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Category Archive: eBay Find, OTHER

Money No Object: 1993 TVR Chimaera 400 – That Other Gran Turismo-Based Dream Machine

The 1997 Playstation racing game Gran Turismo is often credited with the explosion of knowledge and desire for Japanese Domestic Market vehicles in the United States. It’s true…the...

Project Hell: This $1000 Datsun 280Z Shows That You Get What You Paid For

In the list of cars I’ve dealt with so far in life, a disproportionate amount of vehicles fall under the $1,000 and under class. At least fifteen of them, to be honest. And out of those...

The SRT-4 Powered MG Midget: Suspension Design And Engine Mockup

We’ve been following a couple of deep-work builds, like the Mongrel and Project Binky. We love that people are using YouTube to kind of document their work…you might not see every single...

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....

BangShift Project Files: Build Your Own Trailer! Check Out A From-Scratch Build Here!

We have ambitious folk in the BangShift forums. Most of them are spinning wrenches on their own cars and trucks, but rather often we see a project that falls under “ambitious”, be it a...

Cool Runnin Camaros Stage GM F-Body Party – Epic Camaros & Firebirds!

Nearly one hundred F-body Camaro’s and Firebirds from every GM Factory Generation showed up for a classic car show, held at Selman Chevrolet in Orange, California over the weekend, staged by the...

Project Teaser: LSX Ferrari – This 1997 550 Maranello Is Currently Under The Knife For Reliability’s Sake!

It isn’t everyday that I get worked up over a Ferrari. I’ll be honest: if I know that a 288 GTO is somewhere nearby, I’ll drop everything and go seek it out. A 288 GTO is in my top...

BangShift Project Files: Project Ares, A Cheap-Build Craigslist BMW Project That’s About To Get Blown

Buried in the BangShift Project forum is the $5,000 Challenge file. The goal is simple: five grand total to go from nothing to hot rod. Anything goes, and who knows…at some point you might...

Back And Badder Than Ever: TVR Has Returned With The Griffith, And It’s Cosworth-Tuned Coyote

TVR hasn’t had a good history in the last decade or so. In the 1990s under Peter Wheeler’s ownership, TVR had become famous for absolutely mental low-production vehicles that screamed and...

Embrace The Strange: This 1992 Saturn Lowrider Is Creativity Done Well

I’m pretty sure that after this one, you will be ready for me to go back to mid-1970s Mopars. A Saturn on BangShift? “What the hell is wrong with McTaggart now?”…I can already...

MORE: OTHER, Videos

BangShift Project Files: 1,000+ Horsepower Out Of A 355ci Small-Block Chevy In A First-Gen Mazda RX-7?

If you already have a twitching eye over the fact that this particular 1985 Mazda RX-7 isn’t powered by a Wankel rotary engine, calm down. Just because it has a V8 swap doesn’t mean that...

The 1941 Tatra T87, A Car Way Ahead Of It’s Time – Rear-Engined, Air Cooled V8 And Aerodynamic!

If you get a chance to go to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, you will find that among the numerous interesting cars that fill the building are a collection of Tatra...

Ebay Find: A VW Westfalia Camper With A Small-Block Chevy Powering It – It’s Even California Legal!

I’ve picked on Brian and his big truck fetish for a bit, but I’ve never really found any ammunition for Chad’s desire for an RV. Every time I’ve looked at an RV online, it was...

BangShift Project Files: Jamming A 5.0 Into A Well-Used BMW

The forums of BangShift are made up of all kinds of enthusiasts. We really do try to cover it all, and we go out of our way to find some of the more strange combinations that exist. Some of them are...