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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars

BangShift Project Files: We Follow Up On A Hemi-Powered 1931 Plymouth!

One of the more dreamworthy garages in the BangShift Forums belongs to “Hemi Joel” Nystrum. This isn’t a shock…Joel put a Factory Appearing Stock Tire car into the 10-second...

The Joys Of The $600 Beater: Watch As This Big-Block Cordoba Gets A New Lease On Life!

There is a generational gap between accepted cars in mainstream gearhead terms. Between roughly 1974 and the late 1990s, there is a pretty large swath of cars that are ignored for one reason or...

BangShift Project Files: A 1955 Plymouth And A Vision…And A Thin Budget

1955 was a breakout year for the Chrysler Corporation. After living with the stodgy, upright shape that had been around since 1950 (and the reputation as a boring, milquetoast bit of kit to drive...

Rough Start: Does A Three-Pedal Plymouth Volaré Sound Like A Neat Parts Hauler?

Let’s be clear off of the bat: this not one of MY weird Mopar finds. How can you tell? It’s a Plymouth Volaré. Oddly enough, even though it’s the genesis for the Imperial and most...

Morning Symphony: Jeep SRT Running At WannaGoFast In Virginia

I’m starting to get amped up. Here in a couple of days, Angry Grandpa is going back to BFNY Performance for a bit of attention, then it will immediately head out to a track. It’s racing...

BangShift Project Files: The Project Tetanus 1966 Plymouth Fury Gets New (Non-Rusted) Sheetmetal!

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Fury, a project car that has, for better or worse, become a part of the family, has proven to be at times a royal bitch-kitty, has been undergoing major sheetmetal...

BangShift Project Files: Carving Up A Bondo Buggy In The Driveway

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury has been a love/hate kind of car. When the 383-powered Plymouth is running right and nothing is catching fire or falling off, life is good. The bad side is...

Morning Symphony: “Bloky”, The NASCAR-Powered Valiant, Performing Yet Another Ear-Splitting Show!

I don’t care how many times I see footage of this green Valiant Regal in action…I love it. I love the fact that it doesn’t have a massive, honkin’ blower sticking up out of...

Project Raven: We Assess The Health Of Our 400 Chrysler Big Block With The Help Of Knieriem Racing Engines

It’s been a little less than a year since our last substantial update involving Project Raven, our 1983 Imperial coupe, and we wish we could say we’ve been doing tons of work on the big...

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...

Unveiled: The 2016 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles! Which One Is Your Favorite?

It’s rare for a manufacturer to celebrate and thank the fans quite like Jeep does every year at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari,...

BangShift Project Files: This 1964 Chrysler Newport Is In The Works To Become A Tribute Push Car!

Finding a deal on an older car can still happen…you just have to have the right connections and a little luck. In the case of forum member “Cobra_4”, that luck led him to a...

BangShift Project Files: A $1,000 Jeep Comanche That Is On It’s Way To Becoming A Jurassic Park Utility Truck!

When Jurassic Park came out in 1993, it set a high standard for what a movie could be. Fans were treated to the sights of a dinosaur park near Costa Rica as Murphy’s Law kicked in, and...

Is It A New Model Or What? Chrysler Is Teasing An Upcoming “880”, But We Don’t Know What It Could Be…Do You Have Any Ideas?

FCA, and in particular Chrysler, is in a weird state right now. They have the 300 series, but won’t sell the SRT model here. They have the 200 series sedan, but that’s pretty vanilla for...