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 29, 2012

Front Seat Stripdown

Laurel has finished sewing the front passenger seat fabric so it was time to totally strip the vinyl and foam off the seat.
Start with this (this is actually the drivers seat but you get the idea).

Remove the vinyl then strip of the foam.

Then take a wire wheel to the frame and give it a rust converter treatment. I was surprised how much rust there was in the upper section tubing.

I'll give it a coat of black enamel tonight ready for the foam when we pick it up this week.

We spent a few hours attempting to get the rear seat back foamed up and finished but now realise that we need to put a bit more thought (and foam) into the contouring of the seat. I'll try to get some action shots as we do it.

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