Project 510: Random Snaps

The Datsun is now resting in it’s new home, and having easy access to it means it’s been hitting the road a bit more lately. Look forward to an update soon with some new mods.

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’95 Mustang OCD Machine

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There’s a twisted tale that goes along with the feature of this car. Dan, the owner, bought a Build Threads sticker pack when I was offering sketches with every order (NLA!). Once I found his car online to use as a reference for the sketch, I really liked what I saw and thought everyone else would, too. It was only after clicking through a few pages that I realised I had actually shared pictures of his oval-exhaust build technique on the Build Threads Discussion Group earlier in the year. Funny how things work. The journey of this thread begins with a car that’s already been deemed magazine-worthy, but that doesn’t stop Dan from continuing development on the ‘stang. The big-on-detail thread begins with an IRS swap and fitment of a pro-charger, then continues along with airride, oval exhaust with cutouts, sound system, interior, and much more. It’s far from over, so be sure to add it to your bookmarks and check up on the sharply photographed progress in the future.

Click here for more Mustang builds. The red paint and modification style also reminds me of this build.

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Project Honda City Turbo II – First Start!

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With the engine now bolted firmly in place, there’s only one thing left to do, start ‘er up and go for a spin! Well, actually, there’s a few things left to do, but you’ll just have to read all about it in the post below…

Previous posts:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Teardown
Part 3: Engine refresh
Part 4: Bringing the engine home

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What I’m Watching: Roadkill Corvette-Kart

I remember seeing the article about this cut-down C4 Corvette many years ago, so to see it re-born on the Roadkill show has made my day. To add speed, add lightness!

 

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.

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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!

http://buildthreads.bigcartel.com/product/the-lot

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