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  • Pat K
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    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. C0884DDB-0ED3-4D7A-81B4-B970AB643F965F09416E-688E-4853-817F-8CA60EC27B2E5ACC0679-54D0-4C4F-B7FB-2F281E7405DFB107218E-37AC-4AD3-A536-D8D7C2ACEE8CA2E92CE8-27E1-404F-84CD-DEF043F5BE6CE1F8A0C7-6470-487F-926B-AB02BD683BFC

    We will build it if it comes.

    russ
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    well that got blown apart in a hurry

     

    Willy
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    Ooo nice, another Dan build. Looking forward to hearing the plans for this one.

    John Jones
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    Awesome.  A new project.   I gotta get that dumb sand rail out of there….☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️

    dan.mastro
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    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!

    Rustabus
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    YEAH!!!! Love builds with great stories!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    JWDII
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    Alright. Another awesome KCW build to follow.

    Franz
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    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 moss.glenn@gmail.com

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    Pat K
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    Metal work has begun.  Started with the drivers side rear body mount.  Drew up a pic for location reference.49CF5EEA-6F50-4FF5-90B0-372B56F1589C

    Decided the body mount bracket was salvageable, dissected it, then cut out the junk.B8DC0DE3-E129-480D-80CA-A6D81AE95C12A9D9BA38-323A-4603-87EE-6F330FABC5AA

    Three different metal sections in this repair. Wheel well section was first.543E3E18-80A1-4181-AAF6-98BB28F29D5E966EFE36-439B-49BE-BBA7-828E5FE08837C5926C1E-C672-4A6D-8F29-90AA6E63C379

    Body mount reinforcement section after that. A9976D2A-B5EA-45D3-A2D7-DF9E2279CA0B

    Body mount went on last. 64F38156-51B7-400E-B788-2BF5067ACAD9

    Pass side rear body mount is up next. 33423DCF-92D9-4CB4-B165-454E5AC89877

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pete
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    You’re a badass, Pat!

    Glennmoss
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    250kw Tesla motor is actually quite small and wouldn’t require any body modification just needs IRS and motor mount

    Pat K
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    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  3196AA9E-42E0-4DD3-87DD-C5181BCD7B8F4AF2DF09-109C-484D-89D0-DE2F3F86548C3797421A-6498-47DD-9C8D-868138ED38D6472F0DD5-FF13-490D-B333-E570776DCF07

    After some cutting, shrinking, hammer work, and bending I had something that would work.86108D8B-3DDF-4146-9F4B-A6795AEFC52E5CD6DF84-7D15-4B43-935A-E762F6BC27E1

    Fit and tacked in. B071A8D9-6E3D-47CF-A873-0BCCAA0970D6836AB213-EEE9-4DD1-B5ED-266AFD9734EBFE80E656-7D6B-443E-BEA2-5E0C229D916B

    Finished welding and ground both sides. F3BBB9B3-FB0B-4A33-A558-09C29FBF6F4504BA7188-AA73-4B62-AD75-8AE3425994B8

    Started with the body mount reinforcement section last night. Bit of template work.9E603828-F1D5-443B-838C-72630DB5EE34

    Some more bending and shrinking and whatnot and it was ready to go in. A8B002DD-49A1-4410-A3AD-5BE44BDC1E4180B51598-351A-4851-9087-8AB81562DDF0

    All cleaned up. 4D2C1204-0F30-4168-931D-14F15FBC9C6C

    Body mount back home. 1591BCD1-D2DF-4C5F-9083-103595E0EE02

    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.2D5088F4-4035-4EFC-AA72-D52E8C9C620ABF463DDF-6AAF-45C3-8164-16D17D3107F4

    Cut out the junk, smashed everything back into shape, cleaned off the surface rust and prepped the surface with rust converter.77CFC02E-2FC1-48E6-94A8-DF84132AEA2D

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    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.

     

    https://www.evwest.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=8&osCsid=pvck5i8hiru8h1cljom4vsfkd3

    https://www.evwest.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=4&osCsid=pvck5i8hiru8h1cljom4vsfkd3

     

    210hp !!!

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    AM Racing AMR 250-90 Single AC Motor – Liquid Cooled, Permanent Magnet – Remy Cartridge
    [AMR 250-90]
    Price:  $9,288.00
    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
    Brushes: No
    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 Year

     

    russ
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    damn pat lots of work there

     

    turned out stellar

    Rustabus
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    Wait, What?!?????! Awwww Fuck!!! What’s going on here?!?!??

    Scott Sain
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    Wait, What?!?????! Awwww Fuck!!! What’s going on here?!?!??

    Right?

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 1307

    Patched up the rust holes, beat the bumper mount back into shape and melted it all back together.D4535B05-B236-4B45-8437-57C3F306C68F1C65739F-8F99-4F29-BFED-F91509190B43

    Working my around the rear apron fixing anything I find. 8D5EC31D-5943-4F44-A1F0-C37CBD31FCC43BD37FA9-5CB2-4E83-9FE6-6A6C84769BECED6EC952-BCB3-4DA0-AEB7-701E56FD9A92F14DAE49-201B-4B54-A615-1E809E0421D6

    We will build it if it comes.

    Pat K
    Keymaster
    Post count: 1307

    Wait, What?!?????! Awwww Fuck!!! What’s going on here?!?!??

    Right?

    Everyone’s been talking about the new normal.

    We will build it if it comes.

    dan.mastro
    Participant
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    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.  🙂

    Pete
    Participant
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    No hating on the electric conversion here!  I’d like to see what’s involved to do that from start-to-finish…no better place than the KCW forums for that.

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