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A motorsports shop in the UK has put together one of the best YouTube series out there as they put a Toyota Celica GT AWD drive train and engine into a rusty old Austin Mini. Impressive fabrication skills mixed with British humor make for a very interesting series. Check out their trailer and youtube channel!
A description from their website reads,
It was a dark and stormy night…
Safely ensconced in a shed in deepest, darkest Shropshire, two men with their faculties dulled by liberal dosing’s of Jack Daniel’s finest No.7 brand embarked upon a journey that would change their world.
Project Binky was born.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Take one rotten 1980 Mini 1000 and one Toyota Celica GT-Four and use all their guile, cunning and skill to graft them together to create a Frankenstein’s monster of a car.
Not content with just the trifling matter of shoe-horning the entire running gear from the Celica and grafting it into the little Mini, they also decided it might be fun to film the entire journey and post it on YouTube for all and sundry to see.
The goal is to create one of the fastest Mini’s on the planet but also one that looks just like a fast Mini. The brief is simple; we can’t lengthen it or widen it – save for the arches – but the 2.0l turbo-charged engine, 4WD transmission and all the suspension from the Celica must go inside the Mini. We never said it was going to be easy, it was always going to be a difficult project, but Bad Obsession Motorsport has never shied away from a challenge.
So far it’s taken hundreds of hours, thousands of cups of tea and not an inconsiderable amount of grey hairs, but it’s coming.
Track the progress on this page and check back for irregular updates.
Here is a link to their first video and the rest can be found on their youtube page. When you are done watching these awesome videos check out their website