Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

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

  1. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    We really enjoyed living in rural Ohio. Way better than Florida, aka the armpit of America.
     
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    Not a bad place to live (much like northeastern Pennsylvania where I grew up), but people aren’t clamoring to move there.

    Every time I go back to visit my folks, I always get to thinking about moving back, then I return to Northern California:
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    Housing maybe 3-5 times the cost of housing in other areas, but there are plenty of reasons I can think of that make it worth it for us.
     
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    Not my project but the Pria Ghia is a cool project to watch.

     
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    I notice they kept the Prius dashboard. Was that not an option for you?
     
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    I can believe it, coming off Tehachapi toward Bakersfield and all the pink fruit trees in blossom is a sight to behold.
     
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    The steel dash is a structural part of the body in the Firebird. It maintains the rigidity of the body near the door hinges and prevents stresses from reaching the windshield. It's very different than the construction of a modern car.

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    I did not view a Ghia as "modern".
     
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    True, but it isn't a convertible either.
     
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    I somehow assumed it was.
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