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:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Restoring Bumper Bars

Not much to report other than I spent about 4 hours in all on the weekend just pulling the bumper bar irons off, polishing and de-rusting everything and getting it ready for a coat of paint (not the chrome, just the mounting irons and rear of the bumpers). (Retrospective addition 9th Sept 2011 - had the rear bumper re-chromed - too many deep scratches.)
I also put the first coat of clear on the new dashboard. Weekends are too short!
I have trouble with painting at the moment as it's a bit cold and frosty in Melbourne so my other half has indicated that it would be OK to bring parts to be painted inside for a day or so then take them outside to paint, then bring them back in. That way the parts will have the chill off them. That's how I did the dash.

A bumper bar from "before" respray. (Got to have a photo - even if it's not much to do with it!)

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