Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

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

  1. jerrymildred

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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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    Well, this would have been the weekend every year in Ohio when I would have packed the Firebrid project away for the winter. No need this year. It's already packed away. :(
    Gotta get that new house started in the spring!

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    deleted again ;)
     
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    I'm confused now too.
     
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    We're good.
     
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    You had to be up late at night to understand ;).

    The evidence has been amended:cool:.
     
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    Ahh - we'd been plunged into darkness here - so went to bed.
     
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    I think it would have been morning for you;).

    But never been west of Hawaii so I could be mistaken:oops:.
     
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    I've never been East of Fiji which is only 1/3 of the way to Hawaii.
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