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The Official Proud-2 Build up thread by jscott1
Started on: 04-12-2008 06:11 PM
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Report this Post04-12-2008 06:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think it's time Proud-2 had it's own build up thread since Proud-1 and Proud-3 have one. Mostly for my convenience to be able to go back and reference what I have done.

To get caught up we have to refer to some archived threads...

Here is where I introduced Proud-2 to the forum:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...020825-1-018062.html



It didn't seem like it at the time, but less than 6 months of owning the Mint condition beechwood interior...



I decided to "Design a new Dash"



http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...ML/000119-2.html#p52

Proud-2 swapped wheels with Proud-1



http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...030531-1-024282.html

I took it to Round-up 7 in San Antonio and that was the only time Proud-1 and Proud-2 have been seen in public at the same time.




Then I decided that I wanted T-tops... I decided to do it myself


http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...040710-1-029407.html

The Ruckus Redux was the first show as a T-top...



Shortly afterwards these showed up in the mailbox



But before the new shoes were put on, a few suspension updates were made during a lengthy overhaul...



The Round-up 8 was the fist time seen in the new configuration



Unfortunately,it had spent so much time in the garage that I didn't know the Cat had plugged up. I ended up getting a Mercy Ride back to Houston



But it was quickly repaired and then still nervous I towed it to Kansas for Wheatstock 2004




Round-up 9 in 2005


Then someone posted NEED: RED GT in New Orleans for Movie!.. and the chose mine.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-1-050690.html

So off to New Orleans, (pre-Katrina)





Proud-2 on the set wearing Louisianna License plates



After the shoot was over, I went and picked it up...



luckily this was 3 months before Katrina hit. The area where the car was store was completely submerged in water and all the other props from the movie were destroyed.


Only a few weeks after the Hurricane Rita evacuation in which Proud-2 also would have been lost, I attended the Capitol City Ruckus 2005


Daytona 2006



Which just happened to coincide with the "premiere weekend" of Stay Alive in March of 2006





That last shot wasn't even in the script, the director liked the car so much he decided to use it as a backdrop for that scene.

Since the movie I've only made small changes... Pretty much keeping it in the Stay Alive configuration, but I've made a few tweaks here and there.



And I still take it out for a cruise every now and again



As of today, the last time the car was driven was at the Rockin Red River Ruckus Rally



where after everything is said and done, the car earned respect for the way it handled the course. After Blake allowed a HUGE gap to form from the lead pack, Proud-2 as lead car for the Peloton, was able to catch back up to the lead pack.

Coincidently (?) the transmission refused to shift into first gear by the time I got it home.

The next chapter in the saga will involve a new Transmission... Stay Tuned.

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Report this Post04-12-2008 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthSend a Private Message to XanthEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That is a Very nice car, I have to say I like every mod you made to it
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Very cool jscott

There's already a second movie about it...

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After I saw this thread, I went out and rented 'Stay Alive', just got done watching it. Fiero needed more screen time Pretty good movie, too.

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I hadn't driven Proud-2 since the Ruckus in October 2007 when the transmission locked up. I should have messed with it sooner, but I finally got around to discovering that all it needed was a select cable. New cable installed and it's better than new. The only pain is removing the center console to get to the cable. Even more a pain when you have a custom console.



But the good news is that Proud-2 is back and showed up at the Bud Classic today...where despite a good showing of Fieros (14), the Chevelles took the trophy for most cars (19)


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Report this Post04-11-2009 11:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anti-archival bump....

Need to get to work on this car. A probable bad pick up coil has prevented it from starting since last October.



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I am sure the pick ups on this one are good


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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

I am sure the pick ups on this one are good


I'm sure the pickups and everything else are good on that beast. But I've decided to go with the little cousin 3.4 DOHC mated to a 5 speed for this car. A twin dual cam V8 would be massive overkill for me.
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By the way it was not the piclup coil, but the distributor itself failed after only 7 years.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/105477.html

Anyway Proud-2 is running again, but I need to sneak it to the inspection shop and get it smogged.

I called the station and asked what is the proper legal way to drive ia a car with an expired inspection down to the station and they replied that you can't. There is no legal way to drive a car with an expired sticker to the inspection station. No one trip permits, no mother may I, no nothing.

Kind of sucks that the government sets you up for failure. I know my luck the PoPo will be patrolling and spot my expired sticker as I'm on my way there.
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Rainy days are good days. Less visibility and cops don't want to get out unless they really have to. You could always have a couple of people escort you, one in front and one in back, and use the draft method.

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Car looks as sweet as sweedish chocolate Could you put some more interrupt pictures up?
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Originally posted by mptighe:

Rainy days are good days. Less visibility and cops don't want to get out unless they really have to.


That might work, but the shop where I like to take my car for inspection has the dyno outside and they wont do it when it's wet. Oh well.

Oh well, here are some pics from right before the car died




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I really like the car, can you believe I did not even know you had it. I plan on doing the black GT I got like this one just make it a very clean sexy Fiero. You know after looking at the chops and the wild customs a really nice clean Fiero is like a breath of fresh air.
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Originally posted by F355spider:

I really like the car, can you believe I did not even know you had it.


For the 5 years or so that my chop top was in and out of body shops my GT was my only running Fiero. Of course it went down as soon as the chop top went back on the road. This car has been to Daytona at least three times, San Antonio more times than I can remember, and of course my trip to the 25th was most memorable. Especially the high speed laps at Michigan International. I was originally going to put a custom body on this car but the chop top went so far over budget I've decided to leave the GT with a clean stock body.














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Good choice, That is what my wife told me about the Black 87 we just picked up Leave it alone, just restore. LOL
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Originally posted by jscott1:
I've decided to leave the GT with a clean stock body.




The one on the right looks pretty nice.

I'll try and dig up some pics from when I owned this car just to add a bit of history to the thread.
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I'll try and dig up some pics from when I owned this car just to add a bit of history to the thread.


Ever find any pics? These old pictures remind me how badly the paint has faded recently. I'm going to need a new paint job soon.

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Ever find any pics? These old pictures remind me how badly the paint has faded recently. I'm going to need a new paint job soon.


Good to see you posting again. I have my 4.9 running pretty danged good now.
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I took Proud-2 in for its FINAL emissions test. Passed...barely but passed. Thank goodness I won't have to let these inexperienced people put my car on the dyno. I warned the guy twice about my shift pattern being very tight, (thanks to Rodney Dickman's ultimate Getrag Shift kit and custom short shifter) yet the guy proceeded to start in 3 rd gear instead of first at least three times.

Oh well got my sticker and for celebration I took some pics and went on a 200 mile cruise.




If you have seen this car in the past 5 years, (including in the movie, Stay Alive) it hasn't changed at all. I made a conscious decision to keep it exactly the same as it was in the movie. The hardest part will be if I wreck the wheels I'll have to get them repaired as they are now discontinued.

Fortunately it photographs better than it is...the paint is starting to fade badly on the decklid and clip. It's going to need a repaint sooner rather than later.

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Has better paint than My car. Or my wife's car. Which is also pictured in this thread (I believe) a few posts up but you have to look past the ladies to see it lol
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I need to download some of the pics from Daytona...the car's 10th anniversary is coming up. (or whatever you call it for how long you have owned it).
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Jonathon, did they automatically test your car for emissions or was there a question about that?
I took my 88 in two days ago and they just did a safety inspection, no emissions.
But then, somewhere I read that when January 1st 2012 rolled around the next day the car is considered over 24 years old, thus no emissions requirement.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

I need to download some of the pics from Daytona...the car's 10th anniversary is coming up. (or whatever you call it for how long you have owned it).


Download some pictures from this last Round Up....O that's right you didn't make it...AGAIN....Starting to think you don't like up Tx people anymore....There is always the Ruckus.....
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Jonathon, did they automatically test your car for emissions or was there a question about that?
I took my 88 in two days ago and they just did a safety inspection, no emissions.
But then, somewhere I read that when January 1st 2012 rolled around the next day the car is considered over 24 years old, thus no emissions requirement.
Mike


They emission tested my 88. I think some inspectors have trouble counting...the law says that 24 and newer get tested, but some people read that as 24 and older don't get tested.

Stephen... I love you too...but money is tight and I blew my wad at Daytona and my a/c is iffy. The chop top has similar little issues and I haven't had time or money to mess with them. The Indy is in worse shape, so temporarily I'm fieroless.
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New for 2013... Roundup-XVI in San Antonio





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That is one awesome car you have there.
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thanks!

The pictures make it look shinier than it really is. It's not quite as nice as yours but I'm still working on it.

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Nice car Jon, well done.

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From Ruckus XII in Tyler this year



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Glad you posted this back up. Found dash thread from it.
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no problem... you reminded me to fix the link to the current thread in the Construction Zone. The link in the archives is no longer being updated obviously.
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Biannual bump...

Back to the future, my 17" wheels are damaged, so it's back to the 16s at Round up 2014

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