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Land Rover LWB Series II conversion

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Hi all,

I'm looking to convert a 1967 LWB series IIa to electric and was wondering if you might be able to help. The chassis is stable although considering rebuilding on a galvanised chassis, but that’s a bit beside the point.

The current plan is to use a hyper 9 motor, and I was hoping to have ~64kwh battery capacity (if not more!) and was wondering if you had any ideas or suggestions on battery modules and their placement for adequate weight distribution?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding was that if using 5.3kwh Tesla modules, you could place 6 under the bonnet and then place the other 6 where the fuel tank is.

Any advice on the best way to fabricate battery boxes also much appreciated.
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run a leaf motor so you can run 96s nominal from the tesla pack. itll be cheaper than a hyper 9 too.

or run a tesla drive unit where the transferase was with zero ev's replacement gearset. this gives you the full engine bay for batteries
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