Firebrid: The Prius v Powered Hybrid Convertible

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

  1. vvillovv

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    Congrats on your consolation prize and the new garage looks really pretty. I hope I don't sound too jealous :whistle:
    I had to do almost a complete rebuild on our 90 year old 20x20 and I know how damned heavy those old doors are.
     
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    Very good progress setting up the shop today. After a 3+ year break due to the move, I now have a working air compressor and MIG welder again. I also finally got the two toolboxes placed where they need to go too. A very satisfying day!

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    Now if the replacement spring for that garage door would come in the Firebrid wouldn't be stuck in the wrong garage. It's in-transit on a boat coming from China I think...
     
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    At Last!!!

    After 3+ years the Firebrid is finally in the temperature controlled shop. Now I can resume the project. No need to stop for cold weather now!

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    Three beauties you have there, shop caddy and the gold. The Firebird front bumper and paint color bring back memories on my 72 charger 318 automatic with white vinyl top. Thanks for the pics and memories ;)
    I'd love having heat other than firing up the propane barbecue grill.
     
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    Just received the Hybrid Automotive Pro-long system for the Firebrid's hybrid battery. Very pleased that it will also work for my 2010 Prius.
     
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    Going the two harness route or doing just one and sharing everything :whistle:?

    Hope you splurged for the second and made your battery maintaining easy(y).
     
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    One harness at the moment, but eventually two (plus a third for the Prius C.) It's a 3 hybrid household. (y)
     
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    Note the "c" battery is smaller, so you'll need separate equipment ;).

    But the equipment works and does it well:).

    Good luck in battery maintenance land(y).
     
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