Originally Posted by karlos
XP sounds like we need an Auckland (and surrounding suburbs eg Whangarei) Owners/Enthusiasts group. What do you think? Your project sounds interesting, any details you want to share? One of my interests was to start from scratch with an EXO framed EV similar to these ones http://www.detroitev.com/
fun but little practical about it....
Just checked out whats in your garage, quite a project!
show me the dotted line to sign on for the owners/enthusiasts group
, i'm in. I'll be the first to volunteer a garage day too.
Heaps of details i'd love to share, but first off, let the photos speak for themselves and then we can "tom and jerry" back and forth with ideas, thoughts, and suggestions
Fantastic idea regarding the Det EV link, go for it! Kinda reminds me of Ian Wright's X1 Electric Supercar, check it out!
Can you imagine doing some 0-100Kms in 3 secs, i bet it would give a motorway patrol officer a heart attack and next thing you know you're on the 6 o'clock news with air surveillance choppers chasing you
how's it going. Sold the Mitsi that i grabbed on TM the other day and moved on to this new baby
, do you remember our interesting chat a while back me, you, and Sam on that 4x4's conversion idea. I so you've got yourself and head around doing one (Hilux), hehehehe, cool eih! Good luck with that.
Karlos/Grant, i'm gonna share a bit of Kiwi history about this car with you on a new entry soon (not that i know it all, but heard some bats gossiping here and there (not birds, yes bats as i only work at night and barely say daylight
) and heard the other bits and pieces from the odd Joe).
To me, this car is the b@$tard child of an orgy between the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera/1974 De Tomaso, 1979 Ferrari 308GTB, Heron MJ1 Coupe, Lotus Eclate/Espirit/Excel. You see when all these "partiers" met, this was the abandoned birth project car.... excuse my french!
With a little and quick rather few minutes photoshoping, here's what originally was and here's one, among the millions of plans i have for it! EnJoY !!
- Original condition when bought
- Some quick modding by raising the front wheel and merging the 2 rear windows in 1 bigger window.
- Merging the 2 front windows to 1
- Merging all the windows together to one huge aeronautical cockpit style single window, and chopped off the front ugly looking lower crooked bumper, cool yeah!
P.S. To best understand and visualize how different the photos are, download them and have a Picture or JPEG "slide show". You will be able to spot the differences then
Sorry for positing the pics in this dumb way, but the file size limitations on the website are so darn small (98Kbs, What the heck)!! Didn't want to sacrifice resolution for your visual pleasures!!