Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

All posts in October, 2010

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Plug Bug: Wires and Hoses

More progress tonight. Here’s aluminum L angle pieces to mount the radiator on. I slotted the car with a 4.5″ angle grinder (plus a cut off wheel) to keep the L shape and make the... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Motor backing plate + Controller

The project is moving along slowly. I was pretty busy with other things last week and didn’t get much time to work on it. I wanted a 1/8″ sheet of aluminum to back the motor... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Interface Module Installed

I worked on the bug a bit yesterday but didn’t get much done; things go slow! I ordered a Heater Kit from Canadian Electric Vehicles – http://www.canev.com/KitsComp/Components/Heater.html — the easiest way to do a heater... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Motor Installed

Last weekend was a big weekend for the project. My buddy Aaron, who has a lot of home-built EV experience and now works at Tesla came over to lend me a hand. He brought over... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Wheel and Rim

A quarter shot of the bug with the painted wheels, white walls and new dome style hubcaps (from CIP1):
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Plug Bug: Seats Upholstered

Not much to say, but I got a bunch of the rust off of the seats, fixed some broken parts, painted them and then put them back together with new foam. I got new seat... [read more]
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