You see things not as how they are... but how they might one day be. If only more people looked at the world that way and saw things that could be better with a little elbow grease and put in the effort to make it so.
David, if you think 400 horses is more than that car needs— well, you’re right, but you also need to hit up a dedicated Fiero show. I’ve been to Fierorama in the Chicago suburbs a few times and let me tell you some of the glorious insanity I’ve seen. 90's LT1 with twin turbos. Numerous LS3s. One utter mad man with a…
This is why I come here. No matter what kind of car gets you going, someone from a forum somewhere will come here to share your story.
In Ohio that’s considered rust free
Even with the stated rust issues...this still seems a little less rusty than what you normally drag home.
I grew up with Dan and this is so, so awesome to read about.
Good news, though! the Braking Controller has a Street Value of $40, so you are already in the black.
Hey! Nice Find. Look on the bright side.... it’s in WAAAY better shape than the POStal project.
Thanks David, knockin it out of the park again with a terrific story. Great color, great wheels, and I’m particular to the fixed lights, they keep the lovely hood line intact.
Great story, David. It’s cool that Dan can reconnect with his father by working on the car, and it is a great looking car. My friend had an ‘84 Fiero with a 2.5L Iron Duke; my cousin and I nicknamed it “The Pontiac Death Trap.” I can only imagine one with 400HP; be safe!
Good eye, those are 3rd gen Camaro lights. My old man installed a kit someone on the forum made to retrofit them to the Fiero.
I remember when his dad was active on the Fiero forum back in the day. Good dude, and he took great pride in that car. Last post I saw of his was talking about selling it off because he couldn’t enjoy it anymore and how it didn’t need to just sit.
Bravo! I love it when someone takes a somewhat meh car and changes it into something awesome.
Never thought about this either, but there’s something truly vintage about no tint and in think you’re right.
I came to argue since my 2 door XJ was tinted. But I gotta admit those 4 doors looked pretty good untinted.
My tint-less Disco I and I completely agree with you.
Opt for a higher quality tint that still gives very good protection from UV and blocking heat without being very dark at all. I won’t go darker than 35%.
I’m with you on the looks, but man, I need the tinting to keep down on the friggin’ heat. A (good) sunshade gets you like 80% of the way there, but the tint really makes for a slightly acceptable vehicle after baking in the Phoenix sun for 6 hours.
100% with you on this. Tinting has had its time in the sun. Now we need to move on.
Counterpoint: I don’t want people having easy view of what’s in my car. Also, tinting the glass means the greenhouse (as you put it) feels less like a real greenhouse after the sun has been beating down on my car all day.