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What items not available would you like to see made? Interior and Exterior. by fierogtlt1
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Just taking a look to see what items people would like to see made that is hard to get or not in production anymore.Including any interior plastics
exterior molding,shifter plates,or whatever else.
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I'd like a trim piece for the center console that has a door or plug for the data port, so you wouldn't have to remove the whole thing to gain access. I was thinking about this the other day and got nowhere, but I'll bet someone more creative than myself could make it happen. A little slider or spring-loaded door that folds inwards would be great, but that seems like it'd be a pain to make.

Also, I'd love to see a light assembly for the trunk that incorporates an on/off switch. On hot days, I tend to leave the trunk open when I get home to let the engine cool off and that means the light is on. It'd be great to be able to turn it off, so if I forget and leave the trunk open, my battery doesn't drain itself. I was thinking about wiring a photosensor inline with the light circuit, but that wouldn't fix anything once I closed the garage.

And, finally, a hydraulic strut based support for the front lid would be super. I find the prop rod to be extra annoying! Folks make such conversions for the hood on other cars I've got, but I don't reckon I've seen one for the Fiero.

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Originally posted by thesameguy:
I'd like a trim piece for the center console that has a door or plug for the data port, so you wouldn't have to remove the whole thing to gain access. I was thinking about this the other day and got nowhere, but I'll bet someone more creative than myself could make it happen. A little slider or spring-loaded door that folds inwards would be great, but that seems like it'd be a pain to make.


Would probably be better to just relocate the port under the dash.

 
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Also, I'd love to see a light assembly for the trunk that incorporates an on/off switch. On hot days, I tend to leave the trunk open when I get home to let the engine cool off and that means the light is on. It'd be great to be able to turn it off, so if I forget and leave the trunk open, my battery doesn't drain itself. I was thinking about wiring a photosensor inline with the light circuit, but that wouldn't fix anything once I closed the garage.


They do sell a pin that goes into the latch to keep the light off, also you can replace the light with a simple LED and fix the draining, I have left my trunk open for 2-3 days before with LED and it started fine without hesitation.

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Originally posted by thesameguy:
Also, I'd love to see a light assembly for the trunk that incorporates an on/off switch. On hot days, I tend to leave the trunk open when I get home to let the engine cool off and that means the light is on. It'd be great to be able to turn it off, so if I forget and leave the trunk open, my battery doesn't drain itself. I was thinking about wiring a photosensor inline with the light circuit, but that wouldn't fix anything once I closed the garage.


Swap in a trunk light assembly from a 3rd gen F-body? I think they have a switch, but don't recall if it's just on/auto, or on/auto/off.
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I would like to see high quality GT tail light lenses.
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

I would like to see high quality GT tail light lenses.

Shhhhh.........That's a secret.

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Originally posted by thesameguy:

I'd like a trim piece for the center console that has a door or plug for the data port, so you wouldn't have to remove the whole thing to gain access. I was thinking about this the other day and got nowhere, but I'll bet someone more creative than myself could make it happen. A little slider or spring-loaded door that folds inwards would be great, but that seems like it'd be a pain to make.


That wouldn't be that hard to make.
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Mount something like this in it and you'd have a real winner IMHO...

http://www.waytekwire.com/i...WER-CHARGER-12V-24V/

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Power steering. This has been the achilles heal of this car since the beginning.
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a quality head lamp module for the 84 to 86 fiero selling for under $50.00
there has to be a company that will manufacture this item ..

Buxom babe magnet

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Center Console Skeleton. Ray


You mean like this.... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/092166.html

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Also, I'd love to see a light assembly for the trunk that incorporates an on/off switch. On hot days, I tend to leave the trunk open when I get home to let the engine cool off and that means the light is on. It'd be great to be able to turn it off, so if I forget and leave the trunk open, my battery doesn't drain itself.

And, finally, a hydraulic strut based support for the front lid would be super. I find the prop rod to be extra annoying! Folks make such conversions for the hood on other cars I've got, but I don't reckon I've seen one for the Fiero.


The switched trunk light is currently available and I am willing to pull my light and give you the information if you want it but think that it was supplied by Paul Vargus.

I know that Rodney Dickman carries a strut type support for Fiero front deck lids.

http://rodneydickman.com/ca....php?products_id=109

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Power steering. This has been the achilles heal of this car since the beginning.


This is currently available for an 88 and possibly other years from the GT Service Center in Melbourne, FL.

http://gtservicecenter.com/

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Very specific list of items I wish were available, but have never been available as replacement parts:

1) New felt bushings for the 2.8 throttle body butterfly shaft.

2) New bushings (brass inserts would be preferred) for the gen 2 headlight assemblies. The two primary pivot points have plastic bushings and at 25 years old, the ones on my car appear to be cracking.

3) This is something I have been looking for since I bought my car 20 years ago: new sponge rubber cushions to hold down the sunroof panel when placed in the frunk. I know that "replacements" are available from Fiero Fiberglass and the Fiero Store, but I want replacements that match what the car came with from the factory. Soft sponge rubber in a "D" shaped profile.

A couple other items I wish were available:

4) A company or shop that can reskin vinyl interior pieces with the correct textured, foam backed material. Color is not important, I can always recolor it myself. Years ago (in the 1990's) I had seen ads in Hemming Motor News for shops that did this, but today I cannot locate one business that offers this kind of restoration service.

5) New, baffled gas tanks for the Fiero that are made from formed sheet metal that is either 304 or 321 stainless steel. I do not want aluminum, but would consider plastic if the construction was heavy and durable.

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Does someone have access to one of those plastic parts making machines?

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Rear Louver for fastback I have been looking at some cheap ones on ebay for various old cars I can only guess or try find rear window specs to find something close. Thinking old 280zx cordia, commodore, ford prefer something long with right angles not to restrict vision nothing i have to widen and what ever i cut not into the blind. Anyone done any measuring of rear windows of cars. Of course looking to angle down as per fastback profile.
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4) A company or shop that can reskin vinyl interior pieces with the correct textured, foam backed material. Color is not important, I can always recolor it myself. Years ago (in the 1990's) I had seen ads in Hemming Motor News for shops that did this, but today I cannot locate one business that offers this kind of restoration service.


Can get it done here http://dashboarddoctor.com.au/
I would assume the USA has the same services available.
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An air dam for the 87/88 coupe front end. This is a constant source of frustration.
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You mean like this.... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/092166.html


IMO you need to finish one project before you worry about starting another one. To many ideas without any real results makes you look more like a dreamer than a builder.
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T-top parts! Seals, plastic end caps -- you name it, we need it.
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IMO you need to finish one project before you worry about starting another one. To many ideas without any real results makes you look more like a dreamer than a builder.


But.....That one is close to being done and going to "The Mall" soon.
Trying to keep myself busy. DL10
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An air dam for the 87/88 coupe front end. This is a constant source of frustration.


What are you trying to accomplish?
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+1 for the GT tail light lenses.
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Another vote for GT tail lenses ^_^
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Originally posted by TopNotch:

T-top parts! Seals, plastic end caps -- you name it, we need it.


Definitely my next project after the Center Console Skeleton....T-Top End Caps..



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Originally posted by rpro:

An air dam for the 87/88 coupe front end. This is a constant source of frustration.


Love to see one made for the 84-85 Bumperpad too.

I've been looking for one for 6 years to no avail.

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Originally posted by fierogtlt1:

Definitely my next project after the Center Console Skeleton....T-Top End Caps..




don't forget the very specific plastic part that goes around the map lights. Its specific to the T-Tops too, and just as hard to find in good condition.

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Easy glue on dash corner caps that are not a hit & miss proposition for fit. The ones that are available get mixed reviews, and I'm not that much of a gambler. Perhaps in a somewhat pliable material?

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don't forget the very specific plastic part that goes around the map lights. Its specific to the T-Tops too, and just as hard to find in good condition.

Rob
Do you have a pic of this item?

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I just got in a set of the Fiero Store door skins. Very nice product, and it got me thinking about another part i'd like to see. The "B" panel with an option for a speaker grill or not. Also, if it was made with a speaker grilll, maybe we could pick a better shaped or better size one. Maybe a nice 5 1/4 ring with some additional plastic to mount the speaker grill.

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Was looking around last night at some older post. Someone had shown putting a 93-95 Firebird instrunent panel in a Fiero to resemble the 89.
Sofa King "My 88 Formula Interior Redesign" page 18
Several asked him where he got the front, back and bottom bezels from. Not the light gray ones shown in the car, but the dark gray ones shown that he was shipped. There were no replies.
I wouldn't mind the modifications to the harness and the speedo would work better with later ECMs.

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