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Old 08-16-2018, 07:55 PM   #41 (permalink)
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They have a unibody. So I’ll have a lot of fab work to shorten and strengthen the floor boards.

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:00 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Removed dash panels for more measurements.
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It seems like you could mark the outline of the Ghia pan (shaped differently to a Beetle) and cut away the excess.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:58 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I plan on using it for a buggy or sell it.
Should we expect you to try a Prius-powered buggy in the future instead?
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They have a unibody. So Iíll have a lot of fab work to shorten and strengthen the floor boards.
Something you may want to consider as an option... put the front end of the Prius under the REAR of the Ghia and keep the forward floorpan and front suspension in place. This would create a mid-engine car whose handling should be good.

I remember when Pontiac did this same thing to create the Fiero on the cheap. The power train and suspension in the rear of the Fiero was the same as the front drive power train used in the Sunbird/J200. GM just tied down the steering arms so that the rear wouldn't steer.

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Took front clip off the Prius and ran the tape measure. Pretty sure it’s all going to fit.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:35 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:43 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Something you may want to consider as an option... put the front end of the Prius under the REAR of the Ghi
I thought about, but I’m going to try not disturbing the wiring harnesses this time. The truck was a bit frustrating dealing with relocating everything.

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Unless you want four-wheel steering...

For years I wanted a Prelude with 4WS, but oddly, you needed to choose between that and VTEC. I wonder if they were somehow mutually-exclusive.

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In 1987, Road & Track published a test summary that shows the 1988 Honda Prelude 2.0Si 4WS outperforming every car of that year on the slalom, with a speed of 65.5 mph (105.4 km/h), even besting exotics such as Porsche and Ferrari. For reference, the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 took the same course at 64.9 mph (104.4 km/h).

The Prelude was Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 1987.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Prelude

Canada, Europe, and Australia all had 4WS VTEC models, but not North America or Japan.

Well, have fun. I am going to read a textbook.

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