"ABT" Steel Lady (56k warning)
Topic started by: Fiero1Fan, Date: 12-27-2005 03:20 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000054.html


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #1, 12-27-2005 03:20 PM
      I figure it is about time to finally start my build thread for the Steel Lady!! I hope you enjoy.

Here is what I started with, particially apart 88 GT with motor pulled and waiting for a 3.1.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #2, 12-27-2005 03:30 PM
      The next step was getting into a garage to be worked on during the winter.

Now in the garage and on jack stands.

Seats removed along with alot of the interior.




Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #3, 12-27-2005 03:35 PM
      My partners in crime.

My son.

The Hired Help!! (actually a friend of the family).


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #4, 12-27-2005 03:41 PM
      Engine was already out so the next step was removing and disassembly of the engine cradle.

and then the removal of the front X-member.

and then taking it apart.

So far everything is going very well.

NorthFloridaFiero (mfs20001@gmail.com) MSG #5, 12-27-2005 03:43 PM
      'how do the cars get overseas?
i wonder how yellowstone and all the other people got a hold a one?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #6, 12-27-2005 03:48 PM
      I have a whole bunch of parts just waiting to go on the Lady.

noses (which do you like better?)

Side Scoops


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #7, 12-27-2005 03:51 PM
      My original 87 GT I ordered from GM and had it shipped over here while I was still in the Army. The 88 was the same thing but by a German. They were ordered directly through the GM sub company called OPEL.

ryan.hess (ryan.h@excite.com) MSG #8, 12-27-2005 04:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:
noses (which do you like better?)

Side Scoops

#2 both cases!

Dietmar's side scoops look a lot better, which is surprising, but I never saw a side by side comparison.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #9, 12-27-2005 04:11 PM
      Now begins the cleaning, repairing, rebuilding and repainting part.

First I did the brakes.

Next will be these. The knuckles and things won't be much of a problem because I use chemical baths to clean them.

The Hubs have seals in them so I will have to resort to a brass wire brush and engine cleaner.


edit: man I wish I could spell!!!

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #10, 12-27-2005 04:17 PM
      Here are some pix of the Sailpanel Scoops I'll be using along with either the AUS scoops (top) or the ones from Dietmar (bottom).

My wife and Helmar (the hired help ) say the Dietmar scoops give it a smoother line.

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Disillusion MSG #11, 12-27-2005 04:20 PM
      I like the first nose, where is that from?

alex de jorge (draco24433@gmail.com) MSG #12, 12-27-2005 04:20 PM
      I like the one on the left. BTW, are those headers I see? Where did you get the 355 nose at? Did you have any fitment issues with it or did it fit fine? What about the turns signals and fog lamps? Good luck on your build.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #13, 12-27-2005 04:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Disillusion:

I like the first nose, where is that from?

I kind of like the first nose too. It looks more aggressive to me. It is from a man here in Germany. I hope to have some cpoies of it by the first of March. The second f355 nose is from Dietmar here in Germany and I am looking into getting some copies of it done also (because it is the last one).

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #14, 12-27-2005 04:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by alex de jorge:

I like the one on the left. BTW, are those headers I see? Where did you get the 355 nose at? Did you have any fitment issues with it or did it fit fine? What about the turns signals and fog lamps? Good luck on your build.


Yes those are headers from the Fiero Store. The Dietmar nose (the right one) fits perfectly. The f355 with the chin does not fit very well. I have someone who is going to take it and fix it then make copies of it for me that will fit right. Turn signal lights with fog/driving lights come from Ford Scorpio bumper lights.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #15, 12-27-2005 04:50 PM
      Here is a set of side board mods from Dietmar that I'll be using.


F-I-E-R-O (andrew-rogers@stny.rr.com) MSG #16, 12-27-2005 04:58 PM
      I like the second nose better, I'm not too big on having alot of holes up front- all I can think of is rice... Of the two scoops, I hate to say it, but I also like the Dietmar scoops better. Thanks for posting all the pics!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #17, 12-27-2005 05:05 PM
      F-I-E-R-O you're welcome for the pix. I have alot more and will be undating this as I go along. Plus I have alot of stuff for the interior also (PYLE stereo, Mr Mikes covers a Stealth Dash, etc). So I'll be very busy for awhile. I want to have it running by April.

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ryan.hess (ryan.h@excite.com) MSG #18, 12-27-2005 05:12 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by F-I-E-R-O:
I like the second nose better, I'm not too big on having alot of holes up front- all I can think of is rice... Of the two scoops, I hate to say it, but I also like the Dietmar scoops better. Thanks for posting all the pics!

that's exactly my thoughts, but in Europe, you can get away with a lot more, just look at the cars that are coming off the lines! hehe j/k..

When I make my side scoops, I will be copying Dietmar's design, which is more or less a copy of the F355... They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

JazzMan (jazzman@fierocentral.com) MSG #19, 12-27-2005 08:49 PM
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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #20, 12-28-2005 03:20 AM
      Thanks for the tip Jazzman.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #21, 12-28-2005 03:25 AM
      Well today I'll be taking the flywheel from my 87 to a machine shop to have the counter weight cut off and rebalanced for the 88 engine. Plus continuing with the cleaning and painting of the cradle and X-member. I'll post pix this afternoon.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #22, 12-28-2005 01:42 PM
      Where did the sideboards come from? I like those better than the stage II scoops I have. There's nothing wrong with the stage II's. I just think that the other design will go better with my idea.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #23, 12-28-2005 02:26 PM
      Whadeduck, they were also from Dietmar. I think he said that he still has a few left. Should I ask him?

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #24, 12-28-2005 02:41 PM
      Well now a couple of pix from the 3.1 going in to the car. The 3.1 was rebuilt by the previous owner and he did a really nice job. Crane performance everything (crank, pistons, cams, lifters, roller rockers, etc)!! So I am expecting it to run really nice!






Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #25, 12-28-2005 02:45 PM
      Now a few pix from the trany out of the 87. Only has 70K on it and I'm putting a new clutch in it. I am having the 87 flywheel machined to a neutral balance and I pray it works.




Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #26, 12-28-2005 02:49 PM
      Here is a pix of the 2.8 from the 87. Still runs fine and looks pretty good for 70k miles. I am planning on rebuilding it and keeping it for my next Fiero (maybe an 88 Formula).


whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #27, 12-28-2005 06:32 PM
      Fiero1, Yes! Please do ask Dietmar if he has any of the side skirts left. Those side skirt look much more "355-ish". I would be most grateful.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #28, 12-28-2005 06:39 PM
      I'll give him a call tomorrow and then let you know.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #29, 12-29-2005 10:01 AM
      Just talked to Dietmar and he's making some right now and will have them finished by the middle of January. I sent you a PM.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #30, 12-29-2005 10:21 AM
      Today I started the Battery relocation. I have a battery kit from Norm's.
Measured and started cutting the Spare Tire holder.

Hole cut but not yet exact. Final cutting and fitting will be done when front end is rebuilt and reinstalled to insure proper heighth.

When proper heighth is determined and cut then the battery box will be sealed with silicon and secured with screws to insure everything is water tight.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #31, 12-29-2005 11:20 AM
     

Very cool build thread. Good luck on the project, looking forward to your progress and seeing the finished product.

A + for you for sharing.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #32, 12-29-2005 01:15 PM
      Thanks. Actually the fun part starts now with putting everything together that I have been dreaming about over the last 6 months.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #33, 12-29-2005 01:36 PM
      Looks like you're going nearly the same road I am as far the bodywork. Are you going to put the round lights on the back?



Carswell...Wellscar (matt_13carswell@hotmail.com) MSG #34, 12-29-2005 11:13 PM
      umm this might be a little late of a post but couldn't you sand blast those wheel hubs?? or am i ..curious ..and looks good
keep it up ...the original paint looks good

matt

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #35, 12-30-2005 05:46 AM
      I am keeping the rear original. Just the nose and scoops with skirts. Can't sand blast the rear Hubs as the sand would foul up the bearings the fronts might be possible.

YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #36, 12-30-2005 02:48 PM
      Fiero1Fan,
Looking really good Cant wait till she is all done!! Keep us posted.
Brian



yellowstone MSG #37, 12-30-2005 03:04 PM
      And the last time I talked to him he said he would NEVER do ANYTHING for Fieros again as the Fiero people were all full of s**t and there was no money to be made and so on...

I wanted to buy side skirts, the rear light panel and side scoops from him and ended up getting AusFieros instead as Dietmar was "out of Fieros". Some people tell a lot of bull...

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Just talked to Dietmar and he's making some right now and will have them finished by the middle of January. I sent you a PM.



yellowstone MSG #38, 12-30-2005 03:07 PM
      I bought my Fiero in the US and had it shipped over on this ship:

Read here: http://www.yellowfiero.com/fiero_history.html

Shipping a car overseas is no big deal...

 
quote
Originally posted by NorthFloridaFiero:

'how do the cars get overseas?
i wonder how yellowstone and all the other people got a hold a one?



yellowstone MSG #39, 12-30-2005 03:42 PM
      I'm looking forward to our cars meeting this year, all new and shiny! :-)

I'm working in Frankfurt/Main from Jan. on but will continue living in Düsseldorf. But I guess I can come by some day. How far are you from FFM?

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

F-I-E-R-O you're welcome for the pix. I have alot more and will be undating this as I go along. Plus I have alot of stuff for the interior also (PYLE stereo, Mr Mikes covers a Stealth Dash, etc). So I'll be very busy for awhile. I want to have it running by April.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #40, 12-30-2005 07:23 PM
      I live about 40 km from Frankfurt. I would be glad for you to drop by when you have time. You can come over for dinner.

ryan.hess (ryan.h@excite.com) MSG #41, 12-30-2005 08:24 PM
      Fiero1fan (do you have a real name? )

What is the depth of Dietmar's quarter panel scoops? His design looks suspiciously like mine...



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #42, 12-31-2005 09:35 AM
      My name is Timo Penrod. I'll get a meassurement for you. I'd say they are about 2 - 21/2 inches.

yellowstone MSG #43, 12-31-2005 09:47 AM
      Dietmar laminated the scoops from a Gen. 3 MR2 into the panel so I doubt that he copied your design...

 
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Originally posted by ryan.hess:

Fiero1fan (do you have a real name? )

What is the depth of Dietmar's quarter panel scoops? His design looks suspiciously like mine...

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ryan.hess (ryan.h@excite.com) MSG #44, 12-31-2005 10:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by yellowstone:
Dietmar laminated the scoops from a Gen. 3 MR2 into the panel so I doubt that he copied your design...

if anything I probably copied his... I just remember drawing that about a year ago..



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #45, 01-02-2006 12:09 PM
      Well I took my engine cradle and X-member to the shop today to have them sand blasted and base painted. I was worried that it would be very expensive. They only wanted $70 for the complete process. I was expecting to have to pay over $300. Boy that just made my day. I'll be taking several more parts over tomorrow for the same treatment.

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #46, 01-02-2006 02:35 PM
      I'm lucky enough that I can do that kind of thing myself. But damn if I don't overcharge myself every time.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #47, 01-02-2006 03:04 PM
      LMFAO!!! Whadeduck, you're a lost cause!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #48, 01-03-2006 09:44 AM
      More parts on their way to be powder coated.

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #49, 01-03-2006 11:00 AM
      Mmmmm powdercoating. That's one thing I wish there was more of around this area. 'Twould cost me too much to have to ship everything off to do that. So I have to stick with paints for now. For as much as the Myrtle Beach area has, it's terribly lacking in other areas.



Torch-Red87 (mesias2000@hotmail.de) MSG #50, 01-03-2006 03:35 PM
      Powdercoating on this parts in this condition ?.

This does not work ,for me !.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #51, 01-03-2006 04:21 PM
      The guy who does the powder coating also does the sand-blasting and presealant. The hubs will not be sand blasted. I'll clean those by hand.
So the condition will be like new after the coating.

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kmerkle01 (merkoskm@clarkson.edu) MSG #52, 01-03-2006 11:05 PM
      Is this nose available online anywhere?



yellowstone MSG #53, 01-04-2006 01:23 AM
      No, it isn't. It's a modification of the nose I have on my car but the guy who made them (in Germany) is no longer in business.

 
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Originally posted by kmerkle01:

Is this nose available online anywhere?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #54, 01-04-2006 03:55 AM
      The chin f355 nose might be available in the near future. I have a guy who is interested in making copies of it. I'll post more about it when I get more info.



yellowstone MSG #55, 01-04-2006 07:26 AM
      Dont mention it too much before its actually happening. Peoples hopes have been let down too often regarding the "355 nose from Germany"...

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

The chin f355 nose might be available in the near future. I have a guy who is interested in making copies of it. I'll post more about it when I get more info.



Kentish MSG #56, 01-04-2006 01:09 PM
      Very nice work.

There appears to be more available for our Fieros in Germany than in the UK.

I'll be starting mine soon but not such a detailed rebuild as yourself.

There's a guy here in UK who is very into Fiero turbo conversions and I'm thinking along the lines of eventually pulling the engine for upgrade then fitting the turbo. I have no info regarding the turbo conversion at this time but I know he has done one or two in the past. He favours this over engine swaps as he rates the 2.8 highly but says it needs to be upgraded to make more robust.

I'll find out a little more about it and post some details soon.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #57, 01-04-2006 01:19 PM
      If you see something you like let me know and I'll see if I can get it for you. The UK isn't all that far away to ship to.

FieroWannaBe (patond@alumni.msoe.edu) MSG #58, 01-04-2006 04:33 PM
      It seems germany has more "in demand" fiero parts than The USA

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #59, 01-04-2006 09:35 PM
      German engineering (sp?)!

Kentish MSG #60, 01-05-2006 03:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

If you see something you like let me know and I'll see if I can get it for you. The UK isn't all that far away to ship to.

Thanks, that's a very kind offer. I may well have a list for you at some point soon



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #61, 01-05-2006 06:01 PM
      Got my MrMikes seats, shifter boot, e-brake boot, visors and door panel coverings. These are VERY Fxxxing Nice!!! The man does fantastic work!!!

Well now the secret is out of why I named the car "The Steel Lady". Yup, I am a Steelers Fan!!


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #62, 01-05-2006 06:02 PM
      I'll be doing the installs tomorrow on the seats and the door panels.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #63, 01-05-2006 06:05 PM
      I also got my Rodney Dickmans 1" lowering ball joints and Tie-Rods today. I have to wait on those until my parts get back from the Powder-coating.

Thanks for the fast delivery Rodney!

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Zero 260 MSG #64, 01-05-2006 06:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Well now the secret is out of why I named the car "The Steel Lady". Yup, I am a Steelers Fan!!

Fascinating, absolutely Fascinating Looks great!



yellowstone MSG #65, 01-05-2006 06:08 PM
      I knew it, I knew it... :-)

BTW, are you still up?

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Got my MrMikes seats, shifter boot, e-brake boot, visors and door panel coverings. These are VERY Fxxxing Nice!!! The man does fantastic work!!!

Well now the secret is out of why I named the car "The Steel Lady". Yup, I am a Steelers Fan!!



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #66, 01-05-2006 06:18 PM
      Too excited to sleep. Give me a call.

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #67, 01-05-2006 06:36 PM
      If I were doing mine with that kind of theme in mind, I'd have to have it silver blue and black and call it the Panther. Hell, they have to have at least one fan. Might as well be me. lol



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #68, 01-05-2006 06:41 PM
      Come on Whadeduck the last time I saw them in TV there were at least 3 fans in the stands and I didn't see you. So that is 4!!! Wish you luck in the playoffs against the Giants. I don't like Lil Manning.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #69, 01-05-2006 07:32 PM
      I'm "a" fan. Didn't say I was a big fan. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to watch any football, baseball, or races this year. Between work, renovating my house, and all of my other projects, there's no time for much anymore. I do have a Panther's hardhat I wear when I go to job sites though.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #70, 01-05-2006 08:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whadeduck:

I do have a Panther's hardhat I wear when I go to job sites though.

Do you mean like this?

or like this?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #71, 01-05-2006 08:10 PM
      Here's a little something my son got me for Christmas.

Sorry about that I got a little off topic. Tomorrow I'll be back on. I promise!!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #72, 01-06-2006 05:54 PM
      MrMikes was the plan for today!!
I have my hired help.......

He took apart both seats.

Then he lost interest. It was just me and the camerawoman from then on.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #73, 01-06-2006 06:02 PM
      Off with the old.

Then on with the new.

Putting the bottom and back together.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #74, 01-06-2006 06:11 PM
      Passenger seat finished. Drivers seat yet to go. Now on my own. Camerawoman decided to take the rest of the night off!! Union workers! Go figure!

Passenger trying out his seat. (He thinks it's his!! )

Both seats finished!!!!! Hurrah Hard Core!!!

Only took me about 6 hours.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #75, 01-06-2006 06:14 PM
      Tomorrow: Door Panels. I just know you all can't wait!!!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #76, 01-06-2006 06:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Got my MrMikes seats, shifter boot, e-brake boot, visors and door panel coverings. These are VERY Fxxxing Nice!!! The man does fantastic work!!!

Well now the secret is out of why I named the car "The Steel Lady". Yup, I am a Steelers Fan!!

Congratulations great seats !!

I too am a Huuuuuuuugggggggge Steelers fan !!

yellowstone MSG #77, 01-06-2006 06:30 PM
      Careful with the door panels - much harder to get right compared to the seat covers. I'm taking mine to a pro because I couldn't make them perfect myself...

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Tomorrow: Door Panels. I just know you all can't wait!!!



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #78, 01-06-2006 06:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Congratulations great seats !!

I too am a Huuuuuuuugggggggge Steelers fan !!


Thanks!
Fantastic! Small world isn't it?! (Stomp the Bengals )



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #79, 01-06-2006 06:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by yellowstone:

Careful with the door panels - much harder to get right compared to the seat covers. I'm taking mine to a pro because I couldn't make them perfect myself...



I'll be careful. I don't want to mess these up.



YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #80, 01-06-2006 06:44 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

(Stomp the Bengals )

WHO DEY????
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Seats look so nice. Great job on them. Oh yea the bengals / steelers will prob be one heck of a good game. I will be watching it. Hard to say who will win.


whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #81, 01-06-2006 06:47 PM
      Looks like you have a good little helper there too. All I have is my lazy cat. I'm sure if and when I redo my seats, he'll be glad to keep them from floating away. lol



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #82, 01-06-2006 06:50 PM
      Hey!!!!! You stole my page 3!!!!
Your helper is just trying to keep them warm for you. LOL



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #83, 01-06-2006 10:32 PM
      Hmmmm, let see. Keep cat on car seats. Thief tries to steal car and sits on sleeping cat. Cat shreaks and scares would-be thief away all while keeping the seat warm. Interesting. I shall call it the "Thief Catapult 2006" lol Oh man! I just laughed so hard I shot milk out of my nose. Disturbing though, because I'm only drinking water.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #84, 01-07-2006 05:18 AM
      Here is a pic of the Helper and the Old Man.

Can't see much of my seat. Maybe the things have shrunk over the years, you think?! Not!!!



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #85, 01-07-2006 11:00 AM
      Maybe the seats have shrunk. And maybe I'm just getting quicker and quicker at brushing my hair in the morning. Must be, because it's taking me less and less time.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #86, 01-07-2006 11:35 AM
      Inner Door Panels have now been preped, cleaned, filled and trimmed. Now ready for the MrMikes leather door covers. (Tomorrow)

I needed about 2 hours for the prep. In the video MrMike makes it look so simple. Well tomorrow will seperate the men from the mice.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #87, 01-07-2006 12:01 PM
      I can't get PIP to work. I get "runtime error 35756".

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #88, 01-07-2006 12:08 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whadeduck:

Must be, because it's taking me less and less time.

Or maybe more practiced at it?

My Heli-pad is growing just fine and hopes to be a 747 landing strip soon.



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #89, 01-07-2006 12:12 PM
      While I don't think I'll go for the door panel leather, I do like the seats. But I think mine will just be plain black with a little "horsey" logo on them.



YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #90, 01-08-2006 07:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Stomp the Bengals!!!

Good game but now you got to change the sig I figured it would be a close game, but never figured that Palmer would get hurt. I am glad the stealers won because the bengals would have never gone far without Palmer

Back to the build now



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #91, 01-08-2006 09:07 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by YELLOWFIERO88:


Good game but now you got to change the sig


Got you covered! Yes a good game. I hate to see someone get hurt that bad.



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #92, 01-09-2006 10:38 PM
      Thought I'd give you a hand and bump this one up. Finished with the doors yet?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #93, 01-10-2006 02:05 PM
      Sorry that I haven't got an update at the moment. I am working on getting my 6x9's in the doors before I finish the fiting of the panel covers.

naumanos1 (cameron_nauman@yahoo.com) MSG #94, 01-22-2006 02:16 PM
      Nice build. You doing anything with the taillights, doing round ones maybe? Can't wait to see the finished product

naumanos1

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #95, 01-23-2006 01:48 PM
      I really like the original taillights from the GT and will be keeping them. I am still waiting to get my suspension parts back from the painters. I don't know what the hold up is. Once I have them or have my stereo then I'll have some more updates for everyone.



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #96, 01-23-2006 04:58 PM
      Any updates on the door panels?



JamesCurtis (jamie.curtis@outlook.com) MSG #97, 01-23-2006 05:38 PM
      This is an awesome thread, way to take the bull by the horns fiero1fan! They say pictures are worth 1000 words, but they do little to show the effort put into the project to be able to get those shots Gl with the build, and keep us updated!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #98, 01-23-2006 10:04 PM
      We interrupt this thread to bring you this important message !

Yeaaahhh baby !!

Now back to your regular programming.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #99, 01-23-2006 11:30 PM
      Just waiting for the speakers to come in then I can finish the doors. Let me tell you this really hurts. I am waiting for the suspension to get back and the stereo to come in. Plus I need a flywheel for an 88 (on Order also). I hate the damned waiting!!!!!!

exoticse: You Got That Right!!!!!!!!



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #100, 01-23-2006 11:36 PM
      As far as the Super Bowl, the Panthers are no more. Tis a sad day. But, because I'm on the East coast, Steelers rule!



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #101, 01-24-2006 01:43 PM
      I got a call today from the painters. I can pickup my parts on Friday!!!
The oven room had died and is now repaired. Now I am just waiting on the stereo parts.
Saturday will be a GOOD day.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #102, 01-27-2006 04:08 PM
      I have a found some rims for @ $120 that will hold me over until I can buy my dream rims.
Which ones should I choose?

These (name ?) 16x7.5's?

or the AZEV 16x7.5's?

These are my dream rims:



LUD (wothrottle@gmx.de) MSG #103, 01-27-2006 07:06 PM
      as I said on the phone,16" are really too small for my taste,the first set of rims are tsw blades.
if I had to choose from the above,I would buy the tsw rims.

greets from berlin

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #104, 01-27-2006 07:10 PM
      These are just temporary until I can buy the Billets in 18".

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #105, 01-28-2006 01:48 PM
      Well some one else beat me to the top ones so I took these.

They'll hold me over for now.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #106, 01-31-2006 10:58 AM
      Good Golly Miss Molly look what I picked-up today.
Rear suspension

Front Suspension


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #107, 01-31-2006 11:06 AM
      Now for some close-ups. Rear:
Spring

Knuckle

Strut (Gabriel)

Cradle Mount Points
Front

Rear



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #108, 01-31-2006 11:14 AM
      Front close-ups
UCA (still have the alignment bushings in and will now be removed)

LCA (still have the old ball-joints which will now be removed)

X-Member Tower

Front Springs

Gabriel Shocks

Front Knuckle


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #109, 01-31-2006 11:16 AM
      They look brand new. The guy did a fantastic job.
Tomorrow I get to put them back together. God I hope I remember how!!! LOL.


whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #110, 01-31-2006 11:19 AM
      It's simple to put the front suspension together. Lefty-loosey, righty-tighty right? Ain't I just a smart ass?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #111, 01-31-2006 11:24 AM
      I will be painting the shocks and struts the same color so that they match.
The question is red, yellow or black? My new bushings are red poly. So maybe red? Or yellow to match the Springs and brake saddles?
What do you guys and gals think?

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #112, 01-31-2006 11:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whadeduck:

Ain't I just a smart ass?

I'm not sure about smart.............

yellowstone MSG #113, 01-31-2006 12:10 PM
      Beautiful! Much better than my attempt with a pressure washer and POR-15... but mine was cheaper :-)

Who said that red and yellow don't look good together? :-)



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #114, 01-31-2006 12:15 PM
      I only paid 250€ for the coating. How much was all your materials for the POR-15?

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #115, 01-31-2006 03:02 PM
      I'll be taking and posting pix tomorrow of my progress.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #116, 01-31-2006 05:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:


I'm not sure about smart.............

I'll have you know I scored just under a cement truck on my SAT's. With that kind of work being done on your ride, I foresee a sweet car in your future.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #117, 01-31-2006 05:54 PM
      Not smart but a Seer? Interesting.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #118, 01-31-2006 06:05 PM
      Don't have to be smart to be a seer. Remember the soothsayer in Julius Caesar. He told Caesar to beware the Ides of March. He should have told him to watch out for Brutus.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #119, 02-02-2006 10:35 AM
      Well things aren't going so good today. I can't get the adjustment bolt out of the UCA. The Police would give me a big citation if I burn them out here in Germany. I'll have to think of something else.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #120, 02-02-2006 10:48 AM
      Which bolts are you talking about? The ones with the bushings on them, or the ones that mount the control arm to the crossmember?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #121, 02-02-2006 10:50 AM
      The ones with the bushings.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #122, 02-02-2006 10:51 AM
      Ah, just looked at the other pics you posted earlier. The ones that have the bushings on them are the ones you can't get out of the control arm I'm guessing. Are you trying to get just the bolts out? Or the bolts and busings to replace both?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #123, 02-02-2006 10:56 AM
      I have to replace the bushings.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #124, 02-02-2006 11:01 AM
      I'm assuming that the bushings have pretty much fused to the bolts so my first suggestion would be to secure the arm in a vise if you have one and then whack it with a rubber mallet. You can hopefully save the bolts this way. If you hit them with a metal hammer, you'll probably mushroom the ends. As far as the bushings, do you have a dremel tool? A carving type bit should work on getting the bushings out little by little. Hopefully that helps. You going to put polyurethane in place of the stock ones?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #125, 02-02-2006 11:36 AM
      Yes to the poly. I can move the bolt but the bushings don't move. I think I'll get me a piece of pipe the right size then open one side and try that.

YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #126, 02-05-2006 10:33 PM
      Well now that they are the champs get on with the build



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #127, 02-06-2006 04:59 AM
      Will do.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #128, 02-06-2006 05:51 PM
      I took some pix of the 3.1 today. It's coming along real nice. Just waiting on the flywheel to get here from the states (maybe next week).

and

It's not the prettiest thing in the world but it'll do me and the Lady just fine until the ser.II or III 3800sc is swaped in.



yellowstone MSG #129, 02-07-2006 12:56 PM
      I don't know what why people have this issue with the 2.8 - I think it looks just fine when cleaned up...

Fiero1Fan, I think yours looks great!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #130, 02-07-2006 01:34 PM
      What I was talking about is the layout of the wiring and hoses. I think it could look alot cleaner. When I have it up and running for this year I'll leave it as it is until next winter. Next winter I will redesign the hoses and wiring. I hope it will look cleaner and nicer after I am through.
I too find a V motor looks real good (they look balanced).


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #131, 02-07-2006 11:49 PM
      Fiero1Fan

I promise this is the absolute last time i will invade your thread, but i thought you might appreciate
how the day was spent on monday.

The day after,....I'm Going to DisneyWorld !!

Superbowl MVP Hines Ward

Jerome " the Bus" Bettis.

Jerome's mother and father.

Terrible towel waving contest

Thousands of towel waving steelers fans were there ! It was awesome !

Now back to the Steel lady !

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #132, 02-08-2006 02:53 AM
      exoticse I don't mind at all!!! The next 5 years should be VERY interesting.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #133, 02-17-2006 04:58 PM
      I got my Stereo today in the mail!!! Finally!!!!!
I'll have some pix tomorrow and this weekend I'll be doing some more on the car. Finally.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #134, 02-19-2006 12:55 PM
      Well here are a few pix of the new stereo.

Pyle Head Unit:

Phoenix Gold Amp:

B-Pillar 4x6 and Door 6x9 Speakers:

Complete system with 2 12" woofers for the back massage:

How do I figure out the required size of the sound box I need for the woofers behind the seats?

YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #135, 02-19-2006 01:13 PM
      It should be listed on the packing enclosed with the subs (women call the packing "directions" ) It should say how many cubic feet needed. 12's range from .8 - 4.6 cubic feet each.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #136, 02-19-2006 02:58 PM
      Is that the Vas parameter? If so the packing says 9.885 cu ft. Can that be right?

YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #137, 02-19-2006 03:22 PM
      LOL. What do you think I read the packing????

I had a bunch of info some where that explaned all the technical stuff, but i think i used it to start the woodburner

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #138, 02-19-2006 03:42 PM
      I hope you got warm. 10 cu ft of box is huge. I can't believe that is the recommended size!!! That would be a 36 x 36 x 14" box!!!!!

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #139, 02-22-2006 12:59 PM
      Well I finally got off my duff and got some work done. I put the x.member back together today. What do you think?
From the front:


From the rear:


It took me all afternoon. First time is always a learning experience. Tomorrow the cradle...... !!!!

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #140, 02-22-2006 02:05 PM
      Looks sweet. Strong work. Maybe I'll do mine in silver, blue and black like the Panthers. Just the underside though. Outside I still think I'm painting it bright red. Do you have plenty of room to put a tarp in the back for covering puddles? I'd pass out if I got something that nice looking dirty.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #141, 02-22-2006 02:28 PM
      puddles......LMFAO!!!!!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #142, 02-22-2006 02:31 PM
      The only thing about it is using the old bolts and washers. Once I get everything aligned and working right I'll be painting them with a rust covering paint so it all looks clean and new. At least for awhile.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #143, 02-23-2006 10:18 PM
      Anxious to see how your cradle looks all cleaned up. Is everything painted or is some of it powdercoated?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #144, 02-23-2006 10:34 PM
      Powder coating. The only way to fly! IMHO.

YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #145, 02-23-2006 10:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Powder coating. The only way to fly! IMHO.

I agree 100% Looking great.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #146, 02-23-2006 11:19 PM
      Yellowfiero88 did you really use the info to start a fire?
I started cleaning and repainting the trany today. Man what a Royal Pain in the south end of a north bound mule!!!! Pix tomorrow.
I hope to have it finished tomorrow. My flywheel should be here next week and then the engine, trany and clutch assembly can come together.


YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #147, 02-24-2006 12:44 AM
      Heck I dont remember but I have done worse things and I cant find it It was in my orion audio folder and what happened to it I dont know.
The trans are a royal pain to clean. I have used sulfuric acid to clean them before and also super clean.


1986 Fiero GT (trevorjecklund@gmail.com) MSG #148, 02-24-2006 04:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Is that the Vas parameter? If so the packing says 9.885 cu ft. Can that be right?

No, lol. A box 10CF in size is MASSIVE, especially for a Fiero. Depending on whether or not you're planning a sealed or ported enclosure, your sizes will vary. If you look on the back of the sub, you can generally find a part number. Enter said part number into the search bar at Google.com, and I will 100% guarantee you'll find your results. If not, let me know and I'll find the tech specs for ya.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #149, 02-24-2006 04:56 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 1986 Fiero GT:
If you look on the back of the sub, you can generally find a part number. If not, let me know and I'll find the tech specs for ya.

Sorry, the back of the sub is coated with some kind of plastic foam. No part #. I do have the original spec sheet that was in the box. Would that help?
It has all kinds of parameters listed on it. I have a Qms (2.64), a Qes (0.98) and a Qts (0.71). Which is the parameter I need?

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #150, 02-25-2006 03:22 PM
      I have given up on trying to clean the trany by hand with just engine cleaner and some brushes. Monday it goes to the car wash and will be cleaned with the pressure hose!!

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #151, 03-17-2006 02:28 PM
      Well I have finally got some more done on the suspension.
The front x-mem is finished except for putting it back in the car.



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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #152, 03-17-2006 02:35 PM
      I also got started on the rear cradle.





whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #153, 03-17-2006 02:52 PM
      Looking good. Thinking about doing poly all around myself but I've heard that creates a pretty rough ride. I'm sure your helper is more help than mine. Just put Kitty's new house up last night and he's already shredded two of the toys on it. Plus he just runs from loud noises. lol



88-DOHC (bdhanks@sbcglobal.net) MSG #154, 03-17-2006 03:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:


Sorry, the back of the sub is coated with some kind of plastic foam. No part #. I do have the original spec sheet that was in the box. Would that help?
It has all kinds of parameters listed on it. I have a Qms (2.64), a Qes (0.98) and a Qts (0.71). Which is the parameter I need?

Its not quite so simple. The size of the "box" is dependent on the type of enclosure you want. Sealed enclosure is the most forgiving, but depending on the speaker my require the largest enclosure. In short, there is no such thing as "one size fits all" when it comes to audio speaker enclosures. Only advice is to do lots of research on the net, JL Audio used to have alot of very good information on the subject: http://mobile.jlaudio.com/support_pages.php?page_id=141 I would suggest starting there.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #155, 03-17-2006 05:49 PM
      88 thanks for the info.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #156, 03-18-2006 10:20 AM
      I have a question on the struts for an 88. Do I need the wing on the strut ( circled in red)? I know I need the base for the spring to sit on but how much of the rest of the wing do I need?



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #157, 03-18-2006 10:56 AM
      Good question. But I've only worked on the struts for the earlier models. I won't have to deal with that for my Ferrario though. It's getting coil overs in the back. My guess from looking at it though would be no. You don't need all of that material. I'm probably wrong though. Give me a little bit, I have to take one of the rears off of the donor car to get a tire repaired. I'll take a look at things and see what it looks like with the spring still on it. It may just be an aftermarket one-size-fits-all kind of thing.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #158, 03-18-2006 11:19 AM
      I'll do coil over next winter.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #159, 03-20-2006 04:12 PM
      Well I got the wings cut off (successful amputation) and alot of the rear suspension finished. Brakes and things will be tomorrow. Sorry I didn't get any pix today, tomorrow I get some posted.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #160, 03-20-2006 04:49 PM
      Sorry I didn't get back to you. Never ended up looking at the car yesterday. Ended up working the rest of the day instead. Sound like you got an answer though.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #161, 03-21-2006 11:19 AM
      Well I promised some pix and here they are. The cradle isn't finished but I'm getting there. This is going better than I thought.
First the complete pic.

Suspension Left

Suspension Right



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #162, 03-21-2006 11:22 AM
      Here is close up of the spring assy.
Left

Right

I think they look alot better after the wing amputation that I preformed.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #163, 03-21-2006 11:27 AM
      Now I have a question. Where the strut is mounted to the knuckle there is a bracket that I believe is for the rear sway bar. Neither my Haynes not the Chiltons mention or show pix of this bracket.

The whole assy.

Close up of bracket.

Is the bracket mounted correctly?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #164, 03-23-2006 04:21 PM
      I was putting the brakes and brake disks on the cradle today and found that one of my hubs wobbled. I wanted to scream. Means I have a bad hub on the right side. Well tomorrow I will have to make a trip to my parts car and do some thieving. I didn't notice it until I was done.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #165, 03-31-2006 11:37 PM
      bump

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #166, 04-04-2006 08:58 PM
      Newest update. X-Mem and Cradle finished and ready to be reinstalled.

I finally got my new flywheel and once I have the undercarriage installed I'll trailer the car to where my mechanic will help me install motor, manual 5 speed trans, clutch and shifter mechanics.

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88White3.4GT MSG #167, 04-04-2006 09:23 PM
      All that extra work will really pay off in the end ! looking good.

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #168, 04-05-2006 02:36 AM
      Coming along nicely. The yellow adds some cool contrast.



yellowstone MSG #169, 04-05-2006 02:51 AM
      Looks very nice! Congrats!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #170, 04-06-2006 07:14 PM
      I finished the cleaning and painting of the getrag today.

Hey 1000 posts. Man do I type alot of junk!!!

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #171, 04-06-2006 07:48 PM
      Lookin' good. How'd you clean all of the nooks and crannies of the tranny?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #172, 04-06-2006 09:01 PM
      I tried alot of different thing but nothing work worth a shjt!! So I took a can of engine cleaner and went to the car wash. It's amazing what a High Pressure bath will do to the gunk that builds up. Of course I was wet from head to foot. My son thought it was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Of course he wanted to try it too. Imagine that. My wife didn't think it was so funny.

Whadeduck, did you get the email?

whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #173, 04-06-2006 09:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:


Whadeduck, did you get the email?

Nothing yet. I'll try something else if I don't hear anything by the end of tomorrow. Meanwhile, if you really want to make the wife love you, carry the dog to the wash too. Nothin like the smell of a wet dog to let her know how responsible you can be. LMAO



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #174, 04-16-2006 02:11 PM
      Well I got the X-mem and the Cradle back in the car. Plus I had to see how the rims will look. A few pix.



It's coming along.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #175, 05-08-2006 10:36 AM
      Well here is something I have been playing with for a day or two. I had bought for the B-Pillars. The speaker covers on the B-pillars were ugly and the covers from the speakers would NEVER fit onto the pillar covering. I decided to make my own. I took the ugly speaker covers off the pillar covering and then removed the cloth. I then cut out the grill face and smoothed things down. I then took the grills off of the Speaker grills and cut them down to fit inside the original ugly speaker covers.
I then painted the ugly covers and then glued the grills to the back of the speaker covers and HELLO no more ugly speaker covers!!!!!!!



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #176, 05-08-2006 11:37 AM
      Looks good. Definately want to see pics of them installed.



Kohburn MSG #177, 05-08-2006 11:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Now I have a question. Where the strut is mounted to the knuckle there is a bracket that I believe is for the rear sway bar. Neither my Haynes not the Chiltons mention or show pix of this bracket.

The whole assy.


Close up of bracket.


Is the bracket mounted correctly?



upside down or switch left side and right side.. the hole should be relatively vertical for the sway bar end link to pass through



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #178, 05-08-2006 11:44 AM
      Thanks Kohburn. With the help here I was able to get it right.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #179, 05-08-2006 11:50 AM
      Here are some pix of the 4x6 installed in the B-Pillars.

Drivers side


Passenger side


ace35 MSG #180, 05-08-2006 12:00 PM
      Very nice work. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #181, 05-08-2006 12:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ace35:

Very nice work. Can't wait to see the finished product!



Yeah, neither can I!!!!!!!!!!!!!


88White3.4GT MSG #182, 05-09-2006 08:27 PM
      Good work! ..very clean too.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #183, 05-09-2006 08:42 PM
      Thanks.

Sourmug MSG #184, 05-09-2006 09:11 PM
      Yup, she's coming along rather nicely!

Nolan


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #185, 05-11-2006 07:36 PM
      Saturday I'll be installing the 6x9's in the doors (I hope). I'll post pix. I'm going to be moving the actuator of the Power Window arms up out of the way. I saw a thread where someone did exactly that but I can't remember who it was. Did anyone else see it?

shawnkfl (kmn9312@knology.net) MSG #186, 05-11-2006 08:10 PM
      how in he!! did i miss this whole thread! very nice posts going on here. i'm a HUGE steelers fan too. i can't believe i didn't see this earlier. BTW, my trans looks EXACTLY like your. mine is daytona yellow, and is also waiting for its new heart. good job on the build!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #187, 05-11-2006 08:40 PM
      I don't know how you missed it......blind I quess!!!

shawnkfl (kmn9312@knology.net) MSG #188, 05-11-2006 09:17 PM
      must be bkind. i better ask my better half if i'm really building a fiero out there. i could be working an a pinto or mustang and don't even know it.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #189, 05-11-2006 11:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by shawnkfl:

how in he!! did i miss this whole thread! very nice posts going on here. i'm a HUGE steelers fan too. i can't believe i didn't see this earlier.


Sweet !

Another fiero owner joins the ranks of the black and gold !!

Go Steelers !

Had i known Shawn, i would have invited you to go with us to this !

(about halfway down the page)

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/056510-4.html

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shawnkfl (kmn9312@knology.net) MSG #190, 05-12-2006 06:08 PM
      damn. i miss everything! i'm going to try to catch a game this year.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #191, 05-12-2006 06:22 PM
      Steelers Fans rule the world! Some people call us the Steelers Nation I call us the Steelers Empire!!
Big Ben for Emperor!!!!!! LOL


YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #192, 05-13-2006 12:13 AM
      Its saturday already, you got those 6 x 9's installed yet
Looking great. I like your attention to the details. It seems like alot of people over look those details when they build a car.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #193, 05-13-2006 03:56 AM
      Yellowfiero88: You're real funny!!!!!!!! A man has to sleep sometime. Yes I will be doing it today.
As for paying attention to details. I was raised that when you do something do it right or don't do it at all.


YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #194, 05-13-2006 09:23 AM
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sometimes I think those morals are gone today. I have seen to many cars and bought to many cars that the owners dont agree with that statement. I wonder if their moto was "why do it right when I can do it again?" LOL!!

As for sleep, its over rated. We can do that after our time on earth


whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #195, 05-13-2006 05:59 PM
      I always tell people, when I hear the "you can sleep when you're dead" thing, you're right, and at the rate I'm going, that should be sometime tomorrow. lol



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #196, 05-15-2006 02:27 PM
      Well I didn't get as far as I wanted to on Saturday. I removed and disassembled the window power motors and mechanism. The forward and downward pointing pw motor is in the way of my 6x9 speaker install. So I decided to move the motor upward. I got it all apart, did some trimming on the housing and then got a friend of mine to weld them back together. My thanks to Rickady88GT for the How To on this.


Rickady88GT's How To also showed how he moved the bumpstop that is located on the front lower end of the window. I had problems with the bracket he used. I couldn't get the bracket to clear the middle brace in the door and still catch on the upper lip. So I came up with my own idea. I'll post pix tomorrow on what I have done.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #197, 05-20-2006 04:58 PM
      Well I finally got some more stuff done today.
First off I got the bump stop issue finished. I had problems getting the bracket like Rickady88GT made to clear the middle door brace and still catch on the upper door brace. So here is what I did. I used a 6.5 x 30mm bolt with washers and self locking nuts in place of the bracket.


I then cut off the rest of the bolt until it would pass by the middle door brace.


I then cut a small tab into the upper brace and bent it back towards the window.
The nuts now hit the tab and act as the front window bump stop.


Next I'll pickup some heat shrinkable tubing to cover the nuts so I don't have a metal hitting metal sound when I roll up the window.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #198, 05-20-2006 05:01 PM
      Then I installed the pw motors back in the doors.
Here is what they look like after the control arm has been repossitioned upward.



As I said above, there is enough room now in the doors to fit a very nice set of 8" speakers!!

Thanks again to Rickady88GT for the How To.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #199, 05-29-2006 04:22 PM
      Here is the up to date info.
I now have the 6x9 holes cut and the speaker wires run into the cabin.



Here I have the stereo connector installed. Was a bit of work soldering all the connections but I had to because the original connector was destroyed.


Here is a pic of the original connector. I don't understand why people do this instead of buy or making an adapter.


I now have a question. This brown wire was loose and I have no idea where it belongs. Anyone know?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #200, 05-29-2006 04:38 PM
      The other thing that now have done is the installation of a power mirror from Fieroeddie. This thing has a lot of features. UV Sensor, Interior and exterior temp sensors, compass and auto-dimming.
The mirror connected up and mounted.


UV Sensor mounted to washer jet bracket.

I ran the cables throught the rubber gromet that holds the Hood release cable.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #201, 05-29-2006 04:55 PM
      The temp sensor I located forward of the radiator so as not to be near the generated heat that the rad gives off.


I then run the cable under the light and into the spare tire area by going between the plastic tire pan and the chassis.



Here is a pic of how I laid the wiring.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #202, 05-29-2006 05:11 PM
      I then used the second rubber gromet around the hood release cable to enter the cabin.


The cables together in the left hand corner of the cabin.


Up the A-Pillar in the cable retainers.


Joined with the mirror connector and zip-tied up.


Finished.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #203, 05-30-2006 05:26 PM
      The Old Man at work.... lol.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #204, 06-01-2006 02:21 PM
      Installed my Battery Relocations Box (from Norms) and routed the cable to the rear.
Front of Box.


Back of Box.


Started routing the Cable from the engine compartment. I went through the rubber gromet here.


Entered the drivers cabin here under the ECM.


Routed the cable forward in the Console.




Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #205, 06-01-2006 02:22 PM
      Here the cable disappears down under the heating duct.


Then comes back up and out here. Here you can see the hole I drilled for the cable to pass into the front compartment.


Here in the front compartment the cable comes out between the two hoses.
Perfect!!!


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #206, 06-01-2006 02:38 PM
      Now incase you might be wondering how I was able to get the cable to disappear under the heating duct and then comeback up behind the duct. I can show you a really good little tool to have.
I call it rubber arms..........


My son Orson!!!


Sourmug MSG #207, 06-01-2006 05:11 PM
      I like the idea of running the cables through the cabin below the console. My concern has always been running the cables under the car and the possibility of having them damaged. I think that I will do it your way. Looks good!

Nolan

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #208, 06-01-2006 05:59 PM
      Orson WILL get to drive the car when he's old enough right? lol



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #209, 06-01-2006 07:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whadeduck:

Orson WILL get to drive the car when he's old enough right? lol



Wait and see if he even wants to.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #210, 06-08-2006 12:26 PM
      Started painting and reinstalling the interior today.
Started with the Gauges. See anything different?


Then painted the dash and vents.



I had real problems with the defroster vent. I couldn't get it to go on evenly without bubbles. I HATE DUPLI-Color paints. Pure crap IMHO. I'll buy some good base paint and color paint tomorrow (the dupli is in the trash).



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #211, 06-08-2006 12:40 PM
      I will be taking the car to a mechanic on Monday to get the 3.1l, trany, clutch, clutch pedal assy and shifter assy. installed so I have to have at least the basic gauges and dash in it. Plus it gives me a chance to get a preview how it will look someday. So I put the basic stuff back in.



So what do you think?

By the way what is this connector for?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #212, 06-30-2006 03:48 PM
      It's been awhile since I updated this thread but tomorrow is the big day The Lady gets her new 3.1l engine, 5 sp getrag, new clutch, new flywheel and cradle installed!! A friend of mine is coming over to help get everything in.



I am all excited!!


Sourmug MSG #213, 06-30-2006 07:13 PM
      Aren't you done Yet!!!

I know I'd be all excited to if I was dropping in the new engine into mine. Congrats!

Nolan


Sourmug MSG #214, 07-01-2006 08:46 PM
      Well?? How did it go?

Nolan


shawnkfl (kmn9312@knology.net) MSG #215, 07-01-2006 10:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Started painting and reinstalling the interior today.
Started with the Gauges. See anything different?

QUOTE]

you really modified that gauge! it doesn't look digital to me....

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #216, 07-02-2006 12:37 PM
      Well we didn't get started as early as we wanted (1 pm). Went pretty good once we did.
First the OEM clutch. I got this from GM here in Germany for $0.00 several years ago so why not use it? The clutch didn't come with a guide pin. So we improvised with a long socket that fit just right into the clutch plate and it worked great.



Here is a pic of the guys that helped. Helmar on the left and Michael on the right.


Then we got the Trany hooked up.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #217, 07-02-2006 12:55 PM
      Next came getting the engine assembly onto the cradle. Went great with 3 people to help lower and guide everything together.




Then we got most of the rest of the cradle back together and ready for the installation into the car.






Sourmug MSG #218, 07-04-2006 02:05 AM
      She's looking great Timo!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #219, 07-10-2006 01:15 PM
      While installing the manual trans cable tree my help decided to take a break!!



Out Cold!! BTW the cable tree is almost finished even while he slept.


whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #220, 07-10-2006 01:49 PM
      Looks like he's just the right size to sleep there. Is he getting excited about riding in it?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #221, 07-10-2006 02:30 PM
      Not really. It's still not real for him yet. Wait until the motor is running then I bet he lights up.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #222, 07-21-2006 04:09 PM
      Well I finished the interior wiring harness today and installed the Steering column with the Cruise Control. The wiring harness for the engine I finished earlier in the week.
I put Mobile1 full synthetic oil in the engine and the Syncromesh in the trany. I am almost finished with painting everything around the engine. Tomorrow is the big day!! The engine is going to be installed!! I've got real butterflies about this though. I believe I have got everything right and have checked everything twice (at least ) but never having done it before I am very nervous about it.
Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #223, 08-02-2006 01:35 PM
      I finally got to the point that I wanted to connect the battery and test the wiring swap I did.

I installed the 87 front compartment light and switch into the 88. 8) Still needs some cleaning.


I adapted the original Fiero battery terminals to fit on my front battery relocation mod.


I then tested the head lights and low and behold they work!! :shock:


So do the PW's, the new mirror and all the interior courtesy lights. The front compartment light doesn't light up but it will!!

Tomorrow will be the first test of the Stereo system.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #224, 08-03-2006 01:38 PM
      Now that I have the wiring in and the battery connected I just couldn't resist testing the Stereo.......

I hooked up the 6x9's. Then modified the console skeleton for the 2 DIN Pyle Stereo.


The 4x6 were already installed.


WOW what a sound!! Sounds real good. Just not enough bass.

Good thing I have these.

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ambfiero MSG #225, 08-04-2006 03:31 PM
      Your car is coming along nicely, I cant wait to see the photos for the sub install.
+ for you!!!!



yellowstone MSG #226, 08-04-2006 07:12 PM
      Great! Think you will be ready for the NL meeting?

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #227, 08-20-2006 02:00 PM
      You're not going to believe what happened yesterday!! We finally got the engine in!!!!

Here it is with only the cradle bolted up:
Left side:


Rear:


Right side:


Here is a pic of the idiots that put it in.


Here is the engine after connecting most everything.

Left:


Right:


Then we put the wheels on to see how it looks.


Startin to look like a car again, what?


AutoTech (boosted2m6@yahoo.com) MSG #228, 08-20-2006 02:20 PM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:







Looks like Norm made his molds bass-ackwards! The smooth side should be on the top, not bottom! I would swap that with Archies, they are correct.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #229, 09-12-2006 04:01 PM
      I made some good progress on the intrerior the last week.







FieroWannaBe (patond@alumni.msoe.edu) MSG #230, 09-12-2006 07:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AutoTech:


Looks like Norm made his molds bass-ackwards! The smooth side should be on the top, not bottom! I would swap that with Archies, they are correct.


I'm prety sure if it was to be turned 180 it will be right


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #231, 10-02-2006 12:40 PM
      Time to post a bit of an update.

The final stages of the stereo amps and woofers install.




The woofer boxes will be covered in suede leather.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #232, 10-02-2006 02:31 PM
      Here is another little project that I have running right now.
This is a prototype and more R&D is needed but when they are finished then I'll have them for sale to anyone that is interested.




Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #233, 10-03-2006 04:17 PM
      Here are a couple of pix of what I am doing with the brackets.

The Rectangular: (Thanks to Electrathon)


The Twin Rounds: (Thanks to Yellowstone)
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fierov8 (jeff@orphancars.com) MSG #234, 10-03-2006 06:02 PM
      Fiero1Fan.........

Is your quad headlight kit being set up to use the Hella 90mm headlights? If so -- I'm VERY interested in being in line for when you start making them available. I already have the lights, just need the brackets.

PM me pics/details.......thx in advance,

-jeff d
Fort Worth, TX


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #235, 10-04-2006 03:49 PM
      The progress for today.
Passenger side finished.


The mounting of the 2nd amp.


Now a problem.


I had thought that as low as I was placing the subs the fuel fill pipe wouild not be in the way. I thought WRONG!!
Anyone have an idea what I can do to move the pipe up about 2 inches?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #236, 10-07-2006 09:41 AM
      Well today I droped the tank and swaped in the new fuel pump. It works now when I turn the key!!!

As most of you know and can see in the pix I had removed and painted my coolant pipes not too long ago (yellow of course). Welllllll........as I was looking at that FUGLY grey gas tank I got an idea!! I have decided to clean up and paint the tank YELLOW!!

I have also fonud the gas / acid resistant rubber hoses I need to relocate the fuel fill lines. Thinks are coming along nicely.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #237, 10-10-2006 03:06 PM
      I covered my liner today with the cloth I had already bought for it. I'll do it in leather some other time.

I want to add a small reminder (warning) here. If you purchase and use one of the after market fiberglass liners, remember to cut the 3rd brake light, visor and clothes hanger holes BEFORE you glue on the cloth or leather!! DO NOT ask me why I mention this here!! ops: :shock: They're marked on the front side but not on the back side. I had to use the old liner pieces to mark the places that needed to be drilled and cut. What a pita!! :P

Visor holes:


3rd Brake light and hanger holes:



It should look something like this when you are finished. Yours will differ slightly........ because my son won't be holding it up!! :lol: :lol:


Here is a mock-up of what mine will look like.


Sharkman MSG #238, 10-10-2006 04:45 PM
      Looking good.



whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #239, 10-10-2006 05:03 PM
      Looks like you'll be finished in no time. After that, you'll probably have some time on your hands. How 'bout hoppin' over the puddle and give me a hand with mine? lol



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #240, 10-11-2006 02:28 PM
      Here it is more or less finished. The drivers side sub is only sitting in there for the moment until I get the rubber hose for the fuel fill line.

From left:


From right:


From the center:


I sure like the balanced look!!


Fiero Owner MSG #241, 10-11-2006 03:13 PM
      Looking good!

Those amps are huge!


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #242, 10-11-2006 03:59 PM
      I had hoped to get the ends to fit inside the console in the middle and under the B-Piller panels so that no wires show and it looks like they will do exactly that. I don't know how many amps I looked at untiul I found something with the correct length and that I liked!!

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #243, 10-30-2006 11:20 AM
      Can anyone guess what I'm going to be doing with these......?
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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #244, 10-30-2006 11:35 AM
     
 
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Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Can anyone guess what I'm going to be doing with these......?
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Ooo! Ooo! Mr. Kotter! Mr. Kotter!



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #245, 10-30-2006 12:51 PM
      No fair whadeduck you have inside information. Next student please..... !!!

jmbishop (jmbishop05@aol.com) MSG #246, 10-30-2006 05:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Here is another little project that I have running right now.
This is a prototype and more R&D is needed but when they are finished then I'll have them for sale to anyone that is interested.



hmm, I wonder what your doing are doing with those?

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whadeduck (richardjborton@gmail.com) MSG #247, 10-30-2006 06:39 PM
      Don't know where that came from.

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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #248, 02-24-2007 12:01 PM
      Hold on to your seats!!! I finally have an update.... the tank is in!!




Oil is in and anti-freeze too next Saturday is D-Day!! Keep your fingers crossed.


yellowstone MSG #249, 02-24-2007 12:39 PM
      Play copycat, what else... :-)

 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Can anyone guess what I'm going to be doing with these......?
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Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #250, 02-24-2007 01:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by yellowstone:

Play copycat, what else... :-)





Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #251, 03-03-2007 07:01 PM
      Started bleeding the clutch and brakes today. Everything went find and without a hitch. I just followed the procedure in the Factory Repair Manual.
My mechanic friend wasn't able to make it down today but will be here next weekend I hope. I am really getting anxious about what will happen.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #252, 03-03-2007 09:44 PM
     

That is one beautiful and colorful underbelly !


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #253, 05-09-2007 04:16 PM
      A bump to keep it out of the Archives.

wingless (buffpowell@gmail.com) MSG #254, 06-23-2007 02:48 PM
      TTT, any updates?

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #255, 06-23-2007 05:10 PM
      Just waiting to get her painted. Hopefully next month.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #256, 06-23-2007 09:01 PM
     

Timo,

Not sure if i missed it, but are you doing anything special with the hood or decklid ?


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #257, 07-04-2007 06:34 PM
      I am thinking about it but haven't found (seen) anything yet that I want to do.

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #258, 09-21-2007 05:19 AM
      Haven't had much opportunity to make any progress lately but I'll be doing some things in the near future and will post updates.

m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #259, 09-21-2007 08:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Here it is more or less finished. The drivers side sub is only sitting in there for the moment until I get the rubber hose for the fuel fill line.

From left:


From right:


From the center:


I sure like the balanced look!!



i sure hope you fiberglassed the back of the speaker boxes, so they arent vented straight into the engine bay, *IF* you have not filled that area, the woofers wont have near as good sound.

it either needs "foamed" in or fiberglassed in so the box will have sealed air pressure.

matthew


Sharkman MSG #260, 02-18-2008 02:38 PM
      BUMP

Any news Timo?


Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #261, 03-20-2008 03:35 PM
      *monthly bump*

Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #262, 04-29-2008 06:43 AM
      I'll be getting back to the Lady within the next few months.


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #263, 08-01-2008 11:22 PM
      It looks like I'll finally get a chance to continue working on the Lady again!!


unboundmo (unboundmo@aol.com) MSG #264, 08-01-2008 11:27 PM
      Nice job on the car. I like the engine especially.

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Khw (i3ite_ivie@msn.com) MSG #265, 08-01-2008 11:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by m0sh_man:

i sure hope you fiberglassed the back of the speaker boxes, so they arent vented straight into the engine bay, *IF* you have not filled that area, the woofers wont have near as good sound.

it either needs "foamed" in or fiberglassed in so the box will have sealed air pressure.

matthew


I've been working on putting some woofers in like this aswell. I got the metal cut out last weekend and started looking at sealing that area up. You mention foam, something I considered. Will that work, or will it get to hot?



Sharkman MSG #266, 01-04-2009 05:51 AM
      Bump for 2009



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #267, 01-04-2009 11:28 AM
      Well things have taken a nose dive lately. I'm being laid off at the end of January. So no more working on the Lady for awhile. I sometimes wonder if I will ever get it done.

Sharkman MSG #268, 01-04-2009 02:11 PM
      I lose my job in January to. But I kick in the high gear and make my car finished while looking for a new job



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #269, 02-18-2009 05:15 PM
      I have going to have to get busy and get to work on the Lady so I can update this thread!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #270, 02-19-2009 06:25 PM
     


Santonio is excited for you to get her finished also.



Siiiiiiiiiiiiiix baby !!


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #271, 02-19-2009 08:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiix baby !!


You bet!!


BMTFIERO (bmtfiero@outlook.com) MSG #272, 03-25-2009 04:07 AM
      Anything New



americasfuture2k MSG #273, 03-25-2009 12:22 PM
      how were your interior parts recolored black? dyed?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #274, 03-25-2009 04:01 PM
      Painted with Foliatec Interior Paint. The best stuff I have ever seen. After 3 years still like brand new.



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #275, 04-02-2009 11:53 AM
      You're all not going to believe this but I have an update....

Started finishing the door panels and mounting the 6x9's.





I'll deal with the wrinkles tomorrow.


Sharkman MSG #276, 05-18-2009 07:18 PM
      Nice.
Will I se you in Sweden May 30?



Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #277, 02-04-2010 11:56 AM
      bump to keep it out of the Archives...

MaxCubes (max@kewlgeeks.com) MSG #278, 05-26-2010 10:23 PM
      nice


Fiero1Fan (fiero1fan@fieros.eu) MSG #279, 09-07-2011 09:29 AM
      Thanks. Just got as new job and am looking forward to being able to continue with the Lady real soon.

Also moved into a new house and moved the shop too. Just around the corner from my house. I'll be posting pics of the shop.

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F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #280, 09-07-2011 04:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Thanks. Just got as new job and am looking forward to being able to continue with the Lady real soon.

Also moved into a new house and moved the shop too. Just around the corner from my house. I'll be posting pics of the shop.



Good news on the job. Looking forward to the new pics.