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My Fiero got a visitor today! by randye
Started on: 07-06-2010 12:45 PM
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Report this Post07-06-2010 12:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
PFF member, jdorr2002 stopped by with his VERY nice Ferrari Testarossa replica today.

The kit is based on an 86' Fiero, (stretched), chassis.
Has the original 2.8 Fiero mill in it, but it sounds very good and seems to run very strong.

Bodywise, this is probably the best Ferrari kit based on a Fiero chassis that I've ever seen.







I'll be doing some mechanical work on this car later this week and will get some more detail shots of it if anyone's interested

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Report this Post07-06-2010 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for matchmadeSend a Private Message to matchmadeDirect Link to This Post
That is definitely one of the best looking testarossa replicas I've ever seen.
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Holy crap, that is gorgeous.
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Report this Post07-06-2010 01:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguy123Click Here to Email fieroguy123Send a Private Message to fieroguy123Direct Link to This Post
What he said ^!
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Report this Post07-06-2010 01:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BumpClick Here to Email BumpSend a Private Message to BumpDirect Link to This Post
Yep. The 84 Testarossa is my "if you could have any car in the world...." car. That is by far the best replica I have ever seen.

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Report this Post07-06-2010 02:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
A couple more pics of jdorr2002's Ferrari "Redhead" replica.
(My poor Fiero is sitting in the garage feeling a litlle neglected and inferior



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Report this Post07-06-2010 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cheever3000Send a Private Message to Cheever3000Direct Link to This Post
Hubba hubba!
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Report this Post07-06-2010 07:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pavo_roddySend a Private Message to pavo_roddyDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by randye:

A couple more pics of jdorr2002's Ferrari "Redhead" replica.


HI all

Ahahahaha! Nice play on words.... Could u possibly show us some interior pix too?

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Report this Post07-06-2010 08:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by pavo_roddy:


... Could u possibly show us some interior pix too?



As I mentioned, I'll be doing some work on this car this week, so I'll take some more photos of it then.
The interior is also very nice.
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Report this Post07-06-2010 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for topher_timeClick Here to Email topher_timeSend a Private Message to topher_timeDirect Link to This Post
One of the most accurate I have seen If I recall, doesn't it even have the correct hinges so the doors "roll out" instead of just swing open, like a Testarossa should?

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Report this Post07-07-2010 07:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakDirect Link to This Post
Kit builders should take note. That car is what separates "replica" from "kit car".
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Report this Post07-07-2010 01:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for glane21Click Here to Email glane21Send a Private Message to glane21Direct Link to This Post
Did he buy that car off of ebay several years back, possibly from a guy in Vegas? Looks like the one that I recall. If so, I think it has real Testarossa quarter windows and interior console parts.
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Originally posted by topher_time:

One of the most accurate I have seen If I recall, doesn't it even have the correct hinges so the doors "roll out" instead of just swing open, like a Testarossa should?



Yeah, and it has all of the correct Ferrari glass, wheels, this, that and the other.
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Report this Post07-07-2010 08:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierodustin_86Click Here to Email fierodustin_86Send a Private Message to fierodustin_86Direct Link to This Post
That car is just screaming for a bigger engine...... I can hear it from here....lol
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Report this Post07-09-2010 01:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PerKrClick Here to visit PerKr's HomePageClick Here to Email PerKrSend a Private Message to PerKrDirect Link to This Post
this is the kind of kit that made me want a fiero when I was a kid wish they were still available, but maybe I can get my hands on an unfinished one some day.

hmm... real ferrari glass you say... wasn't it Ron Rosser who made a kit (or two kits actually, one Testarossa and one F512) that accepted ferrari glass? I seem to recall an article in one of the kit car mags...
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Report this Post07-09-2010 11:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
Someone asked for some interior photos so I thought I would post those, as well as a few other pics since this is such a nice replica.

Then I need to get back to work on it!

I'm installing a new oil pan, VC gaskets, axle seals, etc. etc.
This car has really been "enjoyed" and needs some mechanical TLC now.
Still trying to talk jdorr2002 into swapping in a 3800sc, 4.9 or SBC and making this car a LOT more fun

















Now I need to get back to work on it!!





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Report this Post07-09-2010 11:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderDirect Link to This Post
Funny, all that work on the body and interior, but the engine compartment looks pretty dirty, and there should be some struts holding up the back hatch
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Report this Post07-09-2010 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Funny, all that work on the body and interior, but the engine compartment looks pretty dirty, and there should be some struts holding up the back hatch


I knew somebody would make a comment like that when I posted that last photo
Like I said, this car has really been "enjoyed" and needs a little bit of attention right now.
That's why I'm working on it...

The engine decklid is VERY heavy and very strong. It appears to be made of structural steel square tubing with fiberglass over it.
I have a couple of ideas to add twin struts to it, but I need to see what the owner wants to do.
Right now the focus is on getting it all mechanically squared away and cleaning things up.
It will be "pretty" underneath there soon enough
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All it needs is a Supercharger and its perfect.
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Report this Post04-04-2011 08:42 AM 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
One of these decades i'll get my hands on one of those kits. stunning... simply, stunning.

Just needs a 3800sc or better implanted.
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Originally posted by VF1Skullangel:

All it needs is a Supercharger and its perfect.


And a couple more cylinders

Very nice REPLICA!
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Report this Post04-04-2011 11:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GADJetSend a Private Message to GADJetDirect Link to This Post
Who makes a replica kit like this? I have seen a 308, 512, and a 360 but no testarossa. Anyone have a link or vendor name for one of those kits? The testarossa was my first loved supercar. Then the countach obviously.

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Originally posted by GADJet:

Who makes a replica kit like this? I have seen a 308, 512, and a 360 but no testarossa. Anyone have a link or vendor name for one of those kits? The testarossa was my first loved supercar. Then the countach obviously.


Try this thread:
http://www.madmechanics.com...-on-testarossa-kits/

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MAGNIFICENT car.... Every time I see that car it reminds me of this.....Mine would HAVE to be white.

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It needs a N* swap with 180* headers and maybe a turbo. Or two. I would rather have Skitime's or Yellowstone's though.

Seriously, remove the rubberband and install an engine...
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Originally posted by TommyRocker:

It needs a N* swap with 180* headers and maybe a turbo. Or two. I would rather have Skitime's or Yellowstone's though.

Seriously, remove the rubberband and install an engine...


+1... it needs to sound and go like a Ferrari

Very nicely put together kit... not so sure on the interior but hey, that's just me.
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Originally posted by RCR:


Try this thread:
http://www.madmechanics.com...-on-testarossa-kits/

Bob


Look at page 2 of this link! Man, I wonder what that kit would cost? Those are fantastic looking body molds.
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Report this Post12-08-2011 04:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OsloClick Here to visit Oslo's HomePageClick Here to Email OsloSend a Private Message to OsloDirect Link to This Post
Hey Randy, thanks for sharing the pics! Awesome car.

I think it's in good hands, good luck!

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