Category Archive: Apex Project Cars, BangShift APEX, FORD, Project Cars

The RWD Coyote Fusion: Cagework And Reassembly Continue For The Drift Machine

One of the wilder builds we’re following is Matt Soppa’s 2016 Ford Fusion. Yeah, Fusion…you know, the four-door sedan that Ford claims they can’t sell if they were giving them...

The Dirty Cougar: The Moment Of Truth – Would The $400 Mercury Survive King of the Heap?

If you missed the last update on the Dirty Cougar project, click here to check it out! So let’s recap on the progress we’ve made with the 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that has become a...

The Dirty Cougar: Safety Is Our Number One Priority Around Here!

If you missed the last update on the Dirty Cougar project, click here to check it out! The 1987 Mercury Cougar LS dirt-cheap project is coming along nicely. The car was driving around a little bit...

The Dirty Cougar: The Real Adventures Have Begun – Break Out The Cleaning Gloves!

If you missed the last update on our 1987 Mercury Cougar LS known as the Dirty Cougar, click here! So we have a running, operable Aero Cat…nice! Even nicer, at the last update the total price...

BangShift Project Files: We Step In And Check Out The Progress On The Turbo Lincoln Mark VII Build

It seems fitting that with our work on the Dirty Cougar that we go digging into the Forum Project files to check up on one of the wilder Fox body builds that doesn’t have the word...

The Dirty Cougar: Just A Little Bit Of Elbow Grease And The $400 Mercury Is Already Being Driven!

If you missed the first installment of the Dirty Cougar, Click Here! It’s been five days since we removed our latest bad idea, a $400 1987 Mercury Cougar LS, from a backyard in Evansville,...

The Dirty Cougar: The Beginning Of The Story Of Our $400 1987 Mercury Cougar!

This story starts off innocently enough: with the Cadillac limo on death row in a junkyard in Kentucky, there was a need for a replacement car to run at the King of the Heap winter racing series. And...

The 2019 BangShift Mid-West Project Car Assessment: Where Do We Stand Right Now?

Neither Christmas music by the truckload, nor New Year’s snacks, nor a cold that could level a bull moose on it’s best day will keep me down. It’s 2019, a brand new year, and as...

Best of 2018: How About A Coyote-Powered, RWD Ford Fusion?

The phrase I use to describe stories like the one I put up recently about the possibility of a four-door Ford Mustang is “smacking the hornet’s nest”. It’s not a good...

The Mongrel Gets Mini Tubbed: How A Hammer, Dolly, And Simple Roller Come Together

Once again UrchFab shows that simple tools, thought, and some skill will make cool things happen. Making mini tubs for the Mongrel project required a hammer, dolly, and a home made roller. These...

BangShift Project Files: A Supercharged BMW-Powered T-bucket On Spray!

Earlier this year, we featured a project BMW 540i that Forum member “Mykk” was building as part of our $5,000 Challenge. Over the scope of that layout was a gem that was in the works for...

Project Mongrel Update: The Mazda-Meets-Ford Project Is Moving Along At A Quick Pace!

Chad has been obsessed over this 1959 Ford 100E that is known as “The Mongrel”. I have to be honest, I haven’t been paying that much attention to the build. If you are unfamiliar...

Project Mongrel Update: Chassis Stiffening And Rollcage Fabrication Begin

When we saw the Urchfab was doing a body swap, we were immediately intrigued. Maybe it’s because I’ve done them myself, and maybe it was because everything he does is simple and yet clean...

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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