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There’s a twisted tale that goes along with the feature of this car. Dan, the owner, bought a Build Threads sticker pack when I was offering sketches with every order (NLA!). Once I found his car online to use as a reference for the sketch, I really liked what I saw and thought everyone else […]
With the engine now bolted firmly in place, there’s only one thing left to do, start ‘er up and go for a spin! Well, actually, there’s a few things left to do, but you’ll just have to read all about it in the post below… Previous posts: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Teardown Part 3: […]
Every time I hear “Chevy Nova”, all I can think of is “I remember you used to drive that crappy blue Chevy Nova. What are you driving now?”…”Same crappy blue Chevy Nova”. Now, if you’re a bit younger than me, you might need to look that one up! The Nova in this feature is not […]
I feel as though I’ve been moving away from the original intentions of this website, and that is linking you to interesting builds from around the world. What I mean by that is, I think the site-hosted builds like the Ferrari F40, Honda City Turbo II, EG Civic/S15 Silvia, and my own garage build have […]
Part 4 of the drool-enducing F40 LM restoration is here, and we are so, so close to seeing it that sweet twin turbo V8 being brought to life. I’m trying to update this thread more regularly than I used to, so hopefully I can get part 5 done in the not too distant future. Click […]
Part 3 of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications EG Civic is already here! In this update, we see the S15 SR20DET engine and gearbox find their way home. Of course they were always going to fit perfectly, because this particular little Honda already has a full S15 front end, which we saw installed in Part 2.
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I really wanted to keep the Ferrari F40 LM Restoration in one large post, however it was proving too large to handle. For this latest update, I’ve decided to create a separate post. I’ve also split the original post into two parts, just to make it easier on everyone’s bandwidth, including mine! You can access the index by clicking here. And so continues the most popular build to grace these pages…
Here is Part 2 of the EG Civic / S15 Silvia build, which concentrates on the team at Impossible Fabrications ripping out the standard engine and front end, to replace it with the underpinnings from the S15. This is turning out to be almost factory looking! Read on…
Not long ago I posted a link on the Facebook page about this very interesting project from Sydney, Australia. I’ve since been asked by the owner, Christopher, if I would like to re-post the progress of the build on Build-Threads.com, to which I happily obliged. So here is part 1, which gives you a nice rundown on the project including an introduction to the project car and it’s donor. I’m very excited to see this project take shape, and I’d like to thank Nulon and Impossible Fabrication for giving me the opportunity to share it with you. Part 2 is already up, you’ll find the link at the bottom of this post.
It looks like we have a few firsts, here. This just might be the oldest car to ever feature on Build-Threads.com, and most definitely the first Ruxton! In fact, I’d never heard of the manufacturer until I stumbled across this thread, so I did a quick Wiki to get up to speed. The fact that stood out to me the most is that these cars were actually front wheel drive, and apparently the first ever US-built car to drive the front wheels. What started out as a 10hr job to get the car running (after being parked in 2006) evolved into a full frame-off restoration, which ends up with the car making an appearance at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is a nice change from the usual 1960s-onwards stuff that I feature, so take the time to enjoy the wonderful details of Pre-War engineering, and make sure you drink in that marvelous step-gradient paint job.
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And so begins Part 3! In the last post, the concrete had just been poured and the shed was delivered in pieces. When I first started dreaming up this garage, the plan was always to build it myself with the help of my dad and some mates. Why? Well, to keep the cost down, of course. But also because we can! Or so I thought. Once the shed was delivered and we got a feel for just how big it was and how many pieces there were, the thought of DIY started to become daunting. Also, I wanted the thing to be built as quickly as possible (who wouldn’t?), so the idea changed to outsourcing the work. Until…
This is a channel whose value I cannot put into words. When I first bought my MIG welder and started learning how to use it, weldingtipsandtricks.com was one of my first stops. The amount of information and the way it’s presented is extremely helpful for a noob like me, and there’s probably content that suits more advanced welders that I haven’t looked into just yet. What I like best is the clear and close-up videos that show the weld puddle being moved around so you get a very clear view of what’s happening, and what you should be aiming for.
I know for the most part that Build-Threads.com is kind of a one-way thing. I post, you read, that type of deal. But the truth is that I love hearing from readers via email, Twitter, the Facebook page, and the new Facebook Discussion Group. Whilst everyone’s projects can’t be featured, I still love seeing what people are up to. Most of the time it’s regular guys like myself, tinkering away at their project in the garage, but every now and then something far beyond the reaches of us common folk greets me. Just the other day, Lewis from Peasnell Racing Designs sent me a Facebook message with a few images of his work, letting me know very politely that he’d love to see his work on the site if I ever had a ‘slow news day’. What I saw left me gobsmacked, and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone and hopefully give Lewis a platform for his work via this humble website. Before we start salivating over the fabrication and design, I’ll leave you with this quote from Lewis to remind us that, although his work might be otherworldly, deep down he’s just a normal guy like you and me…
“Growing up I loved LEGO and drawing, this is just my grown up version, I’m sure.”
Visit Peasnell Racing Designs on Facebook and give them a like to stay in touch with their future work. I’d like to thank Lewis for allowing me the opportunity to share his work with the world on Build-Threads.com.
A common theme that I notice with build threads and the people who create them, is that if you want something that is out of your reach, you make it yourself. That’s exactly the kind of attitude I found when perusing the non-Datsun area of The 510 Realm and stumbled across this build. The owner of a very well-sorted 510 that I follow had embarked on a new project, but it wasn’t another Datsun, hell, it wasn’t even another car. His latest build saw him decided to create his own version of the newly released Morgan 3-wheeler – and by “create” I mean make the whole damn thing from scratch – in a true exercise of garage DIY.
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