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, July 16, 2012

Interior Vinyl Trim Fitted

I spent most of Friday (last day of a week off from work) fitting the interior vinyl which covers the bodywork under the doors and the sides of the front and rear footwells.

Rear passenger side (left). I still have the trim for the vertical pillar in between the doors to fit. That piece is velour fabric and will go on when the furflex (windlace/pinchweld) is fitted.

Front driver side (right) with paint cans and wooden sticks holding glued pieces in place. You can see the driver side footwell trim piece on the transmission hump.

Driver side again with handbrake cowl in place and footwell trim installed. I have used velcro to hold the front footwell trim in place so that I can add wiring from the doors to main body easily (speakers, central locking etc,.). The grey wiggly carpet thing on the floor is underlay, cut to take out the bumps in the Vogue floor. The bumps were designed that way for some reason. Once the carpet goes in it should be a nice flat floor with a reasonably "plush" feel underfoot.

Passenger side carpet underlay with extra at the front to lift the carpet another 10mm.

Passenger side footwell trim.

I still have to cut two more pieces of corflute for above the footwell trim. Normally this is covered by the parcel shelf but I am not putting that back in initially - I'll velcro these pieces in as well. There is a bit of work in making a new backing for the shelf so I'm deferring it for now. The parcel shelf fitting also impacts on car radio fitting and the mounting of extra controls below the standard dashboard.

Hi to Vic from the Yahoo Humbercars group.

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