THE TeZon

THE TeZon

A body from a classic Volvo Amazon from 1968 on a chassi from a modern Tesla Model S. It’s a mixture of history, present and the future in a unique custom car of it ́s own!

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Back at it:-0
Well, thats enough of a pause i guess...... after the E Car expo and the Electric Phoenix i had to return some serious family time. Feels like i am ready to start working pretty hard on the project again........my apologies for the big pause but, there has bee a bit happening:-)
Getting and prepping for the Rear shock tower arch!!
Almost a month ago I had to do a rush trip over to Grønvolds to go hack off a piece of Tesla Model S! Since i had very little time to do this I jumped into my Little plane and flew from Sveg to Hamar (about 240km 1hr ish by air, and just over 300km in a car and over 4 hrs one way). Tom Grønvold himself came down from Brummundal and picked me up at the airstrip. The part i was after??? Its actually a part i had to cut off in the TeZon ( the C Pillar arch between the rear shock towers so now I needed to get a new Example)
Back Story...... I said i will cut the shock towers down and put on custom suspension to make lower the towers bellow the window line. After a long debate and studying i have decided NOT to do this. Two biggest reasons are that the rear shocks right now are made to fit relatively large volume (of air) shocks, and if i lower them i will have to put much smaller air cushions on. This would make for much less travel adjustability and a worse ride. Second by lowering the shock towers the arch i will build back up to follow up and over just under the roof line would be longer (up and down) making it less stiff. Soooo in the end i left the shocks as they are and i went to get another arch for an example. A awesome CNC company in Czech www.m2p2.cz Engineering has offered to help with the project as well. (More on these guys in another post). The reason i was in a rush to get this part is because Zdenek with the Electric airplane was able to take the part down to Czech skipping on crazy shipping costs and odd parts packing.
Back to the trip. Once i got to Grønvolds Stig (awesome guy and Test driver as well for some TopGear show??? Helped me out to cut out the piece from a Tesla that was JUUUUst about to be crushed and re cycled. Then we packaged the part up in bubble foam (to not bang up my plane) and i Litterally Just made it fit back into the airplane. (Less that a cm room left to get it in). Then i had a great tail wind and made it home in under 1 hr......it was a suuuuuper sweet trip.
Thanks AGAIN To Stig and Tom at Grønvolds Bil demontairing for the awesome service and help they keep providing.
Now the part is at the Shop in Czech getting measured and scanned and hopefully i will have some cool pictures for you all that will actually help explain what this was all for.
Take care,

TZ
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3 weeks ago

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Glad your back Tom Good to charge up some famialy time ! I appreciate all the work your doing very inspirational! Cheers bro

Lovely. Family First. Keep up the good work

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All ready for your viewing pleasure:-)

The TeZon is highlighted in this video at around minute 10. Seems like people are really enjoying the project and are starting to understand what it will be when it’s finished.

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2 months ago

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Lovely

Come one come all!!Hey all, if you are finding this project interesting and you get the chance, then come on out to the Stockholm E Car expo this weekend, Feb 7-9th and you can check out the project in real life.
Yes, you can hop in the car.........test out all 7 seats, but please be careful of sharp edges, this is a work in progress:-)
Plus, you can purchase my very first hats n T shirts........i dont know the price yet but basically all proceeds will go for A. To pay for them (i got nice quality ones so it wasn’t cheep) and B. Anything left over will go towards the project:-)http://ecarexpo.se/AAAlso, check out the latest issue of BilSport (yeah this is a Swedish magazine for all those back home in Canada).  They did a 3 page article on the TeZon so thats kind of fun.See you guys in Stockholm at the Friend’s arena.Image attachment

Come one come all!!

Hey all, if you are finding this project interesting and you get the chance, then come on out to the Stockholm E Car expo this weekend, Feb 7-9th and you can check out the project in real life.
Yes, you can hop in the car.........test out all 7 seats, but please be careful of sharp edges, this is a work in progress:-)
Plus, you can purchase my very first hats n T shirts........i dont know the price yet but basically all proceeds will go for A. To pay for them (i got nice quality ones so it wasn’t cheep) and B. Anything left over will go towards the project:-)

ecarexpo.se/

AAAlso, check out the latest issue of BilSport (yeah this is a Swedish magazine for all those back home in Canada). They did a 3 page article on the TeZon so thats kind of fun.

See you guys in Stockholm at the Friend’s arena.
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2 months ago

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Tesla stocks up 20%. They must have heard you were ready for the show!

👍Bra jobbat!

Ready for Show!

Finally, this feels wicked!!! This was a hard weekend for me and the family, (thank you family!!) because I worked very late every day just to get this done, but dam, I’m really stoked from the result.
This was my first change to experience the TeZon the way it will be............by this I mean I got to try all the seats in the car and see what its like to get in and out of the car and if all my measurements actually worked out:-)
At 2 am this Monday morning i finished my big weekend job, first I welded up the front dash area, then fixed the back wall to the floor. Then welded up the B Pillars (yeah this was fun actually) and only then I was able to start putting in the whole interior back in.
I put in more of the interior then it has been since i actually got the car, and even with the Amazon on, I was able to actually put in most of it including the kick panels (i think thats their name) on all the doors. Insides of the B pillars I had to leave off as I have to modify them to fit .....later. Then I finally added the old doors, cool! Last I fitted the front fenders on mostly in the correct location........of course i have to work on them a lot to fit them / stretch them properly, but for this show they are good to give people an idea of what the car will look like.
One other thing, we actually started to work on is having Peter Hammarberg Sr. Come and with Lars Erik they started to do some of the ground body/paint work on the roof. Great to have to super experienced local guys come and help out as well......Thanks much!
The only thing I ran out of time on is to put the battery pack back in. So, on Wednesday after i get home from work I will get help and put the battery pack back in..........
Yahooooo then it will be time for a quick first drive on to the trailer and off to Stockholm E Car Expo at the friends arena.
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2 months ago

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Pure magic!

Great job ! Looks very exciting ! You really inspire me to get my project done ! Wish I was there to help you i an really see it comeing together !

That’s one wide Amazon! Amazing work⚡️💪

Amazing work Tom!

Amazing!

Spännande🙂

Amazing!

Cool! 😎

Daniel Westlund

Niklas Möller

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Grønvolds has done it again!Thanks guys for your unreal support!! I truly can afford to do this project without all the people and companies that have stepped up to support this project!
Last week we went to visit Tom, John and all the guys at Grønvolds and they donated the full European charging system to the TeZon:-)
Of course, when you get new goodies it’s one of the first things I have done:-))))
It’s actually pretty straight forward but you can see why one must change out the Junction box to make this swap.
You can see the single phase North American (2 large orange cables) system beside the 3 phase (4 medium size orange cables.) in the European junction box.
Lots of working going on finishing all the details, many posts will be coming your way soon!!Image attachmentImage attachment

Grønvolds has done it again!

Thanks guys for your unreal support!! I truly can afford to do this project without all the people and companies that have stepped up to support this project!
Last week we went to visit Tom, John and all the guys at Grønvolds and they donated the full European charging system to the TeZon:-)
Of course, when you get new goodies it’s one of the first things I have done:-))))
It’s actually pretty straight forward but you can see why one must change out the Junction box to make this swap.
You can see the single phase North American (2 large orange cables) system beside the 3 phase (4 medium size orange cables.) in the European junction box.
Lots of working going on finishing all the details, many posts will be coming your way soon!!
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2 months ago

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