whodeanie's 88 gt custom build
Topic started by: whodeanie, Date: 03-20-2008 12:26 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000013.html


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #1, 03-20-2008 12:26 PM
      I guess this is as good a time as any to start posting my build project and let everyone know where it started form.
In November 2007 I got this 88GT and it looked nice but needed work.
some things I have done so far.
new poly motor and trans mounts ( they were all Broke in two !)
new poly suspension front and rear.
fixed all of the v6 and auto trans. leaks (nothing bugs me more than oil in my shop)
did the s-10 booster upgrade and started on the body.
I am making a one off fiberglass body for the whole car. I started with a 355 front facia taken from a real 355 and cut down 4" I made a top cover for it using the stock GT bumper as a mold then made molds off the stock front fenders so I could make them wider to fit the new front end and cover the front tires better.
I also vented the hood.
this is where it is at this point. I talked to Archie and I am going to order his wide body rockers.
also as far as the drivetrain and other mods f40 6 speed trans, LS6 motor , choptop among other mods I will post all of it here.
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Saxman (andrew@thecleavers.net) MSG #2, 03-20-2008 08:08 PM
      It already looks nice! Those improvements will make it the exception.

Keep us informed of how things go. I'd like to see how the body kit goes.


SATX (nbmbird2000@yahoo.com) MSG #3, 03-21-2008 11:31 AM
      I like the Street Name in your last pic.

BMTFIERO (bmtfiero@outlook.com) MSG #4, 03-21-2008 12:14 PM
      I know that I am looking foeward to it!!!!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #5, 03-24-2008 09:56 AM
      I worked on the car this weekend and got the frontend mounted and glassed I was also able to work on the front fenders also.
I wanted to take pictures and post them today but my POS camera quit working so today it is off to walley world to get a new one and get
pictures to post tomarow.
as far as the street sign my sister-in-law works at a sign company. That was my x-mas gift. Can you tell she likes me ?


Hudini (hudini@tds.net) MSG #6, 03-24-2008 11:39 AM
      I like that front end. Yellowstone has one in Germany and it looks very nice.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #7, 07-09-2008 09:08 AM
      Bump to keep my build going
I have not worked on my car for some time now because of my back but I am now restarting on it
I will post new pictures after this weekend
the front end is mounted and I vented the hood and made new wide fiberglass front fenders
I made the front end 3"s wider than stock to get rid of that wedge look and cover the tires better.
I hope to have it in primer soon.
I have alot more to do to it.
IE.... widebody, choptop, custom rear facia, LS6/6 speed, and more


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #8, 07-11-2008 10:54 AM
      ok I will post pictures next monday but I wanted to give you an update.
I just ordered Archie's widebody kit and choptop windows
I also ordered the same rear bumper as carlo
along with the euro pop up head lights.
this stuf will take a little while to get here but I have much more work to be done before this stuff gets here.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #9, 07-11-2008 01:50 PM
     

Awesome !

Can't wait to see this project come together !!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #10, 07-11-2008 02:49 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

widebody, choptop, custom rear facia, LS6/6 speed, and more


Hey, somebody said, " widebody." My ears are now all pointee, hehe.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #11, 07-14-2008 11:17 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by madcurl:


Hey, somebody said, " widebody." My ears are now all pointee, hehe.

Widebody choptop to be exact!!!!!!!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #12, 07-14-2008 11:40 AM
      Ok I spent all weekend working on my car. I got it striped, worked on the front end and the rear decklid.
I ordered the widebody kit from Archie this last week along with a set of choptop windows.
I also got a set of the German popup headlights and a rear facia like the one that carlo is working on.
but any way here are some pictures of what I did this weekend.
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the frontend I used a 355 nose and cut 4" out of it to fit to the fiero I made fiberglass fenders and I made them
each 1-1/4" wider to cover the tires better.
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the decklid I cut out the top and used the mustang hood scoop
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the car striped and ready for the choptop and lambo doors.
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another picture of the frontend work
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and a picture of my extra 88 cradle for my LS6/F40 swap. that comes later!!!!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #13, 07-14-2008 01:04 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

Widebody choptop to be exact!!!!!!!


Wow! I look forward to viewing your thread. I think its time to click this thread as "favorites."


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #14, 07-14-2008 01:41 PM
      Thanks!
I will keep you all posted.
no new news yet still waiting on parts.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #15, 07-18-2008 09:33 AM
      Minor update time!
I worked on the car last night and cut out the trunk and started to trim the front fenders
I ran out of sandpaper so I need to go get some today.
I have to work this weekend so if I can work on it at night I will.
I should have the headlights today and the body parts next week. I hope soon I leave for Germany on the 3rd for a week
after I get back it will be full ahead to get it done so I can drive it my truck uses too much fuel.
anyway here are some pics from last night.
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no more trunk!!!!!!
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a view from the back
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the front fenders in progress still a lot of work to go
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the front of the car, I would like to finish the glass work and get it in primer soon.
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the rest of the car waiting on body parts and chop top


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #16, 07-18-2008 11:22 AM
      look at what just showed up at my door!
I cant wait to install them.
Thanks Xanth.
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I just talked to Archie and my widebody shiped out yesterday.
so next week the madness will begin! I have a sawsall and a plazma cutter and I am not affrad to use them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will keep you all posted.

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SAFASTRO MSG #17, 07-18-2008 10:01 PM
      This should be cool......a chop top widebody with the 355 nose!!!
We'll be watching.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #18, 07-21-2008 09:54 AM
      ok here is the monday morning update.
this weekend I got the headlights installed and worked on the front end. I hate bodywork sanding stinks but it must be done
so I did some more fiberglass work and then worked on the front fenders and rear deck lid.
this week I got the widebody kit so I will post pic's when I get some of the parts on the car.
here are some pic's from this weekend. Enjoy!!!!!!!!
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A closeup of the headlight
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the frontend with the lights installed
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the front fender bodywork
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as the car is now but not for long!
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the rear decklid scoop in progres

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Kyle1016 (i_like_fieros@yahoo.com) MSG #19, 07-21-2008 12:42 PM
      awesome build man! Keep it up, I am loving the pictures

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #20, 07-21-2008 06:27 PM
     

I see where you finally got your widebody kit !

Pictures, pictures !!


Xanth MSG #21, 07-21-2008 10:35 PM
      Looking good

I had those lights sitting for about a year and you got them installed in a weekend

Did you already wire them up?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #22, 07-21-2008 11:15 PM
      Man, I got to say you have balls. You took a car that looks the way I am trying to make mine look and cut it up like it was nothing. If I had your I would have said I'm done and drove it. But my hats off to you, keep it up!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #23, 07-22-2008 09:39 AM
      I cant leave any thing alone! every car or motorcycle I have ever owned I have customized.
the headlights are installed but not wired yet I am waiting on the plugs and the fog lights to finish that part.
last night I worked on the doors and front fenders to get them ready for the widebody kit.
I am not going to put it on yet because I still have a lot of work to do before I can.
Archie is sending me the side windows for the choptop and once I get them I will start the cutting then I can do the rest of the body.
I just dont want to install the bodykit just to take it back off again.
but I will keep you all posted. no pic's of the car today just bodywork.
to show you what kind of work I do here are some of the other projects of mine a little off topic but enjoy!
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I built this one from the ground up.

UPDATE! I just got the rear bumper today I will post pic's tomarow.
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my 07 streetglide repainted

and last but not least my 06 nightrain with a 103 stroker and NOS hp is 168.
it has made the cover of US rider and I bedlinered it no paint.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #24, 07-23-2008 08:04 AM
      Ok here are some pic's of the widebody and the rear bumper.
their is a lot of work to be done before I can put this stuff on the car.I need to finish the frontend and do the choptop first.
then I can start working on the body.last night I worked on the doors and the front fenders to patch all the holes from the GT moldings.
and I bonded the top of the fenders to the bottoms. body work does not photograph well. but I did place the rockers and the door part on the car so I
could get some pictures to post. they are black so they are hard to see in the pic's but here they are.....
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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #25, 07-24-2008 08:32 AM
      ok it's thursday and last night more body work and fiberglass. it is slow.
fiberglass takes forever to set up so you cant do much else once you do that.
last night I worked on the nose cover to fit it to the wide front fenders.
I took a mold off the top of the gt facia to get the main shape then I cut it apart to fit it
and then glassed it to size now I have to wait for it to dry so I can take it off and glass the underside then
more sanding!
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carnut122 MSG #26, 07-24-2008 09:35 AM
      Wow, and I thought I had my car all torn apart! I cant wait to see the final product! Do you need some help with the Chop? I'm real curious about that one!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #27, 07-24-2008 09:53 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by carnut122:

Wow, and I thought I had my car all torn apart! I cant wait to see the final product! Do you need some help with the Chop? I'm real curious about that one!

I may need some help. I have choped a Fiero before and it is not all that bad but I am doing this one a bit differant than the last one because I am using Archie's windows
and I am going to do this one like he does his so I can get his glass windows when he gets them.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #28, 07-28-2008 12:49 PM
      New update!
I worked on the car friday night and startetd the widebody and worked on the frontend.
the passenger side of the car is on but still needs alot of work but I wanted to post the pic's in progress.
I do not know what color I am going to paint it yet.I don't know if I want it to stand out in a parking lot.
I was kind of thinking Charger Green but I dont know. what do you guys think?
anyway here are some new pic's. Enjoy!
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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #29, 07-29-2008 01:15 PM
      Just a minor update. but I worked on the car a little last night on the front end and the drivers side body to fix the holes in the door from the GT rockers.
Fiberglass takes time to dry so I could not do much more with it at that point. so I will be working on it again tonight and I will try to get more pictures up tomarow.
at this point I have not started the chop yet, I talked to Archie and he is sending me the windows this week so I will not be able to chop it until I get back in 2 weeks.
I would like to have the car back together and in primer for the run for the hills in Sept. the motor and trans will not be done for some time. I am having a local corvette racing shop do some work to the LS6 and the trans they will not be done with it till Oct. or Nov. but it will be fast when I get it back.

If anyone has any questions on my build or I can help with yours let me know that is what we are all here for.
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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #30, 07-30-2008 02:44 PM
      Nice. Keep us tuned.



Xanth MSG #31, 07-30-2008 04:26 PM
      Looks good, I like how it has hips now

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #32, 07-30-2008 04:51 PM
      Thanks Guy's
I will work on it a little this week but I will be out of the country next week. but when I get back I am going to bust butt to get it in primer and back on the road for
the run for the hills with the Ga. club in sept. then it will most likely be down intill the World of Wheels in Jan 09 but by then it will be Painted and it might have an
LS6/ 6 speed it depends on the corvette shop as to when they finish my motor. (it will have a few more HP than before! nudg,nudg,wink,wink)
can you say maby TURBO! or SC! not sure yet what they are doing to it yet but my friends own the shop and I trust them. I just know it will be very fast
what ever it is. the last motor they built for a friend was 1200HP but that was in A corvette and twin turbo. I am thinking around 800HP for this one.
I will keep you all posted.
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this is a picture of the motor in my friends car to give you an Idea what they are doing to mine.

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N3M3S1S (n3m3s1s.357@gmail.com) MSG #33, 07-30-2008 07:00 PM
      She's coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it get closer and closer to being finished!

86fierokid MSG #34, 07-30-2008 09:04 PM
      wow man, that is going to be an amazing fiero cant wait for the updates.

katatak MSG #35, 07-30-2008 09:28 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

I cant leave any thing alone! every car or motorcycle I have ever owned I have customized.
the headlights are installed but not wired yet I am waiting on the plugs and the fog lights to finish that part.
last night I worked on the doors and front fenders to get them ready for the widebody kit.
I am not going to put it on yet because I still have a lot of work to do before I can.
Archie is sending me the side windows for the choptop and once I get them I will start the cutting then I can do the rest of the body.
I just dont want to install the bodykit just to take it back off again.
but I will keep you all posted. no pic's of the car today just bodywork.
to show you what kind of work I do here are some of the other projects of mine a little off topic but enjoy!
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I built this one from the ground up.

UPDATE! I just got the rear bumper today I will post pic's tomarow.
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my 07 streetglide repainted

and last but not least my 06 nightrain with a 103 stroker and NOS hp is 168.
it has made the cover of US rider and I bedlinered it no paint.



I love the seat cover on the last bike. I gotta learn how to build one of those. I dont need the bike, just the seat cover......

And your car is looking great. I really like those headlights. I know you got them from Xanth....where can I find some?

Be careful in your travels....Keep us posted. Really interested to see the chop.

Pat


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #36, 07-31-2008 08:38 AM
      Thanks for the complements on my car, and yes the seat cover on my bike was not bad ether.
Last night I worked on the front a bit more working out the top of the bumper and started the widebody on the drivers side.
the car to me looks great even though it is 6 differant colors I can still see the finished car it will just take a lot of work to get it there.
when I get back I will finish the drivers side and get the car in primer.
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85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #37, 07-31-2008 03:02 PM
      I just wanted to say you are doing a great job
Thaks for posting the pics.

Could you please post some more pics of the drivers side before put the 1/4 flares on.

Also could you PLEASE....... post detailed pics of the chop, I would love to see pics of where the cuts are done
specially the ones on the roof and sides.

Have you though about what wheels you will use ?

I noticed that you have the projector lamps on the inside..... they're should be mounted on the outside since they
are supposed to be the low beams.

Keep up the great work

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #38, 07-31-2008 04:07 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by 85LAMB:

I just wanted to say you are doing a great job
Thaks for posting the pics.

Could you please post some more pics of the drivers side before put the 1/4 flares on.

Also could you PLEASE....... post detailed pics of the chop, I would love to see pics of where the cuts are done
specially the ones on the roof and sides.

Have you though about what wheels you will use ?

I noticed that you have the projector lamps on the inside..... they're should be mounted on the outside since they
are supposed to be the low beams.

Keep up the great work



I will post a more detailed picture set of the drivers side and the chop.
as far as wheels I was thinking about using a set from BonSpeed.
the projectors hit the top when they were in the other way so I changed them


carnut122 MSG #39, 07-31-2008 06:42 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:


I will post a more detailed picture set of the drivers side and the chop.
as far as wheels I was thinking about using a set from BonSpeed.
the projectors hit the top when they were in the other way so I changed them


Looking great! PM sent.


joesfiero (salalumllc@aol.com) MSG #40, 08-01-2008 01:41 AM
      So.................how much are you going to sell me those wheels for since you are going to need new ones? Right? Right? Seriously, how much

-JOE


sjmaye MSG #41, 08-01-2008 04:13 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by katatak:

I really like those headlights. I know you got them from Xanth....where can I find some?

Pat


Yes, love the headlights. Are these the Mazda RX7 headlights?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #42, 08-01-2008 11:51 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by joesfiero:

So.................how much are you going to sell me those wheels for since you are going to need new ones? Right? Right? Seriously, how much

-JOE


Cranut122 has already called the wheels!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #43, 08-01-2008 11:54 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by sjmaye:


Yes, love the headlights. Are these the Mazda RX7 headlights?

the headlights are Hela lights the same ones that all of the people use for the F1F setup.
they do look cool!
after today I will be gone for 1-1/2 weeks to Europe. I cant wait!
I will post again after I get back!

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #44, 08-13-2008 12:18 PM
      I got back last night from Europe.
I had fun but I am glad to be home. I miss my cars!
lots of walking over there.
here are some of the cool cars I did see over there. I got some great ideas.
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in the next pic notice the PS3 in the pass side and the steering wheel
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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #45, 08-18-2008 02:58 PM
      OK i got back from Europe, nice place lots to see but I missed my cars. to much walking! so anyway I was able to work on the car this last weekend. I started on the rear bumper it is a lot of work I had to cut it appart and re build the whole thing and I am not quite 1/2 way done with it. I am trying to get the body back together enough to drive the car in the run for the hills it will be rough and in primer but if I can help it it will be their. then I will tear it back apart and finish it via VDC and choptop then paint and body. once I have the body done I will work on the motor and trans install. any way here are some new pics. Enjoy!
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the rear when I get done will look somewhat like this rather than using the Fiero tail light or aftermarket set up it will all be hand built custom. a lot of work but well worth it I think!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #46, 08-18-2008 05:01 PM
      update!
I just talked to Bonspeed wheels and ordered a set for my car 19 x 8 front and 20 x 10 rear to fit the widebody.
they have no problem with the bolt pattern because all of their wheels are custom made to your spec's here's a picture of the wheels I will be getting

I thik they will look great on the car. the only drawback is it will take about 6 weeks to get them.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #47, 08-18-2008 07:34 PM
     

Whodeanie, what kind of price did you get on the wheels ?


carnut122 MSG #48, 08-18-2008 08:37 PM
      Whodeanie, I made it home OK with the fascia. Yep, those wheels will look great on your car. I spent the rest of the day sorting out my sound system, so my car is still on the lift. I should get it on the road after next week-end and then I'll make arrangements for the wheels. OBTW, I like the progress on your car and it is definitely going to be nice!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #49, 08-18-2008 08:50 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

update!
I just talked to Bonspeed wheels and ordered a set for my car 19 x 8 front and 20 x 10 rear to fit the widebody.
they have no problem with the bolt pattern because all of their wheels are custom made to your spec's here's a picture of the wheels I will be getting

I thik they will look great on the car. the only drawback is it will take about 6 weeks to get them.


Cool. Don't sweat the wait. You'll be glad you waited and got what you wanted... a custom set.


386gt (rayquilling@cfl.rr.com) MSG #50, 08-18-2008 09:41 PM
      whodeanie..... you have a PM.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #51, 08-19-2008 08:41 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by exoticse:
Whodeanie, what kind of price did you get on the wheels ?


the price on the wheels was a lot better than I thought it would be they were as follows
front 19 x 8 = $550.00 ea. rear 20 x 10 = $558.00 ea.
the rear wheels are called 10" wide but lip to lip they are 11"
with shiping they cost me $2416.00 no tax included in this price.
if you have never heard of Bonspeed they are a custom wheel company from California that will make you a set of wheels any way you want them inc. powdercoating and other things. they will also make you a set of one off's if you want to spend the money.
one of the founders of the company is Mark Anthony from Van Hallen he is a car nut also so you know the wheels are going to be cool!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #52, 08-19-2008 08:45 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by carnut122:

Whodeanie, I made it home OK with the fascia. Yep, those wheels will look great on your car. I spent the rest of the day sorting out my sound system, so my car is still on the lift. I should get it on the road after next week-end and then I'll make arrangements for the wheels. OBTW, I like the progress on your car and it is definitely going to be nice!


Thanks, I am glad you made it home with the facia stufed in to the mustang! haha,
just let me know when you want the wheels and we will make it happen!



jscott1 MSG #53, 08-19-2008 01:01 PM
      I don't know how I missed this thread. Now that everyone posts their build threads in tech I tend to miss them.

Whodeanie you have some mad fabrication skills! I am very impressed. This car is immediately going to the top 10 list of all time great Fieros!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #54, 08-19-2008 05:07 PM
      thank's
its always great to get complements. I dont know about top 10 yet it still has a long way to go for that.


Winkie MSG #55, 08-19-2008 07:39 PM
      Thats a crazy car! I would say it will be in the top ten when completed. Do you have any ideas for the tail lights? If it were me I would try to duplicate the entire f430 rear end. I love those lights. Keep up the good work and take lots of pics.

Ryan


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #56, 08-20-2008 10:43 AM
      here are some pics from last night. I need to go get more matt today I ran out last night.
I worked on the defuser for the rear. here is an easy way to make a pattern I took a piece of lexan I had laying around my shop and a heat gun
and lined out the angle then heated it to shape it to size once I had that done I was able to glass the first layer of it.
I also got my Hela fog lights and the plugs for the front lights. A friend that has a 355 kit car let me barow a tail light to mock it up to my car
they used the same tail lights on the 360 and 430 and once we are done with the mods on his car he will sell me a set of the lights
also he has a complete fiberglass 355 int. to fit the fiero he and I are working out a deal for it for working on his car it will give my car that wraparound exotic look.
anyway here are some pic's from last night.
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the lexan pattern I made for the defuser
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my new for lights
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and a pic of the first glassing of the defuser the piece on the top of the bumper is just sitting there while I figure out how I want to do the rear facia.
ENJOY!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #57, 08-20-2008 11:19 AM
     

Looking good whodeanie !


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #58, 08-20-2008 12:40 PM
      Keep up the good work

I have a few questions
Did you use any release agent on the plexiglass so that the fiberglass wont stick to the plastic ?
I was also wondering how are you going to make the upper portion of the rear bumper.
Would you please post some pictures of that as well.
I was wondering how John from Canada did it but he did not post any pics of that.

Thanks for this build tread, I really enjoy seeing how some people build their projects.


sabooo MSG #59, 08-20-2008 12:45 PM
      Those look familiar!



Cheers,
Sabooo


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #60, 08-20-2008 12:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:

Keep up the good work

I have a few questions
Did you use any release agent on the plexiglass so that the fiberglass wont stick to the plastic ?
I was also wondering how are you going to make the upper portion of the rear bumper.
Would you please post some pictures of that as well.
I was wondering how John from Canada did it but he did not post any pics of that.
I used mold release wax on the lexan but I realy did not need to because nothing sticks to the lexan but it would to plexiglass.
I will post pictures of the progress on the taillight portion as well. I will make a buck for that part and then use A pollyester material to get the shape then glass it in
alot like making a speaker box.it will be a lot of work and may take a few times to get it the way I want it but I will keep you posted.
I need to get some more fiberglass before I can do more I ran out and I will not be able to go intill thursday to get it.

Thanks for this build tread, I really enjoy seeing how some people build their projects.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #61, 08-20-2008 12:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sabooo:

Those look familiar!



Cheers,
Sabooo

Close!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #62, 08-20-2008 05:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


the price on the wheels was a lot better than I thought it would be they were as follows
front 19 x 8 = $550.00 ea. rear 20 x 10 = $558.00 ea.
the rear wheels are called 10" wide but lip to lip they are 11"
with shiping they cost me $2416.00 no tax included in this price.



Great price. Hey, what size tires do you plan on using? If I may suggest, I have 235/35/19 front on a 19x8 and is a excellent fit. Troyboy has 255/30/19 for his fronts on a 8" rim. Although, I don't have them, but a rear 325/25/20 is great. Granted 325 is one size up from my 305, but the 325 has more tire height. Just some food for thought. I hope it helps.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #63, 08-21-2008 08:19 AM
      thanks for the imput on tire size Curly I was going to ask you about that.
I had to work late last night so I did not get a chance to even look at the car. hopefully I can sneek out a little early today and get some things
done on the car. I need to start making the buck for the rear tail light section and do some more work on the rear bumper.
I would like to have all the fiberglass work done by labor day except for the choptop part.
I talked to Archie and he has been so bussy that he has not had time to get the windows to me yet. with CTHC3 just around the corner I can understand.
but on the same hand that is a major part of the build I would like to get done soon.
I have come to the conclusion that my car will not make it to the run for the hills next mounth so it gives me a lot more time to work on it.
I may just take a friends Fiero if it is running at the time! haha!


jscott1 MSG #64, 08-21-2008 10:38 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
If I may suggest, I have 235/35/19 front on a 19x8 and is a excellent fit.


That's what I have up front. A bit large for a non-widbody, but no fitment issues.

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AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #65, 08-21-2008 11:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


the price on the wheels was a lot better than I thought it would be they were as follows
front 19 x 8 = $550.00 ea. rear 20 x 10 = $558.00 ea.
the rear wheels are called 10" wide but lip to lip they are 11"
with shiping they cost me $2416.00 no tax included in this price.
if you have never heard of Bonspeed they are a custom wheel company from California that will make you a set of wheels any way you want them inc. powdercoating and other things. they will also make you a set of one off's if you want to spend the money.
one of the founders of the company is Mark Anthony from Van Hallen he is a car nut also so you know the wheels are going to be cool!


That is pretty damn reasonable for a set of custom rims like that. Over here only a few companies exist that do custom rims and most of the start at $750 a piece upwards.

They look great


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #66, 08-22-2008 10:07 PM
     

whodeanie you are spoiling us with pictures,...more, more !


LowNPro (b_m_x_rider@msn.com) MSG #67, 08-23-2008 02:03 AM
      what kind of rims did u have before? those 5 spokes,... those are the style iv been looking for, for my car

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #68, 08-25-2008 09:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by LowNPro:

what kind of rims did u have before? those 5 spokes,... those are the style iv been looking for, for my car



the wheels that are pictured on the car on page one are Konig Incident wheels 16 x 7 front and 17 x 7 rear they came from discount tire.
I hope that helped.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #69, 08-25-2008 09:29 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
whodeanie you are spoiling us with pictures,...more, more !


I was bussy donig other things this weekend so no updates as of yet but by this next week I should have made a lot of progress
on the Body. I would like to get it in primer the choptop will have to wait for a little. I am trying to get it slaped back together for the RFTH
but then it will be parked till it is done I will finish all the body and int. before I work on the motor that way I can drive it till the motor is done.



Stubby79 MSG #70, 08-25-2008 09:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:



Ooh, that's a nice rump, if I do say so myself; Think I'll add it to my collection. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #71, 08-25-2008 10:05 AM
      Thats funny! I was just reading your post.
and thanks! I will keep you posted.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #72, 08-26-2008 11:25 AM
      OK here is an update on the rear Facia. last night I work on it for a little I was able to layout some of it.
today I am going to go get more fiberglass for this weekend.
I made the light buckets using pluming copplings as a mold and I used a strip of pvc to use as a buck for part of the rear.
here is a stereo trick that also works on fiberglass for car parts also I used fleese as a backer to get the shape I need to glass in
just use spray adhesive and lay it out to get the main shape then glass over it you can remove it later or use ressin on it to give it more body
for the part. it just helps to keep the glass in the shape it needs and will not let it fall off.
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Stubby79 MSG #73, 08-26-2008 02:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

OK here is an update on the rear Facia. last night I work on it for a little I was able to layout some of it.
today I am going to go get more fiberglass for this weekend.
I made the light buckets using pluming copplings as a mold and I used a strip of pvc to use as a buck for part of the rear.
here is a stereo trick that also works on fiberglass for car parts also I used fleese as a backer to get the shape I need to glass in
just use spray adhesive and lay it out to get the main shape then glass over it you can remove it later or use ressin on it to give it more body
for the part. it just helps to keep the glass in the shape it needs and will not let it fall off.



Hey...I thought of using the fleece stretching for body panels/contours just a week or so back and have been scratching my head ever since, wondering why no one did it. It's going to be a lot easier than making a big foam mockup, IMO. I definetely have to see the results of this!


nightonfire (gpantoja@rohan.sdsu.edu) MSG #74, 08-27-2008 03:39 AM
      Hey Whats up, Just saw your post. I have already installed AUTHENTIC Ferrari 355 lights also about 4 years ago. If you look up "FIERO UNVAILING" in the archive of the general discussion you will see pics of my ferrari inspired rear bumper i built. the wiring took me about 2 weeks off and on to figure out with schematics, but the way the ferrari and fiero are designed electronically everything that makes sense does not work, you have to think almost backwards or illogically. I have my own schematics i drew up after i figured it out, because i new i would never remember it. If you would like i will dig them up and hopefully save you from a HUGE headache. I even had two of my friends who are electricians look at it and they couldent figure it out. LOL

85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #75, 08-27-2008 08:30 AM
      Whodeanie

Thanks for the pictures, now I understand more what you meat.
I really admire yours skills, I wish i lived closer to you so that I could go and see the car in person.

Do you think you might come to the show in Daytona?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #76, 08-27-2008 08:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by nightonfire:

Hey Whats up, Just saw your post. I have already installed AUTHENTIC Ferrari 355 lights also about 4 years ago. If you look up "FIERO UNVAILING" in the archive of the general discussion you will see pics of my ferrari inspired rear bumper i built. the wiring took me about 2 weeks off and on to figure out with schematics, but the way the ferrari and fiero are designed electronically everything that makes sense does not work, you have to think almost backwards or illogically. I have my own schematics i drew up after i figured it out, because i new i would never remember it. If you would like i will dig them up and hopefully save you from a HUGE headache. I even had two of my friends who are electricians look at it and they couldent figure it out. LOL



that would be a big help to me I have a friend with a 355 kit car that I am working on so I do also have his to go by.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #77, 08-27-2008 10:22 AM
      Once I get the car finished I do plan on going to Daytona and other shows.
I worked on the car a little last night I was able to trim the defuser it still needs a lot of work still but I got the shape I wanted.
I also worked on the rear tail light section I was able to get it started it has a very long way to go but at least I was able to start.
yesterday I went and got more fiberglass and 5 gal of resin and some other supplys
it cost 270.00 but that was a whole roll of matt and as I said 5gal. of resin I now have enough matt to build a whole car
I will find other uses for it I am sure it was just cheeper to get the roll.
anyway here some pictures from last night keep in mind it is just the first step to getting the shape I wanted people to see it in every step
ugly or not so it would help others with their projects maybe not this big but it all works the same.
and thank everyone for the comments.
here are the pic's Enjoy!
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these are the rear in the first step of shaping. I will use 2 part foam and cover the part and then shape that it is a lot easyer and cheeper
to do it this way then glass the final shape and remove the back part after.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #78, 08-28-2008 09:40 AM
      this stinks!
my wife is going on vacation today and will not be back till monday so I had the whole weekend to work on the car without her telling me to quit for the night. I could work on it all night and day if I wanted to. that was the good part! now the bad part - my sister lives in Ar.and calls me yesterday and says her and her boyfriend that I have never meet are coming down this weekend to visit. my sister and I have never ben very close now all the sudden she wants to visit? I think she is going to marry this guy. thats fine as long as she is happy. but why does she need to piss me off this weekend? now I have to do the fam. thing with mom and everyone.
I may do it one day and just tell her I am not her intertainment director and hideout in my shop.
I have a bit of a plan if I open the vent in the shop it will make the whole house smell like fiberglass and maybe she will want to go stay at mom's house.
I do love my fam. just on my terms and I never just show up.
sory for the vent I just had to get it out.
I wil try to work on the car as much as I can this weekend and I will keep you all posted.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #79, 09-02-2008 10:11 AM
      Ok I made it threw the weekend not as bad as it could have been.
anyway I was able to work on my car a little this last weekend. I worked on the rear Facia
I was able to get the shape I was looking for and glassed the rear together now it is just a matter of a lot of shaping and bondo.
I helped a friend with his car on monday and for an on going helping hand He traded me a complete 355 int. for my car.
but that was all I was able to do not as much as I wanted but it's getting there.
here some pic's from this weekend.
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SAFASTRO MSG #80, 09-02-2008 02:21 PM
      WOW.....coming along nicely!!!!
That's a lot of glassing you got goin' on.
Keep up the progress, and keep us posted!!!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #81, 09-02-2008 02:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by SAFASTRO:

WOW.....coming along nicely!!!!
That's a lot of glassing you got goin' on.
Keep up the progress, and keep us posted!!!



Yes it is more than you would think but it will be a one of a kind when it is done.
I cant wait to have the bodywork done that is my least favorite part of building cars. HAHA!

Page 3 that calls for a picture! I always liked this photoshop pic along the same lines as what I am doing.

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Stubby79 MSG #82, 09-02-2008 03:28 PM
     
Better than watching TV.


carnut122 MSG #83, 09-02-2008 06:54 PM
      It looks like you're making progress. I'm waiting to get my temperature gauge operational before I come and trade out the wheels. Maybe this week-end or next week?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #84, 09-03-2008 10:45 AM
      I was able to start some of the bondo work last night.
I am going to need more sanding disc's and bondo HAHA!
it is going to take some work to get it where I want it but it will look good when it is done.
I will keep you all posted.
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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #85, 09-03-2008 07:41 PM
      Looking good!! I enjoy watching your progress.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #86, 09-05-2008 12:37 PM
      not much to report this week I have been bussy with other things and have not had much time to work on the car.
but I talked to ThaDriver and he is going to make me a hood vent I did not like the way mine came out so I will just graph his on instead
I am also going to have him make me a set of door skins because he has molds that do not have the mirror or moldings on them
and I noticed the other day the pass. door on my car has bad ripples where I fixed the holes on the bottom (stupid plastic crap!)
so I am going to cut off the widebody part and reglass it to the new fiberglass door skins this way it will all be fiberglass no plastic.
I am going to try to work on it this weekend. if I can I will post more pic's monday.
D.


carnut122 MSG #87, 09-07-2008 07:45 PM
      The wheels look great on my car. Also, thanks for the good deals on the other parts. I may have some visors with good card-board. How soon will you need to know? One other thing, I'd like to get the other seat belt mechanism from you too along with the two seat belt female connectors(maybe I can use them in my truck?). Let me know what you want for them. I hope I didn't slow you down too much!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #88, 09-08-2008 09:28 AM
      I had to work on saturday and sunday I had so many other things to get done I did not get much of a chance to work on the car till around 5pm on sunday
but I did get carnut the wheels off my car and thadriver came over and got some matt from me to make me a new hood vent and a set of fiberglass doors.
I was able to work on the car a little I cleaned out the inside and set the dash in place for test fitting I also got the vents and cut them in. my dash sits on the center hump
and talking to Ameada his console needs clearence so instead of modifing the console I am going to move the stereo pod up higher on the dash to give the console the clearance it needs but I will not be doing this for a while because I want to have the console before I do in to make sure I have enough room for it.
here are some pic's from sunday.



Also carnut I will take the visors you have and the other seat belt is yours also. let me know if anyone else needs int. parts.
your car is looking great I was glad to see it out on the road

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Stubby79 MSG #89, 09-08-2008 09:46 AM
      Any ideas on a cholor scheme on your door panels/dash?

07Hoffmannd (07hoffmannd@sbcglobal.net) MSG #90, 09-08-2008 12:47 PM
      yeah. definitly interested on what the interior will look like. keep us posted.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #91, 09-08-2008 12:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Stubby79:

Any ideas on a cholor scheme on your door panels/dash?


It depends on what color I decide to paint the car. I am thinking maybe lambo green and if I do I will do the int. in black leather with green stitching.
but if I do it in another color I was thinking about a charcole gray. but I am not sure yet I still have time.
I dont know if I want the car to stand out with a wild color or if I just want the mods to stand on there own.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #92, 09-09-2008 01:29 PM
      not much progress on the car so far this week but I do have an update of sorts.
I talked to Archie and he is going to get the windows out to me asap.
ThaDriver is making me a new hood vent and fiberglass doors that should be done by thursday.
I also talked with BonSpeed and the wheels will be shiping in 3 weeks. I can't wait!
if anyone is interested in any of the BonSpeed wheels I have just been setup as a Dealer
they will make any wheel any size and bolt pattern at a Great price and they will fit your car the way you want them to.


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #93, 09-09-2008 01:49 PM
      Hey, Whodeanie. Though I'm somewhat a purist when it comes to altering an original vehicle, I must say that yours is coming along beautifully. Doesn't look like you'll have it finished before RFTH, though. If you still plan to attend the RFTH, I have an empty passenger seat. Would enjoy the company. LMK

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #94, 09-09-2008 02:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofool:

Hey, Whodeanie. Though I'm somewhat a purist when it comes to altering an original vehicle, I must say that yours is coming along beautifully. Doesn't look like you'll have it finished before RFTH, though. If you still plan to attend the RFTH, I have an empty passenger seat. Would enjoy the company. LMK


my car is far from done. I would love to go but I have a contractor class that starts that weekend and I can not get out of it.
I wanted to go it would be fun. next time I guess.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #95, 09-09-2008 02:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

update!
I just talked to Bonspeed wheels and ordered a set for my car 19 x 8 front and 20 x 10 rear to fit the widebody.
they have no problem with the bolt pattern because all of their wheels are custom made to your spec's here's a picture of the wheels I will be getting

I thik they will look great on the car. the only drawback is it will take about 6 weeks to get them.



Hey Whodeanie, what's the ETA? Have the made they fronts yet? Several people asked about the ones your getting while I was at CTHC III.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #96, 09-09-2008 03:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Hey Whodeanie, what's the ETA? Have the made they fronts yet? Several people asked about the ones your getting while I was at CTHC III.



I talked to them today. 3 weeks and counting.
I got set up as a dealer so if anyone wants a set let me know


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #97, 09-09-2008 03:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I talked to them today. 3 weeks and counting.
I got set up as a dealer so if anyone wants a set let me know


What's the weight on the rears? Please, don't forget to place the rim on a scale. I know Demacheo and Dave might be interested since both have 88s.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #98, 09-09-2008 03:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


What's the weight on the rears? Please, don't forget to place the rim on a scale. I know Demacheo and Dave might be interested since both have 88s.


I will do it! when they get here.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #99, 09-12-2008 09:32 AM
      Just a little update.
last night was the first time I was able to do some work on the car in about a week. I did not have a lot of time but I was able to work on the rear facia a little.
more bodywork and sanding. I hope to have the rear finished by this weekend so I can get the car in primer soon. it is hard to see what needs work when the car looks like a patchwork quilt.
here is a picture of the rear as it is now it still has a very long way to go but it is starting to take shape.
I should be able to post more pic's on monday with I hope way more done.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #100, 09-12-2008 12:51 PM
      It's coming along nicely. I like the fact that you left an opening between the tail lamps. However, I wish you would resize your pics.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #101, 09-12-2008 12:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

It's coming along nicely. I like the fact that you left an opening between the tail lamps. However, I wish you would resize your pics.


I have not figured out how to do that yet. but I am working on it. I dont like it eather
Ok I got it now I will resize them from now on and I will try to go back and resize the others asap!

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #102, 09-15-2008 12:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Ok I got it now I will resize them from now on and I will try to go back and resize the others asap!





Stubby79 MSG #103, 09-15-2008 05:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

I wish you would resize your pics.


Ahk, I don't! I like seeing the detail! (And I'm tired of pics that fill 1/6th of my screen!)
Maybe whodeanie can be convinced to post both. You guys just don't have to click on the "Over 150K" icons.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #104, 09-15-2008 01:11 PM
      Ok here is the latest. I was able to work on it this weekend. I worked on the rear getting all the mounting points glassed in and worked on the tail lights to get them fitted.
I also was able to start my rear spoiler.
A friend and I took a little trip up to John Watsons place on sunday to get a rear bumper for his 355 and I got the inside piece for mounting the tail lights from him.
it saved me a lot of time on my car so when I got home I was able to work on that a little.
here are some pic's from this weekend






whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #105, 09-15-2008 01:45 PM
      GREAT NEWS!
Archie sent me the windows I ordered for the chop.
Can you say let the cutting begin! haha!
I will keep you all posted
Thanks Archie for all your help!


FieroFerrari (irishusa6076@att.net) MSG #106, 09-15-2008 05:52 PM
      This is a good tread, what is the latest

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #107, 09-15-2008 06:46 PM
     

Every impressive progression makes me smile a little wider.

Wink.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #108, 09-15-2008 06:48 PM
      Double post.

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #109, 09-15-2008 08:01 PM
      Looking great!! John Watson is a great guy, I have been out to his shop a few times myself.



85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #110, 09-15-2008 08:48 PM
      Nice job

I really like how the taillamps are going to look, I like how they stick out a little.

How did you go about making the spoiler ?

Please don't forget to post lots of pictures of the chop in progress.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #111, 09-16-2008 08:34 AM
      here is just a little update I went to the parts store yesterday to get the conectors for all of the lights to get them wired up.
also I have had some people Pm and ask here how I made the spoiler. Ok this is how I did it first I took a piece of plywood 1/4" so I could bend it then I made an arch with a string line then cut it out then I casned all the edges and rounded the top edge. then I placed it on the car to get it where I wanted it then screwed it to the decklid.
then spray the decklid and the wood with spray adhesive and cover it with matterial to hold the shape you want then you will need to spray paint the cover so the resign does not soak threw then just glass over it. when it is dry you can just pull it off the car so you remove the wood and then do the fitting and finish. it is not that hard to do and this is done like they do to make stereo boxes. I hope this helps!
anyway I have a few pictures to post these are of the tail light sub mounts and the windows Archie sent me.



I dont think the windows are tinted I think it is just the protective film on them but I am not sure I have not looked at them close yet.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #112, 09-17-2008 11:10 AM
      whodeanie,

Do you plan on adding a brake light to the rear spoiler, like such ? IMO think it would give it a nice little added touch.





You can also get those style marker lights from the Mazda 6. Madcurl used them on his #20.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #113, 09-17-2008 11:31 AM
      yes I am going to use a light in the spoiler and I have not found the reflectors I like yet.
Anyway here is an update from last night.
the choptop will be starting soon last night I striped the car to get it ready. I just need to pull the back glass and the carpet so I can get started.
here are some pic's from last night. I will need to take lots of measurements first.
for those who wanted me to take lots of pictures of the chop in progress. I will post pic's but not detailed ones.



Raydar (raydarfiero@comcast.net) MSG #114, 09-17-2008 06:44 PM
      Daaaaaammmmmmmmnnnnnn!

Looking good!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #115, 09-18-2008 08:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:

Daaaaaammmmmmmmnnnnnn!

Looking good!


Thanks, Raydar
sorry I will not make it to the RFTH. I will see you guys soon.
and I am doing everything I can to make it to the WOW in Jan.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #116, 09-19-2008 01:47 AM
     
Chop, chop !

Man whodeanie you do not waste one minute ! That is awesome !

Any choptop progress yet ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #117, 09-19-2008 07:50 AM
      let's play a game! does anyone notice anything different?



last night I finished striping the car and got to choping.
it was easyer than I thought it would be. it took about 3 hrs. to get it choped I still need to do all the welding but for now it is just tacked in place.
all the measurements came out exact from the ones I was given and the windows will work great.
Thank you Archie!


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #118, 09-19-2008 08:12 AM
      W O W ......!!!!!

That is great
I though it was going to take you a while to be able to chop it.
Keep up the great work.

ps
please don't forget to post detailed pics of where you made the cuts
and if you dont mind a little more info about how you went about it.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #119, 09-19-2008 08:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:

W O W ......!!!!!

That is great
I though it was going to take you a while to be able to chop it.
Keep up the great work.

ps
please don't forget to post detailed pics of where you made the cuts
and if you dont mind a little more info about how you went about it.



I will not be posting detailed pic's of the chop or any information on it.
as part of the deal I made with Archie.
the pic's above are as detailed as I will get on the chop. sorry!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #120, 09-21-2008 12:00 AM
      Man you move fast!! So is it painted yet?? LoL!!

Raydar (raydarfiero@comcast.net) MSG #121, 09-21-2008 12:21 AM
      Holy sh!t!!
You certainly don't play!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #122, 09-22-2008 08:03 AM
      not realy any new progress this weekend. I spent the whole weekend in classes.
last night I was able to do a little welding before I ran out of wire. the out side is almost complete but I still have to do the whole inside.
it is a lot of work I will not lie. I am having to jump around with the welding and re check everything as I go to make sure it does not move and it stays where I put it.
so far so good. I hope to have the chassis done this week and start back on the body.
I will keep everyone posted.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #123, 09-22-2008 08:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I will not be posting detailed pic's of the chop or any information on it.
as part of the deal I made with Archie.
the pic's above are as detailed as I will get on the chop. sorry!


I'm glad you said that. I don't know if you or me spoke to Achie first but had talked to Archie at Daytona in 2007 about getting parts and instructions on doing a choptop. I have everything but didn't post pics or talk to much about it due to the agreement I had with Archie. No pics or details about the cuts and in NO WAY is Achie responsable for my mistakes or misunderstanding of the process.
I've been gathering up body parts and will be starting on the body work. Great job whodeanie and its nice that people still can keep their word.

Joe


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #124, 09-22-2008 10:21 AM
      thanks for that.
and yes when I say I will do things or in this case not do things I hold to it.
people need to make a living.


85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #125, 09-22-2008 05:54 PM
      Whodeanie you do awesome work adding this to my favorites good job.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #126, 09-23-2008 12:22 AM
     

Whodeanie,

When do you plan to finalize the chop ? I am dying to see the chop with the body back on.

What is the daily countdown on the wheels ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #127, 09-23-2008 09:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Whodeanie,

When do you plan to finalize the chop ? I am dying to see the chop with the body back on.

What is the daily countdown on the wheels ?


I am not sure on the wheels BonSpeed will call me when they ship them they were making the 19's when I talked to them last.
As far as the chop I have the outside welded now and I am working on the inside (the hard part!) it is taking a little time but I dont have a lot of time to work on it except after work. I am taking measurements as I go to make sure that nothing moves while I am welding so it does take a bit more time than you would think but it will be right when I am finished. I would like to finish the welding this week and get back to the body so I can get it in primer ASAP.
I have not taken any new pictures yet because welding is not very intertaining and it does not look like much has been done even though a lot has been done.
I do hope to be back on the body by this weekend. I will keep you all posted.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #128, 09-25-2008 08:06 AM
      I was able to work on the car last night and I just about have all the welding done.
now it is a lot of grinding and metal finish before I can start on the body but I should have the chassis part done tonight.
it other news I finaly found the plugs for the tail lights at an AC Delco distrabution center.
this has been a tough week here in Atlanta. no gas to be had and yesterday alot of my friends lost their jobs when the largest Chevy dealer went bankrupt and closed
13 locations with about 2600 people. I am thankfull that my shop is still doing ok but it has been tough.
no mater what I will continue to work on my car to get it done. I enjoy working on it and for me it helps me forget all the crap of the day.
I will keep you all posted. I should have some pictures next time.
D.


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #129, 09-25-2008 10:03 AM
      Please continue posting I look forward to seeing your progress and hope to see it completed one day.
Maybe if you come to the Daytona show.

Keep up the good work.

ps
I am sorry about your friends loosing their jobs, I know the feeling...


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #130, 09-25-2008 11:00 AM
      I will finish it and I will be taking it to the shows.
it may just take a little longer than I wanted.
I always pay cash for everything on this car so I will owe no one when it is done.
that way no one can take it when it all goes to s**t.
but yess I will keep posting the progress here often.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #131, 09-25-2008 11:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I am not sure on the wheels BonSpeed will call me when they ship them they were making the 19's when I talked to them last.


Yes. Wide body, chop top, and DUBs. A perfect combo on a Fiero.


carnut122 MSG #132, 09-25-2008 08:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

let's play a game! does anyone notice anything different?


Maybe it's those great looking new wheels????


carnut122 MSG #133, 09-25-2008 08:53 PM
      Oh yeh! The car is looking great!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #134, 09-26-2008 08:21 AM
      yea it got to be the wheels! HA HA,
ok last night I was able to get all the welding done and started back on the body to get it fit to the new chop.
here are some pic's from last night.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #135, 09-26-2008 12:03 PM
     

Wow.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #136, 09-28-2008 07:45 PM
      update?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #137, 09-29-2008 08:26 AM
      I was able to work on the car a little friday night. I got the top body pannels cut and glassed back together for the new lower roof.
I also made some fiberglass quarter windows to get rid of the plexi.
I will paint them to match the rest of the body and I am going to do something a bit differant for the quarter windows.
I looked at a lot of differant windows and found that the new Mustang windows fit almost perfict for the choptop.
because of the angle on them I will have to use them backwards from the Mustang but I think they will work great and look good.
here are some pic's from this weekend.





fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #138, 09-29-2008 09:48 AM
      Hey, Dean, you know that as a GFC member, you are entitled to a discount on your paint and body supplies at one of our local stores. If you want info, PM or call me. With the extent of the rework, it could save you some bucks, even tho the store is in Norcross. But, they ship, too.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #139, 09-29-2008 10:27 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by fierofool:

Hey, Dean, you know that as a GFC member, you are entitled to a discount on your paint and body supplies at one of our local stores. If you want info, PM or call me. With the extent of the rework, it could save you some bucks, even tho the store is in Norcross. But, they ship, too.


what store? where?
I have a bussnes so I do get a little discount and can buy wholesale at the places I go to get supplys.
but I am always looking to save money. ( so I can buy other parts! )


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #140, 09-29-2008 07:17 PM
      Wow Dean great idea about the Mustang windows!! I like where you are going with this build!!

fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #141, 09-29-2008 08:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


what store? where?
I have a bussnes so I do get a little discount and can buy wholesale at the places I go to get supplys.
but I am always looking to save money. ( so I can buy other parts! )


I had it in the GFC message board on the old forum. I guess it wasn't a sticky and it's gone away now with the new forum. I'll do some checking and see what I can find and let you know. Anyway, it was in the area of Jimmy Carter Blvd. and Best Friend Road, just off Buford Hwy.


Tha Driver MSG #142, 09-30-2008 05:39 AM
      Got it covered:

The store is located just off Jimmy Carter Blvd, between I-85 and Buford Highway. Store contact information is:

FinishMasters
6325 Regency Parkway Suite 820
Norcross, Ga. 30071

Jennifer Sanders store 263
770-441-2668 (work)
770-446-7869 (fax)


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #143, 09-30-2008 08:03 AM
      thanks for the info guys I will check it out.
Paul I will come get the parts this week. Thanks!
I only worked on the car for about 10min.last night. I was tired from the weekend with the fam.
so anyway all I did was cut the holes for the windows but I did get some pic's.
I will be working on the car this week and post more pic's later but for now here you go.



these Mustang windows are not cheep for this small piece of glass has a list price of $1000.
I own a glass shop so I was able to get them for $200 each but still not something that most people will be willing to do.
just a heads up for others thinking about doing this it will not be cheep but it will be cool!

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #144, 09-30-2008 12:09 PM
      Great idea Whodeanie. Thinking outside the box.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #145, 09-30-2008 12:22 PM
      I just talked to BonSpeed and the wheels have been cut and sent to pollish.
they said about 1 - 1-1/2 weeks to go. I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #146, 09-30-2008 12:22 PM
      Thanks for the save, Paul. BTW, Jennifer has recently transferred to the Chicago area, so they have a new manager. Dean, check your email for info.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #147, 10-01-2008 10:26 AM
      I am going to try to get to Paul's to pick up the new fiberglass door skins and the new hood vent he made for me.
I will post pic's of the parts when I get them. Paul does a great job.
no new pic's today but I hope to get a lot done this weekend and post pic's monday.
I still have a few things I am working on that I have not posted yet.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #148, 10-02-2008 11:12 AM
      Just a little sneek peek!
last night I wanted to see how the car looked with it's new chop so I just set the body back on to get some pic's.
today I am going to get my new hood vent and door skins so I can get the body complete.





DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #149, 10-02-2008 12:08 PM
      Man that looks good!! WOW!!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #150, 10-02-2008 01:23 PM
     

please excuse my drool !

totally sick !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #151, 10-03-2008 08:06 AM
      yesterday I took a trip to Paul's AKA Tha Driver and got the fiberglass doors and hood scoop he made for me.
they turned out great. so when I got home I started working on them. I got the hood scoop glassed in and started working on the doors.
I have to glass in the nut's so the door skin will bolt up to the door.
here are some pic's




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #152, 10-06-2008 08:34 AM
      I made a lot of progress this weekend but not much to take pictures of.
just a lot of fiberglass work the underside of the rear section, the hood vent, the fornt facia,doors and the widebody parts.
a lot of the stuf you never see but needs to be done.
I have the car striped at this time to get all the details worked out with all the body parts.
I will finish the glass work one piece at a time and re fit it back on the car one last time before it gets primer.
I will bolt the body all up to fit it all together and do final tweeks.
I am waiting for the wheels to make sure they fit to the body also.
so if I need to change some things I can before it is to late.
I will post more pic's this week.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #153, 10-06-2008 10:02 PM
      Did youhave to modifie the spare tire area at all?

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Winkie MSG #154, 10-06-2008 10:20 PM
      With that scoop you do have to cut a little but nothing major. As i recall i only cut mine down about an inch or so. I also had to relocate the coolant over flow resevoir thing.

Ryan


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #155, 10-07-2008 07:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

Did youhave to modifie the spare tire area at all?



I had already cut mine for the other hood vent I had but yes I will have to relocate the overflow.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #156, 10-07-2008 09:57 AM
      here is some of what I have been up to.
I have taken the body off the car to finish all the glass work that needed to be done and it is a slow go with that.
also I have just talked to Archie and I am getting a set of his VDC hindges for the car.
I am hoping to start fitting the body parts back on the car to do the fit and finish so I can get it in primer soon.
their is a lot of fiberglass that you will never see that needs to be done to get it right.
I am going to make mounts for the fog lights I have and get all the lights wired while everything is off the car and easy to get to.
I am also using seam sealer to seal all the weld areas from the chop top to waterproof it incase of any pin holes.
I will not be doing the finish bodywork on the car I will get it close and then a friend of mine that does that for a living is going to get the body in shape for paint.
on another note BonSpeed said my wheels will be shipping out friday or monday. I can't wait to get them.
I will try to get some pictures soon I just did not want to post boring bodywork you will never see.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #157, 10-07-2008 04:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
BonSpeed said my wheels will be shipping out friday or monday. I can't wait to get them.
I will try to get some pictures soon I just did not want to post boring bodywork you will never see.


Yes. Now that's Pontiac excitement!


carnut122 MSG #158, 10-07-2008 07:48 PM
      It's looking good!! I like the Mustang windows!

fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #159, 10-07-2008 10:28 PM
      Whodeanie, I know someone who's looking for a GT front fascia. Do you still have yours and if so, is it for sale?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #160, 10-08-2008 08:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofool:

Whodeanie, I know someone who's looking for a GT front fascia. Do you still have yours and if so, is it for sale?


Carnut got the front facia!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #161, 10-09-2008 01:51 PM
      ETA on morbidly phat rollors? Friday I hope?

GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #162, 10-09-2008 10:15 PM
      Hey Dean, You still fiberglassing? Need some pics's to see where your at. I'm on your tail. LOL. Hopefully I'll have the first phase of fiberglassing done this weekend.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #163, 10-10-2008 07:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

ETA on morbidly phat rollors? Friday I hope?


Bon Speed has the rears done but they were waiting on the hoops for the 19s the centers were done and they told me that they would be getting them friday and they should be shipping them on monday!
I will post pic's as soon as they get here



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #164, 10-10-2008 08:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

Hey Dean, You still fiberglassing? Need some pics's to see where your at. I'm on your tail. LOL. Hopefully I'll have the first phase of fiberglassing done this weekend.


I have the whole car appart at this time and I am glassing in all the mounts for the lights,grills,windows,doors etc. that way I can mount them back on the car and fit everything one more time. then I will do the body work and get the body in primer. but it is slow going because I have so manny tweeks to fit and finish not just the choptop.
last night I worked on the front facia I got the grill mounted and the fog light mounts also the upper facia. I also glassed in the Mustang window flanges.
I have to work this weekend but I will try to get the underside sanded and finished so I can start getting parts back on the car.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #165, 10-10-2008 07:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

ETA on morbidly phat rollors? Friday I hope?


Well, it's Friday what happened?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #166, 10-11-2008 01:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Well, it's Friday what happened?


What happened? The rims didn't arrive? Oh well, I guess the excitement will happen on Monday.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #167, 10-11-2008 11:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


What happened? The rims didn't arrive? Oh well, I guess the excitement will happen on Monday.


" BonSpeed said my wheels will be shipping out friday or monday. I can't wait to get them. "

They were scheduled to be shipped out friday or monday so he probably won't actually get them till early next week ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #168, 10-13-2008 08:57 AM
      I can't wait to get the wheels! they should ship today. I will have to call them and find out.
as far as work on the car I was not able to even look at it this weekend. I was working all weekend ( the down falls of working for yourself)
but I will try to get some work done this week at night and post some new pic's ASAP.
I have a lot of sanding and fitting to do.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #169, 10-13-2008 09:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


" BonSpeed said my wheels will be shipping out friday or monday. I can't wait to get them. "

They were scheduled to be shipped out friday or monday so he probably won't actually get them till early next week ?




Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #170, 10-13-2008 08:49 PM
      Those bonspeed gtb wheels look GREAT ! Could they do a 18x9 / 19/12 combo for a archie widebody?

Rick c.
88gt



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #171, 10-14-2008 08:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Bozzie:

Those bonspeed gtb wheels look GREAT ! Could they do a 18x9 / 19/12 combo for a archie widebody?

Rick c.
88gt



They will make any of there wheels any size, offset and bolt pattern they only make custom wheels not off the shelf sets



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #172, 10-14-2008 08:51 AM
      Ok this is what I was told yesterday from BonSpeed on the wheels the rear's are done and they got held up on the front's because they needed the 19" hoops that were on backorder. they have them now and are going to get the wheels together and shiped out asap they told me that they would be shipping by no later than next Wed.
they did tell me before that they were on backorder but they expected them earlyer but they have them now. so all is good I can wait one more week.

as far as the car goes here is an up date I worked a bit on the body making all the mounts and glassing the underside of the rear section.
I also worked on the door to fit it to the car and glass all the mounting points to it. as far as the nose I made the mounts for the fog lights and the grill and glassed in the top section where it meets the hood. the hood vent is done and I was able to get the hood in primer it just needs finish and paint.
I will be getting the parts back on the car soon to do the final fit.
here are some pictures of the progress. it does not look like much because most of the work is stuff that never gets seen but takes a lot of time to get it done rite
D.






InTheLead MSG #173, 10-14-2008 03:02 PM
      wow... that is gorgeous. really starting to be able to see what it will look like with paint in my mind. that rear end work is awesome. very nice job

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #174, 10-15-2008 08:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by InTheLead:

wow... that is gorgeous. really starting to be able to see what it will look like with paint in my mind. that rear end work is awesome. very nice job


Thank you!
I would like to get some more done this week but work has been crazy but if I can I will post it.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #175, 10-16-2008 10:30 AM
      Last night I was finaly able to work on the car a bit I got the front end in primer so I could see where it all needs work. with it in all differant colors it was to hard to see what needed to be done.
I just set the parts on the car and got some pic's none of them are bolted up they were just sitting there.
in the rear pic's you can see where I made the mounting flandges for the Mustang windows.
here are the pic's fron last night.







exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #176, 10-16-2008 11:25 AM
     

Man it is really coming together !

Whodeanie that looks great.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #177, 10-16-2008 12:07 PM
      I was so busy viewing the widebody tweaks I over looked your dual headlamps (duh).


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #178, 10-16-2008 02:09 PM
      Man you are doing a great job

I think I read that you are planing on painting the 1/4 window area body color....
May I suggest that once you have the car toghether, that you photoshop the 1/4 window area both body color and black.
I think it might look better black since I think it will look like it flows more.
I hope you don't mind me just making a suggestion.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing your car in Daytona.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #179, 10-16-2008 02:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:

Man you are doing a great job

I think I read that you are planing on painting the 1/4 window area body color....
May I suggest that once you have the car toghether, that you photoshop the 1/4 window area both body color and black.
I think it might look better black since I think it will look like it flows more.
I hope you don't mind me just making a suggestion.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing your car in Daytona.


that would be great! thanks. I have thought about it and have not decided what I want to do with it yet on one hand the black I think would look good but then it would still look like the stock Fiero window and with that I would have just wasted a lot of time and effort to do the Mustang windows. I have looked at a lot of cars and the Mustang kind of sums it up the way I think I want it where it is painted the body color but if you could photoshop it it would be cheeper and faster than painting it to see.
I will hopefully have the whole car in primer soon and that will give me a good indication of what it will look like all one color.
I will keep you posted.



GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #180, 10-16-2008 10:31 PM
      Lookimg good Dean. With the frt being one color it gives the car a whole new look. Can't wait to see it painted.

Joe


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #181, 10-18-2008 03:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:



Question(s); what are you going do with area between the B-piller and the Mustang glass?

Is this area to be painted the same-as the rest of the car thus creating a separation between the side window and Mustang window? Or

Is this area to be painted black with a recess layer (outlined) giving it an appearance of the orginal Lexan glass?


ALLTRBO MSG #182, 10-19-2008 07:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Question(s); what are you going do with area between the B-piller and the Mustang glass?

Is this area to be painted the same-as the rest of the car thus creating a separation between the side window and Mustang window? Or

Is this area to be painted black with a recess layer (outlined) giving it an appearance of the orginal Lexan glass?

Look two posts above yours.

Whodeanie, personally I think that area would look great body color, but only if you do paint the front couple inches of it black, the strip that extends forward of the rear door line. Does that make sense?

Awesome work. I can't wait to see it finished.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #183, 10-19-2008 06:27 PM
      Pics please. I'm feeling very tweakish.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #184, 10-20-2008 08:04 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Pics please. I'm feeling very tweakish.


what pic's do you need?
I can take more when I get home tonight.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #185, 10-20-2008 03:18 PM
      I have looked at this and I think I like this one the best.
if I just paint it black to the back of the door. and color match the rest it will size down the B piller look and not just look like the stock fiero glass.

I will be working on the car this weekend and I hope also a bit this week after work as well.
I will post pic's as soon as I get some more done.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #186, 10-20-2008 04:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I have looked at this and I think I like this one the best.
if I just paint it black to the back of the door. and color match the rest it will size down the B piller look and not just look like the stock fiero glass.

I will be working on the car this weekend and I hope also a bit this week after work as well.
I will post pic's as soon as I get some more done.


How about doing that area in Carbon Fiber? It will give you that black look you are after, but also give it a bit more eye appeal up close. If its to difficult to make a real carbon fiber panel, you could use some of that really good carbon fiber vinyl thats on the market. Just an idea.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #187, 10-20-2008 04:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


How about doing that area in Carbon Fiber? It will give you that black look you are after, but also give it a bit more eye appeal up close. If its to difficult to make a real carbon fiber panel, you could use some of that really good carbon fiber vinyl thats on the market. Just an idea.




that might be a good Idea! thanks for the feedback.



ALLTRBO MSG #188, 10-21-2008 06:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I have looked at this and I think I like this one the best.
if I just paint it black to the back of the door. and color match the rest it will size down the B piller look and not just look like the stock fiero glass.

That's exactly what I was talking about a few posts up.

The CF look isn't my thing, but I think it'd have a complete look if other exterior pieces were CF as well.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #189, 10-23-2008 12:02 PM
      I have not worked on the car this week yet I have been sick. but I am fealing better now and I am looking forward to this weekend it will be the first one in about a mounth that I can work on my car. I am still waiting for my wheels. I should have them this next week. they are being shiped from Cali. to Ga. so it will take a few days to get here. I am sure they will be worth the wait BonSpeed makes a great wheel.
I plan to start doing the finish bodywork on each piece from front to back to get it all fitted for the last time before it goes to the body shop.
I will take some pictures this weekend and post them monday.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #190, 10-24-2008 08:10 AM
      I got a call back from BonSpeed last night on my wheels. they should have been here by now but they put them on hold for another week because of SEMA
they had to make 25 sets before they could get mine done now they will not ship for 2 weeks while they are at the show. oh well!
I am not in that big of a rush for them so I guess that it a good thing.
I will keep you all posted.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #191, 10-26-2008 08:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I got a call back from BonSpeed last night on my wheels. they should have been here by now but they put them on hold for another week because of SEMA
they had to make 25 sets before they could get mine done now they will not ship for 2 weeks while they are at the show. oh well!
I am not in that big of a rush for them so I guess that it a good thing.
I will keep you all posted.


I guess I'll see BonSpeed and you're of style rims in NV. During my trip, I was looking forward in seeing your rims.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #192, 10-27-2008 02:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


I guess I'll see BonSpeed and you're of style rims in NV. During my trip, I was looking forward in seeing your rims.

Me To!
I should have them soon. and I will let you know. I will post pictures with the measurements and weights.

I was able to work on the car this weekend. I am getting sick of bodywork. LOL!
every time I think I am done I find another part I need to tweek. I forgot my camera today so I will post pictures tomarow.
I worked on the rear quarters,pass. door,and the rockers. I tweeked the widebody rockers a little bit. I will post the pictures tomarow with more detail.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #193, 10-27-2008 03:15 PM
      Here is a possable Tweek question for all of you out here in Fiero land.
you have all seen my progress on this thread and the farther I get in to it the more I change but as I have been working on the car and looking it over one thing keeps catching my eye that I don't like on the car. I think I want to widen the bottom of the front facia to bring it out more to cover the front of the wheels.
can someone do a photo chop so I can see what it will look like?
I will wait to do this till I get my new wheels so I don't have to do it twice if I decide to do it at all.
here are some pictures to work with. thanks for any help or coments you can provide.
D.

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I don't know if any of these pic's will work I will try to get more tonight.
the front facia curves under in front of the tire and shows more of the tire than I would like.
I want to widen the bottom sides only to cover the tire better.
post pic's or any comments you have. thanks, D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #194, 10-27-2008 04:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Here is a possable Tweek question for all of you out here in Fiero land. I have been working on the car and looking it over one thing keeps catching my eye that I don't like on the car. I think I want to widen the bottom of the front facia to bring it out more to cover the front of the wheels.
D.


IMHO, I'd wait until your rims arrive. As a rule (my own rule) fitting the body around the desired rim/tires comes first. If I may add, it no doubt will look good.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #195, 10-28-2008 09:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


IMHO, I'd wait until your rims arrive. As a rule (my own rule) fitting the body around the desired rim/tires comes first. If I may add, it no doubt will look good.


I second that !


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #196, 10-31-2008 11:00 AM
      Any Updates??

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #197, 10-31-2008 11:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Any Updates??


What he said.


85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #198, 11-01-2008 02:14 AM
      Delorean good talkin to you. lookin forward to seeing your car.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #199, 11-03-2008 09:06 AM
      I have been working on the car this week but for some reason I was not able to pull up this site I don't know what happened if it was my computer or the site but it is back now.
I worked on a lot of different things on the car the rear fascia, rockers, doors, and the inside of the rear quarters.
on the rear quarters I cut them down and re fitted them to the chop and started glassing them back together.
I tweaked the rockers a bit I first started on the vent screens then I cut the front apart and widened them to take up the whole bottom of the front fender also I reworked the rear molding line to match the 355 lines better I will also do the front to match so it will be the same from front to back.
I was able to get the pass. door skin mounted and the wide body section glassed on.
yesterday I worked on the rear deck lid with the spoiler glassing it on. I have a lot more to do to the car.
I hope to start doing the fitting of all the parts soon but I think there will be a few more tweaks before I can do that.
I am waiting for my wheels so I can get them on and fit the wheel wells to them as well as widen the bottom of the front fascia to cover the front wheels better.
here are some pictures of what I have been doing.
I will keep you all posted. but the car still has a long way to go.
D.














whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #200, 11-03-2008 09:11 AM
      Here are a few pictures of my friends car from the other night.
he just got it back from the shop and we put the deck lid back on it.




this is a picture of the front of my car where I am thinking about widening the bottom of the front fascia.
what do you think about it ? and can anyone do a photo shop of it for me?

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85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #201, 11-03-2008 11:30 AM
      Here you go if you would like the last pic done to I can do that?



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #202, 11-03-2008 11:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85SEnochie:

Here you go if you would like the last pic done to I can do that?



cool thanks!
I think you just made up my mind to cut the front end up and widen the bottom.
I just kept looking at it and not liking it very much. too much tire showing.
Great! more to do! LOL!
oh well it will get done some day!


85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #203, 11-03-2008 11:58 AM
      From the looks of it your someday will be ahell of alot sooner then mine

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #204, 11-03-2008 12:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85SEnochie:

From the looks of it your someday will be ahell of alot sooner then mine



Little by Little.
if I could just stick to a plan it would go a lot faster but not quite as cool I think.
so I will just keep going the way I am going and it will be done when it get's done.
don't loose hope on yours, just doing something small each week and before you know it, it will get there.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #205, 11-03-2008 12:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just kept looking at it and not liking it very much. too much tire showing.


It's an incurable “sickness." It's gets worse once the rims and tires arrive.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #206, 11-03-2008 12:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


It's an incurable “sickness." It's gets worse once the rims and tires arrive.



no kidding! every time I work on it and think I am making progress I find more to tweak! LOL


85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #207, 11-03-2008 12:29 PM
      Here you go a little cure for the wide wheel posting as requested

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #208, 11-03-2008 12:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85SEnochie:

Here you go a little cure for the wide wheel posting as requested





that looks way better! thanks.


85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #209, 11-03-2008 12:46 PM
      No prob. anything else just let me know

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #210, 11-03-2008 10:50 PM
      What type of side mirrors do you have in mind? 355s?




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #211, 11-04-2008 12:17 AM
     

WOW Dean !

I absolutely love every thing you are doing. That rear end is simply awesome. I love the tweeks to the rockers also.

Looking forward to the future.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #212, 11-04-2008 12:30 AM
      Nice re-tweaking. Never bolt-on a part. Tweak it first.







whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #213, 11-04-2008 07:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

What type of side mirrors do you have in mind? 355s?




I am not sure yet. I know a guy that makes break away Diablo mirrors and I was kind of leaning that way.
I would have to tweak them a bit to shorten them but that would not be that hard to do.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #214, 11-04-2008 07:55 AM
      Last night I finally got around to working on the drivers door.
I got the old door skin off and mounted the tabs on the new fiberglass skin. while I waited for that to dry I reworked the door a little with the new door skins they have the mirror hole glassed over so it hits the original mirror mount so what I have done is cut the mount around the bottom and part way up the sides then hammered them flat to the rest of the door and re welded them back in there new location so they will no longer interfere with the new door skin. I then worked on the rocker and got it in to place so I could tweak the front of that side. I have not started it yet I ran out of time. I was able to get the new door skin mounted and lined up before I quit last night.
here are a few pic's from last night.
2 pic's mounting the door tabs to the new skin


A pic to show what I had to do to the door for the new skin to fit

2 pic's of the rocker installed


and last but not least the new door skin mounted on the car

on a side note.... the easiest way to get the tabs to line up on the door is to place the new skin on the door place 2 plastic rivets in the bottom and tape the top in place then close the door to align it then reopen it and take a marker and mark the holes. then pull the door skin off and mount your tabs.
the tab has a nut hole that goes all the way threw so you can see the marks you made and center them.
just a heads up for anyone wanting to do the same.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #215, 11-04-2008 08:53 AM
     


Dean,

I saw where Amida was doing something like this with his noses, and i thought this would look great on yours as well.



a chin spoiler helps it to line up better with the rockers from a side profile and is a pretty slick and aggressive look to boot !



Any final thoughts yet on your wing brake light or rear marker lights ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #216, 11-04-2008 09:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean,

I saw where Amida was doing something like this with his noses, and i thought this would look great on yours as well.



a chin spoiler helps it to line up better with the rockers from a side profile and is a pretty slick and aggressive look to boot !



Any final thoughts yet on your wing brake light or rear marker lights ?


I was going to make one like the challenge car (the yellow one) I like the way it looks I have just not gotten that far yet. also on the sides at the bottom of the rocker.
as far as the side marker lights I have them already I have 4 amber and 2 red I will use 2 of the amber in the stock front location with a few tweaks as marker lights and the second set of amber's as turn signals at the rear of the front fender like the Euro cars do. as far as the rear markers I have not decided where I am going to place them yet I am not finished tweaking yet. the lights I am using are from a Ford dully rear fender. I have not found a light for the spoiler yet I want one about 10" to 12" LED but I am still looking at other cars on the road for that one.


85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #217, 11-04-2008 10:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I have looked at this and I think I like this one the best.
if I just paint it black to the back of the door. and color match the rest it will size down the B piller look and not just look like the stock fiero glass.

I will be working on the car this weekend and I hope also a bit this week after work as well.
I will post pic's as soon as I get some more done.


Is this kind of what you are talking about with the pillers? Car-2-Lo has a sweet ride. Edit for better pic

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #218, 11-04-2008 11:11 AM
      not quite what I am going to do I want to paint the B piller the same color as the body but use a black band behind the door glass to make the B piller look a little bit smaller.
I will most likely use carbon fiber there.
by the way I like how CarLo's car is looking. and he just finished the 3800 swap also.


Tha Driver MSG #219, 11-04-2008 12:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I have not found a light for the spoiler yet I want one about 10" to 12" LED but I am still looking at other cars on the road for that one.


Hi Dean,
I just put a Honda Civic spoiler on my BMW that has a led brake light. Might want to check that out. I think it's a mid '90s Civic.
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #220, 11-04-2008 02:16 PM
      Paul, send me a pic of it.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #221, 11-06-2008 09:48 AM
      Just a little update.
last night I worked on the drivers door a little more. I got the wide body piece glassed on that makes the last piece of the wide body to be installed.
now it is a matter of fitting it all and a few more tweaks to other body parts. I will wait for the wheels before I do a few of them. it will still be some time before I can get it to paint.
on other parts I talked to Archie yesterday and the VDI hinges are well under way and should be ready for shipping next week. next big tweak Lambo hinges!
I am going to call BonSpeed today and try to get a ship date from them on the wheels.
I have this weekend off so I am going to try to get a lot done on the car and try to get it in to primer.
here is a pic from last night.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #222, 11-06-2008 12:14 PM
      Okay, so where's the BEEF???

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #223, 11-06-2008 12:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

Okay, so where's the BEEF???


What ! ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
still waiting on the wheels. I am going to call them today.
venders got to love them !

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Tha Driver MSG #224, 11-06-2008 12:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Paul, send me a pic of it.


Give me a couple days to download them from the camera. Been verwy, verwy busy. ;-)
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #225, 11-06-2008 12:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tha Driver:


Give me a couple days to download them from the camera. Been verwy, verwy busy. ;-)
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


thats cool. did you just wake up? LOL
the doors worked out great by the way.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #226, 11-06-2008 04:57 PM
      I just talked to BonSpeed they were at SEMA and they will be back at the shop on Monday and my wheels are finally done and are due to ship out next week.


Tha Driver MSG #227, 11-06-2008 08:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


thats cool. did you just wake up? LOL
the doors worked out great by the way.


Yep. Went to bed about 4 AM & got up a little after noon. Still didn't get enough sleep...
Glad the doors worked out well. How's the mat holding up?
I got the lightweight steering collum installed in the solo car last night. Tonight I'm working on one of the rocker reinforcements (going to cut off the roof). And the suspension on the custom car (pulled the rear bumper & 1/4's off of it day before yesterday & installed the custom rear bumper reinforcement). Working on them after I spend some time on the Mera (got several of it's peices under the final coat of epoxy today).
Pics are still in the camera. I have to boot up another computer & upload the pics on it, transfer them to floppy, load them in this 'puter, downsize them, then I can email them. I'll get a couple to you soon...
Just took me over 30 minites to get a good enough connection to load a web page.
Later,
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #228, 11-07-2008 09:01 AM
      if everything goes right I should have my VDI hinges and my wheels next week.
this will be great. I will work on the car this weekend to get more things done on the body and then with the wheels and hinges I can
do the final fit with a few more tweaks so I can get it to finish body and paint.
while that is being done I will work on the motor and other things.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #229, 11-10-2008 11:07 AM
      I was able to work on the car this weekend but not as much as I wanted to.
body work takes forever. I worked on the rockers to get them finished I widened the drivers side and did all the bottom body lines to match the front
and installed the screen on the passenger side. I also worked on the drivers door, the rear deck lid, the rear quarter windows, and a little on the rear fascia.
it is kind of a slow go and it does not look like much progress but a lot has been done. on the rear deck lid I glassed in the rear of the spoiler and made the screen for the hood scoop.
I wanted to get more done but it is just me working on it. so I will just keep plugging along and posting pic's as I go.
here are some pic's from this weekend.
hopefully next week I will have VDI hinges and wheels to post.
enjoy.








madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #230, 11-10-2008 02:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:



Looking good.


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #231, 11-10-2008 06:32 PM
      Hurry up. World of Wheels is mid January. Ron Rizzi is already putting together the group.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #232, 11-10-2008 07:54 PM
     
Keep plugging away,..the car is really starting to look awesome.

The wheels and the hinges are just going to really make your ride spectacular.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #233, 11-10-2008 08:35 PM
      Its cleaning up super nice!! I must say I was a little worried at first when I saw you were going to cut up a great looking GT. I had fear that the car would get taken apart and then the project would stall and another Fiero would be dead. But I guess my fears were unfounded, you have really done something amazing with this car. Your talent and skills are unbelievable!! Way to go man!!

GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #234, 11-10-2008 09:59 PM
      I know what you mean about the body work Dean. It's slow moving and looks like there'e no progress and them BAM your done.
That's why I took a break from fiberglassing and started on my headlight mod. Looking good. And way ahead of mine. I gotta kick it into high gear now.

Joe


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #235, 11-11-2008 07:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofool:

Hurry up. World of Wheels is mid January. Ron Rizzi is already putting together the group.


I want to have it done for the WOW but unless I get a lot of help or enough money to send it to a body shop I don't see it happening.
but you never know. but even if it is still in primer it will go to Daytona.

I will not let a good car die. it may take years to be complete but it will get there.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #236, 11-11-2008 08:15 AM
      last night I spent a little time cleaning up my pig pen. I hate getting covered in dust and not finding things.
so a little cleanup was in order.
I was able to get a better pic of the car.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #237, 11-11-2008 11:23 AM
     


When you throw that chin spoiler on front and slap on the wheels this car will be snapping necks in traffic !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #238, 11-11-2008 11:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

When you throw that chin spoiler on front and slap on the wheels this car will be snapping necks in traffic !



Thanks! when it sees trafic again. LOL
yours is looking great with wings. does it inspire you to get more done now?
I hope I help inspire you to get yours done as much as all of you have inspired me to do mine.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #239, 11-14-2008 09:10 AM
      been a little bussy this week at work so I have been to tired to work on the car this week but I will try to get a little work done on it this weekend.
I have a few parts on order that I should have next week so I will post pic's when they get here.
last night I went to a friends house that buys crashed or theft recovery Corvettes and picked up a set of C5 Z06 calipers for 13" brakes
I got them for $100.00 I will buy new rotors, pads and the adapters to get them on soon I am just picking up parts when and where I can for now.
I also picked up a new battery yesterday so I can start the car and move it out to get it turned around with out trying to push it by myself.
hopefully I will be able to get a lot done this weekend. I will keep you posted.

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Hudini (hudini@tds.net) MSG #240, 11-14-2008 09:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
last night I went to a friends house that buys crashed or stolen Corvettes


Your friend buys stolen Corvettes? Isn't that a "Bad Thing"?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #241, 11-14-2008 09:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hudini:


Your friend buys stolen Corvettes? Isn't that a "Bad Thing"?


thats funny! he is a dealer that buys them at auction.
I fixed it.
if anyone wants any parts from a Corvette let me know and I will let you know if he has it and a cost.

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fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #242, 11-14-2008 10:05 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I also picked up a new battery yesterday



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Hmmm! Looks like a disguise for a 6-pack of beer to me.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #243, 11-14-2008 10:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofool:


Hmmm! Looks like a disguise for a 6-pack of beer to me.


that would be a good cooler Idea for a 6-pack of Coke? in a car.
since I dont drink.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #244, 11-16-2008 06:25 PM
      Dean you decide on your mirrors and marker lights yet ?

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #245, 11-17-2008 08:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean you decide on your mirrors and marker lights yet ?



the marker lights yes the mirrors no. I am leaning twards mirrors like what CarLo used but if I go that way I will have to cut them apart and make them fold back and use the power motors out of my old Fiero mirrors.
as far as the marker lights I am using on the front the Euro Ferrari lights the 1" dot that goes behind the front tire high on the fender.
on the rear I am using a marker light from a Ford duelie fender the little oval ones. I dont like big lights so I found the smallest ones I could.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #246, 11-17-2008 09:20 AM
      I was able to work on the car a bit this weekend but I don't have any pics to post as of yet
all I did was body work. I worked on the deck lid and spoiler. I had to redo the mustang scoop because I noticed that I did not cut enough off the back of it when I first did it.
as it sat it would have hit the back glass so I had to cut more off it and re work it.
I also worked on the gas door to get it fitted.
I looked over the car at all the lines and noticed that the rear bumper sides tapered up instead of down towards the rockers so I cut the bottom to change the angle.
now it fits with the car better.
I am also working on another project that I am not going to share till I get it done. (teaser!)
it will take a little time to get it right and I am not going to rush it because I still need to think out the details but I will post it when I get it done.
as of today I am giving up on body work on the car. I am going to do the tweaks I want and the fiberglass work then turn the car over to my friend to do the body work.
I am sick of sanding and feeling like I am getting no where. I will get the VDI hinges from Archie and get them installed and test fit my wheels to finish the body tweaks when they get here then it is off to my friend for the body work. he will be 10 times faster than me.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #247, 11-17-2008 10:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


the marker lights yes the mirrors no. I am leaning twards mirrors like what CarLo used but if I go that way I will have to cut them apart and make them fold back and use the power motors out of my old Fiero mirrors.
as far as the marker lights I am using on the front the Euro Ferrari lights the 1" dot that goes behind the front tire high on the fender.
on the rear I am using a marker light from a Ford duelie fender the little oval ones. I dont like big lights so I found the smallest ones I could.


Marker lights sound good, but the mirrors Car-lo used IMO are a nice design, but just WAY too small !



I kept looking at them as if it were my eyes, but no they are just tiny.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #248, 11-17-2008 11:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Marker lights sound good, but the mirrors Car-lo used IMO are a nice design, but just WAY too small !



I kept looking at them as if it were my eyes, but no they are just tiny.





they are small but I have looked at several others and just don't care for them.
the Ferrari mirrors that Curly,Troy and others have used IMO stick out way to far and look like flag poles.
I also looked at Corvette and Lambo mirrors and they just don't fit the car.
if I do go with mirrors like CarLo's like I said I will have to tweak them but it's easyer to start with somthing than to do them from scratch.
I am going to try to get to the junk yard this week and look around for parts and ideas on several parts of the car.
if I find an existing mirror that would be easyer to tweak than I might go that route.
I have several Ideas for just making custom mirrors if I can find a good base to start from.
some of what I want them to be... no longer than 10" long, they must swing in, power mirror, and style.
hard to find! but I will find them.

who would have thought that mirrors would be such a pain in the butt?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #249, 11-17-2008 12:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Who would have thought that mirrors would be such a pain in the butt?


Yep. This is what happens when (you) and others raise the bar. There is no going back now.


FierociousGT MSG #250, 11-17-2008 01:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Who would have thought that mirrors would be such a pain in the butt?

 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
..., but the mirrors Car-lo used IMO are a nice design, but just WAY too small !


Ditto!

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #251, 11-17-2008 01:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Some of what I want them to be... no longer than 10" long.


If 10" is okay then 2 1/2" more can't be that bad. It's going all the way in baby, hehe.

At 12.5" you'd could hurt somebody's with that!





GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #252, 11-17-2008 01:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Marker lights sound good, but the mirrors Car-lo used IMO are a nice design, but just WAY too small !



I kept looking at them as if it were my eyes, but no they are just tiny.





I have the same mirrors and thought they where to small also. That's why I was asking madcurl to measure his. Glad I didn't put them on yet. I'll keep the stock ones for now until I can find something else.


FierociousGT MSG #253, 11-17-2008 01:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
If 10" is okay then 2 1/2" more can't be that bad. It's going all the way in baby, hehe.

At 12.5" you'd could hurt somebody's with that!



These are probably the better looking of all the mirrors IMO but they are massive and distract too much (remind of SUV mirrors...). I almost picked up one on ebay for under $240 yesterday but had second thoughts about them.

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Some of what I want them to be... no longer than 10" long.

I know what you mean. Would flow better. This is one of the reasons I decided to switch mirrors.

Have you looked at the F360 CS mirrors?
http://www.revozport.com/360.htm
replicas.

OR

Other Vision hot rod concepts models w/ a bigger mirror area?
http://www.skeetershotrods....2d1d15edfc620752f1ba

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #254, 11-17-2008 01:51 PM
      I would have never thought that I would get so much feed back on mirrors.
now I will have to come up with something very cool that no one has done yet.
challange! I like it.
thanks for all the feedback I will let you all know when I come up with somthing.

on a side note I never knew just how low my car was till my wife parked her car next to it last night. the top of the Fiero only comes to the mirror on her 03 Olds Alero
about 18" shorter.
it looks great!


85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #255, 11-17-2008 01:59 PM
      Yeah look at curly's car compared to the bird behind him. Crazy!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #256, 11-17-2008 02:14 PM
      just talked to BonSpeed my wheels are back from pollish and boxed up to ship out tomarrow
this time I know they are going to do it because they finnaly took the ballance of my money.
with any luck I will have them by Friday.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #257, 11-17-2008 02:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I just talked to BonSpeed my wheels are back from polish and boxed up to ship out tomorrow. This time I know they are going to do it because they finally took the balance of my money. With any luck I will have them by Friday.


Make sure you check them like you're Home Land Security and test fit them prior to mounting the tires.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #258, 11-18-2008 09:19 AM
      trust me I will look over every inch of the wheels and test fit them before I get the tires mounted also.

Ok so yesterday I was able to get out of work a little early so I went to a friends junk yard to look around for mirrors and other things.
I found a set that showed a little promise. a Chrysler cirrus. I bought both power mirrors for 10 bucks. they are big and bulky but I can work with them.
I got home and started cutting, trimming and fitting. I spent about an hour on the mirror getting it where I wanted it. I had to cut the top off of it so I glassed over the top to
rework it back together. the mirrors are plastic so what I am doing is getting them where I want them and then I will take them to a friend's shop and have him pull molds to make me a new set in fiberglass. when I got done with it I was very happy with the outcome. I could not find mirrors I liked so I raised the bar and made them!
they are still not done but close. they stick out 8" and there will be plenty of mirror to see. I love the sweep back look to them and with them being chopped like the car they just seam to fit.

here are son pic's from yesterday.
from this,


to this!


and just something else I found at the junk yard.
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FierociousGT MSG #259, 11-18-2008 10:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
...I got home and started cutting, trimming and fitting.




hehehe I was actually doing the same this morning with a mirror. More later...

Looks sharp! Sounds like alot of work to modify those mirrors. How many hours did take to complete them?

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #260, 11-18-2008 10:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:


hehehe I was actually doing the same this morning with a mirror. More later...

Looks sharp! Sounds like alot of work to modify those mirrors. How many hours did take to complete them?




it is a lot of work but not that bad I spent an hour on the pass side and the drivers side will go faster now that I know what to do.
sometimes it is a pain in the butt to make something cool!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #261, 11-18-2008 12:53 PM
      No doubt you'll get around to it, but I just wanted to mention to not over-look the area beneath or base of the mirror. Make sure (if possible) to clean-up this area so that it will flow with the chopper. On #020 this area was re-tweaked to death and now I'm liking it.




FierociousGT MSG #262, 11-18-2008 12:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
it is a lot of work but not that bad I spent an hour on the pass side and the drivers side will go faster now that I know what to do.
sometimes it is a pain in the butt to make something cool!

Glad to hear it didn't take 54hr (inside joke )

IMO these may be the best looking mirrors on the choptop w/ wide body kit.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #263, 11-18-2008 02:30 PM
      Curly
I do need to clean up the underside still but I want to wait till I get the mirrors re made in Fiberglass so I don't have to do it twice.
I still have a lot of tweaking to do to them this was just an hour of playing with them to see if it could be done and if it would look good.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #264, 11-18-2008 02:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Glad to hear it didn't take 54hr (inside joke )

IMO these may be the best looking mirrors on the choptop w/ wide body kit.



thank you for the complement.
54hr? I think I get it! nuff said.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #265, 11-18-2008 06:19 PM
     


Sweet !!

Much better find whodeanie, and unique at the same time.

Thumbs up !!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #266, 11-18-2008 06:58 PM
      How far do they stick out from the body?

FierociousGT MSG #267, 11-18-2008 08:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
they stick out 8" and there will be plenty of mirror to see. I love the sweep back look to them and with them being chopped like the car they just seam to fit.


 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
How far do they stick out from the body?


Curly thats same sizes as yours... lol


vinny (jph15@msstate.edu) MSG #268, 11-19-2008 09:33 PM
      Damn! Mine only sticks out 6".
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Bump (good thread)


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #269, 11-20-2008 08:31 AM
      I just looked at UPS and my hinges from Archie will be here tomarow morning!
I wish I did not have to work this weekend. they would be on the car by sunday. oh well they still might be if I work on the car at night.
as far as the wheels I have to call BonSpeed today they said they would give me the tracking number for the wheels but they will most likely not make it to me till next week because they are being shiped by carier ground not UPS. they are boxed together on a skid to minimize damage. I will keep you all posted.
I will get pic's of the hinges and wheels as soon as they both get here.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #270, 11-20-2008 11:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I have to call BonSpeed today they said they would give me the tracking number for the wheels but they will most likely not make it to me till next week because they are being shiped by carier ground not UPS. they are boxed together on a skid to minimize damage. I will keep you all posted.


BonSpeed Oh well, the excitement will have to wait.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #271, 11-20-2008 05:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just looked at UPS and my hinges from Archie will be here tomarow morning!

Do you have connections with the ups man? Occurding to my tracking # my won't be here until the 24th.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #272, 11-21-2008 08:09 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by GODFATHER:

[QUOTE]Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just looked at UPS and my hinges from Archie will be here tomarow morning!

Do you have connections with the ups man? Occurding to my tracking # my won't be here until the 24th.


Just lucky I guess. here in Atlanta is a main hub for UPS. maybe they sent yours to the same hub then send it back up to you by horse and buggie! LOL.
living in the back woods has disadvantages. just kidding.
I will post pic's when they get here.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #273, 11-21-2008 12:37 PM
      Look what just got here today!
Archie and crew, very nice job I can't wait to get them on the car.
I have to work this weekend so I will keep you posted when I get them on.
a BIG thank you for all the work.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #274, 11-24-2008 09:18 AM
      I had to work this weekend but Friday night I went home to atleast start on them but 2hrs later they were done.
my car was most of the way appart already so it went fast. I just want to say Nice job Archie and crew the fit was exact.
a very easy bolt on mod.
here are some pic's of my car with it's new wings!








exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #275, 11-24-2008 10:22 AM
     


Whodeanie,

This build just keeps getting better and better.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #276, 11-24-2008 10:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Whodeanie,

This build just keeps getting better and better.


Thank you. now if my dang wheels would get here I could finnish other parts of the body mods.
I don't want to do them till I can fit them to the wheels.
I talked to BonSpeed last friday and was told they would have a tracking number for me but they said they have the wheels done but with the smaller bolt pattern they hade to make a one off center cap because the stock one would not fit. but they said it would be done by monday at the latest so with any luck they will call me to let me know when they will ship out. I know they are custom built wheels and they take time but I would like to have them before X-mas.
I like the wheels and I am sure they will be worth the wait but I don't like vendors that don't give you an exact time line with in a few days. I will let you all know when they get here.

I have a few other body mods that I need to do before I can get the car to the bodyshop.



carnut122 MSG #277, 11-24-2008 11:36 AM
      That's looking great! You're going to mess up a lot of the locals' minds; they won't know what you're driving. Just skip the custom wheels and buy mine. If you squint really hard, they'll look custom!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #278, 11-24-2008 11:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Just skip the custom wheels and buy mine. If you squint really hard, they'll look custom!



LOL! that's funny. I like your wheels but they don't quite fit the car.


fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #279, 11-24-2008 03:21 PM
      First off, awesome build whodeanie!
I see so many front fascia swaps here on Pennock's and I have to wonder if anyone has used, or thought about using a front bumper from a Saturn SC series car. Here's a really crude cut-n-paste, so you can see what I mean (I could spend more time on it and make it seamless if I need to):


Of course the turn signals and such would need to be dealt with, but IMHO, that bumper looks fairly sportish, is cheap, readily available in 99% of salvage yards, and could probly be easily adapted (especially for those such as curly & 'deanie... )

Here is the 1996 Saturn SC2 in it's full glory...





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #280, 11-24-2008 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:

First off, awesome build whodeanie!
I see so many front fascia swaps here on Pennock's and I have to wonder if anyone has used, or thought about using a front bumper from a Saturn SC series car. Here's a really crude cut-n-paste, so you can see what I mean (I could spend more time on it and make it seamless if I need to):


Of course the turn signals and such would need to be dealt with, but IMHO, that bumper looks fairly sportish, is cheap, readily available in 99% of salvage yards, and could probly be easily adapted (especially for those such as curly & 'deanie... )

Here is the 1996 Saturn SC2 in it's full glory...







Anything is possable it just depends on how much you want to cut, fit and fiberglass. the only thing I would say is the saturn bumper is urithane so you would have to make a mold to make it in fiberglass so you could cut it up the way you want so you can fit it. but just FYI by the time you do that you could have bought one that is already done unless you just want a one off that no one has. or buy one and do what we do..... Tweak it the way you want it to be. for example my front nose was made off a real 355 for a kit car so it was way to wide for my car so I cut out 4" from the center and fitted it to my car with custom made wide fenders. I am also doing other custom tweaks to the front that no one else has done that will set mine appart from all the others.
there are several front ends to choose from out there.... 355,now the Esprit (this one looks cool IMO.) and many others to pick from.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #281, 11-25-2008 08:01 AM
      I talked to BonSpeed yesterday and my wheels shipped out yesyerday. they sent me a tracking number but the shipper is not like UPS where you can track every movement.
so I am not sure with thanksgiving as to when they will get here but as soon as they do I will post it.
D.
just to remind me what is on its way!

they should look great on my car.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #282, 11-25-2008 03:33 PM
      Ok I will ask the question I think I am going to take a mold off the rear of my car so I don't have to rebuild it if I get rearended.
with that being said is anyone else interested in one?
keep in mind it is for a widebody car and it will be a while before I get it done because it needs to be finished before I take a mold from it.
I don't know what it would cost yet. I will have to figure out what it would take to make them.
but I just wanted to ask since I will have a mold I might as well use it.
let me know but like I said before it will take some time to get it done to get a good mold from it
just a thought.
PM me so I can save your contact and keep you updated.

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hye_4_life MSG #283, 11-25-2008 03:36 PM
      I'd definitely be interested!

86stealthfiero (joshockey43102@yahoo.com) MSG #284, 11-25-2008 03:43 PM
      count me in id be interested

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #285, 11-25-2008 03:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I talked to BonSpeed yesterday and my wheels shipped out yesyerday. They sent me a tracking number, but the shipper is not like UPS where you can track every movement.
so I am not sure with Thanksgiving as to when they will get here, but as soon as they do I will post it.
D.
Just to remind me what is on its way! They should look great on my car.


Geezs, I hoped we get some 19/20 rim excitement prior to turkey day.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #286, 11-25-2008 03:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Geezs, I hoped we get some 19/20 rim excitement prior to turkey day.



I keep checking the tracking # but all it says is they went out monday. it does not tell me where they are in route.
freight from Cali to Ga with thanksgiving in the way I am thinking monday or tuesday.



vinny (jph15@msstate.edu) MSG #287, 11-25-2008 04:28 PM
      What does soft lip rim mean?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #288, 11-25-2008 04:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by vinny:

What does soft lip rim mean?


what that means is if you look at the edge of the wheel most wheels have a lip at the edge these are double thick and rounded over smooth IE no lip or as they call it soft lip
no hard edge.
also hidden valve stem means the valve stem is behind the spokes not on the outer edge of the wheel


Tha Driver MSG #289, 11-25-2008 05:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Ok I will ask the question I think I am going to take a mold off the rear of my car so I don't have to rebuild it if I get rearended.



A wise decision. I wonder who suggested that?
Come by & get enough mat to do that with. Bring lotsa cash. ( just kidding)
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

Genius by birth, slacker by choice.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #290, 11-26-2008 08:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tha Driver:


A wise decision. I wonder who suggested that?
Come by & get enough mat to do that with. Bring lotsa cash. ( just kidding)
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

Genius by birth, slacker by choice.


yes Paul you did say that and you are right.
I will not need any matt I have a friend 2 doors down from my shop that does fiberglass molds and he said he would do the mold for me.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #291, 11-26-2008 08:44 AM
      I looked up the tracking # this morning and it still says in transit but is does give me a date now of 12/2/08 next tues.
my wheels are rolling!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #292, 11-29-2008 01:30 PM
      Okay, I need some excitement. Anything new?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #293, 11-30-2008 01:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Okay, I need some excitement. Anything new?


Two days left till the 19/20 arrive. Two pages back, can't let that happen!


Then the excitement begins.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #294, 12-01-2008 10:11 AM
      monday morning update.....
I did not feel like doing any body work this last weekend so I worked on other parts of the car.
I was able to finnish the mirrors so I can take them to my friend so he can pull a mold off them and make me a set out of fiberglass so I can work with them as far as
fitting them on the car and monting them. I also installed A new Hela air horn set on the car that give the car that Euro sound I wanted. I went to work on the wireing for
the lights. I made the harness for the headlights and installed them also wired up the front turn signals as well as the tail lights.
I have the inner tail lights wired up but the outer ones are giving me fits! if anyone can help I would love to get them done.
after about 2 hrs of fighting with the tail lights I gave up and went to fitting the inside pannels to the chop top. I had to cut some of them to fit but I will say a heat gun will do alot as far as re shaping some of the plastic. I plan to recover all the trim when I do the interior.
I did pull the car out side so I could do a little clean up and I got some pics that show the whole car.
as I was typeing this my wheels showed up a day early! OMG they look great I can't wait to get them home and test fit them.
here are some pic's.










FierociousGT MSG #295, 12-01-2008 11:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


FINALLY!

WTF
Cliff, What happened to my sig and quoted image?

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #296, 12-01-2008 12:14 PM
      Sweet!



What about the tires? Did they arrive too? Oh yeah, don't forget to weigh the rims!

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #297, 12-01-2008 12:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Sweet!



What about the tires? Did they arrive too?



the tires have been at Discount tire for about 2 weeks now just waiting on wheels.
I am going to get them home so I can look them over and test fit them to make sure everything fits and then I will take them to get the tires mounted.
the size I went with are front 235-35-ZR19 and rear 285-30-ZR20 Yokahama's



HC MSG #298, 12-01-2008 02:30 PM
      Whoa! Sick rims dude!

fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #299, 12-01-2008 03:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
the tires have been at Discount tire for about 2 weeks now just waiting on wheels.
I am going to get them home so I can look them over and test fit them to make sure everything fits and then I will take them to get the tires mounted.
the size I went with are front 235-35-ZR19 and rear 285-30-ZR20 Yokahama's


Ok, it's been a couple of hours... You've had enough time to test fit them, and I KNOW you took some pics of the test fitting..... So where are they?
Even without tires, we wanna see... NOW!



85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #300, 12-01-2008 03:37 PM
      Yeah what he said. / \
I


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #301, 12-01-2008 06:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

Yeah what he said. / \
I


Piling on ! hehehehe


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #302, 12-01-2008 10:44 PM
     

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #303, 12-02-2008 09:16 AM
      ok here is the update you have all been waiting for. last night I test fit the wheels and they fit exactly the way I wanted them to I could not be happier witht the fit.
even with the delays I would highly recomend BonSpeed to any one.
here are some pic's and info from last night.

first off I took measurements on the clearance to the strut on the rear.

here are some pic's of the wheels on the car.

Rear

Front

the back of the wheel. also notice BonSpeed does what they call a hidden valve stem it is on the back lip of the wheel you can see the hole.
there is no problem with clearance but what I am using are the removeable stems. or flushmount as they call them.

this shot was just to see how much bigger the wheels were.

when I ordered the wheels they had asked me what brakes I was going to use so they could make sure they had enough clearance.
I had told them 13"Willwoods and later decided on Corvette brakes instead I called them and they were not sure if they would clear
so I told them to just build them for the Willwoods well last night I test fit the Corvette setup and they have more than enough clearance to the spokes 5/8" to be exact.
Just FYI.

Weight of the front wheel. if you can't see it 25.8lbs.

and the rear was 27.8lbs.
I knew they were lite but I was guessing 30+lbs.
all in all I am very happy with them.
as far as where they set on the body of the car the front set almost exactly flush and the rear set about 1/2" inside the top of the fender.
that is exactly what I wanted them to be.
as far as what I ordered here are the details.
my car 88GT
hole pattern 5 x 100, back space 38mm., front 19 x 8.5 and rear 20 x 10
I hope this info helps others with there choices for wheels.


FierociousGT MSG #304, 12-02-2008 09:59 AM
      Looking great! Any shots from behind?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #305, 12-02-2008 10:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Looking great! Any shots from behind?


no I did not take any because with the suspension hanging it would not show how they line up with the body.
I will get some when I get the tires on. but I will be out of town for the next few weekends and I don't know when I will get the chance to get the tires mounted.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #306, 12-02-2008 10:24 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


no I did not take any because with the suspension hanging it would not show how they line up with the body.
I will get some when I get the tires on. but I will be out of town for the next few weekends and I don't know when I will get the chance to get the tires mounted.


Hey listen tell the wife you have a bunch of drooling fiero guys here and you have to cancel your plans hehehehe (juuuuuust kidding guys).

Sucks that life has to get in the way of our fun hehehehe.

Dean these wheels really put your car over the top as far as looking great,... now it is simply outstanding.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #307, 12-02-2008 10:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Hey listen tell the wife you have a bunch of drooling fiero guys here and you have to cancel your plans hehehehe (juuuuuust kidding guys).

Sucks that life has to get in the way of our fun hehehehe.

Dean these wheels really put your car over the top as far as looking great,... now it is simply outstanding.


it is not the wife it's work and my sisters wedding in Ar.
I have to do the work thing so I can buy more parts and keep the build going.
the wife does not care about my projets one way or the other.
and thanks for all the feedback from everyone it keeps me going knowing that I am not the only one that wants to see the car done.
now if I could get some help with the work! LOL




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #308, 12-02-2008 03:43 PM
      Simply beautiful.....



Using the 285/30/20 are 26.8" just shy of the dreaded 27.0". You will rub during dips in the road using stock springs (comfort springs, but hey they ride the best. I have stock on #015 )

Make sure the company that is mounting the tires uses or has soft plastic clamps during mounting phase. Otherwise, it might be prudent to use plastic lip protectors. They may have some at the shop so don't forget to ask (I have a pic some where).

Oh yeah, where's the center cap? Does the cap have a custom company logo etched into the center or did you go custom? I know so many question regarding wheels, but this is what choptop owners do, hehe.

Close-up pics;
Yellow Clamps


I used a plastic rim lip protector since my guy's machine didn't have one.

Edit: to add pics.

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 12-02-2008).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #309, 12-02-2008 03:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


it is not the wife it's work and my sisters wedding in Ar.
I have to do the work thing so I can buy more parts and keep the build going.
the wife does not care about my projets one way or the other.
and thanks for all the feedback from everyone it keeps me going knowing that I am not the only one that wants to see the car done.
now if I could get some help with the work! LOL



You are forgiven and are allowed to attend the wedding, but we'll need proof you attended, hehe j/k. In all seriousness, you've provided us with tweaks never seen before on Fiero that isn't a replica, but truly a one-off. Oh yeah, good wife you have allowing you to continue in your project.


Also I notice the tweaking has started on the front side nose for additional flaring... sweet! That should give the front end a meaner stance.



Coinage (ldwrestling80@comcast.net) MSG #310, 12-02-2008 06:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Make sure the company that is mounting the tires uses or has soft plastic clamps during mounting phase. Otherwise, it might be prudent to use plastic lip protectors. They may have some at the shop so don't forget to ask (I have a pic some where).

Oh yeah, where's the center cap? Does the cap have a custom company logo etched into the center or did you go custom? I know so many question regarding wheels, but this is what choptop owners do, hehe.

Close-up pics;
Yellow Clamps


I used a plastic rim lip protector since my guy's machine didn't have one.

Edit: to add pics.



Dear lord, with those pricey wheels go to a shop that doesnt use clamps.


^ thats what we have at my shop. Its a no touch system and makes it easy, even those 25 series tires... can do anything from 13"-26" wheels.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #311, 12-03-2008 08:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Simply beautiful.....



Using the 285/30/20 are 26.8" just shy of the dreaded 27.0". You will rub during dips in the road using stock springs (comfort springs, but hey they ride the best. I have stock on #015 )

Make sure the company that is mounting the tires uses or has soft plastic clamps during mounting phase. Otherwise, it might be prudent to use plastic lip protectors. They may have some at the shop so don't forget to ask (I have a pic some where).

Oh yeah, where's the center cap? Does the cap have a custom company logo etched into the center or did you go custom? I know so many question regarding wheels, but this is what choptop owners do, hehe.

Close-up pics;
Yellow Clamps


I used a plastic rim lip protector since my guy's machine didn't have one.

Edit: to add pics.




the center caps are being sent this week they forgot to etch them so they will be comming with the flush valve stems. because of the small bolt pattern they had to make custom centers for my wheels.
as far as the stock springs I already have a set of Koni struts and coil overs that I will install on the car when I do the LS6 swap.
Discount tire does not have the equiptment you are talking about but I talked to a friend at Buttler tire and they do. all they do are custom wheels and tires for high end cars so I will be taking them there to be mounted.

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 12-03-2008).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #312, 12-03-2008 01:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
The center caps are being sent this week they forgot to etch them so they will be comming with the flush valve stems.

Discount tire does not have the equiptment you are talking about but I talked to a friend at Buttler tire and they do. all they do are custom wheels and tires for high end cars so I will be taking them there to be mounted.



Cool. What type of etching did you use? Custom, BonSpeed logo, or Fiero? As for the higher-end tire changer that's cool and all the better. I forgot to ask, but have you looked into polishing material for the rims? If you're rims are chromed... never mind.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #313, 12-03-2008 01:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Cool. What type of etching did you use? Custom, BonSpeed logo, or Fiero? As for the higher-end tire changer that's cool and all the better. I forgot to ask, but have you looked into polishing material for the rims? If you're rims are chromed... never mind.


just went with the BonSpeed logo on them.
and the wheels are just pollished because I am still not sure if I want to have them colored or not yet.
I want to get the car done and then do some photo shop to see what I like the best. I might just keep them the way they are. they look great!


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #314, 12-03-2008 04:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I might just keep them the way they are. they look great!


Caution with polished rims!!!! they look great when new, but the first time I had to polish them I was cursing the name madcurl , I think I even called him at home to fuss at him.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #315, 12-03-2008 05:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:


Caution with polished rims!!!! they look great when new, but the first time I had to polish them I was cursing the name madcurl , I think I even called him at home to fuss at him.


Ahh, but it was a good 3-hour workout, right? Hehe.

Funny that I just told Demacheo the same thing about getting his BonSpeed chromed so he too wouldn't be calling me, hehe.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #316, 12-03-2008 10:33 PM
      How about some pics with the tires on the rims and on the car. Putting those rims and tires on the car will give it a whole new look.

[This message has been edited by GODFATHER (edited 12-03-2008).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #317, 12-04-2008 08:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

How about some pics with the tires on the rims and on the car. Putting those rims and tires on the car will give it a whole new look.



I have not had them mounted yet.
I have not had any time to get out of work and get it done and as it stands I will be lucky to get it done before the new year.
my shop does a lot of Emergency work this time of year. you know..... people break windows to grab stuff for Xmass!
when I get it done I will post it ASAP!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #318, 12-05-2008 09:53 AM
      last night I was able to work on the front end of the car. since I have my wheels now I was able to figure out how much wider to make the front.
I am doing this because I did not like how the front curved under so much and showed so much tire.
so this is what I came up with rather than trying to figure out how to just widen the bottom I decided to add a scoop to the sides this will change the look of the 355 front and also give it the look I wanted from the front. a wider more agressive look.
I also cut the fender top lip and moved it out about 1/2" now the top is straght up and down and it covers the wheel the way I want it to.
keep in mind that it is no where near done yet but here are som pic's from last night.







85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #319, 12-05-2008 12:30 PM
      Dude your little scoop matches the bigger one on the side. LOL. Whodeanie you do awesome work. That and in your own garage. I can't wait to see this one finished.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #320, 12-05-2008 01:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I am doing this because I did not like how the front curved under so much and showed so much tire. I decided to add a scoop to the sides this will change the look of the 355 front and also give it the look I wanted from the front. a wider more agressive look.







IMO your doing the modifications because;
1. It looks better than the F355.
2. It matches the Mad-Arch kit, and
3. This makes your own tweaking "Bad to the bone."
4. If I may add, if you use the Corvette C6 side marker lamps you'd have a far better look vs. the F355 side marker lamps thus adding to a truly custom ride. You've gone this far so there is no need to stop now.

As a rule, "you never bolt on parts without tweaking it." Be a leader, never a follower, and don't live in the past.

If I may add, if you use the Corvette C6 side marker lamps you'd have a far better look vs. the F355 side marker lamps thus adding to a truly custom ride.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #321, 12-05-2008 01:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

Dude your little scoop matches the bigger one on the side. LOL. Whodeanie you do awesome work. That and in your own garage. I can't wait to see this one finished.


that's what I was going for. I will screen it in like the back also.
thanks for the complement. it's not the garage or the shop it's the people in it or in my case the person... LOL.

page 9 is mine!

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 12-05-2008).]

85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #322, 12-05-2008 01:24 PM
      You do good If you owned a shop that did this kind of stuff I would not have any problems letting you do the work. Really top notch work.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #323, 12-05-2008 01:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

You do good If you owned a shop that did this kind of stuff I would not have any problems letting you do the work. Really top notch work.


I don't think so. like I tell my wife I love to work on cars when I don't have to and I am not on a time line. I was an ASE tech among other things.
work is just that work and play is what you see.
but thanks again.



85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #324, 12-05-2008 01:41 PM
      I wasn't asking if you would do it on my car. I was just saying that based on this thread IF you did own a shop you would have my business. I am going to UTI to be ASE certified I have a year and a half untill i graduate.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #325, 12-05-2008 01:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

I wasn't asking if you would do it on my car. I was just saying that based on this thread IF you did own a shop you would have my business. I am going to UTI to be ASE certified I have a year and a half untill i graduate.



I knew what you ment!
you are going to UTI? take every class you can!


85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #326, 12-05-2008 02:01 PM
      I am going to take as many as I can afford. So far I have auto/diesel industrial. I am going to add Ford and smog as well An international elective too.

fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #327, 12-05-2008 03:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

You do good If you owned a shop that did this kind of stuff I would not have any problems letting you do the work. Really top notch work.


Hey, whodeanie, we should start a shop for the southeast! I think it'd be a lotta fun!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #328, 12-08-2008 12:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:


Hey, whodeanie, we should start a shop for the southeast! I think it'd be a lotta fun!




I love it as a hobby but if I did it for a living it would become a job. and I would not want that.

I was not able to even look at my car this last weekend but I did have fun friday night. a frined fo mine got a new car and took me for a ride.
he has more money than he knows what to do with. his new car is a Lambo, Gallardo all wheel drive 550hp.
that was a fun ride!

this is not his car but one just like it. I did not have my camera with me to get pic's

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 12-08-2008).]

doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #329, 12-08-2008 02:17 PM
      If your friend doesn't know what to do with it, tell him to send some my way.. I could use a few things for the fiero

Nice build thread you have going on here though !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #330, 12-08-2008 02:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

If your friend doesn't know what to do with it, tell him to send some my way.. I could use a few things for the fiero

Nice build thread you have going on here though !



I don't think it would work I am tyring to talk him out of the extra LS7 he has for his Corvette to stick in my Fiero and he is not going for it.
and thanks!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #331, 12-08-2008 03:30 PM
      A photo chop by Fieroboom to help inspire me to get mine done!
thanks!


fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #332, 12-08-2008 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

A photo chop by Fieroboom to help inspire me to get mine done!
thanks!


ARG! You posted my quick-n-dirty ugliness here too??
Lookin' good man, keep it up!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #333, 12-08-2008 03:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:


ARG! You posted my quick-n-dirty ugliness here too??
Lookin' good man, keep it up!


make it better and re post it here. LOL
thanks! I gave you a + rating for it.


fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #334, 12-08-2008 05:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


make it better and re post it here. LOL
thanks! I gave you a + rating for it.


You might completely hate this, but here goes the "Whodeanie Mean Greanie"... Rims courtesy of yellowstone.
WARNING: This is an artist's representation, and most likely does NOT represent the owner's intentions...



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #335, 12-09-2008 08:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:


You might completely hate this, but here goes the "Whodeanie Mean Greanie"... Rims courtesy of yellowstone.
WARNING: This is an artist's representation, and most likely does NOT represent the owner's intentions...




not to bad. it gives me a good idea what it will look like with a few mods. thanks!



fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #336, 12-09-2008 10:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
not to bad. it gives me a good idea what it will look like with a few mods. thanks!


Glad to do it!
- The perspective on the rims is a little off
- I gave her some "hips" in the back. Wasn't sure if you were going widebody or not.
- I dropped her nose with somewhat of a chin spoiler
- I tinted the taillights with a "cover" that stretches across

I wasn't totally sure on the actual shape of the rear bumper, because it's a little difficult to make out the lines with all the filler on it. I also wasn't sure on how big the gap is in the front fender from the fender to the door panel, so I guesstimated...
If you've got some hi-res images of it, send them to me at paul@grandesigns.net and I'll try to do some more accurate depictions of it as-is. I was just trying to be creative a little on that last one.
I can still make it look better, just need some better pics to start with.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #337, 12-09-2008 12:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:


Glad to do it!
- The perspective on the rims is a little off
- I gave her some "hips" in the back. Wasn't sure if you were going widebody or not.
- I dropped her nose with somewhat of a chin spoiler
- I tinted the taillights with a "cover" that stretches across

I wasn't totally sure on the actual shape of the rear bumper, because it's a little difficult to make out the lines with all the filler on it. I also wasn't sure on how big the gap is in the front fender from the fender to the door panel, so I guesstimated...
If you've got some hi-res images of it, send them to me at paul@grandesigns.net and I'll try to do some more accurate depictions of it as-is. I was just trying to be creative a little on that last one.
I can still make it look better, just need some better pics to start with.



Let me get the car a little farther along and I will send you some larger pic's to play with that way I will have the wheels on it and the hood and deck lid as well as the front nose tweaks.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #338, 12-11-2008 11:42 AM
      Just a minor update
last night for about an hr. I worked on fitting the new inside door panels
I am using a fiberglass 355 dash and doors and I had to tweak the doors a bit because on the 355 kit car the outside door skin is higher than stock
so I had to cut down the top of the door panel so it would not stick up past the outside. with the car being a chop top it would have made the side windows real small as well as look stupid from the outside of the car.
I did not get any pic's from last night but earlyer in this thread I posted pic's of them. I will be out of town for the next few days but once I get back I will try to get more done before Christmas but I dont think much will happen till after the new year but once I do I will post it for everyone.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #339, 12-17-2008 12:26 AM
      Tires and rims mounted yet?




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #340, 12-18-2008 10:00 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Tires and rims mounted yet?



not yet I have been sick and have not even looked at the car yet.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #341, 12-19-2008 12:40 PM
     

It is going to be really interesting to see if the 10" wide wheels, with rubber, will be enough to lineup to match the lip of the widebody. i am hoping so !

Fingers crossed !


carnut122 MSG #342, 12-19-2008 06:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


not yet I have been sick and have not even looked at the car yet.



Man...................................you must be sick!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #343, 12-21-2008 03:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


not yet I have been sick and have not even looked at the car yet.




Are you back to or work


or are you still sick?



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #344, 12-23-2008 08:28 AM
      still sick.
I went to the doctor and they got me on some meds but I feal like I am drunk. I dont want to work with power tools when I feal like this.
as soon as I feal better I will get more done and post it


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #345, 12-25-2008 01:14 AM
     

Get yourself well Dean,..the car will still be there when you are ready.

Happy Holidays.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #346, 12-30-2008 09:28 AM
      I am getting better now and I will be finishing up some tweaks I have done to the body of the car and then I will be taking the car to the body shop
for finishing this next mounth.
I have to work alot this mounth so I will not be able to work on the car much so this is the best way to keep the work going on it. I have not mounted the tires yet because I am waiting on a set of flush valve stems.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #347, 12-30-2008 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I have not mounted the tires yet because I am waiting on a set of flush valve stems.


Did BonSpeed misplace them?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #348, 12-31-2008 07:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Did BonSpeed misplace them?



no I forgot to order them when I ordered the wheels and I was just going to use regular valve stems but I think it will be much nicer with the custom ones.
I am not in that big of a hurry on them now that I was able to test fit the wheels so I could do the final tweaks on the body before it goes to the body shop.
they would just sit around till the car gets back I am trying to find a set of junk wheels to throw on the car for paint and body so I can get carnut his wheels back
to him.
my shop has been slow so I need to spend more time here to get it going strong again so I can make the money I need to finish my car.
I will keep you all posted with the progress but it will slow down for a little bit.



ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #349, 01-04-2009 04:17 AM
      first i would like to say hi and happy new year to all.
great work on the ride! i am thinking of doing the wide body on mine so
please keep us posted on the rear bumper !




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #350, 01-09-2009 08:16 AM
      I am still here I just have not had a chance to post here. I have not done much to the car yet this year due to funds.
my shop is taking most of my time as of late. so I can make the money I need to get the car done and pay the bills.
I will post as soon as I have somthing to show.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #351, 01-15-2009 04:03 PM
      just bumping my build for now.
tomarow the World of wheels is in Atl.
I am going to try to get out of work for a little while and go see some of the club members.
the car has not seen much progress as of last mounth I have not had the time.
my mirrors will be done monday and the car will be going to the body shop to finish the body work and paint on the 14th of feb.
I am saving up the money for my LSX swap I got the price from Archie. I think I might sell my 5.7L LS6 long block and get an LS3 crate motor instead 6.2L!
my friend that builds race corvettes wants to put a turbo on it for me. he tells me I should get about 650 - 700 hp out of it.
I am going to beef up the F40 trans with an LSD and cryo the gears we will have to see just how much hp it will take. I will keep everyone posted when I get a chance to do more work on it.


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #352, 01-15-2009 04:24 PM
      Hey, Dean, the club won't have a display this year. I think maybe the only Fiero that might be there is Barkaroo's Mera/308. I think OldOne was looking for someone to go to the show with. You can contact him through our forum. He posted asking if anyone wanted to go down to see the show.

600-700 HP? Well, you're close enough to the Alpharetta Autoban to be able to use it. But watch out. I hear Alpharetta got a helicopter. This is going to be one fine ride, both inside and out.


Tha Driver MSG #353, 01-15-2009 05:56 PM
      Alpharetta got a helicopter? Are you freakin' kidding me??? When we first moved there it had 3 cops & 2 traffic lights....
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #354, 01-16-2009 07:56 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofool:

Hey, Dean, the club won't have a display this year. I think maybe the only Fiero that might be there is Barkaroo's Mera/308. I think OldOne was looking for someone to go to the show with. You can contact him through our forum. He posted asking if anyone wanted to go down to see the show.

600-700 HP? Well, you're close enough to the Alpharetta Autoban to be able to use it. But watch out. I hear Alpharetta got a helicopter. This is going to be one fine ride, both inside and out.


LOL Alpharetta Autoban, Naa 575 north of Canton! even though 400 can be fun.
I was wanting to see some fieros there. I am going friday just for a short time I don't like all the people on the weekend.


85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #355, 01-25-2009 02:59 AM
      Well? Anything new?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #356, 01-26-2009 09:19 AM
      not yet I am still trying to keep my shop going and it is taking all of my time and money
so the fiero was put on the back burner for a while but not dead!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #357, 02-03-2009 10:03 AM
      Just a bump for now with a little update
today I get to pick up my new mirrors I can't wait to see them
I will post pics of them soon


Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #358, 02-03-2009 07:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I love it as a hobby but if I did it for a living it would become a job. and I would not want that.

I was not able to even look at my car this last weekend but I did have fun friday night. a frined fo mine got a new car and took me for a ride.
he has more money than he knows what to do with. his new car is a Lambo, Gallardo all wheel drive 550hp.
that was a fun ride!

this is not his car but one just like it. I did not have my camera with me to get pic's

Hey man, check out my post I could really use your help with fiberglassing my project you seem to know what your doing what I have seen of your project looks amazing. Help!!!!!


carnut122 MSG #359, 02-03-2009 09:42 PM
      Testing...1...2...3. Is this thread still working?

Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #360, 02-03-2009 10:42 PM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by whodeanie:


thats funny! he is a dealer that buys them at auction.
I fixed it.
if anyone wants any parts from a Corvette let me know and I will let you know if he has it and a cost.



Check and see if he has a set corvette side mirrors. Thanks! Did you get to check out my thread I think you would like my project especially considering it is based on a lambo Gallardo like the one your friend just got.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #361, 02-04-2009 08:56 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:


Check and see if he has a set corvette side mirrors. Thanks! Did you get to check out my thread I think you would like my project especially considering it is based on a lambo Gallardo like the one your friend just got.


he had 2 sets but has sold them both. almost all the parts are gone now from the Corvettes
I was able to look at your build looking good. PM me if you have questions that I can help with


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #362, 02-04-2009 09:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Testing...1...2...3. Is this thread still working?


LOL! I have beed working so much I have not been able to look at the car since the end of last year.
I have to make the money before I can spend it, printing press and all LOL. I will be able to get back to it this mounth I want to get the tires mounted so I can get your wheels
back to you.
keep in touch, D.



carnut122 MSG #363, 02-04-2009 01:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


LOL! I have beed working so much I have not been able to look at the car since the end of last year.
I have to make the money before I can spend it, printing press and all LOL. I will be able to get back to it this mounth I want to get the tires mounted so I can get your wheels
back to you.
keep in touch, D.


I've been checking on your progress, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to harass you a bit. Things have settled down on my end a bit. I'm in no hurry on the wheels, but I'm planning on putting them up for sale prior to the Fiero Factory Swap Meet (April 26th) so that I can save somebody money on shipping.


Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #364, 02-04-2009 03:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


that's what I was going for. I will screen it in like the back also.
thanks for the complement. it's not the garage or the shop it's the people in it or in my case the person... LOL.

page 9 is mine!



I meant to ask you where do you get the screen you use in your vents i been looking for that all over the place and all I can find is that diamond lathe they use to put stucco on walls at the home improvement place.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #365, 02-04-2009 04:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:


I meant to ask you where do you get the screen you use in your vents i been looking for that all over the place and all I can find is that diamond lathe they use to put stucco on walls at the home improvement place.


go to a sheet metal company they have all differant kinds and you can get cutoff's cheap.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #366, 02-04-2009 04:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:


I've been checking on your progress, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to harass you a bit. Things have settled down on my end a bit. I'm in no hurry on the wheels, but I'm planning on putting them up for sale prior to the Fiero Factory Swap Meet (April 26th) so that I can save somebody money on shipping.



sale away if you need them no problem I will just have to put it up on jack stands but that is no big deal so just let me know.
D.


Tha Driver MSG #367, 02-05-2009 01:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:


I meant to ask you where do you get the screen you use in your vents i been looking for that all over the place and all I can find is that diamond lathe they use to put stucco on walls at the home improvement place.


There is a link to folks selling expanded aluminum & other mesh in Scott Kimball's thread installing my hood vent: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/079950.html
OK I looked it up it's http://www.autodirectsave.com/
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"


War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #368, 02-09-2009 02:57 AM
      PM Sent.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #369, 02-09-2009 08:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by War Hammer:

PM Sent.



sent back at you !


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #370, 02-10-2009 10:50 PM
     

Dean you have another PM.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #371, 02-17-2009 02:27 PM
      I know some of you have been asking what happend to my build. as of this point it is on hold due to lack of funds but things are looking up at work. I should be able to have the time and money to get back at it by March. things were tight for a while and at one point I thought I might have to sell it but I sold one of my Harley's instead.
anyway I just wanted to let all of you know that it is not dead and I will be posting more pic's as soon as I can.
thanks for all your support with getting me this far.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #372, 02-18-2009 12:54 AM
     

Hang in there Dean.

Monies are tight right now for practically everyone.

Just today, 6 good friends of mine, who all worked at the same place were blindsided and told that in two weeks they will no longer have jobs.

Things are really tough.


fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #373, 02-18-2009 01:36 PM
      Dean, you have a PM.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #374, 02-19-2009 08:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:

Dean, you have a PM.


got it thanks!
I love this, our own little build section. Nice job!


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #375, 02-23-2009 03:43 PM
      How's it looking for Daytona whodeanie ? It will be down to the wire with me, it could go either way.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #376, 02-24-2009 03:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

How's it looking for Daytona whodeanie ? It will be down to the wire with me, it could go either way.


my car will not make it but I am going to try to make it. I have a job going on in west palm so I will be down there at that time
but if I can escape I will high tail it to Daytona from there


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #377, 02-26-2009 11:24 AM
      disregard this post I was having a bad day!
stupid contractors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! need to pay me what they owe me!
@#!%$^&*(^%$#@!
ok I feal better now!

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fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #378, 02-26-2009 02:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

as much as I hate to do this I may have to sell this car. things have gotten bad around here.
I don't want to do this but I may not have a choice.
I have a lot of time and money tied up in this car. I am thinking about asking 7k for everything.
PM me with any questions.


/me pretends he's Freddie Mercury...

"Steve walks warily down the street, brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet, machine guns ready to go
Are you ready? Are you ready for this? Are you hangin' on the edge of your seat?
Through the doorway the bullets rip, to the sound of the beat....

Another one bites the dust....
Another one bites the dust....
Another one gone, and another gone, another one bites the dust,
Hey, I'm gonna get you too, another one bites the dust!"

I'm sorry to hear that, dean. I hope things get better for you.
-Paul


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #379, 02-26-2009 07:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

as much as I hate to do this I may have to sell this car. things have gotten bad around here.
I don't want to do this but I may not have a choice.
I have a lot of time and money tied up in this car. I am thinking about asking 7k for everything.
PM me with any questions.


Well that SUCKS !! Didn't see that coming. Hopefully things pick up and you can keep it.

Joe


Jake_Dragon MSG #380, 02-26-2009 08:08 PM
      I hope you get to keep your car, you cant put a price on the amount of work you have in it.
Good luck to you, I hope you can stick it out and hold on to your car.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #381, 02-27-2009 08:52 AM
      Yesterday I was having a bad day I thought I was going to have to close the doors on my shop because a contractor was paid for my part of the job and instead of paying me he kept it for himself. last night I was able to contact the owner of the building and he has a check for me directly this morning. the contractor has alot of explaining to do to him.
but the long and short of it I get my money to keep my shop going. so now I will not have to sell my car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to try to work on it this weekend so I hope to post new picks on monday


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #382, 02-27-2009 09:11 AM
     

Congratulations Dean !

I think all of us were hoping and are glad to see you get to keep it, and continue this amazing ride.
Now let's see those wheels and tires on that baby !!! hehehehe

Best wishes.

Tony


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #383, 02-27-2009 11:41 AM
      I wanted to post this pic to hold you all over till monday.
a friend of mine has more money than he knows what to do with. I went with him to the Laborghini dealer
when he got his new car and they had me sit in one and took this pic.
all I wanted were the keys! LOL.


Jake_Dragon MSG #384, 02-27-2009 06:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Yesterday I was having a bad day I thought I was going to have to close the doors on my shop because a contractor was paid for my part of the job and instead of paying me he kept it for himself. last night I was able to contact the owner of the building and he has a check for me directly this morning. the contractor has alot of explaining to do to him.
but the long and short of it I get my money to keep my shop going. so now I will not have to sell my car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to try to work on it this weekend so I hope to post new picks on monday




fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #385, 03-01-2009 06:49 AM
      Dean, you've put too much love and work into that car to sell it. Unless it's costing you money to sit there and wait until you can finish it, I just can't see any reason to sell it.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #386, 03-02-2009 11:07 AM
      It's Monday!
And I was able to do a little work on the car this weekend. it felt great to work on it again.
I am still sick of bodywork so I decided to work on other things. first off I did do a little body work on my Mirrors and got them in primer.
I have taken the stock Fiero mirrors and pulled all the guts out of them so I can make my new mirrors power using the stock Fiero parts. plug and play!
after I got tired of body work I decided to work on the inside of the car. first off I plan to do a sound system in the car and with space being what it is I cut the back wall behind the seats to give me a little extra room. I then boxed them back in and started installing the sound mat on the inside of the car. evrey surface on the inside of the car will be done
as well as the back side of all the trim and dash as well as the doors I will use one layer of Dynamat on the doors but I will also cover the inside of the door skin with the supperlite
mat. I want to keep weight on the doors down but also keep the rattles away.
here are a few pic's from this weekend.
D.


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GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #387, 03-02-2009 12:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I am still sick of bodywork
after I got tired of budy work I decided to work on the inside of the car.
I know the feeling.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #388, 03-10-2009 03:11 PM
      ClayTonto gave me the heads up on a paint on sound deadner that I just ordered to help with the Dynamat
I am giong to use it to get all the spots that are hard to do with the mat like the underside of the dash and I will also do the doors with it to keep
the weight down. when I am done with the car it will be as quiet as I can get it.
http://www.edesignaudio.com/index.php?cPath=1_24
this stuff costs way less than the Dynamat.

I am going to try to work on the car this weekend and post some new pics by monday


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #389, 03-10-2009 06:08 PM
      Glad you decided to use the eDead, BTW you can even apply it over the dynamat if you like. Gotta love that stuff.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #390, 03-11-2009 07:56 AM
      just a little update... last night i worked on the mirrors I took the guts out of the stock Fiero power mirrors so I could install them in to the new mirrors.
I used a dowell rod to mount the plate to and fitted it into the housing then I used a 1min. epoxy to set it in place. I will also glass over all of it later to finish them.
I amusing all the stock Fiero guts so it will be plug and play as far as the mirror itself I will use the stock backing plate but I will cut it to fit then install a mirror that I will have
to cut and fit by hand but for me this is no big deal because I own a glass shop and I do this every day. I will post a pic once photo bucket gets done with the update they are doing now.
here is the pic....

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #391, 03-13-2009 07:39 AM
      Finaly a real update!
last night I worked on the car for a few hrs. first I worked on the carpet I was able to remove the padding from the carpet without damage so I could re use it with new carpet.
next I made a glove box and did a few other tweaks on the doors that I will get more into later.
while I was waiting for the fiberglass to dry I worked on the frontend, I know you will all like this one when I get it done but here are some pics from the start of it.
I cut out the MDF to the size and shape that I wanted then I fitted it to the car I don't want to go any farther out or lower with it because I would like it to stay on the car.

a fiero with a real glove box! not that big but better than nothing!

the padding from the old carpet, I will get to that later.




Tusch (john.partusch@gmail.com) MSG #392, 03-13-2009 08:34 AM
      That is going to be hot, can't wait to see where this baby ends up.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #393, 03-13-2009 10:56 AM
     

Dean,

I really love where you are going with this front end,...the tweeks make all the difference in the world !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #394, 03-16-2009 07:57 AM
      I worked on the car this weekend but I did not get any pic's yet. this weekend I worked on the inside of the car I finished all the Dynamat and on top of that I used a liquid sound dead on top of everything else, I did the underside of the dash and the doors. when I remove the body I will do the top of the cab and the wheel wells as well. I want this car to be as quiet as I can get it. I did not work on the body yet, I am still deciding what I want to do with the lower on the front. I think I will have a little time to work on the body this next week but I will keep you posted.
D.


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #395, 03-16-2009 09:52 PM
      When you get this thing finalized, I hope you're going to pull molds from it. If not to sell, at least in the event of any inadvertent body damage. Lotsa deer up there where you live.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #396, 03-17-2009 08:07 AM
      here are some pic's that I took last night.
I finished all the sound proofing on the inside of the car and started test fitting the dash and door pannels
as well as the seats. I am still not sure if I am going to use the stock Fiero seats but I want to get them as low as I can in the car so I don't hit my
head on the roof.
the whole inside of the car has been done in Dynamat and then painted over with the edead.










SAFASTRO MSG #397, 03-17-2009 10:19 AM
      Looking good!
Glad to see the progress picking up again. Keep it up!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #398, 03-17-2009 01:11 PM
      thanks, it feels great to work on it again!

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carnut122 MSG #399, 03-17-2009 08:34 PM
      Duh! The last time I looked in the tech section, it said your thread was closed. I figured something must have happened? Tonight, I found the new section with build threads and found you're still here. Then I read that you were about to pull the plug on this. I'm glad it all worked out in the end! I'll need to pm you soon about coming to get the wheels. You're car is looking good! Hang in there!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #400, 03-20-2009 07:45 AM
      last night I worked on the front lower. I made a pattern using 5/8 MDF to get the shape then once I was happy with it I took
it and used a trick that my friend taught me if you tape over the wood and then fiberglass it it makes it easy to remove the fiberglass from the wood.
I don't want to leave the wood in because it makes it heavy and the wood would take on water so I just used it for the shape. once the bottom is done I will mock it back up
under the nose and do the top part of the glass. I will make it removeable so if I hit something I can take it off and fix it.

I also have my wheels with me today to get new tires installed I will post pic's of that next monday.
but for now here is the part from last night.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #401, 03-20-2009 09:57 AM
     

Dean,

Your fiberglass and fabrication skills are more impressive with each step you take on this car. Great job.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #402, 03-20-2009 10:42 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by exoticse:
Dean,

Your fiberglass and fabrication skills are more impressive with each step you take on this car. Great job.


Thanks, it was a lot harder when I did my first kit car but I have learned alot from a friend that owns a fiberglass shop.
just from the time I started on this car to now I have gotten way better and things that did not come out right I have redone
I just did not post the redo's LOL!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #403, 03-20-2009 11:44 AM
      Look what I just went and picked up from the tire shop!
I can't wait to get home tonight. I will post mounted pic's monday.

Carnut call me when you want to come get your wheels and thanks for the loaners!


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #404, 03-20-2009 04:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:






GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #405, 03-20-2009 05:26 PM
      Get those bad boys on the car and post some pics!

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carnut122 MSG #406, 03-20-2009 08:00 PM
      Tires and wheels look great! Since you're a friend, I'll trade you even up for mine!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #407, 03-21-2009 08:47 PM
     

Is it monday yet !!??

Dying to see the wheels on this bad boy !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #408, 03-23-2009 07:57 AM
      Ok it's Monday! I know no one likes mondays but here is somthing to brighten up the day.
this last weekend I worked on the car both days and did alot but most of it was stuff that was rather boring to take pics of
I worked on the front lower pannel that took a good part of the weekend and it still is not done but it is close.
while I waited for that to dry I worked on many other things like fitting the rockers to the door jambs better, I made a pattern for my back glass to take it to my shop
and cut it this week so I could send it out for tempering, as well as many other little things that needed done like the glove box in the dash.
once I got my wheels installed I looked over all the body lines around the tires and I had to do a few tweaks the bigest one was the rear bumper
when I built it I made the bottom too wide so I cut the bottom part and re fitted it to the wheel and it looks way better.
I think I have a love hate thing with fiberglass it is easy to make changes on parts but it takes a lot of time waiting for it to setup.
that is why you have to work on so many parts of the car at once.
anyway here are the pic's that all of you wanted to see! the wheels mounted.
Enjoy,








is it just me or does the car look more agressive with the front lower on the 355 nose and the big wheels?
I will lower the car about 1" later to fit the wheel wells beter.

the wheels fit exactly the way I wanted them to they come out just inside of even with the body.

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Tusch (john.partusch@gmail.com) MSG #409, 03-23-2009 09:36 AM
      Wheels looks great man, can't wait to see this thing complete. Looks like you nailed the wheel measurements.

85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #410, 03-23-2009 12:22 PM
      Wow !!!

That looks really good
You have been working very hard on that car, you should take a break and bring it to Daytona.

Keep up the good work


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #411, 03-23-2009 12:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:

Wow !!!

That looks really good
You have been working very hard on that car, you should take a break and bring it to Daytona.

Keep up the good work


Trust me I thought about throwing it on a trailer and draging it down but it would not be any fun just having it on a trailer.
I might make it to Daytona but the car will not.

it would go a lot faster if I had help and a little more money, I will always take any donations for both! LOL




GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #412, 03-23-2009 01:49 PM
      Hey Dean,
Better get the coke can pic for curley. You know he'll be asking for it. The car is coming along and looking good. Keep pluging away.

Joe


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #413, 03-23-2009 01:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:

Hey Dean,
Better get the coke can pic for curley. You know he'll be asking for it. The car is coming along and looking good. Keep pluging away.

Joe


I am working on it, how is yours doing?
also I already did the Coke can a while ago and posted it but I have not lowered the car yet.
using the wheels and tires I have it did lift the car a little


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #414, 03-23-2009 02:17 PM
      Sweet! I love it when a plan comes together. First off, the rims are beautiful, wide, and fills up the fender/rim gap. Secondly, it's a perfect fit for your widebody.



If I may ask, can you take a picture of the rear tires, but from a lower stance in the back? I'd like to see how a 285 looks from the rear.


Oh yeah, as Godfather mentioned, can somebody hand me a Coke, hehe.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #415, 03-23-2009 02:48 PM
      do you mean like this?


this pic was taken before I narrowed the rear bumper. I made it to wide for the wheels the first time.

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FierociousGT MSG #416, 03-23-2009 05:21 PM
     
 
quote




Looks good . Dean what are the specs on the rear wheel?

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #417, 03-23-2009 05:45 PM
      Are you kidding me !??!

That is ridiculously sick ! Love the chin spoiler too !

OMG those wheels !!! Somebody come empty this bucket of drool beneath my keyboard !

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GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #418, 03-23-2009 06:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Are you kidding me !??!

That is ridiculously sick ! Love the chin spoiler too !

OMG those wheels !!! Somebody come empty this bucket of drool beneath my keyboard !



Easy Tony. LOL


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #419, 03-24-2009 02:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

do you mean like this?


this pic was taken before I narrowed the rear bumper. I made it to wide for the wheels the first time.



Yeah that baby is beefy enough. Any pic of the inner lip near the coil-overs?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #420, 03-24-2009 06:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Yeah that baby is beefy enough. Any pic of the inner lip near the coil-overs?


no not yet but it clears the spring just fine, better than I thought it would



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #421, 03-24-2009 11:19 AM
      I had a little time this morning so I went out to the shop with my pattern and cut my new back glass.
now it is off to be tempered, I will have it back by thursday
if I can't go to Daytona I will install it this weekend.

the glass is called Greylite 14 it is as dark as you can get. this way I don't have to tint it

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Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #422, 03-24-2009 11:30 AM
      Lookin' good!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #423, 03-24-2009 12:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Lookin' good!


Thanks! from you that means alot



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #424, 03-24-2009 01:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


No not yet but it clears the spring just fine, better than I thought it would.


Do you think you'll have enough for additional 1/2 if somebody wanted to go to a 11" width? Also, are you using coil-overs or stock? Enquiring minds would like to know, hehe.

I know I'd like to get a extra pair in 20x11 for a 88 (if there's more room).


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #425, 03-24-2009 06:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Do you think you'll have enough for additional 1/2 if somebody wanted to go to a 11" width? Also, are you using coil-overs or stock? Enquiring minds would like to know, hehe.

I know I'd like to get a extra pair in 20x11 for a 88 (if there's more room).


I will try to get some measurements and a pic if I can get to it with the car on the ground.
the big wheels are a little harder to get behind without jacking it up.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #426, 03-24-2009 06:10 PM
      Wow! The lip/tire is near perfect. Excellent measurements. I really hate for 88s to have the front tires sticking out beyond the fender.





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #427, 03-25-2009 08:48 AM
      it took a lot of work to get those fenders to line up with the wheels that way. LOL
I was not able to get pic's of the inside of the tire to the strut yet but I will post them asap.
I can say that even with the factory springs on I have plenty of room and once I do the coilovers I will have even more room.

my back glass just went on the truck to be tempered and I should have it back as early as tomarow.
since I will not be able to go to Daytona this weekend I will camp in my garage and work on my car.
I will see about getting the back glass installed and doing a lot of body work, YUCK! I will be so happy once I am done with that part.


Tha Driver MSG #428, 03-25-2009 01:57 PM
      Wow. I don't check this forum & I keep forgetting this thread is moved here. Those wheels are a perfect fit! Everything you do is right on the money. Just think, Dean, only a few hundred more hours & you'll be driving it.
And, you'll not only have something as sharp as your friend's Lambo, but a custom car you built yourself - that nobody else has.
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

DO NOT TOUCH THE TREUM!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #429, 03-26-2009 06:59 AM
      thanks Paul,
and yes you are right just a few hundred hrs. to go to get it to primer
so I can drive it. LOL
I want to be able to drive it this summer while I build the motor.
with any luck and a bit more money I should be driving it by june.
fingers crossed.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #430, 03-26-2009 04:54 PM
     
whodeanie, sorry to hear you will not make it to Daytona, but hey we all know stuff happens.

Keep plugging away !

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

it took a lot of work to get those fenders to line up with the wheels that way. LOL
I was not able to get pic's of the inside of the tire to the strut yet but I will post them asap.
I can say that even with the factory springs on I have plenty of room and once I do the coilovers I will have even more room.

my back glass just went on the truck to be tempered and I should have it back as early as tomarow.
since I will not be able to go to Daytona this weekend I will camp in my garage and work on my car.
I will see about getting the back glass installed and doing a lot of body work, YUCK! I will be so happy once I am done with that part.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #431, 03-27-2009 10:10 AM
      last night I worked on the car for about an hour.
I tried to get pic's of the clearance on the back wheel to the strut but I could not get the camera in to get a goo pic
but for Curly I have almost 7/8" clearance from my wheel to the stock strut/ spring combo I will have more room once I do coilovers.
any way I worked on the chin spoiler and the dash for a little while. I was able to line the underside of the dash with Jute to help with any noise.
I started sanding and shaping the chin as well as shot a little primer to help me see what needs to be done.
to many colors to look at to see what needed done.




and this is for Curly!


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #432, 03-27-2009 11:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:





Better listen for the phone, the Pininfarina Styling Studio may call you for recruitment.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #433, 03-27-2009 11:51 AM
      That would be Ok with me!
Right now I am at my office trying to talk my wife into going to Daytona and she just might do it!
I will get there about midnight tonight if we do.

The Wife said YES! I will see all of you in Daytona in the Morning.
we should get in no later than midnight tonight.

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 03-27-2009).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #434, 03-27-2009 12:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

For Curly I have almost 7/8" clearance from my wheel to the stock strut/ spring combo I will have more room once I do coilovers.






7/8" with more to come once the coil-overs are mounted on a 88. This gives me ideas for #015 (if I decide to buy BonSpeed).

Thanks Dean for posting the pics.


carnut122 MSG #435, 03-27-2009 06:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

That would be Ok with me!
Right now I am at my office trying to talk my wife into going to Daytona and she just might do it!
I will get there about midnight tonight if we do.

The Wife said YES! I will see all of you in Daytona in the Morning.
we should get in no later than midnight tonight.



Good idea! The weather stinks this week-end!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #436, 03-29-2009 07:20 PM
      we just got back from Daytona, long drive but it was worth it.
I got to meet some of the people that I talk to here, got sun burn, and a few parts for my car.
I picked up a fiberglass head liner, and while I was wandering around the swap meet I found a set of Recaro seats as well I only paid 200.00
for the pair. I will post pic's later this week but for now I am tired!

I would like to say it was great meeting everyone and I look forward to doing it again.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #437, 03-29-2009 07:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

we just got back from Daytona, long drive but it was worth it.
I got to meet some of the people that I talk to here, got sun burn, and a few parts for my car.
I picked up a fiberglass head liner, and while I was wandering around the swap meet I found a set of Recaro seats as well I only paid 200.00
for the pair. I will post pic's later this week but for now I am tired!

I would like to say it was great meeting everyone and I look forward to doing it again.


It was great to finally get to meet you as well Dean.




mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #438, 03-30-2009 12:00 PM
      Hey Dean,

I just got finished looking over your build thread. Your project is very ambitious but your making great progress. Keep up the great work. I enjoyed meeting you at the Daytona show and I look forward to seeing the car in person when you get it on the road. I noticed that you have a contact for Corvette Parts. As it so happens, I'm in need of some Corvette brake parts. Is your friend still in the business? Give me a PM if you think you can help me out and I can fill you in on the details.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #439, 03-30-2009 01:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mrfixit58:

Hey Dean,

I just got finished looking over your build thread. Your project is very ambitious but your making great progress. Keep up the great work. I enjoyed meeting you at the Daytona show and I look forward to seeing the car in person when you get it on the road. I noticed that you have a contact for Corvette Parts. As it so happens, I'm in need of some Corvette brake parts. Is your friend still in the business? Give me a PM if you think you can help me out and I can fill you in on the details.



he had 3 corvettes that he was parting out and the brakes went fast but if I come across any more I will let you know.
PM me with the details of what you are looking for and I will see what I can do.


mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #440, 03-30-2009 04:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mrfixit58:

Hey Dean,

I just got finished looking over your build thread. Your project is very ambitious but your making great progress. Keep up the great work. I enjoyed meeting you at the Daytona show and I look forward to seeing the car in person when you get it on the road. I noticed that you have a contact for Corvette Parts. As it so happens, I'm in need of some Corvette brake parts. Is your friend still in the business? Give me a PM if you think you can help me out and I can fill you in on the details.


Sorry... I forgot to tell you how I was.



ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #441, 03-31-2009 01:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


It was great to finally get to meet you as well Dean.



Wish I could have been there.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #442, 03-31-2009 08:04 AM
      I already want to go back to Daytona.
we were going to stay till monday but we decided to come back sunday.
that was ok because it gave me monday to play with my car a little.
I did a bit more body work to the right side of the car. I want to get that side done then I will turn the car around so I can work on the other side.
here are some pic's from yesterday. body work and my new seats and head liner.









whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #443, 03-31-2009 08:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:


Wish I could have been there.


next year we will all have to get together and have fun.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #444, 03-31-2009 10:14 AM
      A great improvement over the stock Fiero seats. Any clearance issues using these seats in a choptop (near the roof line?) I know with my Corvette seats, I can't fold the seat due to interference.

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 03-31-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #445, 03-31-2009 10:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

A great improvement over the stock Fiero seats. Any clearance issues using these seats in a choptop (near the roof line?) I know with my Corvette seats, I can't fold the seat due to interference.



No, I test fit the passanger side and it clears just fine it is the same size as the stock Fiero seats but it sits a little lower
in the car. I will have to make custom mounts for them because if I use the stock Fiero slides I would have to shim the seat up
to make the slides work. I am going to get a set of slides from Summit and tweak them to fit so I can keep the seat as low as I can.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #446, 03-31-2009 04:00 PM
      Someone been busy.

Black Pegasus (fred@lavigne.us) MSG #447, 03-31-2009 06:28 PM
      Hi everyone!

Is it possible to have a picture of this front bumper? It seams purelly awsome! :O

By the way, continue your great work!

Fred


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #448, 03-31-2009 07:02 PM
     

Dean the chin spoiler came out really well.

Good job.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #449, 04-01-2009 11:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Dean the chin spoiler came out really well.

Good job.


thanks, but you are only seeing one side, it still has a long way to go but it will get there.
at this moment I am just trying to get the right side done so I can turn the car around to get to the drivers side better.
I got the back glass back from temper and I am going to install it this weekend. when I do I will pull off the top of the car and paint the chassis
as well as finish the underside of the body so that when it all goes back together it will be for the last time.
my plan is to jamb out the car and paint the under side of the body so I can do the outside of the car without taking it appart again.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #450, 04-01-2009 06:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:



I just noticed in this pic. Are you modifing the rocker panel frt part of the rear section. Looks like fresh fiberglass work. The chin spoiler you made looks awesome.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #451, 04-02-2009 09:50 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:


I just noticed in this pic. Are you modifing the rocker panel frt part of the rear section. Looks like fresh fiberglass work. The chin spoiler you made looks awesome.


yea I reworked it and the sill a little to get it to fit a little tighter.
last night I worked on the car for a while. I took the body off so I could install the back glass and while I have it off I also did some sound dead paint on the outside chassis
as well as the wheel wells to cut down road noise.
since the body is off I am going to finish the underside of each part before I put them back on the car.
yesterday the painter gave me a sample of the lambo paint I am using for the car and I tried to get a pic of it but it is a little hard to do on a paint stick.





one steep back to take 3 forward? I hope!



InTheLead MSG #452, 04-02-2009 12:51 PM
      wtf! you killed slimer!

murderer.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #453, 04-02-2009 12:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by InTheLead:

wtf! you killed slimer!

murderer.


LOL! no I did not kill her the body was just bolted on with a few bolts so it would be easy to tweak things.
I will have it back together before you know it.

we car rebuild her... stronger, better, faster!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #454, 04-02-2009 06:06 PM
     

I think that color is going to be amazing on your car.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #455, 04-02-2009 07:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Yesterday the painter gave me a sample of the lambo paint. I am using for the car and I tried to get a pic of it but it is a little hard to do on a paint stick.
one steep back to take 3 forward? I hope!


Hmm.. does it look like this, hehe.



 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Last night I worked on the car for a while. I took the body off so I could install the back glass and while I have it off I also did some sound dead paint on the outside chassis



Question; how did you remove the rear clip? Did you remove the rear clip by yourself or did you have help/hoist device? I need to remove #015 rear clip and I'd like to do my work w/o aid for the neighbors (too noisy).


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #456, 04-02-2009 08:56 PM
      Curly, the back is a little awkward by myself but not heavy at all.
I have never had any help with my car yet.
it is more of a balance from one side to get it tilted back to where you can grab it from the back.

YOU CAN DOOO IT!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #457, 04-02-2009 09:08 PM
      Tonight I worked on the car for a little while I was able to get the fastback section finished and painted on the underside.
I just did it in black to seal it.
I also worked on my new fiberglass headliner because of the choptop I had to section a little out of it and glass it back together. I know I can't leave anything
stock
I also worked on the underside of the hood to start soothing it out.
nothing exciting tonight just bodywork so no pic's yet.

PS. Clay it was nice to meet you and your fam. today for lunch.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #458, 04-02-2009 09:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by InTheLead:

wtf! you killed slimer!

murderer.


Ok I must have been a little slow today, I did not catch that one. LOL!
killed Slimer with a paint stick!



GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #459, 04-02-2009 09:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Curly, the back is a little awkward by myself but not heavy at all.
I have never had any help with my car yet.
it is more of a balance from one side to get it tilted back to where you can grab it from the back.

YOU CAN DOOO IT!


What he said. I had my wife help me once. I didn't feel like throwing my back out. But most of the time I lift it off myself.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #460, 04-03-2009 12:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:


What he said. I had my wife help me once. I didn't feel like throwing my back out. But most of the time I lift it off myself.


Now that's a Kodak moment. Next time get your wife to take a picture (if you happen to remove the rear clip again).


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #461, 04-03-2009 03:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by InTheLead:
wtf! you killed slimer!
murderer.

Who ya gonna call?...WHODEANIE!!!
I ain't afraid of no ghost!!! LOL
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
PS. Clay it was nice to meet you and your fam. today for lunch.

Likewise, We enjoyed it.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #462, 04-03-2009 12:54 PM
     

Slimer on a stick

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 04-03-2009).]

ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #463, 04-04-2009 11:17 AM
      Now you can call it "sLIMEr green"

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #464, 04-06-2009 08:10 AM
      I had to work saturday so sunday after I finished some yard work I was able to get back to work on the car.
I am trying to not get burned out on body work so I do a little of that and I spent most of the time yesterday working on fitting the interior
panels making brackets for the dash and fitting the headliner. because of the chop top I have to modify the trim and it is a lot of work just to do that.
I have to finish the B piller piece for the drivers side as well as fit the door panel. with that I will still have a few things to do inside but it is going well
for now. no pic's today nothing of much interest.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #465, 04-07-2009 02:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Black Pegasus:

Hi everyone!

Is it possible to have a picture of this front bumper? It seams purelly awsome! :O

By the way, continue your great work!

Fred


I must have missed this post, I will get a new pic of the front this weekend when I pull the car out to clean up my garage.

last night I worked on more bodywork. nothing more to report yet.




AkursedX (akursedx@aol.com) MSG #466, 04-07-2009 02:18 PM
      I don't pop into these long build threads all too often, but I noticed that you are using some Recaro seats. I just wanted to show you the mounting solution I used on my Recaro's and adapting the stock sliders to them. I found this to be the lowest setup that I could come up with.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/070693.html

Good choice on the seats. They are quite similar to mine.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #467, 04-07-2009 02:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AkursedX:

I don't pop into these long build threads all too often, but I noticed that you are using some Recaro seats. I just wanted to show you the mounting solution I used on my Recaro's and adapting the stock sliders to them. I found this to be the lowest setup that I could come up with.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/070693.html

Good choice on the seats. They are quite similar to mine.






Thanks for the info. I have looked at using the Fiero sliders for mine as well but the problem with mine is the chop top
when I test fit the seats with the Fiero sliders I hit my head on the roof so I am not sure how I can mount them lower yet.
I have looked at redoing the sliders to get them as low as I can. if I cant get them low enough I may just solid mount them where I want them.
but I would prefer to have them move.
thanks again for the help.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #468, 04-09-2009 08:16 AM
      Last night I cleaned up the garage, it was getting bad I could not find anything and just walking threw it was an adventure.
I found all my tools and moved the car to the other side so I could work on the drivers side of the car now.
here are some pic's of the car outside

the seats are just sitting in the car so I could move it







someone wanted pics of the front of the car so here you go.
it still has a long way to go yet.
D.

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 04-09-2009).]

War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #469, 04-09-2009 04:06 PM
      Kind of reminds me of a DeLorean meets Lotus Esprit from the side.

Paul



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #470, 04-09-2009 04:21 PM
      Looking good !

Can't wait to see it all together again.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 04-09-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #471, 04-09-2009 04:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by War Hammer:

Kind of reminds me of a DeLorean meets Lotus Esprit from the side.

Paul



I agree a little more Lotus than DeLorean only because if it was a DeLorean I would not have hade to clean up all the white powder on my floor yesterday
it would have done it for me


Daredevil05 MSG #472, 04-09-2009 08:00 PM
      What kind of car and year did those Recaro seats come out from because they are sweet?

Dave


Black Pegasus (fred@lavigne.us) MSG #473, 04-09-2009 11:53 PM
      Thanks whodeanie for the pictures! Your front bumper looks awsome! It certainly gives me some ideas for my front bumper! :P

Keep on the great work!
Fred


War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #474, 04-10-2009 01:29 AM
      Yeah but the car could pay for itself

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I agree a little more Lotus than DeLorean only because if it was a DeLorean I would not have hade to clean up all the white powder on my floor yesterday
it would have done it for me




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #475, 04-10-2009 03:38 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:





someone wanted pics of the front of the car so here you go.
it still has a long way to go yet.
D.



If I may speak from a "critique" point of view; IMHO I think the original bulging lower body line (the line right below the fog lamps going east to west) needs to be removed. IMO it's competing with the newer body line (in other words you now have two chins). The bulging bump was intended to highlight and a point to where the F355 nose ended (granted I could be wrong and you might want to review a few pics of a Ferarri race car using some type of add-on to the fascia).

Either way, if you cut and remove the lower add-on spoiler and move the part upward and closer to the bulging line it might blend-in better and thus allowing for a continued flow to the side rocker and rear bumper. Thus by doing this, the extra (centered) lower vent opening in voided, but you could add the intended curve in this area (similar to Car-Lo's).

That said, what the heck I know. It's freaking 3am!

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 04-10-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #476, 04-11-2009 11:15 AM
      Curly, I know what you are talking about on the front but I am not done yet. I want to keep the spoiler where it is but with a few more tweaks.
the spoiler is going to be a bolt on part not part of the nose it just looks like it is at this point because I needed to get the shaping done before I can take it off and finish it. also I am going to paint it Black instead of green for 2 reasons one to breakup the front bulk and for the other it sits low enough that I know it will get chips and things so I want to be able to repair it without having to match the green everytime. with the contrast I think it will look fine and not look like 2 chins.
it still is a work in progress and you never know I might change my mind later but for now that is the plan. thanks for the feedback as always

I am going to work on the car this weekend so I will post some new pic's monday of what I did to it.

Daredevil, I bought the seats in Daytona at the swapmeet so I am not sure what car they came out of but if I had to guess I would say a Mustang by the other parts he was selling.
all Ford Mustang parts from the late 80's
D.

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 04-11-2009).]

Daredevil05 MSG #477, 04-11-2009 12:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Curly, I know what you are talking about on the front but I am not done yet. I want to keep the spoiler where it is but with a few more tweaks.
the spoiler is going to be a bolt on part not part of the nose it just looks like it is at this point because I needed to get the shaping done before I can take it off and finish it. also I am going to paint it Black instead of green for 2 reasons one to breakup the front bulk and for the other it sits low enough that I know it will get chips and things so I want to be able to repair it without having to match the green everytime. with the contrast I think it will look fine and not look like 2 chins.
it still is a work in progress and you never know I might change my mind later but for now that is the plan. thanks for the feedback as always

I am going to work on the car this weekend so I will post some new pic's monday of what I did to it.

Daredevil, I bought the seats in Daytona at the swapmeet so I am not sure what car they came out of but if I had to guess I would say a Mustang by the other parts he was selling.
all Ford Mustang parts from the late 80's
D.




Thanks for the infor.

Dave & Barb


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #478, 04-13-2009 09:30 AM
      This weekend I worked on the car all weekend and feal like I got nothing done.
I finished all the interior pieces and went to work on the rear bumper and spent 2 days on it and it still has a long way to go.
first I fitted the tail lights to the openings to get them exact then I worked on the center vent trying to get the shape I want.
then I reinstalled it on the car because I needed to re do the corners to fit them to the wheels better I made them too wide the first time
so I had to cut them appart move them it and re glass them. now it is a lot of grinding and shaping to get it close enough to use bondo for the finish.
my whole garage was full of dust by the time I was done sunday night and it looked like nothing got done.
but sometimes it goes that way. no pic's because nothing interesting to see when you are doing nothing but grinding.
it will look great once it is done and I will post pic's then.
I hate body work


Daredevil05 MSG #479, 04-13-2009 12:32 PM
      That's why they call it bodywork instead of bodyfun.

[This message has been edited by Daredevil05 (edited 04-13-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #480, 04-14-2009 05:15 PM
      Today I sopke to the new owner of HT motorsports he has just taken over the shop in the last 6 months.
he is working on making his products better and he is doing it full time not part time like the last owner.
and the best news he bought a Fiero of his own to test and improve all of his products.
I just ordered a set of coilovers for my car so I can adjust the ride hight and I will be getting other things from him in the near future
as money permits.

I also talked to a friend that has a body shop about finishing some of the parts for primer to help get me rolling sooner.

nothing else to report as of yet, but I am still moving forward


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #481, 04-14-2009 05:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Today I sopke to the new owner of HT motorsports he has just taken over the shop in the last 6 months.

nothing else to report as of yet, but I am still moving forward


Let me get this straight, Lee isn't the owner? Who is the current owner now? I remember when Ryan owned the company.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #482, 04-14-2009 07:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Let me get this straight, Lee isn't the owner? Who is the current owner now? I remember when Ryan owned the company.

Erik Hanba owns it now. He is running it full time, where Lee was only running it as a side business. I had alot of issues with products from there in the past, but the new owner seems to really be addressing those issues. I e-mailed him with some user-friendly solutions to some of the areas that could be improved upon with the suspension and brake kits. He actually listens to his customers, so Held Motorsports will be offering better products in the near future (After working some of the bugs out, nothing major). I'm excited to see someone taking the initiative to turn this business around. BTW, Lee was a salesman, Erik is an engineer.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #483, 04-16-2009 11:39 AM
      New toy's just got here
the new oner of Held is on the ball
I have more to get from them as money permits.
This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.
D.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #484, 04-16-2009 05:53 PM
      ^^^Sweet. Which spring rate did you go with? Are you planning on powder coating those to match your car?
PM sent.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #485, 04-17-2009 10:16 AM
      Clay, I will leave them that color I kind of like them and they are 325's

well here is a little update.. just bodywork but I was able to get the drivers side front cut and glassed to match the passanger side of the car.
I still have more to go on that part but it needs to dry before I can do more there.
I have been working on the rear facia for the last few days. when I built it there were things I did not like so I have been re-doing them and I still have way more to go but it is starting to take shape.
last night I just snaped a few pic's. it is still ugly but getting better.
D.







if you notice the tail lights are not in line I offset them about 3/8" like Ferrari and the depth is stagared as well the outside ones do not stick out as far as the inside ones.

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War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #486, 04-17-2009 11:12 AM
      I really like the rearend! Offsetting the light is subtle but makes it.

Paul



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #487, 04-17-2009 01:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by War Hammer:

I really like the rearend! Offsetting the light is subtle but makes it.

Paul




Thanks,

things around here are starting to look up for me, I have gotten enough work to keep everyone bussy for the next 6mo. so far and more everyday.
Soon I will have more money to spend



carnut122 MSG #488, 04-19-2009 08:23 PM
      TTT_ I stopped by today to see the car (and slow down the progress). The car is definitely coming along well and the pictures don't do the car justice!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #489, 04-19-2009 09:11 PM
     


I like the one-piece (bumber/lamp) mod.


pavo_roddy MSG #490, 04-19-2009 09:30 PM
      HI all

I spy with my little eye an F355 dash, it was probably discussed before, but where did ya get it? Great car too, I also like the rear end mod, a la F430.......



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #491, 04-20-2009 09:06 AM
      this weekend every time I would start on the car I would have to stop to do somthing else.
I finaly got to work on it sunday after I told my wife I was not to be bothered by anyone
but then car nut called and came over but that was Fiero related so it was ok.
after that I was able to work on the car for a few hrs. I was working on the front drivers side and the rear bumper.
you know work one wait to dry and work on the other.
anyway after reworking the rear for the 4th time it is finaly taking shape it still has more to go but it is way closer than it was.
my painter gave me a little paint to do a test spray to make sure I like the color so with the rear being close I decided to spray the bottom of it so I could see the color on the
car. Holy Cow! that is one bright color.
here are some pic's of it.
first the front.








I also just ordered a set of HHP swaybars for the car

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #492, 04-20-2009 08:01 PM
      Dean do you still plan to add marker/reflector lights on the rear bumper ?

Any more progress on the diffuser you were working on ?

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 04-21-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #493, 04-21-2009 08:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean do you still plan to add marker/reflector lights on the rear bumper ?

Any more progress on the diffuser you were working on ?




I have not found a set of reflectors I like yet but yes I will be using them.
as far as the diffuser I have been working on the pattern for a mold.
I am going to do it this way to keep the weight down.

the paint on the rear was just a test spray to see if I liked the color most of it has already been sanded off but it made a nice guide coat to see where it needed more work.


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #494, 04-21-2009 12:00 PM
      The car is looking very nice.

Can I make a suggestion.....
The opening above where the licence plate mounts looks a little "big", I think it may look better if you were to make it a little smaller.
Look at the opening where the plate goes, at the left and right edges, the body lines that go about 45 degrees,
should be where the base of the upper opening start.
I am not sure if you understand what I am trying to say but maybe just look at a picture of the back of a F430.
Just giving my 2 cents.

[This message has been edited by 85LAMB (edited 04-21-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #495, 04-21-2009 12:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:

The car is looking very nice.

Can I make a suggestion.....
The opening above where the licence plate mounts looks a little "big", I think it may look better if you were to make it a little smaller.
Look at the opening where the plate goes, at the left and right edges, the body lines that go about 45 degrees,
should be where the base of the upper opening start.
I am not sure if you understand what I am trying to say but maybe just look at a picture of the back of a F430.
Just giving my 2 cents.



I know exactly what you are talking about it looks off but it is not. I have looked at this for a week now trying to figure out why the rear looked crooked.
I had to paint it to see it, it was the bottom under the plate area it was off by almost 3/8" I got that fixed last night. I still have a few thing to finish on it but
no more tweaks for that part. also I was not trying to copy the 430 just inspired by. if I wanted to copy I would have just built a kit it would have been way easyer than building it from scratch like I did.



Mr Ferrari (mratcliff@frontiernet.net) MSG #496, 04-21-2009 02:35 PM
      I have been watching this build for a long time and you already know you are doing an excellent job, but I just wanted to confirm your it for you.. I just dont understand how so many people with such great talent are into modifying Fieros.. Its amazes me what incredible work you guys do to the cars on the forum..

I was pondering the idea of the bright verde Ithaca green (see Lambo poster on wall) for my rather funky looking Fiero, but I dont know..

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #497, 04-21-2009 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr Ferrari:

I have been watching this build for a long time and you already know you are doing an excellent job, but I just wanted to confirm your it for you.. I just dont understand how so many people with such great talent are into modifying Fieros.. Its amazes me what incredible work you guys do to the cars on the forum..

I was pondering the idea of the bright verde Ithaca green (see Lambo poster on wall) for my rather funky looking Fiero, but I dont know..





Thanks!
I will tell you this, the color is way brighter in person and there are 2 Verde Green's. Ithaca Verde Green is the most common one it has more pearl to the yellow side.
the other one is Verde Metalic less pearl more green (this one is the one I am using) eather way they cost the same around 145.00 a qt.

nice car by the way. it looks like it took styling from about 4 differant cars. 2 Ferrari's, Lambo, and a Pantera. very differant, was it a kit?

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Mr Ferrari (mratcliff@frontiernet.net) MSG #498, 04-21-2009 10:07 PM
     
lol.. Well, my car is forum member Don Kraus's old car and is a replica of the very rare and little known Koenig Ferrari 512bb Turbo.. The body is made by the Aldino car company and they still produce this kit..

Here is a nice picture of a real Koenig 512bb..And some of my car with a few Koenig pictures for a comparo..






whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #499, 04-22-2009 08:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr Ferrari:


lol.. Well, my car is forum member Don Kraus's old car and is a replica of the very rare and little known Koenig Ferrari 512bb Turbo.. The body is made by the Aldino car company and they still produce this kit..


Nice! I thought I had seen that car before, does it still have the wheel standing motor in it?
Don always has nice cars so I am sure you got a great ride.
D.


Mr Ferrari (mratcliff@frontiernet.net) MSG #500, 04-22-2009 09:18 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by whodeanie:

Nice! I thought I had seen that car before, does it still have the wheel standing motor in it?
Don always has nice cars so I am sure you got a great ride.
D.


Yeah, the car has the nasty tire burning wheel lifting engine in place..

I have to say I get a kick out of your user name.. You are working some serious "magic" on your car and the name says it all..
I will be keeping a close eye on your project and cant wait to see the rest of the car come together..

Mark



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #501, 04-22-2009 10:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr Ferrari:


Yeah, the car has the nasty tire burning wheel lifting engine in place..

I have to say I get a kick out of your user name.. You are working some serious "magic" on your car and the name says it all..
I will be keeping a close eye on your project and cant wait to see the rest of the car come together..

Mark

Nice
my user name was given to me when I built choppers at a shop.
I would build things that would amaze people and the guy's at the shop would call me Whodeanie and it just stuck. I will build just about anything with wheels and a motor

update.....
last night I worked more on the rear bumper. I built the inner fender lip to conect the rear bumper to the inner fender well.
as well as fiberglass braces for the bottom center to help support the rear difuser I am building.
I hate when you see the ricers driving down the road and the whole body kit waves in the wind.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #502, 04-27-2009 11:14 AM
      I have not been able to work on the car over the last few days but I did get to the fiero swapmeet this weekend and sold alot of stuff to help make me some money for my car.
yesterday was yard work day. but I will be getting back to it this week.
I have a few things on order for the car at the moment and I am working on some custom parts for it as well.
HHP is making me a set of swaybars, Riceburner is making me a HVAC controler and I will have that sent to Ameda for a center console,
A set of rear Koni's are on the way to go with the coilovers I just got and Archie is working on a set of glass windows.
I still have way more to get for the car but I do it as money permits.
Dean


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #503, 04-28-2009 10:35 PM
      I will be taking a brake from my car for about 2 weeks.
A friend of mine that has a 355 kit car had his car at a painters house to rework the back and the rockers for the last 6 months
and as of today no real progress has ben done so tomarow we will be bringing it to my place to fix and finish it. I think we can get it done in 2 weeks.
I am also going to pick up 3 pos. 4 other Fieros tomarow. I will be posting 3 of them in the mall for sale along with 2 truck loads of parts.
I bought them to sell to help earn money for my car. I don't know much about them yet other than they are 1- 85- 4cyl/ 4 speed, 1 - 85 V6/ 4 speed,
and one 86 V6 auto and they all run along with a lot of other parts the 2 V6's run as is the 4 needs a clutch and fuel pump but if you put gas in the carb it will run.
I will know more tomarow night. and I may be working a deal for another 88 for a labor trade out V6 / 5 speed GT fully loaded it even has lumbar seats
don't hate me
D.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #504, 04-29-2009 12:16 AM
      ^^^ Um...Yeah...I want that last one.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #505, 04-29-2009 07:49 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by ClayTonto:

^^^ Um...Yeah...I want that last one.



If I get the 88 I will be keeping it for a driver


R Runner (rrunner@windstream.net) MSG #506, 04-29-2009 12:30 PM
      Very nice build Dean! I'll keep you posted. It gets me even more motivated to see the really cool car these sway bars will go on!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #507, 04-30-2009 09:59 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by R Runner:

Very nice build Dean! I'll keep you posted. It gets me even more motivated to see the really cool car these sway bars will go on!




Thanks, Paul
I just got 4 more Fieros yesterday. most to sell but one is another 88 that I will be keeping so I will get another set from you for that car as well but it will be some time before I can work on that car. as of now I might as well go into the Fiero business? I have so many to work on now. LOL. the Goal is to sell them to help pay for my car.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #508, 05-04-2009 01:45 PM
      this weekend I worked on the 355 but I was able to do a little glass work on the inside of my front nose to finish off the inside where I had to make the cuts for the side vents.
I should be able to do more to the car soon. the 355 is a lot of work but I have been getting alot done on it, I should be done with it in 2 weeks to get the owner back on the road.
that car is kind of an on going project for me. he has a lot of things he wants changed or fixed but he likes to drive it so we do a little at a time.
D.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #509, 05-05-2009 12:00 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
If I get the 88 I will be keeping it for a driver


But, you don't need TWO 88's
Donate one to an 88less person. (ahem)
That's the unwritten code of 88's.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #510, 05-05-2009 08:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:


But, you don't need TWO 88's
Donate one to an 88less person. (ahem)
That's the unwritten code of 88's.



LOL!!!!!!!!!! uhhhh............ NO!
but if you are nice I might build your car for you!
D.

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Ratfink MSG #511, 05-05-2009 10:21 AM
      I only want an 88 headlight system!!You can keep the car!
Did You get the reflectors I sent You?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #512, 05-05-2009 10:44 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Ratfink:

I only want an 88 headlight system!!You can keep the car!
Did You get the reflectors I sent You?



yes! I love them thanks I think they will work nicely.
as far as robbing parts off this car no way
but I will keep an eye out for parts for you.
D.



ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #513, 05-05-2009 01:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

LOL!!!!!!!!!! uhhhh............ NO!
but if you are nice I might build your car for you!
D.


(ClayTonto being nice)


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #514, 05-05-2009 01:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:

(ClayTonto being nice)



LMAO!!!!


CETICARS MSG #515, 05-06-2009 04:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

yesterday I took a trip to Paul's AKA Tha Driver and got the fiberglass doors and hood scoop he made for me.
they turned out great. so when I got home I started working on them. I got the hood scoop glassed in and started working on the doors.
I have to glass in the nut's so the door skin will bolt up to the door.
here are some pic's


[Quote]
how much for a pair of door skins from Pauls

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #516, 05-06-2009 08:20 AM
      I don't remember how much they were but I will call him and find out and let you know
D.


Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #517, 05-06-2009 10:23 AM
      So............are you considering making a mold of your rear of your car ?

Rick



THE BEAST (jgomez@ircc.cc.fl.us) MSG #518, 05-06-2009 10:39 AM
      Yes I also wondering ... Are you?

JG

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bozzie:

So............are you considering making a mold of your rear of your car ?

Rick





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #519, 05-06-2009 11:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Bozzie:

So............are you considering making a mold of your rear of your car ?

Rick




it will be some time before I can get it done but yes, just because I don't want to try to rebuild it if someone hits me.
once I do I will most likely make one or 2 for sale but they will only fit a widebody car.
D.



Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #520, 05-06-2009 02:34 PM
      well, that would be great !, No problem being a widebody, keep me in mind as one of your sales !

Rick


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #521, 05-06-2009 07:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
it will be some time before I can get it done but yes, just because I don't want to try to rebuild it if someone hits me.
once I do I will most likely make one or 2 for sale but they will only fit a widebody car.
D.


Widebody, Hmm.

Ha, 14 belong to me

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R Runner (rrunner@windstream.net) MSG #522, 05-08-2009 05:11 AM
      Wide body is the way to go Clay.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #523, 05-08-2009 09:46 AM
      Last night I got to work on my car for a little while.
I had to take off one of my rear wheels so I could pull the trailing arm out ( Another project that I am working on )
anyway while I had the wheel off I decided to go ahead and do the coilovers I got one side done last night this was very easy to do.
but it was too late to do the other side so I will do it this weekend and post some pics of them later.
D.


THE BEAST (jgomez@ircc.cc.fl.us) MSG #524, 05-09-2009 02:09 PM
      Great point there whodeanie (good thinking). It is just shame to see so much work gone nowhere if an accident was to happened, and had to start all over will be just even worst! Yes you can always put me down for one! Thanks

JG


 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
it will be some time before I can get it done but yes, just because I don't want to try to rebuild it if someone hits me.
once I do I will most likely make one or 2 for sale but they will only fit a widebody car.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #525, 05-09-2009 11:16 PM
      today I worked on the car for a little, I did not do the second coilover yet but I did work on the front nose for a little.
I was waiting for fiberglass to dry on the 355 so I worked on getting all the shaping done on the front. it will take me a few days to get it the way I want it but it is a start.
worked the vent area and was able to get the screen done for that side as well as finished the glass work on the bottom from where I cut it apart to widen it.
I will post some pic's monday. I will not be working on eather of them tomarow have to go see MOM!
D.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #526, 05-09-2009 11:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I will not be working on eather of them tomarow have to go see MOM!
D.


Don't forget to go see my Mom too. LOL


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #527, 05-11-2009 08:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:


Don't forget to go see my Mom too. LOL


I did not see your mom but I did get the trailer I looked ovet it this morning and it looks like someone pinched the wires at the tung then tried to fix them with twist nuts.
going to get a new pigtail today.

I was able to work on my car a little this weekend but I did not get any pics yet. just worked on the frontend side vents.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #528, 05-13-2009 11:46 AM
      I just got new toys from HHP
nice job Paul
I can't wait to get them installed and on the road.



R Runner (rrunner@windstream.net) MSG #529, 05-13-2009 12:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just got new toys from HHP
nice job Paul
I can't wait to get them installed and on the road.



You are quite welcome! I hope you enjoy them.


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #530, 05-14-2009 02:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by R Runner:
You are quite welcome! I hope you enjoy them.


Oh, He will.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #531, 05-14-2009 08:44 AM
      last night I spent a little time cleaning up my garage, I got tired of the 2" dust layer on the ground from all the body work.
while I was cleaning up I ran across somthing I had forgotten about and got a laugh out of it when I remembered the thread about Fiero Police cars.
so I had to do it

here are the pics.....

the first widebody choptop Police car

D.
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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #532, 05-14-2009 11:28 AM
      Ha Ha!!

Is that a Whelan light bar? Do you have the controller?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #533, 05-14-2009 11:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Ha Ha!!

Is that a Whelan light bar? Do you have the controller?



yes and yes

I am going to hook it up in the kids play room so they can have fun with it.
D.

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #534, 05-14-2009 06:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
yes and yes

I am going to hook it up in the kids play room so they can have fun with it.
D.



I had that same bar on my tow truck, except it had amber filters on it.

And I am going to do the same thing with my light bar. I am going to hang it in my game room.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #535, 05-15-2009 01:25 PM
      what the hell! my photobucket quit working and will not let me login???????????

anyway I did work on the car last night. I was able to get the new HHP swaybars installed as well as the rear coilovers.
the hardest part was getting the old ones out of the car without taking the whole thing apart.
let's just say that after about 30 min. of messing with them trying to figure out how to get them out, they finaly did come out but not in one piece
I love my cutter
the new bars wint in fairly easy the rear was a piece of cake the front was a bit harder the end links were a chalange to install them with the arms hanging.
I had to use the jack to lift the arms a little so I could bolt them in. other than that it was not bad. I can't wait till I can drive the car again to see how they work.
if I can get my pic's working again I will post them.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #536, 05-15-2009 03:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

What the hell! My photobucket quit working and will not let me login??? Anyway, I did work on the car last night. I was able to get the new HHP swaybars installed as well as the rear coilovers.
D.


Please do.


carnut122 MSG #537, 05-15-2009 08:27 PM
      Cutter? Plasma?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #538, 05-15-2009 08:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Cutter? Plasma?


I wish! that is next on the wish list
no Just a diegrinder and a cut off wheel but it works great.
D.




Tha Driver MSG #539, 05-16-2009 12:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Ratfink:

I only want an 88 headlight system!!You can keep the car!
Did You get the reflectors I sent You?

Well I'm back online after nearly 6 weeks... and...
I'm hi-jacking your thread, Dean. I need parts for my car(s) too.
I have the entire headlight system from the '88 I'm building into a solo car. I'll take $150 for everything (wiring harness & all). Everything worked great. Trades considered.
Dean it figures I get back online & photobucket is screwed up! I wanted to see your progress.
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

The earth is in much more danger from human action, then from natural disastors. - Steven Hawking.


Ratfink MSG #540, 05-16-2009 02:33 PM
      PM sent!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #541, 05-17-2009 02:50 AM
      Dean it's probably too late to incorporate this, but one thing madcurl had Archie do that really stands out on the widebody kit was add some hips.



It almost looks like a little shelf on top of the rear fender caps, but it looks like it just involved moving the rear pillars inward ?



Really sets the body kit off and gives it an even more muscular supercar appearance IMO.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #542, 05-18-2009 01:08 PM
      I got the pic's back up they had something going on?
well anyway here are the pic's of the progress from this last week.
I did not work on the car this weekend I did work on the 355 sunday on the drivers side rocker.

Tony, I had noticed the hips on Curly's and CarLo's cars I like them but to do them to my car I would have to redo the intire rear of my car and I have done that way too many times already
I like it the way it is, also with the spoiler I made on the rear it gives it that look from the rear as well.
D.

















I can't wait to get this car on the road and see how it drives.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #543, 05-18-2009 04:21 PM
      Thanks for posting the pics. My "bar" should be here on Tuesday (along with the MadArch kit) and I too look forward to installing it.

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carnut122 MSG #544, 05-18-2009 08:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I wish! that is next on the wish list
no Just a diegrinder and a cut off wheel but it works great.
D.



That's the same set-up I have. I used it on my truck last week-end on the floor-boards.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #545, 05-19-2009 10:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:


That's the same set-up I have. I used it on my truck last week-end on the floor-boards.



A friend of mine has a plazma cutter and has never used it I am trying to work a trade with him for it.

I finaly found a vendor for Carbon fiber now once I get to that point of my build I will have no problems.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #546, 05-22-2009 08:19 PM
      this weekend I will be working on the 355 to finish it up but while I wait for paint to dry a may have a chance to work on my car.
I would like to finish the front nose so I can move on to the chin spoiler and the fenders.
if I can get a few things done I will post pic's next week.
D.
ps. if you want to see the progress on the 355 I have it posted in general here
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/075728.html


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #547, 05-25-2009 10:59 PM
     

Looking forward to more pics and progress on this awesome project.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #548, 05-26-2009 08:12 AM
      I was able to do some work on the car this last weekend now that the 355 parts are at paint. I worked on the frontend. working on the vents as well as the chin spoiler
just a lot of sanding and shaping. I had to prime them so I could see what still needed work to many colors to see.

I also made the inner fender well for the right side fender and got it bonded.











plastic signs make great shapes for fiberglass. just a little wax and you can reuse them for all kinds of shapes.
D.


carnut122 MSG #549, 05-26-2009 07:06 PM
      Didn't I see that sign in your neighbor's yard last month? Have you had a chance to work on that quote? Oh..........yes..............now that the yellow car is done, maybe we can finish up the green one? It's looking good!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #550, 05-26-2009 09:25 PM
      Time I can make, money I can't
I have still been working on it just a little at a time.
Clay and I are off to Archies tomarow then to the Dells
I will get back to work on the car once I get back.

the sign was from Home Depot

Car Nut....... What Quote? I must be getting old

D.


carnut122 MSG #551, 05-27-2009 08:56 PM
      On the house windows...you know...to make some...money. Maybe quote was the wrong descriptor. Maybe I should have written "estimate?" Two more days with students and I'll soon be knee deep into my summer list of projects. Have fun on your road trip! Illinois isn't much to look at this time of year-if you go back later, you can see full grown corn and beans!. Beware of the speed trap just south of the I-24 to I-57 interchange. That's where I got my last ticket.

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Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #552, 05-28-2009 12:51 PM
      I agree!

I'm really looking forward to seeing that green paint on the entire car looking all minty cool and fresh!! Everyone you pass on the freeway will get a chill.

 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Looking forward to more pics and progress on this awesome project.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #553, 06-02-2009 12:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:

I agree!

I'm really looking forward to seeing that green paint on the entire car looking all minty cool and fresh!! Everyone you pass on the freeway will get a chill.




LOL! now that I am back from the Dells I want to get back to work on my car even more to get it done to go next year.
once I get some time to get back to work on it I will post some new pic's
D.




pegasus1848 (fierofossil@msn.com) MSG #554, 06-02-2009 09:23 PM
      Glad to see you made it home. Did you stop at Moose Jaw for some of that "beer bread".
I am that old bald guy that sat next to you at the awards thing, just in case you are wondering.
Steve



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #555, 06-03-2009 07:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by pegasus1848:

Glad to see you made it home. Did you stop at Moose Jaw for some of that "beer bread".
I am that old bald guy that sat next to you at the awards thing, just in case you are wondering.
Steve





I knew who you were
we did not stop as it were we got home at 4:30 am monday and I had to work. living dead!
I feel better now and I am looking forward to doing some more work on my car this weekend.
it was great meeting all of you.
D.



carnut122 MSG #556, 06-03-2009 09:11 PM
      Dean, glad to hear that you're back. I sent you a PM. Beer bread is good stuff!

carnut122 MSG #557, 06-05-2009 11:43 AM
      Hey Dean, I sent you a PM.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #558, 06-05-2009 11:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Hey Dean, I sent you a PM.



I got it working on it for you



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #559, 06-08-2009 12:41 PM
      I have been bussy working on the 355 for the last few weeks but I did order a few things this week for my car. now it is just a matter of waiting on my UPS person.
Hey Curly what can brown do for you?



I don't know but I know what it can do for me!
D.


carnut122 MSG #560, 06-08-2009 05:11 PM
      She has a big territory. That's the one that delivers at my house too.

Tha Driver MSG #561, 06-08-2009 06:33 PM
      Can someone send me an empty box via UPS? I'll pay for shipping!!!
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

It's been so long since I've had sex, I can't remember who gets tied up.


fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #562, 06-09-2009 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

She has a big territory. That's the one that delivers at my house too.


I've heard it called a lot of things, but never a 'territory'!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #563, 06-10-2009 11:48 AM
      look what my UPS person delivered today!



it is going to look great on the car
thanks, Ferrobi


ferrobi MSG #564, 06-10-2009 02:10 PM
      Your welcome - be careful when you shut the turn lock. Line it up so that when you close it it does not hit the recessed area side walls that it goes in to and scratch off the paint.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #565, 06-11-2009 08:38 AM
      I have a few more goodies on order once I get them I will get back to work on my car.

I would like to say one thing to everyone on PFF that keeps up with my build......
over 90% of the parts and ideas I have gotten for my build came from you

I just wanted to say thanks for all the help to this point with way more to come

I have a few things in the works that some of you may be interested in as well soon.

D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #566, 06-11-2009 12:31 PM
      I finaly got these done. it was not easy or cheep but they are strong
if anyone is interested in them contact Erik at HT they will be about 2x the cost of the steel ones but no broken Heim joints with this arm.
D.





I made these, they were not bought. it would have been cheeper to buy and a lot less of a pian in the butt. the angles were not easy.
now I have a jig


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #567, 06-11-2009 05:22 PM
      Sweet Those should be good for about 700 HP

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #568, 06-12-2009 09:04 AM
      last night I worked on the car I was able to install the link bars and I cut the hole and fitted the F16 fuel cap to the wide body as well.
the fuel cap will need some more work to get it installed the rest of the way. I will have to make a reducer to fit the fill pipe but it should not be that big of a deal.
I was also able to order the first group of parts from Archie for the LS3 / F40 swap so I can get my other cradle built and sent off for powdercoating.

here are the pic's from last night.
D.















exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #569, 06-12-2009 09:37 PM
     

Dean,

I am loving that fuel door !!

Sweeeet !

I have been looking at some Audi TT ones !


ferrobi MSG #570, 06-12-2009 09:48 PM
      Looking good - I will install 2 on my F40 one for looks and one functioning. Good thing I bought some extra's.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #571, 06-15-2009 09:00 AM
      I got a little chance to work on my car last night so i played with the seats to get them installed.
After working on the 355 installing the seats in it I had a better idea of what I needed to do on mine. even though my seats are also Recaro's
they will be mounted way differant because of the choptop I want them as low as I can get them.
I was able to mount the slide tracks to the seat and fitted the seat in the car. After a few quality minutes with the air hammer I was able to get them installed.
I have some head room now with my butt on the floor
here are some pic's





lots of parts on order for the car to get it farther along.
ie.. Ameda's center console, part 1 of Archies LS3/ F40 swap, glass windows, Riceburners AC unit amoung a few other things
D.

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carnut122 MSG #572, 06-18-2009 11:41 AM
      Dean, it's good to see that you're still plugging along.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #573, 06-18-2009 11:59 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Dean, it's good to see that you're still plugging along.



Yea, waiting on parts and money!
I just got the first part of Archie's LS/F40 kit today so I will start working on the extra cradle I got to mount the motor and trans so I can send it out for powdercoating.
when I get all the parts I will swap the whole drive train at once so the car will not be down long.

I have other parts on order for the car as well. Ameda's console, Riceburner's AC unit, JimmyS fiberglass sunroof.
working on the other cars has kept me from getting burned out on mine but now I want to get back to it




Tha Driver MSG #574, 06-19-2009 06:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Yea, waiting on parts and money!
(snip)
but now I want to get back to it


I know exactly how you feel. I'm finally getting back to the VW. Spent two days making the fan bracket & shrould; now I need to get about 5 peices of metal bent. Sure wish I had a good 6' brake....
Also got the trunklid cut out between the taillights for the vent & all the holes (emblems, pushbutton, 3rd brake light) welded up & filled.
Need to check on getting some "mesh" with the little holes in it for between the taillights.
(For those that don't know, the VW is not completely off topic - it has '88 Fiero running gear & suspension.)
Later,
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

You braggin' or complainin'?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #575, 06-20-2009 11:49 PM
      I am working on my cradle for the LS3/F40 swap this weekend. I got the first part of the kit from Archie this week.
so cutting and welding I go I got the parts at my shop and brought them home and forgot the instructions so tomarow I will go get them.
I was able to find enough pic's of the cradle here to get it started today. I will get some pic's this weekend and post them on monday. the plan is to get the cradle done so I can send it out for powdercoating but first I will install the V8 mounts and weld up all of the holes that are not needed as well as finish all the factory welds.
then off to be soda blasted and one last look over to make sure I did not miss anything.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #576, 06-22-2009 08:14 AM
      Here are the pic's from this weekend.
I got the cradle done and reinstalled the motor and trans to make sure nothing moved and it all went well.
now I will pull the motor and have the cradle soda blasted after that i will look it over and take care of anything it needs then off to powdercoating.
Thanks, Archie
D.






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infinitewill MSG #577, 06-22-2009 01:33 PM
      Oh Deanine, I got goodies for you!

I shipped your badges today. I cut them out of .030 stainless, thicker just didn't look right but I can cut them agin if you want them thicker. You should have them on Wed. They ended up being 3.965" tall by 3" wide







Lemme know if you want any "tweeking" done on them.

Will

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #578, 06-22-2009 01:43 PM
      Will, they look great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think they will work out just fine

just incase anyone wants to know what the GTP is I did that for GT Prototype

D.


infinitewill MSG #579, 06-22-2009 01:47 PM
      You know the more I looked at them the more I thought they might be sweet if I re-cut them from mild steel and you have them plated in "black chrome" Against the green of your car they would really pop!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #580, 06-22-2009 02:41 PM
      Will, you are the man





D.


Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #581, 06-22-2009 11:38 PM
      Those badges are AWE-SUM!

As im Awe why don't I have sum...

 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

Oh Deanine, I got goodies for you!

I shipped your badges today. I cut them out of .030 stainless, thicker just didn't look right but I can cut them agin if you want them thicker. You should have them on Wed. They ended up being 3.965" tall by 3" wide







Lemme know if you want any "tweeking" done on them.

Will





infinitewill MSG #582, 06-23-2009 01:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:

Those badges are AWE-SUM!

As im Awe why don't I have sum...



I hope Dean will forgive me hijacking his thread for a second......When I designed these badges Dean and I decided to go away from the traditional (stuffy) badge and do the "modern version" of what the Fiero logo might look like today. I don't really care for the "contained in a box" look but the logo alone looked kind of bare. Dean then came up with the Ferrari-ish badge idea and I worked them together.



This is the original concept (when I drew it it looked more like a Great Dane than Pegasus)



This is the refined head shape but the feathers needed some evening out



This one added a badge shape, kind of Ferrari minus the pointed top



This is the final logo without the shield. What I had envisioned from the start, great for painted logo, not good for a badge because there in nothing to hold hold the parts together.



This is the final badge with the text repositioned for fill out the badge.

I cut them out on an Omax Water jet out of .030" stainless steel. I think they turned out pretty nice. Modern edge but homage to the heritage of the Fiero. "Proud"

And now back to the real thread....

Will

Adobe CTI - Print

I own a design & effects photography studio and do custom logos and graphics design. I also teach Adobe Creative Suite applications/software

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ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #583, 06-23-2009 06:02 PM
      Will,
did you ever consider making like a 3 or 4 inch winged horse for grill / rear tail light panel applications? for those of us with 355 nose and tail light style panel a chromed emblem would be great.
btw NICE work!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #584, 06-23-2009 07:56 PM
      Nice work Will
I did not realize how many times we changed the badges but I think it looks great. I can't wait to see them in person.
you can hijack my thread anytime

I kind of like the idea of a front grill badge we may have to come up with something later.

I also got a PM from JimmyS and my new fiberglass sunroof is on it's way to me I will post pic's when I get it and the badges.
also RiceBurnner got my AC controler done and will be sending it to me soon. I have a few other parts on order as well
Ameda is making me a console with a twist and last but not least Erik from HT is sending me some more parts for the rear of my car.

that is about it for now I need to go make more money to buy more parts
D.


carnut122 MSG #585, 06-23-2009 09:53 PM
      Hey D. I love the badges! I sent you a PM concerning your last statement.

infinitewill MSG #586, 06-23-2009 10:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ace5514:

Will,
did you ever consider making like a 3 or 4 inch winged horse for grill / rear tail light panel applications? for those of us with 355 nose and tail light style panel a chromed emblem would be great.
btw NICE work!


Thanks for the kind words :-)

Actually, I already have made just such a badge but I haven't had a chance to cut any of them out yet. I sent the art to Rob (Amida) and he gave me a great idea for both a fender badge and nose emblem:



Nose badge



Fender badge

I will have a few prototypes next week

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Nice work Will
I did not realize how many times we changed the badges but I think it looks great. I can't wait to see them in person.
you can hijack my thread anytime

I kind of like the idea of a front grill badge we may have to come up with something later.

I also got a PM from JimmyS and my new fiberglass sunroof is on it's way to me I will post pic's when I get it and the badges.
also RiceBurnner got my AC controler done and will be sending it to me soon. I have a few other parts on order as well
Ameda is making me a console with a twist and last but not least Erik from HT is sending me some more parts for the rear of my car.

that is about it for now I need to go make more money to buy more parts
D.


Dean,

How many times have you changed that back facia??? You know how it is when we are perfectionist

Do you want a nose badge that matches the fender badge you have or like the one above? I will send you one next week

Will

P.S. Can't do it this weekend 'cause I am going to be "Power-lounging" at the lake

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Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #587, 06-23-2009 10:56 PM
      Try switching the feathered wings on the prancing pegasus to the modern graphic wings used on the previous badge.

infinitewill MSG #588, 06-24-2009 12:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Try switching the feathered wings on the prancing pegasus to the modern graphic wings used on the previous badge.


You thinking like this?



ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #589, 06-24-2009 01:42 AM
      NICE!
i can see a couple 3" or so emblems, one on my grill and one in the middle of my tail light panel now!
if you make these let me know, i have a guy that can chrome them for me.
al


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #590, 06-24-2009 07:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:


Dean,

How many times have you changed that back facia??? You know how it is when we are perfectionist

Do you want a nose badge that matches the fender badge you have or like the one above? I will send you one next week

Will

P.S. Can't do it this weekend 'cause I am going to be "Power-lounging" at the lake




I hear you! I don't want to think about it Power - Lounging at the lake? good for you
I will take a front badge when you get them.
thanks again Will.
D.



infinitewill MSG #591, 06-24-2009 08:16 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ace5514:

NICE!
i can see a couple 3" or so emblems, one on my grill and one in the middle of my tail light panel now!
if you make these let me know, i have a guy that can chrome them for me.
al


I started a thread in the General Fiero Chat about this so Dean can have his thread back

Fender badges and nose badges

Will



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #592, 06-24-2009 02:38 PM
      I got a new part today
JimmyS just sent me one of his new fiberglass sunroofs and I must say this is a nice part.
my hat is off to you sir!

it is as thick as the glass part with a nice finnish. the added coremat makes it a nice sturdy part.
I can't wait to get it on the car and see how it looks.
thanks Jimmy!
D.

and as I was typing this another Fed Ex driver showed up with the badges from Will. it is just like my birthday!
Will, I think they are thick enough.









infinitewill MSG #593, 06-24-2009 05:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

and as I was typing this another Fed Ex driver showed up with the badges from Will. it is just like my birthday!
Will, I think they are thick enough.


Dean, I will run another set in mild steel if you want to have them chromed in Black Chrome as well.

W



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #594, 06-24-2009 06:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:


Dean, I will run another set in mild steel if you want to have them chromed in Black Chrome as well.

W



that would be great. it would be nice to have these as a backup just in case.
I just got home and installed Jimmys top on the car and that looks great then I held the badges in place and I will mark them out so I can recess them in to the rockers later .
D.

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JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #595, 06-24-2009 11:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just got home and installed Jimmys top on the car and that looks great



Pics?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #596, 06-24-2009 11:56 PM
     

It would be cool to see some pics with the badges laid on the car as well !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #597, 06-25-2009 07:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
It would be cool to see some pics with the badges laid on the car as well !



I did not have a chance last night to get some pic's but I will soon.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #598, 06-25-2009 08:29 PM
      That is it! I have had enough of the drama around my life. I am taking off work tomarrow and locking myself in the garage with the phone off and the doors locked!
( wife's fam. I will not go into it)
I am going to work on my car and the 355 for 3 whole days to get away from them
with any luck I will be able make a lot of progress on both cars. If I can I will post pic's on monday.
wish me luck
D.


JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #599, 06-25-2009 10:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

That is it! I have had enough of the drama around my life. I am taking off work tomarrow and locking myself in the garage with the phone off and the doors locked!
( wife's fam. I will not go into it)
I am going to work on my car and the 355 for 3 whole days to get away from them
with any luck I will be able make a lot of progress on both cars. If I can I will post pic's on monday.
wish me luck
D.


Good luck and take a 5 gal. bucket to the garage with you so you don't have to leave to go potty.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #600, 06-29-2009 01:32 AM
     

So how did the 3 days of fun go ??


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #601, 06-29-2009 08:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
So how did the 3 days of fun go ??



It did not work out like I wanted it to. I hurt my back early in the week so it was bugging me friday then I spent the rest of the weekend sick.
not a good time.
but as I said I was able to do a little I got the car all back in primer but that was about all.
here are some pic's











exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #602, 06-29-2009 09:50 AM
      The car looks amazing !

Putting it in full primer really gives us a better chance to see what the final product will look like, and it really is amazing !

Wow.


infinitewill MSG #603, 06-29-2009 10:54 AM
      Dean,

Since your back was hurtin' a little we decided to have your car painted for you.....



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #604, 06-29-2009 11:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

Dean,

Since your back was hurtin' a little we decided to have your car painted for you.....



it looks better in green than grey I hate grey primer but it was what I had LOL!
thanks Will now if it were that easy to paint it. I am sick of body work!
right now I am just trying to hit the big spots and do the fitting and glass work then save some money and off to the bodyshop to be their problem.
D.




KEV (black85gt@yahoo.com) MSG #605, 06-29-2009 12:46 PM
      The car is looking great! I hope you bring it to the Dell's next year!



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #606, 06-29-2009 01:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by KEV:

The car is looking great! I hope you bring it to the Dell's next year!




Hi, Kev
yes that is my goal
I would like to have it done by then but I would he happy with under construction and running. LOL
eather way I and the car will be there next year with some more friends as well from Ga.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #607, 06-30-2009 02:17 PM
      I just posted in my other thread that i think I am going to move all my car stuff to the back of my glass shop. I have 3000 sq ft. that I am not using.
I am going to open up a custom shop in the back. if anyone wants something done let me know. I would prefer to work on Fiero's but I will even work on rice
D.


infinitewill MSG #608, 06-30-2009 05:46 PM
      How's the back Jack?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #609, 06-30-2009 06:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

How's the back Jack?



Way better now
I need to stick to working on cars every time I work in the yard I over do it.
one of my good friends does massage so I went to see her and all is well again.
thanks for asking Will.
I have decided to open the back of my shop to work on custom cars so I will need to have you make some things for me like we talked about
I will let you know when I get farther along.
D.


infinitewill MSG #610, 06-30-2009 06:25 PM
      Cool man, I need to make some $$$ so that I can pay to replace the windshield I managed to crack yesterday

I should have your prototype nose badge this week as well. I am cutting on in soft brass as well to do some Dremel work on and chrome plate.

W


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #611, 06-30-2009 07:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

Cool man, I need to make some $$$ so that I can pay to replace the windshield I managed to crack yesterday

I should have your prototype nose badge this week as well. I am cutting on in soft brass as well to do some Dremel work on and chrome plate.

W



Nice! Will .... Thanks
I responded to the windshield on your thread.
I was able to get my rear links done today. I will post some pic's tomarow.
they look great!
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #612, 07-01-2009 08:11 AM
      As I said before last night I worked on the link bars for the rear of the car.
here are the details I used the same 1-1/8" alu. hex bar that I made the trailing arm from.
I have talked to Erik from HT several times and the heim joints he got for me are twice as strong as the ones that Lee was using on their kits.
these joints will most likely be the norm for HT's kit for now on.
my link bars are a bit overkill but I wanted them strong.

here are some pic's from last night
D.





this last pic I just set them in place with the cradle I just did the V8 mounts on. just for show



Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #613, 07-01-2009 10:47 PM
      Dean, I got some work for you. (lol) but your not going to like it becuase its all laying fiber glass and you said you were tired of doing body work.

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just posted in my other thread that i think I am going to move all my car stuff to the back of my glass shop. I have 3000 sq ft. that I am not using.
I am going to open up a custom shop in the back. if anyone wants something done let me know. I would prefer to work on Fiero's but I will even work on rice
D.




Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #614, 07-01-2009 11:05 PM
      What kind of customs you plan on doing?

 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Way better now
I need to stick to working on cars every time I work in the yard I over do it.
one of my good friends does massage so I went to see her and all is well again.
thanks for asking Will.
I have decided to open the back of my shop to work on custom cars so I will need to have you make some things for me like we talked about
I will let you know when I get farther along.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #615, 07-02-2009 08:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:

Dean, I got some work for you. (lol) but your not going to like it becuase its all laying fiber glass and you said you were tired of doing body work.



that's fine. I like doing fiberglass but I hate doing finish body work.
I will be starting on Clay's Lambo soon that is a lot of glass work

as far as what kind of work I will be doing. I will do just about any custom work to any car.
the only thing I will not be doing will be open to the public auto repair.
but if something needs to be fixed while I am working on a custom part it will get fixed.
I will do body parts, body kits, any mechanic work, welding etc. I also have access to a paint and body shop as well as a complete fab shop with CNC as well as water jet.
after all the looking for one I found one down the street that builds race cars.
D.

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jsaviour (jsaviour84@yahoo.com) MSG #616, 07-02-2009 09:14 AM
      very nice



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #617, 07-02-2009 09:46 AM
      Thanks!

it looks like you have a nice car as well
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #618, 07-02-2009 12:08 PM
      Thanks, Todd aka the Fiero Farm
I just got the knuckles you sent me I will take them next door and soda blast them and remove the old seals.
so I can have them powder coated with the cradle.
D.

ps. what is with the pepsi balls? LOL.
a T shirt would have been fine
Joke.
D.


carnut122 MSG #619, 07-02-2009 10:59 PM
      Hey Dean,

Will you be operating the water jet or somebody else? Would it be able to jet a bumper, or does it only work on flat sheet metal?


ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #620, 07-03-2009 03:34 AM
      i can't wait to see this car painted this is awsome.
ps i sent you a pm...
quick question.
thanks
al


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #621, 07-03-2009 09:31 AM
      PM sent back

Carnut.... the water jet only does flat and it belongs to another race fab shop I found to work with.
D.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #622, 07-03-2009 12:47 PM
      Dean are those rear links made for a wider track width?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #623, 07-03-2009 10:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Dean are those rear links made for a wider track width?


No, I built them the stock width because I am using the wide wheels so I had no need to move them out farther.




Raydar (raydarfiero@comcast.net) MSG #624, 07-05-2009 12:00 PM
      Maaaaan!
I need to pay attention!

Nice work. That looks great!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #625, 07-06-2009 05:49 PM
      I got a new toy today from Bob AKA RiceBurner
a new AC controller. this thing took a while to get but it was worth the wait.
Nice job Bob!
D.



I ordered the center console from Amida as well it should be done around the end of August.
still a long way to go but one step closer

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #626, 07-06-2009 09:08 PM
      Sweet!! Have you seen my video of this unit working?

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infinitewill MSG #627, 07-06-2009 09:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I got a new toy today from Bob AKA RiceBurner
a new AC controller. this thing took a while to get but it was worth the wait.
Nice job Bob!
D.



I ordered the center console from Ameda as well it should be done around the end of August.
still a long way to go but one step closer


Dean, (if that is your REAL name)

There seems to be some sort of mix up. Somehow MY AC controller was delivered to you by mistake. I have the cheap Walmart 12V electric, clip on, visor fan you ordered and will gladly forward it on to you once you have rerouted the misdirected parcel you received. (starting holes through you with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns) hehehe.... sweeeeeet.

Respectfully,

Will



ferrobi MSG #628, 07-06-2009 09:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I ordered the center console from Ameda as well it should be done around the end of August.
still a long way to go but one step closer


Amida

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #629, 07-06-2009 11:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ferrobi:


Amida



Fixed the typeO LOL!

Will if it was sent to me by mistake I am still keeping it
just wait I have something on order that you will realy want
D.




ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #630, 07-06-2009 11:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
SNIP:
that's fine. I like doing fiberglass but I hate doing finish body work.
I will be starting on Clay's Lambo soon...

Maybe you can build my wife one... or two?




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #631, 07-07-2009 03:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:

Maybe you can build my wife one... or two?




that's funny
I will leave it at that



Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #632, 07-10-2009 01:02 AM
      Great...a hot & steamy shoe.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #633, 07-10-2009 08:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Great...a hot & steamy shoe.



LOL! Clayton being joker again
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #634, 07-13-2009 08:36 AM
      I was not feeling well this weekend but I did manage to work on the car friday night. I pulled of the stock rear arms and got the new ones installed.







Tha Driver MSG #635, 07-15-2009 12:28 AM
      Hey Dean: Whycome you didn't use heims on the forward link?
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

Easy on the Giggle Cream!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #636, 07-15-2009 08:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tha Driver:

Hey Dean: Whycome you didn't use heims on the forward link?
~ Paul
aka "Tha Driver"

Easy on the Giggle Cream!


I did not use the Heim joints on the trailing arms because they have been known to fail under load with the old Heim joints Held was using.
and with me using an LS I wanted to make sure I would not have a problem.
I went a bit over kill on the links, a friend of mine that builds race cars only uses 7/8 bar for those cars and I went with 1-1/8 bar.
also with dealing with Erik at HT we came up with a new Heim to use that is 2x stronger than the old ones for the bottom links.
but I had already built the trailing arms. I think the new joints would hold up just fine though.
Erik at HT is also sending me a front coilover setup for the car with upper and lower arms and QA1 shocks.
D.


carnut122 MSG #637, 07-15-2009 10:23 PM
      Trailing arms et al all look good. Glad you were feeling better by Monday(come to think of it, you had plenty of energy on that hammer; the fish were quite scared ). I finished up the siding today and only have to finish the inside trim.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #638, 07-16-2009 09:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Trailing arms et al all look good. Glad you were feeling better by Monday(come to think of it, you had plenty of energy on that hammer; the fish were quite scared ). I finished up the siding today and only have to finish the inside trim.


they should still be scared, I have to come back
D.


carnut122 MSG #639, 07-16-2009 11:21 PM
      Shhhh! I'm trying to keep it a secret!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #640, 07-20-2009 09:28 AM
      Erik at HT sent me some pic's of part of my new front suspension so I could





my new QA1 shocks to go with the new tube A-arms and coilovers.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #641, 07-23-2009 08:43 AM
      Been a bit bussy with other projects as of late but last night I did get one thing done.
my friend Ben with the 355 got me some F****** door lights that I installed on my car now when the door is open a red light will be lit so no one will run into the door.
and Erik from HT shipped out my new front end.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #642, 07-29-2009 03:15 PM
      About time for a little bump
I got my new front suspension from HT today. I will get some pic's of it tonight.
what Erik sent me was the coilover setup with the QA1's and the top A arms as well.
now I need to save up some more money so I can get the brakes and ball joints so I can get it installed.
once I get Clay's car done I will get back to mine


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #643, 07-29-2009 05:17 PM
      HA HA! hey look at this a friend sent this to me, I think I might have set a trend
for sale on ebay???????????

LOL!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...trksid=p4506.c0.m245


does not look like a bad start. If the person that built that car reads this, Keep the car and finish it, don't give up!
D.

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carnut122 MSG #644, 07-29-2009 07:12 PM
      Man,$120 for a supercharged Fiero??? Somebody needs to jump on this! The seats are worth more than that! I'm going to post this in the Mall.

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ferrobi MSG #645, 07-29-2009 10:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


I got my new front suspension from HT today. I will get some pic's of it tonight.
what Erik sent me was the coilover setup with the QA1's and the top A arms as well.







whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #646, 07-30-2009 08:18 AM
      I was able to get the box opened last night and unpack everything to look it over. I will not be able to install it till I get more parts for it but I can't wait it looks great.
here is a pic of the parts.
D.



also on another note Rob sent me a pic of the parts he just made for the 2 console's I have ordered from him.
one is mine the other is for the 355.
great job Rob. I cant wait to get them.



Ratfink MSG #647, 08-03-2009 09:37 AM
      Dean ,,We're all waiting for updates!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #648, 08-03-2009 01:48 PM
      not much to report on mine as of late I have been working on Clays car but I will be back at it soon.
D.


carnut122 MSG #649, 08-03-2009 05:28 PM
      You keep giving me inspiration!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #650, 08-04-2009 09:26 AM
      Thanks!
I will keep working on it.

once I get Clays car done i will get back on mine for a while. I do have parts on order for it at the moment.
Rob is making me a 355 center consol for it at the moment with a twist teaser
I have been short on funds at the moment so it has slowed progress a little.
D.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #651, 08-09-2009 05:57 PM
      Rob, just sent me some pic's of the 355 and my console's that he is making for me they should be done in a week or so
D.





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #652, 08-15-2009 01:34 PM
      Rob just emailed me the pic's of the 2 consoles he is making for me.
I had him build mine using carbon fiber so I could just finish it and clear coat it for my car. I wanted something a little diferant.
it will give it a little Lambo flair to the inside of my car.
D.











Thanks, Rob! they look great

I was able to get Clays car finished yesterday so I will be getting back to my car this week. I will keep you all posted.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #653, 08-17-2009 05:45 PM
      I have decided to try to get the suspenion, brakes, body, paint done so I can drive the car with the 6 for now and work on the motor on the other cradle till I have it ready to do the swap all in one shot. I will be doing a lot to the motor before it goes in the car. it will be a one of a kind LS in a Fiero with lots of one off custom parts I will be building for it. I will post them here once I get to that point.
lots more to come
D.


ferrobi MSG #654, 08-17-2009 08:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Rob just emailed me the pic's of the 2 consoles he is making for me.
I had him build mine using carbon fiber so I could just finish it and clear coat it for my car. I wanted something a little different.
it will give it a little Lambo flair to the inside of my car.
D.




I'm jealous (very)






whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #655, 08-17-2009 10:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ferrobi:




it was a last minute thought and I am glad I had Rob do it. one of those things that will make the car look that much better
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #656, 08-25-2009 12:34 PM
      Just got the console's from Rob and I must say they look great
I will have to trim them both and have mine clear coated.
as far as other updates Erik at HT is working on new hubs for my car so I can get the front back on the ground and get back to work on it.
I have just been collecting parts for the car for a while now.
D.


carnut122 MSG #657, 08-25-2009 10:54 PM
      So..............................................................................were you out terrorizing Tennessee and the Carolinas instead of working? Inquiring minds want to know!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #658, 08-26-2009 09:16 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

So..............................................................................were you out terrorizing Tennessee and the Carolinas instead of working? Inquiring minds want to know!



YES I WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and what a blast it was
D.


carnut122 MSG #659, 08-26-2009 08:07 PM
      You better get that car finished up in the next three weeks! How did the laughing gas work out?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #660, 08-31-2009 09:03 AM
      I was only able to work on my console for about 20 min. this weekend so I started triming and fitting. I still have a long way to go to get it the way I want it but it will get there. once I get other projects done.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #661, 09-05-2009 01:15 PM
      I will be back on the car soon. I had to order a lot of new parts from Rodney for the front end rebuild and Erik at HT is almost done with the hubs.
once I get all the parts in I will be able to get the car back on the wheels. once I can move it again I will get back to work on it.
I will keep you all posted.
D.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #662, 09-06-2009 12:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:





Are these widetrack components?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #663, 09-06-2009 01:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:


Are these widetrack components?


No, they are the standard track for my 88 the front hubs Erik is making for me are a 1" drop other than that it is all stock width set up.
once I get the hubs and the parts from Rodney I will be pulling the front cradle to rebuild the whole thing.
D.




mikejhjr (hiersperformanceinc@comcast.net) MSG #664, 09-07-2009 09:21 PM
      I can't wait to see how that interior is going to turn out. It's looking good! I'm curious about the hubs too. I'm about to go through my suspension as well, and I'm not crazy about the stock spindle and hub, especially behind bigger brakes. What does the HT setup use for a bearing?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #665, 09-08-2009 09:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mikejhjr:

I can't wait to see how that interior is going to turn out. It's looking good! I'm curious about the hubs too. I'm about to go through my suspension as well, and I'm not crazy about the stock spindle and hub, especially behind bigger brakes. What does the HT setup use for a bearing?


they build a custom hub that uses the more common rear bearings in the front.

once I get my front end back on the ground I will get back to work on the rest of the car but I can't do much with it where it is at the monent.
the bigest thing slowing me down on the car is money. I have to get the parts as I can little by little.
I wish things would pick back up at work so I could finish my car.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #666, 09-10-2009 02:53 PM
      Just got a box of parts from Rodney today for the front end. I now have almost all the parts to finish it so I will be pulling the front cradle out so I can re do the steering and suspension.
once that is done I can get the car back on it's wheels so I can get back to the body work.
I should have some new pic's soon.
D.


ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #667, 09-10-2009 08:29 PM
      hey dean,
how about a couple pics of the car? i would really like to see that rear spoiler you made (not that i want to copy it or anything....lol)
i know you probably haven't done alot to it but it inspires me!
thanks
al


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #668, 09-11-2009 08:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ace5514:

hey dean,
how about a couple pics of the car? i would really like to see that rear spoiler you made (not that i want to copy it or anything....lol)
i know you probably haven't done alot to it but it inspires me!
thanks
al


I dont have the rear decklid on the car at this time but I will see if I can get some pic's this weekend.
D.


I also got the upper control arm pivot shafts from the Fiero store today for the car. I will be working on the car this weekend.
D.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #669, 09-13-2009 08:17 PM
      I was able to get the front suspsnsion installed this weekend but I will not have the hubs till later this week. once I get them I will be able to get the car back down on the wheels. then I will start back on the body and try to finish it up for paint as well as work on the dash and the inside of the car with final tweaks.
I still have a long way to go but the goal is to get it painted and the inside done so I can drive it with the V6 for now while I work on the LS motor.
With any luck it will be ready for the Dells next year.
I will post pic's once I get the hubs installed.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #670, 09-15-2009 08:36 AM
      here are the pics of the front suspension in progress just waiting on the hubs to finish but they are on the way.
D.





Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #671, 09-15-2009 05:33 PM
      Very nice. Are you using the stock 88 spindles?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #672, 09-15-2009 11:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Very nice. Are you using the stock 88 spindles?


No
Erik at HT made me new ones with a 1" drop built in ans set up for 13" brakes.
they should be here this week.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #673, 09-16-2009 11:26 AM
      I just got my new hubs from Erik today as well as new bearings for the front and rear and the brake brackets for the new 13" Wilwoods that I will be getting soon.
now I will be able to get the car back on the ground so I can move it around and work on it again
I will get some pic's later tonight.
D.


Galliero (ondprowl2@yahoo.com) MSG #674, 09-16-2009 11:58 PM
      This project is really going to be awesome can't wait to see the suspension all done and the car rolling again. Keep up the good work.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #675, 09-17-2009 09:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Galliero:

This project is really going to be awesome can't wait to see the suspension all done and the car rolling again. Keep up the good work.



Thanks
I am going on the run for the hills this weekend so I will not have much time to work on it but I am going to try to work on it today for a while.
once I get it back together I will get some more pics. it will be great to have it back on the wheels so I can move it around to work on it again. the only bad part is that it is back to body work
D.


Bridgetown MSG #676, 09-17-2009 10:30 AM
      Any idea how much weight you dropped off the front over the old steel stuff? I am thinking of going tubular or possibly with the slalom kit to save some more weight and add the ability to corner jack the car.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #677, 09-17-2009 10:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Bridgetown:

Any idea how much weight you dropped off the front over the old steel stuff? I am thinking of going tubular or possibly with the slalom kit to save some more weight and add the ability to corner jack the car.


I am not sure how much lighter this set up is over stock I would have to say I may have shaved 5 - 7 pounds on each side.
but the 88 is a differant setup than all other years. Clayton has the slalom front on his car and it is way differant than mine.
the best thing to do would be to call Erik at HT.
D.




carnut122 MSG #678, 09-17-2009 09:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Thanks
I am going on the run for the hills this weekend so I will not have much time to work on it but I am going to try to work on it today for a while.
once I get it back together I will get some more pics. it will be great to have it back on the wheels so I can move it around to work on it again. the only bad part is that it is back to body work
D.


No work this week-end! See you at RFTH!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #679, 09-18-2009 08:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:


No work this week-end! See you at RFTH!



Yep! I will be there

I was able to get one side done last night. got it all bolted in so I could get the wheel back on the car. I still do not have the brakes yet those will take some time for me to
get the funds together. but for now I will be able to roll it around to work on it.
here are a few pic's
D.











carnut122 MSG #680, 09-19-2009 07:54 PM
      Looking good! Did you make it home OK? I kept looking for you two on the side of the road on the way home!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #681, 09-20-2009 11:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Looking good! Did you make it home OK? I kept looking for you two on the side of the road on the way home!


Oh yea! thanks for that! smart a**
now I will catch hell for a long time for trying to take a corner with stile
note to self, New Tires



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #682, 09-20-2009 01:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:




Sweet. BTW, I love the lug nuts. It's the only type I roll with. How long before the 13" rotors arrive?


R Runner (rrunner@windstream.net) MSG #683, 09-20-2009 07:58 PM
      WOW Dean! That really looks good! Keep the pictures coming.....

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #684, 09-21-2009 03:48 PM
      Thanks guys
I still have a long way to go on it but I will keep you posted.
D.


mikejhjr (hiersperformanceinc@comcast.net) MSG #685, 09-22-2009 11:15 AM
      Looking good! Can't wait to see it all finished with the brakes. Hopefully I'll be doing something similar soon.

hye_4_life MSG #686, 09-23-2009 01:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:





Whodeanie and madcurl, considering the wheels you guys have, I'd probably use some lugs that offer a little more security than those SD lugs. The "key" for SD lugs are typically universal; even if they're custom splines, a 19mm thin-walled socket will take them off effortlessly.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #687, 09-23-2009 09:17 AM
      I am not worried about someone trying to take the wheels. this car lives in my garage and when I get it done to take it to shows it will be in an inclosed trailer.
if I was going to drive the car as a DD I would have locks on it.

if they want to break in to my garage to get them then they will have to get past the alarm, cct, my wolf! and my 12ga.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #688, 09-24-2009 09:16 AM
      Are you using Fiero bearing hubs, or are they larger than stock? Rear also?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #689, 09-24-2009 10:48 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Are you using Fiero bearing hubs, or are they larger than stock? Rear also?


they are stock size. the front uses rear bearings with a big bolt threw them. and the rear are just new replacements.
Erik will make them in different bolt patterns as well like the ones he built for Curly to fit 5 x 4.5 bolt patterns.




Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #690, 09-24-2009 03:57 PM
      Why do rear bearings need to be used up front?

infinitewill MSG #691, 09-24-2009 04:37 PM
      I talked with Erik today, what a great guy. He told me the main reason for using the rear bearings up front is availability. The fronts on the '88 are very hard if not impossible to find and the rears he uses can have new hubs (they make their own) drilled (not redrilling old ones) for any bolt pattern. That means no adapters for Porsche wheels like you are having to use Rob

Did I understand Erik correctly Dean? It also means much less expensive wheel choices in larger sizes.


hye_4_life MSG #692, 09-24-2009 10:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I am not worried about someone trying to take the wheels. this car lives in my garage and when I get it done to take it to shows it will be in an inclosed trailer.
if I was going to drive the car as a DD I would have locks on it.

if they want to break in to my garage to get them then they will have to get past the alarm, cct, my wolf! and my 12ga.


Sounds like they're a lot more secure than I thought lol


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #693, 09-25-2009 08:22 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

I talked with Erik today, what a great guy. He told me the main reason for using the rear bearings up front is availability. The fronts on the '88 are very hard if not impossible to find and the rears he uses can have new hubs (they make their own) drilled (not redrilling old ones) for any bolt pattern. That means no adapters for Porsche wheels like you are having to use Rob

Did I understand Erik correctly Dean? It also means much less expensive wheel choices in larger sizes.



Yes! thumbsup:
if I did not already have my wheels I would have had him make mine with the 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern that way I could have used a lot of differant wheels like Corvette or Camero wheels that you can get all day long for
under 500 bucks. don't get me wrong I love the wheels I have and even if I had the other bolt pattern I would have still ordered these for mine.
here is another + about the differant bolt pattern, you can use the Corvette roters without having them re drilled.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #694, 09-25-2009 12:29 PM
     

How much are the custom hubs running ?



infinitewill MSG #695, 09-25-2009 01:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

How much are the custom hubs running ?


Tony, actually I never asked because I was figuring on buying his entire kit.

Erik's contact info

Erik's kits and Fiero Products

You might drop him a note or give him a call. I calculated in my head that what I save on wheels will nearly pay for the suspension kit!

\/\/

[This message has been edited by infinitewill (edited 09-25-2009).]

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #696, 09-26-2009 11:50 AM
      Why is a large bolt needed through the middle? The 1" billet adapters were only $75 ea. The most economical way to change bolt patterns. 3/4" is possible if the wheels have hollow spaces between lug holes. But, it will widen the track necessitating flares or widebody mods.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #697, 09-26-2009 01:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Why is a large bolt needed through the middle? The 1" billet adapters were only $75 ea. The most economical way to change bolt patterns. 3/4" is possible if the wheels have hollow spaces between lug holes. But, it will widen the track necessitating flares or widebody mods.



The big bolt is needed because the rear bearings are normaly held together by the rear axles. if it is not there they will just come appart.




carnut122 MSG #698, 09-30-2009 09:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


Oh yea! thanks for that! smart a**
now I will catch hell for a long time for trying to take a corner with stile
note to self, New Tires


Did I mention anything about a corner?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #699, 10-23-2009 04:05 PM
      Ok, it has been too long. I will try to get something done on the car this weekend and get it posted on monday.
D.


carnut122 MSG #700, 10-23-2009 08:57 PM
      I was kinda wondering what happened, but I was trying not to say anything. I hope all is well!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #701, 10-25-2009 10:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

I was kinda wondering what happened, but I was trying not to say anything. I hope all is well!


I am fine, things at the glass shop have been slow so to help make some money I am working for a friend as a forman for jobs he has going and it has kept me out of town a lot.
D.




rodneybooth (rbooth@boothframing.com) MSG #702, 10-26-2009 01:54 PM
      PM sent

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #703, 11-01-2009 04:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

I talked with Erik today, what a great guy. He told me the main reason for using the rear bearings up front is availability. The fronts on the '88 are very hard if not impossible to find and the rears he uses can have new hubs (they make their own) drilled (not redrilling old ones) for any bolt pattern. That means no adapters for Porsche wheels like you are having to use Rob

Did I understand Erik correctly Dean? It also means much less expensive wheel choices in larger sizes.


I believe the '88 front bearing/hubs can be purchased from both Fierostore & Rodney Dickman. But, the hub surface looks to be too small to redrill for a larger bolt pattern. Since he already machines new rear hubs maybe he can do the same for the front... don't know if the sealed bearing design is an issue.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #704, 11-02-2009 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:


I believe the '88 front bearing/hubs can be purchased from both Fierostore & Rodney Dickman. But, the hub surface looks to be too small to redrill for a larger bolt pattern. Since he already machines new rear hubs maybe he can do the same for the front... don't know if the sealed bearing design is an issue.


Rob, give Erik a call he would be glad to help with any questions.
here is his # 616-893-1433
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #705, 11-13-2009 08:28 AM
      here is a little update, I hope to have more soon

I was able to get the rack rebuilt and reinstalled as well as the rest of the front to get the car back on the wheels.





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #706, 11-13-2009 05:00 PM
     

Man i love those wheels !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #707, 11-16-2009 11:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Man i love those wheels !

Thanks Tony

I just tracked the windows from Archie and they should be here tomorrow
D.


they made it

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 11-17-2009).]

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #708, 11-22-2009 07:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:



So you did all that fender re-working for 1.75"?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #709, 11-23-2009 10:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:


So you did all that fender re-working for 1.75"?


Yes I did!
I know I took the long way around but I have never been a big fan of fender flairs. and I needed to do it to match the nose better and get rid of some of that wedge look on the front of the car as well.


I was able to do some work on the car this weekend. I fitted the console in the car and cut the lower part of the dash out for clearance. I will be moving the center part up.
I will get some pic's later this week and post them.
D.




carnut122 MSG #710, 11-23-2009 08:49 PM
      Glad to see that you're back after it again!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #711, 11-24-2009 08:04 AM
      Last night I was able to get some pic's
not all that much to see, I fitted the console and to do so I had to cut the lower dash and move it up.
at this time it is just sitting in place because I am still deciding where I want it to go.
I am also working on a 355 style cover to go on the column that I made using a real 355 cover. it will take some work but I will get it.
D.





Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #712, 11-25-2009 09:18 PM
      How far did you have to move the dash center? I know from before that spyderdash sat pretty low on the tunnel.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #713, 11-26-2009 02:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

How far did you have to move the dash center? I know from before that spyderdash sat pretty low on the tunnel.


once I cut it appart I had to move it up about 1-1/2" up and about 3/4 out from the dash.
then I cut the center up and took an inch out of it. the stock setup has 3 gadges on the top and the stereo on the bottom.
on my set up I am going to use a nav. Kenwood that is larger and I will make custom gadge pods for the Apiller.
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #714, 11-30-2009 08:48 AM
      I got the bottom dash back together this weekend. I still have to finish it out but getting closer.
D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #715, 11-30-2009 11:34 AM
     

Dean

Which car you bringing to Daytona ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #716, 11-30-2009 11:45 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Dean

Which car you bringing to Daytona ?


What ever one is done! if any?
the way it looks at the moment if I can get enough money together to finish the DD and the trip I will most likely bring that one.
I would love to bring the choptop but I would rather not just slam it together for the show just to take it back appart to finish it right.
D.




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #717, 12-12-2009 02:37 PM
     


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #718, 12-14-2009 08:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:



Collecting dust at the moment
I am trying to get the 88 DD. done at the moment. but I do still tinker with this one when I can.

NEED HELP! SEND MONEY!
Will update for cash
D.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #719, 12-18-2009 09:46 AM
      Ok, here is a little update for all.
I have been working on the DD as of late to get it done and back on the road soon. but I have not given up on the choptop.
the one thing I will say about my choptop is that it is always changing at least my plan for it is. it is moving forward slow at the moment but I will be getting back to it very soon
full tilt.
Rob AKA Amida is working on some more parts for me that I will have back soon.
here are some pic's that he sent me last night.
what I did was send him the gadge cluster from my car and had him overlay carbon fiber on to it so it would flow with the console he built for me as well as make me a flat piece
to use for the trim around the head unit.
D.





Flyn2Low MSG #720, 12-20-2009 02:40 AM
      This is a little late for the hub chat, an hope you don't mind me interjecting some two cents worth, but not sure if anyone has checked into this as a hub solution or not, but I looked up hubs for a C5 vette, and they're basically just like the Fieros, only bigger. Some years had the 3 bolt mounting like the Fiero, an some had the 4 bolt mount design. Seems like if you are using those custom knuckles, you could drill some more mounting holes for the larger bolt pattern to mount the vette hubs. Also there is the knuckle from the 6000 that is a bolt on for the rear of the 84-87 that accepts the front hub from the S-10 4X4 which is bigger and has the vette lug pattern. Using the S-10 outer axle stub with the Fiero axle is an easy upgrade for those stump pulling engines that want to rip the factory Fiero hubs apart and gives you the more common wheel bolt pattern.

Kudos on the incredible build. Inspiration for all. Thanks


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #721, 12-20-2009 09:47 AM
      Erik at HT could have made them for me with the biger bolt pattern like he did for MadCurl. but I already had my custom wheels and I did not want to buy another set.
the hubs are as strong as you can get, all made in the USA. but yes it can be done



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #722, 12-20-2009 12:41 PM
     
Eric's Corvette hubs



Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #723, 12-21-2009 12:54 AM
      What's the story with that hub, it's got siamese lug holes. Is it going from 5x4.75 to a larger pattern? Or, is that a Fiero 5x100 hub expanding to 5x4.75?

ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #724, 12-21-2009 03:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Flyn2Low:
...Seems like if you are using those custom knuckles, you could drill some more mounting holes for the larger bolt pattern to mount the vette hubs. Also there is the knuckle from the 6000 that is a bolt on for the rear of the 84-87 that accepts the front hub from the S-10 4X4 which is bigger and has the vette lug pattern. Using the S-10 outer axle stub with the Fiero axle is an easy upgrade for those stump pulling engines that want to rip the factory Fiero hubs apart and gives you the more common wheel bolt pattern...

^This is a good idea.^
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Eric's Corvette hubs

^These... ???^
I wouldn't trust slotted Fiero hubs past 90 mph. Eric will even, hesitantly, tell you these are designed for "Show Cars". Maybe they'll work just fine, but I'm not going to be the one to find out.

Edit to add:
In Eric's defense, he does advise using a smaller bolt pattern than the 5x4.75" if you have to change it. A 5x4.5" is still a common bolt pattern and would keep the lugs within the original hub perimeter, thus greatly increasing the strength over the Corvette pattern in which the side load on the lugs is split between the new ring backing and the original hub plate.

[This message has been edited by ClayTonto (edited 12-21-2009).]

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #725, 12-21-2009 01:04 PM
      If HT makes custom knuckles why not just use the 5x4.75 front & rear Vette hubs? Are the Axle shafts not compatible for the rear?

[This message has been edited by Amida (edited 12-21-2009).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #726, 12-22-2009 11:44 AM
      you got me, I have never looked into it. the best thing to do would be to call Erik at HT.
he is a great guy that will help.

a little update on the car.....
this last weekend I did not get much time to work on it because I had to go help my mother with my grandfather. he is geting bad now.

anyway, what I did do was to install an A piller pod. I also picked up something off the kit car forum, a stearing column that will fit in my car with minor mods that goes with my 355 dash way better than the stock one. I will not have it till after the first of the year but I will keep you posted once I get it.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #727, 12-29-2009 08:43 AM
      here is a little update,
I will have the new column today for the car, I found one at a local junk yard. this is going to make a big differance in the whole look of the inside of the car.
I will get pics once I pick it up today. I was also able to get a pic of the A piller pod I made.
D.

out with the old





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #728, 12-30-2009 08:25 AM
      In with the New!

I still have a lot of work to do on the dash and the column but last night I was able to do the first fitting.
D.













exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #729, 12-31-2009 04:16 PM
     
Very nice addition !

I saw that thread on Mad Mechanics and wondered who might try it.

Looks really good.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #730, 01-07-2010 09:06 AM
      this is going to work out great in the car it was easy to do. a few little tweaks and it fits right in. I will show more detail of what I had to do to make it work once I get done with other projects.
the hardest part is the wireing but even that is not hard.


carnut122 MSG #731, 01-10-2010 09:53 AM
      Your projects are all coming along fine. I can't wait until the chop-top is done!

Icelander (whit@dubhlinn.com) MSG #732, 01-19-2010 01:02 PM
      What is that steering column out of? I just picked up a project and the column was removed and partially disassembled. If this column tilts, maybe I'll get one of them instead.



BlackThunderGT MSG #733, 01-19-2010 03:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Icelander:

What is that steering column out of?


check out this page

http://www.madmechanics.com...sler-sebring-column/


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #734, 01-20-2010 09:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Icelander:

What is that steering column out of? I just picked up a project and the column was removed and partially disassembled. If this column tilts, maybe I'll get one of them instead.



it is out of a 97 eagle tallon, it does tilt but not in the same way that to GM one does. it has a lever on the bottom and the whole shaft comes down.
I installed it in the choptop to give the car more of a euro look rather than trying to cover the stock round one with something.
it does take a little tweaking to fit it as well as some welding.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #735, 01-22-2010 12:09 PM
      I have been working on the DD to get it ready for Daytona so I have not done much with this one but I did get some stuff from Rob yesterday for this one.
with starting the shop I am going to be bussy working on other cars but I am still going to keep working on this one as I can.
D.



carnut122 MSG #736, 01-24-2010 09:46 PM
      Keep after it my friend!

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #737, 01-30-2010 08:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

In with the New!

I still have a lot of work to do on the dash and the column but last night I was able to do the first fitting.
D.




Have you figured out how to wire all the car lights on that column?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #738, 02-01-2010 09:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:


Have you figured out how to wire all the car lights on that column?


yea, it is easy. I have a diagram of it if you need one.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #739, 02-06-2010 02:21 AM
      oops posted wrong whodeanie thread.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-06-2010).]

carnut122 MSG #740, 02-12-2010 05:29 PM
      Dean,
I think I'm snowed in for tomorrow. So, don't look for me at the meeting.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #741, 02-13-2010 09:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Dean,
I think I'm snowed in for tomorrow. So, don't look for me at the meeting.


Yea, me too!
I hate snow.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #742, 02-14-2010 02:06 PM
      Are you going to skin your dash in carbon as well?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #743, 02-14-2010 08:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Are you going to skin your dash in carbon as well?


No, I don't think so, I will most likely cover it in leather I just wanted the console done that way to make it like the Lambo.
the parts you made for me are all the carbon fiber I will be doing on the inside of the car.
D.




Brastic (shanew@brastic.com) MSG #744, 02-25-2010 03:45 AM
      That looks like the SI interior. I will be working on my SI Interior install this weekend.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #745, 02-25-2010 09:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Brastic:

That looks like the SI interior. I will be working on my SI Interior install this weekend.



I am not sure where it came from. it is an older one I know that. Kingdom customs still makes it I think. it was given to me by a friend for work I did on his car.
I liked it for the choptop project but I have had to cut it up a bit to get it to fit the car because it was made for a 355 kit. I had to cut and redo the lower dash to raise it up to fit Rob's center colsole as well as lower the top part of the door shins because they stick up farther than the Fiero and you would see it threw the glass as well as with my car being a choptop it would make the window even smaller.
once I get my DD project done and get set up in my new shop I will get back to work on this one but for now it is on hold. the only bad thing about the car not being done is that the more it sits the more I want to change things on it
D.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #746, 03-02-2010 04:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

the only bad thing about the car not being done is that the more it sits the more I want to change things on it
D.




Hehe so what type of changes are dancing around in your head ?


Spartan177 (spartan177saber@msn.com) MSG #747, 03-03-2010 04:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just tracked the windows from Archie and they should be here tomorrow
D.

they made it





I looked on Archie site and cant find the "windows only" kit =\
I was interested in maybe chopping but i cant afford 4 grand for a professional chop


aeffertz (alex@bikeguide.org) MSG #748, 03-03-2010 04:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Spartan177:
I looked on Archie site and cant find the "windows only" kit =\


That's because there isn't one. Since they had to be custom made, it was expensive. Everyone pitched in evenly on the final cost to get their own set.
There's a thread on it somewhere...


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #749, 03-03-2010 07:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Spartan177:


I looked on Archie site and cant find the "windows only" kit =\
I was interested in maybe chopping but i cant afford 4 grand for a professional chop


here you go get in on it while you can.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/050752.html

I can say these windows are nice and worth every penny.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #750, 04-01-2010 09:26 AM
      I have not worked on this one in some time now because of other projects but I will be getting back to it soon. I have decided to change it up a bit more with some new mods. when I get back to it I may be selling a few of the custom parts I have made for it. don't ask yet because I will not say till I get to it
for now the car is resting in the garage at home.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #751, 04-25-2010 02:46 PM
      I had some time today to look at the choptop in the garage today and I think once I am able to get back on it I will be changing some things on it to make it even more radical. the more I let it set the more stuff I want to change, I guess I better get it done so I can build another one
I will keep you all posted once I get back to it and if I do change some things on it I will most likely sell the parts I do not use but don't ask what parts till I post them because I do nt even know yet myself.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #752, 05-23-2010 11:38 AM
      I am going to be slamed over the next few weeks with the cars I need to get done as well as the Dells and a weekend trip out of town over the next few weeks but once that is over I think I will be able to get the Choptop over to the shop so I can work on it between other projects. I would like to have it done for this next year but it depends on how much time I can afford to work on it. I do not want to rush building it because I want it to be built the way I want it rather than cut corners to get it done.
I will keep you all posted once I get it to the shop.
D.


carnut122 MSG #753, 06-03-2010 06:59 PM
      I'm glad to hear that you're busy! How's the shop coming along?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #754, 06-08-2010 09:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

I'm glad to hear that you're busy! How's the shop coming along?


Great!

I will be dusting off the the choptop soon and move it to the shop so I can get back to work on it. after all I will need a new car for next years shows



carnut122 MSG #755, 06-09-2010 09:00 PM
      Yep, get after it! So, where's the shop located at?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #756, 06-09-2010 10:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

Yep, get after it! So, where's the shop located at?


Woodstock off 92 by Dixie speedway

I sent you a PM.
D.




Fiero Reagan (reaganfilms@hotmail.com) MSG #757, 06-11-2010 12:49 PM
      Cant wait to see this car finished, well the outside atleast. Dont get me wrong i like the interior too, but i can wait to see that

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #758, 06-21-2010 06:52 PM
      I will have the Choptop at the shop for the open house in what ever state it is in
With working on so many others it does not leave me time enough for mine but once the weather goes under 90 I will start staying later to get things done on mine.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #759, 08-03-2010 07:33 PM
      Today I was able to dust off the cobb webs and get her over to the shop. I will be working on her after hrs. once the heat comes down a bit.
I think I may finish this one for this next years shows. I will have to see how it goes.
D.


Tha Driver MSG #760, 08-05-2010 02:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
I think I may finish this one for this next years shows. I will have to see how it goes.
D.


Nothing wrong with optimism.
Dean; email me a reminder a few days before your party. Otherwise I'll never keep track of it (no good wall to hang a calender on).
ImThaDriver at yahoo
Later,
Paul


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #761, 08-05-2010 07:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tha Driver:


Nothing wrong with optimism.
Dean; email me a reminder a few days before your party. Otherwise I'll never keep track of it (no good wall to hang a calender on).
ImThaDriver at yahoo
Later,
Paul


This weekend !
D.


Tha Driver MSG #762, 08-05-2010 02:29 PM
      CRAP! Unless I get the money order for a battery tray tomorrow, I'm not gonna' have the gas money to make it!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #763, 08-11-2010 10:42 PM
      it has been too long since I worked on the Choptop and since we brought it to the shop for the open house I decided to do some work on it since we went as far as we could on the other car without parts. I decided to have the boys give me a hand and pull the motor out so I could start the new LS4 build I will be installing as a temp. motor to get the car on the road. this will give me more time to work on the motor that will one day find it's way into the Choptop

once I have it done I will install the LS4 into some other car. but for now it will be an automatic set up.

we got the motor out in no time and I was even able to clean and repaint the bay as well.
D.







whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #764, 08-12-2010 08:02 PM
      Oh-O

look what I picked up today as my temp. motor for the Choptop while I build my other one.
I got a killer deal on it and could not pass it up. once I am done with it I will just install it into another one of me cars and keep it.
D.

LS4 that I will be running with an 4t65e for now.
D.





carnut122 MSG #765, 08-13-2010 09:30 PM
      That should do it!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #766, 08-24-2010 07:29 AM
      I was able to find a trans the other day but I have been working on paying jobs that I have not had time to do anything with it.


fieroguru MSG #767, 08-24-2010 12:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I was able to find a trans the other day but I have been working on paying jobs that I have not had time to do anything with it.


I have an LS4 4T65e-hd from a 2007 with 18K miles I am looking to part with... probably could even work out a trade of some sort.



carnut122 MSG #768, 08-24-2010 06:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I was able to find a trans the other day but I have been working on paying jobs that I have not had time to do anything with it.


Forget about the paying jobs, RFTH is less than a month away!!!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #769, 08-24-2010 07:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:


Forget about the paying jobs, RFTH is less than a month away!!!


Yea, look over at the shop thread and you will see the one that will make the RFTH




carnut122 MSG #770, 08-26-2010 06:33 PM
      I saw it last night. It looks like it's coming back together pretty well. I like the chop on it!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #771, 12-19-2010 09:54 AM
      now that I have a fiberglass guy working with me I am planning on doing a few new body mods on the car this next year and with any luck getting it done and on the road.
it has been way too long since I have worked on this one and I am going to try to work on it after hrs as I can.
D.


carnut122 MSG #772, 01-10-2011 10:41 AM
      I can't wait until that one is done! It'll mess up a lot of the locals' minds! I still want one of the interior e-brake trim pieces if you still have one. Of course, I have no idea when I'll get down there. Currently, I'm snowed in with 5 inches on the ground. I heard you got a bunch too??

hill billy (mxfox1@frontier.com) MSG #773, 01-11-2011 09:27 AM
      that 2.8 engine you pulled looks good , is it a good one and do you wanna sell it?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #774, 03-15-2011 07:07 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by hill billy:

that 2.8 engine you pulled looks good , is it a good one and do you wanna sell it?


the motor was sold when I pulled it out.

got a pic yesterday. not dead yet just in hibernation once a few other projects get done around here I willl get back on it. I have a few new ideas for it.
D.

[This message has been edited by whodeanie (edited 03-15-2011).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #775, 03-15-2011 11:08 AM
     

Man i miss this project.

Will be cool to see it get some attention again.


Jeromey Cummins (j-cummins@sbcglobal.net) MSG #776, 03-16-2011 08:19 PM
      One of the best buillds ive seen yet! Bravo!

carnut122 MSG #777, 03-17-2011 07:43 PM
      Yep, time to dust her off and give her some love!!!

XThirtySeven MSG #778, 08-06-2013 11:57 PM
      Looks awesome I love that rear bumper, where can it be ordered?

Tony Kania MSG #779, 08-07-2013 01:50 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by XThirtySeven:

Looks awesome I love that rear bumper, where can it be ordered?





Hudini (hudini@tds.net) MSG #780, 08-07-2013 02:20 AM
      Oh my. He doesn't know the rest of the story.

dematrix86gt (dematrix274@gmail.com) MSG #781, 08-07-2013 11:21 AM
      eventually if he keeps reading other posts he'll find out.

USAF FieroGT (srh6strings@aol.com) MSG #782, 08-08-2013 06:22 PM
      Teeheeheeheeheeheehee...soon Young Padawon, soon you will learn the ways of the illusive "WhoDeanie". The only man who can make an entire car vanish. lol

XThirtySeven MSG #783, 08-09-2013 01:52 PM
      So some guy in Germany makes these custom 360 bumpers but won't ship them to the US so Whodeanie made his own. Man I want one

daniel87fierogt (dltraylor@hotmail.com) MSG #784, 08-09-2013 04:42 PM
      Jimmy at fierofiberglass.com got deans molds and he is going to be producing the parts like the 360 rear bumper and the hips.

Axdrenalin MSG #785, 08-09-2013 05:03 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by XThirtySeven:

So some guy in Germany makes these custom 360 bumpers but won't ship them to the US so Whodeanie made his own. Man I want one


Its a shame you live so far away, I've got one of the three bumpers that Dean made before he crashed and burned, and it doesn't look like I'll be doing anything with it myself. Sure wouldn't mind selling it to somebody who could use it, but I'm not keen on the idea of shipping something that big, especially since safely packaging up something like that would be an issue for me.

Of course, if you're willing to head to East Tennessee, then we could work something out... <grin>

Robert


dematrix86gt (dematrix274@gmail.com) MSG #786, 08-10-2013 12:30 AM
      Now that funny Shitz right there i dont care who ya are!!! !
 
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Originally posted by USAF FieroGT:

Teeheeheeheeheeheehee...soon Young Padawon, soon you will learn the ways of the illusive "WhoDeanie". The only man who can make an entire car vanish. lol




fierofool (cmmsewell@gmail.com) MSG #787, 08-14-2013 01:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by XThirtySeven:

So some guy in Germany makes these custom 360 bumpers but won't ship them to the US so Whodeanie made his own. Man I want one


Hmmmm! We at Georgia Fieros are in possession of that rear bumper. The darned thing weighs a ton and would probably require rear coilovers at full tension to keep the rear from dragging. Of course, it could help if you like to do wheelies.



jetsnvettes2000 MSG #788, 08-17-2013 10:54 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by Axdrenalin:


Its a shame you live so far away, I've got one of the three bumpers that Dean made before he crashed and burned, and it doesn't look like I'll be doing anything with it myself. Sure wouldn't mind selling it to somebody who could use it, but I'm not keen on the idea of shipping something that big, especially since safely packaging up something like that would be an issue for me.

Of course, if you're willing to head to East Tennessee, then we could work something out... <grin>

Robert


HMMM how much do ya want for it? I might be interested if the price is right? I have one here for Johns car and it's starting to grow on me.


CommanderKeen MSG #789, 08-23-2013 07:59 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by jetsnvettes2000:


HMMM how much do ya want for it? I might be interested if the price is right? I have one here for Johns car and it's starting to grow on me.


I've one on mine as well..but I may try to sell the whole car rather than part it out.