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Rear gas tank3424 viewsGas Tanks together weighed 81 lbs
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Front Gas Tank3052 views
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Exhaust system3905 viewsExhaust system from the F250. 117 pounds, 14' long.
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Pulling the engine10262 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
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Position motors9255 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
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Building Motor Mounting Framework8333 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.
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Completed Motor Mount6737 viewsThis is the motor mounting framework, after all the welding was complete.

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Painted Motor Mount6946 viewsI then sandblasted it all ,and painted it.
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Motors Installed7784 viewsEverything is in and bolted down. The framework is mounted to the original rubber engine mounts that used to support the 460cui Gas Engine.
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Battery Box Bottom9113 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.
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8546 viewsThis shows how there will be 6 batteries across at the back. (there are 8 across at the front)
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Truck as purchased5619 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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