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Looking for better recommendations for a relatively inexpensive small sedan build. I’m looking to build en electric 1981 Corolla. I am thinking to use the GS450 transengine.
Any and all input greatly appreciated
 

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I just bought a 2010 Lexus GS450H transmission and inverter, etc. on ebay and will be starting a build thread and a video series, here's what I paid to help any of you out, bought all from the same seller, FREE freight shipping (I learned we have to provide a commercial address with a loading dock or a fork lift) costs below with eBay taxes added when appropriate

$760 - transmission with two orange high voltage wires (with OIL PUMP and its low voltage harness)
$250 - inverter
$150 - oil pump controller
$125 - drive shaft
$125 - flywheel (to use the center piece to lock out the input shaft)
$100 - entire battery high voltage orange wiring harness

wanted the transmission crossmember but he did not have one, also wanted the main inverter black low voltage wiring harness but he did not have one

from a different seller I bought the 2018 BMW 530e 9.1 kWh 26 Ah 350 Volt hybrid battery pack with it's high voltage orange wire harness for $975 I drove and picked it up myself, this pack is great as a starter pack to get you rolling for about 20 plus miles and allow you to figure everything out

I plan on using a Tesla Model S Gen 2 charger for $300 with Simp BMS and Damien Maguire's Lexus GS450H VCU (an open source Vehicle Control Unit) for $350

I hope that helps you out
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Looking for better recommendations for a relatively inexpensive small sedan build. I’m looking to build en electric 1981 Corolla. I am thinking to use the GS450 transengine.
Any and all input greatly appreciated
If your stock transmission is manual I would keep it and use the money for other things. In addition you would not need to fad transmission mounts, axles, hydraulic line for the clutch slave, etc.
 

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If your stock transmission is manual I would keep it and use the money for other things. In addition you would not need to [fab] transmission mounts, axles, hydraulic line for the clutch slave, etc.
Why would the choice of motor and transmission change the need for axles, assuming that any solution (including the hybrid transmission from the Lexus GS 450h) would drive the same original rear axle? The hybrid transmission doesn't have a clutch, so no fabrication would be required for clutch hydraulics.
 
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