: E30 BMW with Tesla power


jon volk
12-27-2018, 08:31 PM
I’m undecided how much effort I really want to put into a build thread, but here’s a few pics. I post for more regularly on instagram, so follow jon_volk if you want to see more.

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Short version is a Tesla large drive unit, open source logic board, and two Chevy Volt battery packs

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quick_8
12-30-2018, 08:33 PM
Very cool, I want to do a electric swap next! Keep us posted.........

jon volk
12-30-2018, 09:11 PM
Couple more pics. Interior work from Ninestitch. Some layout of the battery mounting and front/rear split https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/c362386972f98ea223bfaeb4c07f1430.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/6f699924748455fea2a28c00e9c1a502.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/ab256d66429066a8c02740450033af06.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/37f86c720c26e3fd69f662269b031470.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/dca6d214f823fbe66d6173a293953784.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/503c6e8a3e5b7be80b741441d54b2d34.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/88acfbd1e9711e8ca58879dda62db565.jpg

Mike Swann
12-31-2018, 10:18 PM
Interesting. I noticed that wrecked Telsa's go cheap on Coparts.

oldguard
01-04-2019, 10:59 AM
Very Interesting, following...

jon volk
01-04-2019, 06:33 PM
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HAULIN' IT
01-10-2019, 07:55 PM
Jon, Not my thing but interesting & always enjoy watching someone's approach to working through the a given project. Are you going to mount the battery packs up under the Hood? Any idea on the total weight when you're completed? Lorne

lumen8
01-10-2019, 08:11 PM
Is that a Tesla Little Tree? :)

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midnightbluS10
01-10-2019, 08:13 PM
Follow Rich Rebuilds on YouTube? Hes all into this stuff and is EXTREMELY willing to help fellow Tesla people out. Just saw a Tesla powered Audi earlier today. You may want to contact him if you're really serious. He rebuilt a flooded Tesla himself and a bunch of other stuff.

Mark Aubele
01-10-2019, 08:18 PM
Didn't know you were on here Jon. It'll be easier to follow along on here than IG.

midnightbluS10
01-10-2019, 08:24 PM
They even had a Tesla power pack-powered cart that they converted and it went up in flames when the battery pack exploded out of nowhere one day, in the middle of the shop. They rolled it out and started ducking because the batteries were exploding and shooting off like rounds of ammunition...and those are some pretty sizeable little batteries in those things lol.


I'll see if Rich will come here :lol:

jon volk
01-10-2019, 08:25 PM
Didn't know you were on here Jon. It'll be easier to follow along on here than IG.

I’ve been here for a while. I’m thinking of sticking with ig and youtube for a “build thread”. Engagement is fairly limited on the conventional forum formats. The whole photobucket debacle turned me off to forums as well. Youtube updates are easy enough to embed though.

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jon volk
01-10-2019, 08:27 PM
They even had a Tesla power pack-powered cart that they converted and it went up in flames when the battery pack exploded out of nowhere one day, in the middle of the shop. They rolled it out and started ducking because the batteries were exploding and shooting off like rounds of ammunition...and those are some pretty sizeable little batteries in those things lol.

I plan to reach out to Rich to see if he has a spare motor so I can burn one down on the dyno or track and create some mutually beneficial content. He’s only 2-3 hours away.

midnightbluS10
01-10-2019, 08:36 PM
Well I left him links for here, your IG, and your YouTube channel, also, since most of his engagement with fans is through yt, I think.

midnightbluS10
01-10-2019, 08:38 PM
I plan to reach out to Rich to see if he has a spare motor so I can burn one down on the dyno or track and create some mutually beneficial content. He’s only 2-3 hours away.

Sweet! I'd love to go check out his stuff. He's supposed to be working on opening up a repair shop at this point. He's really made something out of this. I'm extremely impressed.

Havent looked at your car much yet but I can only assume it'll be fairly well put together. Good luck. Can't wait to see it all finished.

jon volk
01-18-2019, 08:01 PM
More pics here https://www.instagram.com/tesla_bimmer/

Further updates here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa5kGfLlOUNlxuVF2RRTDig

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jon volk
01-30-2019, 08:01 PM
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jon volk
01-31-2019, 09:03 AM
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jon volk
01-31-2019, 09:22 PM
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jon volk
02-01-2019, 08:56 PM
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gnx7
02-04-2019, 02:53 PM
That is sooo cool! What size motor is it? 90 or 100?

jon volk
02-09-2019, 03:21 PM
That is sooo cool! What size motor is it? 90 or 100?



They’re all the same. They limit power via software, of which, is no longer part of the controller.

So it’s 150lbs less than with the LS. Porsche 930ish weight distribution. This is with the hood and bumpers hanging. I have less than 50lbs is misc. stuff to go in still.

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andrewb70
02-10-2019, 02:14 PM
Fantastic!

Andrew