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Sad to see this '88 base coupe in a Tulsa salvage yard by Quad Raider
Started on: 07-03-2017 10:24 PM
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Report this Post07-03-2017 10:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I signed up for email alerts from my favorite salvage yard and got one Wednesday about this car. I finally got over there yesterday. Sad to see it. It hadn't been tagged since 1999 and looks like it's been sitting under a tree all that time. Probably chewed up a timing gear or lost the fuel pump and the owner parked it. The yard probably paid him about $130 for it.

Aside from some surface rust it's very clean. A shame to see an '88 with so much potential go to the salvage. The yard crew crinkled the fuel tank when they picked it up with the forklift and I could smell the gas-turned-turpentine. And some Fiero-ignorant genius couldn't figure out how to open the hood and ripped it in half from the front by prying it off the hinges.








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Report this Post07-04-2017 07:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IndyellowgtClick Here to Email IndyellowgtSend a Private Message to IndyellowgtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sad.... That 88 front and rear suspension really, really should be saved!!

And a 5speed car too.. Damn..

I cannot believe there is no demand for a non-rusted 5spd '88 fiero.. Doesn't matter if it's in this condition or not.. Between those of us that want to replace a rotted or damaged spaceframe, upgrade to '88 specific parts, build a super modded '88 or for a kitcar, or simply drive a 4cly car that can get 30mpg with damn good looks and handling... I'm at a loss.. I never, ever part out an 88, unless all hope is lost..

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Report this Post07-04-2017 09:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for css9450Click Here to Email css9450Send a Private Message to css9450Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Seen a few nice 88s lately; well, some maybe not so nice.

This is a Formula, although its not immediately obvious by the picture. It had been repainted red which was by now quite faded.



Here's a 5-speed 4-cylinder. This car was actually quite nice. I was looking for a new hardtop headliner board, and the one from this car was almost good enough to use without recovering. Maybe a 9 out of 10. I eventually recovered it with new fabric.



Here's what's left of an '88 GT. Heck, this one is probably still there.

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Report this Post07-04-2017 06:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shemdoggSend a Private Message to shemdoggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like some gold in that thar junkyard! All the yards roun hyah have only newer cars, nothing from the 80s or before. I see some nice cars in the background pics. Those fieros look totally savable w a lil love.

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Seen a few nice 88s lately; well, some maybe not so nice.

This is a Formula, although its not immediately obvious by the picture. It had been repainted red which was by now quite faded.



Here's a 5-speed 4-cylinder. This car was actually quite nice. I was looking for a new hardtop headliner board, and the one from this car was almost good enough to use without recovering. Maybe a 9 out of 10. I eventually recovered it with new fabric.



Here's what's left of an '88 GT. Heck, this one is probably still there.



That silver one looks good. So sad to see a car with so much potential being scrapped.

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Report this Post07-05-2017 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PKSend a Private Message to PKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Argh. Lower air dams!!! Been looking for one of those for about 10 years!
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