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Battle Scars and a Facelift 88' CJB Comeback by Bozzie
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Here is the New to me 88' CJB. She had a fire in the battery compartment but im going to bring her BACK. Already has a 3800SC with 5 sp. Leather interior / T Top, theres a lot to LOVE !! This is where I start with the Rebuild.....................

Bringing her home




She couldn't get out of this salvage yard fast enough !!
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At the Shop at last. Getting ready to access the damage.




Damage. Seams to be from shorted wiring from the starter wires. Positive and negative cables shielding rubbed thru and started a spark in the area of the battery. It must of burned quick and put out quick because besides the wiring and back window and upper body area, the damage is contained to a small area.


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Started to take off the upper clip. We cut it at the roofline because I didn't want to take the interior out just yet to remove the bolts. Took out the cooked battery , shattered rear window and cut most of the wires that were damaged.





Next steps are to remove the cradle and rewire a new engine harness and rear vehicle harness. For now just cleaning up all the charred remains, glass, wiring.
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How much did it cost you?
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This car would have been mine if I would have registered and had the ability to purchase right away...

Congrats on the pickup!!! I will be watching with ENVY! :P

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I wonder if the original owner has recovered yet.....
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Okay, I've got to ask... when a Fiero is picked up in that manner, does it damage anything underneath?
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Great find! Glad you are saving it from an early grave. Someone put a lot of time and money into that car.
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Okay, I've got to ask... when a Fiero is picked up in that manner, does it damage anything underneath?


The forklift sustains little to no damage when lifting a FIERO in that manner.

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What about the coolant tubes?


 
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The forklift sustains little to no damage when lifting a FIERO in that manner.


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I see the Previous owner addressed the heat situation that this engine develops in the engine compartment.
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Nice car. I like the little extras that were added.
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Nice! Best of luck, will be watching.
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Nice to see one being saved instead of scrapped, especially an 88 CJB. Keep posting updates, please!
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Thanks for all your replys. This is definatly one to save. The underside is as new. I can compare it to my 88' 512 Project with 32K original miles.....underside is flawless. I to Cringed when the forklift op came over to get my tag to pickup the car from the yard and put it on the trailer. He had just come out with a car before to put it on a rolloff.... and I was thinking NO WAY is he gonna load a fiero like that !!! Then I talked to him and he assured me that he's moved thousands of cars and this fiero specifically many times already. So.....after looking at the wood lined forks on the lift ....and having no other choice he went to get the car. Placed it gently on the trailer as a pro could and I tied it down within minutes and was ready to go. The forks are pretty narrow on the lift and didn't come close to the coolant lines. After putting the car on the lift at the shop I could not find a trace of it being lifted in that manor. Who woulda thought !

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The forklift sustains little to no damage when lifting a FIERO in that manner.


I wasn't all that worried about the forklift, but you knew that.

 
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After putting the car on the lift at the shop I could not find a trace of it being lifted in that manor. Who woulda thought !


Thanks, I feel better now.

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Is there or was there a screen or cover over the fan on the outside? That sure will take care of the heat problem that engine creates in the Fiero.

I'll say it again. Great Car!

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At the Shop at last. Getting ready to access the damage.




Damage. Seams to be from shorted wiring from the starter wires. Positive and negative cables shielding rubbed thru and started a spark in the area of the battery. It must of burned quick and put out quick because besides the wiring and back window and upper body area, the damage is contained to a small area.




Nice trailer and nice shop!
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Well, its been awhile but the time has come to start working on this again. Its engine pulling time ! Since I didn't build this it takes awhile to figure how things are run and how to disconnect it .




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Disconnecting everything one thing at a time. Putting parts in a box.





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Ebrake cable and Caliper removed,



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Disconnecting the ebrake at the cradle. Power cables / etc.



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Now im almost done. Fuel lines done , took the coil pack off to get to it, I will relocate that later, some changes to come

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Rolled my trusty cradle carrier under her as im ready to lift

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Lifting her up and checking for snags or anything not disconnected. Total time 2hrs



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The install and conversion were done pretty well. Im going to clean this up and move the ecm to the engine compartment. Also going to move the coil pack, and some other misc things.





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Out but the real fun begins soon !



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Hears the battery tray. Burnt but still solid metal there. Im going to move the battery to the front and cut this all out and clean this up. Idea is to keep the harness away from the pulley and belts. Prob what caused this to begin with.





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Cradle put in the back for now. I have another engine harness to use and rewire the ecm for in the engine compartment.





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With the engine out theres lots of room to clean up and start over with. A lot of work to do here before the drivetrain goes back in.





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What's in front of the Fiero?
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. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000135-24.html
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Thank you for posting your builds Bozzie. Your threads are always clean, concise, and extremely informative.
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Thanks Tony for Clarifying ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Good to see you around here !


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Hello Jason. Thanks for your kind words ! Its words like that that keep me posting updates. I truly appreciate it !!


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What about the coolant tubes?




Just put he forks between them.
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Sweet find, I cant believe it was left for scrap.
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