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Where do the written off Teslas go in Aus?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by eclectricdave, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Dave P

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    Have you seen any nz salvage come to market yet? I think I recall you saying you were looking at parting for a camper.... considering different project for myself if I can find donor st reasonable price.... cheers
     
  2. NiallDarwin

    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    Not so far Dave.
     
  3. Dave P

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    Was I correct in remembering you talking about a camper project? How are you progressing? Are you intending to use tickled tesla controller etc or source or build something else. Cheers
     
  4. Dave P

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    I for one would be very interested in how this goes. Have you already done this, or just starting? What hooks do you see so far? Cheers
     
  5. deadsled

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    We've started stripping it back but haven't spent much time on it lately, will get to the battery pack soon. Learning as we go!
     
  6. Dave P

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    Thanks will be keen to follow process and progress, looking at emulating this soon myself cheers
     
  7. NiallDarwin

    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    Yes, you are correct. The project has lost steam for a number of reasons. My parents are coming to NZ early next year. They asked me to get them a camper so I bought back a 2008 Fiat camper I used to own a couple of years ago. The plan was to make that electric before they turned up (good to have deadlines)and then keep it once they'd had their trip. But then when the camper turned up I remembered why I'd sold it. While my parents loved it I really don't like it. Too big, too much like a hotel and not much like 'camping'. Plus my folks weren't keen on the possibility of having a van without a working diesel or electric and suggested maybe I don't do anything to it until they've had their holiday....

    So I'm now keeping my eyes open for a VW T5 with a blown motor &/or gearbox.
    I was also thinking of using Tesla stuff, possibly hacked and still thinking it was a Tesla or maybe something from Damian MacGuire.
    But in a T5 a Leaf motor and diff would drop in with minimal work. Here's one working in my workshop with a clever box of tricks you should be able to buy from http://bluecars.nz soon:


    So the project's not dead but its in flux...:confused:
     
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  8. eclectricdave

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    If anyone in Aus has a traction bat they want to sell pl contact me. Ill use it for one of my domestic LA bats when they fade.
     
  9. Dave P

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  10. Dave P

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    Do you mind my asking where you found this and what it set you back. Want to do a few ev's over a period of time for myself and a couple of family members, considering whether to try sourcing donors in nz or look further afield , thanks
     
  11. Dave P

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    Do you/ did you used to do car rentals based from raglan. .. and have to catch a ride one way on occasion....
     
  12. NiallDarwin

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    Hi Dave,
    I consult a bit for Bluecars.nz. This product will very soon be available from them here in NZ-they have 5 on the way. They also have several Leaf drivetrains available.
    Yes, I used to rent out campervans for a living. We sold the business in June 2017. I'm back to Engineering which is lots of fun :)
     

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