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Looking at getting an 84 fiero, a few questions to follow by Gutchee
Started on: 12-21-2017 05:36 PM
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Few things
1- Im new to forums so i may be a bit rough at this
2- I would like to know a few things about what i should know about the 84 fiero.

I found a classified ad for 2 84 fiero's (1 being fully functional with bad tires and the other a parts car). He mentions he originally got them from another deal and was planning on modding them but life got in the way and wants to sell them. He was asking $1500 (CAD) for both and he said he was willing to take $1000. so thats the info now what i should know.

1- what kind of things should i look for when checking the cars.
2- What kind of things should i do to the cars saying i get them.

Thanks for any responses
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Look for rust.

If they haven't run for a while, that'll need to be dealt with. Check the coolant tubes along the sides behind the rocker panels.

Search on here for preflight checklist.
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Also it's hard to see the paint for the snow, lol; unless you can it paint yourself if it needs it, that might be a significant expense.

I've had an '84 SE 4 speed since new, it has 377,750 km on it now. It's a daily driver except in wet salty conditions.
The trunk corners & battery tray and surrounding area have been repaired and the front cross member replaced due to rust.

For me as a buyer, the structural integrity and paint would be most important. The rest of the stuff is fairly cheaply replaceable.
For its 30th birthday, the '84 got 2 new $30 seats and an excellent replacement $70 dash from the same local source as the cross member.

I vacuumed up most of what was formerly a bracket:



I installed these brackets: https://www.fierostore.com/...7%20%20%20%20%20PAIR to a really good cross member from a local wrecker.





The (mostly missing) battery support:



Here's the cobbled up replacement battery tray:



"New" seats & dash:






In 2011 I got a red '86 coupe 2.5L 5 speed with 106,700 km on it for $800. (Drove it 70 km home.)
It was very solid with very good paint but in need of cosmetic TLC... (and a head gasket, then another engine, but that's another story).



In 2008 I got an '88 Formula 5 speed in showroom condition with 5200 km on it for $10,000. So here's the trio: (be careful what you start!)



p.s. For me, a factory service manual has proven invaluable over the years. Also available here: https://www.fierostore.com/...0%20%20%20%2084PRINT
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