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Targa fiero by gen2muchwork
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Found this at the yard today








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Where it belongs.
Talk about a Flexible Flyer!
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I think it's a cool find. It looks like someone did a pretty good job on the finishing. Maybe they reinforced it from below?
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I think you would be better off reinforcing the ends of the tunnel.......Make sure it flares into the firewalls properly....The front is pinched down and doesn't really spread the load properly.......I looked at the (Re-designed) C-5 Vette when it first came out in 1997...Actually have a book about the whole C-5 process....It amazes me that people (Who designed the C-4) did not understand properly attaching/blending the ends of the tunnel....They will run all over designing and re-designing the "Perimeter frame" but will completely ignore the strength that can be gained from the tunnel.....My 73 Mustang had a low tunnel and, because of that, the shifter was really low and you actually had to lean to the right to reach it....Make it higher and gain structural strength...and make the shifter easier to reach.....Gain + gain!
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Report this Post04-05-2018 10:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gen2muchworkClick Here to Email gen2muchworkSend a Private Message to gen2muchworkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
They forgot the seatbelt mount. Top mounts were just laying around. It was a bumper pad model. 4 cyl. Honestly I think the seats could be useful for a budget build. They were very thick leather type material. Done nice but in the weather now... Probably still saveable to a large extent.
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Center console isn't warped, I would have grabbed it.
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I had a targa Fiero many years ago... Looked cool, but it was a total POS. rattled like crazy, and even though the spaceframe had been reinforced underneath, it did not work- car doors would barely open and it was sagging. Probably not worth the hassle on a unibody car as an aftermarket mod...
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Unibody?
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Good point- space frame is more appropriate-? (I never claimed to be an expert on anything automotive . Though I assume my point was fairly clear. The poor car buckled like crazy even though there were supports underneath. With that said, I suppose if the supports had been done properly, maybe it would have been fine? Like some of the Automoda kits?
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Unibody?


Ha! That was Chrysler's name for the first cars they built with no separate frame under the body.
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In a unibody, the exterior skin is a stressed member of the car, in other words, the exterior skin helps to provide rigidity to the entire structure.
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Picking nits here, but any car without a separate frame is generally considered a unibody......And the only true difference between the Fiero's "space frame" and a unibody is the roof panel and rear quarters not adding strength......The whole front of a Unibody is the same as how our Fieros are built.....Front fenders and hood are just along for the ride....
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Report this Post04-09-2018 09:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gen2muchworkClick Here to Email gen2muchworkSend a Private Message to gen2muchworkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just for reference, this was Parts galore- Warren ave in Detroit, should anyone want those seats or console.

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Originally posted by cvxjet:

Picking nits here, but any car without a separate frame is generally considered a unibody......And the only true difference between the Fiero's "space frame" and a unibody is the roof panel and rear quarters not adding strength......The whole front of a Unibody is the same as how our Fieros are built.....Front fenders and hood are just along for the ride....


'Generally considered' and 'technically precise' are two different things, aren't they?

I prefer precise.
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