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Old 05-03-2010, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another Metro EV conversion? maybe?

Hey Folks,

My brother-in-law is a professional delivery driver. For years, he has been driving a 2000 Geo Metro, 3-cylinder, 5-speed.

Just recently, the engine AND tranny have gone bad.

He just bought a Hyundai Accent to replace it.

The body on the Metro is very good, and the interior is super-clean. It would seem to be a shame to not do SOMETHING with this car!

So, perhaps an EV conversion?
Only trouble there - I already have an electric Geo Metro, what do I need another one for?

Should I buy it off of him so that in the future, I have transplant parts?

Look around for a new engine and tranny and keep it running as a gasser?

All ideas welcome.

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Old 05-04-2010, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Would putting another Electric Geo on the road be such a bad thing? The more the merrier. Do a second thread: what I would have done differently if I had to do my Electro-Metro over again. Some other ideas: make an electric built for speed. Build one for distance. Build one for your neighbor, as in, strictly to sell. Even though I have 7 Geos, I still salivate at the Craigslist ads for one with no engine for $125....

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