Midnight Mechanics AE71

Up north in the sunshine state of Queensland, Australia, Grant has built one of the sweetest looking AE71 Corollas to grace the pages of many a car site on the internet, even going as far as getting a feature on Speedhunters. Not only does it look the part, but it gets thrashed around race tracks regularly.

Most AE71s tend to be modified for power, handling, and drifting abilities first and foremost without paying attention to the bodywork, but this one has all the bases covered.

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Rebuilding 3-Piece Wheels

Like i said in the Garage Re-Vamp post, it’s not just cars that get build threads. Another example of a non-car build thread is this guide on refurbishing a set of BBS RS Wheels on the Wheel-Whores Forum. If you have a keen interest in wheels (especially the multi-piece variety), make sure you head over and have a look around, you’ll find all the info you need and then some.

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S13 Silvia, built to perfection

Another DIY masterpiece, Nigel has hand fabricated his S13 Silvia in such detail that puts most “show cars” to shame. Built to slide, this is a car that is universally admired in the S-Chassis scene. Created in an understated Japanese street-drift style, it works to a simple formula that is easy to replicate, yet so many people still manage to get it wrong: Subtle factory bodykit, low offset wheels, slammed ride height.
In a world where many people only go as far as bolt-on mods will allow them, its refreshing to see a late model Japanese car with some hardcore custom modifications, all done by the owner too.

Take notes…

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’69 Chev Tahoe Short Wheelbase Transformation

I can’t remember how I stumbled across this build way back in 2007, but I’m sure glad I did. A talented guy named Mike over in Oregon has been cutting, chopping, and welding his 1969 Chevy Tahoe wagon into a work of art. It’s been converted from long-wheelbase to short-wheelbase, had an extra door added, custom suicide hinges, one piece tailgate, rust repairs, airbag suspension, the list is endless!
The most amazing thing about this build is that he’s doing it all himself in his garage.

If you like metal fabrication, this is one build you can’t afford to miss.

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KGC10 Hakosuka Skyline

If you’re a fan of old school JDM rides, then you probably love Hakosuka Nissan Skylines.
Kev from Sydney, a member of Japanese Nostalgic Car and JDM Style Tuning, has been slowly working on his freshly imported KGC10 for the past year.

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The Bucket Mk1 VW Golf

Chances are if you’re into VW’s, you’ve seen The Bucket numerous times. But for those of you who haven’t, prepare to be entertained by one of the lowest, rudest and most charismatic Rabbits of all time. I’m tempted to call it “rat style” or “hood ride” but I can’t do it the injustice of trying to categorise it, it’s in a league of its own…

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Syborg Twin Turbo – 4.3l v6 TT Mini-Truck

Over in Chicago, a guy named Marty – in conjunction with some key sponsors and talented workshops – has been building his ultimate GMC Syborg pick-up. The car is being created in Pro-Touring style, with many custom touches and countless hours of labour invested in the project. This is a high caliber build, using the latest technology and all the best parts.

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