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This doesn't have anything to do with the EV conversion, but...

The truck appears to have dual rear wheels, with the outer wheel missing on the driver's side, but perhaps it just has very different tire sizes on the left and right rear, or a spacer behind the passenger side rear wheel. It does not appear to have a proper full-floating rear axle designed for dual wheels (as indicated by the five-bolt pattern on the driver's side), so it might have one of the goofy and potentially unsafe "dually conversions" which were thrown together to put more tires under the rear of overloaded motorhomes built on Toyota truck chassis; in this case, they would widen the tire setup to look better under the wide rear body. If it does have an adapter setup or spacer on the other side, consider replacing all that junk with properly fitted wheels and tires.
 

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At 144 volts, it appears to have been set up for twelve 12V lead-acid batteries, with some under the hood. Where do the rest go? Is it excessively heavy even without batteries? It would be good to know specifically where you stand before launching into modifications.
 

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also if you know how to test the remaining life of the Leaf battery pack prior to buying it that would be really helpful as well, I think some of the older ones are sold when they hit 50% capacity so a 73 kWh ends up being just a 36 kWh
There has never been a Leaf pack with as much as 73 kWh capacity. The Leaf Plus or Leaf+ pack is rated at 63 kWh, and none of them are even four years old yet; any Leaf prior to model year 2018 had no more than 36 kWh when new. Yes, that means that truly early Leaf packs, which were 24 kWh when new, may have 12 kWh or less capacity now.
 
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