Category Archive: 1320 Spotlight, Apex Spotlight, CHEVY, DRIVETRAIN, Project Cars, Tech Stories, TRUCKS, XL Drivetrain Tech, XL Project Trucks, XL Spotlight

Project Hay Hauler: We Install The New Engine, A New McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, And Prep For Rocky Mountain Race Week.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have been following along on my build of 1967 GMC pickup we call Project Hay Hauler, you will have seen I took a 383 I  had collecting dust in the corner...

Brakes For The Booger: Getting The Flooded F-150 Mobile

If you watch Ford ads of today, all they seem to tout is how the vehicle will do just about every ounce of driving for you. Scared of parking in a city? The Explorer will let you know when it has...

Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Mind: Going Underneath Vice Grip Garage’s Big-Build Crew-Cab Square-Body

And here you were, thinking that Derek only played around with swamped Cadillacs, rusty Chevelles and a Monza Town Coupe so far gone that it was a miracle the car’s first noise wasn’t...

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...

Project Hay Hauler Update: We Raced It, Broke It, Fixed It, Lowered It, And Yet We Still Can’t Leave It Alone!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) It’s been over a year since​ I last updated you on the progress of my ’67 GMC pickup. ​I do have to apologize for my lack of updates. A lot has...

BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

The first project car is always something special. I went through a couple of false starts before I got to rip into my 1979 Caprice coupe early in my high-school years and I couldn’t have been...

BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing More Hackery And Making Some Improvements!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

The Escargot: Taking A Big, Yellow Truck And Making It A Dream Car Hauler-Slash-RV

Between Chad’s obsession with strange and unique recreational vehicles and my desire for a “mobile command unit” that would function as a mobile hot spot, camera perch and bed on...

Rotary Kei Truck Project: Work Continues On The Suzuki Carry Build!

If you’ve ever seen a kei truck in person, you are probably like me in one sense: you looked at it and wondered how fast it truly is. These tiny trucks are a staple in Japan where they fit...

The Cheap Racing LUV Made It To The Zip-Tie Drags! Here’s The Final Chapter In The Little Truck’s Mission!

After following the build of Broke Bastard Garage’s Chevrolet LUV, we’ve been waiting with baited breath to see how the truck handled the Zip-Tie Drags and the $3K Hooptie Challenge in...

Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!

Dude. I understand that dropping a small block into a Chevrolet LUV isn’t as straightforward as dumping the same small-block into a Camaro and hitting it with enough nitrous to stun an African...

Cheap Racing LUV: The Full Teardown Required For The V8 Swap

What do you need to do to build a $3,000 race car? Well, that’s up to you. You can spend $2500 on nitrous for a very questionable four-wheeled gadget and hope that you make a few...

GM Truck Cluster Repair! We Give The Gauges Of A 2006 Silverado SS A Work-Over!

The text from my wife didn’t fill me with hope. “My oil pressure is bouncing from zero to 40 and it started dinging, so I’m coming back to swap vehicles.” Fantastic…not...

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...