Look what showed up today! As I was exiting my workplace, a Tesla roadster sat in my direct path, waiting for me to happen by and admire its sleek form. It seems a good omen of sorts since I’ve started this conversion project. I’ve admired this car from the first Tesla press release; less because its an exotic sports car (the body is modeled by Lotus after the Elan), but more because it is a serious electric car. Gazing on it in the past, my response was simply “Wow!” but now all I can think about is battery pack placement and weight.
More teardown work today. The entire front end is now bare, save for the steering linkage. I was finally able to extract the wiring harness from the trunk interior and snake it down into the driver compartment. Thanks to my buddy Lucas for helping dismantle the headlight mechanisms.