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Hey all, I have been popping on and off of these forums for the past year, Every time coming away with something super helpful :) I wanted to say thanks, Introduce myself, and I wanted to share the project I have been working on.

With myself and my buddy Zach, we have been converting a 1980 Vanagon to electric power over on our youtube channel DreamEV. www.youtube.com/c/dreamev Currently we are up over 25 Episodes where we are walking through all the steps involved. Some are more electric focused, others not so much. I wanted to delay introducing ourselves until we got to some of the more interesting items like HV wiring.

Well, the time is now, We are starting to do some real fun things and I thought it would be good to share. It's my hope that some of you would pop in to watch and learn, and for others to share their experience when we may or may not be doing something correctly.

Our project uses a Tesla small rear drive unit, paired with 12 LG Chem 16S modules each at 2.6kWh batteries giving approximately 32kWh. This combo is controlled by a EV Controls T-1C head unit.

If any of this sounds interesting we would love to have you.
 

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Thanks brian_ I will take the compliments :) Its nice that you picked out the features that I designed into the system. I was very much concerned about how low the pack came to the ground, and the C-Chanels were designed as "sliders" of sorts. Hopefully It will prevent any damage in the event we crest over something. I don't think it will ever come to that though, The pack is at the same height as the stock gas tank and well above the lowest suspension components.

Good Idea about the build thread, I will start one now.

As far as the other VW conversions, I did not see these, I will have to look. Primarily I am finding help in builds that share similar electrical systems. I have found posts from snowdog helpful, even some old conversations that you have had with him.
 
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