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Say hello to project Wallet Drainer. by Chief08
Started on: 02-05-2020 10:16 PM
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Last post by: v3rm3lx on 02-19-2020 09:01 PM
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Report this Post02-05-2020 10:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys, I finally got my hands on a good 88 GT with t-tops. I bought it and drove it home 800 miles with no issues. I have a lot of plans for this car with a planned budget of $20 - $25K. That being said, I'll be needing lots of help and input from you guys. Plans include:

Exterior: Complete paint job: need help deciding on a color. New sail panel windows, fog lights (suggestions), powder coat engine vents and wiper arms, LED tail lights.

Wheels/tires: having trouble finding a 17x7 F, 17x 8 , or 18x8 rear.

Engine/Trans Swap: I really need help here, I can't weld, or do Fab work, so I either need to find someone who does swaps, or find someone to help with the Fab work. Considering 3800 SC with F40.

Interior: Custom leather heated seats, momo Evo steering wheel, G1 Dash, Dakota Digital HDX custom gauge package. Push button start with keyless entry, navigation head unit, carpet, door panels, new seat belt webbing, new shift knob, illuminated power window switches, tint, homelink auto dimming mirror, and HUD if possible. I would also like to add a more modern climate control panel/interface.

I'm sure there is more, but this is a good start.

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Report this Post02-05-2020 11:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZentauryClick Here to Email ZentaurySend a Private Message to ZentauryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Great name! When I saw the car for sale I thought that for me it would be a finished car...
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Report this Post02-05-2020 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, it doesn't actually "need" anything, but this is a project car for me, so it's just the starting point as it sits now.
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Report this Post02-06-2020 08:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yea, I would so drive that car as is.
I would enjoy it for a while before diving into mods, but that`s just me.
Have fun.
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Originally posted by Chief08:

Considering 3800 SC with F40.


Complete kit to install F40 6-speed
(you need to buy a transmission too)
http://www.v8archie.us/master-kit.html

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Report this Post02-06-2020 01:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I hear ya, but I've been waiting for this for a long time. Everything I plan to do is an improvement from where it is now.

 
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Yea, I would so drive that car as is.
I would enjoy it for a while before diving into mods, but that`s just me.
Have fun.


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Thanks, I'll check it out.


[ QUOTE]Originally posted by fierosound:


Complete kit to install F40 6-speed
(you need to buy a transmission too)
http://www.v8archie.us/master-kit.html

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Has anyone used the Fiero Store reproduction door panels with the speakers? I'm just wondering if you like them, and if they are good quality.
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Report this Post02-06-2020 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That is a nice looking car as it sits. Welcome and good luck with the build.
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Report this Post02-06-2020 03:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, it does look good. I call it the skunk.


 
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That is a nice looking car as it sits. Welcome and good luck with the build.


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you get that car near sacramento ca
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Report this Post02-07-2020 12:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes I did.
 
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you get that car near sacramento ca


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There’s a guy on Facebook doing ls4 swaps. I think he’ll offer turnkey swaps on the cradle.
Might be worth looking into.
Can wait to see what you’ll do with it.
Remember, friends don’t let friends drive stock Fieros.

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Report this Post02-07-2020 09:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks I'll definitely check it out. My concern with a V8 is that the torque may be too much for a t-top car.

QUOTE]Originally posted by KissMySSFiero:

There’s a guy on Facebook doing ls4 swaps. I think he’ll offer turnkey swaps on the cradle.
Might be worth looking into.
Can wait to see what you’ll do with it.
Remember, friends don’t let friends drive stock Fieros.

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Report this Post02-08-2020 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does anyone know the proper way to stow the t-tops in the trunk?
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You should have a bag for each T-top and a set of straps int the trunk to hold them in place.
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Report this Post02-09-2020 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The straps are there but, I'm not sure how to arrange them in The straps. Do I stack the panels on top of each other?
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Report this Post02-09-2020 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So, I think I've decided on a color. This is House of Color's Wild Cherry.

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Report this Post02-12-2020 02:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I removed the seat belts and sent them off to be reconditioned and add black webbing.


I also replaced the door strikers with better ones, this made a huge difference.


More to follow.
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Did the new door striker help with the clanky close? What part did you use? Thanks!
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Report this Post02-13-2020 08:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, my doors don't clunk any more, well worth the $16. This is what I used.



QUOTE]Originally posted by turbo86se:

Did the new door striker help with the clanky close? What part did you use? Thanks![/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chief08:

Thanks I'll definitely check it out. My concern with a V8 is that the torque may be too much for a t-top car.

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No, its not.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chief08:

Thanks I'll definitely check it out. My concern with a V8 is that the torque may be too much for a t-top car.

QUOTE][b]

No, its not.


Awesome, good to know. I'm looking at an LS4/F40 swap.
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Report this Post02-18-2020 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chief08Click Here to Email Chief08Send a Private Message to Chief08Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I finished up the dynamat today, and the new carpet came in


Also, I got new wheels/tires, but when I went to mount them, I discovered that the studs are too short.

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I removed the seat belts and sent them off to be reconditioned and add black webbing.

More to follow.


Where did you send the seat belts to? I've been wanting to do this but all the information I've seen says that it's difficult to still have a functioning retractor afterwards.

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