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Love it! Of coarse I am partial to Yellow ones LOL
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What glass did you specify when you ordered your side glass? I ask because when I went to the safelight site there were a lot of tints to choose from. What would the original tint be called?
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Originally posted by David DeVoe:

What glass did you specify when you ordered your side glass? I ask because when I went to the safelight site there were a lot of tints to choose from. What would the original tint be called?


I honestly didn't know there were various tints available. I just told them I wanted PPG glass and I think they asked me if I wanted untinted or tinted, so I said tinted if there's no price difference.
If you can get a darker tint, I'd go for it. It's far superior to window tint film later on and you really don't have to worry about adjacent glass matching it.

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Originally posted by David DeVoe:

Gorgeous car, absolutely beautiful but you rotten guys who live where there are palm trees, you aint real car guys like up in Michigan where we get to lay on our backs on freezing concrete or out in the mud shaking with chills and fever just to do the simplest thing which takes hours in the freezing cold. Thats dedication, not to mention that every single part of the car is rust welded to every other part and needs to be blasted apart. I could whine with jealousy like this for hours but I think I can hear you laughing so I'll shut the hell up.
Love those seats man they just look RIGHT in there. Gotta love it when a Fiero gets done right.


Thanks David, I honestly appreciate the compliments.
Tell you what, you come on down here in late July when it's 110 degrees in the garage and 95% humidity...... 2-3 hours of work has you soaked dripping with sweat right thru your underwear.
I've had to change clothes a couple times a day in the summer just to stand being around myself
You might have seen the big industrial fan I have in some of my photos...it helps a lot, but it also blows all the mosquitos and love bugs in the garage.... but then it's nice to have company when you're working late
I guess there's no such thing as a free lunch... we have nice weather in the winter but we sure pay for it during the summer and especially during hurricane season sometimes.

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Hey Randy, after I wrote that about palm trees I got to thinking about being in the Miami area for a few days one summer and what it was like and I guess I have to hand it to you for sticking it out. You're right no place is perfect although Hawaii comes awful close. About the window glass I'm trying to find out what the original level of tint was so I know what to order. I'm keeping mine stock.
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Originally posted by David DeVoe:

Hey Randy, after I wrote that about palm trees I got to thinking about being in the Miami area for a few days one summer and what it was like and I guess I have to hand it to you for sticking it out. You're right no place is perfect although Hawaii comes awful close. About the window glass I'm trying to find out what the original level of tint was so I know what to order. I'm keeping mine stock.


Virginia Beach is pretty nice.

It gets hot and humid in the summer too, but probably not as bad as So. Florida.
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The car is looking great.
Replied to your Email.

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Contractors here installing new ductwork in the old homestead, so car is out of the garage and a good time for a small update on my meager progress.

Looks good with the new Yel-"LOW" look since the springs are in. It may settle down a bit more once it's driven awhile.
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New Fiero Store reproduction taillight lenses, (the "good ones") are installed along with new FS repro exhaust tips.
They'll never be this shiny again I suppose....
Trying out some red 194 bulbs for the rear markers but I'm afraid they will be too dim. We shall see.

I'm waiting patiently for those MsLori quarter windows, but D7 is getting very close......
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Interior is FINALLY almost complete!!
New Orief door tabs in yellow carry over the yellow Fiero logo embroidery on the Mr. Mikes seats very nicely.
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Finally looking like a real interior now.
The crazy thing is it even smells like a new car inside now.
Still not happy with the satin black center console color and will need to refinish it with SEM "Graphite"
You can easily see the color difference between the head rests and the console here.
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Not much space left to rent out in the wheel wells now.
New drivers door hinge pins and bushings are installed but still need to adjust the rear of the door up a little. (Note the door molding and quarter panel molding are offset by approx. 1/4 inch)
(Yes), I drilled and installed bushings in the cowl hinges too....holes "wobbled" out badly, so hopefully everything will line up nicely once the door is adjusted properly. Should even out those door panel gaps as well.
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I love that color, do you have a paint code?
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Those wheels Look Great.
See you in Daytona
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Randye

The car lowered looks fantastic ! This car has so many new parts it is practically new !!

Totally blown away. Fantastic work.

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Did you change your mind on the first set of taillights pictured?
Nice job.Looks great.
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I love that color, do you have a paint code?


Sorry I don't have the exact code at hand, but the color is Corvette "Millennium Yellow"

I'll look for the code on one of the paint cans when it goes back for final buffing next week.

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Did you change your mind on the first set of taillights pictured?
Nice job.Looks great.


Yes, I did change my mind. I decided to try another custom mod later on where 2 round lights are installed behind the clear stock lens covers where the yellow and red lenses presently are. It looks like a much cleaner and professional installation to me....if I can do it For now I'm going to run with the stock taillights and tinker some more with this on some old parts.

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Those wheels Look Great.
See you in Daytona
Gary


Thanks Gary!
I'm determined to have it ready for D7. Time is *not* my friend right now
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Very nice! You have a great eye for detail. The interior looks great with that color combo. Is that ACC carpet that you used? What shade of grey is that?

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One more progress pic for now. (Just an enlargement of a previous photo)
All new switches and switch plates in the dash and console. Note the 84' style black Delco headlight switch, (still available new from Advance Auto Parts here in FL)
New turn signal / cruise stalk
You can't see it here but the hazzard switch knob is new, along with the ignition lock cylinder, (and keys)
New Fiero Store ash tray doors
Aluminum pedals, which may need to be removed as it is difficult to fit my fat right foot onto the "go" pedal...oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time....
I.P. cluster panel, aux gage panel, radio panel and shifter console panel are painted in SEM satin black.
I was a bit worried about having a few different shades of gray along with the charcoal black, but the whole thing seems to work together ok now that it's all in.
The gage needles are badly faded and I was going to repaint them fluroescent red, but I found some nice fluroescent yellow that I may use to carry over some more touches of the yellow accent theme in the interior like the seat stitching and door tabs. The trick is to not over-do it with accents, and keep it tasteful and clean.

The matching floor mats blend with the carpet so well it looks like they're not there !
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Great looking car!

are my eyes playing tricks on me or is that an auto? where did you get that shift knob?
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Very nice! You have a great eye for detail. The interior looks great with that color combo. Is that ACC carpet that you used? What shade of grey is that?



The carpet is from Automotive Interiors and Accessories, as recommended by Mr. Mikes

www.automotiveinteriors.com

The color is # 877 "Dove Gray" which was recommended as closest to the stock Fiero dark gray.

Tell em Mr. Mike sent you and they have free shipping.
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Great looking car!

are my eyes playing tricks on me or is that an auto? where did you get that shift knob?


Yes, it's an automatic. The shift handle is one of a few billet aluminum universal ones made for automatics. They're usually easily available over here in the states at most auto parts stores.
I seem to recall this one was approx. $15 USD
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Looks GREAT!!!
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Looks GREAT!!!


Must be those door tabs that make it really stand out huh?

I really like them. Thanks!

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I'm telling you Randy, I just can't get enough of looking at your car. It's been done with taste and class and shows it in every detail. Looking at your car makes me wonder what GM was using for brains when they cancelled the program and also makes me wonder when the Fiero will get the respect it deserves. One day I hope one of mine looks as good.
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Hopefully randy you can make it over to a meeting before d-7 ??
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I'm telling you Randy, I just can't get enough of looking at your car. It's been done with taste and class and shows it in every detail. Looking at your car makes me wonder what GM was using for brains when they cancelled the program and also makes me wonder when the Fiero will get the respect it deserves. One day I hope one of mine looks as good.


David,

Thanks again for the compliments. I'm really honored that some folks like what I've done with the car. It's very encouraging to me.

There are a lot of talented people on this forum that have built some astonishing cars. I don't think that I've done anything extraordinary with this car and certainly nothing that hasn't already been done by others. After all, I've learned almost everything I know about Fieros right here. As I said at the beginning of this thread, this is my first Fiero, so it's not perfect by a long shot.

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Bump for anybody who has not seen this gorgeous ride.

I agree this is a fiero rebuild done right.

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Bump for anybody who has not seen this gorgeous ride.

I agree this is a fiero rebuild done right.



Gee Thanks Tony !!

The car has come a long way since the last update.
I'll try to have some more photos to post soon.

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really nice looking! maybe re-cover your front speaker grilles? they look faded. i think rodney has the fabric to do it.
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really nice looking! maybe re-cover your front speaker grilles? they look faded. i think rodney has the fabric to do it.



edit: just read you already did this- and you cmommented on how they look purple in the pics. sorry! again, very clean car!
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Very nice car. Your long hours and hard work are clearly evident. Please update with more pics.
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Working on a car in FL durring the summer is harsh, about 2 years ago I was getting my friends car ready for the db Drag and it was 100+ with really high humidity and I got locked in the trunk for about 30 min. After beating on the car for a while my friend finnaly showed and let me out. It was a 94 thunderbird and I was wiring the motorized trunk and I HAD the battery disconnected but there was a reserve charge left in a capacitor and it turned the motor on and locked me in. I would guess it was about 130 in there but im use to working on cars in the hot weather but that was the worse.
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Working on a car in FL durring the summer is harsh, about 2 years ago I was getting my friends car ready for the db Drag and it was 100+ with really high humidity and I got locked in the trunk for about 30 min. After beating on the car for a while my friend finnaly showed and let me out. It was a 94 thunderbird and I was wiring the motorized trunk and I HAD the battery disconnected but there was a reserve charge left in a capacitor and it turned the motor on and locked me in. I would guess it was about 130 in there but im use to working on cars in the hot weather but that was the worse.


You're lucky to be alive to type that posting...

I've come right to the razors edge of heat stroke numerous times working in the garage this past summer. I can't imagine being locked in a trunk!!
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VERY NICE! I really like what you are doing! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person in Daytona.

Too bad our cars will never meet :-)

What about a pic of my boxes?

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UPDATE TIME

Today was a big day for the project.
The car is finally pretty much roadworthy, so I took it out to have the 4 wheel alignment done this morning.
The technician at the shop I went to has owned several Fieros and knows them very well so that was a stroke of good luck, plus I got an excellent alignment.
Once the alignment was done I couldn't resist taking it out for a "shake down" drive so I drove up to Springhill to see my friend and fellow PFF member CarolinaJoe.


Joe was busy working on his next "secret project" Fiero and swore me to secrecy, so this is all I was allowed to photograph

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Since I didn't have a security clearance from Joe, I wasn't allowed to shoot any more photos so it was back outside to shoot some pics of my car on a nice warm Florida Saturday.


The car has dropped to a very nice stance now since the alignment.






A better view of the interior out in the sunlight finally.

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I'm really happy with the decison to go "wingless" on the car now. I think the lines of the car are much cleaner now, but that's just my personal preference.



Another interior shot. I put the old shift knob back in for this drive today. Need to work on the fit of the new custom billet aluminum shift handle a bit more.


Joe shot a photo of "The man behind the Fiero" I was told my shirt is the wrong shade of yellow to match the car. It's the only yellow shirt I have!
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