19631965 Dodge Dart/ Plymouth Valiant DIY Electric Car Forums

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1963-1965 Dodge Dart/ Plymouth Valiant


1963-1965 Dodge Dart/ Plymouth Valiant

I am considering getting one of these for an EV conversion. A mid 60’s American car probably isn’t the normal donor car, but the specs of these don’t look that far from some of the vehicles converted on the web. The curb weight is around approx 2700 pounds on these, and I would look for a 3 speed column mount. The wheelbase on the Dart is 110, the Valiant 106.

I can’t seem to find the GVWR anywhere on these cars. My dad had a Dart convertible when I was a kid, and I thought it would be a great project to perform with my sons. (They’re 8 and 6 now, so we have a lot of time to get it done)

I know these wouldn’t be the perfect cars to modify, but is there something about doing a conversion on a car like this that spells big trouble? Has anyone converted mid 60’s like these, Ford Falcons or Chevy Nova II’s? I would like to be able to drive 30 or 40 miles around town, not more than 40 mph.

Re: 1963-1965 Dodge Dart/ Plymouth Valiant

Great idea.

Im planning/wanting to convert my ’68 Barracuda.

It’s also an A-body or Vailiant, basically indentical.

I also think thies american cars are »perfect» for conversion, very, very, very much room for just about anything, you can stuff a sh*i load of battery’s under the hood, and also in the back of the car, and you would probalby have planty of room for »shopping stuff»

The only disadvantage would be the overal weight, it’s still old heavy iron, but with a few extra battery’s you can ballance that out.

And ive also been thinking of putting 2 small Honda generator’s where the gas-tank sit’s, and a small jerry can with fuel. just in case.

But I think the idea is great, we gotta keep that old metal on the road, simple, anyone would respect that I think.

If gasoline prices keep rising is’s not fun to drive anymore with a big ‘ol American V8 engine.

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( but when im going to convert the thing, im going to restore the old V8 to, and put it in a nice corner in the living room, a fine piece of American history in the living room, just to look at, and when the time comes and Im grandpa, maybe I will fire that old V8 for my small grand childeren and teach them some KICKASS history )

Let’s face it, old internal cumbustion engine’s should be history.

the still, and alway will, kick-…, there peak was in the 60’s when everyone was drag racing, it was so pure. the old footage’s at the strip. damn, im born to late. so pure and magical, that was the finest peak of American kick-… muscle.

Since that things didn’t get better, until know, where we, will be the home-made-trial-and-error-hobby’ist-pioneers-of-the-future-cars, think of it were in the 40’s and still stuggeling to find out how to get real performance.

We will contribute if we just keep on trying, and I think we are all going to be at the drag-race strip of the future.

sorry, when im typing I just can’t stop

Anyway, great idea !

Im still collecting some information, and I think when summer end’s I know engough to start my own little winter project

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