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:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Interior Cleanup prior to Trimming

Since we are nearly ready to start trimming the interior I did a job today that I have been putting off. Cleaning the old adhesive off the interior panels.
Googling around the net I had discovered 3M Citrus Adhesive Remover - I couldn't get that! The man at Bunnings (hardware store) suggested this stuff "oomph". So armed with that, some small wire and fibre brushes and a bag of old socks, I set to work.

 This is one of the pictures I took with the old carpets in the car so we knew what the layout was. Note the old adhesive on the panel under the door.

Half cleaned. It took a LOT of rubbing.


 Drivers side done. I haven't decided whether to clean the doors or not - I won't be using glue so I don't need them clean (unless I glue the waterproof plastic sheeting on which this Vogue was curiously missing) - we'll see how I go.

I finished around 5:30PM - it took the whole day. I did remove, clean, and reinstall the headlight dip switch and cleaned adhesive from inside the boot too. I got through about half the socks.


Anonymous said...

You should replace the plastic - it will stop your new door cards warping. Also drill some extra holes in the bottoms of the doors.

Johny said...

Fair enough. I was thinking of using coreflute for the door liners but have decided to go with 3 ply so I will need the plastic to prevent moisture from wrecking them. Even with the coreflute the moisture would have caused problems on the fabric where it wrapped around the inside of the liner. I think it was just me trying to avoid work. I don't agree with more holes in the doors. There are two now and I'll keep them clear.