To finish the installation of the 9" motor going in, I have to be sure it doesn't move around as it tries to power the wheels. To do this, I had to measure out and fabricate a steel motor bracket. Using a bit of foam core, I created a mock up of what I wanted the mount to look like. With our model, I asked my friends at Birdwell Machine in Redmond to help weld the real thing. After a few quick cuts off a piece of 2 by 1/4 steel stock, we clamped all the pieces together to create our welding jig. A few blinding flashes of light later our motor mount was very solid and very warm.
Once home with our new part, I spray painted it black to match the rest of the motor mount, fastened the two together, and bolted the entire motor to the subframe of the car. With the addition of a few vibration dampening rubber mounts and some long bolts to fasten it all down, our motor was secure in the subframe. Once the subframe gets bolted back into the car, we should be ready to wire up the last 24 batteries of the pack.