57 Chevy Bel Air Coupe

Remember the Syborg Twin Turbo Mini Truck? Well here’s his dad’s car. It seems that good taste runs in the family. As they say, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”.

Not wanting to let his son have the only killer car in the family, Marty’s dad decided to purchase an un-finished project and then went about having it transformed it into a gorgeous piece of rolling 1950’s artwork. From rendering to finished product, the whole project screams class & quality.

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SN65 03/65 Mustang

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.

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Mk1 Golf Show/Club Car 2-in-1-build

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.

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AWD Twin Engine Honda CRX

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.

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Mad Minor 180sx Hybrid

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!

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Mk3 VW Golf – Roxy

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.

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