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Category Archive: BangShift News, CHEVY, MOPAR, OTHER

Stupid Gearhead Storytime: Doing The Most With The Least At The Junkyard!

With all the “social distancing” and “stay-at-homing” going on right now, some of us have been fortunate enough to have been given a time out from the typical daily rat race....

BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

The first project car is always something special. I went through a couple of false starts before I got to rip into my 1979 Caprice coupe early in my high-school years and I couldn’t have been...

BangShift Project Files: Not One, But Two Of The Mythical 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle SE Unicorns!

A couple of years ago, while spending the early-morning hours buried somewhere in the depths of the Internet, I came across a car that I had never seen or heard of before…and that rarely...

The Family Time 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Station Wagon Is Underway! Watch This New Project Come Together!

(Words and Photos by David Carroll)  Where do I begin?  The process started about 2 years ago when I asked a few Norcal Nova friends to be on the lookout for a 3rd row seat equipped early Nova...

Roadtrip! Crossing the country with 800 HP to Holley LSFest West!

Hello Fellow BangShifters! As I’m typing the words that you’re now reading on your screen, I’m less than twelve hours away from hopping into a turbo LS-powered car that last dyno’d at 800...

The Cheap Racing LUV Made It To The Zip-Tie Drags! Here’s The Final Chapter In The Little Truck’s Mission!

After following the build of Broke Bastard Garage’s Chevrolet LUV, we’ve been waiting with baited breath to see how the truck handled the Zip-Tie Drags and the $3K Hooptie Challenge in...

The Auction Mistake Corvette Lives Again! Dyno And Dragstrip Time!

One C6 Corvette with a lifetime of hell already seen blows up a transplant engine after making some big-boy power at the strip. Surely, that same Corvette deserves a chance for redemption, right?...

Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!

Dude. I understand that dropping a small block into a Chevrolet LUV isn’t as straightforward as dumping the same small-block into a Camaro and hitting it with enough nitrous to stun an African...

Cheap Racing LUV: The Full Teardown Required For The V8 Swap

What do you need to do to build a $3,000 race car? Well, that’s up to you. You can spend $2500 on nitrous for a very questionable four-wheeled gadget and hope that you make a few...

Introducing Project Evil Orchid: Scott Liggett’s 1965 Impala Has A Story To Tell

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) The Impala was one of the first vehicles to hit the forum’s Project Vehicle pages way back in 2007 when this website was known as CarJunkieTV.  Before that,...

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...

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...

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...