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Old 11-05-2008, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electro-Metro Work Day - Nov 9, 2008 - SE Wisconsin

Hello!

You are all invited to work on my Electric Geo Metro this Sunday. Details below:

-Ben


Hi Everyone,

I am trying to get a few things done on my Geo Metro Electric conversion.

I need to take it in to the emissions inspection station in about a month, and thus need to mount tow brackets and front battery mounts.

Tow brackets to get the car there, and front battery mounts, because I am pretty sure they would question the ratchet strap holding the front two batteries in otherwise...

I am looking for people to lend a hand this Sunday. Bringing a welder, angle iron, metal-cutting saw, and your mad skills is greatly appreciated.

I will be out in my driveway by 9:00 AM, and staying there until I have put the front end of the car back together.

I offer you food and drink in exchange for your time, materials, and skills.

Hope you can make it!

Ben Nelson
N64W38018 Lac La Belle Dr.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Old 11-05-2008, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just use battery boxes. They are legal and safe. For towing from the front, I suggest a pro fabricator make hooks through the "Guppy Mouth" right to the bumper mounts. Good luck Ben!
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Plastic battery boxes wouldn't do me any good. The batteries are an odd size, and they don't have any level place to sit.

This requires a custom solution.

Fortunately, three workers with welders, Sawsalls, a portable bandsaw, and all materials needed showed up!

A forth guy, who was interested in EV 's, stopped by to see what we were doing.

Read more about what we did over in my Electro-Metro thread.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well?

How did it go? Where's the pics? Were there any earth shattering discoveries? Really, I do hope it went well and kinda wish I could have joined you.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Please see my Electro-Metro build thread, post #651 for all the details:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...html#post71664

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