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The longest journeys begin with the smallest of steps. Find the inspiration, knowledge, and skills you need to build your dream machine with your own two hands.

Hi, I'm Nigel Petrie, and welcome to Engineered To Slide
I started this site because I wanted to show aspiring car and bike enthusiasts that their dream build is possible. It all starts with taking that first step and finding the information and skills you need to get started.

On my site, you'll find welding and fabrication tutorials, car features, how-to guides, and more. Everything you need to get started on your dream build today.
Start exploring now and let me know how I can help you achieve your goals.


Nigel Petrie

Founder of Engineered To Slide

If you're starting your Fabrication journey, you're in the right place
When I embarked on my first project, it wasn't easy to find the information I needed online.
I had to piece together different bits from various places, and it was frustrating and confusing.

From learning the ins and outs of different materials, welding techniques, and how to approach a project. I couldn't find a single resource where all the information you needed was in one place.

That's why I created Engineered To Slide. I wanted to show car and bike enthusiasts (like you) that their dream build is possible.

And - better yet - they need a lot less than they expected to execute it.

We help you bring your Dream Build to Life by giving you the Skills and Knowledge you need to start Welding and Fabricating Now.
From the staple skills through to the technical Turbo Manifolds and Header designs, I've created the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to learn how to weld and fabricate like a true Motorsport fabricator.

Hit the link below to learn how you can gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to tackle any project with our awesome online learning platform.

Start Right Now with our FREE Introductory Course
Never picked up a Welder?

Not sure how to turn the vision deep inside your mind into a reality?

In our Free Introductory Course, you'll learn:

  • How to begin planning out your Dream Project
  • How to select the right Tools and Materials for your Project (and what NOT to waste your money on)
  • Setting up a Weld Bench for Welding at home
  • How To Setup Your Workshop like a Pro (even if you don't have the space or race team budget)
  • A Drilling and Taping Chart for seamless conversions between Metric and Imperial (valued $25)
  • Nigel's unique Inspiration Process that's helped him design and execute his famous Hilux, Silvia's and BMW Chopper Build.

Enlist Nigel For Your Next Build
Want the Engineered To Slide treatment applied to your car, bike, or workshop?

Got an ambitious dream build or unique problem that you need help with?

Each year, I offer a limited amount of private mentoring and commission build spots to help people and companies achieve their goals.

To find out whether you're eligible to take part in either our Commission program or our 1-on-1 Mentoring program, send me an email to [email protected] or hit the button below.

I'll then be in touch to discuss your project and what we can do for you.

About Nigel
From the outside, it might look like I've got it all figured out.

But the truth is, I'm just like you - an aspiring car builder with a passion for fabricating and welding.

Since kicking off the Spaceframe Toyota Hilux build and documenting the whole build through the blog in 2006, I've been blessed by the custom car community's overwhelmingly positive response.

My work has been featured in some of the world's biggest car websites and magazines, and I've had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the industry's top fabricators.

But despite all this, I'm still just a guy in a shed - working hard to turn my dreams into reality

But it all started with that one build.

I wanted to show people that their dream cars are possible, and you don't need millions of dollars or a huge garage to do it.

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