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I have been wondering about the feasibility of dropping an old G20 Van body onto an electric chassis. Has anyone done this or other conversions?
 

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Evwest is known for converting older classics.
 
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I have been wondering about the feasibility of dropping an old G20 Van body onto an electric chassis. Has anyone done this or other conversions?
I have done many conversions, in your case it would be easier to modify the existing chassis with an electric drive train. In fact it is almost always better to modify the existing chassis if you can.
 
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I have done many conversions, in your case it would be easier to modify the existing chassis with an electric drive train. In fact it is almost always better to modify the existing chassis if you can.
Pull the V8 and hook up the electric motor to the drive shaft, and presto?
 

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Pull the V8 and hook up the electric motor to the drive shaft, and presto?
lol basically, you just need to get an adapter made for the motor to the drive shaft. put the slip joint in the shaft.. Some people run them through Manuel gear box encase they want gears.. if its a 4wd you can hook it right to the transfer case. This usually puts the ev motor back far enough that you can use the engine compartment for whatever you can fill it with. batteries, inverter ect. The hard part is deciding what components you want to use for the swap.. everything from forklift motors to Tesla motors. Some times its really easy to just swap the whole Tesla rear cradle in with some custom mounts depending on the width of the donor vehicle.
 
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lol basically, you just need to get an adapter made for the motor to the drive shaft. put the slip joint in the shaft.. Some people run them through Manuel gear box encase they want gears.. if its a 4wd you can hook it right to the transfer case. This usually puts the ev motor back far enough that you can use the engine compartment for whatever you can fill it with. batteries, inverter ect. The hard part is deciding what components you want to use for the swap.. everything from forklift motors to Tesla motors. Some times its really easy to just swap the whole Tesla rear cradle in with some custom mounts depending on the width of the donor vehicle.
Thanks Jake, you sound like you know what you are doing. I would enjoy hearing about the conversions you have done some time. At the end of the day I’m sure nothing I could build would compare to the Cybertruck, after seeing it in person I really think Tesla nailed it. I do love vans though, I’m curious to see what sort of e-vans come to life in the next few years. What got me thinking about a conversion was seeing that Bollinger is talking about selling an e-chassis and that conjured the image of a G body shaggin wagon with a whole new life in my mind.
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