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:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Should I Blackout behind the grill?

The orginal paintwork has black paint behind the grill.
I have done a quick and dirty Gimp change to the photo.
Which looks better? (Comments welcome)
While I know it's wrong and looks slightly odd, I like the extra "life" that the blue behind the grill causes.

With blacked out behind grill.


Vincent T said...

I prefer it with the blacked out grille. I plan to completely block off my grilles with black plastic when I do my conversion.

Johny said...

I have it blocked where the radiator used to mount.

Matt said...

You should black it out, but then run red LEDs across it so that it has a 'bouncing ball' like the eyes of the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica

Johny said...

Ha ha, my son wants the Knight Rider LED show. I have left plenty of room behind the grill (in front of the radiator-hole blocking panel) for "stuff".

Tim said...

Yes, blacked out looks best.

Johny said...

Thanks Tim. I think the "Ayes" have it.