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#21 jbwelda

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

that was the promise of these cars that was never fulfilled. i remember reading about the imminent release of this car in road and track and how in later incarnations it was scheduled to get a V8 but that never happened. actually i am surprised to hear they came with a V6, somehow i thought they were all 4 cyls...shows how i lost interest as the reality unfolded after the great buildup in R&T.



#22 Jordan White

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

I believe they were sold in '84 with only a 4 banger, then they added the V6 in '85.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Got the interior completed in tan.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Very cool build :D



#25 robiwon

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:43 AM

I'll be watching this build for sure. I have the MPC kit of the '86 Fiero GT that will be built to replicate my 1/1 Fiero in my driveway. Most popular engine swaps are small block Chevy's and the 3.8 SC 3800 V6 nowadays.

 

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#26 slusher

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

Very nice progress, enjoying this build. Very nicework so far...



#27 Rob McKee

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:57 AM

You have my full attention on this build.

 

I picked up one of these kits yesterday.



#28 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

that was the promise of these cars that was never fulfilled. i remember reading about the imminent release of this car in road and track and how in later incarnations it was scheduled to get a V8 but that never happened. actually i am surprised to hear they came with a V6, somehow i thought they were all 4 cyls...shows how i lost interest as the reality unfolded after the great buildup in R&T.

 

Remember that the Fiero was conceived during the energy crisis as a high mileage commuter car, using a lot of parts from the GM parts bin from cars like the Chevette.  Once the crisis was over (or so we thought!) they twisted it into a personal sports car. I think it turned out well overall, but there is a limited market for 2 seaters so GM didn't put a lot of further development, like V8 power, into it.

 

The MPC kit came with both a four and a six. 



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Any updates on this build?



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Love those cars

 

 

But your engine is wrong :D .Look at this one

 



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

This is a build of epic proportions can't wait to see this done!!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

Haha love the supercharged version!

 

 

Alright, I finally got paint on the body. It's Ford Merlot red metallic with gold lower/basecoat.

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Here you can see I turned the rear storage compartment into a secondary fuel tank, I still have to add the filler cap.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

I've owned an 84 Fiero SE for 15 years now.  It's up to 230,000 miles.  It has the original motor and a 4:10 4 speed transaxle.  I drive it in the nice weather and often go to shows with it.  I had a good year last year winning trophys in six of the eigth show I entered.

 

 Glad to see some one doing a kit.  I have that kit, but never got around to building it.  I just picked up an 84 Fiero kit to make it like mine, which is a mild custom, so I'll need to gather some parts to do job.  Right now I'm working on a 61 Impala covert. and a 66 Impala SS that I'm making like the ones I owned back in the day.  I'm following some old pictures to get them as close as possible to the real ones. 

 

 Here is a picture, but its small.  For some reason Photobucket shrunk my pictures.  Have work on some new ones.

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Looks good with the white wheels and white letter tires. I've always wanted to get a 1:1 and do a V8 swap, but it's not easy since I don't have a garage to work in! :lol:



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

Build completed! Posted in under glass.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:45 PM

Nice Bumper Pad John. I have the same side scoop on my '86 GT.