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Build Thread: Customizing My 87' GT by mitchjl22
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perhaps its my work computers fault, but I only get red x's.

I'd like to see it though.


Yeah... The pictures redirect through Facebook. I'll fix that.

Edit: YES!!!! I own page 2!!!

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Okay i re-posted ALL the pictures to imageshack and re embedded them. I hope some of you that couldn't see any pictures before can see them now!
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I like those door pockets! Even the vertical lines are very sharp...plays off the seats nicely. The first thought that came to mind when I saw those door panels were the Diablo door panels.



Ok, not exact...just the first thing that came to mind.
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I like the interior of that diablo The panels were inspired by an airplane. The upholstery guy was like, "I'm doing these airplane door panels with integrated pockets. Want something like that?" I was like YES! I think they will be useful. I'm just a bit worried about stretching them out.
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Looks incredible!

Now just get a real engine in it!

Joking, of course, though you know you wanna.

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Looks incredible!

Now just get a real engine in it!

Joking, of course, though you know you wanna.



No to you're so right. Just need the $$$$$$$$$
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Double post, whoops!

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No to you're so right. Just need the $$$$$$$$$


Nah man, don't sweat it. I have a 3800sc and lots of go fast goodies, and my car is clean overall but your car would whip the piss out of mine on an "Awesome" contest. You're doing a phenomenal job, especially considering your age. You'll get to the swap in time.

Meanwhile, I'm gonna keep drooling over this thread. KEEP IT UP!!!
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Double Post.

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I just installed new TLG LED Switchback driving lights. They work and look good. If you're buying them for the light output i don't recommend the switchback model. Get the high output ones.



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Hey what wheels are those? And where did you get them
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The wheels are Enkei RPM2 Bortex. They were on Craigslist for $300 and had decent federal tires. One wheel was dented so I got them cheap, I thought It could be fixed, but it wasn't worth it. I ended up selling the wheels again on Craigslist.
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Love this color. This color with a black roof would look nice I think. Lmk what you guys think.
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Post: 250. Woohoo !
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Love this color. This color with a black roof would look nice I think. Lmk what you guys think.


DO EEEET!!!!
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This weekend I replaced my terrible 128,000 mile select shifter cable with a brand new one from none other than Mr. Rodney Dickman! He always makes great products and i'm super happy with this one. Check out the condition of my old select cable! Rodney's new cable is highly recommended and works great!



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I don't know why this isn't on my thread, but this is from the summer, when part of the Fiero Club came out to autcross.

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Always nice to see a fellow Fiero owner AX his ride.
I'm in CT an AX every other weekend during the Spring/Summer/Fall.
How often do you get to play with your car out there?
When I first started to AX I used my 86 GT that is street legal.
Now I have a dedicated 88 AX/track car to play with.
Here's a pic

With the proper mods a Fiero is a quick well mannered car that surprises many people.
Our club has about 8 Fieros that compete.
My son has an 88 that he races too, but his is 3.4 carburated NA and runs in a different class, thank God.....
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The snake river scca organizes 1-2 full weekend races every month from about may to October. It was a blast and that 88 looks like a total blast To race. I can't wait for the winter months to go away and I can Start drag racing and ax again!
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Doesn't anyone like my new interior?

She's absolutely gorgeous!
Your a very fortunate young fellow to have a companion like her!
Oh, and your interior is very nice too (heh, heh).
Keep up the great work!
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I wish my fiero looked half as nice!!!
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I slid into a curb yesterday, turning left on my way to work. I tore into it this morning and found a bent lower control arm (Rear). That's the only damage really was that the wheel looked like it got bent down. Anyone have a trick to get the rivets out of the rear ball joint better than drilling them out? Also, anything else i should take a look at? Tie rods look okay.




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Try hitting the rivets with a grinder. That is how I have always done it. I think that I drilled one out when I was about your age. Never again.

On another note, I did the red LED interior lighting just like you last week. It is fricking saweet! I love how it looks driving along. Thanks for the idea.
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+1 on the grinder. Those rivets are hardened steel; you'll be down there all day trying to drill them out.

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Made some new floor mats for $20. I also installed a Cue Ball shift knob. I'm waiting on a custom leather shift boot from Mr. Mike.




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I got the shift boot from Mr. Mike and it was A+ quality as expected.


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Love Mr Mikes work. I need to find someone to recover my steering wheel or find a redone one. looks great!
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Love Mr Mikes work. I need to find someone to recover my steering wheel or find a redone one. looks great!


I have a Fierostore steering wheel
http://fierostore.com/Product/Detail.aspx?s=75004
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I Like the Q ball ! where you hit the ball joint, I'd check the entire lower control arm, AND you have an "Alignment" in your future. Make sure you Find a "Reputable Shop" to do it. most places see a fiero, say,"yea, we can do it", & then when you get the "readout" they claim, "well we couldn't get it right because...." Because they don't know HOW ! ask me how I know this.
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I Like the Q ball ! where you hit the ball joint, I'd check the entire lower control arm, AND you have an "Alignment" in your future. Make sure you Find a "Reputable Shop" to do it. most places see a fiero, say,"yea, we can do it", & then when you get the "readout" they claim, "well we couldn't get it right because...." Because they don't know HOW ! ask me how I know this.


I ended up trashing the control arm and ball joint. I got a replacement ball joint and control arm. I did the alignment myself at my school. It turned out great!
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Sig Check:

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My Car

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I had a few leaks and decided I couldn't take it anymore. I'm also going to fix the leaking exhaust manifold and A/C compressor needs replaced. I pulled the engine today!
Me in engine bay shot.
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Bad Fusible Link




Edit to fix pictures.

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Another Gold 87 GT!!! I feel like I don't see many of us around...I can't believe I just found this thread. Car looks sweet man! I have the swithback driving lights in mine as well and love them. I also have a 4.9 v8 . Love what you've done so far!

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Another Gold 87 GT!!! I feel like I don't see many of us around...I can't believe I just found this thread. Car looks sweet man! I have the swithback driving lights in mine as well and love them. I also have a 4.9 v8 . Love what you've done so far!

Brian


Thanks! I cant wait to get him back on the road again. Zeus will live again for he is immortal. Haha jk. Zeus is the name i gave to my car. I cant wait for my swap, whatever it may be. Im going to look for your car right now!
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I wonder why i had an exhaust leak...


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I was just relooking through this thread and wow! I love the interior man it's beautiful. I spent the last two days at the shop installing new struts, shocks, lowering springs, all new ball joints, and rear brakes along with some interior led lights. I can't ever seem to get a picture to work on here but I'll see if I can get something up, but keep the pics going man I'm loving what your doing with this thing!

Exhaust leak? No wayyy

Brian

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Ordered exhaust manifold gaskets for $0.19 a piece. Some VW part that could interchange. Im much happier having them for a grand total of $3.33

$0.19 EDIT: Rockauto part BECK/ARNLEY - 0396098


$24.99

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I just ordered a set of these from Rock Auto 2 days ago,waiting for them to come in the mail so I can install them.P.S. your car is looking great.
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I have a bunch of pictures i still need to add. Kinda out of order, but here's the first start after the fixes.
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