My Fiero GT 86 restoration project
In June 2006 I started one of my biggst car project to date. My beloved Fiero GT 1986 badly need a restoration.
In 1994 I purchased the beauty. She was original red with silver lower accent. Wheel was after market gold diamond spoke nearly identical to the genuine GM one. In spring 1997 after repairing the transmission (manual 4 spd) and repainting the car Ford Chrome Yellow with white racing stripe , I've got a trip to Wildwood. In September of the same year I loose compression on one cylinder that forced me to store the car in the driveway of my parents. I didnt have enough money to repair the car. The car stay there up to 2002 when I purchased my first home with a garage. In the way, some thief stole my rear quarter window that was in very good shape.
The car was under a protective cover for the first 2 years but the remaining years , after the cover was gone in the wind, the car rested under the sun...and several damage it did.
Now my project is to restore near to new condition this car. I want to keep it as original as possible. But some modification will go into it.
First, since its a 4 spd manual, I want to change it to 5 spd.
Also, I need more punch under the hood...but I want to keep the stock look...so I decided to put a 3.4 (3400) with all the Fiero parts on it. Focoa headers and bored throttle body (from 52mm to 57 mm) with extrude honed intake plenum/runner.
The wheels and suspension will also have an upgrade...HP Design 18 inch EVO hyper light silver. Suspension Technique 1.5 inch lowering spring and Koni shock/strut.
I will add the GM Performance Sound option, cruise control, and a radio CD player .The first two option come from other Fiero. The radio I purchased was of near the same year of the production of the car so it look like it was originally put in the car in the '80s. Come from a 1989/90 car.
The car will remain the same Yellow color. No fancy scoop or other body "tuning" trick...I think the line of the car dont need to be disturbed...it look so naturally good.
The car in 1995
Here my car a few months after buying it. The front and rear facia was repainted , grey accent not here anymore (they came from salvage yard), changed the wheels for 16 inchs five spoke Moda Form. Added rectangular driving light.
The car in 1997
Here what my "new" GT look like when I decided of its new color and striping.
The car in 2003
Here what the car look like a few month after we came at our new home. As you can see...no more rear quarter...since the thief took it some years ago.
What she will look like when finished
Heres a picture of Randy's Fiero GT from the Pennocks forum, that almost have the same idea of what my Fiero will look like. Randy Fiero didnt have the rear wing like mine have, and on the picture some parts are still missing. But it will give you the idea of my restoration.
RANDY GT ...
My new wheels
June 18th I received from the US my new HP Design Evo hyper light silver (also named HP Racing Lightning)
Heres the wheels fresh out of the UPS truck
The part car #1
This winter , a guy from St-Julie (Quebec) was offering on some Fiero forum a part car for free. I jumped on the offering. Finally this car cost me "only" 135$ CND hauled at my home. Its worth every penny. Some needed part are missing but many other parts will be perfect for spare in case of malfunction or badluck.
My motor swap consist of putting in the Fiero engine bay a GM V660 3400 engine dressed with all the Fiero part. That the only solution for keeping the engine bay look stock and improving performance.Engine come from an 2003 Grand Am GT Ram Air. Picture taken the week I received it.
Nothing to tell here...paid 75$
The beloved one...starting restoration
The Fiero GT dismantling started June 2006
The FOCOA headers
I purchased used FOCOA headers from a guy on Pennock forum in the USA. But it appear that I was for some bad suprise when the headers went home...nasty cracks...I need to find a place to repair them before cleaning them and get it powder coat.