Social-media round-up v3

Catch up with the recent postings from the Build Threads social media feed…

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Source: Build-Threads.com

 

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Source: The Chronicles

 

1.5 Rarefab-L

Source: MotoIQ.com

 

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Source: Build-Threads.com

 

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Source: RA64Freddy

 

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Source: On The Limit Photography

 

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Source: The Selvedge Yard

 

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Source: High Performance Academy

 

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Source: Holographic Hammer

 

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Source: Khyzyl Saleem

 

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Source: Build-Threads.com

 

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Source: Pimp Palace Customs

 

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Source: Zen Garage

 

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Source: Street Machine Magazine

 

Build Update: Saab 96/9-3

I just received an email from Nicholas from Neo Brothers in the UK letting me know that their Saab 96/9-3 mash-up project is complete. I have since updated the original post with some new images and links to the build galleries. If you remember this build, now’s your chance to see it complete. If you haven’t, well then consider yourself lucky because you have a brand new build to devour!

CLICK HERE to head to the original posit.

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What I’m Watching: Hackaweek TV

Do you dis-like short, fluffy videos that are low on content and high on hype? Sick of slow motion panning shots of ran drizzling over glossy panels? Are you just crying out for highly technical videos that explain every tidbit of mechanical symphony? Well then let me introduce you to Hackaweek TV! While there are many projects going on in the Hackaweek stable – including robotics, carpentry and electronics – what I’m most interested in is the CB750 Cafe Racer build. Most of the videos (18 so far) are somewhere between 15 minutes and half an hour, so you’d be wise to grab a hot or cold drink (depending on where you are in the world) and get comfortable while you peruse the playlists.

Hackaweek.com

 

Makela Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4

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If you haven’t heard of Makela Auto Tuning before, allow me the honour of introducing you to the Finnish gods of auto restoration. They specialise in ex-Works rally and race cars, and like to document their work in galleries with hundreds (if not thousands!) of images. This isn’t the first time I’ve featured their work, you can read about a bunch of their projects by clicking here. Since it’s been a while between drinks, I thought I’d show you this fantastic restoration of a Ferrari 308 GTB rally car. Oh, there’s only 1764 images of the build. Yes, you read that right, over ONE THOUSAND images.

CLICK HERE for more Scandinavian builds.

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Social-media round-up v2

Catch up with the recent postings from the Build Threads social media feed…

Facebook | Twitter

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Source: Piper Motorsport (Click Here for build gallery on Facebook)

 

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Source: Fabrication Life

 

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Source: Unknown

 

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Source: Speedhunters

 

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Source: Matthew Griffiths

 

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Source: TF-Works

 

What I’m Watching: TTG Project Thunderbolt

If you’ve been following my What I’m Watching series since the beginning, you would have already seen me post about Tom’s Turbo Garage once before. Still, I thought I should inform you about his latest project, and one that I’m very excited about, Project Thunderbolt! Tom has bought himself a Mazdaspeed NB MX5/Miata and is planning to drop an LS3 V8 engine inside. New videos are due to be released every two weeks, and I just know it’ll be as detailed, humourous and of high quality as his other projects.

The world of Sakurama

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Since building my own garage, I’ve been hanging around The Garage Journal a lot more, which has made me re-discover some threads that I had breezed over back when I was a casual visitor. Amongst all the amazing (and huge!) garages on the forum, I became reacquainted with a great thread that showcased not only a garage, but the renovation of the whole architect-designed mid-century home attached to it. I made myself sit down and read it from start to finish, taking in all of the gorgeous photography (did I mention the owner is a photographer?), various materials, construction techniques and bespoke joinery. As the page count increased, I realised that apart from the renovation of the gorgeous home and garage, the thread is also peppered with links to Gregor’s other passion, restoring and modifying motorbikes. For this reason I decided to make this post a builder spotlight, where you’ll find links to all of the visually delightful projects at the bottom of the page.

Click here for more Builder Spotlights.

Check out Gregor’s personal website here.

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Project Ugly Horse

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Another Mustang?! Well, yes, but this one’s a little different. Actually, it’s a lot different, because there’s no bent-8 to be seen in the propulsion department. Project Ugly Horse is a build I’ve stumbled across more than once, and found myself re-visiting it enough times that I realised I should probably put it up on the site.  The project started off on AutoBlog and then continues over at Road & Track, but don’t worry, all the necessary links are at the bottom of the post. Not only is this an interesting project on a wrenching level, but I found the most enjoyable part to be the exceptional writing, it’s very entertaining.

Click here for more turbo builds.

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Social-media round-up v1

Since not everyone accesses the Facebook and Twitter pages, I thought I might start re-posting some of the content here periodically. Good idea? Bad idea?

10 GTSR-XL

Source: MotoIQ

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Source: NoriYaro

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Source: Khyzyl Saleem

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Source: Zen Garage

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Source: I Love Berg Cup

What I’m Watching: James Glickenhaus Garage

Car collector, Pinninfarina collaborator, and now manufacturer. James Glickenhaus is a man we can all aspire to be, someone who has made enough money to last a life time, and chooses to spend that money building and racing bespoke vehicles. This video gives us a great insight into his history, present, and future.