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Old 03-03-2016, 08:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I agree that perhaps an OBD-II based adapter could be the way to go. Or if you aren't <i>too</i> worried about gauges, I'm sure you can find a way to make the hs250h ones work for you!

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Old 03-03-2016, 09:01 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I had never thought of a Prius body as a base for a kit car, but that looks like what you are doing . Looks like you might want to beef up the floor, since I suspect the original shell got a lot of strength from the roof/unibody design (as though you hadn't thought of this already). Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:54 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Now that looks like a Prius worth driving! Good luck with the conversion. I will be interested in how it does for FE when you get it done!
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:54 AM   #44 (permalink)
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"I dont have time to restore it to original!!!"

disassembles 2 entire vehicles and fabricates them into time-intensive unique project



sorry this is just funny
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:31 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Awesome work Bill, subscribed...!

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Old 03-03-2016, 11:44 AM   #46 (permalink)
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"I dont have time to restore it to original!!!"

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sorry this is just funny
Right?!? I mean, who in their right mind, chops up a 1967 Firebird convertable? 1 of 15,528 made, and a first year car at that??? I could see if it was just pieces and/or incomplete, but you had a gem of a car that could have been restored to its previous glory, and you chose to infuse it with a Prius??? Wow...just, wow... Personally, I would have sold the bird and bought something a little less...desirable?

But, I do think it is an interesting project and I'm curious to see where it ends up. So I will subscribe, and hopefully you didn't chop up your Bird for nothing...cause there's no turning back now!

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Old 03-03-2016, 12:32 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I'm reading a very interesting thread, congrats Bill !!!
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Holy hell. The chopped-up shell with the folding chair looks like the dream car I never knew I wanted. "Unsafe at any speed," but what's life without a little risk? Hats off to you, Bill. Can't wait to see more of this project!
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After one glorious day of Sawz-all work, I drove the chassis back into the garage.

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I got this in my head and could not shake it off, so here goes...

You'd still need an awning, a hole in the floor, a pelt and a 5 o'clock shadow...

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