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Mission for 2007 Accomplished: Convert an ICE to an EV.

Hi my name is Manny. In March 2007 I picked up a nice '69 VW pan with upgraded disc brakes,shocks and an electric motor already mated to the tranny. I also acquired a '71 pan/'74 SuperBettle ICE based/'79-'80 styled Bradley GT2 (non-electric version with an '88 title.) from eBay. Took pretty much the whole month to get legal (not me, I was born here) with the DMV and CHP. Now the fun begins. Update: EV completed in December 2007

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Electric Vehicle ( EV ) Conversion 3-14-2007

I drove to Oceanside, CA where the nearest CHP station is located.
My VIN inspection appointment was at 8:00AM.
I handed the officer all the paperwork I have to date, answered a few questions regarding my history with the vehicle, my plans to convert to electric, and then waited in the lobby.
About 45 minutes later he handed all the paperwork back to me and said he needed to contact the Maryland DMV to inquire about the vehicle and that he'd get back to me by phone.
He was pretty cool and asked me how long it would take for the conversion. Somewhere in the conversation it sounded like whatever issues may come up would not be project terminators.
I'll be waiting for his call with crossed fingers. Wish me luck.

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Yeah, I care about the environment as much as the next guy. And yeah, I'm a nerdy geek. But, when it comes down to it, what really made me spend my free time and money on this endeavor, is knowing that: every time I put in any gas in my car, some money (a penny is too much) is going to people that want to KILL our kids.
"You don’t have to be a military strategist on the order of Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz to understand: It is a bad idea to fund your enemy’s war effort. But every time we fill the tanks of our cars with gasoline we put money in the pockets of terrorists intent on killing Americans."
Clifford D. May

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