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Old 11-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #501 (permalink)
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It's that time of year. A reader in another forum requested to see things put back together before the car was covered over (which I had planned to do anyway...) It also makes storing the car easier since parts aren't lying about in the garage.

First a photo showing what the double thick rocker panels look like. They are plenty strong enough to support the car.


Next, photos of the cables that are now inside the dash rather than lying on top of the engine. Quite a rats nest on the car floor. However, it's nice to see the engine again!



Then the Fenders, Cowl Cover, and Hood went back on.. Everything is sitting there nicely.



The gap isn't too bad behind the hood. Next year it will get filled by the back edge of the spare hood I bought.


It's looking pretty inspiring at this point.




So now the garage is ready for my wife's Gen-III Prius to park inside again for the winter.


So, sweet dreams Firebrid. See you in the Spring!


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Old 11-18-2017, 08:58 PM   #502 (permalink)
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So, it's a Pontiac/Prius BEAR Firebird...going into winter hibernation!
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:49 PM   #503 (permalink)
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Why don't you just build it in your basement?!

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Why don't you just build it in your basement?!

https://jalopnik.com/5069251/exclusi...n-the-basement
My basement is under ground level on all four sides. I'd need to lift the house off of the top to get a car in or out.
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"...we'll worry about THAT problem when we get there..." [sound familiar?]
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The guy who built a Lamborgini in his basement dug out one wall.
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The guy who built a Lamborgini in his basement dug out one wall.
It doesn't sound too hard, but anyway, setting up the rainwater drain at the access ramp could become a matter of concern.
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Bill would not just need to dig up the wall. He would probably want to bury it again for the winter and he quite possibly is already using it.
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This afternoon it is 32F (0C) outside, cloudy and windy. Inside the garage isn't much better.

C'mon Springtime!!!

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