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Hello Archie,

I'm wondering if you have a lip spoiler similar to the one you're fitting to the fastbacks available for the notchbacks

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Hello Archie,

I'm wondering if you have a lip spoiler similar to the one you're fitting to the fastbacks available for the notchbacks


Sorry, no we don't.

when we were building my Notchie WideBody, we looked at seeing if the one we have would work on it but it would have taken too much modification to it.

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Hello Archie,

I'm wondering if you have a lip spoiler similar to the one you're fitting to the fastbacks available for the notchbacks


Call me I have an idea

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Originally posted by Archie:

On several of the WideBodies, including my White notchie ChopTop WideBody, we've moved the lock location down 1.5" so that it will still be functional



To do this, we put a 2nd hole in the door panel.....





Then we take the original door lock mounting .....



and modify it to remount the lock lower....




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Archie
Thanks a lot for sharing this
If you don't mind me asking,
do you have to modify the rod that connects the cylinder to the latch ?
and
Do you modify the impact beam ?
when I was looking at mine, looks like there is not a lot of room .

Again, thanks a lot, I really apreciate it

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Archie
Thanks a lot for sharing this
If you don't mind me asking,
do you have to modify the rod that connects the cylinder to the latch ?
and
Do you modify the impact beam ?
when I was looking at mine, looks like there is not a lot of room .

Again, thanks a lot, I really apreciate it


Yeah, you have to modify the top of the beam a little bit.

You do not have to modify the rod.

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cornersonrails, We'll have this back together sometime tomorrow, give me a call tomorrow if you can.

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Hey Archie, Thanks for doing the walk around with the camera. She looks Sick!!! I you guys for another outstanding creation. I''lll be wanting to bring her back by after she gets paint on her for maybe a few more pics




What a difference.

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Congrats on the car cornersonrails! Can't wait to see it in paint, not sure if I missed it, but what color are you going with? Looks sweet, good job Archie and crew!

I know its not my car, but I can't help but throw my .02 in, so take it or leave it, Click to show

heh heh^ never used those tags before, had to try them out.

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3 weeks & it's off to paint.......











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Nice. The MadArch widebody kit is the best Fiero kit on the market. Hey Archie, before Cornersonallrails picks-up his chopper can you take a couple of pics with #021 and #024 together side-by-side and front/rear pics.

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Nice. The MadArch widebody kit is the best Fiero kit on the market. Hey Archie, before Cornersonallrails picks-up his chopper can you take a couple of pics with #021 and #024 together side-by-side and front/rear pics.


You were a minute late.

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You were a minute late.

LOL


Nice. The headlights have modernized the Fiero's apperance, yet it maintains the true Fiero look and style. Great job Archie. Oh yeah, great "hand in pocket cold" pose, hehe.




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Congrats on the car cornersonrails! Can't wait to see it in paint, not sure if I missed it, but what color are you going with? Looks sweet, good job Archie and crew!


Thanks, Car will be white with pearl I'm thinking. Maybe a little black also.

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Great job !
I am looking forwar to seeing the car with paint

Archie
The white one looks really good.
what car is that color from ?

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These pics really have me jonesing to get back in the game...

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These pics really have me jonesing to get back in the game...


Please do. We miss you!

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Hey so I am thinking of selling my Archie rockers and moving into the widebody kit this coming april, Archie do you sell the flared front fenders as well? I dont remember seeing them on your site. also can you tell me how far from the lower rear frame rail to the outside lip of the new rear wideboby fender is? I want to order the right wheel adapters right away when I throw my v-dub 18's on the car this spring. Also, how far from the front frame rail is the flared fenders on the cars that have the fronts flared as well? I need to know in case i need to buy two sizes of adapters.

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These pics really have me jonesing to get back in the game...


That is what i am talking about !!

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Archie can you tell me more about the back-up lights on the chopped notchie? Are they something you made or is there a part number ?
Thanks
Gary

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Hey so I am thinking of selling my Archie rockers and moving into the widebody kit this coming april, Archie do you sell the flared front fenders as well? I dont remember seeing them on your site. also can you tell me how far from the lower rear frame rail to the outside lip of the new rear wideboby fender is? I want to order the right wheel adapters right away when I throw my v-dub 18's on the car this spring. Also, how far from the front frame rail is the flared fenders on the cars that have the fronts flared as well? I need to know in case i need to buy two sizes of adapters.


Yes, we are doing the MadArch WideBody front fenders too. On the web site they are mentioned in the Text http://v8archie.com/v8Archie/Prod12.htm & are shown in the pictures of completed cars.

I don't have measurements from the frame rails but I do have numbers from the hubs Front & Rear.

If I can get over to the shop today, I'll retreve those numbers for you. I have a road trip to take tomorrow, so it could be Tuesday before I get them posted.

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Great job !
I am looking forwar to seeing the car with paint

Archie
The white one looks really good.
what car is that color from ?


Sorry, I can't really tell you.

I wanted something that was a really bright White.

My paint supplier called it Airplane White. I call it Cement truck White.

Either way, I'm really happy with it.

I'll try to find a paint code for it this week.

Archie

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Archie can you tell me more about the back-up lights on the chopped notchie? Are they something you made or is there a part number ?
Thanks
Gary


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Painted!!



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Painted!!




WOW! More pics please. Entertain me with your beautiful car.

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Wow that is the best kit you have ever posted. I looooooooooove that one

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Hey Archie,.......What's up ??

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Wow that is the best kit you have ever posted. I looooooooooove that one


Is that a Fiero? Just kiddin, another great car out of your shop!

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Is that a Fiero? Just kiddin, another great car out of your shop!


We thank you.


 
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Hey Archie,.......What's up ??


Not much, just building an F-40 "Kit Car"

Archie

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Archie,

Over a month without any new shop pics posted to this thread.......something super secret must be brewing.......

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Archie

Please, post some pictures

I like to see what you are woking on

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Archie ever think about adding some LED style strip lights to your headlights ?

Would give it a nice modern, exotic touch.



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Hi Archie,

I have a question for you, pertaining to a project that may or may not have been done by your shop somewhat recently...

I've been hearing stories for a year or so (locally), about an 87(?) GT that was sent to your shop from up here in Alberta, to have a N*SC/F40 conversion...
Now my source is reasonably reliable, in most cases, but has been known to tell Fish Stories on occasion, and I was just wondering if you could/would confirm/deny these stories I've been listening to...?

Anthony

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Originally posted by 85red2m6:

Hi Archie,

I have a question for you, pertaining to a project that may or may not have been done by your shop somewhat recently...

I've been hearing stories for a year or so (locally), about an 87(?) GT that was sent to your shop from up here in Alberta, to have a N*SC/F40 conversion...
Now my source is reasonably reliable, in most cases, but has been known to tell Fish Stories on occasion, and I was just wondering if you could/would confirm/deny these stories I've been listening to...?

Anthony



Don't believe everything you hear. We don't do NStar swaps.

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lol, OK, fair enough,,, Thanks

2nd question... I was talking to Dave (bmwguru) briefly about an F40 swap he did, and he'd mentioned that he had used one of your kits to do it... I'm looking (down the road) at using the F40 in my Targa with the 3800, and I was just wondering if you had any Idea what modifications would be required (other than the flywheel) to your kit in order to fit the 3800?
Dave mentioned that he'd had to mod some of it, but didn't mention what...
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1985 Fiero SE Targa - 3.8SC - long term project
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lol, OK, fair enough,,, Thanks

2nd question... I was talking to Dave (bmwguru) briefly about an F40 swap he did, and he'd mentioned that he had used one of your kits to do it... I'm looking (down the road) at using the F40 in my Targa with the 3800, and I was just wondering if you had any Idea what modifications would be required (other than the flywheel) to your kit in order to fit the 3800?
Dave mentioned that he'd had to mod some of it, but didn't mention what...


Yes Dave used some of my parts for his 6 speed swap.

The 6 speed kit we have that will work with the 3800sc is the same kit that we use on any other engine. None of our 6 speed kits supply the flywheel. I have the 6 speed kits designed so that you can use the same F/W that you would use if you were installing your engine choice in a stick shift car using a Fiero transmission. The only difference between kits for various engines is the Intermediate shaft bearing mount. I have a customer who was installing a 6 speed in his Olds. Trofeo & he brought me his 3800sc & we designed an Intermediate shaft bearing mount for that engine.



As you can see, the mount uses the 3 motor mount holes in the side of the block. When Dave (& everyone else who has bought this mount) called to buy it, I explained that if the 3800sc mounts that you are using use those same holes, then one of the mounts (Engine mount or Intermediate shaft mount) is going to have to be modified. If your 3800sc mounts don't use these 3 holes then you're good to go.

Dave chose to modify the Intermediate shaft mount. I know that he posted some pics of the modification up in one of his threads. He didn't mention in that post that we had talked, in advance, about the fact that he may need to modify it. But we did.

Archie

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Archie ever think about adding some LED style strip lights to your headlights ?

Would give it a nice modern, exotic touch.





Acutally, I thought about it but only briefly. I bought a pair of straight line LED's when we were working on my car but I decided not to install them. I like the straight line LED's like Troy & Curley are using but I'm not really a big fan of the LED's you see on some of the Audi's etc. that go out & curl around. To me they look like Christmas decorations.

On every car that you build you have to come to a point sometime where you have to say that it's done. If you keep tweeking on top of tweeking, you'll never get the car done. You know, an engineering professor told me one time that the reason engineers have to have a supervisors is because that is the only way they know when they're done. An engineer will just keep on refining a project until someone comes along & takes his pencil away.

Put some paint on it & drive it. Enjoy it, life is too short to spend 5 years on a 1 year project.

Archie

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Originally posted by Archie:

On every car that you build you have to come to a point sometime where you have to say that it's done. If you keep tweeking on top of tweeking, you'll never get the car done.

Archie


Did anyone tell Curley this?

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