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.
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 It appears the site was attacked through some old and outdated themes and plugins, and needed to be re-installed, which is all sorted now.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:
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!
P.S. Thanks to my friends at Supervillain.com.au for their continued technical support.
The Build-Threads store is now re-stocked! Grab yourself a sticker and rep the brand you (hopefully) love. Hopefully more merch available soon, and as always, thanks for your support!
Long-term readers will no doubt be accustomed to my self-awareness of how infrequent I post. When I started the site in 2009, I wanted to post at least twice a week, nowadays I’m lucky to post once a month! Life changes, families are started, and spare time becomes a rare commodity. Very recently I have also started a new job which I absolutely love, but it is more demanding and thus leaves me with even less spare time than I had before. With all of this in mind, I have decided to…be a stubborn asshole and keep running Build-Threads.com just the way it is, haha. But seriously, I’m bringing in some reinforcements. I still have pages and pages of submissions from over the years, some great, some not so great, and I’m going to get some help sorting through them. The fact is while some blogs crash and burn and some flourish, I like Build-Threads.com just the way it is, and I think you guys do too. I never hoped for it to blow up into a media empire or anything like that, it’s just my little corner of the internet that I use to share builds that I like with people who have the same interests as me. It isn’t going anywhere, I just need a bit of assistance, and I’m okay with that. There will always be new builds to post, old builds to update, YouTube videos to watch, the Datsun is still evolving, albeit slowly, and so is my garage, plus I have a new idea or two up my sleeve, it just takes time.
I thank you for your eternal patience, and I hope you’ll stick around.
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…
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!
As always, thanks for your support! There wouldn’t be a Build-Threads.com without you guys 🙂
* UPDATE 3-NOV-14: Deal is now closed, thanks for your orders everyone.
I’ve posted about this on the Facebook page, but then I realised that Facebook strangles the reach of my posts to about 10% of the 12,000+ of you that have liked the page. Thanks, jerks! So I thought I’d post about this little deal here. What started out as an accident has turned into something I’ve quite enjoyed, as I jokingly offered to sketch peoples cars if they order a sticker pack after doing one by my own accord. Well, I’m going to continue this offer for the next 5 people who order 1x “The Lot” sticker pack, so get ordering!
The Build Threads discussion group is now open! This is something I’ve been debating for a while, but with the popularity of Facebook Groups becoming more and more obvious every day, I thought it was time to jump on the bandwagon. This is a great place to share your own projects, fabrication discussion, sharing your own build threads or others you’ve found, and anything related to automotive projects of all types. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so please come and join the fun 🙂