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The Legaly Blind Man Needs Your Help by Terry@DFF
Started on: 04-13-2011 01:37 PM
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Report this Post04-13-2011 01:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Terry@DFFClick Here to visit Terry@DFF's HomePageClick Here to Email Terry@DFFSend a Private Message to Terry@DFFDirect Link to This Post
Hello Fellow Fiero Lovers,
I am writing the forum not because my cause is life threatening but rather life uplifting. I am a former Police Officer and I went legally blind in 1990 at about the age of 30. That was when I had to give up my baby (a 1984 Fiero SE),
Three years ago technology caught up and now has special glasses at a cost of $2000 a pair so I managed to put the money together and I returned to driving after 15 years. The first thing I did after getting the glasses was to but a 1987 Fiero GT which I love dearly. My next thoughts were of how I could help others like myself.
In late 2010 I formed the Driving Forward Foundation (http://drivingforwardfoundation.org), a nonprofit group to help subsidize the cost of the glasses so that others can start driving again as well. Currently the glasses are legal in about 2/3rds of the U.S.
Now I need to either raise money to fix the interior and pant in my GT or find someone to help. Once the car is done I’ll be putting on the car show run and sit with it to solicit donations for the foundation. I would pay for it myself but my source of income is my S.S.D. and I used what I could to get the doors open.
I and the car are in Phoenix. Is there anyone out there who can help me get this car finished to like new condition? It does not have to be show quality. It needs paint and interior work for the most part.
Thx, Terry

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Report this Post04-13-2011 01:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Direct Link to This Post
Have pics of the car?
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Have pics of the car?


On website http://drivingforwardfounda...rg/Fiero_Project.htm

More on the glasses http://www.biopticdriving.org/

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Report this Post04-13-2011 02:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackThunderGTSend a Private Message to BlackThunderGTDirect Link to This Post
You might want to contact your local Fiero club as they are your best bet for local support. You can PM, brandon87gt

Here is a link to the March 2011 meeting:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/084772.html
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Report this Post04-13-2011 02:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LetsbuildanexoticSend a Private Message to LetsbuildanexoticDirect Link to This Post
Hello Terry,

Nice to see other Arizonians with Fieros. My money is really tied up right now but I get some free time now and again, I can always lend you a hand. I'm a mechanic by trade and am currently working on my v8 chop top 88GT, let me know if you have a weekend or so and I'll help you out.

-Chris

P.S. As far as paint goes, I know a guy who does really good work here in Tucson, he offered to paint my car for around $100. I of course plan on helping with the prep work because $100 is really low for a paint job, maybe he could work out a simular deal with you. Interrior, there are tricks, my neighbor told me there's a place around town that will refoam and reapulster seats for $50. I can get some info on that as well. I'm in college and money is tight, so what I do, meet people who have skills to do a job I need, and use my skills to offer them something. No money is trades, just work. I did a waterpump for my neighbor and he charged up my A/C, stuff like that.
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Report this Post04-13-2011 02:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hairballrmClick Here to visit hairballrm's HomePageClick Here to Email hairballrmSend a Private Message to hairballrmDirect Link to This Post
I would be happy to give you a set of new headlights at my cost.
Could have them ready by July

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Report this Post04-13-2011 02:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LetsbuildanexoticSend a Private Message to LetsbuildanexoticDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by hairballrm:

I would be happy to give you a set of new headlights at my cost.
Could have them ready by July


Those are the headlights I want! ...... next year, I've spent way to much on her for one year already.

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Report this Post05-17-2011 07:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Terry@DFFClick Here to visit Terry@DFF's HomePageClick Here to Email Terry@DFFSend a Private Message to Terry@DFFDirect Link to This Post
H

ere is a photo of the car. I need seats and headliner really bad and being legaly blind myself there is not alot of work that I can do.

http://drivingforwardfounda...rg/Fiero_Project.htm

Terry
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