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Project Binky - GT4 in a Mini

  • 31-01-2015 2:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Bing_IRL


    Came across these guys "Bad Obsession Motorsport" who are building a Mini 1000 with the running gear from a Toyota Celica GT4.

    There are 8 episodes so far but looks like amazing work.

    Not finished yet though, Here's the progress so far!

    Here's their trailer


    Episode 1


    Episode 2


    Episode 3


    Episode 4


    Episode 5


    Episode 6


    Episode 7


    Episode 8


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,469 ✭✭✭✭ cantdecide


    Bump for the best thing I've ever seen on youtube. If you're a petrol heard and not following this series YOU ARE MISSING OUT


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭ Hal1


    I watched those over christmas now waiting for the next one.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 843 HandsomeDan


    So much bro in these videos :)

    Total woman repellent too. The gf walked in the room, took one look at your man... 180ed it out the door without a word.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,416 ✭✭✭ quietsailor


    So much bro in these videos :)

    Total woman repellent too. The gf walked in the room, took one look at your man... 180ed it out the door without a word.

    I read a thread of a someone in the UK who put a c2 body on a chopped evo chassis. It must have been a phenomenal Q car

    http://www.pistonheads.com/GASSING/topic.asp?h=0&t=1167010&mid=0&nmt=C2+Evolution


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,341 ✭✭✭ mullingar


    Just watched those 8 episodes. Wow, the attention to detail is amazing and completely over engineered but with that amount of extra metal the original gt4 is probably lighter.

    Anyway, Finally a properly built mini.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,178 ✭✭✭ Nate--IRL--


    Loving this.... :)

    Nate


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 16,981 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Watched all of those - his fabrication skills are tremendous.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,624 toastedpickles


    Watched all of those - his fabrication skills are tremendous.

    Just watched the 8th episode, I'm loving it so far, and i agree with the fabrication skills, seriously talented guy


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,625 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Just watched the 8th episode, I'm loving it so far, and i agree with the fabrication skills, seriously talented guy

    2.3t in a Matiz....

    Ah go on


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 16,981 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    2.3T? Nah. V8 all the way.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,430 ✭✭✭ testicle


    2.3T? Nah. V8 all the way.

    V8 Mustang for 161 then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,012 ✭✭✭ ironclaw


    Theres a pretty standard swap for this now with high end motorcycle blocks such as the Hayabusa. You can take a Lambo off the line with one. Always wanted to try it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,624 toastedpickles


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    2.3t in a Matiz....

    Ah go on

    That would be fun! It's got the lowest tax in its class :D honest!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭ Interslice


    Thanks for posting that OP. Cheered me right up the other night.

    Updates too please :pac:

    Reminded me I must watch the rest of MCMods 3 litre 3.6 litre turbo subaru legacy thing.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057259139

    These shows are like the modern version of 'hands' that was on RTE back in the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,051 ✭✭✭ Rowley Birkin QC


    Watched them all this evening without knowing it wasn't finished yet. Disaster!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,549 ✭✭✭ *Kol*


    Watched them all this evening without knowing it wasn't finished yet. Disaster!

    That's what annoyed me too. No last episode!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Bing_IRL


    Watched them all this evening without knowing it wasn't finished yet. Disaster!

    I did warn ye! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ BigEejit


    Just watched all the episodes. That guy has skills ... some really complex parts made from scratch. I like the humorous way they go about it, I'd love to know how long they spent making some of the more complex parts like the firewall...

    They go completely overboard on some things, that fecking door mechanism :O


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,704 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    BigEejit wrote: »

    They go completely overboard on some things, that fecking door mechanism :O

    That was a nice bit of work. Right up my street that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭ Interslice


    mickdw wrote: »
    That was a nice bit of work. Right up my street that.

    Loved it. Mecano level 10!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭ Dr_Colossus


    Seriously class videos with the workmanship, ingenuity, addention to detail and whit. Very addictive viewing and in awe of the commitment, time, effort and money involved. Even the video editing is top class. Should have their own show on discovery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ BigEejit


    ....Should have their own show on discovery.
    I agree with you there, but i'm not sure how they would get on. They are doing a very long term project whereas I doubt the wheeler dealer lads spend more than a month on even the most difficult cars....


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭ ricimaki




    Episode 9 just went up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Bing_IRL


    That venting is a thing of beauty!
    Kinda think they went a little overboard with the front end though, the auto open/close could only be useful at shows and such.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,969 ✭✭✭ Sitec


    Bing_IRL wrote: »
    That venting is a thing of beauty!
    Kinda think they went a little overboard with the front end though, the auto open/close could only be useful at shows and such.

    Thought the same myself and very complicated, I know your man is great at wiring etc but the switched etc look fairly delicate and over complicated. Unnecessary weight.

    My god the guillotine/press was some impressive workmanship!


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Bing_IRL


    Sitec wrote: »
    My god the guillotine/press was some impressive workmanship!

    The suspense to see if it worked or not. Better than any episode of Game of Thrones :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭ Hal1


    Over engineering at it's finest, quality fab work though. I was impressed with the fitting of the s2000 seat so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭ ricimaki


    Enjoy:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,298 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    I love those guys! Did you spot Turbo Tom's nod to the Bad Obsession lads in one of his last videos?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 854 ✭✭✭ edburg


    Been waiting on next episode for few months, its a great watch. Make a good bbc top gear replacement, entertaining and educational.


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