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I do not want to start a debate on ecology. I chose to make an electric jeep for the challenge.

It is not my first jeep that I restore and I would say that at least 75% of my pleasure is to disassemble de jeep and modify it.

Here is the adess of my website: http://www.blafleur.net/benjeep/html/liens.html

At the bottom of this page there are videos of jeep that have been converted 100% electric. I would like to do something that resembles the CJ7
 

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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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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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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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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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A little cleaning in my garage. I fixed the frame to the ceiling and I will make me a table to do my tests with my engine and my transmission before installing everything in the frame.

 

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Most of it is in Dutch, but nothing what Google translate can't solve. :)
It's so true. All the texts I write here are in French. I use google translation. Technology often makes us cringe but also has the incredible ability, when it is well done, to better help us understand each other and helps us live together.

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Your google translator is working very well.
I never suspected any translation oddities.
I can not just trust Google. A language is much more than words. We must think in the language we speak. I was a truck driver and I did a lot of long distance across Canada. My English is not bad. It's more at the spelling level and google is exellent on this. But I often have to rebuild sentences so that they make sense in English.

I'm sure the same is true for English to French.
 

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Waiting for my electric motor. :eek:

In the meantime I prepare myself by building a support to do the tests on the new engine and the transmission.

 

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I've not ready through any electric conversions, but what all is needed to do this? Once you have the motor, and get it properly mounted to the transmission, do you just need a whole bunch of batteries and a throttle linkage to some sort of rheostat switch?
Yes and no. In order for everything to work I need
1: A battery pack
2: A system to convert the electric current to the necessary power
3: A throttle
4: A motor.

Ok, that's a little more complicated than that. I have to confess that I do not really know how it all works. The only thing I know is that a lot of people are doing it, and not necessarily engineers coming out of the university. I'm a truck driver and a handyman with a disease called curiosity.

My electric jeep project is a challenge for me and my son.

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I have taken the measurements for the coupling parts, engine - transmission, and send it to a machine shop.

Here's what it should look like.



And here is a video that shows what I want to do:


The engine should arrive within two weeks. I will be able to start the testing with the arrival of spring and able to see my jeep move this summer.

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Since the entire driveline is still there behind the adapter plate, do you think you'll just keep the jeep in 1:1 gear all the time, rather than shifting through the gears?
It is true that I do not really need a transmission to move forward. The main reason for keeping it is to be able to easily go in reverse without having to play with the electric current.

And for me the real pleasure of driving is with a manual transmission. Without a clutch it is not the same thing.

I watched your video, how come they all sound so noisy from the tranny?
Like this video also:

I hope your adapter has room for the pilot bushing for the tranny.
Personally I think a $600 conversion is not serious.

About the noise, I'll have to do my own tests to see, or hear something.

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I will put video when I start playing with the engine and the transmission.

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