Wat Tom @zidektom is doing in merging a Tesla and an Amazon is an amazing job. We witnessed opening the rear door.
As an intermediate project he will be converting a Volkswagen oval beetle in one week. It will be livestreamed. Further details on this Facebook page Vintage Volts by TZ. #electricvolvo #evconversion #restmod #voltvo
Mid July was awesome, we met Tom @zidektom and his family. I was following his amazing Tesla + Amazon wagon merge project Vintage Volts by TZ for a long time already. The plan was for our wagons to meet. Thanks to his son, we did make a photo of a green wagon and Tom's project. Even worked on the car with him for a day. #honored Nice to meet you Tom! And best campsite kitchen ever! #classicvolvo #voltvo #amazonwagon #electricvolvo
While camping in National Park Höga Kusten in Sweden I started writing my book about converting the Volvo Amazon wagon. At the moment not sure yet whether it will be coffee-table kind of photo book or also a guide to EV conversions with how I did it and my lessons learned. #voltvo #evconversion #electricvolvo #travelsweden #electricclassiccars
Using @polarsteps I logged all charge sessions with the electric Volvo Amazon wagon. Milage, kWh charged and SOC. In the end we charged 33 times in 25 days. #electricvolvo #alwaysbecharging #voltvo #evconversion #polarsteps
Challenge with the Volvo 940 is that I did not maintain it very well due to all hours available going to the Voltvo. It was even still on its winter tires and the motor used significant amounts of coolant (by that time water). Because the springs and dampers were old and tired we hardly had ground clearance and almost lost the exhaust on a sharp speed bump. #roadsiderepair #volvo940 #voltvo
My parents brought our Volvo 940 to the transportation organization who would pickup the Volvo Amazon in Sweden. After a couple of days on the campsite people who we met brought us to a stuga in Dalsvallen. A week after the fire our 940 arrived in Sweden. #volvo940 #voltvo #travelsweden
Three cooling circuits with pumps, valves, electrical high voltage heater with blower, airconditioning with blowers, dual CAN-BUS and much more. In the end the car will be packed with electronics. One of the first blogposts on this topic [...]