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Front battery trays - starting construction


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Front battery trays - starting construction

The battery mockups were also useful for starting to make up the front battery trays.

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Baker forklift battery ... not included
The forklift battery was not included in the purchase - it was a 3000+ lb / 1361 kg monster pack that occupied the entir...
Marine 12 volt batteries: test pack for motor/controller trial
This screen grab from one of the YouTube videos shows a 36 volt battery "pack" used for the first test of the Curtis gol...
Floor sweeper batteries - test pack for first drive
The company that sold us the forklift also sells and services commercial floor sweeper/scrubbers that run on golf cart b...
Battery mockups: planning the racks
Having lucked into a potentially predictable supply of used floor sweeper batteries from the forklift company, we starte...
Battery mockups: another view
Another view of the battery position in the engine compartment. The forward batteries sit nicely on the radiator crossm...
Front battery trays - starting construction
The battery mockups were also useful for starting to make up the front battery trays....
Battery rack: engine compartment top
Two batteries fit in this rack over the motor.

The rack is bolted in six places: four through a flange running across...
Valentines 2011 pack
Some more hand-me-down batteries from an EV owner upgrading to lithium. These were supposedly good for 20 km in winter c...
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