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Hi from Northern Ireland.

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Hi, I came across the site recently and I'm very much just at the curiosity stage of a possible EV build.

If possible what I would love to do is convert a ST182 Celica to EV. I have a diesel Hilux which is really not ideal for short journeys so something initially with a range of perhaps 40 miles would be great.

My dad used to own a car bodyshop (retired now) so I have some access to people that can weld, manufacture and my brothers and I are all well versed in electronics.

I have just started to watch Damien Maguires videos which makes me think a budget car might be possible. All the other stuff I've seen on youtube looks well beyond anything I could afford at this point.

Would love some pointers on where to start and what I should watch / read first.

Thanks, Michael.