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New project! Fiero Fastback Trailer. by Carver1
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Report this Post06-14-2010 12:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
Since the choptop is done, I started piecing together my next fix.
I am still looking for a donor car to make the whole thing come together. I have all but a few small pieces to make it work.
Lots of customizing to keep me busy for a few days.

Choptop waiting for new owner...






I'll be cutting up alot of good pieces, but no one buys them anyway...
It will be flush on top with the decklid. Not sure how I want the front to look yet. Still brainstorming.

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Like this?




This is something I will be doing too.
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Report this Post06-14-2010 01:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakDirect Link to This Post
I want one too!
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Report this Post06-14-2010 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hobodude34Click Here to Email hobodude34Send a Private Message to hobodude34Direct Link to This Post
Now some how make that into a little pop up camper..... ;-)
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Report this Post06-14-2010 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
I'm not combining the front and rear together. Too much work for me!
I'm going to use the fiero lines right behind the door, and blank it off. It will be all stock looking except for the sails cut off and blended into the sides.
I have no use for this, it's just for fun!
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Well, good luck. I see what my next project will be... lol

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Bump.. any updates?
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Originally posted by hobodude34:

Now some how make that into a little pop up camper..... ;-)


Now THAT's not a bad idea at all!! Stop putting ideas into my head!
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Report this Post08-16-2010 10:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
Still looking for a donor to get this started.
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Report this Post10-11-2010 12:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
Looks like I finally have a donor located. Still working on getting it rounded up so I can start cutting. I have most all the pieces needed. Just a few odds and ends, and I'll have an update.

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Report this Post10-24-2010 01:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
Finally got this started....

Here is the donor car.
It is an 85 V6 4 speed. It had the windshield kicked in and sat outside for a few years. The good thing is it has no rust!
I stripped it down to the frame this evening. It's almost perfect. No wrecks, no frame damage. If I had the title, I might rebuild it, but it is getting the saw.

All the parts are for sale if you need anything. I am just keeping the rear clip.






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Hey I want the Doritos!

I can't say I like the 'bumper pad' rear end.

[This message has been edited by phonedawgz (edited 10-24-2010).]

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Report this Post10-24-2010 05:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
never leave your car parked in a bad part of town overnight......(or my garage )



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Originally posted by Fiero1Fan:

Like this?




This is AWESOME!!!!
I seen one of these at Carlisle, Pa during a Fiero show many many years ago.
VERY COOL!!!!

I would love to make one too... maybe someday.
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Ah Hem.......... Be careful when you start cutting the rear end off that car. I have big plans fro the front 2/3rds!

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Ah Hem.......... Be careful when you start cutting the rear end off that car. I have big plans fro the front 2/3rds!

Pat


You better fire up that Durango..... wife wants it gone!
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what are those rear rims?
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Like this?




This is something I will be doing too.


where is the rest of the car, Oh that's is.....hahahaha

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Originally posted by Carver1:

Finally got this started....

Here is the donor car.
It is an 85 V6 4 speed. It had the windshield kicked in and sat outside for a few years. The good thing is it has no rust!
I stripped it down to the frame this evening. It's almost perfect. No wrecks, no frame damage. If I had the title, I might rebuild it, but it is getting the saw.

All the parts are for sale if you need anything. I am just keeping the rear clip.








I can't bear to watch this cut up
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That's where I left my bag of Doritos!! I was looking all over for them.

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Originally posted by Carver1:

All the parts are for sale if you need anything. I am just keeping the rear clip.



Well, I see it still has the nose badge. Oh, and those totally awesome seat covers! Bad to the bone!
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Originally posted by Tstang429:

what are those rear rims?


They are from the guy with the Doritos 84. Not sure what they came off of. A Cavalier maybe? It is a complete set, just not all on the same car at the moment....
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they look sweet can you get a better shot of them? I gotta look for a set
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My camera jacked up the pics of the cutting. mini_moosee stopped by to help out with the surgery.
Here are the after pics.






The other half.

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Dude! It's a ghost Fiero! RUUUUUNNNNNNNN!!!
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now make a trike out of it!
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now make a trike out of it!


ummm. no.

A little more trimming, and cutting the springs to match my 88, I should be rolling.




Still gotta cut the roof and smooth it all out.

I like it so far.
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The front half could be cut up too and turned into a trailer?
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i think you should do something like this with the front half of the car

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The front half could be cut up too and turned into a trailer?


It will be. That was the plan when I bought the car. It will be heading to it's new home shortly for the build. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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i think you should do something like this with the front half of the car



The funny part is, I already asked my wife. I'll let you guess her answer......
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Sweet, way to use a Fiero to make two trailers then
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are you guys going to hook up electronic brake systems? I was just wondering since u still have rotors there.
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Me still thinks you should intergrate BBQ and a beer cooler into it.
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No brakes on this trailer. The rotors are cosmetic, and used for spacers to make the wheels fit right. There are no calipers or lines. All the light will work though. I should get it pretty close to finished this weekend.
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All the light will work though.


With using the GT tail lights the trailer wiring will be slightly different. Most 4 prong connectors combine the brake and turn signals to a single wire per side, but the GT tail lights need seperate signals for the brake and turn signals. On mine, I wired the 4 prong using the ball for the ground and the old ground wire to run the brake light signal. Only downside with this is then the car/trailer combo becomes unique and makes it difficult to use the trailer with another vehicle or pull a different trailer.
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Yeah, the lights will be a custom one off just for my fiero. I will be runnning all the stock lights. Even the PONTIAC will light up with the towing car. I'm using the GT harness, with a modified pigtail that will connect into my 88 tail light harness. I still have to install the rear sway bar on my 88 before I tow with it, so I can hide the harness when I get that far. The only thing that I have to figure out is how high to weld the tongue. I don't have a hitch installed yet, so it's still unknown. I want it as low as possible. Welding it to the front of the cradle looks to be the best option so far. I'm also leaving the stock "trunk" so it will be sealed. The engine bay will get a floor, but not really weather proof. I might change that later after I come up with a way to box it all in and seal it to the decklid. The front of the decklid will be tricky, since the rear window isn't there to stop the water from entering the trailer. I'll have to glass it up somehow and still be able to raise the decklid.
That's the fun part....
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Little update.
Just about complete. Still need to cut the springs and weld on the towing bar.





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