Originally Posted by dcgray2
Considering a father / son project for my sons first car.
Looking at a 1959 Ford F-100 as the project car.
- It's factory curb weight is 3000 lbs
- It has a 3 speed transmission.
- We live in SW PA so lots of hills.
- Would like the truck to be highway capable - sustained 70 MPH
- Want truck to have respectable performance, no race car, but no snoozer either
- Would like a reliable range of 70 miles
Would like to put weight of batteries in (under)? the bed to get weight over drive wheels.
Need to understand if this is doable and at what approximate cost.
- What size motor?
- How many of what type of battery?
- And a whole bunch of questions that I don't even know that I don't know...
Thanks in advance!
In my opinion, your proposed project is doable.
Check out this 1958 Chevy Pick up Truck
which was converted to electric. Although, it is not a Ford, I would imagine that they would have some similarities.
The only thing is that I'm not sure how easy it is to get Azure Dynamics parts.
Here is a 2002 Ford F150 Electric Conversion
which might be of interest for you to look at.