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SINISTER GT: The Official Build Thread by ITALGT
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Thank you, for not giving up on this car!! So many people would have just said thats it and walked away. Way to go looks great!! I know its early but are you going to paint it black again or do a different color? Personally I loved it black.

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wow man you got some balls i would have just got a broken fiero with a good body and swaped all my parts over. but hey awsome work and good luck getting it back to the way it was.

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Congratulations Brett !

Great job bringing her back from the dead.

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Thank you, for not giving up on this car!! So many people would have just said thats it and walked away. Way to go looks great!! I know its early but are you going to paint it black again or do a different color? Personally I loved it black.


I actually never even considered giving up on it... and I knew getting it back together wasn't going to be any easy task. I just wasn't planning on all of a sudden going from two vehicles to drive down to zero! I had no choice but to bust a** on it so that I had a car to drive again.

And then there's the Daytona thing...

Yes, it's going to be black again. Black has always been my color of choice...

 
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wow man you got some balls i would have just got a broken fiero with a good body and swaped all my parts over. but hey awsome work and good luck getting it back to the way it was.



It was inevitable that the body was going to be redone anyway, so I'm actually ahead of the game now... no more shiny paint to screw up!!! And I've now become familiar with fiberglassing and body work in general... which is great because I've got a few modifications coming. Well... MORE than just a few...

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Here's a couple more shots of the repairs. These areas still need more block sanding and prep:





And something I got from Frank Martin today that I will be bringing to the CFF meeting Thursday night:



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Man, I am glad you got things back together. It would have been a shame not too. Kudos to the CFFers that helped out. I love to see stuff like that happen, it renews my faith in humanity.

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I've been busy. Temporary rattle-can flat-black primer paint job:

















A little update on the shifter... I finally made a new boot bezel to finish the shifter base:



The seats were looking crappy so I did some masking and spraying with interior paint... good enough for now:





New floor mats from the Fiero Store (barely seen here):



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Amazing recovery Brett !

Some of the things you have planned for the future sound pretty awesome.

Good luck. See you at Daytona !

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Here's a couple of shots from Daytona '08:









I sprayed the seat headrests black:



Here's the new headlights I'm getting from exoticse:



...and here is a BLOWN TRANNY:





LOL... Yep, it finally happened at Orlando Speedworld Raceway last night. Heated the tires quickly, no burn-out... staged, proceeded to launch "conservatively" but hooked hard... track was sticky... and a sudden rev of the motor and grinding sounds ended my night before I could even get to second gear. I couldn't believe the Getrag let go that easily, but oh well... it lasted me three years. Now it's now time for an upgrade!

There's lot's more to tell so I'll share my ideas soon. In the meantime, it would be nice to find another Fiero I can use as a daily driver.

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BTW... now that my tranny is gone I will need to be selling the '86 GT/2.8 auto parts car that I just picked up from exoticse. Most of the car is there but it's not running... excellent for parts or project... GT wheels included. PM me for details if you're interested...



I'll be posting an ad with pictures in the mall soon!

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'86 GT for sale in the mall:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/041962.html

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Brett,

What is up next for this car ?

Bodywork ? Tranny ?

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where did you get the steering wheel?

how does the shifter feel? how much $$ will it take for you to make me one lol..

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bump,..keeping it alive.

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the interior is real nice. diggin the black theme. where did u get the steering wheel from? overall good job on the fiero!

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Hold the presses! Where did you get this??

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i love your car i did my car originally in the black theme i used the same interior paint and blacked it out i just wasent happy with the paint fadeing after awhile i think you should have ued my username lol. i had originally wanted to make my car into something radical like the stealth but i found a lust for a yellow fastbook.

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Time for a much overdue update!

Yes, I'm still around. Still unemployed, so no major progress on the Fiero has been done. Right now I'm prepping the car for a cradle-drop and a "new" transmission, which might be the 4-speed from my '86 GT parts car. Originally I was going longitudinal via Dave Held's cradle kit, but the lack of funds prevent me from going this route right now. Same with the G6 6-speed, just too expensive for me at this time. I'm just hoping that the replacement will hold up better than the Getrag did.

The engine is going to get a refresh (new seals, gaskets) and the upper intake will be ported, along with new hi-flow runners. An electric water pump will be installed and there may even be a head swap involved; I would love to swap my iron Vortec heads with identical aluminum ones to get rid of some weight in the back. If not, I would at least like to install 1.6 roller rockers. Also considering stripping the car of AC/heater components, along with other parts of the car, for as much weight savings as I can get.

So that's the plan anyways. It's been tough to do anything without the funds.

More soon...

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I agree that shifter is really sharp, where did you get it?

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Thanks for the comments! The shifter is one I made... it was pretty simple, really. The shifter arm itself is from Rodney Dickman and is oversized for aftermarket shift knobs. It was shortened a bit then polished. The knob itself is a $10 Mr. Gasket chrome ball, and the shifter bezel and grommet was made from a Hurst boot kit I got from Autozone and a wheel bearing grease cap (hole drilled in center for shifter to pass through).

I've never really finished it yet... would like to make it fit the console better.

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Heeeeey Brett !

What's up man ! What's new ??

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im wanting to paint my car black after reading this thread!!!!
ill call it.... The Black Pearl.

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I habe to admit, not only is your build intriguingly stunning I find it amazing that you have never done body work before. I have seen pro bodyshops that don't do that quality of work. With your powdercoating and body skills maybe you have a different calling?

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I habe to admit, not only is your build intriguingly stunning I find it amazing that you have never done body work before. I have seen pro bodyshops that don't do that quality of work. With your powdercoating and body skills maybe you have a different calling?


If I keep breaking my Fiero I'll be good at all sorts of things. Fiberglassing isn't as tough as some people think it is... just requires some patience and a little bit of thinking.

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I sent you a pm.....give me a call.

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This project is now FOR SALE, and will remain for sale until otherwise noted.

PM me with any serious offers... I'm also open to trades.

This build thread should pretty well answer any questions you may have.

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bmp for a good build thread!

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hmm I pm'ed you a reply to when we were discussing the headlights you got off of exoticse... I know you said they're in rough shape, but you're really not willing to just get rid of them?

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Car is no longer for sale! Let's call it a temporary lack of judgment! I'm going to hang on to her for now, all parts included. Stay tuned for further updates!

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Whew !

Brett, glad to hear it !

Congratulations, good decision.

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Yeah....and some gentle persuasion from a few key friends!!!

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Yeah....and some gentle persuasion from a few key friends!!!


Thanks for the therapy session John!

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A "Whats new?" BUMP

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Car is once again for sale in the mall...

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/045616.html

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Car is once again for sale in the mall...

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/045616.html

BRett


Say it ain't so!!

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Update...

I've given up trying to sell her... didn't want to anyway lol... so now what?

It's just worth way more to me than I would ever be able to sell it for.

Stay tuned....

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Update...

I've given up trying to sell her... didn't want to anyway lol... so now what?

Stay tuned....

BRett

Best news I've heard all day. Excellent choice.

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I haven't seen this build before, so I thought I'd throw out a couple of quick questions and comments. . .

1.) I LOVE the "fighter jet" concept for the interior. I've been debating what to do with mine, and this might just be the way to go. I also live close enough to summit that I can pick up my seats!
2.) Nice work getting the car back together as much as you did. This is a prime example of the phrase "Blood, sweat and tears."
3.) You mentioned on page 1 you're lowered on eibach springs and 17s. I like the stance of your ride. Is this all that was done to provide this stance?

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Whew, another close call. Hang in there Brett, ..it will be worth it in the end.

I think we all understand about financial and job woes amid the current economy and climate.

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