• The Hilux at MotorEx

    Last year was a big year for me, I really put my focus into moving forward with the PS13 project and put off any offers to take the Hilux out on track. You have to understand that track days are not the easiest things to do, from the trade stand preparations that happen a month […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Warming up for the Geelong Revival

    It’s been a while since I pushed the start button on the Hilux, it’s still such a relief to me that I am able to just jump inside this, push the button and have some fun when the opportunity arises. The opportunity came about after a chat to the Geelong Revival Staff, I wanted to […]

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  • Dream Build Drive

    DREAM.BUILD.DRIVE from Matte Media on Vimeo. Dream Build Drive is Matthew Cox’s quest to give you some insight into the journey that has been my life for the last 8 months, building the car presented many challenges, getting it over that mental finishing line by driving it the way I had designed it to be […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – A day of test

    Its been such a busy time lately getting everything sorted and ready for WTAC, from the pit setup, 180SX prep, lists apon lists of things to do and then the added pressure of having the Hilux 100% ready to go without ever actually putting it through its paces started to weigh me down. Winton raceway […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – The final tare down begins

    This monday was a PDO from work which gave me the perfect opportunity to get some work done. The plan was to get the motor out first to send the manifold off for ceramic coating, in a couple of hours all the bodywork was removed and the motor was on the floor. I love the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Front end complete

    Since my chrome 2002 bumper arrived I have been keen to get it mounted properly, along with all the other parts that make up a very complicated but beautiful front end. The plan was to use these Balllock pins, I bought these from USA ebay and I have 10 of them, 4 to fit the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Touch Down

    I am proud to announce that the Hilux has hit the ground. I woke up this morning and went through all the steps to get this rolling again, i needed to remove all the rear arms, remove the rear knuckles, remove the radiator under tray, then shift the 180SX, let the hoist down, shift the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Tube or die!

    Before I built the tube front end reinforcement I toyed with the idea of just buying a Toyota rad support, they were cheap, everything will clip in as per factory and life would be simple for me. But no, it just wouldn’t suit the overall theme of the build. Here is some pics that show how everything will go together.

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  • Compare the pair

    Two completely different cars both built for very similar purposes, what are the simularites and which one will be used once the Hilux is finished?

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