I saw a video of this beastly creation a couple of weeks ago and the first thing that struck me about it was the appearance of the car without it’s rear bodywork. I love how the builder has almost created the car in a ute/pickup fashion, making the bodywork rear of the b-pillar detachable for easy access to the rear section of the chassis and driveline. To my delight, a Latvian reader submitted a link which showcases the build of this unique BMW (or what’s left of it), read on for more details…
Attention tech-heads, here’s one for you. If you like CAD drawings, stress-tests, loading simulations, suspension pickup point design, and a whole bunch of other stuff that’s way over my head, then you’ll enjoy this build. This is one mans quest to design and build his own mid-mounted turbo LS1 powered track car over in Germany, reminding me a bit of the previously featured Bentley Speed 8 replica build.
Thanks to James from carthrottle.com for submitting.
What happens when you work for a major car magazine and share a fully equipped communal garage with your sister titles? You build a badass car, that’s what. Fresh black paint, OEM aero, all the good bits underneath, and an LS3 V8 swap to supply the power makes for one very tasteful and effortlessly powerful S13. And what better way to test the limits of your freshly built and swapped car than with a 2400 mile road trip?
1. Buy Porsche 996 with fire-damage.
2. Remove flat-6 engine.
3. Insert LS1.
Profit Get featured on Build Threads.
Thanks to Raiss for submitting.
Keeping things off paved roads just like the last post, we’ll now turning our attention to an FJ40 Landcruiser build. Born out of necessity after his last FJ was written-off in an accident, Jon took the opportunity to build the dedicated rock-crawler that he’d always wanted, complete with LS1 power. This is a great build for those of you who like a lot of detail and enjoy a good read.
I’ve featured a modern FJ cruiser build from the same forum, back when Build Threads first started, you can read about that one here.
Thanks to Dickson for submitting.
Here’s another car that’s a bit left-of-field. Daniel submitted this one, a little Ford Focus packing some GM V8 grunt with a healthy sized turbo hanging off it for some extra fun. Unfortunately there’s quite a few dead pics in the thread, hopefully they come back online soon.
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.
Here we have another crazy builder transforming a bland front wheel drive hatchback into a custom rear wheel drive monster. This time its an EK Honda Civic being chopped up to fit an LS1 Chev V8 of all things, crazy to say the least. This is a build that has been doing the internet rounds for a couple of years now, so many of you might have already seen it. Regardless, its definitely worthy of a post.