..for the trunkside of the enginebay I had a rough idea for a fiberglass or carbonfiber cover but I found an aluminium profile that could work too but differently, gave it a try After a lot of cutting/fitting/cutting/fitting/cutting/fitting/ etc its taking shape
Then I want to mount a few switches that I dont want in the trunk
The rewarding stuff is to make it shine Wetsanded with 400 and 1000 ...polished a little with a polishingwheel on a drill and then some belgom handpolish...this is the first pass
hey Kolja, I used a grinder and my powerfile for that, and some finishing with a handfile...just using the basic tools I have and make the best of it. The lights are just mounted how I like them but I have not fitted them yet.... looks I have to be careful and change position, how much do the housings stick out with yours ? btw what kind of connector is used for the parking lights? Still need those. I got an idea for the unused holes:
how much dose a set of headlights like that go for?
Originally posted by Austrian Import: Fie RO, are you going to make an engine bay window for this car when it is done? I think it would really show it off. (just make sure to add some curvature to the "glass" (acrylic) )
It crossed my mind but its already been done nicely before, starting with Skitime's.. ..now when heatresistant flexible oled displays (transparent when turned off) will become available and affordable I may think again
Seriously I am going for a good look with the decklid up... the challenge (+time) is to make everything fit and work right...getting all the pieces of puzzle lined up and get the final picture...pff..lol
Originally posted by Fie Ro: I still think the aluminium bar needs a logo... .time to take out an old idea..
Yeah When I got the L67 I was able to get a pretty good mold of the engine cover logo and made a copy in clear and CF.... they have been gathering dust...
however I tried several setups ( paint and cutouts ), I never found a way to justify to cover the blower
anyway, a new version would now need: - smooth main surface ( instead of small texture) - red casted letters ( better than paint)
Start, hard to fill red tinted resin without spilling and cleanup
all that tinkering slows down total progress but hey ; " my Fiero is my sketchbook "
Still fighting how to use these...it always gets complicated
So went to testfit the dogbones
At the top right of the pic below I turned a teflon spacer to mount the bar to the trunk for extra support..I consider a second one close to the left side mount..as most of this setup is selfmade and I cant trust everything I make...
The right dogbone setup first needs some clearance work on the aluminium (ex) heater passage next to the head.. The block still needs to be lowered a little at the right side to sit perfectly level, by slotting the enginemount some more..but since the dogbones are adjustable that shouldnt be a problem for the final setup..
I want to use some mesh and led backlight to fill the space between the 2 bars...after some thinking I came up with a simple small aluminium U profile; mounted to the upper bar, mesh mounted to the profile and leds in the profile...pix will explain better
using the drilled profile as a soldering jig, leds are upside down
Most leds are around 2V and to keep it simple I usually put 6 or 7 leds in series to run on 12V so no resistors or other scary stuff is needed...heres a mockup of the effect of the mounted leds on the mesh..
The effect is pretty cool, changing in size when you move angle
looks a little like a tube amplifier I guess
But these red leds are not strong enough..I like subtle but it needs to be pretty dark to see them...will have to get some brighter leds ! The blue switch leds blow them away..
Originally posted by Sharkman: Will the LCD flip up when you go on shows?
No, but it is angled upwards a little already with this setup...maybe hard to see on these pix..but more would be too obvious.. and the screen is pretty good to see at angles so I just hope it works well enough this way..
Realy nice, I got a LCD photo screen for mine. Useful to show the build.
Exactly, at one time I considered dvd video and speakers in the trunk but that would be too much.., its about the car..first..then a simple slideshow tells all about it for those who really want to know about it..
Sorry, I havent put much time into the project last months, busy at work, a freezing garage and some Fiero withdrawel that happends sometimes. Allthough I am slowly getting back to picking up projects...I want to get it back on the road this year (like I said last year )
Originally posted by GT86FASTBACK: Hey! What is this bumper originally from?
I think it was a 1996 accord..civics had them too. At the time the best base I could find. Top is part of a Fiero coupe nose, the rest is custom. Although its a short nose on the Fiero the wheel arches of the buck were moved 2" backwards.
Originally posted by HausFiero: What year m3 do the side skirts come off of and how do you make them fit?
These were universal fiberglass copies..cut to length. I bonded them to the stock rockers and made fiberglass endcaps and a CF sillplate