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1988 Fiero GT Auto T Top For Parts RHD - UK by Lanson
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Report this Post07-14-2020 08:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi guys. I'm new to posting, but have been reading and following the forums for a while now.

I recently acquired an old 308 replica based on a 88 GT. Unfortunately the car itself was in extremely poor shape and is so rusted that the rear frame rails have snapped. I have since removed the kit and am looking to scrap the car. (regrettably)

I thought I would post this to see whether there's any parts anybody needs before I get rid of the car as I understand these are becoming rarer (especially in the UK)

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Report this Post07-14-2020 08:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SageClick Here to Email SageSend a Private Message to SageEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Obviously, I can't know your circumstances, but there's more than a few things on the car in your pic that people want/need.

Might be different in the UK, but if you are going to scrap it, just cut the ttop off and store it till you sell it. If the seals (P-seals) etc., actually ALL the ttop seals are intact, you shouldn't have any problem getting what you want for them alone.

All the interior pieces, the seats, everything that's "decent".

The wheels, the drivetrain, even the washer and overflow bottles if the mounting tabs are not broken.

Not real clear in your pic, but if you're talking about the rear frame rails, those can be repaired/replaced, there are even a couple folks here that make replacement rails.

I can't help you other than to point out that from the pic, it doesn't look as bad as some I've seen that started out looking much worse than your pic and were completely restored from there.

Anyway you go, good luck! Did you find another chassis to mount your 308 kit on? Do you know which kit you have?

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Report this Post07-14-2020 09:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi Sage. Many thanks for your detailed reply!

The T-Top is actually in very good condition so It's certainly something I'll hold onto. Seats / interior arent too bad just need a real good clean.

Yes, i agree completely! Unfortunately, the required restoration work It's beyond my own capabilities so It would be a specialist job which I dread to imagine what the cost would be for such work, hence why I leant more towards either selling the kit separately or finding a new donor. (ideally RHD) which is almost like finding a needle in a haystack in the UK.

It's a kit by FieroFactory. I found the original plaque on the boot lid. (photo is from their brochure)










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Report this Post07-14-2020 12:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PKSend a Private Message to PKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi Lanson,

Whereabouts in the UK are you?
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Report this Post07-15-2020 04:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello PK mate

I'm based down in Cornwall.

Happy to post items though if need be.

Cheers!
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Report this Post07-15-2020 01:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Critical parts for 88s are the suspension/subframes and the brake calipers....Most other stuff will cross over to other years. The rear subframe looks "Toasted" but how about the suspension arms and spindles? Also, any parts that are specific to the RHD conversion; (Possibly, dash, instrument pod, steering and R&P, pus pedals and AC system)

(By the way, did the PO park that car in the OCEAN?!)(Salt water corrosion)

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Report this Post07-17-2020 11:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PKSend a Private Message to PKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Lanson,

Trying to think of any useful bits I could squirrel away for future use.

What is the door glass like? Mine is quite scratched.

I used to live in Devonia and still work there every coupla weeks so depending on how Cornwall you are it might not be too far out.

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Report this Post07-18-2020 04:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by cvxjet:

Critical parts for 88s are the suspension/subframes and the brake calipers....Most other stuff will cross over to other years. The rear subframe looks "Toasted" but how about the suspension arms and spindles? Also, any parts that are specific to the RHD conversion; (Possibly, dash, instrument pod, steering and R&P, pus pedals and AC system)

(By the way, did the PO park that car in the OCEAN?!)(Salt water corrosion)



Thanks! Appreciate the info. Yes, I agree completely about the subframe.

That was my thoughts exactly when I first discovered the corrosion, haha! A real shame as the rest of the car is pretty good.
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Report this Post07-18-2020 04:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by PK:

Hey Lanson,

Trying to think of any useful bits I could squirrel away for future use.

What is the door glass like? Mine is quite scratched.

I used to live in Devonia and still work there every coupla weeks so depending on how Cornwall you are it might not be too far out.



Absolutely! I live central Cornwall (Truro area)

Unfortunately the drivers side door glass was smashed by the previous owner. Passenger side is very good condition though.

I'll probably start taking parts from it over the next few days as i will need the space soon so will have to let the car go.

If you think of anything you may want feel free to let me know. As I say, happy to post items if need be.

Cheers!
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I just saw your post. Can you take a photo of the rpo code sticker on the inner driver side fender well (it's by the brake booster) if someone has peeled it off can you tell me the vin number I can see that it was a factory cjb t top and would like to get all the data on this car..
Thank you in advance..
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Report this Post07-29-2020 07:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi John

Yes no problem at all. I will send you a message with the info.
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Report this Post07-31-2020 06:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IainSend a Private Message to IainEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
From experience, keep as much as you have space for. I scrapped one and didn't take enough off.

Since its already RHD, keep the front subframe, then you can convert if you get hold of another '88. Likely a Volvo or Sierra rack. The Mk1/2 Escort looks not far away. The front subframe is unlikely to be toast, it's 4mm thick. And post pics, I'd be interested to see how it's been done on an '88. The only one I've seen was an '86 with a Sierra rack, but I couldn't see enough of how it was mounted.

Def keep the calipers and headlight motors/mechanisms with wiring. Engine, box and shafts. If it still runs, Rev it, spray oil/WD into the intake and immediately switch off before the revs drop. The rear struts can be rebuilt as Bilsteins, if they're goners, just chop the bottom bracket off, only bit that's needed. This bit


Oh, windscreen, get some cutter wire off eBay and remove the screen, or pay one of the mobile guys £25 to cut it for you. As someone suggested, chop the pillars about 6"/15cm and eBay the T top, give someone as much metal as possible to decide how to fit it.

Those wheels look like Revolutions , quite well sought after, though they do refurbish well.

Ebay as much as you can, I think there's also a UK Facebook group, if you're on Facebook may be worth contacting them, either to get as much as possible for the remains, or to get another car.

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Report this Post08-01-2020 02:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PKSend a Private Message to PKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi Iain,

You mentioned an air dam a lonnng while ago. Have you still got it? I tried contacting you about it.....to end my 20year search for one!

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Report this Post08-02-2020 02:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 60GreyhoundClick Here to Email 60GreyhoundSend a Private Message to 60GreyhoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi, I'd potentially be interested in all the T top parts if they're still available... starting work on my '88 formula after 15 years storage! I'm based in Daventry. I know a guy that's after a screen too
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Report this Post08-02-2020 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LansonSend a Private Message to LansonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
@Iain - Thank you very much for your detailed post. I've made note of your message. I appreciate your advice and your suggestions, especially the Facebook page which I had not thought about myself, so will definitely look into that. The car is unfortunately a non-runner.

@60Greyhound - Thanks for your message, I have sent you a message. Unfortunately the windscreen is cracked.

Will try to keep updated.

Cheers

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