Archive for the ‘Build Threads’ Category

AWD Ford Fiesta Cosworth

JWRC Fiesta

It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these completely bonkers builds. You know the type; pedestrian fwd hatch, completely gutted, filled with a skeleton of tubing, a north/south facing engine conversion, race-quality suspension and a change of driveline orientation? Yeah, one of those! While I could make up some story about how this […]

LSx powered E36 BMW

LSxM3

Ahh, the humble LSx swap. Some people might think that LS-swaps are overdone, played out, or whatever your buzzword of choice is. But I guess if you provide a range of compact, affordable, reliable, and easy to tune engines, people are going to use them! Personally, I’m all for them, they look great and appear […]

Mercedes V8 Unimog

UniMog

Anyone else wondering what a Unimog is? If you are, like I was, I’ll do the Wiki-ing for you… The name Unimog is pronounced [ˈuːnɪmɔk] in German and is an acronym for the German“UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for machine or device. The more you know, hey? This Mercedes Unimog (we can pretend we […]

NA MX5 nut-and-bolt OCD rebuild

OCD-MX5

Imagine for a second that you just bought a car, but that car was located 1800 miles away, meaning you had to travel that distance to collect the car, and then drive it all the way back home. Now, keep your imagination going, and ponder how you’d feel if that same car got stolen from […]

VR HSV Senator LSX454

VR-HSV

I always love when an Australian car shows up in my inbox, I have a soft spot for our local product (even though our industry has all but shut down), and I even owned a Commodore some years ago. This particular piece of Aussie machinery is a VR Holden Commodore of the HSV variety, HSV […]

Diesel GC8 Subaru WRX

Diesel22B

Talk about thinking outside the square. If you bought yourself a dead-stock GC8 Subaru Impreza to attack Pikes Peak, what engine choice would you go for? A single turbo EJ20 as found in the WRX? Or maybe the twin turbo version from a JDM Legacy? Perhaps you’d be more inclined to go for the bigger […]

Austin Mini GT-Four [video build]

Binky

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 […]

Jet-powered land-speed motorbike

JetBike

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, when I think I can’t possibly be surprised at what pops up in my inbox, along comes Anders with his gas-turbined powered motorbike. When I actually figured out what I was looking at, all I could do is sit back and laugh in amazement. I consider myself […]

Scratch-built Mid-engined sports car

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Build, built, building. “I built my car”, “check out my build“, “have you seen this guy’s build?”. Has the word lost it’s meaning? I hear these sentences getting thrown around a lot, maybe too much, it seems to be the go-to word instead of saying you’ve “modified” a car. While I’m not prepared to sit […]

W12 powered VW Fridolin

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What is this I don’t even? Apparently the VW Fridolin was designed as a postal service car, something I never knew (thank you Wikipedia). Somehow I think this particular one’s mail hauling days are over, especially considering it’s W12 (yes, W-freaking-twelve!) power-plant and Touareg rear end. Thanks to Henning for submitting. Click here for more VW […]