Are you getting excited yet? Its less than 48 hours away from seeing the finished chassis/body in one of the most epic posts in ETS history. To tell you the truth i am absolutely drained, for the last month i have had an A4 lists of jobs to do every single day, when i leave work i write on the back of my hand the things i need to buy to keep the progress going into the long cold night. Its been a personal challenge to see how far i can get the Hilux before its display at World Time Attack at Eastern Creek. To make matters worse i am also drifting my 180SX in the Tectaloy drift challenge, going up against the worlds best drivers is something you have to prepare for, both mind and machine have to be ready, more on that later.
Last night i got home from work, tired and not feeling the best i deciding to just press on, my aim was to remove all the zip ties that were holing the entire front end on and replace them with steel tabs, after a couple of hours the front end was looking fairly complete, the next challenge was the headlights, i designed and made up some nice little hooks that welded to the original headlight cups, this alloys the headlights to be easily removed and easily adjusted while being held super strong onto the front end tube work.
My Wiggins style clamps arrived (a copy called Pegasus) and i am really happy with the quality, these have a surprising amount of movement available and will work nicely, also takes the engines bays appearance to the next level and makes the build look that little more expensive.
So that pretty much finishes off this stage of the build, this last month has been pretty crazy, the late nights, early mornings, neglected girlfriend and those little things in life that i have missed, i am looking forward to unloading this out of the trailer next Sunday into a clean garage, sliding a car cover over it and just sleeping in for once.