A star of the 2021 SEMA Show, at the SEMA Monday Reveal and then in the Electrified Section, the Electric Buick Electra was featured around the world in over 30 publications. Lange Customs designed and fabricated the copper bespoke carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber trunk lid and custom carbon dash for the HGTV Show Celebrity IOU Joyride, starring James Marsden and hosted by Ant Anstead and Cristy Lee, where Josh Lange and Cristy infused and demolded some of the parts on camera.
Lange Customz did some minor redesign of the JetPack Aviation corsets, battery covers and belt pieces, then our team then fabricated quality epoxy-based tooling suitable for Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) based, aviation grade, hybrid carbon/aramid parts on par with autoclave pieces.
Aviation grade carbon fiber parts are delivered either in a clear coated show level finish to straight out of the mold from infusion processing finish for ultimate weight saving and cost efficiency..
The CEO of Mayman Aerospace, David Mayman, contacted Lange Customz in search of a company to work with his engineers on the design development of their jet-powered Speeder prototype. His chief engineer was able to participate in the development of their vision alongside of Industrial Designer Josh Lange, as he hand sculpted the prototype.
As Josh Lange shaped the form, he collaborated with the M.A. chief engineer Chris Black, to "find" the ideal shape for the tube chassis. This design and fabrication process allowed for the client to literally see their vision evolve and come to life, while being an active participant. The subtlties of design were efficiently addressed and the client was very pleased with the end carbon fiber prototype body, which we painted with a show-quality 2 stage black urethane.
When the producers contacted us and we were told that James Marsden wanted copper accents in the build of his 1963 Buick Electra, being merged with an electric Karma supercar chassis, we knew we had a great copper carbon fiber and lightening inspired design that would be perfect.
We were given a rusted-out hood with holes in it and a dented trunk. These were restored enough to pull A-Grade surface epoxy composite molds designed for the VARTM process. Cristy Lee and Josh Lange then infused the trunk lid on camera, which had exposed carbon fiber ribs and carbon/copper aramid trunk lid underside.
Once the completed hood and trunk lid were delivered on time, Ant Anstead, the show host, asked if we could quickly design and sculpt a one-off carbon fiber dash in time for the reveal to James Marsden, who commissioned the build, for Will Linde, who received the car. It was down to the wire, but once again our team came through under big time pressure with the dash and even some additional copper carbon interior pieces featured in the episode.
The copper carbon fiber bling hood on the1963 Buick Electra was a big hit at The SEMA Show 2021. Originally featured on the HGTV Show Celebrity IOU Joyride, the electric Electra was featured at the Opening Night Reveal with James Marsden and Ant Anstead driving the electrified custom Electra on stage.
From the opening night the Electra was driven to its reserved space in the SEMA Electrified section where it was received quite well. It was featured in over 30 publications as the copper carbon fiber art hood shined like a jewel and really caught people's eye.
Josh Lange has a BFA of Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a sculptor and painter, as well. His group art show was called "The Nitty Gritty Group Art Show" at the ARTBAR LA.
In his featured artwork titled "Unquenchable Thirst" Lange combined a carbon fiber collage, with a clear cast urethane teardrop, originally hand sculpted. The carbon fiber panel is a foam core-based aviation grade construction, utilizing skills used his every day composite fabrication work.
The LCIII Spider one-off carbon fiber bodied supercar debuted at The Quail, A Motors Sports Gathering, 2016 on the supercar field. The build was dedicated by Josh Lange to his work with the famous custom Ferrari designer, Tom Meade, on his Thomassima 4 Ferrari build, which continues in Lange's care today.
700hp and full race suspension make for quite a fun experience. Based on a heavily modified C3 Corvette frame and race chassis. The entire car was hand sculpted and the custom body was epoxy infused with aerospace carbon fiber, on par with autoclave parts.
From the fuel injection to the transmission, everything was customized and built in house.
A project for CEO, Calin Seniac, of the famed fashion company Eva Varro , who is also the CEO of IVI. The entire body of the C3 Corvette was meticulously restored to a perfect smooth surface with no waves. The body was then overlaid using epoxy and a spread tow 3k twill for ultimate smooth finish and least print possible. The carbon fiber is a V pattern, which looks very aggressive.
We vacuum bagged a one-off exposed carbon fiber hood, using NO molds. This technique saved time and money compared to complete tooling.
We have done many wide-body Porsches over the years, from this, Strosek custom wide-body, to custom 991 bodies and parts such as carbon fiber bumpers and splitters. We are working on a sick custom exposed carbon fiber wide-body 997 Turbo for a valued client. Entire body carefully hand sculpted for precision epoxy tooling and infused parts, on par with autoclave quality.
Yayoi Kusama, Carol Bove, and Paul Mc Carthy are some of the more well-known artists Josh Lange worked for while at a prominent LA sculpture fabrication studio. Lange was originally hired to paint 3 10 ft stainless flowers for Yayoi Kusama, who approved of Lange's brush style and line painting techniques on sample boards, as well as each step of the painting process on the flowers. We can fabricate and or paint your sculpture with quality that will last.
Lange was originally commissioned by Tom Meade Cars to reengineer and fabricate the carbon fiber Thomassima 4 Ferrari tub. His Thomassima III Ferrari was based on a 250GT long wheelbase Ferrari and is said to be 250GTO value, parked in the Museo Enzo Ferrari on permanent display. Lange was hired to sculpt a custom carbon fiber tub that would "flow like water" and that led to many other key details Lange fabricated like the a-pillar assembly and windshield and window bucks, elegant hand sculpted mirrors, shifter knob with leaded crystal inserts, leaded crystal emblems and functional leaded crystal LED taillight assemblies and buckets.
The Thomassima IIII build continues in the care of Josh Lange and is documented by Ferrari historian Larry Crane.
We fabricate custom carbon fiber seats to entire hand sculpted bodies for one-off motorcycles and jet-powered flying motorcycles like the Speeder of Mayman Aerospace. The carbon one-off seat was for IVI for their debut at the Quail, for motorcycles. We have built racing exposed carbon fiber infused parts such as tank covers, which are on par with autoclave quality.
The hand sculpted carbon fiber Pangea one-of prototype debuted at the SEMA Show, 2003 in the entrance to the Main Hall. Based on a C3 Corvette chassis, the custom carbon fiber bodied 550hp Pangea had a complete custom race suspension and a team of about 20 sponsors involved in making it all possible. It was later featured on the cover of Corvette Enthusiast magazine and was featured at the Beverly Hills Concours d' Elegance in 2009.
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