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Greetings, all,

I'm currently planning an EV conversion on a 1973 VW Late bay window bus I've had for over 8 years now. My job is transferring me out of state so I'm taking advantage of the short time I have left and the vast EV & VW resources here in California to complete this project. I've reached out to a few vendors to price out the common VW kit offered by EV West based on a new AC motor with all components priced at $17k+.

Also, I've been introduced to the OEM donor vehicle route of a Nissan Leaf or Tesla DU here in these forums which sound extremely attractive. I'm finding well used, but running Leafs starting at $3500+. With my budget, I could be open to the whole Tesla ecosystem as well. My question to the community is:

What kind of conversion would you recommend for a 1973 Bus? Ease of conversion is my first priority (short time and moving away), and watching my budget is my next (will be purchasing a first home in the near future). Much thanks in advance.

currently based in Modesto, CA

Early pic in body work stage. Will be primered and painted very soon. Conversion is coming next!

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