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Chop Top #18 G6 Install by rodneybooth
Started on: 10-28-2008 03:28 PM
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One of the finer points of swapping out an Iron Duke for a ZZ4 is you have to gouge out a chunk of the deck lid support to get clearance over the breather. Mine has cracked twice so I busted into my kids piggybank to get funding for this project (I told them it was the next door neighbor's brats). Conflict is a good thing.




The cracks as you see are pretty obvious. The give caused by the cracks keep the lid from shutting cleanly.


We designed a brace to strengthen the support



It clears the engine nicely.

Add a little paint and I think I have a winner.

I want to replace the Bear Claws I use for the door mechanism. I have my eye on an assembly from a 2007 pony car. I noticed the other day that my Grandmaw's butter and egg money jar is getting a little full.

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Ok, time to get rid of the Bear Claws. They have served me well, but I'm just not happy unless I have something to change. Some might think it sacrilegious to put Ford Mustang parts on a Fiero but I'm really OK with mixed breeding. My car is kind of a Heinz 57 as it is.



This is the old Bear Claw mechanism that I want to replace.


And this lovely shot is of the bear claw latch removed

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Congrats Rodney for making the Construction Zone

Lots of good info in this thread.

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Wow, I thought I had done someting wrong!

Here are some pics of the new bracket for the new latch install.


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This is the new latch. I picked it out because of the size; not too big, not too small. Its off a 2007 Mustang.

This is where the new latch will be mounted.

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New latch & solenoid mounted

New striker mounting plate being fabricated

New striker mounted

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Filler panel being made

Door popper to assist the door to open

Filler panel finished


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Nice Job! the car is looking great
the attention to detail will set this car above.

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Yea, this job borders on anal retentive.

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Now that's a Ford "Fusion" LOL

[This message has been edited by ClayTonto (edited 03-12-2009).]

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Nice Ride! Your car puts the Nochies above the GT's. I was wondering, where you got the remote trunk release? The keyhole is removed from my trunk as well and if the battery goes dead - well, I think, you know the rest.

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Great car! Awsome build I can't wait to see it all finished

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Nice Ride! Your car puts the Nochies above the GT's. I was wondering, where you got the remote trunk release? The keyhole is removed from my trunk as well and if the battery goes dead - well, I think, you know the rest.



Rather simple actually. I installed a cable from the trunk latch to a pull that is under the dash. It's in the thread somewhere.

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Rodney, how is the car going? any updates?

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I finally got the "beast" to the body shop and have started body working the door jambs with the new latches. I'm getting the car ready to put new door glass in very very soon now.




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updates?

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A Spring forward bump!

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how about a blurd on the spot caliper parking brake???

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Rodney,

What's new with your ride ?

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Anybody heard from Rodney lately ??

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A Spring forward bump!


Spring backward bump!

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