One way of saving money on a Do It Yourself (DIY) electric car conversion is to get an old [tag-tec]gasoline driven car[/tag-tec] as the project donor vehicle. No doubt an old and busted car is cheap, but it comes with a few extra. Usually you will get a “rust” paint job and extra holes on the body for ventilation.

These are minor wear and tear of an old car. It can be fixed quite easily. Just buy some car body filler, cover the holes, sand it down and spray paint. For rust, just use a sand paper to smoothen it up and paint it over.

There are a lot to be done of an electric car conversion [tag-tec]donor vehicle[/tag-tec]. The cost can be kept down. All you need is some time and a little elbow grease. Check out how Gavin Shoebridge of New Zealand prepares his [tag-tec]Mitsubishi Tredia[/tag-tec] donor car for his DIY electric car conversion.