Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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The donor car204 viewsThe donor car before repair/restoration. Besides the fiberglass repair necessary, the floor pans were rusted out, the brakes needed repair, and the emergency brake had been removed. The chassis was in such bad shape, I replaced it with one in better shape. At least the windshield was in good shape.
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Rear view monitor110 viewsA 5.6" LCD monitor is mounted on the dash for the rear camera to take the place of a rearview mirror.
02 before painting.jpg
Body work done139 viewsAfter the four layers of paint was removed and body repairs and modifications were complete, the car was ready for primer. Note how well the Chevy Yukon headlights and Jeep CJ turn signals fit the front bumper.
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Overhead console149 viewsControl buttons located in the overhead console control power to the motor controller, headlights, hazard lights, A/C, defogger, dome light, and radio
06 Motor mounting.jpg
Motor mounting149 viewsLocating the motor for mounting to the transmission was convenient with a hanger bolt threaded into the top of the motor.
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Early EV component layout177 viewsThe charger and motor controller are located lower, below the batteries. There wasn't enough room for the other EV components in the center, so they had to be rearranged.
01 Left side.jpg
157 viewsThe car sports low profile tires with oversize wide rims, gull wing doors and a Lamborghini windshield. The low profile and small cross-sectional area of the car helped reduce aerodynamic drag, to improve the EV's range.

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Reduction drive Douglass E2M 001.jpg
Reduction Drive Douglass E2M 001124 viewsThis is the 1.67 to 1 belt driven reduction drive that connects the motor to the transmission. Clutch is incorporatedJan 12, 2011
Friendswood car show Oct2010 - 01.jpg
Set up for the car show187 viewsI got a prime spot on the corner as visitors entered the area with the cars. Sometimes it pays to not be first to arrive.Oct 15, 2010
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