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    Pay no attention to the nay sayers, if you can turn the Iveco into a decent vehicle with brakes that actually work this project should be a walk in the park.

    Deano

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    Good, bad or indifferent, I actually have a soft spot for the PT Cruiser. In 1999/2000 I was at the Detroit Motor Show and saw the PT Cruiser and Plymouth Prowler concept cars which were displayed right next to each other. The staff gave me a 1:32 scale model of each because of my Australian accent and thought I had come a long way to see their show. Fast forward nearly 10 years and I ended up with a PT Cruiser for a couple of days to zip around LA during a layover. Made me laugh when they gave me the keys as I had already sat in one when it wasn't even slated for production and now finally got to drive one.

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    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, Lightforce spots, Long Ranger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers.

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    About 30 years ago my dad's mate that had a business repairing electric motors built an EV using a Fiat bambino , probably the only reliable Fiat on the road
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    Planning Land Rover Series conversion - DIY Electric Car Forums

    Tech Talk: Electric Vehicle Conversion. Remember this is 2013 though.. there seems to be a few pt cruisers converted.


    Maybe some tips here?
    Watching with interest
    (REMLR 235/MVCA 9) 80" -'49.(RUST), -'50 & '52. (53-parts) 88" -57 s1, -'63 -s2a -GS x 2-"Horrie"-112-769, "Vet"-112-429(-Vietnam-PRE 1ATF '65) ('66, s2a-as UN CIVPOL), Hans '73- s3 109" '56 s1 x2 77- s3 van (gone)& '12- 110

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post

    Awesome Stuff, I have a soft spot for Lincolns, having owned 3 Continentals myself , a Mk 4 and 2 Mk 7's

    hadn't thought of going big

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    Well it did not take long for the PT Cruiser EV project to run off the rails.

    Engineering advice from VASS engineer says its not impossible but getting VicRoads approval (Blue Plate) on any post '93 vehicle is difficult (not impossible) because of front & side crumple zones . Since I am replacing the Internal Combustion Engine with Electric motor , on a FWD car the engine is a significant part of crumple zone.

    Plus the fact that I was cutting a big hole in the floor above petrol tank for a battery box.


    soo looking around the yard what else do I see that I could convert to EV .

    ...... hmmmm


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    Vehicle in foreground or background?? 😉
    Chris


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    Do the plane. It's been done.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, Lightforce spots, Long Ranger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers.

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    These guys elandy.nl have been making electric game drive Landovers for a few years now.


    Have seen them in action in Kafue Zambia and Chobe Botswana, seem to be on the increase.

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