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Lifting a Fiero by Rhodesia1977
Started on: 09-13-2021 06:40 AM
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Report this Post09-13-2021 06:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rhodesia1977Click Here to Email Rhodesia1977Send a Private Message to Rhodesia1977Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
New member here. Greetings Fiero colleagues. I was just wondering what the best way to tell mechanics how to put the Fiero on lifts. Will be getting tires soon and am worried that some newbie unfamiliar will jack it up and ruin my under car coolant tubes. Thank you!
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Lift point

In this thread there is a picture of what you are after.

Welcome to the Forum and the Fiero world.

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Press the point that the lower rocker panels are plastic. Local tire shop found this out on my car the hard way. It ended up costing them $1500 for the rocker panel and front fender replacement and repaint.

This was just 5 days after the entire car was just painted so body shop still had the paint in stock.
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Originally posted by 1Packrat:

Press the point that the lower rocker panels are plastic. Local tire shop found this out on my car the hard way. It ended up costing them $1500 for the rocker panel and front fender replacement and repaint.

This was just 5 days after the entire car was just painted so body shop still had the paint in stock.



Jeez, that bites! That is exactly what I was worried about! Thanks for the advice!
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Originally posted by Spadesluck:

Lift point

In this thread there is a picture of what you are after.

Welcome to the Forum and the Fiero world.



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Originally posted by Spadesluck:

Lift point

In this thread there is a picture of what you are after.

Welcome to the Forum and the Fiero world.



Thanks!

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I keep laminated copies of the lift points in my car.
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Report this Post09-13-2021 08:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rhodesia1977Click Here to Email Rhodesia1977Send a Private Message to Rhodesia1977Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by steve308:

I keep laminated copies of the lift points in my car.

Sounds like a great idea. Thanks.
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above Picture Source:
See my Cave, Safe Jacking

One or Two post lifts uses same four spots hitting hard sections of "frame."

Damage pipe by jacking 1 example:
See my Cave, Crushed Pipe

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Originally posted by theogre:

above Picture Source:
See my Cave, Safe Jacking

One or Two post lifts uses same four spots hitting hard sections of "frame."

Damage pipe by jacking 1 example:
See my Cave, Crushed Pipe


Words to live by! Thank you sir!



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When I buy new tires I never let the tire places put them on my car. They hire cheap labor that knows little of jack points. A friend had four tires put on and the lug nuts were put on so tight it took a three foot breaker bar to get them off I take all four off and take the old tires down to the store, then I reinstall with the new tires in my garage. Only then will my car escape damage and have the lug nuts torqued to spec. This is very important.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

When I buy new tires I never let the tire places put them on my car. They hire cheap labor that knows little of jack points. A friend had four tires put on and the lug nuts were put on so tight it took a three foot breaker bar to get them off I take all four off and take the old tires down to the store, then I reinstall with the new tires in my garage. Only then will my car escape damage and have the lug nuts torqued to spec. This is very important.

These are great points! Thanks for the reply.
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

When I buy new tires I never let the tire places put them on my car. They hire cheap labor that knows little of jack points. A friend had four tires put on and the lug nuts were put on so tight it took a three foot breaker bar to get them off I take all four off and take the old tires down to the store, then I reinstall with the new tires in my garage. Only then will my car escape damage and have the lug nuts torqued to spec. This is very important.


I do the same.
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Report this Post09-22-2021 12:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierojpClick Here to visit fierojp's HomePageSend a Private Message to fierojpEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I saw the title, I was thinking more along the lines of this:

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Originally posted by fierojp:

When I saw the title, I was thinking more along the lines of this:



Well, that would make it much easier to work on the underside! But when I really look at the pic, I just say to myself, "why?".

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Report this Post09-22-2021 11:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The only reason I can think to explain 'why?' is because he had a darned nice looking body to put on that chassis.
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Report this Post09-22-2021 12:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skywurzClick Here to visit skywurz's HomePageSend a Private Message to skywurzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Other than the wheelbase being off i don't mind this look
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