An Exotic Adventure,..the Rebirth of Choptop #4 !
Topic started by: exoticse, Date: 01-28-2006 07:24 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000090.html


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #1, 01-28-2006 07:24 PM
     
The Adventure has begun.



Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #2, 01-28-2006 07:32 PM
      Its been a long time coming for that one! I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #3, 01-28-2006 07:32 PM
      I'll need to save this thread as "favorites."



Fiero_Adam MSG #4, 01-28-2006 08:16 PM
      You're already tearing into it!



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #5, 01-28-2006 08:39 PM
      This should be a good one to watch.

topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #6, 01-28-2006 08:43 PM
      So what is the plan for it?



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #7, 01-28-2006 08:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by topcat:

So what is the plan for it?

Tough question,..some of the ideas are outlined here.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/050437.html

Still kind of fluid, but definatly going GT fastback, 5" wing stands, and wing tips,...still undecided on widebody, like #15 ?



ToonTownfiero MSG #8, 01-28-2006 08:59 PM
      What's the plan.



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #9, 01-28-2006 09:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Still kind of fluid, but definatly going GT fastback, 5" wing stands, and wing tips,...still undecided on widebody, like #15 ?

Go with the widebody. widebody + chop = sweet

FieroMojo (fieromojo@comcast.net) MSG #10, 01-28-2006 10:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


The Adventure has begun.

And here she sits tonight...

Earlier...



Big thanx to Rick, Dan and Duncan for working on this project. Y'all did a great job and I had a great time.

NorthFloridaFiero (mfs20001@gmail.com) MSG #11, 01-28-2006 10:35 PM
      ctrl+s for sure.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #12, 01-28-2006 10:55 PM
      Steve (FieroMojo) You guys absolutely Rock !!!!

The car looks great ! I feel like a kid at x-mas all over again.

This forum is incredible. Whenever someone is in need, there is someone always willing to step to the forefront and help out !

Rick, Dan, Duncan, Steve, and anybody else who worked on the project, you guys are all grade A gentlemen, and i am definatly proud to call you guys friends.

In case you don't understand i was in a pickle needing to get the panels on the car before i ship it to Archie's for some work, and a trip to Michigan was not an option,..so i asked a few guys to help out, they rounded up some others, and they knocked this project out in one day !

They even contributed some minor parts that were missing, from some of their parts cars !

Pennocks Fiero Forum is awesome ! Steve please post the screen names of all who helped out so that we may recognize them with pluses !

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #13, 01-28-2006 11:23 PM
     
Not to be overlooked are Rob (MinnGreenGT) and Kevin, who transported a GT fastback clip for me all the way from Minnesota to Archie's shop in Illinios.

These guys deserve recognition too.

Minnesota and Michigan fiero guys, i thank you all !

fiero_silva (dynocompebmxer@hotmail.com) MSG #14, 01-29-2006 12:24 AM
      This is definatly going to be a good one

ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #15, 01-29-2006 09:19 AM
      A couple more "pre work" photos ...

Sorry I didn't get more photos but my camera went dead and I needed to get busy working on the car. I know Steve has alot more pictures. Had a great time and learned a few things that I will use to work on my two babys. I hope to make it back to finish a couple of thing off.

Rick Kaiser

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #16, 01-29-2006 09:22 AM
     
Rick a Huge thanks and a + for you !


rgirau (rgirau@cfl.rr.com) MSG #17, 01-29-2006 09:32 AM
      WOW!!!!! Is really all I can say. When you told me about your pickle I really didn't think things would work out for you. But to see these guys do this for you really restores my faith in humanity. I hate to sound so negative but wow!!! You guys in Michigan and the Minnesota bunch really deserve kudos!!!! Its good to see people helping each other like that. Congratulations Tony I can't wait to see the car at a future meeting!!!!!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #18, 01-29-2006 10:55 AM
      Good job guys.

Here's a couple of pics from November 1998.

Archie

olaf_fiero27 (ryzanowski1@shaw.ca) MSG #19, 01-29-2006 11:15 AM
      I love the choptop threads, always makes the favorties list. But one question what are those wheels off of , they look like our lace wheels but more modern, Beretta? (This is refereing to the fastback choptop not the notchie one above)

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #20, 01-29-2006 11:56 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by olaf_fiero27:

I love the choptop threads, always makes the favorties list. But one question what are those wheels off of , they look like our lace wheels but more modern, Beretta? (This is refereing to the fastback choptop not the notchie one above)

Actually it's the same car thru out this thread. The pics I posted are from when we originally built the car in 1998. The wheels are Beretta as I recall.

Archie

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #21, 01-29-2006 01:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Not to be overlooked are Rob (MinnGreenGT) and Kevin, who transported a GT fastback clip for me all the way from Minnesota to Archie's shop in Illinios.

http://images.fieroforum.com/pffimages/FieroParts01_1.jpg

These guys deserve recognition too.

Minnesota and Michigan fiero guys, i thank you all !

Glad to have been of assistance Tony! I also like to be able to point at a car (like some of Madcurl's and soon to be yours) and say "I used to own a part that's on that car"

KEV (black85gt@yahoo.com) MSG #22, 01-29-2006 02:04 PM
      I'm glad also to be of some help...!! It stayed on the trailer just fine even doing 75 mph in my blazer with a bad cat..LOL

It was a blast stopping by Archies and shooting the breeze with him..me and rob could have been there all day talking to him..LOL



revin MSG #23, 01-29-2006 02:36 PM
      huh, what did I miss here??
This is an "archie's CT #4" ??? or just your # 4 for you exoticse????

What happened to the car in the first place? <<<the history.

Sorry for not paying attention



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #24, 01-29-2006 07:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by revin:

huh, what did I miss here??
This is an "archie's CT #4" ??? or just your # 4 for you exoticse????
What happened to the car in the first place? <<<the history.
Sorry for not paying attention


Here's the V8 Archie choptop list:

1. Purple Pavement Eater....................... 1998 Rich Warber
2. Great Blue Choptop ....................Aug 1998
3. 246 Dino Replica for a guy in Indiana.............. 11-13-98
4. PFF ChopTop ..................................... 11-20-98 (new owner Exoticse 2005)

The original owner found a new home for #004.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #25, 01-29-2006 08:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by revin:

huh, what did I miss here??
This is an "archie's CT #4" ??? or just your # 4 for you exoticse????

What happened to the car in the first place? <<<the history.

Sorry for not paying attention



Yes as Curly stated it is an original V-8 Archie Choptop. It was only the 4th one ever completed at the time.

The original owner was Daniel Johnson (ChopTop on Pennocks) of Michigan. Dan had the car chopped in 1998, but barely drove it a dozen times i think over the years he told me.

He had stripped the car of all it's panels in anticipation of paint, but he just never got around to it and the car just sat and sat. Many times over the past year and a half i had inquired about buying the car, but each time while not motivated to finish it, Dan was still unsure if he wanted to let his baby go, and i can't blame him.

Finally this past fall i gave it one last try and finally dan was ready to sell. Thanks dan for helping me to fulfill my dream and hopefully live up to your expectations.

The car is an 85 SE with round molding, GT nose, rear bumper and ground fx. Future plans include adding a modified (choptop style) GT fastback clip.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #26, 01-30-2006 10:10 PM
      A few have asked why i decided to go fastback.

Sometimes pictures can explain things words can only imagine.

(These are all actual cars some just photochopped.)

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-30-2006).]

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #27, 01-31-2006 11:04 AM
      Tony Im glad things are working out for you. For the folks who wondered why I never completed finishing this chopI dont have a good excuse. I had big plans for it, but never carried through with them. Im glad I managed to find someone who will give this car the attention it deserves, and I know Tony is going to do an outstanding job. And yes those are old Chevy Beretta wheels.
We still have my wifes 85GT that Ive advertised for sale (post: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/028818.html
But please dont ask if its for sale, shes unsure if she wants to sell it (again). She told me the other day one reason she wants to keep it is because she doesnt see them around anymore. So another chop isnt out of the question, but if I did have it chopped I'd only want it chopped two inches, so I still think about owning another one. Though it has t-tops and I know Archie doesnt do chops on those. So Im not out of the Fiero hobby altogether, plus Ill be selling some parts Ive accumulated over the years in the mall section.
It will be bittersweet to watch this thread, but I know Tony is going to have a lot of fun designing and building this car, and thats the type of person who should own it. Congrats and good luck Tony.
Dan

[This message has been edited by ChopTop (edited 01-31-2006).]

cire36 (duncan863@gmail.com) MSG #28, 01-31-2006 04:35 PM
      Tony,

Duncan here. I had a good time putting your car back together (except for a few choice cuss words). I learned sone things too. I replaced panels I have never taken off before. When it comes time to tear mine completly apart, I wont have any problems now. I had a good time hang'in with the fellas. That was my first time being at a Fiero gathering.

I loved chop tops when I first saw a pic of one many years ago and fell in love all over again when we had yours together. I live that 3/4 front view of it in Steve's shop.

Good luck with it.

WingNut - MD (fiero25@sbcglobal.net) MSG #29, 01-31-2006 04:42 PM
      exoticse,

Glad to hear and see everything worked out! I spoke with Rick's wife Vicki at our meeting last night about the panel "party." I never did get to talk with Rick as by time I got around to seek him out he had left. Great job Rick and the rest of the crew!

Dan,

I received your voice mail about your 85. If you have a party that is going to purchase the car then I'll let it be. If the situation changes you can always reach me here.

Mark



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #30, 02-02-2006 04:20 PM
      Duncan, Mark, all you guys thanks a bunch. Can't say enough about Michigan Fiero folks. Outstanding people.

BTW do any of you guys know of someone who has a " good " GT decklid and decklid vent covers.
I need to buy some for my fastback conversion.

Archie do you have any in your field of dreams ??

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-02-2006).]

Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #31, 02-02-2006 04:30 PM
      What paint colors are you going with? I still like it as a notchback



Fosgatecavy98 (dice033@aol.com) MSG #32, 02-02-2006 05:21 PM
     
Exoticse, hey this is Dan (blakc sweatshirt in the pics) Your cars gonna be awesome! I enjoyed working on it and along with Duncan was a first fiero 'gathering' of mine. I'd love to see the car down the road when its finished! Its really sweet. Good luck with it.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #33, 02-02-2006 09:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Duncan, Mark, all you guys thanks a bunch. Can't say enough about Michigan Fiero folks. Outstanding people.

BTW do any of you guys know of someone who has a " good " GT decklid and decklid vent covers.
I need to buy some for my fastback conversion.

Archie do you have any in your field of dreams ??

check it out
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/030333.html


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #34, 02-02-2006 10:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Duncan, Mark, all you guys thanks a bunch. Can't say enough about Michigan Fiero folks. Outstanding people.

BTW do any of you guys know of someone who has a " good " GT decklid and decklid vent covers.
I need to buy some for my fastback conversion.

Archie do you have any in your field of dreams ??

Sorry, as I told you several weeks ago, I don't have any GT parts left anymore. I've given most of them to customers who didn't have all the little pcs. for us to put their cars together. You wouldn't believe how many peopleshow up with a rear clip & a decklid & think they have it all covered. All you have here are the rear clip & the inner window panels.

At a minumum, you don't have the following parts:
Decklid with latch
the 2 little plastic clips that attach the trailing edge of the inner window panels to the rear clip
Engine covers
engine cover mounting brackets
Moldings
Side markers
tail lights
tail light screws
GT Trunk area end covers
Trunk seal
Wheel well liners
Fasteners for all the above.
& more

It takes a lot of looking to get all that stuff from different places. It's a lot more than a rear clip & a decklid.

Archie



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #35, 02-02-2006 11:31 PM
      Archie.

No worries i will get it all. In fact i have the GT tail light assembly, temporary covers (eventually going to order new ones from FS), and GT wiring harness already in the works and soon to be in route to you. The round GT moldings i already have on the car.

The rest i am sure i can get in short order, I just inquired again to see if anything had fallen into your lap since the last time i had talked to you. You never know.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-02-2006).]

THE BEAST (jgomez@ircc.cc.fl.us) MSG #36, 02-03-2006 03:50 PM
      I'm tuned!

JG

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #37, 02-12-2006 10:52 PM
      Any "news" to report?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #38, 02-13-2006 08:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Any "news" to report?

Yeah a bit. Michigan fiero guys finishing up a few tidbits for me this past weekend, led by FieroMojo (Steve). The rear wheel wells getting swapped out from the notchback to the GT ones.

** Note to Archie ** Watch your mail !! A tail light wiring harness, hardware , and temporary lens covers on the way thanks to fking74, who snagged them off a Boneyard GT for me !

I say temporary because i plan to shortly replace the lens covers with ones from the FIero Store. I believe one of the covers fking74 found was damaged anyway, so it would be necessery to do so.

He also was able to grab the rear sidemarkers along with it's screws. The tail light screws were missing so my search will continue for those.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-13-2006).]

watdge (watdge@mindspring.com) MSG #39, 02-14-2006 04:09 AM
      Exoticse, when you get your car back to winter park, i'd love to see it. If not, I suppose I couldn't miss it at Daytona next month. Either way, nice to see the progress.. can't wait to see one of these choptops in person.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #40, 02-14-2006 10:09 AM
     

Hey Watdge,

No sweat you are more than welcome to come check it out when i get it down here. Unfortunatly it won't be here for Daytona as i decided not to rush things and get a few more minor things done at Archie's that i wanted finished.



Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #41, 02-14-2006 02:36 PM
      sweet! Page Pwned.

[This message has been edited by Custom2M4 (edited 02-14-2006).]

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #42, 02-14-2006 03:58 PM
      Tony, haven't forgotten about the door trim, its been pretty cold here lately and I'll start looking again when it warms up a little.

[This message has been edited by ChopTop (edited 02-14-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #43, 02-27-2006 01:56 AM
      Not much too report right now, still assembling parts for the fastback conversion.

I have come to a decision about the color ! A fellow CFF club members award winning car
(below) helped me decide my choice in very short order.

Torch Red it is !!

Pictures cannot possibly do the paint job justice. It is really a jaw dropping shade !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-27-2006).]

fullcircle MSG #44, 02-27-2006 02:50 PM
      exoticse, what are those wheels from? i am on the hunt for bigger but kinda stock looking wheels for my Formula?

Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #45, 02-27-2006 03:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fullcircle:

exoticse, what are those wheels from? i am on the hunt for bigger but kinda stock looking wheels for my Formula?

Chevrolet Berreta. I think its been said in this thread already :P.

fullcircle MSG #46, 02-27-2006 03:08 PM
      thank you.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #47, 03-08-2006 06:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Sorry, I don't have any GT parts left anymore. All you have here are the rear clip & the inner window panels.

At a minumum, you don't have the following parts:
Decklid with latch
the 2 little plastic clips that attach the trailing edge of the inner window panels to the rear clip
Engine covers
engine cover mounting brackets
Moldings (found)
Side markers (found)
tail lights (found)
tail light screws
GT Trunk area end covers
Trunk seal
Wheel well liners (fouind)
Fasteners for all the above.
& more

It takes a lot of looking to get all that stuff from different places. It's a lot more than a rear clip & a decklid.

Archie

Archie or anyone, do you have a picture of the little white clips that attach the trailing edge of the inner window panels to the rear clip. I have a box of spare parts that came with my other GT and several white clips are included, so i need to know if i have it already if possible.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #48, 03-08-2006 06:39 PM
      Do you have a picture of them?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #49, 03-16-2006 06:21 PM
     

It won't be a targa top (just regular top with sunroof) but this is close to what i have in mind.

Thanks Custom2M4 for the photochop and Morkidan for the use of your car !

jscott1 MSG #50, 03-16-2006 07:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

It won't be a targa top (just regular top with sunroof) but this is close to what i have in mind.

Thanks Custom2M4 for the photochop and Morkidan for the use of your car !

Ouch! That is wicked beautiful. I need a targa choptop!



Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #51, 03-16-2006 07:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Thanks Custom2M4 for the photochop and Morkidan for the use of your car !

Thank you for the complement, sometimes I forget to sign the picture. Its nice to know people still see who made the chop. Whens your car getting painted? and what color? Maybe I can play around.. hehe

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #52, 03-16-2006 09:08 PM
     
The color will be torch red, very close to this if not the exact same color.

Here is the updated version custom2m4 did, that now includes the hardtop, and the closed mouth chin spoiler.

Going to be awhile before paint, still trying to get the fastback conversion done, and fix the brakes. Fronts were locked up from sitting.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #53, 03-26-2006 04:43 PM
      I love car shows !

They always give you so many good ideas. Daytona 2006 helped me clear up a few things i had not figured out yet.

First off widebody ? I love madcurl's #15 widebody, but was not 100 % sure if that was the look i wanted, but after seeing another widebody at this year's show,..a choptop widebody is definatly the way to go !

Another question i had was would a wing look good on the widebody ? uhhhhh can you say yes !

Chin spoilers ? I love the closed mouth look, but hear nothing but horror stories about damage from kissing the earth. Guess what ? I don't care,.. i will make it work, looks too damn good !

I am tinkering with some ideas to make them better and more durable.

About the only question i left with still undecided was the powerplant. Darned there were just sooooo many choices it was a bit overwhelming. I still have a ton of time to decide on that, but that choice may be the most difficult.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 03-26-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #54, 04-27-2006 07:50 PM
     

Ooooooookay about time for an update huh ? Well first off i have to give a big thanks to FieroMojo (Steve) for all his efforts in helping me get this project underway.

There are numerous Michigan Fiero members who have also helped out and i thank them as well.

Steve has been totally invaluable to me as my car is in Michigan and i am in Florida. Steve if i haven't said it enough, thanks.

FieroMojo has been really busy in his personal life and other projects so i have absolutely no problem with my project taking second, third, or even 4th fiddle.

With things slowing down a bit he was able to help once again.

Now on to the project. After getting the car back together, the next step confronting the project was the brakes. It was discovered that 3 of the 4 calipers were locked up, needing replacements.

Replacements are currently in route to Michigan. That should get the project back on track and headed to Archie's for the fastback
conversion and modification.

In the meantime i have just been picking up and assembling parts for the project.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #55, 04-27-2006 08:01 PM
      Part of my exotic adventure took me to Spring Hill, Florida (just over an hour northwest of Orlando) where i met up with PFF member Carolina Joe.



A very, very cool guy. Joe it was great to finally meet you. Joe and i had arranged to do a little business.



The items in question ? A V-8 Archie dash kit. This thing ususally retails at about $800 from Archie, but we were able to work out a mindblowing deal that still has me smiling hehehe.



The previous owner had covered the dash in silver and black tweed. Still debating whether or not to put this in my choptop or my other 86 GT project. Hmmmmm.

This is the same dash that you saw in FieroGTwideboby's car, except he did a few extra modifications to personalize it to his tastes.



I like it because it reminds me a bit of the lamborghini Diablo dash.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 04-27-2006).]

shawnkfl (kmn9312@knology.net) MSG #56, 04-27-2006 09:49 PM
      hold the phone right there......joe and exotic....what is that silver car in joe's garage? that wasn't there when i was there??

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #57, 04-27-2006 10:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by shawnkfl:

hold the phone right there......joe and exotic....what is that silver car in joe's garage? that wasn't there when i was there??


Silver car ?? Oh you mean this ? hehehe







Oh just a little something Joe picked up and is working on. This car had a new paint job, the Norm's flip up front, the turbo windows, and the V-8 Archie dash. He literally almost stole this car for the price he got it for.



Before anybody asks, nope i am not telling hehehe. You better ask him.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #58, 04-30-2006 08:23 PM
     


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #59, 05-28-2006 11:37 PM
     
The project getting off the ground,....literally.



(Brake calipers arriving via PFF member Brian Lambert,..thanks Brian.)



FieroMojo targeting next weekend to finish things up on the brakes.


fierogt3800 (fierochris@yahoo.com) MSG #60, 05-29-2006 01:54 AM
      I would love to see a chopped notchie with fastback tails. if you use the ferrari tails it would be a lot like a 355 since they dont have the flying butt rest. there was someone on here that had a widebody concept that was much like a F40 it had the choppier sides with the fenders out away from the door panels. i like that look over just flairing the fender lips and quarters.



mmeyer86gt/gtp (deepbluez98@yahoo.com) MSG #61, 05-29-2006 05:49 AM
      How much do you want for your working rear calipers? if the bleeder valve is not stuck. email mattmeyer98@yahoo.com

Gokart Mozart MSG #62, 05-29-2006 06:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierogt3800:

I would love to see a chopped notchie with fastback tails.


The Purple Pavement Eater is like that.


MclarenF1 (poopoomagoo1@hotmail.com) MSG #63, 05-30-2006 07:55 PM
      Hey exoticse, what are you going to do with that notchback clip after the fastback clip has been added? That piece may come in handy when I start my homemade choptop.

Philphine (philphine@live.com) MSG #64, 05-30-2006 08:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierogt3800:

I would love to see a chopped notchie with fastback tails. if you use the ferrari tails it would be a lot like a 355 since they dont have the flying butt rest. there was someone on here that had a widebody concept that was much like a F40 it had the choppier sides with the fenders out away from the door panels. i like that look over just flairing the fender lips and quarters.





i have that panel and started doing some preliminary cuts to try it on my notch chopper a while back, but i also have an f40 style wing and the front hood vent kind of has that f40 look too. it really is starting to accidentally look like a bad f40 copy so i've mentally backed away from the lights (actually the whole project for a while. i'm not sure what might make it to the final shape if i start again).



dmancheno MSG #65, 05-30-2006 09:52 PM
     

dmancheno MSG #66, 05-30-2006 10:11 PM
      I like Joe's silver Fiero hood scoop (Norm's front end). I wonder if that part can be adapted to the Fiero's stock hood.


Venturi 600LM

slow link...

Tony have you considered swaping the stock mirrors and adding Chevy SSR/C6 or Hyundai Tiburon '03+ ones?

[This message has been edited by dmancheno (edited 05-30-2006).]

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #67, 05-31-2006 01:09 PM
      Hey Ex, I found the door side mouldings this past weekend, sent you a PM.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #68, 06-04-2006 08:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


At a minumum, you don't have the following parts:
Decklid with latch (got it !)
the 2 little plastic clips that attach the trailing edge of the inner window panels to the rear clip
Engine covers (Got them !!)
engine cover mounting brackets (Got them !!)
Moldings (Got them !!)
Side markers (Got them !!)
tail lights (Got them !!)
tail light screws
GT Trunk area end covers
Trunk seal
Wheel well liners (Got them !!)
Fasteners for all the above. (Got them !!)
& more

It takes a lot of looking to get all that stuff from different places. It's a lot more than a rear clip & a decklid.

Archie




" the 2 little plastic clips that attach the trailing edge of the inner window panels to the rear clip"

Archie is this what you are talking about ? The white square in the pictures ?





madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #69, 06-15-2006 09:08 PM
      Hmm...what in the news???


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #70, 07-03-2006 12:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hmm...what in the news???



FieroMojo (fieromojo@comcast.net) MSG #71, 07-03-2006 08:13 PM
     

I finally got the chance to commit some serious time on the car, not just a bit here and a bit there as has been the situation. Brakes are done and its almost ready to ship, barring any last minute things. I'll be getting together with Dan on Wednesday to get all the parts here and ready to go.

Had a bad go-round with a former tennant and getting the place cleaned up and new tennants settled in ate up most of May and June. Went from furnished to unfurnished and thats taken a toll on space and time here.

[This message has been edited by FieroMojo (edited 07-03-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #72, 07-03-2006 10:57 PM
     
Steve you are the man !!

Been going thru some rough personal matters and this really lifts my spirits. Thanks for all your efforts and patience.

My baby suuuuuuuuuure does look good !



007 MSG #73, 07-03-2006 11:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Steve you are the man !!

Been going thru some rough personal matters and this really lifts my spirits. Thanks for all your efforts and patience.

My baby suuuuuuuuuure does look good !


Think Happy Fiero thoughts, Think Happy Fiero thoughts, Think Happy Fiero thoughts Manana is usually better. Or was that the day after? Maybe next week? Next Year was it? I can't remember. I just know "they" said it always gets better


Who are "they" anyway?


MclarenF1 (poopoomagoo1@hotmail.com) MSG #74, 07-04-2006 12:06 AM
      My car looks very similar to your car. Some time before July 2008 it will be chopped also



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #75, 07-16-2006 01:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hmm...what in the news???




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #76, 07-16-2006 11:38 PM
     

Project is currently on hold.

Personal drama right now is destroying my spirt to do anything.



slickrick2000 (rhess2000@roadrunner.com) MSG #77, 07-17-2006 09:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Project is currently on hold.

Personal drama right now is destroying my spirt to do anything.


That's too bad. Hopefully everything will work out soon. I understand all too well how things can get in the way of our car projects.

I finally have time to work on mine, but it is so hot here, I can't work outside too long during the day when I have the time. It's been 100+ here. I heard it was 108 on Sat.

I like working on my car, but that's just too much.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #78, 07-24-2006 06:22 PM
      Click on the smiley face in FieroMojo's above post to view video of choptop #4 !!

I missed this !

Thanks Steve, looks and sounds great !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 07-24-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #79, 09-05-2006 10:20 PM
     

Just a small update. Personal issues still holding things back but not stopping things entirely.

Been finishing up collecting the remaining nagging pieces needed to do the fastback conversion.

An unmolested GT in a boneyard here in Florida helping to complete that part of the journey over the next few days.

I also have some nice pieces to show off that i picked up earlier from Sage. They are 5" wing stands and are of excellent quality, well worth the price. (sorry for the crappy lighting)







Going for this look.



I will also have Archie do the wing tip extensions just as you see above.


SLAMMED87GT (m3nacing@gmail.com) MSG #80, 09-05-2006 11:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

A few have asked why i decided to go fastback.

Sometimes pictures can explain things words can only imagine.

(These are all actual cars some just photochopped.)





Damn stop posting these pics of my old Fiero, you might make me miss it!!!! Ya know after getting those PMs from you I figured you had something in the works dude, and it's nice to see you have a Fiero now you can make to your liking! I do wish you good luck with the project and keep me updated with pics!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #81, 09-06-2006 01:03 AM
     

You know slammed your fiero was always one of my favorites, and in fact i regret not buying it when i had the chance, but as fate had it i stumbled onto another great deal and landed a choptop.

Your car was and still is an inspiration. Sell one of those BMWs and hurry up and get yourself another fiero !


GKDINC MSG #82, 09-06-2006 03:28 PM
      Ex, sell me the chop top and end all this drama
First thing I would do is slam a V-8 in there.
Anyhow, Good Luck and keep us posted.
Thanks Gary


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #83, 09-09-2006 11:40 PM
      Choptop transplant !

Dr Cpu helping breath life into another choptop by selling me his GT taillamps to help with my fastback conversion. (CPU's choptop below)



Thanks Dr Cpu,...great price !

Tony

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 09-09-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #84, 09-13-2006 05:55 PM
     


As i will be switching to a GT clip, i will be offering the authentic V8- Archie chopped notchie clip for sale at some point.

Those thinking of doing a homebrew choptop can be one step ahead of the game.
You could mod your chop to fit the profesionally done clip.

If interested shoot me a PM.

Thanks

Tony


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #85, 09-19-2006 10:35 PM
      Every now and then i see a notchie that gives me pause about switching to a GT clip

It happened again today.



Then i wake up and come back to my senses:









Now i see why Curly has so many choptops,...too many ideas for just one car !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 09-19-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #86, 09-19-2006 11:19 PM
      Should i consider these ?

Ruff Racing 280's







Car will be torch red. Could do all chrome, or black with chrome lip. More focused on the style though. Looking for a little bling. Nice, but not blowing me away.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 09-19-2006).]

Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #87, 09-20-2006 04:02 PM
      Take another pause. Don't be ANOTHER guy with a choptop fastback..





Join the dark side!!!!


GKDINC MSG #88, 09-20-2006 04:23 PM
      Notchie's Rule
Chop Drop and Roll
Gary


Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #89, 09-20-2006 04:32 PM
      Cough...



Must have a case of keepchopnotch syndrome.


GKDINC MSG #90, 09-20-2006 04:46 PM
      You got it Bad, better get to the choptor, don't think there's a cure

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #91, 09-21-2006 11:38 AM
     

Custom2M4,

Man you are good with the photoshop ! I am going to have to learn how to do that one day.


Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #92, 09-21-2006 02:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Custom2M4,

Man you are good with the photoshop ! I am going to have to learn how to do that one day.


Tony, if I was to actually spend time on photoshops' I wouldn't have enough time in the day.. Most of the time when I do one, I geter done in about 5-10 mins. So please don't assume that is the basis of my capabilities :P.

But thanks anyways.. hehe.


Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #93, 09-21-2006 02:50 PM
      Heres another one of my favorite notchies... Tony, Take a hi-res picture of your car (clean) lol I'll make it look presentable ;D



jscott1 MSG #94, 09-21-2006 09:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Every now and then i see a notchie that gives me pause about switching to a GT clip

It happened again today.

!



No doubt that looks nice, but I haven't seen a notchback yet that wouldn't look better as a fastback.



Go ahead and get the fasback. You will be kicking yourself later if you don't.

[This message has been edited by jscott1 (edited 09-21-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #95, 09-21-2006 09:51 PM
     

Yeah J,

I am pretty sold on the fastback, but the notchbacks are growing on me, so maybe that will be my next choptop ?

I have an 86 coupe i can chop, and another GT that i may make into a choptop roadster.

We will see.


jscott1 MSG #96, 09-21-2006 09:58 PM
      I did a quicky 2 minute fastback conversion


Ps - is that a photoshop of Will-Martin's car? If he ever comes and picks up this fastback clip from me, he's going fastback!

[This message has been edited by jscott1 (edited 09-21-2006).]

007 MSG #97, 09-22-2006 03:19 PM
      A Fiero is about 46.9 inches tall, I believe. How tall is a chopped one?

jscott1 MSG #98, 09-22-2006 06:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 007:

A Fiero is about 46.9 inches tall, I believe. How tall is a chopped one?


Mine is about 44 inches, but that is on stock 88 coupe suspension. Curley's is probably an inch or two lower.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #99, 10-10-2006 12:54 AM
     

FieroMojo,

Check your PM.


Steven Snyder (fiero@steventsnyder.com) MSG #100, 10-10-2006 02:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:


Mine is about 44 inches, but that is on stock 88 coupe suspension. Curley's is probably an inch or two lower.


My manhood feels threatened


88White3.4GT MSG #101, 10-10-2006 11:40 AM
     



i like these



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #102, 10-20-2006 11:17 PM
     

Coming soon,....Moving day.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #103, 10-21-2006 01:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Coming soon,....Moving day.







jmbishop (jmbishop05@aol.com) MSG #104, 10-21-2006 02:31 AM
      you know, you could compromise and go half and half

its not that great looking now, but with a chop who knows?

[This message has been edited by jmbishop (edited 10-21-2006).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #105, 11-26-2006 03:58 PM
     
Does anybody have any pictures of what Archie is saying here ???

" GT Trunk area end covers "

I am converting the notchie to fastback.




$Rich$ (rich@sio.midco.net) MSG #106, 11-26-2006 09:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Does anybody have any pictures of what Archie is saying here ???

" GT Trunk area end covers "

I am converting the notchie to fastback.



the GT trunk was square not oval or oblong like the notchies, there are black plastic filler plates for the GT's



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #107, 12-20-2006 07:27 PM
      Any updates?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #108, 01-08-2007 02:05 PM
      5-days left to go, right Tony?

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 01-08-2007).]

troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #109, 01-08-2007 06:15 PM
      Tony your car is on it's way to Archie's, thats great news.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #110, 01-11-2007 08:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

5-days left to go, right Tony?




3-days left.


sorefeet (donkey_kong_28@yahoo.com) MSG #111, 01-12-2007 10:03 PM
     


can any one tell me whos car this is or if there is a thread about it, interested in the body kit and scoops.

Thanks


litespd MSG #112, 01-12-2007 10:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sorefeet:

can any one tell me whos car this is or if there is a thread about it, interested in the body kit and scoops.

Thanks


That's MinnGreenGT's car. In actuality, it's not chopped...that's a "photoshop chop". He's on the forum...you can PM him your questions on his modifications.



jscott1 MSG #113, 01-12-2007 10:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by litespd:


That's MinnGreenGT's car. In actuality, it's not chopped...that's a "photoshop chop". He's on the forum...you can PM him your questions on his modifications.


Yeah I photochopped it... My vision for his car was to of course chop the roof three inches, smooth out the fascia and trim, lower it, and raise the wing 2inches and and 2 inch wing extensions. Other than that, it's all real.



sorefeet (donkey_kong_28@yahoo.com) MSG #114, 01-12-2007 10:59 PM
      thanks for the info, i want a widebody GT, thinking about a rocker kit like that one or like the one on proud1 with a curly style widebody

jscott1 MSG #115, 01-14-2007 02:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sorefeet:

, thinking about a rocker kit like that one or like the one on proud1 ...


Gee thanks!! <blushing>


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #116, 01-14-2007 03:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sorefeet:

Thinking about a rocker kit like that one or like the one on proud1 with a curly style widebody






(grumpy ole man says) Well Tony, what happened? Did your car get towed to Archie's?

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 01-14-2007).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #117, 02-04-2007 08:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:



It's time to wake-up this thread. Hello....CTHC-2


Dirty Harry (harry@roederindustries.com) MSG #118, 02-08-2007 08:59 PM
      Earth to Tony! Was hapnen man?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #119, 02-08-2007 09:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Dirty Harry:

Earth to Tony! Was hapnen man?


Hey Harry,

This project would have been done about 6 - 8 months ago except for some family issues that have really become a protracted PIA and serious money drain.

i am really just too nice for my own good unfortunatly.

There is relief in site. Not going to jinx it however and say when.

Best i can do right now.

** small update, just had a few more parts for my fastback conversion shipped to Archie's shop **

Thanks mrfiero !

* Still in need of a good GT decklid, trunk weatherstripping, and trunk squaring panels. *

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 02-08-2007).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #120, 02-10-2007 12:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


* Still in need of a trunk squaring panels. *




(grumpy ole man says) Don't wanna bust ya balls but..#020 don't need no stinkn' deck vents...it's a 350Z hatchback. What...you don't like talkn' to your elders?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #121, 02-21-2007 02:33 AM
     

Hmmmm can someone photoshop a widebody onto my car as it sits now with the notchback body style.







madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #122, 02-21-2007 01:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Hmmmm can someone photoshop a widebody onto my car as it sits now with the notchback body style.


(in a Yoda voice) Yes. I sence the "Force" is strong within you young ...Exoticse. Join the super- friends and let the "Force" flow. The "godfather of choptops" will be waiting for in Machessney Park at the CTHC-2, hehe.



GKDINC MSG #123, 02-21-2007 07:33 PM
      Now, if you turn this into a GT Widebody this Exoticse will not fit anymore, What are you going to call yourself then???
Have a Nice Day
Gary


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #124, 03-25-2007 12:48 AM
      A lot of good things and inspirations at the 2007 Daytona show.

Had my eyes focused on the widebody rocker panels, congrautlaions David.





Troyboy's car just left me speechless, but i rather enjoyed his Driven Visions hood vents.



Some mmmmmigggghty big dubs !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 03-25-2007).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #125, 03-25-2007 11:38 AM
     

This encounter was enough to light a fire under my behind to get going back on my project !




THE BEAST (jgomez@ircc.cc.fl.us) MSG #126, 03-26-2007 06:35 PM
      I know what you mean Tony, and Im feeling the same way. Lets hope that everything works ok for us this time, and that we both get our butts going with our projects, so we can get our cars ready for D8 and then were going to have twice the fun we had this year.

JG


FierociousGT MSG #127, 03-26-2007 09:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
A lot of good things and inspirations at the 2007 Daytona show.
Had my eyes focused on the widebody rocker panels, congrautlaions David.






Thanks Tony, I'm looking forward for the rest of the body parts...

[This message has been edited by FierociousGT (edited 03-26-2007).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #128, 04-05-2007 10:16 AM
     


Finally !

The rebirth has resumed.



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #129, 04-05-2007 10:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Finally !

The rebirth has resumed.




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #130, 04-05-2007 12:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Finally! The rebirth has resumed.




I'll be looking forward to the wide-body build. CTHC-2 is looking pretty good, hehe.



FierociousGT MSG #131, 04-05-2007 02:54 PM
     

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #132, 04-05-2007 08:32 PM
     
Choptop #4 arriving home again back at v-8 Archie's shop !



Can you say Kool-Aid smile ???


FierociousGT MSG #133, 04-05-2007 09:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Choptop #4 arriving home again back at v-8 Archie's shop !
Can you say Kool-Aid smile ???


Can I have the rear tail lights?


Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #134, 04-13-2007 04:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:







I was just wondering how tall the stands holding that wing are... anybody know

-Kaleb


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #135, 04-13-2007 11:16 PM
     


I believe they are 5" wing stands, but don't qoute me on that. Could also be 7" i forget which.

I can tell you the ones on the silver car pictured below are definatly 5 " wing stands. Those are also the ones i have for my car.



jscott1 MSG #136, 04-14-2007 12:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:


I was just wondering how tall the stands holding that wing are... anybody know

-Kaleb


That's a photochop that I did, and I always raise the wing in the process. I was simulating a 5 inch wingstand.

[This message has been edited by jscott1 (edited 04-14-2007).]

Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #137, 04-15-2007 09:29 AM
      yeah i figured it was photochopped..ok thanx..i like the 5 on curlys car but i think i want mine to be a little taller(if i even decide to go with a wing)


anyway..any updates on #4???

-Kaleb


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #138, 04-15-2007 12:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:

yeah i figured it was photochopped..ok thanx..i like the 5 on curlys car but i think i want mine to be a little taller(if i even decide to go with a wing)


anyway..any updates on #4???

-Kaleb


If you do decide to 5" or 7", make sure you don't forget the wing tips. Otherwise, you'll end-up with a big ole' surf board-like gismo on the back of your Fiero.

Hey Tony, are you next in line for the wide body rockers? You know we only have 5-months left for CTHC-2.



Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #139, 04-15-2007 04:13 PM
      ok i can do that-although i havent decided if i want to go wing or wingless but if i do go wing its gonna be tall- did you get yours custom made or did you use something specific-like a kit or a certain piece of an original fiero- do you have a link to the build of #11 or at least the wingtips?

-Kaleb


Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #140, 04-15-2007 04:21 PM
      sorry i didnt rely specify what i was talking about when asking you if you had "yours custom made" i meant did you have your wing tips custom made..

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #141, 04-15-2007 04:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:

ok i can do that-although i havent decided if i want to go wing or wingless but if i do go wing its gonna be tall- did you get yours custom made or did you use something specific-like a kit or a certain piece of an original fiero- do you have a link to the build of #11 or at least the wingtips?

-Kaleb


The wind stands were made by Fiero Warehouse or IRM from back in the day. I forget, it's been so long ago (1998?) The wing tips where done here in CA. The link to #011 is here: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/032834.html

IMO I'd have Archie and the Crew perform the task while the car is getting chopped. As for anything over 5"...I'd hold out on that mod. You'll get a better "feels" for the car once you view a choptop with a raised wing. It be better to view the thread, "Choptop, widebody and Wings." http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/050437.html

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 04-15-2007).]

Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #142, 04-15-2007 08:00 PM
      what about one of these???

http://veilside.com/veilsideusa/frames.html

curly i know your all about the car looking stock-well semi-stock but i'm going for a race inspired look for my fiero..my problem with these type of wings is that they can either make or break the car-theres no happy medium

corrective critisism is accepted

-Kaleb


Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #143, 04-15-2007 08:01 PM
      well that link didnt work as i had planned ..just go to autostyling and then click gt wing...- i would just copy the pictures but the site wont let me

-Kaleb


Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #144, 04-16-2007 01:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Troyboy's car just left me speechless, but i rather enjoyed his Driven Visions hood vents.





I'm just curious: Is it still possible to store the roof glass in the front compartment with this hood scoop? If not, then that's the biggest hood scoop that still allows for the roof glass to be stored in it's stock location?

-M


jscott1 MSG #145, 04-16-2007 01:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:

sorry i didnt rely specify what i was talking about when asking you if you had "yours custom made" i meant did you have your wing tips custom made..


I did my own wingtips... It was the first fiberglass work I have ever done, and they came out okay. I started with a 2 inch tall piece of carrboard cut to the approximate shape, then I taped it onto the wingtip. Then I took the fiberglass cloth dipped in resin and started laying it on the cardboard, at least three layers on each side. After that I topped it off with fiberglassed reinforced filler, (bondo) and sanded to the desired shape.


Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #146, 04-16-2007 11:00 PM
      sounds easy enough..i have previous fiberglass experiance so it shouldnt be too hard ..

thanks
-Kaleb


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #147, 04-20-2007 08:22 PM
      Is #004 in the "hot" spot/seat yet?

Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #148, 04-22-2007 02:51 PM
      any news???

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #149, 05-17-2007 01:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:

any news???


I second that.....?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #150, 05-29-2007 01:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

10-more weeks to the, "CTHC-2."

Hey Tony,....you got your plane ticket?



 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


You both are welcome to come in about 5 weeks early for the show if you'd like.

Archie



Looks like Archie is calling you and me out Tony, hehe. Lets arrive early so that we can tweak yo stuff!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #151, 06-10-2007 12:43 AM
      Hey Tony, those G35 lamps are in. I wonder how you're going to get them to fit, hehe.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


dcfox (dcfox@windstream.net) MSG #152, 06-10-2007 01:19 AM
      Kaleb...here's the wings you were talking about from the Veilside site...



Personally...I think both are a little too "ricey" for a Fiero.



Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #153, 06-11-2007 12:02 AM
      yeah i decided against it

Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #154, 06-27-2007 02:54 PM
      any update on number four exoticse?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #155, 06-28-2007 02:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kaleb:

any update on number four exoticse?


No. #4 is unfortunatly catching dust right now.

Basically replinishing my fun money, after another frustrating setback.



No fret though, the piggybank is almost ready.


Sharkman MSG #156, 06-28-2007 07:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by dcfox:

Kaleb...here's the wings you were talking about from the Veilside site...



Personally...I think both are a little too "ricey" for a Fiero.



The side of this wing reminds of the rear bumper side of the Fiero GT.

[This message has been edited by Sharkman (edited 06-28-2007).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #157, 06-28-2007 12:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


No. #4 is unfortunatly catching dust right now.

Basically replinishing my fun money, after another frustrating setback. No fret though, the piggybank is almost ready.



You've since passed the deadline for the Choptop reunion in exchanging the rear clip & preping prior to the show. Are you still coming to the reunion or should I start new using a different rear clip? Remember..."New ideas are a terrible thing to waste."


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #158, 07-25-2007 03:11 PM
      Has #004 "Birthing Contractions"..... started yet? Nine months is the general term limit for giving birth.

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 07-25-2007).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #159, 07-26-2007 02:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Has #004 "Birthing Contractions"..... started yet? Nine months is the general term limit for giving birth.








Kaleb (kzeringue@troy.edu) MSG #160, 07-28-2007 05:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


No. #4 is unfortunatly catching dust right now.

Basically replinishing my fun money, after another frustrating setback.



No fret though, the piggybank is almost ready.


hmm well good news that youve almost got the money


ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #161, 07-28-2007 05:56 PM
      Nothing against you or anything but I knew I should have bought this car when I had the chance. Now that it's no longer here in Lansing and you almost have the money to start work on it I don't have a chance at it. I felt so bad when it just sat here at Steves and nothing was being done with it. I just hate to see a nice car sit wasting away.



That's me working on the rear end.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #162, 09-04-2007 01:08 PM
      #4 says, I'm lonely, does anybody love me?





jscott1 MSG #163, 09-04-2007 01:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

#4 says, I'm lonely, does anybody love me?


So when does the rebirth officially begin??


ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #164, 09-04-2007 04:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

#4 says, I'm lonely, does anybody love me?
QUOTE]


Are you impling that it's up for sale on a mechanic's lien? Storage fees might be more then I can afford to pay.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #165, 09-04-2007 05:30 PM
     

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ARKaiser:

Are you impling that it's up for sale on a mechanic's lien? Storage fees might be more then I can afford to pay.


Nope...... just the 1st time it's been outside since April & I thought I'd take a couple of pics.

No word yet on start date.

Archie


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #166, 09-04-2007 06:23 PM
      I see #013 is getting alittle sunshine too.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #167, 09-19-2007 02:59 PM
      Hey Tony, you got mail (pm mail).

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #168, 09-22-2007 02:03 PM
      I just got off the cell talking to Tony and I heard some good news!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #169, 10-06-2007 01:19 PM
      Peek-a-boo, I see you.




FierociousGT MSG #170, 10-18-2007 03:27 PM
      I C U


Philero (phantdyn@hotmail.com) MSG #171, 10-18-2007 04:45 PM
      This is all starting to make sense to me now! When I was a young lad, my ultimate fav car was the Lotus Esprit. With the CT avail and so many wicked body mods, I see the resemblence and why I love the Fiero so much. Great work guys!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #172, 11-18-2007 10:57 PM
      This thread isn't dead yet! A monthly bump....



Racing_Master MSG #173, 11-19-2007 11:18 AM
      Ahh! Chop Tops! Perfect! I love chop top fieros! I am wanting to do this to my car, though the main problem I am seeing is, how the hell am I gonna do this? Since its a fiberglass car, how am I gonna chop it right? I am going to learn the classic leading stuff, but for this, I might just need to go over to Archie and learn the ways of the chop top, hehe.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #174, 12-15-2007 11:56 PM
      In just a few weeks it'll have been 9 months since it got back here.

Any ideas on when we might get a plan together on it?

Archie


GKDINC MSG #175, 12-20-2007 04:47 PM
      Where has the Love Gone? Any news?
Happy Holidays
Gary


FierociousGT MSG #176, 12-26-2007 05:34 PM
      Look who I saw today and this is what she said...



ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #177, 12-26-2007 07:03 PM
      I knew I should of never let her leave Lansing!!!


I had her litterally in my hands and I let her go.

Archie - I still think you should sell it to me on a Mechanics Lien. I would be glad to pay you $100 a month for the time you have been storing it.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #178, 12-26-2007 09:06 PM
      It's starting to look pretty dusty.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #179, 12-26-2007 10:05 PM
      Get out the duster !!

Look for things to get moving next week !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 12-27-2007).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #180, 01-13-2008 01:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Get out the duster !!

Look for things to get moving next week !



Well, what's the status?

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 01-13-2008).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #181, 01-13-2008 06:54 PM
      Just waiting my turn.

Archie is still working on Dave's car, but he has the green light to go !

He said hopefully this week they can begin.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-13-2008).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #182, 01-14-2008 10:23 PM
      The resurrection begins.......



We gotta do something with the headliner...........



Here's your old clip laying in the foreground...



The new rear clip got put on & had the 1st cuts made to it before I could get a picture, You may notice this isn't the donor rear clip you sent us...... .......





We got the 1st leyer of fiberglass on it before it was time to go home.....





You know, give me a call on my cell tonight or at the shop tomorrow.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 01-15-2008).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #183, 01-14-2008 11:48 PM
     

Alllllllllright !

Archie i have no problem with you posting pics of the clip i had sent to you, and any problems associated with it.

i work the early shift tommorow i will give u a call on my lunch break.

Keep the pics coming !


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #184, 01-14-2008 11:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just waiting my turn. He said hopefully this week they can begin.




I was starting to not believe you...until now and I'm glad to hear things are starting to move forward.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #185, 01-14-2008 11:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


I was starting to not believe you...until now and I'm glad to hear things are starting to move forward.


Well i finally got rid of " ALL " the dead wieghts that had been holding and setting me back and now things are back to normal.

I feel like a kid at x-mas !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-15-2008).]

007 MSG #186, 01-15-2008 12:05 AM
      Congrats! It is always a great thing to see someone's dream come true.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #187, 01-15-2008 08:25 AM
     
Hey Archie i think there should be some new shoes lying around for #4 also.



Thanks Troy !


jscott1 MSG #188, 01-15-2008 12:05 PM
      Wow! It's finally happening! I was starting to wonder if it would ever happen. #4 and #14 both coming back to life...this is good.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #189, 01-15-2008 01:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Archie i have no problem with you posting pics of the clip i had sent to you, and any problems associated with it.



Ummm.... I'm curious too... wasn't that the fastback clip we brought down a couple of years ago for you? (it's been awhile, but I didn't recall there being any problems with it... but it was a long time ago - and I don't even entirely recall where it came from... was it the black & blue one?)



[edit] Yup... there it was back on page 1!

 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Not to be overlooked are Rob (MinnGreenGT) and Kevin, who transported a GT fastback clip for me all the way from Minnesota to Archie's shop in Illinios.



These guys deserve recognition too.

Minnesota and Michigan fiero guys, i thank you all !


[/edit]



FierociousGT MSG #190, 01-15-2008 05:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ARKaiser:
I knew I should of never let her leave Lansing!!!


I had her litterally in my hands and I let her go.

Archie - I still think you should sell it to me on a Mechanics Lien. I would be glad to pay you $100 a month for the time you have been storing it.


You know their should be some rules on this forum regarding this behavior. WTF ARKaiser!


Glad to see you started working on it Tony.


GKDINC MSG #191, 01-15-2008 06:01 PM
      Easy!! It's sellers remorse.
Glad to see some work being done on this car.
Good Luck Tony
Have a Great Day
Gary


FierociousGT MSG #192, 01-15-2008 06:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GKDINC:
Easy!! It's sellers remorse.

Them PM it, don't do it in public!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #193, 01-15-2008 07:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:


[/edit]


Rob you have a PM.


joshua riedl MSG #194, 01-15-2008 07:30 PM
      I saw this car in person today. It's looking real good.

jscott1 MSG #195, 01-15-2008 08:22 PM
      I love notchies...but I have yet to see a notchie that wouldn't look better as a fastback. This is especially true with choptops. Tony you will love this car when it's finished... are you going widebody??



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #196, 01-15-2008 09:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:

I love notchies...but I have yet to see a notchie that wouldn't look better as a fastback. This is especially true with choptops. Tony you will love this car when it's finished... are you going widebody??



Widebody ? Yes,...just not right now. Hopefully by the end of the year !
My current plans are to just do the clip swap, get it down to florida, enjoy it for the summer and then take it back later this year after saving more monies and have the widebody put on.

The widebody is just too sexy to pass up !



Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #197, 01-15-2008 09:39 PM
      Tony, Go Big or Go Home!



jscott1 MSG #198, 01-15-2008 09:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
then take it back later this year after saving more monies and have the widebody put on.

The widebody is just too sexy to pass up !




I know what you mean...there never would have been a better time for me to go widebody, but I already paid for bodywork once, and I already have my (non-wodebody) wheels. So maybe someday, but not now on this car for me.


FierociousGT MSG #199, 01-16-2008 11:37 AM
      Thanks for the PM ARKaiser, NP. Tony I'm glad your starting to get work done if not I was going to start offering Archie...

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #200, 01-16-2008 03:12 PM
      Hey folks I'm the guy who sold Tony the car because I just let it sit in my garage year after year, and I know Tony has the passion to complete it. I still have a t-top Fiero, but you can't chop those, otherwise that might be down at Archie's shop, still even that would look good with the widebody booty on it...so who knows

[This message has been edited by ChopTop (edited 01-16-2008).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #201, 01-16-2008 08:31 PM
     

Archie check your PM.

Thanks

Tony


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #202, 01-16-2008 10:29 PM
      Hey Archie, any additional pics of #004?





Richjk21 MSG #203, 01-16-2008 11:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Archie, any additional pics of #004?




lol... you are bored aren't ya


007 MSG #204, 01-19-2008 05:50 PM
      So tell me, how does it feel? When do you think you will take that first ride and what do you imagine that moment will be like. When and where do you think we'll all be able to see it?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #205, 01-19-2008 08:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Richjk21:


lol... you are bored aren't ya



Hehehe then i must be bored too cause i would like to see some more pics myself !


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #206, 01-20-2008 07:17 PM
      Rob worked all week this last week taking #4 from this at 8:30am Monday



To this at 5:00pm Friday.



This is how we got there.....

After putting the 1st layer of glass on the new rear clip, we took it off of the car.....



We prepped it by rough grinding it at all the seams on the inside......



Then glass it from the inside.....



In the mean time He rewelded the area around the rear window & installed the new rear window.



On Thursday the rear clip was installed for the last time & a 2nd layer of glass was put on the outside...



The rest of Thursday & Friday was spent rough sanding the glasswork & trying to find enough aero body panels to finish out the body.

As it is now, the only original body panels that were on the car when we originally chopped it that are still on the car is the roof section & the hood.



Archie


jscott1 MSG #207, 01-20-2008 08:16 PM
      Wow that is an amazing transformation...why did the rear window need replacing? Has the chop top process changed from the orginal #4 method to the present?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #208, 01-20-2008 08:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:

Why did the rear window need replacing? Has the chop top process changed from the orginal #4 method to the present?


#004 had the vented rear window. Not a good idea with a engine in the back.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #209, 01-22-2008 01:33 PM
      Hey Tony, do you expect #004 to be back home in FL before D8? If so, are you driving it to D8?

Oh yeah, any newer pics?


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #210, 01-23-2008 12:08 AM
      Just about there, just working on the interior & filling & sanding on the rear clip bodywork.

Give me a call tomorrow if you can get the time.

Archie



jscott1 MSG #211, 01-23-2008 01:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


#004 had the vented rear window. Not a good idea with a engine in the back.



I had forgotten about the vented rear window thing. I should have checked that out when I was there. That is one thing that sounds better than it really is.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #212, 01-24-2008 12:04 PM
     


GKDINC MSG #213, 01-24-2008 03:44 PM
      What's a vented rear window? I'm looking to do a chop top one day and would like to know.
Thanks
Gary


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #214, 01-24-2008 04:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GKDINC:

What's a vented rear window? I'm looking to do a chop top one day and would like to know.
Thanks
Gary


Back in the days of the old Fiero-list there were a lot of people interested in the rear window aka Del-Sol.

It was explained that you can't have a roll down window in the Fiero because the engine would get in the way.

When I built the GBCT, I made the rear window 3 pcs. with the center section removable. I also did the rear window on #4 & The Stinger and a couple others the same way. I became totally convinced that it was a bad idea when I took the Stinger on the Power Tour. No matter when you took out the rear window, if you had theother windows open or closed, had the A/C on or off......... anytime you took out the rear window you got buttloads of hot air coming into the car.

So I don't do them anymore.

Archie


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #215, 01-24-2008 06:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony, do you expect #004 to be back home in FL before D8? If so, are you driving it to D8?

Oh yeah, any newer pics?



Or will #025 become the first V8Archie chop top owner in FL?


GKDINC MSG #216, 01-24-2008 06:27 PM
      Thank you Archie, that all makes sense.
Gary


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #217, 01-25-2008 12:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Just about there, just working on the interior & filling & sanding on the rear clip bodywork.

Give me a call tomorrow if you can get the time.

Archie



Archie, will shoot you a call Friday.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #218, 01-25-2008 12:15 AM
     


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #219, 01-25-2008 12:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony, do you expect #004 to be back home in FL before D8? If so, are you driving it to D8?

Oh yeah, any newer pics?


Not even going to jinx myself by answering that question hehehe.

I think we both have had experiences with that hehehe.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #220, 01-25-2008 10:44 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Archie, will shoot you a call Friday.


Good to hear.

Here's a couple of pics from early today.......





Rob is cutting & fitting the 1/4 windows right now. We need to know if you want the windows installed or if you want to put them in after it's painted. We'll be done with it today.

Please note that besides the unknown TCC problem the engine doesn't have enough coolant in it to consider driving it. Don't know why but when you start it up it flings rusty water around.

Archie


FierociousGT MSG #221, 01-25-2008 10:55 AM
     

Tony, she looks great! Like those wheels... Bad monkey...

Archie - NOW I still think you should sell it to me on a Mechanics Lien. I would be glad to pay you $100 a month for the time you have been storing it. I'm just being bad Tony

[This message has been edited by FierociousGT (edited 01-25-2008).]

85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #222, 01-25-2008 12:00 PM
      Tony
Congraulations, the car looks really good and those wheels make a very nice difference.

As for what Archie said about the car's coolant beeing rusty, the car has sat for a long time, I would
flush the coolant system and add a new thermostat before driving it.

[This message has been edited by 85LAMB (edited 01-25-2008).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #223, 01-25-2008 12:55 PM
     

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #224, 01-25-2008 06:38 PM
      Awesome !!

Great job Archie. You and your team kick A** !



Tell the guys i said thanks for a job very well done.

Thanks Lincoln (85Lamb), gotta thank Troyboy for the wheels. Thanks again Troy !

Next up a little fun in the florida sun for a few months, then back up to Archie's for some more body work (widebody).



Probably going to throw the closed mouth chin spoiler on like below.



Still deciding whether or not i will install my raised 5" raised wingstands, and move the wing back. If i do that i would have to also do the 2" wing tip extensions like on the silver choptop.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-25-2008).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #225, 01-25-2008 07:56 PM
      Congratulations.

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I have 4 chops in the shop right now that can be measured. (Troy's car is on jack stands right now & can't be measured.

All of our chops are 3"

With an eyeball a level & a tape measure, I measured a few cars here.......

Curley's #20 nothing has been done to this car to lower it yet is 44" tall.
#4 Chopper has obviously been lowered by the previous owner is 41.5" tall
#25 which has also been lowered by the owner is 43" tall
#1 The Great Blue Chop Top was only lowered in the front is 43.5" tall.

Archie




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #226, 01-28-2008 11:50 AM
      any new pics ?

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #227, 01-28-2008 01:31 PM
      Tony, congrats on the progress, it looks super. I don't know what happen to the TCC, I'm pretty positive I put that in the front seat of the car (in the original Delco packaging). It's not in my garage, I've looked a few times. Again, great job.
Dan


ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #228, 01-28-2008 01:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ChopTop:

Tony, congrats on the progress, it looks super. I don't know what happen to the TCC, I'm pretty positive I put that in the front seat of the car (in the original Delco packaging). It's not in my garage, I've looked a few times. Again, great job.
Dan


Tony -
You might need to check with Steve. When I was working on prepping the car to go to Archies I took everything out of the interior of the car. I can't remember if there was a TCC in the stuff or not.

Rick


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #229, 01-28-2008 04:36 PM
      We have the TCC here.

Archie

 
quote
Originally posted by ChopTop:

Tony, congrats on the progress, it looks super. I don't know what happen to the TCC, I'm pretty positive I put that in the front seat of the car (in the original Delco packaging). It's not in my garage, I've looked a few times. Again, great job.
Dan




cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #230, 01-28-2008 09:34 PM
      Tony your car looks great ! Are you planning on doing a V-8 ?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #231, 01-28-2008 10:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ChopTop:

Tony, congrats on the progress, it looks super. I don't know what happen to the TCC, I'm pretty positive I put that in the front seat of the car (in the original Delco packaging). It's not in my garage, I've looked a few times. Again, great job.
Dan


Thanks Dan,

That means a lot coming from you.

I know it was tough for you to part with it, but i am glad that you sold it to me and trusted me with it.
I hopefully will do you proud.

My personal life got super sidetracked over the last couple years or it would have been way done by now. We will see how things go from here. Hang on !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-28-2008).]

Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #232, 01-29-2008 12:13 AM
      Might need some new wheels soon if you want to stick a widebody on there !

Looks good ! But .. does the world need anooother widebody fastback ? hahah jk. keep it up!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #233, 02-07-2008 01:23 PM
     

Archie can you post a few more pics from different angles ? Needing a choptop fix.

Thanks.

Tony

I will call you on friday.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #234, 02-07-2008 07:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Archie can you post a few more pics from different angles ? Needing a choptop fix.





madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #235, 02-08-2008 06:53 PM
     

 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Now it's official, #25 won't be at D8.




 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


I guess all eyes are now on Tony?


 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:


All eyes on you Tony....





Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #236, 02-08-2008 08:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Archie can you post a few more pics from different angles ? Needing a choptop fix.

Thanks.

Tony

I will call you on friday.


Right now the 1/4 windows are taped in because I don't know if you plan to paint the car before you put them in for the last time.

LMK

Archie





[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 02-08-2008).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #237, 02-09-2008 12:47 AM
     
Hey Archie,

Thanks for the pictures !

Really busy today, did not get a chance to call, we will take care of biz on Monday. Thanks again !!

Tony


YELLOWFIERO88 (yellowfiero88@aol.com) MSG #238, 02-09-2008 02:05 AM
      Been busy and aint been on for a while. Tony, your car is looking great! Kinda makes me excited to get the VERT going again soon.....very soon !



jscott1 MSG #239, 02-09-2008 02:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Right now the 1/4 windows are taped in because I don't know if you plan to paint the car before you put them in for the last time.

LMK

Archie



My advice is to take the quarter windows and lock them in a safe until you have painted the car. My second painter ruined my quarter windows and they have to be replaced.


FierociousGT MSG #240, 02-09-2008 05:04 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Curley, cute monkey! Careful he doesn't get on your popcorn.


Richjk21 MSG #241, 02-09-2008 08:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Curley, cute monkey! Careful he doesn't get on your popcorn.


all he needs is the proverbial football

Edit: I own page 7 ... and I wasn't even trying

[This message has been edited by Richjk21 (edited 02-09-2008).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #242, 02-09-2008 10:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:


My advice is to take the quarter windows and lock them in a safe until you have painted the car. My second painter ruined my quarter windows and they have to be replaced.


Funny u said that Jscott, cause i was just about to PM you for your advice ! Very timely.

I knew you had gone thru a similair decision and decided to put them on, so i wanted your opinion on what i should do.

Ok Archie keep the windows off for now, but i will call you on monday about possibly getting a couple other things done.


jscott1 MSG #243, 02-10-2008 03:39 PM
      No problem... if anyone wants advice on painting disasters, I've experienced my fair share. I think my own paint booth is in my future.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #244, 02-10-2008 03:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:








exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #245, 02-12-2008 02:58 AM
     

Hey Archie,

Do i get my free T-shirt ??



Hehehe may need to pick one up for the girlfriend too !


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #246, 02-12-2008 08:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Hey Archie,

Do i get my free T-shirt ??



Hehehe may need to pick one up for the girlfriend too !


Sure, tell me what sizes you need & I'll throw them in the car so we don't forget them.

Archie


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #247, 02-12-2008 11:16 PM
     

One Large (for me) and a small (for her).

Thanks !


jscott1 MSG #248, 02-13-2008 02:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

and a small (for her).

Thanks !


There's a her? have you been holding out? Inquiring minds want to know.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #249, 02-13-2008 06:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:


There's a her? have you been holding out? Inquiring minds want to know.


http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/067545.html

56 K warning.


FierociousGT MSG #250, 02-13-2008 06:38 PM
      Love your new avatar

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #251, 02-14-2008 08:40 AM
      Picture this car with a widebody, and closed mouth chin spoiler, and you will see where i am going.



The widebody kit:





The hood and decklid scoops will be wider like on #15, and also tweeked slightly.





The color will be torch red.



There will be other modifications as well. This is going to be fun.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #252, 02-14-2008 10:57 PM
      Hey Tony, I was on a Recon mission at a local Lotus dealership and found some new ideas you'd might be interested in doing on #004. Are you game?

I lost the close of the Lotus Elise deck lid vents. This is the only one I was able to keep. It's just an idea but it looked good on the Lotus deck lid.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #253, 02-15-2008 12:04 AM
     
Curly you have a pm !


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #254, 02-19-2008 06:40 PM
     
Front shots of #4

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jscott1 MSG #255, 02-22-2008 10:12 PM
      Don't you love how you can see where the hood was glued together?

That puppy is screaming for a Warber vent. Don't leave Archie's without one.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #256, 02-23-2008 09:50 AM
      Yeah i plan on getting something done, before it comes back, just juggling ideas right now.

Ideas are welcome.


P.S. Archie am i missing the front marker lights ?

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Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #257, 02-23-2008 06:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
P.S. Archie am i missing the front marker lights ?





It appears so.

We'll have to find some.

Archie

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jscott1 MSG #258, 02-29-2008 10:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

We'll have to find some.

Archie



I'm about to order a front left marker from the Fiero Store...does anyone have a cheaper source? They are about $25 a pop at TFS.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #259, 03-01-2008 02:11 AM
      Archie,

Any chance you can try out Dave's turbo scoops on #4 ? Talked with him and he said it is ok with him.



How about some shots of the new headliner and interior ?

Thanks.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #260, 03-06-2008 12:56 AM
     
Help !

http://centralfloridafieros...d8dab7baf&topic=58.0

P.S. and a bump for archie.


SAFASTRO MSG #261, 03-06-2008 01:11 AM
      I'm putting in my vote for the "wingless"!!!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #262, 03-24-2008 10:40 PM
      What do you guys think of this style mouth openings, with maybe a little sharper (less rounded), more aggressive angles, look ?

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troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #263, 03-24-2008 11:07 PM
      It could work and look great but it will depend on what your doing with the rest of the car. Tony you will need a fiberglass nose for that mod.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #264, 03-24-2008 11:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:

It could work and look great but it will depend on what your doing with the rest of the car. Tony you will need a fiberglass nose for that mod.


Yeah i already know i am probably going to have to go fiberglass nose to get any decent tweeking done.

I know about the Fiero Warehouse one, but a couple other people are working on them, i understand.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #265, 04-13-2008 10:36 PM
     

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #266, 04-14-2008 08:59 AM
      Might as well put some GT-R headlights on it too...

HC MSG #267, 04-14-2008 11:57 PM
      Thats fugly.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #268, 04-15-2008 12:29 AM
     

old news, ....i ditched that idea quickly after seeing the photoshop.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #269, 04-27-2008 11:54 PM
     
Archie,

Sending you a package for #4, will give u a call on Monday.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #270, 05-03-2008 05:31 PM
      . Edit : on with the show

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #271, 05-19-2008 12:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Archie,

Sending you a package for #4, will give u a call on Monday.


Well, what happened? Hey Jscott, any pics of #004?


jscott1 MSG #272, 05-19-2008 12:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Hey Jscott, any pics of #004?


Got some at home still in the camera...have to get them posted later today


jscott1 MSG #273, 05-20-2008 01:04 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Well, what happened? Hey Jscott, any pics of #004?









troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #274, 07-02-2008 07:19 AM
      Any plans for #13 for the 25th Tony? Are you going to Archies b4 the show?

jscott1 MSG #275, 07-02-2008 11:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:

Any plans for #13 for the 25th Tony?


What is this about #13?...Insider information!!!???


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #276, 07-02-2008 12:26 PM
      I talked to Leroy about #013 yesterday (I regularly call the super friends ) and he's coming.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #277, 07-20-2008 02:20 PM
      Hey Tony, once the 25th is over, are you driving to Archie's to see #004? I think you and #004 need to become acquainted with each other.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #278, 08-22-2008 09:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony, once the 25th is over, are you driving to Archie's to see #004? I think you and #004 need to become acquainted with each other.


Okay, how about getting acquainted wit h #004 at CTHC 3?


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #279, 08-22-2008 09:16 PM
      Tony, You still on track for this thing... At this rate I might end up with another 4.9 Fiero before you get it. And we all know how long I took on the last one hehehe



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #280, 08-22-2008 09:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Okay, how about getting acquainted wit h #004 at CTHC 3?


Nope, but shortly after.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #281, 09-08-2008 12:02 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Nope, but shortly after.


A little, "some thing" to hold you over.

#004 at CTCH 3.





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #282, 09-08-2008 12:40 AM
     

Wow !

Thanks Curly.

Can't wait to see my baby !


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #283, 09-08-2008 02:11 AM
     

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #284, 09-09-2008 11:26 PM
      Notice the height differences;




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #285, 09-11-2008 02:18 AM
      Tony, you got email.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #286, 09-19-2008 01:21 AM
     

On deck,...

The next modification.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #287, 10-09-2008 01:44 PM
     
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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #288, 10-09-2008 05:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

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The order has been placed.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #289, 10-31-2008 10:14 PM
     



GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #290, 11-01-2008 07:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


And at Archies!!!!!


rodneybooth (rbooth@boothframing.com) MSG #291, 11-01-2008 04:06 PM
      Those doors are really going to set you car off. I'm envious.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #292, 11-06-2008 02:50 PM
      # 4 about to join the brotherhood





Test fittings are apparently close !

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #293, 11-06-2008 03:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

# 4 about to join the brotherhood





Test fittings are apparently close !


Archie said that the hinges he is working on will be a little different than the ones before. there will be no need to clearance the door from the fender because he moved the pivot point out farther. this is why sometimes it is better not to go first. LOL
I can't wait to see her with wings and mine will not be far behind.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #294, 11-08-2008 03:08 AM
      Now we are talking !







HC MSG #295, 11-08-2008 05:42 PM
      NICE!! I'm thinking those are the "good" hinges right?

Have you planned any exterior mods or are you still looking around?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #296, 11-08-2008 10:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by HC:

NICE!! I'm thinking those are the "good" hinges right?

Have you planned any exterior mods or are you still looking around?


Yeah these are the good hinges, modified and installed by Archie's team.

My next modifications will be Archie's widebody kit.



I will also be doing custom decklid and hood modifications, just have not decided upon what style yet.

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GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #297, 11-08-2008 11:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Now we are talking !



Hope mine will be in the mail shortly.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #298, 11-09-2008 09:28 AM
      Keep it going tony, this car wants to see some FL sunshine

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #299, 11-09-2008 04:39 PM
      Testing a new setting on my video camera.

Trying to get the video quality up the the photo quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGNg4Dx-cc

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HC MSG #300, 11-09-2008 04:44 PM
      Can the doors "close" when they are up? Or is that built in to the mechanism so it doesn't happen?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #301, 11-09-2008 04:50 PM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by HC:

Can the doors "close" when they are up? Or is that built in to the mechanism so it doesn't happen?


NO. There is a metal pin or bump stop that prevents the door from opening or closing until it reaches pass the bump stop.


HC MSG #302, 11-09-2008 08:42 PM
      Intelligent design then...

FierociousGT MSG #303, 11-10-2008 06:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Good, now get it back home.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #304, 11-10-2008 11:14 AM
      the car is looking great. now whats next. LOL
get on the ball Daytona is right around the corner.
even if mine is not done and I have to tow it I think I will make it.
it would be way more fun if it was drivable and painted.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #305, 11-10-2008 12:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

the car is looking great. now whats next. LOL
get on the ball Daytona is right around the corner.
even if mine is not done and I have to tow it I think I will make it.
it would be way more fun if it was drivable and painted.


Yeah Tony, Dean and I are shooting to have our cars done for Daytona. So get on the ball. LOL

Joe


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #306, 11-10-2008 02:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
Get on the ball, Daytona is right around the corner.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #307, 11-11-2008 04:23 PM
      your car called and said it's too cold up at Archies it wants to get done and go home where it is warmer! LOL

what else are you going to do to it? any thoughts.


JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #308, 11-11-2008 10:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GODFATHER:


Yeah Tony, Dean and I are shooting to have our cars done for Daytona. So get on the ball. LOL

Joe


Mine won't be "done" for Daytona but she sure will look a lot "different" than she does right now.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #309, 11-11-2008 11:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JimmyS:


Mine won't be "done" for Daytona but she sure will look a lot "different" than she does right now.


Any clue's?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #310, 11-21-2008 08:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:


Good, now get it back home.





Well the car be home before Christmas?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #311, 11-21-2008 10:42 PM
     

Fingers crossed,,,,going to be close.


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #312, 11-22-2008 08:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Well the car be home before Christmas?


So we should be seeing alot of pics from here on.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #313, 11-25-2008 11:04 AM
     





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #314, 11-25-2008 11:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:







someone is going to be happy!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #315, 11-26-2008 12:10 AM
     

Yes i am !!!!!

Wow ! Great job Archie and thanks for posting the pics.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #316, 11-26-2008 12:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Yes i am !!!!!

Wow ! Great job Archie and thanks for posting the pics.


Now that you've got your "wings"......

 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Will the car be home before Christmas?

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fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #317, 11-26-2008 07:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Yeah i plan on getting something done, before it comes back, just juggling ideas right now.

Ideas are welcome.


P.S. Archie am i missing the front marker lights ?



You should check out my thread on possibilities for a full front trunk.... Might not need a vent



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #318, 11-26-2008 08:51 PM
     


Just started playing around with movie maker, and threw this together real quick. Nothing major, but enjoy anyway !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQtj8Z3sbc


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #319, 11-26-2008 11:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just started playing around with movie maker, and threw this together real quick. Nothing major, but enjoy anyway !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQtj8Z3sbc


Nicely done.


fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #320, 12-01-2008 09:04 AM
      Please forgive me for being ill-informed, but who's car is this?



Looks a lot like FierociousGT's but not quite... Unless he's changed his since the build thread I read...
Can anyone help me out? I really need some info on this rear hatch. Thanks!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #321, 12-01-2008 10:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just started playing around with movie maker, and threw this together real quick. Nothing major, but enjoy anyway !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQtj8Z3sbc



I like it. nice job I can't wait to see what's next!




fieroboom (fieroboom@gmail.com) MSG #322, 12-01-2008 12:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:

Please forgive me for being ill-informed, but who's car is this?



Looks a lot like FierociousGT's but not quite... Unless he's changed his since the build thread I read...
Can anyone help me out? I really need some info on this rear hatch. Thanks!


Thanks whodeanie, I found the thread on it. 'Preciate the tip!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #323, 12-13-2008 04:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Well the car be home before Christmas?


It's 12-days before Christmas.


Tony Kania MSG #324, 12-13-2008 05:49 PM
      Hey there. You all don't know me. Yet. Huge fan of the chops. One day... What I am posting here for is this. I just witnessed the sweetest set of Lambo doors that I had ever seen! I have seen his work, and love the quality. I have also seen some Lambo doors that just suck wind.
1. Are these being produced by Archie?
2. If so, pricing and availibility.
3. Will they come with all hardware?
4. I need these!
All of you that have lost your minds with the designs...AWESOME!!! You do not need medication. It would only hamper the creative process.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #325, 12-13-2008 07:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tony Kania:

1. Are these being produced by Archie?
2. If so, pricing and availibility.
3. Will they come with all hardware?
4. I need these!


Look here; http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/094708.html


Tony Kania MSG #326, 12-14-2008 02:26 PM
      Way cool! Thank you Madcurl. Although it is true that I am a wizard when it comes to cars and tools, I am not so good at my finances. I have Amy here for that. She says that it will have to wait until after the holidays. I am new to the forum, but an avid reader for years now. I am going to keep track of any postings to the possibility of having Archie do another run of this product. Really impressive though. Don't throw out those jigs just yet. Best doors i have seen to date. And I believe a fair price, considering the work involved. Just a side note, Madcurl, your rides is just ridiculous. Ridiculously cool. Great execution. Hope to see her in person one day. Enjoy your posts. Thank you for your committment to our little cars. Maybe if I sell this soon...



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #327, 01-01-2009 12:52 AM
     
Small fixings.

#4 gets it's water pump replaced !



Fiero Thomas (tom@fieronews.net) MSG #328, 01-01-2009 12:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroboom:



Thanks whodeanie, I found the thread on it. 'Preciate the tip!




Cool photo I just noticed that is me in the middle on that photo. DL10 on the left and MRBLUE on the right.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #329, 01-22-2009 03:25 PM
      Shaking things down.

Talked with Archie and it seems there was some oil in the plugs and they had to clean the rear ones to get the car to fire up. He recommends i definatly do the front ones as well, but warns they are a PIA hehehe.



The car has not been run very much at all for the past few years, even when it was owned by Choptop (previous owner).



The brakes also seemed a bit soft or sketchy (would that be rust ?).

Archie really doesn't deal with stock engines, so what type of checklist should i go down to shake it down whenever i get it home ?

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ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #330, 01-22-2009 06:26 PM
      I know that Steve worked on the brakes some after I put them back together when the car was still here in Lansing and I don't know what has been done since then but they were in need of a total rebuilding back then. I would look at maybe replacing everything from the master on out. All the lines and hoses looked bad. If I remember right I had a real hard time getting the right rear caliper back on.

As I said I have no idea what has been done but if it was me I wouldn't take any chances.

By the way - it's great to see her getting back on the road again. I'd love to see her and maybe get my hands dirty working on her again. But alas just a few to many miles between us.

Rick Kaiser


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #331, 01-22-2009 07:15 PM
     

Hey Rick,

Thanks for all the help and the info !

So you did not see them after Steve worked on them ? I think he replaced the calipers if i remember correctly (with some used, but good ones), but i don't think he did any work with the brake lines or hoses.


ARKaiser (arkaiser@ameritech.net) MSG #332, 01-22-2009 11:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Hey Rick,

Thanks for all the help and the info !

So you did not see them after Steve worked on them ? I think he replaced the calipers if i remember correctly (with some used, but good ones), but i don't think he did any work with the brake lines or hoses.


I thought he was only going to put on a set of old calipers and pads that he had around. You should ask him for sure but I think he only did the fronts as they were locked up solid when we first picked up the car. I worked on the backs but I reused what was on the car. Like I said before I remember having to pry the pads apart on the right side just to get them back on the rotor. Also I reused the old brass gaskets and had a problem with them leaking when we bleed them. I wasn't worried at the time as we were only thinking about making sure she was able to be transported down to Archie.

Hope this helps.


jscott1 MSG #333, 01-23-2009 02:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Archie really doesn't deal with stock engines, so what type of checklist should i go down to shake it down whenever i get it home ?



Easy fix...have Archie drop in an LSx before picking it up!

Good to see #4 is still alive.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #334, 01-23-2009 04:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:


Easy fix...have Archie drop in an LSx before picking it up!

Good to see #4 is still alive.


Too late for that, ...it has already been picked up !





It arrived home this morning !




jscott1 MSG #335, 01-23-2009 04:18 PM
      Wow! That must have been one heck of a towing charge.

Glad to see #4 made it home safely.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #336, 01-23-2009 04:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:

Wow! That must have been one heck of a towing charge.

Glad to see #4 made it home safely.


Hehehe actually that wasn't the truck that delivered the car, he was just transporting it back to their main depot. The car arrived via a 72 foot double decker transport truck that had about 4 other cars on it. Mine was up high on top.

The illinios based hauler, AM/PM carriers ,makes a run down to florida virtually every week,..they were extreeeeemly reasonable price wise and very professional.


topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #337, 01-23-2009 04:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse on page 1 of this thread 2 years ago:


The Adventure has begun.



Well since the car is seeing "home" for the first time in the last two years, I think that the "adventure begins now" Glad to hear it is at home, and very anxious to see the direction you take it in from this point on.

Posted yesterday



Good luck, it is a great looking car!

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jscott1 MSG #338, 01-24-2009 10:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by topcat:

Posted yesterday



Good luck, it is a great looking car!



This is NOT a picture of the car in it's new home, unless Orlando is under some freakish deep freeze that I don't know about.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #339, 01-25-2009 07:58 PM
     

Some official welcome home pictures !

Taken shortly after the dropoff.











topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #340, 01-25-2009 08:04 PM
      Looks great - so what is the next step in the transformation?



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #341, 01-25-2009 08:13 PM
      Right now i am saving up for the widebody kit,..in the meantime i am going to do my best to get everything mechanically solid and refreshed and or replaced.

I also plan to work on some custom hood and decklid ideas while i am saving for the widebody.



I have the 5 " wing stands and a spare wing, so i will probably do the wing tip extensions like curly has on #11 aka the silver choptop, and switch them out from time to time to see if i like it.



Right now i am kind of liking the stock wing's low profile look.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #342, 01-25-2009 09:28 PM
      I'm glad #004 finally made it home. How long before the MadArch kit?

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #343, 01-25-2009 09:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

I'm glad #004 finally made it home. How long before the MadArch kit?



Hopefully by this summer,....i have something else special i am also saving for,.... involving a certain young lady.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-25-2009).]

jscott1 MSG #344, 01-25-2009 10:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


...i have something else special i am also saving for,.... involving a certain young lady.



This is going to put a crimp in your Fiero plans...



N3M3S1S (n3m3s1s.357@gmail.com) MSG #345, 01-26-2009 01:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:



Right now i am kind of liking the stock wing's low profile look.



Ugh... Steelers! =P That car is sweet though.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #346, 01-26-2009 09:25 AM
      nice to see the car home!


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #347, 01-26-2009 09:59 AM
      OMG!! Tony has a Fiero in state and drivable!! I'm gonna feint! Bout time you have one. Looks good. Now I guess it is time for me to get another one!



revin MSG #348, 01-26-2009 10:28 AM
      alright Tony
Looking good! Now about that spoiler.... how about making a set of wing stands that moves the wing way back? I bet THAT would look even better!

Oh and what color??? I hear dark met. Gray is cool



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #349, 01-26-2009 11:05 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by revin:

alright Tony
Looking good! Now about that spoiler.... how about making a set of wing stands that moves the wing way back? I bet THAT would look even better!

Oh and what color??? I hear dark met. Gray is cool




Yes i probably plan to move the wing back anyways.

Color ? Grey is nice, but black has always been my favoirtie car color, so i decided to make a change and i fell in love with this
color when a fellow CFF member brought his car to one of our meetings.



The color is Torch Red. The car and the color looks totally amazing tearing down the road.



Tony Kania MSG #350, 01-26-2009 11:31 AM
      The hits just keep coming. Love the car, and the thread. Good luck to you, and your lady.



Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #351, 01-26-2009 06:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Hopefully by this summer,....i have something else special i am also saving for,.... involving a certain young lady.

Tony,
Congrats when the time comes... Is there any chance you will be taking the car up to the Dells show?
Leroy

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #352, 02-12-2009 01:10 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fierotaz:

Tony,
Congrats when the time comes... Is there any chance you will be taking the car up to the Dells show?
Leroy



I am considering going to the Dells, but it would be minus the car.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #353, 02-12-2009 01:20 AM
      Time has been at a premium since #4 arrived back in Florida.

Finally got some time to devote to the car this past weekend. Blacktree and myself spent most of Sunday, going over the car diagnosing potential problems.

Our first big task was trying to solve the mushy/soft brakes. Bleeding the brakes helped a little, but not nearly enough.
Checked out the e-brake, because if it is misadjusted it can throw things off.

Turns out the driver side line was rusted/broken and not connected, while the passenger side was intact, but not connected either. We played around with the caliper arm associated with the e-brake, but that did nothing either. Stumped.

I had planned to upgrade to vette brakes, but that now may happen sooner than later, rather then spend the bucks on stock replacements.

Headlights were next as my passenger side was not coming up. played around with it and finally got both to work, but very incosistent, seems a rebuild is in order.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #354, 02-12-2009 12:48 PM
     

Chasing the dream.

#11


#4



#11


#4


#11


#4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQtj8Z3sbc


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #355, 02-12-2009 01:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
I had planned to upgrade to vette brakes, but that now may happen sooner than later, rather then spend the bucks on stock replacements.




That makes perfect sense, especially since your sporting after market rims.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #356, 02-21-2009 08:48 PM
      Well....? D9?

jscott1 MSG #357, 02-21-2009 09:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Headlights were next as my passenger side was not coming up. played around with it and finally got both to work, but very incosistent, seems a rebuild is in order.



If you have the gen 1 motors, might as well bite the bullet and upgrade to Gen 2. Nearly everyone, (except BuddyCraigg) agrees the gen 2 are vastly superior.

I suggest you nominate this thread for the construction forum.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #358, 02-22-2009 11:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jscott1:


If you have the gen 1 motors, might as well bite the bullet and upgrade to Gen 2. Nearly everyone, (except BuddyCraigg) agrees the gen 2 are vastly superior.

I suggest you nominate this thread for the construction forum.


We actually got the headlight motors working for now,..i still think they need replaced (slow), but it may take a back seat to more pressing needs.


BTW ,...how do you get your thread nominated to the Construction zone ??


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #359, 02-23-2009 05:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
We actually got the headlight motors working for now,..i still think they need replaced (slow), but it may take a back seat to more pressing needs.


Like we have discussed many times before, Check your Grounds to ensure they are working right. I had slow headlights on the 87 before i did the 4.9 swap. during the swap i added like 4 grounds and they worked awesome after that!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #360, 03-01-2009 08:28 PM
      D9?

ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #361, 03-01-2009 09:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


BTW ,...how do you get your thread nominated to the Construction zone ??


PM Sent

Wahoo!!! Page 10 Ownage!!!

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #362, 03-02-2009 10:39 AM
     

Thanks for the move Clay !


ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #363, 03-02-2009 12:09 PM
      X I'm glad to see you're making progress. Are you keeping the interior tan? I still have a set of 88 Beechwood leather seats in my garage. PM if interested.

Morkidan (morkidanx@cs.com) MSG #364, 03-02-2009 07:20 PM
      Looking really good !!



FierociousGT MSG #365, 03-06-2009 04:42 PM
      BUMP!

Any updates w/ pics?



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #366, 03-08-2009 01:43 PM
      Sorry no updates, totally bedridden at the moment.

So sick right now, i am miserable. Can't even eat.

Missing time from work ($), and losing time trying to make daytona.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #367, 03-10-2009 11:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Sorry no updates, totally bedridden at the moment.

So sick right now, i am miserable. Can't even eat.

Missing time from work ($), and losing time trying to make daytona.




get well soon Tony.
I am going to try to make Daytona and i would love to see you there as well.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #368, 03-11-2009 12:55 AM
     
Hey Dean,

I will definatly be there, just a matter now if the chopper will make it.

Time and money are my enemy right now.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #369, 03-11-2009 09:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Hey Dean,

I will definatly be there, just a matter now if the chopper will make it.

Time and money are my enemy right now.


I know what you are talking about. I am going to try my best to be there but the car will not make it.



ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #370, 03-11-2009 06:37 PM
      Don't feel bad guys, I'm in the same boat. Well, there is always D10, (I hated to say that)

troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #371, 03-18-2009 10:34 PM
     

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #372, 03-18-2009 11:10 PM
      Fun money frozen for the moment.

Will probably be this summer before any significant progress. We are waiting to find out ( end of May) if my girlfriend will have her job next year.

Until things are solidified on that end, i cannot justify spending excess money that may be needed for the household.
It sucks, but that is life.

Until then i will be doing mostly just mockups, with maybe a hood treatment or dashwork /interior work actually being done.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #373, 03-29-2009 03:20 PM
      A little side project i am about to undertake.

Going to make a little wall art in my garage for my choptop., like this replica guy did, in lamborghini script, on his garage wall.



I think i am going to go with Fiero GT, and or Pontiac in the FIERO FONT.



This is how he told me he made it:

" Its 3/4" MDF plywood covered with stainless steel metal-mica. I used a projector to project the image on the plywood, drew it out, then cut it with a jig-saw. Then I painted it black, and covered the face with a sheet of thin stainless steel veneering (metal-mica). Then I routed the excess off, and it was done. The crest is also 3/4" MDF, covered with a flag/banner that I bought from Ebay for $10

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Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #374, 03-29-2009 09:03 PM
      THAT is a replica???? Best I have ever seen!

Coinage (ldwrestling80@comcast.net) MSG #375, 03-29-2009 09:18 PM
      Im guessing he wants to build the thing on the wall... haha

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #376, 03-29-2009 09:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

THAT is a replica???? Best I have ever seen!



Yes and it is built off a fiero.

This car has everything from custom made, WORKING, paddle shifters that work with the fiero DNA, and working, motorized, bat wings. Yes probably the best murcie replica ever built.

You probably have to join the kit car forum to see the pics, but his build thread is here.

http://www.madmechanics.com...-me-build-(changes)/


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #377, 03-30-2009 01:05 PM
      Tony,
PM me with your info and I will get the package put together and let you know what shipping will be.
Dean


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #378, 03-30-2009 02:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Tony,
PM me with your info and I will get the package put together and let you know what shipping will be.
Dean


Done.

Thanks again.

Tony


ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #379, 03-31-2009 01:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

Tony,
PM me with your info and I will get the package put together and let you know what shipping will be.
Dean

 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Done.
Thanks again.
Tony

Whatever it is, I want one too J/K



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #380, 03-31-2009 09:04 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ClayTonto:

Whatever it is, I want one too J/K


You already have it! LOL



ClayTonto (acecwilson@yahoo.com) MSG #381, 04-02-2009 03:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


You already have it! LOL


LOL


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #382, 04-06-2009 09:19 PM
      Test fitted my V-8 Archie dash today and i found it to be just a smidgen tight on the fit,...might have to shave off a bit off the sides. No matter as i was planning on modifying it and removing the covering the previous owner had attached.





Until i get the brakes fixed, i try to run the engine to keep it happy till #4 is ready for the road. Last time i left the headlight switch just a smidge on, so my battery ran down, so today #4 needed a boost.



No problem cranked right up.



While i was fiddling around in the garage i found some of that blue painter's tape that Madcurl is famous for, and started playing around with some hood ideas, none of which blew me away,...but it was fun anyways.









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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #383, 04-06-2009 09:54 PM
      It's a nice dash, just don't forget to tweak it;



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #384, 04-06-2009 10:23 PM
     


Oh trust me it will barely resemble it's former self when i am done.


FierociousGT MSG #385, 04-06-2009 11:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
While i was fiddling around in the garage i found some of that blue painter's tape that Madcurl is famous for, and started playing around with some hood ideas, none of which blew me away,...but it was fun anyways.

Just go with the "Extreme Hood Extractor", you are welcome to make a copy of mines.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #386, 04-07-2009 08:33 AM
      looks like fun.
Tony, when you do the hood vent don't go to far forward on the car you will have to redo it if you do
because you will be into the radiator. the back edge of the headlights is about where you want to be.


hagans19 (hagans19h@aol.com) MSG #387, 04-07-2009 10:25 PM
      here is mine in progress
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FierociousGT MSG #388, 04-08-2009 05:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

looks like fun.
Tony, when you do the hood vent don't go to far forward on the car you will have to redo it if you do
because you will be into the radiator. the back edge of the headlights is about where you want to be.

Dean is rigth Tony. Here is a another idea (56k warning).
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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #389, 04-30-2009 03:55 PM
      Hey Tony. What happened to the pose?







CETICARS MSG #390, 05-06-2009 12:59 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


The widebody kit:





UOTE]

HAS ANY ONE PUT THIS KIT ON A STRETCHED FIERO CHASSIS ,I HAVE A EXTRA FIERO ALREADY STRETCHED 9"

I wonder what it would cost for the upper door parts ,the rear quarters an just the scoops behind the doors with no rockers an both rear bumpers sides , so they mach the upper rear quarters so i can change the rear bumper ARCHIE HOW MUCH or guys @ ARCHIE,s

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #391, 05-06-2009 11:04 PM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by CETICARS:

HAS ANY ONE PUT THIS KIT ON A STRETCHED FIERO CHASSIS ,I HAVE A EXTRA FIERO ALREADY STRETCHED 9"

I wonder what it would cost for the upper door parts ,the rear quarters an just the scoops behind the doors with no rockers an both rear bumpers sides , so they mach the upper rear quarters so i can change the rear bumper ARCHIE HOW MUCH or guys @ ARCHIE,s



You might want to call V8Archie , but the thread link is here; http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/064001-19.html



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #392, 05-08-2009 12:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony. What happened to the pose?






oh you mean this one ?!

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Tough sell (being chilly) with the palm trees and the 90 + heat today.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #393, 05-08-2009 09:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


oh you mean this one ?!

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Tough sell (being chilly) with the palm trees and the 90 + heat today.



to much sunshine to pull that one off!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #394, 05-16-2009 02:53 AM
      INSIDE MOVES

Phase 1- Skinning !

With #4 still tucked away, waiting on a brake job, i decided to work on things that don't require cash, hehehehe.



A couple years ago i acquired a V-8 Archie Dash from a forum member over in Springhill.


The kit was pretty complete from what i could see, and i got it for a virtual steal of a deal !!



The previous owner had the dash semi-installed in a GT that had a norm's flip up nose that i believe now belongs to forum member Jake Dragon. At any rate the previous owner had the dash and other kit pieces covered in some type of tweed material and had done a few various cutouts.







Actually did a pretty good job, in covering the dash, it just was not something to my liking or that was going to work for me.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #395, 05-16-2009 03:15 AM
      With that in mind it was time to do some Skinning ! My main focus was to get back to the basic fiberglass so i could mock it up and modify to my style.

The key would be to try and get the covering off without doing too much damage to the glass. At first glance things did not look too daunting.





Oh well time to just jump in !





Even though i took my time to make sure nothing got destroyed, things went along fairly easily.



Once i got the center console naked, i decided to give it a sneak preview of it's new home.



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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #396, 05-16-2009 03:26 AM
     

The main dash was next,..



Even though it took a little longer, it too came thru unscathed !





The scalps,,..hehehehe





These too came off undamaged, so someone else with a V-8 Archie dash could re-use them if they so chose.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #397, 05-16-2009 03:37 AM
      One thing i did notice is the previous owner had made even more cutouts that were not visible from the top due to some type of covering, that was not fiberglass.

(underside view)


(view from the top after removing the skin)


No matter since it can all be reglassed to suit my design.

Both pieces had the yellowish residue from the adhesive used to apply the former skin.





Not sure if that is something i need worry about as far as future chemical reactions with resin and other products ?

Next up,..more skinning,.. and a special field trip !

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #398, 05-16-2009 11:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Not sure if that is something i need worry about as far as future chemical reactions with resin and other products ?



Ah,... yeah.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #399, 05-18-2009 01:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Next up,..more skinning,.. and a special field trip !




never mind,

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #400, 07-02-2009 11:35 AM
      Tony, any updates ?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #401, 07-02-2009 01:17 PM
     

Sorry, been busy house hunting for a new bigger home for #4.

i think we found it !


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #402, 07-23-2009 11:58 AM
      Back on Track !

Been a hectic and emotional past couple of months. First my father unexpectedly fell ill, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, then quickly passed away.

That was tough, especially for my mother, but we have all begun to come to terms with our loss.



Immediatly after i get home, my daily driver dies (for good) and i am forced to deal with that situation. Get that situation rectified, thanks to a fellow PFF and CFF member (thanks Rueben !), and then i need to help my mom get all my dad's personal and business matters in order,...WHew !!

Amidst all that my gf (future mrs !) and i are in the process of finding and buying a house (pending) !!

With most of that taken care of i can finally get back to #4 !!

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #403, 07-23-2009 12:03 PM
     

Looking back, before the chaos broke out, i was in the process of stripping down my v-8 archie dash and interior i purchased from a fellow PFF member.

Mission accomplished.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #404, 07-23-2009 12:07 PM
     

Since my daily driver died and it had some fairly new (about 1 year old) speakers installed, i decided to relieve the soon to be junked Honda of it's audio eardrums hehehe.

this set was in the civic door panels.



I also took the other set from the rear of the car as well.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #405, 07-23-2009 12:22 PM
      Since i was off yesterday i decided to head to the bone yard looking for some parts for a couple of secret projects i have planned for #4.

I had not been to this particular yard (Preston's) in a while, but i like it because they are very reasonable and things are very organized and easy to find.



Unfortunatly no fieros at this time, but i guess that could also be a good thing hehehe ?

Anyways i saw a few things that got me thinking. Curly you are right that would look good !



Sad this is what our proud brand is coming too.



One thing i was specifically looking for was fiberglass bodykit pieces that i could swipe, tinker with, and modify.



This looked like a possiblity, until i saw the other side,..about 50% of it was missing, on both ends.



A once proud ricer.



One thing i did notice is that a lot of the cars were picked clean,...and i do mean clean !!



This one at least had the dash although not in very good shape.



There looked like a lot of professional bone yard pickers there for sure !

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #406, 07-23-2009 12:59 PM
      Good to see you back in the game
keep us posted
D.


Fie Ro (roderick.baas@tros.nl) MSG #407, 07-23-2009 04:53 PM
      Tony, I feel sorry for your loss...and also good to see youre putting time into #4 now...as in moving on with your life...good luck !

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #408, 07-23-2009 07:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Anyways i saw a few things that got me thinking. Curly you are right that would look good !


I guess you're too late. Somebody already took them.

IMO it would be best to get going with your brakes. That way you can get the car on the road and then think about tweaking the car. Trust me; your imagination grows when your driving your Fiero around, especially when coming to and from your car; you start seeing items you've once over looked (well that's how it works with me).


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #409, 09-03-2009 06:26 PM
      bump

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #410, 12-12-2009 02:42 PM
      Tony, you know this is the construction zone....





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #411, 12-29-2009 11:55 PM
      New design concept for #4 !!

Big thanks to Car-lo for his vision and artistic skills.



Note mad-arch widebody, front side nose vents, and my favorite,.... the modified bow-tie wing !



front will feature the audi TT style running lights in the modified aero nose.



custom hood and decklids also falling into the equation,..stay tuned.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #412, 12-30-2009 12:16 AM
     

speaking of which been out doing some scouting for some other parts and mods.









hmmm,.....



These got my attention while out and about.







Seen those before.



More scouting










exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #413, 12-30-2009 12:20 AM
      tired of the dangling wire !





ok now back to work,.....



She should be tagged in a couple weeks,..look out !

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Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #414, 01-12-2010 06:35 PM
      Tony! great Progress. Clock is ticking, I'm actively looking for a fiero now so watch out! Get to work or I'll end up beating you



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #415, 01-20-2010 07:27 AM
      updates !!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #416, 01-20-2010 10:59 PM
     


Out with the old, in with the new !

Not much of an update, just busy work. Tired of these.



Time for this puppy to say bye, bye.



Yuck !



Good thing i ordered up a replacement.



Wow no telling how old this thing was ?



Something fresh and new !



Sitting in it's new home !



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #417, 01-24-2010 05:18 PM
      Well #004 make too D10 this year or will it be a "no-show"?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #418, 02-06-2010 11:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Well #004 make too D10 this year or will it be a "no-show"?


For the third year.... no-show or will #004 make it?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #419, 02-16-2010 03:16 PM
      Dealing with starting issues.

Car suddently stopped starting this past week or so. Cranks but does not start. Ran a series of tests and checks today and car has fuel and spark, so WTF ??

Even changed out the ignition coil, fuses were good, IAC passage was not clogged, checked the distributor prong thigee, that sometimes gets corroded, that someone suggested, ECM checked out OK, could it be maybe a timing issue ??

Hellllp !

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #420, 02-16-2010 06:19 PM
      It could be numerous issues with the 2.8 therefore you might want to invest in a few tools if you plan on keeping the engine. A scan tool is the first tool needed to detect the codes given (I had a scan tool but some jackass at the repair shop decide he needed it more than me and stole it). The said, if you've checked the obvious known parts that commonly fail- it might be the pick-up coil. Check this site for common electrical issues;

http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #421, 02-16-2010 06:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

It could be numerous issues with the 2.8 therefore you might want to invest in a few tools if you plan on keeping the engine. A scan tool is the first tool needed to detect the codes given (I had a scan tool but some jackass at the repair shop decide he needed it more than me and stole it). The said, if you've checked the obvious known parts that commonly fail- it might be the pick-up coil. Check this site for common electrical issues;

http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/



Thanks for the link !

Mike (Blacktree) did indeed have a scan tool and we found the car was throwing no codes.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #422, 02-16-2010 11:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Thanks for the link !

Mike (Blacktree) did indeed have a scan tool and we found the car was throwing no codes.


Tony,
it may not throw a code if it will not start. I would start with the most common problems and work my way threw it.
when did the car run last? what did it run like? I know this sounds dumb but does it have any gas and is it good?
if you have looked at all those I would look at the timeing, make sure the distributor is turning and on the #1 when it should be.
does the car try to start at all? look at the tail pipe as well and make sure no water or oil is going out the back also pull the dip stick and check it for gas and water in the oil. it could be anything but if you keep looking without getting mad you will find it. gas, air, spark all at the right time. make sure the fuel filter is not cloged with trash and that the fuel is getting all the way to the motor. these are just a few things I can think of for you to look at, without seeing the car myself I can not be more help. Just take your time and post here with more info after the tests and we will help you find it.
Good luck and keep us posted.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #423, 02-19-2010 09:14 PM
      Well, did you find the problem or decided to work on it after D10?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #424, 02-21-2010 02:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Well, did you find the problem or decided to work on it after D10?


Back at it on Thursday.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #425, 02-21-2010 05:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Back at it on Thursday.





On my thread, Dale (Songman) was experiencing similar problems your having.

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JPH87 (jphofeldt@msn.com) MSG #426, 02-21-2010 11:04 PM
      When you turn the ignition on can you hear the fuel pump

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #427, 02-22-2010 12:00 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JPH87:

When you turn the ignition on can you hear the fuel pump


yes



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #428, 02-23-2010 11:53 AM
     
some old video i found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYEdignG7k0

sorry about the crappy quality.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #429, 02-23-2010 06:47 PM
      tony how old is the gas in your tank? Are you near E? if so you may want to check for water in your gas and change your gas filter. Your car has sat for a long time.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #430, 02-23-2010 09:18 PM
      Tony. Aren't those the same plates from the previous owner or have you registered the car in FL, but haven't gotten around to putting the new plates on?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #431, 02-25-2010 01:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Back at it on Thursday.



It's Thursday.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #432, 02-25-2010 09:50 AM
      Tony, what do I have to do to get that car to Daytona? come down a day or so early and fix it for you jk.
I will if I have to
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #433, 02-26-2010 03:41 AM
      Well, what happened? Is #004 going to pass on attenting D10 this year?

troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #434, 02-26-2010 10:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Well, what happened? Is #004 going to pass on attenting D10 this year?




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #435, 03-06-2010 05:22 PM
     

Not much time left on the clock Tony.


SMTHGT MSG #436, 03-06-2010 06:03 PM
      Ohhh my so many choptops on the forum now... congrats. I am so far behind, especially with no Fiero now.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #437, 03-14-2010 10:30 PM
      http://www.youtube.com/watc...ture=player_embedded

It's good to have friends with tools ! Big thanks to Blacktree, Nathrak, and toomanycars for helping out with the choptop tech session this past thursday.

After some troubleshooting, these guys who have way more experience than me were quick to find a pair of culprits.



a fresh set of plugs and a new ignition coil and she was purring like a lion again ! hehehe



Good thing Nathrak brought his compressor, because there was apparently a small shrubbery of leaves and gunk on the front hidden side of the engine ! hehehe



This week she gets a shakedown and logs some road miles.

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Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #438, 03-14-2010 11:13 PM
      The problem with CT#4 was basically a systematic ignition failure. It was getting spark, but not enough to ignite the fuel. The ignition coil was weak, which apparently led to fouling of the spark plugs.

Hey Tony, if you want to have a "chase car" with you on the shakedown cruise, let me know. It would be a good idea to get it on the Turnpike and crank it up to about 75-80 MPH to burn off some of the deposits in the combustion chambers.

It'll be good to see CT#4 at the Daytona show.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #439, 03-15-2010 09:49 AM
      Tony,
I am glad to see you got it going, I knew it had to be something small like that.
now get it to Daytona
I will see you there
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #440, 03-18-2010 03:37 PM
     

Decent weather today so i decided to continue an unfinished project.

Before i got going however i had to check my mail, seems i got a goodie in the mail.











ahhhhhh.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #441, 03-18-2010 03:54 PM
      Now back to the project.

My stock dash speakers were toast so i decided to replace them. I had some fairly new ones from my former daily driver (honda civic) that i sold.

Started on the passenger side and pulled the speakers, from there i made a template using the speaker screen.



in the process of prying off the sealed speaker screen from the original speakers i got a sliver of my thumb pinched inbetween the tightly sealed lip and the cover for about 20 seconds, talk about pain and cursing !!



I wanted to see if i could re-use the speaker screen somehow, ouch !



i decided i want to keep it semi-factory, by reusing the original stock fiero connecter.







a loose fit without the adapter or soldering of course.



planning to use the templete to make an adapter out of mdf.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #442, 03-18-2010 04:12 PM
      These speakers are pretty generic, and i definatly plan to upgrade, but for now they will do to give me some access to some decent tunes, while i cruise.



The stock stereo is pretty weak and scheduled for replacement as well.

The top left screw on the driver side speaker is giving me fits. I have been working on it all day trying to get it off. The angle of the choptop windshield is making it difficult to work the socket.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #443, 03-27-2010 05:52 PM
     




topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #444, 03-27-2010 09:30 PM
      Nice choice, but then again, I am biased.
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #445, 03-28-2010 01:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by topcat:

Nice choice, but then again, I am biased.



Tony your car was amazing ! Thanks for the funny story about will.



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topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #446, 03-28-2010 04:17 PM
      Thank for the compliment - as far as Will... he will never live that one down

I talked to him the following day and still poked fun at him. All in good fun of course.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #447, 03-29-2010 12:49 AM
      Ok the basics:



Series 2 3800 sc engine pulled out of a 2000 bonneville ssei with 32 k miles.

4t65e tranny pulled out of a 2000 grand prix gtp and has 50,000 miles on it.

Along with the forementioned recieving a brand new set of fuel injectors still in their boxes, and a set of low mount tranny and engine mount adapters from fiero addiction.



Still needed:

trans linkage, throttle cable, wiring harness, ac compressor, power steering pump, just to name a few.

Not sure yet what i am going to do with this other part of the deal.



but i have a few ideas rolling around in my big empty head.



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ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #448, 03-29-2010 02:35 AM
      Nice grab on the motor ....you do know when that swap is done there is another mod you have to do...
I' LL GIVE YOU A HINT....sounds like WIDEBODY
al


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #449, 03-29-2010 05:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ace5514:

Nice grab on the motor ....you do know when that swap is done there is another mod you have to do...
I' LL GIVE YOU A HINT....sounds like WIDEBODY
al


Yes no doubt !

Seeing Clay's car at Daytona " HIGHLY " reinforced my slightly wavering thoughts.





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #450, 03-30-2010 09:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Ok the basics:



Series 2 3800 sc engine pulled out of a 2000 bonneville ssei with 32 k miles.

4t65e tranny pulled out of a 2000 grand prix gtp and has 50,000 miles on it.

Along with the forementioned recieving a brand new set of fuel injectors still in their boxes, and a set of low mount tranny and engine mount adapters from fiero addiction.



Still needed:

trans linkage, throttle cable, wiring harness, ac compressor, power steering pump, just to name a few.

Not sure yet what i am going to do with this other part of the deal.



but i have a few ideas rolling around in my big empty head.







LOL!, Tony I was there for that funny with Will I had to tell him it was not you LMAO!

as far as your other part of the new buy bring it to me, I have a saw for that


ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #451, 03-30-2010 09:09 PM
      Clay's car is awsome!! all you guys with these cars and different mods are great, that's why i am going broke....i see something that looks great and i have to have it.
now if you don't mind...i know you are in florida!!! but please don't cut that top off.....I CAN'T AFFORD IT!!!
AL


infinitewill MSG #452, 04-01-2010 09:45 AM
      .

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #453, 04-08-2010 04:24 PM
      Started playing around with some of the goodies i picked up at Daytona.

Thanks Will !



Can't remember if it was Will or Dean, but one of them came up with a fantastic way to use these badges ! I won't spill the beans till they get it done, but it is going to be very, very trick !

In the meantime,....hmmmm,.....









** Note these are just prototypes and not finished badges ! **

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Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #454, 04-08-2010 05:07 PM
      I remember seeing those badges at the Daytona show and thinking "whoa, those are cool!" So uh... you gonna let me in on the secret? eh? eh? *nudge-nudge, wink-wink*



topcat (tconey01@att.net) MSG #455, 04-08-2010 07:14 PM
      Those are pretty sweet, and I almost had them as the "other Tony" My wife liked them and said I should have went along just to get them.

I remember where Dean placed them, and think they'd look sweet there.


infinitewill MSG #456, 04-08-2010 08:28 PM
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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #457, 04-08-2010 09:03 PM
      Topcat! LOL!

Tony, I want to play
D.



Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #458, 04-11-2010 03:41 PM
      Man that looks sweet Tony! Making a lot of progress. Looks like you will get your done before I get another one



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #459, 04-13-2010 12:22 AM
      Another exotic adventure,............

My girlfriend knows how bad i want a widebody kit,.........





so she always kids me when i talk about it saying,... " SHE is my widebody kit,"....well now that certian things are taken care of she is correct,...but rather than being it
she will be wearing it !



Shhhhh, ...to those who know her and talk to her,..she won't actually get it till next month,..planning something special.

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Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #460, 04-13-2010 07:39 AM
      Cool

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #461, 04-13-2010 01:14 PM
      Testing out some visuals.

Spoilerless ?







Bowtie wing, which would eventually be morphed into this and obvioiusly pushed back further ?







Low rise wing ?





pulled out my 5 " wing stands to check out the raised look, but ran into some complications.





This last screw was all rusty and would just spin (stripped) but would also hold tight. Got to figure out a way to get this sucker out without doing further damage ?



The other spoiler did not have the screw sleeves needed to attach.

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JPH87 (jphofeldt@msn.com) MSG #462, 04-18-2010 12:28 PM
      Just read thru your whole thread again nice work congrats on the ring .

SMTHGT MSG #463, 04-29-2010 02:45 PM
      Looking G R E A T....



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #464, 05-08-2010 11:18 PM
     

#4 getting closer and closer to getting it's new heart !



In the meantime a little more mocking up.







The idea would be to inset one or both of the badges, fill them in with resin and backlight them.


skuzzbomer MSG #465, 05-09-2010 01:15 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:



The idea would be to inset one or both of the badges, fill them in with resin and backlight them.


I'd put the small one where the big badge is... and finish it the way you want. Not overdoing it is key, so a small accent piece would work very well.

That's just me, though - you can do whatever you want.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #466, 05-14-2010 12:54 AM
     

Picked up an engine stand today from a fellow CFF member (thanks Blacktree) for my 3800 sc engine.



Mike also stuck around to help me with a wiring issue. We had to partially pull out the dash to get some wiring that had inadvertently been tucked away during a past dash removal.



SMTHGT MSG #467, 05-16-2010 11:51 AM
      Have you 'popped the question' yet..??

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #468, 05-20-2010 11:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by SMTHGT:

Have you 'popped the question' yet..??


Next week !

Meanwhile,......today my 3800sc engine and tranny arrived !!



Big thanks to Bill (Hop) who hauled it down from Jacksonville for me.



thanks also to Mike (Blacktree) for the loan of his engine hoist and engine stand as well as helping to unload things.



Anybody looking for a fiero ?

An 86se with bad engine was also part of the deal, but i need to finish the choptop before starting another project.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #469, 05-25-2010 01:33 PM
      Busy, busy, busy !

Finally had some free time today to inventory some of the goods that i recieved along with the 3800sc engine and tranny.





Fiero addiction tranny and engine mounts.



Bonnesville axles



various other parts recieved









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nosaint MSG #470, 05-25-2010 06:34 PM
      keep up the nice work, wish I had a few more Fiero buddies to come over and help!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #471, 05-25-2010 07:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Busy, busy, busy !

Finally had some free time today to inventory some of the goods that i recieved along with the 3800sc engine and tranny.





Okay, Mr. Busy, Busy, Busy. You got until July 31st (this year) to have the car shipped to Whodeanni for 3800SC install.



Mr.PBody (paniccia008@aol.com) MSG #472, 05-26-2010 12:15 AM
      Have a friend pull upwards on the wingstand while you unscrew, the mounting plate is spinning inside the wing.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #473, 05-27-2010 11:36 AM
     
Dean will be handling the install of my engine. I am very excited !



Great guy who does great work !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #474, 05-27-2010 10:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Okay, Mr. Busy, Busy, Busy. You got until July 31st (this year) to have the car shipped to Whodeanni for 3800SC install.



What is July 31st? I will be going down to Fl. to pick up the parts car and the Motor within the this next mounth. I will get it done as soon as I can so he can still drive this summer but I want it to be working and clean before it goes back.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #475, 05-27-2010 11:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:


What is July 31st? I will be going down to Fl. to pick up the parts car and the Motor within the this next mounth. I will get it done as soon as I can so he can still drive this summer but I want it to be working and clean before it goes back.
D.



Hehehe that is Curly's self-imposed deadline for me to get #4 to Georgia.

I told it might be a couple months and he said July 31st or he is going to ride me.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #476, 05-28-2010 07:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Hehehe that is Curly's self-imposed deadline for me to get #4 to Georgia.

I told it might be a couple months and he said July 31st or he is going to ride me.


LOL! we will get it done and on the road. I want this car to make Daytona Next year. I may even try and finish the body on mine and bring it.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #477, 06-01-2010 10:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by SMTHGT:

Have you 'popped the question' yet..??


She said Yes !!!



We made up a basket and went for a picnic lunch downtown at scenic Lake Eola.







After eating we walked around and checked out the sites.







Finally found a nice shaded bench, and enjoyed a romantic moment where i got up the gumption dropped to a knee and popped the question. Many happy tears later, she could not stop smiling.



Many of the nearby joggers cheered us on. It was great.

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JPH87 (jphofeldt@msn.com) MSG #478, 06-02-2010 01:04 AM
      Congatulations nicely done

skuzzbomer MSG #479, 06-02-2010 02:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


She said Yes !!!


Finally got up the gumption dropped to a knee and popped the question. Many happy tears later, she could not stop smiling.



Many of the nearby joggers cheered us on. It was great.



Well done sir Very classy.
I wholeheartedly approve.... A real gentleman, you are.

Also, nice shoes - a brilliant picture of you two. Just remember... don't sweat the small stuff. Good luck to ya


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #480, 06-02-2010 05:25 AM
      Congratulations Tony!!

Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #481, 06-02-2010 09:33 AM
      Congrats, dude!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #482, 06-02-2010 10:58 AM
      Thanks guys, i think i got a good one !

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ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #483, 06-02-2010 04:24 PM
      CONGRATS!!!!!
if she likes fieros and can handle the never ending quest for performance.... and she looks like that
YOU HAVE A KEEPER!!!
best of everything to both of you.
al


25thCountach (nautilusbuilder@aol.com) MSG #484, 06-02-2010 05:04 PM
      Hi Tony, congratulations to you both

Cheers,
Will


Kelvin Vivian (no_18@yahoo.com) MSG #485, 06-02-2010 07:27 PM
      Congratulations to you both... best! - kv



BlackThunderGT MSG #486, 06-02-2010 07:34 PM
      Congratulations...well done!!!

ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #487, 06-03-2010 08:27 AM
      Congrats, seen you posted pics of the car on the "other" forum, lol.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #488, 06-03-2010 10:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ChopTop:

Congrats, seen you posted pics of the car on the "other" forum, lol.


Hey choptop !! Good to see you are still around.

Yeah i could not resist when they started a solstice and fiero thread on the solstice forum. I was surprised most were very complimentry of the fiero and started out as fiero nuts.



infinitewill MSG #489, 06-03-2010 10:45 PM
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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #490, 06-08-2010 09:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Thanks guys, i think i got a good one !


Nice, Tony
I know she will keep you in line
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #491, 07-01-2010 12:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Hehehe that is Curly's self-imposed deadline for me to get #4 to Georgia.

I told it might be a couple months and he said July 31st or he is going to ride me.


Officially, you have 31-days left and I'm headed to the barn to retrive the leather saddle to rub it down with Murphy's oil. Oh yeah, I'm sharpening my boot spurs too.


rodrieguz (rodrieguz@yahoo.com) MSG #492, 07-01-2010 07:57 PM
      Congrats Tony on the engagement and the engine swap.
Rod


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #493, 07-08-2010 06:26 PM
      23-DAYS! TIC TOC...:



KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #494, 07-08-2010 07:16 PM
      Didn't you get this car about 12 years ago??

I'll be back in FL in 32 months with my fiero. If you don't have your car done, well, I guess I'll wait longer.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #495, 07-11-2010 10:13 AM
      Tony, I sent you a PM
12 years!!! ? LOL!


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #496, 07-11-2010 10:47 AM
      I have bought, built, and sold mine in the amount of time he has had that one and I sold mine almost 4 years ago. And it took me 4 years to build that last one! Fiero-less for over 4 years! OMG has it been that long. I need another one!!!!!

Better Hurry up Tony!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #497, 07-19-2010 06:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Officially, you have 31-days left and I'm headed to the barn to retrive the leather saddle to rub it down with Murphy's oil. Oh yeah, I'm sharpening my boot spurs too.


Looks like you are going to have to save the saddle, boots, and spurs for the next rodeo,........ my baby is ready to roll !!

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2002z28ssconv MSG #498, 07-23-2010 11:47 PM
      Wha-wha-WHAAAAATTTT???

Ready to roll as in we're gonna see it at the next CFF meeting?
I'm gonna have a little surprise too...


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #499, 07-24-2010 01:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2002z28ssconv:

Wha-wha-WHAAAAATTTT???

Ready to roll as in we're gonna see it at the next CFF meeting?
I'm gonna have a little surprise too...


Not unless we are holding the meeting in Georgia !


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #500, 07-24-2010 06:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Looks like you are going to have to save the saddle, boots, and spurs for the next rodeo,........ my baby is ready to roll !!





well it looks like I am off to the Rodeo on the way down now, I will see you soon
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #501, 07-25-2010 09:41 AM
     








JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #502, 07-25-2010 11:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:







madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #503, 07-25-2010 11:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:





Tony, let her go dude! She'll be back. I'm glad to here your having Dean perform your 3800SC swap. Hopefully, you and your fiancés can enjoy the spirited driving a Fiero with a 3800SC in the back. D11?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #504, 07-26-2010 09:12 AM
      the car and I made it home safe last night and today we will be un loading it at the shop.
I will post all the updates on this thread but it will be a little before we can realy get going on it. I have to finish a few other things first and I also need to wait on the mounts
D.



carnut122 MSG #505, 07-26-2010 09:52 AM
      Whodeanie, I hope you'll be posting pictures of the progress.

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JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #506, 07-26-2010 04:18 PM
      Tony,

When you get it back, bring her to me and well get it painted.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #507, 07-27-2010 06:18 PM
      The car all tucked in at the shop
we will be starting on it soon and I will keep all of you posted as we go. the plan for this one will be the motor swap and maybe a few other things as well
D.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #508, 08-06-2010 09:15 PM
     

Dean,

Dave will be returning my mounts on Saturday and i will get them shipped out first thing on Monday, along with a little something, something hehehe,


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #509, 08-07-2010 07:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Dean,

Dave will be returning my mounts on Saturday and i will get them shipped out first thing on Monday, along with a little something, something hehehe,



Sounds good, this next week will be out with the old



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #510, 08-09-2010 05:49 PM
     


Dean,

The package is on the way,....barely !

On the way to the post office this morning my daily driver decides to die on the side of the road just on the other side of a very busy intersection, i was able to coast safely thru. i ended up spending half the day sitting on the side of the road waiting for my mechanic friend, and then a tow truck.

I will find out the damage ($) tommorow. ;(

Dean check your PM.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #511, 08-09-2010 07:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean,

The package is on the way,....barely !

On the way to the post office this morning my daily driver decides to die on the side of the road just on the other side of a very busy intersection, i was able to coast safely thru. i ended up spending half the day sitting on the side of the road waiting for my mechanic friend, and then a tow truck.

I will find out the damage ($) tommorow. ;(

Dean check your PM.


That stinks
in the morning the old tired motor wil be taken out.
D.




carnut122 MSG #512, 08-09-2010 08:39 PM
      I'm glad to see this one moving along. Keep us posted.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #513, 08-10-2010 07:51 PM
      Today we pulled the old motor out









the cradle cleaned up with the power washer and ready to be preped for paint.



and the car the way it sets as of today.



more to come
D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #514, 08-11-2010 12:29 AM
     
Looking good !


carnut122 MSG #515, 08-11-2010 08:44 PM
      Progress........................

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #516, 08-11-2010 10:34 PM
      Today we got the 3800 back together and cleaned out the bay and repainted it with Chassis black paint.
I also removed the old battery tray and cleaned up the cradle a bit more as well. I just got the mounts from Tony today so we will get the cradle painted and start to mount the motor.

the clean bay with a freas coat of paint.





I will be installing a new mat on the fire wall to cut down heat and noise but it will be a newer product that works better than the old nasty stock stuff.
D.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #517, 08-12-2010 07:29 PM
      update.....

today we painted up the cradle and once it dried we got to work installing the mounts to set the motor and trans on the cradle.
D.







and just as a teaser we slid the motor in to the car. mostly we did this to get it out of the way





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #518, 08-15-2010 04:39 PM
      A beautiful sight !

Excuse my cheesy grin !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #519, 08-15-2010 10:23 PM
      nobody noticed.



doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #520, 08-15-2010 10:40 PM
      Hood vent I see?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #521, 08-15-2010 11:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

Hood vent I see?


Maybe,...considering cutting up and modifying one of these.





A slight tweek from this possible final vision.



[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 08-15-2010).]

doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #522, 08-15-2010 11:34 PM
      If you do custom headlights it may compliment the lines of the car more. The stock pop ups are very "square" and don't line up with the lines of the scoop

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #523, 08-16-2010 12:40 AM
     

Nothing written in stone, just pondering for now.


Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #524, 08-16-2010 01:27 AM
      Tony, that hood vent looks HOT! If you need any help with that, I'd be glad to assist!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #525, 08-26-2010 12:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Blacktree:

Tony, that hood vent looks HOT! If you need any help with that, I'd be glad to assist!


Thanks Mike ! Not normally my style but i saw something simlair on a concept design and it looked pretty sharp.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #526, 08-30-2010 07:58 PM
      An update for ya.
today I was able to get a few pictures of the car for you so look at the PM.
I also started the headers today. I got the headers fitted and tacked now I have them off to weld them all up. I need to go to Headman to get collectors and pipe for the down tube.
the motor and trans is mounted to the cradle now and once I finish the exhaust I will start on the wires.
that is it for now.
D.









the hood vent setting on the car.



and a pic of my wheel on your car.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #527, 08-30-2010 10:45 PM
     

Wow, Wow, and Wow !!!

Thanks Dean !!

You sure now how to put a person into excitement overload !

The swap, the wheels, and the hood has a fella drooling and dreaming !


Logan (dyno1385@aol.com) MSG #528, 08-31-2010 08:02 PM
      and a pic of my wheel on your car.

[/QUOTE]

where can i get these! front and back!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #529, 08-31-2010 08:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Logan:

and a pic of my wheel on your car.



where can i get these! front and back!

[/QUOTE]

bonspeed.

http://www.bonspeedwheels.com/

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #530, 08-31-2010 08:16 PM
     
Some more angles of the hood scoop/ven









exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #531, 09-09-2010 04:48 PM
     


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #532, 09-11-2010 07:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:




Nice. You can't go wrong with a 5-star rim. I hope you nabbed those puppies.


Niterrorz MSG #533, 09-12-2010 04:15 AM
      hey exoticse awesome build im planning on doing a 3800 swap myself only using a 98 buick rivera motor and trans. i know the wirings not going to be excatly the same but when you get around to doing that part can you kinda lay it out for me step by step if its not to much trouble so i can have something to go by? it would be greatly apreciated.

88GTS (avanvuuren@shaw.ca) MSG #534, 09-12-2010 04:22 PM
      Where did you get the blue hood vent?

Thanks.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #535, 09-14-2010 12:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Niterrorz:

hey exoticse awesome build im planning on doing a 3800 swap myself only using a 98 buick rivera motor and trans. i know the wirings not going to be excatly the same but when you get around to doing that part can you kinda lay it out for me step by step if its not to much trouble so i can have something to go by? it would be greatly apreciated.


Dean is handling all the wiring and installation.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #536, 09-14-2010 12:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 88GTS:

Where did you get the blue hood vent?

Thanks.


purchased it from Whadeduck. Not sure where he got it.

He would have to answer that question.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #537, 09-16-2010 09:28 PM
      Hi, all
My internet was down for a few days due to comcast running new wires but I am back up now.
an update on Tony's car is this.

I have finished the headers and they are at the coater now and will be back in 2 weeks. I have also started on the wires and the filler neck as well as delete the EGR.
I will post up some pic's again soon.
D.


ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #538, 09-20-2010 04:55 PM
      Tony,
i LIKE that hood vent!!
Should really enhance that wide body you been thinking about, after the engine swap is done!!!
al


1988holleyformula MSG #539, 09-20-2010 11:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Nice. You can't go wrong with a 5-star rim. I hope you nabbed those puppies.


I 2nd this question, are these going on your ride? Are they 5x100 or are you going with custom hubs? Gotta love HRE's, though my favorites are the ones on the Perfect Union.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #540, 09-21-2010 12:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:I 2nd this question, are these going on your ride? Are they 5x100 or are you going with custom hubs? Gotta love HRE's, though my favorites are the ones on the Perfect Union.
QUOTE]

It all depends. The wheels are a possible pending purchase. The guy that owns them parts cars for a living and got them off a wrecked Z06 he parted out.
Both wheels on one side are damaged, rather the tubs and not the faces. Very important for 3 piece wheels.

It looks like about $300-400 each for new tubs. Might seem like a lot, but these wheels sell for about $3,500 - $4,000 per set !! The asking price ??? You wouldn't believe me if i told you,......
but lets just say this might be the steal of all time !

The hold up is finding out the exact sizes and offset of the wheels to see if custom hubs can be made econmically to make it all worthwhile.

The guy is holding them for me as long as i need, and he is checking the serial numbers to get me the needed information. He is just very busy and has asked me to be patient.

It was really just dumb luck that i even ran across them as i was in the process of doing a favor for a friend that helped me find this buried treasure.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #541, 09-22-2010 05:49 PM
      Brief update:

Dean has finished the headers and they have been sent off for powdercoating.







It is my understanding that he has made a jig and will be reproducing and selling these.

The wiring is what is being tackled currently.



InTheLead MSG #542, 09-25-2010 10:21 PM
      Don't get a screw down in your injector hole good idea to keep those covered/plugged up.

Lookin good I like the header/downpipe setup that's nice.

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Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #543, 09-26-2010 12:19 PM
      Those headers look interesting. Do I see twin outlets on the bottom?

doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #544, 09-26-2010 09:02 PM
      Nice headers! I really wish someone would make aftermarket sets for the fiero that eliminate the crossover.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #545, 09-29-2010 10:28 PM
      LOL! I was waiting till someone cought that. no that is not a twin outlet I was just using a U bend to hold it in place to get a pic.

as far as doing a set without the crosover I can do them but this way works better.

Update on the car today we did a bit more work on the motor. we got the bolts to install the trans all the way as well as a lot of other parts that did not come with the setup.
Motor mounts, fuel rails, tenisoners, coil mounts, AC compressor, trans tail shaft mount, alt. and much more. I ordered a low mount alt. set up that I will be getting soon.
also the headers should be back from the coater some time next week. I had them coated using a new color that will look great and will not look like others out their, I will post pic's once I get them back.
we also installed the new injectors and a stock fuel rail but we did rebend the fuel rail so the fuel lines are going the way they should. we will be droping the fuel tank soon to install the new fuel pump soon and once I get the headers back we will be installing the motor for the last time. the wires will be routed in a way that will hide most of them.
more to come..
D.







exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #546, 09-30-2010 09:35 AM
      Outstanding !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 10-01-2010).]

Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #547, 10-02-2010 12:15 PM
      It was great seeing you again Tony. Wish we had more time to catch up with all the drama I hope that you sent the headers out to be ceramic coated, Powder , even the high temp stuff will not last on the Manifolds. Might survive on the pipes though but not the manifolds.

Joe



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #548, 10-02-2010 02:58 PM
      the company that they went to for coating does all kinds of coatings, ceramic is what the headers are being coated with.
they even do cryo, rim, powder, ceramic and much more.

I will post pic's once I get them back. I am using a new color on them
D.



RCR (rcrabine@comcast.net) MSG #549, 10-03-2010 08:02 AM
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by Kento:

It was great seeing you again Tony. Wish we had more time to catch up with all the drama I hope that you sent the headers out to be ceramic coated, Powder , even the high temp stuff will not last on the Manifolds. Might survive on the pipes though but not the manifolds.

Joe



Ceramic is the way to go, but I had a set of headers powder coated by a buddy who wanted to try it out (new stuff at the time). The headers looked brand new three years later.

Bob


infinitewill MSG #550, 10-13-2010 12:41 PM
      .

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #551, 10-18-2010 07:46 PM
      Update!
Today I went and picked up the exhaust from the coater. I mocked them up on the motor to get some pictures. I had them coated with a Tiatainum color ceramic.
now we will be able to get the motor installed in the car. I am still waiting on the low mount atl. but I hope to have it soon but at least we can install the motor so we can get the wiring and other things done now.
D.







exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #552, 10-18-2010 11:21 PM
     

Oh baby !!

Way to go Dean !


johnyrottin (johnharbour@hotmail.com) MSG #553, 10-19-2010 01:34 AM
      Dean,, how close to Atlanta Airport are you?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #554, 10-19-2010 07:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by johnyrottin:

Dean,, how close to Atlanta Airport are you?


I am about 30 miles north. the airport is on the south side of Atlanta and I am north of Town.
D.


elitopr MSG #555, 10-22-2010 08:39 PM
      nice customes headers like it!!!!!!!!!!!

RCR (rcrabine@comcast.net) MSG #556, 10-23-2010 08:06 AM
      Headers look great...Question, though: With the dump on the passenger compartment side, how were you planning on running the exaust?

Bob


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #557, 10-23-2010 10:15 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by RCR:

Headers look great...Question, though: With the dump on the passenger compartment side, how were you planning on running the exaust?

Bob


that is the front drivers side of the car the exhaust runs the same way as stock.
here are some update pictures of the install. we have the morot in the car for the first time to do the wiring, fitting, hoses amd etc. I am waiting on the fire wall insulation to come in. once that does we will install the motor for good but rather than wait on that we wanted to move forward with the install. all the wires will be hidden on this one once it is done. it is way more work to do this but it will be worth it.
we ended up making our own alt. mount and a few other things.
enjoy, D

first the start of the wires on the inside, a big mess athe th moment but not for long.



also while the cradle was out we painted it with chassis black as well as upgraded to polly mounts.













Kelvin Vivian (no_18@yahoo.com) MSG #558, 10-23-2010 04:40 PM
      Beautiful motor! Looks great. - kv



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #559, 10-23-2010 11:10 PM
     

Excuse my big CHEESEY, CHEESEBURGER GRIN !!

Thanks Dean !!!!!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #560, 11-18-2010 08:39 AM
      I should have more pictures soon but for now we have gotten all the hoses and the new Fuel pump installed and I was finaly able to get the harnes for the trans slector that was missing.
we will be back on the wiring next week to get it done. also I finaly found a place to get the axles made so we should have those by next week as well.
more to come....
D.


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #561, 12-20-2010 02:21 PM
      Man that install looks nice, the mods are great, the chop is awesome. The only thing that is going to throw this build under the bus is the LOOSE Nut behind the wheel!!!

The clock is ticking, I should be picking mine up next week. Might still have time to get it done before yours!!!

Joe


powrmajik (powrmajik@yahoo.com) MSG #562, 12-22-2010 03:39 PM
      Tony! Long time no see! I started lurking here again and what do I find...YOU...STILL building this car! C'mon man lets go! Looks like you are finally making some real progress!



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #563, 12-22-2010 05:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I should have more pictures soon but for now we have gotten all the hoses and the new Fuel pump installed and I was finaly able to get the harnes for the trans slector that was missing.
we will be back on the wiring next week to get it done. also I finaly found a place to get the axles made so we should have those by next week as well.
more to come....
D.


Updates....... Pics....... Please......

P.S. Tony if I make it down to my second Daytona before you complete your Choptop Curly is going to put you on blast.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #564, 12-23-2010 09:16 AM
      LOL! the car will be ready for Daytona! the motor swap is almost done. I need to pull it out of the car one last time to do a few little things on it and then it will go back in for the last time. I will have it running in Jan. so we can get it to the Dyno and tune it and then for a few road miles.
I will get some more pics of it soon.
D.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #565, 12-23-2010 12:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

LOL! the car will be ready for Daytona! D.


WORD!


powrmajik (powrmajik@yahoo.com) MSG #566, 12-27-2010 09:13 AM
      Lets see some pics Tony.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #567, 12-29-2010 08:12 AM
      Ok, we finished the wire routing so we pulled the motor out for the last time so I could do some cleanup in the bay as well as finish all the wires up nice and neet.
we will be done with that today and the motor will be going back in today for good. from here it is just a matter of hooking up everything.
the first pic is of the bay with the new heat shilding in. we will be using a new sound deadener in the inside of the cab as well.
D.





more to come soon.


powrmajik (powrmajik@yahoo.com) MSG #568, 12-29-2010 09:18 AM
      That sure is clean! Reminds me of mine when I got it finished...though I must say its not nearly as clean anymore



johnyrottin (johnharbour@hotmail.com) MSG #569, 12-29-2010 05:56 PM
      Smooth!!!!!!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #570, 12-30-2010 02:42 AM
     
Oh yes !! I am telling you guys, get your car over to whodeanie's shop,..he is the man !

Dean, still making a decision on the parts we talked about, will let you know this week.



Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #571, 12-30-2010 08:09 AM
      Progress is looking good but looks like I am going to end up with my next fiero before your done hehehehe can't wait to see it when you a finished for now



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #572, 12-30-2010 09:33 PM
      here are some pictures from today. we got all the detail work done on the motor and bay so the motor went back in for good today.
all the wires are tucked away and I taped the front for the new heater hose.

now that the motor is back in it is all about hooking it all up. hoses, cables etc. then a few fluids and to the road we go.
D.















rcp builders MSG #573, 12-30-2010 10:41 PM
      Looking good, when done right and tight the 3.8 really looks right at home in the fiero.

I was wondering and I'm sure if I stay tuned I will find out but ahhh what you got planned

for sound deadening inside??? I'm hoping to start reinstalling my int. soon and wont until

I decide on what to use. The options are almost endless but boy it can get expensive. Ray


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #574, 12-31-2010 08:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rcp builders:

Looking good, when done right and tight the 3.8 really looks right at home in the fiero.

I was wondering and I'm sure if I stay tuned I will find out but ahhh what you got planned

for sound deadening inside??? I'm hoping to start reinstalling my int. soon and wont until

I decide on what to use. The options are almost endless but boy it can get expensive. Ray


I got some stuff from Will that I will be testing it is a sound dead pad that is used in Abrams Tanks so I think it will work great in a Fiero to cut down a little engine noise.
I will keep you posted once I get it installed.
D.




ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #575, 01-03-2011 02:02 PM
      Hey Ex, I recently Googled "Perserverance", this is what came up!



[/QUOTE]



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #576, 01-05-2011 08:10 AM
      Been working on the car this last week. we got the motor back in and all the wires and hoses connected. I test fit the axles and now I need to take them back and have them packed and booted.
I made a custom dog bone and intake tube I am just waiting on the conectors to come in. I also ordered the battery tray from Archie so we can get it in and get the car started.
I also got the plug wires all installed. here are some pics of it now.
D.

first the intake tube.















Tony Kania MSG #577, 01-05-2011 12:07 PM
      That engine bay gave me a little "chubby".

Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #578, 01-05-2011 05:47 PM
      I don't know much about the use of the foil looking stuff...is it for heat protection or sound insulation?

I was just thinking, there is SO much detail work on this car that the foil stuff really detracts. Are there any plans to make the bay look more finished?

DEFINITELY not a criticism just a question!


FYI, I had a 57 chevy that had dynamat in the trunk that I never got around to finishing so it was all exposed.....cost me a lot of points at shows. I could never make up my mind what I wanted to do with the trunk finish.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #579, 01-06-2011 12:26 AM
     

Pinching myself.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #580, 01-06-2011 07:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

I don't know much about the use of the foil looking stuff...is it for heat protection or sound insulation?

I was just thinking, there is SO much detail work on this car that the foil stuff really detracts. Are there any plans to make the bay look more finished?

DEFINITELY not a criticism just a question!


FYI, I had a 57 chevy that had dynamat in the trunk that I never got around to finishing so it was all exposed.....cost me a lot of points at shows. I could never make up my mind what I wanted to do with the trunk finish.



it is more for heat than noise. the stuf that i use for noise will not hold up to heat so I use it on the inside. I am still looking for a better product to use on the firewall that looks better but this is the only thing that we could find that would hold up.
the pictures do not do it justice though it looks way better in person and once the deck lid is on you will not see most of the firewall.
D.


Tony Kania MSG #581, 01-06-2011 01:09 PM
      Whodeanie, PM sent...

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #582, 01-10-2011 02:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ChopTop:

Hey Ex, I recently Googled "Perserverance", this is what came up!




[/QUOTE]

You know it !

I get a lot of good natured ribbing from club and forum members about how long it has taken me to finish this project, but one can only go as fast as their wallet and skills will let them, so i do what i can, when i can and leave it at that.

I plan to keep this car for a long time and i have a vision and a focus. i could have built a really bad a** non widebody choptop by now, but that is not what i want so i just keep plugging away and building little by little, and it helps from keeping the task from becoming overwhelming.

i will keep working at the pace that works best for ME,........ no matter how long it takes to achieve the dream.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 01-10-2011).]

Morkidan (morkidanx@cs.com) MSG #583, 01-10-2011 10:28 AM
      Looking good man!!!



carnut122 MSG #584, 01-10-2011 10:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

i will keep working at the pace that works best for ME,........ no matter how long it takes to achieve the dream.


It's all about achieving long term goals and not settling for near-term gratification! If it was easy, everybody would do it. Hang in there!



Daredevil05 MSG #585, 01-10-2011 05:55 PM
      I was doing research on this product a while back and I believe that Archie may have used it on one of his customer's car. There are two products and one can be sprayed over the other but not vice versa. Maybe Archie can give us some feedback on this product.

I may end up spraying this product on my car if I ever need to pull out my engine for some reason.

http://www.lizardskin.com/

[This message has been edited by Daredevil05 (edited 01-10-2011).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #586, 01-10-2011 08:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


I plan to keep this car for a long time and i have a vision and a focus. i could have built a really bad a** non widebody choptop by now, but that is not what i want so i just keep plugging away and building little by little, and it helps from keeping the task from becoming overwhelming.



Tony, build your dream Fiero and settle for nothing less than perfection. If it takes more time-then so be it, but never settle for stock dreams. Tweak and tweak and more tweak my friend.



IwannaIRM (swags33@cableone.net) MSG #587, 01-21-2011 11:46 PM
      bump for updates and new pics!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #588, 01-22-2011 12:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IwannaIRM:

bump for updates and new pics!


Waiting for an exhaust setup to arrive.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #589, 01-27-2011 12:21 PM
      Tony, any updates on the wheels?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #590, 01-27-2011 04:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Tony, any updates on the wheels?


Yes, talked with the wheel company today and the numbers were very, very favorable !
Need to talk with eric next to determine what else is needed and if it is cost effective.


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #591, 01-30-2011 07:29 PM
      Tony! this is my Idea of a Chopped Top





FIEROSMIGLA (rsmigla@cfl.rr.com) MSG #592, 02-04-2011 09:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Waiting for an exhaust setup to arrive.



Looking good man , I plan to meet up with Dean in March, I decided to build another Chop but I'm starting with the motor first. I look forward to meeting up with you.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #593, 02-09-2011 07:59 AM
      Ok, guys it has been long enough since I posted here for Tony.
we got the final asembled axles back and got them installed now all we need is exhaust
the car has a short list of things we need to do to other parts of it but the car will soon be on the road. I will try to get some pictures up this week.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #594, 02-11-2011 07:33 AM
      I just wanted to show this thread some love
D.



FIEROSMIGLA (rsmigla@cfl.rr.com) MSG #595, 02-11-2011 05:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just wanted to show this thread some love
D.



WOW , nice job , Make sure you take me for a ride in March!!!



Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #596, 02-13-2011 12:19 PM
     

hehe


Car-Lo MSG #597, 02-14-2011 10:05 AM
      Very nice install, what exhaust (muffler, tips) did you end up using, any pics ?

carnut122 MSG #598, 02-14-2011 07:49 PM
      Nice, clean install on the motor. Can you show a little more pipe (exhaust headers)next time?

BlackThunderGT MSG #599, 02-15-2011 12:38 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I just wanted to show this thread some love
D.



Can’t wait to get some love myself


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #600, 02-25-2011 08:30 PM
     
Still waiting on parts to arrive.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #601, 02-26-2011 08:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Still waiting on parts to arrive.



X2
one last part holding up the whole thing, gotta love that.
I want to drive it.


Car-Lo MSG #602, 02-27-2011 01:04 PM
      My turn to watch

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #603, 03-04-2011 09:51 AM
     

Dean will be bringing my car to the show, so i will be getting to see it for the first time since the swap, right along with everyone else.



Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #604, 03-04-2011 11:59 AM
      That'll be cool. Have you made an "executive decision" regarding the hood vent?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #605, 03-04-2011 12:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Blacktree:

That'll be cool. Have you made an "executive decision" regarding the hood vent?


No i haven't. I am going to have Dean bring it to the show so i can eyeball it firsthand to get a better perspective.

I have never seen the two together in person.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #606, 03-07-2011 02:33 AM
      Both Dean and i are getting very frustrated.

Tuesday is the deadline before i make other moves.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 03-07-2011).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #607, 03-07-2011 07:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Both Dean and i are getting very frustrated.

Tuesday is the deadline before i make other moves.





I'm getting frustrated from reading (your) frustrations. If the part is ready to ship and you've already paid-what's the hold-up? Last I saw the postman is still running.


joshua riedl MSG #608, 03-07-2011 08:26 PM
      Tomorrow's comming no matter what, don't stress it. You're going to have a great car soon.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #609, 03-08-2011 04:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


I'm getting frustrated from reading (your) frustrations. If the part is ready to ship and you've already paid-what's the hold-up? Last I saw the postman is still running.


Time's up.



Maybe the postman got lost ? (Yeah that is Kevin Costner,..and like the movie, this sucks)



Doesn't matter, been very patient, requested monies back immediatly (stay tuned) ,..... Dean and I are moving on.

He will be building me a custom setup.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 03-08-2011).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #610, 03-08-2011 07:37 PM
      Do you think Dean will have enough time before D11?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #611, 03-09-2011 07:48 AM
      we did get the brakes changed as well as finish up some loose ends but without the exhaust I can not even fier the car so today I will see if I can build a test pipe to atleast get the car fired.
if we need I will build the exhaust if it does not show up this week.

here are some brake pics. the old calipers were all locked up, it is a woulder the car even stoped at all.
D.





whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #612, 03-11-2011 08:40 AM
      I finaly got a call from the shipper and they will be here today with the exhaust.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #613, 03-12-2011 09:05 AM
      got the exhaust as planed but the shipper crushed it so we will be using part of it and I will build the rest. it will work out better this way I can make it flow better for the motor but it will take longer.
should have some pic's up this week.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #614, 03-12-2011 05:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

should have some pic's up this week.
D.


Wow! it's down to the wire.


carnut122 MSG #615, 03-13-2011 09:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

got the exhaust as planed but the shipper crushed it so we will be using part of it and I will build the rest. it will work out better this way I can make it flow better for the motor but it will take longer.
should have some pic's up this week.
D.


Let me guess....it...was...UPS????


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #616, 03-14-2011 07:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:


Let me guess....it...was...UPS????


nope, not this time, R&L


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #617, 03-14-2011 06:21 PM
     

Ordered my Car-lo style exhaust tips !



Should arrive by the end of the week.

http://vibrantperformance.c...1059&products_id=101


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #618, 03-15-2011 07:11 AM
      Cool, with any luck I will get them fast so I can get the exhaust done in time for tunning. nothing like getting down to the wire
I have something cooking on the car at the moment
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #619, 03-15-2011 11:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Ordered my Car-lo style exhaust tips! Should arrive by the end of the week.

http://vibrantperformance.c...1059&products_id=101


Tony, that's sweet! I like that type of exhaust tips because of it's size. Reminds me of the Nissan GTR. Those tips are huge!



[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 03-15-2011).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #620, 03-15-2011 11:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Tony, that's sweet! I like that type of exhaust tips because of it's size. Reminds me of the Nissan GTR. Those tips are huge!


They will look even better once they are underneath a widebody rear bumper.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #621, 03-21-2011 12:25 AM
     
Dean did anything arrive ?



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #622, 03-22-2011 07:22 AM
      Ok, no tips yet but I hope to have them today. we did get the main part of the exhaust built yesterday. I need to go and get one flange to conect the header because I ran out of them.
once that is done we will be looking over the car and I hope to fire it tonight.
I will keep you all posted.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #623, 03-22-2011 05:32 PM
      Got a good phone call today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos2MnVxe-c

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 03-22-2011).]

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #624, 03-23-2011 06:31 AM
      LOL! we did get it to fire yesterday but we have a bad fuel pump that we will be replacing today as soon as it gets here.
I was able to get the exhaust build and in the car, just waiting on the tips. we got the brakes bled.
today we are finishing up all the detail work like the sound deadner on the back wall as well as hopefully tuining the car this aftrenoon.
we were going to save this but Tony said to post them so I hope you all like it.
D.

















troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #625, 03-23-2011 08:09 PM
      That looks great!!!!

Ruffy MSG #626, 03-23-2011 09:20 PM
      took me some time but ive read almost every post in this build and i have to say nice car! seems like it is taking some time like all builds but with time comes perfection! great job and im glad you are spending the time and money into a car that is worth it oh and grats on the marriage shes beautiful. now time for babys! hahaha.

Custom2M4 (custom2m4@hotmail.com) MSG #627, 03-23-2011 10:43 PM
      awesome! she's all one color again!

BlackThunderGT MSG #628, 03-23-2011 11:53 PM
      Looking good!!!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #629, 03-24-2011 07:22 AM
      the car waiting for tips. yesterday we got the sound deadener installed on the inside fire wall and finished up a few other details.
we have a problem with the computer not liking the swap, it went in to lock down mode and will not let the car start so we will be hooking up the tuner this morning to unlock it and tune the car.
so if all goes well I should be driving the car up and down the street this aftrenoon.

the computer is from a bonnie and it locks out the injector pulse in theft mode.
D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #630, 03-24-2011 01:08 PM
      This project is about to get really interesting,...hehehe.

i hope you are wearing depends !!

All i will say.

Did i mention i was happy ??

Crazy Man Dancing In Best Buy!!!

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FierociousGT MSG #631, 03-24-2011 01:29 PM
      So I heard....

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #632, 03-25-2011 07:23 AM
      we did not make it to Daytona with the car because of vendor isues but we did get the car to fire and run yesterday.
it had a bad crank sensor and the computor was locked in security mode. once we got that taken care of we got the car to start but ran into a nother isue that we will have to work on today.
the oil bypass spring is stuck and blew out the filter it is an easy but messy fix. the car should be running by this afternoon.

Tony and I have talked and the car will be staying with us a bit longer for test and tune as well as a few other things we talked about doing.

I have been working non stop the last few weeks and now I am being told that if I do not take time off this weekend to handle a few things with my wife that she is going to kill me
I will miss all of you at the show.
D.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #633, 03-26-2011 08:09 AM
      some pics of the car outside.
D.

























rodrieguz (rodrieguz@yahoo.com) MSG #634, 03-26-2011 09:27 AM
      Tony,

Any idea what you're doing with the engine hatch? that motor is too clean to get covered up it screams to be seen.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #635, 03-26-2011 10:40 PM
     
Thanks Dean for the pixs ! looking good.

Rod, no idea yet, but i am on the same thought vien.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #636, 03-28-2011 07:25 PM
     

Got to meet up with a fellow choptop owner this past weekend at Daytona.

Ron is a really cool guy, with an absolutely stunning car.






....
His car looked so good it almost seduced me into chucking the widebody idea and just going stock,.........................................................................almost.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #637, 03-30-2011 11:34 AM
      Dean.

Any pictures of the new tips ?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #638, 04-04-2011 08:20 AM
      I will get some today and post them for you.
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #639, 04-04-2011 01:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean.

Any pictures of the new tips ?


Dude, quit it. Enjoy your honeymoon!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #640, 04-05-2011 03:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Dude, quit it. Enjoy your honeymoon!


oh trust me i am !!!

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 04-06-2012).]

Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #641, 04-05-2011 09:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:



Careful, you may end up in there if you don't behave



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #642, 04-05-2011 07:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


oh trust me i am !!!




Dude, where's your wedding ring?


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #643, 04-08-2011 08:19 AM
      here are the pics of the new tips for the car.
D.





madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #644, 04-09-2011 06:01 PM
      Tony just text me. They're leaving Cali. I hope you enjoyed your stay in CA.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #645, 04-16-2011 11:30 PM
      Knock, knock,......



[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 04-17-2011).]

BlackThunderGT MSG #646, 04-17-2011 05:27 PM
      Tony are you doing the widebody yourself or is Dean doing it?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #647, 04-17-2011 08:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:

Tony are you doing the widebody yourself or is Dean doing it?




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #648, 04-21-2011 05:30 PM
     

Can some of you photoshop guru's tweek the camaro bow tie wings in these pics,..









To look like this below.



ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #649, 04-21-2011 11:41 PM
      tony,
it's about time!! sadly though if dean is doing yours... it will be done before mine!
post pics!
al


BlackThunderGT MSG #650, 04-22-2011 08:56 AM
      Tony

My Fiero is going to visit yours today and will soon to be a member in the Sporty Shorty Fiero Club (SSFC)

Paul


randye (randy@enerson1.com) MSG #651, 04-22-2011 04:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

some pics of the car outside.
D.





Watching this dream come true for you Tony, I'm SO filled with envy!
Nah...just thrilled to see a great guy get a great ride.
I'm just hoping you don't paint it a certain favorite color of mine and make me have to hide my car in shame ....



BlackThunderGT MSG #652, 04-23-2011 11:32 AM
      Tony

I had a great visit with your car and I like the future plans for the wide body Dean and I have worked out a wide body for mine to. I think you probably know what I’m talking about

Sorry I only got a couple pictures of your car as I was to busy talking with Dean instead of taking photos LOL

Paul






exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #653, 04-23-2011 11:44 AM
     

Hey Paul !

Thanks for the pics. Glad you got your baby up there too.

Can't wait to see what Dean comes up with your car, and yes i know what he has planned it should be pretty awesome.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #654, 04-23-2011 03:58 PM
      that's a strange place to mount the C.A.I.


J/K Tony, your Choptop is going to be great when dean is done with it.


infinitewill MSG #655, 04-26-2011 07:03 PM
      .

[This message has been edited by infinitewill (edited 08-30-2016).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #656, 04-26-2011 10:54 PM
     
Thanks Will !!

That's the ticket.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #657, 04-28-2011 03:46 PM
      This is getting even closer.


The hood and decklids will be different, tint the windows, and wheels will be silver.



BlackThunderGT MSG #658, 04-28-2011 09:52 PM
      Sweet!!! That is going to look great Tony

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #659, 04-29-2011 07:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:

You thinking something like this T?....

\/\/



Great PhotoShop work,

When you go from this

to this


It's amazing that you knew exactly what the side of the barrel in the backround looked like.

Like a Pro

Archie

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infinitewill MSG #660, 04-29-2011 11:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Great PhotoShop work,

When you go from this

to this


It's amazing that you knew exactly what the side of the barrel in the backround looked like.

Like a Pro

Archie



Well, you know once I cut the spoiler out it was pretty obvious. I mean it was right there!

Arch, You're killin' me down here

\/\/

P.S. BTW, I am going to be in Rockford on June 7 doing another Creative Suite workshop, the offer is still open to drop in. Maybe I can "Learn ya" something

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #661, 05-03-2011 08:18 AM
      Tony's car gets a little love yesterday and today. fixing a few things as well as finishing the install up. I love the new shop with the lifts it is making my life much better.
if all goes well we will be driving the car tonight.
D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #662, 05-03-2011 10:14 AM
     

Can't wait to hear and see my baby roll !


Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #663, 05-03-2011 10:55 PM
      Is that a crushed Coolant Tube i see under the Driver side front? ? ?


hehehe sorry, could not resist! When she getting paint?



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #664, 05-04-2011 08:44 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kento:

Is that a crushed Coolant Tube i see under the Driver side front? ? ?


hehehe sorry, could not resist! When she getting paint?



Not a chance! we have done this a time or 2. it is close but it still has about 1/2" before the lift arm hits it.

we got the major part of the work done yesterday but ran into a problem with the oil pan GM has reworked them because they crack from the gasket area and this one was on exception.
I ordered a new one and it will be here I hope today so we can get the car rolling.
D.



BlackThunderGT MSG #665, 05-05-2011 02:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Can't wait to hear and see my baby roll !


Let the good times roll


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #666, 05-06-2011 07:44 AM
      we got the car done yesterday and took it out on it's first drive. it still needs to be tuned, the motor runs great but it has a few codes we need to clear.
the trans is stuck in limp mode until the tune is done as well but it runs and drives now. we will be tuning it this next week and see about getting a few trips up and down the road.
I was also able to get the tips installed as well.
I will keep you posted with more soon.
D.











exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #667, 05-06-2011 06:08 PM
     

yeaaahhhhh !!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #668, 05-06-2011 06:23 PM
      we did get the decklid and vents reinstalled today as well. tunning will be sometime this next week.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #669, 05-17-2011 11:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

we did get the decklid and vents reinstalled today as well. tunning will be sometime this next week.
D.


Facebook update: Dean is on the book !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #670, 05-19-2011 02:57 AM
      Good news.

Fresh Mad/Arch widebody parts are being laid up in the molds !


Kilofox13 (kerry.fruhauf@us.af.mil) MSG #671, 05-24-2011 12:08 PM
      Sorry I didn't get a bunch of pics for you. Here's the ones I took that have your car in them.




BlackThunderGT MSG #672, 05-24-2011 04:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kilofox13:
Sorry I didn't get a bunch of pics for you. Here's the ones I took that have your car in them.
[/IMG]


Thanks for sharing... we love pictures from Whodeanie's Customs


Kilofox13 (kerry.fruhauf@us.af.mil) MSG #673, 05-24-2011 05:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:


Thanks for sharing... we love pictures from Whodeanie's Customs


Me too! That's why my chop is a new resident!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #674, 05-24-2011 06:07 PM
     

Thanks Kilofox !

Yeah i am glad you guys realized too that Dean is the man !

With blackthunder's car getting chopped, that is 6 choptops at Dean's shop at one time !! Wow !

Mine
dave's
Dean's
Johnnyrotten's
Kilofox
BlackThunderGT


BlackThunderGT MSG #675, 05-24-2011 07:07 PM
      Oh Ya!!!


Kilofox13 (kerry.fruhauf@us.af.mil) MSG #676, 05-24-2011 07:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:

Oh Ya!!!


Should've used a 6 pack of Little Kings for that pic! Those bottles are too tall! LOL



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #677, 06-01-2011 11:49 PM
      Like Shakira says the hips don't lie !!

(Madcurl's #20)



Dean this is exactly how i want my hips to look like !! Love that shelf,.......Seeeeexy !

[]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wrt04jaHek[]

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #678, 06-02-2011 03:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Like Shakira says the hips don't lie !!

(Madcurl's #20)



Dean this is exactly how i want my hips to look like !! Love that shelf,.......Seeeeexy !




Looks are deceiving. #020 C-pillar is not only rolled back into the 350Z window, but it has a trailing edge that ramps back towards the glass.

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Curley wanted the top edge of the door to get taller as it goes back into the quarter window area. So we cut off the top of another door skin & did some trial fitting.......


Archie




In other words the hips are exaggerated by them being "rolled" into the glass as the F40 demonstrates. That allows for a semi-flat area above the hips.



Since #004 doesn't have a window to wrap around-at best the end result will be similar to Car-Lo's by moving in the C-pillars, but to achieve that "line" or shelf-like you'll need to copy Whodeannie's hip. They contain a shelf-like shape line or edge to achieve an aggressive hip-similar to the IMSA. Car-Lo's too contain a sharp line throughout.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #679, 06-10-2011 05:01 PM
     



ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #680, 06-13-2011 03:46 PM
     


Looking good Ex, have you given any consideration to flush rear fascia, it sure gives a modern touch to it.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #681, 06-16-2011 12:07 PM
     


Hey Choptop, good to hear from you !

Yes i had considered it and Dean was going to build me one, but i changed my mind and decided to go with the regular fiero bumper with the ledge (hehehe).

I am going to replace the old outdated rear reflectors and add a custom, exotic looking diffuser of some sort. Stock, but sulper tweeked.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #682, 06-21-2011 04:31 PM
      Picked up a pair of these for #4 !

RX-8 side mirrors.



Acknowledgement to FerociousGTO for being the first fiero enthusiast to incoporate and perfect this particular mirror modification (below).





Just in case anyone else was interested in doing this mod, i have a third RX-8 mirror i will not be using that i will be happy to sell.

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Kilofox13 (kerry.fruhauf@us.af.mil) MSG #683, 06-24-2011 07:03 AM
      That mirror looks nice on there! Hmm... Giving me ideas like that while my car is sitting at Deans shop next to yours.. Shame on you! LOL

BlackThunderGT MSG #684, 06-24-2011 03:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kilofox13:

That mirror looks nice on there! Hmm... Giving me ideas like that while my car is sitting at Deans shop next to yours.. Shame on you! LOL


Yes Tony... shame on you!!! You are making us spend more money! LOL


F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #685, 06-24-2011 05:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Kilofox13:

That mirror looks nice on there! Hmm... Giving me ideas like that while my car is sitting at Deans shop next to yours.. Shame on you! LOL

I agree those look good. I might have to use them on my wife's build.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #686, 06-25-2011 05:52 PM
      Whooohooo !

My mirrors arrived today ! Darn do they look good !! Wow.

More parts on order !

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Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #687, 06-26-2011 06:43 AM
      BTW, I think the RX-8 mirrors look HAWT on a modded Fiero, such as Dave's. I'm not just saying that because I did the RX-8 mirror install on Dave's car, either. I really do like the look.

If you need any help, let me know. Or are you going to have Dean do the install?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #688, 07-06-2011 09:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Blacktree:

BTW, I think the RX-8 mirrors look HAWT on a modded Fiero, such as Dave's. I'm not just saying that because I did the RX-8 mirror install on Dave's car, either. I really do like the look.



The actual goodies.







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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #689, 07-07-2011 04:26 PM
     
Going up to see my baby at the end of the month !

Dean check your PM.


FIEROSMIGLA (rsmigla@cfl.rr.com) MSG #690, 07-07-2011 08:11 PM
      Looking good man !

 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Going up to see my baby at the end of the month !

Dean check your PM.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #691, 07-08-2011 02:22 AM
      I have found my wheels !!!

The wheels will likely be 19 x 8.5 up front with a 20 x 11 setup in the back. Rear lip will be at least 4", maybe even more.

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SMTHGT MSG #692, 07-08-2011 06:59 AM
      I cant wait until we FINALLY get finished with atleast one Fiero...
Still workin pn mine too..

Smooth



BlackThunderGT MSG #693, 07-08-2011 10:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Going up to see my baby at the end of the month !

Dean check your PM.


Tony,
Are you going to be at the open house?
Paul


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #694, 07-08-2011 10:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:


Tony,
Are you going to be at the open house?
Paul


Unfortunatly i will be up the week before.

Unless a fellow CFF member drives up also i will likely miss the open house.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #695, 07-08-2011 10:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

I have found my wheels !!!

The wheels will likely be 19 x 8.5 up front with a 20 x 11 setup in the back. Rear lip will be at least 4", maybe even more.



PM me a link, it will make those calculations easier.

A


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #696, 07-09-2011 01:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


PM me a link, it will make those calculations easier.

A


Done

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BlackThunderGT MSG #697, 07-10-2011 12:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Unfortunatly i will be up the week before.

Unless a fellow CFF member drives up also i will likely miss the open house.



That’s a bummer was looking forward to hanging out and talking chop tops



War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #698, 07-10-2011 11:58 PM
      Those are hottt! You are making me consider them. Darn it!!!!

Paul
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


The actual goodies.













exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #699, 07-15-2011 11:12 PM
     
Ordered some of the mini-cooper side marker lights this past week and to my surprise the company never responded to my order !!

I got a response from Amazon that the company has not acted on the order in a certain amount of time so the transaction got cancelled. Arrrrgh !!

Maybe my piddly order was not worth their time ? Then why advertise the items ???

I guess it is back to ebay to find a set.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #700, 07-18-2011 10:11 PM
      Nice mirrors.

IsellCARS (millsautomotivesales@frontier.com) MSG #701, 07-19-2011 03:19 PM
      I put Konig 18's on mine. Everyone seems to like em

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infinitewill MSG #702, 07-20-2011 01:16 PM
      .

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IsellCARS (millsautomotivesales@frontier.com) MSG #703, 07-20-2011 02:24 PM
      about 1.5 but they really stand out. The slaesmen from discount tire said 19's wouldnt fit, but im sure they could.

Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #704, 07-20-2011 08:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IsellCARS:

about 1.5 but they really stand out. The slaesmen from discount tire said 19's wouldnt fit, but im sure they could.


Koenig Unknowns - I had those on my Solstice for a while...




BlackThunderGT MSG #705, 07-21-2011 12:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IsellCARS:

I put Konig 18's on mine. Everyone seems to like em





Was this posted in the wrong thread? I don't get the post Tony will need custom wheels with the wide body kit


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #706, 07-21-2011 02:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:


Was this posted in the wrong thread? I don't get the post Tony will need custom wheels with the wide body kit


i already have my wheels picked out, they are custom 3 piece wheels that IMO are bad to the bone hehehe,

Only a couple people have seen my choice and i am going to keep it secret until they are in my hands.

Unfortunately i can't really order them until all the bodywork is done and precise measurements made so they fit like i want them to.


BlackThunderGT MSG #707, 07-21-2011 12:41 PM
      Tony

These are the ones I am looking at from bonspeed



Paul


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #708, 07-22-2011 07:24 AM
      NICE! I am looking forward to seeing you this next week.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #709, 07-22-2011 10:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

NICE! I am looking forward to seeing you this next week.
D.


Ditto, it has been awhile !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #710, 07-26-2011 07:35 PM
      Got to visit with dean and #4 today, had a great time ! More pics and details later.

BlackThunderGT MSG #711, 07-27-2011 12:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Got to visit with dean and #4 today, had a great time ! More pics and details later.


Awesome!!! Please post pictures. I can't wait for the open house, I'm going


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #712, 07-27-2011 12:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:


Awesome!!! Please post pictures. I can't wait for the open house, I'm going


Don't want to post too much and spoil the open house, hehehe.

Anyway my main purpose of the visit was to sit down with Dean and go over some stuff for #4.

Let me tell you i thought Orlando traffic was a beast, ....it is a joke compared to Atlanta traffic,...WOW.

In fact right before i got to Dean's shop there was a pretty ugly rollover wreck.





The troopers are no joke in Georgia either, those guys were everywhere ! They looked like they were playing video games standing on the side of the road picking off cars !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #713, 07-27-2011 12:55 PM
      Was not hard to find Dean's shop, thank god for navigation (what the heck did we do before ??).



When i first walked up the front offices were all dark and it looked like the place was closed and i was like huh ??

Then some guys from Atlanta performance stepped out of the shadows hehe and walked me to the back and thru the shop door and Wham,..now we were talking ! Music was cranking and whodeanie and crew were hard at work.







The shop is HUGE !

Hung out first in the work area with all the lifts, and tools, then Dean took me over to the other side,..and WOW it was like candy land !



just a sneak peek for you guys going to the open house. So many cool projects gong on.

Now about #4,........

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BlackThunderGT MSG #714, 07-28-2011 12:58 AM
      Thanks Tony!

For not showing all the good stuff… I can wait a few more days

Paul


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #715, 07-28-2011 04:33 PM
      Found #4 snuggled back in a corner next to Dean's own lambo roadster and FierociousGT's widebody choptop.



from there Dean showed me the engine swap and a couple other things like the frontal battery relocation.



One of the things i had been unsure on was the hood scoop, but a closer in person inspection, erased all doubts !





I am really, really not a hood scoop type person, but trust me it looks way better in person than it does in pics, and Whodeanie and i discussed ways to make it flow with the car perfectly.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #716, 07-28-2011 04:41 PM
     

Among the many other mods we mapped out were the installation of the RX-8 style mirrors like Dave has here on his widebody choptop.



a side by side comparison of the stock ones and the RX-8 mirrors.



The RX-8 mirrors look absolutely amazing on a fiero, so much more modern and complimentary.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #717, 07-29-2011 10:30 PM
     


The widebody rockers going on #4.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #718, 07-30-2011 12:48 AM
     

a little noise.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...mfu_in_order&list=UL


BlackThunderGT MSG #719, 07-30-2011 05:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
a little noise.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...mfu_in_order&list=UL


Awesome


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #720, 08-28-2011 01:24 AM
      Fell in love with these wheels at a Supercar rally in Orlando today.



They are Vellano wheels, and very, very similar (different brand) to the ones i have picked out.



The only thing on this particular brand, the owner said he has had clear coat problems and has had to send the wheels back three times for recoating !!



Still they were totally drool worthy and the best looking wheels at the gathering IMO.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #721, 09-03-2011 01:04 AM
      Hey Tony, what's up with the choptop? Is this your week for tweak modifications?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #722, 09-09-2011 05:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony, what's up with the choptop? Is this your week for tweak modifications?



(exoticse rubs hands together) hehehehe,....




Syn (matthew.ryan.prince@gmail.com) MSG #723, 09-09-2011 05:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
(exoticse rubs hands together) hehehehe,....




Why are you wearing lipstick :P


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #724, 09-09-2011 05:55 PM
      It has begun.

Looking good !

Dean will post some pictures in the morning !

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Syn (matthew.ryan.prince@gmail.com) MSG #725, 09-10-2011 11:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

It has begun.

Looking good !

Dean will post some pictures in the morning !



Man can't wait to see those pictures!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #726, 09-11-2011 12:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Syn:


Man can't wait to see those pictures!


Underway.





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ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #727, 09-11-2011 01:39 AM
      Tony,
i told you your car would be done before mine! (well i am still plugging away but very buisy right now).
looks great and i love the hood vent!
al


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #728, 09-15-2011 06:06 AM
      Looking good

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #729, 09-16-2011 01:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:

Looking good


Thanks Troy.

Encourgement and inspiration from people like you have helped to keep me going all these years.

You guys have set the bar in outer space, i am just trying to get off the ground and in the air hehehe.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #730, 09-25-2011 01:14 AM
      Well?

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #731, 09-27-2011 08:30 AM
      well, what! lol
working on a few tweaks to the wide body I think you will like. we got some new hardner for the fiberglass yesterday so work will continue this week.
we should have an update on it the end of the week. I will keep you posted as we do but I also do not want to give away too much yet.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #732, 09-27-2011 10:38 AM
      Dean, i forgot to mention go ahead and do that antenna delete/tuck..

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #733, 10-01-2011 08:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

We should have an update on it the end of the week.



We're at the end of the week.


FierociousGT MSG #734, 10-02-2011 06:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

well, what! lol
working on a few tweaks to the wide body I think you will like. we got some new hardner for the fiberglass yesterday so work will continue this week.
we should have an update on it the end of the week. I will keep you posted as we do but I also do not want to give away too much yet.
D.


Looking forward to it!



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #735, 10-06-2011 04:56 PM
      Just talked to Dean, things are moving along very nicely but for now the progress will remain,......



If i told you, we would have to,.....er well,...you get the picture.

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FierociousGT MSG #736, 10-06-2011 06:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just talked to Dean, things are moving along very nicely but for now the progress will remain,......



If i told you, we would have to,.....er well,...you get the picture.



Glad to hear things are moving alone!


carnut122 MSG #737, 10-08-2011 11:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just talked to Dean, things are moving along very nicely but for now the progress will remain,......



If i told you, we would have to,.....er well,...you get the picture.



Don't make me have to go and visit Dean at his shop!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #738, 10-09-2011 02:00 PM
      I will be posting new pics soon, I just want to work out the details first we are doing something new with the wide body and I want to get it worked out first
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #739, 10-21-2011 11:49 AM
     

Thanks for the pics Dean, looking good !


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #740, 10-24-2011 04:30 PM
      More parts ordered !



On the way,....

Camaro style/ Trunk lip spoiler.



Fiberglass nose to get rid of the black molding and for tweeking !



A few other goodies in the works as well.

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #741, 10-31-2011 06:24 AM
      we will be posting up a few new pics later this week. so stay tuned
D.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #742, 10-31-2011 10:09 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Just talked to Dean, things are moving along very nicely but for now the progress will remain,......



If i told you, we would have to,.....er well,...you get the picture.



You know, this is kinda lame.

I wish I had a Dime for everytime you've asked for pictures or updates & have gotten them.

Archie


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #743, 10-31-2011 09:28 PM
     
Hehehe,...

Just following a request made by the builder.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #744, 11-01-2011 09:16 AM
      Tony has gotten updates on his car, I am not hidding anything from him. I am just working on a few things that I do not want to share at the moment because I want it to be the first car with it and not have it coppied before I get the chance to finish it.
it is no secret that we are slammed with work here so things are taking longer than I would like but they are getting done.

we did just get the rear bumper and fenders that Archie sent so that will help get the build going again. I have learned that when you post in progress pics people some times do not see the hard work that went into the car and would rather ***** about the work that has not been finished yet so I do not post them up but I do send them to the owners.

I have been told the front bumper is on the way as well and am just waiting on a call from Greyhound to go pick it up.
once we have all the parts the car will come together rather quick so please do stay posted.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #745, 11-01-2011 09:54 AM
     

Dean did the lip spoiler arrive yet ??


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #746, 11-01-2011 11:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Dean did the lip spoiler arrive yet ??


not yet


Boogaloo MSG #747, 11-01-2011 06:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


You know, this is kinda lame.

I wish I had a Dime for everytime you've asked for pictures or updates & have gotten them.

Archie


This is a cop out,what is so special with this build unless you are doing a Lambo build and even those are documented.Archie shows all of his builds with how to info at the asking,hope it will live up to the HYPE as for copying all builders do even the Camaro spoiler that is being installed.

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Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #748, 11-01-2011 06:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boogaloo:


This is a cop out,what is so special with this build unless you are doing a Lambo build and even those are documented.Archie shows all of his builds with how to info at the asking,hope it will live up to the HYPE as for copying all builders do even the Camaro spoiler that is being installed.



I was just commenting in jest..... giving Tony a little hard time.

Not really trying to start anything.



Archie

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #749, 11-01-2011 07:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boogaloo:


This is a cop out,what is so special with this build unless you are doing a Lambo build and even those are documented.Archie shows all of his builds with how to info at the asking,hope it will live up to the HYPE as for copying all builders do even the Camaro spoiler that is being installed.



Relax dude !! Geeez......

It is all tongue in cheek. Not trying to hype anything, just having fun. There will be plenty of pictures forthcoming.

There is nothing to live up to btw,...not trying to impress you or anybody for that matter, i am building the car for MYSELF, as should anyone who is doing a project.

If you don't like what comes forth, oh well not my problem. Not trying to come off sounding like a jerk, i just think some people take things a little too seriously ?

I am just having fun with the build and the posts, sorry if you felt snubbed or whatever. Even Archie was just poking fun as he and i have done so many times in the past.

It's just not that serious,.....really.





BlackThunderGT MSG #750, 11-01-2011 09:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boogaloo:


hope it will live up to the HYPE


Ohhhhhhhhhhhh it will!!!

But serious “US” who choose to have a builder (Whodeanie) or Archie build us something a little different gets all kinds of smack from the peanut gallery. You would think they were paying for our build… I mean really come on!!! Building an awesome car is about individuality, not what everyone else wants. Of course I am very open for anyone on PFF to pay for my build… send payment to Whodeanie


cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #751, 11-02-2011 09:48 AM
      Tony can take his car to whom ever he feels most comfortable with. I have no doubt Tonys car at Whodeanies will look awsome when it gets done. I will say why I had chosen Archies Place and it has nothing to do with distance. I chose V-8 Archies beacuse the work is top notch. They are very creative and inventive. Archie tells you about how long it will take to get your car done and how long before he can get to it. So when I dropped my car off I knew it was going to be worked on right away until it is done. He posts progress pictures along the way on how they do everything. I honestly am amazed for a company like his or any company for that matter to put it all out there and show the whole world how they come up and create everything. Thats why my buisness will always be with his company.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #752, 11-03-2011 06:45 AM
      I just got a call from Greyhound last night that we have parts ready for pick up. we will be going today to get them.
the car is strating to take shape now and we will be posting up some progress pics by this weekend. it still has a long way to go but it strating to look cool.
D.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #753, 11-03-2011 12:43 PM
     

Sweet !

I saw my friend, pedro's choptop the other day and it got me even more excited of what is to come !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #754, 11-04-2011 07:36 PM
      Latest construction pics of #4.

Some of the changes may not be obvious so i will point out what has been changed so far.

First we started off with the standard Mad Arch widebody kit. The original plan was to pull in the rear pillars to create a shelf to go along with the hips, but Dean as crafty as he is, came up with another unique idea.

We decided to add his new widebody look hips on top of the mad Arch kit, which resulted in a wide hip with a shelf, simlair to the look Car-lo had before he decided to tear his car apart and redo it.



Dean also cleaned up the rear of the Mad Arch kit where it meets the rear lights. A lot of people complained that, that portion of the kit look unfinished, so he finished it off better.



The hood scoop is obvious, and is currently being finished.



Look for several other body tweeks along the way including RX-8 side mirrors, side and rear markers, a rear diffuser, camaro bowtie winglettes, audi style LED running lights, rear decklid treatment, and some customization to the new fiberglass nose.

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cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #755, 11-04-2011 08:59 PM
      Lookin Good Tony, Wider the hips I think makes it look more exotic.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #756, 11-04-2011 09:53 PM
     

Thanks,

We are getting there !


rodrieguz (rodrieguz@yahoo.com) MSG #757, 11-05-2011 10:02 AM
      Looking good T

randye (randy@enerson1.com) MSG #758, 11-05-2011 01:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


We decided to add his new widebody look hips on top of the mad Arch kit, which resulted in a wide hip with a shelf, simlair to the look Car-lo had before he decided to tear his car apart and redo it.









I very much like where this is going.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #759, 11-10-2011 09:19 PM
      latest update from Dean:

"I did some more work on your car over the last few days. I got the hips glassed on and am now working them to get the shape i want.
I will get some more pics this week. yesterday I was walking up behind it and I have to say it looks wicked from the back. once I get the hips done I will play with the wing.
D. "

#4 in the back on the far left. Getting excited !

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F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #760, 11-11-2011 07:45 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Latest construction pics of #4.

Some of the changes may not be obvious so i will point out what has been changed so far.

First we started off with the standard Mad Arch widebody kit. The original plan was to pull in the rear pillars to create a shelf to go along with the hips, but Dean as crafty as he is, came up with another unique idea.

We decided to add his new widebody look hips on top of the mad Arch kit, which resulted in a wide hip with a shelf, simlair to the look Car-lo had before he decided to tear his car apart and redo it.



Dean also cleaned up the rear of the Mad Arch kit where it meets the rear lights. A lot of people complained that, that portion of the kit look unfinished, so he finished it off better.



The hood scoop is obvious, and is currently being finished.



Look for several other body tweeks along the way including RX-8 side mirrors, side and rear markers, a rear diffuser, camaro bowtie winglettes, audi style LED running lights, rear decklid treatment, and some customization to the new fiberglass nose.



That is a nice addition to the kit. I like the hood and the rx8 side mirrors will set the car off. I might have missed it but have you decided on a color for the car.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #761, 11-11-2011 09:21 AM
     
Thanks. Dean is doing an amazing job.



JPH87 (jphofeldt@msn.com) MSG #762, 11-11-2011 04:43 PM
      The hips added to the wide body looks rrreeaallly good. Very nice, might have to rob the RX8 mirror mod looks great on the pics I have seen would you be terribly offended if it they were on one more car. I was in Orlando last month damn you guys have good weather 85 and sunny for 7 days I was there woke to 25 today

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #763, 11-11-2011 06:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Thanks. Dean is doing an amazing job.



Dude, we need more pics. This pic is older than the previous ones for the nose arrow isn't glassed in. Take some side, rear, and close pics of the area.


JimmyS (imezru1967@hotmail.com) MSG #764, 11-11-2011 08:52 PM
      Curly,

I do believe that the nose in that pic is our fiberglass nose. The other pic I believe is just a stock bumper and they decided to buy a fiberglass one instead so they can mod it easier.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #765, 11-12-2011 08:05 AM
      at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
D.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #766, 11-12-2011 12:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JimmyS:

Curly,

I do believe that the nose in that pic is our fiberglass nose. The other pic I believe is just a stock bumper and they decided to buy a fiberglass one instead so they can mod it easier.


You know I like viewing the details and in the other pic it appears that it was your nose that was glassed in near the arrow point, but I could be wrong.




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #767, 11-12-2011 01:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
D.


If possible (with Tony's permission) can you please bolt-on your 19/20 on one side...please. There's no need to view a wide rear with baby wheels on the back, right? This thread is like viewing Leroy's #013 w/o wheels. Even Leroy couldn't stand looking at his chopper with baby wheels. This thread is somewhat different than what I normally do things. I get the wheels first and then work my way back. IMHO wheels are the main objective when setting the "tone" for building a car, followed by the engine, and then body kit.

Forgive me for being blunt, but we're just adding the MadArch kit here, certainly nothing ground breaking in that process. I'm digging the hip movement and all-and that's really cool and would love to see close-ups and angles of the modifications, but other than-that lets see some mirror action. I understand the need to keep what's "secret" under wraps-and that's cool.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #768, 11-15-2011 11:33 AM
     
In this case it was more of an opportunity than normal planning.

The car was already there for the engine swap, and no other mods were planned at the moment, but the opening arose to add the body kit immediately so the opportunity was seized.
Waiting around for wheels WAS NOT an option, especially the wheels that i want.

Sure i could get a run of the mill set of wheels that everybody gets (about $3 to 4 hundred each) and call it a day, but we both know that is not the goal.

Getting wheels first is defiantly the right way to go, but it is not always an available option, and in this case not gonna happen.


F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #769, 11-15-2011 02:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


In this case it was more of an opportunity than normal planning.

The car was already there for the engine swap, and no other mods were planned at the moment, but the opening arose to add the body kit immediately so the opportunity was seized.
Waiting around for wheels WAS NOT an option, especially the wheels that i want.

Sure i could get a run of the mill set of wheels that everybody gets (about $3 to 4 hundred each) and call it a day, but we both know that is not the goal.

Getting wheels first is defiantly the right way to go, but it is not always an available option, and in this case not gonna happen.


Good deal looks good and you know the car is in good hands. Dean puts out some nice cars. Looking at the RX8 mirrors and wondering are they extra wide or just a good fit for the chop?


FieroNate (fieronate@gmail.com) MSG #770, 11-15-2011 11:09 PM
      I'm looking at one of Archie's wide body kits and was wondering what type of wheels people are using? What width and tire diameter?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #771, 11-16-2011 12:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroNate:

I'm looking at one of Archie's wide body kits and was wondering what type of wheels people are using? What width and tire diameter?


Pm sent.


Jonathanspurplerain (frankyw@live.com) MSG #772, 11-16-2011 07:40 PM
      Tony what a project. I had know idea you had fallen in love..............car. Hay I'm a car guy. Ok I'll give it up for your lovely lady. Congrads to both of you and the best in the world. I'll be watching to see the next pictures and the rest of the story. Jon Watts

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cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #773, 11-21-2011 02:17 PM
      Hey Tony. Any updates on the chopper??

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #774, 11-29-2011 02:38 PM
     
Been busy relocating to the other side of town into a new home, so i don't know.

I need to check with Dean. My internet is still not hooked up so i am really out of the loop.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #775, 12-02-2011 02:16 AM
      It's a girl !!

My wife and i found out the sex of our first child yesterday.

Can't stop smiling.

Josie will be here in 4 months !!

Meanwhile as far as #4...Dean is expecting to continue the body work this week. Still pondering a few decklid and rear bumper mods.

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JPH87 (jphofeldt@msn.com) MSG #776, 12-02-2011 02:28 AM
      Congrats man

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #777, 12-02-2011 10:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JPH87:

Congrats man


X2


cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #778, 12-02-2011 11:06 PM
      X3 . Great news Tony!

Sourmug MSG #779, 12-03-2011 01:21 AM
      Congratulations!!

Nolan


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #780, 12-03-2011 01:48 AM
      Congratulations Tony

rodrieguz (rodrieguz@yahoo.com) MSG #781, 12-03-2011 08:29 AM
      Congrats bro

Sage (sgwfiberglass@gmail.com) MSG #782, 12-03-2011 06:24 PM
     



85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #783, 12-09-2011 12:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:
11-12-2011 08:05 AM
at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
D.


pictures ?
It has been almost a month D. stated he will post pictures "soon".....


Congratulations about the baby

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #784, 12-09-2011 01:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:


pictures ?
It has been almost a month D. stated he will post pictures "soon".....


Congratulations about the baby



Thanks Lamb.

Your car is coming along very nicely itself ! Can't wait till we can bring them both to the meetings !




infinitewill MSG #785, 12-09-2011 07:40 PM
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BlackThunderGT MSG #786, 12-09-2011 11:06 PM
      Congrats Tony

ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #787, 12-11-2011 01:25 AM
      Congrats Tony,
However......since you're having a girl, you better make LOTS of cash....daddy's seem to spend themselves broke on their girls...I KNOW!!!
congrats to both of you...
oh yea, the car is looking great too!!
al


carnut122 MSG #788, 12-13-2011 07:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

It's a girl !!

My wife and i found out the sex of our first child yesterday.



Can't stop smiling.

Josie will be here in 4 months !!

Meanwhile as far as #4...Dean is expecting to continue the body work this week. Still pondering a few decklid and rear bumper mods.



Congratulations! You better go ahead and spend as much money on #4 as possible in the next 4 months. Once your daughter gets here, your life has changed forever!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #789, 12-23-2011 12:08 AM
     

Talked to Dean yesterday.

His shop is turning into a 3800SC haven with 8 to 9 engine swaps in various stages of completion at this point.

What that being said #4 and a couple of other bodywork projects are currently getting love on the weekends when Dean has time. All is on schedule for Daytona.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #790, 12-25-2011 07:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Talked to Dean yesterday.

What that being said #4 and a couple of other bodywork projects are currently getting love on the weekends when Dean has time. All is on schedule for Daytona.






exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #791, 12-26-2011 11:00 PM
      Been looking at several sets of Daytime running lights, and thanks to Car-lo i found some really inexpensive, good looking ones. Reviews say brighter than OEM.









Thanks John !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #792, 01-01-2012 02:53 AM
      The cherries on top.

Not yet, but soon. 19/20 combo with fat lips.





Dean taking measurements to get the perfect fit to order.

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Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #793, 01-01-2012 12:25 PM
      Nice wheels.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #794, 01-03-2012 08:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

The cherries on top.

Not yet, but soon. 19/20 combo with fat lips. Dean taking measurements to get the perfect fit to order.



You better get on it for you have less than three months before the party is officially over. From what I heard on the Lambo forum it will take IForged about 6-8 weeks to build. Make sure you get the measurements right or it'll be much longer.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #795, 01-04-2012 02:53 AM
     
Deliveryman dropped off a nice present today !







madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #796, 01-05-2012 12:43 AM
      Tony. You have a serious Pm.



Car-Lo MSG #797, 01-14-2012 01:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Deliveryman dropped off a nice present today !



Why two sets of lights, is one set a spare ?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #798, 01-14-2012 01:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Car-Lo:


Why two sets of lights, is one set a spare ?



Good eye,..hehehe. yes the second set is a backup.

In fact they were such an amazing price i was thinking about getting one more, just in case or for a future project.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #799, 01-14-2012 04:45 PM
      What's the dimensions of those lights? Wondering if it'll fit the Fi512 nose.

Wait, are those 3-wire turn signals? Must have turn signals.

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F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #800, 01-14-2012 07:27 PM
      I need to look at were you got those and see if they have side marker lights also.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #801, 01-14-2012 11:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

What's the dimensions of those lights? Wondering if it'll fit the Fi512 nose.

Wait, are those 3-wire turn signals? Must have turn signals.




Dimension: 12" (L) x 1.75" (H) x 1.25"(W). Note: You can trim off the clear plastic edge on each side to make the lamp a little bit shorter.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #802, 01-18-2012 03:10 PM
     



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #803, 01-20-2012 12:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:




Sorry, been shopping.



Not sure if i will have new shoes for the dance, but it will be close.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #804, 01-25-2012 02:55 PM
     
New side and rear marker lights in the works.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #805, 02-02-2012 03:06 PM
     


Talked with Dean today, still shooting for Daytona.


infinitewill MSG #806, 02-02-2012 06:02 PM
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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #807, 02-02-2012 06:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by infinitewill:


Stopped by Dean's yesterday when I was in ATL, busy man. He has a lot on his plate but your was at the front of the line

Dr. W.



Yeah i have seen too.

His shop is full, but a few projects are winding down so it is all good.

Dean is a great guy, so i am not sweating it.


Car-Lo MSG #808, 02-02-2012 10:07 PM
      Curious...
What are you using for front turn signals


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #809, 02-04-2012 08:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Car-Lo:

Curious...
What are you using for front turn signals


Looking even as we speak !


jetsnvettes2000 MSG #810, 02-04-2012 09:44 PM
      Sent you a reply to your pm. Just to let the rest of ya know nope cant make it down to daytona, the engine is not up to that far of a trip but by next year I should have a new engine in it. I am going to finish up the body mods yet this year I hope and then throw the big cash at the engine bay last.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #811, 02-05-2012 12:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Been looking at several sets of Daytime running lights, and thanks to Car-lo i found some really inexpensive, good looking ones. Reviews say brighter than OEM.



Thanks John !








exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #812, 02-09-2012 10:46 PM
     
i just got frenched by whodeanie !


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #813, 02-09-2012 11:00 PM
     
Pics.... or it did not happen


GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #814, 02-10-2012 08:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:


Pics.... or it did not happen


LOL


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #815, 02-10-2012 12:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:


Pics.... or it did not happen


forget about the pics, im selling the DVD


FierociousGT MSG #816, 02-10-2012 01:29 PM
      LOLz
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:
Pics.... or it did not happen


http://www.urbandictionary....ne.php?term=frenched


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #817, 02-10-2012 09:38 PM
     

Dean and crew making really good progress on #4 !

I am sure he will post pictures at some point when they are done with all the glassing and sanding.

Up next will be the installation of the DRL. We are still pondering just where to place them in conjunction with nose modifications, and turn signals.





madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #818, 02-17-2012 01:23 PM
     

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #819, 02-17-2012 02:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #820, 02-28-2012 09:19 PM
      Audi style DRL + Toyota Camry 95-96 turn signals



RX-8 mirrors



frenched mini-cooper side markers



Bowtie wing





Mazda rear reflectors

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Car-Lo MSG #821, 02-28-2012 11:31 PM
      Very nice turn signals



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #822, 02-29-2012 12:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:






exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #823, 03-02-2012 09:14 PM
      This is going to be my next headlight modification.

It was first done by a central florida fieros club member (luis), who in turn helped another member (pedro) do the same to his choptop (below) !







It really gives a lowprofile, sleepy eyed look that i like.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #824, 03-05-2012 12:19 AM
      Coming along. (P.S. those are Dean's wheels, not mine, we were just testing them out to get some logistics)



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SMTHGT MSG #825, 03-06-2012 12:10 PM
      Congrats Tony...
You've waited loooong enough for this choptop ....
Mines back at a stand still...
But, you knew you would beat me..lol

Steve
SmoothGT



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #826, 03-06-2012 02:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:








exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #827, 03-06-2012 11:22 PM
     

Getting ready for primer !


Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #828, 03-07-2012 08:02 PM
      Nice progress, good to see your car getting done... now for finished pics...

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #829, 03-09-2012 08:32 AM
      we are still finishing up the bodw work but I hope to have most of the car in primer by the first of the week. it is a lot of work to get it the way I want it.
no waves and ready for final sanding and paint.
here are a few pics from the other day.
D.





madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #830, 03-09-2012 01:09 PM
      Sweet! More, more, more!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #831, 03-09-2012 08:03 PM
     

Dean is the man !!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #832, 03-10-2012 04:55 PM
      The car has come a looooooooong way, but this adventure is still not over (is it ever ??).

For the show It will be in primer and sporting tiny 17' wheels (Dean said they look like doughnuts now that the car is a widebody) hehehe.

My new wheels 19 x 9 and 20 x 11 will not be ready for the show. Meanwhile i can't justify spending money on temporary wheels (for one day - the show) that i won't really need while i am waiting on the big boys,,,,,,,, no matter how silly it looks.

Some guys might care about that, but sorry i am just not one of them. I look at the big picture and not the short term.

i am not trying to win any awards or impress anybody, just sharing the progress on my ride and showing off Dean's skills on the bodywork and engine install.

When i get my real wheels,. and do a few other tweeks,......THEN it will be GAME ON !!

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #833, 03-14-2012 07:28 AM
      lots of hard work on this one, Glass, sand, bondo and more sanding
I have the front bumper lights fitted to the holes now as well as finished a few other little details on it. I still have to make the mounts for the lights but then it will be ready for primer. the rear lights are installed but we have one more tweek to do to it before we can prime it. the rest of the car is almost ready to go with the exception of the rockers and the hood.
it will be close on this one but it will get their.
I will try to get pics later this week.
D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #834, 03-14-2012 07:08 PM
     

Thanks Dean for the new pics today !

It is really looking good !!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #835, 03-15-2012 10:54 PM
     

latest updates !



mini cooper side markers frenched in:



Mazda turn signals and aftermarket daytime running lights intergrated into the old turn signal housings:





Finished hood getting first coat of primer:





a little touch up on the underside:



Rear bumper getting mazda reflectors and a little tweeking:



BlackThunderGT MSG #836, 03-15-2012 11:08 PM
      Looking great Tony

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #837, 03-15-2012 11:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:

Looking great Tony


Thanks buddy ! Dean and his guys have really, really been busting their butts on my car and a couple of others for the show.

Yours is going to be awesome too, just hang in there ! Dean and crew won't let you down.


BlackThunderGT MSG #838, 03-16-2012 12:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Thanks buddy ! Dean and his guys have really, really been busting their butts on my car and a couple of others for the show.

Yours is going to be awesome too, just hang in there ! Dean and crew won't let you down.


I have been patiently waiting for all the Daytona cars to get done so my car can get some love. I have no doubt that Dean & crew are going to build one awesome car. I knew when he took my project it would be awhile and it would be worth the wait. I’m just lucky to have the Solstice Coupe to fill the void while I wait.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #839, 03-16-2012 07:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by BlackThunderGT:


I have been patiently waiting for all the Daytona cars to get done so my car can get some love. I have no doubt that Dean & crew are going to build one awesome car. I knew when he took my project it would be awhile and it would be worth the wait. I’m just lucky to have the Solstice Coupe to fill the void while I wait.


it will still take a while to get yours to the point I want to share it but it will be worth the wait. after Daytona I will be doing a lot more on it.
D.


FierociousGT MSG #840, 03-16-2012 01:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
This is going to be my next headlight modification.

It was first done by a central florida fieros club member (luis), who in turn helped another member (pedro) do the same to his choptop (below) !



It really gives a lowprofile, sleepy eyed look that i like.

Looking good! Those HD look SICK!




Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #841, 03-16-2012 03:29 PM
      Like the mods you're doing, Tony! Can't wait to see the finished product.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #842, 03-16-2012 06:22 PM
      Still got lots to go, but that will be next year.

Future mods:

Custom decklid
Custom exotic looking rear bumper
Custom interior
Paint

Left for this year:

Wheels
Brakes
Headlights
Chin spoiler - ?

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troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #843, 03-17-2012 04:14 AM
      Looking good!!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #844, 03-17-2012 06:59 AM
      I have not gotten pics yet because I was working late and forgot but the hood, deck lid, front fender sand rear bumpers are all in primer now.
the front bumper will be done today as well as the roof of the car. I still need to do some more work on the rockers and the doors. after that I will be building the mounts and some updates on the 3800 install. then all we will need to do is clean it up
it will be in primer but she should still look cool.

one more step in the never ending project LOL! JK!
D.


F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #845, 03-17-2012 07:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

I have not gotten pics yet because I was working late and forgot but the hood, deck lid, front fender sand rear bumpers are all in primer now.
the front bumper will be done today as well as the roof of the car. I still need to do some more work on the rockers and the doors. after that I will be building the mounts and some updates on the 3800 install. then all we will need to do is clean it up
it will be in primer but she should still look cool.

one more step in the never ending project LOL! JK!
D.


Getting caught up on the ride. Looking forward to the in primer shots.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #846, 03-17-2012 05:45 PM
      Dean,

Did you guys put in the new coilovers yet ?

What about the baby seat modifications ??

Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust kidding guys,...hehehe a choptop is nooooo place for a baby, ..especially my daughter !

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #847, 03-18-2012 06:49 AM
      congrats, Tony.
I did more work on the car yesterday to the rear but I have a few little things to finish up on and the rear of the car will be done.
the coilovers will be going in this week. the car will be going on the lift for a few finish items.
D.


Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #848, 03-18-2012 05:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
What about the baby seat modifications ??

Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust kidding guys,...hehehe a choptop is nooooo place for a baby, ..especially my daughter !


Tony, congratulations!!!

You probably made a few people blow a gasket with that question...


FierociousGT MSG #849, 03-18-2012 08:08 PM
      Congrads to both of you!

PS
When your wife requests to get rid of the Fiero due to no more toy time cuase you got to help with the baby... let me know I might be interesting in buying it.

D

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #850, 03-19-2012 08:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Dean, What about the baby seat modifications ??




Don't worry Tony, I'll take #004 from here. I'll hold it for you until 2030.


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #851, 03-21-2012 07:38 AM
      so yesterday we did a quick repair job and got that car off the lift and rolled out yours to go on it.
we blew off the mountain of body dust and started it up. Aaron will be going over the car today to add a few things in the wiring as well as updates to the tune.
then the body will start going back on. the front is done and in primer, I decided on one last tweek on the rear that I will need to finish and then finish the rockers.
lots of work still to go but I can see the end
D.



Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #852, 03-21-2012 11:56 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Congrads to both of you!

PS
When your wife requests to get rid of the Fiero due to no more toy time cuase you got to help with the baby... let me know I might be interesting in buying it.

D



Wives don't "request"...they tell us what we're going to do!

Congrats Tony.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #853, 03-21-2012 10:29 PM
      HT coilovers

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #854, 03-21-2012 10:31 PM
     

Getting close !


FIEROSMIGLA (rsmigla@cfl.rr.com) MSG #855, 03-22-2012 11:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
Getting close !


Man looking good can't wait to see it !! I need to step it up!!




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #856, 03-22-2012 02:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FIEROSMIGLA:


Man looking good can't wait to see it !! I need to step it up!!



Hehe thanks Ron, but i think it is the other way around ! I need to step it up to catch up to you.

Your car is immaculate.

Mine is a work in progress.



whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #857, 03-23-2012 07:17 AM
      sneek peek!
lol.
more to come.
D.



Big Paul (pkaufmann34@gmail.com) MSG #858, 03-25-2012 06:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

This is going to be my next headlight modification.

It was first done by a central florida fieros club member (luis), who in turn helped another member (pedro) do the same to his choptop (below) !







It really gives a lowprofile, sleepy eyed look that i like.



Any more info on this headlight mod?? It looks sick!!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #859, 03-25-2012 10:41 PM
     

I will get the details and post the information next weekend.


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #860, 03-25-2012 10:43 PM
     

Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.


FierociousGT MSG #861, 03-26-2012 09:40 AM
      Exactly but I was trying to ease the blow for Tony...

 
quote
Originally posted by Charlie64:
Wives don't "request"...they tell us what we're going to do!

Congrats Tony.




whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #862, 03-28-2012 07:42 AM
      been busting our butts off to get a few cars done in the shop as of late. and this one has been a big one. the body work was a large part of it.
but now the car is in primer and going back together today.
here are a few quick pics form yesterday. I will try to get it outside today for a few better pics.
D.







Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #863, 03-28-2012 08:36 PM
      Looking Goooodddd!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #864, 03-28-2012 09:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fierotaz:

Looking Goooodddd!


Thanks

Nothing but kudos for dean and his team.

Top notch !


ace5514 (aacerra@yahoo.com) MSG #865, 03-29-2012 02:15 AM
      Wow,
i really like the way dean's quater panel caps work with the madarch wide body panels!!!
looks great Tony!
Really nice work Dean!!
al


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #866, 03-29-2012 07:37 AM
      we got the rest of the body installed testerday. the drivers side rocker, the gas door, the mirrors, hood, deck lid, rear wing and much more.
today the car will be getting the final things. fender liners, ac lines and charge, wire up front lights, reinstall the interior and the final clean up.
I hope to get it outside for a few pics before dark and then load it on the trailer for Daytona.
D.







Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #867, 03-29-2012 01:51 PM
      Nice work!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #868, 03-29-2012 05:56 PM
     
Back on all fours ! ignore the wheels, if you can and admire dean's handiwork ! Man has got some skills !









FieroDev MSG #869, 03-29-2012 08:38 PM
      Wow what a difference!





thats one nice car you got there


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #870, 03-30-2012 10:35 AM
      Nice!!!!!!!!!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #871, 03-30-2012 10:56 AM
      Thanks guys,

Coming along slowly but surely. The wheels are what is going to make the car pop IMO.

As the old saying goes, the only way to eat an elephant,.......... is one bite at a time.

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infinitewill MSG #872, 03-30-2012 12:01 PM
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FierociousGT MSG #873, 03-30-2012 04:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroDev:
Wow what a difference!





thats one nice car you got there




Who is the homeless guy posing next to your car?

j/k


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #874, 03-30-2012 04:40 PM
      Looks great Tony!

cornersonrails (webearthly@yahoo.com) MSG #875, 03-30-2012 06:49 PM
      Wow Tony! That things is looking pretty sick. Cant wait to see the rubber on it.

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #876, 03-30-2012 09:18 PM
      Lookin good - can't wait to see what she looks like with the new wheels and paint!

Jim


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #877, 03-30-2012 11:59 PM
     

Home sweet home !

Back in the sunshine state.



ITALGT MSG #878, 03-31-2012 06:49 PM
      Lookin' good at Daytona!



BlackThunderGT MSG #879, 03-31-2012 08:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ITALGT:

Lookin' good at Daytona!



2X


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #880, 03-31-2012 11:11 PM
      A few more pics from today.







an attempted theft !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #881, 04-01-2012 11:45 AM
      Number 4 comes home !

(FierociousGT aka Dave in the background commenting about the caravan of fieros tagging along, headed back with dean to georgia)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBgzm7hGvmQ

Dean unloading



.

Took her for a little spin and the 3800 is a blast !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #882, 04-01-2012 02:12 PM
      A few more pics from home.

The car is really dirty so ignore the mess,...and did i mention ignore the tiny wheels ?















tucked inside her new home.







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FieroDev MSG #883, 04-03-2012 12:40 AM
      wanna grab us a picture with those driving lights on?

FierociousGT MSG #884, 04-03-2012 09:52 AM
      This was the scene at Tony's house when I arrived... patiently waiting for Dean.



Dude did you order the WHEELS yet?! You have less then three weeks to get them... or wait five years.



pavo_roddy MSG #885, 04-03-2012 10:19 PM
      HI all

LOOKIN so good!! Yur car is shapin up to compete with tha car that Skitime created!! Excuse my ignorance as to WHO owns her now! One question Exoticse... That single strip of LED's above yur turn signals, do those come in amber?

Thanx all, for yur time!!

Ear-ick


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #886, 04-04-2012 09:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by pavo_roddy:

HI all

LOOKIN so good!! Yur car is shapin up to compete with tha car that Skitime created!! Excuse my ignorance as to WHO owns her now! One question Exoticse... That single strip of LED's above yur turn signals, do those come in amber?

Thanx all, for yur time!!

Ear-ick


Thanks, but my car IMO is still a very rough unfinished project, and the ski-time car is like a polished jewel. Perfect in every way. Not even in the same category,........yet.



However,... by the time i am finished we can hopefully have those type discussions, but like i said still a loooooooooong way to go.

BTW rpo now owns the skitime car. He is in our CFF car club and a great guy.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #887, 04-04-2012 10:05 AM
     

Oh as far as the DRL, not sure if they come in amber, but i can find the link.

A little disappointed in them actually. They are great at night, and in the later evening but,.......... not nearly as bright during the regular course of the day as i had hoped.

i will probably upgrade to a better set, in the near future.


randye (randy@enerson1.com) MSG #888, 04-04-2012 11:48 PM
      Tony, you look EXACTLY like I thought you would right now: PERMA-GRINS




The car looks astounding and its obvious that you are a very happy guy!

Remember though, I told you what color my car was going to be before I unveiled it, so now you have to reciprocate!

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GODFATHER (sandroauto@sc.rr.com) MSG #889, 04-05-2012 01:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by randye:

Remember though, I told you what color my car was going to be before I unveiled it, so now you have to reciprocate!



He told me he was painting it _______________ lol


FierociousGT MSG #890, 04-05-2012 04:11 PM
      Tony I think you should update your avatar...

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whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #891, 04-07-2012 09:25 AM
      the lights are hard to see in the Fla. sun shine but if you stand about 10 ft in front of the car you can see them bright you have to be almost straght on to them.

It made the trip worth it to see Tonys face when he walked up to the car at the show. and it was even better to see him and David camped out in the driveway when I pulled up
D.



FierociousGT MSG #892, 04-07-2012 09:54 AM
      Dude, thought you fell off the face of the Earth. Been trying to reach you all week. I know you guys are busy for the next show. Give me a ring when you get a chance.

D


 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

the lights are hard to see in the Fla. sun shine but if you stand about 10 ft in front of the car you can see them bright you have to be almost straght on to them.

It made the trip worth it to see Tonys face when he walked up to the car at the show. and it was even better to see him and David camped out in the driveway when I pulled up
D.




Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #893, 04-07-2012 09:55 AM
      Thats AWESOME !! the baby comes home Congrats. She's lookin real good. Ive been following this and its been my inspiration. Whodeanie.....let me know when the windshield mod is available and i'll drop mine off



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #894, 04-08-2012 08:33 PM
     

Thanks Bozzie.

Your car is coming along amazingly ! Can't wait to see it with the new nose.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #895, 04-08-2012 08:36 PM
      A few Daytona leftovers.


A few vendor body parts were within arms reach, so i just "borrowed" them to play around a bit.

Closed mouth chin spoiler.





Whodeanie customs ferrari style rear bumper.



Hehehe, the tweeking could be endless.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #896, 04-08-2012 08:37 PM
      Forget D12. Just have the choptop Floridian reunion at your house. Tony, what are the neighbors saying now?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #897, 04-08-2012 08:45 PM
     

Next door neighbor came by today, while i was in the garage, and his exact words were " that is badass " !!

Followed by " What is it " ? hehehehe


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #898, 04-10-2012 08:44 AM
      lol, everyone loved the car at the show but the biggest coment I got was what was up with the primer texture. so just to clear things up a bit,
the primer was roll primed, yes put on with a roller, because we have no booth I can not spray it and most body shops here now do this as well for several reaasons. one it saves time, less mess, thicker coat. I knew that it would be some time before Tony would be ready for paint and this way all he has to do is sand the primer and go. because of the texture it works as a guid coat as well.
I thought the same thing when I first saw this being done but now I get it.
D.


Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #899, 04-10-2012 04:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie: I thought the same thing when I first saw this being done but now I get it.

Me too. But now I'm thinking of doing the same with my Fiero.

Is there a particular brand of primer that's "specifically formulated" for roll-on applications? Or can you use standard auto body primer?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #900, 04-13-2012 07:31 PM
     

Time to enjoy !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #901, 04-14-2012 04:03 PM
      Went to an exotic car show today and fell in love with this gallardo, and stumbled across a cool mod i am going to add.

This carbon fiber shadow splitter on the nose and side rockers ! It really kicked the car up a notch or two IMO.













Stay tuned !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #902, 04-20-2012 11:45 AM
     

Fresh coilovers (HT)



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #903, 04-26-2012 10:26 AM
      Another Fiero Fan is born !

Josie arrived Wednesday morning. Happy, healthy, and,....HUNGRY !

The wife is exhausted already hehehe.



Now i have a legit reason to start on my next project !

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troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #904, 04-26-2012 10:44 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Another Fiero Fan is born !

Josie arrived Wednesday morning. Happy, healthy, and,....HUNGRY !

The wife is exhausted already hehehe.


Now i have a legit reason to start on my next project !


congratulations to the both of you!!!!!! Now gets some rest Tony I know it was hard work

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Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #905, 04-27-2012 03:44 PM
      CONGRATS !!! thats AWESOME !! the next breed of fiero drivers !! OH......and that side skirt lip spoiler.....HMMMMMMMMM im thinkin myself



85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #906, 04-27-2012 04:31 PM
     
Congratulations !!!!!

That's a beautiful baby


I also like the lower lip


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #907, 04-28-2012 04:27 PM
      CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU TONY!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #908, 04-28-2012 05:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85LAMB:


Congratulations !!!!!

That's a beautiful baby


I also like the lower lip


Thanks we are very happy and blessed.



Thanks Charlie64 also.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #909, 04-29-2012 08:07 PM
     
This is very simlair to what i am shooting for. Bozzie already getting it done on his car (awesome job !).





i hope to take it at least one step further, and do the sides too !



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #910, 04-29-2012 08:37 PM
      IMO you need to drive the chopper first and get familar with it while going in and out of parking lots. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a serious problem if you accidently scrap or hit something.

Remember Miss Tress007?

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...100421-1-058445.html

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Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #911, 04-29-2012 11:00 PM
      Carbonfiber dipped wheels:



carnut122 MSG #912, 05-02-2012 06:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Thanks we are very happy and blessed.



Thanks Charlie64 also.





Congratulations! Man does she have a bunch of hair! Mine were practically bald.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #913, 05-03-2012 02:02 PM
      Tony, got shoes yet?



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #914, 05-08-2012 11:33 PM
     

BTW ,how's that beautiful angel of yours doing?

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #915, 05-08-2012 11:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:



BTW ,how's that beautiful angel of yours doing?



Hey Troy, she is doing wonderful.



Blessed.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #916, 05-16-2012 12:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Still got lots to go, but that will be next year.
Left for this year:

Wheels
Brakes
Headlights
Chin spoiler - ?



You're nearing the half way point for this year. What's your ETA on the wheels?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #917, 05-17-2012 04:36 AM
     
Wheels will wait.

At the "VERY LEAST" it will be a couple of months before i have " ANY" time at all for the car.

Holding baby in one hand even as i try to type this,.....and you see the time.

Just finding the time right now to run it around the neighborhood once a week is a chore, behind the baby, the dog, the yard, the house, the,.......



Once things settle down and a more stable routine is established i should be able to get back at it.



Exoticse is Exhausted.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #918, 05-17-2012 06:32 AM
      Enjoy the most precious Gift a Farther could ever receive,a healthy and beautiful daughter. I want you to finish your car as much as Curly but family comes first and it looks like your on the right road. My daughter was 1yrs old when I started my car and now she is my little helper with the car.

Enjoy these days Tony as they only come once and can never be recaptured. When the time is right the car will still be there and you can complete it with your family as I did. Do it this way and your car will most likely never end up in the mall.

P.S. Tell the wife I said hi and Tony remember those special word for a happy marriage "Yes Dear".

When you get a chance PM me your updated contact info

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Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #919, 05-17-2012 07:43 AM
      I agree with Troy.

You don't get these days back, enjoy them while you have them.

Archie


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #920, 05-17-2012 05:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Wheels will wait.

At the "VERY LEAST" it will be a couple of months before i have " ANY" time at all for the car.

Holding baby in one hand even as i try to type this,.....and you see the time.

Just finding the time right now to run it around the neighborhood once a week is a chore, behind the baby, the dog, the yard, the house, the,.......

Once things settle down and a more stable routine is established i should be able to get back at it.



Exoticse is Exhausted.


Nice ride with a Targa top and has duel cup holders. I've seen duel buggies like that.


serrata (caseytyoung@gmail.com) MSG #921, 06-27-2012 11:04 AM
      Beautiful daughter! Congrats! Is this your first?

Also, the car is looking amazing! I'll have to drop by one of the CFF meetings soon to see it.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #922, 06-27-2012 11:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by serrata:

Beautiful daughter! Congrats! Is this your first?

Also, the car is looking amazing! I'll have to drop by one of the CFF meetings soon to see it.


Thanks !

She and i are having a ball so far (despite a few sleepless nights).



She has even been eyeing the choptop when i take her thru the garage.

Hmmm,....looks like i may have to start planning another project for the future ??



BTW what part of orlando do you live in ?

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #923, 06-27-2012 11:21 PM
      Keyless entry and security system should arrive next week !

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #924, 06-27-2012 11:44 PM
      Still trying to figure out what to do with my darned headlights.

The options upgrade to the 88 motors and get a set of the fiero1fan headlights, get a set of the new low profile headlights like on Pedro's red choptop, go with doublec's new headlight setup, or.........do something totally different like celica or NSX headlights.



Decisions, decisions ! I think it is about time to get off the pot so to speak.



Yuck gotta clean up that dirty front compartment also.

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1988holleyformula MSG #925, 06-28-2012 12:10 AM
      If you're basically done with the major body mods, I wouldn't be looking at anything like the Celica/NSX setups. Your chopper retains too much of the OG Fiero styling, and those would stick out like two sore thumbs, imo. I would definitely go with a slim/low-pro pop-up style.

If you want to do something different and unique, I'd look at trying to make some of the backflipping headlights like the C4 Corvette.



I'm sure you'll come up with something sweet for that ride of yours. Congrats on the little girl too! What more could you need now? (besides time?)


serrata (caseytyoung@gmail.com) MSG #926, 06-28-2012 12:17 AM
      It looks like that front compartment is dirty for good reason. Lots of body work.

I'm over by UCF and Bithlo.


troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #927, 06-28-2012 07:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Still trying to figure out what to do with my darned headlights.

The options upgrade to the 88 motors and get a set of the fiero1fan headlights, get a set of the new low profile headlights like on Pedro's red choptop, go with doublec's new headlight setup, or.........do something totally different like celica or NSX headlights.



Tony post pics of each one


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #928, 07-01-2012 09:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Still trying to figure out what to do with my darned headlights.



Man please. Do something about those wheels! The only group of people looking at headlights are the police and people in a funeral procession. Get some wheels and you'll have the police and everybody's mama in the funeral procession looking at you. IMHO those headlamps can wait.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #929, 07-02-2012 10:29 PM
      No choice.

The headlamp issue must be addressed now, because my current stock motors are toast.

And the police do notice.

A fellow club member was driving his car and i was a passenger, and we got pulled over when one of his lights got stuck down, while cruising..

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #930, 07-03-2012 12:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

No choice.

The headlamp issue must be addressed now, because my current stock motors are toast.

And the police do notice.

A fellow club member was driving his car and i was a passenger, and we got pulled over when one of his lights got stuck down, while cruising..



Dude, the fellow member is driving his car-you're not and it's only a issue if you're driving at night. Purchase a set of plain old OEM motors the Fiero Store, the rebuild kit from Rodney Dickman, or in the Mall. Heck, I bought a set from them 10,000 yrs ago for #011. I've talked about changing over to newer styles, but as I've said many of times. If the headlights don't look better than the stock one. It's better to leave as-is. The NSX are the premuim when it comes to looking better than stock, but that involves body work.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #931, 07-28-2012 02:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Tony, got shoes yet?



Dude, you got those shoe yet?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #932, 08-06-2012 10:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Thanks guys,

Coming along slowly but surely. The wheels are what is going to make the car pop IMO.

As the old saying goes, the only way to eat an elephant,.......... is one bite at a time.





Well, it's nearly 3-months later. Have you taken the "bit" yet?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #933, 08-18-2012 01:38 AM
      Dude, I found the company that makes the hood vent. You might want a matching vent for the back of your chopper.


doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #934, 08-18-2012 07:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

No choice.

The headlamp issue must be addressed now, because my current stock motors are toast.

And the police do notice.

A fellow club member was driving his car and i was a passenger, and we got pulled over when one of his lights got stuck down, while cruising..



If you want to save yourself some money from having to chop up your hood for custom headlights... send me a pm. I'm sure you've seen my headlight kit on the forum. I think it would look plenty modern enough for your car and still use the stock headlight door opening



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #935, 08-18-2012 11:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:


If you want to save yourself some money from having to chop up your hood for custom headlights... send me a pm. I'm sure you've seen my headlight kit on the forum. I think it would look plenty modern enough for your car and still use the stock headlight door opening


Actuallly been thinking about it, but i am very indecisive, and it takes me a while to finally make up my mind.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #936, 08-18-2012 11:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Dude, I found the company that makes the hood vent. You might want a matching vent for the back of your chopper.


Shoot me the info !


doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #937, 08-18-2012 10:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Actuallly been thinking about it, but i am very indecisive, and it takes me a while to finally make up my mind.


No worries, you know how to get a hold of me

Great work on the ride !


1988holleyformula MSG #938, 12-18-2012 12:16 AM
      Page 2???

What's going on with this choptop?

I saw that dash is back in your hands, hope they're not too tied up with the new baby to start tweaking it!


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #939, 12-18-2012 12:48 AM
      Car has been stored and silent for a bit. Really busy season at work, and with a now 7month old daughter time has been at a premium.

Also hard to drive the car because when i am not at work i usually have my daughter with me and babies and choptops don't mix.

Been slowly collecting parts that i need to get where i want to go. Today i started work on replacing my headlights motors, and continued my torrid search for some nice wheels at a good price ! The expensive ones i want are stiill a bit ways off ($). Three root canals hit the ole wallet hard.

Don't keep putting off going to the dentist, cause it sucks !



At any rate i still have the full fiero passion, it is just that the car no longer ranks near the top of the priority board,... other things come first.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #940, 01-24-2013 07:21 PM
      Dude, I was reviewing your thread from the beginning to current date and here's what I discovered. On January 28th 2006 you purchased of #004 and on the 28th it will offically have been 7 year!

1. 1/28/2006-you purchase #004
2. 1/28/2007-arrives at Archie.
3. 1/23/2009-arrives to FL.
4. 07/25/2010-arrives to GA.
5. 09/08/2011-MadArch kit installed.
6. 04-01-2012 -#004 arrives back home.
7.



Kento (kento@triad.rr.com) MSG #941, 01-30-2013 09:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Dude, I was reviewing your thread from the beginning to current date and here's what I discovered. On January 28th 2006 you purchased of #004 and on the 28th it will offically have been 7 year!

1. 1/28/2006-you purchase #004
2. 1/28/2007-arrives at Archie.
3. 1/23/2009-arrives to FL.
4. 07/25/2010-arrives to GA.
5. 09/08/2011-MadArch kit installed.
6. 04-01-2012 -#004 arrives back home.
7.

LO!!! I love it !!! in that same time frame I got my 1st 4.9 running, sold it, moved, Got Married, Had 2 kids, bought a house, acquired T-Top #689, Painted it and started my 4.9 Swap on that one



Fierotaz (hotrodding@cox.net) MSG #942, 01-30-2013 11:06 PM
      The car is looking good, it will get done all in good time. That is a beautiful little girl, enjoy her while you can.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #943, 02-06-2013 05:39 PM
      Hey Tony, did you get those "killer" shoes yet?

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #944, 02-06-2013 10:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Tony, did you get those "killer" shoes yet?



Nope.



Roof inspector coming tommorow. Fingers crossed.


F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #945, 02-07-2013 09:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:






This picture looks great.


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #946, 02-20-2013 10:33 PM
      Tony, you have a PM.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #947, 02-21-2013 01:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Charlie64:

Tony, you have a PM.


Right back at ya !


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #948, 02-21-2013 09:22 AM
      Fixed headlights is the trend.

troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #949, 03-15-2013 05:56 PM
      Any updates! Shoes?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #950, 03-24-2013 12:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:

Any updates! Shoes?


No shoes yet, but seeing Charlie64's car in person got my juices flowing and me remotivated and focused !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WzltGRxQpU

Time to get back at it !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rcZyRRjvSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Y2gY29-Jc

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troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #951, 03-24-2013 06:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

No shoes yet, but seeing Charlie64's car in person got my juices flowing and me remotivated and focused !

Time to get back at it !!



Tony when you git er done, I will drive to any mid point car show and hookup with you and Charlie.


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #952, 03-24-2013 07:45 AM
      Sounds like a plan Troy. I still have work to do to keep up with you guys.

It was nice to finally meet you in person Tony.




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #953, 03-26-2013 01:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Charlie64:

Sounds like a plan Troy. I still have work to do to keep up with you guys.

It was nice to finally meet you in person Tony.



Thanks !

It was great to finally meet you as well.

That is one amazing car you have,


Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #954, 03-26-2013 09:10 AM
      Thanks. I'm already seeking permission to come down there next year. Hadn't addressed the Fiero 30th yet. You have to send me that picture of the two of us though!

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #955, 03-28-2013 11:00 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Charlie64:

Thanks. I'm already seeking permission to come down there next year. Hadn't addressed the Fiero 30th yet. You have to send me that picture of the two of us though!





Check your pm.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #956, 05-01-2013 03:50 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by troyboy:

Any updates! Shoes?


Matter of fact,......yes !

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F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #957, 06-02-2013 04:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Matter of fact,......yes !





Are they on order or do you have them?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #958, 06-02-2013 11:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by F355spider:


Are they on order or do you have them?


I already have them.

They are not the ones i originally wanted, but these fell into my lap at such an absurd price, that i had to take them.

That and they were 19" and in the 5 x 100 bolt pattern made them a no brainer,..hehehe actually only after a little prodding from Madcurl to give them a chance. The pictures did not excite me, but once i saw them in person,....i was hooked !

Something about HRE. They need to be widened in the rear and the faces repainted, but after that it will be all good. Sending them out to Cali for the tweeks.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #959, 06-06-2013 04:52 AM
     
Newness.





jb1 (james.brown.20107@gmail.com) MSG #960, 06-06-2013 05:12 AM
      sweet build, looking good!



fierogtlt1 (fierogtlt1@bellsouth.net) MSG #961, 06-11-2013 11:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Newness.




Looks great Tony...


ChopTop (steeljeep@aim.com) MSG #962, 07-06-2013 03:02 PM
      Tony just watched your YT Exotic Adventure vid, very nicely done and brings back fond memories. BTW, still have the 88 only Beechwood leather seats if your interested in them….:LOL:
Signed the original ChopTop. , aka SteelJeep@aim.com.


2002z28ssconv MSG #963, 07-07-2013 10:48 AM
      You know Tony, I wasn't going to mention this because everybody has their own personal taste. But I really think you should point those "brown air ducts" under your bumper straight ahead or at least have them both point to the side for some symmetry.
Also, aren't you concerned that they'll make a lot of noise going down the road?

Joking aside, what about an update buddy? Waiting to see what those new shoes look like.


fierogtlt1 (fierogtlt1@bellsouth.net) MSG #964, 07-07-2013 01:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 2002z28ssconv:

You know Tony, I wasn't going to mention this because everybody has their own personal taste. But I really think you should point those "brown air ducts" under your bumper straight ahead or at least have them both point to the side for some symmetry.


Now that's pretty damn funny right there.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #965, 07-08-2013 10:26 PM
     


I have been wanting to do a custom rear bumper and have been banging my head over what design to go with,,,,well finally i decided to stop trying to reinvent the wheel and go with what i have.



This piece originally belonged to Blacktree, who glassed the lower half onto an original fiero bumper. Fearing it would eventually split, he made a fiberglass copy and basically was tossing this in the trash !.

i couldn't stand to see such a nice piece go to waste so even though i had no immediate plans for it , i asked if i could have it and he said sure why not, Mike is one of the coolest guys i have met in the fiero world,..very knowledgeable, talented, and always willing to help. Thanks again Mike.

My plans are to tweek this big time, but basically i will be using just the lower half and adding it to my existing bumper, but with some cool and distinct changes.

Stay tuned.



Blacktree (m.blacktree@gmail.com) MSG #966, 07-12-2013 03:49 AM
      Now that's a blast from the past! I actually forgot the old diffuser fascia was still in existence. It'll be pretty cool to see it put to use.

I'd like to make a suggestion, though. It would be best to use the old diffuser fascia as a plug for a mold, and use the mold to mod your rear fascia. Of course, you would make your tweaks to the old fascia before pulling the mold, so you you won't have to tweak the mold.

I say this because there's still a lot of the original fascia material left in the bottom of the diffuser fascia. I'd hate to see you do a bunch of work just to see the thing come apart.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #967, 07-19-2013 06:07 PM
     
Got going on #4 today with the help of Blacktree (Mike). First off we did some measurments for the widening of the HRE wheels and got that squared away.

Next we went over some fiberglass body stuff that needs cleaned up to bring the car up to snuff IMO. We hosed down and cleaned the engine and tried to find the source of some mysterious smoke coming from the back of the engine compartment. Very, very light, can barely see it, but still something that concerns me nonetheless.

We checked various things to make sure they were not contacting the exhaust but could find nothing. The plan is to have a couple of the 3800 gurus from the club come over and check it out to make sure everything is OK.

One of the main things i wanted mike to look at was the rear bumper and he had some very good news. Most of the portion i wanted to use is all fiberglass !! In fact the cutout line where the glass meets the old bumper is perfect for what i need, so stay tuned !

Now as far as the wheels go, next up HRE ! Need to get ahold of them on Monday to finalize my service order and get things popping !


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #968, 08-01-2013 05:57 PM
      Operation Freshen up is officially underway !!
















Among the tweeks, high polished lip, repainted black centers and a big old phat lip !!

ETA about 2.5 weeks.

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Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #969, 08-02-2013 11:40 AM
      Oh man....im JEALOUS !! cant wait to see your wheels ! Watching your rear there Tony.......

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #970, 08-02-2013 07:37 PM
      Updated Modifications checklist :



SE notchback to GT fastback Conversion
V8-Archie choptop
v8-Archie Vertical door hinges
V8-Archie Mad-Arch widebody kit
Whodeanie customs hips
Fiero Warehouse chin spoiler
Fiero Warehouse wing spoiler
Fiero Fiberglass nose
3800 Supercharged engine
West Shore Fabricating Coilovers
HRE wheels
Custom Hood scoop
Audi style LED lighting
RX-8 Side Mirrors
Mini Cooper Side markers
Mazda rear reflectors
V8 Archie dash and interior (yet to be installed)

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fierogtlt1 (fierogtlt1@bellsouth.net) MSG #971, 08-02-2013 10:41 PM
      I hope to see your car at a meeting before I move to Georgia in the near future.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #972, 08-08-2013 11:29 PM
     

Wheels arrived at their destination today !! Oh baby am i excited !

Estimating 2.5 weeks on the paint and lip work.


Red paint, gloss black centers, and high polished phat lips,...soooooo sexy and aggressive looking !



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #973, 09-22-2013 12:55 AM
      Baby lip !


Test fit the newly refurbished HRE wheels and WOW do they look sweet !!

HRE does an incredible job and the wheels look 100% brand new. Part of my plan was to go with a very fat lip, in this case 4.5", with that in mind i knew because of the offset that it was going to require a little body work, but it was soooo worth it. the wheels stick out just a bit, so a baby lip is going to be added along with pulling in the rear pillars to create more of a shelf/hip. .



Madcurl just did this (baby lip) on his current fiero redux project (below) and it is so simple it was a no brainer imo.



I will also be tweeking the decklid, spoiler, and the rear bumper.

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KOS MSG #974, 09-22-2013 09:35 AM
      That lip is over an archie widebody? What is it from?



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #975, 09-22-2013 11:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by KOS:

That lip is over an archie widebody? What is it from?



Yes, just a cut up front fender, which is what the archie widebody kit was made from in the beginning.

I will get a fiberglass one and just do the same.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #976, 10-06-2013 06:31 PM
     

One step forward, two steps back,....

Just when it looked like things were going good.







Got some really bad news (money drain) that just blew my househould budget out of the water for 2014.

That means fun money = 0

Oh well i guess i will just have to imagine what it will look like with my projected color scheme (similar below)




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #977, 10-17-2013 12:50 AM
      Money shot (literally).

sorry for the phone pics.



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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #978, 10-17-2013 01:04 AM
     

Out with the old:



(wheels were before refinishing)



In with the new







Both



Hard to see in the pictures but the old ones were scuffed up, faded, and pealing back.

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Bozzie (widerisbetter88@aol.com) MSG #979, 10-17-2013 09:56 AM
      PURRRRRRTY !!



troyboy (mrtroyboy69@yahoo.com) MSG #980, 12-13-2013 06:48 PM
     

GodSend (godsendhockey@gmail.com) MSG #981, 12-14-2013 05:45 PM
      Where did you get the new center caps, ebay?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #982, 12-15-2013 12:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GodSend:

Where did you get the new center caps, ebay?


No directly from HRE.

They give the wheels that little extra bling.





exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #983, 04-05-2014 03:35 AM
     

Archie, thanks for everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjGNg4Dx-cc



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghQtj8Z3sbc

Enjoy your retirement !


davylong86 MSG #984, 04-05-2014 01:27 PM
      Great picture tony. Next winter archie will be sitting on his patio in a t shirt drinking a cold beer smiling at that pic.

Charlie64 (cpviney@comcast.net) MSG #985, 04-09-2014 09:23 PM
     

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #986, 04-25-2014 01:14 AM
     

Some goodies for number 4.







exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #987, 04-25-2014 01:19 AM
     
More.





For the garage.







davylong86 MSG #988, 04-26-2014 11:04 PM
      Your garage is just important as the car that sits in It,and your doing a good job at both.You don't happen to have any more pics of madcurls car do ya? Nice door panels buy the way.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #989, 04-26-2014 11:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by davylong86:

Your garage is just important as the car that sits in It,and your doing a good job at both.You don't happen to have any more pics of madcurls car do ya? Nice door panels buy the way.



thanks.

which of madcurls cars do you refer to ? He has 5 different fieros, many of which are chopped and or widebodies.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #990, 04-26-2014 11:34 PM
      Adding these to the build.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mPinxQ0EAI



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davylong86 MSG #991, 04-27-2014 09:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


thanks.

which of madcurls cars do you refer to ? He has 5 different fieros, many of which are chopped and or widebodies.

Yea I should be more specific.He had a blue notchback with big fat tires he was just starting before he left the forum(sad day) Is that the redux project?


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #992, 04-27-2014 09:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by davylong86:

Yea I should be more specific.He had a blue notchback with big fat tires he was just starting before he left the forum(sad day) Is that the redux project?


That is madspeed, it is on hold while he finishes the redux (below)







and #15





madspeed build here:

http://modifiedfieros.probo...ation-process?page=1


davylong86 MSG #993, 04-28-2014 12:21 PM
      Thanks for the link Tony.I might have to look in to that light kit,that looks really nice

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #994, 05-09-2014 08:38 AM
     

Help needed.

During my car's stay at various shops over the years my very good tail lights that i purchased from Dr. CPU have taken their lumps. During the extensive modification process of my choptop it looks like primer, bondo, or paint has gotten dripped and spotted on the lenses. I totally blame myself for not taking precautions and for leaving my car in the shops for so long.

With that in mind it is time to move on and clean these up. Any suggestions on how i should go about this and what materials or solutions i should use ??










Tony Kania MSG #995, 05-09-2014 11:51 AM
      Hey there,

Yank them off the car, and wet sand them with 2000 grit. It is such a small, smooth area, that it is really difficult to mess up. Grab a five gallon bucket, fill it with warm, really soapy water about half way, and just keep that sandpaper clean and soapy. I like Dawn because it really does remove any oils from the surface. You can feel any imperfections with just the right amount of pressure and speed with the sandpaper. Just polish them out with the 2000 grit. A hose with a light stream of water is good to rinse the debris away, and to check on the surface from time to time. Should only take a few minutes or more to start to see the nice finish that you want.

When done, polish them with a high quality polish, and wax to keep the appearance up. A polisher is best to bring up a luster, but be careful that the lenses do not get away from you. When doing these for folks in the past, I used several pieces of 2 x 4 screwed into my work bench to keep the lenses from taking off. These things are brittle! I also liked to use an old towel between my work bench, and the lenses.

You are particular. This is a really satisfying job to do on your own. The difference will be amazingly apparent. You will brag. Others will listen. Smiles will abound.

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #996, 05-09-2014 01:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tony Kania:

Hey there,

Yank them off the car, and wet sand them with 2000 grit. It is such a small, smooth area, that it is really difficult to mess up. Grab a five gallon bucket, fill it with warm, really soapy water about half way, and just keep that sandpaper clean and soapy. I like Dawn because it really does remove any oils from the surface. You can feel any imperfections with just the right amount of pressure and speed with the sandpaper. Just polish them out with the 2000 grit. A hose with a light stream of water is good to rinse the debris away, and to check on the surface from time to time. Should only take a few minutes or more to start to see the nice finish that you want.

When done, polish them with a high quality polish, and wax to keep the appearance up. A polisher is best to bring up a luster, but be careful that the lenses do not get away from you. When doing these for folks in the past, I used several pieces of 2 x 4 screwed into my work bench to keep the lenses from taking off. These things are brittle! I also liked to use an old towel between my work bench, and the lenses.

You are particular. This is a really satisfying job to do on your own. The difference will be amazingly apparent. You will brag. Others will listen. Smiles will abound.



Thanks Tony !

In the meantime, ..been busy hunting down a good sale on some rubber.








Going 255/30/19 in the front on 19 x 8.5 wheels with 2.5" lip

Doing 295/30/19 in the rear on 19 x 10.5 wheels with 4.5" lip

Never knew how difficult it was finding all the right sizes, in the same brand, and at a decent price.

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Imnuts MSG #997, 11-11-2014 03:30 PM
      Interesting build how about an update please.

Car-Lo MSG #998, 11-24-2014 03:16 PM
      Hey Tony, you have great weather down there, so no excuse I had to bump your thread up
I hear you're thinking to doing some tweaking on the rear deck lid that's very interesting