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First UK Choptop by northeastfiero
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Report this Post08-17-2011 05:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The car is an 88 fastback upto now the only mod is the eps power steering that I did last year. Here are a few pics as of today.





Nice rust free floor plan



Shot of the eps power steering



The choptop windows from Archie

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Looking forward to following this and who knows...maybe actually seeing it one day!?

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Report this Post08-18-2011 05:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got all the cuts done will start to get it aligned up and welded up over the weekend

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Cool, gotta follow this one will have to see pictures at home, work gives me red Xs
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Report this Post08-18-2011 11:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Carl, what's up with the hinges? I think you have a little more going on here than just a normal fastback.



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Hey Carl, what's up with the hinges? I think you have a little more going on here than just a normal fastback.




And a Roll Bar
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Report this Post08-19-2011 04:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi Jonathan, the straps are for an Archie type of hatchback that I will make when I get to the body stage. Got the weenkend off so hope to do a bit more on it.

Carl

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Originally posted by northeastfiero:

Hi Jonathan, the straps are for an Archie type of hatchback that I will make when I get to the body stage. Got the weenkend off so hope to do a bit more on it.

Carl



Wow,and Archie fastback too! Do you also have a wodebody kit? This car seems to be going all the way.
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Wow,and Archie fastback too! Do you also have a widebody kit? This car seems to be going all the way.


Yeap. I see some pretty wide rear tires sticking out from the sides.
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How wide are those wheels? looking good
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Why don't you do what they do down under and make it right-hand-drive? (I don't know how they do it!)
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Originally posted by F355spider:

How wide are those wheels? looking good


Thanks the wheels are 18x8.5 front and 18x9.5 rear

 
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Why don't you do what they do down under and make it right-hand-drive? (I don't know how they do it!)


I have thought about it might do it when I get a few of the other bits done first


Got the last of the welding done at the weekend, now time to move onto the next stage of the build.






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Some more progress pics managed to get the engine removed ready for the next stage also ordered a new steering rack to weigh up the possibilities of converting to a RHD.



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Quick shot of what is going to happen this evening more cutting.



The stretch is not for any kit that I am fitting have not decided on the specific stretch yet between 5" and 11" any comments and suggestions welcome.
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Originally posted by northeastfiero:

Quick shot of what is going to happen this evening more cutting.



The stretch is not for any kit that I am fitting have not decided on the specific stretch yet between 5" and 11" any comments and suggestions welcome.


Not stretching for a kit. I guess you don't like the normal wheelbase then?

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Report this Post08-24-2011 11:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just been a bit different a widebody choptop stretch.
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Report this Post08-24-2011 07:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My car fell in half

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Originally posted by northeastfiero:

Just been a bit different a widebody choptop stretch.


Don't forget the hatch! I like your style man!
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Seriously intense build going on here. I didn't see THAT coming!

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Seriously intense build going on here. I didn't see THAT coming!


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Why don't you do what they do down under and make it right-hand-drive? (I don't know how they do it!)


Depends on how you approach it. I hear the Triumph Herald rack is a good fit, or there's chaindrive like AusFiero is using... it's a big job, but if you're prepared to cut your car in half then it's not really out of your abilities!
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Wow! You sure don't wait around, can't wait to see whats next!
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Report this Post08-25-2011 03:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Only managed a few hours work tonight. It takes a lot of work to make sure everything is even and square, I must have measured about 50 times to make sure. It is tack welded at the moment once the bars are fully welded I have some 1.2mm sheet steel to bend and fill in the gaps to add more strength.



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Report this Post08-25-2011 07:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got the rest of the rails fully welded I added and extra 10" in the end

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I love what you are doing northeastfiero ....my question is ...can that kind of stretch handle a V8 SBC ... I'm looking to see if the Black Widow 2nd edition in 2014 could handle that structurally ??? Thanks for any answers... sorry northeastfiero to break your thread a little.. I'm really wondering if any experts could chime in ... this thread is added to my favorites ... !!! GOOD JOB !!!

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Hi Danyel, thank you and yes it can handle a V8 SBC and other more powerful engines as long as everything is done right. This is quite a common procedure for people doing replicas to accheive the correct wheelbase.

http://lambolounge.com/Chas...Jo/Stretching-Jo.asp

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Report this Post08-27-2011 05:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Managed to get all the 1.6mm sheet metal cut bent and welded up today









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Moving along nicely.

Did your engine ever materialise or have you got new plans for this beasty?

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p.s. Am looking for an 87 Coupe or 88 Formula lower air dam if you know or hear of one in UK.
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Whats next !!!!
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Report this Post08-29-2011 03:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pulled the front crossmember out to renew all the parts and converting to right hand drive.
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Report this Post09-07-2011 05:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Finally got to do some work on the car tonight see if you can see whats different.



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Report this Post09-08-2011 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got the rack fitted just waiting on an order from the Fiero store to rebuild suspension and brakes.

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Report this Post09-10-2011 09:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cleared the fron trunk and removed the steering wheel.



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Report this Post09-11-2011 01:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got a bit more done this afternoon



Cut a piece of 1.2mm steel to shape then welded the two pieces together





Still got to make up the bracket to hold the top in place

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Report this Post09-11-2011 06:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Do you have to change the driver side or are you doing it because you want to? Looks like a lot of work, will you still have AC or will you give it up?
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Report this Post09-11-2011 06:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In our country we can keep them as left hand drive but on our small narrow roads it is a lot easier to overtake when you have a right hand drive. Yes I am still going to have ac I should have pics later in the week.
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WoW...

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Report this Post09-17-2011 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will have some more updates to post tomorrow. Hey SMTHGT do you have a build thread for your present build, I was sorry to hear what happend to your origional car.
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Report this Post09-18-2011 09:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got a couple of updates on the right hand drive conversion. Got all the steel framework all welded up all nice and solid now. The steering cloum is connected to the rack and turns freely going to work on getting the heater box to fit back next.

This pic shows the new pedal assembly need to tweak the angle of the pedals a little bit though, also the clearance for the colum uv joints and a bit of the bracing.



Here you can see the steeel framework to hold the steering colum in place



A shot showing the relocated master cylinder and the steering rack

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