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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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The Art of the Build Thread.

Build threads are an art. They are a form of entertainment that can encapsulate you for hours. Leaving you yearning for more and wondering what else is left.

Build threads are documentation of a complete car build where most if not all aspects have been modified. The key word there was documentation. If you want a successful entertaining build thread, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. Even if its something as mundane as an underbody brace, you can document it.

Ways of doing this would be to take many pictures. Since the advent of high speed internet people havent complained about too many pictures. Another thing is just to talk about all and every part as much as you can, What is the part? Why did you choose this part over other alternatives of the same type? Why are you installing this part? What is the part supposed to do? Have you customized or modified this part in any way? Were there difficulties procuring the part? Did you consult experts?

As you can see I was just able to give you many questions you can answer about something as simple as an underbody brace that makes it interesting and a fantastic read. Tell a story, make it interesting and divulge any and every detail you can.

Please for the love of god dont just make a thread of your off the shelf turbo kit install with 5 pictures where you just say you installed it. That isnt a build thread, that isnt even really a good turbo install thread. Make mention of EVERYTHING! Also to be honest think about what youre typing...Would you want to read it? No offense but some basic lowering springs, an intake and wheels dont need a build thread. That isnt even really a build. Its a couple bolt-ons. Boring.

If you want some excellent examples of a build thread then check out Build Threads, on this site you can see BradBedells Supercharged V8 Sportcross, gcmbobs race car build, yougojuheres build and many more. They are all excellent examples of a build thread. Document, document, document! Discuss details until you are blue in the face!

With that said, happy building and I look forward to seeing some quality well written and well illustrated build threads.

Thank you for your time and thanks for reading!
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I think Toms trying to say welcome and happy building? make your build thread worth the readers time?...

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