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Back from the dead 86 GT with L67 swap by CoFieroGt
Started on: 11-30-2013 12:52 PM
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My name is Jerad I live in Colorado Springs, CO been lurking around on here for some time now and recently joined. I just bought my first Fiero its a 1986 GT. My Uncle (axxessitall on the forum I believe) built around 10 years ago with some help from me. It has a L67 swap with OBD1 computer, 5 speed, and Firebird interior.

The car was never really finished still had several small issues that were never addressed and wound up sitting outside for about 5 to 6 years until I purchased it last month.

I had to trailer it home and began removing all the pine needles from the engine bay. I discovered that the exhaust had completely split and fallen mostly off, the battery tray was shot and the supercharger belt had about eaten halfway through a coolant hose. I pulled the exhaust off where it split, moved the battery to the trunk with new cables, put fresh oil in it, new air filter, filled the tank with fresh fuel and voila it fired up instantly like it never even sat!

Got to drive it around the block but returned quickly as its not registered or insured at the moment. Not to mention the tires are dry rotted like crazy.

I'm planning to go over several other things in the next few months to get it ready for spring since it has sat for so long; transmission fluid, supercharger oil, plugs, wires, fuel filter, brakes, brake fluid, clutch fluid.

I have already ordered tires they are Continental Conti Extreme Contact DW 215/45-17 fronts and 245/45-17 back hopefully they are good tires I got a heck of a deal on them and from what I have read they seam decent.

Anyways wanted to introduce myself and the car hopefully we can meet up sometime in the spring/summer and get to know each other.

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Report this Post11-30-2013 01:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
way cool start to a really fun project. Welcome

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way cool start to a really fun project. Welcome




Thanks! I'm having a blast with this I have been around Fiero's my whole life my dad had an 84 and my uncle has had both a notchback and this one. I cant complain for the 400 bucks I paid for the car I think I got a smoking deal even with the work it needs.
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Report this Post11-30-2013 01:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for notwohornsClick Here to Email notwohornsSend a Private Message to notwohornsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's a heck of a vehicle to start out with. I've been wanting to install a 3.8 in my fiero. Welcome to the madness
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Report this Post11-30-2013 01:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoFieroGtSend a Private Message to CoFieroGtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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That's a heck of a vehicle to start out with. I've been wanting to install a 3.8 in my fiero. Welcome to the madness


Thanks! yeah I'm pretty lucky to have had one in the family I could pick up. I can tell you the supercharged 3.8 is an awesome motor in these cars its plenty of power and lots of options for upgrades. This Fiero is easily faster than my previous car which was an 02 Z28 Camaro 6 speed that had full exhaust intake and a tune. Good luck with your swap!
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Report this Post11-30-2013 08:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoFieroGtSend a Private Message to CoFieroGtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm going to plastidip the whole car what do you guys think about white with the "glossifier"? I have seen several people plastidip there cars and they turn out way better than you would expect for the price you cant beat it.
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Report this Post11-30-2013 09:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice car! Welcome to the forum.

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Report this Post11-30-2013 10:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to Pennock's.....Your car looks great.I will hopefully be doing that interior swap at the beginning of the year.
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Report this Post11-30-2013 10:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoFieroGtSend a Private Message to CoFieroGtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone yeah the interior looks great if I could only figure out a way to close off the ends of the door panels they are currently gorilla tapped it looks trashy lol.
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Report this Post11-30-2013 10:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe JScott1 made ends on his door panels.
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I believe JScott1 made ends on his door panels.


I will have to message him and find out how he did it thanks!
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