Wow, it's been 8 years since I've been on here, I converted my Suzuki Kata motorcycle to electric aka Wattana and now I am back got the itch this time to convert my 1971 GMC truck, hopefully there are no purists on here.
I am re learning everything and seeing how the technology has changed and evolved, I know this forum was super helpful the first time around so I think I came back to the right place.
More importantly I need parts, what do I need? Everything, ha ha
I am planning on doing a very basic but not exactly a budget build, since I don't know what I am talking about here's what I think I want
a DC fork lift (like) motor (not going AC don't care for regenerative braking at this time)
a controller like the Curtis 1231C hoping to run 144 volts 500 amps
batteries, LiFePO 200 Ah of some sorts
GM Powergline 2 speed transmission
a charger so I can charge at 240v
Goal is 50 mile range and at times highway speeds very utilitarian truck, no AC no heater, no power or heated seats, no thrills.
again if I am saying / dreaming something stupid, please correct me and learn me something, I am here to learn
I can wrench and I can weld, but I hope to use this project to learn how to weld aluminum, I also plan on buying a mini mill or a mini lathe if I have to to make my own adapter plate and or coupling if I have to, so not afraid to get my hands dirty
P.S. would love to meet some local guys, (virus considering)