The Miura project begins (Page 2/83)
Austrian Import DEC 11, 02:31 AM
This is going to be great.

If this is the body shell I think it is, are you going to modify it to exact Miura proportions, or leave it the way it is?
(IIRC if I'm thinking of the same kit, it is a bit shrunken with some proportions changed to fit the European donor car (don't remember what the original donor car was at the moment) )

lots of pics requested

This is going to be such a gorgeous car when it's done, I can tell..

Archie DEC 11, 10:42 PM
We spent the day cutting up the Fiero chassis & doing a simple trial fit of the body to get a general idea of how we are going to mount it.







Archie
PaulJK DEC 12, 07:36 AM
OK - i already decided i want one

The parallel designs website has the answer to "what car was it originally made for" ? It was made for "a semi-spaceframe structure constructed from 16 gauge mild steel square tube of varying dimensions."




From the other thread: http://www.paralleldesigns.co.uk/indexframe.html

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Mr.PBody DEC 12, 05:40 PM
Wow, the fit is actually relatively close from what I can see, still alot of work though. I will be watching this one.
PaulJK DEC 12, 06:06 PM
After looking at that frame set-up, I'm thinking that building on a functional fiero like Archie's doing is THE way to go with the project. i can't imagine trying to even complete the interior on the frame set-up. How the heck would you put in the A/C heater box, defrosters, ducting, etc. let alone pedal assemblies, etc., etc. What would you do for doors and working windows ?

Looking at the side view, the car looks WELL proportioned. Unlike a lot of kits mounted on a fiero (my corson included), it doesn't look too short in the section from the doors rearward. I think my corson would have looked a LOT better with a 7- inch stretch.

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Archie DEC 18, 12:07 AM
Time to stretch the wheelbase a little.







Measure twice, cut once.







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Archie DEC 18, 12:13 AM


We got a long way to go but just sitting the body on the chassis, it looks pretty good.











Archie
Fieroseverywhere DEC 18, 12:55 AM
Bravo!

Watching closely since hour one of this thread. Cant wait to see it on the road. Way to go Archie!

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Chris Hodson DEC 18, 02:25 AM
How does the windshield work? Is it still the stock fiero windshield?
Archie DEC 18, 12:39 PM

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Originally posted by Chris Hodson:

How does the windshield work? Is it still the stock fiero windshield?



This body uses the original Miura windshield. They are very rare, the customer found one in Houston & it's going to be on the way.

They are very expensive when you can find one.

Archie