ETS Drift Ute – A saturday well spent

I have been looking forward to this weekend all week, a full day with no plans other than move forward on the hilux build. Its amazing what you can get done in a solid day of work at home. Heres what happened.

 

I spent a lot of time making sure that the 0.9mm sheet was perfectly fitted before welding to the chassis, this takes a lot of hand filing to get right but when it comes time to weld its worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welding the 0.9mm sheet to the thicker tube is tricky, you have to have a very sharp tungsten and keep your arc very steady making sure not to heat the sheet metal too much or its game over and your filling holes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my third attempt at an accelerator, i plan on making the cable come from the top and then ill bolt on a slider to get the ratio right, i used a spring off an old throttle body with an adjustable stopper so that everything is tuneable.

 

I ditched the crappy standard steering housing that i had and remade a neater one, i have to wait till i can afford a Racepak dash display before i can make the bracket, unless someone has one i can borrow?

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  1. This is amazing, your my hero

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  2. tittiest build in the country, if you’re still at ford they’re very lucky to have you dude.

    i’m jelly of your motivation, especially with this rainy geelong weather!

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    • Thanks mate, ill be over the moon when this sees the track..

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  3. Dude! your work is a work of art! love your metal-skills and what u use them to 🙂

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  4. awesome work, love it.

    I maybe selling a slightly used haltech iq3 racepak dash; if you’re interested, lmk.

    btw, i’m in the usa.

    k.tran
    -nodrft.com

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    • I may be interested and would love to have some photos to show condition, thanks

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  5. lord christ. whats the deal with the strut towers? i assume all the hole are to allow for more precise camber/caster adjustment?

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  6. Oh man that is super tasty!

    Can’t wait to see it running dude well done

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  7. Awesome work man, can’t wait to see it finished.

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  8. iv been following ur build from the time speed hunters posted your first we bit onit and every time i look at the progress how ur going about things and ur skills BLOWS MY MIND every time u put up a new post you attention to detail and finishing must make u a amazing man to employ but a basterd ofa man to live with lol (ina good way) put a coaster under that drink??
    incredable mate truly amazing good work

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    • Thanks for the comments, its only going to get better from here on in.

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  9. Teach me all your skills Nigel …. this its truly amazing work .. i love it 🙂

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  10. E.T.S its my life …

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