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My Wife’s 88 T-Top Chop-Top LS4 Build by F355spider
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Spider this is looking soooo cool !


Thanks,
Back to the body, Gianina wants the body done first hoping to take it out some this year even if in primer then I can swap LS4. I will try to get the rear clip back on this weekend.

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Looking good, think you will make it to Round Up this year??

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Looking good, think you will make it to Round Up this year??


It would be nice to have it at an event this year. Even with 2.8 and in primer. Time will tell. Gianina is pushing me I'm just moving slow in my old age.

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If you need help one weekend I can come down. I don't know much (read anything) about body work but I need to learn sometime. I know it will be a pain to do all that sanding by yourself lol

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If you need help one weekend I can come down. I don't know much (read anything) about body work but I need to learn sometime. I know it will be a pain to do all that sanding by yourself lol


Sounds good could always use some help. I ordered some polyester primer today. But still a long way from using it.

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I had a little time to get the rear clip ready to put on the car today.





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I put the rear clip back on today.





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Any new updates??

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I am also looking for updates.

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OK you guys motivated me to work on the car a little today. I test fit the taillights.



I like the way they fit with the new bumper.



I worked on the bumper also



the other side

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Did a little more work on the rear bumper after I got home.



put some more glass over the foam.

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looking great

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Looking good.

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I got home today and was sitting in my chair and Gianina looked at me and ask if I was going to work on the car. I let her know the fiberglass needs to cure for a while and she said I could work on the front. So here we go. Front clip off and marking for front headlights.



Thought I would take a couple more shots of the car. Really, hoping to end up with a very different looking Fiero.



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I think you have accomplished that already lol.

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I think you have accomplished that already lol.


Thanks, The wife is really pushing me lately but I want it to be right. There will be a lot of sanding in the future. The car will be black with red accents inside and out.

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I worked on the headlights today. I just have them sitting in place but gives a little visual. I hope I will get the brackets made tomorrow to bolt them to the car. Then I can work on the front clip some more.

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I got home today and was sitting in my chair and Gianina looked at me and ask if I was going to work on the car. I let her know the fiberglass needs to cure for a while and she said I could work on the front. So here we go. Front clip off and marking for front headlights.



Thought I would take a couple more shots of the car. Really, hoping to end up with a very different looking Fiero.





I like the way the wheels look on the car. It is a very different looking Fiero. I saw the same looking wheels but in black on a 06 GTO today made me think of the car
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Really, hoping to end up with a very different looking Fiero.


Nah, it looks like every other Fiero i've seen. two doors, four wheels, hood, top, rear, i don't see any differences

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Nah, it looks like every other Fiero i've seen. two doors, four wheels, hood, top, rear, i don't see any differences


TTops. evil LOL

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I got the headlight brackets finished.

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I did not take any pictures today it was mostly just adjusting and working on getting the front clip were it needs to be. I ended up bringing it in another inch shorter. I hope to get the hood back on tomorrow and see what it looks like.

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A few more shots of the car. As is today





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Was able to do a little carving today. A Lot of work to go not sure when I will get the body finnished.


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Lookin' good!

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Lookin' good!


Thanks; I wish that G1 interior would work in the car. I will be running a different gage cluster and need the dash deeper for the windshield. Waiting to see how it turns out with door skins.

Gianina and I was is San Antonio today looking at homes and we saw a white bumper pad in a garage in Helotes. We wondered if anyone on here owns it? It looked clean.

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I was shocked, while in Corpus today I saw a silver GT with black primer across the front and headlights in up position. That makes two Fieros in two days.

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You should make it to Round Up if you can. Meet some of your soon to be neighbors and their cars!!

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You should make it to Round Up if you can. Meet some of your soon to be neighbors and their cars!!


I have it marked on the calendar. Just wish we had the car ready. I made a little time to work on the hood today. Thought I would pass a couple of pictures on. I will keep the hood smooth ( no vents) I think it makes the front look wider.




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Bump for updates!

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Here ya go. I bolted on the door panels and started working on the doors today.


















I hope to get the driver side door done tomorrow

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Nice Scoops, might have said it earlier but what are they going to be routed to?

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Nice Scoops, might have said it earlier but what are they going to be routed to?


Plans are to have the transmission cooler on one side and the oil cooler on the other for the LS4. The side skirts have vents that will go to the brakes. Been lazy today just watching the NASCAR race not much car work getting done.

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I was about to say, Less posting, more working. It's the weekend!! lol No need to work on it so much you get burnt out though.

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Really liking the progress on the door panels.

Also, I'm extremely curious as to how you will tweak this area to make it 'fit' with the rest of the car.



Everything else seems to flow really well, great work!

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I was about to say, Less posting, more working. It's the weekend!! lol No need to work on it so much you get burnt out though.



I did clean up around the car after the race.

 
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Really liking the progress on the door panels.

Also, I'm extremely curious as to how you will tweak this area to make it 'fit' with the rest of the car.



Everything else seems to flow really well, great work!


You have a good eye. That area has been on the back of my mind for a while.

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You have a good eye. That area has been on the back of my mind for a while.



It took me awhile. I really wanted to post something constructive in your thread. Instead of the obvious; "Great job!" Pretty sure you already knew that.

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It took me awhile. I really wanted to post something constructive in your thread. Instead of the obvious; "Great job!" Pretty sure you already knew that.


The problem is I like the way it looks front on. but it is off from the side. Paint might help will see.





I looked at some homes out I 10 today near Boerne was nice and I get to drive buy the San Antonio Ferrari Dealership every day if I decide to buy a house out that way. Still looking for a new home to finnish the car at.

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I know what you mean, that front end with those headlamps looks great.

Try playing with that vent a little bit. I think that might be throwing me off looking through it and seeing concrete. Filling it in a bit, or maybe making that 90* in the bottom left more swoop-y or something... idk, I'm sure you'll figure something out.

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I know what you mean, that front end with those headlamps looks great.

Try playing with that vent a little bit. I think that might be throwing me off looking through it and seeing concrete. Filling it in a bit, or maybe making that 90* in the bottom left more swoop-y or something... idk, I'm sure you'll figure something out.



I have been thinking of filling that vent. It is not needed and like you said might fix it.

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