i have taken pictures at every step ,so i guess thats possible , ive found a source for the lenses for about 24.00 shipped for 4 lenses ,at this time the light bulbs themselves for me will be led replacements for the originals ,i havent got a good source for the bulbs yet ,i bought mine local from autozone
Replaced the plastic bushings inside the headlight motors on my 88' GT. The drivers side had fianally (original headlamp internals) developed the dreaded "wink" when turned on. During dis-assembly it was found that all of the passenger side bushings were still in one piece but were dry rotted, cracked, and ready to go at any time. The drivers side were mearly crumbs of white stuff. All is well now and functioning great.
I pulled the center armrest console out and removed the vinyl over. Until you pull the vinyl cover off you don't get an appreciation how fragile the plastic structure actually is. I then fiberglassed (for the very first time) the underside of the console in key areas and then filled the holes and cracks with body filler to prep for a new armrest with cup holders. The console was cracked in several places and the entire front face (where the cig lighter mounts) was completely gone. I used an orbital sander for the heavy sanding and then hand sanded later on. It was really cool watching the process play out - I've seen it done in pictures, but this time I was actually doing it!
I actually like the basic look of the plastic console much better than the bulky feel of the vinyl. If all goes well, I will then cover the console to match the rest of the interior. Well... I won't do it, but somebody with superior sewing skills can.
Not to worry, I've been taking pics and I hope to start a build thread.
I kinda sorta left my lights on and drained my battery... oops. My blue dingy thing doesn't work and my light motors are stuck in the up position so I didn't notice it. Looks like I'm driving my Buick to school this morning and I'll just jump the Fiero after class.
managed to break the antenna going through a car wash... stopped at advanced auto (right next door conveniently!) and got a low rubber antenna installed in 2 minutes and didnt seem to loose any reception! $6 = a slightly more modern look!
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If I'm really quick maybe I'll be the first to say... NICE!!!
Thanks for the comps, It took me forever to mix the paint to get that color, because at first it kept coming out way too light and I had to mix more black into it, Masking the pattern with masking tape was easy.
Cooler temperatures meant I could reinstall my chin spoiler on my 88GT. Nothing like laying on the concrete under a car and reattaching bunches of screws and bolts. Maybe tomorrow, I'll put on my repainted wing.
Installed an onboard battery charger from Harbor Freight. I was using a float charger the last 2 winters but that is a PITA with removing the battery cover/grill, connecting the clamps when you park it and the reverse when it is a good day for a drive. This will make it a lot easier.
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. -- Dave Barry
Finally tore down the steering column of my 87 GT to replace the turn indicator switch and tighten up the wobbly tilt mechanism. Between using Jazzman's exceptional assembly manual/tutorial and Buddy Craigg's terrific YouTube videos I think I only invented 3-4 new combinations of swear words. I did break down and buy a really good pair of Craftsman snap ring pliers at Sears. Why the heck do people buy cheap tools? The frustration of having a POS tool is definitely NOT worth the savings. Should have bough a good pair years ago. Now all I have left to do is wait for my spare steering wheel to come back from Dallas Steering Wheel and I am for the most part done with the interior. Yea, me!
Geez, I almost let this go until it's not "today" anymore. Oops - too late... took too much time typing the rest of this.
I got my car back from the shop this morning. Had them replace my fuel sending unit with one from the Fiero Factory, because I'm pretty sure the last one, and the original one before that, were leaking. That issue was posted here.
Seems the gauge I got from the Fiero Factory is not reliable for telling the amount of fuel, but that's not what I got it for. Besides, I am now accustomed to going by my odometer.
But the other problem is that I still have a sputter/hiccup thing, posted here. It happens more when the engine is cold, never at idle, and flooring the pedal helps reduce the bucking. Strange. I'm thinking timing gear.
Anyway, I have the car back, and I'm driving it daily to work again.
Not mine, but its in my shop. I finished the harness, Got the delete pulley built and the belt on, pumped out 5 year old fuel and put in new, and started another 3800SC......Runs good so far on stands, far from being road ready. Rear suspension and brakes need some attention ! Badly ! The motor and trans were mounted when I got it, but thats all, sat 4-5 years since then, so it needs a power wash !
Only pic I got, and I know people like pics, will get more later.
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Today I brought it home after a few months of being away. While it was on vacation, it got: "new" rebuilt trans, all new front suspension components, new zzp 3800sc crate engine, Low profile headlamps, new head unit, custom AC hose, relocated intercooler pump, brand new wiring harness, horn repaired, a tune, and a trip to the dyno. Car runs and drives like new. The transformation in the handling is incredible. Could not be happier with BmwGuru and his team at the "Haus."
Friday it's off to PA inspection to get a good sticker on it.
After having to drill out new stud locations in my new wing, I finally mounted my new wing. The gaskets don't fit quite as well as the old ones. I did goop up where the studs come into the trunk lid. I drove the car around and the wing stayed on. The first time I've had the car out since June.