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.
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.”
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!
The VW scene is one i truly admire. The haters can hate all they want, but I’m always browsing v-dub sites for inspiration and ideas. People who modify VW’s tend to try new things first without caring what other people think, and they also strive to be different and think outside the square. I see their culture as being closer to hot-rodding then “tuning” (hate that word), as their rides have a real emphasis on character.
One such ride is Roxy the Mk3 Golf, a themed build with a vintage racing/bobber Harley feel, the real highlights are in the details. Check out the seats, custom fuel-cell, hinged in-dash gauge pods, hand-made badge, vintage cloth wrapped spark leads, etc etc.
Roxy is built by jkrate, graphic designers from Virginia. Graphic Designers make the best car builders, and I’m not saying that just because I am one, but because I know that they see their car as a complete composition, not just a bunch of parts thrown together. I love builds like this, and I can honestly say it has inspired me.
Thanks to Ray for the heads-up on this one.
Take one 1987 Ford F150 chassis and mate it to a custom H1 Hummer body and what do you get? a H150 of course.
Here we have another DIY home-made build. This particular creation resides in Montreal, and is the mastermind of Francois. Thanks to Raiss (aka CEPAT) from JDM Style Tuning for the tip-off. The full build thread is up to 47 pages and counting, so I’ll get straight to business. Here’s some teasers;
One word that gets thrown around way too much these days on the internet when describing cars is “clean”. Someone bolts a set of rims on their car, lowers it, and apparently its “clean”. Well the following car is the true definition of clean, no fan-boy-isms here. Pick any surface on this car and chances are you could eat off it. Owned by Brendan and built with the assistance of C-Red over in Perth, Western Australia, this S13 has been rebuilt down to every last nut and bolt.
I like to think of this car as a special edition that Nissan Japan would have built if they had to re-release the S13 Silvia using carefully selected after market parts. Brendan’s blog dates back to August 2004, and the car has only recently been completed. If you want to see what 5 years of hard work gets you when you let loose on an S13, keep reading…