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Old 03-10-2017, 02:33 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I'd put the truck rear-end in backward and put a bronze outboard boat propeller on the yoke, but that's just me. =)
The placement of the running board bracket looks good. I see a maybe 3x4" tube and some plate at the join. Is there anything to prevent it from folding sideways, like a pin at the top of the Prius' center tunnel?

It appears there is room for two more battery packs under the raised floorboard. How much does the one under the seat weight and contain?

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Old 03-10-2017, 09:15 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I have experience with prius hacking and battery upgrades,
I want you to be certain to provide fan forced airflow to the gen 2 high voltage pack.
reach out anytime if you like, I think your project will be very cool
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:18 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The three of us are all within driving distance. When I FINALLY get the Firebrid roadworthy, I'm going to want a photo of our three vehicles together.

Can you envision the magazine cover?

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Old 03-10-2017, 11:02 PM   #44 (permalink)
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If you wanted to save weight in the back you could put a trailer brake axle. They are available in 1,350lb to 7,000+lb capacity.
The smallest capacity brake axles are only electric as far as I know. The 3,500lb axles and larger can be electric or hydraulic.
Only problem is I just don't think an electric trailer brake axle on a truck would pass a vehicle inspection.
I remember I have already seen small trailers with hydraulic brakes, but anyway, the electric ones don't seem any likely to pass a vehicle inspection.
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Brake Pedal



I was able to lengthen the brake pedal and weld the original foot pad to the extension. It's slightly over to the right but I don't believe it will put it in a bind. I may need to put a slider on it to keep it from twisting to the left. More testing to see if it's safe.

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So I was able to use the original Prius column with shifter and flipped it over on top of the 46 column and the PRNDB stick lays nicely bellow the dash. This keeps it out of site and I will attempt to give it the appearance of a hand brake.

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As far as steering was concerned, I wanted to use the original 46 column and wheel. To my surprise the truck steering rod lined up with the Prius steering box. I did have to drill a hole trough the firewall on the cab to get the angle correct. I was able to cut one of the steering knuckles and welded it to the truck steering shaft. It slid right into place and the electric steering worked like a dream.

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This is a shot of the 4x100 to 5x4.5 wheel adapter. It also spaces the rim out 2". Thus filling the wheel well quite nicely.
I had to clearance the caliper braket a bit so it wouldn't rub the adapter.
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