I’m building the most BIZARRE electric vehicle conversion

Makina dhe automjete

This week we are starting on a quest to build something truly Bizarre
Last week's video here
Next video here!
Lathe used in video
Bench Grinder
PMS Metal

Tesla Referral Code: ts.la/richard52167
E-mail: richrebuilds@gmail.com
Instagram: richiebkidd
P.O. Box 1041
Salem, MA 01970


  • da ne
    da ne2 muaj më parë

    If your looking for someone to collab on, for vehicle conversion analysis, call me up. I have some thoughts. I might be able to stream line your repair and parts sales shop.

  • Richard Trujillo
    Richard Trujillo3 muaj më parë

    Carful osha might come out of no we’re it happen too me when I was changing oil in my car. He was talking about eye and hand protection, also always have eye contact with jack at all time. I threw my 10mm and I pissed why did my hand instinctively went for 10mm

  • mohamed benabdallah
    mohamed benabdallah3 muaj më parë

    no animals were harmed..

  • Creative Space
    Creative Space6 muaj më parë

    Hahahhah I love the screams followed by, "You have your welding shorts on?" HAHAHAH 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • SavageGreywolf
    SavageGreywolf7 muaj më parë

    Mulan > Ariel

  • vishrut rajawat
    vishrut rajawat7 muaj më parë

    better now

  • Roy Williams
    Roy Williams7 muaj më parë

    this channel in funny lol lol

  • Matambale
    Matambale11 muaj më parë

    Shorts & sandals in a machine shop, and obsessively touching recently cut metals. Uncle Rich is an interesting mix of creative genius and WTF.

  • Völl Däpp
    Völl Däpp11 muaj më parë

    Can this guy PALLEEEEZE but some gloves on? Painfull to look at.

  • Amy Anderson
    Amy Anderson11 muaj më parë

    Don't ask about the hamster shooter

  • Kenny B
    Kenny B11 muaj më parë

    I love this Rich. Why not delete the trans all together? Couldn't you just run straight through a differential with the right gearing?

  • fenderstratguy
    fenderstratguyVit më parë

    This is funny stuff

  • Alex Jones
    Alex JonesVit më parë

    Did you go to Gloucester VA?!

  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew WilliamsVit më parë

    Omg, Uncle Rich... me too. I had such a crush, on Ariel, when I was a teen. 😜😉

  • Valério Marochi
    Valério MarochiVit më parë

    No PPE in the USA...surprised!

  • Shawn Noyes
    Shawn NoyesVit më parë

    At about the 6 minute mark, I notice: sure a plastic milk crate is fine with a ARC REACTOR on top of it ;-) Obviously it didn't melt, but it was classic Car G*** technique! -Shawn

  • luke18436572
    luke18436572Vit më parë

    My friend here, call him Richard G, doesn't have a YT account wanted me to comment that, he picked up on and super doesn't appreciate the hamster innuendo.

  • Jon D
    Jon DVit më parë


  • Tom Kitchen
    Tom KitchenVit më parë

    I think that you are very clever.

  • superloose
    superlooseVit më parë

    So I was getting into the car conversion and the story changed to a bike???

  • Zeitgeister
    ZeitgeisterVit më parë

    Is there a "how to build a coopler and coopler plate for electric conversion for dummies" book?

  • Zuhir True
    Zuhir TrueVit më parë

    Me trying to figure my life out. Lol

  • Lord Boudreaux X
    Lord Boudreaux XVit më parë

    I want to convert my 2003 GS Lexus with the same EV set up, searching for a zero electric bike currently

  • M Tea
    M TeaVit më parë

    thought Leia would be the goto Disney princess

  • Freedom is a Right
    Freedom is a RightVit më parë

    Wait a sec, transplanting an electric motor/controller from a motorcycle to a car? If you thought the bike didn't go far enough, then what makes you think that the same motor will be better (with the weight difference)?

  • Tristan N
    Tristan NVit më parë

    Lee has the baked beans dog

  • Tristan N
    Tristan NVit më parë

    Nice Tesla yeezys

  • DemoScottGaming Lounge
    DemoScottGaming LoungeVit më parë

    I’m not going to hate this build in stead I’m quite interested in how it’s going to work in the end. So all in all I’m going to wait til the end to see if either hate it or like it but for right now I’m going to look at this as anew form of electric vehicles. I’m only seeing how this series is going so I can get ideas and make some opinions for my self and what not

  • Sarch Lalaith
    Sarch LalaithVit më parë

    Question... Could you get 4 of those zero motors, one for each wheel to give genuine all wheel drive and eliminate the need for heavy transmission?

  • Groaznic
    GroaznicVit më parë

    The Trumpf machine :D

  • Aaron Pollitt
    Aaron PollittVit më parë

    Literally felt my balls cringe when I heard the chatter off that poor excuse of a lathe

  • Aaron Pollitt
    Aaron PollittVit më parë

    Omg the tip weld off that lathe made me cringe so hard... Please learn how to turn!!

  • Iqbal Jeslee
    Iqbal JesleeVit më parë

    that priceless moments when you said 'from trash can' then shows a video of you literally looking thru trash can XD

  • Shadrack Kimutai
    Shadrack KimutaiVit më parë

    No clutch... Call me when the ratrod decides to be a runaway 🐀 rod

  • NoOneOfConsequence
    NoOneOfConsequenceVit më parë

    “and I can’t find my kitchen knife”.... Rich, you are awesome.

  • D Collop
    D CollopVit më parë

    Always remember: "Safety first". Or not.

  • 72Yonatan
    72YonatanVit më parë

    This is an example of thinking outside the box.

  • Daniel
    DanielVit më parë

    Turning speed for steel is in hundreds RPM not thousands!


    OMG you guys can really count to five

  • Thomas Joseph
    Thomas JosephVit më parë

    Rich, you should use one of these couplers. If that motor and transmission is off even the slightest, something gonna break,... this coupler (or something similar) will be more forgiving :) www.amazon.com/Flexible-3-Piece-Coupling-Buna-N-Rubber/dp/B01MS7XUQC/ref=lp_16411721_1_13?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1565525461&sr=1-13

  • Pounce Pounce
    Pounce PounceVit më parë

    Why no aluminium mounting plate if weight is an issue? We use them with combustion all the time.

  • vwbus guy
    vwbus guyVit më parë

    Check out my kombi rusty build

  • E A B
    E A BVit më parë

    Dear god. That is the saddest excuse for a lathe I've ever seen and you don't know what you're doing on it. No guards on the grinder, no tool rest, this is all going to end in tears.

  • metalhead BADMOJO
    metalhead BADMOJOVit më parë

    Trumpf though cut a hole in your sheet, Rich. :D

  • Dan Lott
    Dan LottVit më parë

    @Rich Rebuilds +1 for the shenanigans & hope you get some aloe. You could have had your buddy at the machine shop laser cut the plate if you made a drawing of the motor mount holes & the transmission bell-housing mounts.

  • Hellwithpots
    HellwithpotsVit më parë

    So you can’t weld, and neither can your buddy.😆

  • David
    DavidVit më parë

    Seriously no gloves while doing this shit?

  • James CF10
    James CF10Vit më parë

    I'm new to this channel - can someone recommend me a good place to start please 👍🏾👍🏾 I also do car videos if anyone has a second to check them out.

  • TechKnowCSS
    TechKnowCSSVit më parë

    Shoulda used 1/4" thick Aluminum, lighter and way strong enough.

  • Sam DiMarco
    Sam DiMarcoVit më parë

    Your wife must be a saint to put up with your shenanigans.

  • Sam DiMarco
    Sam DiMarcoVit më parë

    Motor too small.

  • Blue Tube
    Blue TubeVit më parë

    Amazing car to convert. Thanks for the video.

  • Paul Macgowan
    Paul MacgowanVit më parë

    Rich, I though you would know, if I wanted emergency power from a model 3 12v battery, what inverter size could I safely use. I know it would void warranty, but I if I need power to keep a fridge and essentials alive so be it. Any thoughts?

  • VolgClawtooth
    VolgClawtoothVit më parë

    when getting metal plasma cut.. do yourself a favor take precise dimensions and use a cad program to sketch the precise plate, holes and all.. future you will thank you for the hours saved trying to manually mangle something you could have had CNC cut with far greater accuracy..

  • Jon Doh
    Jon DohVit më parë

    Loves to test his tolerance for pain. Lol.

  • Tilman Baumann
    Tilman BaumannVit më parë

    Oh no a Trump Lazer

  • 94JAVS
    94JAVSVit më parë

    I feel like nothing gets done in this channel

  • Rene Stanneveld
    Rene StanneveldVit më parë

    like always lots a talk screwing shit in out and no real content. dont realy know about the screwing part since i could not be bothered to watch the rest of your shit past the 4 minutes mark.

  • Reason077
    Reason077Vit më parë

    14:00 TRUMPF: Making laser cutters great again.

  • Ryan N
    Ryan NVit më parë

    Haha Countdracula

    BRUT3MURD3R3RVit më parë

    I picked up some parts from Tesla today and I saw a custom made convertible tesla asked the service technician if it was covered by warranty since the roof was cut he said yes but only to an extent. Crazy ..

  • Maxwell Harmon
    Maxwell HarmonVit më parë

    im so happy you made this video!! I've been waiting for a good vid on diy converter plate and couplers. Thank you!! please do MORE BUDGET stuff! super inspiring!!!

  • Veronica Bellerose
    Veronica BelleroseVit më parë

    Rich, you are such an inspiration to us all. Keep doing what you do best.

  • dgcoperates
    dgcoperatesVit më parë

    dude ure funny lol

  • Kaufman Entertainment
    Kaufman EntertainmentVit më parë

    If you ran it through a TH350 or TH400 automatic with 4.11 rear, it wouldn't set a land speed record but would probably be quite sporty.

  • Latro Geniwile
    Latro GeniwileVit më parë

    I'd like to drop a 572 BBC into a Tesla. But know its not worth the work.

  • Pablo Gutierrez
    Pablo GutierrezVit më parë

    What i read was taking off the balls of a muscle car and putting in a quick vagina

  • Peter Bradley
    Peter BradleyVit më parë

    great stuff!

  • Horse Juice
    Horse JuiceVit më parë

    Do an ICE conversion...put the 305 in the tesla.

  • Leif Hietala
    Leif HietalaVit më parë

    Cut weight! Cut more weight! More! Keep going!

  • ilntzr02
    ilntzr02Vit më parë

    05:00 You can tell these guys are pros by the plastic basket they use as a bench for the cutting torch. Great if you want the shop to catch on fire.

    RIPPERTONVit më parë

    fkn noob... "It Makes Torque Instantly" ......is your answer to the universe???????????? Would it maybe be important HOW MUCH torque it made instantly ????????????

  • michel booltink
    michel booltinkVit më parë

    The cuts weren't done right. The focus point off the laser was off center. There should not be burrs on your cut. Let the guy take a course at trumpf in Germany, he can learn a lot.

  • Mason
    MasonVit më parë

    "in this budget build I'm just going to borrow these million dollar machines at my friend's metal fabrication shop"

  • Frankie Batsu
    Frankie BatsuVit më parë

    I watched your video about the costs of converting a car to an EV ..... ridiculously expensive however I thought to myself what about taking a regular car and having an electric motor and small battery pack to use like a shot of nitrous or a turbo boost it could be done for under 10 grand and could make a 200 hp car a 400 hp car very easily you should do that sometime or figure the cost to do that. I bet a lot of people would come into the Electric garage to have that addition if the price is right!

  • alberto robinson
    alberto robinsonVit më parë

    Thump up

  • Timothy Moore
    Timothy MooreVit më parë


  • George Stone
    George StoneVit më parë

    Rich is this you: jalopnik.com/lets-find-out-if-using-electric-eels-to-charge-your-tes-1836978424

  • Beefalo Bart
    Beefalo BartVit më parë

    I so want a 34 ford roadster EV. Screw V8's there is enough noise in this world, time for more EV Rat Rods and Roadsters.

  • Tibor Klein
    Tibor KleinVit më parë

    This is gonna be the slowest EV ever.

  • Jason Dinault
    Jason DinaultVit më parë

    The RPM setting on the mini lath made me cringe.

  • Rowland Kimber
    Rowland KimberVit më parë

    Moby's metal skills are banging

  • Brian Gee
    Brian GeeVit më parë

    5:29 That subtle Count Drac sesame Street chuckle. Lmao idek if that was intentional.

  • HazardsofEverything
    HazardsofEverythingVit më parë

    Finally, a reall rich rebuilds episode!!! Looking forward to your build.

  • Stoney3K
    Stoney3KVit më parë

    So did you check the gear ratios of the motor and the drive shaft? And does the controller even do reverse?

  • Romi Romial
    Romi RomialVit më parë

    Good stuff...y'all need some PPE though....

  • Steve Clunn
    Steve ClunnVit më parë

    My wife wanted to rat rod her 1956 f500 here is the adapter plate I made for it total cost 50 bucksalthe.info/number/s4rAepeMhWGNd9A/video been on the road 8 years now with no problems.

  • Serge
    SergeVit më parë

    0 to 60 in 15 seconds

  • john dowe
    john doweVit më parë

    shoulda gone with a diesel electric style build with the 305 motor spinning a dynamo powering a electric motor lol

  • Pinaki Joadder
    Pinaki JoadderVit më parë

    Great Job, loved you on Rogan, your actually my real life Doppelganger, but we'll meet soon enough, it's a small custom world!

  • gary wiggett
    gary wiggettVit më parë

    You don't need the bellhousing

  • AimlessMoto
    AimlessMotoVit më parë

    That dude welding on the lathe realizes he's putting arc through every single bearing in that machine right?

  • Control your Future
    Control your FutureVit më parë

    You could have stuck that motor and gear in a powerwheel.

  • Nik Falcon
    Nik FalconVit më parë

    You do realize that you're basically castrating the hot rod don't you

  • zackOsaur
    zackOsaurVit më parë

    How come you aren't set up in your new EV shop?

  • Jesse Congdon
    Jesse CongdonVit më parë

    Hmm this might be interesting for a Miata project

  • Bradley Staruski
    Bradley StaruskiVit më parë

    Hey, there’s a car show coming up close by to you down in Plymouth, I challenge you to have it done by the 25th so you can take it! It’s called the motor heads cruise in car show. I think this build would be a hit there

  • Bill Miller
    Bill MillerVit më parë

    Your're going to kill the front bearing in that trans if you're not real particular about alignment'. and support the front of the input shaft.

  • Michael Teeple
    Michael TeepleVit më parë

    Pretty sure when the Lathe is throwing sparks you need a new insert at very least but however you get there is fine with me.

  • The Lab Geek
    The Lab GeekVit më parë

    Watching sparks fly across that mans wrists gave me anxiety.

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