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A history of Skitimes car by skitime
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2 month bump, 4 years after I last posted in it.

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'85 GT 4sp white - SOLD | | '85 2M6 Auto red - SOLD | | '84 2M4 bare chassis - SOLD
Crap, I'm out of Fieros! Time to buy another!!

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The car is doing well and ready for the Fiero weekend at Daytona next week. I've been methodically bringing it into the 21st century with nicer interior, improved audio and most importantly, modern engine electronics. It's still a bit of a time capsule, but eventually it will get a complete makeover.

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Robert, is this the longest you've had a Fiero without painting it???

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Robert, is this the longest you've had a Fiero without painting it???

Joe


Joe, it's probably the first Fiero I've owned that didn't NEED a paint job. Actually, the chin spoiler is off being resurfaced and painted as I type. Another thing I'm finally getting around to is replacing the alternator bracket and dogbone mount you welded up for me back in 2011. The belt alignment was just never the same after the spot repair. Getting it ready for the 30th so it's got to be right.

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I really need to buy this car!

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Getting it ready for the 30th so it's got to be right.


Glad to hear you will be coming to the 30th. I'm really looking forward to getting to see this ride in person!!

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Removed the engine viewing glass and re-seated it with a fresh seal. Now it's off to the 30th in the morning. See you guys in a few days.



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Removed the engine viewing glass and re-seated it with a fresh seal. Now it's off to the 30th in the morning. See you guys in a few days.




Did you officially change your cars "Name" yet?

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Well, the good news is the car drew a significant award at the 30th this past weekend. However, the 2200 mile round trip was not entirely without incident. While driving along at around 55 mph I heard a "thunk" as though I'd run over something. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw something like a small piece of round steel tubing go tumbling off into the weeds alongside the highway. About 30 seconds later a horrible grinding noise started up, forcing me to make a panic stop to see what damage was done. Turns out that the lower caliper bolt on the left front had backed out entirely. The wife and I walked back (in the rain) over a mile, scouring the area I believed to be where it went sailing off into the grass. We couldn't find it, so I had to get resourceful. There was a road crew working on power lines nearby, so I went and asked the foreman if he had a bucket of nuts and bolts. One of the trucks was pretty well equipped with fastners of various sizes, so I snatched up a handful and went back to the car to see If at least one of them would thread in enough to get me to someplace where I could work on it. Below is a picture my wife snapped while I was "cobbling" it back together.

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Well, the good news is the car drew a significant award at the 30th this past weekend. However, the 2200 mile round trip was not entirely without incident. While driving along at around 55 mph I heard a "thunk" as though I'd run over something. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw something like a small piece of round steel tubing go tumbling off into the weeds alongside the highway. About 30 seconds later a horrible grinding noise started up, forcing me to make a panic stop to see what damage was done. Turns out that the lower caliper bolt on the left front had backed out entirely. The wife and I walked back (in the rain) over a mile, scouring the area I believed to be where it went sailing off into the grass. We couldn't find it, so I had to get resourceful. There was a road crew working on power lines nearby, so I went and asked the foreman if he had a bucket of nuts and bolts. One of the trucks was pretty well equipped with fastners of various sizes, so I snatched up a handful and went back to the car to see If at least one of them would thread in enough to get me to someplace where I could work on it. Below is a picture my wife snapped while I was "cobbling" it back together.





That's sad to hear...

My "all original" 88GT had a dab of blue lock-tite when I took the calipers off. I'm not
sure if it came like that from the factory, but somebody did. Its a good idea to apply some
on. When I bought the car, it was stored since 1994 but I suspect the pads were replaced
at some point before that. (because they looked recent) Maybe the calipers were never taken
off because you can change the pads with taking the caliper off the knuckle.

Be sure to torque them to 74 ft/lbs on installation. Yes, this is critical...

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88 GT, Loaded, 5-speed.
88 GT, 5-speed. Beechwood interior, All original.

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Well, the good news is the car drew a significant award at the 30th this past weekend. However, the 2200 mile round trip was not entirely without incident. While driving along at around 55 mph I heard a "thunk" as though I'd run over something. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw something like a small piece of round steel tubing go tumbling off into the weeds alongside the highway.


Sorry to hear about the trouble but what award did it win?

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Dave,

There were five awards given out in level 3 modified class. I was one of them out of a field of over 20 awesome Fiero's. The competition was pretty stiff as you can probably imagine.


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Robert... car looked great, and good meeting you at the 30th.

Me and the Texas guys also logged 2200 miles... we did some detours on the way up and back like Branson and Bowling Green... long trip, and glad you guys made it back safely with only one incident.

In KY, One of our number nailed a semi tire retread that was in the middle of the freeway... he was set to miss it, but a minivan hit it and flung it right into him... wiped out nose, rocker, and possibly more as he quickly developed tranny issues. One of yours... 455 Tracy stopped to render aid. You guys in FL are all right in my book.

(sez the guy in mohawk and ? for a goatee)

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Wow what an inspiring thread, love the attention to detail. This is what OEM+ is all about

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For all visitors who are new to the Fiero, and interested in tasteful modification, start by looking at this car.

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Ok, so I just blew an afternoon reading this entire thread. I just have to say that this has to be one of the nicest builds & customizations I've seen - bravo to Skitime for a job unbelieveably well done. Can't say as all the mods are to my own tastes, but they are ALL artfully done and perfectly finished. I especially like the engine compartment window & lights, and the vent on the rear deck - so sweet! Very inspiring. I also think the car looks fantastic lowered...keep up the great work.

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I've been stalking PFF for the past 5 years now and sadly have never read this whole thread until now. Skitime, you have done AMAZING things. And RPRO your touches have placed the perfection bar higher. Since my formula has gone away I've wanted nothing more than an 88 T-top. Now i REALLY want one. (just with a G1) dash

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Car for sale in Mall, check it out all who would give this car a good home. For $15,000 its one hell of a bargan! Too bad I'm so poor.

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How is by baby doing RPRO? How about some new pics?

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Here ya go, from this past weekend (03/28/15)

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I still remember seeing this car and meeting Skitime at a MAFOA club meeting. Still a great car.

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Whats up with the Skitime GT???

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Doesn't matter how much time passes, it's always lovely to reread this thread. Such inspiration!

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Here what his inspiration made me do to my car last year. But my version turned to the dark side.

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Very nice work!

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Very nice work!


Thanks, it was something I enjoyed quite a bit. I now have bought a spare hood that I plan on installing a vent in.
Another project I would like to do in install a 3.6 GM motor, but very hesitant to try something I don't think has been done yet.
Thanks again for the inspiration.


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Man, after all these years this car still gets me wanting to get back in. Family took over and my Fiero projects never were completed. And they've been sitting in a barn in New Mexico for over a decade :-(

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Just a friendly bump!

Also, I want to mention to those who don't know.....I purchased the "skitime" GT from "rpro" last week and it now resides back in the great state of Colorado. It needs some minor freshening up before I drive it/show it, (tires, minor cosmetics, etc), but rest assured....it *will* be driven and driven with gusto!

I plan on attending the Heartland Fiero show in Iowa later this year....maybe Fierorama too. It will definitely attend the 35th show next summer, so see you all there!


Here's a shot of it in my garage next to me stock red '88 GT:


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Just a friendly bump!

Also, I want to mention to those who don't know.....I purchased the "skitime" GT from "rpro" last week and it now resides back in the great state of Colorado. It needs some minor freshening up before I drive it/show it, (tires, minor cosmetics, etc), but rest assured....it *will* be driven and driven with gusto!

I plan on attending the Heartland Fiero show in Iowa later this year....maybe Fierorama too. It will definitely attend the 35th show next summer, so see you all there!


Here's a shot of it in my garage next to me stock red '88 GT:



Hey, I plan to be in Colorado this summer. If it works out I would love to see my baby again. What part of Colorado?

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Hey, I plan to be in Colorado this summer. If it works out I would love to see my baby again. What part of Colorado?


I'm a few miles north of downtown Denver....right on the border of Denver & Thornton. I travel a lot for work, so I'm not home much. Give me as much lead time as you can as far as when you'll be in town and I'll do my best to be here.

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