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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Ha haaaaa, ok so Peter and I worked on the car actually Thursday / Friday but i have been so busy I couldn’t even do another post. These first two days were a great gauge to see how well we work together and how the body work can go. The first day we built the table and added the cross beams to the car. The second we cut out the rear floor and then FINALLY, the fun begging!!!
We cut both sides of the Amazon and added in the side profiles that are made to match the Tesla sides.......Yeah, this is actually going to be hard to explain so i will just start to post lots of pictures and hopefully we will do a few videos:-)
Basically we are building new bottom sides, that will be attached directly over the battery box sides of the Tesla.
So we managed to prep the side by cutting the bottom and trimming the insides, then welded both sides on.......and low and behold we were able to actually get both sides with in 1mm.......yuppeee, hope it continues like this.
What’s next, well the most fun part, to trim the front end up and then Measure measure manny times to get the correct length for the car.........and then join the two, thats on the agenda for this upcoming thurs/Friday.......
Oh, and yes is am also doing all the hands on work, just hard to take pictures of yourself working........so it will mostly look like Peter is doing all the work, ha haaaaa
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4 days ago

FINALLY!!!
The welding/cutting phase:-)
Yuppeeee i have been back from the holidays for a while, and yes i got the TeZon working more or less.
Today Peter from AJ Industrie came over and we started to weld. Last weekend the guys at AJ prepared all the metal for building a 4 x 1.80m x 8mm heavy steel table that fits on my scissor lift so we can weld up the Amazon body. Well, Peter is an amazing welder, we welded and prepped the whole table up in one day and got to start on the cross bars for the amazon....... just cool!!!
After tomorrow i will hopefully have some more fun pics to show, but I just wanted to finally get back on the horse sort of speak and start with some new updates after this long summer siesta.
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1 week ago

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Fantastik good luck

Holiday time!!!Thanks for following along everyone, I hope u are enjoying the project..... and my crappy English (that was never a strong suite for me in school, ha haaaa)
My family and I are on to do a week long sailing trip from Ystad up the east coast of Sweden to Stockholm, and then a trip to Czech to meet my sister and cousins ( yes Colin B, thinking of u ha haaa)
So there won’t be much happening on the project for about a month as i am preparing for the intense world/ work with with AJ and Peter.   In the last post I forgot to mention that Peter has helped me out on my previous projects, he is an awesome welder and knows the vintage volts garage well.Now, the project is all finally set up in my garage, where I built a wooden platform on the scissor lift (will still put a large steel plate under the Amazon on top of the wood platform).  And so both the Amazon and tesla are getting closer and closer together.......yuppeeeeeeImage attachmentImage attachment

Holiday time!!!

Thanks for following along everyone, I hope u are enjoying the project..... and my crappy English (that was never a strong suite for me in school, ha haaaa)
My family and I are on to do a week long sailing trip from Ystad up the east coast of Sweden to Stockholm, and then a trip to Czech to meet my sister and cousins ( yes Colin B, thinking of u ha haaa)
So there won’t be much happening on the project for about a month as i am preparing for the intense world/ work with with AJ and Peter. In the last post I forgot to mention that Peter has helped me out on my previous projects, he is an awesome welder and knows the vintage volts garage well.

Now, the project is all finally set up in my garage, where I built a wooden platform on the scissor lift (will still put a large steel plate under the Amazon on top of the wood platform). And so both the Amazon and tesla are getting closer and closer together.......yuppeeeeee
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2 months ago

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Have a good trip, don’t fall overboard! Enjoying following the progress of the projects on Facebook!

Trevlig semester – Have a safe trip!

Yes YEs YEEESSSS
I finally solved the TeZons gremlins!!! I took a bit of time to add the doors i borrowed from Grønvolds, then i stripped out the wiring harness from the rear trunk lid, and installed it and last i added the ceiling harness back in as well........Low and behold, Almost absolutely everything is back up and running.
When i start up the car, my dashboard no longer looks like a Christmas tree!!
Here are the problems this resolved.
Charging is working
Power steering is working
ABS is all working
The car goes into Park so the parking brake goes on and off!
Back up camera is on again (albeit i put it on upside down, ha ha)
And the car just simply works all around much better when i drive....
I was totally extatic that this all works, even though putting the doors on felt like taking steps back.
So now, i just have to disconnect one piece at a time and check what happens (mainly its only the doors actually)
If the car needs that wiring harness, then i have to pull it out of the door and put the modules it attaches to somewhere in the car.......
Yes, after almost two years, i was able to charge the big battery again, and amazing, since i always disconnected the high voltage, i actually only dropped around 18percent in two years, and that was mostly from hooking it up and driving around.
OK, thats it for now.
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2 months ago

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Vampire drain is actually the car being alert all the time and controlling all setting/systems of the vehicle, for example if the batteries get a little cold or hot it will turn on the cooling / warming, so basically an Tesla never sleeps.......until u unplug the High. Outage system and the 12volt system.....but if u do that it’s best to have your battery between 20 and 60 percentish and keep the car in a heated garage:-)

Imponerande arbete!!

! Congratts for your success!! So the wampire drainage is software caused!?

Mark Lamb

What a weekend:-)
Härjedalen Expo was a blast....... and my voice is very tired! Both Friday and Saturday the TeZon was full steam ahead all the time. People had a blast checking it out and simply getting to know what the project is about...... and of course kids were always in and out of the car!!
I would like to thank Härjeåns/Fyrfasen for putting me up at the Expo and continuing to work with me and my family in supporting our way of living with Solar panels, electric cars and generally trying to be as carbon neutral as possible:-)
Lastly WOW, I was supper touched to have Bernt Nathanaelsson drop by almost three years after donating his Amazon combi that he kept in a heated garage since the 90’s and check out the progress in person........ I must say I was worried about what he will think of me hacking his car up soooo much...... but he was supportive and very happy to see it move forward:-)
Thanks to all of you that stopped by and checked out the project!
Hope my slow progress will keep you interested to see the final product, one day!
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2 months ago

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Vintage Volts by TZ transforms vintage cars into modern electric cars. Behind the initials TZ is Tom Zidek, a electric revolution visionary gearhead with a thing for speed and pure energy.

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