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First time Fiero owner.. soon atleast. What should I look out for? by oskar
Started on: 05-31-2017 01:40 PM
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Report this Post05-31-2017 01:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for oskarClick Here to Email oskarSend a Private Message to oskarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi,
I am living in Sweden and I am thinking of getting myself a nice Fiero. When I saw one a couple of weeks ago I instantly knew I had to get one

I'm reading up as much as I can, this forum is just great and you all seem so helpful and nice. Kudos to you!
I have found myself a -87 GT manual with suspensions(F&B) from an -88 and swapped engine to a 3.4 supposedly rebuilt. I wont tell you the price, stuff here is expensive..

Any tips on what I should look out for or check when I inspect her? I'm in no way an expert but I think know enough.
Can I use it daily or atleast often or do I need to constantly tinker with it to have it running?

My future plan for it is to paint it white and have the old coupe nose - no wing. If I got the models and fronts right
I guess it need new doors and bottom end too. I havent got that figured out yet but If I understand things correctly all body parts are interchangeable between models and years right?
I want it to look like this:


My english probably has a few gaps when it comes to car terms but I hope you understand me anyway.
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Report this Post05-31-2017 02:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Rust, as you wont see any on the outside. A good place to check is pull the carpet up on either side of the rear trunk and see if there is rust or a patched repair.

or a giant hole....

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Report this Post05-31-2017 02:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Yep... check for rust before anything else, especially of the rear upper frame rails.

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Report this Post06-01-2017 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you find one and are thinking of buying take a bunch of pics and post here.
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Report this Post06-02-2017 09:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for liv4GodSend a Private Message to liv4GodEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can definitely drive it daily. The only times my Fieros have problems is when I let them sit too long.
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Report this Post06-03-2017 08:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for oskarClick Here to Email oskarSend a Private Message to oskarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks! I probably wont drive it in the winter here anyway - but I want to use it. They use road salt here and its horrible rust wise.
And its really cold . And snowy.. with ice.

I managed to get a photo from the owner. (I havent seen it yet):


Here's the photo from his ad:


It looks promising(?) and I'll probably take a trip to have look at it. Snap some photos and show you guys.
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Report this Post06-05-2017 01:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Its lowered and has larger than stock wheels. Also modified front parking lights. Nice looking car. Black paint is the hardest to keep looking nice.
Trunk corner looks great.

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