I do all my own mechanic work outside of machining (lack of tools to do so).What you will want to post is:
Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication
Daily driver - currently commute 85Miles minimum per day average likely closer to 110miles per dayThe range you are hoping to get (how many miles/charge)
Stock replacement current power train is 266SV IHC motor rated at 155 Horse @4400RPM 227FTLB torque @ 2800RPMWhat level of performance you are hoping to get
Unknown.How much money you are willing to put into your project
N/AWhat parts you've already considered, if any.
Vehicle weight with current power train: 5600 pounds
Engine Dry weight: 619#
Transmission Dry Weight: 144#
Other shedables might be another 400#
Would love to retain the ability to heat the cabin.
I've converted this truck currently to bi-fuel with propane and petrol.
Am I crazy to consider this? I've seen others doing 3600 pound trucks and such. I've got tons of room inside the engine compartment if it's lacking an engine for stuff of weight - visualizing the square style forklift batteries I've used in the past on Toyota forktrucks when I worked in HELL.