You will find that you'll need to move the lights forward 1-2 cm for the headlight doors to close fully.
It's possible to get the plug for the parking lights from Hella but I'll just use small individual crimp-om connectors...
For the unused holes: I just got 2 more of the adjuster screws and have one in each hole. Looks better....
Originally posted by Fie Ro:
hey Kolja, I used a grinder and my powerfile for that, and some finishing with a handfile...just using the basic tools I have and make the best of it. The lights are just mounted how I like them but I have not fitted them yet.... looks I have to be careful and change position, how much do the housings stick out with yours ? btw what kind of connector is used for the parking lights? Still need those. I got an idea for the unused holes:
Originally posted by shermdizzle: few questions...what kind of side skirts are those, where can i get them, how much, and how easy/difficult to put on
The sideskirts are universal M3 style skirts cut to length and molded to the original (GT) skirts. You need to do some fiberglassing and fabricate custom endcaps so its not a bolt-on piece. the universal sideskirts shouldnt be hard to find though...pm replied also
Originally posted by Mr.PBody: They are by dietmar and are no longer in production but may be again, check the link someone sent you in your other thread.
No, dietmar's sideskirts (and sidescoops) are different from mine but I like them too !
The front end reminds me a lot of the new mitsubishi evo with the way the lights and stuff are. Looks good
Noo, that front end is way more classy than any Mitsu. That looks like an Aston Martin nose. From the right angle it looks like a car you'd expect to see in a James bond movie being driven by bond himself.
Originally posted by timgray: Noo, that front end is way more classy than any Mitsu. That looks like an Aston Martin nose. From the right angle it looks like a car you'd expect to see in a James bond movie being driven by bond himself.
thanks ! Actually thats the comment I get often (if lucky), I rather have it compared to an aston (must be partly the paint choice and mesh setup too) than a wannabe ferrari nose or something..when I started building it I wanted it to look different than a straight copy of something (which is hard because you will compare it anyway)..tried to use a blend of different nice designs to something that would fit my "updated fiero" ideas at that time..
Originally posted by Austrian Import: Fie RO, could you post a new series of updated pics of your car inside and out? Your car is one of my favorites and I'd love to see the current state of things. -M
Well, it hasnt been out of the garage since last winter and currently it is in a state of surgery it sits on stands and I removed the V6 and parts of the suspension. Everything that will go back will be cleaned, painted or replaced by something better. I will post some progress and ideas soon
Forgot to ask: With your style hood scoop, the roof glass still fits in the front trunk, correct? -M
correct. I pretty maxed out the available space without needing to cut the front trunk. The ability to store the sunroof is a must
One thing that has become a project of its own are the headlights.. I am doing a dual 90mm Hella setup with Fiero1fan's brackets. I already mounted white leds and custom made guard to these brackets (see bottom of page 14) Looking under the hood at their new location I decided to also cleanup and repaint the motor/brackets and front frame metal. Got the expensive hella connectors and they were dissapointing, not even weatherproof connectors...so I build my own, crimped/soldered/shrinksleeved together with braided wiring
One of the details is a small adjuster to hold and secure the wires...first version was a one piece aluminium strip with a tiewrap around the center (lengthwise), this second version works better
I find myself redoing almost everything under the front hood since dealing with the lights / front-battery and some other stuff Cleaned, sealed and repainted the exposed sheetmetal and frame, also disassembled, cleaned and painted stuff like the radiator brackets and parts
This is a set of catchcans which I may all use
- enginebay coolant filling point - enginebay intercooler filling / breather - front overflow tank replacement
It's a multi-step process and it's rather expensive, but it totally looks like chrome when done properly, but without the maintenance.
Good luck on the rest of your project, and I hope you decide to produce that front bumper!!
Concept page - http://www.michael-blue.com/IndyIMSA.htm '85 GT 4sp white - SOLD | | '85 2M6 Auto red - SOLD | | '84 2M4 bare chassis - SOLD Crap, I'm out of Fieros! Time to buy another!! - "Your mileage may vary."
I have several little projects and some are coming to an end but it still takes more time/parts/tools to put the puzzle together....I found my "missing link" tool but there is already 5 months of delay in the delivery ....I really need it for making some essential parts.
Well, theres a lot of boring underbody work to do : with most of the suspension removed I started to clean up and recoat the underbody, even in spaces you will never see ...with small steps because theres only about 1 feet of space to work under...
Of course first a cradle nut had to spin sometime...
This is the first time I used my $50 arc welder and my limited welding skills on my Fiero...used a piece of scrap metal
On purpose I used a longer bar; if it ever separates from the framerail again it will jam on the framerail sidewalls (welded it to the framerail after this pic)
I spent a lot of time in cleaning up stock parts and make them look like new.
My old front koni's still work well but they will be replaced by new ones
when I took off the front swaybar 2 bolts snapped and they caused a lot of trouble, I burned and snapped a few drillbits on those, then I drilled new holes next to them (the new swaybar mountholes are longer and allow relocation) and tapped them. I am using 10.9 grade bolts now (actually these are 2.8 exhaust manifold bolts I never used) . More stuff added
Last week I made the bracket for the front mounted alternator on the L67. Turned the upper mount spacer on my little machine
Recycling something that was used to mount a tv to a wall