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Ariel Atom Fiero by earp
Started on: 02-19-2015 07:41 PM
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How would you go about building the frame?
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I would buy the Ariel Atom.
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Report this Post02-19-2015 07:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for earpClick Here to Email earpSend a Private Message to earpEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would too if I had the money.
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I would buy the new Polaris slingshot, fiero is fiero
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Pull the body panels, doors, chop off the roof and bolt some black ABS pipe to the side. Viola! 1 Fugly Atom!
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I may have some abs pipe in the garage.
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Report this Post02-20-2015 09:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by earp:
How would you go about building the frame?


Your image doesn't load, but the Atom is just a pretty simple tube chassis like any race car chassis.

Would you be using a Fiero engine in it or something? I don't much see the point of that.
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Report this Post02-21-2015 12:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't think it's possible to cut a Fiero down far enough to get it anywhere near the Atom in any way, shape, or performance metric. It just isn't going to happen.

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The only thing that I can see them having in common is the mid engine configuration. As much as I like Fieros I can't think of one Fiero part I would use on an Ariel.
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IMO its like comparing apples and oranges. The Fiero is an all purpose "car", the Ariel is a purpose built track cart that they did just enough to make street legal. That being said I would imagine the Atom is a blast to drive on a track.
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Report this Post02-21-2015 10:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for earpClick Here to Email earpSend a Private Message to earpEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Obviously from the responses I've gotten I have gone at this in the wrong way.
All I want to do is build an exoskeleton type of vehicle. I'm not at all familiar with the space frame of the Fiero. I am trying to educate myself on its structure . I just want to build a stripped-down, exoskeleton, topless, doorless, fun Fiero. I have an 87 notchback for this project.
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Report this Post02-21-2015 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for earpClick Here to Email earpSend a Private Message to earpEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The black chassis but using the stock cockpit is what I want.
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Get the blueprints for the Fiero race car
http://the-stickman.tripod.com/doleimsafieros.html

It is described in the 2nd section of the Pontiac SD4 Guide.
http://www.fieronews.net/fu...id=21&download_id=87



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As mentioned by Fierosound, Stickman had the plans for the race car frame. Also here is a custom one-off by a member on here:



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Originally posted by earp:

Obviously from the responses I've gotten I have gone at this in the wrong way.
All I want to do is build an exoskeleton type of vehicle. I'm not at all familiar with the space frame of the Fiero. I am trying to educate myself on its structure . I just want to build a stripped-down, exoskeleton, topless, doorless, fun Fiero. I have an 87 notchback for this project.


The Fiero is a stamped steel frame, not a tube chassis. It's not very pretty without the body on it:
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The custom one off is what I'm talking about. Any idea who the mystery builder is?
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Originally posted by earp:

The custom one off is what I'm talking about. Any idea who the mystery builder is?


It was built by gusshotrod but is now owned by HTXtremes on here. See this link:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...130314-1-048610.html

You can PM RCR from page 12 and see if he still has the original plans for the frame. His link is dead but he may be able to email them to you.

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I would go about it like this if at all possible. There is this thing called the Eliminator V2 that is a kit car built off the Miata in Opelika Alabama. They make a track legal 250+HP spaceframe that may be about what you're looking for. In terms of Fieros I think the closest thing would be this Ford SHO powered stripped down Fiero buggy. Looks like it has some sort of rollcage in it and all sorts of aftermarket and chop shop fixes to it, but underneath it's a stripped down notchback.
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