Project Prius Truck Pickup Trius conversion.

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Gary Kiviniemi, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. 69shovlhed

    69shovlhed Surly tree hugger

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    looks like you're going to build a custom book-mobile?
     
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    I must say it is a very nice concept vehicle for even Toyota to consider. The work came out absolutely fabulous I must say and has added much utility to the Vehicle. These Prius vehicles were years ahead of their time. I have even come to realize during my decade long ownership that not much has overtaken the MPG's we have with regular 87 octane gas for the 2010 model year other than the plug-in Prius. Tesla value proposition has diminished during this Covid19 Pandemic as Gas prices have spiraled so low that my Prius has become a form of public trans-portion for my family. Thanks for the reply I guess I am just a Square when it comes to modification.
     
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    Hi. The signs on the side in the picture are from 4 years ago. My wife retired but provided children's programs for the local library.
    The FleetVan Project will include a side LED sign for advertising events. I intend to lease vehicle for advertising attention.

    For now, I better keep this post about "Trius TRX" .
    Find me on FB if you are interested in Jeep FleetVan project. IMG_20200523_160159447.jpg
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    my daughter use to drive a bookmobile. sorry about the tangent :oops:
     
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    I love how it looks so far, very aerodynamic Pruck!!! can't wait to see the finished project!!!
     
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    Working on rear bumper.
    It just so happens that the remaining step bar from the set I used to make rear roof extension braces fits perfectly as a rear bumper-bar without cutting it or welding.
    Another bar I've cut to extend the bumper forward on each side.
    A couple pictures follow.
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    "Trius TRX".
    Prius Truck Project. IMG_20200615_181828080.jpg IMG_20200615_190720308.jpg IMG_20200613_185502515.jpg IMG_20200613_185502515.jpg IMG_20200602_165840998.jpg IMG_20200523_160217345.jpg
     
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    Gary, Anything new?
     
  8. Gary Kiviniemi

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    Nothing serious to report.
    I've had minor surgery and taken care of other stuff.
    I have purchased paint supplies and hope this week to paint rear fenders and other necessary areas.
    Using base coat - clear coat.
     
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  10. Gary Kiviniemi

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    Thank you "Strawbrad" for heads up on matrix springs for lift.
    I installed today. It's great. Rides better too. Before and after pictures: 188909_IMG_20200602_165840998.jpg IMG_20201222_155200291.jpg
     
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