DIY Project Salvaged Tesla Model S to Underpin Stretched Volkswagen Vanagon… — Volkswagen Vanagon

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DIY Project: Salvaged Tesla S to Underpin Stretched Volkswagen Body (w/video)

Stretched Vanagon – Image Copyright Ebenhoech

Let the journey begin.

Model S was written off by Dovi’s as totaled and then slapped a salvaged title.

The damage was though mostly cosmetic and to the driver’s side, mostly in the area.

A man by the name of Otmar is now officially (confirmed via email Otmar to InsideEVs) in possession of exact Model S.  Before into the story, let’s turn to Dovi and the thoughts he to InsideEVs when asked if he was of where his former Model S up:

“Yes, I’m aware of this Otmar contacted me a few weeks ago the idea and some questions the car he had just won at auction. I think a fascinating project and asked him to me in the loop as things progress. I like a satisfied organ it would have killed me to the car would be junked!”

Donor S – Image Copyright Joe Dovi

In A Tesla Model S With a Different Body May Soon be

Joe’s “donor” Model S be brought back to life by in the form of a stretched Volkswagen called Strechla.

The Vanagon will exist on the outside.  On the inside, underside and in between, you’ll find S.

According to Otmar, the story like this:

“It was last when the Stretchla project started to shape. It all started when the TDI engine in the Stretch threw a rod through the block coming from California on I5, ironically it not long after I passed a car full of new Teslas heading for delivery.”

The thought of buying internal combustion engine and a greasy week installing it was to me. I parked the Stretch in the yard. I was camping in my electric 914 when my Jon suggested converting the Stretch to power. After all, he most of the camping was within 100 and many campsites have for charging.”

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He was right, but that wasn’t to get me from my home in Oregon to my winter camping in Death At some point I noticed Tesla was planning to put a Supercharger just outside of Death on Hwy 395. If I could only get the to plug into Superchargers I’d it made.”

“I’m sure you can all see this is headed now. I VW bus camping, EV’s and modifying It’s simple really, buy a Tesla Model S and graft it the bottom of the Stretch.”

Otmar’s “donor” Model S was at auction for $38,100.  After and transport costs, Otmar $42,000 to get the Model S and, as he InsideEVs . “I’ve got my work cut out for me fixing basic functional

Now, the tear apart and begins.

Otmar’s journey can be at his own personal blog – Cafe Stretchla Blog

While we see hurdles standing in the way for Otmar, the biggest. is whether or not Tesla allow the finished vehicle to use the Supercharger network.  It’s hurdle that we hope is able to overcome and, that in mind, Otmar the vehicle will use virtually part/component found in a Model S for its body panels.  If that true, then should still allow use of the Supercharger Or are there other grounds on Tesla could flip the off for Otmar?

Regardless of the final outcome, we Otmar for his efforts and hope Strecthla proves to be everything he it is.  We see a lot of blood, sweat and going into this Good luck.

Video shows removal of VW’s old in preparation for Model S fitment.  this task is claimed to taken 7 hours:

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