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Hi there!

I'm completely new to this area and I wanted to introduce myself. I recently bought a 1997 Jeep Wrangler that I'm very keen to convert to electric. I've reached out to EVWest and Electric GT about conversion kits and parts to get an idea of what I might need. I honestly have no idea where to start. All the guides out there typically provide a 7 step guide without much detail such as:

  1. First step remove the gasoline engine, fuel supply lines, fuel tank, exhaust system, radiator and other unwanted parts from the car which is of no use to an electric vehicle. But do remember that some parts might be reused so do not remove them let it be in it’s respective location.
  2. After this process fix the adapter plate that was custom built for mounting the motor and transmission together with the help of a shaft coupler.
  3. Install the motor make sure they are fixed rigidly and it should not vibrate which might damage the transmission.
  4. Later batteries, organize these batteries in a box to hold them all in one place and put it in place where the fuel tank existed.
  5. Then install the motor controller in place and now add a dc-dc converter that will power the auxiliary equipment’s of the vehicle like headlight, air conditioner etc.
  6. Now to the power brakes most cars today have them without them one has to press the brakes really hard to get them working and if your donor car needs one then you need to add a vacuum pump that gives some power to the brake when applied.

These guides appear (at glance) oversimplify the process and I was hoping someone could point to a much more in depth resource about all this stuff. Specifically, things like "connecting" seem extremely oversimplified, controllers, ..etc.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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