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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:08 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Everyone gathered in the trading post.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:08 AM
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    Anyone found a decent site for doing EV swaps/repowers? All my Google searched bring up old irrelevant stuff, might be searching too specific though.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:35 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    It's unclear if EV West in California takes on customer projects or they are selective and do things they want for fun. Worth a call.
    If you convert a Baja Bug with a DIY kit, I'd gladly help with the electronics/software parts.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:46 AM
    CO MTN Steve

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    Could of swore I read about someplace in Boulder doing it but only found this place in Denver.

    https://milehybridauto.com/
     
  5. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:48 AM
    thefatkid

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    I'm more looking for people who are salvaging parts from wreaked EV and building homebrew, a forum. All the "kits" I found for my 90s truck revolve around Pb batteries and $7k motors. If I'm going to try and future proof a classic I'd rather better factory options.
     
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  6. Apr 22, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Chadr7858 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a video the other day where some put a tesla system in a tube chassis. Looked legit
     
  7. Apr 22, 2021 at 12:44 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Yeah, start looking around on EV West to get a start. They build custom battery packs from disassembled Tesla cells in different configurations (#P#S - Number in parallel, number in series) to both allow for power (series) and kW range (parallel). Their youtube shows some of their projects and is a good place to start learning the terminology and components.

    From there, your google searches for "custom tesla battery pack" and such will lead you more into the DIY realm like this guy who has been hacking around with the Tesla components.: https://www.youtube.com/c/RichRebuilds/
     
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  8. Apr 22, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    Looking for recommendations on what AGM 6v batteries to use for the new camper solar setup, if anyone has any input for good or bad brands.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:03 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I tried searching and got bubkiss.

    Somewhere in the last year or two I was mentioning a topper hoist system with electric winch here. Someone installed one i their garage and said “let me know if you need help designing it.”

    Well, I need help.

    If was you, thanks in advance. If anyone else has insight, please let me know. Thanks.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    Looked into lithium? I've been eyeballin them for the average life cycles and the ability to use more of the rated power stored in the battery. Still a tough sell on the costs if there is an early failure, if it lives it full lifespan the costs are less for lithium. My electric tools that run lithium batteries for years are really beginning to sell me though.

    https://www.renogy.com/deep-cycle-h...MIiNumtt6S8AIVr2tvBB3bNwIMEAQYBiABEgKy4_D_BwE

    https://www.renogy.com/12v-100ah-sm...MIzrWKgt-S8AIVwWxvBB1tVAWdEAAYASAAEgIr9_D_BwE
     
  11. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    Kinda been watching a little of it already. Interesting for sure.
     
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  12. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:07 PM
    JasonLee

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    Did I find it?

     
  13. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    I recently found out that there is significant weight savings on Lithium, think it was on a youtube video on a Land Rover converted to EV using Tesla components, but little info on how they did it.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    jubei wishes he was in Moab right now.

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    Stuff. Also things.
    It might have been me.

    I was considering using an electric hoist with this, but it’s super easy to raise and lower my big ass RTT by hand with the included 3-turn block and tackle, so I bailed on the hoist. It isn’t cheap, per se, but I wasn’t in the mood at the time to design and build a home brew setup. YMMV.

    I will say that ANY hoist system is a game changer. The tent lives in the shop and is only on the truck for camping trips. And I can park the truck under it with plenty of room to spare.

    EDIT: They aren’t shown, but I added a 600lb rated ratchet strap on each end to actually hold the tent when it’s being stored. I’m sure the included jumar-type rope holder is adequate, but I didn’t want to find out the hard way that it isn’t.

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    HARKEN - Truck Cap Overhead Garage Storage Hoist, Self-Leveling, Safe Anti-Drop System, Easy One-Person Operation, Smart Garage Organization https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000K16FIK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_QWK64A061DZ662F3YPAN?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  15. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it was you.

    That Harken system is what I’ve been eyeing up.

    But I’m all about automation if I could just push a button and voila!

    I might pick your brain about your system.
     
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  16. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    This and that...

    I put in a SOK 200AH battery into my camper solar setup and very happy with it. Not quite sure how to make a 12v work in a 6v system though. Definitely a high quality battery at a great price, main reason they keep selling out. Comparable to the Battleborn batteries that the gold standard in many eyes at half the price. Even compared to Renogy they are still cheaper. The review and breakdown is in the video below. It's a huge weight savings and and with up 8000 cycles you'll obviously save money in the long run not to mention you can use 100% of the capacity without issue. Also a 7 year warranty.

    https://www.sokbattery.com

     
  17. Apr 22, 2021 at 2:41 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Excellent work Nancy Drew however it was much more recent than 2016. It was Jubei.

    Although that guy’s “push of a button” system has me intrigued. Too bad there’s no info or real good pics of it.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2021 at 3:24 PM
    jubei

    jubei wishes he was in Moab right now.

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    Stuff. Also things.
    No worries.

    Let me know if you have any questions or want to see it in person.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2021 at 3:47 PM
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    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJcU9uBdCg
     
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  20. Apr 22, 2021 at 5:17 PM
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    Jose_Dirte Life's a garden, dig it

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