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Resto project for a sweet 16 aka Shorty by whodeanie
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I figured while I had the time to get this started I would. as most of you know I started my shop here in Ga. I have been doing kit car builds and upgrades on stock Fieros as well but as of late I have also been doing Resto projects on stock Fieros. this is one of them. I got an email from a lady about doing this car for her 15 year old daughter for her 16th birthday. I thought it would be a good project for several reasons. the girl that the car is for is a bit of a car nut and loves the car so I want to make this one that she will keep for years to come.

I am starting this thread for her to follow allong with the build. I will get some pic's of the car at the start posted up this week. I hope all of you will join in and help me welcome in one of our newest Fiero fans as I go allong on this build.
D.

ps. I did not say what the car was it is an 87 Notchie 4 cyl. Auto.

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-grumbles- girls always get the easy way out...girl down my street for her 16th birthday is getting a 87 formula with a 350v8 in it lol can't wait to follow the thread.
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Report this Post05-31-2010 07:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieDirect Link to This Post
I finaly got some pic's of Shorty today
this is what he looks like now. not in bad shape just in need of a bit of TLC.
D.

the inside is in great shape, the drivers seat has wear as well as the headliner but other than that great.













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Do you need engine compartment springs to hold the lid up?

I have a set.

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Originally posted by 86soon3.4:

Do you need engine compartment springs to hold the lid up?

I have a set.

Steve

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it has them on it but they are not set for the wing. all I have to do is re set the pins tighter.
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Report this Post06-08-2010 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieDirect Link to This Post
today I did a little work to shorty.
I took the power washer to him to get the dirt, oil and wasps out of the way so I could work on it. I also replaced the steering wheel with one from a GT that was in better shape and now it has a horn again as well.
we also re adjusted the deck lid springs so the lid will now stay up on it's own.
I took the bad battery out and found that the mount was rusted out as always but I expected it so no big deal.
that is all for shorty for this week.
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Report this Post06-10-2010 05:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shorty16Click Here to Email shorty16Send a Private Message to shorty16Direct Link to This Post
I know he feels a little better now

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What - No Pics of "Clean Shorty"?
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Sweet Dean,
its always nice to see the "younger crowd" getting into Fieros, especially when they are in good shape when they get them. Glad you are able to give that car the TLC it deserves and hopefully remains well cared for in years to come.

One day I wish to make it to your shop.

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Originally posted by katatak:

What - No Pics of "Clean Shorty"?


LOL! I did take the power washer to him but just to knock off the big stuff like wasp nests and oil

more work on Shorty will be posted later this week. so far not to bad, I do have some rust repair to do but not real major. the bat. tray and some under the rear of the car.
I did start him last week and I will need to fix the TB it wants to run at 2500 RPM I think it is just from setting and needs to be run a little.
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yesterday I got a quick pic of shorty when I pulled it outside. I got a new battery installed so it will move under it's own power but the car runs at 2500 rpm.
yes he needs work but it is starting to happen
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How is my Shorty doing this week?

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How is my Shorty doing this week?



LOL! he needs parts! he does not like to idle he would rather run at 2500 rpm and he does not like to stop
other than that he is fine. I have a few surprises for you
I will be getting back to him the end of the week and I will post some pics for you then.
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Looks like Shorty cleaned up pretty well!
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Looks like Shorty cleaned up pretty well!



Not to bad. I had to take the power washer to him. it was infested with yellow jackets and mud wasps
no fun in the shop for a day


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Ok today we played with Shorty for a little to see what he would look like with a few simple mods.





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this week Shorty's owner came by so we could go over a few things and get it going. she loves the mods and now it is time to get all the drive isues fixed. the bigest part will be the cooling tubes that someone crushed and patched with hose, clamps and zip ties
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Report this Post07-07-2010 03:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shorty16Click Here to Email shorty16Send a Private Message to shorty16Direct Link to This Post
Got to look at Shorty this weekend and he's coming along. I can't wait to see what the finished product is going to look like. Lauren was so excited when she saw just the few changes that were made and she even picked out a different color for him.

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Iron duke and an automatic should keep her out of most trouble, not enough power to frighten an old lady or get a 16 year old into too much trouble. Although my kid (16 at the time ) did manage to spin the same combination out getting on the freeway and tore up the back end but at least he walked away from it, lesson learned and that's why I got him the car.

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Originally posted by ltlfrari:

Iron duke and an automatic should keep her out of most trouble, not enough power to frighten an old lady or get a 16 year old into too much trouble. Although my kid (16 at the time ) did manage to spin the same combination out getting on the freeway and tore up the back end but at least he walked away from it, lesson learned and that's why I got him the car.



I picked up the XTC for my 16 year old mostly due to it having a Duke/Auto - had the same thought - not enough grunt to get him in trouble. After driving it for about 4 months, he blew the motor. In my "infinite" wisdom, I swapped in a 4.9. Now I lay awake at night listening for it's return home. I will say that he treats the car with a lot more respect and drives it easier than when he had the Duke in it.

Whodeanie,

Any hint on what color Shorty will be? He will need a set of wheels to go with the GT/Aero look.

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this is exactly what my parents are doing to me also. i have a duke and they say i cant do my swap until im 17, mainly so i learn to drive the car and respect it, cause crashing it is not that exciting.
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What's funny is that my kid is now driving my wife's old car (99 Cougar) and the extra power got him a speeding ticket. I guess no amount of talking can beat experience!

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I want to say it is nice to see someone restoring the cars.
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Report this Post07-08-2010 09:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, All
the new color for shorty will be something allong the line of Honda SI blue
I know it will look great and I am glad she picked it.

I will say this for shorty for a 4 auto it does run well. the bigest thing we need to fix on it are the cooling tubes someone in the past used a lift and crushed them both and then patched in 4 hoses 2 on each side and then ziptied them up
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I want to say it is nice to see someone restoring the cars.


Well I saved my 88, does that count. It had serious upper frame rail and rocker rot. I cut it all out and welded in new metal. Good as gold now. The alternative was to part it out and/or junk it.

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Well I saved my 88, does that count. It had serious upper frame rail and rocker rot. I cut it all out and welded in new metal. Good as gold now. The alternative was to part it out and/or junk it.


Very much so

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This week Shorty got a little love we started to remove the damaged water tubes and do some rust repair at the rear. nothing too bad but we want to fix it while we still can.
I ordered a new IAC as well so it will run the way it should as well as started the tune up.
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i can't wait to see some pictures of shorty since the last time.

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Over the last few days we have been doing rust repairs on Shorty so not much to see but today I got the new cooling tubes so we started to get them installed and we all know how fun that is someone in the past crushed them and just spliced hose in 4 places 2 on each side. we ran into a bit of trouble with the rack when we went to remove the mount bolts to get the drivers side cooling tube in 2 of them broke off so now it is time for the drill and tap.
here are some pic's of the tubes.
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Is shorty getting fastbacked?
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Is shorty getting fastbacked?



No, just an Areo package. we want to keep it a notchie.

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No, just an Areo package. we want to keep it a notchie.



AWWWWWW..... ehh shes drivin a fiero thats never a bad thing.
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Originally posted by whodeanie:

I figured while I had the time to get this started I would. as most of you know I started my shop here in Ga. I have been doing kit car builds and upgrades on stock Fieros as well but as of late I have also been doing Resto projects on stock Fieros. this is one of them. I got an email from a lady about doing this car for her 15 year old daughter for her 16th birthday. I thought it would be a good project for several reasons. the girl that the car is for is a bit of a car nut and loves the car so I want to make this one that she will keep for years to come.

I am starting this thread for her to follow allong with the build. I will get some pic's of the car at the start posted up this week. I hope all of you will join in and help me welcome in one of our newest Fiero fans as I go allong on this build.
D.

ps. I did not say what the car was it is an 87 Notchie 4 cyl. Auto.



If my Mom had done that for me...I would have been the happiest girl alive! I worked all summer and got a crappy 88 Subaru Justy. A 3 cyl, yes 3. I got it to learn how to drive a stick. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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Originally posted by fierogal123:


If my Mom had done that for me...I would have been the happiest girl alive! I worked all summer and got a crappy 88 Subaru Justy. A 3 cyl, yes 3. I got it to learn how to drive a stick. I hope everything goes smoothly.



Actually my dad bought it for me and I was going to get rid of it and my daughter said "NO" Grandpa told me I could have it, so that's why it's being restored. He passed away last year so I just wish he could see the final product. I'm sure he would be proud.

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I finaly got the tune up parts in for shorty so in the morning we will get that done so he will run like a top.
once that is done we will be working on the brakes and suspension next.
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I'm gonna be watchin this build.

PS... Shorty needs some side scoops.
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we were able to get all the tune up parts for Shorty yesterday and got it all done.
we still have more work to do so once I get to that I will post more.
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