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The project is not dead. I had to put it aside while I was working on my house.
Don't let us down! I want to see this thing through to the end!! If you do it right, this could serve as the blueprint for one good way to do an electric conversion for a CJ.
 
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Don't let us down! I want to see this thing through to the end!! If you do it right, this could serve as the blueprint for one good way to do an electric conversion for a CJ.
I feel a bit of pressure here but if my project can encourage others its great. Buying his super but there is nothing more rewarding than to realize his own projects with our hands.
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I just found the batteries. It will be a complete Chevrolet Volt battery pack. 7 sections of 48 Volts and 2 of 24 volts for a power of 16 kWh.

It will give me time to make a wooden table. Those in my garage are made of metal, bad idea when you have to work with electric current

I'm also have to do some research on how to hook up my batteries to get the most power out of them.
 

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I just found the batteries. It will be a complete Chevrolet Volt battery pack. 7 sections of 48 Volts and 2 of 24 volts for a power of 16 kWh.

It will give me time to make a wooden table. Those in my garage are made of metal, bad idea when you have to work with electric current

I'm also have to do some research on how to hook up my batteries to get the most power out of them.
It's wise to school yourself about battery safety with EV, 48V could be lethal....
At work we started to get the first hybrid trucks to work on, and the safety precautions are enormous.
 

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This is a neat project, hope to see you finish it. Those batteries are usually a complete unit including controls, are you going to modify it, or use it as-is? I believe it is something like 300 Volts as used in the Volt.

Just remember to not touch anything orange ;)

I just found the batteries. It will be a complete Chevrolet Volt battery pack. 7 sections of 48 Volts and 2 of 24 volts for a power of 16 kWh.

It will give me time to make a wooden table. Those in my garage are made of metal, bad idea when you have to work with electric current

I'm also have to do some research on how to hook up my batteries to get the most power out of them.
 

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I work at a Honda dealership in Ontario. We have some pretty beefy gloves for working on the hybrid batteries.

I have a picture somewhere of the first battery I replaced about 5 years ago.

Glad to see your still on it and good luck with it.
 

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My best friend had a personal tragedy in his life and I spent the better part of the COVID lock-down year in Austin helping him figure out what's next.

Anyway, I was able to go visit Ben and his amazing early Jeep EV conversion.

If anybody's interested, he's a great place to start, super friendly and very into his Jeep. I even took it for a ride - just cool as you can get!
 
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