Building the World's FIRST Tesla Swapped Liberty Walk Nissan 350Z! Part 6 - Swapping the MOTOR!
Will Starts off today's video by installing some new seat rails from Zakutech and some Sparco QRT-R bucket seats. The seat rails offer many adjustment options, allowing the driver to find the most desirable seating position. The new Sparco bucket seats will allow the driver and passenger to remain properly seated while driving the Tesla Z aggressively.
After getting the new seats and seat rails installed, Will begins creating custom gauge mounts utilizing the original 350z gauge pod locations. We ended up getting some custom throtl faces for our motor temp, battery temp, and 0-5 volt signal gauges from SpeedHut. Not only will the gauges look cool in the car, but they will provide us with a warning light if any of the temperatures get too high.
Will found some 3-D printed mounts that fit in the factory Z gauge holes. This allowed us to install our after-market gauges. Will finishes off the gauges by making a custom hood to cover the top and fill in the gaps. The final product turned out beautiful! Up next is to get everything wired up.
The next day, Rickie, Mickey, and Quinn work on getting the rear subframe removed so they could finish some welds and get the new Tesla motor installed.
Check it out for yourself in the video below! Stay tuned for the next Tesla Z video on Sunday.