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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, FORD

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: We Introduce Our Daily-Driver Build 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia

What better way to kick off the new year than by bringing a new project car on board? Well…let’s be honest, it’s not exactly a “new” project car. If you’ve been...

Top 11: The Strangest Special Editions We Could Find – The Lengths That Manufacturers Will Go To Sell Cars Are Pretty Long

Special editions are, in my eyes anyways, just a way to peddle more iron out of the door by giving off the illusion that you are holding on to something truly special once you have the keys in hand....

MORE: AMC, FORD, MOPAR, Top 11

Is This 1983 Jeep J-10 The Pickup Of Your Dreams, Or Is The Price A Nightmare?

It’s almost a shame that Jeep J-trucks don’t get as much love as they do. With possible exception of the Kaiser M-715 military rig or people who love watching the movie¬†Twister over and...

Bangshift Project Files Update: If You Hurry, You Can Own This Ford Truck/Crown Vic Combination!

We’ve looked at Nathan Kershaw’s 1969 Ford F-250 frame swap build before. It’s a neat premise: everything that makes a Crown Vic go, stop and in general be a great sedan, stuffed...

This 1984 AMC Eagle Deserves To Be Built Into An Off-Roading Badass – It’s Fought A Bear, How Much More Do You Want?

It proceeded the sport-utility vehicle, crossover, and the soft-roader by decades. It was rolling proof that American Motors could take a shoestring budget and stretch it to the ultimate, yet still...

MORE: AMC, eBay Find

Watching This 1980 AMC Eagle Play In The Snow Is The BangShift Way Of Reminding You Winter Is Almost Here!

It’s official: any vestige of summer is long gone. The leaves are coming down like rain around BangShift Mid-West, the weather has taken a turn for the cooler, the sunset can be seen at a...

MORE: AMC, MISC, Videos

Project Angry Grandpa: The Final Race At ATCO – Did Grandpa Redeem Himself?

Let’s not sugarcoat how things were after the last Angry Grandpa update: after parts-bombing our Chrysler 300C with a healthy amount of go-fast goodies, the first trip out to the track proved...

SEMA 2016: Checking Out The New Products At Ford Performance!

Earlier this week we showed you what the Bowtie Brigade has been up to, and if you think that Ford is going to rest on their laurels, you are sorely mistaken. Ford has been on a big performance push...

Project Angry Grandpa: Our First Test With The New Setup At Beech Bend – How Close Are We To The 12-Second Goal?

You are damn skippy that I was going to take the new and improved Chrysler out to Beech Bend the first chance I got! After thrashing earlier in the week to give old Gramps a bit more get-up-and-go,...

Project Angry Grandpa: The BFNY Performance Two-Day Thrash

The deed is done. After 124,400 miles of faithful service in mostly stock form, Angry Grandpa, our in-house 2006 Chrysler 300C project car, has finally moved on to a higher level. I wasn’t...

Project Angry Grandpa: Throwing This, That And The Kitchen Sink At It, Too – We’re Going To Get A Timeslip Out Of The Chrysler, And Here’s How!

In April of this year, we made the call that come hell or high water, Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C, was going to do one simple trick: run a 13.99 or better and trap over 100 miles...

Cute-utes, Meet Your Monster: This 1977 Jeep Cherokee Chief Is Excellent!

Cute-utility vehicles (I’m sorry, I mean “crossovers”) are a plague on the roadways of America. It is a vehicle composed completely of compromise: I want utility, but I want...

Question Of The Day: Do You Believe That There Will Be An Entire Generation Of Cars That Will Never Become “Collectable”?

Behold, the 1986 American Motors Eagle wagon. The run-down is pretty typical for a late-build Eagle: 4.2L inline-six, automatic transmission, just about every possible option that AMC could hurl at...

Question Of The Day: How Would You Build This Dirt-Cheap Mercury Mountaineer?

Hot rodding is all about taking what is old and unloved, the throwaways of the automotive world, and turning them into something that is awesome, performs better than even the factory could have...