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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
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well it is coming along slow as i am trying to get it the best i can to make sure it is all square and right
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Today i decided that i would be putting in a roll cage it will be a rear hoop with legs that go forward at a angle and some short spuds that go to the rear fire wall right at the rear upper frame rail this should stiffen the car up and i might x brace the rear hoop to give it some torsional twist stiffness

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waiting for some steel so i can finish this as i like to do some more overlapping to get as much strength

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How about doing a windshield swap that brings the leading edge further forward for a more raked look? I think it was a Chrysler sebring windshield others have done? You know, as long as you're this deep into a chop.
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Wow it just got laid down about 9 degrees and you want me to change windshields so it is even more laid down that would take way more work than i am willing to do
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picked up a pair of fiero gt seats today thanks onesexyfiero now i have seat that sit in the car the right way
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Today i started to put in a roll cage so it stiffens up the chassis some more i want the car to perform as well as it is going to look
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Yaa some steel showed up today so i got to do some work then i ran out if welding gas i think i will go up to a 80lb bottle from the 60lb bottle of gas
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MARK !!!! Seriously here........just WHO in there right mind would take a car that was pretty much done and cut'er up and do some more CRAZY mods ????!!!!! Your a jack of all man. I get it and applaud you ! Keep the pics coming

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Thanks Bozzie and as far as dong it over Hmm seems i know this guy who seems to be redoing his car lol i see yours is looking good i am glad to hear from you and see you are back at it i hope we both get them done for the summer and maybe we can plan to go to a show and park right next to each other and show the folks just how cool Fieros are and what the fiero guys do with there cars

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Today i did very little on the car and have decided to make sure i take my time on it so i don't stress out about getting it done and make mistakes as i have made a few and had to repair them but it is going good
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today i did a little bit by putting in one of the rollcage door bars i would have done both but i screwed one up by cutting it to short oh well i will use that for coming off the top of the rollcage to the rear strut towers i also put the seat in to find out how i was going to fit in the car and found my head is right at roof height so i need to do some work getting the seat to sit lower i think i can gain 2 inches of head room by modifying the seat rails and floor seat riser brackets
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Door bars and a choptop in a fiero? I hope you were a contortionist in a past life.

Seats look good in there. Nice and clean, arent they?
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i can get in over that bar and get in i have done it a few times now and i am fat and out of shape but i do need to try and get some more head room as my head is a inch or less from the roof i was hoping those seats i bought from you would do it but no such luck although they are better than what i had
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Can you bulge the roof a little like a ford gt? I find the fiero seats are too close to thr floor to begin with, and make my heels hurt on longer drives. Cant imagine lowering them more.
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I know what i can do just mount the driver seat without the slides and just mount it to the floor i bet that will drop it about 2 inches and i will just set it for me that way no one can drive but me
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Someone else posted they have done that. It was probably a chop as well.
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I know what i can do just mount the driver seat without the slides and just mount it to the floor i bet that will drop it about 2 inches and i will just set it for me that way no one can drive but me


Years ago V8 Archie posted how he lowers the seats in his choptops. His guide has been referenced many times here over the years. Perhaps someone might have a link to it... but basically the mounts for the seat rails are re-bent which allow the seats to sit a bit lower.
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I really don't mind if it is in a fixed position it will be no different than a race car i never had one with the seat on slides you sit in it get it where you like it then bolt it down
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Happy New Year Everyone
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ok i started to mod the GT body first then i will put the Testarossa kit body on the back and glass it in




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i had to see if it is going to look as good as think IF i do a good job and i think it is going to look great


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Ok i have both rear quarters up on the car and level now i just need to fiberglass them on and make some braces and fiberglass them in


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Today i started to fiberglass it all back together this is gonna take some time to get it looking good and be strong

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today i got a few minutes to put a few layers of fiberglass i need to work on bracing it from the underside . this thing is gonna be great looking i think even if i don't get it perfect
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I riveted the bumper back on i moved it in 1 inch and squared it to the top so the gaps around the tail lights ar tighter and even i also put some braces on the underside of the rear body so the right side stayed flat and not tilted from inside out it is slow going but t takes time to get the way you want

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Quite the radical change since the last time I popped in.

Very Cool

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thank's RCR sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and chopper her up
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Sanding body filler is just so much fun it is as fun as sheetrock compound oh well this just how it is you sand then put more filler on then sand check it and just keep doing this process over and over until it is good and straight

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Nice work man!

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Thank's shemdogg i just keep working on it and i am gaining ground and it really is ontack as i am not a bodyman but i know a bunch of them and with a project like this it might go a bit faster for them but it still takes them along time due to having to keep going over it all again and again it helps me practice patience
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well today since it is slow i am playing with the rear deck lid i am using a GT lid and have cut the back off the kit car lid and am attaching it to the GT lid this is giving me a much better fitting deck lid and better looking when shut or open



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just wanted to show how much better the taillights fit the first pictures was how they were before with some really big gaps now they fit nice and tight but i still need to do a bit more messaging but it is 90% good. you can also see the right hand side rear dips down from the inside to outside



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well i threw the roof on just to see i did cut it as it needed to be shortened up and i have taken a few days off from it and will get back on it soon but i figure i have until May, as i would like to go to the home depot car show if they have it
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Looking great so far, taillights look much much better now.

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Thanks shemdogg I think the pictures really don't do it justice as to how cool it looks but i am bias on how it looks
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Well i have kinda wondered why some have talked about VW W8 engine so i looked at it and now realize it is the engine to go with on a longitudinal 8 cylinder install as it is only like 16 inches long so there is plenty of room but it is 27 inches wide i will need to see if it fits between the strut towers it has a great exhaust note and i just looked at price and they range from $450 and up so if the Audi v8 dies then i think i will replace it with one of these as it should bolt right up to the tranny
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today i bought a W8 passat and after i am done with the project at hand i will swap the engine out from the passat into a fiero as this engine is so short for a 8 cylinder i will not need to even touch the firewall at all and it will be a longitudinal install i am thinking a 5 speed automatic the 5hp19 tiptronic i will do a build thread on it but it will at least 6 months away
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You know, the W12 is probably the same overall length. Hmmm.
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