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/
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Interior Cleanup prior to Trimming
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.