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stealthfighter1 Reader
10/30/12 3:37 p.m.

what 25 cars would be the TOP BEST project cars, all around, ? i know miata and e30 is going to be 1 and two, camaro? mustang? chevrolet trucks/g bodies? civic/integra?

Bobzilla UltraDork
10/30/12 3:39 p.m.

88-98 C/K.

92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
10/30/12 3:42 p.m.

Do we each have to list 25 or do you just want 25 examples and then gladiator-type fighting?

xflowgolf Reader
10/30/12 3:43 p.m.

LSX everything

dean1484 GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/30/12 3:44 p.m.

I thaught we were not going to do the "list" threads any more. Or was that the this car versus that car threads that have been punted.

mndsm PowerDork
10/30/12 3:45 p.m.

MINI Cooper S- r53 designation. Still the all around best FWD car i've ever driven. Hate the seats, notice them less significantly when I hook a clover leaf at...... advanced speeds.

mndsm PowerDork
10/30/12 3:46 p.m.

Oh wait, project cars? Man- don't screw with a MINI. DSM.

fidelity101 Reader
10/30/12 3:50 p.m.
Bobzilla wrote: 88-98 C/K.

don't remind me :(

Bobzilla UltraDork
10/30/12 3:58 p.m.
fidelity101 wrote:
Bobzilla wrote: 88-98 C/K.
don't remind me :(

I had 2.... miss them both.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
10/30/12 4:25 p.m.
mndsm wrote: Oh wait, project cars? Man- don't screw with a MINI. DSM.

Eh... I've been screwing around with MINIs since they were new. That wouldn't bother me.

I could come up with 25 project cars, but an hour later come up with a different 25. And most of what you nuts would post would interest me too.

aussiesmg UltimaDork
10/30/12 4:25 p.m.

I almost have 25, yet not a Miata nor an E30 to be seen

patgizz UltraDork
10/30/12 4:30 p.m.
Bobzilla wrote:
fidelity101 wrote:
Bobzilla wrote: 88-98 C/K.
don't remind me :(
I had 2.... miss them both.

i'm on #s 6, 7, 8, and 9 right now - 1 ton big block dually, v6 2wd shorty, k1500 350 burb, k2500 454 burb. i love them and they are the only trucks i will drive. easy to work on, go forever, look great, plentiful and cheap aftermarket. they would be in my top 10 best ever list. they make everything for them and you could have one that isn't the same as any other.

1957 chevies look good no matter what you do to them. gasser, dropped, stock, wagon, sedan, vert, delivery, nomad, hardtop, etc... no matter what project you do to one it looks great except for that god awful blurple speedster boyd built in the late 80's early 90's.

c4 vette. they build them for everything and they're affordable.

JtspellS HalfDork
10/30/12 4:34 p.m.

Well you can't do anything that has not already been done with a E36 M3stain, er sry mustang...

irish44j UltraDork
10/30/12 4:38 p.m.




Triumph Spitfire

Triumph GT6



BMW 2002

Subaru Justy 4WD

GC Impreza

Jeep Cherokee

find a Lancia Delta

Fiat X1/9

Merkur Scorpio (only because it has a cool name)


Acura Vigor (because they're 5-cyl)

1980s Audi (any type)

Volvo 242...preferably in wagon form

WhiteLX Reader
10/30/12 4:43 p.m.

in no particular order

  1. Miata
  2. e30
  3. Fox body Mustang
  4. DSM
  5. 2nd/3rd/4th gen camaro
  6. Merkur XR4Ti
  7. Alfa Spider
  8. Fiat X1/9
  9. Toyota MR2
  10. Nissan Sentra SE-R
  11. C4 Corvette
  12. Mini Cooper
  13. e36
  14. 260z/260z/280z
  15. 510
  16. BMW 2002
  17. RX7
  18. Locost
  19. Porsche 914
  20. Porsche 924/944
  21. Starion/Conquest
  22. Omni GLH/GLHS
  23. Alfa GTV
  24. MGB/MGB GT
  25. VW Golf GTI
Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 Dork
10/30/12 4:53 p.m.

youve got to limit it to 5. 25 is ridiculous as anyone here could spend a lifetime perfecting one.

curtis73 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/31/12 12:00 a.m.

I don't have 25, but here is my list:

  1. Any rusty, cheap Ferrari shell into which I can drop a diesel
  2. Any GM G-body
  3. Any GM B or D-body
  4. Any IH product
  5. anything classic mid-engined, like a Europa, early MR2
  6. an early NSX as long as the project includes a turbo
tr8todd Reader
10/31/12 6:38 a.m.

I'm still waiting for someone with deeper pockets than me to do a LS powered TR7. I've seen what the wedge cars can do with 300HP at the rear wheels, and it is phenomenal. Getting there the old way of stroking a Rover to 5.0 liter is expensive, like 10 grand plus in engine work expensive. I'd like to see someone get more power cheaper and more reliably with the LS.

mazdeuce HalfDork
10/31/12 7:20 a.m.

Mk1 rabbit. That car is responsible for many many manufacturers making cars that I love.

Ranger50 UltraDork
10/31/12 7:27 a.m.

A couple on my list:

Fox body Mustangs
GM G-bodies
Trucks, don't care what make and model they all fit.
GM F-bodies

RossD UberDork
10/31/12 7:44 a.m.

Stuff that others might have missed: Full Size Jeep (either pickup or suv) A truck from the '40s or '50s with the fenders lower than the hood type look.

Bobzilla UltraDork
10/31/12 7:45 a.m.

I actually have a problem getting to 25....

93EXCivic MegaDork
10/31/12 8:16 a.m.

Civic, any Triumph, GM G-body, Fiat SOHC cars (including Yugo ), any Renault, any Citroen, any Peugeot, XJ6,

pinchvalve UltimaDork
10/31/12 8:17 a.m.

All of these vehicles have been done and are popular for obvious reasons. Personally however, I like the less obvious choices, like the GRM Camry or a 9-second Cressida Wagon.

There are some cars out there that were plentiful and not too bad, but overshadowed by better options at the time. Like the last-gen Mercury Cougar, the last-gen Malibu Max SS, the Dodge Caliber SRT or the boxy/breadvan era Civic Si.

Or how about the Ford Probe (and it's siblings) and the Contour SVT? Both excellent platforms that could really be taken to the next level? Or the Audi A3? Great car that some depreciation and a 500hp turbo motor would really wake up!

What about some orphans? The Pontiac GTO is an obvious choice due to it's awesomeness, or the Saab 9000 or a Oldsmobile of some sort?

fidelity101 Reader
10/31/12 10:11 a.m.

In reply to patgizz:

Except mine has been sitting forever, and it ran for a while now I have a no crank electrical issue I need to sort through :(

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