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    • Ets Drift Ute – Back In The Country


      10:01pm Thu 17th Apr


      I think everyone has seen those images of containers falling off ships, well I?m happy to say that I got a call from customs saying the container is in the docks safe and sound. I have to thank Extreme Global for being a great shipping company to deal with. If...

    • Ps13na – Roll Cage Progress


      10:12pm Thu 17th Apr


      Just a quick single photo of the roll cage in the PS13 that I?m working on. Im struggling with one hand but I?m getting through it slowly, I wanted to get it rolling and finished before the Hilux arrived home but it looks like it might take a little longer. Oh...

    • Good Parts – Sr20 Cam Gears


      9:54pm Thu 17th Apr


      Thanks to the guys from Spec Lab for supplying me with these great fail-safe SR20 cam gears, I always get nervous about the bolts on the adjustable gear holding the timing correct but I won?t have to anymore. Spec said it the best on their website ?SPEC?s Lock...

    • Down Time


      12:18pm Tue 8th Apr


      Last Saturday morning I rushed out to the garage so excited about having a full day to work on the PS13, my plans were cut short but I?m thankful my finger wasn?t. It could have been much worse, a 1mm cut off blade went seriously close to my tendons and throug...

    • Moto Fun


      4:36am Thu 3rd Apr


      Sometimes I think about the things I do and why I do them, I never exactly nail what it is that I enjoy about custom cars and motorbikes, I know its a love hate relationship, the ups and downs have always been there. I remember my first bike, an old Honda XR75...

    • Ets Shop Update – New Stuff


      9:45pm Thu 27th Mar


      If you head to the shop you will find some fresh stuff I have been working on. This new design was brought to life by Alex Lehours, I fell in love with Alexs illustration style graphic artwork at a motorcycle show a few years back, in the chaos of the final st...

    • Ets Drift Ute – In Action


      9:45pm Wed 26th Mar


      In the last post I outlined all the prep-work that went into this drive, being its first ?in public? drive I thought its only fair that I bring you some in car footage, as the final stages of the Dream Build Drive documentary get pieced together this will act ...

    • Ets Drift Ute – Pre Jamboree Prep


      10:15pm Tue 25th Mar


      As I flew out of Melbourne AUS bound for Wellington NZ I knew what work had to be done on the Hilux that was sitting in the STM workshop. There were three major jobs that needed to be done. The diff: After breaking a driveshaft during the filming of Dream Buil...

    • Ps13 – Progress


      12:58pm Sat 15th Mar


      I put it down to memory loss, I think up these big ideas, throw myself into them, then get half way through and relise the amount of work I had just made for myself, days apon days inside the garage, burnt skin, cut hands, holes in my clothes and nostrils full...

    • Ets News – Whats Going On In That Head...


      12:00am Fri 14th Mar


      2014 has been way different to every other year of my life, With the Hilux sitting in NZ waiting for me to return next week its given me a lot of distance to see things as they really are. I have been busy working on the PS13, it hasn?t been as exciting as I h...

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