I thought I'd do a thread on the resurrection/lifting/modifying of my yet-to-be-named camping/overlanding car. I walked by my 2006 Prius in the driveway a couple of months ago and realized it was dead. It has been sitting in the driveway since 2017 when I was too lazy to smog it (there was an error code of some sort at the time) and it's just been non-op and rotting. I jumped in with the key and the 12v battery was dead, dead, dead. I had a decision to make: Sell it for parts, or put in a battery and deal with the smog and see if it runs and decide what to do after that. I thought about it for a day or so and went to the store for a battery. JIS battery terminals...ugh, I forgot...and of course, only $200+ batteries have those. Car started right up and ran "fine." I took it for a drive to see how it ran and how the hybrid battery was holding up. Jury still out on the hybrid battery...it was a new rebuilt one when the car was parked, and I've only put like 50 miles on the car since I put the battery in. Here are some photos of the car the day I bought it, and the day I decided to do something about resurrecting it. Plenty more to come.