It’s time for another memory test. Who remembers the rear-engine V6-swapped Geo Metro Lemons racer that was featured almost 5 years ago? Well, the same guys are back again with a new death trap, this time a Subaru 360 micro-car packing a Honda Fireblade bike engine (sadly no longer eligible due to new rules implemented mid-build). I present to you, the Firebug!
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This next project belongs to Build Threads reader, David, who resides in Nagoya, Japan. David decided to restore one of the more obscure cars previously available to the Japanese domestic market, a Mitsubishi 360. After saving it from the clutches of mother nature, he set about restoring the nostalgic kei car one step at a time, but things took a turn for the worse when it was time to give it a fresh coat of paint. After returning home with a substandard paint job, mismatched colour, over-spray, and sections of rust merely hidden under body filler and fiberglass, David made the gut-wrenching decision to tear the car down a second time and have it repainted at a better shop. It all paid off in the end, since he is now the proud owner of one minty-fresh Mitusbishi 360 (with custom iPod connectivity), and not many people can lay claim to that!
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Here’s a build with a resemblance to the Ford Granada featured earlier this week, in the sense that it’s a regular car with a not so regular engine. This is another big budget build undertaken by an experienced and polished hot rod shop, the kind of place where you can lay down a fat cheque and get a complete car built for you.
The car featured in this build is a 1960 Rambler station wagon, fitted out with the drive train from a 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena. The shop responsible for the whole thing is Divers Street Rods, and true to the name, this is one divers peice of machinery.
The Ferrambo wagon was the recipient of the 2008 Detroit Autorama Riddler Award, arguably the highest accolade a hot rod builder in the big-dollar custom car scene can aim to achieve.
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