Don't anyone get me wrong ...I am still on mark to do the 308/MERA body starting April 1st.
But instead of doing the front & rear fascia that I have shown in combination with Archie's wide body in the fall.
I think I am going to see if EVM_Rob will do this entire re-body for me...give me your thoughts everyone:
i love the looks of this
------------------ this is the pics of all my cars http://www.motortopia.com/93xr7merc and http://www.fquick.com/bkcamaro 70 Buick Riviera Stage 1 455 Big Block Auto Dual Carb 73 Buick Riviera GS 455 Big Block auto (#2 on dream car list) 78 Chevy C 10 Step Side Pick up 350 auto 85 Chevy Camaro Z28 383 stroker auto (#3 on dream car list) 96 Chevy Camaro Z28 350 LT1 auto (daily driver during the nice months) 14.1 at 99.25 mph 8/5/09 98 GMC 2500 350 auto (plow truck) 86 Pontiac Fiero 2.5L 5 speed (mgp car) Videos of most of my cars http://www.youtube.com/user...eos?flow=grid&view=0
UPDATE: Finally made it to the salvage yard this morning!
I picked up a set of Solstice air vents for my 2nd interior for the project...since I plan on utilizing another G1 interior, but different color scheme.
I also scored the airbag bracket I needed to complete my C6 steering wheel
I also found a 2nd steering wheel button that fits the left-hand blank plate on the steering wheel I received...Now I will not only have volume and station controls, but also an info & enter button for more assignable tasks on my AutoPC
I also picked up some Pontiac & GM badges while there as well:
...Saturday I need to run to south Dallas to go pickup my completed spline CORE swap on metal part of the C6 steering wheel...once I have it back, it should be 5 minutes to put the pieces together and slide it on the column. So hopefully by Sunday we will have completed write up and pictures of the process & the finished product.
are you gonna make it to round-up this year, would love to see the progress.
I like to but my job is one that has projects that spike and require a lot of time, but if I can swing it I will be there. Wanted to go to Springfling today, but working on a deadline for a project and I can't take down time this weekend. So it goes.
and from member,Ventura, I picked up two TRW front upper and two front lower ball joints. Part #'s 10324 and 10326
I should also see my full-time power-steering from Chris at West Coast early this week...I saw that he charged my card, which means that he should have shipped it:
Lets see...what else to update...
Steering Wheel...still at Davis Metal...they promised it will be ready by Wednesday...since I am a little project for a very large shop and they aren't charging me too much...I got shifted to the back burner...way it goes
My welder, "Mr Cool" as l like to call him...has all my 0/1 wiring system soldered and ready for drop off...he would have done it yesterday, but I am waiting on my next box truck e-brake to arrive early this week. He will drop off the cables and pick up the Fiero & box truck e-brake to make them one.
Won't be able to get it back until after week from today. I will be down in Miami next weekend to go see my daughter and check out a few So Florida members cars while I'm down there
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UPDATE: Paid FieroGuru for the front hubs, so hopefully he will be able to ship them out tomorrow
Just spoke to Dwaine from Davis Metal...steering wheel is ready for pickup
I will post pictures as soon as I pick it up to show the finished results of a modified C6 steering wheel that fits a stock Fiero steering column. This is accomplished by re-coring the C6 wheel with a shaved core from the original steering wheel.
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How exactly do you plan on wiring up the steering wheel control buttons? They work in the newer cars, because they have newer steering columns with the appropriate clock spring to connect the electronics properly. The only thing in the Fiero that is wired to the steering wheel, is the horn, which is simple enough to not need all the extra bits.
Not 100% true...Harder to explain without pictures...so I will show and explain later this evening when I have time to take the pictures...not the easiest angles and lighting...but I'll get them
I will show you and everyone step by step on the hows as I progress and then in the end I will make an official guide.
But be assured that both sets of controls on the steering wheel will be fully functioning and there is plenty of room in the steering column.
Will be converted to full RFID push button start system....button will be located on column at old turn-key location...this is the most complicated part (which isn't that complicated)...just have to deal with steering wheel lock pin & a few other things.
Hazard switch is being relocated to rocker panel in center dash.
Steering wheel column plastic colars will be cleaned up, hole filled from hazard button and repainted.
Hint on the solution...created my own SIR clock-spring
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