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evmetro
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Joined: April 8th, 2012, 11:13 pm

November 24th, 2012, 3:14 am #1

I have been building this ride for way way too long, but I will throw in a sneak preview. She ain't pretty yet, as I am primarily trying to get it ready for the inspection that will allow me to pull it out of the smog grid. When it is ready for the inspection, I will bolt down the front seats and dash, and then once it is passed and registered as an EV, I will rip it all back apart and make her pretty.






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Johnny Mullet
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November 24th, 2012, 3:31 am #2

Keep us posted :deal
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Scoobs
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November 24th, 2012, 4:38 am #3

Holy shit lol
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November 24th, 2012, 4:43 am #4

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evmetro
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November 24th, 2012, 3:36 pm #5

Ok, I will throw one more out there... This one is from a few months back. Rear seat pans are "flattened" out here to allow the new "gas" tank to be bolted in from the bottom. The new shape of the tire well and backseat ass pans can be seen here, tacked in place and ready to weld. Yea, those front floors under the seat look a little different too. This car holds a lot of lithium.


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Bad Bent
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Joined: December 26th, 2008, 6:38 am

November 24th, 2012, 6:42 pm #6

That is an awesome project. Thanks for the pictures. :thumb
Have fun...
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"The Filthy Beast" 1991 Metro Rescued from trip to junk yard. Aluminum underdrive pulley, Header, 218/350 3Tech cam/+10 gear, Bosch Plat. +4s, FlameThrowerII coil. K&N, Catco Cat., Jones glasspack, KYB, Vortekx Generators, Air dam, 7mm Ground wires, Ram Air, Mood Disk hubcaps and lowered & rear strut bar. No TB bridge. No A/C - Roof scoop works.
"Goody Two Shoes" 1996 Metro, The Wife's car. 3Tech "econo" cam, +10 gear, Al. underdrive pulley, K&N, KYB, Bosch, Magnaflow, Syn. & grounded. No TB bridge.
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dayle1960
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November 25th, 2012, 2:18 pm #7

Whats the weight of the batteries? How many miles are you expecting on a charge?

Great project. You get an addaboy for your determination.

If it gets less than 45mpg, throw it out and start over again.
When you pass 50mpg, smile, you've done something right.

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evmetro
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November 25th, 2012, 4:51 pm #8

The lithium weighs about 480 pounds. 21kw should bring me the 100 mile range that I want. These metros weigh about 1900 pounds stock, but this one should weigh in around 2100. One of my missions on this build was to pack in 21kwh of lithium without interfering with the interior. Most of the metro conversions that I see no longer have a backseat or hatchback area. This conversion will retain full oem interior. The only sacrafice that I made was the footroom for the backseat passengers. Normally there is toe room under the back of a front seat, but now it is more cramped. There is still enough room for feet, just a little less than oem.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2009, 1:46 pm

November 25th, 2012, 5:04 pm #9

Really cool..hope it goes smoothly
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evmetro
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November 25th, 2012, 6:00 pm #10

My new "gas tank" is quite a bit bigger than the original. I get about 1/2 inch between the aluminum frame and the control arms. Tight squeeze, but it is nice to have all the weight down below the floor. The 5 cells under each of the front seats also keeps the weight pretty low. The overall center of gravity is much lower than a regular metro.

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