1994 Ford Taurus: 3 Wheeler (Craigslist)

This kind of weight reduction is bound to give even the most progressive of ecomodders a full on rager.  With 140 hp or so and a pretty bulletproof engine this three wheeled freakshow will most certainly keep you entertained for a while, at least until the transmission pops. Continue reading

1982 Mercury Cougar GS Wagon

Somehow I’ve stumbled across another one year only wagon, this is the 1982 Mercury Cougar wagon.  It’s the sister car to the 1982 Granada wagon that I found a while back.  I spotted this guy down near the Mexican border and the Granada out in California, I’ve never seen one around Phoenix.  There’s always something special about seeing an older boring car out on the road for normal use.

Good Lightning

Tomorrow, it’s companion, the Bad Lightning, will be posted. For today at least, you get to view a beautiful example of Ford’s second-generation sport truck whose only automotive crime is a set of vinyl stripes that are a tad Chevy-esque in their design. Easy enough to remove though.

Take a look at the little details: The stock sportside non-lightning tail lamps, the tasteful wheels and the handsome stance. This truck is a great example of subtle modifications that don’t take away from the original design.

Big Hat, No Cattle: Riced Out Ford Taurus

I have heard that in Texas, the expression “big hat, no cattle” refers to someone who looks important but has suspect credentials. They might talk big but fail to come through or produce results that are in line with their appearance. This person might also be called a show-off, a braggart, or a fraud.

I would say that “big hat, no cattle” definitely applies to this Ford Taurus – especially since Taurus is the Latin word for “bull.” With its body kit and its dual exhaust cutouts, it might be appear to be a pretty fast car. Sadly, I have to call it out for not having any “go” to back up the “show.”

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1990 Ford Bronco Too (Craigslist)

Stay tuned, we are going to be incorporating odd Craigslist finds into our normal flow of posts. I spotted this odd truck while browsing the cheapos.

That super short wheelbase must make for an interesting time and for only $850 it seems like there is fun to be had, I’ll bet it spins em pretty good. Continue reading

Scratch-built Ford C-cab

I’ve been following this project for quite some time over at a forum I frequent called Hotrodders.com. Just recently the creator of this machine, Randy, fired up it’s big block Chevy engine for the first time. If you like to spend hours going through an entire build thread, this one is worth your time. The video below goes through it’s creation in a picture slideshow step by step if that’s more your style. Do not miss this!