• ETS Drift Ute – Loading Up

    Yesterday I had a 12 hour garage day, I didn’t stop and I think I achieved what I set out to, this was a couple of hours work. My plan was to make a simple 6 wheel and tyre rack and a BMX mount so I can easily get everything over to NZ without having […]

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  • 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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  • Geelong Revival – Fun in the Sun

    The Geelong Revival is a very special event, held over two days in a stunning location, hundreds of the worlds most prestigious race cars from all generations come out of retirement and push the boundaries of traction to put on a display that makes this one of Australias greatest Motorsport Festivals. As a kid I […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Never ending story

    In my last post I wrote about getting the engine, gearbox and ancillaries all assembled and ready to go, it was a long night and subsequently the next day at work was long and tiring. All I wanted to do was get home and fire it up. 5pm arrived and I raced home, filled the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Busy Nights

    Last night I was ready, I had the majority of parts for the Hilux to go back together, everything was lad out in the garage and I was set for a long night. With the success of the “Behind” mini documentary Matt has been following the build to create another clip detailing everything that went […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Trial Fit

    A few exciting things have happened since WTAC, one is obviosly this gearbox upgrade and the other I will get too after I show you whats been happening in the garage. My shifter arrived from the UK and I now had the chance to sit everything in the chassis and see how it all fits. […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Aluminium Alignment

    Its been a long week, trying to be as prepared as I can so that next week can be a little less busy, heres what happened friday night, nothing like some progress to finish the working week. The adapter for the SR auto bell housing to Quaife gearbox is now done, I made the internal […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – 3 steps forward

    Tonight I spent some time getting my measurements right, the last measurement to triple check was the tailshaft, I dropped the parts and dimensions off to Pete Smith from A1 Tailshafts today and he promised that he would take a look at it over the weekend. Thats Petes way of saying he will do me […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – The dream driveline

    Let me start by saying it wasn’t a good feeling spending the required $$ on this stuff. But tonight changed all of those feelings, working with motorsport specific hardware is something you don’t fully appreciate till you do it, I spent a lot of time tonight working on a few aspects of the Quaife gearbox […]

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