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What ever happened to the Kick Hill Fiero Farm???? by Dennis LaGrua
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Years back in the state of CT there was a large salvage yard for Fieros call the Kick Hill Farm. That place had just about everything for a Fiero but its not mentioned anymore. Does anyone know what happened to them or if they are still in business?

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Gwen Randolph of NEFA ran into them at the Brooklyn, CT fairgrounds in September. In the Fiero Pride newsletter, she says they sold the farm and are into other things, now.
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Report this Post10-03-2018 08:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I heard that some of the inventory ended up with the Fiero Store. They have some used parts for sale.
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Originally posted by Gall757:

I heard that some of the inventory ended up with the Fiero Store. They have some used parts for sale.


Yep. Bob sold his inventory to the Fiero Store many years ago. I believe the farm was sold and is being redeveloped, but I'm not sure on that.
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Report this Post10-04-2018 07:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Interesting news but at the very least the Kick Hill inventory is still out there. Just wonder that when Ed Parks retired and sold the Fiero Factory, he left about 40 Fieros many being parts cars. There should still be a large inventory there in AL but from what I have read the present owner seems to believe that the stuff is gold and doesn't sell much.

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I stopped by the Fiero Factory on my way up to the Dells this spring. They have lots of inventory of used parts and still work on Fieros. While I was there they were in the process of restoring an 87 GT. As for high prices, with the limited number of Fieros around any more you need a part you may need to go without or pay $$.
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Sad that the farm is no longer in business. I once swapped a motor in one of the garages there. The next year it burned down along with an Impala project he was working on. Luckily the barn with all the Fiero parts was spared.

An interesting story I heard about Bob, was that after getting his property tax bill from the town of Lebanon, he marched into the town hall and demanded they re-assess the totals because they vastly under valued his inventory, calling it junk.
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I was there many years ago. I went there because the owner was having some kind of sale, and there was a small Fiero show on the property too. the prices were great and I got to meet a lot of Fiero people from that area. I lived in New Jersey at that time.
I remember a barn totally packed with Fiero parts. Everything, and I mean everything was in there. I also remember the place where obvisously the second barn was, totally burnt down to the ground. that struck me kind of funny, considering the old Fiero fire reputation. You mean to tell me even the parts catch in fire ? hahaha...….
there was even a Viet Nam era helicopter there. Fortunately some of his inventory went to Fiero Store, as you say.
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I was there many years ago. I went there because the owner was having some kind of sale, and there was a small Fiero show on the property too. the prices were great and I got to meet a lot of Fiero people from that area. I lived in New Jersey at that time.
I remember a barn totally packed with Fiero parts. Everything, and I mean everything was in there. I also remember the place where obvisously the second barn was, totally burnt down to the ground. that struck me kind of funny, considering the old Fiero fire reputation. You mean to tell me even the parts catch in fire ? hahaha...….
there was even a Viet Nam era helicopter there. Fortunately some of his inventory went to Fiero Store, as you say.
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Originally posted by Old Lar:
As for high prices, with the limited number of Fieros around any more you need a part you may need to go without or pay $$.


Except for tail lights and quarter window (that have been reproduced) there are still tons of Fiero parts out there at good prices.. They are not rare by any stretch of the imagination. If the Fiero Factory is going to wait until their parts are worth the same as those for a 57 Chevy, it is will be in the year 2100. If you've followed the trend, prices of Fiero parts are actually going down. The demand is low as there are few new people entering the hobby and the ones owned by the remaining hobbyists are generally in good shape.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
"THE COLUSSUS"
87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

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I ordered parts from Fiero Factory last week. They aren't dirt cheap, but they weren't crazy either. Depending on where you live, parts aren't as cheap as they used to be for sure. Ebat asking prices are certainly up there if you can find the part you need on eBay.
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Originally posted by Sundowner:


An interesting story I heard about Bob, was that after getting his property tax bill from the town of Lebanon, he marched into the town hall and demanded they re-assess the totals because they vastly under valued his inventory, calling it junk.


How to shoot yourself in the foot... the county had done him a favour...

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