Got back onto the interior tonite after a few days off from it coverd a few parts the panel behind seats and the two door moldings now in tryin to figure out how to cover the plastic trim behind the door their is a pretty big bunch of bends in that piece i am thinking of wrapping it around were door back fits into it then im going to make a insert to cover the wraped vynal so it lays flat and wrap the insert when i get to it (prob tomorrow nite) ill post pics I know a few of ya tried and decided to just paint the thing instead i have three sets to play with so if i trash two figuring it out no biggie, also i started the door panel got the top coverd so far now i have to decide on the carpet color i put a sample on it what do ya think?? ill post pics
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Nice work and no wing ( Yes) my 88 is a factory wingless , and you left the trim at the bottom of the door , LME ( let me explain ) on the car with the Archie's rockers peoples are taking off that trim that makes it too much plain like something is missing there . You have all the bumps and curves then suddenly the door looks like it's a mile inside the body line . Just my opinion Very nice car you got there keep on the good work . I'm not into modified Fiero's but i have to recognize the skill and hardworking peoples in here .
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thanks, if you notice the bottom door moldings are tapered ones from Fiero fiberglass as well as the side scoops the lower rockers where hand made by me. and as far as the rear wing, you are right no wing but I did make a custom rear spoiler for it.
lets see i fixd a ground problem then too it for a spin and came close to waxing a guys on a horse wat kinda retard rides there horse in the middle of the road and just stops and stands there while a fiero come flying at him at 95 really is this world filld with retards now im gonna fix the minor leak in my metal hose under the drivers door. Hey save a horse ride a fiero
Painted the rally gauge, radio, and shifter surrounds today, to match the gauge surround I painted a couple weeks ago...
And of course drove it. Heard some nice compliments on it yesterday. The guy at Casey Chevrolet was ready for me to sell it to him I think... I was just checking to see if the Grand Prix they had was a GXP, then had a 10 minute conversation about my car. And overheard a couple guys when I stopped at the gas station.
I did mine in black.. i liked the look quite a bit . Later ill do it in aluminum anodized black.
Originally posted by Nurb432: I did mine in black.. i liked the look quite a bit . Later ill do it in aluminum anodized black.
Yeah. Brushed aluminum surrounds powdercoated in matte black would be nice to replace the stocks with. Paint is cheap and quick, and I'm going to be replacing the interior soon enough with custom stuff, so it satisfies my need for now.
Took out the sunroof, rolled down the windows and drove it all day. Did just over 650 miles. Felt great, even if the suspension is ready to fall out from under it, and all the engine and trans mounts are broken. Put a smile on my face.
Finally a nice warm day. Removed the car cover and pushed it into the drive way for the first time since last November. Reinstalled the battery, disconnected the coil wire and turned it over several times. Re connected the wire and was rewarded with an instant start. Wonderful sound. Rewarded the car with a new set of plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor. By the looks of the plugs, I removed the originals. Dressed the wires and made sure everything was seated properly, turned the key and just listened for a while. Love that sound.
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Got more parts in the mail... gas pedal from Fiero Store. It's a cheap plastic thing, and not an exact replacement for stock, but it's a lot better than just having the metal rod to push on.
Also got a call to tell me my relays couldn't be shipped because Hella only ships a minimum of 5; so I had to get another one in the shipment. Should hopefully be here soon, and then I can get the power tilt/telescope wired up for manual switching. Memory will be another feat long after. Just need to figure out the wiring for the turn signal, lights, cruise, and wiper controls, so I can get everything wired up for the column/wheel swap.
decided i wasent happy with the leather on the door panel so i ripped it off and i am now going to modify door panel getting rid of the silly groove at the top and i am going to add a few other things to add a custom look maby raised flame pattren under leather???
The wire harness that goes to the trunk switch and decklid release solenoid looked "tattered". The grommet had come out of the hole, the connector had two broken wires, and the trunk light did not work. I replaced the connector, shrink wrapped the soldered joints, put the rubber grommet back in the hole and put new wire loom over the wires.
Then I installed a retractable trunk work light in place of the small light that comes stock in the trunk. I nabbed this light off of a GM (Park Avenue) in the local yard. The light comes with about 20' of cord that reels out. Teh light has a magnetic base so I can stick it to any metal surface in the engine compartment. It is long enough to reach the wheels to provide light for night time tire changes. When done, reel it in and it stows neatly in its' own little spot.
i purchased a ash tray on e-bay, recieved it in the mail today. i removed the part of the ash tray that holds the cig. and cut part of the other side out so i can put my key chain garage door remote control in. now all i have to do is flip the ash tray door up hit the button, door goes up and the car goes in my bat cave.i did not want to keep it in the visor because it was streatching the material and on the key chain, it did not work out for me because hitting the button at the wroung time is not good.out of site , ah the clean look plus i quit smoking 10 yrs. ago. my car now smells nice. i need to take my throttle body off the car and see why the butterfly seems like it sticks, car needs to be driven, maybee it will work it's self out. i tryed carb cleaner again today but is still stiff.tomorow is another day.
today started to fill the groove in the door panel w glass and resin then went out and braved the elements a bit and welded in a patch for the hole in the floor that was consuming all the metal under the driver seat dosent look pretty but it will keep out the water and mice!
Engine detail day. I used a stiff paint brush and brushed all the dust off the top of the blower and nooks and crannies around the fuel injectors and valve covers. Then srpayed simple green on the areas I could reach. Washed with hot towel, q-tips and a clean paint brush, then rinsed her off.
Looks nice and sparkly!
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I started the mold for the fiberglass replacement of the upper part of my Formulas front facia. I am cutting away the part form the belt-line up and have made a bracket to mount a replacement upper half to replace the curling original part.