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Electric Plug In Vehicle Conversion

Build Update

Again I haven’t blogged for a while, but that is because I have been devoting much of my time to the actual build. Since the last post, I have been working on building the motor/transmission hump in the floor and finishing the battery rack. I will try to get pictures posted of everything soon. My…

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New Choice in Battery Charger – Minn Kota MK-440

I have been thinking of building my own large charger or buying a pre-made one, then building a mixture of a smart charger/regulator on each battery to charge each battery independently. I know I could easily spend 1000 for a charger and $40 on each of the 12 charger/regulators, plus my time involved in making…

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Partially Finished Battery Rack

Here is some pictures of the partially finished battery rack. I only have 2 motor mounts tacked onto the rack. 2 more motor mounts to go, then I can finish framing the rack in and build the battery hold downs. I also purchased some 4/0 welding cable for the batteries. I will be buying solder…

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Semi-Completed Rear End

Well here are the pictures for the rear end once all of the mounts are made. I still need to measure the wheelbase to be sure it is in there strait and then I can weld up all of the adjustment holes. I also need to build the bottom mount for the strut too. I…

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Battery Rack

I have most of the battery rack built now. I will have 9 of my Optima D31T on the bottom row as low as I can, then 3 on the top of those towards the firewall. I’ll try to post pictures as soon as possible once I take them. I am using all of the…

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Long Overdue Update

Well it has been quite a while since I have blogged, it has been a busy last month. It seems like not much has happened with the car, but getting the rest of the parts that I need on the way eats up quite a bit of time. I also had been preparing to show…

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Computer and LCD Touch Screen

I have decided that I would like to have an on board PC to use for my data acquisition from the batteries, programming of the motor controller, and for a means of showing the power usage and efficiencies in real time. I am looking for a computer and LCD touch screen that can withstand cold…

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The passenger side frame notch

Last night I started notching the passenger side frame. Things seemed to go a lot smoother and took less time. I was only out there for a little more than 3 hours and got the angle iron welded solid into the frame. This side of the frame was slightly different because there was a gas…

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Project update with random thoughts

I received word the other day that my controller is finished being built and is being shipped out. I have also narrowed down who I will be ordering my WarP 9 from and should get that coming soon. Can’t wait to see what a $2,000 controller feels and looks like, and ditto with the $1,700…

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Finished Driver’s Side Frame C-Notch

I was finally able to finish up the drivers side frame rail by boxing it in and strengthening the sides with sheet steel. Took around 5 hours total, I know Im slow at this type of thing, but I want to be sure that I do it right. I am now satisfied that the frame…

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