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Quite possibly the youngest Fiero mechanic EVER! by joesfiero
Started on: 12-04-2009 11:20 PM
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Report this Post12-04-2009 11:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
I posted these pics in my thread over in O/T but I wanted some of you who don't mosey on over there too often to see them too. If you dont already know, my wife and I had our first baby on Nov. 18, Sophia. She came out to the shop (garage) with me today and helped work on the 3800sc swap! Her eyes are closed in almost every single picture, but they were actually open most of the time, I guess she was in and out of sleep.

First off, we finished installing the poly and new ball joint in the right rear


Then we grabbed our 13mm wrench to attach the ground cable on the block.



After that it was time to check the continuity of the engine block ground to the frame, if you look close you can actually see the black lead in her hand, she is really good at holding things you put in her hands.


Once that was done it was time to sit in the car and enjoy a break


And here we are finishing up for the day, time for one last pose.


*Please note*
Before anyone has anything to say, I didnt keep her out there the whole time I was working on the car people. My wife decided that she wanted to put her mechanic's outfit on and take these pictures before I started working on the car and getting dirty. In the pic where she is under the car, it was SECURELY sitting on jackstands with a jack under the middle just in case. The car has been sitting on those jackstands for a few weeks and its not going anywhere, my wife was getting a little worried just for the few seconds she was under there as it was.

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Report this Post12-05-2009 12:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero1FanClick Here to visit Fiero1Fan's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero1FanSend a Private Message to Fiero1FanDirect Link to This Post
Good mechanic...sound asleep under the car...

Good in the hard to reach areas.

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Report this Post12-05-2009 03:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtmanClick Here to Email fierogtmanSend a Private Message to fierogtmanDirect Link to This Post
great pics! i hope when i have a little girl someday she is a big help to!
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Report this Post12-05-2009 03:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
Shes saying you should have gotten a fastback lol smart kid.
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Report this Post12-05-2009 05:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
In 16 years you will be giving her that car.
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Report this Post12-05-2009 07:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Direct Link to This Post
Got me beat
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Report this Post12-05-2009 08:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for saboooSend a Private Message to saboooDirect Link to This Post
she's beautiful! Congrats, and thanks for the sharing the pics. Mine are 5 and 7, and it seems like yesterday that they were that sized
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Report this Post12-05-2009 05:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakDirect Link to This Post
Aw Joe, those pics are great man. I love the one on the creeper with the wrench - perfect. Congrats! That's the only way to start them off!

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Report this Post12-05-2009 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferDirect Link to This Post
That is awesome! On a related topic, I want kids and love fieros, my wife... not so much. I show her pics like this and it makes it seem a little more attainable! lol!!!
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Report this Post12-05-2009 09:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cuestickjivedClick Here to Email cuestickjivedSend a Private Message to cuestickjivedDirect Link to This Post
LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHA
I'm so jealous!
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Lmao. best part about these pics is when you pull them out in front of all her friends when she's like 20. =D
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Report this Post12-06-2009 04:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
The sad thing is why you need to explain yourself for having fun.
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Report this Post12-06-2009 02:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
Cute, but I would seriously check the torque on those Lugnuts after she gets done.


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Report this Post12-06-2009 06:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
Thanks all, she seemed to enjoy her time out in the garage, she hasnt been outside much since shes been home so its nice to get some fresh air (and work on the Fiero in the meanitme).

And as far as giving her the car in 16 years........
Give a 16 year old girl a 1985 Fiero with a 3800SC, lowered with full poly????? I dont think so.

And for the lugnuts, we didnt put them on, just working on the A arm. She did a good job of torquing everything to spec

And yes, I did feel the need to explain myself for having fun Australian LOL. You know there would have been some comments about that if I hadnt put the disclaimer in. Maybe next weekend we will try to get some more pics. And look out for a first startup video starring her

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Report this Post12-06-2009 06:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerDirect Link to This Post
Typical attitude of young girls toward Fieros - puts them to sleep! LOL Glad you are having fun and getting a jump start on teaching your daughter some basic skills.

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Report this Post11-24-2010 12:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
Bumping this, simply because she just turned 1 year old on Thursday. I need to get her back out the garage for another round of pics!

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Report this Post11-24-2010 01:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguy123Click Here to Email fieroguy123Send a Private Message to fieroguy123Direct Link to This Post
Wow time flies! 1 yr old already!?!
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Now that is effin cute!!!!!!
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When my kids were younger when we were at the check out I would ask them, "Would you like a candy bar now, or a car when you are 16?"

You just have to make sure you don't ask them that when the are getting old enough to figure it out.

If you do ask them, make sure you get at least one of the times on video so you can replay it for them at their 16th birthday party.

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Report this Post11-24-2010 05:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blakeinspaceClick Here to Email blakeinspaceSend a Private Message to blakeinspaceDirect Link to This Post
dang wrench is almost as long as she is! cute photos...
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Originally posted by blakeinspace:

dang wrench is almost as long as she is! cute photos...


Sure is but did you check out the Harbor Freight jack stand ? :

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Report this Post12-14-2010 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
We got some more work done today so I took some pics. If you want to know whats going on with the build of the car check out my build thread.

First off we set out to begin the upgrade from gen1 headlights to gen2. She jumped right into the wiring.

She asked me what color wire goes where on the new connector for the motors, I told her she better read the manual.

She tried to tell me there was some wiring under the headlight bucket, I said there wasnt but I got this smug look

Turns out she was right, she found some and was happy to point it out to me.

Next we had a light out in the back. She set out to diagnose it.

Turns out it was just a bulb, I went to get her one while she removed the bad one.

Done with electrical work, she wanted to do a little sanding.

That got old quick so we took the tire off to start the brake upgrade, turns out she needed help with the ratchet.

But when we were finished she found a bolt that we left off.

Finally she agreed to put the new AC compressor on the motor

But a truck drove by and diverted her attention, she almost cross threaded a bolt.

But she finished just in time to pose for the last shot.


Thats all for now, enjoy.

-Joe

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That just made my day! Thanks for the adorable pics!

You still working on that swap? Good grief, it's been her LIFE'S WORK!
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Report this Post12-14-2010 10:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RamsesprideSend a Private Message to RamsesprideDirect Link to This Post
This thread makes me want to have my kids in the shop

*Note i dont have any kids just yet
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Originally posted by Formula88:


You still working on that swap? Good grief, it's been her LIFE'S WORK!


Ha, well no Im not still working on the swap. I finished it once and had it on the road but earlier this year I decided to upgrade the engine with a cam, GenV blower and some other goodies and that spiraled into me doing a bunch of other work to the car. The build thread has all the info.
 
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*Note i dont have any kids just yet

Stay a night at a Disneyworld hotel. It worked for me......

-Joe

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Report this Post12-14-2010 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bulldog85043Click Here to Email bulldog85043Send a Private Message to bulldog85043Direct Link to This Post
HOW DARE YOU!!

That child is being taken advantage of! Don't you know that they are supposed to get a HAT to go with their outfit! hehehe

Those are cute pictures
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Too cute Joe! Looks like you have a lil mechanic or Fiero Guru on your hands.
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No child labor laws in your state? Im going to report you!

That put a smile on my face, thanks
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Report this Post12-15-2010 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jimbolayaClick Here to Email jimbolayaSend a Private Message to jimbolayaDirect Link to This Post
Awesome pics man, but you do realize she's not a dress up doll, uh, urr, umm, I mean action figure, right?

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Report this Post12-15-2010 06:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joesfieroClick Here to Email joesfieroSend a Private Message to joesfieroDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, action figures dont do electrical work.

Thanks for the comments, she has been so much fun this last year and one of the few things that can get me to stop working on my Fiero. Im sure by the time she is 5 she will be able to turn a wrench better than many adults.

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Those pics really brightened my day! Cherish those moments, cause they really do grow up too fast. Mine turned 21 two months ago and it seems like it was just yesterday that they were crawling around pooping thier diapers.

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Be careful. The next thing you know, she'll be drinking on the job! Great pics; thanks for sharing!
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Enjoy

-Joe



Holy cow, those are some GREAT pics! What a happy kid!!!!!

Thanks for sharing, and have very happy holidays.

-Rumor

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Report this Post12-16-2010 02:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rick 88Send a Private Message to Rick 88Direct Link to This Post
Great pictures! I'm going to show them to my wife. With all the work she is doing on that car, you will have to give it to her someday......
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Report this Post12-16-2010 07:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fcsmlsSend a Private Message to fcsmlsDirect Link to This Post
Great pics-- thanks for sharing.

I had two daughters, and while I encouraged them to do "stuff" with me, their mom was always concerned about them being girls.

Now both of those girls are about to bless us with two new grandsons next month -- can't wait until they can go out the garage with grandpa to work on the Fiero, etc
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Report this Post12-16-2010 07:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sadie goadClick Here to Email sadie goadSend a Private Message to sadie goadDirect Link to This Post
What a bundle of sunshine, she is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Someday (far in the future) when I have a little one I hope he/she is just as wonderful as yours

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