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5.4L Twin Turbo V12 Choptop Fiero (Lots of pics) by northeastfiero
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Report this Post06-09-2014 05:58 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, I made a couple of circular templates using the router.





Covered them in pva ready for the mould release

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Report this Post06-10-2014 05:32 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
Covered the wheel arches with a layer of tissue then a couple of layers of fibreglass



The parts after they are out of the mould and trimmed





Spent what seemed ages maiking sure the wheel arches were equally spaced then glassed them into place





Hopefully tomorrow I will get the doors set and the door seals on so I can start with the body work

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Report this Post06-11-2014 05:08 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 some more bodywork. First I created another arch then filled with foam and shaped it.





Next more foam work built up some layers to create a rough idea of what I want





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Report this Post06-11-2014 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ExotionClick Here to visit Exotion's HomePageSend a Private Message to ExotionEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sweet project! Kinda bummed it doesn't look like a fiero anymore
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Report this Post06-13-2014 05:43 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
Did some more rough shaping of the foam also god rid of the lip round the wheel arch and also redid the foam lower down to the ground effects. I also mounted the 355 rear bumper I had.





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Coming along nicely!

I was personally hoping for some Camaro-esque hip/shelves for above the wheels since you're rear is going to be so wide now, but I like this too!
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Report this Post06-15-2014 06:14 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
I ave altered the angle of the side intake and started to fill the rear bumper. I have been thinking of using the rear lights from the Alfa Romeo Mito. Have ran out of foam so things will have to wait for now.





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Lookin' good... things are really starting to take shape.
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Report this Post06-15-2014 08:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like it What type of foam are you using? How are you applying it?
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Report this Post06-15-2014 02:22 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
Thanks its getting there. The foam is a 2 part you mix equally together you then have about 15 seconds to pour it before it starts to rise. I used bits of hardboard and gaffa tape to contain it after it is set you can use a wood saw to cut a rasp to shape. I will use forms to get one side the same as the other.
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So are you laying down the foam first then fiberglassing over it? I know it's a silly question.
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Report this Post06-15-2014 07:36 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
Yes I will cover it with 2 layers of fibreglass then smooth out with filler. The foam over the whole car will be about 10kg so not worth bothering about. Plus if I ever put it in a river it will help it to float.
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I'll remove the above image if it detracts from your thread too much, but it does about describe my reaction to your skill, patience, perseverance and innovation.

Will be watching from here on out.

Very nice work. That really doesn't cover the praise it deserves, but for lack of better terms.....VERY nice work.


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Originally posted by northeastfiero:

Yes I will cover it with 2 layers of fibreglass then smooth out with filler. The foam over the whole car will be about 10kg so not worth bothering about. Plus if I ever put it in a river it will help it to float.


Plus you should have the quietest fiero in existance 'cause all that foam will kill all roadnoise AND it will be WELL insulated for heat and cold. NICE job .

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Report this Post06-16-2014 11:03 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
Thanks all definately not offended at the Mask image, I am supprised no one has noticed a couple of months ago I changed the choptop roof for the one off my parts car as the chop looked silly with the extra length of the car. So now I have created a thread in the mall to see if anyone is interested in my choptop kit with glass all unused.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/069415.html
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First off...I have enjoyed following your thread and can't wait to see the end results.

Secondly..might me interested in the choptop set, but need to see how much to ship across the pond.
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Report this Post06-21-2014 05:24 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
Waiting on some more 2 part foam at the moment so I made some brackets for the 355 bumper I had



As for my choptop kit I am looking for $1600 shipped to US or Canada
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more more more more more more more

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Love watching this thread progress...

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I have some more 2 part foam coming this week so hopefully I will get the other side, front and back shaped.

Thanks Carl
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This forum has some very talented people with vivid imagination. I'm enjoying your build immensely. Keep up the hard work!
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That. Is. Pure. Madness! Wow.

I've been hesitating in buying on "not so in good shape" Fiero and now I know that what's inside doesn't matter. It's what you do of the good things that remain.

Very impressive thanks a lot for sharing the process with us!

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Report this Post07-13-2014 05:10 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 to do a bit on the car today done a rough pour of foam on the other side of the car



Done some shaping of the front nose



I have widened the front with spare wings and some foam



Made a template to get a small lip around the wheel arch




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This is great work! Keep it up!
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Report this Post07-14-2014 11:27 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
Only had a few hours today to work on the car but managed to build a timber template for the ground effects. I then covered it in duck tape then a couple of layers of fibreglass. Tomorrow i will take it out of the mould and trim it and if it fits right I will do the other side.



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Originally posted by northeastfiero:

Yes I will cover it with 2 layers of fibreglass then smooth out with filler. The foam over the whole car will be about 10kg so not worth bothering about. Plus if I ever put it in a river it will help it to float.


Thats a great way to do it, didnt know it could be done like that. Looks like they've been doign it for years: http://www.rqriley.com/frp-foam.htm

The back end of this car will look amazing, I'm really liking that hatchback look.

I think the black on that engine plenum would look awesome smoothed out and chromed.

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This is an insane build! You've literally built yourself a whole new car! I will definitely keep following this build, can't wait to see the final product!

Still needs to be moved to the CONSTRUCTION ZONE!
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Vote for this one to go to the "Construction Zone"

Doesn't get much more "constructed" than this!

Fantastic build!


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Vote for this one to go to the "Construction Zone"

Doesn't get much more "constructed" than this!

Fantastic build!


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This is one hell of a complex build. While the man is a true craftsman and is sculpting a beautiful car body, he is using very flammable materials that are easy to ignite. . Maybe its just me but using that much foam material all over the car would have me worried but perhaps this car will be a trailer queen at the shows.

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If I were doing this build I would be for making molds off of the finished bodywork. Then I would remove all the foam and replace it with the new fiberglass panels. Maybe even sell copies if people were interested!
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Report this Post08-28-2014 02:03 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 back to doing some work on the car.
I have made two new lower side skirts and started to fill and shape the body ready for fibre glassing





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Man, that is looking SHARP!
While you're at it, you should upgrade the suspension as well, to make it perform as well as it looks XD
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While you're at it, you should upgrade the suspension as well, to make it perform as well as it looks XD


Have another look starting around the middle of page 1.
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Holy crap, I had not looked at this thread in a long time. That is looking great!
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Report this Post09-03-2014 02:03 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
Still plodding on with the car, altered and glassed the front bumper now started the fun part filling then sanding. Still got to make the cut outs for the front indicators when they get here.


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Put a couple of layers of glass fibre on the wing today and did some more sanding and filling on the front bumper.

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Got one side tweaked now ready for the fibre glassing and made templates to get the other side even.







Started using templates to get other side even just needs final filling and sanding before glassing.

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