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:

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Rear Windscreen is In!

We have been putting off installing the front and rear windscreens for various reasons and I kind of had someone in mind to do it. I rang him a couple of days ago to find out that he was on holiday and would not be back until February. So we figured that we would give it a go. I installed the metal trim on the seal and trimmed up the headlining bits around the rear windscreen opening last light and this morning ducked out to Bunnings (hardware store) and bought some venetion blind cord. Amazingly it only took about an hour to get the rear windscreen in. My apologies for the lack of pictures but it was very hot in the garage due to a run of hot days so we just wanted to get it done. Thanks to Matt Lambert and Kristi from the Rootes Group Car Club for advice and encouraging us to do it ourselves.

Some final fiddling.
The purple hand tool in Laurel's hand in this picture is a device called "That Purple Thang". Bought when she was buying other sewing stuff (not car) and advertised as something useful - well it was! It was very useful for prising the rubber over tricky bits withourt scratching anything. Yes you really can see a child's wooden chair inside the car-  that's how you get to sit in the driver's seat at the moment (for installing dashpad).
We also used a plastic knitting needle to tease the rubber lip out...
We installed the boot lid yesterday morning - I forgot to post about it. That took a lot of fiddling too.

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