I do all my own mechanic work outside of machining, lack of tools.What you will want to post is:
Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication
Hoping to daily drive, I drive a minimum of 85 miles per day and average is likely closer to 110 miles.The range you are hoping to get (how many miles/charge)
Stock? 75mph maximum.What level of performance you are hoping to get
UnknownHow much money you are willing to put into your project
N/AWhat parts you've already considered, if any.
This is a 1969 IHC Travelall, '68 body style, which has a curb weight of 5600#.
Engine weight dry 619# 266SV 155 horse @ 4400 227ftlb torque @ 2800
Trans weight dry 140# 3 speed automatic
Divorced Transfer case with U-joint input shaft.
Other shedables might yield another 200-400 pounds of weight loss.
I've converted this truck to run on bi-fuel currently with propane and petrol.
With engine and stock cooling system removed there is ample space for many things under the hood. With the engine in place there is room for another engine split in half to lay on to the sides of the current. There is also "miles" of space under the rear 'bed' which could be raised to accommodate 12" by 48" by vehicle interior width of things both isolated from cabin air and road detritus.
My largest concern with this is that I live rurally compared to most people I know with an EV, I'm 38 miles to town and don't know of any public access charge stations in that town - though there likely is one somewhere. It would be a bloody shame to drive to town and "run out of gas" only to have to sit and wait hours for a charge to finish. I've considered a hybrid concept but again the weight and cost probably negates the gains?