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I’m part way into a conversion on a 2008 clubman s. I’ve be been learning as I go. Hopefully I’ll be taking the first test drive next week and I can let you know what works or what doesn’t.
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I have just took my 2008 cooper clubman s out for the first time today. It’s taken me a couple months of evening and weekends.
I have the conversion posted if you want to check it out.
 

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I applaud your efforts, but it seems like it'd be cheaper to just sell the husk and buy the EV. You're looking at $10-20k of spend that you won't recuperate, and 100 hours of work...much of which is fabrication...I kinda feel like the worst place to start is with the dead car you have lying around. If it wasn't there, would that be what you'd buy and convert?

This will be the end of my wet-blanketing, but do you really want an amateur-engineered version of a car they make from the factory for double the cost...?
 

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I applaud your efforts, but it seems like it'd be cheaper to just sell the husk and buy the EV. You're looking at $10-20k of spend that you won't recuperate, and 100 hours of work...much of which is fabrication...I kinda feel like the worst place to start is with the dead car you have lying around. If it wasn't there, would that be what you'd buy and convert?

This will be the end of my wet-blanketing, but do you really want an amateur-engineered version of a car they make from the factory for double the cost...?
I think my amateur engineering would be a step up from the original engineering. It’s my wife’s car and we are probably going to drop another motor into it and dump it
 
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