• Hilux at Phillip Island

    A month ago I got a call from Stu at Shannons Insurance letting me know he had a spare spot in the garage for the bi yearly Charity Drive Day that they proudly support. Phillip Island is a world class GP Circuit that is only 2.5 hours around the bay from my home, I built […]

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  • Hilux ft Falken tyres at Summernats 2019

    I’ll start this post off by explaining how good it feels to drive this machine. An electric mix of emotions and feelings. The MotorEx demos cemented that its a a really fun car to drive, when I stop worrying about the mechanics of it all and just have a good time it starts to feel […]

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  • 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 – 3 years in 100 Photos

    I had a request the other day to be a part of a book, the book was on modified cars, they wanted three photos and a short story on the car, 3 photos I thought………. That should be easy. I fired up the old laptop, it took a few minutes to come to life, bogged […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Rebuild Timelapse

    ETS Drift Ute – Rebuild Timelapse from Engineered To Slide on Vimeo. I have been doing a lot of motorcycle stuff lately, but every-time I employ a process I learnt on the Hilux build I think back to how huge that operation was, one man, one garage, 3 years in the making and a lot […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Overseas Vacation

    Things are really different lately, its been a week since my Hilux sat on the startline of Hampton Downs Racetrack ready to attack the track, every night after work I head home thinking about it and it feels weird not to see it in the garage. I basically came into pit lane, took my suit […]

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  • 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 – 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 – Its a numbers game

    The most used tool in the building of this car is not the welder or the angle grinder its the tape measure, vernier calipers, ruler and micrometer. It wasnt until I embarked on the gearbox conversion that I found the true value of decent dimensional drawings. At the very start of this build 3 years […]

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