Don't let me get you in any trouble with that lady!
I've been trying to move in the ev direction for the past year or so. No one around here is interested, and I'm challenged with mechanic skills. I picked this up on a fluke at a cheap price, and found a transmission that should just drop in for $200. The conversion kits I saw usually were for vw's and chevy s10's. This is so close to my needs that I can probably struggle through. The mechanic that takes care of my other vehicles is interested and willing, but not experienced with ev's. I was hoping that this could be the doner vehicle, with some minor work. Just a little better up hill performance would suit my needs just fine, and it's already light and arranged for batteries, etc. I don't trade vehicles often, and could easily use this one to work and back for 10 years. I still am able to work occasionally as a musician and need to haul an amp and guitar so the layout of this vehicle are perfect.
I can't believe you're in Ark. Are there many ev'rs there?