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A Real Mera in Paradise by Fiero-in-Paradise
Started on: 08-18-2009 04:06 AM
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Hi folks...long time since I been here...

Does anyone have a link where I can get a fair market value on a Mera? I found one but it was from 2104.

Thank you

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No link but I've been researching recent sales, options and pricing for about two months now as I look for my father/son project car.

PM me and I'll share details.

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I know I'm about the 6000th person to do this, but I just had to pop in and compliment your Mera! I absolutely love that you have badged it exactly as what it is, especially since there are probably far fewer Meras than 308s. Wish I could see it in person!

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Originally posted by Julian:

Hi folks...long time since I been here...

Does anyone have a link where I can get a fair market value on a Mera? I found one but it was from 2104.

Thank you


Julian,

I will be happy to share what I know with you. PM or email me at the listed PFF email address and we can do it that way or I will provide a cell phone number..

Nelson

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/40...826834?ul_noapp=true

Really?

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/40...826834?ul_noapp=true



A few inaccuracies in the ad with some bits of truth but I have serious doubts about using the original Mera tooling since the molds were destroyed in front of a Ferrari witness if I recall my history correctly. Although I could be wrong, I do not know of any Mera body panels being sold separately.

That being said it is not a bad looking car but I would certainly do a thorough inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase. The rear deck lid is not Mera and the front deck lid is more F328 than anything else. I am also curious as to whether the specified factory manual is a standard Fiero manual or something else.

Nelson

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not a mera owner sorry if i should not be posting here. i am purchasing a 308 kit and had a couple questions that only mera or kit owners can answer. i will post pics up if i can get some responses.

1. how do the hidden door handles work etc. they kit currently has some aftermarket door handles that will need to be deleted and fiber glassed BUT how to go about making door handles for them in the hidden groove section.
2. what size exactly are the cromodora rims. i found a pair on the east coast but the seller can only tell me that they are 16x9 . what is the offset that will be needed to work with no mods.
3. any aftermarket options for turn signals or front light covers. Rodney no longer sells them and his suggested link to a website in austria came back with zero replies after 3 email attempts. is my only option really $ 350 for real ferrari ones. ?

1986 V6 308 kit not running for a decent price

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I may be able to help out some with your questions since I have owned both a 308 kit as well as Meras. Some of my answers will be specific and some will require some research. Let's start with the easy one first.

1. The wheels that you found are 16" x 9" so they are not the Chromadoras associated with the Mera. All of the 88 Mera Chromadora options are 15" wheels. I do have a complete set of spare Chromadora rims in my storage area and can take measurements on them if needed since I do not have to pull them from the cars.

2. The front bumper lights that I believe that you are referencing belong on the Euro bumper that Rodney developed for the Mera. The stock Mera bumper did not have integrated lights. You may be able to get a reproduction yellow lens for your application from EVM Rob on PFF. It is difficult to locate the specific Ferrari lens since they apparently used different lenses for different models and even for different years of the same model. BTW, which lens do you need? I ask this only since I may have one spare lens that was installed on a Euro bumper and appears to be a stock Ferrari lens. One of the lenses had a bottom chunk missing from apparent rock damage but the other one is intact.

3. WRT the door handle, I will try to get a couple of photos of the Mera handle as well as the door interior arrangement . If I can get decent photos, I will post them here or send them directly to you via email.



Hidden Door Handle Location

I tried to get photos of the interior of the door with the inner panel removed but no luck for a decent photo without tearing the whole door apart.

Nelson

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If EVM ROB can't help you and if your front bumper uses the same turn signal lens as the 308 GTB/GTS Ferrari there are usually sellers on ebay with repro lenses for a more reasonable price. Sometimes you can find amber, amber/clear and clear versions of the lenses. I have Rodney's Euro front bumper and I got my lenses from ebay, they are repros but look good. This seller has all 3 versions, search - 308 ferrari turn lens .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fe...I4AAOSwL7VWizEH:rk:8 f:0

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Thanks for the info thus far. you are correct on the rims they turned out to be hre 505 rims which are pretty darn expensive. I am leaving the rims for last as that is the least of my problems right now and I actually found a Fiero Forum member with a set of cromodora wheels that will go for a good price once I'm ready.

As for the rear tail light I was lucky enough to find a used one on eBay now for 120.

I did not know that evRob was also on this forum I found on the Rodney Dickman website I tried contacting him through his website several times with no luck.

As for the lenses in the front thank you for the link I just saved it.

I will be having many questions soon I appreciate you guys and all your help I've been drooling over this thread for years and I finally have found a kit.

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If EVM ROB can't help you and if your front bumper uses the same turn signal lens as the 308 GTB/GTS Ferrari there are usually sellers on ebay with repro lenses for a more reasonable price. Sometimes you can find amber, amber/clear and clear versions of the lenses. I have Rodney's Euro front bumper and I got my lenses from ebay, they are repros but look good. This seller has all 3 versions, search - 308 ferrari turn lens .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fe...I4AAOSwL7VWizEH:rk:8 f:0



Rodney is no longer making the front bumper assemblies guess I'm a little late I need to create my own front grill assembly has its missing on the kit

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I may be able to help out some with your questions since I have owned both a 308 kit as well as Meras. Some of my answers will be specific and some will require some research. Let's start with the easy one first.

1. The wheels that you found are 16" x 9" so they are not the Chromadoras associated with the Mera. All of the 88 Mera Chromadora options are 15" wheels. I do have a complete set of spare Chromadora rims in my storage area and can take measurements on them if needed since I do not have to pull them from the cars.

2. The front bumper lights that I believe that you are referencing belong on the Euro bumper that Rodney developed for the Mera. The stock Mera bumper did not have integrated lights. You may be able to get a reproduction yellow lens for your application from EVM Rob on PFF. It is difficult to locate the specific Ferrari lens since they apparently used different lenses for different models and even for different years of the same model. BTW, which lens do you need? I ask this only since I may have one spare lens that was installed on a Euro bumper and appears to be a stock Ferrari lens. One of the lenses had a bottom chunk missing from apparent rock damage but the other one is intact.

3. WRT the door handle, I will try to get a couple of photos of the Mera handle as well as the door interior arrangement . If I can get decent photos, I will post them here or send them directly to you via email.



Hidden Door Handle Location

I tried to get photos of the interior of the door with the inner panel removed but no luck for a decent photo without tearing the whole door apart.

Nelson



Nelson thank you very much for taking the time to take those photos and attempting to get photos from the inside door panel I think that's going to be one of my biggest obstacles I will post up photos of his silly door handles when I get a chance

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Image wheels in the UK makes a 5 spoke Classic Star pattern wheel that would look good on a 308. They are 3 piece wheels either cast or billet and available in 15 thru 20 inch sizes.

http://www.imagewheels.co.u...llet-11-alloy-wheel/

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I do have a spare NOS red Mera stop light lens if you need one.

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Here is a link to 3SDM 0.05 Wheels (available in 15 inch to 18 inch diameters) which you also may like. On offer at ECS Tuning, these 18 inch versions (Part # 3SDM:3S5880CSD ), while scuffed as well as larger than the stock 15" Mera and 16" 308 wheels, are very affordable at $63 each:
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b...ntent=All%20Products

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Rodney is no longer making the front bumper assemblies guess I'm a little late I need to create my own front grill assembly has its missing on the kit


I was looking at Rodneys site out of curiosity and he has updated his front bumper page and states that he is going to make a few more. I have one of them on my Mera and they are first rate, well engineered like all of the other products I have purchased from him. I think it really improves the look of the front of the car, was well worth the expense.

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Everything I have purchased from Rodney has been first class. Unlike another place.

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Hello.
I'm Carsten.
I bought a 88 Mera for about 3 weeks.
Hope to find some other drivers.

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Hi, and welcome !!
You have a rare car. I've heard there were only about 50 Meras sent to Europe. Tell us about your car, and if you have a PC you can post some pictures too, if you wish.

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Originally posted by 88Germany:

Hello.
I'm Carsten.
I bought a 88 Mera for about 3 weeks.
Hope to find some other drivers.



Well, I have a few Meras in the basement garage/workshop and they do get driven.

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Hi Carsten,
I have a Mera -87 and live in Stockholm Sweden. Nice to hear from a Mera owner in Germany.

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Hello again,

here are some pictures of my new car.

The interieur needs a lot of work because I wanna have the original look again.







Best regards

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Very nice car Carsten ! Can you post a picture of the Mera label in the rear trunk?

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