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1988 Coupe Restoration and AC conversion by gtxbullet
Started on: 11-20-2013 04:48 PM
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Well as may people already know; I have be selling fieros and parts for several years now as well as servicing local ones.
I decided after years of waiting to finally start restoring my 88 BASE Coupe.

Originally I bought it from a very nice guy who had been daily driving it. From Fon Du Lac to Wauwatosa.

Picked it up for $1100 (put a lot. More into it. Lol) and soon became my favorite car.
at the time it had an 84-86 rear coupe bumper and the original luggage rack decklid. The paint was flawless.

over the next couple years it became a symbol of my new found freedom after some serious health issues.
as I came to know more in the community I got into buying non running Fieros and fixing them up so others could enjoy the experience
I also started parting out the sad neglected cars that some never loved.
since then I've owned about 24 fieros and sent off thousands of parts.
not as a way to make money but to fund my "project"...
I've lost a lot on bad deals and mishaps and decided that for once Id like my Fieros (The one Ill never sell) to be as nice looking as some of the gems I've worked on.

after working hard and long for this goal I recently started the work. (Even though the money really isn't there (I'm sure others share in this predicament ;-) )

It began with wanting to add Air conditioning (condensor, compressor, lines, HVAC, front compartment harness and interior harness...still working on getting the harness).

And now I have re-enamled the front frame with the proper semigloss black, added IMSA side scoops, replaced little bits no one ever thinks about like the door ajar switch seals, latch gasket...ok so maybe Ill stop with the details for now.

I'm taking as many pictures as I can of the whole process.

Basically I wanted to share. And thank everyone who has helped me in one way or another to keep me on my feet and on the road in the past.
I am very thankful to be a part of the community and hope I get to continue meeting good people and share in this wonderful obsession

I will upload pictures as often as possible.
what started as a simple task has turned into a full out project.
if anyone can give a helping hand or wants to just chat I would be honored and thankful.

Sincerely, gtxbullet...aka Steve

F.I.E.R.O. - Fantastically Imaginative Engineering Racing Object

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1988 Base Coupe (the show car ;-) )
2003 GTP Daily Driver
Size 13 Feet with Cracking Ankles and Tired Knees

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