checking SOUTHWEST direct flights now... please hold, ha haMust be silver truck energy in the air tonight. I sent off paperwork for title work on this truck today right before you bumped it.
If anyone is in the Denver area and wants to mess with an EV but doesn't have one themselves you are welcome to come join my madness and start with this truck!
OK, there they are the batteries, I totally missed that scrolling (I mean reading) your entire thread before. I am not a purist or one of them even weight distribution race guys, I am just wondering how having what looks like maybe 6 (four on top and what maybe 2 below) heavy batteries across the top of the engine bay in FRONT of the wheel wells impact the vehicle handling. And yes of course I see the elephant camper in the back of the truck, I am just sayin' ha ha. I am converting a 1971 GMC 1/2 ton truck so just looking for ideas on where I want to place my batteries, so yeah just spit ballin'
I was thinking exactly the same thing on my '71 but the leaf battery pack is like 4' wide and the space between my frame rails is only like 3' and it's a V8 truck so you may wanna measure yours. I love following this frankentruck build (hope I am not offending you, mine is uglier than that, ha ha) lets finger out the battery placement together, my Plan B is to just put it in the bed of the truck maybe upside down to still have a shallow flat bed for when I transport a Christmas tree once a year, ha haProbably a LEAF battery under the bed between the frame rails if it will fit.
yup, that's the crux of the matter, maybe someone else reading this can share some insight, please and thank youYou have to do that with the car fully together I don't know how you would measure capacity with the pack outside of a vehicle.
Dope I confused that with mile range, I went back and corrected it, thanks.There has never been a Leaf pack with as much as 73 kWh capacity.