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Old 09-19-2018, 08:24 PM   #121 (permalink)
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The bullet nose was 1950-51. The shark mouths are big compared to the Ghia. If more air flow were needed, I'd go with two more Ghia grilles turned upside down below the originals.
Sounds like a good idea.

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Old 09-24-2018, 10:00 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Have to admit, the first thing that went through my mind after seeing you tooling around the parking lot in the stripped Prius chassis (after: "Cool! Fun!") was...


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Old 09-25-2018, 01:13 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Drone shots!

That is so cool. I agree it's almost a perfect donor vehicle. If you did a batch of Prii, how many hours to bring each one to this point?

Don't hesitate to cut the wheel openings, Ghias typically overhang the tire anyway. Raised flares and an airdam would tie it all together.


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I made fender flares of a VW bus once by having a sheet metal shop cut a sector* of a circle that I bent into a sector of a cone and riveted it on. On a Ghia you'd have to order a wide sector and trim the outer edge to fit.

*Sector or segment? I'm thinking of a partial ring.
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If you did a batch of Prii, how many hours to bring each one to this point?
I think 6-8 hours. Obviously it could be faster with practice. There’s a learning curve.
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That's going to work out nicely! Love the video! It brings back memories!

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Holy wow. That video update is amazing. The fit is so good. You make it look easy but we all know it is quite difficult. Beyond my skills by an order of magnitude or two. Fun.
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Have to admit, the first thing that went through my mind after seeing you tooling around the parking lot in the stripped Prius chassis (after: "Cool! Fun!") was...
... that it looks even better than a Prius
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I believe I can get the cowl down far enough for the Ghia front clip. I may need to put lowering springs or air ride on it to get the ride hight correct.

probably all over bar the shouting by now, but I think I would have put the Prius power plant where the back seat is for a mid engine design, and battery in the front
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That's going to work out nicely! Love the video! It brings back memories!

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have to admit it seems to be going quite well
air dam and an under tray and your laughing

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