Now we’re up to Part 5, the fabrication is nearing completion and we’re starting to see some fresh colour being laid down.
Part 4 is here! In this update we see the cooling system take shape, along with intercooler piping and some interior upgrades.
In the third instalment of the Nulon / Impossible Fabrications XR6 Turbo Ute, we see the front end converted to a tube frame setup, and a special one-off exhaust fabricated all the way from manifold to side-pipe.
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The folks at Nulon and Impossible Fabrications are back with another hybrid creation. If you remember the EG Civic they built a while back, you’ll know they’re no stranger to an angle grinder and welder. That little Civic is now both rear wheel drive and turbo, or basically what you could call an S15 200sx / Silvia in a Civic body shell. Grub from Impossible contacted me to let me know they’re undertaking a new project. This time they’re doing us Aussies proud by not only starting with a local car – a Ford Falcon – but also choosing a UTE! You’ll have to continue below to find out their plans for this hauler…
One of the drawbacks of running this site is that I don’t really get to enjoy reading builds as much as I used to. Before I started Build-Threads.com in 2009, I would have my bookmarks filled with build threads of all types, to enjoy at my own leisure. These days, I have you guys to think about! That means less time reading builds, and more time critiquing, collecting, and posting; which leaves less time for my own enjoyment (cue violin). But every now and then I find a build that makes me stop and force myself to devote enough time to really take it in, which is what happened last Sunday. Over the space of a few hours I read Jesse’s 1962 Ford Falcon build, and I loved every minute of it, as it reminded me why I started this site in the first place. Not only is he building a cool car, but it’s the stories that he tells and the way he tells them that make this such a good read, as I found myself chuckling out loud on more than one occasion thanks to his great writing and humour. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Skill and patience, that’s all I have to say about this build. The mastermind behind this completely custom-made 1:25 scale model has bucket-loads of both, and puts it all to good use, recreating the car he was carted around in as a kid. It looks like we have something in common, as my parents used to drive me around in an XD Falcon, one model before the XE. Although, if I was to re-create one of the cars from my childhood, it would definitely be the mustard Datsun 1200 my dad used to own. Getting back on topic, you just have to see the way this model is created, all the details are freakishly spot-on, you’ll be blown away.
Thanks to Nicolas for submitting. Click here for more scale model & RC builds.
I was reading up on this thread a while ago, however I stupidly forgot to note it down and in-turn forgot about it until very recently when Christian submitted it via email and brought it back to my attention. This car interests me for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s different, which always makes for a good feature. Secondly, it’s Australian, and I love featuring home-grown builds. Third, it’s an un-orthodox choice for a drift car, it’s always good to see people trying something different. And lastly, because when I grew up we had one of these (albeit stock) as our family car.
The XD Ford Falcon, an early 1980’s square edged family truckster, built like a tank and usually heard labouring up hills with the 4.1ltr inline 6 sounding like a giant exhaust fan. Not this one though, XDRFT2 is the second incarnation (hence the “2”) XD drift car to emerge from the Mobile Mayhem stables, powered by a 410ci Cleveland V8 and sitting atop a complete coilover set up from RSS. Builds like these are extremely interesting because you get to read about all the issues that need to be overcome when developing such an un-proven platform to a competitive level, not to mention the amounts of clever weight reduction needed when starting with such a heavy base. This is one of those great tech-filled threads with lots of images and information, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.