OVER the weekend we reached out on the Street Machine Facebook page for you guys to show us your project cars and you did not disappoint! There were around 900 cars submitted in total, and so many of them were interesting and unique builds that we had to share. So we picked out a bunch of the craziest builds, starting with this absolutely bonkers Monaro, check 'em out.
Karl Chamberlin - My ‘02 CV8 Monaro. Full 'moly tube chassis, 4002hp & 2992ft/lb, 670ci 5" bore space Brodix/Chev, twin 98mm Bullseye Pro mod turbos, Bruno/Lenco trans, MW modular 9.5" rear. Aiming for low 6s street legal
Stewart James - Hopefully one day she gets in the magazine
Maree Wilson - Challenger
Steve Lamarche - 71 ‘Cuda mini tubbed. 543ci twin-turbo
Ben Wright - Pro Street HR
Dave Vearing - Divorce settlement finally done, time to finish off Vanman 2.0
Adam Castrechini - VN Three years in the making from respray, to 500hp 355, th400 and a list of original new old stock parts. Original interior being pieced together at the moment
Aj Evans - Twin turbo XR8 BA wagon. Was at Summernats 30 but it’s still not done
John Brandt - '74 VJ XL Charger, rebuilt 245 hemi with head work, a Holley waiting to be fitted, extractors, and a mandrel bent free flowing 2-1/2" single system with a Magnaflow muffler. Yeah, she sounds pretty stout when it comes on the cam. Will be repainted in the original and rare (only used that one year and only on about 400 cars) eye-searing "Green Go" colour. I'm a happy little Vegemite.
Jayden Snoodyk - ‘68 XR ute. 360-cube Windsor, blown mechanical injected meth, 20x18 rears, ‘bagged all round, full chassis. Going for top 60 burnout car
Grant Tanks - Blown XC ute ‘MUNTED’
Tony Camilleri - My VQ Stato
Jeremy Guljas - Impala with 24" rears, 22" fronts. Possibly V12 supercharged
Clint Dvorcemkr - New burnout car
Ryan Benbow - My LX Torana project. 383 SBC, Turbo 350 with 3500 stall, 9" 3.55 gears Trutrac, chassis strengthening kit, twin 3" mandrel bent system, wiring in engine bay concealed etc.
Andrew Knight - Keeping it rough with a 347 power plant
Bingham Enob – ‘73 VJ Charger
Joe Campagna - My son and I are restoring my dad’s old Gemini, been in our family since 1986. Body and trim done, just finished a four wheel disc brake, 5-stud Commodore conversion. To be powered by an SR20 turbo with a C4 gearbox, It'll be built in his grandparents memory.
Ronald Mifsud - VR Commodore ute 6.0 Litre with gt42 hairdryer, Turbo 400 trans 9" four-link rear 8-point chrome moly roll cage, chasing 8s
Andrew Homann – ‘65 mustang original white 6cyl 4 speed red trim. Ground up rebuild, now it has a blown 351 Windsor, transbraked C4 manual reverse pattern, 3800 stall, shortened 9" billet 31 spline axles. Smoothed engine bay, painted sheet metal dash, all elec auto meter gauges, boot trimmed to match interior trim. Going for full RWC and Qld rego without blower fitted. So close to being finished
Brad Connarty - Holden HX, will have a 434 SBC with Hogan tunnel ram manifold, TH400 and 9-inch. 6-point cage, mini tubbed, Weld Aluma Stars, custom green metallic with black GTS interior, aiming for top 60 at Summernats
Nick Romp - XW falcon, 351 Clevo. Running gear has swapped heaps of shells since the days of my P's. It will soar again... soon
Brandon Sherriff - TD Cortina, project only just starting out, big things to come
Josh Kelly - 150bhp supercharged 1275, 4 pin diff, Cooper S brakes, full adjustable suspension, twin fuel tanks etc. Only thing standard is the body. Will be a weapon once it's on the road!
Troy Goof Giuffre - 1983 Holden Gemini wagon. 1.8-litre twin 40mm Webers, 5sp just under a 100hp and good for a 16.2 quarter mile
Benji Amos - Compound turbo RB30, re shelling into a street VL and looking to push way past the 10.20 it has done on baby boost in testing
Mike Methanol Bowden - Pulled out of a shed in Whyalla SA, been there since ’76. With new fuel and a battery it fired right up
Jeff Stockwell - Will need to give it a while, lol. But this thing promises to be off the chain
Jason A Glastonbury - 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB VX490 been sitting in a paddock for years, has a bit of rust along the sills and bottom of the boot and cross member. All fixable.
Michael Thompson - My FB holden ute. Payed $100 and a block of beer for it in 2004, hope to start working on it this year. Also been offered $6000 cash for it and turned it down
Jay O'Leary - Brothers ‘64
Joshua Rusty Baldwin - VC Commo
Bradley Drew - 131 Fiat Abarth replica. Running a strong Fiat 2L with fuel injection and nitrous. My plan was always a stripped out street registered race car.
Rhys Davies - My EH RB30 Powerglide 9" combo with a United Speed ifs, parallel four-link with canter lever mounted coil overs
Ryan Clifton This is my daily XT Falcon ute, I did full turbo engine & trans conversion in 2.5days at my house with my mate & bro with no car hoist or pit! Really happy with the result! Wanted to put the pursuit wheels back on but they wouldn't fit over the brake upgrade. Apart from the engine bay everything else I painted black! I love dosing past people & watch them look around wondering where that sound came from!
Russell Robinson – ‘69 Mach 1 Mustang, 700hp injected small-block 460, TKO-600 5 speed, sheet metal 9in, coil-over suspension, will get the car to Cronic Customs before year is finished for more work
Granto Jones - VF Valiant tubbed I have a 383 and stroker kit from 440 Source to make it 500ci. Haven't touched it in a while, need to have a go!
Ashleigh Toombs - After 4 odd years of panel and paint (you can’t rush of course) my LC comes home next month to start piecing it back together. Can’t wait.
Keven O'Sullivan - My ‘72 Chevelle, supercharged LSA engine, T56 magnum gearbox, Dana diff. Painted in crack cocaine (pearl white) with a custom interior. First show was Summernats 30 and it was only Finished at 2.30am the night before after an eight month frame-off build. Every component and part has been engineered. All the late nights were worth it.
Brian Sanderson – I have a Chevy LS1 in my Ford transit van. I am surprised how easily it fits, I still have wiring, tailshaft, power steering and fuel tank and lines to go before it runs, then all the other custom stuff, but hey, what a machine when its finished.
Dylan Moore - Getting pretty much a full rebuild. Replacing boot floor from being scraped through, new rear quarter, chassis strengthened, replacing the 327 with a 350 and fresh paint job and interior
Scott Bennetts - 1948 Morris Minor with a Datsun A14, coil over front end, Escort RS2000 diff, upgraded disc brakes all around. Just heading off the panel shop.
Dylan Welsh - ‘64 T-bird with a 408 Windsor, T56 manual, triangulated four-link and 9-inch. Has a custom airbag setup, shaved door handles/locks/badges, under dash booster and smoothed firewall
Sean McKay - VG coupe turned into a ‘68 Dodge Dart with a 400 big block stroked out to 475 and running on E85. Made 810 flywheel hp so far with more to come spins to 7200rpm, 727 transbraked, 9", mini tubed. Will be road driven and engineered.
Damian Trestrail - Was entered in Summernats 29 and 30, but life got in the way, if it’s not at 31 because its unfinished I'll post the bonfire once I throw a match on it!
Troy Dunning - Mazda 1000 ute with a 13B Bridgeport motor, Supra 5 speed, 9" diff, MW 31 spline axles. Will be at Red Centre Nats 2017
John Wilson - 71 ZD Fairlane "THE MONEY PIT". Plans are airbags, stroked & blown Windsor and lots of different little touches that hopefully make you look twice. Got plenty of time for this one
John Haig – This is the car I learnt to drive in. Needs to be taken off the road for some rust to be fixed, and a bigger power plant than the 186 that she has at the moment
Chris Flannas - 1000hp SR2.37VET, HGT 6-sp sequential, four link rear. Chasing 7's, will be the fastest street registered 4-cyl in the country
Peter Hocking - 410 cube Cleveland, chi heads, full manual reverse pattern trans with a 4800 stall, four-link, should be alright for running down the shops in.
Andrew Finlay - HJ tonner, 350 Chev, 5-speed, 4:11 gears. New tray on the way. It’s been 11 years so far
Stuart Sewell - HB Torana in the build, almost 9 years and counting, small-block Chev, full chassis and tubs, engineered for the street
Neil Bartlett – Two-door, ‘57 Chev Bel Air, 427 big-block, T56, Currie 9-inch, mini tubbed, Willwood brakes
Zachary Browning - VH Commo
John Bajada - Valiant
Sean Doyle - Pro Street 100e 400 small-block Chev power plant, soon to get twin quad carbs on tunnel ram
Daniel Dupanovic – ‘77 CL Valiant, shooting for Summernats spotlight! Graced the Street Machine pages some years ago in readers rides
Steven Brutaltruth Koch – Morris chopped, tubbed, pillarless, narrowed Holden chassis. Dummy fitted small-block Chev and glide...slow going!
Laetyn Nunn - My Xb coupe, hopefully soon it'll be gracing the pages of your awesome magazine
Peter Scattini - It’s never over is it
Geoff Bown - My grandpa bought it new, I've had it since 1992 now doing it up will eventually give to my son.
Ben Bolton – [umm – ED]
Steven Mitres - Factory two tone VH SL/E getting a full resto. Keeping it in its original form with some tuff running gear and pro touring look.
Jimmy Jones - Hilux
Jake Mauger - 1964 EH Streeter\
Jason Jordan - My SS hatch hill climb / circuit sprinter, had her for over 15 years just about ready to test out a new combo (365 inch dry sumped plastic). I’ve done heaps with it, even rolled it 2.5 times at Mallala a while back
Adam Beauchamp - Falcon Hearse
Aaron Judd - Build number two
Daniel Slater ‘59 El Camino 500bbc air bagged
Roy Velardi - Blown Falcon
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