Last week, a salvage 2014 Leaf was dropped off to start converting a 1979 Superbeetle convertible we already have. Total cost for the Leaf including shipping was $4500.
It has 78k miles and the front end is pretty bashed, with the radiator support almost touching the drive stack, but it was able to move itself on and off the transporter and into my driveway.
My plan is to use a resolve-ev controller https://www.resolve-ev.com
and some parts from esdi-ev https://esdi-ev.de/en/
First problem was trying to open the door to the charge port (unfortunately no chademo). Now I get a fault condition when I plug in the trickle charger...