I think I'm mostly interested in the kit as you've presented it so far. If you offer a front-end thats to-die-for then my budget might change.
I'd be a bit concerned about spacing the wheels out on the front, and getting that 'steering swing' from having the offset be so extreme. The wider A-arms might be required...which is a hidden cost to the whole project beyond the fiberglass. Its easier to get away with on the back.
Originally posted by exoticse: A front widebody kit seems like the thing to do. If you want the back, seems pretty natural that you would want a front kit as well.
It's cool to see so many people interested, however I think you will see a real spike in intrest once Curly's car is out and about.
Seeing is believing. I think this kit and car will make many a believer !
Remember that Curly's front is Norm's Fiberglass Tilt front end... Not the same. IMO for the more stock Fiero look you would need to go the Doug's Fiero Warehouse IMSA front end and modify it but thats going to cost $$$$ in R&D. This is the advantage with the Mad-Archie (marchie) kit. The R&D is already done for the rear and it's affordable. Just working on my (R&D) C5 Lemans headlight project was not cheap, costing too much and frustrating, thats why I ended it. When I read other user Biatching about the cost of Archies rear end that it's price is high, I just laugh... They don't realize the time in Research & Development and the money that fly out. People you are getting a deal with the Mad-Archie (marchie) kit!
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It's cool to see so many people interested, however I think you will see a real spike in intrest once Curly's car is out and about. Seeing is believing. I think this kit and car will make many a believer !
Yes. If the, "Arch Rival" appears at the Dells....The "Genie" would therefor be out of the bottle. The blending of the two, (FieroWarehouse front + Arch-rivalism) would be one heck of a Fiero.
Originally posted by FierociousGT:
Remember that Curly's front is Norm's Fiberglass Tilt front end... Not the same. IMO for the more stock Fiero look you would need to go the Doug's Fiero Warehouse IMSA front end and modify it but thats going to cost $$$$ in R&D. This is the advantage with the Mad-Archie (marchie) kit. The R&D is already done for the rear and it's affordable. getting a deal with the Mad-Archie (marchie) kit!
The question remaining is.....who's going to be the first?
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Not sure I follow you on the tape, and Im not the only one thats surrenders to the hells of fiberglassing!
The tape is used to remove stubburn particles that are embedded into the skin. The sticky tape is used to remove them. Granted..just like a girl getting a bikini wax, you'll loose some arm hairs in the process, hehe..
I have used the tape method for stubborn stuff, with success.
After twenty-plus years of itching, I grew tired of it and came up with the following method:
*Long sleeve, heavy, button-up, shirt and extra pair of pants over my "real" work clothes. I don't care how hot it is, I suit up like this; and would rather sweat profusely than itch like that again. *Long, latex, gloves pulled up over the sleeves of the shirt. *Dust mask for sanding/grinding. (Chemical respirator for lay-up) *Eye protection - nothing worse than something in your eye you can't see to get out) *Full paper, throw-away, painter's suit for heavy sanding/grinding. *Last but not least - shop vac in left hand/cutting tool in right. If I need both hands on the cutting tool, I have a second pair of hands to man the vac, or vice versa - whichever keeps the most dust out of the air. I can usually catch everything with the shop vac, leaving nothing in the air. The "space suit" is for the times I miss.
This has worked really well for me, and it is very rare for me to finsh and itch. Usually I have no physical evidence of having been involved with the evil itchmaster I am always doing some type of fiberglass work too.
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i dunno but i think you should start putting logos and stuff like that on your parts...IMO you have the kind of name fiero owners dont mind having on their car...and if they dont want it on their car they could jus ask you to not put it on their part but i wouldnt mind my car sayin "v8 archie" somewhere on it as long as its subtle...
Hey Archie....that kit is looking bad-ass.....when do you guys start on the rear quarters??
We are going to be doing a bunch of finish sanding on the fenders & doors prior to the Dells Show. Then right after that show, we are going to be prepping them to pull molds off of them. So the answer is, right after the dells show.