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elise and VX220/Speedster: Bodypanels interchangeable?


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Hi guys,

Normally I'm in the Esprit section, but I might be planning to buy a VX220/ Speedster beside my Esprit Turbo. I know the Speedster/ VX220 is very similar to the Elise, but does anyone know if the bodypanels are interchangeable?

I saw one car once, so apparantly it can be done. It was a speedster with an Exige GT3 body

Can I, in theory? Switch all bodypanels from an S2 Elise (Front and rear clam, doors, side sills) to a Speedster/VX220 body?

Why go through all this potential work? The answer is simple...I'm more in favour of the X22XE Engine, rather than the Rover K-series and the VX220/Speedster is more moderately priced overhere.

I know the VX220/Speedster runs 17" front and 17" rear and the Elise runs 16" front and 17" rear.

Best regards, Ruud-Peter

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Would it be easier to buy a Elise with a blown engine and put a z22se in it. You will prob have to mod the rear clam to accomadate the larger engine. The vx tubby and na have different rear clams as the engines are different sizes.

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