Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, MOPAR, Project Cars, TRUCKS, XL Project Trucks

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing More Hackery And Making Some Improvements!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Let’s Fix Some Really Questionable Stuff!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Project Bottle Rocket: Gears And Gas For The Lightweight Coronet Drag Car Project!

Work never ceases at Uncle Tony’s Garage. There’s lots going on…whether it’s detailing the Nashville Rash that Tony’s daily-driver Swinger received, taking care of the...

Wasn’t Expecting That: Check Out This 3.6L Pentastar-Powered Dart Swinger!

Chrysler’s A-body lineup has a lot going for it: they’re still very affordable for builds, they’re relatively light, the aftermarket makes parts for them and plenty of models have...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: What The Heck Did We Get Ourselves Into?

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

Unglamorous And Necessary: Scraping Undercoating From The Bottle Rocket Coronet

The rust-adverse among us might be ever grateful that factory undercoating was hosed all over the underside of the car but if you are honest about being hard-core about racing, all you see is...

Introducing Project Power Laggin’: a 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon For Weekend Workhorse Duty!!

BangShift has a new project vehicle: Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside...

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...