ETS Drift Ute – More bar work

Its a good feeling to be progressing at this rate, with a date set for international media and competition i cant afford to slack off. 15 meters of 1 3/4 tube is already used up and now im on to the 1 1/2 tube. The bars completed so far are the main hoop, the rearward cradle mounts, the front legs and the dash bar. Theres still another 22 meters of tube to be added everywhere before the ute rolls out the shed holding its own weight. At that stage the chassis jig will be transformed into a rolling rotisserie and the final welding will be done.

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  1. More pics of the frame! 🙂
    Have you moved up the suspension anything?

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    • The suspension is all raised right up in the body, imagine an S15 with the whole floor cut out and the body dropped a foot over the floor, essentially thats what this is!

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  2. Great work!
    I just found this build not long ago and I am very excited, there are regular updates and a lot of progress keep it up!

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    • There will be plenty of updates to come, things are just starting to take shape!!

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  3. Frickn amazing bro! This is keeping me checking your blog twice a day

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    • Cheers mate

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  4. well you certainly don’t hang about! gunna be awesome to see it rolling under its own weight.
    Its not early August your going to??

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    • Its around that time Nick but the cat cant be let out of the bag just yet!!

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      • 😉

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  5. MATE! You are doing so well with this car, I know you had skills but this is just showing more and more of them! Keep it up, can’t wait to see the day it rolls down to Tassie!

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    • Cheers mate, theres plenty of white hiluxs around to “borrow” rego for a weekend haha, tassies on the cards for sure!

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  6. more pics Nigel!! Has Casey come down to take some photos for build month on Speedhunters?

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    • Hi Anth, we were working on something but it might not happen this month. Oh well theres plenty more opportunity!

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  7. This is so amazing dude! I love coming on here and checking out the progress! Good shit mate!

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  8. Damn Nigel, you’re hammering along! Only good things to say about what you’re making.

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    • Thanks chris, keep up the good work, im following your build aswell 😉

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  9. awesome dude, simply awesome

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  10. Do you have a tube bender? Or did you get these done outside your garage?

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    • Hi Peter, i built my own using speedwerx dies, works a treat. If i cant do something at home then ill make a tool so that i can. Nothing on this build will be outsourced 🙂

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  11. If Casey can’t get down to take photos I’ll come take some 😛 (nowhere near Casey’s standard but its something) and you could do the writing for Speedhunters? just putting it out there anyway haha.

    Did you enter for Winton Matsuri man?

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  12. Awesome work Nigel!

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  13. that bar work is causing me some bar work!!! lookin awsome mate great work

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