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Old 04-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #271 (permalink)
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:59 PM   #272 (permalink)
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The muffler going through the gap where the differential pumpkin was once located reminds me of some cartoon that I watched when I was a kid.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:14 PM   #273 (permalink)
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Congratulations. This is one AMBITIOUS project. Sounds like it is working well.
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Priuck is doing great. Drive it everyday weather permitting. Drove to a show in Toledo
(3.5 hour drive) this summer. Rained most of the way home. Realized how much the old truck leaks. Been working on weather proofing since then. Also had a huge speaker in it to mimic big engine sounds. Fooled a lot a people and got a lot of laughs. Even helped a friend move his couch last weekend. Good old/new truck. Didn’t think I’d do another build, but this Ghia fell in my lap. We’ll see how far the rabbit hole goes.

I’m starting a new Hybrid Hot Rot project. 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. You can follow the progress on the, Pria Ghia thread.

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Old 08-09-2018, 11:59 AM   #276 (permalink)
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Also had a huge speaker in it to mimic big engine sounds. Fooled a lot a people and got a lot of laughs.
It might've been really funny to watch, since the muffler going through the previous location of the differential housing wouldn't give any clue about the transmission setup. Well, I can only guess, but maybe some folks have thought you fitted the FWD setup that GM has used in some of its full-sizes from Cadillac and Oldsmobile.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:09 AM   #277 (permalink)
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That truck is amazing! Nice work.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:30 PM   #278 (permalink)
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Well folks, I’m considering selling the old truck.

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/ct...957915687.html
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:42 PM   #279 (permalink)
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That's the way these project cars go, isn't it? I always start with the intention of keeping 'em for life. But that's only been true for my motorcycle.

What are you hoping to get out of it? $10k? $12k?
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