I have a 2013 Chevy Volt, car got hit in the rear quarter panel. It didnt really do much damage at all. All the projects I daydream about doing involve cars/trucks that are RWD though....
What do I do with this thing? I have been looking at the way the powertrain is laid out, and it has two CV shafts, one for each of the front wheels...
Is there any way I can use this in RWD form without putting the powertrain in the trunk/bed of something? lol
Every idea I get it ends up in the front of the vehicle and being used as FWD, as-is.
Just wondering if maybe someone else has any good ideas?
The only thing cool that I can think of that wouldnt be retarded to have as FWD is maybe an old 1930s-1940s Chevy coupe. I could probably deal with that.
Or should I just sell the parts and piece together something simpler?
Only reason I am even considering it is because it is fully loaded, leather, low miles, I have owned it since it was new...There is a LOT you can reuse when you have the whole donor vehicle, such as the seats and driver's display, radio/nav display, buttons, steering, etc. Possibly even could find something that the whole interior can be modified for reuse..
This stuff would like sweet in a classic...I am just not sure how I would pull off the FWD on this...?
I am not worried about pulling and re-using the entire wiring harness, it is just very time-consuming, but I can get it out and into another vehicle. I am pretty good with wiring.
Or would I be better off not even trying to re-purpose all the Volt gear? (and just selling the Volt parts), and then just buying off the shelf stuff with the cash?
I really like the fact that the Volt can take you anywhere..as in when the batteries run out, the range-extender kicks on, and carries you the rest of the way. Very cool for actually going on road trips, rather than stuck putting around town only. If it wasnt for that, I would probably say forget it, but the volt stuff is unique in that aspect, when compared to say a Warp 9 motor with a Tesla pack etc...
I think that makes the idea worth looking into, but I am just curious as to what people are doing with the Volt gear, if anything?