I'm intending on doing a lot of stuff to my 84 notchie this year. As it is still parked and the battery is still out, I took the opportunity to grind off all the rust on the battery box and repaint it. Next I stripped off the vents, luggage rack and spoiler and repainted them a nice deep black. While they were off I used my ne polisher to remove all yje scratches and swirls on the decklid and brought it to a nice shine! Looks great but I was kind of pissed that I had to pull the car cover back on and didn't get to drive it!
Well today (in the great white north :P ) 16 degrees i might add i replaced the headlight on my drivers side, low beam had went out on it and re-aligned my pass headlight up and the better news ..took out finally, recently purchased fiero from my brother (Fieromunk i think is his forum name) Tags say Oct 09 so i think it hasn't been washed since then! Took her out and washed and waxed her and went for a nice, not too far drive
Here are some pictures!!
this one was some camera fun :P it brought the colour out so vivid
The daily driver (replaced headlight) and the soon to be project
All in all was a great day spent with 2 great cars
Well today we took my sons 86 GT that I gave to him about a year ago and started fixing it from a wreck he recently had. Wasn't a bad wreck but he ended up off the road with a pasture fence post buried in his tire and wheel.
The bad: Busted fastback clip <-- Done Ruined a tire and wheel <-- Done Bent a tie rod in half <-- Done busted the right rear quarter panel <-- Done broke his rear wing <-- Deleting busted the lower right rocker panel <-- Done Rear Bumper (broken holes) bent the door
He bought an 87' fiero yesterday and towed it home from Memphis TN for a donar car. Then this morning we started pulling the parts off his car. We had changed the tie rod that was bent last week. He bought two new ties for the rear and one new wheel since his was messed up, they came in last week.
Today we swapped out the fastback clip, the lower rocker panel, and quarter panel. We still have to fix the holes in his rear bumper and put it back on and swap his doors out. In the process of taking the fastback clip off we had to remove his headliner and board which needed redoing as it was so we will take care of that as well. All in all we had a very productive day.
Next time I hope we can work on mine and get my hardtop turned into a sunroof (its an 88' base coupe)
I am thinking I will put the aero parts down the side with the rocker panels and leave my front and rear bumpers as they are. Just not sure how that would look...Any thoughts? Also while I am running stuff by the crowd what do you think of this: Taking a Notchback and putting the GT trunk lid and lights but leave it a notchback...Can this even be done? Seems like I saw this one time someplace but can't remember where.
------------------ Gary W. Patterson Raven88 88 Fiero 86 Fiero GT
Took it for a drive and ended up out at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. I knew there was a track day for Track Masters and thought I would go take a look.
Rather than signing in and going to the paddock, the lady at the gate let me park near the entry gate and stand at the fence next to the track and watch. After watching for a short while I saw a blue GT pull in. He saw my car and, of course, pulled right over and park next to my car. To make a long story short I met Brian Geyer and, if I can finish up my work in time, I'm going to grab my cameras and go back out to the track and shoot some photos and video.
------------------ Jim Martin White '86 GT Monterey, California
last night, i rebuilt the drivers side headlight actuator. today, i followed up with the passenger side actuator and the instrument panel dimmer controller. just found out i'll have to do the speedometer light bulb in the morning
Finishing up the new front-end project. Rack all rebuilt with Rodney parts. New upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rod ends, painted the rack and last step is POR15 on the frame and underbody. Degreased, etched and now waiting for coat one to dry tacky. Second new brush is ready to go for coat number 2. Killing time by posting progress here. The heater under there really helps things cure very quickly.
I've had the distributor out of my car for about a week or two now, but I don't have a vice. Went over to the in-laws & used their vice to pull the rusty fingers off the dead half. Will remove the rust, paint, reassemble. Vrrroooom soon!!
Changed the drive belt, which had gone bad and was running like crap after my job interview. Luckily, I keep a spare and tools on me. Had it done one the side of the road in under 5 minutes. Nice to be prepared for such things.
started installing the wire harness that i got from phonedawgz for my 3400 swap in my 87 money well spent there.. also fabbed up a tube for my egr valve and ordered what hopefully will be just about the rest of the parts i will need to get her running from rock auto.. hopefully i can fire it up for the first time next week!!
Today I installed my front lowering springs, front lowering ball joints, all 4 zero lash end links, fieroguru lateral link relocation kit and fieroguru 13" brake kit. I have a backing plate rubbing in the back that I need to fix and the front lower control arm hits the rotor slightly when turning sharp which I need to fix. I also still have to hook up the parking brake too and align the car. I'm very impressed with the brake kit and all the other parts I installed. The car stops on a dime and the ride is much better than it was with the cut springs up front. It's a lot more fun to drive and seems to have less under steer. I'm very happy.