Check out this crazy Hilux build from Pirate4x4.com. Lots of fabrication and custom work, just the way we like it.
Get ready for a truly epic build. Similar to the Mad Minor project, this is another build that involves taking the body of a classic car and dropping it onto a chopped up frame from a newer unibody car. In this case it’s a 1965 Mustang fastback being mated to the underpinnings of a 2003 SVT Mustang.
Now that the mirrors had been successfully trial-fitted, it’s time for paint. Luckily the car is painted Ford Sno White which is readily available in pressure-pack/rattle can format.
I gave them a few coats of primer, then hit them with colour.
It’s good to know there are a few cool Mk1 Golfs in Australia, especially when we’re constantly bombarded with pictures of fresh Rabbits from America and Europe. One such car is this Mk1 from the Club GTI Forums. It follows the popular but difficult formula of building a show quality race car. It’s the perfect build philosophy, but only few have the time/money/skills to make it happen.
So whats with the 2-in-1 title? Well once the blue car was finished, the owner did it all over again with another shell. The second build isn’t quite finished yet, but hopefully it’s not too far off.
Big thanks to Matt from VW Watercooled for the heads up on this build(s). Continue reading “Mk1 Golf Show/Club Car 2-in-1-build”
The Honda CRX Del Sol…2-door, targa top, good looks, VTEC “power” etc et. But there’s one thing wrong, they’re powered by the wrong wheels. White-Sol on the Honda-Tech.com forums has rectified this by converting his CRX to TWIN-engine & all-wheel drive using 2x Honda H22 turbocharged powerplants.
Thanks to Dan for the heads up on this one.
The owner of this car said his goal was to build “A supercharged, streetable copy of the awesome Donahoe Baja champion FJ that I can still take the family in.”
Firstly here is the car after a nice wash with the grille and headlight surrounds put back in place. Sorry about the average pic, I’ll get better ones soon. The car has also been lowered slightly by compressing the springs, but it didn’t turn out how i had hoped, so I’ll just wait till it has coilovers all round before I tackle the ride height again. Might as well do it properly!
I found this blog a while ago and bookmarked it, and sadly it doesn’t look like its been updated since July 2008. Let’s take a look anyway. It looks like a tasty build, with upgraded brakes, suspension, turbo, etc…
Another build that has been doing the rounds on the net for a while is this crazy custom Morris Minor from Northampton, UK. Basically the owner has cut up a Nissan 180sx doner car until just the bare lower frame and strut towers remained, then shortened it enough to drop a Morris Minor body on top of it. Usually a build like this would take place by using two cars that utilise a separate body & chassis, like most hot rods and early custom cars. What makes this concoction unique is that it uses a unibody car for the chassis. Very trick!