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Old 08-22-2018, 11:16 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
These fantasy swaps are a fun game. The swap you are thinking of is interesting. But it might be more hassle and cost than you might really want. I like the HCH1 option. A 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid manual. If you sunk a fraction of the money you might spend on the seventh gen HX/LX conversion, you could have a fully refurbished traction battery and gearing taller than any HX had (6th or 7th gen). It is a sedan too.

Also... be careful about older engine into newer body swaps. Some states won't let them onto the roads (Cali, for one example) because of smog regs.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That's the only thing keeping me from selling the Prius and getting an Insight I or 86 (I vacillate day to day), or dropping a manual-transmission powertrain into the Prius shell (2014+ Corolla Eco 2ZR with 6-speed should drop right in). That might happen someday.

Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
Here's a shed I stuffed in my "trunk":

Sixteen tires plus my laundry:

A 3x12ft long piece of foam insulation, with the hatch closed:

Of course, YMMV. Our needs are probably not the same.
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