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This is the continuing saga of my efforts to convert a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck to full electric power.
||This is the object of all this effort, a 2002 Chevy
S-10 pickup truck.
I describe, step by step, with many photographs, all the efforts which go into its conversion from gasoline engine power to battery powered electric drive.
Stages 1 through 5 are pretty much chronological. Stages 6, 7, and 8 were done during the same time frame, and are grouped by topic. These carry the project to the point that I can start driving the car on a daily basis.
Stages 9 and 10 are what I call "post completion", tasks that I did after I had the car in driving condition.
Stage 1 Initial planning, tooling up, and disassembly. 5/08 through 7/17/08
Stage 2 Motor and adapter installation, main battery boxes. 7/17/08 through 8/31/08
Stage 3 Power Steering, Air Conditioning, and Front Battery Boxes 9/1/08 through 9/20/08
Stage 4 Mounting of Accessories 9/21/08 through 9/30/08
Stage 5 Installing Batteries and Cables 10/1/08 through 10/13/08
Stage 6 Installing the Electronics Board & My First Test Drive 10/14/08 through 12/3/08
Stage 7 Additional Electronics Installation (Instrumentation, Charger) 10/17/08 through 11/16/08
Stage 8 Finishing Touches 11-1-08 through 12/18/08
Stage 9 Post Completion Changes and Results 12/19/08 through 2/10/09
Stage 10 Additional Tasks done 6 Months or More after "Completion" 7/1/09 thru Present