It's been a while since my last post, but I have been busy with the project. The exterior is nearly done (need to source some nice chrome bumpers.) The front suspension was completely rebuilt with all new ball joints, tie rod ends, and Centerline performance springs. Fortunately, this car already had Koni Red shocks and adjustable upper control arms.
Pictured are the two battery packs located behind the seats. 14 Nissan Leaf modules in the rear, 24 in the engine compartment. The leaf batteries need to be mounted under compression, so I had some 1/8" aluminum plates water-jet cut with a snazzy logo. The packs are held together by 4 5/16 threaded rods. The unit is then bolted to the chassis. There will be a wooden upholstered cover that will keep hands and debris away from high voltage components.
Motor mount parts are being made by the machinist, more to come soon!