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Old 09-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #91 (permalink)
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It is drivable. I hope to have a video of it being driven around tomorrow.

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:21 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:23 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Looks good. I presume everything left fits inside the Ghia contour (+11"). Do you have a plan to gut the Ghia shell and keep it's shape?What's the relationship between the Prius and Ghia door pillar?
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:12 AM   #95 (permalink)
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So what's the plan for the differing wheelbases? I assume you're going to shorten the Prius chassis, since trying to lengthen a Ghia seems like it would be much harder? Curves everywhere!
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It looks like an airport tug.
I have lived near an airport for 6 years, 2 of them basically in front of a runway. Couldn't spot the resemblance between an airport tug and the Prius floor pan.
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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d9/7f/1c/d...5415d3bf78.jpg

I was thinking of an older one from the 1940-60s that had a conventional driving position.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:11 AM   #98 (permalink)
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I am guessing that would make a banana look tiny?
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IIRC wasn't the APC in "Aliens" an airport tug? And they had to remove thousands and thousands of pounds of ballast and still was pretty damned heavy.
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Bad example. The one I was thinking of was car-sized. It had an [Oldsmobile?] V-8 side-by-side with an open driver's seat. Maybe 32" tires so it was ~3ft tall overall.

Looks like, not weighs like.

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