• Steel and Possibilties

    It probably started around year 11 at High School, I enrolled in metal class and quickly became exposed to the possibilities of steel and the craft of working with it. Its not about being the perfect welder, the perfect sheetmetal shaper, the lathe artist or having the newest CNC mill on the market, its about […]

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  • Office Seat – Engineered to Style

    I’m still off work with my finger that I attacked with the angle grinder, in response to the doctors orders to keep it moving I thought what better way to keep it active with much more angle grinding and TIG welding. So right now I am sitting in my office blogging in my favorite seat […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Staying up late

    You have seen the air jacks in action in my previous post, so what do I do if something fails like an airline? Well I have got that covered, I went to my local Metalland and picked up some heavy wall tube with an internal diameter of 40mm. The piston on the jacks are 38.1mm […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Coated Arms

    It was my last visit to Colour Tech Powder Coaters today and I think the guys were happy to see me walk away with the last pieces to be coated, the arms. Im more than happy how they turned out and I am only a few pieces away from being complete and ready for assembly. […]

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  • PWR Shop Visit

    You may have read the last post about getting a custom radiator, intercooler, oil cooler built from the industry leaders PWR. Well as luck would have it Ryan Hagedorn invited me to take a closer look and show ETS readers a little more about how the process happens. As car enthusiasts we have all looked […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – The Rollercoaster

    You know those ups and downs I speak about sometimes? Well this weeks been a rollercoaster, I started the week pretty stoked on life, my friend Matt came over after work and we chattered about the mini documentary we are doing on this stage of the build, he really wanted some driving shots to finish […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Just want to say thanks

    The other day I was in the garage, I fitted up the front end panels on the Hilux, stood back and spent a few minutes thinking about whats next? The reality is I’m running out of jobs on it and it got me thinking. Thinking about the days that the build consumed me so much […]

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  • Enclosed Trailer Guards

    Wheres all the updates you ask? Well I havnt stopped lately, all the behind the scenes jobs have been taking up my time. Having the Hilux mechanically finished I took some time to concentrate on everything associated with driving it, one of the most important things is the trailer, no trailer no track time! Above […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Front on

    You may think that because the Hilux is running the build would be coming to an end….. Not so! There are so many little jobs to still complete, one of them was mounting the front bumper. This is the 4th generation bumper mount, like most things I have learnt what to do after completing what […]

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