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Old 06-11-2018, 01:28 PM   #911
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New member, Washington native, and industrial electrician here...read the whole thread this morning and wanted to compliment your battery packs, on top of an already excellent build. Inspiring work!
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:59 PM   #912
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I haven't posted in a while. House sale closes mid September, stuff in storage, and job is tentatively ok with 95% remote work.

I am working my a$$ off to get things done asap. I have till the last of September to leave nothing behind at the sold house.

The smoke has made it incredibly hard to work outside here in the Seattle area.

Oh yeah, solar powered air conditioning!



I still need to add the front air faring.



This is sort of a scary go forward only operation at this point.

Hope y'all are doing well.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:28 PM   #913
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What size rivet gun?

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Sides will be installed...sooooon.
How did the riveter work for the 1/4" steel rivets? What size gun is right?
Nice work. Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:44 PM   #914
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Thanks! 4x rivet gun. It was fine with the 1/4" rivets.

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How did the riveter work for the 1/4" steel rivets? What size gun is right?
Nice work. Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:51 PM   #915
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We are staying in Mississippi right now for the holidays, then I think we're heading back to New Mexico again. We like it there, it's drier and the skies are bluer.



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Old 12-15-2018, 12:00 AM   #916
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Amazing build! Great narration! I was laughing out loud at some of the comments. I will likely be rereading your thread and taking notes of all the great ideas you incorporated. I love the beds and use of the drawer slides for the pocket door. It was nice to see framing done with steel as this is what I am planning on doing.

Also, is that a bypass oil filter above your timing cover? If not, what the heck is it?

Merry Christmas

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:59 PM   #917
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aaronsb,

Holy cow what a build. Just binge read all 92 pages. I'm in the skoolie planning stage now. I intend to live in it full time with my wife and myself and 3 fur children on board. I'm hoping to find a bus exactly like yours, same model RE with the Cummins 8.3

Your craftsmanship is second to none on many levels. The Nissan leaf packs and all the associated systems that go with it and the lengths you have went to making it work and be safe and essentially autonomous are extremely impressive. One observation/question I have is how the packs are connected? Seems nominal cell voltage is around 7.8v ? After looking at your web site and the bus bars it looks like you have 7 cells in parallel packs that are all wired in series to give you the "48v" nominal voltage.

Is this the same pack size in Kwh as configured in a Leaf, or have you added additional batteries?

What the heck do you do for a living anyways? It seems you are a welder, fabricator, electrician/electrical engineer and apparently software with the Arduino also? haha
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