Project Binky – Austin Mini GT-Four [video build]

The folks at Bad Obsession Motorsport must have a bad obsession with building bonkers cars, because they’re putting together quite the ball-tearing package. They’re taking a Mini (or what’s left of it) and stuffing it full of running gear from a Toyota Celica GT-Four. Yes, that’s a 4 cylinder turbo with all wheel drive. What’s better is that they’re documenting it all on video, with some token British dry humour (my favourite kind). Watching the guys cut, linish, fold, and weld hand-make bracketry and structural sections is making me want to get out into the garage more than ever. “Project Binky” will be one serious little Mini once completed.

I’ll be sure to update this post and let you know via the Facebook page when more videos are released.

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27 Responses to “Project Binky – Austin Mini GT-Four [video build]”

  1. Josh says:

    This is awesome. Thanks!!

  2. Thanks very much for this! We’re delighted that you’re enjoying it. Episode 4 is just a few weeks away.

    Bad Obsession Motorsport

  3. Joe says:

    Cracking Vids. Really enjoyable to watch and with some kick arse Fab Work.
    Keep them coming please?

  4. dennis says:

    Enjoying the videos so much can’t wait to see the rest. These guys have really serious fab skills and still make it look so easy.

  5. Steve says:

    awesome! much better than just pics and great to see how you figure it out and do all the fabrication, looking forward to the next instalment!

  6. dan says:

    Love the vids and sense of humour 🙂
    Looking forward to ep 4.
    Cheers guys

  7. Stephen says:

    Well done guys what a fantastic bit of work in putting this together. Thanks for sharing, very informative and funny keep up the great work and all the best.

  8. calo says:

    amazing job,and the tools you made are just mindblowing.well done

  9. calo says:

    by curiosity ,how many weeks or man hours did it take so far in the buid!!!!!

  10. “by curiosity ,how many weeks or man hours did it take so far in the buid!!!!!”

    Well Calo, we’re closing on 600 hours so far. This does not include any of the video editing and production time, of which there is a lot…. 🙂

  11. Nick Jennings says:

    Fantastic. I will be back to check on progress regularly. I love the tools created to make life easy, genius. Off to send the link to my brother now so he can bore his misses

  12. Saul Leininger says:

    Seriously amazing videos. Any plans for long term show or recurring video series? I would pay for full build videos this well done.

  13. Hi Saul, thanks for your kind comment. We’ll finish this project first, before looking ahead to the next one!

  14. Eric says:

    Seeing a build from start to finish with so much detail is such a delightful thing. Seeing it done with steps and tips gives me that motivation to make my ideas into reality. Thank You! Cant wait for episode 5!

  15. Martin says:

    Enspiring work guys! All you need now is a TIG welder 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the finished product, the best part is you haven’t used any complicated tooling to achieve the parts required.


  16. calo says:

    so?????? where’s video nº 5 ?????????? seriously I come to this site everyday waiting to find the last video to see where all the madness will end!!!!! top work!!!!!

  17. calo says:

    Brilliant as allways!!!!!Now that i’ve seen episode 5 will it take long for episode 6???? Another months of agony and ansiety…..
    Great job!!!!!

  18. Neil Cawley says:

    Very entertaining video. The most interesting to me is the rotisserie. I am going to build a sports racer and that would be perfect for jigging the chassis. Where did you get it?



  19. Garry says:

    Where is episode 7 :,-( can’t wait any longer

  20. Neil, we didn’t get it from anywhere, we built it from scratch.

  21. Neil Cawley says:

    Nice job. I will have to do the same.

  22. Salaamodien Moos says:

    When is episode 8 coming.

  23. […] a prior 7 tools of a series, that we found around a ever time-sucking and glorious Build Threads, you’ll see a Mini nude and cut into parts, heavily re-fitted with new piece metal, and, […]

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  25. Joacim Perez says:

    Hello Nik and Richard

    I like your work, only one question, or 2, the mini has been in an accident you have said, that needed repairing by sweating, bad language etc. have you recorded that? Other thing how can it be posible to have something left from smashed mini? Do not be scared of my spelling, I am not English.
    If you have that recorded, will you put it on youtube?

    Saludos Amigos

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