Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

Discussion in 'Prius v Technical Discussion' started by Bill the Engineer, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    Well, the day wasn't a total loss after all. Having starting below freezing this morning, the afternoon finally got up to 59F this afternoon. After the yard work was done, I got a couple hours to play in the garage before another responsibility called me away. Life gets busy...

    Today I fabricated the first two bridge plates for the interior on the floor behind the front seet area. They were primed with weld-thru primer. The area on the car where they attach was sanded clean and the plates set into position.

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    The next chance I get to go back into the garage, I will weld them into place.

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    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    Not much very photogenic this week. Just continuing with the body-to-chassis welds, then applying primer to stop any rust from forming. Ohio has decided to be 87F and humid all of the sudden.

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    More next weekend...

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  3. breakfast

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    You're bringing the term "Prius Prime" back to its original definition :)

    Great to see another weekend update!
     
  4. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    The new patch panels for the front floor of the Firebird body under the driver's and passenger's feet arrived today.

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    I placed one over the rusted-out area on the driver's side to check the fit. They will need a bunch of judicious trimming to go around the Prius V crossmember, but they should do the job just fine. Hoping to get the existing floor prepped tomorrow...

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