Got cancer now and looking for help
Topic started by: 2.5fierose, Date: 10-29-2009 11:40 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/104362.html


2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #1, 10-29-2009 11:40 PM
      Hey guys i'm a total fiero head there my life I have 86 fiero gt that I ve been slowly fixing up well now here I sit at the hospitol with cancer and they can't treat it and not knowing how long I'll be here they say could be till spring or longer or shorter they don't know and I'm just trying to find someway to get it restored before I past I love this car I don't know if people help with these things or not but I figured I ask thanks guys I live in mn my names Tyler shipman and any thought counts you guys are the best

pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #2, 10-30-2009 01:19 AM
      Damn dude. Thats rough. If I had the cash I would fly out there for a couple days and help you get it back on the road. I hope and pray for the best for you dude.

87antuzzi (krisantuzzi@vzw.blackberry.net) MSG #3, 10-30-2009 01:46 AM
     

2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #4, 10-30-2009 04:19 AM
      Thanks for the praying everything counts ha I just sit here in this hospitol waiting for a miriacle I think my mom even sent a app away to the show overhaulin lol thanks guys

2.5 MSG #5, 10-30-2009 08:57 AM
      Thats tough news. I will be praying for you.



I found Frazee on the map. It's a long haul from me, also I am not en expert in all things Fiero. Can you tell us more about your car? How long ago as it been running? What condition is it in now?


2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #6, 10-30-2009 10:29 AM
      I could get some pictures but it's white gt fastback my front bumper is cracked in places my one left tail light cover is cracked car ran great but I think my injectors are going shot or fuel pump it misses my seats are ok but are ripping on seems I could post some pictures I love my fiero

maryjane MSG #7, 10-30-2009 10:43 AM
      Hey 2.5fierose

I'm Don--go by my wife's name as a username here--well- it's a long story.
We'll be praying for ya and thinking about you, but you Post those pics!! I'd like to hear more about your Fiero, even tho I'm way down in Texas. Ya wanna talk, pm or email us.

Our email is
maryfrazar@att.net

[This message has been edited by maryjane (edited 10-30-2009).]

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #8, 10-30-2009 10:53 AM
      Dude, I am sorry to hear about your situation. And I would have the same feeling about my Fiero. I would want to take it for a drive....if. Do you have a pretty good selection of tools, ratchets/sockets both 3/8" and 1/2" drive, torx bits/drivers, wrenches metric and standard, etc.? I am going to have some time off when I get back home from this place in January. I MIGHT be able to convince the wife for a road trip to help you out for a weekend. I'd be coming from PA, so it will be somewhat of a haul, but I'll do what I can, even if it is to help you get parts. I'll see what I can do, and I am bookmarking this thread so it won't escape my memory.

P.S. I want to make a list of parts you need, please help me know what all you need. Here's what I have so far:

1. Front 86GT bumper
2. Left taillight lens
3. Driver and passenger seats (what color are they?)

[This message has been edited by Hulki U. My-BFF (edited 10-30-2009).]

2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #9, 10-30-2009 11:27 AM
      Well I'm in the hospitol now so I ll have my mom take some pics soon of her I don't want people to think I'm just asking for hand outs or anything I just love that car and being fixed up would just make me feel so good I don't want to leave not having her mint thanks guys again

maryjane MSG #10, 10-30-2009 12:00 PM
      No one thinks you're asking for handouts. I've been helped so many times by so many folks free of charge, that I've lost count. I broke a cluth lever one time, and before I knew it, 3 different people sent me one. It's just the way things work here--you're part of our extended Fiero family.

BazookaFiero (david.wente@ndsu.edu) MSG #11, 10-30-2009 12:09 PM
      Hey, frazee ain't that far from here What all does it need do you think to get her running? I'm not the best mechanic in the world, but I can do SOME stuff. I got some extra parts as well that might help ya out, v6 I take it? I got pretty much an entire spare v6 sitting in my garage, all parted out already. It wasn't the most beautiful one, but some of the parts are still good



2.5 MSG #12, 10-30-2009 12:19 PM
      I have a weekend open Nov 21st, I haven't asked the wife about this yet, but you are alot closer to me than to some others on the board. I did replace the brake and clutch master ans slave on my car, and have torn into old V8's before.
Maybe I can help somehow.

All I have for parts around is an extra center storage console in gray, and a heater box with some controls.

[This message has been edited by 2.5 (edited 10-30-2009).]

2.5 MSG #13, 10-30-2009 12:24 PM
      Anybody know of a salvage yard in MN that has Fiero's?

BazookaFiero (david.wente@ndsu.edu) MSG #14, 10-30-2009 12:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2.5:

Anybody know of a salvage yard in MN that has Fiero's?


Heh, good luck. I've called soo many yards around here and the twin cities, and NONE of them ever have Fieros


carbon MSG #15, 10-30-2009 12:44 PM
      UPullRParts in East Bethel had 2 this summer, a red coupe and a white coupe... buttholes went through and busted dang near everything worth having on the cars.

2.5 MSG #16, 10-30-2009 12:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BazookaFiero:


Heh, good luck. I've called soo many yards around here and the twin cities, and NONE of them ever have Fieros


I found a good search site at least.

http://car-part.com/advSearch.htm

It comes up with results for seats at least.
2.5fierose hopefully a list of what is needed can be put together, from pics, or if one of us get out there we can look at it too. As far as diagnosing the miss, maybe someone has a code reader and knows how to use it..I have never done that.


2.5 MSG #17, 10-30-2009 12:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carbon:

UPullRParts in East Bethel had 2 this summer, a red coupe and a white coupe... buttholes went through and busted dang near everything worth having on the cars.


I have been there before, they only hold cars about a month or two and then crush them for scrap, not to say they don't have more now though.


Fiero STS (onesupermech@netscape.net) MSG #18, 10-30-2009 02:12 PM
      I have parts just need to know what you need.

2.5 MSG #19, 10-30-2009 02:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero STS:

I have parts just need to know what you need.


Cool! There are a few listed above, I'm sure he'll be back online later too.


pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #20, 10-30-2009 03:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2.5:

Anybody know of a salvage yard in MN that has Fiero's?



You have to come out to pa for Fieros in yards. I can count 5 off the top of my head that have them.



2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #21, 10-30-2009 03:15 PM
      It s a white with silver two tone color it needs a front bumper mines all cracked left turn signal cover all cracked couple paint issues but minor and yes it's a 2.8 my spoilers also the paints all oxidized and engine miss I think is between injectors or fuel pump as soon as my mom gets home I'll have her get some pictures thanks guys

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #22, 10-30-2009 04:23 PM
      Completely off topic and you don't have to answer, but if you don't mind me asking, how old are you Tyler?

2.5fierose (mxz440liquid@yahoo.com) MSG #23, 10-30-2009 04:32 PM
      I just turned 18 in July

katatak MSG #24, 10-30-2009 05:01 PM
      Tyler, I am very, very sad to hear of your situation. Having a hard time holding back my emotions right now. I hope and pray that something can be done for you and your Fiero. I am sure that the Fiero community will get together and help get that Fiero of yours up and running. I am a bit far away to make a weekend trip but whatever parts are needed, if I have them, they are yours and I will send them right away. If someone close by can take a look and see what's needed, I am sure that we can get everything that is needed together.

Keep a positive attitude and have faith.

Pat



johnt671 (johnt671_2000@yahoo.com) MSG #25, 10-30-2009 06:10 PM
      My thoughts are with you. I had a battle with stage three colon cancer a few years ago.

I have a spare set of front turn signal lenses I'd be happy to send you. PM me your address and I'll find them this weekend and get them on the way.


Lou6t4gto (loubreslow@gmail.com) MSG #26, 10-30-2009 06:27 PM
      Tyler, exactly WHAT is it? Theres Nothing to be done? 2nd 3rd/5th oppinion?? the internet is a powerfull thing, maybe the "right people "can be contacted. " If all else fails, Remember, the important thing in the end is PEOPLE, make sure, anything you EVER wanted ANYONE to know, SAY IT ! Sometimes what you just "say" can greatly impact other peoples lives forever . I feel so helpless, wish there was something I could DO. Best of luck. list parts you need, I'm sure we'll all keep a lookout & send 'em you way if we're able.

Lou6t4gto (loubreslow@gmail.com) MSG #27, 10-30-2009 07:04 PM
      bazooka fiero, you have a PM

starlightcoupe MSG #28, 10-30-2009 07:20 PM
      Tyler, My prayers go out to you and your family. I wish we lived closer.

KEV (black85gt@yahoo.com) MSG #29, 10-31-2009 12:23 AM
      I have parts also and I can make time to come up over a weekend.



87antuzzi (krisantuzzi@vzw.blackberry.net) MSG #30, 10-31-2009 12:36 AM
      If any parts are needed let me know. I have parts cars and would be more than happy to give what is needed.

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #31, 10-31-2009 03:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2.5fierose:

I just turned 18 in July


Tyler, you have a PM


never2old (gun4gtbl@aol.com) MSG #32, 10-31-2009 05:26 AM
      Keep your chin up.
I found out I have cancer also.
Not in the hospital yet, {waiting for VA} but I went from a size 36 jean to a 34 in four months {193lbs to 160}
But I am DETERMINED to beat this thing.
So MUCH so that I am days away from owning my second Fiero.
You are in my prayers also..............Cliff


1984whitesc (fiero1g2am@yahoo.com) MSG #33, 10-31-2009 08:12 AM
      It would be a long haul, but I might be able to lend a hand fixing her. I might have a set of 6 barely used injecotrs from a 3300. I can't imagine what you are going through. You are too young to have to face this. I do pray that you make it through this. I have seen a few strong willed, stubborn people, fight off some nasty things. God be with you. Beannact dia leat.



2.5 MSG #34, 10-31-2009 12:42 PM
      Anyone who posted in this thread with ideas to help please check your private messages. Thanks!

[This message has been edited by 2.5 (edited 10-31-2009).]

gtxbullet MSG #35, 10-31-2009 12:44 PM
      Man, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I haven't had cancer but my Immune System was shutting down, and my liver is somewhat challenged now.
I know being stuck to and from the hospital not having the regular qaily-life abilities can be rough.
Just keep moving along.
I live in Pewaukee, WI but wouldn't be able to make it to you to help. As much as I'd like to I can barely leave my own town.
If you need parts or connection to folks near you that have parts please let know.
anything I can do from here for you



Mr_jacob7 MSG #36, 10-31-2009 12:44 PM
      at first, i thought you meant rust, but no. much worse... :\

check this article out, though. i've heard of this multiple times, from multiple sources, and each of them reliable. it might be able to help you.

http://www.janethull.com/ne...tion_vitamin_b17.php

way to keep things positive, though. i hope things go well for ya.



Danyel MSG #37, 10-31-2009 12:54 PM
      If there are any parts you need let me know ....will be more than happy to send if I have them available ... Stay positive our thoughts go out to you
regards
your canadian friend
Danyel



Lou6t4gto (loubreslow@gmail.com) MSG #38, 10-31-2009 01:30 PM
      someone, notify the LOCAL NEWS MEDIA (public interest story)where Tyler lives, THEN Anything & Everything will get done in a big hurry.

rogergarrison (fastandred@hotmail.com) MSG #39, 10-31-2009 01:52 PM
      Ohio State University has one of the top cancer hospitals and research facilities there is. You might contact them, they have done miracles here. Best wishes to you.

Dennis LaGrua (dlagrua@comcast.net) MSG #40, 10-31-2009 06:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Ohio State University has one of the top cancer hospitals and research facilities there is. You might contact them, they have done miracles here. Best wishes to you.


I believe that the mesaage here is try and get to a specialized cancer hospital. My ex wife was diagnosed with severe cancer and was given 5 years to liive.. With the right treatment she lived another 12 years and was able to do just about anything that she wanted to do. Her girlfriend had the disease 25 years ago and is now in perfect health. Point is that you can beat the disease or get many more years out of your life with the proper course of treatment. Don't give up as anything is possible. Why don't you post your hospital location and room number. I'm sure that there are lots of folks your age here that would love to give you a call. When you are down you'd be surprised how great it is to speak to people who care and we do. Consider praying as it helps. I am far away but will keep you in my prayers my friend.



1984whitesc (fiero1g2am@yahoo.com) MSG #41, 10-31-2009 07:36 PM
      sorry double post

[This message has been edited by 1984whitesc (edited 10-31-2009).]

lynxer (nick@campuscoffee.net) MSG #42, 10-31-2009 10:32 PM
      Hey guys!

My name is Nick and I am Tyler's friend. I do not own a fiero now, but I did own one in the past and I was with when Tyler bought his white GT. I don't own a fiero, but I am definitly interested in them!!!

Today I went and saw Tyler and he actually is doing alright. I brought him a SnowGoer and Hooters Swimsuite Mag. He seemed to like that He is showing some signs of progress, but he has a long tough road infront of him. He is getting great care and seems to be comfortable. Also some cute nurses (so he says)

The other day he told me he wanted to get his fiero done. So I have started talking to some people around town and I think we have the body work taken care of. We do need some help with some parts and wow by the looks of it you guys are really stepping up to help!!!! That will be very much appreciated! I also see that some of the members are somewhat local (MN atleast) and that will really help out too!

I will try and get some pictures on Monday and post them up. That will tell us the most. What I know we need for sure is a Front Bumper. This one was bad when he got it and he has always wanted to replace it. There are a couple molding pieces on the Passenger's side (gray/black) that are needed. I will have to get some pics. Also the rear tail light lens is cracked up. The rear window is also broken. I think it could use a couple injectors. Tyler had to replace a couple of those already a while back, but it is acting up again. From what I hear it is kind of a pain to replace them. It would be really awesome if we could just put in a whole new set and be done with it. I do have a diagnostic computer and I should have the hook ups, but I have only done the OBDII cars. I have a Snap On M2500 (I think) it is the "Red Brick" I will talk to some more local people see if they can maybe help out with diagnosing to make sure it is infact a fuel problem.

The tires are good on the car
The power window on the passenger side quite working (will need to look into that)
Leather seats are in rough shape

The car does need some minor body work (spoiler needs to be painted and I assume when we find a front bumper it will need to be as well)
I have a guy that will help with that, but we will need to buy the paint.

I am really amazed how great you guys have opened up to help Tyler. He really loves his car and he really loves fiero's I refer to him as "the fiero lovin sob" He really wants to get this car going and I think with your help and a little elbow grease we can get this car back in tip top shape.

Thank you guys very much lets get this car done for Tyler!


Nick Butze


Here is a link to Tyler's "caring bridge" site you can see pictures of him and how he is doing
www.caringbridge.org/visit/tylershipman


lynxer (nick@campuscoffee.net) MSG #43, 10-31-2009 10:39 PM
      Here is the only picture I could find of Tyler and his Fiero online. You can see some of those molding/trim pieces that are missing on the bottom


Jake_Dragon MSG #44, 10-31-2009 11:30 PM
      Welcome to the forum lynxer

The bottom part of the car is the rockers, they take a lot of beating but they are one part so they should be easy to install once you find them.
If you were closer I would give you a set but I bet someone close has a set.

Its great that you are helping your friend, I hope things work out for him.
Jake


GKK1 MSG #45, 10-31-2009 11:50 PM
      I have a full set of nearly new stock fuel injectors which came out of my son's 88 Fiero GT which I'll gladly donate. They only have a couple thousand miles on them and are in Perfect condition.

Send me your address or Post it here and I'll send the injectors out immediately.

[This message has been edited by GKK1 (edited 11-01-2009).]

JohnWPB MSG #46, 11-01-2009 04:55 AM
      Tyler, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I think you posted in the right place for help, as this Fiero community, here on the forums, is simply amazing. I am not much in a position to be able to help with parts, but I will do what ever I can.

- I just fired off an email to Mr. Mike asking if he can help with a pair of seat covers for the car.

- I was wondering how to set up a PayPal account, or some other way for donations to be made, as a way for forum members to make donations to help cover parts and supplies that no one has on hand. (Could be used to cover the cost of the paint mentioned in a previous post). I am ready to make a donation as soon as something is in place.

- I have contacted the FieroStore to see if there is any assistance that they can provide.

- I would like to contact some of the local news stations to see if the are interested in doing a Human Interest story on this.

If anyone else coordinating something, please email me at JohnWPB -AT- Gmail dot com. This way we can tackle it together, and keep everyone updated.

[This message has been edited by JohnWPB (edited 11-01-2009).]

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #47, 11-01-2009 05:00 AM
      lynxer you have a PM

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #48, 11-01-2009 05:09 AM
      JohnWPB, you have an email.

JohnWPB MSG #49, 11-01-2009 01:50 PM
      Got the email, thanks!

I also just contacted their local area newspaper with links to this page, his journal page, a variety of photo's from that page, info on the fund raiser on November 15th, and the info for the local bank that is taking donations under his name. I compiled all of this for them in the hopes of them doing a human interest story.

I also enhanced the photo of Tyler in the car, so you can actually see him in the car now

[This message has been edited by JohnWPB (edited 02-03-2018).]

VikingRedBaron (vikingredbaron@juno.com) MSG #50, 11-02-2009 10:00 AM
      Hi, just found this thread.

My name is Steve, and I live in Moorhead , MN.

I own a 1984 Fiero SE, and have owned as many as 2 at one time.

Moorhead, MN is about 65 miles from Tyler. I spend some time in the winter on snowmobile there as well.

Lynxer on here is a friend of mine (Sad i know) and I am a Auto Dealer Mechanic.

I am willing to help where ever I can. I am not a body man, but I can install body parts, just not able to do the refinnish part.

I see someone on here has a set of injectors they are willing to send out. I can install them, as well as most other stuff needed to get this job done.

We need to inspect the car, get a list of parts needed and talk to Tyler and see what he really wants done.
I hear if all goes well for Tyler, he will get out of the hospital tomorrow. (11-3-2009) This will give us a chance to evaluate what is needed.

I know there are a couple others in the area prolly willing to help out, they just need to be recruted.

Here is a pic of Tyler I found online.



Yup, fishing is good here in MN.

[This message has been edited by VikingRedBaron (edited 11-02-2009).]

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #51, 11-02-2009 11:20 AM
      For those who want to help Tyler out with parts or helping to work on the car, please see this thread:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/078180.html


2.5 MSG #52, 11-02-2009 01:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by lynxer:

Hey guys!

My name is Nick and I am Tyler's friend.


Here is a link to Tyler's "caring bridge" site you can see pictures of him and how he is doing
www.caringbridge.org/visit/tylershipman


Hello Nick, welcome! Great to have a friend of his to help organize. Check your private messages.



GKK1 MSG #53, 11-02-2009 01:31 PM
      I'll be sending out the Fuel Injectors this Wednesday 11/4.

lynxer (nick@campuscoffee.net) MSG #54, 11-02-2009 07:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GKK1:

I'll be sending out the Fuel Injectors this Wednesday 11/4.


Perfect!!!! Thank you very much!!!!!


Mr_jacob7 MSG #55, 11-06-2009 09:27 PM
      http://www.janethull.com/ne...tion_vitamin_b17.php
http://www.healingdaily.com...in-b-17-laetrile.htm
http://www.vitaminb17.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmkkwBTqVPc

I'm telling you, guys... look into this. :\



skuzzbomer MSG #56, 11-06-2009 10:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr_jacob7:

http://www.janethull.com/ne...tion_vitamin_b17.php
http://www.healingdaily.com...in-b-17-laetrile.htm
http://www.vitaminb17.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmkkwBTqVPc

I'm telling you, guys... look into this. :\



That's Good to know...


engine man (fieroa8@gmail.com) MSG #57, 11-07-2009 06:59 AM
      I will be praying for you. I wish i could help could one of you set up a donation site for him so we can give some thing even a few bucks to help pay for parts he need .

boysatt (boysatt1@gmail.com) MSG #58, 11-07-2009 09:08 AM
      Hey guys, I'm up in moorhead, Mn. My girlfriend is from the frazee area. I have a ton of fiero parts and also am a certified mechanic for a living. I have rebuilt dozens of fiero's. Let me know if you need help and wha tparts you might need.



James Bond 007 MSG #59, 11-07-2009 10:48 AM
      I have a list of the leading Cancer Specialists in the Untied States.
For your state that would be the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,and is listed as 4th on the list of 40 hospitals.My list covers other topics (for anyone looking for a good specialist).
From what Ive heard radiation treatments help.


James Bond 007 MSG #60, 11-07-2009 11:20 AM
     

fierodude1979 (johnjohnfrantz@aol.com) MSG #61, 11-13-2009 12:22 AM
      well tyler i just read your story . i just lost my aunt to cancer last monday. your in my prayers. i have a few parts for sale .

2.5 MSG #62, 11-15-2009 05:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hulki U. My-BFF:

For those who want to help Tyler out with parts or helping to work on the car, please see this thread:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/078180.html


One week and counting down to BUILD DAY for tylers car!



tsiconquest88 (giuseppecroce@frontier.com) MSG #63, 11-21-2009 08:05 PM
      Hey tyler i been following the feed. Just wanted to shout you a personal message on this thread. I feel for ya man!!! hit me up to talk in pm well if you want.

[This message has been edited by tsiconquest88 (edited 11-21-2009).]

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #64, 11-23-2009 11:42 AM
      I just noticed Tyler's green bar is not showing up yet and filled. I already rated him previously, rest of PFF wanna help me out?

infinitewill MSG #65, 11-23-2009 11:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hulki U. My-BFF:

I just noticed Tyler's green bar is not showing up yet and filled. I already rated him previously, rest of PFF wanna help me out?


Done!

I know it takes 50 of them


Erik (hardkandiboi@hotmail.com) MSG #66, 11-23-2009 07:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hulki U. My-BFF:

I just noticed Tyler's green bar is not showing up yet and filled. I already rated him previously, rest of PFF wanna help me out?


I just rated his and its 69 now


Erik (hardkandiboi@hotmail.com) MSG #67, 11-23-2009 08:11 PM
      Tyler,
Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your complete recovery. I wish I could have come up and helped you get your car fixed but couldnt get away from work. If you are up to it sometime in the future and want to take a trip down to Des Moines I would be glad to donate a spare 3.4 DOHC for your car and will build a wiring harness for the swap.


burntwood (burntwood@gmail.com) MSG #68, 11-23-2009 09:44 PM
      Tyler,

We are praying for you brother for a full recovery. Also wish I could have been there for the build, but did join in on the chat.

The car looks great!



Danyel MSG #69, 02-04-2010 03:29 AM
      Keeping this out of the Archives .... the link below leads to the build thread

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/078180.html



Bradley Jay (bradleyj.thompson@sbcglobal.net) MSG #70, 02-16-2010 01:14 AM
      The post that started it all...

87antuzzi (krisantuzzi@vzw.blackberry.net) MSG #71, 02-16-2010 02:19 AM
      Yea. Who would have thought this 1 post would have turned into something like this. Truly astonishing

Erik (hardkandiboi@hotmail.com) MSG #72, 02-16-2010 05:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

Yea. Who would have thought this 1 post would have turned into something like this. Truly astonishing

Tyler was bigger than life



James Bond 007 MSG #73, 02-16-2010 11:53 AM
      Double post (my goof,deleted).

[This message has been edited by James Bond 007 (edited 02-16-2010).]

TopNotch MSG #74, 02-16-2010 01:20 PM
      There had better be some curves on heaven's roads, because "straight and narrow" just isn't going to cut it, now that Tyler's up there.


Dennis LaGrua (dlagrua@comcast.net) MSG #75, 02-16-2010 09:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by TopNotch:

There had better be some curves on heaven's roads, because "straight and narrow" just isn't going to cut it, now that Tyler's up there.


This is very tragic and sad news. Eighteen years of age is just too short a time to walk on this earth.
The outpouring of good wishes and good will that has been expressed on this post should say alot about how many members here care. The fact that local Fiero people stepped in and gave Tyler his wish is very touching. Alll of you good people that did this good deed are blessed and I believe will be rewarded with the Lords kindness.
All we can do at this point is to offer our prayers, express our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Shipman family. R.I.P. buddy!




burntwood (burntwood@gmail.com) MSG #76, 02-16-2010 10:13 PM
      May you rest in peace brother. Our prayers go out to your family.

http://jalopnik.com/5471953...-shipman-passes-away



Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #77, 04-07-2010 09:17 PM
      Bump for remembrance. Think about you all the time bud.



matts86fiero (mattscharger@hotmail.com) MSG #78, 05-03-2010 10:15 AM
      this is just so damn sad man. I'm trying to hold back emotions... I feel for his whole family and god bless you guys for doing what you did.

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #79, 07-29-2010 09:52 PM
      This thread should not be lost.

NashvilleFiero MSG #80, 07-29-2010 11:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hulki U. My-BFF:

This thread should not be lost.


Is there a Tyler Foundation or anything like that?


jsketcham (jamesketcham@zoominternet.net) MSG #81, 07-30-2010 06:30 AM
      it's a shame, but i'm glad to see he got his wish.

[This message has been edited by jsketcham (edited 07-30-2010).]

Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #82, 09-22-2010 10:10 AM
      The thread that changed our lives forever.

Danyel MSG #83, 01-09-2011 12:01 PM
      A reminder to us all... Never shall we forget !! TTT

http://www.tylerstoy.com

[This message has been edited by Danyel (edited 01-09-2011).]

bulldog85043 (dr.feelgood04@hotmail.com) MSG #84, 01-09-2011 06:12 PM
      I started reading this thinking it was a new thread. Then when I saw where the young man was from I thought "Wow, what a coincidence that there is another unfortunate person in Frazee wiht the same problem as Tyler". Then went further into the thread and saw that it WAS our lost but definitely not forgotten young hero Tyler.

For those who didn't know hiw, I'm told he was one of the best young men one could know. I never got the change to meet him personally, but got to know of him through this board.

May God take special notice of you Tyler, you touched many in a very short amount of time...


Tony Kania MSG #85, 01-09-2011 06:30 PM
      Still gets me mushy after the reread. Thanks Tyler for making us human. We needed it.

DavidM (david.melbourne@melbournedesigns.com) MSG #86, 01-09-2011 10:46 PM
      Before Tyler's story and the wonderful response from the great people on this forum, I admit I was a little embarrassed to admit that
my replica was based on a Fiero - Now I tell folks with pride. RIP Tyler, and Thank you.


Hulki U. My-BFF (adweigle@hughes.net) MSG #87, 01-10-2011 07:24 AM
      It's hard to believe Tyler will have been gone a year next month. I'm just glad he was able to enjoy that car to its fullest potential before he was taken so young. Thank you Tyler for inspiring us to be better people.

Boni (bonifacy_sulkowski@danfoss.com) MSG #88, 01-10-2011 07:51 AM
      When I started to read this forum a month ago or so, accidentaly this topic was alive, and I was strongly hit by all circumstances, situation and response... I told my wife all story immediately, and trust me, its not every day or week we told about any forums stuff... but this time it was STUFF. Great stuff about people here, and their souls.



Danyel MSG #89, 02-15-2011 04:54 PM
      One year ... one day ago ... RIP to keep this out of archives
Danyel


82-T/A [At Work] MSG #90, 02-15-2011 05:03 PM
      man... can't believe this was almost 2 years ago already...



Formula88 MSG #91, 02-15-2011 09:44 PM
      Tyler and everyone who participated in the Tyler Project gave me hope for humanity again.

MarkS (mshucks2@earthlink.net) MSG #92, 02-16-2011 12:02 AM
      Cancer is a thief that steals life. Too many good people and more than a few that were close to me were felled by the thief. So hard on the families too as they endure the pain. A cure can not come fast enough. Preserve the memories of Tyler.

BR's,

Mark


Vernon8360 MSG #93, 05-07-2011 10:34 AM
      This is a reminder to all on this forum, members and surfers both, of why this is a special place. This is the thread that grew into something very meaningful to a lot of lives for a lot of reasons. For those of us around when it began this is a good time to review, re-read and remember. For those who are new this site, this is an excellent time to learn about a great example of a group of people, from almost everywhere, coming together to do the right thing simply, because it was the right thing to do. Where will you be on July 29th?



jwrape MSG #94, 05-07-2011 10:54 AM
      Definately a wonderful thing you guys did for Tyler. Shows there is still compassion in the world. That is hard to see in a lot of folks here in the recent years.

You don't know exactly how much your loved until something like Cancer comes into your life.
God bless you all.



br1anstorm MSG #95, 05-07-2011 06:45 PM
      I'm a long way from Minnesota - I'm not even in the USA. I read this story, and the threads which started the project off and carried it through, and it made me feel very humble.

We all think Fieros are special in one way or another. This story showed that Fiero people are special too. The generosity, commitment and dedication of all who got involved in this project is truly astonishing.

In his life, and in his passing, Tyler reminded us of our own humanity - and the joy that the kindness of strangers can bring.


Vernon8360 MSG #96, 06-21-2011 03:36 PM
      Less than 5 weeks until the 2nd Annual Tyler Shipman Show in Frazee. This is a bump to the top for all those who may not be not be aware and a reminder to those who are. that this is THE thread. Time is not slowing down and you're not getting any younger. You can't put it off any more. It's time to make plans, time to donate if you can, it time to get involved with the legacy. Check out: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/083997.html and http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/084681.html for details of whats happening and how to donate.

fierocarparts (doyouneedparts@yahoo.com) MSG #97, 10-20-2011 09:56 AM
      BUmp for almost 2 years. Y'all did an outstanding job!

ThatFieroKid MSG #98, 10-21-2011 12:26 AM
      whoops wrong thread

[This message has been edited by ThatFieroKid (edited 10-21-2011).]

eljibaro127 (eljibaro127@gmail.com) MSG #99, 09-02-2012 10:03 PM
      im fairly new to this fourm and what to say god bless the people that helped this young man. RIP Tyler

Phirewire (codylkline@gmail.com) MSG #100, 09-02-2012 10:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by pontiackid86:
You have to come out to pa for Fieros in yards. I can count 5 off the top of my head that have them.


Names, I have hell finding them around me.


JohnWPB MSG #101, 12-16-2012 12:36 PM
      As some others have said, it is amazing how the very first post in this thread has changed so many, many lives. Tyler did get to see his wish come true, and then some. Daneele (Tyler's mom) told me on more than one occasion that all the activity and excitement of the build kept Tyler's mind off of his health, and was a kinda therapy in itself.

As for how it touched my life? It was one of the most spontaneous and fulfilling things that I have ever done.

Spontaneous: Yes! Not knowing a single person, hopping on a plane, and hoping that someone stranger that I had never met, actually picked me up at the airport as planned. Then to drive 3 hours to a small town out in the middle of nowhere, not knowing anyone, or even a true plan on what needed done or how. That is about as spontaneous as you get!

Fulfilling: Getting to see a young man happy, smiling and excited, when he had been given the worst news any person could be given, just a few months to live. That "stranger" that picked me up at the airport was DIY_Stu (Stuart). We have become good friends through this, and I am actually flying out to visit him in just a few weeks in Texas.

I have been back to Frazee a total of 3 times now, for each of the Tyler Shipman Memorial car shows. I have such the strong feeling of attending a family reunion when I return. That is the only way I can describe it, I am closer to some of the people I have met there, than I am with some of my own family.

Oh.... another of those "strangers" from the build weekend is 1984WhiteSE (Andrew). We also became friends, and he and his partner are flying down at the end of February to spend a week at my house.

The loss of Tyler was a tragedy beyond words and comprehension. At the same time so much good came from it as well, for so many people. Tyler Shipman, you and your memory live on strong in so many, many people.
Bookmark this thread, and check back now and then, do not let it go to the archives......


Dennis LaGrua (dlagrua@comcast.net) MSG #102, 12-16-2012 04:15 PM
      It is important this Christmas season to focus on and remember the acts of compassion and kindness that others have shown for Tyler and for those less fortunate. Things like this improve one's life and provide an inspiration for living and enjoying a better more joyful life. Be it acts of charity, assistance, simple prayers or kindness; if you give them they will return to you, for what goes around comes around. If you do not give to those in need, you will not receive, if you do not forgive, you will not be forgiven and so forth. The people who helped Tyler are truly blessed and their lives will be enriched by our heavenly father.



ChevyBuff (t_buff31@yahoo.com) MSG #103, 05-28-2013 04:12 PM
      My first time back on the forums in almost 5yrs sense my 86 fastback was taken from me and sold on ebay by an ex-g/f...Grrr. I somehow came across Tyler story. I watched all the youtube vids and read every post in this and all the other threads. Everyone that came together and helped Tyler and his family out are true heros.

Thank you Hulki U. My-BFF and anyone else in the armed forces for your service.

R.I.P Tyler Shipman

Here's a bump to get it out of the archives.


DimeMachine MSG #104, 05-30-2013 12:18 AM
      What you guys did for Tyler makes me proud to be a car guy. I cant think of a better example that I have seen in my life of the good that humans are capable of. Spending time, energy and money on a total stranger far away....... If that don't help get you into heaven some day then heaven is a very empty place. Thank you for doing that!!!

2.5 MSG #105, 06-26-2014 05:23 PM
      (bump)

5 Years later, remembering Tyler and looking forward to seeing his family and our friends coming up in July.


infinitewill MSG #106, 06-26-2014 07:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2.5:

(bump)

5 Years later, remembering Tyler and looking forward to seeing his family and our friends coming up in July.


Looking forward to seeing you and Shannon and the rest of the Frazee family in a few weeks!

Dr. W.



Danyel MSG #107, 07-30-2015 02:51 PM
      To keep this thread ALIVE ..... always thinking of you my fiero friend .... god bless your family ... its been over 6 years now ......

I am calling out the original and complete Build Team ..... 10th anniversary in July 2019 ..........BE THERE !!!!



Adjustso3 (adjustso3@yahoo.com) MSG #108, 07-30-2015 05:30 PM
      I've read this story and now confirm that the people on this site are like a huge family. I'm very proud to be a member here. A big thank you to all the people who helped on this project. It's nice to see that there are still good people in this world. Thank you Cliff for PFF. God bless each and every one of you.

84fiero123 (84fiero123@excite.com) MSG #109, 07-30-2015 08:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Adjustso3:

I've read this story and now confirm that the people on this site are like a huge family. I'm very proud to be a member here. A big thank you to all the people who helped on this project. It's nice to see that there are still good people in this world. Thank you Cliff for PFF. God bless each and every one of you.


The Best,
but the most dysfunctional family you will ever meet. We will argue about things but never not help when help is needed and disserved. And I don't think there was ever a more disserving member than Tyler and his family.

Steve



Dennis LaGrua (dlagrua@comcast.net) MSG #110, 07-31-2015 10:45 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 84fiero123:


The Best,
but the most dysfunctional family you will ever meet. We will argue about things but never not help when help is needed and disserved. And I don't think there was ever a more disserving member than Tyler and his family.

Steve



When help is needed, indeed, we always step up to the bar. I choose not believe that this is not a dysfunctional group but one with a fervent passion for their car hobby. If this were a Mercedes, BMW, Corvette or Lamborghini forum we would be discussing how the local dealer fixed the car and how the performance shop did some mods. We also might not be concerned about a dying member but we are.
Fieros owners are different. We are not an affluent elite group but a down-to-earth group that rolls up their sleeves, does their own work and doesn't mind getting dirty. The creativity, knowledge base, know how and concern for each other is rather amazing in todays day and age. We may debate, disagree, bicker and argue at times but my garage is open to every Fiero forum member at all times and that includes those that have rated me negatively.



fierosound (fierosound1@shaw.ca) MSG #111, 07-31-2015 12:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

When help is needed, indeed, we always step up to the bar. I choose not believe that this is not a dysfunctional group but one with a fervent passion for their car hobby. If this were a Mercedes, BMW, Corvette or Lamborghini forum we would be discussing how the local dealer fixed the car and how the performance shop did some mods. We also might not be concerned about a dying member but we are.
Fieros owners are different. We are not an affluent elite group but a down-to-earth group that rolls up their sleeves, does their own work and doesn't mind getting dirty. The creativity, knowledge base, know how and concern for each other is rather amazing in todays day and age. We may debate, disagree, bicker and argue at times but my garage is open to every Fiero forum member at all times and that includes those that have rated me negatively.



Agreed!



Danyel MSG #112, 12-21-2016 02:04 AM
      Christmas will soon be upon us .... as I re-read this thread I remember all the goodness that came out of this forum for a very special young man.. Tyler. In these times of happiness and cheers I have special thoughts going out to Daneele, Jay, Carter and Cassie. In my heart many thanks to all my brothers and sisters of the build team. It reminds me that no matter where you are from and personal beliefs ..."The Right Thing" can be done... Please take a minute and lets gets Tylers Rating Bar (2.5fierose) over the 500 mark IN MEMORY OF....

I challenge the complete build team to be there in 2019 for the 10th Annual !!


Regards and Merry Christmas to all
from a guy just south of Santa Claus base camp
Danyel




DotTC MSG #113, 12-21-2016 05:12 AM
      I'm kinda shocked at myself for not already giving a + rating.. but it is done now.

Rereading this thread, and associated threads makes me proud to be a part of this community, and saddens me that such a young life can be taken. I have the utmost respect for everyone would participated in this. Y'all are awesome people.



Synthesis (synssins@gmail.com) MSG #114, 12-22-2016 08:54 PM
      I was browsing the TD&Q section for 3.4 TDC info and saw this thread posted up near the top.
I just got sucker punched in the heart seeing it on the first page, as everyone has kept the post alive, and by extension, Tyler's influence on this community.

There are so many people I'm still good friends with because of this build alone... It was a hugely influential part of my life, a major piece of who I am now.

This video was aired seven years ago...

[This message has been edited by Synthesis (edited 12-22-2016).]

JohnWPB MSG #115, 02-03-2018 09:28 PM
      Bump to keep out of the archives......


Cavvy09 (bcavender2009@gmail.com) MSG #116, 02-05-2018 11:57 AM
      In times like these, it is nice to be reminded that there are still good and kind hearted people out there. My hat goes off to all of you that participated in that event. Undoubtedly he changed all your lives, but you made a dream come true for him also. Thank you to everyone.

2.5 MSG #117, 02-07-2018 12:04 PM
      Tyler's mom made a new video this year.


Link to vid online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkB33elW3J4

Also in 2019 we will have the 10th annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show
https://www.tylershipmanmemorialcarshow.com/


Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ty...pmanmemorialcarshow/

[This message has been edited by 2.5 (edited 02-07-2018).]