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Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

I write my poems in the dirt with an oily rag
I have to wear a gas mask just so I don't gag
I got a SOCOM scout and twenty extra mags
And a couple severed heads in my bug-out bag






With all of the projects many of you have completed or are working on, it's been brought up that a central place to keep track of it all would be handy. People get busy, project threads drop off the map, and a month later we're always saying "Wait, who was it that was putting the LS1 in their lawnmower?"

So, in order to keep things clean, this thread will just contain posts that define each project, with links to that project's thread. In other words, the updates, pics, and discussion can go in your own thread, but a link to it will remain here. This way we'll know who's doing what and we can harrass people who have gotten lazy.

As much as you can, please stick to the following format:

_____________________________________________________________________
POSTER: (optional - I'm hoping people will just post their own, but feel free to add links to other threads. We can always edit stuff later)
VEHICLE: (car, motorcycle, boat, whatever)
GOAL: (purpose of the project)
DIFFICULTY: (afternoon job, weekend job, or DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN INTO)
LINK: (obviously, link to the main project thread)

(maybe a quick sentence or two)
(maybe a "before" and "after" pic or two)
_____________________________________________________________________


... and that's that!

PLEASE! This thread is not for discussion, attaboys, or questions - this is just a "directory" of all the projects, whether in progress or completed.

If you have any other input about the format or whatever, please PM me - don't ask here.

GET TO WORK YOU WRENCHGRABBERS

(I've generally left sigtrap's post alone, but this thread was very due for a reboot given it was old enough to enroll in highschool. Post some projects you insufferable nerds.
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=2797197 Is the old thread for reference, archives likely needed for actual threads.)

Elmnt80 fucked around with this message at 22:04 on Jul 10, 2020

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Krakkles
May 5, 2003

like and subscribe for more passive-aggressive roadway bullshit adventure in Chigcao

VEHICLE: 2000 Four Liter Pee Rampage (go look at the badges, but to not be obnoxious, it's a Jeep Cherokee / XJ)
GOAL: Get in, put your foot in the firewall for 13.5 hours, get to a campground in Moab, drive over everything in sight for a week. Installation is reverse of removal. I.e.: It needs to be able to pin the speedometer on the highway, and it needs to crawl over anything. Reliably.
DIFFICULTY: DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN INTO
LINK: Four Liter Pee Rampaaaaaage

I bought a Jeep because I needed a second car while working on my Mustang (also a project, but relatively unlikely I'm going to do much more to) and have an uncle who likes to wheel (and builds amazing poo poo).

Before:

After:

Krakkles fucked around with this message at 22:49 on Jul 10, 2020

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

POSTER: CAT INTERCEPTOR / KaptainBallistik
VEHICLES: Various Subarus and Mazdas either being bought or turned into who knows what abdomation
GOAL: From ground up restore to compete in the WRC
DIFFICULTY: DEAR GOD WHAT THE HELL HAVE THEY DONE NOW?
LINK: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3749332


View as some somewhat mental Australians do all sorts of strange things to Subarus of various kinds as well as ignore the Mazdas of various descriptions

Like - Mazda RX7 Series II



The WreckX



The utter decent into lunacy with spree buying every WRX I could get my hands on

Or how about not a Subaru?



Or Subarus doing things they shouldnt?



CATS!



Sublime to the loving ridiculous



ACTUAL WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP



And of course turning this grey car...



Into this black one




Oh and you never know what's around the corner.....

CAT INTERCEPTOR fucked around with this message at 12:37 on Jul 13, 2020

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

POSTER: Somewhat Heroic
VEHICLE: 1999 Lexus LX 470
GOAL: Build an off roader/trail/adventure camping rig. Expecting about a years worth of work before I am where I want to be
DIFFICULTY: Amateur hour
COSTS: All in anticipated costs ~$15,000 USD
LINK: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3893547

At time of purchase:


Current status CRASHED Dec 2019/edit for current:


NEW PROJECT
Replacement LX 470 found on page 7 of my thread


Current/getting better:

Left Ventricle
Feb 24, 2006

Right aorta

VEHICLE: 1996 Buick Century wagon
GOAL: slam myself in the balls with a hammer repeatedly Daily driver, family hauler, goes a little faster than usual
DIFFICULTY: overcoming the urge to torch it low, but tedious and frustrating
LINK: AI Thread of the Century

George is my boy. We ride to Valhalla. One engine, two transmissions, lots of different wheels, GM Legos generously sprinkled. Started out as a head gasket, spiraled from there.

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SpikeMcclane
Sep 11, 2005

You want the story?
I'll spin it for you quick...


VEHICLE: 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series II
GOAL: Return it to the road and not kill myself in the process.
DIFFICULTY: more on the DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN INTO end of the scale
LINK: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3935008

I've got a little British roadster that's been in my family since 1970 that deserves to live again.
Initial status:

A little sad.

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