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 15, 2012

Floor Leveling and Underlay

Back in 1965 it apparently was not very important to have the floor of the car "flat". The Vogue floor has always annoyed Laurel because it has contour lines made by the metal pressing - probably for strength. These lines caused the old carpets to wear out quickly where the floor dipped and rose. So part of Sunday went to making two templates for the underlay so I could level the floor.
The driver and passenger sides are a little different. That's about the point when I realised that I shouldn't finalise the floor underlay until I had done the underlay/insulation for the transmission hump.
My passenger side template. Since taking the photo I extended the template up the firewall further just next to the hump.

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