ETS Drift Ute – Front guards

Its deja vu , worn out hands, thumping headache and dust from head to toe. But on the upside the guards are 2/3 done.

Two weeks before WTA i started work on the guards in the hope to have them ready, i cut them out so that the tire cleared and then welded sheet metal in to add 50mm to them.

Trying not to upset the factory lines i tried to keep it all below the “ridge”

I think another 2-3 hours sanding should see them ready for the molding process. More on that later

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  1. Loving the new look guys. Sick as hell. Definitely would like to come out and see you guys in person and the shop. Could learn a few things from you all

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    • just his garage not a shop, nigel does this for himself, what a legend!

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    • John. This build is by one man only. Very rarely does he ask for help of any kind. Nigel started creating this vision in a single car garage. He progressed to a larger garage and has visions that no one else can compete with.

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  2. Such a mad build man u inspired me to finish my 86

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  3. Looks heaps good nigel atleast now you’ll be able to turn the wheel with out having to remove the guards , spewing I didn’t see them at wtac

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  4. Lovin this car.
    Do you have pictures of the sheet metal job you did on the front fenders?

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  5. i really admire your work man. i love the colour of the front fender, aweird commando green would really set the car off or that colour fend would suite it so well too.

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  6. The return sweep is a difficult shape to get right even in the hands of a pro but it’s more important than any other because it shows up worse if it’s wrong. Too full or not full enough and the line shifts. Nigel’s the man though

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  7. Nigel, great work, keep it up dude!

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  8. Its awesome nigel …… its great to see you have so much commitment and drive to make this build so detailed and still have the motivation to keep on working on this every night ……. the amount of effort and research put into every part of this car is just mind blowing ……… it will always be known as the ETS ute but have you ever thought seeing as the body is removable you could make a fiber glass body s15 like a funny car and change the bodys over …………… some people will argue with me and i know it has been your dream to fuse the drifting scene with the mini trucking scene but the bodys could easly be removed seeing as its a tube car

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  9. Quick question…what type of front end is that? From what years?

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