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Rear gas tank3072 viewsGas Tanks together weighed 81 lbs
Front Gas Tank2711 views
Exhaust system3557 viewsExhaust system from the F250. 117 pounds, 14' long.
Pulling the engine9249 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
Position motors8138 viewsMotors were mounted to the transmission, then lifted in from below.
Transmission was then bolted to it's mounts, and the motors placed on blocks to keep everything in position
Building Motor Mounting Framework7274 viewsWe decided it was easiest to juts build the motor mounting framework in place. Carefully cut pieces and clamp them in place, then tack weld it all together.
Completed Motor Mount5876 viewsThis is the motor mounting framework, after all the welding was complete.

Painted Motor Mount6098 viewsI then sandblasted it all ,and painted it.
Motors Installed6816 viewsEverything is in and bolted down. The framework is mounted to the original rubber engine mounts that used to support the 460cui Gas Engine.
Battery Box Bottom8197 viewsThis is the bottom of the battery box. It is 3/4" plywood with a 2x2 edge frame.
The colored boxes are pieces of plywood cut to the size of Golf Cart batteries.
7591 viewsThis shows how there will be 6 batteries across at the back. (there are 8 across at the front)
Truck as purchased5088 viewsThis is the truck when I got it home. At this time, it does NOT have a transmission.
It weighs 5940 lbs. (It does have some amount of Gas, and a big toolbox)
First thing I did after getting it home was --- break the ignition switch. sigh. I had to drill it out and replace it.
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