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The Engineered 1UZ V8 Datsun 620

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you would have seen me post about Mike at least a few times. Mike is the owner of the 1UZ Supra (along with the world’s most insane welding cart) that I featured back in 2013, a car that belongs to what I call the best build thread […]

Mini Clubman Estate / Mazda MX5

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Mini Estates must be destined for greatness, I’ve featured two previously (here and here) and they’re all just a little bit nuts. This one is no different, with rusted out shell as a starting point, and a not-so rusted MX5 brought into the mix, the two were combined in yet another fantastic Miata-based chassis-swap. Thanks […]

A Fabricator’s Project – Audi A4

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Let me start out by saying this build is not yet complete, but the quality levels are through the roof, and as usual you can expect updates to be posted when it’s further along. For now, though, I’ll think you’ll be as gobsmacked as I was when I first saw the 3D scanning, CAD work, […]

Elvis’ BMW 507

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Yep, that’s right, a BMW owned by the King himself! After starring in an exhibition, the lucky roadster finds itself at the hands of the team at BMW Classic, where it receives a full factory-fresh restoration documented with stunning photography. This has some similarities to the Official Porsche Restoration that I featured way back in […]

BJORNAGN – Volvo P1800 / Mazda MX5

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If there’s one type of build that gets the most attention on Build-Threads.com, it’s gotta be the chassis swap. Taking the shell of one car and pairing it with the floorpan and running gear from another really gets peoples imaginations going, gives us all the feeling that anything our minds conjure up is possible. This […]

Zakspeed MkII Escort AWD

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I’ve featured a few Escorts over the years, along with one other Zakspeed inspired MKII, but none of them were converted to AWD! The car uses a Ford Sierra front and rear clip welded onto the Escort’s center section to allow the AWD drivetrain to bolt up. The thread takes a retrospective view of the […]

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 5

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Now we’re up to Part 5, the fabrication is nearing completion and we’re starting to see some fresh colour being laid down. Previous instalments: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 4

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Part 4 is here! In this update we see the cooling system take shape, along with intercooler piping and some interior upgrades. Previous instalments: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 3

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In the third instalment of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications XR6 Turbo Ute, we see the front end converted to a tube frame setup, and a special one-off exhaust fabricated all the way from manifold to side-pipe. Previous posts: Part 1 – Part 2

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute – Part 2

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In Part 2 of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications XR6 Turbo ute, we see the car rolling around on it’s new 300ZX rear end, allowing it to have it’s intricate roll cage fabricated. Click here for Part 1.