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Old 11-27-2007, 01:02 PM   #340 (permalink)
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05-02-2007, 09:17 Am

Visitor Eric wrote:
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your video has inspired me to do the same ! i found two forklift for free but one is 24v and the other is 36v could it work ?
Hi Eric -

Depends on what your goals are. Can you make a highway capable car with only the parts from a 36v forklift? No. Can you make something similar to what we have made (low speed, slow acceleration)? Sure.

The advantage of used parts is they're cheap (or free). The disadvantage is their voltage ratings are lower, plus you end up doing more "custom" work to make things fit together (e.g. non-standard motor shafts, etc.)

It's too bad there is no EV club in the Montreal area. If I recall, there seems to be a few cars in that area in the EV Album.
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