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Hello,
I just came across this site today and it seems like a great place for someone building an EV. :)

I just bought a 73 Opel GT weighing in at 2100 lbs and solid as a rock.
Here's the first video of the cars conversion.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NKWc8_ua0_o

I have never done any electric anything except for my radio controled RC10 car when I was a kid. So I have ordered the book "Convert It" and plan on jumping in feet first.

Hope to make new friends and help others with their projects.

Charlie
 

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Good luck on your conversion! I'm hoping you can maybe take a few photos and list some of the triumphs and pitfalls as you go through this project?
 

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I tried to buy an Opel for my project, before I found the Yugo, but the fellow didn't want it ruined by being electrified.
Instead he sold it to a kid that wrecked it soon after.
I think it will make a good project.
 

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I tried to buy an Opel for my project, before I found the Yugo, but the fellow didn't want it ruined by being electrified.
Instead he sold it to a kid that wrecked it soon after.
I think it will make a good project.
I don't understand how he wouldn't want to sell the car if it's going to be electrified. I mean it's going to be improved, not crushed.
Anyway, I'll bet he wished he'd sold it to you now.
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You should never say what your plans are for the car until you own it. People love there cars even when there selling them. I didn't say a word about the plans I had for the Opel GT. All I said was I was looking for a project car something I could fix up. I could tell from talking to the guy that he had a lot of memories with the car. So I didn't want him to think I was just going to chop it up and gut it. :eek:


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When I bought my Civic, I actually did tell him what I had planned for it. The seller got multiple offers because his price was hot but he called me back saying he liked what I had planned for it. I bought it and he asked that I email him pictures when I'm done...come to think of it...I better dig up his adress. I too used Mike Brown's "Convert it" book and pretty much did my conversion by the book except in a few areas.
 
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