My name is Ermin and this is my 88. The reason its called The Aviator is because the color will be Aviator Grey from the Audi TT. Heres some of the progress I've made this months since I bought it for $1300. Big thank you to everyone on this forum for all the resourcefull things you've all posted.
The car itself 1988 GT V6 5 Speed with Beechwood interior and Premium Sound
Put in a removable steering wheel, I'm 6'2" so this makes it a little easier to get in as well as theft protection. Also brings the wheel closer to me which helps when my seat is all the way back
Speaking of seats, I put in some racing seats. I used the stock Fiero rails and bolted everything in the stock locations. I also put in racing harnesses and bolted them to the stock seatbelt location.
Next the Headlights got switched out since the stock ones suck. I popped in these EBAY lights with 100 watt bulbs and it greatly improved the asthetics and visibility. $35 for bulbs and headlights.
Next I decided to get a little more mechanical. The shocks are all blown so I needed to upgrade things. Found a DiY on here so I built my own rear coilovers. Popped them in today, they feel great.
Next is the rest of the suspension, I have a box full of polyurethane stuff and Rodney Dickman parts, just no time to put it in. In the next few months I'm dropping in a 3800 S/C and within 2 years I plan on doing the F355 kit.
------------------ I bought a Fiero because my friends said I shouldn't.
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How hard was it to put the seats in? Where did you buy them and they look very similar to SRT4 seats. Have you sat in SRT4 seats and if so how close are they?
I have a friend with a SRT4, the SRT seats are better on the head support but they are a bit loose on the sides. I bought the seats on Craigslist they are called Type R Replicas. If you want a set they sell them on eBay for like $250 shipped. Instal was easy, I can post a very poorly made video if you'd like. It involves making 2 brackets out of Simpson ties.
Well despite everyone saying not to get the VFiber kit, I went and did it anyway. Fitment is what you would expect. I had to struggle to get the tail lights in and the front bumper doesn't align well with the fenders. The sideskirts however fit great though I may sell themo buy a different set. I think they made a mold and then made the bumpers off the outside of the mold because the molds are bigger than they should be. However for the price I can overlook some of the imperfections. It ended up at $592 shipped. It came with a mesh grille but I ordered a Honeycomb ABS grille to make it look nicer. Later I will try to use a badgless MK4 Jetta grille to get a different look. I went to the Junkyard and bought 95 Maxima turn signals, the challenge will be mounting them. I have to find some fog lights and also find out how to mount them.
Somewhat, I've been busy cleaning the garage so I can park it for the winterand start the swap.
Also ordered different wheels because I wanted something lighter and the shop was jerking me around with my previous order. I got 17/18x8 ET45 Enkei RPF1s in Gold and 215/40/17 245/40/18 BF Goodrich GForce Tires. Also got a great deal on a vinyl wrap for the car instead of paint so I put 2/3rds down and will pay it off after the guy is back from SEMA. I need to redye my old Corbeau A4 seat and swit h out the seats that are in it now. I will probably only end up running 1 seat. Ive decided to tale this build into a different directions and build it to go race. With California having a ton of great tracks and plenty of autocross opportunities, its time for me to partake in something I've admired a long time. The front end suspension and stesring rack is coming out next weekend and I'm replacing the bushings with poly and adding lowering springs and lowering ball joints. Starting to gather pieces for a 12" Corvette brake upgrade aswell.
Well its definitely turning into a long time project. This weekend we pulled the motor and craddle out and will be slowly putting a 3.4 LQ1 in. I have all my poly bushings just have to figure out how to press them ino the craddle and accesories. Then im gonna order a clutch and try to start mocking up the crate motor. I have a feeling this car will be done next summer or later.