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Category Archive: CAR FEATURES, DRIVETRAIN, Hack of the Week, MISC, SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

$3,500 Build: Can You Build A Chopped, Bagged, And Chassis Swapped 1954 Chevrolet For Just $3,500? Watch This!

When Casey said he was going to build an F100 Ford for $1,000 total, most folks thought he was crazy but he pulled it off. So after that project was done he wanted to get started on this 1954...

VW Tech: How To Pull The Body Off A VW Beetle And Then Bolt In A New Pan

VW Beetles are some of the coolest little cars every made, and are beloved by people all over the world. Besides being cool, cute, economical, and fun, they are also super simple and easy to work on...

Bolt An 8-Speed Transmission In Your Gen III HEMI Swapped E-Body!

Gen III HEMI Swaps are all the rage, and slamming one into your E-Body Mopar is a great power and performance improvement, but deciding which transmission to run and how to fit it in the car have...

An Electric Subaru Brat? Okay, This Is An Electric Vehicle Swap We Think Might Be Real Fun!

The idea of taking a gas or diesel-powered car and making it electric intrigues me. I think it would be a fun project and have been thinking about a few different fun cars to do the conversion on. Of...

Low Buck 1956 Chevy LS Swap Part 4: Easy Fuel System, Simple Brake Upgrades, Trans Cooler And First Fire Up!

This simple 1956 Chevrolet project is one we can relate to and we know you can too. There are always cool looking patina cars at shows that you see and think how much fun they must be to drive since...

Low Buck 1956 Chevy LS Swap Part 3: Final Fitment, Exhaust Manifold Mods, And Hooking Up All The Bits Before This Thing Is Ready To Start Up

When the Halfass Kustoms crew got a new project in the other day, a 1956 Chevrolet Sedan, with the stock 6-cylinder and three on the tree that was in for an LS swap and upgrades so it can be a family...

Low Buck ’56 Chevy LS Swap Part 2: Doing The Most With The Least And Still Ending Up With A Great Cruiser

When the Halfass Kustoms crew got a new project in the other day, a 1956 Chevrolet Sedan, with the stock 6-cylinder and three on the tree that was in for an LS swap and upgrades so it can be a family...

Edd China Show Us What Happened To The Cadillac’s That He And Mike Were Supposed To Race Across China And Europe!

On this episode of Edd China’s Workshop Diaries he keeps working on one of his favorite projects, the electric ice cream truck starts looking racier, but the big news is the Cadillacs. The...

Finnegan And Newbern Swap Out The Blown Up LS In The Rogers Jet Boat And Now It’s A Runner!

When you blow up an LS engine in a boat for one show, like Roadkill, then the logical thing to do is to take that boat and remove the broken LS so you can replace it with another one. Of course when...

Old School Tech Video: This Breakdown Of A Road Ranger Big Rig Transmission From The 60s Is Brilliant!

There are millions of awesome videos on the automotive end of the internet and we try to find cool ones to show you every day here at BangShift. This particular video is an honest gem of 1960s tech...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 7: More Work On The Electric Ice Cream Van , Plus Ask Edd!

In the latest episode of Edd China’s Workshop Diaries he keeps working on one of his favorite projects, the electric ice cream truck, or van as those weirdos over there call it. But...

Saving The Subie: Giving A Bug Eye Subaru WRX A New Lease On Life With A Budget JDM Engine Swap!

(Words and photos by Steve Baur) – Long before I had seen one on the road, I was driving them in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo and watching them race in the FIA World Rally Championship....

Building A Fabricated 9 inch Housing For A 6 Second 200 mph Hot Rod. Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevy Chassis Is Almost Done!

When you build a car that is capable of making thousands of horsepower, and then utilizing it to run the quarter mile in 6 seconds at over 200 mph, there are a lot of components and parts and pieces...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 5: More Work On The Range Rover, And The Electric Ice Cream Truck!

Edd is banging away at projects, and that means lots to see and hear about from his workshop. I feel British just writing workshop. Anyway, he’s got his buddy’s Range Rover in the shop...