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1932 Detroit Electric Chassis

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37 minutes ago, Akstraw said:

Restored chassis - ready to begin sheet metal and body installation next week.


So what are you going to do with the batteries?   Do you have the original cases?  I've wondered if EV restorers are substituting more modern technology inside the old cases.

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1 hour ago, Akstraw said:

Most Detroit owners seem to be using modern 6-volt golf cart batteries.  That is what I plan to use.  I do not have the originals.


As a 32,  is it an updated earlier car or one of the "newer" looking ones?   In the 30s it seems like they were just building or updating to order.  No spec builds.

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I found this thread backwards... through your post to someone else's post in the more general "Our Cars and Restoration Projects" thread.  I'm interested in following this restoration.. do you have a "start" to the restoration and perhaps a thread about the restoration of the body?


Really great looking car and a fantastic job on it!!

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Thanks, Mark!  I hope that you are doing well.  I still have the interior to go.  Another 3-4 months, I expect.  I have been invited to display it at the Hilton Head Concours next fall.

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Lun2Wrench, I appreciate your interest.  Sorry there is no detailed thread out there for you to view.  I have been working on this car for about 12 months.  Here are a few shots of the body taken along the way.


















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