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My Wife’s 88 T-Top Chop-Top LS4 Build by F355spider
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Report this Post10-17-2012 04:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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digging the photo's and updates.

missed seeing you guys at Ruckus.



Thanks, I missed going and seeing everyone. that four letter word (work) got in the way last minute. Now I have to smoke two cigars.

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I can help you smoke one of those next time we get together. I picked up your shirts for you so I can bring them down next time you need help.

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I can help you smoke one of those next time we get together. I picked up your shirts for you so I can bring them down next time you need help.


Sounds like a plan. Leaving out again for work tomorrow. If things slow down in a week or two maybe we can go back and work on the car.

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Just let me know when works for you and I will run it by my boss.

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Report this Post10-21-2012 08:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I got lucky and had a little time to work on the car this weekend.
I was looking at this bracket can you guess what I will use it for?


I took a couple of the engine again.



The Scorpions were bad. We are not living there so the Scorpions are trying to move in.






I did a little weld touch up.




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I did a little fiberglass work also. And put the rear clip on.







I took out the fuel pump



I fixed the top of the doors.







Then I went home.

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Progress is progress. Did you avoid getting stung on this trip too?

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Progress is progress. Did you avoid getting stung on this trip too?


Slow as it is. I think this thing is getting ready to be going on two years soon. I have lost my gidy up in my old age.

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Slow as it is. I think this thing is getting ready to be going on two years soon. I have lost my gidy up in my old age.


But you still have your skills......... the car is coming together nicely.

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But you still have your skills......... the car is coming together nicely.


Thanks,

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Report this Post10-28-2012 08:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I was going to order some parts and was wondering what parts are needed for hooking up the fuel line? Thought I would see if anyone had a list with part numbers? Need fuel pump, filter, fittings, line size and connector for injector rail.

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Here is my parts list:

Fuel pump:
98 L31 Vortec 350 (fits stock fiero fuel pickup assy.

Fuel Filter/regulator: (converts fiero fuel system to returnless)



The thread in adapter for the engine side of the fuel filter:


My fuel filter will be in this general location with the supply/return being fuel injection rated hoses (picture is from one of my previous swaps):


Fuel rail to 6AN (also works for the fuel filter - so need 2):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS1...em1e71e63063&vxp=mtr

Hose ends and PTFE braided fuel line:
FRA-601006
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-601006

FRA-680106-BL
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-680106-bl

FRA-689006-BL
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-689006-bl

I might be working on finishing my fuel system this coming weekend and can post actual installation pics.

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Originally posted by fieroguru:

Here is my parts list:

Fuel pump:
98 L31 Vortec 350 (fits stock fiero fuel pickup assy.

Fuel Filter/regulator: (converts fiero fuel system to returnless)



The thread in adapter for the engine side of the fuel filter:


My fuel filter will be in this general location with the supply/return being fuel injection rated hoses (picture is from one of my previous swaps):


Fuel rail to 6AN (also works for the fuel filter - so need 2):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS1...em1e71e63063&vxp=mtr

Hose ends and PTFE braided fuel line:
FRA-601006
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-601006

FRA-680106-BL
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-680106-bl

FRA-689006-BL
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fra-689006-bl

I might be working on finishing my fuel system this coming weekend and can post actual installation pics.



Very helpful a + for you. I will start ordering parts this week. Going to a gun show this weekend but will have ready for the next one to work on the car.
I'm working on the garage here at the house to get set up for working out of it. After Thanksgiving we plan on moving the car up here. I have your build saved to favorites so I will keep an eye out for updates.

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Just wondering if that fuel filter would work for a 3800 swap!

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Just wondering if that fuel filter would work for a 3800 swap!


I have no clue we need a 3800SC person to step in on that.

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I put some mud on the rear bumber.




I also got all the parts in for the fuel line.


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I posted some pictures of my fuel line install in my thread.

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I posted some pictures of my fuel line install in my thread.


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Report this Post11-18-2012 05:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Well I had a rough weekend but I did a little sanding on the car. At one point I was thinking about cutting the car into pieces. But I just kept sanding.






I was able to find one of those rare deck lid sticks also.






A few more pictures. Gianina decided she is going to call the car Frankenstein. She had named the old silver car problem child.












There is still so much work to be done.


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I know projects can seem overwhelming at times. Your over the hump though; it's a AWESOME BUILD MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was able to find one of those rare deck lid sticks also.





That's a pretty nice stick. I'm also one of the lucky few who is a proud owner of one of these rare deck lid sticks. I feel lucky in that my second Fiero came with one.

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I know projects can seem overwhelming at times. Your over the hump though; it's a AWESOME BUILD MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks

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That's a pretty nice stick. I'm also one of the lucky few who is a proud owner of one of these rare deck lid sticks. I feel lucky in that my second Fiero came with one.


That was a good buy most POs keep them when they sell.

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She's coming along nicely! I've enjoyed watching the progress and creativity.
Hang in there, I know a lot of people who hate the sanding part of bodywork. I for one enjoy it...kinda therapeutic...like some one who's lost their mind rocking back and forth wearing a straight jacket in a padded room....relaxing!

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She's coming along nicely! I've enjoyed watching the progress and creativity.
Hang in there, I know a lot of people who hate the sanding part of bodywork. I for one enjoy it...kinda therapeutic...like some one who's lost their mind rocking back and forth wearing a straight jacket in a padded room....relaxing!


That made me laugh lol Thanks.

Keep up the good work! I hope to drive it around the block someday!!

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Report this Post11-22-2012 07:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for F355spiderClick Here to Email F355spiderSend a Private Message to F355spiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Going tomorrow to pick up my trailer from Tomball. Gianina and I have been looking at the side picture and we decided to make some changes to the vent on the doors. I was hoping it would make the back look longer but I think it makes it look shorter. I am thinking about bringing the hoop forward as much as I can to make the rear look longer and the more cab forward look. This will delay bringing the car to S/A but I want to do the main fiberglass work at the shop and not in the garage.

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I got a day to work on the car. I cut the hoop off and moved it as far forward as i could. I like the change. I also changed side vent location and worked on the rockers. I like the changes.










I matched the vent with the one in the rocker.



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Vents cut out in new location.






Then as always the parting shot of leaving untill next time.



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I like the new scoop location too. If you are free tomorrow you can come up for our meeting. Be good to see you guys again.

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I like the new scoop location too. If you are free tomorrow you can come up for our meeting. Be good to see you guys again.


Just going to work on a couple ar 15 builds im doing will call you.

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PM sent I also need to know what year on the rocker panels.

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I got some more work done First I added some vents to the deck lid.










Drill out to see were I need to cut.









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Continue to the back of the car. I think they will function pretty well.











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I worked on a few other things got the windshield back in for some work on it and did some more work on the front clip. Gotta mow the grass today at the house but will get the pictures up when I can.

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Thanks for the PM, Car has came a long way from the first time I saw it.

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Gianina and I worked on the windshield and fit.

I wanted to add some filler under it to sure it up more.





I did some more work on the front clip.


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This is how we left the car until next time.


Looking more like I had planned in the start.




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I was skeptical at first but I was wrong. It's looking good, very exotic.

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Coming together very nicely.

Good decision moving the side vent back, looks 100% better.

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