EV1 Frame Front Torsion Bar Brackets
Upon acquisition, the collection's first EV1 was missing much
of its front frame structure and several components
had to be remanufactured from various pictures and drawings
as available. This page displays the process of beginning to determine
what options we had to recreate the missing components.
With no parts available for comparision we developed the forward torsion
bar mounting brackets from scratch with historical drawings and
photographs, mostly from the EV1 manuals. Here are
a few pictures of the results. This was also our first experience with
waterjet cutting systems. Quite an interesting process.
Additionally, although the original vehicle had closed rivets in the cross
bar assembly with bolts for mounting hardware, we decided to have a more
rigid fully welded system, a minor variance from
the original design.