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Project car: 1984 Fiero SE IMSA by FieroMaster88
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That's a really good price. I do have a question and maybe this will help others. Does this paint have a heavy chemical smell while spraying or can it be done inside a closed environment with no respirator?


You need to spray in a well ventilated area and wear a respirator.
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Originally posted by Habanera Hal:

I'm also curious as to what it feels like. Is it "rubbery"? I've never actually seen a plastidipped car. How durable is it? My Fiero has some peeling clearcoat. Would I have to sand the whole car or just those "bad" areas?

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It’s been on almost a week now. It feels pretty smooth, not rubbery. I’ve sprayed it with spray wax which helps with the feel and durability. I had one of my kids open the passenger door right into a metal handle of a lawn mower today and it didn’t leave a mark. They have bumped into it with bikes and it’s had a basket ball hit it with no issues. You would have to smooth the areas that are peeling if you didn’t want it noticeable when you were finished.
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Had 46k on it when I got it.

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Great pole building, I wish mine had the high walls like yours!

Car looks great, always wanted an IMSA.
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Had all 3 cars out tonight.

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Hey James, she's looking good. I was thinking of a 94 Gran Sport Corvette color, Admiral Blue I think it was. Glad she found a good home. How did you fasten the glass wheel well liners? All 4 were hanging down. I have a few other things you may be interested in. Let me know.

My wife has relented and she suggested we could get a new toy for me. Something that my now limited flexibility will better deal with:



Had it since May. A great smile generator!
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Hey James, she's looking good. I was thinking of a 94 Gran Sport Corvette color, Admiral Blue I think it was. Glad she found a good home. How did you fasten the glass wheel well liners? All 4 were hanging down. I have a few other things you may be interested in. Let me know.

My wife has relented and she suggested we could get a new toy for me. Something that my now limited flexibility will better deal with:



Had it since May. A great smile generator!


Nice ride. I love how the new challengers look. I was able to get the fender liners adjusted so they fit better and the mounting holes lined up with the holes in the body. I then used the factory style plastic push pins to hold them in place. Have been good for 2000 miles. What other parts do you have?

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Hmmm....what could this be for...
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Collecting parts for the 3800 swap. Should be fun. Ordered mounts, alternator bracket, tensioner bracket and flywheel from Fierorog. Spec stage 3 clutch. Taylor 10.4mm wire kit. Grand national fuel pump. Gasket kit for the engine. Some 2.5” exhaust pipe and a performance muffler. Picked up a DHP power tuner to program the pcm too. Need to get the engine out of the donor car still. The 2.5 from this Fiero is going to go in my Indy Fiero.

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Got the 3800 out of the donor car. Going to get it on the engine stand so I can strip it down, clean it and reassemble it with new gaskets. Now to get the cradle out of the Fiero.

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It’s clean inside for having 200,000 miles. Getting things cleaned and painted. Then we’re going back together with new gaskets.









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Putting it back together.





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It’s mostly back together. Have to order a newer style alternator, new starter and a coolant elbow. Then it’s ready to go in. Time to start pulling the duke out of the car.

Have a youtube video on this project: https://youtu.be/g3PRK7G1As8



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YouTube video of the swap progress:

https://youtu.be/g3PRK7G1As8

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Finally has belts. Now to pull the engine out of the Fiero.





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Made some progress today. Got the subframe out. Posted a video on YouTube. I also installed some Mr.Mikes seat upholstery.

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Youtube Video

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Awesome thread! Enjoy seeing what you have accomplished! Also it's great to see someone (somewhat) local to me do the exact swap I can dream of! I hope to see the car someday!
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Very nice. I'm still jealous of that damn garage (warehouse) you have
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That engine is a beaut! What did you paint the SC with?

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Looks like you’ve made good progress so far. I like the blue.
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good job rear engine shop

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That engine is a beaut! What did you paint the SC with?



It’s a high temp wrinkle black paint. I think it was made by dupli-color.
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Awesome thread! Enjoy seeing what you have accomplished! Also it's great to see someone (somewhat) local to me do the exact swap I can dream of! I hope to see the car someday!


I plan on taking it to a bunch of car shows this year. 👍
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Very nice. I'm still jealous of that damn garage (warehouse) you have


Thanks! The shop is a dream come true. Hopefully getting a 2 post lift soon. 🤞
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good job rear engine shop



Thanks! I have to get better at editing videos. I’m trying. I need to get that subscriber count up!
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Ready to start wiring:



Also another YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/RhFYFCTmUcw
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That would look so sweet in my DGP IMSA!
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Cleaning up the engine bay:

I also pulled the fuel tank. I should have time tomorrow to install the pump and build the rest of the fuel system.

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Today I wrapped the shift cables and throttle cable with heat tape. Painted some brackets also. I got the new fuel pump installed and the fuel lines modified. Started making the 6an fuel lines. The tank is back in the car. The plan this week is to install the firewall insulation and work on the wiring harness. If I get that done the engine will go in!







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Tired of me yet? Today I installed the firewall insulation, installed the fuel filter and mostly finished the fuel lines. Only a couple more things to do then it’s engine install time!



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Working on wiring:
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I’ll just leave these here.




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Another video on the YouTube channel:

Rear engine shop on youtube
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Having owned a 3800 I can say you will want to compensate for the heat that engine makes. Some thing I learned is how many people dont check the supercharger oil. Have fun that whine is sweet and so is the power. LOL
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Got everything hooked up on the 3800 swap. Cleaned up the wiring. Made an exhaust. Loaded the tune in the computer. Once the new ignition module shows up it will be ready for its first drive!





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Washed the wide body. Have the exhaust together, have to finish weld and heat wrap it still. I got the tach and temp gauges working. I worked on the file for the pcm and got rid of all the transmission codes then programmed the pcm. Relearned the crank position sensor now no ses light. Took it for a ride around the neighborhood, runs great. Hopefully tonight I can finish weld and wrap the exhaust. Still have to wrap the wiring harness too. It’s about 95% complete!









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