Hilux into hibernation

Hilux into hibernation

This Hilux build came about after removing the driveline from my two tone S13 way back in 2010 (which then went naturally aspirated in 2014) and in a roll reversal this Hilux will give up the engine, wiring loom and transmission for the S15 to come to life. It’s like history repeating itself and in this post I want to show you how easy it is to remove the driveline from the tube frame chassis.

Let me run you through the process.

Before I shot this video I actually pulled all the body off the Hilux to film the details of the chassis, Ill add some photos of the process.

I originally bought this S15 with the intention of cutting the body off it to utilise the floorpan for the Hilux project.

I decided not to cut it up and I am thankful for that, it fasttacked my initiation into motorsport fabrication and chassis design.

It was a learning curve and there is a lot of things I would do differently but i am still extremely proud of this car and the events and trackdays it has been a part of.

Once the body was back on it was time to remove the engine and transmission, you will see that unfold in the video.

I cant wait to get the package into the S15 and bang through that sequential gearbox! Stay tuned, I will make sure I cover it in detail.

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