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: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Armrests as internal door pulls
Now to the point! The armrests will be used to close the door, same as the Snipe.
This is the red vinyl armrest. The vinyl has shrunk a fair bit.
The upper and lower section of the armrest are held together like a clamshell with two screws.
When you remove the screws, and peel off the red vinyl you are left with this upper section. I had to be careful not to damage the foam too much or the new velour would appear "bumpy".
The lower section of the armrest is black plastic and while all of them are is pretty good condition, they have become slightly transparent so I have coated this first one with a vinyl paint on the inside. I came across this vinyl paint when my daughter needed some cheap black shoes of a certain style for waitressing and she could only buy white shoes. The paint is water based and intended for vinyl, leather and plastic and sticks very well. The inside of the armrest will be a pretty safe place for it.