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Old 01-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tom, Rich, Brian, and I today worked on battery boxes for the Neon.

Tom had spent time this week bending the metal and welding up boxes. He was kind enough to keep one box unfinished, so I could video tape him showing how he built them.

There are about six individual boxes, which will hold 3 to 5 batteries each.

We laid out the boxes in the back of the car, and designed supports to attach the boxes to the car frame.

This was one of those things that really made it feel like there was BIG TIME progress being made on the project.

Tom already has the motor and transmission back in the car now. Once the batteries get in, installing the controller will be real straight forward, because everything has been pre-wired and bench-tested.

Expect more videos on this project here in the future.

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