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ugly Fiero! by railshot
Started on: 08-03-2018 07:31 PM
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Report this Post08-03-2018 07:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for railshotClick Here to visit railshot's HomePageClick Here to Email railshotSend a Private Message to railshotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No such thing!

LOL, I am very critical about what I drive, and mine has a lot of flaws, but seriously, there is no such thing as an "ugly" Fiero!
Some have been neglected, some abused, but dang, show me something that is as classy as this!






Yes, it has many flaws which I see daily, but dang, nothing still compares!
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I dont see any flaws that looks good man

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Flaw 1: not parked in my driveway
Flaw 2: see flaw 1
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Report this Post08-04-2018 12:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for railshotClick Here to visit railshot's HomePageClick Here to Email railshotSend a Private Message to railshotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have to say, there are so many "flaws" it sometimes overwhelms me, but.....
I would not want any other car in my driveway / garage, other than a Fiero as a play thing.

I can honestly say that having owned brand spanking new ones (Fiero's) back in "the day". '84, '85, '86, and .87's.
Every year I would "upgrade" to the next, but never made it to an '88 GT until now.

And many other very nice cars have graced the driveway, like my '91 Mitsubishi VR4 (ok, this one is a close 2nd to the Fiero for me to be lusting after).

LOL, today I spent 3 hours removing the rear window tint (aftermarket glued on stuff) just as a step in the right direction.
A good small steamer, a razor blade, and 3 hours is all it took!
(beer did come into play afterwards, but not until Chewy and I took a cruise first!)

I would not suggest using a steamer on the rear window for anyone with a "good" headliner.
Between me sweating and all that steam, next summer for sure I am replacing the headliner.

Removing the seats helped, but holy crap it got hot and humid in there!
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You were doing it wrong. There are much easier ways to remove tint.
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Get a corner up, pull it off.
Remove glue residue with soapy water/cloudy ammonia mixture and single edge razor blade.
20 minute job.....
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Between me sweating and all that steam, holy crap it got hot and humid in there!


LOL You sure it wasn't your baby that got you all hot & bothered?


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I love Fieros just as much as the rest of you's, but I do recall see an ugly one. it was 2 years back when I took a trip to St. Augustine beach in Florida. Parked right up front was a white Fiero all striped out to the New York Jets sceme. Even had the logo on the car. I though that kinda unusual, a jets fan in Florida, but there are a lot of relocated people in that state. Looked like the car wasn't washed since the day it was sold, and the interior was cluttered with all kinds of stuff. this car could have easily been brought back to decent shape though.
The 87 I bought just 2 months back was somewhat shabby, but now it looks great ! The worst thing about the car when I went to see it was that the owner glued these fake air scoops on the front hood of the car. Fake scoops on the front hood ???? really now...… Of corse, their history. It was a real hassel getting the double sided sticky stuff off. A combo of WD40 and goo gone did the trick.
The car also had no headliner and the interior was awful. Got a new liner from a shop called Gotcha Covered ( excellent shop ), scrubbed the entire interior, and got new seat covers. It now looks great. The car also has a digital dash. I didn"t like it at first but now think its kinda cool. The usual new dew wipes and a good Meguires waxing and now the car really looks good. I get all kinds of compliments wherever I go, and people enjoy seeing such a nice car from the past.

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I love Fieros just as much as the rest of you's, but I do recall see an ugly one. it was 2 years back when I took a trip to St. Augustine beach in Florida. Parked right up front was a white Fiero all striped out to the New York Jets sceme. Even had the logo on the car. I though that kinda unusual, a jets fan in Florida, but there are a lot of relocated people in that state. Looked like the car wasn't washed since the day it was sold, and the interior was cluttered with all kinds of stuff. this car could have easily been brought back to decent shape though.
The 87 I bought just 2 months back was somewhat shabby, but now it looks great ! The worst thing about the car when I went to see it was that the owner glued these fake air scoops on the front hood of the car. Fake scoops on the front hood ???? really now...… Of corse, their history. It was a real hassel getting the double sided sticky stuff off. A combo of WD40 and goo gone did the trick.
The car also had no headliner and the interior was awful. Got a new liner from a shop called Gotcha Covered ( excellent shop ), scrubbed the entire interior, and got new seat covers. It now looks great. The car also has a digital dash. I didn"t like it at first but now think its kinda cool. The usual new dew wipes and a good Meguires waxing and now the car really looks good. I get all kinds of compliments wherever I go, and people enjoy seeing such a nice car from the past.

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Get a corner up, pull it off.
Remove glue residue with soapy water/cloudy ammonia mixture and single edge razor blade.
20 minute job.....
😁


That is how I started out, but it turns out that they must have actually removed the window to install the tinting!
When I pulled around the perimeter, it came out with nice sticky rear window seal on the tint, so not wanting to pull all the sealant out and have a leak, I steamed it until it was soft enough just to pull the tinting.

Plus, the tint was so dried out it just kept ripping, the steam made for smooth sailing and 90% of the glue stayed on the tint believe it or not.
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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

I love Fieros just as much as the rest of you's, but I do recall see an ugly one. it was 2 years back when I took a trip to St. Augustine beach in Florida. Parked right up front was a white Fiero all striped out to the New York Jets sceme. Even had the logo on the car. I though that kinda unusual, a jets fan in Florida, but there are a lot of relocated people in that state. Looked like the car wasn't washed since the day it was sold, and the interior was cluttered with all kinds of stuff. this car could have easily been brought back to decent shape though.
The 87 I bought just 2 months back was somewhat shabby, but now it looks great ! The worst thing about the car when I went to see it was that the owner glued these fake air scoops on the front hood of the car. Fake scoops on the front hood ???? really now...… Of corse, their history. It was a real hassel getting the double sided sticky stuff off. A combo of WD40 and goo gone did the trick.
The car also had no headliner and the interior was awful. Got a new liner from a shop called Gotcha Covered ( excellent shop ), scrubbed the entire interior, and got new seat covers. It now looks great. The car also has a digital dash. I didn"t like it at first but now think its kinda cool. The usual new dew wipes and a good Meguires waxing and now the car really looks good. I get all kinds of compliments wherever I go, and people enjoy seeing such a nice car from the past.


True, but someone made it ugly!
It had no choice in the matter.... Under all that ugliness is still a beautiful car waiting to be found again.

I am so glad there are people like us that can make them what they should be, but I would be willing to bet, the previous owner liked it the way it was.

LOL, different strokes for different folks.
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The car also has a digital dash. I didn"t like it at first but now think its kinda cool.

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What digital dash do you have in your car?
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On my digital dash......I forget who the manufacturer was/is..
We had a post on this about two months ago. One of you posted pictures of 3 or 4 different style digital dashboards for the Fiero. My unit was on there. It has red display, . I think it is supplied by a "Thomas" something or other.....correct me if I'm wrong.

Like I said before, when I first owned this car I didn't like it at all, but as time passed I now like it a lot. The speedometer part of it often shuts off, but a few good slaps of the hand and it comes back on. Should I start kickin the tires too ? lol.....
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Like I said before, when I first owned this car I didn't like it at all, but as time passed I now like it a lot. The speedometer part of it often shuts off, but a few good slaps of the hand and it comes back on. Should I start kickin the tires too ? lol.....


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