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#21 Kroric

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 11:09 AM

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This is the last page we have so far. I will update when we get more.

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couple things

Cooler bracket finished and painted, ready for permanent mounting.

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Toyota factory open lug nuts to fit my OEM wheel/ARP extended stud combo.

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BRAKES

RS master cylinder, proportioning valves, and lines


This kit will delete the ABS unit and free up some space  against the firewall for my 12V battery. Upon inspecting the brake lines (which are OEM with 144k miles), I noticed a few wear spots. That will not do, so I got some SS braided lines as well. I also ordered some rebuilt calipers from detective coating in a similar silver/black color scheme. Given the history of this vehicle, I thought it best to not cut corners on the brake system.



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CONTROLLER MOUNT & ABS DELETE

A contrast of textures. Using only iron for the mount would have allowed for welds instead of hardware, but to keep it lightweight I used a combination of aluminum and iron.

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Firewall looking bare with ABS deleted. RS master cylinder and lines installed. Couldn't find tq specs for proportioning valves :confused:

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12v mount

Extensive bracket arrangement including 4 mounting points and 2 retention bar anchor points.

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Painted and installed. It supports 4 100Ah LiFePO4 cells secured by a non-conductive plastic retention bar. Barely visible underneath is an engine harness block off plate I fabricated on the firewall, also painted black.


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A Brief Return to Resurrection Mode

My front sub frame has some damage and distortion. I'm not sure if it's from the collision or just the result of abuse and 144k rough miles. I've been on the lookout for a replacement and one just happened to pop up on ebay recently. I grabbed it.



Yanked the old unit out.

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New one arrived, needs some cleaning.

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After noticing some bent metal on the old subframe, I also purchased a new rear tranny mount base, peace of mind really.

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I thought it's time to address all the bushings in the subframe. Steering rack, sway bar, control arm, ball joints and tie rod ends are all being replaced with whiteline or energy suspension offerings.

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More Freshness

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Control Arms Getting Some Attention

Whiteline inner bushings, roll center adjusted ball joints, and energy suspension rear bushings going in.


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#22 mopar_man

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 01:25 PM

That is a cool project that is way above my knowledge. I'll just stay back in the stone age with my Dinosaur powered vehicles. LOL
It seems the Nissan Leaf vehicles are great for donor swap into another vehicle. Jay Leno is doing one of those to a 1911~or so Detroit Electric Car. It was on his YouTube Channel awhile ago.
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 12:23 AM

Holy detailed thread!

Glad he listed the weights of the parts!  Good future reference stuff!
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:51 PM

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#26 Kroric

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

Yea its an awesome build. I cant wait to see this thing running though.

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:54 AM

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much cleaner


Everything cleaned up and a fresh coat of paint applied to sway bar and sub-frame.
Polyurethane steering rack and sway bar bushings installed along with white line tie-rod ends and a new rear mount.
All bolts torqued to spec.



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cable and terminations for motor & contactor


Refocusing my efforts on the motor bay. It should really start to look like something soon. 4/0 cables for motor-controller and 2/0 cables for controller-contactor-traction pack. The cables contain a soft copper conductor and are double wrapped with irradiated cross-linked elastomer insulation and a jacket to provide shielding for reduced noise. They are international safety orange, indicating high voltage. These cables are specifically designed for vehicle use. UL rates them to 1000v, although I'll only subject them to a measly 400v at most.


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more things


Calipers from detective coating showed up, these are completely rebuilt. New brackets, pins, pads, and braided lines accompanying them. They are very nice to behold.

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Cool shot of the EXRAD jacket on the 2/0 wire. I fumbled one of the motor cables, otherwise I'd be posting a picture of the motor all wired up :crap:

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under the hood are starting to take shape.



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Motor side
shot of the cabling and revised controller/contactor box mount. Mount is now bolted to cross-member via vertical support.


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Looks like an Evo
from the outside.



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