London Taxi TX2
Old metal and new technologies
...are two of my passions. Since I started leaving my ivory tower every now and then to get in contact with other makers on fairs or hackerspaces, my 2CV became too small to get all things in, even though I already have transformed it into an estate car a couple of years ago. Details about my Citroëns are available on www.Entmontage.de.
A van with similar genes as my 2CV (built on a frame, removable fenders, loud and not really faster than 100km/h) is the TX2 from London Taxi International (LTI). I purchased a 2003 version with all the extras (Gold Edition) on eBay at the beginning of 2018 and had it delivered.
A first look at the vehicle in daylight showed that the car was described quite honestly by the seller. The 2CVs I bought to date were all far worse...
Still, as expected, a few repairs were needed. New brake discs and reconditioned brake calipers at the front axle...
... and new brake pads and revised rear brake pistons at the rear axle.
The oil pan had a small hole and so had to be replaced.
The tank was rusty, but luckily no holes where spotted. So all that was needed was a thick layer of primer and wax for further rust prevention.
Oil also dripped from the differential. Jay Lenno once said "If you know English cars you know all about oil leakages". I am at a point where I tend to agree...
The body was not completely rust-free after all, but compared to the 2CVs that I have bought so far, this can still be described as "flash rust". Problems of this kind can be easily eliminated with an angle grinder and a welding machine.
The turbo charger got a new interior.
The conversion to continental European right-hand traffic was done with the help of my CR-10V2 3D printer. The parts are printed from PET-G.
The headlights used are for the Golf II and the diameter fits.