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  • Willy
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    Hey Willy or Glenn.. myself and Zach my helper have been talking about electric swaps the past few days.. do you have a Parts list you used? Looking at ev west and it’s alot of info to take in.. can you give me a basic dumbass guy breakdown? I’d like to do one.

    Ooo I’ll tell Glenn to hop on ⚡️

    Glennmoss
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    Hey Andy!

    Definitely I have a file I could share with you. With the EV scene at the moment there are two directions: convert with new industrial motors or convert with used EV motors.

    I chose the latter because it integrates several items that I know reduce the reliability and offers better ‘bang’ for buck.

    I have a function diagram that illustrates it pretty well I’ll post up later

    Glennmoss
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    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.comfun

    John Jones
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    Hey Andy…. Volkswagens came with engine’s….

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    Willy
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    Still gas powered, being used!

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    John Jones
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    I got to shake this young mans hand yesterday…   ANOTHER recent grad I know…. Mechanical Engineer!!!   Fuck man!!! Your the shit Glenn… I’d be happy to help you with your truck when the time comes…  😎

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    Glennmoss
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    Thought it was time to give the bug some love so I got a new rear bumper and ragtop. Refit the ripped and tired ragtop with new Wolfsburg West vinyl

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    Sanded and prepped the wood on the roof rack.
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    C0FC4E8E-9A54-4F61-ABA1-26CE33A1B183Fabbed a replacement panel and was planning on welding it today. However yesterday I was invited to compete in my first sailing race so I threw the fender back on and drove over. On the way, some lady decided to make a illegal turn right across me and there was no escape.

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    Luckily I’m ok but the bug got squashed 😢

    Rustabus
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    Mutherfucker!!!!!! Glad you are okay!!!!!

    tlambert
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    Damn man that really blows. People really don’t pay attention now while driving.
    Glad you’re ok.

    Tim

    John Jones
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    DAMN sorry Glenn…. Hope you get some insurance money out of her….. something for your inconvience.

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    Pat K
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    Driving in big cities sucks!!!!!

     

    We will build it if it comes.

    ColeB
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    Sometimes even driving super defensive is no match for the stupidity of some!

    John Jones
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    damn that sucks…

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    Jeremy
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    Bummer.

    Glennmoss
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    The lady’s insurance has accepted 100% liability. Waiting for an adjuster to come look at the damage. Any tips for dealing with insurance companies? Suggestions for places to get it repaired in Southern California?

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