Guys...here is another possible door option for the G1 dash from a Trans Am:
I noticed while reviewing jscott1 build thread (when he put the entire dash & door skins in one of his cars) that cut of the Trans am dash in the corners where they meet the doors are not far off from the G1.
I've been away for a couple years, but I gotta say, this build seems to be "state of the art". From your dash swap, to your infotainment system, to the possible OLED switching...Even the place you want to get headlamps from... Just absolutely top notch, my friend. Can't wait to see finished pictures. BTW, I'd have voted for the first wheels pictured, just more classy and timeless than the others. Particularly the centers. $.02
------------------ ~Michael '85 GT 4sp white - SOLD | | '85 2M6 Auto red - SOLD | | '84 2M4 bare chassis - SOLD Crap, I'm out of Fieros! Time to buy another!! - "Your mileage may vary." WTB: Formula 5sp
I used this on my camaro before and had some issues with it pealing off on side walls and roof. I think I ended up using some spray adhesive to make it hold better. If i remember right the areas I had issue with were where the overlay (read carpet etc) where not in close contact.
Hella good stuff at the right price. I think it may have been a bit better if I used a heat gun to help it stick when I was rolling it on. Dont get me wrong I would use it again, but just keep an eye out for that. It also may be that the newer stuff has a better adhesive backing than what I used.
UPDATE: As we all know information on the Internet is not always correct.
The new C6 steering wheel has the same diameter spline as the Fiero, but it has the new "DD" style spline....
But never give up, never surrender!
So I started looking at how both steering wheels where actually put together.
Started with the C6. That only part I was really concerned about was how the assembled the core portion.
The frame of the steering wheel is forged out of some alloy composite with a nice clean "x" diameter hole in the center.
This is where a machine hot presses the true core into that hole...thinking so far...so good...this has options, lets look at the Fiero steering wheel now.
While brain-storming I noticed that the Fiero's stock steering wheels core was a lot wider...my thought was if I could easily remove the core from the center of the rest of the wheel, I could then have the larger core machined down to the correct diameter and have it punched into the new C6 steering wheel.
So I now needed to figure out how to get the core removed from the wheel.
I notice that on the front facing portion of the steering wheel where the horn button snaps into the stock steering wheel that there were 4 rivets holding on a plastic cover. So demo time...I used a flat head and snapped the plastic cover in several places removing it and just leaving the tops of the rivets...I then took metal cutters and cleanly cut off the heads of the rivets.
now with the plastic cover and the rives out of the way...low and behold I find out that the Fiero steering wheel is assembled just like any aftermarket wheel with 6 flush mounted screws holding the wheel to the HUB
...so now I have to scratch my head at anyone that utilizes any after market HUB adapter on a Fiero to mount an after-market steering wheel. A simple thin gauge disc shaped plate with holes drilled for both the stock hub & the after market wheel...and it would look factory distance from the column as well.
Can someone show me where I am missing something?
Also in prep for the mounting of the new steering wheel next week, I picked up the remaining pieces for the C6 wheel:
Saturday morning, I have plans to go to the salvage yard and pull the airbag bracket from a blown air-bag...this piece snaps into the cover plate above...which allows the front cover to lock onto the steering wheel.
Here is what it looks like with a fresh airbag loaded:
I just wont put a new airbag in the bracket.
The only things left to do once I get the wheel back on Monday is wire the horn, which I have already figured out
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PAID for the insurance on it ...but that is not the point...I want Rob to finish up my interior...now this is gonna delay it...it had my G6 glovebox, my center console armrest...i was having it recovered as well to match, vent screen and the bracket to my gauge cluster...asked rob to bend it 70 degrees since he has the correct tool to measure it on hand....FUN FUN!
Keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best!
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UPDATE: INFOTAINMENT CENTER...as my normal self...given enough time I keep looking for a better and less expensive solution.
Well when it comes to this piece I want it to be as flexible as possible so I decided to not go with the Car-joy 2 din unit...don't get me wrong...awesome unit, but its hardware is proprietary...locked in!
I really like the MIMO HP, but the price tag is pretty high, so I kept looking, but nothing that seem reasonable.
But earlier today while searching for a piece of electronic hardware (computer) I knew existed from a friend of mine..."converts steering wheel controls into USB keyboard and HID remote controller"
Hardware feature - Converts resistance-output steering wheel remote controller into USB HID keyboard and HID remote controller. - Works same as standard USB HID keyboard and HID remote controller by hardware. - 24V tolerant 4 channel resistance input. - Supports 28 physical buttons, 52 programmable logical buttons. - 2 logical button for one physical button, up to 5 simultaneous key strokes by one button. - 2 programmable LED port. - Remote wake-up(resume PC from sleep with steering wheel remote controller). - Temperature range : -40 ~ +85°C
JoyCon Explorer aided feature - Preset change by Preset up and down buttons. - Speech and OSD when preset is changed. - Application link(application launches and popup with preset changing). - Speech when application launches and a button is pressed. - User definable Button Speech - Automatic Button Detection - Online firmware update.
- No external power or driver installation needs. - Available OS : Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003
(JoyCon Explorer supports Windows XP and the later version. JoyCon Explorer does not support Linux. But CarPC JoyCon EX works on Linux and Mac after it is configured at Windows.)
App Link enables to launch application with steering wheel remote control's button and switch application when preset is changed.
Connect two wires of CarPC JoyCon EX’s input channel to the remote controls, and connect USB.
This is the typical resistance-output steering wheel remote controller's circuit. You can put additional buttons like green box below by DIY, if you want.
You can control two external LED.
You can use typical USB cam as rearview camera with CarPC JoyCon EX. Any USB camera or video capture device can be rearview camera.
Rearveiws popups when Channel C detects reversing light,
ex Cam shows when reversing light is detected. Any video capture device can be rearview camera. Horizontal and Vertical Mirror is supported.
AND THEN A LINK FROM THAT SITE LEAD ME DOWN THIS PATH:
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Rob (Aminda) should receive my stuff to complete my G1 dash in the next hour or so...UPS tracking states it is out for delivery. Hopefully even with the issue with the train, everything gets to him undamaged!
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ALSO...Spoke with EVM_Rob last night on the phone.
So we worked up a game plane for the next few months.
This is who is going to do my front & rear Fascias that I want. Because of the very complicated lines, there is a lot of hours that are involved and it will need to be done in stages...which in turn is going to take time.
So that new front & rear fascia will go on another of my Fieros later next fall.
So this leaves an opening for a new body on my 86GT....going to go with one of EVM_Rob's 308/MERA re-bodies.
He is going to wait to April 1st (warmer weather) to start making my 308 body...he makes them when ordered. And he will have it ready for shipping within 6 weeks from start date...so putting me about middle of May.
Between now and then he is going to be working up a replicated copy of the Zimmer Quicksilver inner door skin...so he can knock that out real quick before he starts my body.
So by mid-April we should have the Zimmer Quicksilver inner door skins as another option!
Also he has several other cool projects that will be rolling out...keep an eye on EVM_Rob!
This timing actually works out very well.
I should have all the mechanical & interior (excluding door inner skins) completed by then and ready to mount the body
Wow, what an amazing project, SOOoo much going on it's hard to keep track of, in a good way!
If you are going to use the Rjoy device with a CarPC you will be happy! As you mentioned, you can, with a simple resistor, create your own inputs very easily. There are also a few good ones 'ready to go'. One is a Sony marine controller. I am using one in my setup. Here is a link to a bit about it in my build thread.
As for a CarPC, I have a far better option than the one above if you are interested. If you are still going with a CarPC running Win7, I can send you more info, just drop me a pm or an email.
P.S. Looks like Rob will get his parts today Seattle, WA, United States 03/12/2013 4:23 A.M. Out For Delivery
I will be in Fort Lauderdale last weekend of the month. My daughter is a model in Miami and my wife and I are headed down for a weekend. I will be staying in a hotel near the beach. Maybe you could take a drive on down and show me the car if you have time and its not too far!