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A Real Mera in Paradise by Fiero-in-Paradise
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JR,

Did you close the deal, or is it still contingent upon approval?

Ah, ha--pwn the page! Maybe I should post a pic (other than Nelson's steering wheel) to start this off.

I keep telling Carole that Slim is an outdoor pet.

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No money has transfered hands until I see/inspect the vehicle in person.

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From the pics is looks like you have a winner.

I know you have some great cars, but this one will get all the "looks."

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JR,

Did you close the deal, or is it still contingent upon approval?

Ah, ha--pwn the page! Maybe I should post a pic (other than Nelson's steering wheel) to start this off.

I keep telling Carole that Slim is an outdoor pet.





You and your damn snakes! On the other hand, I hear they taste like chicken.
One other thing....It's nice to see someone else who's legs look as bad as mine in shorts.

You kind of "excited" by that snake?

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Richard, you are crazier than i am ....... and i am bloody bonkers

to JohnyRottin......
cant wait to see what you are gettin.....this little group is gettin bigger and better all the time. i am pullin for ya. may your prize be pure gold and no rust
so you Men of Mera?? when's the Barbeque? i have already put 500 miles on Mera X since the 9th...oh i mean the 10th of APRIL!!! getyasum!!

these are from W Wm Peterson......this guy knows how to take a photo. i will tell you what

these must be the "City" house.....eh? Mr. "Wayne Stark"????.....hahahahaaaa!!
Billionaire Industrialist? IronMan!! hahahaaa!!!




this one is refered to as the "Lake Cottage" : D
i cant wait to meet you Wayne. you sound to be a hoot, in person......your side of the lake or mine, it dont matter.



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Cool pics! Tell me about the locations, and how the front bumper was modded. The rear tires look like 295/50's. How wide are they? I can tell my car sits lower now looking at the stock ride height on this one.

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You kind of "excited" by that snake?

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I think the snake was excited by my legs--girl snake?

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Tell you what guys...I have a 5200 sq ft house with loads of space...free camper parking and plug ins...plenty of tools and car parking...I will host the first ever Mera Annual BBQ! We can do a cruise to the home of Special Operations and an aircraft tour on Friday evening then on Saturday we can do a cruise to the Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola. Would be a really nice weekend event.

P.S. Don't tell the wife!

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WOW!!! and he doesnt even have a Mera yet!! heck yeah!! i am in!!

buzz up the coast all the way to New Orleans and back.......

thats for me!! i have never been to Alabama or Lousiana humm....and i need to cross them off the bucket list, too

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The bumper appears to be one of Rodney's F328 retrofits or something similar. It is possible to run 295 x 50 x 15 tires on the rear using Chromadoras and stock suspension. I know this because one of my 88s is set up that way.

Nelson

 
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Cool pics! Tell me about the locations, and how the front bumper was modded. The rear tires look like 295/50's. How wide are they? I can tell my car sits lower now looking at the stock ride height on this one.


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HeavyMetal Mera...............


B.A.D. Videos | Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/522944973/videos

sure does loose a lot of video quality after shoving it thru My Space.....all squiggly. in "My Videos" folder, its not bad...guess its an incentive to go HD......for triple the price $300..but thats everything one day i am sure

its funny all the dark spots on the road are pot holes the "black" spots are fresh fill.....welcome to MI.
the land of wholly horrible roads!!!! least we got a few trees......i guess

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as a Mera side dish, these are cleaning up real good.
gotta work on the 90's cut and weld new i guess







anybody know if Rodney's replacement pipes are MIG or TIG welded??
in the picture i got off his site they look TIG.....gonna get some high temp black paint and then oh boy!!
may see if theres a chrome high temp tho, too...........

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http://www.myspace.com/522944973/videos




Is that a saggy right Vitaloni? Mine, too--the set screw is stripped. Might have to re-tap and put in a helicoil. What are you doing about it?

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Is that a saggy right Vitaloni? Mine, too--the set screw is stripped. Might have to re-tap and put in a helicoil. What are you doing about it?


Dang it, no!!! you were not supposed to see that....i hit it with my butt while messing with the Trans Am. i got the TA too close to the Mera pushing it around and forgot to re-align the mirror before i took off to make the vid....all in the space of 3 minutes....good eye

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The bumper appears to be one of Rodney's F328 retrofits or something similar. It is possible to run 295 x 50 x 15 tires on the rear using Chromadoras and stock suspension. I know this because one of my 88s is set up that way.

Nelson



I did not know Rodney offered a 328 bumper. His 308 bumper kit is not angled on top like this one.

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Dang it, no!!! you were not supposed to see that....i hit it with my butt while messing with the Trans Am. i got the TA too close to the Mera pushing it around and forgot to re-align the mirror before i took off to make the vid....all in the space of 3 minutes....good eye

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Using the old "hit the mirror with my butt" excuse are we?

Well my passenger side one tends to droop over a period of about two weeks. I haven't bothered with it yet. What is the fix for this problem?

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The bumper appears to be one of Rodney's F328 retrofits or something similar. It is possible to run 295 x 50 x 15 tires on the rear using Chromadoras and stock suspension. I know this because one of my 88s is set up that way.

Nelson



So many questions!
1) Yep, that's a Rodney bumper, there was paper work from the PO.
2) Frt rubber is 215/60 R15, Rear is P295/50 R15.
3) The photos are in front of the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, also in Milwaukee.
4) My home (after buying the Mera) is a card board box under the 25th street overpass, southern view, overlooking the stock yards.
5) It's all in the camera; Nikon DX 40, just got it off of e-bay, with a bunch of other gizmos for it.
6) Rick, just how can "you tell" its a female snake? And, why would you want to look??
7) Dan, more rain coming your way, sorry about that.

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Using the old "hit the mirror with my butt" excuse are we?

Well my passenger side one tends to droop over a period of about two weeks. I haven't bothered with it yet. What is the fix for this problem?


well i guess.....actually after i took both mirrors off recently to take photos....i did tighten all the screws in there and touched a dab of liquid nails over the heads so they should lock.

i have read in the Newsletters Where Rodney did a thing with a prick punch after all was aligned up. i will post the write up....

Snakes are the devil incarnate not male or female just pure evil!!! well the ones out West. i aint got nothing against our dangerous 'BlueRacers" and/or Gardner snakes....but them biting/posionus ones, NOWAY!!!

WHY?? you say, well i taste good and animals love me.....well cats and dogs, but you get the picture

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heres the Newsletter piece, Rodneys idea seems good.....should work.
i guess i got lucky having a Manual Mirror on the DR side cuz i am sure it does not weigh as much
so its a more solid piece of kit and rarely gets limp after i tightened things up...

...and really i did hit that PS mirror with me butt. its even pushed forward, doing very little for the blind spot.
better my butt that the TA it got on a little bit of a roll



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So many questions!
1) Yep, that's a Rodney bumper, there was paper work from the PO.
2) Frt rubber is 215/60 R15, Rear is P295/50 R15.
3) The photos are in front of the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, also in Milwaukee.
4) My home (after buying the Mera) is a card board box under the 25th street overpass, southern view, overlooking the stock yards.
5) It's all in the camera; Nikon DX 40, just got it off of e-bay, with a bunch of other gizmos for it.
6) Rick, just how can "you tell" its a female snake? And, why would you want to look??
7) Dan, more rain coming your way, sorry about that.

WWP


Wayne,

For some reason you bumper looks different from Fieromaniac's which is also a Rodney bumper. Are they mounted differently? Thanks for mentioning your front tires are 215/60's. That is the exact look I want, and I just ordered that same size front tires for mine. You must get some comments with those steamroller 295's out back. After I purchased my Mera, the wife put me in a cardboard box, but it blew away with the west Texas winds. Now I share the sunroom with the cat. Please send some rain our way. I remember we had some one time. As far as snakes, which we do have a bunch, I never stick around long enough to find out if they are male or female.

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Thanks for the mirror fix Dan. Now I have another to do on the Mera.......

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Rick, just how can "you tell" its a female snake?




The loving way she looks at my legs.

 
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but it blew away with the west Texas winds.


I got it, and it's quite comfortable--preparing to tell wifey that I want to replace my old 87 GT (RIP)

OBTW, here's my temp fix for my droopy mirror:

Unmount the mirror from the door exposing two phillips screws:

Remove the screws allowing you to push the escutcheon and bellows toward the car door exposing a shaft with a mounting block on one end and the pivot ball on the other:

Wrap the area between the block and the ball with sufficient electrical tape to inhibit the rotation of the mirror head--reinstall.

I also mounted (stuck) a 3" spot mirror on the passenger side. This is mounts on the mirror glass, but half on and half off. Let me know if you think it looks hokey (sorry Va Tech):


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I got it, and it's quite comfortable--preparing to tell wifey that I want to replace my old 87 GT (RIP)


Did you get the tie down stakes also? I think they went with the box. By the way, there is a white 87 GT 5-speed with t-tops available here. It a project, not a driver, but could be saved with some work. No crash damage, original paint and upholstery, About a 5 on a 1 to 10 scale.

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may see if theres a chrome high temp tho, too...........

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Dan, I would not worry about the dents. Just spray them with high temp black and put them on. If you want to spend some money then fix the dents and send them to Jet Hot. To be original they should be black.

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Did you get the tie down stakes also? I think they went with the box. By the way, there is a white 87 GT 5-speed with t-tops available here. It a project, not a driver, but could be saved with some work. No crash damage, original paint and upholstery, About a 5 on a 1 to 10 scale.


Looking at one in FL--well documented history and a reputable seller. I'll tell you all about it if we close.

My legs are to long for a "peddle car" ;-)

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Thanks for the mirror repair pics Richard! I was afraid to touch mine for fear of breaking them.

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Richard,
the one thing i see, is.....
with the half on half off, little mirror it exposes the wires and hole for water and maybe in an extreme case may break the glass.....
some kind of stress, maybe a bump in the road. you got any Armindillos? i am sure they pack a wallop!
My guess is AZ roads are smooth comparied to my PotHoley roads (winter frost/thaw cycles)....but, a little impact go's a long way. something to consider.

and thanks for that idea now theres two fixes, all our mirrors should stay put now!

Daniel

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Dan, I would not worry about the dents. Just spray them with high temp black and put them on. If you want to spend some money then fix the dents and send them to Jet Hot. To be original they should be black.


cept that the dents are exposed....i got these from Mike (Mera7) and if you guys remember, it was rolled. so this is accident dammage.
but not my accident, so there is no valor it that i guess i could try an old SheetMetal Workers trick with zip screws to try to pop it back but that stuff is pretty thick....if i check with a welder friend of mine i may just cut them and "massage" the area with a hammer then have him weld it back.
i have gots to get the flow.....and that sound i had.it was pretty Gnarly and EuroSounding

i have recently fixed my seperated exhaust pipe and its quieter......tooo qiuet.
so i got to do something back there....thinking Cat converter no muffler and tail pipes for looks

Daniel

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with the half on half off, little mirror it exposes the wires and hole for water and maybe in an extreme case may break the glass.....
some kind of stress, maybe a bump in the road.




My wires have always been exposed--both sides. I 'spose the mirror glass can be positioned so as to hide the holes, but that wouldn't keep water out. Anyway, Phoenix water must have glycol in it--it never freezes ;-)

As, for the stick-on, it is very light--almost no weight. I'm sure it would come off before it broke the mirror.

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Wayne,

For some reason you bumper looks different from Fieromaniac's which is also a Rodney bumper. Are they mounted differently? Thanks for mentioning your front tires are 215/60's. That is the exact look I want, and I just ordered that same size front tires for mine. You must get some comments with those steamroller 295's out back. After I purchased my Mera, the wife put me in a cardboard box, but it blew away with the west Texas winds. Now I share the sunroom with the cat. Please send some rain our way. I remember we had some one time. As far as snakes, which we do have a bunch, I never stick around long enough to find out if they are male or female.


Hi Rick,
What I found on the bumper reads "308 Euro Front Bumper: Modeled after the better looking European version of the 308 front bumper........."
It goes on to say that the guy who built these did it because he couldn't find any he liked. There are other parts on the sheet but no name, address, e-mail or web page? All I can find is the print date of 2005. I like the look of the big wide rear tires, gives it a mean, tuff, bad ass look.

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AND ON THE SUBJECT OF BUMPERS!!!!!
BLOODY HELL!!! found this while giving X a bath





i guess after all the good news with finding out i most likely have a Mera, this is the first real bad thing to happen, so far.
not bad for 2 years of owning it.........how the heck to fix this is going to be tricky

Daniel

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Dan that really sucks!!!!
It all depends on your wallet Dan, best way would be to remove those brackets and have some one make new ones, Do they just slide into the foam, or is there a receiver, which may also be rusted. Otherwise...cheep & fast would be; scrape off all the top rust, buy some POR 15, paint all the rusty metal (including inside your trunk), get some high strength adhesive and push everything back together. THEN, never look back there again, because you will always wonder.."is that lower than it was last week?"

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Report this Post04-27-2011 08:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for reholmesClick Here to Email reholmesSend a Private Message to reholmesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Well, it's obviously a water trap. I'm going to consider drilling a weep hole--after I figure out what is happening in there.

Sometime later:

It appears the bumper brackets are attached with two bolts--one accessed from the top, shown in this picture,



and one accessed through a large slot cut in the underside of the bumper--shown (absent) in this picture.



As you can see there has never been a bolt in this hole, though it is obvious in Dan's picture. However, the large slot would certainly provide drainage, and allow drying of the foam around the bumper struts.

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Well, it's obviously a water trap. I'm going to consider drilling a weep hole--after I figure out what is happening in there.



i feel that....its got to be.
i dont have that much rust for a MI car and for this to rust thru.....it has to be something along them lines.

thanks for the tips Wayne....i guess i have to take the whole thing off to investigate
i notice the bumper rusted off but the bolts i am sure are rusted on!!! typical

Daniel

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Holy moly Dan! I guess I better take a look at mine too. I have to remember these are not factory production pieces, and may not meet the corrosion standards of the factory parts. How does the rear bumper actually attach? From the picture it looks like your bumper was rubbing on the bottom side of the tailight section. Hope you can get it repaired. Those bumpers are not heavy. I wonder if someone could weld up some aluminum supports that would not rust.

Try to soak everything with "PB Blaster" to loosen the bolts. It works for me.

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Report this Post04-27-2011 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for reholmesClick Here to Email reholmesSend a Private Message to reholmesEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

See my pics above.

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Too bad that it is not a front bumper since I have a spare original one as well as access to the mould that was used to make my new front bumper.

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I think I like Wayne's solution, at least as a temp. Fill the holes with Bondo, and press the struts into the goo until the bumper aligns. Then look for a replacement bumper.

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See my pics above.


Thanks again Richard. Where are you going to drill the weep hole? From what I can see there is no "adjustment" for these bumpers unless you use shims of some kind.

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Let us know how it goes Dan, believe me we are ALL now looking at our bumpers!

A Small "aside:"
I just pulled this off a web site Called "Magnuim Mania. Com" it's about the 308 Ferrari used in the making of the series. You can go to the site and read the whole thing, but I just found this part interesting (even more to to our Hawaii Mera Buddy) "The show used more than one car when filming. One was a dedicated "action car" which was used for certain car chases and driving sequences. Another car was used for still shots and close-up scenes. There were also "kit car" versions of the 308 that were used for some of the more aggressive driving scenes done on the show. The kit cars were made of fiberglass and were built on a Pontiac Fiero chassis."

? Know of any Mera's in Hawaii??

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