This is amazing, it is such a good thing that i don't work for archie cause if i did i would never want to go home or sleep, i would be working prolly 22 hours/day and 2 hours eating. this is so exciting, i cant wait to read more. this also brings up mixed feelings over long weekends.
*** EDIT, wow, i get to own page 5. that just made my weekend.***
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Now, that we have the decklid opening up above & beyond any interferrance issues, we can get along with the body modifications....... Up 'til this point, prior to this post, how many people had actually noticed or even considered that we would have to custom make decklid hinges? More to come......
Would taking a bit off of the height off the "humps" or placed back a tad bit more, make it possible to still use the stock hinges? Or is the seat headrest also a factor in this? I would guess that "just tilting the seat back forward would be to much of a pain to do each time the trunk was to be opened. Could you give me the part # , place to buy it etc. info for the foam stuff you are using please? PM if possible thx
I would change the angle of the head stops on the decklid, so they slope in the opposite direction of where it would meet the seats. This would give you some more clearance. You also could shape the front of the decklid in a "C" shape and could match it up to the waterfall center console with a round bull nose shaped opening at the meeting edge. Keep up the good work and keep us posted.
We've been working on customer cars and working at getting our cars ready for FieroRama this weekend.
On top of it all, I've spent the best part of the last 10 days moving into a new house (new to us anyway) up in Rockford. Haven't had my good computer connected to DSL for about 4 days now, so I'm running behind on my PFF watching and I'm sure I'm way behind on EMail. I'm on dial up now & it sucks.
I'll be back on a cable connection sometime Monday.
I had no idea this thread was going on!! (probably less trolls in the Tech section) PFF Spyder is a very cool name! When will it be for sale?
I didn't know this was either. This thread rocks! I am always amazed when something new and fresh like this is still able to be done I agree that it has probably survived better over here in tech. I find that sad that though many of us still feel that PFF in general is still pretty much flame free that a thread like this was maybe put here instead of general chat because of possible fear of geting hijacked by trolls.
Keep us posted Archie, especially with pics This is coming along nicely
The body is a few inches wider.....but not too much. If you can find a shot with the doors open, you'll see that added thickness at the rear edge of the door, as the bolt on door skin is about the widest part of the car.
Just a thought... What about incoorporating the headrest into the humps. all you would have to do is remove the exsisting head rest and mount a pad you could also possibly mount some tubing under the humps as a kind of roll bar.
Archie whatt is the story on the limo ? is that a dead project ?
Just curious, havenot heard anything about it in a loooooong time.
I'm back, I was on dial-up for the last 10 days or so & I just got my cable hooked up & running.
The Limo project is for sale. It seemed like a good idea at the time but, after thinking about it, it would take me $15K to $20K to finish it with a V-8, paint, custom interior and everything. To be honest, I realized that even if it was finished I wouldn't drive it. If I wanted to drive something with a back seat I'd just drive my wifes Caddy.
As far as fixing it up to take to shows, it's not really representative of "what I do", so it would be like my 4th car in priority to take to a show & when the PFF Spyder is done it would be 5th in line.
It would be a perfect car for some young guy who has a young family to take the whole group to & from Fiero shows, but that's not me anymore.
I'll be back with new reports on the Spyder tomorrow.
I would think that some hood hinges form a 60s-70s muscle car would work for the rear deck. They would lift the deck up as it opens. Just a thought.
You saying that brought to mind a picture of my 66 mustang hinges. The only problem I would see would be mounting them - they mount to two parallel surfaces when closed vs the fiero deck lid which is mounted perpendicular to the firewall.