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

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Keeping At It With More Fixes And Repairs!

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...

The Challenger Revival, Part 25: Putting In The New Old Gauges And Dash Details!

The exterior is one thing, but I’m someone who loves the details of the interior. What can I say, my happy place is behind the wheel and there is nothing more infuriating than a fuel gauge that...

The Challenger Revival Part 24: MoParty And The First Drive

Looking back to the first images of this 1973 Dodge Challenger as it was found, would you have attempted to bring it back to life? Crusted in algae, sinking into the earth, bashed in the...

The Challenger Revival, Part 23: Engine In, Transmission In, And Electrical Going In!

Dylan McCool has a date with destiny in a couple weeks. That’s his self-imposed mark to have the 1973 Dodge Challenger project build/revival that he’s been working on running and driving,...

The Challenger Revival, Part 22: I Now (Attempt To) Pronounce You Car And Engine

Ah, finally…the engine is hanging from the hoist, dangling above the chasm of an engine bay, ready to be placed in for the final time. There’s a great deal of satisfaction in that moment....

The Challenger Revival, Part 21: Finishing Off The 5.7L Hemi Rebuild For The E-Body!

It’s getting closer and closer to being a running, driving car and just a little more work is needed before the engine that is destined for Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger is ready...

The Challenger Revival, Part 20: Engine And Transmission Work, Finally!

It’s about time. After watching Dylan McCool go through every last part of his 1973 Dodge Challenger revival project, we are finally to the meat and potatoes of what this car needs to...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing Even More Hackery And Installing Some Accessories!

Cover photo by Rob Hentschel 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...

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...