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Old 03-12-2008, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Gang!
I just registered over on the diyelectriccar forums so figured I would join here as well.
I am changing my ways, getting rid of the s10 with the v8 so as to build an s10 with 144v!
Wish me luck
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great project! Can you fill us in on the details?

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Old 03-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you tell us you are building an EV then you should already be well aware you need to furnish the forums with a build thread, update logs, and lots of pictures

Welcome to ecomodder and I look forward to hearing the projects progress.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi sharp21 - welcome! I think you just wrote me a message from YouTube today, didn't you? Anyway - glad to see you here. Looking forward to another build thread.

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nope not me on YouTube... Unless my account got hacked!
As far as the project goes, its still in the planning / financing phase. I just sold my old ratrod volare, now I am trying to figure out the best thing to do with the s10. Its an 84 extended cab. Initially I was gonna pull the small block & sell that, then use the truck as my donor, but its an automatic which means I would need to swap in a manual. Not to mention there is a bunch of bodywork to be done & the interior is brown...
So now I am going to list it as is, but if it doesnt sell before I get home from work next month I will do the bodywork & primer it, then try to get some more $$$ out of it!
I figure the swap will be enough work without having to rebuild the whole vehicle!
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Funny coincidence then - someone contacted me earlier today, interested in doing an S10 EV. I mentioned signing up here and at diyelectriccar.com
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Keep us posted.

I have a small S10, with a 5-speed.

Part of the appeal of it was the idea of maybe converting it to electric.

I think I may end up using it to haul the Metro off to various car shows!
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Schweet. Pull the bed and mount all the batts low, between and around the frame rails. It'd look stock - and the underside of the batt tray doubles as a belly pan!

Big ups for pulling the trigger. I can't make myself do it. My commute's too long, can't modify so much of the truck's carrying capacity away (I need the poundage capacity for firewood).
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If you tell us you are building an EV then you should already be well aware you need to furnish the forums with a build thread, update logs, and lots of pictures

Welcome to ecomodder and I look forward to hearing the projects progress.
I couldn't have said it better.

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