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Sourmug's Decklid Vent Build ** 56K Warning!!** by Sourmug
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What? You mean still?
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Well lets see. I've been 29 19 years in a row!!!!!!
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Wow! You're more experienced at being 29 than I am. This will only be my 16th time.

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Here's a bit of an update:

The filling and sanding of the underside is complete. Here's how it looks after it was cleaned with acetone and then degreaser:


Then it was primed:





It's coming along!

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What really amazes me is all the little imperfections that you can see after the initial sealer caot of primer. I thought for sure that there would be very little this time, it was all nice and smooth and I couldn't feel anything. But...



I guess I have a little more work to do.

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Off topic but my next, next, next project just arrived today!
Here are the pic's:



WOOT!

Have a Happy Easter everyone!

Nolan

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Nice, I love the 3S dash, it is still so smooth and clean looking, nice for being 15 years old haha
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Tusch:

I agree. The Fiero interior is the only bit that seems to really date the car. A "sports car" needs a dash that has more flowing curves and lines IMHO. Th is new dash has those qualities. I plan on making door panels to match the lines and curves of the new dash as well.

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Back on Topic:

I did a little more work on the underside today. The glazing putty was applied and sanded down and the hood was prepared for paint:

And then a first light coat of paint was applied.

My experience from the deck lid taught me to expect some more imperfections to show up and so I wasn't too surprised to find a few. A little more work and some additional painting and the underside will be complete.

Nolan

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That dash is going to be beautiful!!! You did it to me again!!!! Now I have to go get one. That is the series 3 dash out of a Dodge Stealth or a Mitsubishi 3000 GT correct?
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Hi Timo:

Yes this is the dash out of a Stealth or a 3000 GT. This particular one is a first generation dash without the passenger air bag. I purchased this through a vendor on E-bay who put it all together for me as a package. Let me know if you would like his E-mail address.

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Can't wait till the dash swap is underway. Early request for lots of pics.

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What do you mean you want lots of pictures??!! I'm waiting for you to get another car and post pictures of yours first!

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Nolan,
This is amazing! I cannot wait for the day to see this all complete (as I'm sure you are too ) I love everything you're doing to your Fiero. It's going to look incredible!
So after all this, you'll be able to build a nice Lamborghini or Ferrari for me right? j/k. Congrats on your progress! I'm impressed!

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Hi Steve:

Thanks! But to be honest I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for the people on this forum or the club that we belong to. You guys who have already done things to your cars really inspire me, seriously. I wouldn't have the guts to have tried this before.

Sure, you want a Lambo? No problem, I can build scale models too!

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And a drum roll please......

TA DA!





What do ya think?

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And a drum roll please......

What do ya think?

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awesome!

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Nice work, great to see it all coming along well.
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That looks really cool. Nice job, Nolan.

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Definitely the best hood I've seen of that style!
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Thanks every one. It still needs a bit of work. If you look closely at the front of the scoop the gap between the two halves is not quite strait. Also there are a few pin holes to fill, but all in all I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Thanks again.
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It still needs a bit of work the gap between the two halves is not quite strait.

You'll get it. I have faith!!!

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That's some nice work there, mister. I'm eager to see your work on the dash.
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Dang! Even the hood design is amazing! What next?? You're right though. There's definitely a huge amount of help on this forum.

Oh, and I have enough lambo models at my house as it is. But thanks though
See you around!

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Thanks everyone! Pluses to those who don't already have them.

Well, once I get the front of the scoops straight, I will work on the stage two scoops. I will continue to post the progress on those in this thread too. I may not be able to do much work on the car for the next month due to time commitments, but we'll see how it goes.

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While not an update (more of a bump actually) I have not done any further work to the hood yet. But here are my seats which have been recovered with a set of Mr. Mike's covers that I had purchased during his Christmas Sale. If you are looking for seat covers I highly recommend Mr. Mike, it's quite easy to do too.
Here are a before and after shot:



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OK! Well I had a minor set back. While cleaning my garage ,as I couldn't stand the dust and the clutter anymore, I killed my cheap POS oiless compressor.
See Nice and clean:

Here is the victim who met his maker:

I think that all the work sanding and spraying slightly exceeded the poor thing's duty cycle and fried the cylinder/piston My fault really for trying to be cheap. Word to the wise, if you are thinking of buying a compressor the one that you are looking at probably isn't big enough or of sufficient quality. I though that I could get away with a "smaller" 32 gallon unit and justified it by thinking it wouldn't be used all that much. Boy was I wrong!

But All is not lost. I purchased a relatively decent quality single stage upright 240V 60 gallon compressor. Since I had the dead compressor as well I figured I might as well utilize it's pressure tank as a secondary air receiver to increase the systems overall capacity to 92 gallons:


Anyways, I haven't been able to finish the hood scoop, front fenders and stage two scoops for lack of air. I should be able to get to them this weekend hopefully.

Sigh, I shoulda known better.

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Hey Nolan, On the compressor...Did it just stop pumping? Mine broke a reed valve. It was easy and fairly cheap to fix, but since you have a new one already, it's just an FYI...

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Bob:

Unfortunately it wasn't just the valve, I cooked it pretty good!

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WOW, I am impressed.........able to do all this beautiful work on your Fiero and a world class cook too!!!!! Very Impressive!!!
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Hey, what can I say? I'm a multifaceted individual!
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Any updates for us?
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Nope, I haven't had time to work on it. But I am taking a week off next week so perhaps I will get to it then assuming that I'm not too busy working in the yard.

Thanks for asking though.

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Just out of curiosity, what was the HP rating of the old compressor? And the new one? I just bought a HVLP spray gun, but don't think my dinky compressor is gonna cut it.

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The old cheap hunk of junk was 5 HP the new one is 7 HP peak load. But these numbers can be misleading, you really need to look at the CFM delivered at 40 PSI and 90 PSI. Make sure you buy a single stage belt driven oiled compressor similar to the blue one in the pictures above. Bigger really is better.

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What happenede to all the pix???????
Most of the links here and in my threads are no longer working!!!
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I can still see all the pictures. Hmm... maybe your eye sight is dimming as your great age is catching up with you?

I haven't done anything to change the links, perhaps the picture server was down while you were looking at this thread???

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It was my PC. I had to rebuild it. Windows died. I lost all my emails and address book.
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Just a bump to keep this out of the archive.

More progress soon.... really!

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