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Hi there amigos.
My name is Jose, I´ve been a motorcycle guy since young age, and now expanding to build in the near future a DIY hybrid diesel-E vehicle. Starting with my busted SUV, a wonderful XL7 Vitara with a crappy (already dead without any honor) infamous gasoline engine, the H27A V6 which was the worst engine ever out of Japan. Oil leakages and a timing chain system that seemed to be designed by engineers with fake online degrees have made me to derive towards the building of an EV. Final goal is a hybrid Pinzgauer and a middle sized motorcycle, with some limited camping comfort additions for three. I own a small patch in a Caribbean Island and plan to live there 4 or 6 months per year.

I know a little bit about electrochemistry. Doing some research on the benefits of the LiFePO4 batteries (never heard about them in my freshman college years, LOL) which seems to be a great deal as the price is going down. Already tried one of them in my large jap gas-guzzling cruiser motorcycle (1100cc) and it was the best battery ever had.

Thanks for your comments and I hope to make important additions to this community.
Cheers!
 

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... now expanding to build in the near future a DIY hybrid diesel-E vehicle.
Be prepared for this to be difficult and disappointing. Many people talk about building hybrids, but the complications and problems usually keep them from proceeding.

Starting with my busted SUV, a wonderful XL7 Vitara with a crappy (already dead without any honor) infamous gasoline engine, the H27A V6 which was the worst engine ever out of Japan. Oil leakages and a timing chain system that seemed to be designed by engineers with fake online degrees have made me to derive towards the building of an EV.
That's understandable, but it's also strange - the Mazda (KL) and Toyota (VZ) engines from the same project were very good.

Final goal is a hybrid Pinzgauer...
Interesting! :)
A Pinzgauer is unusual by itself; a hybrid version would be very different.
 

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Final goal is a hybrid Pinzgauer...
In case you haven't seen it yet, AEM is building a plug-in series hybrid (with very small engine and large battery) Pinzgauer conversion:
1971 Pinzgauer EV Conversion
I'm not suggesting that anyone copy this project directly, but it should at least be interesting to watch and may give you some ideas or things to think about.
 

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Another interesting Pinzgauer conversion:
Project Ecarus
This one uses the same powertrain configuration as the AEM project (motor and planetary gear reduction box mounted to the right side of backbone and coupled to input of transfer case), but puts the battery in the original storage box location on the left side. They claim a 100 kWh battery capacity which would be all 16 modules from a Tesla Model S or X, but the location they show can only hold a fraction of that, so either they don't really have all the modules installed or some of them are elsewhere.

This project intends to use a Pinzgauer 712 - the 6X6 version - but that's basically just the 710 (4X4) with an extra axle. The vehicle they show with the battery installed is a 710.
 

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This is a French Pinzgauer conversion:
(this website is in French but Google Translate can fix that if desired)
They show both 710 and 712 versions, and may be the builder of the Project Ecarus vehicle. Most of the images on this page appear to be Pinzgauer models which could be converted, not vehicles that they have actually converted, but they have at least one 710 conversion operating.
 

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I hope you don't mind me using your introduction as a place to collect Pinzgauer conversions, but they're interesting to me and I thought that they might be both interesting and useful to you...

A few years ago the (in)famous EV West started a Pinzgauer 710 conversion:
Electric 1972 Pinzgauer 710M Build Thread
This one is different from the two mentioned earlier in that it keeps the original transmission, instead of replacing it with a simpler and more compact single-ratio reduction gearbox.

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EV West abandoned that Real4X4Forums thread, last updating it in January 2017. EV West had an update in Facebook in 2018; at the time they were working on battery boxes. It showed up in a YouTube video in 2019, looking less complete than it was after one month of work in 2016. I doubt that they ever finished it.
 
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