Category Archive: BangShift XL, CHEVY, Project Cars, TRUCKS, XL Project Trucks

Rescue Update: The “Wild Cherry” Chevy Van Has Come A Long Way In Half A Year!

Right at the tail end of 2017 we learned about a 1975 Chevrolet G10 van known as “Wild Cherry” that had lived one hell of a life. A true 1970s custom build, the Chevy had been built by...

Money No Object: This Lingenfelter-Modified 1999 Chevrolet Suburban Packs 9.9L Of Eff-You Power!

Nine-point-nine liters of engine, normally sourced for a marine application, plopped into the most typically 1990s Chevrolet Suburban you’ve ever seen in your life. You know how there are...

Counting Pennies: This $500 Chevy Monte Carlo Will Be Built For $5,000!

By now you should be pretty familiar with the Rough Start finds that I put up each week. The premise behind these Craigslist hunts is simple: for $5,000 you should be able to have a running, driving...

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...

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...

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...

BangShift Project Files: The Project C3 Corvette Build Continues: Big Pipes, Big Block, Big Dog…

We follow forum member SuperBuickGuy’s builds because he is absolutely meticulous in detail and entertaining as he progresses on a project…whichever one he is spinning wrenches on this...

Project Malibuuhoo: The International Drag Week Malibu Ate The Engine – UPDATE: IT LIVES AGAIN!

Project Malibuuhoo, the Chevrolet Malibu that Christian Damgaard, Andy Warren, Ben Snodgrass, and Steve and Jacob Weigl have been thrashing on for Drag Week 2017, looked to be ready for tuning. The...

Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals 2017 Gallery: There’s More To The Show Than Show Cars!

I mean it wholeheartedly when I say that the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals is a huge show. Out of everything that I have attended at Beech Bend, the Tri-Five Nats genuinely feels almost equal to the...

Introducing Project 2 Timer; BANGshift Resurrection Altered Wheelbase Chevy II!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos by Zak Hawthorne, Nick Licata & Darr Hawthorne) With recycling in so many parts of our lives, it surely extends into classic cars and repurposing hot rods...

BangShift Project Files: This 1966 Chevy II Narrowly Escaped Being A Parts Car, Now It’s A Daily!

You always hear about the guy who has the hot car from back in the day. The neighbor who has a 1969 SS396 Camaro. The guy who always rolls up to the car show in an immaculate 1970 Duster 340....

Some Days, You Just Need To Go Jump Some Sand Dunes In A Cheap Short Bus!

Running in the sand dunes is just good fun, there’s no way around that. Get an orange flag, get some paddle tires, and go out and romp to your heart’s content. What would you take? Quad?...

BangShift Project Files: A Denali, A C3 Corvette, And A Second Chance At Building A Hot Stingray!

BangShift forum member SuperBuickGuy is one of those people who always has a ton of projects going on in his shop. The man swings from build to build like George of the Jungle swings from vine to...

BangShift Project Files: The Ultimate Project Creep…Yank Engine From Camaro, Stuff V8 Vega Wagon!

Project Creep: (noun) when changes turn what was supposed to be a simple fix into a convoluted and time-consuming process. It’s the old joke…you pull the car into the garage to change...