1985 Chevy G20 Van

Let’s kick off 2019 with something a bit different, shall we? How about a bitchin’ 70s van made for drift car towing duties – with more style than a Tacoma or F-truck could ever dream of. It gets a minor refresh of the mechanicals but a massive style injection in the way of paint, period-correct body kit and oh-so-dished American Racing wheels to set-off that perfect 70s look.

I stumbled upon this thread while browsing Ziptied one night. It’s so great to see people still flying the build thread flag in 2019! Follow Jason Turner Drifting on Facebook and Instagram.

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What I’m watching – The Mongrel (MX5 – FORD 100e)

How many cars are subjected to the MX5 running-gear swap? Well, on this website alone, we’ve seen it done to a Mini Clubman Estate, a Volvo P1800, a Saab 96, a Datsun 411 wagon, a Datsun 520 ute, and now we can add a Ford 100e to that list! This project by Urchfab has seen multiple uploads coming at us in close succession (over 35 videos in 2 months!), and shows no signs of slowing down until it’s complete.

The Justang (Subaru Justy/Ford Mustang)

A few minutes ago, I don’t even know what a Subaru Justy was. But now I can tell you that it’s a small, light hatchback and would be a pretty great recipient to have the innards of a 4.6L Mustang Cobra stuffed into it. Wait…what?

Thanks to Robert for commenting on the last post and adding a link to this project. The Justang was built by Circuit Motorsports.

Want to read about more projects like this? Try One Very Swift Lemon, the V8 tube frame Pontiac Firefly or the Chevy Lumina/Pontiac G6

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What I’m Listening To: Overcrest

For the past year or so, I’ve been driving a 1-hour commute to-and-from work, so naturally I started seeking out some great automotive podcasts to listen to. I’ve been following Kris Clewell around the internet for many years now, and have even featured his work on the site multiple times (first the Manilla Green Mk1 Golf belonging to he and his wife in 2010, followed by his previous and current 911s in 2014).

Kris, along with co-host Jake Solberg, are the guys behind Overcrest, a podcast centred around cars, car culture, and the past, present and future of motoring.

You can find them on all the usual podcast haunts, along with the below links. Enjoy!

overcrestproductions.com
Instagram | Facebook

 

The Restoration Garage

It’s no secret that I’m an avid reader of The Garage Journal. You’ll find that most of the garage builds on this site come from that very forum. One thing I love about GJ threads is that once the actual garage/shed is complete, the OP will continue to update the thread with their tinkering activity of choice,  so you never know what subject matter the thread will end up being about. But in this case, the garage is used for restoring and maintaining classic cars to a very high standard, perfect fodder for Build-Threads.com!

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What I’m Watching – Saving an AE86 Trueno

Watch this crew of knockabout Irish lads pull a sad and sorry AE86 out from mother nature’s grip, and slowly bring it back to life in a series of vlogs. Juicebox are some of the funniest and most genuine guys on Youtube (to me, anyway!), with fast and frantic editing and colourful language adding to the smile-inducing viewing experience. I’ve had some genuine “laugh out loud” moments watching these guys over the past few months, and hope you will too.

InZanity – the fabricated s30Z

InZanity is a build by fabricator/artist/magician, Kyle Kuhnhausen. No stone has been left unturned, with pretty much every part hand fabbed by the man himself, with styling inspiration from Rampage Camaro. An LSx nestled between the braced and dimple-died engine bay ensures this Z will be as fast as it looks, and it looks damn fast. Calling this build “detailed” is selling it way short, so make sure you check it out for yourself and peep what an untold amount of man-hours and skill can do to a car.

Click here for more 240z builds.

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We’re back!

After a short hiatus, Build-Threads.com is back online!

Thank you to everyone who messaged me while we were in our downtime phase. It appears the site was attacked through some old and outdated themes and plugins, and needed to be re-installed, which is all sorted now.

If you would like to help out with the costs associated with getting us back online, please head to the store and consider buying some stickers, it would help out a whole lot:
buildthreads.bigcartel.com

I’ve got a few new posts lined up, so stay tuned for those in the coming days and weeks.

In the meantime, I implore you to get reacquainted with the hundreds of posts already on the site and celebrate (with your warm or cool beverage of choice) our little corner of the internet. Check out some of the popular post tags and see what comes up, you just might find something new!

Chassis-swap

Engine-conversion

What-im-watching

People-who-get-it

Scandinavian builds

Motorbikes

Garages

Pro-touring

Thanks,
Anth

P.S. Thanks to my friends at Supervillain.com.au for their continued technical support.

What I’m Watching: Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort by Retropower

When Gordon Murray contacts your restoration shop to enquire about a project car, you’d better bring your A-game. Luckily for Retropower, it looks as though A-game is the only game they know. They’ve been tasked with building the Gordon Murray a Mk1 Escort, and are bringing us along for the ride via a video series. The filming has a nice relaxed pace and you have a great opportunity to listen to the thought-process behind the build from all members of the business. Will this be the worlds most sorted and best-built Mk1 Escort when it’s complete?

Click here for more video posts. Click here for more Ford builds.

 

2017 Year in Review

Has it been a year already? Wow! Definitely a slower year for posts, with not only my personal circumstances changing (new job + new arrival in the family), but also the dreaded Photobucket scandal putting another nail in the coffin for the forum platform that we all know and love. With all things considered, even though the quantity might have been down, the quality and breadth is still what we’ve come to know from this site which is now in it’s 9th year, thanks to all the talented builders out there continuing to swing spanners late into the night. Build-Threads.com still has a strong and loyal readership (that’s you!), and for that I’m very thankful. This is a specific corner of the automotive media realm that we call our own, and we’re all on the same page.

Click here for last year’s list. Follow Build-Threads on Instagram, Facebook page, and Facebook group.

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