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post #16 of 130 Old 01-08-2017, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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---. How much are you willing to throw at it? ---
My budget for this project is $ 10,000.

I paid the jeep $ 1,000
I plan to invest more or less $ 3,000 to restore it.
$ 4,000 for the jeep, not show room but clean.

I think I could get away with $ 6,000 for the engine, the batteries and all the rest of the equipment for my electric conversion.

I might have some surprises. I only hope that they will be on the side of saving money rather than spending.


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post #17 of 130 Old 01-08-2017, 09:30 AM
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I hope you can pull it off, it's an interesting project. With today's small and powerful electric motors and batteries, there's no reason you can't.
I'm interested as well.


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Having been around electric vehicles for the better part of twenty five years, and seeing where the industry is at today, it sounds like you have risen to quite the challenge
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Looking forward to watching the progress

Are you going to leave the axles and transmission/TC? or what's the plan?


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post #20 of 130 Old 01-13-2017, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Small update





I should be able to start working on the frame this weekend
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Following. My one request is that you post higher res pictures.
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post #22 of 130 Old 01-15-2017, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Following. My one request is that you post higher res pictures.
I am sorry for the resolution of my pictures. They are taken from my website. As soon as I start the electric conversion, I will display better pictures and if possible videos of my project.

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post #23 of 130 Old 01-15-2017, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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The tub is gone.

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post #24 of 130 Old 01-20-2017, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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After a good review of the body, I decided not to restore it. I'll go for a fiberglass body. So ... Garbage





The former owner had installed suspension blades of a YJ jeep that are longer and wider than those of the CJ5. But the rest of the frame seems to be in good condition.










The frame leaves for the sandblast. It is only after that I can really know in what condition it is.

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Check out this electric JK.

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post #26 of 130 Old 01-21-2017, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have already seen this video. He is great! But I have to make a confession. If I decided to convert a jeep to 100% electric it is after seeing this video.

Imagine everything you could see and hear in a forest with a jeep that makes no noise and does not smell. Ok in this video it is necessary to remove the sound of the engine but I believe that this still gives a good idea.

I love the look of this jeep. If the owner of this jeep is on the forum, Bravo for your beautiful machine. I even think of putting my jeep green.


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Have you seen this one?


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post #28 of 130 Old 01-26-2017, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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The frame is back. Some small retouches will be necessary but nothing very complicated.


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post #29 of 130 Old 02-11-2017, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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The 304 is sold. The new electric motor is bought and expected to arrive in early March.

I will put all the spec of the engine and videos of my tests. I embark on something I do not know. There may be a lot of trial-and-error.

For the moment i am cleaning the transmission and the differentials. I am anxious to have this part done to start the real job. Reassemble and testing everything.

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post #30 of 130 Old 02-12-2017, 10:03 PM
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Definately love the idea of an electric conversion. When I had my 2a, there was someone on the CJ2a forum that did an electric converison. He used the electric motor to transmission/transfercase route. Had a forum member machine the adapter for it. He had it running for awhile, but burned up his controller and was working on an upgrade last I checked it out.

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