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Old 01-20-2010, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New project at theworkshop.ca: Dune Bug - E

EM member / lurker Frank sent me a heads up about a project he's working on:



This will be interesting, as all Frank's projects are. I think he's aiming for 48v. Already has his batteries and motor, and looks to be aiming to reuse a 48v UPS as both charger and AC power source in the field.

theworkshop.ca - Dune Bug - E Part #1

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do we know what the intended end result will be?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Only the intended purpose: he'll use it as a field buggy to get around his property (he has some land, I think).

He posted another Youtube vid:



And update:

Dune Buggy - Electric Conversion - Part 2
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like the custom cable lugs. Copper tube approach.

I tried this with the ForkenSwift too - was harder with the bigger 3/0 cables because I wanted them soldered, not just crimped.
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Dune Bug-E Part#3 posted

Part 3 is posted at the link below…

Dune Buggy - Electric Conversion - Roll-Cage, Simple Body Panels & Camo Paint Job - Part 3

and a 3 minute and 37 sec video for those with no time to read…




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Dune Bug-E Part#4

Part #4 is posted from the Dune Bug-E Project the links below are for your viewing convenience…

It covers re-assembly of the front-end, fabrication of the motor mount & swing-arm...

Dune Buggy -* Electric Conversion - Roll-Cage, Simple Body Panels & Camo Paint Job - Part 3

and a short Video as well...

http://www.youtube.com/v/_CmewtgwFqg&hl

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Looks like it's moving under its own power. Congrats on another project off the drawing board, Frank!


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