Well if you've ever seen Mad Max you'll know what Im talking about. Ive always been interested in making a car battle ready to survive any situation or at least look like it. I was thinking of doing it to some V8 powered muscle car but after looking and not being able to find anything in my price range (since Im somewhat sensible) I figured why couldnt I just do it to my fiero.
Wondering if any of you have ever seen a fiero with a ram bar or anything to make it look "apocalyptic". I did see a fiero on here that was made into a street legal buggy with a guardrail for a front bumper and a spare tire on the back. If anyone has any ideas or think this is an awful idea any input would be great. Thanks!
Thats awesome, exactly the one I was talking about behind the RV. Thankyou! I would probably keep all my panels on and not go quite all out as these guys but gives me a good idea of what Im thinking of.
The Fiero has an inherantly weak frame. You can make it LOOK like whatever, but it is the wrong vehicle for this, IMO. Of course, if you replaced the frame with something sturdy, beefed uo the suspension, added plating and 4WD, fixed the brakes, got better wheels on it (and solved the related problems(, and changed the seating position, increased the ride height & underbody clearance, dealt with the low range issues, addressed the issues whereby a few dry leaves can start a fire, fixed the intake issues in high water situations, added weight to the front, rust treated the whole car, added EM shielding, sealed the electronics from moisture, replaced all the 26+-year old parts, fixed the turning raduis, and added power/torque, you'd have something to work with.
Personally, I'd start with either a home frame that was strong and wouldn't rust, then build up from there. I would concentrate on low weight, and shoot for about 2800 pounds when complete. Of course, much of that would be plating and street legal requirements. I'd build in lots of suspension travel. I'd want bucket seats and a good view of the road. I'd want a range of about 400 miles, about 20 MPG, a top speed of about 150 MPH. I'd have good lighting, but no pop-up headlights. I'd arrange for either air cooling or a protected radiator. I'd have some space to move in the cabin. I'd use a simular drivetrain setup to what the H1 Hummer had. I'd give the vehicle a low COG. Just off the top of my head.
Well if I was going to build this thing to survive the real apocalypse It would be mounted on a rock crawler frame with a bio diesel engine and plate armor, but I don't have the money or mechanic ability for anything close to that. I just want something with the style of mad max.
Thanks everyone, definitely the kind of stuff Im talking about. Louvers on the back and a ram bar on the front are some musts. I work as a designer at a vinyl shop and Im trying to decide if I should wrap my car in a cool design or just keep the faded silver paint I already have and add the extras on top of it. I love fieros and have owned at least one ever since I was 16 (had three in the yard at one time until my mother yelled at me haha) and I dont want to soil the good looks of a fiero so its great to see everyones feedback.
why the hell would you go on a trip like that with no spares and no water? and no extra fuel. I have been to some of these places. out there the land is dead flat. but life is very different, you need to travel at least one hour just to do the shopping.No fast food places every one eats at home. Going to Hungry Jacks or Maccas is a once a week or longer
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Originally posted by proff: why the hell would you go on a trip like that with no spares and no water? and no extra fuel. I have been to some of these places. out there the land is dead flat. but life is very different, you need to travel at least one hour just to do the shopping.No fast food places every one eats at home. Going to Hungry Jacks or Maccas is a once a week or longer
To make an interesting show?
They had camera crew and chase vehicles, so it's not like they were actually in any real danger.