OK out of pure curiosity here, you can tell me to pound sand if you want since it's really none of my business, are you simply insanely wealthy and want to buy up a bunch of different style Fieros? Or are planning to sell them after restoring/fixing them up?
I clicked to read your thread expecting a build for a Fiero GTX and you've purchased so many different cars and have so many projects I just had to ask!
I enjoyed the read though and there's a lot of cool cars/pics.. would love to have a Zimmer too I think they're a cool part of Fiero history to own.
Personal collection (toys) for the most part, but I also work with quite a few members to develop new pieces...usually something I want and I think everyone else will as well! I also own "Fiero Fantasy Concepts" and a few molds to some of the best Fiero Kit cars. I am the silent partner...never customer facing...if I can help it. My day job is an Enterprise network & security design engineer for one of the largest providers in the US.
Argenta UPDATE: Going to be at least 2-3 months before I will get my new G1 dash and door panels from Rob...at the speed has been able to produce with his new care-taker responsibilities. So cleaning up the stock interior and adding a few things to hold me over:
Added shorten shifter:
Added silver carbon fiber trim pieces and
a newer GM CD/Radio with AUX in:
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General UPDATES: Purchased the "One of a kind Fiero Billet Badge / Emblem Prototype" and re-production rights The artwork on this was originally designed by Andrew Rogers of New York. Note the threaded back for secure attachment
and the last shot before being boxed and shipped to me:
Argenta UPDATES: Working on the one piece that isn't quite correct. The rear center grill piece is suppose to line up with 8 raised lines and 7 valleys to match the 79 Mercury Capri tail lights utilized in this build. The issue being that Row 1,2 & valley 1 line up perfectly with the tail lights, but all remaining rows drift and don't line up correctly...so:
Again this highlights that I need to swap those tips for a set of C6 Corvette tips.
And then once we get the rows and valleys lined up correctly then its on to a little customization:
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Rodney's "OEM better quality speakers" front speakers. And since this Argenta was built on a 1985 GT...there are no rear side speakers, only head-rest speakers...so this is the perfect time to try out The Fiero Store's "84-88 Rear Wall Speaker Panel with Speakers".
Also picked up a Shift Console Reproduction Sticker "5 Speed" from Rodney...since this 85 had a 4 Speed and we are about to swap it to a DOHC / 5 Speed:
Also grabbed another 1984 "all black" HVAC controls...looks so much cleaner in the G1 dashes
and give me 24 hours with the right products and I will have that looking brand new.
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ReMera UPDATE: Received my Front badge that will attach to the front grill of the ReMera.
Installed Infiniti G37 Rear view mirror with auto dim, digital compass, and HomeLink:
Installed 84 all black HVAC controlls and blacked out my window switches and power mirror switch:
Blacked out the trunk popper (also fixed the short) & the rear defrost switch as well: Waiting for my short shifter boot to return in the next few days with my next G1 dasht...I sent it to Rob Amida as a template for the ones he was making for my G1 dashes.
ReMera Update: Photoshop mock up of the front badge mounted:
starting to mock it up for real using Rodney's Euro 308 I had laying around to get a true perspective of actual badge size to grill size...the spacing is about the same on the grill as the 328...just not as wide:
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ReMera UPDATE: Been continuing to work on the ReMera's new front grills.
It has the traditional thin very cheap looking aluminum grills. I am going to borrow the very detailed photos provided by 2 different sellers on e-bay of a F328 front upper & lower grills. Just order my (4) .125"Tx2"Wx60"L needed stripes of aluminum plate to make the upper grill from www.onlinemetals.com. I have to take a few more measurements and then I will order the metal for the lower grill as well. Once both are cut and assembled, I will powder coat them for longevity and easy cleaning
Then there is the rear one to recreate as well to replace the fiberglass version that is currently on it.