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1986 Fiero SE 3.4L pushrod build up by justinchristie
Started on: 12-18-2008 02:49 PM
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Report this Post05-31-2010 05:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
Here are the pics of the JimmyS scoops. Before I reinstalled everything I coated the rocker panels with a fresh coat of paint.

I have a bit of an issue with the drivers side scoop, and the gab between it and the drivers door. The gap is tight, but it still fits. The door is sagging a bit, so I think I am going to reinvest into some new rodney dickman door pins to straighten it out.

I think the rear fastback clip may be off when i installed it, ...ever so slightly, ...and that might be causing the problem too.

But the door does shut, it just rubs a little.


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Report this Post07-06-2010 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
Before I install the Ferrari bumper, I need to restore the original internal bumper.

I used a wire brush wheel, and a grinder to remove the rust. I applied a coating of rust converter, and then two coats of rocker guard.




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This is part of the restoration, …that I paid lots of money for a few years back, …that PISSED me off the most. The battery box that was installed, …was done so piss-poorly, …it makes me laugh.

First off, the battery box was made out of metal, ……bare metal, ….and installed without any paint or drainage holes – so it rusted.

Next, the battery was held in place with expanding spray foam. Yeah, the same stuff you put in door jams
to seal/insulate. How in the hell are you suppose to replace a dead battery when it’s glued in place with expanding foam? It was a giant pain in the arse to remove the foam.

So, it needed to be fixed. I sandblasted everything, welded all the seams, and spray painted with rocker guard.










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I can't wait to see the outcome! It's looking great - keep up the great work.
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LOL@that battery box. That sucks. Glad to see you're still cranking away at it!
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ok, so if the battery is in the passenger headlight bucket area, where does the headlight bucket go? no pass. headlight?
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Originally posted by tednelson83:

ok, so if the battery is in the passenger headlight bucket area, where does the headlight bucket go? no pass. headlight?


Nope, it fits underneath the headlight - everything is fully functional. It's like a bucket that fits below the headlight.

You'll see how it works in the next few days. I'll take pics when I install it


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Report this Post07-24-2010 04:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
I haven't worked on the Fiero lately because the first 3 weekends in July have been pretty much 100% focus on this thing (which I completely finished this morning):



This is actually Fiero related because the shed will clear out a lot of garage space being taken up by lawnmowers, garden tools, and a big-honkin' snowblower - more garage space equals more room to work on the Fiero.

...tomorrow I plan to tackle that battery box installation.

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Report this Post08-01-2010 07:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
I bought this DM tower bar over a year ago, and decided that it was time to install it.


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With a fresh coat of paint, and rubber padding to insulate the battery, the battery box is now complete. It just needs to be re-installed.



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I finished adding all the new bolts, and then I re-attached the honey-comb support.

Next step is to re-install the battery box, and then I can add the Ferrari front bumper



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Awsome, keep us updated!
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Report this Post08-03-2010 11:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
completed the battery box installation tonight. The only problem is that the battery I was using doesn't fit inside it anymore. The rubber sheets I used shrank the inner dimension by a 1/4". I'm using a piece of wood to prop it up for the time being.

It NEVER ends.

So now i need a smaller battery.....



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Report this Post08-16-2010 06:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for justinchristieClick Here to visit justinchristie's HomePageSend a Private Message to justinchristieDirect Link to This Post
I had a chance to test fit the bumper tonight. It slides on quite nicely. There are a few fitment issues, but they are easy fixes.

It completely transforms the look of the car.




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Marker light, halo, and fog light installation on the front bumper – mostly electrical and metal work:




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