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Old 08-31-2018, 11:48 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Radical cutting, hey!

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Old 08-31-2018, 11:07 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I'm waiting to see if you can cut the rocker panels off the Prius and have the Ghia rocker fall onto the cut edge.

That would be awesome.
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:55 AM   #73 (permalink)
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That would be awesome.
Well, to me this is pretty awesome already


You'd never be allowed to do this in the EU
(well, you could, but you'd never be able to get it on the road.)
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:21 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Something like your idea, but way too expensive.

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I brought a 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia home to be joined with a 2004 Prius. Iíll do my best to document the journey. Coming soon... The Pria Ghia
Nice idea. I am sure you will wind up with a classic looking ride for far less than these folks:
https://electrameccanica.com/eroadster/
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #76 (permalink)
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According to the website, it has 250 ft-lbs of torque at the motor, but 644 ft-lbs of torque at rear wheels. How does that increase 157.6%?
It claims to be guilt-free driving, but for the price of $124,900 for the base price, I am sure that I could provide clean water and vaccines to a village somewhere.
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You'd never be allowed to do this in the EU
I'm not sure if that would be road-legal in Brazil too, but even though it may be seen by those left-leaning lawmakers as "ruining a modern, safe car" they don't seem to look at the positive aspects of refurbishing an older "unsafe jalopy" to keep it roadworthy and up-to-date with stricter emission standards. Well, most of the older Euro rides were somewhat featherweight, which may lead one converted into hybrid to fare even better in city traffic. Well, I guess such a hybrid conversion would be quite desirable in Madrid for example...
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Ridiculous. 1/8th million dollars for a fiberglass replicar. It's not even an aluminum body.

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The Intermeccanica Speedster is a fiberglass kit car based on the design of a 1955-1959 Porsche 356 Speedster.

Since early Porsches were based roughly on early Volkswagen Beetle mechanical components, the fiberglass Intermeccanica Speedster uses the floorpan and usually the engine and transmission from a Volkswagen Beetle.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news...-old-eroadster

For that money, I'd want an Inrekor flatpack chassis


....and a single-speed drivetrain.
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #79 (permalink)
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According to the website, it has 250 ft-lbs of torque at the motor, but 644 ft-lbs of torque at rear wheels. How does that increase 157.6%?
A 2.56 drive ratio...

Well, actually probably more like 2.8-3.0 with drivtrain losses.

Torque multiplies, horsepower does not.
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Passenger side cut back. Measurements are looking good.

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