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OPIE's Fiero GTX Build by TXOPIE
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ReMera UPDATES: Tomorrow is the big day...she is completely prep'd & ready for her new paint.


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Looking good! Can't wait to see it painted.

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Looking good! Can't wait to see it painted.

Same here, Are you going to keep this one are sell?

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Same here, Are you going to keep this one are sell?


Davey...the 1st ones always stay in the FieroCave (personal collection) as a DEMO.

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ReMera Updates: this was a picture taken yesterday...this is with 4 layers of paint on her.

At that point it highlighted a few minor imperfections (pin holes)...that were all addressed today and its back to the painting tomorrow morning.

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Argenta UPDATE: Got the rear plate setup correctly and the wires situated for the rear backup camera portion.


Still need to get TX plates on her before she hits the road.

I also removed the sail windows prepping her for paint:

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ReMera UPDATES: Today she is ready for denib and clear.

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ReMera Update: Brian shipped off his bare G1 and auxiliary parts to Rob.


Once Rob receives the stuff, he will start upholstering it in the correct color and Brian will setup a time to drive down and pickup the G1 I have.
We really lucked out on this one... this is a mistake that only cost me time...that doesn't happen very often.

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ReMera UPDATES: Well things don't always go in the time line as planned.
We did another re-coat on color today before laying down the clear, because we broke through in two spots while de-nibbing.

A little more time, but it will be SOOO worth it in the end!

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Argenta UPDATE: Thinking about having air vents cut into the rear portions like this:

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...like this... for air intake...it currently has no place for air intake as is.

Planning on powder coating a set of screens black chrome, wrapping them around from behind...similar of how we did BluDrm's side vents.

Also cleaned up the OEM sail panels...they are still in almost perfect condition...almost invisible scuff on the inside of the driver's side...you would probably never see it unless I pointed it out.

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ReMera UPDATES: The clear coat has been laid...its beer time for my guy...he is headed to the lake...its in the 70's here today!




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Wow! This car is going to look great. Your painter does excellent work.

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It's always a huge milestone when the colour finally hits the primer. Congrats.

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Thanks Guys...can't wait to see her in the sunlight.

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ReMera UPDATES: NONE...it is still 75 degrees here and my painter is still on the lake, back to business tomorrow!

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ReMera UPDATES: Brian's naked G1 dash and auxiliary parts were delivered to Rob today:

One step closer to resolving that mistake

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Wow! This car is going to look great. Your painter does excellent work.


X2, I was thinking about plasti Dip or Wrap but I your Guy has me rethinking that logic. My 88 Coup body needs some serious love.

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ReMera UPDATES:




NOW ON TO THE WET SANDING! ...can't wait to see her after the wet sanding is complete

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That looks awesome!!!

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Paint looks fantastic!

Jim, I sent you a pm, please get back to me as soon as you can.

Thank you

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ReMera UPDATES: Brian and friends just left with the G1 dash...now it is just a waiting game again, but I should get my matching G1 door panels this time with the dash.

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Argenta UPDATES: A little powder coating for the DOHC


Need to let the pair cool and then do the 2nd coat...transparent Red tomorrow

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ReMera UPDATES: Everything has been wet-sanded and buffed.
Wipe down, finish wax and putting it back together tomorrow...so we should have some good photos tomorrow!

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ReMera UPDATES: Picked up a Sunfire Turbo gauge:
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for the 3.4 Turbo.

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ReMera Updates: Chatted with Mr. Mike...The new Turmeric (Correct color) material arrived yesterday.
Today he is cutting the logo panels out and taking them to the embroidery shop for my custom embroidery

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ReMera UPDATES: I posted in the mall a perfect set of Antera #609s (which are no longer produced) that I found on craigslist that were not mine.
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17" +32 offset.

Well it only took 2 days of staring at them...I called, talked him down on price and they will be shipped Monday

Current rims on the ReMera will be moved to the "MyTestarossa" build...which are a better match for that one anyways.

Looked up after typing this post at my "classic car" calendar that my wife got me for X-Mas..should have flip it 4 days ago....I guess I enjoyed the picture...its a 65 Mustang...I had an actual 641/2 coupe, Wilmington white, palomino interior, rally pack and 3 Hurst 3 speed on the floor...these were my very 1st set of rims:

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ReMera UPDATES...drum roll please...the 1st of the photos are flowing in and WOW! ...more to come shortly

Looks like there is still some wax to clean up.

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Outstanding ! About the only thing i might change would be to lower it just a little more for a more aggresive stance.

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Outstanding ! About the only thing i might change would be to lower it just a little more for a more aggressive stance.


EXOTICSE...one step at a time

Next steps are to flip the 2.8 Turbo for my 3.4 Turbo, 13" brake upgrades, bigger brake booster, AMS rear and front coil-overs.

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ReMera UPDATES: Almost getting there!




Tomorrow we need to get the wet-sand marks buffed




Taped off the mirrors...will be sanding off the light texture of the rear clam shell to a smooth finish and painting that portion to match:

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Is this a candy paint?

 
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ReMera UPDATES:




NOW ON TO THE WET SANDING! ...can't wait to see her after the wet sanding is complete



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LornesGT,

It is GM's Crystal Red Tintcoat (GM# WA505Q).
It is actually considered a tri-coat, 3 stage finish.

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ReMera UPDATES: Ordered a few needed parts.

C6 Tips:


License Plate Frame with integrated backup camera:


20 Inner Door Panel Retainer clips from the Fierostore:


Also these lug nut covers for BluDrm...since they look so clean with the Subaru Rims on Barbie...same Rims on BluDrm:

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Another Thread today inspired me to do some custom Fiero T-Shirts:

Front

Back


Front 2 (blue)


Front 2 (graphite)


Front 3 (white)

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Is thought you a might want to see this thread.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/095100.html

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Is thought you a might want to see this thread.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/095100.html


Much appreciated for the heads up on the issue!

I am no longer a silent partner and broke that relationship months ago...I feel it is my place to try and assist, if I can.

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