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Category Archive: FORD, Project Cars, TECH, Videos

Rousing The Dead: After 24 Years Quiet, This 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Will Wake Up!

It probably seems like I’m stuck on revival videos…and I am, for good reason: inspiration. When your project car has spent five of seven years dead, sooner or later you start to lose hope...

Unhinged: The Thrown Wrench Garage Is Open For Business!

Spring has come to BangShift Mid-West. The trees have buds on them, the early flowers have started to bloom all over the place, the roses in the backyard are starting to leaf out and for the love of...

BangShift Project Files: A 1940 Ford Because If She Ain’t Happy…

You know the rest of that saying. “If she ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” We know the sentiment well…it’s why on beautiful sunny days that we saw as perfect...

The Dirty Cougar: The Final Installment Of Our $400 Revival Racer!

Three months ago, sick with a head cold, hating the automotive sickness like none other, I was laying in a muddy alleyway in Evansville, Indiana, wrenching, fighting, and cursing a 1987 Mercury...

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...