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Old 04-04-2018, 09:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes the prius was a non rebuildable salvage car I picked up from an insurance auction. It was silly because there really was nothing wrong with it except for smashed fender and front bumper cover and the wiper fluid bottle. no part of the cars suspension or subframe was damaged.

My to do list includes finishing the car. In the near future ill be working on a custom front bumper cover to hide the radiator and also some kind of side skirts to hide the prius rocker panels down the sides. I will probably make a bumper something like this white car and then make fake side exhaust pipes to cover the rockers




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Old 04-05-2018, 02:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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At this rate, some day someone will tell you "Nice Prius!"
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I plan on keeping the Prius wheels on there to confuse people as I drive by in EV mode
Even if you changed the wheels for some more period-accurate to match the Mustang's body, people would already get quite surprised to see it going on without any noise.
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At this rate, some day someone will tell you "Nice Prius!"
It will always be a prius. I only refer to it as a prius and so does everyone who has seen it in person
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It will always be a prius. I only refer to it as a prius and so does everyone who has seen it in person
Love the thread. We'll need to get our two cars together someday when they are finished!

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And turn them into a Mustang-Firebird hybrid?!



You could always use a loudspeaker system like they do with some modern cars that have smaller engines with turbos. They also pipe masculine muscle car sounds into the cabin, but I doubt you would care about that.

[Edit] Have you considered creating a post on PriusChat like all of the cool kids are doing? You could just announce it to them and link here if you do not feel like updating two threads. Maybe you could announce it in this thread: https://priuschat.com/threads/good-r....108087/page-2

The thread creator is acting every part a troll while everyone is responding in a nice and friendly manner--except for him replacing his Prius with a v6 Mustang. They made comments like "[I]f it's not a V8 then you bought an overpriced Focus."

Ah. Nevermind. That was closed.

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Got a fancy name for it, like the Firebrid has? Priustang may be a bit too obvious, no?
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Great project!

If you want to go for a performance build, you could add hub motors to the rear and power them off a dedicated battery bank in the trunk. Run them in tandem with the Prius power train.
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Great project!

If you want to go for a performance build, you could add hub motors to the rear and power them off a dedicated battery bank in the trunk. Run them in tandem with the Prius power train.
Very interesting. I've never heard of doing that. Got a link to some kind of article I can learn more about it?

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