Category Archive: BangShift XL, CHEVY, Project Cars, TRUCKS, XL Project Trucks

Rescue Update: The “Wild Cherry” Chevy Van Has Come A Long Way In Half A Year!

Right at the tail end of 2017 we learned about a 1975 Chevrolet G10 van known as “Wild Cherry” that had lived one hell of a life. A true 1970s custom build, the Chevy had been built by...

Money No Object: This Lingenfelter-Modified 1999 Chevrolet Suburban Packs 9.9L Of Eff-You Power!

Nine-point-nine liters of engine, normally sourced for a marine application, plopped into the most typically 1990s Chevrolet Suburban you’ve ever seen in your life. You know how there are...

BangShift Project Files: We Check In On A 1966 Ford F-100 Packing A 427 Side-Oiler!

When we say we have all manner of builds in the BangShift forums, we mean it. From my low-buck junk to Hemi Joel’s seriously high-end Duesenberg straight-eight rebuild and everything in...

BangShift Project Files: A 1966 Ford F-250 That Is Being Blown Apart For A Fresh Build!

Working to the point where you can retire is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? You’ve squirreled away your hard-earned money, put in your dues and now you’ve got plenty of time to sit...

A Serious Rescue: The “Wild Cherry” Chevy Van From The Movie “Van Nuys Blvd.”

Van culture peaked in the late 1970s, fact. So did cruising, disco, and other questionable vices that to people of my age, represent the dark side of what my parents were up to before I was born. I...

Ending Summer On A High Note: Watch The “Sail” Mega Truck Head Into The Friendly Skies At Rednecks With Paychecks!

In what is quickly becoming an annual event, Scott Green and his mega truck GMC, “Sail”, invaded the Rednecks With Paychecks Fall Mud Crawl and proceeded to give everyone at the show one...

Morning Symphony: Jeep SRT Running At WannaGoFast In Virginia

I’m starting to get amped up. Here in a couple of days, Angry Grandpa is going back to BFNY Performance for a bit of attention, then it will immediately head out to a track. It’s racing...

BangShift Project Thread: Wrenching On Old Military Jeeps For A Museum Is A Pretty Sweet Deal!

Our buddy Walt Dumont has a pretty neat deal on his hands that honestly, we just might be a little bit jealous over. He’s getting to play with military trucks. “Big deal”, you...

BangShift Project Files: A 351 Cleveland-Powered Toyota Land Cruiser From Australia!

We are pretty open about our fascination with the gearhead world in Australia, mainly because there are a lot of parallels with what goes on here in the States. We share the same taste for vehicles,...

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...

BangShift Project Files: Meet The Man Who Can’t Stop Frame-Swapping!

An automobile project doesn’t get much more involved than a frame swap, does it? Undoing that marriage of chassis and body that was made at the factory takes commitment, a near encyclopedic...

BangShift Project Files: This 1955 Chevy Truck Project Is Kind Of Like IKEA Furniture: Bring It Home And Start Assembly!

If you’ve hung around BangShift for any amount of time, you’ll recognize the name Charles Wickam. He’s one of our photo contributors, he’s a great friend, and if the night air...

Project Update: The Turbo Hemi-Swapped 1983 Jeep Cherokee Is Alive And Moving!

Last April, we stumbled upon one of the most bizarrely awesome projects we had ever heard of: Greg Huizenga’s 1983 Jeep Cherokee. In short, this is going to be one of the most radical...

BangShift Project Files Update: Checking In On A Toyota FJ40 That Has Been Given A Second Lease On Life!

If you go into the woods of Western Washington, there is no telling what you may find. There’s just about everything you can think of hidden among the blackberry vines and salal thickets and...