Prior to February of 2018, we had featured precisely zero heavily customized 1960s Thunderbirds. That changed on February 9, when we published the Big Block Shorty, and now we have a 1961 T-Bird made into a pickup. Continue reading 1961 Thunderbird Pickup Conversion
We are endlessly fascinated with the custom “shorty” cars, and this T-Bird is really something special – love it or hate it – though some serious work remains. Continue reading Big Block Shorty: 1966 Thunderbird
Here we have what appears to be a dramatically shortened Ford Fiesta. From what we can tell, a sedan front was combined with a hatch rear, yielding homemade three-door. If not that then maybe just the front valence from a sedan was used? What YOU think?? Continue reading Reader Submission: Shorty Ford Fiesta
Rat Rod seems to be very loosely defined, these days, and this is an example. Most of this was once a GMC Sonoma/S15, but there’s not much left and a V8 has been shoved into it. The builder obviously likes chains (well, it is from a custom bike shop) and has done some cool little touches, but we’re not sure about the sum of the parts. Continue reading GMC Sonoma Turned Psuedo-Rat-Rod
Are you nostalgic for Studebaker pickups, but they just aren’t quite long enough for you? Try this homemade oddity on for size! Continue reading Rat Rod 1954 Studebaker 3R5 on 1979 Chevy Dually Frame
If you’re a huge fan of the Fallout video game series, this is the Chevy Astro for you. If not, well, it’s just an interesting midi-van. Continue reading Fallout Fans, Here’s Your Chevy Astro Evacuation Vehicle!
Anyone who knows 80s cars knows Chevy never made a convertible S10 Blazer, so this is a custom job, but it does look like it was meant to be. The V8 swap solves the extreme slowness problem these had, but we worry that the lack of a proper top means you’re screwed if you take more than one friend with you and it starts to rain. Continue reading Open-Top S10 Blazer with SBC Swap!
This little beast was first built in 2000, and the owner supposedly COMPLETELY (his or her caps, not mine) rebuilt it in 2013. Per the seller, the suspension, steering, brakes, differential & axles all came from a Mazda Miata originally, but the seller reworked the suspension; so it’s not clear how much Miata is left. This is claimed to be an adult go-kart and we can see how it could be lots of fun, but we’d sure like to know how it handles, given the unknown suspension. Continue reading “Fun Ride” Custom Buggy with Miata bits and GM V6 Power
Replica implies a certain amount of accuracy in reproduction; so perhaps we’ll consider this more of a tribute. Either way, someone took a 1964 Ford pickup and made something that looks somewhat like a 1910s-era racer. Continue reading Homebrew 1913 Stutz “Replica”
It’s a bit difficult to classify this oddball, but roadster isn’t too far off. We see sand rail styling influences, but no off-road capability. Continue reading Custom VW One-Seat Roadster