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OPIE's Fiero GTX Build by TXOPIE
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ReMera UPDATES: Got all of the rust of the driver side chair rails:


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Also installed the head-rest speakers into the driver's side seat:


Also wrapped driver's side alter Recliner Cover in Turmeric:

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Speedhut shared the proof with me finally:


Cleaned up remote from mmeyer86gt/gtp:

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ReMera UPDATES: Skins...just the 1st test fit before applying the extra foam from Mr. Mike..making note of what areas need to be built up...so everything lays correctly:

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I order another kit from BD Trim real silver carbon fiber...have half the kit in Barbie and half in the Argenta...wanted to see how Kathy liked it in Barbie as well...she did...so now I needed a 2nd kit to finish both off:

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ReMera UPDATES:

Order rear turn 4 amber signal & 4 red break LED Lights:

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ReMera UPDATES: dye on the trunk carpet:



I also installed my switched trunk light in place:


Also Amida is making great progress on the G1 door panels...should be finished soon:



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ReMera UPDATES: Received digital AUX gauges from Tom Sweet:


Also preparing the interior that I pulled from the ReMera to go into its new Fiero:

This car was picked up for the DOHC ...being swapped into the Argenta and the current 2.8 will be swapped into this one while keeping the 4 speed.
This will be repainted with a daily driver paint job....may have found a cheaper way to get this done...removed the black plasti-dip from the 88 panels that were on the Testarossa originally:



I need to stick a few pieces into some clamps and glue them back to OEM form...then

Going to order a wood grain dash kit from BD Trim:

Medium Burl Wood

Already have a short shifter and boot for it.

Need to clean and pressure wash the OEM carpet that I pulled from the ReMera...then will install in this car as well.

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ReMera UPDATES: PM from Amida last night...all the smaller interior pieces have been completed...only the rear side speaker panels still have to be completed.


I think they turned out really nice and will raise the bar just a little more on the interior

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ReMera UPDATES: Ordered a set of billet levers...the steering column adjustment lever was rusted:


Also ordered a matching genuine GM chrome turn signal delay wiper lever switch:

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Lovin this build and the coverage provided.

I really like even the "concept" of the Remera, great idea, and the execution has far surpassed the projection, IMHO.

BIG

Pinned as a favorite long ago!

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Sage...thanks and glad you enjoy it...it is here to entertain and inspire

ReMera UPDATES: Cut the tinted plexi-glass down to size for Tom's digital gauges:


Used stock to test..since the G1 is based off of stock...just mimic'd the clear stock one.
  • Measure
  • Mark
  • score a few times
  • snap a few times
  • file it to exact curves with hand file


SpeedHut gauge over-lays are due in tomorrow.

Amida is shipping the smaller pieces...which will me allow me to permanently install the G1 dash and get everything bolted down and wires tied into place.
Which in turn will let me finish up all the wiring work for power mirror, power window & other switches, heated seats, USB ports, infotainment center , sub woofer, headrest speakers, etc.

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ReMera UPDATES: Ordered Mount Clips for Windshield Trim from Fiero Warehouse:


Moved on to cleaning up the passenger side seat rails:


Time to hit them with a few solid coats of black Rust-o-leum:


1st coat of Rust-o-leum:



Also installed the heated seat switch:

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ReMera UPDATES: Speedhut gauges overlays made it here...they look great!

Now I have to decide on the AUX gauges...Speedhut or Tom's Digital...I am leaning toward Toms.



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ReMera UPDATES: Don't have the time to do the seats with work being busy...so dropping them off to Sue at ASM Auto Upholstery tomorrow around lunch...pick them up on Tuesday.

https://www.asmautoupholstery.com/

Same shop from the 2 Discovery shows:


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ReMera UPDATES:

Speedhut custom gauge overlay for HVAC:



AuxilaryMultimediaPanel (AMP) ...I need to move the sub woofer knob over to the left a mm or 2 and down a hair...once I have it right...then I wrap it in the same carbon fiber as a few other trim pieces.

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ReMera UPDATES: Installed the set of billet levers & matching genuine GM chrome turn signal delay wiper lever switch:


Dipping the ends of the billet lever set in black plasti-dip to match the two-tone feel:



Also cleaned up the AMP...by shifting the sub woofer volume knob over ...looks balanced now:






Still need to deal with some gap around the top of the cigarette lighter panel.

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ReMera UPDATES:

I went to install the new LED Red & Amber lights and wasn't happy with the conditions of the sockets...so...I

Order 8 TAIL TURN & STOP LIGHT SOCKETs from Fiero Jon:


I also ordered 4 Standard Motor Products HP4080 Sidemarker Light Sockets for the side markers:

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Same shop from the 2 Discovery shows:


Was there at Christmas 2014

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Was there at Christmas 2014






and didn't stop in to visit me

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ReMera UPDATES: Can we say Sweet! ...seats are ready:


Thanks Mr Mike & Sue from ASM Auto Upholsteryseats look great!:

also been working on some of the wiring in the rear:


and also extended the center gauge pod pigtail for ease of installation:


Also the 2nd interior trim package came in from BD Trims:

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Gorgeous interior... great color selections too. Absolutely love it.

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Gorgeous interior... great color selections too. Absolutely love it.


Thanks Steel...glad you like it...speaking of it...here some more of the interior trim pieces I just got back from Amida:

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ReMera UPDATES: Need to move the ReMera to the other garage:



Just enough of the interior to put in...so I can move her over.

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Argetna UPDATES: Pulled the DOHC from the donor car last night...need to clean her up and get her ready to install in the Argenta.



Also..the donor car frame is shot (serious cancer)...saved this engine just in the nick of time...so everything that is salvageable and worth a damn...will be yanked...then the frame will go off to the recycling yard.

This is where the cradle was attached...sorta (Driver's side rear):

Indiana Car...snow, salt & sand from the winters.

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Argenta UPDATES: Progress on the engine clean up:


Need more supplies: steel wool, wire brushes, & chemicals!

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General UPDATES: Picked up the following used wood grain interior trim to finish off the perfect brown interior I pulled from the ReMera:





With a little cleanup and polish...these will look great!

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ReMera Updates: Gauge needles...got them clean and prepped for blue translucent paint.
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knocking out a few other sets while doing it.

Backside of the needles get white:


...to reflect the translucent blue that will be painted on the front:


Giving a similar effect as John's:

but they will be a little bit brighter because of the white on the back...learning from John and trying to improve them a tad.

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ReMera UPDATES: Ordered LOKAR LED Shifter indicator setup:

Lokar XCIND-1715 - Lokar Midnight Series LED Dash Indicators



going to have to rework the Aux panel..sift the media card reader down and put the sift indicator directly above...they are about the same size.



Also order Dew Strip Removal Tool from Rodney:

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Argenta UPDATES: Picked up a Davis DynaBatt & Holder for battery relocation:




also a set of Prothane 7-2034 Bushing Kit Polyurethane Red:



and a set of Red Aluminum Cradle Bushings 1984-1987 from Rodney:

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ReMera UPDATES: Sent my gauge cluster to JScott1 to have him install the Sunbird turbo gauge...which he received late yesterday and must have been bored last night....because at 2am this morning...he posted this picture on another thread:

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ReMera UPDATES: Ordered LOKAR LED Shifter indicator setup:

Lokar XCIND-1715 - Lokar Midnight Series LED Dash Indicators



going to have to rework the Aux panel..sift the media card reader down and put the sift indicator directly above...they are about the same size.





That location for the shift indicator works great for us.


Keep up the great work I'm enjoying your build. We are doing some major tweaks to the Enterra interior over the summer, I'll keep ya posted

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That location for the shift indicator works great for us.

Keep up the great work I'm enjoying your build. We are doing some major tweaks to the Enterra interior over the summer, I'll keep ya posted


Thanks Troy! Hope you and yours are doing well and I look forward to seeing the updates on Lisa's amazing Enterra!

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General G1 dash UPDATES: Looking to have BD Trim take measurements from a set of my G1 metal dash trim pieces...so I could utilize their trim products:

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Argetna UPDATES: The DYNA-Batt, its mounting bracket and the Poly bushings all arrived from summit yesterday:


Still need to decide exactly where in the trunk I am going to mount it.


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Argenta UPDATES: Order 12 piece Suspension kit:


1st time not utilizing TRW parts....we will see how it goes

Also ordered the following wireless remote battery kill switch:


and a set of battery terminal quick releases:


and 6ft of Battery cables:


and a positive & Negative power blocks:

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ReMera UPDATES: The Lokar LED Dash indicator kit arrived:


A few more interior pieces to trickle in on the ReMera...so my game plan is to make the big push all next weekend and hopefully a week from this Sunday...I will have the ReMera's interior finished!

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Be careful of where you get your suspension components from.

I got one of those packages from ebay and the ball joints were garbage. I had one of the threads on the ball joint fail. Then when I went to replace the ball joint, the press fit was oversized and the quality ball joints that I tried to put in after were sloppy and had to be welded in.

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Be careful of where you get your suspension components from.

I got one of those packages from ebay and the ball joints were garbage. I had one of the threads on the ball joint fail. Then when I went to replace the ball joint, the press fit was oversized and the quality ball joints that I tried to put in after were sloppy and had to be welded in.


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Appreciate the heads up...was suspect at the price and will do a very careful inspection of the parts...if looks like inferior...I will hunt down the TRW parts.

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ReMera UPDATES: Re-worked the AMP (Auxiliary Multimedia Panel) to include the shifter display.




And now with it wrapped:

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Originally posted by doublec4:

Be careful of where you get your suspension components from.

I got one of those packages from ebay and the ball joints were garbage. I had one of the threads on the ball joint fail. Then when I went to replace the ball joint, the press fit was oversized and the quality ball joints that I tried to put in after were sloppy and had to be welded in.



Dang...I did what I should have done the 1st time...after stewing on your comment a day or two...

Picked up a pair of TRW Tie Rod Ends:
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also picked up two TRW front upper and two front lower ball joints. Part #'s 10324 and 10326



And a pair of TRW ES2038 Inner Tie Rod Ends:

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