This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dashpad Woes

The dashpad (padded bit on top of the dashboard) has occupied a fair bit of my planning time and looks like it is going to be expensive ($550).
We mucked around a bit with some padded vinyl and finally came to the conclusion that it would look OK but would be a pain to get it to extend out as far as the old dashpad - necessary to prevent sunlight from obscuring the LCD backlit displays. I found some 'D' shaped rubber foam molding from Clark Rubber and got a sample to see how it would go extending the bulkhead under the vinyl forward (about 20cm). I reckon it is "doable", but my better half thinks I have enough to do. So Dashboard Restorations (highly recommended from the Hillman yahoo group) get the job of fixing the old one. It seems they have a Singer Vogue mold...

This is what we have to cover.

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