What is it called when you replace the body of a Toyota Corolla for a sports car body?

A while back I remember reading about this car mod where you replace the body of your car with another body to make it look more modern or sportsy but I can't seem to find it. Can anyone help please?

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  • 2 years ago

    difficult or maybe illegal- cheapest way is to steal a sportscar and put VIN tag from Corolla on it. Some Kit Cars will use drivetrain of sedan and will have own framework- Lotus kit car (7?) had frame , body panels and would use engine, tranny, axles from English Ford or Ford Pinto in american market. VW beetles had floor pan and body bolted to it- 17 bolts or so to remove body and then fiberglass body bolted onto frame -sometime frame shortened. Body damged beetle turned into MG look or the Meyers Manx dunebuggy would be reasonable cost at the time.

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  • 2 years ago

    It's called wasting money

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Its called stupid and overkill.

    Its kind of like converting a rear wheel drive to a four wheel drive.

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  • Scott
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    2 years ago

    It's usually called a waste of time.

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  • 2 years ago

    Customizing

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  • 2 years ago

    Kit car!

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  • 2 years ago

    There are Kit Car conversions, many of the older ones used a VW Beetle basis. A Corolla would be an expensive conversion as there is so much you would have to replace. Look up 'kit cars" on Google

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    A mod (modification).

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  • 2 years ago

    Its called stupidity, and borderline mental retardation to spend that much money modifying a mid size sedan. You will not impress anyone with that frankenvehicle, except perhaps people who are impressed that you actually are that stupid.

    • Ahmad2 years agoReport

      Ty for your opinion but im just curious about what it's called.

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  • 2 years ago

    You can't- a Corolla is unibody construction.

    • Anon
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      2 years agoReport

      He didn't say it Wasn't. It is on a sportscar made much after 1957, also. Frame=Unibody=body, a generic term..

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