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A friend is trading in a 96 S10 with 100k miles in very decent
condition. FOr what they are giving him for trade in value I can buy it
from him and drive it until I have money to convert it.

I have read they make very good conversion candidates, is it true?


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Hello Eduardo,

An S10, and most small trucks, make great EV platforms. They have lots
of room under the bed for batteries, and in the front engine
compartment. They are built to carry a lot of weight, which you will
use for batteries. Their small size and some what low weight help out
with wind resistance a little and not having to move around a heavy
vehicle.

Is this S10 a manual transmission? Manual or power brakes? Manual or
power steering? It will be easier to get running with the manual
options, but many on the list have found solutions for power brakes
(electric vacuum pump) and power steering (electric pump or existing
pump with a belt to new drive motor). The manual transmission would be
the easiest to attach to and use, or a much larger motor driving the
rear end directly, with a much larger controller. The manual
transmission will allow a more reasonable priced DC motor and controller
to be used.

Look at the EV Album and see what others have done with a small truck.

Here is a '95 S10 on ebay that was professionally built, AC drive I
believe.

Check out Solectria E10: item 140142830024
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1401428300
24&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmotors.search.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle
%3D140142830024%26fvi%3D1

Good luck!

Alan Brinkman

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Subject: 96 S10 a good candidate?


A friend is trading in a 96 S10 with 100k miles in very decent
condition. FOr what they are giving him for trade in value I can buy it
from him and drive it until I have money to convert it.

I have read they make very good conversion candidates, is it true?


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Eduardo K. |
http://www.carfun.cl | Freedom's just another word
http://ev.nn.cl | for nothing left to lose.
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