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Category Archive: OTHER, Project Cars

Crazy Taxi: An Update On The Turbo 4200-Swapped Checker Marathon

The guys behind Fuel Injection Sucks have been dormant for a few weeks, and not for the reason you would expect. Yeah, being in the Northeast during the pandemic isn’t ideal, for sure, but the...

BangShift Project Files: Chevron Classic – Building A Lotus 7 Kit Car For The Kid To Drive

In 1957, Colin Chapman’s ultimate form of his “simplify and add lightness” program, the Seven, started production. It worked in many different levels. It was fuel-efficient, capable...

Pre-Blown: Street Machine’s “Project Supermang” Berlina Gets It’s Baseline Run

I’ve been waiting for Scotty’s latest project to hit YouTube. The car is a Holden Berlina of the VN generation, which, at best, is the Australian form of the Buick Regal…the W-body...

A Brit Abroad: Rescuing A 1976 Triumph TR7 Out Of It’s 34-Year Parking Spot

Kevin and I talk quite a bit about the cars of Iowa. Namely, that most of what he runs into in his search for video content leads him to pickup trucks with flappy bedsides, Chrysler products that are...

The Family Ferrari: This 1987 Lancia Thema 8.32 Is A Sports Sedan With Ferrari V8 Power!

Picture this: it’s 1987, you’re a person of means, you’re car shopping, and you have a serious hankerin’ for something Italian. While your heart says Ferrari 308 GTS, the...

Antique Awesomeness: This 1920 Ahrens-Fox Fire Truck Is Super Cool And Super Rare!

A few years ago, BangShift made a field trip to the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham MA, which houses a myriad of antique fire-fighting apparatus, ranging from early human powered pumps to trucks...

BangShift Project Files: Make It Quick, Make It Safe…Follow Along As This 1990 Volvo Gets V8 Swapped!

Deep within the BangShift Forums you will find all manner of vehicles that readers are building. Land-speed racers, drag monsters, road course warriors, in-depth and highly detailed work and the...

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...