Hello everyone. Being a new member, I would just like to say it's great that I finally found this place. I'm 16 (well, almost 17 in mid-May), and just a few days before Christmas I finally got my mom to agree to allow me to take up my friend's dad on the offer he made me over the summer. He had just bought his 5th sports car (we think he's going through a mid-life crisis, but that's another story), and needed room in his driveway. To solve this problem, he offered to sell me his '85 Fiero (the V6 model, no less), which is in amazing condition. It has all the original factory parts, and almost everything runs perfectly. The only issues are that the e-brake doesn't work, but I'll just put it in the uphill gear when I park, the A/C is broken, but since the heat still works I can just crank down those windows in the summer, and there's a very slow oil drip out the back. The best part? Well, that was the price, because that's what made it the PERFECT first car. It was mine for a single payment of $230.00. No tax, no hassle, nothing. Just a check for $230 and he even drove it to my house for me. Plus I get to learn to drive a stick as my first car, and all the kids at school are already jealous and talking about it.
Anyways, the reason this is in the technical issues section is because I was trying to spruce up the exterior a little bit. Although the paint is still factory original and in great condition, there are lots of very very small cracks, some fading, and a few chips around the edges of the front hood. I managed to find a way to perfectly cover up the small crack patches by smearing white acryllic paint over the area, then going over it with some polishing compound (and I have to say it made the acryllic paint match the original perfectly). I put on some Nu Finish to protect it, and as I was going over the front I looked at the emblem and remembered that I should replace that, too, since the only thing left was the silver metal shield, without the inner emblem. I ordered the new one off fierostore.com, and it just arrived, but when I took it out I was confused. From what the other post on here said, you had to take off the fascia to replace the emblem, but the way the pins are put on the back of the new emblem, I don't see any way they could be permanently attached. Before I go ruining the front of the car, I was wondering if I could just pull out the old one and slip the new one in? Or am I totally wrong in thinking the old one even has to be taken out, and I should just glue/epoxy the new one on? Thanks in advance for any help, and for reading my long, somewhat off topic paragraphs...
The back of the new emblem:https://www.dropbox.com/s/p...04-05%2023.00.42.jpg
The current emblem:https://www.dropbox.com/s/r...04-01%2018.02.28.jpg
The whole car (that was before I cleaned it up. It's still not perfect but at least it's not covered in bird poop from that tree):https://www.dropbox.com/s/u...04-01%2018.01.39.jpg