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We Build a Perfect Union by Archie
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Archie,

Do you check your email? I've sent you several over the past few months and never got a response...

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Originally posted by lou_dias:

Archie,

Do you check your email? I've sent you several over the past few months and never got a response...

Lou


Yes, I get email.

Sometimes I get too many & can't respond to all of them at the time. Then I forget about them.

I'll find the latest one tonight.

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A little update from the last several days.

We built steels pockets to box in the notches in the shock tower & welded them in.....



Aso working on the Sill Plate installation.....

With the rockers off the car we made a plastic ABS pattern & then carefully made the opening in the rocker panel. It's shown here back on the car to check positioning.





Then, off the car again, we hot glue paint sticks to the top of the ABS then we can go in from the backside & layup a couple of layers of fiberglass.....



While we have that fiberglass curing, we marked up to enlarged hood vents that Troy wanted & I emailed pics to his for his approval.



We also worked on a few other things. Then back to the rockers.....After we remove the ABS pattern, we have a nice pocket & floor to mount the Sill Plates to.......



After we put a hole in the floor for the wires, we can set the plate into the pocket.
ON

OFF

On again...




The rocker are going to be repainted, so we won't final mount the Sill Plates until after paint is done.

Working on the hood scoops too.





We also made a custom tray for Dual Batteries....





And cut a new row of louvers in the Deck lid.





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Originally posted by Archie:

A little update from the last several days.

We built steels pockets to box in the notches in the shock tower & welded them in.....

Archie



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This car is on a whole other level. I can't imagine the price tag on all of this stuff. Great mods Troy

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Archie when you get a chance please do a write up on those sill plates. I like that mod. What vendor did the sill plate CNC? What type of lifting did you used?

Troy's car will change Fiero history forever. One bad ass car.

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Troy, I like clean, tasteful mods. If it doesn't flow, then it's gotta go! An absolutely beautiful, well put together Fiero.

I cannot stop looking at the sill mod. While it won't be as extreme, you better believe that Tony Kania will do something in light ( ) to honor that concept.

Tony

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Originally posted by Daredevil05:

Archie when you get a chance please do a write up on those sill plates. I like that mod. What vendor did the sill plate CNC? What type of lifting did you used?

Troy's car will change Fiero history forever. One bad ass car.


I can detail the installation of the sill plates & will.

Troy can tall you the details of who made the sill plates & how he went about getting them designed.

He normally would answer you're post pretty quickly. But this is Sunday morning. Typically on Sunday Mornings, He's on a coastline curise on L.I. with a group of 'Vette owners. or atone of the Sunday morning cruises he usually attends. But I have his car...... so he has no excuse for not being here. LOL

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beat ya to it look at the post above


Yeah, I saw that, but you were still late responding to him.

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Thanks Archie and Troy. I looked up the website. Now I have to search for a good set of rockers.

Dave

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Troy
I love the sill plates
Is those little details that make the difference

I am sorry you won't bring the car to Daytona :/

Archie
You and your guys make it look easy
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maybe Daytona will be in the cards


That is GREAT !!! news

( thinking out loud.... I need to work on my car more....)

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What's new?

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What's new?


Some parts going out for Chrome today & paint being done today.

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Yesterday, Mark (FireFox) came over & with my guys acting as his assistants, He repainted a few areas in the front & rear compartments Including the rocker where we mounted the Sill plates.













The new material that Troy ordered for the grills he wanted to replace came in today. Kris spent part of today making some of the new grills. I'll show pics when they are done.

We also re-engineered & made a few parts to re-route the belt drive. We moved the A/C compressor about 1.25" forward & added an idler between the HBP & the A/C compressor & put in a larger diameter idler between the PS pump & the Alternator & moved it up a little.



Have a nice weekend.

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As always the project is looking good guys and it was nice to see Firefox came by to repaint the parts.

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Putting things back together.....

New Screens....









New screens for new larger scoop cutouts.



And a new way to attach the end of the screen without needing a new stud fiberglassed in.



Reassembling the front compartment





New dual battery tray



New mirror material under the scoop on the hood.



Hard to see (forgot to take a pic of this before putting hood back on. This is the area between the scoops on the hood. Mirror finish with new screen over it. You'll never see this with the hood on but we know it's there. LOL



And final assembly on the sill plates & remounting the rockers.





Next, we put the engine back in for the last time.

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Looks great - moving along nicely!

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Troy

Have you replaced your radiator ?
From the pics it looks like your radiator is black which makes me think it might be the factory one.
You should have a nice 3 core aluminum radiator on that beautifull ride

looking forward to updates

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Troy

I should have knonw better....specially w/ Archie doing the build....

Archie
If possible please remember to measure the distance from ground to bottom back of cradle,
with the car on the ground.
I would apreciate it

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More progress......

We have put in the engine for the last time.

Before we put it in we got a few pics.







You can't put the engine in with the SC on it, so we removed it & installed the engine.









The width of the SC make it so that it is only about 2" from the rear window.



So to make enough room to bolt the SC down & install the injectors, fuel rails, the coil packs & connect the Boost gage, we have to rotate or lower the back of the cradle down to make more room.





Here it is rotated back up in position. You can see that there is a lot less room in this pic. as campared to the pic above.



Continuing to hook things up & reroute all of the wires.





Space is tight but we think we've found a place for everything to mount.



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My offer still stands to be a test driver.

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This is awesome. Think you'll ever take it to the strip??

I love those door sill inlays.. very cool.

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Originally posted by troyboy:
Thanks the door sills really came out nice. I have the same company that made the sills making more parts, maybe we can get Archie to post a few clear pics of the LS7 thing they made.


The problem is that it's so mirrorlike that reflections of everything show up in the mirror finish.

If one picture shows up good, you're lucky.



























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Someone's mining for gold again. Did ya strike it rich?

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Someone's mining for gold again. Did ya strike it rich?


Nope just a guy who works his butt off and is blessed with a great career.

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Troy if you need some money, I will offer you $6123.89 CASH for the car and I will pick it up thus saving you the cost of transporting it to Miami.

I am a little flexible on the price.

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Haha. I was referring to the last pic posted. Have a closer look.

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Haha. I was referring to the last pic posted. Have a closer look.


LOL, just testing to see if anyone actually looks at the pictures.

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