BangShifter Matt Cramer get the credit for sending us this link to a project where a guy has taken a really, really clean 1967 Firebird convertible (one of 15,528 made) and hacked it up in order to drape the thing over a Prius chassis complete with the Prius drivetrain. We kind of wish we were making this up but the photos tell the story. Hot rodding is many different things to many different people but the basic intent is to make the vehicle better. How does this make the Pontiac better in any fashion other than for fuel mileage? It certainly makes the thing vastly more complex, slower, and a living nightmare for a first responder when the roll up on the scene if it ever gets into an accident, but other than that…sweet!
The guy has every right to do what he is doing. He paid the money for the cars, he has the skills to pull off the job in his garage, and frankly it is a big undertaking. We begrudge him none of that but we do seriously get bummed to think that he had to start with a freaking first year Firebird convertible. We also have to wince when we think about what the wheel/tire situation is going to look like under this car. The small, ultra hard Prius stockers are meant for low rolling resistance and economy. Ungh….that’s about all we can say.
There is going to be some serious metal work being done to tie this whole thing together, including a nine inch stretch of the nose. You can follow the whole build on the Ecomodder website at the link below. Take a deep breath before you of in there. We’re warning you.