Just picked up my 85 GT from my grandfather over the weekend. wanted to keep a running topic of things needing repair, photos, ect. Feel free to comment and post suggestions, help or just random banter about the car.
The car has been garage kept since 89, and only has 68K miles on it. It has been driven almost every day, but only a few miles. Good thing is it runs well, bad thing is, there is most likely carbon buildup in the engine since it was only driven a short distance for such a long period of time. This is yet to be determined. I plan on restoring the car, and making some modern upgrades as time goes on. This first phase is focused on fixing all of the mechanical issues in the car.
The first thing i did though, was give it a nice polish and wax, cuz well, the old paint just needed a bit of love. I have completed the top of the car, and need to work on the sides (doors, fenders ect)Things needing repair:
- Shocks/Struts - Completely Gone.
- Tighten all suspension components.
- Engine Sputter (ground, plugs, carbon, not sure whats the cause yet)
- Temp gauge
- Remove the cat, it's dead and well useless. (PA is exempt emissions on this car, so i can do anything i want really.)
- Upgrade Ground cables
- Rear passenger vent needs to paint
- Driver fender is cracked in a few spots
- Front Bumper needs paint
- Headlight Motors
- Cracked Driver side sail
- Missing Driverside emblemParts List
Plugs x6 - NGK NGK-2771
Shocks x2 - Monroe 5921 Sensa-Trac
Struts x2 - Monroe 71814 Sensa-Trac
Cam Bolt x2 - Monroe AK30A Bit of History:
From what i know, in 89 my grandfather picked the car up with 11,000 miles on it. The car apparently had been stolen, in litigation for a while, and was finally back to the original owner. Seeing as the bumper, passenger fender, door and quarter panel have all been repainted (not the same amount of fade as the rest of the car) i can only assume that the front fender/bumper was smashed at some point when stolen. i still have to check what it was replaced with but The rest of the side was painted to blend everything. you can tell where the blended paint ends and the faded original paint begins on the QP, rear bumper and doors. Also looking at how the paint on the bumper has cracked along with the scoop it wasn't a high quality paint job. Now that i somewhat polished the old paint it's a bit harder to spot but you can still see it.
I'll update this as i get more details over time.Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/9291218@N05/
Bumper needs paint
Vents need paint
1985 Fiero GT, 68K miles.
[This message has been edited by Zanson (edited 07-04-2013).]