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  1. Planning 95 BMW 540i Conversion

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    I'm going to attempt my first electric vehicle conversion! My most important metric to me is range, I'd love to be able to get well over 100 miles on a charge. I'm looking to build a reliable daily driver. I haven't seen many other people convert E34's, the curb weight is definitely higher...
  2. Noob Intro:​ High Schooler, want advice for first conversion (VW Karmann Ghia)

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    ​Hi, DIY Electric Forums, My name is Jamie, I'm a high school junior from Colorado, and I'd like to do my first electric car conversion at the end of this summer. However, it's a really huge project, and I'll likely need some advice, as well as some experienced people to check my planning...
  3. Planning EV Race Car

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    Hi All, My name is Alex. I'm a big EV enthusiast and I have decided that I want to build a race car. I have little experience disassembling and reassembling cars but I am fairly apt with my hands and I'm fairly bright. Here's a little bit about me, I am a student at a small university in...
  4. The Plan for the Waiheke EV

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    http://www.waihekeev.blogspot.co.nz I bought Gavin Shoebridge's EV Secret's book, Kia Ora mate! and am starting down the path. The first thing the ebook I bought said to do was plan. I don't have a donor vehicle yet, I am going to trawl trade me to see what I can find, and what I like, after I...
  5. Planning '86 BMW 325e (e30) conversion

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    Hi guys, I'm in the early stages of planning a conversion of my beloved e30. Wanted to get your take on my plan as detailed. About me: I'm a mechanical engineer. I have some electronics / mechatronics experience (microcontrollers etc). I have free access to a machine shop with CNC milling...
  6. Planning a 2001 S10 pick-up conversion

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    I own an S10 pick-up that blew a rod and damaged the engine block. So I decided it was time to convert my pick-up into an EV. I have wanted to convert a vehicle for a long a time. It started when I was a high school teacher in ’94 I had a fellow colleague converted a ‘70’s VW bug with his...
  7. 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...
  8. Step 1: How to plan a DIY Electric Motorcycle

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    Last week I said that this blog would be part journal, part guide to the conversion process but I've decided to separate those two categories by having a build thread for the bike with pretty pictures and having this blog as a sort of step by step guide. I'll still give you updates here but...
  9. Planning Chevy Impala conversion

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    Hey, I need some advice. I'm looking at converting a 7th generation Impala (2000-2005), either an ex-cop car or something I can find for cheap. I'm thinking of going with an Impala because there's a lot of room, the transmission is solid, and it still looks cool even though it's older (which...
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