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The "new" Fiero.....

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Yup, picked up another one a couple weeks back. '86 V-6 4-sp manual. The motor and tranny had been all rebuilt, but it had a miss in the motor. I went back a week later, took my chances and brought it home. Ended up just being bad wires. It runs good at speed but doesn't idle good right now, the guy put a new timing chain on and I'm fairly sure it's off a tooth. So I may have to dig into that. Other than that I ended up putting on new shocks/struts, new brake pads, new caliper and rebuilt the other 3, turned all rotors, painted the ground effects silver, new tires with matching wheels and detailed it up a bit. Got $1500 into it with all the new parts.

Bought it as a daily driver to keep the miles off the Avalanche. Been doing a lot of work with a guy 40 min. away lately.

Here's a couple "Before" shots...

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And here's a couple "After" shots...

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Cool purchase! I've alwas loved the Fiero.

Of course, BV will be drooling soon in this thread! :lol:

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There was a girl I took out on a few dates back in April who drove a Fiero.

I really should've asked her if I could drive it instead of taking my car.

Damn my gentlemanly behavior.

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Looks good! :thumbsup:

Hmm...are those old tires so bad, or do those new tires just look real meaty?

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Nice. I would have done something different with the ground effects, however. That silver is a bit bright and I always prefered the monotone look anyways. Sweet though. :P

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Aw man buddy, that's a sweet little Poncho. :thumbsup:
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Thanks guys, it drives good now that I have the new tires, shocks and break on it. When I first picked it up it bobbed like a cork and drove so bad I wanted to just drive it into a ditch and leave it. But it came out alright.

Looks good! :thumbsup:

Hmm...are those old tires so bad, or do those new tires just look real meaty?

The car came with a set of 195/70's in front and 185/70 studded... yeah you read that right... tires in the rear. These new one's are 215/70's (wider therefore also taller).

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Thanks guys, it drives good now that I have the new tires, shocks and break on it. When I first picked it up it bobbed like a cork and drove so bad I wanted to just drive it into a ditch and leave it. But it came out alright.

The car came with a set of 195/70's in front and 185/70 studded... yeah you read that right... tires in the rear. These new one's are 215/70's (wider therefore also taller).

Studded? Interesting....

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Nice. I've had a lot of cars but I have yet to buy a Fiero.

It's sad to see so many end up at junkyards... I came

close to buying a four-banger stick back in 2003.

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Nice job!

The silver really brings the car to life. I'm usually with BV on the solid color thing, but on this car the silver did wonders - much nicer than the black.

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Nice job!

The silver really brings the car to life. I'm usually with BV on the solid color thing, but on this car the silver did wonders - much nicer than the black.

It looks decent from the rear, but from the front with the grill being silver... just ruins it for me.
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Sharp car. GM needs to bring the Fiero name back to life with Alpha.

THat could work..

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Sharp car. GM needs to bring the Fiero name back to life with Alpha.

Unless Alpha can miraculously be both an FR and MR platform, I'd have to say no. A Fiero needs to be mid-engined, bar-none.
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