ELC: that is a great example. Thanks for sending that. That car is very close to the overall size and weight of mine, in stock form. His horsepower goals, and range exceed anything I'd attempt, but the example is still valid for consideration. I had never heard of a "push rod " suspension until about 2 years ago, when reading about a car done on this forum. Very ingenious, and adaptable.This is like the coolest car ever if you want some inspiration: The Story of Kevin Erickson’s 1972 Plymouth “Electrolite”, a Tesla Swap Done Right
The Leaf motor could also be finessed into a rear cradle. There is a project on the web where a guy modified an old Jag IRS with a Leaf, or maybe it was a Spark. Can't find that link right now.
Thanks again for the link!