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, August 29, 2011

Getting Ready for Door/Window Rubber Installation

A few years ago we replaced all the pinchweld (the stuff that goes around the doorway of your car so you don't scratch yourself on the body seams) and all the door rubber in our 1967 Humber Super Snipe. In preparing to do the Vogue I wanted to have better tools as cutting the rubber on strange angles was very difficult - involving experience I did not have. The Vogue will be even more difficult as I have to make the rubber seals for the rear 1/4 light windows which involve angles other than 90 degrees.

In a brief visit to one of the auto rubber places last week I was impressed with the hand shears the guy used to cut a sample piece of rubber moulding for me. He indicated that they were quite difficult to find and his were nearly shot - so I went looking.
I bought this on eBay last night.


NS-190-608 Trim Cutter Set 5 Piece Tradies 

Multi application cutter with 5 interchangeable anvils.
Cuts flat, round, 90 degrees and multiple angles.

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