Scott SainParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 5:57 amPost count: 373Pat KModeratorJune 30, 2020 at 7:38 amPost count: 2524
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 KModeratorJune 30, 2020 at 7:41 amPost count: 2524dan.mastroParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 9:20 amPost count: 25
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. 🙂PeteParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 11:36 amPost count: 1072
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.GlennmossModeratorJune 30, 2020 at 5:53 pmPost count: 275
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=pvck5i8hiru8h1cljom4vsfkd<noscript></noscript>AM Racing AMR 250-90 Single AC
That is a badass motor! Another option to get up to power is to do two Curtis AC 50 motors and stack them. Michael at EVWest has a kit to combine them with a supercharger belt and that’s what he currently runs in his bus.RustabusParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 8:22 pmPost count: 2548
Oh, C’mon Glenn quit pretending you know something about this!!!! 😉 😉 🙂Pat KModeratorJuly 1, 2020 at 11:36 amPost count: 2524
Drivers side rear bumper mount was the main focus last night.
Cut out the junk and burned in a couple of patches.
Mount back home, burned in, welds dressed.
Next up is the rear package tray/fire wall. Lots of rust holes and the fire wall was beat!
New one arrived yesterday.
We will build it if it comes.GlennmossModeratorJuly 1, 2020 at 6:41 pmPost count: 275
The EV motors are hard on VW transaxles. I would recommend using a Tesla motor. Super reliable, tons of power, and very efficient. I helped EVWest design a motor mount to fit them to the frame horns.Scott SainParticipantJuly 3, 2020 at 1:15 pmPost count: 373
Glenn, does it have its own transmission?
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I like the Tesla drive unit. Better use of space.
Will it be fast? Like 1/2 block burn-outs fast?John JonesModeratorJuly 5, 2020 at 12:35 pmPost count: 9404
Wait, What?!?????! Awwww Fuck!!! What’s going on here?!?!??
I am just now seeing this too . Not ever has an electric VW been built by KCW… This could me monumental to to world, to the current generation of car buyers… Or maybe the next who knows. On my trips out west I have see many many FREE charging stations for electric cars… Even the guy at EV West mentioned it to me also… Your getting the best mileage there is…..8-). Getting from here to Cali without spending a cent on transportation cost.. well, THATS a game changer right there.. humm… The tree huggers already like us, if we converted to electric they’ll loose their minds….8-)
A repurposed repurposed repurposed VW….John JonesModeratorJuly 5, 2020 at 12:45 pmPost count: 9404
I can’t believe we are talking about…. yet… I’m a little excited too… Sounds fun!!! And I think Dan might be just the guy who would go for it and use it. 8-). But we gotta make it fast.. 8-). As few chassis mods as we can get away with too…
Call EV West? The are the best I know in the game and I am sure they would want to work with us… Most interesting thing we have talked about in awhile…8-). 😎
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