De­spite the mega-buck builds and sur­gi­cally clean work­shops that keep the cus­tom gravy train rolling it is the home­builder and his garage-against-the-world for­ti­tude that counts the most…


AF­TER JULY’S UL­TRA-TOP-END, no-ex­pense-spared Kiwi lowrider out of West­ern Aus­tralia we’ll take a closer to home, eas­ier on the pocket look at what British in­ge­nu­ity can do with bor­der­line scrap. It’s a lot grit­tier but no less im­pres­sive for the bud­gets. One of the true skills of proper cus­tom build­ing is turn­ing the un­like­li­est heap into a thing of gen­uine beauty, see­ing in some­thing hum­drum (or much worse) the po­ten­tial to be cor­rectly trans­formed. Cer­tainly not everyone can do it. So when Bike read­ers Ryan and Ricky ca­su­ally sent in a se­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs of a cou­ple of very tidy yet far from ob­vi­ous builds, it’s only right to show just what can be done from the most in­aus­pi­cious be­gin­nings…

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