posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 01:23 AM
I helped build a volkswagen rabbit conversion in auto school a few years back . you are better off trying to find a conversion "kit" that comes with
everything but the batteries .
Battery weight/power have a ratio that stops at a certain weight (i.e. the weight of an additional battery cancels out the exess power . but your
still going to need 10-12 of them for 30 mile shots (one way) and then recharge off an outlet at work if you can .
Pretty straight foreward project , battery placement can be a hassle .
What kind of ford are you going to use ?
Finding all the weights of the items you are going to remove , and the weights of what you are going to install is important , a good break
up-grade helpped us stop our heavy wabbit , and if you want power steering , or power assist brakes , keep in mind that they need electric pumps(not
mechanical like on a fanbelt)to keep the pressure up on the diaphrams .
My teacher kept the car , and charges it off his home solar panels . It has paid for itself already , and other than normal maintainance on
bearings and brakes the thing runs for free off the sun !!
Shoot me a u2u if you want .