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Pick Report 88 Formula, Rocklin (Sacramento) CA by Rsvl-Rider
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Report this Post08-01-2015 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rsvl-RiderSend a Private Message to Rsvl-RiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This white Formula showed up at the local Pick N pull today. 96K miles on the odometer. In pretty good shape considering.... Too good to be in the junk yard by my way of thinking. I have a soft spot for the Formula and would like to own one some day. These pics are the way I left the car today. All pieces were gently removed and there are still a lot of good parts there. I grabbed the headlight motors and headlight control module but I left the wiring harness, ( I did not cut any wires) Console skeleton and dashboard look to be in good shape. The shift surround was a bit beat up for my taste (dot matrix pattern scratched and dinged up but could be fixed up a bit. Round body moldings mostly in good shape. I didn't touch the engine bay. One side tail light was in good shape but the other had a small crack in the lens so I left them. I'm not a mechanic so I can't vouch for the condition of the suspension parts. The last two pics are the items I removed. Most of it will be for sale soon.
















Here are the items I pulled...







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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:

This white Formula showed up at the local Pick N pull today. 96K miles on the odometer.

I'm not a mechanic so I can't vouch for the condition of the suspension parts.


You should've at least grabbed the front hubs (if they turn smoothly).

I recently went by a local wrecker that has an '88 coupe. I asked the manager how much he wanted (if I pulled them) for the front hubs, calipers, and rotors. He said $75... per side. I then asked him how much for just the front hubs. He said $50... each. I smiled and said thanks anyway... and walked out the door.

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I thought it looked too good for the junkyard when I registered it! What a waste.
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I wonder how many Formulas are left in original condition. I love mine. Hope people know what they got if they own one.
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:

I wonder how many Formulas are left in original condition. I love mine. Hope people know what they got if they own one.


I was excited to get there early because the Pick N Pull website listed it as an 88, but they never list the trim model and the pics don't go up right away. I was hoping it was a GT which you almost never see in the yard. It kinda broke my heart when I saw it. It's just about what I would want in a Formula. Power windows, A/C, cruise control and automatic (for my aging knees). So many of them are bare bones, I would love to have one equipped like this one. Funny it still had the original cassette player in it. According to the label on that silver A/C thingamabob behind the spare tire it was compatible with both R12 and R 134. That's a new one on me...? Some of the parts I got were really nice. Like the guy really took care of it. Had an old DOD sticker on the windshield and a FOCOA sticker on the back window.

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I always see Fieros in junkyards in better cosmetic shape than mine.
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How do the front control arms look?
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If you wanted a Formula, there was a nice one in Milpitas on Craigslist a few weeks ago. Its gone now but there is still another one in Santa Cruz for under 2k. It is white with no wing. It's been on Craigslist for a while.
I used to pick up Gen 2 headlight motors but found it to be not worth it. You pay almost 30 a piece after tax & recycling fee. Profit margin is lousy unless you are buying them for yourself. Lastly, your making a mistake if you pass on the front hubs. If they turn smoothly, take them. I could sell & make profit on good 88 used hubs any day if the week.
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Lastly, your making a mistake if you pass on the front hubs. If they turn smoothly, take them. I could sell & make profit on good 88 used hubs any day if the week.
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I horde them.
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

I always see Fieros in junkyards in better cosmetic shape than mine.


That dash board :/ So much better than mine.
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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

If you wanted a Formula, there was a nice one in Milpitas on Craigslist a few weeks ago. Its gone now but there is still another one in Santa Cruz for under 2k. It is white with no wing. It's been on Craigslist for a while.
I used to pick up Gen 2 headlight motors but found it to be not worth it. You pay almost 30 a piece after tax & recycling fee. Profit margin is lousy unless you are buying them for yourself. Lastly, your making a mistake if you pass on the front hubs. If they turn smoothly, take them. I could sell & make profit on good 88 used hubs any day if the week.
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I've seen that one in Santa Cruz on Craigslist forever. Well, since I first got interested in Fiero's over a year and a half ago. It started at $4500 (as far as I know) and has come down in price over time. The $2k is tempting but I am not really in the market for one right now. Actually I just got back from picking up an 87 GT tonight. This one has 62K miles with a pristine interior. Needs a bit here and there, including some AC work, to make it really nice.

I guess I'll have to crack open the manual to see what's involved in removing those hubs. I don't see them often but I have passed on a couple of opportunities.
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