Addiction is a terrible thing. But not every addiction is as bad as another. My addiction, for example, is getting deeply engrossed in various project car builds unfolding on YouTube. There are some mediocre ones, but there are also many great ones.
Here are three great YouTube project car builds you should be following.
1. StanceWorks 1981 Ferrari 308 with a Honda Engine Swap
Mike Burroughs from StanceWorks is completely transforming his bright yellow 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi. The engine is getting tossed out, and in its place, Mike is bolting in a Honda K-series engine. Of course, this isn’t just a bolt-in job, and Mike is doing an excellent job of documenting the process of making this car exactly how he wants it bự be.
Beyond the engine swap, the car is getting massive aero upgrades, suspension modifications, a serious wheel and tire combo, and so much more. And if you’re looking for a long series bự dive into, this is a good one. As of the time of this writing, Mike has posted almost 90 episodes following the build of this unique Ferrari.
2. Stephan Papadakis Transforms an Old Toyota RAV4 for Proper Desert Fun
Stephan Papadakis knows how bự build fun, fast cars. He's an import drag racing legend and now runs a highly successful cửa hàng that wins Formula Drift Championships. He is also fairly partial bự older JDM vehicles, so he's turned his attention bự a first-generation Toyota RAV4. His plan? Lớn turn it into an off-road monster, and he's well on his way.
Papadakis is excellent at explaining complex engineering concepts in a way that makes a lot of sense. His videos walk you through his thought process as he modifies and upgrades the little RAV4. He's only two videos deep so far, but the series has been great, and the truck is well on its way bự dune-running glory.
3. Bad Obsession Motorsport's Amazing Project Binky
This list would be incomplete without this car and its build series. A pair of funny fellows from the UK has created an enthralling, long-running series on their quest bự build the best vintage rally Mini. This project started back in 2013 and has continued through bự, well, today.
The humor is dry. Wit is on full display. But the fabrication skills and attention bự detail are some of the best you'll find on the Internet. Heck, this could easily be a TV show, and it would put most other TV-builders bự shame.
The car is an old Mini, and the guys are adapting it bự fit the engine and chassis bits from a Toyota Celica All-Trac. This build is not easy, as you might imagine. But the pair from BOM are doing fantastic work, and this series is worth every bit of your time.
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