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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars

The Challenger Revival, Part 18: We Finally Have The Powertrain!

You can rebuild the suspension, you can wet sand the body until the original paint come shining through, you can even completely restore the interior. But all of that is for not if you have no...

The Challenger Revival, Part 17: Cutting Through The Layers To The Inner Good

To date, most of McCool’s work on his 1973 Dodge Challenger has involved restoration: rust and rot repair, cleaning up the appearances, interior rebuilding, and so on and so forth. We’re...

Classic YouTube: Check Out This 1957 Chrysler Corporation Training Film – Nine-Way Car Battle With Buick, Olds And Cadillac!

This Chrysler Corporation training film might have been showcased as a nine-way vehicle test, but let’s be quite honest: no, it’s not. In the Fifties, the manufacturers were cut-throat...

One 3rd Gen Hemi, One StarQuest, Equals Greatness! Check Out This MoParty Build In The Works!

For some of our younger readers who might not have ever seen an “imported for DODGE” sticker, let’s explain: in 1970, Chrysler bought a 15% stake in Mitsubishi Motor Corporation and...

The Challenger Revival, Part 16: Finishing Up The Stance And Tending To Details

The devil is in the details, you were taught as a child. It was one thing to wash the car for attention, but did you just soap and water the car, or did you actually clean the wheels, scrub off the...

The Challenger Revival, Part 14: Making The Interior A Pleasant Place To Live!

So far, Dylan McCool’s Challenger has seen suspension work at both ends, structural repairs from sitting since right about the time Ronald Regan was starting to get comfortable living in the...

The Challenger Revival, Part 13: Removing Glass And Restoring The Dash

The next part of the revival of Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger involves the interior. This car sat longer than I’ve been alive, so a full check-out is certainly part of the program,...

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....

The Challenger Revival, Part 12: Fuel System And Replacing The Battering Ram Bumpers

When the Bradford Pear trees bloom, it means two things. One, it means that anyone with even the slightest plant allergy is going to be a walking snot well for the next month until the temperatures...

The Challenger Revival, Part 11: Getting It’s Feet Back On The Ground

Is there anything worse than a car that isn’t sitting on all four tires? I’d say yes. Then again, that’s coming from the guy who left his wife’s first car up on jackstands for...

BangShift Project Files: Re-Working The Hood Of A Plymouth Arrow Properly

Ok, here’s a fun question for you: how much butchery did you perform during your early days messing with cars? We’re talking high-school level stuff here, so if you want to raise your...

The Challenger Revival, Part 7: Patching Up The Perforated Floor

Work continues on Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger project machine. While it’s been about a month since we’ve last heard from McCool’s garage, it’s also been the...

Satellite Launch, Part 7: Enjoying The Fruits Of All Of That Labor

I’m genuinely jealous of Kevin and Luke’s summertime adventure. I was getting field updates as they worked. I was sent videos and pictures as things were going on. And with each video...

The Challenger Revival, Part 6: Rust Removal, New Brakes And The Replacement Engine!

I’m growing to appreciate the methodology of Dylan McCool’s rebuild pattern for his vehicles: recover, assess, deconstruct, assess again, then pick a section and get to wrenching. So far...