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golfduke
golfduke HalfDork
10/20/16 9:07 a.m.

Similar concept but different end product really. If the GRM forums made a Hall of Fame for build threads, which ones would be in it? There's some pretty amazing ones on here, but I'm sure I'm missing a few, and it'd be neat to compile a list of peoples online documentation of their respectively insane projects. In my mind, a few jump out immediately-

  • the Grosh
  • irish44j's 318i rallycross build thread
  • Nohome's volviata.

There really are so many, it's hard to pick. What does everyone else say?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
10/20/16 9:16 a.m.

Molvo. Hands down.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/16 9:17 a.m.

I hardly look at the non-automotive ones but loosecannon's car formerly known as an MGB and NOHOME's Volviata are two that really stand out, among those that are still running anyway. Nashco's Hybrid Fiero build was another great one (and also a top Challenge car).

Devilsolsi
Devilsolsi Reader
10/20/16 9:25 a.m.

The Grosh and the V12 MG are 2 of my favorites.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/20/16 10:32 a.m.

Who was building that 30s Datsun replica? That was awesome.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/20/16 10:43 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: Who was building that 30s Datsun replica? That was awesome.

Dr. Boost.

Burrito
Burrito Dork
10/20/16 10:44 a.m.
mndsm wrote:
Appleseed wrote: Who was building that 30s Datsun replica? That was awesome.
Dr. Boost.

No. That was JoeyM, I think.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
10/20/16 11:01 a.m.

Yup. JoeyM.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/16 11:03 a.m.

I haven't heard from JoeyM for awhile come to think of it.

I vote TunaTruck, SanFord, and t25torx's flips till he got to the Cobra Daytona Coupe collection.

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
10/20/16 11:12 a.m.

I vote for the ones already mentioned and I'll add the ones by DocBrown, too.

Run_Away
Run_Away HalfDork
10/20/16 11:13 a.m.

Doc Brown's miata/megasquirt/dyno project is awesome.

dropstep
dropstep Dork
10/20/16 11:14 a.m.

Irishj's e30 rally build, the rx7 now merkur build threads.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltimaDork
10/20/16 11:19 a.m.

I like the Tuna Truck for the ongoing story. The Volvo Miata mashup is fascinating because of all the little bits and pieces that are needed to actually do sometjing like that. Hungary Bill's threads are always interesting because he presents the problems as he finds them. Sometimes he has a solution and sometimes he's searching for it. Irish44's BMW is just an epic account of the evolution of a car.
Someone also did a really good concise build of a Lexus into a LeMons car. It was one of the few threads where it was so well documented that you could pretty much repeat what he had done just off of the thread.
Long term I tend to follow threads that tell a story, it's not just the car, it's the process. You learn how a person thinks and how they struggle with problems. In a perfect world I'd throw a party where Bill's Alfa and the Tuna Truck would be parked in front of the Grosh and we'd all be eating barbecue and hanging out.

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
10/20/16 11:28 a.m.

Toymans Jetboat and his jet engine out of a turbocharger.

I was pretty bummed when Woody stopped his Model A build for the Race of Gentlemen

Burrito
Burrito Dork
10/20/16 11:42 a.m.

Ditchdigger / Jumper K. Balls Fiat 850 Sedan and the Ferrari Resto thread.

Nocones Midget.

NOHOME's Molvo.

Voorhen's (?) Ferrari 308 bi-turbo LS.

Oh, and Go3wheeler.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/16 11:49 a.m.

I forgot about JoeyM's Datsun build. That was another great one. Looks like it's been on hold for a couple of years.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/20/16 12:04 p.m.

In reply to Burrito:

You were right. Got my people mixed up.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/20/16 12:05 p.m.

The suberarri was a lot of fun too, but i havent seen that in a looooooog time. Tt bagged Dino ftw

golfduke
golfduke HalfDork
10/20/16 1:21 p.m.

Yeah, lots of 'Oh crap I forgot about that one!' in this thread on my behalf right now.

I totally forgot about TunaTruck and Nocones' Midget.

The0retical
The0retical Dork
10/20/16 1:53 p.m.

Irish's e36 thread was awesome.

I'm currently enjoying the Jalapa thread from corsepervita.

The Grosh is generally entertaining too

chaparral
chaparral Dork
10/20/16 1:54 p.m.
Burrito wrote: Ditchdigger / Jumper K. Balls Fiat 850 Sedan and the Ferrari Resto thread. Nocones Midget. NOHOME's Molvo. Voorhen's (?) Ferrari 308 bi-turbo LS. Oh, and Go3wheeler.

Oh, Go3Wheeler. A complete trainwreck, and in such a nice location. If he hadn't had such delusions of adequacy I'd have pointed him to half a dozen of my friends from home who could've helped so much and had fun doing it.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/16 2:34 p.m.

I seemed to have missed go3wheeler. Anybody have a link?

Chadeux
Chadeux HalfDork
10/20/16 2:45 p.m.

Did nobody mention Kevin Gale's Troyer Modified yet?

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
10/20/16 2:47 p.m.

Ben_Modified's build threads are usually short a sweet since he works fast and isn't asking for much feed back, but oh. my. god.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/400-hp-vw-single-cab-street-rod-build/98309/page1/

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/20/16 3:32 p.m.
Javelin wrote: I seemed to have missed go3wheeler. Anybody have a link?

I'm pretty sure he got made into a ghost. He got a lititle crab butt when we tried to help that rolling death trap.

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