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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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Monday, July 9, 2007

EV ( Electric Vehicle ) Conversion 7-8-2007


My EV will not need gas nor oil guages. Plus there was a crazy amount of wires hooked up to those old skool fuses. A lot of the wiring led nowhere and had all kinds of offshoots. What I need is Clean and Simple wiring. It will all be labled, so that I know what is what. First I need to take out all the old stuff.

Don't know what to say about that. (video link)

Finally! (video link)

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Now begins the fun part.
  • front running lights,
  • front turn signals
  • motor for popup headlights ,
  • head lights,
  • horn,
  • windshield wipers,
  • windshield wash sprayer,
  • cabin air blower,
  • keyed start/run switch or start button,
  • dash indicator lights,
  • hookup for touchscreen stereo,
  • new guages (may use old speedometer temporarily),
  • rear running lights,
  • rear brake /turn signal lights,
  • reverse lights,
  • lic. plate light

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Why I'm doing this.

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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