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Posted on 23 June 2013 at 10:40 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries, General

Today I had to place the fenders on the frame again to see on which side I'd have to make the holes for the cable glands in the 3rd battery box. Took a few pictures of the whole quad bike. Think it looks pretty nice, the white frame and bordeaux red fenders. I was first planning to spray the frame black but now I think I'll keep these colors, only the frame will be matte white instead of the shiny white it is now.

E-Streetquad Fenders on frame, continued with battery box #2 and started with #3


E-Streetquad Fenders on frame, continued with battery box #2 and started with #3


But back to the battery boxes again. For box #2 I glued the last 2 plates. Will have to let this harden again. For box #3 I sawed the plates but can't glue them yet, didn't have enough clamps left. So I can't do this untill tomorrow.

E-Streetquad Fenders on frame, continued with battery box #2 and started with #3


E-Streetquad Fenders on frame, continued with battery box #2 and started with #3

Posted on 22 June 2013 at 10:27 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries
Posted on 22 June 2013 at 10:27 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries

The 2nd box is being made as well now. Waiting again untill the glue is hardened.

E-Streetquad Started with battery box #2


E-Streetquad Started with battery box #2


Will continue with this again tomorrow and also start with the 3rd box. The 4th one will be a bit tricky, there's an extra corner in there. But I don't think I can start with that untill next week.

Posted on 20 June 2013 at 10:17 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries
Posted on 20 June 2013 at 10:17 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries

The first box is all glued up now. It's very sturdy but I think I'll still weld the outsides just to be sure. Will also look better I think once it's sprayed, won't see the edges anymore then.
Also found a way to be able to get the batteries out once they're in, just put a cotton ribbon around one of the batteries. Can then pull this one out and just remove the other ones after that.

E-Streetquad Battery box #1 all glued up


This weekend I'll saw the plates for the other 3 boxes as well and glue them together. Then I can start with the smaller pieces.

Posted on 19 June 2013 at 07:06 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries
Posted on 19 June 2013 at 07:06 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries

Today I received the hole drill bits so I could continue again. First I drilled the holes for the cable glands in the plate. After that I glued it again. Now I just need to wait again untill it's hardened. The batteries do fit quite nicely already.

E-Streetquad Hole drill bits received and continued again with battery box #1


E-Streetquad Hole drill bits received and continued again with battery box #1


E-Streetquad Hole drill bits received and continued again with battery box #1


Think I'll start with the next box after this instead of adding the smaller pieces. These pieces are almost all the same size for all the boxes anyway so I could do that in one go later on.

Posted on 18 June 2013 at 12:18 am (CET)
Category: Batteries
Posted on 18 June 2013 at 12:18 am (CET)
Category: Batteries

Today I continued with box #1. The glue is hardened and it's very sturdy. Wonder if I really need to weld the outsides, already seems sturdy enough to keep batteries together. I glued another plate now. Just not the last one yet where I still need to make holes as I don't have a hole drill bit with the right size. I only placed it there for the clamps to have some more grip.

E-Streetquad Continued with battery box #1


Have to wait now untill I receive the hole drill bits I need.