• ETS Drift Ute – New Guards

    In beginning I held off exposing the whole tyre on the front of the Hilux, I guess I got so addicted to that tuck that I didn’t think a guard like this would suit it. The Hilux has such a different style of front guard than most passenger cars do, its designed to be about […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – A quick snap

    I just thought i would share this photo with you, i just can’t get enough of these rear guards, all that time and effort in shaping my own mould is paying off. I think i want a Hilux daily just as an excuse to have these guards on it 🙂

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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 – Happy Birthday

    If you follow ETS on Facebook then you might have seen the post about the rear guards. I was excited when my old workmate called and said he had my rear LH quarter, tailgate panel and moulds all done and ready to pick up. What I’m most stoked about is the moulds, he gave them […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Sand Bog Sand

    Over the last couple of days I have come very close to giving up on the rear quarters of the Hilux, i decided to just keep going on them and try and get them to a point where i am happy with how they look. The rear quarters are my priority at the moment as […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Guards Rnd 2

    Tonight i started work on the new fenders, i tried to think of the easiest way to get my intended shape and i came up with this idea, i decided to get the shape of the wheel with wire and then sheet in the gaps, then using bog i will smooth it all off in […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – The passion is back

    The last 2 months have been pretty full on for me, after moving house my goal was to get the shed to a point where i can comfortably get back to work on the projects. This meant the Hilux project had to take a backseat for a while, ive been itching to get back into […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – The rear guards

    Apologies for the crappy phone pics but I have been working on the rear quarter panels the last couple of nights. Read on for more.

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