J-ROD ’67 Chevy Nova

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Every time I hear “Chevy Nova”, all I can think of is “I remember you used to drive that crappy blue Chevy Nova. What are you driving now?”…”Same crappy blue Chevy Nova”. Now, if you’re a bit younger than me, you might need to look that one up! The Nova in this feature is not blue, and DEFINITELY not crappy. What it is, is a high calibre pro-touring build that started out as a quick re-paint, but quickly snowballed into a full SEMA award winning build.

Thanks to Kelly for submitting. Click here for more Pro Touring builds.

P.S. Thank you to all those who replied to my question in the previous post, I was overwhelmed with the amount of response and pleased to know that the site-hosted builds are appreciated.

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What I’m Watching: Giant Killer 510

Yes, I’m biased towards Datsuns (and especially 510s), but what did you expect!? Build Threads Discussion Group member John recently posted up this video that was created about his F20C 510 build. It’s a great piece that gives you an insight into not only the build of the car, but the owner, too, which is always a nice touch. You can read more about the car in this in-depth article from the guys over at MotoIQ.

Click here for more engine conversions.

Mazzarini RT V6 – Custom Car Build

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I feel as though I’ve been moving away from the original intentions of this website, and that is linking you to interesting builds from around the world. What I mean by that is, I think the site-hosted builds like the Ferrari F40, Honda City Turbo II, EG Civic/S15 Silvia, and my own garage build have distracted me from posting those unique threads from various forums. Not that those builds aren’t interesting – and they’re a hell of a lot more work for me to set up – it’s just that this site was built on finding and sharing builds from external forums. So here we go, back into the swing of things with a completely custom built car from Sweden. The fiberglass body is influenced by 1970′s race cars like the GT40 and Lola, with a 3.2L Alfa Romeo V6 for motivation. Thanks to Håkan for submitting, this is his own build.

So what do you think, do you prefer being linked to builds on forums? Or do you enjoy reading builds that are completely hosted on this site? I’d love to hear your thoughts…

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Ferrari F40 LM Restoration Part 4

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Part 4 of the drool-enducing F40 LM restoration is here, and we are so, so close to seeing it that sweet twin turbo V8 being brought to life. I’m trying to update this thread more regularly than I used to, so hopefully I can get part 5 done in the not too distant future.

Click here for the build index to access all of the posts in the series so far.

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What I’m Watching: Honda, the otheR side.

This would have to be one of the best car advertisements I’ve seen. While my YouTube digestion usually revolves around DIYers, it’s nice to see what a powerhouse agency can do when given free reign and a chunk of manufacturer dollars. The main thing you need to know about this video, is that you should push the “R” key on-and-off throughout the ad, you’ll see why. Well done, Honda, well done indeed.

http://hondatheotherside.com/

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Buy a sticker pack, get a sketch!

* UPDATE 3-NOV-14: Deal is now closed, thanks for your orders everyone.

 

I’ve posted about this on the Facebook page, but then I realised that Facebook strangles the reach of my posts to about 10% of the 12,000+ of you that have liked the page. Thanks, jerks! So I thought I’d post about this little deal here. What started out as an accident has turned into something I’ve quite enjoyed, as I jokingly offered to sketch peoples cars if they order a sticker pack after doing one by my own accord. Well, I’m going to continue this offer for the next 5 people who order 1x “The Lot” sticker pack, so get ordering!

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EG Civic / S15 Silvia – Buttoning things up

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We’re already up to Part 5 of the Impossible Fabrications / Nulon EG Civic build. In this installment we start at the back of the car to see the rear suspension framework finalised, and an alloy fuel tank fabricated. Then we work our way along the tailshaft and custom transmission tunnel, before heading to the front of the car where the bay is resprayed and the engine re-fitted. It’s almost time for SR20DET  RWD Civic burnouts!

Click here for the Nulon Civic / S15 build index.

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What I’m Watching: Harry’s Garage

Huzzah! Another YouTube channel to add to your subscriptions has just popped up. This time it’s Harry Metcalfe, founder of EVO Magazine, getting in front of the camera to share his exotic automotive shenanigans with us mere mortals. Definitely one to subscribe to.

Project Honda City Turbo II – Bringing the engine home

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It’s been a while since the last Honda City Turbo II update, so I thought I’d back track a little bit and show you some of the smaller jobs that happened in between the engine refresh. I wanted the last post to concentrate on the bulk of the engine work, so I chose to emit some of the smaller jobs in order to help it flow better. Now it’s time to go back and catch up on that information, and then pick up where we left off with the engine…

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Teardown
Part 3: Engine refresh

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1976 International Scout Traveler

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Even though I’m not into off-roading myself, I really enjoy reading builds from this dirt-loving subculture. Reason being is that I get to see the same metal-working techniques being implemented for a different purpose, it’s just interesting to see the similarities and differences. High instead of low, mud instead of asphalt, dirt instead of shine, but at the end of the day we are all modifying our vehicles so we can enjoy them beyond the expectations the manufacturer had in mind for them. This particular build is a 1976 Scout Traveler, a vehicle made by International, and it’s being built to a very high standard for the purpose of long and remote hunting trips in the countryside.

Thanks to Jess for submitting. Click here for more off-road builds.

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