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where are all the rare and interesting parts? by jjd2296
Started on: 11-28-2018 09:05 PM
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Report this Post11-28-2018 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jjd2296Send a Private Message to jjd2296Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

seems like all the good rare NOS and aftermarket parts have dried up! 3 years ago there was lots of posts with rare parts for sale nothing recently

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Report this Post11-29-2018 08:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Thunderstruck GTSend a Private Message to Thunderstruck GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I think the answer is two fold.

First is that when rare and/or NOS parts are discussed the first thing out of many people's mouths is, "how cheap". Those very people want and compare NOS prices to used which will never happen.

On the flipside, there are some out with the rare and NOS parts that think they are sitting on that proverbial "Pot 'o Gold" and are, in some cases, totally insane with what they think their part(s) are worth. There is one seller (I won't mention his name(s)) that posts his items on popular websites that either bumped his head or doesn't know the difference between a Fiero and a Ferrari when it comes to his pricing.

So to summarize, the parts are out there but nobody brings them out because nobody wants to pay and the ones that do offer them think they have something special for $50,000.00 cars.

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Report this Post11-29-2018 01:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have a whole shelving unit full of NOS parts, but only a few are considered 'rare' or 'interesting'. Most are pretty arcane. I have new in the bag rubber grommets for the fender hole where the antenna pokes through. How about new in the box plastic nubs for the EQ function on the top of the line radio? You know those machined screw looking things that attach the power mirror glass to the motor? Yep....I have more than a dozen of these things new in the bag. Nobody will ever need one because used ones are so easy to find.

I suppose these things could be considered interesting because they are still in their original wrapper, but once opened up they're just like the thousands of used ones floating around out there. What that means is I will die with these things still sitting on my shelf!

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Report this Post12-02-2018 09:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofrenzyClick Here to Email fierofrenzySend a Private Message to fierofrenzyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I just got ahold of a set of louvers for the Fiero. There are the hinged type that rest on the rear window pillar. I've been waiting YEARS to get my hands on a set of these. Beat that for a rare find.

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Crap! Nice score

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Report this Post12-02-2018 10:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CrasianClick Here to Email CrasianSend a Private Message to CrasianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have never seen a set... got pics?? I wanna see.

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I find rare is the Holley air cleaner cover of a 2.5 motor ‘ there just a dress up cover but blend in with the valve cover nicely 👍

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I have an Indy style over the roof scoop, and a drawer full of misc. still in GM wrapper, grommets, plugs, rivets, etc. all individually wrapped. kinda cool.

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Report this Post12-07-2018 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofrenzyClick Here to Email fierofrenzySend a Private Message to fierofrenzyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Sorry I can't post pictures of those louvers on here. If it wasn't so difficult I would so you all can see them. I notice a lot of members mention the same about having difficulity posting pictures, while others post away. Whats up with that ?

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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

Sorry I can't post pictures of those louvers on here. If it wasn't so difficult I would so you all can see them. I notice a lot of members mention the same about having difficulity posting pictures, while others post away. Whats up with that ?


I've never understood the difficulty with PIP. It's clunky but effective.

Try this...

Take your photo and email it to yourself (or whatever method you use to get pics on your Windows computer).
Navigate to the folder containing your photo.
Right click your mouse on the file. On the drop down menu click on "Open with" and then "Paint"
The image will open in the Paint program.

(Different cameras will create larger files, depending on it's camera settings, so it is necessary to shrink the image to a size the PIP program can handle. Thats' why we are using Paint)

Without going into technical detail.....

Look at the image in Paint. If it fills your screen, or mostly fills your screen it's probably too big for PIP.
Somewhere in the upper left you should find a tool call "Resize". Click it and a new box will open.
Select "Percentage" and then enter 50 in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes. Click OK when done.
The picture should be visibly reduced by 50% on your screen

(50% is just a starting point for you to experiment with. You may have to make it more or less in order to get a size that is appropriate for the Pennocks page. Once you find the number that works for you it should work on your other pics. Just remember the % number)

Click File ----> Save (or Save As to rename it if you don't want to copy over the original image with a smaller version of it)
Make a note of where you saved the new image.

Open the PIP program.
Click "Browse"
On the new window go to where the image is saved.
Left click on the file to select it and then click "Open", which on my computer is in the bottom right of the window.
If you get a "Warning: Posting Rule Violation" message your image is still too big. Go back to Paint and resize again.

If the image shows up in the PIP "Preview" window you are ready to post your image.
Click the "Post It" button on the PIP window and you will see the file upload progress bar.
When you see the "Upload Successful" message left click your mouse button to place the cursor in the desired position of your text posting.
Then right click your mouse and click "Paste"

The file will appear in your posting looking something like this...


images.fieroforum.com/2017/RRR123_11(4)_2.jpg]http://images.fieroforum.co...7/RRR123_11


You have just uploaded your image. Click the "Preview" button at the bottom of your Pennocks message screen to make sure it uploaded correctly and to check how the image size fits the screen. If it is too big it will be larger than can be seen fully without requiring the viewer to scroll sideways to see the whole thing and it changes topic window size to accommodate it. (I find that personally very annoying)

If it looks good click "Submit" at the bottom and you are done.

There you have it. I hope this works for you. Let us know.

[This message has been edited by Rsvl-Rider (edited 12-07-2018).]

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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:


I've never understood the difficulty with PIP. It's clunky but effective.

Try this...

Take your photo and email it to yourself (or whatever method you use to get pics on your Windows computer).
Navigate to the folder containing your photo.
Right click your mouse on the file. On the drop down menu click on "Open with" and then "Paint"
The image will open in the Paint program.

(Different cameras will create larger files, depending on it's camera settings, so it is necessary to shrink the image to a size the PIP program can handle. Thats' why we are using Paint)

Without going into technical detail.....

Look at the image in Paint. If it fills your screen, or mostly fills your screen it's probably too big for PIP.
Somewhere in the upper left you should find a tool call "Resize". Click it and a new box will open.
Select "Percentage" and then enter 50 in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes. Click OK when done.
The picture should be visibly reduced by 50% on your screen

(50% is just a starting point for you to experiment with. You may have to make it more or less in order to get a size that is appropriate for the Pennocks page. Once you find the number that works for you it should work on your other pics. Just remember the % number)

Click File ----> Save (or Save As to rename it if you don't want to copy over the original image with a smaller version of it)
Make a note of where you saved the new image.

Open the PIP program.
Click "Browse"
On the new window go to where the image is saved.
Left click on the file to select it and then click "Open", which on my computer is in the bottom right of the window.
If you get a "Warning: Posting Rule Violation" message your image is still too big. Go back to Paint and resize again.

If the image shows up in the PIP "Preview" window you are ready to post your image.
Click the "Post It" button on the PIP window and you will see the file upload progress bar.
When you see the "Upload Successful" message left click your mouse button to place the cursor in the desired position of your text posting.
Then right click your mouse and click "Paste"

The file will appear in your posting looking something like this...


images.fieroforum.com/2017/RRR123_11(4)_2.jpg]http://images.fieroforum.co...7/RRR123_11


You have just uploaded your image. Click the "Preview" button at the bottom of your Pennocks message screen to make sure it uploaded correctly and to check how the image size fits the screen. If it is too big it will be larger than can be seen fully without requiring the viewer to scroll sideways to see the whole thing and it changes topic window size to accommodate it. (I find that personally very annoying)

If it looks good click "Submit" at the bottom and you are done.

There you have it. I hope this works for you. Let us know.



No Offense but I haven't been able to get the PIP to work either. I now use postimage.org and that's super easy to use. Download it to the site, then just copy and past the link here. Simple two minute process.

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