My Fiero came back from paint!! PICS!!
Topic started by: DeLorean00, Date: 08-29-2008 09:31 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000109.html


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #1, 08-29-2008 09:31 PM
      My Fiero came back from paint today!! Enjoy the photos!!











IMSA GT (drumwzrd@comcast.net) MSG #2, 08-29-2008 09:33 PM
      Now that is a beautiful car. Great job

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #3, 08-29-2008 09:35 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Now that is a beautiful car. Great job


Thank you!! Its taken me 5 years to get to this point.



chrismclubm MSG #4, 08-29-2008 09:43 PM
      that's not a FIERO! :P



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #5, 08-29-2008 09:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chrismclubm:

that's not a FIERO! :P



Yep.... There is an 1986 GT under that 1998 Ferrari 355 body.


DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #6, 08-29-2008 09:50 PM
      Great looking car. Yoo said it has been a 5 year project, do you have a built thread?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #7, 08-29-2008 09:52 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by DL10:

Great looking car. Yoo said it has been a 5 year project, do you have a built thread?


Thanks, Sure do.

http://www.kitcarsforum.com...11688/?topicseen#new

You my need to join that forum to see some of the early photos.



Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #8, 08-29-2008 10:16 PM
      Ok, I'm not a fan of rebodies but that one is a damn good example. Very nice

pacethis (meeksj@charter.net) MSG #9, 08-29-2008 10:18 PM
      Looks like they did a spectacular job!

pacethis (meeksj@charter.net) MSG #10, 08-29-2008 10:28 PM
      I saw in your other thread that you sold it - do you mind me asking what such a nice car brought?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #11, 08-29-2008 10:29 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by Alex4mula:

Ok, I'm not a fan of rebodies but that one is a damn good example. Very nice


Thanks!! The difference between this car and most replicas is that every panel was molded right off real Ferrari panels. The panels even have Ferrari casting numbers in them. Also I used all OEM Ferrari parts (ie, front grill, front turn lamps, side markers, all emblems, quarter windows, challenge rear grill, upper tail light panel, all tail lights, muffler, steering wheel, etc, etc, etc.) This car has cost a small fortune to build.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #12, 08-29-2008 10:32 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by pacethis:

I saw in your other thread that you sold it - do you mind me asking what such a nice car brought?


Im not sure if the new owner will want it posted. But I will finish the car and by the time its said and done it will be over $30,000 and less the $50,000. Sorry I dont want to post the exact number with out talking to my buyer. And the only reason I am selling it is because I bought the home in the picture and need the extra money.

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red84sematt (dirtmister16@yahoo.com) MSG #13, 08-29-2008 11:20 PM
      hmm, fiero

i think thats the rare late 90's prototype that no one really knew about till now. nice paint man


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #14, 08-29-2008 11:29 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by red84sematt:

hmm, fiero

i think thats the rare late 90's prototype that no one really knew about till now. nice paint man


Thanks!! Yes the damn Italian car company stole the design. LoL!

To be honest I think the 355 looks like a cross between a MK2 MR2 and a Fiero.



americasfuture2k MSG #15, 08-29-2008 11:40 PM
      oh.....my......god! :dROol:

where is that kit from? i looked into that fc355 from coolcustomcars



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #16, 08-29-2008 11:45 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by americasfuture2k:

oh.....my......god! :dROol:

where is that kit from? i looked into that fc355 from coolcustomcars


Thanks!!

I looked at that kit too, but it was not very correct. This is an AD 355 and the company has just sold the molds. Every panel was molded right off factory Ferrari panels. If you want more information about the kit visit kitcarsforum.com and search AD 355.

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chrismclubm MSG #17, 08-29-2008 11:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Yep.... There is an 1986 GT under that 1998 Ferrari 355 body.


i was insinuating that you've done a great job with the conversion ...



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #18, 08-29-2008 11:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chrismclubm:


i was insinuating that you've done a great job with the conversion ...



Well thank you!!

People coming in to the body shop did not believe it was a Fiero even after they were told.



kawana (shawnyb@ymail.com) MSG #19, 08-30-2008 12:01 AM
      Thats a thing of beauty! Love the lines of that car.. you should be proud Do you have any plans to make it as fast as it looks?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #20, 08-30-2008 12:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kawana:

Thats a thing of beauty! Love the lines of that car.. you should be proud Do you have any plans to make it as fast as it looks?


Thank you!

Not much I can do to make it faster here in California. Our smog laws suck. I know it can be done but right now the body and interior is the focus.




RCR (rcrabine@comcast.net) MSG #21, 08-30-2008 07:39 AM
      The car looks great, Delorean. It's cool to see it coming to completion. It sure has been a while (and gives me hope )

Bob


Macs86GT MSG #22, 08-30-2008 08:59 AM
      A truly inspirational ride. Its beautiful; what color res is that?

Doc John MSG #23, 08-30-2008 10:00 AM
      Great job! You never know if you've done enough gap straightening, puttying, and sanding until the paint is on. Looks like a 10 out of 10! Here is a picture of mine a long time ago with fresh (less than a week) paint:




I left the old tires/wheels on the car for painting - 195/60's (studded winter tires!) on the stock 14" rims. The car had stock suspension at that time, so the gaps between the tires and body panels were huge.

Delorean, I'm curious - did you do a frame stretch on this car? Either way, it looks good!

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #24, 08-30-2008 02:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by RCR:

The car looks great, Delorean. It's cool to see it coming to completion. It sure has been a while (and gives me hope )

Bob


Thank Bob! Its still a long ways from done. Stay tuned, interior, suspension, stereo, etc. coming up.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #25, 08-30-2008 02:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Macs86GT:

A truly inspirational ride. Its beautiful; what color res is that?


Thank you! Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #26, 08-30-2008 02:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Doc John:

Great job! You never know if you've done enough gap straightening, puttying, and sanding until the paint is on. Looks like a 10 out 10! Here is a picture of mine a long time ago with fresh (less than a week) paint:


I left the old tires/wheels on the car for painting - 195/60's (studded winter tires!) on the stock 14" rims. The car had stock suspension at that time, so the gaps between the tires and body panels were huge.

Delorean, I'm curious - did you do a frame stretch on this car? Either way, it looks good!




I spent forever on the gaps, then I sent it to the body shop and they spent even more time. I am very happy with the end result. I am going to lower the car as well, currently its stock 86 Fiero suspension. The car is a stock Fiero wheelbase.



AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #27, 08-31-2008 01:40 AM
      You better take it back. Has to be a pretty incompetant body shop when you gave them a Fiero to paint and it comes back looking like that thing

BabyVet (mybabyvet@yahoo.com) MSG #28, 08-31-2008 03:42 PM
      your car looks greast i have that. O and thanks for posting pics on my Show off page

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #29, 08-31-2008 10:19 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by AusFiero:

You better take it back. Has to be a pretty incompetant body shop when you gave them a Fiero to paint and it comes back looking like that thing


Actually I should take them more cars then, huh?



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #30, 08-31-2008 10:21 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by BabyVet:

your car looks greast i have that. O and thanks for posting pics on my Show off page


No problem, I enjoy showing it off! This car represents 5 years of my life and I am proud of what I have created.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #31, 08-31-2008 10:22 PM
      More photos!! Its getting put back together!!









pontiacman63383 MSG #32, 08-31-2008 11:06 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by DeLorean00:

More photos!! Its getting put back together!!

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WOW, that looks sweet I love the paint what year is that CBR...................Oh the fiero looks good too. j/k thats a sharp paint job. looking good!



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #33, 08-31-2008 11:27 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by pontiacman63383:


WOW, that looks sweet I love the paint what year is that CBR...................Oh the fiero looks good too. j/k thats a sharp paint job. looking good!


Thanks! The CBR is a 2006 600rr. I bought it as a REPO that was trashed and I put it all back together.


Bubbajuju MSG #34, 09-01-2008 12:40 AM
      Just wanted to drop in to say YOUR PAINT JOB LOOKS SPECTACULAR!
Nice work and great color.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #35, 09-01-2008 12:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Bubbajuju:

Just wanted to drop in to say YOUR PAINT JOB LOOKS SPECTACULAR!
Nice work and great color.


Thank You!



Patrick (mnofony@yahoo.com) MSG #36, 09-01-2008 03:37 AM
     
That's gotta be one of the, if not THE best looking Fiero re-body I've ever seen. Very nice!


Cajun (mvizina@cox.net) MSG #37, 09-01-2008 11:19 AM
     
I like the truck!


Old Lar MSG #38, 09-01-2008 11:31 AM
      I like the house . It looks like the car belongs at that house.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #39, 09-01-2008 01:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Cajun:


I like the truck!


The truck is my buddy Bobby's 1956 Ford F100. He was over helping work on the Ferrari so I did some welding on his truck. He has done a lot of work to that truck. It has the whole front suspension out of a Chrysler, so it has independent front suspension, power steering, disc brakes, big sway bar, etc. It also has a pretty built motor.

Here is the only photo I have of it.





DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #40, 09-01-2008 01:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Patrick:


That's gotta be one of the, if not THE best looking Fiero re-body I've ever seen. Very nice!


Thank you! Its been a lot of hard work but its getting there.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #41, 09-01-2008 01:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Old Lar:

I like the house . It looks like the car belongs at that house.


Thanks, the house is the reason I am going to sell the 355 when its finished.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #42, 09-01-2008 01:14 PM
      double post

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FierociousGT MSG #43, 09-01-2008 05:37 PM
      Very nice, who makes the body kit?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #44, 09-01-2008 06:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

Very nice, who makes the body kit?


Thanks!!

Kit is from http://www.ad355.com/


N3M3S1S (n3m3s1s.357@gmail.com) MSG #45, 09-01-2008 07:22 PM
      Your car is now my wallpaper. That thing is downright sexy.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #46, 09-01-2008 08:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by N3M3S1S:

Your car is now my wallpaper. That thing is downright sexy.


Thanks!! I will continue to update this thread with the progress. I will be doing the complete interior, suspension, mirrors, fog lights, etc.



FierociousGT MSG #47, 09-01-2008 10:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:
Thanks!!

Kit is from http://www.ad355.com/

O you got a John Watson kit... Excellent choice. I researched this kit several years ago.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #48, 09-01-2008 10:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FierociousGT:

O you got a John Watson kit... Excellent choice. I researched this kit several years ago.


Yep, I flew out to Johns shop in Georgia twice and visited with him. Very good kit.



carnut122 MSG #49, 09-02-2008 06:37 PM
      I bet all of your neighbors think you own a Ferrari. Nice looking car. On your next pictures, can you get a better angle on your truck? I'm in the initial stages of restoring/rodding a 53 F100.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #50, 09-02-2008 07:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by carnut122:

I bet all of your neighbors think you own a Ferrari. Nice looking car. On your next pictures, can you get a better angle on your truck? I'm in the initial stages of restoring/rodding a 53 F100.


Yea some of the neighbors probably thing that. But the few that have asked I told it was a Fiero. I really enjoy seeing peoples expressions when I tell them its an 1986 Pontiac. And the truck is a friend of mines, he will be back over next weekend I will try to get some good photos for you.




CC Rider (ccriderf1@gmail.com) MSG #51, 09-04-2008 04:00 PM
      Tech Day this Sat - you in?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #52, 09-04-2008 08:18 PM
      I might make it up there. But the 355 is not quite ready to make the trip.

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #53, 09-05-2008 09:15 AM
      who's kit did you use?
your car looks great!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #54, 09-05-2008 11:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by whodeanie:

who's kit did you use?
your car looks great!


Thank You!

The kit is from

www.ad355.com


LitebulbwithaFiero (jopfermann@hotmail.com) MSG #55, 09-05-2008 12:13 PM
      best looking Fierraro I ever seen

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #56, 09-05-2008 12:13 PM
      thats John
he just sold the molds for the 355
the front facia on the car on his page is the one that is on the front of my car now.
it looks a little diferant now.
his kits are IMO one of the best out there.
Again Great car!
here is a pic of a friends car I am helping with john made him some new parts I have to replace on his car.
john did not make his but we are using some of his parts to fix his.
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pay no attention to the street sign! HAHA

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #57, 09-05-2008 09:47 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

thats John
he just sold the molds for the 355
the front facia on the car on his page is the one that is on the front of my car now.
it looks a little diferant now.
his kits are IMO one of the best out there.
Again Great car!
here is a pic of a friends car I am helping with john made him some new parts I have to replace on his car.
john did not make his but we are using some of his parts to fix his.
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pay no attention to the street sign! HAHA



Looks very nice, is that a mirage kit?



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #58, 09-05-2008 09:48 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by LitebulbwithaFiero:

best looking Fierraro I ever seen


Thank you!


whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #59, 09-19-2008 10:26 AM
      when I went to Johns he said he uses a GM plug for the tail lights but he did not know the number and did not have any.
do you remember what that plug was and where to get it?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #60, 10-12-2008 05:49 PM
      Still working on the suspension upgrade. I have all the poly bushings in and the KYB shocks and struts. All the ball joints are changed, and the so are the tie rod ends. Currently I am working on the sway bars. Also my new heater core from the Fiero store is bad and leaking all over the interior. >











Bradley Jay (bradleyj.thompson@sbcglobal.net) MSG #61, 10-12-2008 06:22 PM
      I wish you wouldn't have to sell that car. Looks way too good just to sell it off. It does seem like the car belongs there.

glane21 (lane_gregl@yahoo.com) MSG #62, 10-13-2008 09:25 AM
      No passenger side mirror?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #63, 10-13-2008 12:35 PM
     
 
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Originally posted by glane21:

No passenger side mirror?


Still a work in progress


Chris Hodson MSG #64, 10-13-2008 12:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chrismclubm:

that's not a FIERO! :P



HAHA I was going to say this!

That car is sharp my friend!


Swedish Fiero (fiero@live.se) MSG #65, 10-13-2008 03:51 PM
      Really nice looking Replica... I have the German F355 front molded for the Fiero, I like the Fiero body better thou, The Ferrari has more agressive looks but the Fiero has a cleaner and more harmonic apearence I think..

Very good job thou.. congrats!!








HC MSG #66, 10-15-2008 12:50 AM
      Beautiful car man, one of the best looking Fierraris out there. I spy with my little eye a stainless steel 80s sports car in on of those pictures! Got a picture of that?

AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #67, 10-15-2008 07:00 AM
      Ok I am over the car no matter how great it looks. I want to see more pics of that beautiful house



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #68, 10-15-2008 08:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Swedish Fiero:

Really nice looking Replica... I have the German F355 front molded for the Fiero, I like the Fiero body better thou, The Ferrari has more agressive looks but the Fiero has a cleaner and more harmonic apearence I think..

Very good job thou.. congrats!!



Very nice car!! I love the bend of 355 style with the Fiero.

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #69, 10-15-2008 09:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by HC:

Beautiful car man, one of the best looking Fierraris out there. I spy with my little eye a stainless steel 80s sports car in on of those pictures! Got a picture of that?


Well since you asked. LoL!






DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #70, 10-15-2008 09:09 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AusFiero:

Ok I am over the car no matter how great it looks. I want to see more pics of that beautiful house



Thanks, I will find some photos.




Swedish Fiero (fiero@live.se) MSG #71, 10-15-2008 01:14 PM
      We travel.... back to the future..



86fierofun MSG #72, 10-15-2008 01:19 PM
      I second the house comments. Sheesh that thing is beautiful. And good work on the car as well.

Edit: Oh, and who makes the kit you used? ...... Kidding! Just kidding....

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #73, 10-15-2008 09:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:

I second the house comments. Sheesh that thing is beautiful. And good work on the car as well.

Edit: Oh, and who makes the kit you used? ...... Kidding! Just kidding....



Thanks!!

As requested. The house was built in 2002-3 its about 3000sq ft, all upgrades, jacuzzi tub, stainless appliances, dual ovens, granite counter tops, huge master suite (about 500 sq ft), 3 car garage, landscaped yards with fountain in the backyard, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, etc.

(excuse the yard in the photo, is much greener now)











DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #74, 10-16-2008 01:02 AM
      Got the front suspension totally done! It has the new Fiero store sway bar, Rodneys end links, etc.




86fierofun MSG #75, 10-17-2008 01:27 AM
      Oh, my! That house is fantastic!!!! I'm going to post pictures of your place on my walls now

You have done well for yourself.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #76, 10-17-2008 08:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 86fierofun:

Oh, my! That house is fantastic!!!! I'm going to post pictures of your place on my walls now

You have done well for yourself.



Thanks you!! Its the end result of working night and day since I was 14 years old. I also don't drink, smoke, or gamble. I have no kids, and my girlfriend works full time so we have two incomes.

As for the Ferrari, there should be some more progress this weekend. Stay tuned!!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #77, 10-20-2008 12:29 AM
      This weekend we got a lot of work done on the car. Here is the list.

-Replaced e-brake handle with a NOS one.
-Replaced Heater Core (again)
-Installed Custom Rear Sway Bar
-Installed MSD Cap and Rotor
-Installed STI Plug Wires
-Installed Custom Intake with K&N Filter
-Installed Under Drive Pulley
-Installed Hypertech Performance Chip
-Installed Hypertech Low Temp Thermostat
-Installed RD Solid Cradle Bushings (at least the rear)
-Installed More Dynamat
-Removed Alternator to installed the more powerful Fiero Store one, but the bolt broke so it will be next weekend until we get the alternator back on.

Hard at work!


Don't worry the car was supported by jack stands the cinderblocks were only to load the suspension for the sway bar.


Still need to be cleaned after paint.


Rear sway bar.



Burning out the cradle bushings in the car, boy was that ever stressful!!!





Jncomutt (jncomutt@hotmail.com) MSG #78, 10-20-2008 11:12 AM
      If you heated the sleeve from the end of the 'arm' rather than lighting the rubber on fire they would have popped out the side with hardly any mess or flames. It's ok, people do it like that all the time, but it always scares me, lol. I need to make a video next time I do another set.

Car (and house) look fantastic!!!!!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #79, 10-20-2008 12:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jncomutt:

If you heated the sleeve from the end of the 'arm' rather than lighting the rubber on fire they would have popped out the side with hardly any mess or flames. It's ok, people do it like that all the time, but it always scares me, lol. I need to make a video next time I do another set.

Car (and house) look fantastic!!!!!


Ahh ok. Well I tried that to start with but was not getting much luck. I guess I should have just tryed longer. The way we did it was to make a metal shield around the bushing and cradle, then burn it out. This prevented damage to the rest of the car, also we had two fire extinguishers, a hose, and a bucket of water close by.



mmeyer86gt/gtp (deepbluez98@yahoo.com) MSG #80, 10-21-2008 05:02 PM
      wheres the pics of the interior with that nice shift knob.

doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #81, 10-21-2008 05:14 PM
      Want to come do my cradle bushings? I'm kind of scared of doing that myself....

avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #82, 10-21-2008 05:31 PM
      You do know that it would have been easier (and safer) to burn the bushings with the craddle removed from the car?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #83, 10-21-2008 06:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mmeyer86gt/gtp:

wheres the pics of the interior with that nice shift knob.


LoL, no shift knob yet!! I have the one you sent me sitting on my end table waiting for the Indy project to begin.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #84, 10-21-2008 06:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

Want to come do my cradle bushings? I'm kind of scared of doing that myself....


Sure!! You want to pay my airfair?? I could always use another vacation.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #85, 10-21-2008 06:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by avengador1:

You do know that it would have been easier (and safer) to burn the bushings with the craddle removed from the car?


Sure if the cradle was already out of the car. But the added effort of removing the cradle is not worth it, although it is a lot safer.



Blackangel427 (theblackangel13@gmail.com) MSG #86, 10-21-2008 07:41 PM
      man that car looks like it should go to that house! its like the rockstar image that car in front of that house man thats crazy you are doing alright and you did a AWESOME job on that car!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #87, 10-21-2008 09:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Blackangel427:

man that car looks like it should go to that house! its like the rockstar image that car in front of that house man thats crazy you are doing alright and you did a AWESOME job on that car!


Thank you!! Whats funny is my house is just like every other house on my street. Its actually considered a pretty average house here in California.



doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #88, 10-21-2008 11:10 PM
      hahaha I would pay for your airfare ... however I have a feeling you don't have much of an interest coming to Canada based on the pictures of where you live. We had our first snow fall here today where I live.

When I go through the process of changing my cradle bushings in the spring I might send you a pm for advice so I don't burn my car to the ground.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #89, 10-22-2008 12:02 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

hahaha I would pay for your airfare ... however I have a feeling you don't have much of an interest coming to Canada based on the pictures of where you live. We had our first snow fall here today where I live.

When I go through the process of changing my cradle bushings in the spring I might send you a pm for advice so I don't burn my car to the ground.


Sure send me a PM when your ready. I have learned a few tricks now that its done I wish I knew before I started. I guess I should have talked to Rodney.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #90, 10-24-2008 12:15 AM
      New big bore throttle body!! Installing this and porting the intake this weekend.





DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #91, 11-03-2008 04:10 PM
      We finished the Rodney Dickman solid cradle bushings, installed Rodney's under drive pulley setup. Then we removed the upper intake in order to port it out for the big bore throttle body we are installing. While we are in there we will be installing Rodney's stainless steel vacuum lines.


[This message has been edited by DeLorean00 (edited 11-03-2008).]

Patrick (mnofony@yahoo.com) MSG #92, 11-03-2008 05:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:





 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Whats funny is my house is just like every other house on my street. Its actually considered a pretty average house here in California.



Your street must be in a pretty nice neighborhood then. I suspect your house is not "a pretty average house here in California".

Great job on the car.



85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #93, 11-04-2008 03:00 AM
      Actually his house is about what you would see around these parts. Btw chris the car had a digital dash so i couldn't get the mileage. It looks really clean and the harness is complete.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #94, 11-04-2008 12:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

Actually his house is about what you would see around these parts. Btw chris the car had a digital dash so i couldn't get the mileage. It looks really clean and the harness is complete.


Damn, I wish I had the extra time and money to go and pull it. Thanks for the heads up.



Patrick (mnofony@yahoo.com) MSG #95, 11-04-2008 01:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

Actually his house is about what you would see around these parts.



California is a big state.

 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Whats funny is my house is just like every other house on my street. Its actually considered a pretty average house here in California.



WisconsinGT (animationgroup@yahoo.com) MSG #96, 11-04-2008 05:29 PM
      Extremely nice work DeLorean00! Good on you mate!

Ditkaphile (ditkaphile@comcast.net) MSG #97, 11-04-2008 07:10 PM
      In theory, if I could afford to buy an '88 GT T-Top car on ebay, I wouldn't make it a trailer queen. I would drive it as often as possible. But your car...my God that is a piece of art, a thing of beauty. It should be sealed in a bubble of sorts, so that people in the year 2100 can see what was possible with an under-engineered 1980s Pontiac

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #98, 11-04-2008 08:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Ditkaphile:

In theory, if I could afford to buy an '88 GT T-Top car on ebay, I wouldn't make it a trailer queen. I would drive it as often as possible. But your car...my God that is a piece of art, a thing of beauty. It should be sealed in a bubble of sorts, so that people in the year 2100 can see what was possible with an under-engineered 1980s Pontiac


Thank you, for the big complement!! Boy do I ever love telling people its a 1986 Pontiac, you should see the looks on their faces.



85duke (benjeminatate@aol.com) MSG #99, 11-04-2008 10:06 PM
      How is the intake coming along?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #100, 11-05-2008 10:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85duke:

How is the intake coming along?


Its not! LoL. Its in the same spot as the photo. I tend to be very busy during the week running my company. So all the projects have to wait until the weekend in order for me to work on them.



VelociJuris MSG #101, 11-05-2008 10:23 PM
      Wow, beautiful car!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #102, 11-05-2008 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by VelociJuris:

Wow, beautiful car!


Thank you!


85SEnochie (eqoflife@hotmail.com) MSG #103, 11-07-2008 05:09 PM
      Beautifull car It is my desk top pic I did tweak it just a little Dam I forgot the Mirrors, edit for mirrors

[This message has been edited by 85SEnochie (edited 11-07-2008).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #104, 11-07-2008 11:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 85SEnochie:

Beautifull car It is my desk top pic I did tweak it just a little Dam I forgot the Mirrors, edit for mirrors





I am flattered its your desktop! Interesting headlights, it would have saved me a ton of time making the popups function correctly if I had did that.

I should be able to get some work on the car this weekend. I am hoping to have it on the ground again running so I can get some good outside shots of it.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #105, 11-09-2008 08:00 PM
      Update. We ported out the intake to match the new big bore throttle body. Installed the new low temp fan switch. Replaced the ignition module. I cleaned and painted the upper intake, then installed the Ferrari plate. Replaced all the vacuum line with Rodney Dickmans stainless steel lines. Reinstalled the upper intake with new gaskets. And installed the new throttle body.

Rodneys SS lines, a must have for Fiero owners.


Cleaned Ported and Painted.


Stainless Steel lines intalled.


Some of the porting work.


Intake set back on.


Friend Dustin helping.


Finished.


I just thought this was funny and fitting.


pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #106, 11-09-2008 08:05 PM
      your now on my i hate you list to!!!!!!!!!!! i like it keep up the good work

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pumpkincarriage (ipaid180dollarstobe@msn.com) MSG #107, 11-10-2008 02:16 AM
      Love the logos!

Why are there swirl marks in your new paint though?!?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #108, 11-10-2008 12:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by pumpkincarriage:

Love the logos!

Why are there swirl marks in your new paint though?!?


Thanks. Its funny there are no swirl marks in real life, but in some photos up close with the flash on they show up.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #109, 12-01-2008 05:29 PM
      Here is another photo. Ahh its good to be rich....... LoL J/K!! Pumpkincarriage might notice something about this photo that upsets me.



randye (randy@enerson1.com) MSG #110, 12-01-2008 07:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Here is another photo. Ahh its good to be rich....... LoL J/K!! Pumpkincarriage might notice something about this photo that upsets me.

This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.



Nice work!
And you even had time to wax your garage floor!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #111, 12-01-2008 09:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by randye:


Nice work!
And you even had time to wax your garage floor!


Thanks!! Actually the floor was wet because I was washing out all the burnt remnants of my cradle bushings.



Tony Kania MSG #112, 12-26-2008 11:59 PM
      Bump! Just read your whole thread. Word by word. Excellent rebody. I admit, I am not a rebody fan. Not knocking them though. But yours is beautiful. What a piece of art. Post some recent pics please. I have seen her plastered all over this site. One of my favorites. I really like those lines. Good luck with her.



kyunderdawg MSG #113, 12-27-2008 12:50 AM
      I'm seein' a V8 in the future......LS7? Come on Chris, how 'bout it?

Paul


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #114, 12-27-2008 09:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tony Kania:

Bump! Just read your whole thread. Word by word. Excellent rebody. I admit, I am not a rebody fan. Not knocking them though. But yours is beautiful. What a piece of art. Post some recent pics please. I have seen her plastered all over this site. One of my favorites. I really like those lines. Good luck with her.



Thanks!! I will post some photos soon. The interior from Amida is coming very soon. Nothing much has changed on it since the last update. But this thing should be moving again very soon.


Stay Tuned.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #115, 12-27-2008 09:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kyunderdawg:

I'm seein' a V8 in the future......LS7? Come on Chris, how 'bout it?

Paul


Ha, actually interior and brakes are next. Should start coming together very soon!



kyunderdawg MSG #116, 12-27-2008 10:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Ha, actually interior and brakes are next. Should start coming together very soon!




IMSA GT (drumwzrd@comcast.net) MSG #117, 12-27-2008 10:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thanks!! I will post some photos soon. The interior from Amida is coming very soon. Nothing much has changed on it since the last update. But this thing should be moving again very soon.


Stay Tuned.


I can't wait to see the interior on this car if Amida is making it....actually, I can't wait to see the whole car in person


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #118, 12-27-2008 11:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IMSA GT:


I can't wait to see the interior on this car if Amida is making it....actually, I can't wait to see the whole car in person


I guess you will have to drive that IMSA up here and check it out.



Tony Kania MSG #119, 12-28-2008 11:13 AM
      That body, with Amida's interior....Damn! Kinda like marrying a really intelligent stripper. There may only be a few in the whole world.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #120, 01-08-2009 12:40 AM
      I had to pull the cars out so I could install some overhead lighting. I thought you all would enjoy some photos!






DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #121, 01-08-2009 12:41 AM
      I had to pull the cars out so I could install some overhead lighting. I thought you all would enjoy some photos!






Fiero Owner MSG #122, 01-08-2009 02:17 PM
      Both cars look great. Where is the other car?...

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #123, 01-08-2009 09:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero Owner:

Both cars look great. Where is the other car?...


Thanks!! The DMC? Its in the attached garage on the right, just outside the photo.



Fiero Owner MSG #124, 01-08-2009 10:22 PM
      Ohh I see, it gets it's own garage to itself. Lucky thing.

PaulJK MSG #125, 01-08-2009 10:27 PM
      BEAUTIFU car, but what did you do to make up for all the suport cut out of the B pillars ?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #126, 01-08-2009 11:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by PaulJK:

BEAUTIFU car, but what did you do to make up for all the suport cut out of the B pillars ?


Thanks!

Welded in steel supports. Its very rigid.

[This message has been edited by DeLorean00 (edited 01-08-2009).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #127, 01-08-2009 11:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero Owner:

Ohh I see, it gets it's own garage to itself. Lucky thing.


Yep, Here is it in its room.



In this photo you can see where its room is located.



kyunderdawg MSG #128, 01-09-2009 01:03 PM
      Didn't I count seven cars in your possesion at one time recently? If so, where do you keep the rest.....detatched garage?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #129, 01-09-2009 09:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kyunderdawg:

Didn't I count seven cars in your possesion at one time recently? If so, where do you keep the rest.....detatched garage?


Yes I did have seven cars but now I have six. I sold my 07 BMW.

At my house I have the following:
Mercedes SL500 (Garage)
Ferrari Kit (Garage)
DeLorean (Attached Garage)
Lexus GS400 (Driveway)

My Parents house:
Fiero GT Gold (Garage)
Fiero GT Red (Driveway Covered)

I hope this clears things up.


kyunderdawg MSG #130, 01-10-2009 01:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Yes I did have seven cars but now I have six. I sold my 07 BMW.

At my house I have the following:
Mercedes SL500 (Garage)
Ferrari Kit (Garage)
DeLorean (Attached Garage)
Lexus GS400 (Driveway)

My Parents house:
Fiero GT Gold (Garage)
Fiero GT Red (Driveway Covered)

I hope this clears things up.


Well now, rub it in will ya. What does the other two Fiero's look like? I don't think I've ever seen them.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #131, 01-10-2009 02:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kyunderdawg:


Well now, rub it in will ya. What does the other two Fiero's look like? I don't think I've ever seen them.



Ok here they are.

My 86 GT



My 85 GT



kyunderdawg MSG #132, 01-10-2009 03:19 AM
      I'm not much on gold cars, but for some reason I like it. Maybe because its so clean. You'r 85' is in pretty dang good shape. Was it repainted?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #133, 01-10-2009 06:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kyunderdawg:

I'm not much on gold cars, but for some reason I like it. Maybe because its so clean. You'r 85' is in pretty dang good shape. Was it repainted?


Thank you! Yep the 85 was repainted, by me. Here is a link to the thread with the photos.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...HTML/090549.html#p24


RandomTask (jguer003@odu.edu) MSG #134, 01-10-2009 09:12 AM
      Needs bigger brakes and engine.

Go 3.4 DOHC, always thought those motors were a good choice for re-bodies.

http://media.putfile.com/DKOVs-engine


dratts (dratts2@gmail.com) MSG #135, 01-10-2009 11:53 AM
      I've always heard that the dohc 3.4 v6 gives the most authentic sound. As far as bigger brakes goes, I agree to a certain extent. My Murci came with 20" wheels spacers and Fiero rotors. Didn't look right and I'm switching the Held wide suspension with 13" rotors from my AD355 to the Murci. Since I'll not be racing the AD I don't think I need big brakes. I'm looking at fake rotors and caliper covers. I know, FAKE, but I'm not going to be racing into corners, accelerating and then doing it all over again and again. I think that Fiero brakes will be fine for my driving and I won't have the down side of added unsprung weight on my suspension.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #136, 01-10-2009 02:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by RandomTask:

Needs bigger brakes



The brakes are coming!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #137, 02-07-2009 07:05 PM
      Over the last few days I have been working on installing the VDO gauges. At this point I almost have them all wired in and working.



motoracer838 (jmartin@musicunveiled.com) MSG #138, 03-12-2009 02:19 PM
      Chris, did you fall off the face of the earth?

You have a PM.

Joe


telefragg3d (ken.hoff@me.com) MSG #139, 03-12-2009 05:23 PM
      *jaw-floor* that looks fantastic!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #140, 04-25-2009 11:03 PM
      I am getting some rest!! The next big phase of this build is about to begin!! Stay tuned!!

PS- When do I get the honor of this being moved to the Construction Zone?




Genopsyde MSG #141, 04-25-2009 11:17 PM
      beautiful job, I just hope mine comes out as well as yours.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #142, 04-25-2009 11:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Genopsyde:

beautiful job, I just hope mine comes out as well as yours.



You bought Glenns old car right? That car was one of main reasons I built this car. How do you like it?


Genopsyde MSG #143, 04-26-2009 01:51 AM
      yes i did. i wasn't aware that he was a member here, or anyone here knew him at least. I only drove it one time around the block when it arrived. it's been in the garage since getting a L67 put in, along with a bunch of other loose ends tied up. He did a great job on it though, and gave me a great deal on it.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #144, 04-26-2009 01:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Genopsyde:

yes i did. i wasn't aware that he was a member here, or anyone here knew him at least. I only drove it one time around the block when it arrived. it's been in the garage since getting a L67 put in, along with a bunch of other loose ends tied up. He did a great job on it though, and gave me a great deal on it.


Glenn is a great guy. I know him from another forum. When I was building this 355 and the 355 before it he always answered any questions I had. Also he had a good website with the build of your car.


motoracer838 (jmartin@musicunveiled.com) MSG #145, 04-26-2009 02:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:
PS- When do I get the honor of this being moved to the Construction Zone?



See what happens when your asleep at the wheel!!!

The only helping hand you'll find,
is at the end of your wrist. Joe



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #146, 04-26-2009 03:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by motoracer838:


See what happens when your asleep at the wheel!!!

The only helping hand you'll find,
is at the end of your wrist. Joe


LoL, True!!



Genopsyde MSG #147, 04-26-2009 07:22 PM
      i'd like to see it. if it's still up and you have a link, that would be great.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #148, 06-02-2009 10:19 PM
      Are we all ready for the next phase of this build?!?!?

Well today my interior from Amida is here!!! And man does his work look awesome!!! Everything was SOO well packaged. These parts look way better then OEM!!!

I have the whole interior here but I just unpacked the center console.

So here are some photos!!

Stay tuned!!






PS- Construction Zone Cliff?



kyunderdawg MSG #149, 06-02-2009 11:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Are we all ready for the next phase of this build?!?!?



[This message has been edited by kyunderdawg (edited 06-02-2009).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #150, 06-07-2009 12:44 AM
      I just unpacked the dash, and this thing is just BEAUTIFUL!!! The detail is amazing!!! The stitching is just perfect!!! And the dash is full functional with warning lights and working vents.








doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #151, 06-07-2009 12:53 AM
      Ahh man thats so nice!

I want one!



Genopsyde MSG #152, 06-07-2009 01:05 AM
      that's really nice stuff. I need it too lol. what about door panels?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #153, 06-07-2009 01:07 AM
      Thanks Guys!!! I have the door panels and lots of other interior parts from Amida that I have yet to open.
Just the show the craftsmanship of Amida's interior,

This is the stitching on my $107,000 MSRP Mercedes Benz SL500 dash.



This is the stitching on the dash Amida made in his garage in Seattle.






His job makes the Mercedes look like crap!!


greasemonke50613 (aeiklenborg@cfu.net) MSG #154, 06-07-2009 03:10 PM
      going to say this once in your thread 'cause it hasn't been talked about in a while I WANT YOUR DMC!!!!!! actually any old delorean would do me good. i like those cars ALOT

Formula88 MSG #155, 06-07-2009 05:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


This car has cost a small fortune to build.


By the time you're done, do you think it'll come in under the cost of a good, used, F355?
Beautiful work. Simply beautiful - regardless the cost.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #156, 06-07-2009 05:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:


By the time you're done, do you think it'll come in under the cost of a good, used, F355?
Beautiful work. Simply beautiful - regardless the cost.


Thanks!

Simple answer, no. You could buy a real 355 for the cost involved in this build. But I wanted to create this car and I am proud of what I have built regardless of the expense.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #157, 06-07-2009 05:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by greasemonke50613:

going to say this once in your thread 'cause it hasn't been talked about in a while I WANT YOUR DMC!!!!!! actually any old delorean would do me good. i like those cars ALOT


Thanks, they are fun cars!


mattwa (mattwa.inc@gmail.com) MSG #158, 06-07-2009 06:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thanks, they are fun cars!


Yea, but also very expensive! You can get a Fiero front fender in mint condition for like $70. A Delorean front fender is $1000 last time I checked.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #159, 06-07-2009 06:58 PM
      I worked all day on the 355 and made some progress.



I trimmed down and reinstalled the automatic shifter and installed the Rodney Dickman Ferrari style shifter.



I unpacked the Amida door panels. Once again perfection!!



We cleaned and reworked the center console area.



I installed the Riceburner HVAC controls and man they are nice!!



Here is a video of the Riceburner HVAC controls.



And finally where we left off for the day, the console half way installed and looking good!




DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #160, 06-07-2009 07:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mattwa:


Yea, but also very expensive! You can get a Fiero front fender in mint condition for like $70. A Delorean front fender is $1000 last time I checked.


Your are correct!!


Gokart Mozart MSG #161, 06-07-2009 09:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thanks!

Simple answer, no. You could buy a real 355 for the cost involved in this build. But I wanted to create this car and I am proud of what I have built regardless of the expense.

ebay: http://motors.shop.ebay.com...p3286.c0.m282&_rdc=1

Ferrari : 355 Spider Ferrari F355 Spider 1995 47,100 $57,900.00 2d 16h 30m

Ferrari : 355 F 355 SPIDER FERRARI F355 SPIDER 1996 REPAIRABLE Enlarge 1996 33,043 $39,500.00 6d 23h 51m

Ferrari : 355 Spider Ferrari F355 Spider Convertible *Only 10K Miles* 1997 10,003 0 Bids $54,900.00 3d 20h 59m

Ferrari : 360 Spider BAD CREDIT OK - Also F430 575m 512tr F355 California 2003 13,000 $125,000.00 11d 13h 49m

Ferrari : 355 1998 RWD F355 Spyder Manual Black Tan 1998 6,672 $66,900.00 19d 14h 47m


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #162, 06-07-2009 09:22 PM
      If you count on some of my labor the car is over $70k. It you don't its still almost at the cost of a used 355.

AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #163, 06-07-2009 10:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

If you count on some of my labor the car is over $70k. It you don't its still almost at the cost of a used 355.


But a hell of a lot less to maintain.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #164, 06-08-2009 01:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AusFiero:


But a hell of a lot less to maintain.


That for sure. Plus we can send it to Archie and put an LS7 in it!!



Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #165, 06-08-2009 01:57 AM
      You're coming to 2009 Fiero WestFest, right?
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/076204.html

uppy eyes:

This will be a gorgeous car to see there.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #166, 06-14-2009 10:53 PM
      I am not sure about WestFest It is on the weekend of my birthday.

We worked all weekend on the car and completed a lot of little projects.

To start with we added a fuse block to run all the new accessories we are installing.




Still needs a lot of cleaning under the hood but the wiring in almost done.



Then we installed and wired the fog lights. It took a few custom made brackets and lots of hours but we got them mounted just right. We used all good gauge wiring covered in split loom and heat shrinked all the connectors. Also we are using a relay to run the fog lights. We ran the wires to the interior for the switch and a fog lamp indicator light.




I repaired the OEM Ferrari airbag. I bought this bag deployed so I needed to clean it up and fiberglass it back together.

Clamped and fiberglassed


Cleaned and re-dyed


Glueing the emblem back on.


Reinstalled, not quite finished but very close.



We also installed the passenger side door popper and cleaned up some other wiring. We are making some good progress!




Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #167, 06-15-2009 03:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:
I am not sure about WestFest It is on the weekend of my birthday.


Just come for a few hours then. It would be good to have at least 1-2 gorgeous Ferrari's there.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #168, 06-20-2009 09:47 PM
      Today, we worked all day and built a wiring harness for the dash. The Amida dash is amazing and comes with all the warning lights installed, but I wanted to add one more touch to make it nicer to install. So Dustin and I made up a wiring harness with factory style connectors, so when the car goes to back together it should be much easier and cleaner.

Building a wiring harness, etc.


New OEM style connectors.




I am very pleased on the result. I also wired the stereo in. More to come tomorrow!

Stay tuned.....



Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #169, 06-21-2009 11:17 AM
      Way to go. The plugs makes for easier connections.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #170, 06-21-2009 12:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Way to go. The plugs makes for easier connections.


Thank you!! I figured if anyone ever needed to remove the cluster in the future that the plugs would save a lot of hassle. Also it will make it a little easier to install.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #171, 06-21-2009 10:51 PM
      Today was a HUGE day! A real milestone in this build.


I started off by building a harness for the seat speakers since this car was not original equipped with them. It went really smooth and will making installing the seats a breeze! Then Dustin and I remounted the power window switches on the door. These switches are really nice and are back lit, they should look great at night.


We then ran the power door locks to the center console where the new switch is. We moved on to building a harness for the center console and wired in all the accessories. Dustin's custom wiring is top notch. This car goes together like a OEM car.



I mounted the dash speakers in the new Amida dash.


Wiring mess. LoL. But its getting much cleaner. We spent a lot of time removing redundant wiring.


Dash going in, thanks to all the extra time spent before this step it went smooth. All the new connectors just snapped and worked on the first try.


We then finished the radio wiring and few extra items and we are done! Everything you see is installed and working. Great weekend!!




doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #172, 06-21-2009 11:35 PM
      That looks incredible, I wish the interior came that way from the factory



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #173, 06-22-2009 02:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

That looks incredible, I wish the interior came that way from the factory



It did, you just had to buy a Ferrari.

And thanks, Amida really does a great job on the interiors.




Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #174, 06-22-2009 02:07 PM
      What speakers did you put in the dash?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #175, 06-22-2009 11:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

What speakers did you put in the dash?


They are Phoenix Gold, and for 3" speakers they sound really good and mounted easily to your dash. All I used was a nut as a spacer and a self tapping sheet metal screw, they are very solid.

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Tony Kania MSG #176, 06-22-2009 11:10 PM
      That does look seriously sick! I am going to have that robot Amida build me a dash one of these days.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #177, 06-22-2009 11:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tony Kania:

That does look seriously sick! I am going to have that robot Amida build me a dash one of these days.



LoL! Robot!!!


Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #178, 06-23-2009 03:19 AM
      Is that the kind of speakers Ferrari envisioned as well?
Or are Ferrari speakers in the doors. (and tweeters in the dash)
Or did Ferrari say, the "speaker" is the flat crank V8 behind the ears?

Inquiring minds want to know.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #179, 07-11-2009 09:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Austrian Import:

Is that the kind of speakers Ferrari envisioned as well?
Or are Ferrari speakers in the doors. (and tweeters in the dash)
Or did Ferrari say, the "speaker" is the flat crank V8 behind the ears?

Inquiring minds want to know.


Good question. I am really not sure were they mounted the speakers in a Ferrari.

Worked on the car today a little bit. We changed the fuel filter, charged up the AC, removed a fender liner, adjusted the rear bumper, worked on the door locks, and installed a new battery. I then took it for a short drive. It went great, it was nice to see to car outside of the garage. Ruby had the camera so I only got these cell phone photos.

Enjoy,



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kevin (kevinsullivan@frontier.com) MSG #180, 07-11-2009 11:04 PM
      Chris,

Love your build and commitment to excellence. (Oakland Raiders?) Speaking of details and getting all the correct aspects together, have you considered Ansa exhaust tips? I cannot wait to see your creations...

Cordially,
Kevin


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #181, 07-12-2009 11:46 AM
      Very nice!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #182, 08-02-2009 10:30 PM
      Well lots of progress but nothing really to show. Its all been wiring work, so I could post lots of photos of wiring looms but that is kinda boring. LoL!

So here is the underhood. It not cleaned and painted yet but we added a battery cut of switch, a new battery, a new battery hold down, hard wired in a float charger for winter storage, and yes that is a outlet mounted in there as well. We have set it up so when you store the car you just switch the battery off and reach under the front bumper and plug the float charger in and you are done! No mess!





DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #183, 08-22-2009 11:33 PM
      Today, Dustin and I started on building a sub-frame. We wanted to add some extra strength to the frame since we weakened it by removing part of the b-pillars. I already reinforced the b-pillars but I thought a box with an "x" under the car would add a that last bit of extra strength.

So we went over to out local steel yard and picked up two 20' sticks of 1 1/2" box tubing. (Yard cut them down for us to transport.)



Then Dustin and I made some measurements and cut the sticks. We used 45 degree cuts for the corners to add strength.



When that was done I welded all the pieces together and made sure it was true and square.



Then ground down the car and got it ready to weld the outside box in.



Then I welded the box into place in the car. It was one of the nastiest job I have done in awhile.



Here it is welded in. I know its not a great photo.



So tomorrow we are going to make the "x" section of this frame unit and then we will weld that in. Once that is done we will clean the welds up and paint the frame.

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randye (randy@enerson1.com) MSG #184, 08-23-2009 12:09 AM
      Do you have an in-tank fuel pump?
If so, how do you plan to drop the fuel tank if you ever need to replace it?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #185, 08-23-2009 12:24 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by randye:

Do you have an in-tank fuel pump?
If so, how do you plan to drop the fuel tank if you ever need to replace it?


I have the factory pump, so yes its in tank. Then next time it goes out we will just have to grind out the welds on the "x" section and remove it. Then when the pump is changed we can just put the "x" back and re-weld it. All in all it will add about 1 hour the the fuel pump job. It might be a hassle but the benefit of a strong frame out weighs the added hassle of grinding some welds.

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Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #186, 08-23-2009 08:48 AM
      Isn't the x-frame for roadsters? If you welded in tubes along the sail panels I would think that should be enough.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #187, 08-23-2009 01:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Isn't the x-frame for roadsters? If you welded in tubes along the sail panels I would think that should be enough.


Intentional over-kill my friend!!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #188, 08-23-2009 10:21 PM
      Today, we finished up the "x" frame. Still have a little bit of grinding to do and then we will paint it.





mattwa (mattwa.inc@gmail.com) MSG #189, 08-23-2009 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Today, we finished up the "x" frame. Still have a little bit of grinding to do and then we will paint it.




Let me guess....red.

Awesome work so far! Keep it up.


Gokart Mozart MSG #190, 08-23-2009 11:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Austrian Import:

Is that the kind of speakers Ferrari envisioned as well?
Or are Ferrari speakers in the doors. (and tweeters in the dash)
Or did Ferrari say, the "speaker" is the flat crank V8 behind the ears?

Inquiring minds want to know.


http://www.ferrarichat.com/...902930#post138902930

The original door speakers from my 348 are marked "Made in Italy by Autosonik". The housing is 6 1/2" in diameter, the depth is 2 1/2". The rating is "potenza max 60W, potenza rms 30W, impedenza 4 ohm". My originals had the rubber disintegrate, so they were sitting in a box in my garage.

The tweeters are easy to remove, behind the vents. They twist into brackets, no screws. Again, it's an Autosonik. Approx 1 3/4" in diameter.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #191, 10-11-2009 08:43 PM
      We done a lot of work lately. Here is a photo of the Rodney Dickman rear cradle brace we just added today.



And we managed to straightened a drill bit. I have never done that before, didn't even know it was possible.

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IMSA GT (drumwzrd@comcast.net) MSG #192, 10-11-2009 08:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:
And we managed to straightened a drill bit. I have never done that before, didn't even it was possible.



How the hell do you do that? Isn't that a titanium bit?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #193, 10-11-2009 08:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by IMSA GT:


How the hell do you do that? Isn't that a titanium bit?


No idea!! I was just drilling a hole in the frame. And it came out looking like that. It was a very cheap drill bit, but still!!


RWDPLZ MSG #194, 10-11-2009 10:17 PM
      Titanium coated apparently, but still, Must be one hell of a drill. Bits I use either snap or start spinning in the chuck.

Awesome progress so far! Love watching a good build thread



pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #195, 10-11-2009 10:21 PM
      I knew you clifornions dident do it right. Your suposed to take the wheels off when you put it up on cinder blocks........ Comming along nice dude. Keep up the good work.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #196, 10-11-2009 11:15 PM
      Thanks for the comments guys!

To see the car in motion check this out. This is not this car but it is its twin brother. Shane (brastic here) and I built these cars together. So there are two exactly the same 355 kits out there. I built half of his car and he built half of mine. Worked out great.

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N3M3S1S (n3m3s1s.357@gmail.com) MSG #197, 10-11-2009 11:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Thanks for the comments guys!

To see the car in motion check this out. This is not this car but it is its twin brother. Shane (brastic here) and I built these cars together. So there are two exactly the same 355 kits out there. I built half of his car and he built half of mine. Worked out great.



Hear that Rick? There's two.. Means we can both have our own and not argue over one when we.... borrow... these cars. =D


pontiackid86 (phllyracer@aol.com) MSG #198, 10-11-2009 11:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by N3M3S1S:


Hear that Rick? There's two.. Means we can both have our own and not argue over one when we.... borrow... these cars. =D



Lol Ill still smoke yours.

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Australian (istworld_@hotmail.com) MSG #199, 10-12-2009 03:28 AM
      Glad to hear you lived through your build. Looks rather suicidal the car on blocks. Beautiful job you have done i am well aware of the amount of work required you may have your weekends back soon.

grkboy707 (gnoplos@gmail.com) MSG #200, 10-12-2009 06:36 AM
      wow.... that is insanely gorgeous....

Janisv (info@metagroup.lv) MSG #201, 10-12-2009 06:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

More photos!! Its getting put back together!!





Is this DeLorian behind the Fiero?


Fiero-117A (zaczss13@aol.com) MSG #202, 10-12-2009 06:57 PM
      VERY NICE!!!! but i wouldnt send an engine job to Archie. he does great body work but not so good engine work... if you do decide to go LS7 try sending it to FTW Motorsport here in wichita... home of the fastest 1/4th mile fiero - FieroX... he doing a pretty cool build on a twin turbo VR-4 swap this winter... you should call them up... they did my 3800 SeriesII swap and i couldnt be happier... (316) 943-5800... they are good guys and they do swaps right!

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Boogaloo MSG #203, 10-12-2009 08:51 PM
      VERY NICE!!!! but i wouldnt send an engine job to Archie. he does great body work but not so good engine work...

Just out of curiosity have you ever had Archie do any work for you to say that about him,or are you basing this on discussion threads or hear say.?


ghost187x MSG #204, 10-19-2009 09:44 PM
     
is that 1 big gigantic house??? if so, what do you do for a living. i wana grow up to be just like you


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #205, 10-25-2009 10:12 PM
      We installed the seat belts today. Sorry for the crappy photo. Still need to finish the top bolt but almost there.



And started wrapping the exhaust.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #206, 10-25-2009 10:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ghost187x:

is that 1 big gigantic house??? if so, what do you do for a living. i wana grow up to be just like you


Thanks! Its one home, about 3,000 Sq Ft. I own a Automotive Transport company, I also do body work on the side, restore cars, and just about anything else I can do to make money.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #207, 10-25-2009 10:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Janisv:


Is this DeLorian behind the Fiero?


Yes that is my DeLorean.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #208, 10-25-2009 10:56 PM
      .

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CheshireGrin (woodmanr@uwindsor.ca) MSG #209, 10-25-2009 11:07 PM
      i saw the house fiero and delorean and gsxr ( i think) and thought.. wow i wanna be that guy...
Nice collection
Ryan


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #210, 10-25-2009 11:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by CheshireGrin:

i saw the house fiero and delorean and gsxr ( i think) and thought.. wow i wanna be that guy...
Nice collection
Ryan


That guy, the one with all the debt. LoL!!

Thank you.

And you were close the bike is a Honda CBR 600RR.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #211, 01-04-2010 11:15 PM
      Here is a quick video of the car starting. I made this video to show the gauges and warning lights working. Also you can hear the new gear reduction starter.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #212, 01-09-2010 08:21 PM
      Still hoping for Construction Zone.

Today, we installed the carpet. Its almost done but still needs some trimming. We also added a map cover with a Ferrari emblem. Finally we started the wiring on the auto-dim compass rear view mirror.





kyunderdawg MSG #213, 01-09-2010 10:07 PM
      As usual, Chris.....beautiful car. Still coming along nicely I see.

Jonesy (gamegod3@comcast.net) MSG #214, 01-09-2010 10:35 PM
      first time iv seen this thread.. Dude your car is freakin awsume.. If i had money i would do that to my fiero..

I hate being poor!


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #215, 01-09-2010 10:51 PM
      Thanks Kyunderdawg

 
quote
Originally posted by Jonesy:

first time iv seen this thread.. Dude your car is freakin awsume.. If i had money i would do that to my fiero..

I hate being poor!


Thank you!! Its a TON of work this car. The projects seem never ending.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #216, 01-30-2010 10:05 PM
      Today, I got the car out and washed and waxed it. It had been stuck in the garage for months. Also my friend stopped by with his 512bb replica, powered by and ZZ430 with a 6-Speed F40 transmission. It was a nice day of talking cars and eating hamburgers.

Here are a few photos.











DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #217, 01-30-2010 10:17 PM
      Some higher res stuff.







kyunderdawg MSG #218, 01-30-2010 10:27 PM
      Great pics, Chris!! If someone didn't know better they look like still shots from an episode of Miami Vice. No, not calling ya a drug dealer....just sayin' it for all of the exotics. Thought I'd clear that up before some one says something.

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nosaint MSG #219, 01-30-2010 11:31 PM
      one of the best reads ever..nice job with the write up and pics.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #220, 01-30-2010 11:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by nosaint:

one of the best reads ever..nice job with the write up and pics.


Thanks!! If you enjoy this, then read this. Its the WHOLE story from when I first started all the way through to today. You must join the forum to see the early photos however.

http://www.madmechanics.com...d-355-build-diary!!/


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #221, 01-30-2010 11:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kyunderdawg:

Great pics, Chris!! If someone didn't know better they look like still shots from an episode of Miami Vice. No, not calling ya a drug dealer....just sayin' it for all of the exotics. Thought I'd clear that up before some one says something.



I dont see any exotics, I just see a couple of 1980's Ponitac's and a few year old Mercedes. LoL!!



Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #222, 01-31-2010 11:49 AM
      Looks like a dry day. I was just in SanFran on Wednesday, the skies were just clearing up. Maybe when I get my Fiero-arri mutt back on the road we can all join up for a run. You'll probably still have the car by then...thinkin' up more tasks to do on the 355 so that you can keep it for a little while longer. I had a question about your roof earlier.

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #223, 01-31-2010 02:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Looks like a dry day. I was just in SanFran on Wednesday, the skies were just clearing up. Maybe when I get my Fiero-arri mutt back on the road we can all join up for a run. You'll probably still have the car by then...thinkin' up more tasks to do on the 355 so that you can keep it for a little while longer. I had a question about your roof earlier.



Sure come down!! Yea your probably right the Ferrari will still be here. My girlfriend is waiting for it to get done so she can buy a new Lexus, but she doesn't want to get one until she has the garage spot back.

As for the roof I missed your post. I replied on Ari's site.


Nilknarf MSG #224, 01-31-2010 05:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:
Here are a few photos.



Just curious.... Your sig says you are out in Cali. What's with the Michigan plates?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #225, 02-01-2010 01:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nilknarf:


Just curious.... Your sig says you are out in Cali. What's with the Michigan plates?


Nice warm January day here in Michigan huh??
LoL, J/K I am in California. The new owner of the car is in Virginia, but has some property in Michigan, so its registered there due to there more lax smog laws.

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DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #226, 02-01-2010 09:24 PM
      WOOT!!! I am in the Construction Zone!!!

Yesterday, we started cleaning and painting the interior trim. We also started modifying the b-pillar interior trim to fit the new Ferrari windows.




Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #227, 02-02-2010 11:23 AM
      Did you cover the seats yourself as well?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #228, 02-02-2010 04:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Did you cover the seats yourself as well?


Yep!! But thanks to Mr Mike thats not a hard job to do.


tomsablon (kimylisela@comcast.net) MSG #229, 02-03-2010 06:49 AM
      hey, it's not going to look right if you get out of that car without a NICE SUIT ON AND A SUPER MODEL HANGING ON YOUR ARM !

tomsablon (kimylisela@comcast.net) MSG #230, 02-03-2010 06:51 AM
      hey, it's not going to look right if you get out of that car without a NICE SUIT ON AND A SUPER MODEL HANGING ON YOUR ARM !

FieroDev MSG #231, 02-03-2010 10:55 PM
      I was wondering what type of paint you used on your interior trim. is it just regular spray pain or did you use a secial brand? Thanks

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #232, 02-03-2010 10:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by tomsablon:

hey, it's not going to look right if you get out of that car without a NICE SUIT ON AND A SUPER MODEL HANGING ON YOUR ARM !


Well I have a decent suit, and a pretty girlfriend that for some reason puts up with me.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #233, 02-03-2010 11:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroDev:

I was wondering what type of paint you used on your interior trim. is it just regular spray pain or did you use a secial brand? Thanks


SEM interior trim paint. I have used SEM on lots of stuff before and it works really good. You probably could just spray paint it using normal paint, but I didn't want to chance it on this project.


FieroDev MSG #234, 02-04-2010 04:34 PM
      thanks, do you know where i can buy this?

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #235, 02-14-2010 01:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Today, I got the car out and washed and waxed it. It had been stuck in the garage for months. Also my friend stopped by with his 512bb replica, powered by and ZZ430 with a 6-Speed F40 transmission. It was a nice day of talking cars and eating hamburgers.



Was that a Corson bb512? I did an interior for one in Toronto.




NCTyphoonKid (cdahr@triad.rr.com) MSG #236, 02-14-2010 08:18 PM
      Very Nice!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #237, 02-14-2010 08:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:


Was that a Corson bb512? I did an interior for one in Toronto.



Yes is was. Corson made a really nice kit!! This one has held together very nicely for 20+ years and a 100,000+ miles.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #238, 02-14-2010 08:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroDev:

thanks, do you know where i can buy this?


I am not sure. Try a google search. I bought mine local at a auto body supply shop.


FieroDev MSG #239, 02-15-2010 12:13 AM
      Thanks alot, Your fiero looks great by the way!

whodeanie (dean@glassworksga.com) MSG #240, 02-15-2010 10:05 AM
      Nice work
I sent you a PM.
D.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #241, 02-26-2010 10:55 PM
      Well we are about to do something no one has done before. And that is to install REAL Ferrari brakes on a replica.



These are REAL 355 calipers, not covers. This is going to be very interesting. HT motorsports did all the leg work and engineering on these, so it should be a fairly straight forward install.


Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #242, 02-27-2010 09:15 AM
      Cool! How many pistons on those calipers? I'm starting to hate the look of my tiny & little puny rotors behind my 18s...I need to upgrade too.

Fie Ro (roderick.baas@tros.nl) MSG #243, 02-28-2010 02:36 PM
      Nice ! Looks like 4-piston calipers..considering these calipers are made by Brembo, is there a possibility HT motorsports is going to offer brackets for other Brembo brakes ? I have a set of 996 carrera (brembo) calipers laying for 3 years now and still havent got into figureing out brackets for these

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #244, 02-28-2010 09:19 PM
      Today, we installed the driver side brakes. We replaced the spindle with the one provided by HT motorsports, then installed the hub. After that was done we assembled a rotor and installed it along with a 355 caliper. Finally we installed a braided steel brake line. We had one small problem with the brake line but we will have that resolved next weekend.

Going smoothly so far, and I think it made a big difference in how the car looks. What do you think?

(note, the suspension is not settled that is why its sitting high.)










Before,


After,


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #245, 02-28-2010 09:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Cool! How many pistons on those calipers? I'm starting to hate the look of my tiny & little puny rotors behind my 18s...I need to upgrade too.


4. I think the brakes make a big difference in how the wheels look.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #246, 02-28-2010 09:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fie Ro:

Nice ! Looks like 4-piston calipers..considering these calipers are made by Brembo, is there a possibility HT motorsports is going to offer brackets for other Brembo brakes ? I have a set of 996 carrera (brembo) calipers laying for 3 years now and still havent got into figureing out brackets for these


You could contact Erik and see if would be able to help you. This kit is very nice!!


FieroDev MSG #247, 03-01-2010 08:46 AM
      This is lookin real good! cant wait to see it all finished!

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #248, 03-01-2010 11:20 AM
      Nice work. What is HT's web address?

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #249, 03-01-2010 11:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Nice work. What is HT's web address?


Thanks!!

http://www.westshorefabricators.com/


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #250, 03-06-2010 10:43 PM
      Today, we installed the new master cylinder, proportioning valve, and lines.

Old master removed.


Booster repainted (was new at start of build.)


New master, proportioning valve and lines.



Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #251, 03-07-2010 10:19 AM
      Right On! How about a pair of gas struts for the bonnet?

motoracer838 (jmartin@musicunveiled.com) MSG #252, 03-07-2010 11:55 AM
      Nice!!! They make the wheels.

I'll bet you can't wait to see how well it stops.

Joe


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #253, 03-28-2010 08:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by motoracer838:

Nice!!! They make the wheels.

I'll bet you can't wait to see how well it stops.

Joe


Thanks!! Yep can't wait.

Today we finished the rear breaks.





kyunderdawg MSG #254, 03-28-2010 10:02 PM
      Been waitin' to see if a set of big brakes were gonna make it behind those big purdy wheels. It outa be able to stop on a dime.

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #255, 03-28-2010 10:54 PM
      Very nice! I need new brakes on the Formula as well.

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aaronkoch (cheddarlump@cheddarlump.net) MSG #256, 04-01-2010 04:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thanks!! Yep can't wait.

Today we finished the rear breaks.




Am I looking at that wrong, or are the rotors turning the wrong way?


JCUOIT MSG #257, 04-01-2010 06:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by aaronkoch:


Am I looking at that wrong, or are the rotors turning the wrong way?


I don't think that it matters which way the spirals go. regardless of the direction of the spiral, the hot gasses will be released from between the pad and rotor when the groove passes by.

which way the spirals go is likely just aesthetics. I totally know where you're coming from though.

I would put them so that it rotated Clockwise as opposed to CCW. Subconsciously I want them rotating the other way regardless of any real advantage. kind of like these GA wheels:

[This message has been edited by JCUOIT (edited 04-02-2010).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #258, 04-01-2010 11:37 PM
      In my other thread we went over this same thing.

I thought the same thing. However the arrows on the rotor say that is correct mounting. Because originally I was going to mount them the other way around.






Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #259, 04-02-2010 11:52 AM
      I'm hopine Erik at HTmotorsports can come up with something economical for my '88 soon.

You have a PM.



JCUOIT MSG #260, 04-02-2010 12:02 PM
      Well, i got curious and found out that it has nothing to do with the slots, a little to do with the drilled holes, and Just about EVERYTHING to do with the internal vanes of the rotor itself.

i got the following info from this page: http://www.zeckhausen.com/h...y_install_rotors.htm

The following is by Dave Zeckhausen.


Directional vs. Straight Vane Rotors (smooth surface)

Most "normal" cars come with straight vane rotors, with internal cooling vanes that extend straight from the center of the rotor outward, like spokes on a wagon wheel. (See drawing on lower right) These rotors are not as efficient at cooling, but they are less expensive to manufacture and car dealers only have to stock a single part for both sides of the car.

Some higher performance cars come with "directional rotors", which have curved or tilted internal cooling vanes. These curved vanes pump more air through the rotors, resulting in improved cooling efficiency. Thus, there is a left and a right rotor. When the directional rotors are properly installed, these internal vanes should lean toward the back of the car - as shown in the diagram on the lower left.



Main Factor of Proper Rotation: VAIN DIRECTION.

Slotted Rotors

As with the plain rotors discussed above, the internal vanes should lean toward the back of the car. The direction of the slots on the outside of the rotor do not dictate whether the rotor is a left or a right. For rotors with slots machined in the same direction as the internal cooling vanes, the slots should lean toward the back of the car. For rotors with slots machined in the opposite direction as the internal cooling vanes, the slots should lean toward the front of the car. Bottom line - don't use the slots to decide which side to mount the rotor. Pay attention to the internal cooling vanes.
For slotted rotors with straight internal cooling vanes, the direction of the slots is totally up to you and what you think looks best. In this case, there is no wrong answer.


Main Factor of Proper Rotation: VAIN DIRECTION, regardless of direction the slots are cut.


Drilled Rotors

It is not possible to tell if a drilled rotor is installed properly, simply by observing the drill pattern. Different manufacturers use different patterns with spiral "arms" that appear to lean in either direction, regardless of the internal cooling fin orientation. For example, StopTech AeroRotors, used on their big brake kits, have a drill pattern that appears to lean to the front of the car. Porsche OEM rotors have a drill pattern that appears to lean to the back of the car. In both cases, the internal cooling fins are properly oriented, leaning backwards. But the drill pattern is opposite. This is why Porsche mechanics often install StopTech big brake kit rotors backwards, despite the big "L" and "R" stickers on the rotors! They're relying on the drill pattern, rather than the direction of the internal cooling vanes.

As with slotted rotors, one must check the direction of the internal cooling vanes in order to determine the proper orientation of drilled rotors.


Main Factor of Proper Rotation: VAIN DIRECTION, regardless of direction the spiral "arms".



Hope that helps


Copyright © 2008 Zeckhausen Racing, LLC


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #261, 04-04-2010 06:58 PM
      Brakes are done and working!! Its raining today so I haven't been able to go out and drive it.

aaronkoch (cheddarlump@cheddarlump.net) MSG #262, 04-06-2010 07:43 PM
      That's awesome about the vanes.. Learn something every day!



Austrian Import (maximilian_ledworowski@csumb.edu) MSG #263, 04-12-2010 11:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:

Well we are about to do something no one has done before. And that is to install REAL Ferrari brakes on a replica.



These are REAL 355 calipers, not covers. This is going to be very interesting. HT motorsports did all the leg work and engineering on these, so it should be a fairly straight forward install.


They look awesome. At first I thought you found a great way to repaint Wilwood calipers. (like the Fieroaddiction kit http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/092567.html) I have to say, that real Ferrari brakes look so much better.
Are those still Corvette rotors?

Below: Fieroaddiction 13" Wilwood brakes. (unfortunately he stopped selling them. - for now )



[This message has been edited by Austrian Import (edited 04-12-2010).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #264, 06-19-2010 10:14 PM
      Sorry guys for not being around much. My home life has been a bit difficult.

However we are getting there. I have been putting some test miles on it. Man this thing gets a lot of attention. Ferrari brakes stop a Fiero like you would not believe.









VF1Skullangel (vf1skullangel@gmail.com) MSG #265, 06-20-2010 04:03 AM
      I've been following this build over on the kitcar forums. Best 355 replica I've seen

328 mera (otiswicock@gmail.com) MSG #266, 01-13-2011 09:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by VF1Skullangel:

I've been following this build over on the kitcar forums. Best 355 replica I've seen


for me too; very nice read.



BlackThunderGT MSG #267, 01-14-2011 02:10 AM
      Super nice build

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #268, 01-14-2011 11:28 PM
      Thanks guys!! A lot of blood sweat and tears have gone into this build.

Here are a few updated photos of some interior work I have been doing. Hopefully more progress here soon on this build.





Sofa King MSG #269, 01-18-2011 11:44 AM
      SHARP!!!!!

Chris Hodson MSG #270, 01-19-2011 12:31 AM
      I used the grand am wheels on mine


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #271, 02-21-2011 12:17 AM
      We fabricated a glove box for the Amida interior. We made it out of a sheet of flat plastic. Its nice to a real glove box in the dash of a Fiero.



ALL_CAMMED_UP MSG #272, 02-25-2011 09:52 AM
      looks sweet dude, im about to paint my fiero too

War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #273, 03-01-2011 08:59 AM
      Fantasic looking kit!

Paul



dratts (dratts2@gmail.com) MSG #274, 03-04-2011 09:59 AM
      Not a kit. There is no such thing as a 355 kit. He bought the very best body from John Watson and assembled it in his own way with his own parts. There are a few actual body kits out there like cobras. Just don't want anyone thinking they can buy a kit with all the parts and a complete assembly manual. This is a testament to the skills of Chris.

War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #275, 03-06-2011 01:13 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by dratts:

Not a kit. There is no such thing as a 355 kit. He bought the very best body from John Watson and assembled it in his own way with his own parts. There are a few actual body kits out there like cobras. Just don't want anyone thinking they can buy a kit with all the parts and a complete assembly manual. This is a testament to the skills of Chris.


Please if you are going to call me out have YOUR facts straight. It is most definantly a kit.

The owner, Chris, said this on page 2 of this thread.
"Thank You!

The kit is from

www.ad355.com"

Also here is a quote from the AD355.com homepage.
"(This car WAS built from the ACTUAL John Watson kit; it is NOT the ORIGINAL!)"

I feel it is in bad taste that you 1. Did not check your facts before you called me a liar on the forum and 2. Did not contact me via pm to discuss this before making a post for all to see.

Paul



dratts (dratts2@gmail.com) MSG #276, 03-06-2011 01:55 PM
      Wow! I am so sorry. I did not mean to call you a liar. I don't care whether chis called it a john watson kit or not. I have a john watson ad355 body too. No way is it a "kit". My definition of a kit is a package with everything you need to put it together. John sold only the body. I have a cartuning kit for my car. it is a "kit". If I just bought the turbo it would not be a "kit". When I said it is not a "kit" I was not implying that it is a real Ferrari. When you buy a John Watson body (now Bartman), You do not get anything but the body. Please accept my apology for what I believe is a missunderstanding. both of my replicas are not "kits". I always resist people asking me if it is a kit car as I believe when they say this they think they can send for a "kit" and assemble it. There is a ton of work and material to buy after you get the "body" I hope this clears it up. Were you implying that Chris bought a complete "kit" or only that it is not a Ferrari? Again not calling you a liar. I was at John Watson place in Tennga Georgia with Chris and Shane (brastic) when we all bought our bodys, so I am not uninformed. I believe we are misscommunicating here and it is a matter of semantics. I'm very very sorry that you took my statement the way you did.

[This message has been edited by dratts (edited 03-06-2011).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #277, 03-06-2011 03:02 PM
      Ok lets clear things up. Dratts is right. We all bought our bodies together.

However I may have fueled the confusion by calling it a kit. It simply is not a kit, its only a body. A very nicely shaped body, but only a body. There are no brackets, lights, glass, instructions, hinges, bolts, etc. Its just fiberglass that you have to fit yourself. Every detail you see added to this car was added by me through countless hours of research and fabrication.

I hope that clears things up.


War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #278, 03-06-2011 10:14 PM
      Point taken however most Kits do not come with everything either. You usually have to buy all the brackets bolt and stuff extra. All I was trying to say it is an excellent car!

Paul



dratts (dratts2@gmail.com) MSG #279, 03-06-2011 10:25 PM
      Agreed. excellent car is probably an understatement. I'm not aware of a 355 of this caliber and I've seen some very nice 355s. Someone can chime in if they know different, but I think there are kits for cobras that are all inclusive like Archies master 350 kit which eliminate a lot of time sourcing parts and figuring out solutions. I finally looked in on your build. Gonna look real nice!

War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #280, 03-07-2011 01:59 AM
      Mine has a longgggg way to go! Getting there though. I figure it will take another 6 months of work for me to be happy. Then I can take it apart and clean it up again. So it might be done for next Daytona.

Thanks for the complement though.

Paul



doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #281, 03-07-2011 11:59 AM
      Are you considering spacing your front wheels out a bit to line up with the front fender? They look a tad tucked in.

Really beautiful car regardless. I'd say its pretty convincing!



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #282, 03-07-2011 09:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by doublec4:

Are you considering spacing your front wheels out a bit to line up with the front fender? They look a tad tucked in.

Really beautiful car regardless. I'd say its pretty convincing!


Thanks!

No and for two reasons. First is the spacing is almost exactly the same as the OEM car, I measured. And second I would have to put a larger spacer and that would make the wheels sweep when I turn.

Here the photo of the OEM car, I tried as hard as I could to copy the factory spacing.


My Car.

[This message has been edited by DeLorean00 (edited 03-07-2011).]

thedrue MSG #283, 03-07-2011 10:11 PM
      honestly in a way yours looks better! But you are missing mirrors! Love the way it looks, I need to see it again!

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #284, 03-07-2011 10:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by thedrue:

honestly in a way yours looks better! But you are missing mirrors! Love the way it looks, I need to see it again!


Thanks!!

I have the mirror in the garage. One of the final things we will install.

And you are welcome to stop by whenever!


War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #285, 03-07-2011 10:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thanks!

No and for two reasons. First is the spacing is almost exactly the same as the OEM car, I measured. And second I would have to put a larger spacer and that would make the wheels sweep when I turn.

Here the photo of the OEM car, I tried as hard as I could to copy the factory spacing.


My Car.




To me your car looks better than the original! I love the skight forward rake.

Paul



doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #286, 03-07-2011 11:16 PM
      Good call, I didn't realize the spacing on the Ferrari was like that. Great work

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #287, 03-07-2011 11:38 PM
      Thanks War Hammer and doublec4!!



Bloozberry MSG #288, 03-08-2011 07:49 AM
      ...someday... someday.

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #289, 04-10-2011 01:33 PM
      Is this car still sold?...or did you decide to keep her?

sporlan MSG #290, 04-12-2011 07:40 PM
      Is it the one on ebay???

1988holleyformula MSG #291, 04-12-2011 09:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sporlan:

Is it the one on ebay???


I'm almost positive it isn't the one from your ebay thread. This one has the gorgeous Amida interior in it. That one on ebay didn't look half as nice inside. Though not a bad job overall on it, just not quite up to DeLorean00's quality. This is all my opinion though...


BlackThunderGT MSG #292, 04-12-2011 11:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sporlan:

Is it the one on ebay???


LOL... not even close


Fieromaineac (fieromaineac@aol.com) MSG #293, 04-14-2011 10:44 PM
      PM sent to DeLorean00

rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #294, 04-15-2011 08:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Amida:

Is this car still sold?...or did you decide to keep her?


Amida,

Car is still sold!!! Just making sure everything is done top notch. Car should be completed and shipped in the near future. How have you been doing??


rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #295, 12-08-2012 10:05 PM
      Looked at car this past week and it is coming along. The car is about 90% completed.

doublec4 (doublec4@hotmail.com) MSG #296, 12-08-2012 11:51 PM
      I think we can all agree that this thread needs more pictures!

Amida (robert.kusakabe@comcast.net) MSG #297, 12-09-2012 02:31 PM
      Good to see that this project is still moving.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #298, 12-09-2012 07:00 PM
      Oh wow. Its been a long time. Yes I will need to update this thread with more photos. Sorry for being away.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #299, 12-09-2012 07:15 PM
      Here is an updated photo.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #300, 11-11-2013 12:57 AM
      After a lot of new parts, tons of cleaning, and lots of trial and error, we got the cowl panel back installed and everything working. Still a lot of clean up of the under hood, but its getting close.




I had a really long day at work, and then came home and instead of going to parties with my friends or handing out candy, we spent the night installing the interior on the Ferrari. Things are getting really close now.




We have spent all day working on this car. We started by building a rear window molding. It came out great, and this trim has the red 3M tape on it, so its not going anywhere.



Here is the finished window trim. I really like the result!



The corners.




We have the whole car torn apart, putting the finishing touches on everything.



Also not the window tint was replaced, the first time applied it had some bubbles. So we had it redone.


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #301, 11-11-2013 12:58 AM
      We added the Ferrari VIN decals, that is the Fiero VIN number so its correct.




And we spent forever, trimming, cleaning, and attaching the door seal plates. We finished them off with stainless steel Ferrari plates.



Here are some photos of road testing the car. These aren't finished photos. But its shows some of the progress.





Interior.
(Obviously its still dirty and needs lots of clean up.)



Before and After. Only took me 9 years.



DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #302, 11-11-2013 12:59 AM
      This is going to be my FINAL update as the car shipped out today. We were literally working on the car right up to the second when we turned the keys over to the transport truck. This was 9 year of hard work, but I am really proud of the result. Please let me know what you guys think of the finished product.










DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #303, 11-11-2013 01:00 AM
      As you can see by this point the transport truck arrived.






Watching my Baby drive away.







DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #304, 11-11-2013 01:02 AM
     




Strapped in and waiting to go on its cross country trip to its new home. Good bye ol' friend. You have been a big part of my life for 9 years. I am unsure what to do with my weekends now.



Boogaloo MSG #305, 11-11-2013 08:07 AM
      This os the only kit car that I fell in love with a true reproduction and a job well done and it must be heartbreaking to see it go .......... not mine but im going to miss you.

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #306, 11-11-2013 04:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boogaloo:

This os the only kit car that I fell in love with a true reproduction and a job well done and it must be heartbreaking to see it go .......... not mine but im going to miss you.


Thank you. And it is heart breaking to see it go. I worked really hard to produce the most accurate reproduction Ferrari F355 that has ever been completed. Luckily I found a buyer that shared my vision and was able to help finance the last few upgrades to make it over the top.



rgeeinc (rgeeinc@hotmail.com) MSG #307, 11-15-2013 01:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DeLorean00:


Thank you. And it is heart breaking to see it go. I worked really hard to produce the most accurate reproduction Ferrari F355 that has ever been completed. Luckily I found a buyer that shared my vision and was able to help finance the last few upgrades to make it over the top.



Chris I see you changed the wheels from the ones you originally hade on the car, do you still have the old wheels or did you trade them in? I have been looking for wheels like you had on the car originally. Let me know if they are still around and if they are available. Nice job on the finished car, really looks good.
Bob, from Napa


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #308, 11-15-2013 02:29 AM
      My gosh that car is beautiful !!

Unless it is personal, do you mind me asking why you sold the car ?? ** edit ** - never mind i saw, because of your beautiful home. i can understand that.

What is next ??


P.S. my new screen saver for this week !

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 11-15-2013).]

DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #309, 11-17-2013 06:21 PM
      Bob, the new owner bought the HRE wheels we have installed and asked the old wheels be returned to him. The old wheels were HP model 24 I believe. So I no longer have them.

Exoticse, thanks for the nice comments about my car! A lot of things have changed since I started building the car, I needed the money to buy the home that you see in the photos, and I also ended up marrying my dream girl last week. So I guess I just grew up, and needed the money for adult stuff. When I started building this car I was 24 years old, now I am 32. I had a lot of fun building the car, but I also was at the point where I wanted to do something new. As for a new project, I still have a couple of Fieros and a 1992 MR2 I am playing with, along with my daily driver E46 M3.

[This message has been edited by DeLorean00 (edited 11-17-2013).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #310, 11-17-2013 10:12 PM
     

What state did the car go to ?


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #311, 11-17-2013 11:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
What state did the car go to ?


Virginia.

[This message has been edited by DeLorean00 (edited 11-17-2013).]

rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #312, 11-22-2013 10:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:
What state did the car go to ?


Exoticse,

I'm the owner of the car and you know of me?? I'm the guy that had the red spider at Dean's shop in 2010.


rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #313, 11-22-2013 10:23 PM
      Transport company delivered the car yesterday. Will be providing updates soon. First thing that will be done is installing side view mirrors; adding grill mesh to the rocker panels, rear deck lid opening and lower area of the rear bumper; getting a four wheel alignment; installing headliner; installing seat belts: and lubing chassis. After those are completed, I will be installing a stainless steel custom exhaust and addressing any/all minor bugs.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #314, 11-22-2013 10:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rlndhill:


Exoticse,

I'm the owner of the car and you know of me?? I'm the guy that had the red spider at Dean's shop in 2010.


Cool ! Congrats on the new ride, totally jawdropping !!

Check your pm.


rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #315, 11-22-2013 11:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Cool ! Congrats on the new ride, totally jawdropping !!

Check your pm.


Exoticse,

Check your PM...


DeLorean00 (twincam18@aol.com) MSG #316, 11-23-2013 12:19 AM
      Congrats to Mr rlndhill, the new owner of my pride and joy. I have never worked so hard on anything in my entire life. This car was the result of team work of some of the best people in the industry and some of my best friends. Sactodreamer, Brastic, rlndhill, Dave Held, Air Dynamics, The Fiero Store, Amida, Riceburner, Rodney Dickman, Mr Mike, DIY Stu, and the list goes on and on and on. They say it takes a community to raise a child, well it takes a whole nation to build a kit car. lol

steve308 MSG #317, 11-23-2013 06:48 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rlndhill:

Transport company delivered the car yesterday. Will be providing updates soon. First thing that will be done is installing side view mirrors; adding grill mesh to the rocker panels, rear deck lid opening and lower area of the rear bumper; getting a four wheel alignment; installing headliner; installing seat belts: and lubing chassis. After those are completed, I will be installing a stainless steel custom exhaust and addressing any/all minor bugs.


Time to join us - The Central Virginia FIERO club at http://mayor2020.wix.com/fierosforever# and I hope to see you on a warm Sunday Morning at the Fairlakes C&C.

Steve 308



rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #318, 11-23-2013 08:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by steve308:


Time to join us - The Central Virginia FIERO club at http://mayor2020.wix.com/fierosforever# and I hope to see you on a warm Sunday Morning at the Fairlakes C&C.

Steve 308


Steve,

I'll be joining and you will see me there! I met you several years ago at the Burger King in Manassas and it was a pleasure chatting with you.


War Hammer (oldsouthphoto@yahoo.com) MSG #319, 11-30-2013 11:56 PM
      Stunning work!!!



rlndhill (hillr@comcast.net) MSG #320, 03-23-2014 11:17 AM
      Updates on how car is coming along can be seen at the below link:

http://www.madmechanics.com...355-build-diary.html