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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars, TECH, Videos

Starting From Scratch: The Burned Hellcat, Stripped, Sandblasted and Primed

D.I.Y. Gang’s 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat rebuild project has been an interesting thing to watch. If you are unfamiliar with this car, it’s a Copart find that had been involved in a...

Stick To The Resolution To Lose The Weight! More Weight Reduction For The Bottle Rocket Coronet!

80% of New Year’s resolutions are worth little more than hot air by the beginning of February. What, did the cheap candy for Valentine’s Day cause you to bail on the diet? You were the...

New Year, New Curb Weight: Removing Excess Fat From A 1972 Coronet

Tony DeFeo has no issue with adding power to anything. Trust us on that…the man has been involved with some of the most wicked machines to hit the strip. But his current kink isn’t about...

Round Three With Street Machine’s Dodge Phoenix Project: It Runs And Moves. But Does It Get Street-Legal?

If you went through the painstaking task of grinding down a bag full of trim clip pins just so they fit onto the chrome trim of a 1963 Dodge, chances are good that you would have not only perfected...

An SRT-4 Powered MG Midget? Yeah, We’re About That! Check Out The Work Needed To Make This Happen!

I’m often curious about the true appeal of British roadsters. Yeah, they’re cute and all, but two-digit horsepower ratings on spindly little tires does not equate a fun time in my eyes....

From Death To Demonic: This Chrysler 300C Went From An Insurance Total To A Six-Speed Ripper!

A couple of days ago I found video of a ProCharged Chrysler 300C with a manual trans swap that had been built to race in Australia. The words “manual swap” attached to “Chrysler...

BangShift Project Files: The Altered Wheelbase 1965 Plymouth Barracuda “Almost Funny Car”

The rear wheels were moved forward eight inches. The front wheels were moved six inches forward in the fender, and the fenders themselves were extended fifteen inches. That is a real-deal Hemi...

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...