I purchased a wrecked Nissan Leaf, removed the battery, disassembled it, and built new batteries out of the modules for my S-10 Electric pickup truck. In the process, I had to upgrade the charger on the truck for both 240 & 120 volt charging, and install a cell level BMS system for the leaf modules. If you don’t count the labor costs, the whole process was very economical.
I also made several videos of the process.
“Drifting” the smashed rear end of the salvage Nissan Leaf:
Dropping the battery using 3 jacks and 4 jack-stands:
Opening the 2013 Nissan Leaf battery and taking the modules out:
Building 180 Ah 16 volt batteries from six Nissan Leaf Modules:
Installing the modules in my truck:
New charging inlets on my truck:
Adding cooling ducts for the chargers (To reduce overheating):