Project car: 1984 Fiero SE IMSA (Page 1/5)
FieroMaster88 OCT 02, 10:52 PM
Picked this car up a few weeks ago from What About Bob on the forum. It came with a bunch of new parts but was non running and needed the brakes finished. It’s a well optioned 84 SE with a 4 speed manual and a DGP widebody kit with the correct offset centerline wheels. Had new brake lines, calipers and rotors on the front, came with all the parts for the rear. I got the car home, ran the lines to the rear and installed the new calipers. Got a new master cylinder and bled the brakes. I removed the fuel tank and found a half tank of old stale gas. The pump and level sensor were rusted away and the inside of the tank was pretty bad. I cleaned the tank the best I could and installed a new pump. After installing the tank and filling g it with fuel I installed a new battery and got it started. Runs really good. It’s probably one of the quietest dukes I’ve ever heard. I got it registered and insured and started driving it. After 100 miles the clutch started to act funny so I replaced the master and slave cylinders. Feels like new now. I also flushed all the fluids, installed a new thermostat and radiator cap. Gave the engine a tune up with new cap, rotor, wires, plugs and filters. Installed a dual exhaust and replaced the valve cover gasket. It also got new shocks and struts and was lowered in the front a little. I also installed new engine and trans mounts. Charged up the ac and it blows cold. I cleaned the interior, fixed warped trim, installed a late model Pontiac radio and removed the purple tint from the rear window. I’ve also painted the mirrors and trim black. I’ve got a plasti dip complete car kit to paint it for now. Have a couple different colors I want to try before I spend money on a professional paint job. I’ve put about 500 miles on it so far and it drives great! I’d like to do an engine swap eventually but can’t decide what. Either a turbo ecotec, turbo 3400 v6 or a 3800. I also need to figure out how to restore the centerline wheels because they look pretty bad.

Here are some pictures. I’ll update the post as I work on it more.












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[This message has been edited by FieroMaster88 (edited 10-02-2018).]

R Runner OCT 03, 04:21 AM
Very Cool. Good choice.
That is going to be a fun one!

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Paul

andreww OCT 03, 07:59 AM
I'd be painting that up like the Dole Pineapple car.
Red98422 OCT 03, 09:54 AM
Damn good find!!! That interior looks nearly mint! And BtW super jealous of those wheels
FieroMaster88 OCT 07, 03:39 AM

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Originally posted by Red98422:

Damn good find!!! That interior looks nearly mint! And BtW super jealous of those wheels



The wheels are pretty dirty with a lot of deep stains from brake dust and sitting. Gonna take a lot of cleaning and polishing to get them shiny again.

fierofrenzy OCT 07, 08:35 AM
FM88 Hey, that Fiero is gonna look great once she's all painted up. I like the body kit and the wheels look cool too. I remember seeing a wheel recondition ad on the side of a passing van once. google this and maybe something will pop up in your area if you want those rims looking brand new. They look great on the car.
Im curious. I sse you put a lot of parts into this. Where did you buy the majority of the parts if I may ask ?
FieroMaster88 OCT 07, 06:06 PM

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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

FM88 Hey, that Fiero is gonna look great once she's all painted up. I like the body kit and the wheels look cool too. I remember seeing a wheel recondition ad on the side of a passing van once. google this and maybe something will pop up in your area if you want those rims looking brand new. They look great on the car.
Im curious. I sse you put a lot of parts into this. Where did you buy the majority of the parts if I may ask ?


Most of the parts came with the car.
foxgapfiero OCT 18, 07:39 AM
same interior that was in Stickman's IMSA before he sold it
FieroMaster88 OCT 19, 11:03 PM

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Originally posted by foxgapfiero:

same interior that was in Stickman's IMSA before he sold it



I didn’t like it at first but it’s kinda grown on me. Seats are pretty comfortable and stay cool in the summer and warm on cooler fall mornings. The car really needs a 3800 swap. I wonder how it would do with the 4.10 trans?
FieroMaster88 OCT 27, 02:14 PM
And it’s in storage for the winter. Going to put some color on it in the spring.