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Category Archive: Project Cars, TECH, TRUCKS, Videos

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...

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,...