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MADCURL: CHOPTOP #011 by Songman
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I've been exposing old instant camera films from a decade long, long time ago. I found this pic from 2003. If you notice- the rocker is the old style prior to my trip to Car Excess in largo, FL.


Nostalgic renderings: #011 back in 2003 getting prep'd and a fresh coat of paint.














Cool, I own page #11 for #011 choptop, hehe.

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It's time for an update on the rear bumper.
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Pics !!
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Pics !!


In two weeks.

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Lately, I've been digging up some old pics.


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In two weeks.



Friday = 2 weeks !

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#011 getting a fatter rear end. It's rough for now, but it's coming along w/o Ferrari iconic renderings. Use your brain folks!





Imagination is a terrible thing to waste.

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Rough corners will be smooth out, but for now the bumper is widened out by 3" per side and dropped 3".





In a week or so the bumper should be finished and we'll move onto the front bumper; that too will be tweaked and modified, but using the stock black belt line.
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Very, very nice !

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I need to fix the darn axle boot band on #011 inorder to be ready on June 1st.




 
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Very, very nice !


New completed pics on Monday.

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Curly did he modify the Archie widebody rear, or the jimmys fiberglass rear ?
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Curly did he modify the Archie widebody rear, or the jimmys fiberglass rear ?


The Jimmy fiberglass bumper.


Nothings going on with #020's chrome engine beautification so, it's time to pay #011 rear bumper a visit. A little bit of white primer and it's all good.





As always, I wanted to maintain the Fiero's DNA thus I had a unique idea to use the front opening on the nose and reverse it and place it onto the rear bumper. IMO it's one way of keeping all things, "Fiero" and not borrowing from known iconic parts (Ferrari or Lamborghini). Thus the bumper is now lowered by 3" and widened by 3". This will eliminate the ugly 84-87 emergency brake cable being noticed.

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As always cutting edge stuff !

Is that widended 3" per side, or total ?
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As always cutting edge stuff !

Is that widended 3" per side, or total ?


3" per side. The Mad Arch kit is a bit smaller, but not by much.

Test fitting 20x12




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The backside with attachments-nicely constructed I might add.



Next; the front bumper for #015.
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Looks good nice design on the rear bumper saved to favorites so I can keep up
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(the right wrinkle near the badging has been corrected)


Trying to keep the bumper "Fiero-ish" and not Ferrari-ish.

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Curly that is bad@ss !

Congratulations on another great tweek !
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Is the new rear home ?
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Is the new rear home ?


Not yet. The rear bumper is completed, but I have additional ideas for Dan to work on that will match-up with #011 future bumper.

Tweakness is my weakness.
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Semi-annual bump.



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Curly

Has dan started on the other tweeks yet ?
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Curly

Has dan started on the other tweeks yet ?


Time to raise the rear end. I re-installed the Ryne's brakes and hub today. Cleaned a few items and check for issues.


Minor leak, but solved.


New pads:


Final testing of Corvette wheel. I'll have HRE mount a new lip and reduce the offset for better clearance. The original owner got a bit too excited and eat a curb.

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Testing the weight. 20x9.5, 275/30/20


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Back together again.




It's sitting a bit higher by 2-turns on the coil=over threads.


The "three finger" rule.

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why did you raise it Curly ? Because of the new rear bumper ?
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why did you raise it Curly ? Because of the new rear bumper ?


It was causing a minor bend in the axle thus new bands to prevent think grease from oozing out. I might turn it back down 1-turn once I drive around. Right now it's 3-fingers, but once you get a few miles it may drop just a bit. D1S originally had the car jacked up in the back, but I wanted it lower.



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(the right wrinkle near the badging has been corrected)


Trying to keep the bumper "Fiero-ish" and not Ferrari-ish.



Just curious curls, isn't the new rear going to need the shelf like lip that the mad arch kits have in order to secure and fit properly ?

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Not if he cuts up another fastback clip.

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Hey curly when was the last time u fired up #11 ??


I fired #011 up today. It's been nearly 11-years since the engine swap and I need to remove old rubber fuel lines. While firing the car up-I smelled gasoline and discovered a small leak.

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No time this week for #011 chop top. #020 has center stage.

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No time this week for #011 chop top. #020 has center stage.


Meanwhile, I bought a trickle charger for #011 while it waits.



Oh yeah, bump!
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Spring forward!




I talked to Dean. #011 will be tweaked! Thin Lizzy is about to get fat and very wide.

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Going to leave my fingerprints all over your new buy at the show ! hehehe
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Going to leave my fingerprints all over your new buy at the show ! hehehe


Yep. #011 is due for a make-over. Whodeanni style (tweaked).

Dean. You have a PM.
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I had to replace the fuel filter on #011 today. It was clogged.







The last time I drove #011 it was very windy. While putting air in the tires, a gush of wind slammed my decklid breaking part of the stand attachment.



Oh well, looks like a good excuse for a paint job or at least tweaking the vents.

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Good to see the car that started it all, for me , back amongst the living.
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The wing was too tall anyways...IMO. And correct me if I am wrong but was that 52 lbs for one wheel?
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