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After doing research on EVs and planning my project, I purchased a 1981 Toyota Celica Supra with a 5-speed transmission from a salvage yard on May 31, 2011. I chose that vehicle because it was basic enough for my first conversion, it had a manual transmission and it was in relatively good condition for the price ($1200).

The first and most difficult task was removing the gasoline engine, the clutch and related components. Much of the space that created would beĀ used for theĀ batteries.