LS7 NSX

This build comes courtesy of Ben, a mechanic with a love for Hondas. It’s not hard to see why he submitted this car, an LS7 powered NSX. The build is a truly multicultural affair, starting with a Japanese car, adding an American engine, transferring the power through a German transmission, stopping the whole thing with Italian brakes , and at the end of your track session it gets raised into the air courtesy of some English air jacks. We can only hope that the owner updates his website so we can see more of this amazing project.

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Project PT-57 Chevy Truck

Okay, I’ve waited long enough and I’ve made an executive decision. I’ve been watching this build for a while, waiting for it to be finished but I can’t wait any longer. It’s going to be debuted at the upcoming SEMA show, where I’m sure it will be photographed by numerous websites, so I wanted to show it to you guys first. Just take a look at the Solid Works renderings of the parts built for the project and you’ll see why I’m such a fan of this build. I wonder if the people who built cars at the factories back in the 50/60s/70s would ever dream they’d be getting this much love in the new millennium. We have the pro-touring crowd to thank for that (and their deep pockets!)

Some quick stats:
LQ4 6.0L V8, 4L80E transmission, custom chassis, air-ride, C4 Corvette suspension, rear mount twin turbo, C6 Z06 Corvette brakes.

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Crate Cars

You’ve heard of crate engines, but what about a whole crate car? For a few years now, Dynacorn Classic Bodies have been producing all-steel replacement bodies for the ’67 & ’69 Chevy Camaro, ’47-’50 & ’52-’54 Chevy pickup (cab only), and the 67-’70 Ford Mustang.

This means no more buying rusted out shells from the junkyard or a second hand car full of suprises and spending thousands of dollars and man-hours on restorations, you simply start with a brand new shell and build from there. Prices start from $8,995 for the pickup cab, up to $16,500 for the ’70 Mustang (USD).

So which would you prefer, an original muscle car with history or a brand new re-make? Each have their pros and cons, but are they really classic muscle cars?

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1941 Chevy ex WW2 truck

Traditional hot rods, rat rods, and kustoms command huge respect, if only for the sole fact that the builders will only use a combination of used and custom made parts. When I say used, I don’t mean a few years old, I mean decades old. It’s hard for most of us to grasp the idea, as we’re too used to jumping online and ordering that next part we need.

This 1941 Chev comes from the H.A.M.B., an awesome community of people who love anything and everything to do with traditional hot rods, including lifestyle, culture and artwork. I will be featuring a few builds from these forums in the future, including cars made from what most of us would consider scraps of metal, so keep an eye out if you dig this sort of thing.

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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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’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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