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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, Pumpkin Mustang, RS Fox Mustang

Rough Start Fox Mustang: Engine Progress, Detail Work And Bonus Pumpkin Work Too!

We’ve been saying it ever since the whole stay home, stay safe mindset came into being: if you’re gonna be stuck at home, there’s a garage and probably a project car that needs...

The Challenger Revival, Part 13: Removing Glass And Restoring The Dash

The next part of the revival of Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger involves the interior. This car sat longer than I’ve been alive, so a full check-out is certainly part of the program,...

Morning Symphony: Project Angry Grandpa Awakens From A Restful Period

If I’m going to be stuck at home and I’m not allowed to play Grand Theft Auto the whole time, then I’m going to put the shop to good use. And I have…the 302 meant for the...

Stupid Gearhead Storytime: Doing The Most With The Least At The Junkyard!

With all the “social distancing” and “stay-at-homing” going on right now, some of us have been fortunate enough to have been given a time out from the typical daily rat race....

The CNC Plasma Cut Plate Steel Motorcycle Is Coming Along! This Is One Fun Project.

The plate steel motorcycle frame is welded up and rolling on its own two wheels! This thing is definitely going to turn some heads with the unique shape and fabrication. We love it, and only wish...

The LeManster, Part Two: Going From A Flooded Hulk To A Real Car!

When Kevin told me that he was actually committed to bringing the well-flooded Pontiac LeMans back to life, I’ll admit that I was skeptical. This car has been sitting next to a creek that liked...

The Barra/Granada Swap: A Quick Update About The Progress On This Malaise Restomod

Just because the engine dropped into place like it was designed to be there doesn’t mean that a green-top Ford Barra Six is going to settle into the engine bay of a 1970s Ford Granada easily,...

Building The Widelux: How To Widen And Stretch A 1978 Toyota Before Force-Feeding It A Powerstroke!

One of the most arresting vehicles that rolled into the first Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest last year was “Fat Erik” Stacey’s 1978 Toyota Hilux. It took a split-second before my...

Rough Start Fox Body Quick Update: A Follow-Up On The Small-Block’s Internals

This isn’t so much another part of the Rough Start Fox Body Mustang’s build as it is a follow-up. Since the best case of action for anybody is to keep their backsides at home and away...

Introducing Project Phantom: Happiness Is Two Bad Ass Mustangs In The Garage. This Couple Has Got The Horsepower Fever Bad

When Joe Grippo, one of awesome freelance picture takers around here, shows up at the race track with his wheelstanding 1969 Mustang it is always a riot to watch. This is one dialed small tire care...

Rough Start Fox Body, Part 4: Tearing Into The 302 Earmarked For The Red Mustang

The time came. The sun was finally shining, the ground was drying up, and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than to tear apart the 302 that has been sitting patiently in my...

BangShift Project Files: 1940 Ford Sedan – Metalwork Before Paint!

While it’s not the way we ever intended to receive it, if there is any spin to this whole COVID-19 mess, it’s that suddenly, you might have found yourself with a bit of spare time on your...

The Barra/Granada Project, Part 3: Feeding The Granada’s Newfound Appetite

At no point does feeding a green-top Ford Barra with the basic setup out of a Ford Granada seem like a good idea. The Granada is about as far from anything with a Barra as you can get while you still...

The Challenger Revival, Part 12: Fuel System And Replacing The Battering Ram Bumpers

When the Bradford Pear trees bloom, it means two things. One, it means that anyone with even the slightest plant allergy is going to be a walking snot well for the next month until the temperatures...