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Old 10-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Suicide rear half-doors?

Are you gonna cut the wheel arches? Will the flares be 914/6 or Rocket Bunny style?

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Old 10-02-2018, 05:54 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Hm, shortening the Prius chassis to match the Ghia (as planned) requires much less fabrication than adapting and extending the A-pillars, doors, windshield etcetera?

Wonder if you can just gradually bend the fenders outward, so you'd hardly notice the added width? But the bumper ends need to be bent out slightly too, then.

Pria Ghia does not sound right, somehow. What about Karmann Ghius?
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Too far.


https://forums.aussieveedubbers.com/...php?tid=109475

The radius of the door corners aligns with the top of the Prius rocker, but it's boxier than the Ghia rocker. I'm impressed. Cutting the chassis puts all the welds out of sight.
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Hm, shortening the Prius chassis to match the Ghia (as planned) requires much less fabrication than adapting and extending the A-pillars, doors, windshield etcetera?
Much less.

MUCH less.

Muuuuuuuuuuuuch less.

And the floorpan stitch can be pretty ugly without showing unless you have it on a lift.
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Good luck finding a fiberglass body to fit a Ghia or Type III pan.

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Old 10-05-2018, 01:29 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Ford Other 1933 For Sale. 1933 1933 FORD VICKY HOT ROD , RAT ROD PROJECT, FIBERGLASS BODY, ALMOST ALL THERE KIT

I'll bet Hoopie could make this fit.
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That fiberglass body does remind me of the Simca 8 rebuilt around a shortened Beetle frame that an uncle of mine used to own.




But its cowl is kinda narrow, so maybe even trying to fit the drivetrain out of a Prius C into that would be kinda challenging.
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I find it strange they put that much effort into the body, but left the wheels like that.
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Likely the body and wheels are 'as found'. That left front fender need[s][ed] work, and the tires could [have] use[d] a good scrubbing. That would even things out.
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IIRC those wheels were from a Fiat Uno-based Fiorino. My uncle has bought the Simca already fitted with the Beetle frame, but it had other wheels that I don't remember.

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