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The Revitalization of Chop Top #13 FKA "Blackdeath" by Fierotaz
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Report this Post11-02-2007 05:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierotazClick Here to Email FierotazSend a Private Message to FierotazEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks, I was not sure how it would look, but once I got it off the camara I liked it.

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Report this Post11-12-2007 01:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FierotazClick Here to Email FierotazSend a Private Message to FierotazEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Well I recieved the stock spindles from Archie when I got back from the California Coast Run. I did not have time to install them as I left for Austin TX two days after I got back in town. I should be back the 19th and will look at putting them on then. I did just read a thread about air bags which I find intrigueing...???

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Report this Post11-12-2007 12:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hey Leroy, did you purchase the special rim cleaner and polish? The longer you wait, the harder it will be to clean those puppies.

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Report this Post11-13-2007 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GT86Click Here to Email GT86Send a Private Message to GT86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Very nice! Would love to see it in person when you have a chance.

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Hey Leroy, did you purchase the special rim cleaner and polish? The longer you wait, the harder it will be to clean those puppies.

No because I have not been back in town long enough. I plan on doing it next week when I get back next week.

 
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Very nice! Would love to see it in person when you have a chance.


Well I will be polishing wheels for a couple of days next week if you want to come over

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Report this Post11-13-2007 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dcfoxClick Here to Email dcfoxSend a Private Message to dcfoxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I'm almost not looking forward to seeing this car get painted.
That flat black looks so sinister.If it were mine I'd be half tempted to have the wheel centers painted the matching flat black,and just leave it that way.
I'm kinda strange like that though.

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Report this Post11-15-2007 12:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FierotazClick Here to Email FierotazSend a Private Message to FierotazEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

It is not that crazy because I have thought about doing a nice flat black paint job also I will probably end up painting it bright red, but you never know...

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It is not that crazy because I have thought about doing a nice flat black paint job also I will probably end up painting it bright red, but you never know...


Gotta be Red. It looks cool in Black but black is so hard to get good pictures of.

Red

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either a good red, glossy black, or a deep blue

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Report this Post11-15-2007 01:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hmm. I think the color "black" is normally associated with "death" and not the color red or any other color IMO. Besides, #013 is called "Blackdeath."

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Report this Post11-15-2007 05:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierotazClick Here to Email FierotazSend a Private Message to FierotazEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Well it will always be #13, but "Blackdeath" was GT-X's name for the car. I have not decided what I want to name the car, I even thought about starting one of those often ridiculed "what should I name my car threads". Only the future will tell...

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Report this Post11-15-2007 05:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for revinSend a Private Message to revinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

just PAINT IT !!!!!
still red huh....

How about calling it the BBQ sauce mobile????
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MO' better!

lol I could go on forever Leroy
Need a name? just ask me......haha

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I am working on a special project that was inspired by Centexindy at the Red River Ruckus...I will hopefully get it done before christmas as a present to my car.

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There are so many red fieros...

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Originally posted by 88White3.4GT:

There are so many red fieros...


But not one Red GT Chopper.

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Fierotaz, you have a PM.

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Well, it is going to be red! The only decision now is which red??? I have a couple in mind but am open to suggestions.

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FordGT Red or go with the original Pontiac Fiero Red
http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/cars/ford_gt.asp

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Choptop #4 is eventually going to be red also.



I am going with torch red as seen on this show winning GT below.



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This is about the color I was thinking of doing also, here is a pic:

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Choptop #4 is eventually going to be red also.



Also?? There has yet to be a fastback red choptop, homebrewed, Archie, or otherwise. The curse of the red car? Maybe chopped and Red would be over the top?

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Also?? There has yet to be a fastback red choptop, homebrewed, Archie, or otherwise. The curse of the red car? Maybe chopped and Red would be over the top?


I was saying also in reference to Taz possibly doing it first.

BTW Taz, got any new pictures of your beauty ?

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There is a red notchie chop that Archie did a couple of years ago ( a red version of the Stinger ) and there is a home brew chop notchie here in Wisconsin, but no fastbacks.......

Who's first?

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I was saying also in reference to Taz possibly doing it first.



Yeah, I figured that out after the fact... Taz is on the fence, Tony, you might still be the first Fastback Red Choptop.

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He might be the first Red ChopTop fastback but mine will be the first Red ChopTop "true" fastback ahhhhhhhhhahahahahahah. Converting doesn't count! LOL

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He might be the first Red ChopTop fastback but mine will be the first Red ChopTop "true" fastback ahhhhhhhhhahahahahahah. Converting doesn't count! LOL



I disagree...my car started life as a coupe and now it's been converted to a fastback. As long as you use original parts and not that horrible PISA kit or some other method it counts.

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Remembering the "good times" how soon we forget. A different shade of red, hehe.

A group shot.



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I wish my chop top had a sun roof

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I wish my chop top had a sun roof


Thanks to #13 @ CTHC2 is what made me realize I need to get a sunroof

Thx

Now the good thing is you can go with a wide range of after market ones...

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Well, I have a factory sunroof on my '86 parts car but I don't feel good about cutting up my roof.

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Well, I have a factory sunroof on my '86 parts car but I don't feel good about cutting up my roof.


There's no cutting involved. Just remove the sunroof skin from the donor and put it on your car. The hardest part is peeling the old roof off with all that black gunk on there. If you do it in the summer in the hot Arizona sun it might be easier.

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You'll also need to modify the outer skin's A pillers since you have a choptop. Otherwise you'll have the dip in the middle.

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True, the donor skin will need to be trimmed a bit and the A pillars reshaped, but that's pretty easy. The point is that all Fiero space frames have the hole for the sunroof you don't have to cut the hole. You will also need a new headliner. Still I think it's worth it.

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No new pics of the car but I was cleaning my wheels...

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the guy in canada who did the real low chop had his in red.

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No new pics of the car but I was cleaning my wheels...




How long did it take you to clean each rim? Are you buffed now, hehe.

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How long did it take you to clean each rim? Are you buffed now, hehe.


The one on the right was done in about an hour then I had to do the one on the left and the two fronts. All in all it took about 4 hours to clean them including removing and installing them.

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The one on the right was done in about an hour then I had to do the one on the left and the two fronts. All in all it took about 4 hours to clean them including removing and installing them.


Any more pics of all four?

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What did you use to clean them?

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What did you use to clean them?

The same stuff you are using

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