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: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Monday, October 11, 2010
Upon removing the vinyl, the foam underneath was old and falling apart. I also wanted something a bit firmer.
Battery packing stuff again! Cut to shape and glued to the wire frame (sorry, forgot to show the wire frame before making new ones). Once glued, I tapered the edges with scissors to get a rounded shape (edge not shown).
They will be finished in the same velour as the headlining. Oh, and no vanity mirror - sorry, too difficult. If necessary I'll carry one in the glove box and will look at mounting one in there as well.