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RCR's body mods... by RCR
Started on: 06-15-2009 07:28 PM
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Last post by: Dennis LaGrua on 01-10-2021 06:09 PM
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Moving along nicely Bob! ):
interesting cooler mounting ,will you have a ram effect ?

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Moving along nicely Bob! ):
interesting cooler mounting ,will you have a ram effect ?

Wayne


Hey Wayne,

Not really counting on a ram effect there. Just some air flow for the coolers. I may put a fan behind them eventually.

It's kind of a cramped space. need somewhere for the air to flow out. Might go out the rear vents (Hmm?)

Should be better than what I had.

take care

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The long weekend afforded a lot of time for the car, so I continued with the rocker build.

First, break out the cardboard and make templates.




Make a glass panel (on glass)


Cut out the pieces.


Doesn't show here, but I glassed the leading edge first, then started fitting it together.




3 sides glassed together, now for the side that runs on the inside of the scoop outer panel.
This piece has a s shape to it, so I made a cardboard template, transfered that to aluminum, then formed the s-bend.
A layer of glass later...


Here, the piece is being glassed into the vent.


Once tied together, 2 more layers added behind to strengthen everything up




Then...
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... I started back up on the front of the rocker. This piece has always been rough, since I made it from scratch after losing the original lower fender piece.
I cleand it up with the grinder, then started adding some layers, including the wheel well flange.







I boogered up the mounting flange, so i'm in the process of redoing that.

alarm going off for the grill, til later.

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alarm going off for the grill, til later.

Bob


The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire?
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Looking really good Bob;

Keep it up. You will get there.

Cheers
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Thanx Don. Appreciate you stopping by.

Lots of stuff since last update. I'll have to upload the pics.
Worked on the door and door gap, fixed the flange. Glassed in the driver side scoop on the rear fender, And I did a pretty sound job realigning the front end, caster, camber, toe. All good stuff.

Today, on the other hand was a downer. I was following up on some suggestions on why my front is so high, I found a contributing factor.
The frame notch I did to fit the 88 front suspension was inadequate. I need to verify, but it sure looks like the lower control arm is hitting the frame.

So, I went to finish the fuel fill lines, and suffice to say, it doesn't line up.

Tomorrow is another day.

Later friends

Bob

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More pats on the back so inspiring.
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Waiting for pics Bob😁
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It's been 11 years and counting. In that time we have learned that you are an excellent fiberglass man but the question; it is realized that everything has time limits?
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

It's been 11 years and counting. In that time we have learned that you are an excellent fiberglass man but the question; it is realized that everything has time limits?


Hi Dennis, 11 years has been a long time. Sounds like you're suggesting I quit... Probably the smart thing to do. But, I enjoy being able to tinker on it. Maybe it will never drive again, but as long as I'm having fun, and maybe along the way, teach someone a skill, then I'm good with that.

Thanx for dropping by.

And, to all my fellow Fiero brethren, past and present... Have a great (and safe) New Year.

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[B]Originally posted by RCR:


Hi Dennis, 11 years has been a long time. Sounds like you're suggesting I quit... Probably the smart thing to do. But, I enjoy being able to tinker on it. Maybe it will never drive again, but as long as I'm having fun, and maybe along the way, teach someone a skill, then I'm good with that.

Thanx for dropping by.

And, to all my fellow Fiero brethren, past and present... Have a great (and safe) New Year.

Bob

Bob, I fully support your project and recognize your fiberglass skill level as being better than mine, but on this end getting to drive them is the pinnacle of a restoration achievement. I know many Fiero owners here in NJ that own garage queens but I could never relate to that. Not trying to be critical of your project but a completion date where you can show your nice creation may prove fun and provide satisfaction. Whichever way you decide to go, thanks for sharing this interesting project with us.

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