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Neil's Aventador build by Neils88
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Happy holidays, Neil.

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Wow. What an amazing job. Can't wait to see pics when its done.
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Thanks to all for the kind words! Merry Christmas, and happy holidays everyone!

I promise to get some pictures posted in the next week or so.

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To keep things interesting, I jumped into something new. For the next few weeks, I decided to work on the engine bay trim. Nothing major, but I want to install the Lamborghini engine cover (there's a pic of it somewhere in my build thread), the engine bay cross brace and the rear shocks.

For those that didn't know, the rear shocks of the Aventador are visible in the engine bay, even when the hatch is closed. The springs are typically color matched to the calipers.

Although I have functional coilovers in the stock Fiero position, I will still need an appropriate set in the engine bay for appearance.

The first pic below, shows how the shocks are placed in a real Aventador. The second pic is of the shocks/springs that I will be using. 🙂




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The cross bracing for the engine bay is progressing. I just need to align and attach the center shock mount to the cross brace, then it can be installed (the pic below shows it clamped roughly in place). The Fiero structural frame that ties the two shock towers together has now been removed (second pic). This is fine since the new center shock mount will replace it once it is properly mounted.




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Nice looking shocks. Are they going to be functional? I have been following your build for as long as it has been on here. It is one giant how to thread, great work.

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Nice looking shocks. Are they going to be functional? I have been following your build for as long as it has been on here. It is one giant how to thread, great work.



I must confess.... I actually made those shocks myself. They are only for show, and are definitely non- functional...I was just waiting to see if anyone noticed. I have functional QA1 shocks/ coilovers in the stock Fiero location. Since you can't see them, I'm hoping the fake ones will be convincing.
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Further progress made for the engine/ shock tower cross brace....

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The cross brace, shock support and the shocks are now installed. I will paint the bracing later once it warms up a bit and will get some nicer looking bolts to dress things up. The bracing is fully structural to compensate from the Fiero trunk wall/ brace being completely removed now.

I need to build a new thermostat housing to give room for the Lamborghini replica air intake system. I'll leave that for now, and save it for when I need a change of pace with the build.

Here's a pic of how things look now. (Trim panels are just sitting roughly in place)

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Looking awesome as usual! Love the shocks, where did you get the engine cover- custom made?

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Originally posted by shemdogg:

Looking awesome as usual! Love the shocks, where did you get the engine cover- custom made?

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Thanks shemdogg. I got the engine cover from the same guy who built the fiberglass body kit. It took a little bit of reworking to get it to look good. (I documented it earlier in the thread). Once I get the thermostat housing adjusted, I'll be able to install it.

Edit.... unless you are referring to the trim panels around the edge of the engine bay? Those are oem panels. I get my OEM stuff from Eurospares in England. (Supercar wrecker).

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No I meant the engine cover, that thing looks damn good! Good stuff on getting oem panels, bet those were not cheap. Keep up the awesome work!

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Looks amazing Neil! Keep it up! I am looking forward to it getting a little warmer to get back on my Countach lookalike too.
Your work is truly impressive - Thanks for sharing the journey with us.
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Hey Neil,
Just found an old post about your digital dash. Any progress or design changes planned?

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Bob,

I've been primarily working on the outside of the car. The interior won't be touched until last.... this includes finishing the dash. Having said that, last year I did rewrite some of the code to improve the efficiency of the screen updates. Visually it looks the same, but reduces the load on the CPU. (Basically I went from crappy code... to slightly less crappy code )

I'll definitely post any dash updates when they happen.
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I now have almost all driver's side panels installed. I've also started to add some body filler just to give everything a more finished look. This helps me to make sure I'm not missing anything. I'll have to take some time to get the passenger's side paneling completed so I can finish all of the body work at the same time.

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I hope everyone is staying safe in these troubled times!

I've been taking a little time to work on the wiper system. I need to get this finished so that I can complete the fiberglassing at the bottom of the windshield. Originally, I had planned to utilize the stock Fiero wiper mechanism and the Fiero wiper arms, but quickly changed my mind due to the "whimpyness" of the Fiero arms. I looked around and couldn't find any mass produced wiper arms that were any better. I decided that I'd be better off using the OEM Aventador wiper arms, which I ended up buying quite cheaply. The Aventador wiper arms use the tapered spline posts. I picked up the complete wiper linkage system for an Audi A4 (with the tapered spline), with the hopes of cutting it up and creating a custom linkage. Unfortunately, I quickly found out that there just wasn't the room for any type of traditional bar linkage. However, I was able to get a complete remanufactured wiper system for an MGB, which uses a cable drive instead of a bar linkage. I did have to modify the posts from the standard straight spline to the tapered spline, but this proved to be relatively simple. This system is great! It fits in place even with almost no room. The cable moves back and forth, driving the posts via gears that are attached to the bottom of each post.






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So today, I set the car on fire.



I was welding a couple of brackets onto the car and accidentally left an opening into the defroster uncovered. A spark found is way down and ignited something there. The first indication came while I was admiring the beautiful welds I'd just finished, when I saw a "shimmering" light from somewhere inside the car. I ran through all the possible sources of shimmering lights through my head (had I installed Christmas lights inside the car??) before concluding that the car was indeed on fire.

But being a seasoned naval engineering officer/ damage control officer I immediately brought the garage to Emergency Stations and deployed the Rapid Response Team.

... translation...I yelled SH!T !!!!!! Grabbed my respirator off my face. Dove onto the car like in a scene from Starsky and Hutch and started huffing and puffing down the defroster opening until the flames went away.

If I drank, now would be a good time for a beer.
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Amazing stuff my friend! Without digging through all the pages, what is the cooler behind that side scoop?

I hope you didn't burn anything important! Oops

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I'm using Honda Civic radiators. The ones currently sitting there are just the cheap oem radiators simply for mock up purposes. Ultimately they'll be replaced with performance, 3 core radiators to ensure I get enough cooling regardless of what power plant I'm running.

I won't know the full extent of the damage until I pull the HVAC unit out. However, I think it ended up just burning the foam seal. Worst case would force me to replace the HVAC body, but with my setup it would be a relatively quick and easy swap. I purposely made the whole thing easy to access.
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Originally posted by Neils88:

So today, I set the car on fire.



I was welding a couple of brackets onto the car and accidentally left an opening into the defroster uncovered. A spark found is way down and ignited something there. The first indication came while I was admiring the beautiful welds I'd just finished, when I saw a "shimmering" light from somewhere inside the car. I ran through all the possible sources of shimmering lights through my head (had I installed Christmas lights inside the car??) before concluding that the car was indeed on fire.

But being a seasoned naval engineering officer/ damage control officer I immediately brought the garage to Emergency Stations and deployed the Rapid Response Team.

... translation...I yelled SH!T !!!!!! Grabbed my respirator off my face. Dove onto the car like in a scene from Starsky and Hutch and started huffing and puffing down the defroster opening until the flames went away.

If I drank, now would be a good time for a beer.


LOL, I feel your fear. I was on high alert every time I worked on my dash swap. The Malibu LTZ used a magnesium frame. Cutting that thing and grinding was a fireworks show. Slow and easy did it, but nail-biting and head on a swivel.
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