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Starting my low budget Fiero build, my first build. by Dakota Fiero
Started on: 01-03-2011 12:20 PM
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Report this Post01-03-2011 12:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Im starting to build my Fiero and decided I would start a thread because theres alot of great build threads here already, but mine will be a very low budget build. The car is a 86 se 2m6 areo with 81,000 miles that I rescued from a barn in sw Minnesota. The car has been sitting for over 10 years, even the brake pads and rotors are rusted together. I still have to figure out how to post pics of the car.
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I use photobucket but you will get yelled at if you mention it. The reason your encouraged not to use photobucket is because of broken links. I have not deleted any pics from mine so no issues yet. The PFF community encourages you to use PIP but I have no idea how to use it either.
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Report this Post01-03-2011 01:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Can anyone tell me how to use PIP?
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Report this Post01-03-2011 02:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post


Not my car, just trying to get my pip up and running. I do like this pic alot though.

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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Dakota Fiero:

Can anyone tell me how to use PIP?


Hello. Click on the red and blue box at the bottom of any page. "Download the image poster" to your desktop, then just follow the directions. As stated above you're encouraged to use this so a couple years from now your build pictures will still be here instead of having turned into a red "X".

....here's a link with some step by step instructions http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/081730.html#p0

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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
Oh and after all that if your photo is too large, simply use a program like Paint to shrink them. Paint / View / Stretch & Skew then stretch to 50% or 75% and try again. It takes a couple times to get the hang of it but then you'll be posting like pro.

So get on with it and lets see some pixs!
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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
A few pics of my project. First things first Im pulling rockers checking for rust.

So far looking pretty good just a little surface rust.


Im really suprised how well pip works, even with slower internet connections, one of the best programs I have seen. Not that Im a computer expert by any means.

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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
....sorry....i guess you figured it out before i could tell you! ..

Is this your first Fiero?

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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Not exactly, I had a 86se, 85 gt, 88 coupe (not all at the same time) in high school, then I got a 91Eclipse gsx and fell out of the Fiero scene, now 14 years after selling my last Fiero I been getting back in again. I really wish I would have kept my GT, but my favorite was my 86se that I crashed or should I say got crashed into head on with a F-150. Any ways I have been buying parts cars for last year to make sure I had some parts around if needed for this build, plus taking those cars apart was a good learning experience for working on the car I want to build, Fieros are cheap up here and was able to buy 3 cars for $1400, only one ran and it wasnt this silver one. The other two had massive rust problems.
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Report this Post01-03-2011 03:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
Ya i learned the Fiero rust issue the hard way with my first one. 87GT, 5spd, loaded, got it off ebay and getting ready to pull the motor i noticed the rear frame rails were more rust than metal. Damn road salt!

I like the mirror. Is the motor out of that one? The rear wheel looks funny...could be the angle of the pix i suppose.

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Originally posted by DLCLK87GT:

Ya i learned the Fiero rust issue the hard way with my first one. 87GT, 5spd, loaded, got it off ebay and getting ready to pull the motor i noticed the rear frame rails were more rust than metal. Damn road salt!

I like the mirror. Is the motor out of that one? The rear wheel looks funny...could be the angle of the pix i suppose.


One of my parts cars had no rocker left, that was nice surprise, and I drove that one home.
Motor is still in I just put it up on stands yesterday, thats why the wheels look funny probably. This car was parked because shifter cable broke, now a decade later the motor is locked up, thought it would be a good canidate for sbc 350.
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Looks like a nice platform to build from, good luck!
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Report this Post01-04-2011 12:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
no a bad starter.. interesting pin striping... good luck
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Sweet another one saved. Good luck with your build, and remember we love pics.
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Report this Post01-04-2011 06:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Looks like this old girl might become a fastback, I put a ad on craigslist here locally, got a lead on couple parts cars about 30 miles from me, hopefully they got all the parts I need for a conversion, hopefully cheap too, after all this is a low budget build thread.
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Report this Post01-04-2011 06:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Finally_Mine_86_GTClick Here to Email Finally_Mine_86_GTSend a Private Message to Finally_Mine_86_GTDirect Link to This Post
Care to keep a running total... i'm curious. Keep up the good work!
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Report this Post01-04-2011 07:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Im going to get a notebook to log parts into and hours of labor, I will also be selling some parts I feel I wont need in the mall as soon as the weather permits, I have been renting a storage unit just for parts, and at $50/month I figure I can probably start selling some cheap parts.
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I got both rockers exposed now, no real rust just a few surface pits. Thats alot more then I can say for this throttle body.

Not only is it corroded but its also very brittle, glad I dont need that!

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Originally posted by Dakota Fiero:

I got both rockers exposed now, no real rust just a few surface pits. Thats alot more then I can say for this throttle body.

Not only is it corroded but its also very brittle, glad I dont need that!



Looks like you've got the original factory spark plug wires. You didn't see many people springing for the expensive Packard wires when it came time to replace them.

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I thought that too, probably should put them on craigslist, "Rare Fiero plug wires" LOL.
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Report this Post01-07-2011 10:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Well so far all my leads on fastback rear clips have come up short of my expectations so I think I will leave that mod for a later date and get back to the real work. I will pull my rear clip to finish the rust inspection, then build my A-frame hoist to lift the car, think I can build out of steel I already have so the cost should be real low. I do however need to buy a coulpe good come-a-longs to put on it.
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You should ask one of the guys here that frequent the pick and pull yards to keep an eye out. you never know.
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Originally posted by Dakota Fiero:

Well so far all my leads on fastback rear clips have come up short of my expectations so I think I will leave that mod for a later date and get back to the real work. I will pull my rear clip to finish the rust inspection, then build my A-frame hoist to lift the car, think I can build out of steel I already have so the cost should be real low. I do however need to buy a coulpe good come-a-longs to put on it.


i can hook you up with a come-a-long im sure we have a used one at work that will fit the bill
pm me, i am local and have "stuff"

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Originally posted by Dakota Fiero:

I got both rockers exposed now, no real rust just a few surface pits. Thats alot more then I can say for this throttle body.

Not only is it corroded but its also very brittle, glad I dont need that!



Damn.. Just rub some robotussin on that!
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I use photobucket but you will get yelled at if you mention it. The reason your encouraged not to use photobucket is because of broken links. I have not deleted any pics from mine so no issues yet. The PFF community encourages you to use PIP but I have no idea how to use it either.


I haent had any probs with the links. You will just to edit the links, just change the IMG tags at the front and
end from upper case to lower 'IMG to img ' and they will work.

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Report this Post01-07-2011 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
Got a little more work done today, pulled some Interior to remove rear clip, found a rust spot on my floor when I pulled carpet back.


I was wondering about all the rubber strips under the rear clip, do people usually leave these on, or can they be left off on reassembly, will it affect the body lines?
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Report this Post01-08-2011 12:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dakota FieroClick Here to Email Dakota FieroSend a Private Message to Dakota FieroDirect Link to This Post
With the rear clip pulled, time to start unhooking everything to drop the cradle. Can I eliminate these wheather strip type parts?


Cleaning my seats while resting my back.

Seat rail before paint

Seat rail after paint, cost $1.99 at Dollar General
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Very cool. not sure if you have an air line but this comes in handy when messing with some rusty metal.
Portable sandblaster

Kids play sand is cheap media to use. Works well. After blasting, blow off with air, wipe clean. Tack cloths work well here too. Prime and paint with whatever cheapo stuff you can find. Works well, lasts a long time.

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