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Is this gong to be your daily driver, or otherwise get a lot of use, and/or part of a energy storage system?
Looks like a worthwhile conversion that will makes good use of valuable and scarce resources! I'm on board with this one.Daily driver, dump runner, furniture getter. It'll get spruced up but worked, not a show pony. The CHAdeMO connector will be transferred in case I find a two way EVSE that actually exists and isn't wildly overpriced.
To be sure, the red "frame" in the picture is an integral part of the unibody structure attached to sheet metal and other structures along one, two, or more of its cross sectional corners. It would be a lot of plasma and/or cutoff wheel work to get to the red frame state. If you were careful with your cutting, maybe added some temporary bracing, you could keep it as a roller( a drive-able roller?) This would make it a lot easier to move around and store out of the way. It would probably be good to keep the floor and battery in place for extra stiffness as the cutting and reinforcing of the frame structure is sorted out.I hadn't considered beefing up and using the Leaf frame. Keeping the battery pack more central to the vehicle and low to the ground certainly appeals to me. Rear suspension would indeed need some attention.
I believe the poster in post#23 is referring to my posts about cutting down the Leaf unibody.And that's nothing at all like either the Ford Ranger EV or the Chevrolet S-10 EV.