Tilt bed
LocationPort Townsend, Washington United States map
Vehicle1987 Toyota 1/2 Ton Pickup
I bought this truck 2 years ago from the
previous owner who converted it. I now live in a place where I have to turn left onto a fast road (and this is slow), so I am thinking of selling this truck, or converting it to higher voltage. If you
are interested in buying it, I may also
consider selling just the 20x 6 volt batteries (see batteries below for more info) email me.
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 Speed Manual
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries20 Interstate U2300, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I have been told that the batteries are on their way out and that is why the truck is slow. I have said I think it needs a higher voltage. The batteries are charging to at least 6.54 volts per unit.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
HeaterInstalled but not connected
DC/DC ConverterIota
The truck does not have a 12V buffer battery, so when lights are on and accelerating, the lights dim.
InstrumentationDigital red LED on dash 0-200 volts
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I have had the vehicle to 60-ish twice (50 MPH up long steep hill in 3rd gear)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
I bought this a few years back and was told that the truck had a 50 mile range. I have drove it 20 miles on a hilly road with 800 lbs in the back.
Seating Capacity3 (Driver, Passenger and small seat on
Curb Weight4,400 Pounds (1,999 Kilograms)
Tires14" 35 PSI
Additional FeaturesSide tilt bed. 16 batteries are under the bed, and 4 are under the hood.
This truck is old and slow. For it's age it is in pretty good condition, but as I said it is slow. I am pondering selling this truck, or converting it to 144 volts. The Motor, Controller and Charger (Needs to be sent in and adjusted) will handle this voltage. I am also considering changing the batteries to 8V golf cart batteries as this will increase voltage without any hardware modification, and also save 130 lbs in weight. The bed is also very heavy as it is thick steel double wall, so I may remove that and put on a light weight aluminum / ceder flat bed. These changes would save about 400 lbs weight and add much needed boost to acceleration. Another modification I may do if I keep this vehicle is to change the 35 PSI wheels to a skinnier higher pressure tire to reduce rolling resistance.

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