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looking for ideas by dfweazy
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Report this Post07-08-2015 06:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dfweazyClick Here to Email dfweazySend a Private Message to dfweazyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have an 86 notch back I'm planning a build and would like some ideas thrown out to me. I have a bolt on testerossa kit so its nothing super legit but its different. I'm thinking chop with extended windshield and moved headlights. Any ideas would be awesome thanks.
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dfweazy...Which Testa kit is it...so we know what you are starting with.

Did you lengthen and raise the rear to match the correct dimensions already?

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Report this Post07-08-2015 10:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sell (or send off to recycling) the kit and keep it a Fiero. Too few Fieros on the road as it is.

Does the car run and drive as it is? What condition is it in? Is it a 2.8 or 2.5? Auto or stick? Base Coupe or SE? Post some pictures?

There's no shortage of possibility for what you can do to the car while keeping it a Fiero, and having it be fun to drive and show.

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So sounds like from your first post you are thinking huge body mods? Or undecided?
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As far as i can find its just a mutt kit. Its completely bolt on and thats somewhat why i stated that he heavier mods to bri g it more up to par for looking exotic.

The car is base iron duke 5 speed. Running and it decent condition. Im new to the site and dont understand how the image thing works yet somone may need to explain it so i can send pictures.

Yea im undecided on the mods. Just trying to be different from the average joe and it be something so far i havent seen.
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Originally posted by dfweazy:
Yea im undecided on the mods. Just trying to be different from the average joe and it be something so far i havent seen.


I hear you. Though personally, I find that having a Fiero in the first place pretty much satisfies this desire. We've reached a point I think, that driving a pristine Fiero says more than being just another guy who wanted a Ferrari on the cheap
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Agreed. This is the first one ive ever had and its such a blast to drive. Im just use to putting a certain flair on my cars that make them different from others that are in the area so not a wannabe just different i general .
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My 308 kit cost almost double what a real used one was. You can afford to drive a kit and fix stuff on it. Having a real Ferrari requires a good income to keep it running. Its not worth a $5000 brake job or $25K engine (used) just to be able to say 'its real'. Mine was also faster than a real one, 308s dont have that much hp...less than 225. I beat quite a few guys in the local Ferrari club. Embarrased them so much they wouldnt let them park mine with them at shows.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

My 308 kit cost almost double what a real used one was. You can afford to drive a kit and fix stuff on it. Having a real Ferrari requires a good income to keep it running. Its not worth a $5000 brake job or $25K engine (used) just to be able to say 'its real'. Mine was also faster than a real one, 308s dont have that much hp...less than 225. I beat quite a few guys in the local Ferrari club. Embarrased them so much they wouldnt let them park mine with them at shows.


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Originally posted by dfweazy:

As far as i can find its just a mutt kit. Its completely bolt on and thats somewhat why i stated that he heavier mods to bri g it more up to par for looking exotic.

The car is base iron duke 5 speed. Running and it decent condition. Im new to the site and dont understand how the image thing works yet somone may need to explain it so i can send pictures.

Yea im undecided on the mods. Just trying to be different from the average joe and it be something so far i haven't seen.


Hmmm...hard to assist with input until we know what you are starting with first.

Well do you have any pictures to help us identify your mutt.

I am assuming if its a bolt on...than maybe it is an Argenta or an off-shoot of one.

Is this what you kit looks like?:
This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.

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TXOPIE..... Thats exactly what it is as far as i can tell.
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TXOPIE..... Thats exactly what it is as far as i can tell.


Sweet...then you have, IMO, the only short based Testa inspired kit that looks balanced.

Now that I know you have an Argenta...let me share a little history on your car...its not just a Testa knock-off.

Originally designed by Kenny Youngblood for the Action Jackson Movie. It was slightly redesigned & put into production as a kit or turn-key in about 1986 by Pacific Motorsports in CA.

Back in the olden days before the Interweb, people wanting to sell something had to design & publish brochures of their product & pass them or mail them out.

In my archives I have an original Brochure for this productthat V8 Archie passed along to me.

BTW, back in '86 or '87...Archie went out to Pacific Motorsports & installed a L-98 engine into the red 'vert below.


Pacific Motorsports was a high end custom car shop in Anaheim. Building these kits was a small part of the shop's work.

Now with the history lesson out of the way...I really wouldn't mess with the body itself, but improve details.

The only body MOD I would do...is cut air vents into the rear portions like this:


...like this... for air intake...it currently has no place for air intake as is...which leads to the next upgrade.

Engine: DOHC, 3800-SC, 3.4 Turbo, Northstar...3800-SC is the most documented and easiest IMO.

You could then replace standard headlight bulbs with the following option:

http://www.projectorretrofi...products-page/fiero/


LED lights for the rear and maybe a set of CREE LED license plate lights, like these:


Now the main place for customization and a lot of modernization.

Replace standard rear-view mirror with the following:

This will add 3 buttons for HomeLink, digital compass in RED, and auto-dim features in one easy swap.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261...e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And maybe a G1 dash and door panels:




Or how about gauge over-lays from Speed-Hut:

http://www.speedhut.com/eco...-Fiero-custom-dials-

Or Tom's Digital Gauges:


http://www.tomsdigitalelectronics.com/

Or a combination of both:

A G1 dash would allow a 7" touch screen as well


Just a few ideas as requested

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Thanks a bunch. Up until yours i couldnt find pictures even. Does the kit widen the car out? I am gona change wheels for sure but without the kit on the car i have just been in a stand still mode.
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Thanks a bunch. Up until yours i couldnt find pictures even. Does the kit widen the car out? I am gona change wheels for sure but without the kit on the car i have just been in a stand still mode.



No problem...Yes a little bit.
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Report this Post07-08-2015 07:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dfweazyClick Here to Email dfweazySend a Private Message to dfweazyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well thank you all ill save pictures and show a build thread as often as i can.
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Originally posted by dobey:

Sell (or send off to recycling) the kit and keep it a Fiero. Too few Fieros on the road as it is.

Does the car run and drive as it is? What condition is it in? Is it a 2.8 or 2.5? Auto or stick? Base Coupe or SE? Post some pictures?

There's no shortage of possibility for what you can do to the car while keeping it a Fiero, and having it be fun to drive and show.



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