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Electric conversion for my Fiat 500 – day 6

Having bought 5m of aluminium T bar, today I'll build a frame to hold the batteries and the controller in the engine bay. I will also build a support to hold the motor in position and link it to the original engine shock absorber. The 5m weights about 2.5 Kg, and I foresee to use it almost all of it. STEP 50 In Fusion 360 I have designed a profile that matches the lower back shape of the motor. It was quite easy as I've found a 3D model of the exact motor I am using on the internet. STEP 50.1 Printed the profile in a 3D printer. I've used such prop to check it would fit on the motor and to trace the shape on a bar of aluminium. STEP 51 Armed with an hacksaw and a metal file, I've trimmed the aluminium profile to match my 3D printed prop. The idea is to use threaded bars to keep the profile in position and link it to the original engine shock absorber that is present in the Fiat 500. To link the threaded bars to the profile I have shaped 2 extensions made out of aluminiu

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