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Old 06-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up FS: 48 volt Geo Metro ... the ForkenSwift ... $700 ... eastern Ontario



(Car may not be exactly as shown... rockers are shot, and it's not quite this shiny at the moment...)

OK, I guess I'm getting serious about this now. Here's my dedicated "for sale" post...

ForkenSwift is up for grabs! This is primarily due to extensive underbody rust, brake failure (probably a line... I didn't even bother to confirm), and generally too many projects crowding it off the "to-do" list.

It was a really fun project and a useful vehicle as a low/medium speed EV runabout. (It was always my first choice to drive if I had to use a 4-wheeled conveyance within its range.)

Full details/specifications are at: Electric car conversion on a beer budget - ForkenSwift.com Everything's included: charger, worn out batteries, EV grin, the works! Car is in working condition, however "rough around the edges" is probably a generous overall description.

My buddy and I put a grand total of about ~$1400 in the project, but THIS WEEK ONLY, WE'RE HAVING A 50% OFF SALE! That's right, yours for just $700! If you know of a solid Metro/Firefly/Swift, you could have it back on the road in a weekend.

You can come get just the EV bits, or borrow the tow bar and drag it to your destination.

But I will be removing various non-EV parts & body panels from the car to keep as spares for another vehicle. It will be stripped/hacked but will still roll.

I already have someone interested in the motor, but would prefer to sell the whole thing before the end of June.

This is your chance to own a small, blue, rusty piece of DIY EV history!

Here's another misleading photo:


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Old 06-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In B.C your car would sell fast , we have lots of fireflies still on the streets, mostly rust free and owned by frugal forward thinkers.


It would also be great for someone to make a hybrid electric diesel car / trike like Mechs with..
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I were in B.C., I'd be in serious trouble. Too many cheap, old eco-cars still around!

I believe in reincarnation! Hopefully someone else does too, and puts the EV bits into something else.

Classified ads have been posted around the web. We'll see what happens...
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sure, sure.. steal all the viewers away from

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*** my civic hx for sale *** <<<


with a cooler car and more fun ad. I'd love to play with that thing, bring it and some cash and drive my hx home.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ha! Very clever threadjack!

(Kidding)

I fixed your post so your HX thread can ride the ForkenSwift wave.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who, me? What? HaHa. Thanks for the hyper-link. You would think I'd have done that if I was truly devious.
Can't a guy get a little jealous at the rate someone else is getting views? You'd think folks had an alert set in their computers for anytime the word forkenswift popped up.
I can't believe you are giving up on her. I guess she'll go the way of all those metros, death by oxidation cancer.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If I were in B.C., I'd be in serious trouble. Too many cheap, old eco-cars still around!

Man, would you ever. "Pssst, hey, hey you! You want some Sprint? I got the best ones, no rust! How about some VX? Ya ya, it's the good stuff, right from Japan!"
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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War_Wagon: Stop. Just stop.

Distance makes me immune.

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Update! The guy who was interested in the motor says he's likely going to take the whole car. Will know more this week.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cool. Did he say what his plans were for it? EM member?

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