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My custom widebody 88 by northeastfiero
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Report this Post08-30-2009 02:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
I had my 88 for nearly a month now. I have already installed EPS power steering and some new headlights. I thought I would have a go at a widebody using a 355 front and rear bumper I have had lying around for the last couple of years. The rear is about 6 inches wider and the front about 3. Don`t expect it to be finished in a week or two it will take me a while.

Today I stripped off the old bumper and fabricated a couple of brackets to hold the new rear in place, then it started to rain I don`t have a garage so I am very weather dependant.

A couple of pics to start with.









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Report this Post08-30-2009 02:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakDirect Link to This Post
So you're planning on using 355 kit car front and rear bumpers, leaving the rest stock, and then creating a wide body?

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This is going to be a fun one to watch, that's for sure!

Are you done yet?

Off-topic, what kind of wheels are those?
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Report this Post08-30-2009 04:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Here is a link to the wheels

http://www.mamfelgen.de/Sei...il.asp?design=MAMMT1

Here is a few pics of the lights and power steering











I routed the wires through the center console and the firewall direct to the battery







Then I connected the wirres for the switched points



Managed to build a circuit that when the stalk is pushed forward it toggles high beam and push again to disengage it.




A quick video of it working

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fi9udZzBkk

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Report this Post08-30-2009 04:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Installed some lights I have had lying around for a couple of years now.





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wow thats pretty sweet if you can get the rest done I WOULD LOVE to see it. can not wait.
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Would love to see the finished product one day
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Report this Post08-30-2009 09:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieDirect Link to This Post
looking good I did the same thing you are doing with the bumpers I used a 355 front and made a 360 style rear for mine.
you may have seen it in the build threads.
good luck and I will keep up with your build.
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Report this Post08-31-2009 05:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the encouragement guys..

Whodeanie Yes I have seen your thread like many others on here if I can produce something near the quality you have I will be happy.

Going to try and do the front bumber if the rain hold off.
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Report this Post08-31-2009 08:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Some dinner time shots

The old on the bricks shot



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Looking good! PM sent your way
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Report this Post09-02-2009 01:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Got the bumper mounted. I am now starting to try and fill the top between the bumper and the bonnet.
If the rain holds off I will get another hour or two.









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Report this Post09-02-2009 05:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
This is my attempt at trying to give you an idea of what I want to do.



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are you going to make the fenders wider?
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Report this Post09-03-2009 02:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Yes I am. I will hopefully have the formers done by the weekend.
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Report this Post09-04-2009 05:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Rained all day so could not work outside managed to cut another template and also got my brake upgrade parts.



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Report this Post09-05-2009 09:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
A couple of pics of todays work upto now.

Creating the rough shape of the front



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Report this Post09-06-2009 12:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AmidaClick Here to Email AmidaSend a Private Message to AmidaDirect Link to This Post
What are the specs on your wheels? They remind me of AMG.
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Report this Post09-08-2009 12:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Slow progress only a bit of time on the nights if it is fine.

Created extended wheel arches



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Report this Post09-19-2009 07:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
A couple of pics to keep it alive

Getting its first bit of filler. Once I am happy with this I will make some templates to make sure the other side is as close as possible.



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you are bringing sexy back! good job and keep up the great work!
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Report this Post09-19-2009 08:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
Interesting project. Gotta love the UK, no one has garages. Nothing like working outside in the cold and the wet!

One comment though. That looks like an awful lot of bondo. Apart from the weight, won't it crack?

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Report this Post09-19-2009 08:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Yeah even if you have a garage in this country it`s barley big enough for the car. The bondo is less than a few millimeters thick the first coat is jjust to get any low spots, it will get sanded back and filled again and again.
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Oh no your garage is getting narrower.
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Wow it's looking pretty kool....keep up the good work.

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So what's under the bondo? Did you build it out to your template line with something? Not clear from the pics, sorry.

PS. I am an ex Brit (North West UK) so I know what brit garages are like, even when you do have them.
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Report this Post09-19-2009 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
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I must have forgot to post pics of that satge

Here we go



It was then covered with a polyester fleece stretched over it then covered with two layers of chopped strand mat.

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Originally posted by northeastfiero:





Lookin' good. Which wheel size & offset are you using?

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Report this Post09-29-2009 08:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
Love your work mate it is great i will follow your build.
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That appears to be coming together real nice!
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Report this Post09-29-2009 11:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Stay tuned ovver the next few weeks as the second of the 3 never seen before mods in a fiero will be revealed

1 EPS electric power steering
2 Keep tuned
3 The best and coolest and probly the most unique mod

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Progress is looking good. I'm going to suggest though that you are going to have trouble with that nose dragging on everything. It looks longer than the one on my car and I absolutely hate it because it hits EVERYTHING!



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Report this Post09-29-2009 03:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
It doesn`t stick out much more than the stock bumper. When I am finished getting the shape done I will make a mould from it. Project 2 is holding things up at the moment.

Thanks Carl
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This is looking great! I'll be following this one closely, I'm planning to do something similar to my car.
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Report this Post11-26-2009 07:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
Just done the first bit of work for nearly a month now. Apologies for the poor photos as I have just dropped and broken my camera and using my crappy mobile.
This is still a work in progress any comments and ideas are welcome anywway on with the show.

A front shot have done awway wwith the old lights and new custom ones will be made.





Some side shots









Rear shots



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Damn you work fast i am assuming your doing this fulltime at present shesh your progressing fast.
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Report this Post11-26-2009 08:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroDirect Link to This Post
The progress you see there with tthe foam has taken four evenings so far. Work space is tight and it is getting cold over here.
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IM digging your wheels. What kind are they?

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Keep it up, Love the progress
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