No skills buddy just making it up as I go along. This things all boogered together, every single piece o fb has been cut in half at least one way, once lol. The pieces are pretty damn thick from all the over lap on the inside. Im jonesing to do the interior, hafta finish the fb first- so much damn dust! Will be chopping up the headlight area of the hood this weekend and my metal showed up for door sills, rear roof frame, new spoiler and rear piece o metal that goes across the whole back. went dumpster diving while at the shop and found a 20" piece of 2.5" ss pipe. Free exhaust tips! Then onto air suspension.
I live on a kinda busy 4 way street w poeple walking by often. An older guy sees me working on the car and says Ferrari? Pontiac. gives me a weird look- ferrari? no pontiac! what year? 86 oh, looks like a ferrari from the back
the other day Hey is that a real ferrari? man u know everybodys been asking me that since I got it. Ive never heard of a real ferrari, this is just says ferrari only. I think those are waaay more expensive oh. hmm
Im kinda thinking pontiac emblems all over, I pulled the ferrari stuff off the back. I think itll be more confusing for people if they see pontiac emblems when they walk up. thanks for watching the madness! shem
Thanks for the nice replies fellas it is appreciated! Def not ingenious but I do have a knack for finding new ways to get things done. I learned how to use ms paint, put a pic of my car n a pic of the real one, scale them so the wheelbases are matching. Then using the draw a box function to measure areas on the real car to areas on my car because it gives a pixel height value. Everything on this kit was waay bigger than it shoulda been. I have made these body pieces proportional to the real thing and to the fiero wheelbase. I thought that was pretty cool, everything else is just hokey lol
Mkay, heres what I got up to yesterday cut out the fb and made this test piece for the side vents. Its screwed to the door shell so it rotates w the door. Going to see if my buddy can cut these on the laser. If so i can punch out the upper vents to look like the real deal
Dumpster diving the ss scrap bin showed up a 18" piece of 2.5 tubing. Shop owner asked what I was going to do w it, he gets a kick out of the junk I make w scrap. I told him exhaust tips, he said but those are maybe $15 a piece. I said yeah but id hafta wait for them to show,and spend the $45. This ill make in 5 mins, for free, and I had fun making it myself. He laughs and walks away. Cut em and 15 seconds on the wire wheel cleaned up nice. Fills the hole much better
Dug out this scoop w the jigsaw to give it more angle, had a straight line before looked dumbbb
ripped this panel apart, didnt match too well to the trunk. I didnt have the inside reinforced yet. U can see how little bondo actually stays
Started chunking up the hood again, the lower area slopes in and shouldnt. Used the belt sander to make some serious roundage at the headlight areas
Got some 5x2 .125 wall box for my rear roof support/roll bar. Only needed 6', had to buy a 20'. in the hood picture u can kinda see the super cheese attachment method used to hang the hood on the car. Buncha 1/2" box tubing that bends every time you open the hood so it never sits right again. Going to use some of that 5x2 to make frame/bumper extensions front and back and create a new hood hinge and mounting assy. Heres the 20 footer in the band saw
Backed the car out to clean the area. Man I havent looked at the car from far away in a long time, damn it looks pretty f@cking good! The hoods not as bad as I think. Or the work I just did finished the right look. I dunno but I like it i like it hey mikey
Cant get over the above pics, man its looking good. havent had time to mess w the car, hadta get ready for camping. Yuuge chore to move everything stored underneath n inside and everthing around and moving 2 cars to get the trailer out. Cleaned the tanks n carbs on the bikes. Lake was about 60' higher than 2 years ago. Met my buddy from pismo that rides
Me pullin a trump sized wheelie
Started diggin into the car again, tone o metal fab n welding to do. Found a use for the rest o that 5x2, welded frame extensions and a back bumper
fabbing a frame for the front clamshell hinges. Found a hitachi cutting saw at lowes for $149, comes w a grinder
Got the rollbar welded in and working on hinges for the trunk lid
Man wetbikes are awesome! They went under because theres a learning curve, it not easy like a sit down. They pop up on craigslist often, always need lotsa luv. I make tons of parts to make em faster. I have an 85hp triple in my beast w modified pump. 52mph lol. The one in the pic is the wifeys bike speedy gonzales, sucked doen a reed cage gasket but still got 43.4mph. Once you get one they make babies quick, I have 5. Theres a meet in Ok every summer lotsa fun n good folks- wetbike.net Theres all kindsa vintage wacky watercraft out there, check out the surfjet
roof n trunk are glassed together and trunks mounted to new hinge assy and i think itll work lol. more pics to come shem
Works busy and its getting hot. Did get a lil bit more done. Started cleaning up and shaping scoops and filling low spots in the front and all over really
Last look of these windows, Ill be making the frames outta steel box tubing because I cant get steel c-channel in the size I want. So box tubing will work if I cut off one side. Be much stronger too. Guess i didnt need that aluminum welder after all lol
Heres some cheese Need to make the back rounded but theres a metal bar welded in and the trunks glassed to it. So I made a relief cut, propped it up, and threw some weight on top
uber cheese but its working
And a side shot
Im going to need to drive it to the machinist shop soon so Im getting it roadworthy-bolting all the panels down so they dont come off on the freeway. Still tons of welding and fiberglass details to do but it feels awesome to be done cutting this thing up. About time to change this turd buffing wheel, it smells like sh!t
exoticse thank u! Pat u got photoshop skills! My buddy was a few hundred feet away and drunk when he shot that pic o me doing the wheelie(no wheels- skiie?)
Anywhose Works been busy workin 7 days a week. Started prokin around w the fb on the back to make some curve. Its too thick when I cut it it still wont budge. Had some cans o foam from work and made the impression, cut it w the sawzall, n fb that sumbitch. Got his weekend off and got a lil more done. Meet up w crasian, drove down 2 hours to get a free pass n back window. Didnt hear him call cuz I was sanding lol. made a hd run, hit the machine shop to get my alum for the wing. Knocked that out while bondos drying came out coo
Hit up hazard fraught for that lil belt sander, walked out w a ton o junk
That lil sanders frickin handy! As long as the fuc&ing belt stays on lol
Got scooper duper and started getting things symettrical
started shaping the back scoop vents, pure nastiness
w that lil sander and the dremel the scoops r coming out pretty good
heres the back pretty much done done. panels fitted and secured
The wing came out so so. may fu&k w it later
Pulled the driver door and started refitting and moving the window frame inward at the bottom. Got my steel tube coming soon to make these outta steel
Lotsa lil details to fill my time but im looking for a bodyman to do a skim coat a final sanding before paint. Going to do the interior next as most of the sanding/cuttings done. Getting seats this week and starting on the interior while bondos drying. Interior should go quick. Uggh gotta focus on windows or ill have to tape the interior off.
Still waiting on my box tubing for the window channels. Started the interior. Got seats, vents, indicators, switch panel, and 5 point harnesses. Pulled the dash today and made the template for the new one all in 1 hour
Should have the dash ready for felt by mid week. Need to get a shift knob, shift plate, gauges, and a push start button. Trying to find some momo iron ons to cover the ralli art logo on the seats and other stuffs. Got the scoops glassed up outside, need to finish and then layer fb on the inside for strength and fb is all done! yeah buddy!
Man its freakin hot! been doin metal work all day. Beefed up the welds on the trunk hinges, welded the hood on finally. Just got some more mat from tap. Newbie working there gave my buddy 6 yards instead of 2 and only charged for two. My buddy shows up w half the fu@king roll n im like oh shite how much did u buy?! he says two. I check the receipt- $6 lol
Got the dash fb finished, need to make a trip to get foam and wrapping. All my interior parts are in, the indicators and another seatbelt showed up today. I bought a "pair", it said pair in the title but the guy sent only one set.
upper dash vents $15 from a pontiac vibe Lower dash vents $26 from a mazda 6 new seats $140 +$40 for my buddy to go get em. I dont go to sf what a toilet, been about 15 years Indicators $23 Seat belts $50 car seat- in stock lol 7 gauge set $450 switch panel $15 ignition panel $15 Fb n cardboard- leftovers Dash foam and cover maybe $30 $800 interior
Going to be a scorcher this weekend so ill be moving sloooow. And im all beat up. Caught one of the dogs in the chicken coop eating eggs, went to get him he freaked and gnawed up my left hand, one tooth went thru my thumbnail and my thumb looks like something from a cartoon. Right next to a blood spot under the nail from the screw gun slipping off a screw and banging the nail. Screw gun slipped off yesterday and the spinning bit skinned off a yuge chunk just above the nail. Got new flip flops n they gave me yuge blisters on the tops of a few toes. Had to drill a small hole in the thumbnail to let out the pressure. holding the baby and looking in the mirror making faces, he pulls my glasses off, turns em nosepiece up, and jams it super hard way up into my right nostril. Yowza! That hurt i smelled blood lol. He gave me a left hook to the eyeball, uppercut to the chin(bit my tongue) and he can kick with crazy power. 6 months 22lbs and 28" tall In addition to the standard amount of cuts scrapes, and divots from doing construction. yawn
Been uncomfortably hot and fukced myself up good last friday workin on the car somehow, some shits still hurtin. anywhose Cheese?
yes please! Ferraris have momo seats. Shemdogggs cheap ass aint spendin $2k+ for a set o seats I got brand spankin new momo seats for less than $200
$3 momo sticker and $12 for some iron ons! yeah buddy!
call me cheesemaster Dash is coming out good, got everythin cut and fitted. Didnt wanna sand the whole thing and then fill low spots, then sand, and fill low spots, and sand, then fill low spots, and do that till errthangs perfect. Couldnt find the foam I wanted( it was the padding for all the shitty cabinets I assembled last week and I took that n the boxes to the dumps lol durr) Had some super nice thick linoleum left over. Screwed wood trim to the inside edges and wrapped that sumbitch
Just laid filler on the staples as the sun was setting tonight
about a month ago wifey got tboned by a uber driver and the insurance is taking forever to pay out. Allstate. we leave you hangin! Still nothing from them, missed the car, really wanted the same thing, after tons of hounding buyers on cl just to meet up n see a car. I finally got one sunday
things fu@king mint only 107k super happy dawg be happier when insurance pays up bastards
F40 seats weren’t Momo. They were “OMP” or “Hawk” Carbon fiber with nomex covering. I put Momos in my replica as they were cheaper than original seats. I think I paid 325 for the set that I ended up keeping in the car. Still have another set that didn’t look as close to the original F40 seats as I wanted.
Goin offa this pic here buddy, nothing momo near me for less than $700 a seat
After the buds bounced post bbq, I finished up the main dash
then made some wood fillers for the binnacle lol too much wheeler dealers
Need to hit the machine shop to make the gauge cluster outta ss on the strippit and get homeboy to order my box tubing for the windows, he still hasnt done it fu@k! and wanted to get one of his workers to cut the ends off for me so its ready to go
made a new drink its fu@king awesome puree 2 apricots some oj some cranberry lil vodka ice blend wowsers
Havent touched the car in ages it seems. Had to finish up what I could then focus on pimping out the yard kamikaze style for the kids baptism party. Hauled out 4 yards of gravel, put down 3 yards of concrete, then flagstone n mortar. Cut the driveway on both sides to install a pt 2x4 edge and asphalted then sealed the drive. Came out titties, party was awesome, as usual my bbq disappeared instantly.
got the car cleaned up foist
heres th dash n one seat installed
had some o wifeys fam in town from texas, took em for mariscos, heres mine
You must never sleep. Watching the progress my favorite thread right now.
Ive got a 7 month old lol so sleep comes in stages. 330am he needs grub n an oil change, 630am the rear main seal goes and he needs grub. Works busy, its been over 90 degrees the past few weeks, im beat from the yard work, got a mean cold now, and dont wanna work on the car till the windows are done. I ordered some round tubing for a handrail job from gorillas and ordered the box tubing for the windows today. Told my buddy dont worry about the tubing and hes says its in his shop on the shelf. lol fudge. So ill be making window frames this weekend finally. Not much glassing left to do just the rear vents are a yuuge pain but almost done. sorta
Blazer seats? Got my metal cut up for the window frames. Ate a brand new $50 band saw blade in less than 10 mins on 3.5 pieces so the plasma was the only other option than doing it w a cutting disc or 6" ata time on the vertical mill. Came out like **** , uneven, warped, and not smooth, tons o divots on the finished edge, and an assload o slag
took the slag off w a hammer n chisel, rigged a cool way to sand everything tho lol
that works so damn good! Good news is 1/4" windows slide easily in the rubber in the channel
Havent been at the shop for awhile. One o the battlebots guys is making a trailer for burning man. Every year theyre makin some crazy shite. This things going to be a walking gecko with 6 strippers on poles in the middle. Its sad these guys have so much money. that trailers f@cking yuuge.
made the binnacle w gauges. looks uber cheese. will work for now
Should have these windows knocked out soon. maybe
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Not much to report. Fixed a few things on the truck and mustang, works been crazy busy. Been pretty much ignoring the car. I did spend some time on the rear vents and have enough metal ready to do one side of window frames. Bent a few pieces at home yesterday but need to do em at the shop. Still waiting on the welding gas tank too. Ill have something worth posting soon
Gave up on waiting for my buddy to get me a gas tank n bought some flux core wire. Cleaned up all the pieces and started welding stuff in place to test. Was outta cutting discs, used some used ones down to the nub. One got buried in my finger. Playing w the sizes of the windows, deciding which looks best on this car. The slope o the fieruh roof is much longer than the real car so the front windows coming out too big. Im finkin o mounting the side mirror there so its not so obviously yuuuge. This was attempt 1
No time to take the car to the shop so i bent up the side frames on my vice w a big ass piece o pipe. Got a nice curve in there and the window should slide good
Heres the back window frame
hit tap today n got winduhs, bent up one back window w the heat gun. Lil bondo on the frame n paint n this winduhs dunn. How ima get it in the frame- i dunno
hence the recent weed legalization, tap plastics is marketing a new line of products tailored to the weed user
Had a job in the mountains today, fueled up in saratoga. Lotsa high end stuff round here, they have race gas $9.99/gal