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Thanks for the Inspiration Fie Ro! by Mark A. Klein
Started on: 01-26-2012 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Thats sweet. I could see myself riveting together some cool stuff like that. I always thought there probably wasnt a filler for the seams, etc..that would hold up? With temperature changes and flexing I would worry it might crack or lift? What type filler to use?


I could be wrong, but I think he is going to use this as a plug to pull a mold from so that he doesn't have to worry about crack/lift from using different materials.
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Yes, that is the plan, to pull a plug to make it out of fiberglass. It simply would not hold up with all the vibration....
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Originally posted by Mark A. Klein:

Yes, that is the plan, to pull a plug to make it out of fiberglass. It simply would not hold up with all the vibration....


Makes sense to me! Dont mind the newbie fiberglassing questions
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Report this Post02-25-2014 03:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
double post ?!

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Report this Post02-25-2014 04:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
First: thanks for being an inspiration for you and sorry for chiming in late for more advice on your project. But you seem to get it going on your own way and that is good !
Here are a few things I want to share about my (your) project you may want to take into consideration or take your own look at, please learn from my mistakes, take it or leave it :

- Fiero's have a slight arrowshape /\ nose, the Honda is rounded. This on a Fiero may look like a little like it is 'smashed' in the center. At the time I thought it didn't matter but it did later. Its all in the details. For me this was the main reason it wasn't perfect enough to reproduce.

- I decided for a bigger 'mouth' section for front balance, sacrificing direct matching the front hood lines

- before taking a mold make sure everything is and looks right before making that mold and think you can correct it later. It will be more work.

- I think adding the stock fastback front lip is a great way to blend the nose to the stock Fiero lines

You should have kept this one, I think you will need an additional splitter anyway to blend the nose to the rest of the body and give it some 'balls'

I am sure I missed a lot to tell, feel free to shoot some questions if needed. Good luck with the project
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Report this Post02-25-2014 04:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
oh well tripple post. I or The System sucks.

edit: ok, if I screwed up; here is a picture of my bumper sitting in the new garage still waiting for my Fiero to show up..

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Report this Post04-20-2014 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mark A. KleinClick Here to Email Mark A. KleinSend a Private Message to Mark A. KleinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Snuck off to the garage today.


If anyone is interested in the hood extractors, Please let me know now. It will be much more difficult to copy them after they are installed. I plan on making at least 2 copies for myself. (sons)



Still working on the 4.9 l as well...





Finished the 11.25" brakes that fit under the factory wheels as well.

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Report this Post04-20-2014 08:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks real good, Mark.

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Report this Post05-26-2015 09:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mark A. KleinClick Here to Email Mark A. KleinSend a Private Message to Mark A. KleinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What happened to the pictures?
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Report this Post05-26-2015 10:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I see pictures. any current pictures though? nice looking.
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Report this Post01-01-2018 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mark A. KleinClick Here to Email Mark A. KleinSend a Private Message to Mark A. KleinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Please someone bug me to finish this project! I need inspiration.... This year's resolution is to work on this card!
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I would really like to see this completed. Having a modern car's headlights is something I have always wanted for my Fiero. The work looks great so far.
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Report this Post01-01-2018 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Mark,
I see I posted last almost 4 yrs ago. Sometimes life makes working on one's hobby difficult. All you have to do is look at my journey. I love working on the car probably more than the car itself. As long as you enjoy it, then it's worth finishing. Everything looked great and Fie Ro proved it could be done. So, why not get back to work?

Bob

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