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88 Frame dimensions by marshall12285
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Report this Post05-29-2014 08:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for marshall12285Send a Private Message to marshall12285Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does anybody have frame dimensions for an 88? Looking to repair one that was in a collission years ago. Thanks.
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Report this Post05-29-2014 10:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The frames are all the same...sorry I don't have the numbers.
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Report this Post05-29-2014 10:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TONY_CSend a Private Message to TONY_CEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you use the search function for 88 manual you will find a post that has pdf copies of the manuals. The 88 frame dimensions are not the same as the other years, there are some differences.
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Originally posted by Gall757:

The frames are all the same...sorry I don't have the numbers.


The 88 space frame is unique the the 88, front suspension mounting is different and the strut towers are different.
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Report this Post05-29-2014 12:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Blooze had this one in his build thread - it is from the 88 Service Manual:


What you really need is a buddy who has the Collision Manual for an 88 Fiero. It will have a lot more dimensions and details as that is what is used when trying to fix a frame.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:


The 88 space frame is unique the the 88, front suspension mounting is different and the strut towers are different.


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Report this Post05-29-2014 04:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for marshall12285Send a Private Message to marshall12285Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I called a guy I know that owns a body shop...alldata and another program they use didn't have any dimensions for the fiero. Thanks Guru for that info. I'll hold out for some more detailed info if anyone can come up with some. There's no rush on this car. Been this way since 92.
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Report this Post05-29-2014 08:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
DO NOT USE THIS DRAWING

OK now that that's clear this is the drawing that Fieroguru was referring to above... it's for an '84 so many of the dimensions aren't the same as for your car however you can see how much more detailed they are and why you should try to find the equivalent one for the '88.



They're from a company called KLM Automotive Publishing Inc. You should be able to find a body shop that has these official repair specs. I got the one below just last year from a nearby shop but unfortunately they didn't have the '88 edition.
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The 88 service manual has a lot of good info....
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Report this Post05-29-2014 08:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, but everything in the FSM is summarized in the drawing posted by Fieroguru.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by fieroguru:

Blooze had this one in his build thread - it is from the 88 Service Manual:
Nothing to add. Sorry.

[This message has been edited by Jason88Notchie (edited 05-29-2014).]

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Report this Post05-30-2014 10:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Body shop should have a frame manual for when they have to straighten a bent frame on a Fiero, something I hate about all this new fangled tech is that people depend on the computer. when these were built everything was in books, find a body shop that has been around since the early 80s and I am willing to bet a buck they have an old paper book with all the measurement points for when they have to straighten a frame on a Fiero. ask them if you could get a copy of the pages of those measurements.

Steve

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