While we see a lot of awesome builds coming from state-of-the-art shops and expert tuners, nothing’s cooler than seeing what our fellow gearheads can throw together in their own home garages. Sure, it’s fun (even addicting, at times) to check out all of the top of the line projects being produced from professional engineers and restorers – with their massive, shiny power adders, cutting-edge suspension, and tens of thousands of dollars in other performance components – but this is more or less what you expect from these kinds of companies. Indeed, they have any and all resources available to them.
What makes home-builds more special, however, is that they’re being created by your average car guy, not a shop that does it by trade. Seeing someone else make progress on their project can be serious inspiration (and motivation) to get going on your own. After all – if they can do it, why can’t you?Take, for example, this wicked build from Yellow Bullet Forums member “TurboGS”. Using the ever-popular ’67 Nova as a platform, he’s on his way to one high-horsepower machine. A 5.3-liter LS platform was the engine of choice for this Chevy II, with a pair of 67-millimeter Precision turbos (each rated at over 900 horsepower) feeding the mill.
Smith Race Craft supplied the traction bars, leaf springs, and perches, CNA Performance in Kansas City performed all the chassis and fabrication work, and – to top it all off – the seats are from a Hyundai Tiburon. One of the coolest aspects of the car, however, (besides those massive meats) is the custom-looking dual-cell fuel tank, designed to hold race gas in one cell and pump gas in the other.
So, now we ask you: what are you working on? If you’ve got a killer project in the works right now and you’d like your fellow Street Legal TV readers to check it out, shoot us an email and tell us about it. It just might be the build featured in the next article of ‘What Are You Working On‘.