CasaDelGato - Images from the House of the Cat

Home > Electric Vehicle > Ford F250 EV Conversion > Remove Gas Drive

2008-04-12_11-17-56.jpg
Rear gas tank3054 viewsGas Tanks together weighed 81 lbs
2008-04-12_11-18-42.jpg
Front Gas Tank2694 views
2008-04-16_16-35-08.jpg
Exhaust system3539 viewsExhaust system from the F250. 117 pounds, 14' long.
2008-04-18_15-28-44.JPG
Pulling the engine9193 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
2009-02-14_12-53-28.JPG
Position motors8069 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
2009-02-15_17-09-34.JPG
Building Motor Mounting Framework7207 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.
2009-02-17_13-13-58.JPG
Completed Motor Mount5817 viewsThis is the motor mounting framework, after all the welding was complete.

2009-02-17_15-54-18.JPG
Painted Motor Mount6035 viewsI then sandblasted it all ,and painted it.
2009-02-21_13-48-38.JPG
Motors Installed6753 viewsEverything is in and bolted down. The framework is mounted to the original rubber engine mounts that used to support the 460cui Gas Engine.
2009-03-24_16-13-34.JPG
Battery Box Bottom8143 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.
2009-03-24_16-15-18.JPG
7538 viewsThis shows how there will be 6 batteries across at the back. (there are 8 across at the front)
BlackTruck.JPG
Truck as purchased5068 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.
12 files on 1 page(s)