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:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Dashpad in In!

It's finally in.
It took me all day Saturday and Sunday - well a few breaks but that was my weekend - why?

The Vogue dashpad was not based on any kind of solid liner. It consists of foam and vinyl. For that reason it cost a lot to have this one made with a fibreglass base that fits the dash top.
Unfortunately the person who made it wasn't a clairvoyant or have magical abilities so it didn't fit quite right. The problem is that the demister trim and side wooden trim didn't fit.

I secured the wooden trim and drew a blue line on both sides to indicate how much room I had.

Now with dashpad installed. The circled bit is fibreglass and foam and will have to come off.

So I spent a long time hacksawing, snipping and filing VERY carefully to make evereything fit.
Here is the final result.

The little buckle is a trick of the light. It's there but very slight. I can take it out with the heatgun or just leave it to the windscreen rubber and sunlight.

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