Pick-a-part sadness

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If I were crazy enough to try to restore these things, the only way would be to convert to electric. Finding parts for these things must be a nightmare.
 
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I bet they end up there when inherited by someone who does not love cars and has no patience to sell them. Or divorce….
 
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If I were crazy enough to try to restore these things, the only way would be to convert to electric. Finding parts for these things must be a nightmare.
If it’s easier to locate the batteries, sure. GM and Ford did announce general availability of their EV powertrains from production models(Bolt and Mach-E) but the batteries are also from that production model. Not so much of a problem in a classic barge from Detroit but in a truck it can be a problem.

There’s a YouTube of someone dropping in a Tesla drivetrain into a classic 911 - the battery pack had to be split with a lot of custom fabrication. GM showed off a 1970s Blazer using the Bolt’s powertrain but the battery pack takes up the entire cargo bay.
 
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