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Finnaly Took My Fiero on the Highway. by jasedude
Started on: 05-11-2010 01:53 PM
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Last post by: infinitewill on 05-12-2010 06:58 AM
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Report this Post05-11-2010 01:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jasedudeClick Here to Email jasedudeSend a Private Message to jasedudeDirect Link to This Post
Well, after about 5 months of work restoring my 85 Duke Fiero, And driving around town for a week, I decided last night to finally take her out on the highway. It was around 1 A.M, so with no cars in sight I got her up to 80. It was alittle scary since I don't have the seat belts hooked backed up and Ive never been in it going that fast, but boy, I have never had so much fun driving a car in my life - but then the only other car Ive driven was an automatic escort, and there really is no comparison. Just Wanted to say thank you to the community, without you guys answering my posts It would have taken me much longer to get her running again - Here's to the Fiero!

Oh, and a picture of Her so Far. Panel off Paint Job is only Half done :-D

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Report this Post05-11-2010 01:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Four_hundred_86Click Here to Email Four_hundred_86Send a Private Message to Four_hundred_86Direct Link to This Post
You got it up to 80 like that?
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Report this Post05-11-2010 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aaronkochClick Here to Email aaronkochSend a Private Message to aaronkochDirect Link to This Post
Balls.. Of.. Steel.

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Report this Post05-11-2010 02:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ckrummySend a Private Message to ckrummyDirect Link to This Post
Hey you got to remember, when they made these they ran them on a dyno before they even started putting the body on. I dove mine once before without any body at all, it was a blast.
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Report this Post05-11-2010 05:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Hulki U. My-BFFClick Here to Email Hulki U. My-BFFSend a Private Message to Hulki U. My-BFFDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, those body panels are just aesthetics and nothing more. I would not be afraid to drive one without the panels at all.
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Report this Post05-11-2010 06:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jasedudeClick Here to Email jasedudeSend a Private Message to jasedudeDirect Link to This Post
One thing is for sure...I certainly got some odd looks when I was driving it around without the hood, deck lid or Rear Clip on. Also Funny was when the toll booth operator asked me last night "Are you building a race car or something?". I guess the car looks intimidating...but with the duke, maybe I could take on a golf cart and win :-D
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Report this Post05-11-2010 07:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rck152Click Here to Email Rck152Send a Private Message to Rck152Direct Link to This Post
that would be a blast. I drove my 85 gt lastnight. Nieghbor asked if it was going on the dragstrip lol.

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Report this Post05-12-2010 12:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 86_fiero_gt_92Click Here to Email 86_fiero_gt_92Send a Private Message to 86_fiero_gt_92Direct Link to This Post
when i saw the title and the picture i thought you were going to say they fell off
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Originally posted by ckrummy:

Hey you got to remember, when they made these they ran them on a dyno before they even started putting the body on. I dove mine once before without any body at all, it was a blast.


And on a dyno there is no wind drag either Not quite the same thing....

Years ago I built a Corson Spyder and had the panels off for the mock up. I drove the car to the Pontiac stealership and they though someone had stolen and stripped the car .

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