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Old 01-16-2008, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Turtle Has anyone here made an EV...

Has anyone here actually built their own EV from the ground up?
by "from the ground up" i mean - has anyone here built an EV and started with nothing but a frame? (I'm talking road worthy EVs)

and no, strapping a chair to a turtle doesn't count.

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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AH - so THAT'S how i stumbled on your site. I found Forkenswift first on U-Tube. but does that count? he started with an already made car. not exactly ground up. just modded (very well done, btw) instead of built.
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Well, it'd be troublesome to use JUST a frame and nothing else...I think it might even be easier to build your own frame and body than to try and build a body to some rando car's frame, na?
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AH - so THAT'S how i stumbled on your site. I found Forkenswift first on U-Tube. but does that count? he started with an already made car. not exactly ground up. just modded (very well done, btw) instead of built.
Ahh.... You mentioned starting with a frame - which is somewhat close to what I was thinking with Metro's project
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With a uni-body car, doesn't the body count as the frame? ;-)
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think if you started with a 2 seater tube frame chassis, you could have a very well set up highway eater. You could make it small and light.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm thinking maybe I'll get a Go-Kart down the line and mod it into a street worthy EV.
But then again, I'm always thinking of stuff i don't have the money for.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well you can always get a dunbuggy kit minus the petrol engine and replace it with an electric on but finding places for batteries is another thing. thats what I have always wanted to do really, an all electric 4wheel independently driven dunebuggy

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