Archive for the ‘General Car Stuff’ Category

Driftworks ASCAR/AE86 update

I’ve just updated the original post I made about the Driftworks AE86 drift car. Click here to check it out.

Top 10 builds of 2013

Just like last year, I thought I’d round up the most viewed builds of 2013 and post them up in a list. Looking back and seeing what you and your fellow readers like the most is very interesting to me, and it’s a great reason for you to re-check some great builds from the year […]

Classic Japan 2013

Yesterday in Melbourne we were gifted with a gorgeous sunny day to mark the start of summer. It also happened to be the same day as Classic Japan, a casual car show catering for Japanese cars and motorbikes that are 25 years or older. No prizes, no trophies, no egos, just a congregation of the […]

New logo + Time Attack Lada

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally updated the Build Threads logo to a much more versatile format. Gone is the fluro green, in it’s place is a nice vintage green, which opens up the possibilities for printed merchandise, so stay tuned.   I also thought I’d dip my toes into the very-serious […]

New page: Exploded parts images

Have you seen the new page that I just created? Look, up there, at the top of the page, see it? It says “Exploded parts images”. I wasn’t sure what else to call it, but you know what I mean. Head to the page to check out cars and bikes disassembled and laid out neatly, […]

I’m working on something…

…something big. Sorry for the lack of updates, but it’s for good reason. I’m working on a huge post, where I’ll be featuring a full complete build. That means there’s no need for you to click a link to go to a build thread, it’ll all be on this site. What does that mean for […]

Datnats 2013

Just a few photos from the 2013 Nissan Datsun Nationals held at Phillip Island this past weekend. Sadly I couldn’t make the show and shine on Sunday, so I made my way down to the track-day on Saturday and snapped a few photos. Click on the images for a slightly larger version. Please link back […]

Top 10 builds of 2012

Everyone else seems to be doing it, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. I’ve never done a “top 10″ or “best of” list, but I like the idea of it, so I’ve just checked through my stats to find out which builds received the most amount of hits over the past 12 months… […]

Picnic at Hanging Rock 2012


The annual Picnic at Hanging Rock car show was held today at Mt Macedon, and as usual there was more cars and bikes in attendance than anyone could ever need in one place, it’s definitely the largest automotive event in our State, year after year. Our day started with a 5:30am wake-up, so I’m too […]

DIY/How-To: Wrinkle texture paint


Wrinkle finish, texture finish, wrinkle coat, hammer finish, crinkle finish, whatever you want to call it, it’s a fickle creature. Desired by many, but frustrating to get it right. Personally I’ve had very poor results with this stuff over the years, often finding myself disappointed when my newly painted part doesn’t even come close to […]