• Quick Snap – Shed life

    Im in QLD at the moment taking a quick break in the sun, I am looking forward to getting home and continuing with the tear down.

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Hardlid times

    In the last post I explained the reasoning behind wanting to run a hardlid, once I sat the Probond sheet over the rear end it became apparent that it needed to be there, the light that would expel from the inside of the wheelarches would give me that unfinished feeling when looking at the car […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Hardlid

    In the beginning I didnt plan on running a hardlid over the tub of the Hilux, as time went on the idea has grown on me. But it wasnt until I found a product called Probond, Probond is a composite aluminium sheet with polyethylene core covered both sides with an aluminium skin. Its light and […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Scenic Drive

    Its funny how excited I get when I see this project in a different light, not to mention some different scenery. Saturday morning gave me that opportunity to get out and drive it, by “out” I mean well away from town and into some scenic settings. My friend Matt is doing a small documentary on […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Sunny Saturdays

    I am so happy that this pasts week work is done, mounting all those front end parts and then fitting all the ducting inside and around everything was a real headache. All the alloy sheet directs the incoming air into the three coolers, if these were not there then most of the air would be […]

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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 – Chrome Bumpers only!

    Theres a number of good things about building a full tube frame Hilux, one of them being body parts are plentiful, you see our tradies here in Aus arnt the most careful when it comes to their trusty work ute, Toyota know this and buying genuine parts is unbelievably expensive. Theres a heap of imported […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Monday Sun

    It was a PDO (programmed day off) at work today and I made the most of every minute. The garage was getting pretty crazy, with the new moulds and heaps of parts lying around I decided to start at the back corner of the garage and work forward. Granted my garage isnt the dirtiest place […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Gel Coated

    So after going to all the effort making these guards from metal and getting them to stretch over the new width of the chassis I finally have new FRP guards. In a previous post I showed you the moulds in the process of producing the panels. Heres the finished product, Im very grateful to the […]

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