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Old 11-23-2019, 12:12 PM   #21
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I think it is ugly, too. There will be competition, so let’s see what else comes out.

I have a stripper 2006 F-150 w/ a V6 and a 5 spd manual. I would like electric windows and mirror as it is hard to reach across and open or adjust both. I’d like cruise, too. It’ll get 20 mpg on the highway. Too light for towing a car, though, darn it.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:35 PM   #22
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'34 pickup is all we need for hauling feed to the barn and flathead engines to and from the machine shop. But .

I wanted to hate the Tesla truck, but it is awesome in a weird Back-to-the-Future way.
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They stole the design, shame shame!

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Old 11-23-2019, 01:12 PM   #24
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i just got back from a trip to the gas station, it caused me to think of one good reason to own an electric car, and that is you wouldnt have to listen to the stupid "gas station TV " spewing out nonsense about the kardashians or some sports headlines while fueling up. ok, i'll move on now
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i just got back from a trip to the gas station, it caused me to think of one good reason to own an electric car, and that is you wouldnt have to listen to the stupid "gas station TV " spewing out nonsense about the kardashians or some sports headlines while fueling up. ok, i'll move on now
The kardashian's? Who are they?
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:32 PM   #26
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The best part is how the windows held up to the test,,,,,Not!

Musk is like a modern day PT Barnum.

There is a sucker born every minute!

Also,,,that design is so ugly and bad,,,I can’t look at it.

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I think it is ugly, too. There will be competition, so let’s see what else comes out.

I have a stripper 2006 F-150 w/ a V6 and a 5 spd manual. I would like electric windows and mirror as it is hard to reach across and open or adjust both. I’d like cruise, too. It’ll get 20 mpg on the highway. Too light for towing a car, though, darn it.
That's surprising. I have the same rig, only a 1999. I have a Featherlight car hauler and have used it to transport many cars. The largest were Corvettes and my '51 Coupe, but never a care. Now my 22 ft Chaparral with a 260 Mercruiser was another story, but I did get it from the Minneapolis suburbs to Brainerd with no problem. I did spend a lot of time in third and fourth gears though!
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First fill-up after conversion.





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Old 11-23-2019, 04:02 PM   #29
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Hey 51 Merc - that is pretty funny . . . I may have to do that with my 32 Cabriolet sometime . . . just for shits and giggles!
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:02 PM   #30
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It looks like an assault truck.
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I am not familiar with Kardashion . Are they electric or gas ?
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:25 PM   #32
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It's Tesla's freak show, glass that breaks, ugly looking, and not much load capacity, did you see the way the back end squatted when the atv rode in.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:30 PM   #33
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:38 PM   #34
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51 Merc....I actually got a laugh out of your picture. But here's the real deal....a '49 Merc "Icon" DERELICT, engineered and built in the shops of Jonathan Ward...a 470 ft. lb. electric powered, totally built from scratch modern-type chassis, suspension and running gear, and a completely re-engineered dash board and interior in keeping with the look and feel of the original late '40s time frame. Ward has an entire shop and staff turning these nostalgic, updated "sleepers" out the door, with customers standing in line to spend DEEP into six-figure territory to have their "Icon-ic" rides transformed. The first link tells the story behind this Merc. The second link is a video detailing another of Wards phenomenal "Derelict" transformations...a '50 Buick convertible... that has been modernized to the nth degree, sans the nifty paint and chrome. Third link is a '46 Olds they did that is just WAY over the top! Enjoy...DD


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I was really interested in electric conversions a few years back. They are fairly simple, not that expensive and the information and parts are available, until you get to the batteries!!!
Just could not find a good alternative, there are weight, size or cost issues. Gave up on the whole idea. It can be done if you can overcome the battery issue.
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[QUOTE=Ronnie;1824403]You know what is uglier than that electric POS "answer" 2 of them.




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Old 11-23-2019, 06:54 PM   #37
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...until you get to the batteries!!!
Just could not find a good alternative, there are weight, size or cost issues. Gave up on the whole idea. It can be done if you can overcome the battery issue.

You're absolutely right about all the battery "negatives"...pardon the pun! Think about the growing number of battery-powered cars that are on the road today. I'm sure many have been sparkin'-along long enough now that battery REPLACEMENTS are probably becoming more prevalent. Imagine how many of those owners never contemplated the huge costs and what's involved to replace a battery pack. The cost must be in the $$$thousands. DD
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You know what is uglier than that electric POS "answer" 2 of them.




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Yeah, but I'll bet that 470 ft. lbs. of torque makes your face look funny accelerating from a light. DD
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Yeah, but I'll bet that 470 ft. lbs. of torque makes your face look funny accelerating from a light. DD



Nope not a chance I have no interest in that truck at all.Riding in that you would have to a bag over your head so no one would spot you,and rat you out. I have a friend that has a shotgun ford in a cobra car now that is a sweet ride I have been in it.


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Nope not a chance I have no interest in that truck at all.Riding in that you would have to a bag over your head so no one would spot you,and rat you out. I have a friend that has a shotgun ford in a cobra car now that is a sweet ride I have been in it.


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I wouldn't be caught dead in that truck, either...no siree! I was talking about the electric '49 Merc. DD
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