What I’m Watching: The Fabricator channel

It’s like someone went and made a channel specifically for us! So far the series has videos detailing how to make a time attack roll cage and a tube frame front end, amongst other various fabrication topics. The complete Part 1 instalment of the tube frame front end video looks to be a paid video, but at over 2 hours long and less than a couple of bucks it sure does appear to be great value for money.

Check out the channel HERE.

Pro Pontiac Pro-Touring Firebird

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This build has been sitting in my drafts folder for two years, TWO WHOLE YEARS! I’m always fighting with myself over posting builds before they’re complete, but this one is just too good to sit on, so I figured it was finally time (plus I like posting follow-ups on popular builds as they evolve). This pro-touring Pontiac Firebird resides in Sweden, and is being transformed with great attention to detail and craftsmanship during a love affair spanning 16 years. There’s plenty of fabrication and CAD design to keep you more than entertained, from big suspension components to the smallest detailed bracketry, and the photos are all top notch. Apart from the build thread you can also follow this extremely thorough project on it’s dedicated Facebook page, which you’ll find at the bottom of the post.

Click here for more Pro Touring builds. Click here for more Scandinavian builds.

Don’t forget, Build-Threads.com is now on Instagram. Buy Build Threads stickers here.

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Honda N600 – VFR800 swap!

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This build came to my attention via it’s eBay auction, of all places. A friend linked it to me and within the description was a build thread link. Now who of us here would be stupid enough to NOT click that link? What I found was an obscure little 70′s Honda whose body shape I was not familiar with. Reading a little further into it, I was delighted to see fabricated parts, various body modifications, a motorbike engine conversion and a narrowed Mazda Miata/MX5 rear end to top it off (there’s also a funky transmission setup that goes way over my head, so I’ll let you read about it yourself). It’s been a while since I’ve featured something bike powered, and this just might be the best one yet.

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Build Threads is now on Instagram!

If you prefer your social media handed to you one image at a time, you’re in luck! Build-Threads.com is now on Instagram. You can find me at @buildthreads

https://www.instagram.com/buildthreads/

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New stickers!

It’s been a while since I’ve had any new sticker designs hit the store, so after a long hiatus here they finally are…

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The catch? I’m not happy with the colours, the black text has come out a bit light, like a dark grey, so I’m selling these at a discount, only $3.00 (AUD) for the pair, plus shipping!

Get yours here: http://buildthreads.bigcartel.com/product/circle-square-combo-green

As always, thanks for your support! There wouldn’t be a Build-Threads.com without you guys :)

-anth

 

 

Social Media Round-up v8

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

Facebook Page | Facebook Discussion Group | Twitter

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Source: Justin Fox

 

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Source: I Love Berg Cup (Facebook group)

 

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Source: Motordaily (Facebook page)

 

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Source: 1320Video.com

 

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Source: Garage Journal Forums

 

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Source: Fabrication Life

 

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Source: Engineered To Slide

 

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Source: Slam’d Mag

 

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Source: RTR – Road Track Rally

 

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Source: Rallye Magazin

 

 

 

GT3 powered Porsche 962 replica

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In much the same vein as the recently updated Bentley EXP Speed 8 and BMW M1 replica builds, we have another 2-seat endurance racing type vehicle being hand built by an enthusiast putting their own spin on things. This one starts with a blank canvas composite body and a drive-train donated from a 997 GT3, what a way to keep it in the family! Aside from the obvious appeal of this build, there’s also an abundance of CAD machining going on, for all you CNC freaks out there.

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What I’m Watching: Z Dream

I’m not the biggest Fast & Furious franchise fan. I mean, I liked the first one when it came out, but I was already a car-obsessed teen at that point, so it’s not like it changed my life or started my obsession. I enjoyed the summer vibes of the second instalment, but by the time the third one came around it started to get lost on me, and I didn’t even bother with 4 onwards. But when I heard that Sung Kang had bought his own s30z project to build up, I thought “hey, this is kind of cool!”, a Hollywood actor buying a shitty old Datsun, not too dissimilar to mine, who’ll be building it up just as he wanted. When I noticed the build transformed from a “car guy passion project” into a “Workshop x Media Partner x SEMA” build, I went “okay, this is still kinda cool, but not as cool as it was before”. But I digress! I shouldn’t have let my narrow mind get the better of me before actually watching the start of the series. Once I sat down to view the first video, I realised there really is a hell of a lot of passion being poured into this, from everyone involved, including the owners, the builders, and the creatives putting this series together for us. I’ll be updating this post when each new video comes out, so keep checking back.

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Builder Spotlight: Matt Clark

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After sifting through a mammoth 350+ page thread for last weeks featured build, it was a nice change of pace to receive an email from Matt Clark, a designer who has his automotive and non-autmotive work featured on his Tumblr page. Matt has built an assortment of cars from various eras and genres, each of which he’s applied his personal touch to, and I must say he certainly has a knack when it comes to cars. There’s something in here for everyone, ranging from a Datsun Roadster, some Camaros (one special one that you may have seen in a video), through to a couple of Hondas, and even a Mitsubishi Starion!

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Triumph GT6 with Jaguar V12 power

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Here’s some real home-grown fabrication for you. A V12 converted to twin 4-barrel carbs, shortened Jaguar rear end, BMW front end, endless amounts of body work, chassis fabrication, flat floor and wooden bucks to custom make sheet-metal panels. This is backyard ingenuity at it’s best. Edit: I should probably mention that the thread is over 350 pages long, so yeah, have fun with that!

Thanks to Brian for submitting. Click here for more Triumph builds.

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