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New to the forum - Help choose my first How-to guide! by Irrationable
Started on: 12-07-2014 11:16 PM
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Report this Post12-07-2014 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey there everybody!
After years of using this forum to aid me in my various fiero-related projects, I decided it was finally time to join the forums myself. Since inheriting my first fiero from my father six years ago at the age of 15, I have tackled many projects and learned a lot along the way. Somewhere along the line, I began photographing and documenting my work with the intention of making it available to others. While much of the work I have done has been documented by other users here on the forum, I've noticed a lack of available information pertaining to a handful of topics.

With all the help that this forum has provided me, I figure its only fair that I give back to this community. Although I intend to do write up a how-to guide for each of these topics in time, I decided that I'd allow my fellow fiero enthusiasts to decide which comes first. Reply with your picks, and I'll begin work in a week or so once final exams are over!

- recovering a GT style wheel in new leather (with guides for both euro and baseball style stitching)
- reparing and painting a cracked/sun-faded dashboard and gauge pod
- reupholstering sun visors yourself for under 20 bucks
- dying interior carpet on a budget
- refurbishing a worn out sunroof shade insert
- fabricating a bezel for flush-mounting an aftermarket radio

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Report this Post12-07-2014 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the forum... as an active member now at least

That is quite the list, and I would love to see each and every one. I would especially love to see the "reparing and painting a cracked/sun-faded dashboard and gauge pod" . Many of us work on our cars, with little interaction from other Fiero owners. It is nice to see how different people tackle the same project from different angles, and there is always something new to be learned!

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Report this Post12-08-2014 07:40 AM 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
Welcome to the forum. It's always nice to see new blood. I would be interested in the steering wheel recover but I would like to see them all
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Welcome to the forum. It's always nice to see new blood. I would be interested in the steering wheel recover but I would like to see them all


Welcome to the forum .... me too steering wheel

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Report this Post12-08-2014 01:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for crt454Send a Private Message to crt454Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
X3 on the steering wheel recover first. Would also like to see the others as well.
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Report this Post12-08-2014 04:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had kinda figured that the steering wheel topic might be the most popular, especially given the general lack of information on the subject. Given that I took the most pictures during this project and will be covering another wheel within the next few weeks, this'll probably be the one I go with.

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I say the dash, as here in Las Vegas the sun just kills the interior.

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Report this Post12-13-2014 12:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rbell2915Click Here to Email rbell2915Send a Private Message to rbell2915Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I cast my vote for the steering wheel recover, mine is so ragged.
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Report this Post12-13-2014 12:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was planning to upload a picture of the finished wheel to show you guys how it came out, but I cant seem to get the PIP upload to work right. I keep getting a "unable to connect" message every time I try. Any suggestions?
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Report this Post12-14-2014 11:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, I've decided to go ahead with a guide on recovering a GT steering wheel. My last exam is Thursday morning, so my plan is to get the guide and pictures up by this weekend (providing I can figure out how to post pictures by then).

The other good news is that I will be recovering another wheel over Christmas break, so if anybody reads the guide and still has any questions or if some of my pictures from the first wheel aren't clear enough, I'll be able to provide pictures from the second one.

Until then, wish me luck on finals!
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PM coming your way
Good luck on finals!
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Ha, thanks. So far so good, I've got 3 finals down and 3 more to go!
I sent rbell an email with pictures of the finished wheel and the euro-style stitching to post on this thread for me. Hopefully I can figure out how to get them uploaded myself to do the write up, otherwise this might turn into a collaboration.

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Front


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I say the dash, as here in Las Vegas the sun just kills the interior.

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'84 Fiero, engine to be determined '87 Duke (Sold)
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sardonyx247, I may do the dash write up this weekend as well now that I managed to get PIP working. I'm going to be pulling my dash out this weekend to wire in my keyless entry system, and I'm planning on hitting it with the UV resistant clearcoat while I have it out of the car.

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Report this Post12-15-2014 03:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just talked to Mr. Mikes

The order I placed for leather to do the second wheel got misplaced. We got everything straightened out and the leather should be on its way within the next day or so. So, once the steering wheel guide is up, I can take extra pictures while recovering the second wheel if any of you have questions.

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You are already doing it first, but I'll throw my vote for the steering wheel into the ring as well...
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I say the dash, as the sun in Las Vegas just kills the interior.

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Report this Post12-15-2014 07:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The steering wheel and the dash will definitely be the fist two guides. I've already decided to do the steering wheel first, but the dash will be next on my list. I have done three dashboards so far, with each done slightly different than the others. I will be detailing all three of these when I eventually do the dash guide (hopefully sometime next week)

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And yes, I see what you did there John
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Originally posted by Irrationable:

And yes, I see what you did there John


LOL! Yea, when I read the second one sardonyx247 posted, exactly the same, I just ran with it

Glad to hear. I am curious to see how you mend the cracks, and blend to match the texture of the dash and such.


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