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Project "off the Rickst'er Scale" begins by Bozzie
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After cutting out all the excess and then rewiring the lights. Found a short in the brake lights in the quarter panel and fixed that as well. Cleaned up..... and working





Repaired the front marker light wiring as well. And outside again
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Funny Mine didn't come with the door sill edging.



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Bob.....the owner told me it was a option back in 85' . VARY RARE !!

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Ugh, some people shouldn't be allowed near tools...

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Bob.....the owner told me it was a option back in 85' . VARY RARE !!


Yea....I'd bet not too many ordered it, being gold and all!

Course gold wasn't as high back then.....


Nice job on the wiring!


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Well....the 308 went home so its back to work on the 512

Putting some time in on the passenger mirror. I foamed it and shaped it.






Ready for its first coat of plastic

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Getting starter in the interior again. The headliner is 4" to short. So I got a fiberglass one from Archie, and cut another one up 4" to make up the difference.




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1st Coat of plastic

2nd


And some sanding

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I clamped the headliner and 40/40'd it for a quick temporary fit for glassing



Going to glass over the 3rd brake light hole....that's another project later on

Ready for some glassing

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Ready

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now for the other side, ill trim this later as I get the fit and taper right



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Back to the rear. I cut the taillight section out from the bumper. This will be fixed as the bumper will be removable for access to the lower rear engine compartment. Now im back to some trial and error as I try to shape this in a way that my mind is set.

Open book again here.


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Started making sheets for template for the rear quarters.



The taillight panel was straight but I decided to stagger the lights a bit, so I separated them



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using a piece of 5/8 pine I staggered the lights, ready for glassing





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Now making the lip for the upper and lower quarter / bumper to mount to. Unlike my last version the bottom bumper / lower quarter fender will be removable.



Lower quarter


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while that was drying I made some panels for the diffuser. Glassed them to the bottom bumper




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moving back to the Mirror. There was a space between the bottom of the mount and the top of the door.....so alittle glass here..


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Today I sold one of my 5sp 88 GT's Went to a good local home and it will be great so see more on the road in this area this summer !





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BUT....all is not lost as I brought this CJB 88' 5sp supercharged baby home. She's a burn victim in the battery area. Not to bad of a repair. I'll so a Restoration build on this in the general area soon



Here she is Flying onto the trailer ! Who says Fieros don't fly ?!!

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damn, that is some Night Rider boost right ther, lol

dan

p.s. continue that fiberglass work, love seeing it

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damn, that is some Night Rider boost right ther, lol


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Box any mofs planned for the new one ?

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Thanks Dan n Neil Thou I prefer to keep them on the ground when there flying Tony, the new CJB will get a few tweeks. Im still contemplating what to do. More to come on that build.

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Back to Alchemy. Working on the rear quarters again. Mocking up the upper part.








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Trimming and mocking up the bottom end




Almost time to drop the cradle and replace the clutch and all the brake / clutch lines / water lines.....from the stretch. I figure ill do that after mothers day.....for now i'll start building the interior back up again.

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Starting the interior here. I cut pieces from flat sheets to fit into the quarter window opening. Then I just glued them together before I put a final glass layer on it. Picked up from the Fiero Store the firewall abs panels with speaker opening. I was going to mount speakers into the upper rear area but it is just to small to do so.





Feels good to see the interior come back together.

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With the drivers side together I made templates for the passenger side. This side will come together MUCH quicker ! Pieces ready to go.



Sheets curing for the lower insides of the inside.


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Now that the interior pieces and body panels are coming together its time to drop the cradle. A few past problems need to be fixed. 1 st off is the Clutch slipping under boost. Another is the cleaning up and simplifying the wiring harness's. Finish up some welds and primer and repaint the engine bay.....among a few other things. So...... out she comes !


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Full of dust she's out.







Now comes the Fun part !

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Cleanup TIME !!! Grinding welds / Cleaning the frame for paint












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Multi tasking is the best when things are apart and all over the shop ! While things are drying on the frame , started taking the engine off the cradle to find out whats up with the clutch. Headers off, separating.....


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So with the drivetrain out I gutted the engine compartment. Everything is off / out GONE ! A few changes to some things while im this deep to come.




1st off im moving the ECM to the engine bay. This way when I have to drop the engine I can just unplug it




If you look up you can see the hinges for the hatch..... Courtesy of Neil's build Thanks Buddy !

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Welded in some braces from the rear xrossmember between the towers to each rear cradle mount







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With everything for the most part finalized its epoxy primer time


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With the engine split from the tranny I could see a few issues. The Pressure plate was rubbing into the tranny housing. A couple of grooves here. The F40 Spacer seams to be alittle to thick. Ive read a few issues on the forum about this. 1800 miles on a Spec 3+ and this is what I get.


The spacer..... theres some hot spots and uneven wear, probably because of all the extra pieces to make this clutch work it wasn't perfectly symmetrical.


A custom Spec Flywheel is now on the way.....no more spacers !!

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Primer......................................








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Primer done and drying

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WOW... Bozzie, this build of your's truly lives up to its description. It's absolutely amazing what you can do with the right tools, experience, determination, patience and vision.

Bravo, sir, bravo.

P.S.: I want your lift.

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Thanks ITALGT !! its definatly been a LONG rode. Its always SO close, but SO far........and for the Record, if your in my area and need a lift, its here for Ya !

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and Now for some PAINT Semi gloss black






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