, all they seem to tout is how the vehicle will do just about every ounce of driving for you. Scared of parking in a city? The Explorer will let you know when it has...

Actually Fixing It Up: The Gold Cutlass Gets Some Proper Wrench Time In!

Over the years, as I’ve been on this never-ending revival kick, many of you have wondered if, after the cameras are shut off and the video is uploaded, if any of these YouTubers actually go...

BangShift Project Files: Take A 4.6L Ford Mustang And Add A Zero…

The good news about 1990s era Ford Mustangs? They’re dirt cheap and plentiful. You can pick up a running, driving example for a few grand and move right along, you can pick up good rollers for...

Project Phantom, Part 3: Time To Call In The Professionals On Our Project Mustang!

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) When we last left the saga of Project Phantom, our revival of my wife Stacey’s 1969 Mustang GT, we had made the tough choice to send our ’65 Dodge Coronet down the...

The Challenger Revival Part 24: MoParty And The First Drive

Looking back to the first images of this 1973 Dodge Challenger as it was found, would you have attempted to bring it back to life? Crusted in algae, sinking into the earth, bashed in the...

Polishing Up The Gold Nugget: Buffing Out The Storage-Shed 1972 Cutlass

The more I see this car get cleaned up, the more I have to hand it to Kevin. Okay, kudos, for sure, but money for a lottery ticket as well, because he scored when he got his hands on this absolute...

Dusting Off The Gold Nugget: The 1972 Storage Shed Cutlass Comes Out Into The Light

The luck that this year has brought certainly smells like a nugget of something, doesn’t it? I think that most of us can agree that the only “nugget” that 2020 has brought us is the...

Historical Footage: The 1970 American Motors Model Lineup Commercial – “What Would You Do?”

This wasn’t a swipe at the famous speech from the movie “Patton”, now was it? You can’t blame American Motors for reaching to whatever length they felt they needed in order to...

The Chop Top Dodge Crusader Gets A Cheap DIY Interior. Watch And See Just How You Can Do Your Own Interior At Home.

Building cars can be done on the cheap if you know how to do it all yourself, but that means some skills need to be learned. It always seems that painting a car and doing the interior on the car are...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Head Against The Wall” by Anew Revolution (2010)

Oh, readers…let me tell you about the fun that the last few days at BangShift Mid-West have been. You see, after weeks of heat and humidity, and a few days of outright hellish rain storms that...

The Challenger Revival, Part 23: Engine In, Transmission In, And Electrical Going In!

Dylan McCool has a date with destiny in a couple weeks. That’s his self-imposed mark to have the 1973 Dodge Challenger project build/revival that he’s been working on running and driving,...