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  1. Putting Baby back on the road after 20 years.

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    Hi from Youngsville North Carolina, USA! I'm busy tearing down my 1969 VW Bug Vert, prepping her for a complete body off restoration. Had her since 1983 and kept her safe and dry in storage for the last 20 years as I chased the almighty dollar and raised four sons. Now I want my baby back baby...
  2. For Sale: 1979 Super Beetle Convertible Completed EV Conversion

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    1979 Super Beetle Convertible. Entire lifetime in California. I bought it in 2013 and had it converted to full electric by Nathan Hutchison of Nate's Green Garage in Berkeley, CA. I have about $38k into it, when all is said and done (ouch!) I would like to see this car go to the right...
  3. WTB/ search Porsche 914 or beetle cab EV

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    Hello, I m looking for a Porsche 912 or 914 electric conversation or a beetle Cabrio EV to buy, please make me a offer....
  4. For Sale: 1970 VW Beetle

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    Conversion project has all parts including batteries. Following is installed: motor, controller, controller mount board, adapter plate, flywheel coupler, instrumentation, & throttle controller. Charger and batteries in car but need to be wired up. Includes a how to book. 1970 clean Florida...
  5. 1971 Convetable Super, soon to be an EV!

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    Hi there, I am new to this forum and to building EV's, I have researched enough on the subject to at least have a conversation about it. Anyone feel like answering a few questions I have? I am planning on doing away with the back seat to fit more battery's and I am aiming for 192 Volts for the...
  6. For Sale: 1978 Super Beetle Project - $3300 obo

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    For Sale: 1978 Super Beetle EV Project - $2600 obo Hi Everyone, I'm in San Jose, California and I'm selling my ev project car. It's a 1978 VW Super Beetle Convertible that I bought in the summer of 2008. The Good: Body is in great shape. New floor pans All new seals and...
  7. "Around town" VW bug conversion

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    I'm planning my first EV conversion! Here in Santa Cruz, old Volkswagens are a dime a dozen so I figure one of those is ideal for my first time. From what I can tell it'll be a fairly straightforward conversion from a mechanical standpoint, which is great for me as my knowledge/experience is...
  8. Planning Super Beetle Convertible (1972) conversion for Germany: basic configuration?

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    Hi folks, I have been reading and studying EV Lists and Web Sites for six months now, but the more I read, the more confusing it seems to get. I am probably overthinking this, so I would love to hear some real-world experiences. I already have the Bug. It has 44HP which is enough for my daily...
  9. Evnetics Soliton1 - Motor Cable Length

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    Hi all, I'm upgrading the controller in my '69 VW Type-1 to a Soliton1. I have an ADC 8" motor and 45 cell 90AH Thundersky pack. I'm considering mounting the controller on the "parcel shelf" (behind the back seat) under a perspex shield. This would mean that the controller->motor cables would...
  10. Planning VW Classic Beetle conversion

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    as recommended Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication Auto Mechanics: High (classic VW only), I've built other VWs from ground up to exacting stock specs and to mild street customs. Fabrication: Mid. I can fabricate frames and weld body panels, but I'm not a machinist. The...
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