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the roof section was boned in today and sloped to match the new roof line of the glass hatch here are the pics



the blue gray stuff is the bonding agent for SMC pannels and takes 3 to 6 hours to bond securly
so I will glass it in tomorrow once the bonding is fully cured

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Bubba, you need to put a polarizing filter on your camera to cut down the reflections in the glass hatch. Then we could see that beautiful engine better!

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This looks better everytime I see it. Too bad that "NORTHSTAR UNDER GLASS" is too long for your license plate. That would be awesome.

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Yah that would be a good plate like N* FIERO

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here is the roof section properly glassed back in

the best way to glass SMC is to ruff the surface with a wire wheel so as to get deap gouges for the glass to bond to as in the pics

now lay the glass in onl as needed to fill the area that is preped as glass wont stick well to a smooth surface

when sanded there is very little filler needed to smooth the area in as seen here

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finally started to install the rear wing what a job when there are double wall panels


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i spy with my little eye a WING!!!!!

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I finaly started on it fit fairly well had to do some minor grinding to get it to fit the body lines
will try to get the other side on tomorrow and the rear center setion as well

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I'm still watching this thread, this is incredible. Seeing a photoshop come to life is unreal.

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its like that movie weird science... but instead of a girl its a CAR.... or is it a girl?

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i just want to say that this is amazing.....i didnt like the origional idea but liked the creativity factor... now the way it has evolved is just amazing... great job and i have already +'ed you...

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Please! no wing!
The car looks just amazing without it looking like a mini T/A

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This thing looks a bit like a NSX but it obviously will stomp some exotic butt. Well, it's become somewhat exotic itself now. I like the big n' little Corvette rims that is the ticket! If I could offer even the teensiest suggestion, 80's Grand Prix mirrors? They are similar to the Fiero mirrors with (I think) a slightly smaller head on a taller stalk. You're still gonna need someplace to hang a plate out back...

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Wow, thats all I got to say. It is coming along so great. I'm glad you ditched the topper look. Im sure you have, but have you ever thought about switching it to smooth molding instead of the ribbed? I wonder if that would go better with the look now. Eitehr way, i love the car and cannot wait to see it finished!

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finaly got my pedals in to go with my shift nob heres a pic

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LOL!!

Do the eyes light up? Install some LED's in the eye sockets and hook them up to your interior lights. Hook the shift nob LED's up to your shift light...

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Love the look however I would have loved to have seen this car with a 91-91 GTA Spoiler on it. Its a wrap around style, but much better suited to the exotic look than the ta/formula spoiler on there now. Just a thought

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With THESE pedals you should swap the "hearse-back" back in place! And put a coffin over the engine with the carbs sticking out...! ..flamethrowers in the exhausts....

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they are avalable with lights but I did not want them as I dont like wiring around the pedals

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the spoiler I am using is 89 daytona and is 3 piece the GTA is mounted to the glass and would have to be cut up to fit the body as it is too short for the extended deck

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have spent the last few days widening the wing for the rear of the Fiero as the fiero is 2 inches wider
than the daytona so I had to stretch the center section the same amount

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Big duh on my part never thought of it lol.!

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and this makes it 34,010+ views, go bubba go!!!

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The red fiero does have a hint of a NSX but the rear end looks a tone like a 1G Talon/Laser/Eclipse!

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The red fiero does have a hint of a NSX but the rear end looks a tone like a 1G Talon/Laser/Eclipse!

i dont see the eclipse in there but i do see what looks like a IMSA Fastback widebody...

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finished filling the holes from the stretch of the wing with poly foam and waiting for it to harden so i can glass it in

have to finish changing the motor in the Jetta tomorrow so i can get back to work on the stretch

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It's looking good, but I am wondering what the plans are for venting the heat from the engine. I'm sure that you will stay very warm this winter. Just wondering how you plan to tackle the ventilation... especially after you park the vehicle having driven it for a while. Keep up the good work!


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well the wing is almost done and am now lookin for 2 8 inch fans for exhaust air in the rear of the car that will be thermostaticly controlled for cooling the engine compartment during shut down



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Lookin' good, bubba!

Here's an idea... since you don't have a trunk, why not mold in a pair of grills in the rear deck lid and mount you fans to push the air up and out of the engine compartment? As an added bonus, the wing will probably help draw the hot air out through the grills while you drive.

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Once again. I love this thread. It's the best thread ever.

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One more vote for Best Thread Ever.

I still think you should keep the Fiero 2M4 decal on there after you paint

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NICE

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I can't wait to see it this weekend. It looks great!

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That's looking like a car!! And it only took 22 pages!

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Wow!

its a FI-MARO

I like the way you can see the engine under the glass.

Can't wait to see it after a paint job

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Damn... Haven't checked in for a while, and it's.... whoa!

Looks like I got some reading to do! To satisfy my curiosity, is that a camaro hatch on the back?

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bubba, i think you should paint the alum. chacker board in the engine bay black.

that would put the focus more on the engine.

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Hey bubba? I was just wondering, how is fresh air going to get into the engine compartment and up into the engine? Some kind of crazy ducting you haven't built yet?

Looks really cool so far.

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Maybe I missed it, or maybe not, but where does the license plate go now?

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