- Pat KKeymasterJune 25, 2020 at 10:51 amPost count: 1508
New project under way in the dirty shop. Not sure of the all the build details other then full resto.
I believe this was Dans first car?
Started by pulling everything apart, sorting and organizing.
We will build it if it comes.WillyModeratorJune 25, 2020 at 11:29 amPost count: 1210
Ooo nice, another Dan build. Looking forward to hearing the plans for this one.John JonesKeymasterJune 25, 2020 at 2:49 pmPost count: 7076
Awesome. A new project. I gotta get that dumb sand rail out of there….☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️dan.mastroParticipantJune 25, 2020 at 3:21 pmPost count: 22
Yep, this is my first car. My dad drove it for a decade or more before giving it to me. I drove it for a few years. I then gave it to my high school sweetheart for her to commute to college, now my wife. She ended up crashing into someone in it, thus the front end damage. It sat under a cover for years at my parent’s house and then I put it in storage until recently. It has well over 200K miles on it. My dad claims 300K, not sure.
Looking to forward working with KCW on getting this back on the road!RustabusParticipantJune 25, 2020 at 9:31 pmPost count: 1998
YEAH!!!! Love builds with great stories!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂JWDIIParticipantJune 26, 2020 at 4:59 amPost count: 402
Alright. Another awesome KCW build to follow.FranzKeymasterJune 26, 2020 at 11:00 amPost count: 3786
What mods are needed to the chassis for a Tesla drive unit?
Here’s the functional schematic. The gray box is supposed to outline the motor that we used, so all of those parts plus the transmission were one piece. However, if you go with the industrial motor you will have to buy the motor, transmission adapter, and motor controller separately. There are obviously more parts then just this, but it gives you a better idea. It definitely isn’t cheap just yet, but hopefully once the market becomes saturated with EVs we will see this being a much more enticing option. If you want a further breakdown on the parts we used email me email@example.com”Pat KKeymasterJune 26, 2020 at 12:54 pmPost count: 1508
Metal work has begun. Started with the drivers side rear body mount. Drew up a pic for location reference.
Decided the body mount bracket was salvageable, dissected it, then cut out the junk.
Three different metal sections in this repair. Wheel well section was first.
Body mount reinforcement section after that.
Body mount went on last.
Pass side rear body mount is up next.
We will build it if it comes.GlennmossModeratorJune 26, 2020 at 1:03 pmPost count: 225
250kw Tesla motor is actually quite small and wouldn’t require any body modification just needs IRS and motor mountPat KKeymasterJune 29, 2020 at 7:28 amPost count: 1508
Started on pass side rear body mount repairs Friday night. Cut out the rusty junk and started shaping up a patch panel for the fender well section
After some cutting, shrinking, hammer work, and bending I had something that would work.
Fit and tacked in.
Finished welding and ground both sides.
Started with the body mount reinforcement section last night. Bit of template work.
Some more bending and shrinking and whatnot and it was ready to go in.
All cleaned up.
Body mount back home.
Moved onto the pass rear bumper mount/ fender well. Some hammer and dolly work will be needed along with removing the bumper mount to fix some rust underneath it.
Cut out the junk, smashed everything back into shape, cleaned off the surface rust and prepped the surface with rust converter.
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterJune 29, 2020 at 8:35 amPost count: 3786
Not sure about the Zelectric stuff…Looks like they want to do the whole car build.
EVwest out of California has tons of stuff available, and wanted to work with us a couple years ago.
I assume we want to get a motor with 150hp+ so that we’re not building a dorky slow electric car? They also have tons of battery options…..We need to figure out battery location and mounting before the body or pan gets painted in case we need to weld/build custom mounts and covers.
AM Racing AMR 250-90 Single AC Motor – Liquid Cooled, Permanent Magnet – Remy Cartridge
This AM Racing motor is based on the very proven Remy 250-90 cartridge rotor using their HVH technology. (High Voltage Hairpin) This high efficiency permanent magnet motor is housed in a billet aluminum case with an integrated oil pump, and water/glycol heat exchanger. Mainly used in race applications, this motor is designed for long life use, and is perfectly suited for high output daily driving applications. Can be used in conjunction with the Rhinehart 100kW or 150kW motor controller/inverter.
Motor Diameter: 10.5 Inches
Motor Case Length: 11.25 Inches
Motor Shaft Length End to End: 12.25 Inches
Motor Type: Brushless Permanent Magnet
Weight: 150 lbs.
Max Voltage Input: 360 Volts
Integrated Sensors: Encoder, temperature
Peak Torque: 280 Lb Ft Peak (w/150kW controller)
Peak Power: 210 HP Peak (w/150kW controller)
Max RPM: 10,000
Drive End Shaft: 32 spline 35.5 mm
Thermal Cooling: Internal oil pump with water heat exchange
Warranty Period:1 YearrussParticipantJune 29, 2020 at 11:06 amPost count: 85
damn pat lots of work there
turned out stellarRustabusParticipantJune 29, 2020 at 9:42 pmPost count: 1998
Wait, What?!?????! Awwww Fuck!!! What’s going on here?!?!??Scott SainParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 5:57 amPost count: 287Pat KKeymasterJune 30, 2020 at 7:38 amPost count: 1508
Patched up the rust holes, beat the bumper mount back into shape and melted it all back together.
Working my around the rear apron fixing anything I find.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KKeymasterJune 30, 2020 at 7:41 amPost count: 1508dan.mastroParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 9:20 amPost count: 22
Pat, metal work is looking great! Thank you!
I know the thought of electric has shocked (no pun intended) many of you. I am not thinking of going electric for environmental or other worldly concerns. Like it or not, electric is the future motive power of all vehicles. I can’t think of a better car than our air cooled vehicles to adapt to this change. Real performance and a reasonable driving range are both obtainable now with electric and only improving every few months. Stay tuned, as we are only exploring the option for now.
In short, who better than KCW to marry the best of what our air cooled vehicles have to offer with modern day motive power? I guess for some, a Subi swap isn’t so bad now. 🙂
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