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how much would you pay for a MERA by freedom0226
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I might have the chance to buy a non running MERA. If I can confirm it is indeed a true mera and not a kit car. Current owner says it was running in December but they converted from stick shift to auto ( don't ask me why ) and in the process they gave up. interior is pretty shot ( see pics ) and needs some body work in rear and front. Even with those issues do you guys out there think 5 grand is a good price to pay. I would pay someone to just do an engine swap or complete what they started and interior work is no big issue. what are your thoughts going off the pictures I have soo far. ive requested more from the seller.






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Something odd with driver's side tail lights. Can that be repaired?

Another guy who got frustrated with the clutch and figured swapping to auto would be "easier"?

Interior dash looks like something in the Zimmer Quicksilver.



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Report this Post03-09-2018 12:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Five grand? Not that much for that car...
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I've never really followed any Mera pricing, but $5k should not be a mid-progress swap (headache, undoing custom damage is harder than standard repairs), and 5-color interiors is an expensive venture to get any sort of conformity. I wouldn't pay $2k for that disaster. To each their own.
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There is some doubt in my mind that this is even a Mera. The rear deck lid is wrong, the mirrors do not really look like the Vitaloni power mirrors normally found on Meras, the wheels are not the Chromadora optional 1988 wheels, and the seats are not stock Mera/Fiero. It is hard to tell for certain but the headlight doors also look smooth where the Mera uses a corregated headlight cover. That is just based on a quick look at the photos and nothing in depth wrt an examination of the vehicle. I would ask to see the build number sticker if I was considering purchasing this car, but IMO, this is not likely to be a Mera. What year does the VIN indicate the car was made in?

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The front and rear side marker lights on a real Mera are in the recessed (black) strip that runs completely along the side. Those lights are from the donor Fiero. This car has rear surface-mount marker lights above that strip. You may want to ask if if this car has the rear strip lights as well. If it doesn't, it's not a Mera.
Also, Mera's have a label on the rear lid's underside, on the left and easily seen.
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I'm pretty sure I saw that car on Nor Cal Craigslist a few weeks ago. It was advertised as a kit and was priced at $1000. Sold in a couple days. My guess is this guy bought it and is trying to make an easy 4k. It may very well be a different car, but the one I saw also had damage to the driver's side taillight area, some damage on the front trunk and missing engine bay vents. There were no interior shots. Based on those three things and that you are in CA I'd bet its the same car.
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I'm pretty sure I saw that car on Nor Cal Craigslist a few weeks ago. It was advertised as a kit and was priced at $1000. Sold in a couple days. My guess is this guy bought it and is trying to make an easy 4k. It may very well be a different car, but the one I saw also had damage to the driver's side taillight area, some damage on the front trunk and missing engine bay vents. There were no interior shots. Based on those three things and that you are in CA I'd bet its the same car.


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THIS IS DEF. THAT SAME CAR LOLOLOL... I got the vin today and decoded it. its an 84 nothcie and came with the 4 cylinder. Poor sab is trying to jerk someone. He totally bought it off someone else because he knew nothing about it he says the PO got into a rear end collision so this is def. the same car. . WOOWOWOWOWO so glad I asked around first.
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Non drivable kit w/ no interior and needs body work. $1000.

Real 308 i modeled my kit from. They have external surface mounted marker lights if you want to do that.
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I'd give him a Ruger lcp and half a meatball sub.

Edit: just seen it was a clone, 84 to boot. No meatball sub for him.

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Originally posted by freedom0226:

I got the vin today and decoded it. its an 84 nothcie and came with the 4 cylinder.


It seems 90% of the kit guys start with the crappiest/cheapest Fiero for their body kit.
It would be fine IF they were also going to do an engine swap, upgrade brakes/suspension etc.
But they never do because they don't have the $$ to do a complete and proper job.
... and even the work they do manage to finish is often half-assed crap.

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Originally posted by fierosound:


It seems 90% of the kit guys start with the crappiest/cheapest Fiero for their body kit.
It would be fine IF they were also going to do an engine swap, upgrade brakes/suspension etc.
But they never do because they don't have the $$ to do a complete and proper job.
... and even the work they do manage to finish is often half-assed crap.


NEVER??? You may want to revise your statement. Some of us manage to do a complete and proper job. Just sayin'

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NEVER??? You may want to revise your statement. Some of us manage to do a complete and proper job. Just sayin'

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You're part of the 10% who do a proper job.
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I just couldn't resist fierosound . Thank you though!

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This rebody was my first Fiero type vehicle and it did not look too bad and handled decently with the stock engine and a four speed manual transmission. This is what started me on Meras.





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Pretty nice one. I like your seats too. I went with 77 Ferrari upholstery in mine, didnt have the grommets. I went for the Ferrari replica wheels on mine, not ARE or the Mera Chromadoras. I dont know why some dont use Fiero OEM wheels on Ferrari kits...they look much like BBS used on a lot of Ferraris. Never seen anyone do one with Borrani style wires. I also started with a loaded 86 SEs, v6. Lots of people dont want to gut a nice car to put a kit together, so its not uncommon to get the trashiest around 84 to start with. Some here think a kit on a nice car is immoral. Ive done my Ferrari and Lambo kits both on nice 86 SEs. I put the V8 in a stock bodied 86 GT. Ferrari had a turbo 3.1, Lambo stock Jasper 2.8, 383 carbed stroker in the GT.

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My first "Fiero type vehicle" was this 328 Replica on a stock 86 GT. It is what inspired me to do the Lambo with a 3800SC.



Even my mom loved driving it.

-Van

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