Project Binky – Austin Mini GT-Four [video build]

The folks at Bad Obsession Motorsport must have a bad obsession with building bonkers cars, because they’re putting together quite the ball-tearing package. They’re taking a Mini (or what’s left of it) and stuffing it full of running gear from a Toyota Celica GT-Four. Yes, that’s a 4 cylinder turbo with all wheel drive. What’s better is that they’re documenting it all on video, with some token British dry humour (my favourite kind). Watching the guys cut, linish, fold, and weld hand-make bracketry and structural sections is making me want to get out into the garage more than ever. “Project Binky” will be one serious little Mini once completed.

I’ll be sure to update this post and let you know via the Facebook page when more videos are released.

27 thoughts on “Project Binky – Austin Mini GT-Four [video build]”

  1. Cracking Vids. Really enjoyable to watch and with some kick arse Fab Work.
    Keep them coming please?

  2. Enjoying the videos so much can’t wait to see the rest. These guys have really serious fab skills and still make it look so easy.

  3. awesome! much better than just pics and great to see how you figure it out and do all the fabrication, looking forward to the next instalment!

  4. Well done guys what a fantastic bit of work in putting this together. Thanks for sharing, very informative and funny keep up the great work and all the best.

  5. “by curiosity ,how many weeks or man hours did it take so far in the buid!!!!!”

    Well Calo, we’re closing on 600 hours so far. This does not include any of the video editing and production time, of which there is a lot…. 🙂

  6. Fantastic. I will be back to check on progress regularly. I love the tools created to make life easy, genius. Off to send the link to my brother now so he can bore his misses

  7. Seriously amazing videos. Any plans for long term show or recurring video series? I would pay for full build videos this well done.

  8. Seeing a build from start to finish with so much detail is such a delightful thing. Seeing it done with steps and tips gives me that motivation to make my ideas into reality. Thank You! Cant wait for episode 5!

  9. Enspiring work guys! All you need now is a TIG welder 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the finished product, the best part is you haven’t used any complicated tooling to achieve the parts required.


  10. so?????? where’s video nº 5 ?????????? seriously I come to this site everyday waiting to find the last video to see where all the madness will end!!!!! top work!!!!!

  11. Brilliant as allways!!!!!Now that i’ve seen episode 5 will it take long for episode 6???? Another months of agony and ansiety…..
    Great job!!!!!

  12. Very entertaining video. The most interesting to me is the rotisserie. I am going to build a sports racer and that would be perfect for jigging the chassis. Where did you get it?



  13. Hello Nik and Richard

    I like your work, only one question, or 2, the mini has been in an accident you have said, that needed repairing by sweating, bad language etc. have you recorded that? Other thing how can it be posible to have something left from smashed mini? Do not be scared of my spelling, I am not English.
    If you have that recorded, will you put it on youtube?

    Saludos Amigos

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