I am really looking into a side by side reverse trike with car like features. This type of car-trike would be easier to get the range we are looking for as a practical commuter vehicle.
Extra or King Cab small pickup truck conversion
- 10-year-old small pick up truck
- S-10, Toyota, Nissan. other
This one would be on the top of the list except I think it will be harder to find a “good condition” car for less than $1000 which is our budget for specific donor cars
Small or Micro SUV
I can’t wait until we get our donor car for one of the above projects so we can get moving. Our estimate will be one year based on our current budget and resources. We may seek support from sponsors to cut our project time down to just a few months.
We are talking about doing two of these one after the other in order to perfect both vehicles in the end by always being able to test or compete on vehicle car against the other.
- 2003 to 2008 model year Toyota Corolla conversion
- initial budget 12,000-15,000
Fortunately we already have a 1700 foot garage / workshop available to us 24/7
Tools and equipment needed are:
This will end up being a long list. We plan to list all of the tools we acquire here along with links to review posts on how well they performed and whether the were a necessity or what call a “luxury tool” which just makes the job quicker or easier.
Cherry picker / engine hoist