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JB!

4,134 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 5th September 2012 quote quote all
Oh. Dear. God.

You Sir, are what I love in the UK custom car scene!

BRB, Just gonna drop an Espace on my Lexus! Mental!

Does this age Espace run plastic panels?

Are you going to brace and jig everything nicely?

ALawson

5,037 posts

137 months

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mig25_foxbat2003 said:
5hero said:
ALawson said:
Mental isn't it!

Book marked!
Mental indeed. Why focus on stripping weight from a car you aren't going to use?
Because...

lexspace on page 2 said:
After seeing a 'body' transplant on a tv show where the running gear and floorpan of a new car had the body of an old car transplanted onto it , this route has been favorite (thanks rhinochopig)
Yea, just saw that before reading your post! The results should be good.

lexspace

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182 posts

26 months

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JB! said:
Oh. Dear. God.

You Sir, are what I love in the UK custom car scene!

BRB, Just gonna drop an Espace on my Lexus! Mental!

Does this age Espace run plastic panels?

Are you going to brace and jig everything nicely?
hi, yes all the panels are plastic except the bonnet which is steel (?? guess because of the heat ??????), i will need to find a way of jigging both cars in a way so one can be "slotted" on top of the other and then secured in place before removing some of the jigging. Probably easier said than done but by no means impossible

Pixel-Snapper

4,863 posts

78 months

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Awesome. That is all. Awesome.

TEKNOPUG

9,818 posts

91 months

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lexspace said:
hi, yes all the panels are plastic except the bonnet which is steel (?? guess because of the heat ??????), i will need to find a way of jigging both cars in a way so one can be "slotted" on top of the other and then secured in place before removing some of the jigging. Probably easier said than done but by no means impossible
Was something old on a Jag XJR chassis?
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lexspace

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182 posts

26 months

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Found this pic today , wish i could find more details about the vehicle , appears to be the earlier model espace with a rear engine , central driving position and 4 passenger seats , can anyone else help and shed some light on this vehicle ?????


lexspace

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182 posts

26 months

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Oh and found this madness too - i kind of like it !






dom9

3,745 posts

95 months

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Madness.

In th ebest possible way!

Will follow this with interest!

lexspace

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182 posts

26 months

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SO IT BEGINS !!

Taken the car off the road today to start the big work , it was just 1 last chance for a drive so tried to get a good video off it accelerating , not great quality but you get an idea of the sound and acceleration, hopefully the next time its driven and i hear it like this it will look very much like a renault espace .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp0tpq1_YpU

louismchuge

1,573 posts

70 months

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Lad

em177

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50 months

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Soovy

33,244 posts

157 months

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yikes


themanwithnoname

967 posts

99 months

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lexspace said:
SO IT BEGINS !!

Taken the car off the road today to start the big work , it was just 1 last chance for a drive so tried to get a good video off it accelerating , not great quality but you get an idea of the sound and acceleration, hopefully the next time its driven and i hear it like this it will look very much like a renault espace .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp0tpq1_YpU
Love this whole hairbrained scheme! Kudos to you, Sir.

Also, great noise coming from the Lexus.

mig25_foxbat2003

2,384 posts

97 months

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lexspace said:
SO IT BEGINS !!

Taken the car off the road today to start the big work , it was just 1 last chance for a drive so tried to get a good video off it accelerating , not great quality but you get an idea of the sound and acceleration, hopefully the next time its driven and i hear it like this it will look very much like a renault espace .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp0tpq1_YpU
That's a great noise! I bet even Lexus don't know they can sound like that!

Stedman

5,646 posts

78 months

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Hahahaha brilliant!

300bhp/ton

29,629 posts

76 months

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ALawson said:
It's obvious isn't it, like a defender 90 shell on a cut down rr chassis this chap is going to weld the espace upper to Lexus chassis?

Any other possibilities?
A Land Rover uses a ladder chassis and the body is bolted on and not part of the main structure. The Renault and Lexus a monocoque construction. Which is rather significantly different.

omgus

6,492 posts

61 months

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lexspace said:
SO IT BEGINS !!

Taken the car off the road today to start the big work , it was just 1 last chance for a drive so tried to get a good video off it accelerating , not great quality but you get an idea of the sound and acceleration, hopefully the next time its driven and i hear it like this it will look very much like a renault espace .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp0tpq1_YpU
Utter utter genius stupidity genius stupidity genius stupidity genius stupidity. I'm not sure but i love it.

keefr22

85 posts

85 months

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What a barking mad thread!! Brilliant!! It's just what we need when these bloody eurocrats appear to be trying to ban us from even changing the tyre valve caps on our cars!! Love to see this thing registered & running!!

lexspace said:
airbags + various trim 8 kg
Can I ask how you disposed of the airbags? The only advice I can find on the net involves blowing them up! I don't think the household management will let me do that to the two bloody things that my son has left in my garage following his abortive attempt at rally preparing his Ibiza Cupra...!!

Cheers
Keith

RosscoPCole

2,126 posts

60 months

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Love this project! Will be looking for regular updates.

lexspace said:
Found this pic today , wish i could find more details about the vehicle , appears to be the earlier model espace with a rear engine , central driving position and 4 passenger seats , can anyone else help and shed some light on this vehicle ?????

That looks like the TH Automobile TH2RS. A VW T5 with a 780hp Porsche Turbo engine in the rear.
http://www.thautomobile.de/en/th2rs.html
Totally bonkers.
My dream garage has their TH2 in it. Based on a VW T5 Caravelle and has a 480hp Porsche Turbo engine in the back.
http://www.thautomobile.de/en/th2.html
Could be the ultimate family Q car.

lexspace

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182 posts

26 months

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RosscoPCole said:
Love this project! Will be looking for regular updates.

lexspace said:
Found this pic today , wish i could find more details about the vehicle , appears to be the earlier model espace with a rear engine , central driving position and 4 passenger seats , can anyone else help and shed some light on this vehicle ?????

That looks like the TH Automobile TH2RS. A VW T5 with a 780hp Porsche Turbo engine in the rear.
http://www.thautomobile.de/en/th2rs.html
Totally bonkers.
My dream garage has their TH2 in it. Based on a VW T5 Caravelle and has a 480hp Porsche Turbo engine in the back.
http://www.thautomobile.de/en/th2.html
Could be the ultimate family Q car.
Thanks rosco, that is the car in question , not an espace at all , a vw, its put my mind at rest .
been looking at it and its quite a machine 800hp , hmmmm maybe i need more power - a supercharger kit for the lexus v8 is available ..........

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