Thanks!Wow! Are those PbA or NiMH? I picked up a PbA off of a fleet lease in the mid oughts. 2000 miles on the odo, for $6k. After driving it for two years, and putting 4000 more miles on it, the PbA pack died. I sold it as-is for $6k to an EV hobbyist, who was thrilled to get it at that price. His intent was to put lithium in it, but I didn't follow up.
Nice truck, but somewhat spartan, decent performance, 60-ish mile range, with a nifty bed cover and a full-size spare that was poorly positioned in it. It was my daily driver, with a commute of five miles each way. The utility of owning a small pickup cannot be overstated.
Enjoy the AVCON charger. Clunky, but effective.
For anybody interested:
I actually got one of each: A lead acid and a NiMH. Unfortunately, there are no drop-in battery replacements for either. The only 8 V PbA cells you can buy now are too large, and the large-factor NiMH cells are no longer available.
I'm going to try to make the videos a bit information/education/historical in addition to my work to modernize them. Luckily, they came with an AVCON to J1772 adapter, but I'm likely to just install a J1772/CCS socket.