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Is there a market for Fiero fiberglass side scoops?? by Dennis LaGrua
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Doing a market research study for a friend. I believe that he has the molds for the Fiero side scoops and if there is enough of a demand he might put them back in production.

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Report this Post06-19-2020 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Habanera HalClick Here to Email Habanera HalSend a Private Message to Habanera HalEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Dennis -

While I personally would not (I made my own), I can't see where he would lose with this venture. There will always be a market, especially if they are quality and reasonably priced. Start production with a short run and see how the market responds. If he has the molds, what's he got to lose?
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I may be interested depending on design
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I doubt the market is very large? However, if there are already intact molds then why not? Make an investment and do 10 pulls of 10 sets and put them up for sale. I wouldn't expect to sell all of those sets very quickly, seems the modded Fiero community is sparse at best... more value in original equipment and restoration these days.
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For the price that was recently discussed on another thread my answer would be, Not at that price.
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I would wait to see what happens with this project

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/078438.html

The AusFiero scoops were arguably the nicest ones, and if these really do get reproduced , then I am not sure it makes sense to make different ones. Especially if these ones are not made from fiberglass, but are polyurethane or another flexible material
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Originally posted by cam-a-lot:

I would wait to see what happens with this project

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/078438.html

The AusFiero scoops were arguably the nicest ones, and if these really do get reproduced , then I am not sure it makes sense to make different ones. Especially if these ones are not made from fiberglass, but are polyurethane or another flexible material


I agree that the AusFiero scoops were very nice but didn't they use a special tapered lower door molding piece to match? If only one source for side scoops develops there is probably no room for a second source. Best to wait and see what happens. Going back there were at least 7 or 8 Fiero fiberglass suppliers that I can recall but today there are maybe two or three.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


I agree that the AusFiero scoops were very nice but didn't they use a special tapered lower door molding piece to match? If only one source for side scoops develops there is probably no room for a second source. Best to wait and see what happens. Going back there were at least 7 or 8 Fiero fiberglass suppliers that I can recall but today there are maybe two or three.



They did have a tapered piece that cam with them but you could leave the stock trim piece on and they flowed right into that.
Even though I had the tapered piece I used the stock ones because I didn`t like how the tapered part that went on the part of the front fender looked.
it didn`t look finished to me.

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Really nice looking car, there. Is that a reworked Honda Civic lower molding under the door?
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Report this Post06-22-2020 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Larry HubbertClick Here to Email Larry HubbertSend a Private Message to Larry HubbertEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A friend of mine (James Cleary of Fieromotive in St. Petersburg, FL) purchased the FieroFiberglass IMSA Side Scoop molds about a year ago, however to date he has not produced any since he is still working on fixing them properly (his words not mine). He has also purchased additional Fiero molds for front and rear GT bumper covers, Corvette taillight assemblies (round and square styles) from others who have since ceased production and is currently in the process of reworking them as well, since he says he only wants to produce Quality Parts (commendable) at a fair price. The big thing here is what do people feel is a Fair Price, that is a big question. So as you can see it is not an easy market to get one's self into, beside it being a very limited market plus you need to have a product that is well liked by the majority of Fiero people. While there are just a few people left (Sage, a Canadian place) making Fiero Fiberglass parts I wish your friend as well as all the rest the very best of luck in entering and selling their products in the current and future Fiero marketplace.
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I need a set for my sons car.
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There will always be a market for these, however, nowadays I believe the market is soft. I'd only recommend having 3-4 pairs on the shelf at any one time. Kind of a sell one - make one kind of thing.

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Originally posted by sourmash:

Really nice looking car, there. Is that a reworked Honda Civic lower molding under the door?


No, Fiero Fiberglass used to make these pieces that attached to the rockers which flared it on both ends.
I moulded mine in.
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