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She lived up to the Fiero name update by 1984whitesc
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I got the new CV axle for the 88. For the 84 I got a set of wires, a cap and rotor. All I have to do now is get the steering column back in, put the battery back in, get some gas, oil, and she should start!!

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1988 Red Fiero Standard Coupe (Bella) in restoration
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Well What's taking you so long?? lol
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Well What's taking you so long?? lol


Sadly I only get one day a week to work on it... and the car is 45 minutes away. Its shear torture because I want to spend every waking moment putting this car together. I am happy to say that I have AC lines from an 84!!! I also picked up a wiring harness for power locks from the same car.

I was able to get the threads fixed on my steering column. If anyone is curious as to the specs the shaft is 14mm and the thread type is 1.50 aka fine thread.

I need to spend an entire weekend putting her together. I can say she has come a long way. She is on all four wheels, and is so so so close to actually running. Winter is almost here.

I have hinted to a few people that I want the battery relocating kit for Christmas.

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I know all about that. When the trans went out on my wife's 84 I had to take it to a friends house to swap the trans. It was an hour drive up to work on the car and took me a couple months to finish it just because I had to make time to drive up there. Then wait on parts. It will be worth it in the end though. Congrats on the parts score!
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Just wanted to make sure that this thread didn't end up in the archives. I can say that she has been protected under all this snow we have gotten. Hopefully the new spring will bring a new beginning for Juliet

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1984 White Fiero Sport Coupe (Juliet) in restoration
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1988 Red Fiero Standard Coupe (Bella) in restoration
1990 Black Buick Reatta (Noir)
2002 White Chevy Impala base(Haylie)

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Bump! Any progress or has the weather kept you away from her?

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Sadly no. Since the car is outside, without the cover of a garage, it has been WAY too cold to work on her. I swear she is covered under two feet of snow lol. I have been working on restoring a set of 14" rims. I also moved to Woodbury, MN so the move has delayed that for a while. I hope to get something done soon.
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I have one rim ready for paint, one rim polished, and two more on the way. I'm really impressed how well they are turning out.
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Looks great! However, you do not have to keep them in the freezer till you are ready to use them!

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Too bad the cold couldn't slow down the oxidation rate lol.
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I will send you 4 of mine to polish, beings your stuck to inside work
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It really isn't all that bad once you get past stripping the paint/ clear coat off. I just used 220 grit to take off the oxidation. Then I used 600 grit to take out the scratches, and after that it was 1000 grit with a little mothers to polish it up. I used a good polish rag to wipe that off, then gave it a bath with dawn. I had to learn this the hard way. A good orbital sander is a good thing to have lol.
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One rim is finished. Now for the other three.
This part was a pain.
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I just ordered a battery relocation tray from Archie, and picked up the wiring to get it installed. I have been racking my mind trying how to figure out how to incorporate it in h the 84 wiring since its different from any other year. I think I have figured it out though. If anyone knows the 84 wiring for the charging system I could use the help. Thanks!!
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I spent the afternoon organizing the parts that are left. There is still some wiring left to be run. I am getting a newer power mirror wiring harness. I am going to need some undamaged body panels. I also got the 88 up and running. She needed a new battery and some fresh gas, and she fired right up.
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Looks great! However, you do not have to keep them in the freezer till you are ready to use them!


John, the cold is for a better fit. They say to use warm, soapy water for rubber gaskets...apparently cold is best for metal rims.

Seriously, what a monumental task. I can't imagine the work involved. Good job.
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Rims look awesome polished, almost like chrome
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John, the cold is for a better fit. They say to use warm, soapy water for rubber gaskets...apparently cold is best for metal rims.

Seriously, what a monumental task. I can't imagine the work involved. Good job.


It hasn't been easy. Especially with the irregular weather we have experienced this year. I just hope I can hear the engine fire up this year. This has been a two year venture. I didn't think it was going to take this long.
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I got the power mirror wiring harness in the mail. I also was able to find a power door lock relay. I had to resort to junk yard hoping. I nabbed it from a 1986 Grand Prix. There were two sad little coupes that were practically picked apart, a red 85 SE V6 and a maroon 87 coupe. It still had some good rounded body moldings. Between the two I would be able to find some good body panels.

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All of the wiring is finally done!!! Now I can focus on putting the interior back together. The steering column is back in but it needs to be aligned lol. Its looking like I am making a slight right turn. I am also happy to say the rims are finally finished. I feel that I am rounding the last corner of this journey.
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Way to go! Looking forward to getting to see it in person in a few weeks
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I went to the parts store to ask if they had shift cables for my car. They asked me if it was a regular one or an MY8 transmission. Is there a difference between the two sets of cables?
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Is it a manual? If so, yes there are 2 different sets of cables.

I like Automatics, no cluch to replace

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From factory she has a 4:10 manual transmission. I will buy Rodney's shift cables though. The aftermarket ones don't see to last as long and I like the fact they come with the ball in the socket. Every aftermarket shift cable that I bought I had to reuse the ball. They were never the same. The ball never stayed in the socket. A little disconserning when the transmission is stuck in second on the freeway. I have been pretty busy lately with getting Bella ready for the shipman show. I hope to focus my attention back towards Juliet.

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1984 White Fiero Sport Coupe (Juliet) in restoration
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/089093.html
1988 Red Fiero Standard Coupe (Bella) in restoration
1990 Black Buick Reatta (Noir)
2002 White Chevy Impala base(Haylie)

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As of late I haven't had any chances to finish the interior of Jim et. I just recently moved to Minnesota so the car is a little far away. I hope to fi Meh that before the snow falls. I am bounds and determined to get her ready for the next Frazee show.
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I was able to stop back and check on the car. I got the dash settled in. Changing a few things after doing some research. Some moisture had gotten into the engine, so I am spending a little time freeing up the block. Just recently picked up a gold sport coupe, and now that one needs some attention as well. The 88 is running great!!!

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1984 White Fiero Sport Coupe (Juliet) in restoration
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1986 Gold Fiero Sport Coupe (Oria)
1988 Red Fiero Standard Coupe (Bella) in restoration
1990 Black Buick Reatta (Noir)
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Finally, after a long long time, I got the dash back in the car. I will take a better picture in a few days. Have been putting in some major overtime.

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1986 Gold Fiero Sport Coupe (Oria)
1988 Red Fiero Standard Coupe (Bella) in restoration
1990 Black Buick Reatta (Noir)
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Wow Andrew! Where is the car now? It does not look like you place, or your mom's. That looks like it was taken in the forest! LOL!

Looking good, think you will be able to drive it soon, or has winter started to put a stop to the work on her? Winter is supposed to finally start getting here this weekend! Yea! It is supposed to go down to 76 degrees Saturday night!

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I had to put this one on the back burner do to the red headed step child that is Bella. She has been acting up, so all my attention is on her right now. I will get her running again
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