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Fiero Discussion => Exterior and Interior Cosmetics => Topic started by: Koenig355 on April 09, 2008, 09:50:56 AM



Title: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on April 09, 2008, 09:50:56 AM
After restoring the Fiero dash with leather it still looked aged so I decided to upgrade it for a more modern look with one from a 2002 Firebird Trans Am. This mod is not for the feint of heart because there is cutting involved and other modification to the airbox but the final result  should be fine.

I started  to look around for a replacement dash but most of them were either cracked or damaged otherwise so I kept on looking and found one in Orlando (pending  removal and pick up)in perfect condition for a very reasonable price $ 100 most upick yards ask about $75 my local yard ask $35 without the gauges so I started ahead of the game to prepare.Since the interior is going to be custom I took out  every thing and started to rebuild new headliner ,center console,door panels only the dash needs to be finished  and new carpet laid  down.

The steering column was lowered and the support removed with a  rotary cut off wheel, now  the bracket was modified and welded to support the steering column also mounting tabs were welded in to adjust the height of the  the gap of the fire bird dash.Still unable to post pics ???.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on April 12, 2008, 05:17:20 PM
Today  I got up real early  5am and made the 4 hours drive to Orlando (need to get some friends there ;))to pick up a perfect black Firebird dash  that was in excellent condition it was a long drive but was worth it. On returning I scoured it down  and test fitted it and it dropped right in place thanks to the early preparation.

Tomorrow I will finishing making the air box from the Fiero and mate it to the Firebird dash also have to make provision for an adittional gauge cluster will keep you guys posted.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: FerociousGTO on April 12, 2008, 05:52:46 PM
Damn, you should have call me to grab a beer ;). Plz post pic once mounted.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on April 16, 2008, 01:21:19 PM
May be next time Dave .....any how was fun at least the drive  to and from ,I am now making and mounts  a new center console something similar to that of the 355 and will be covered in black leather with a black plexiglass inserts the only thing different is  it won't have that chrome shifter plate.Still haven't been able to post pics ;D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on April 24, 2008, 10:37:19 AM
I continued making over the center shifter and arm rest console,I used mdf insteadof plywood as it is more easy to work with and after several fitting I did get it right now it is going to the shop to be covered.

This is the 3rd interior change the car is going through but hopefully it is the last  ::) yeah right  as I said that before, the dash is coming out again to try and fit and adapt a HUD (heads up display)from a bonneville in the Firebird dash.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on May 16, 2008, 11:29:53 AM
I finally decided on the color scheme of my car and this time it is final here it is:

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4844/picture2168at7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on May 30, 2008, 08:50:26 AM
After  pulling out my air saw  I started carving up the firebird dash taking out the  parts not needed ..slow going but  to be safe than making a mistake,it took some coaxing but I finally  got it finally mounted.

The swap is not  100% perfect but is at least 98% has made such a difference  in the modernization of the car's interior and it looks like it came with the car from factory unlike a shoe in dash.Now although not finished there are a few little issues that I am working on like making the fiberglass  filler piece for the back of the dash and changing the color to satin  black to match the rest of the interior.

As for gauges I am using the 88 Cavalier  speedo cluster which is not a direct fit but has to be trimmed to fit,the only original part  I am using is the HVAC controls and the Fiero dimmer switch.........another area was mating the a/c vents Fiero to Firebird but a trip to Home Depot took care of that.

The door panels is still up in the air......... firebird or reconfigure the Fiero panels with a twist either way I will eventually end up using one of them.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on June 04, 2008, 08:13:11 AM
After admiring the  looks of the Firebird dash I am about to do  a final test fit  before permanent mounting but I abandoned the airbox idea and opted for a simple aluminum plate  and attatched 3 pvc outlet then glued and siliconed them in place, these I will mount the hoses   and then to the vent I also wired in the  light and dimmer switch btw  the Fiero dimmer had to be used as the Firebird one is not compatable but it is a direct snap in.

The rear filler I am making from fiberglass but it is now easier as  I accidentally broke my windshield now will have to shop around for a spanking new one as the 23 year old one was beginning to show it's age' I have received  several quote from $185 to $225 installed.

The next thing is  to install  a wireless 2 stage automatic door poppers since  there is no outside door handles to hold on to also mount the  push button starter switch on the new shifter console


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Nathrak on June 04, 2008, 11:15:04 PM
Have comprehensive coverage on your fiero? If so, the state of florida mandates insurance companies replace front windshields free of charge and no premium increases. (hides his AIG auto insurance company badge)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on June 06, 2008, 11:44:03 AM
Yes I am aware of that  but the car at present has no insurance  and is being restored so I have to bite the bullet and  get it out of pocket >:(  but I would have to change it eventually as there were  bubbles  around the edges.

The only part  of the swap  that is slow and tedious is the wiring  of the crossover door  and window switches on both doors to interface with the Fiero wiring in the center console where there is no chance for a mistake.The a/c plumbing turned out  real easy as the air box from the Firebird dash were cut into different configuration and fitted 2"pvc pipes for the hose hook up inlets.

With every thing in place and fitting good I am finally painting  making sure  every thing is working as they should and getting ready to complete the interior.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on June 29, 2008, 06:44:01 AM
I got the center console from the upholstery shop and they did a good job with the vinyl  that I am going to redo the center mounted subwoofer to match as the materials are different in looks and texture.If I had to do it again  I would  as it seems the ideal dash swap and looks factory.

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8894/1006606cb4.th.jpg) (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1006606cb4.jpg)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: exoticse on June 29, 2008, 10:35:49 AM


355 check your PM.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on July 09, 2008, 03:57:24 PM
Site info sent Tony


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Joe 1320 on July 20, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
It sure would be nice to see pics.  How about posting them on a site like imageshack and then just providing a link? 


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on July 21, 2008, 10:15:08 AM
I am just able to post pics  :D so I will  insert pics in some of my previous posts also,here are pics of the firebird install process.


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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 11, 2008, 09:52:25 AM
It has been awhile but I recently had to get another Firebird dash  to replace my existing one  that started to crack around the instrument cluster from uv rays constantly hitting it.

One of the differences with these dash and the Fiero is how easy they deteriorate if they are not protected with Armor All or some sort of silicone treatment to keep it supple  and flexible  another alternative is to have it covered in vinyl as this will take of the cracking problem so if you are doing this swap try to get a fairly soft one if it is hard  just pass it by.

You can get the dash pad top and  with a little trimming of the back close  to the windshield this will make it much easier than trying to do the  top filler  in fiberglass.The good thing about this swap it is about the most perfect  dash mod for the Fiero  it looks factory and not ugly as a custom made fiberglass ones, the only other thing is  to get the steering close up and centered is the steering column has to be moved over about 1" to the left this can be done  by modding the brackets that holds it to the frame .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on January 13, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
Here is my new touch screen Sony head unit.
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4107/dcfc0030lc6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I had to replace the old dash due to some hairline cracks on thge top due to age and uv exposure,the new one was gray so I had to paint it black with  vinyl paint  as regular  paint  would not hold and will remain tacky as the sun hits it also installed a Sony flip touch screen head unit notice new door panels being fitted with speaker pods.

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2803/dcfc0063lq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
I started to tape out my wheels to paint  the edges daytona blue, the lips will retain the polished aluminum look after I will shoot two coats of clear  to seal in the paint

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/523/dcfc0064fy3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/928/96798c344046381e0079ac9db0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

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(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/5651/30201707wn2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

This is the paint scheme I will be using the reason  why I did not paint the wheels in the body color  is green is an overpowering color and I needed some thing to break it up hence the blue as opposed to this. ;D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on January 26, 2009, 04:57:17 PM
 Well here are the front wheels fresh after the edges being painted just need a good cleaning now to bring out the shine btw these are 19" and still have space  for 14" brakes.

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(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7501/dcfc0066lc7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on February 02, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
In keeping with changing the interior I decided to add a new 12"carbon fiber steering  and  gauge cluster  that should be here in a few weeks from Hong Kong.I am changing from this
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to this
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1711/823cbnu4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


While at it I painted the corvette calipers  and coil spring  in Daytona blue.
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9047/dcfc0086up7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
and the headlights still not finished  but just needs finalpainting and touch up.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4656/dcfc0061gj2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
and finish covering the 10" subwoofer with black vinyl to match the center console.
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4137/dcfc0029eg5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on February 08, 2009, 10:39:51 PM
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5467/dcfc0072zq8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8330/dcfc0071vq6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I started putting  some of the final pieces  to complete  the dash like the above  carbon fiber gauge cluster  and  the steering which has been shipped.There was some wiring left and I installed a mp3 input wiring harness to go with the Sony XAV-7W 7" touch screen head unit.The RFID keyless entry and door poppers  those will be done next before the dash is finally bolted up .

The gauges are left to right oil pressure , digital A/R meter and nitrous oxide pressure


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on February 10, 2009, 10:44:45 AM
While browsing yesterday I came across a deal (too cheap to mention the price) on a set of lambo door hinges that was made  for a different unknown car  that I am sure that I can modify to make it work,it  has the heavy duty struts  instead of the puny one's so that  convinced me  to give it a shot.

It is going to  require cutting and welding so that should prove challenging but I know I can  get the right fit luckily I have the right tools.One  reason I did not do this mod before was I would have to take the fender off and my fenders are  molded  to the Ferrari 355 nose  so I have to pull the wheel well  and door to set it up.After it is finished I will bead blast it  the test my new HF powder coat machine.

The only issue I will have to address is my doors are shaved  so there is no outside handles to hold onto but the door pops out driver side first then the passenger side or I will have to mold in  some door handles.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: FerociousGTO on February 10, 2009, 07:30:19 PM
Looking good. What clear coat did you use to seal the wheels? POR15 type?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on February 10, 2009, 11:33:20 PM
I used PPG clear coat and hardner with an HVLP gun with the pressure  turned down to  spray a light mist  to avoid runs,then I let it dry for about an hour  followed  by two more coats then it was put in the sun for a day.

So far I will wait  awhile  before I attempt cleaning them up.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: exoticse on February 25, 2009, 12:16:33 AM


Koenig these projects are never finished are they ?

We always see something extra we can add.

Makes one afraid to paint cause you might have wished you would have waited for that one last mod.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on February 25, 2009, 01:00:13 AM
Tony  you are correct on that one that is why it has taken so long top complete  the rebuild, every nut and bolt has been  touched but there is now alight at the end of the tunnel.

Like Troy making your dream car has to be a labor of love especially the sanding and fiberglassing.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 04, 2009, 04:36:04 AM
(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/374/picture3452.jpg) (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture3452.jpg)

This is the power plant that I am using a 4.9 turbocharged 5 speed

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(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3476/taillights2.jpg) (http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taillights2.jpg)

Recently accquired Corvette/Ferrari taillight that I am in the process of making into a one piece unit.

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3750/picture4389.jpg) (http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture4389.jpg)

Made a new set of door pods housing with  a 6.5"mid and a 4.5"full range speakers also adding a pair of 6" steel horns to be hidden up and under the dashboard to create the ideal sound stage with 14 speakers............crazy but I am an audiophile and love sounds.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 09, 2009, 04:06:01 PM
Been trying to get accostomed to my new place  but had a few things to do  like installing a new air horn in place of the old Fiero tired sounding horn,it is about three times louder and annoying but it sounded exotic at least. (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6462/dcfc0057.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0057.jpg)

Here are a few pics  during the bodywork process,because of the slope associated with the 355 nose I had to lay several layers of fiberglass  to correct that :
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1193/dcfc0065.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0065.jpg)

just to note in the right side grille (looking at the car) pointing out is the temperature sender for the digital read out dash cluster that came from an 88 Cavalier.

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4794/dcfc0066.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0066.jpg)

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7154/dcfc0069.jpg) (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0069.jpg)

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6882/dcfc0068.jpg) (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0068.jpg)

Side scoops are from an early 70's  Firebird and marker lights are from a Toyota Paseo, Firebird heated power mirrors are also in the mix too.





Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 11, 2009, 03:07:56 PM
Today while scanning ebay UK as I always do looking for parts for my car I came across what I have been trying  to obtain for years....bam there it  was steering back at me.

I would like to provide a link but will have to hold off until tomorrow when the auction closes ,barring any one crazier than me to put up such an insane  bid it should be mine and  my Sniper is set to fire at 1 sec before the end.

These pieces  will be the only the fourth set to be used on a Fiero in all the the years I have been in the Fiero crazyness so that is why I am excited.
 (http://deephousepage.com/smilies/jackson.gif).

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4906/bm2nrzgmkkgrhgohdwejlll.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bm2nrzgmkkgrhgohdwejlll.jpg)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 11, 2009, 03:32:54 PM
Wow pics looks good, my 2-cent... remove this.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1193/dcfc0065.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcfc0065.jpg)

I'll call you in a few Keith.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: exoticse on March 11, 2009, 09:47:06 PM

i actually kind of like that little scoop, kind of gives his car a uniqueness.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 11, 2009, 10:11:58 PM
Doing anything with the headlights?

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8682/1097662263lc.th.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1097662263lc.jpg)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 11, 2009, 11:11:58 PM
Funny you asked ........ last night I was applying a coat of Fleckstone to give the buckets that rough  sandy texture after which I will shoot it black then clear it.

I pulled the angel eyes apart and changed the leds to green to match the color of the car,these will only come on  when the car is parked via the overhead light switch panel.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 25, 2009, 11:18:50 AM
With the major body work done the focus now is to cover every inch  the fiberglassed area  and sand it to perfection or close to then apply a gelcoat finish to seal in  those areas, the wide body rear extension the front fender extension rear lip spoiler and shaved doors to make them look as normal as the rest of the body.

The rear Ferrari 355 light panel was bonded together into a one piecer and mounted ,it was also sanded  and gelcoated and now looks great as to when I got them.Another twist is going with  european signal  with the reverse lights in the Corvette lens........  those will function as the rear indicator to flash amber by using amber  LED bulbs, and the Sebring reverse lights are now in the pockets once occupied by the rear reflectors. The 3rd brake light is from an early  Cadillac Escalade  and is 36" long and very visible....... as for the headlights they are completed and will be mounted after the car is painted.
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7158/picture147b.jpg) (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture147b.jpg)

I started making a new amp rack to accomadate the 3 amps and crossover behind the seats ,that will countersink  them and make them not so visible as they are now ........so I still have away to go and will post more pics when I get a new camera..


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: exoticse on March 25, 2009, 07:45:14 PM



K, You still planning on doing the lambo doors ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 26, 2009, 12:49:40 AM
Toneeee......yes to answer your question if I can getaway with mounting the hinges with out taking off the fenders,as you know my fender is molded together  with the nose so it is dependent on the access to the original hinges.

How is the chop coming along ? did you solve the brake issue and what was the final outcome need some new pics now man .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on March 26, 2009, 11:28:56 AM
Here are some more pics:
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5554/pic007y.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic007y.jpg)

Sorry for the pic quality but my camera sucks

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4097/pic022c.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic022c.jpg)

4.9/5.5 liter Cadillac Turbocharged

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(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7229/pic021.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic021.jpg)

Methanol injection,dial a boost ,timing retard and  moroso gas cool can.

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(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5592/pic023.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic023.jpg)

still some more fiberglass work to do


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on April 01, 2009, 12:24:52 AM
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1041/pic027b.jpg) (http://img257.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic027b.jpg)

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These are some more shots of  making  the one piece light panel, after fitting  and cutting the  panels  on the car  there was a 1.5 " space  so it was glassed in while mounted to achieve the correct fitting then removed to do the inside.

With that I hope it is the last set of mods and  body work ,painting hopefully is  next if I don't think of some thing else.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash
Post by: Koenig355 on April 02, 2009, 12:10:06 PM
Still need to do some work  make the little piece for the trunk lock area but just to see how it look with the blacked out panel.

I received a pm about priming the car.....and I choose not to do it now since the body is not  complete to my satisfaction as yet,  I work on an area then green prime  and block it then sand it hence the camauflage looks now on the car but I will use ureathane primer and then gelcoat and finally  the ithaca verde  Lamborghini  or cheaper  Charger Green paint covered with pink/purple pearl.............it sounds weird but it looks real nice in person.
(http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/7220/pic037.jpg) (http://img105.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic037.jpg)

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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 15, 2009, 12:16:37 PM
I have been working behind the scene hoping to finish this darn car but I keep making changes, the latest to arrive was my new  carbon fiber steering wheel  and european 355 turn signals from UK and Hong Kong and  I recently  missed out on a pair of 355 replica breakaway mirrors. The mirrors were nice but was missing the clips to allow them  to close also it had no glass  so I passed up on them  but I will keep on looking  for someThe Camaro  ones are nice but would prefer something  more sleek and streamlined.

On starting up the car I noticed  the power steering pump was squeeling and acting strange  only to find the lines were loose so I tightened it up and the air finally escaped and now it is fine..........jacked it up and made sure alll nuts and bolts were fine especially the 88 transplanted front end.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on April 16, 2009, 04:25:03 PM
Keith thats looking good.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 23, 2009, 08:13:39 PM
Thanks big guy ..........when I grow up I wanna be just like you  with a cool looking chop top, the only thing is that I am cluster phobic and the roof will bother me being so close to my head  also the plastic windows freaks me out.

I completed the body work finally I must have  gone through (yeah right) ::) and as for hours  my estimate  is abouta thousandhours ,boxes of sand paper,fiberglass,matting  but it was all worth it and now I am proficient in body repair and not afraid to cut up any cars  to tweak it to my liking.As for the paint I will be doing it my self with the supervision of  friend of mine (http://deephousepage.com/smilies/joint.gif) who is the best when he is (weedically) impaired and he is a perfectionist.

The interior needs to be dynamated to cover the wiring for the audio and video system unlike it was before with the old carpet also the various holes in the floorpan, I am welding those and seal them with seam sealer to keep water out leaving only the holes for the seats  to bolt in since there is no slider for them.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 26, 2009, 10:16:21 PM
Since changing my headunit to a touchscreen I have been seeking a changer and finally found a brand new one on ebay at a great price that plays both cd and dvd now all the pieces are in place to complete my av system.

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1498/bqclymg2kkgrhgoheqejlll.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bqclymg2kkgrhgoheqejlll.jpg)

I ran the data and audio cable from the trunk  to the inside of the car and connected it to the  the main connection control box under the arm rest and tied up some extra wires, on firing it up everything performed flawless as was expected  but just need some fine tuning to the crossover.
Still searching for some 355 replica side mirrors since the OEM are too expensive $475  :O each even damaged 8}


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 25, 2009, 06:00:56 PM
Today  is memorial day  and as a former serviceman I would like to take the time out to remember all our fallen  and wounded  warriors for a job well done and paid the ultimate price.

I has been awhile but work still goes on especially the minute details but every step counts even if I use a tie wrap to hold a wire in place,still on the interior I removed the dash to place  two midrange steel horns in the space below the "A" pillars and ran the  wires down the center  to the amp rack behind the seats.

I also ran the cables for the changer in the trunk and cut out a 1" hole  in the fire wall  to the connection box located under the  center console also the ipod  hooks up at the same place,the 10" sub enclosure was replaced with a new 10"  fiberglass and laminated mdf enclosure  that I am still finishing up but looks and sound much better than the previons one because of the material used.

I went ahead and cut the trunk out to provide  a better and stable mount for  the turbo and exhaust  then I will weld in a new floor  to seal off the area to keep heat and dust out,I am also toying with the idea  of adding a custom made spoiler on the trunk like the real 355 Koenig challenge...........I am not a lover of spoiler especially for the Fiero but  this one looks awesome  if I can have one made just like the original .
(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/926/ferrari355challengecary.jpg) (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ferrari355challengecary.jpg)

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9816/ferrarif355challengechi.jpg) (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ferrarif355challengechi.jpg)

If I can find one of the aluminum one's on ebay I would use it as a platform to start with at least it will not bow in the middle  so that is where I am at right now hopefully I will have pics on the next update. 8)

Edited to add I found one on ebay for a very good price $125 shipped that is 48" in length and 6" wide and is almost looking the same as the original Ferrari $1500   :O oem replacement, the work goes on.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 28, 2009, 01:37:45 PM
Well after careful thought  I went ahead and purchased a wing to duplicate the above look of the Ferrari Challenge car,
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7112/bs0yjrq2kkgrhgohd8ejlll.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bs0yjrq2kkgrhgohd8ejlll.jpg)

I am going to cut it in half and  lengthen it by 10" in the middle to achieve  the desired width of 58" then reinforce  and glass it in the ends will also be trimmed shorter, it will be painted   black and this is what it should look like or close when completed.

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/798/picture2630.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture2630.jpg)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on May 30, 2009, 09:00:09 PM
I want to see that wing on your Fiero!
 :fiero:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 02, 2009, 11:03:06 PM
These  are 2 pics of my 10" subwoofer  enclosure , the new design allows my seats to fit much better than before with more shoulder room now instead of the square console ,it was sent off to be covered in padded black leatherette to match the rest of the interior.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/2585/pic086.jpg) (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic086.jpg)

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8226/pic087t.jpg) (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic087t.jpg)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 07, 2009, 11:42:06 PM
 :D hey Dave  guess what................I got it and I think I like it,the fit is just perfect for the car and the look that I was looking for.

I had  several little pieces and screws to assemble  but it was just what I had in mind, it is fully adjustable and firm  yet still lightweight , I didn't cut it as planned since the fit was ok.
(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8224/pic093.jpg) (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic093.jpg)

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/8429/pic098.jpg) (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic098.jpg)

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/7734/pic096.jpg) (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pic096.jpg)

Due to the irregular shape of  the inner trunk lid  I will have  to use a different way to fasten the wing to the trunk lid with stainless screws and epoxy from the top instead  of  nuts and bolts  from the bottom but it will  be strong.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: avengador1 on June 08, 2009, 04:51:43 PM
I'm sorry to say, but in my opinion the second "ricer" spoiler does not look well on your car. The Camaro type one does look excellent by itself though. The second spoiler is not needed.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 08, 2009, 06:17:09 PM
Hey thanks for your  comment  on the wing  and point well taken  but if you were following  this thread you may not have noticed that I am following a theme of the 3 Koenig 355 Challenge race  cars pictured on page 3,I would not consider those rice even though the wings are about similar but this is not going to be the same plain looking Fiero  that resembles each other with a  pretty paint job and some rims.

These are fully functional  and can be adjusted to several positions unlike the original Fiero wing which is only for looks , the Koenig355 has a lipspoiler also and a wing  so until you have seen the car  in a full shot keep an open mind but once again I appreciate your honesty. 8)

BTW here is what  challenge cars looks like with spoilers:
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4525/ferrarif355chllengeredd.jpg) (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ferrarif355chllengeredd.jpg)

(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/167/ferrarif355challenge5.jpg) (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ferrarif355challenge5.jpg)





Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on June 23, 2009, 05:28:09 AM


Hey K,

Check your PM.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 02, 2009, 09:30:19 AM
Tony  I will give you a call soon  ;) , on the build there has been a few changes  and  to both cosmetics and  mechanical  and paint scheme  an d wheels.I decided to modify the wing  by trimming the end flaps and it came out great just like the original challenge car ,as for the paint scheme my previous  design is out the window because I could not get the interior green  like I wanted  to match the outside and to avoid mismatched shades of green I went with a different scheme that is more exciting and easily matched.......a three color  with stripes up and over the top.

The new color is called smoked anthracite which is a real dark gunmetal/black accented  with orange trim and black  for the light panel and side scoops with   the project name air brushed  in on the doors, I got this  idea from a  430 Novitech and it just blew me away.

I will use folding tow rings on the front and rear of the car  to allow easy hook up if there is need to tow it since the car is so low  access  to the under carriage is almost impossible,I started to work on a new cold air and return system for the turbo  with the help of my local muffler shop and once the fitting is  completed I will have the pipes chromed  and mounted with the turbocharger under the trunk.




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on July 15, 2009, 10:36:22 AM


bump for an update ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 22, 2009, 09:26:05 AM
Hey Tony been kinda busy lately but I have been  working on the car a lot  and pics are coming soon, I redid the wheels  in the orange  scheme with the polished lips, installed the new euro-turn signals  that was a pain  to cut and fit them but it turned out great ,made new under dash  subwoofer enclosure and tweaked the rear wing ends to my likeing.

Among some thing to do is  finish carpeting the front trunk and convert the power window wiring from fiero to firebird also the power mirrors  but will keep you posted.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 14, 2009, 10:38:30 PM
It has been awhile but been working on the car a lot getting everything together to  paint early for Daytona 2010,I changed out the turn signal and replaced it with a combo with driving lights from a Ford Ultima.Here some pics of the process of fitting the lights:
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4941/pic134.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic134.jpg/)

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7076/pic143.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic143.jpg/)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4710/pic141.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic141.jpg/)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2835/pic095.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic095.jpg/)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9682/pic0942m.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic0942m.jpg/)

I color matched the wheels and carpeted one of the amp rack those specs are  dust  from sanding:
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5150/pic126n.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic126n.jpg/)
redid the dash  radio surround

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3896/pic135q.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic135q.jpg/)

removed the dash to tie up some wires that is  used for gauges and electrical through out the car.

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2329/pic146.jpg) (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/pic146.jpg/)

and finally the wheels:
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1083/pic117.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/i/pic117.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on September 16, 2009, 12:15:53 AM


Love the progress,..keep those pics coming !!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Nathrak on September 16, 2009, 11:30:37 PM
Love that momo steering wheel. I'd have to color match the inner part of the spokes.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 01, 2009, 01:32:21 AM
Still working on the car  and every time I think I am one step closer to finishing  some thing pops up new,I had to order special lug nuts for my wheels  so after waiting 6 monthe they finally arrived minus the locks so the wait continues.

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7008/bjzmugcgkkgrhqiheiequlu.jpg) (http://img407.imageshack.us/i/bjzmugcgkkgrhqiheiequlu.jpg/)

After putting the wheels on and removing the jackstands  I adjusted the coilovers  to lower the car2" and it looked great and lined up with the widebody lip  but the front stuck out too much and a little too high  for the stance I am looking  :O well I have to pull the front end down again also it looks like I have to extend the fender by 2" more out so more fiberglassing and sanding :angry:.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3658/pic096o.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/pic096o.jpg/)http://

I will post some pics in the next update of the  whole car but in the mean time here are some garage pics where I  work and make parts for the car and hide out from the wife :D

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4233/pic107i.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/pic107i.jpg/)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4201/pic121.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/pic121.jpg/)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4589/pic120.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/pic120.jpg/)

and last but not least  the powerplant dusty and still being put together.

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/1047/pic122.jpg) (http://img242.imageshack.us/i/pic122.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on October 01, 2009, 02:53:27 PM


Hey K since you have to fiddle with the front, might be an excuse to throw on those lambo hinges ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Nathrak on October 01, 2009, 04:40:33 PM
*sighs* oh to have my own media blaster again......you're one lucky man. Oh and love the updates on the project.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 03, 2009, 12:03:57 PM
Well as mentioned in the previous post I started to extend the fender  because the front wheels stuck out  too much for my likeing that meant addig extra front fenders I had from a coupe instead of trying to make a fibertglass extension.Reason for this is it already has the basic shape and easier to work with than starting from scratch so I measured and cut to fit  then marked my mounting lines then bonded it to the original fender.

The edges were high so I sanded it to match the original curvature  to glass it it later and this is where I am at now.
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2734/pic128a.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/pic128a.jpg/)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4941/pic134.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/pic134.jpg/)

All left to be done is add a piece for the front of the nose and continue on the other side as for the ride height I still have to drop it 3/4" more to  compensate for the new wheel gap,Tony as for the lambo doors I might just put them up for sale later as it is too much work to take the fenders off cause they are  moulded into the nose and that is anew can of worm to open at this time.......btw I have a wife that I am giving away free  :O even with a big house  so far no takers :D






Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Pluggo on October 03, 2009, 10:44:22 PM
Out of curiosity, are you transplanting the Firebird gauge cluster as well?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 03, 2009, 11:03:17 PM
MY gauge cluster is digital and it is from an 88 cavalier but it is mounted where the firebird one used to be .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on October 03, 2009, 11:24:07 PM

Koenig,

hehehe i thought you got rid of the wife a while ago ?!?  She find her way back home ? hehehe


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 04, 2009, 03:12:29 AM
Yeah Tony  that thing is like a magnet  and we men are always drawn back to it cause the flesh is weak, also it is cheaper to keep her after 15 years......... :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 12, 2009, 11:07:57 AM
Today I finally decided to roll the car out  to do some more finishing up work that  was being hindered by being close to the walls of my garage,it was very dusty so first order was to wash it at least it looks better now.

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/6105/pic161.jpg) (http://img399.imageshack.us/i/pic161.jpg/)

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/4852/pic164.jpg) (http://img399.imageshack.us/i/pic164.jpg/)

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/180/pic160.jpg) (http://img399.imageshack.us/i/pic160.jpg/)

I had to extend the front fenders out as the wheels 245x35x19" were out too much the rears were fine,  I then used a fender from a coupe to make the extension on the passenger side  and transplant the trans am vent to it .......still more body work left to do.

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/917/pic163.jpg) (http://img399.imageshack.us/i/pic163.jpg/)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7543/pic136v.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/pic136v.jpg/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/671/pic150.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/pic150.jpg/)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9197/pic154.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/pic154.jpg/)

I am starting to do the interior  now sub woofers ,mid ranges ,tweeters in the final assembly also window switches are now going in the doors so the work continues ..btw my camera suxx big time :D

I replaced  the interior panels with some new mint ones after installing the plate speakers.

(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8193/pic130.jpg) (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/pic130.jpg/)

and now the 8" bazooka subwoofer bolted in place  the 10 " sub will go in when center console is mounted later.

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4820/pic165.jpg) (http://img243.imageshack.us/i/pic165.jpg/)

The Fedex guy  dropped off some more goodies for my 6.5" door panel speakers........in chrome and black chrome  grilles

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7563/grill1u.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/grill1u.jpg/)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9069/grill2.jpg) (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/grill2.jpg/)

Trying to decide which one to use  }:(


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 26, 2009, 03:21:12 PM
I decided to use the  anthracite covers instead of the chrome  as there is less "bling"and this is what they look like mounted on the door panels,

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1183/pic186.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/pic186.jpg/)

and while doing this I started to check the measurements and found out that the trim rings are the same size and looks of the Audi TT and Viper shifter ring,so I modded the ring and came up with this to match now all I need is to get my upholsterer to make a short shift boot.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/42/pic182i.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/pic182i.jpg/)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3897/pic181.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/pic181.jpg/)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5697/pic178.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/pic178.jpg/)

the red button is for thepush button start and the lights panel indicates which curcuit is on driving lights,amplifiers,nos system and secondary fuel pump .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on October 27, 2009, 01:40:53 AM


Hey K, Project is coming along i see.

Question,..in the pics is the driver side front fender widening not done yet ?

The rear wing, i like the concept, but it seems like it should be wider and have more of a backward slant vs straight up and down.

Do you plan to add some kind of chin spoiler ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 27, 2009, 06:43:47 AM
Toneee wazz up,nice hearing from you and yes the project continues the driver side is not done yet but I just completed  the passenger side and added a front lower extension like Dean did on his car to even things out.

As for the chin spoiler I contacted Amida on PFF  about the kind he makes  and will get one of his ...........$195 :O but his is real nice and saves me the trouble of making one from scratch,now for the wing  I wanted to copy  the Koenig355 looks as you can see the pics  earlier in the thread that is why I chose that style and then again it is functional,but you can never tell what I will do.

I am tempted to do more things but I don't want the car to look over modded then goes downhill instead of looking better so I am concentrating on the interior now and may be even a new dash  could be in the works since it is becoming the norm  and every one is doing it, I just want to be different  from the regular looking Fiero  :D .

I saw the latest pic of  Dave's car and it looks real nice, all he needs now  is a unique exotic color that stands out , we need #4 moving  but hey time and money are far apart these days ........will post more pics soon.




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 16, 2009, 12:12:16 AM
Well it has been awhile since we did an update but  been preoccupied with other projects and a new toy  to mess around with.
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6453/keithsbike.png) (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/keithsbike.png/)

With the big brake kit I wanted to provide adequate brake cooling  so I added two 4" air duct in the 355 nose and it did make a cosmetic difference to vent air  to the rotors and calipers,after cutting the holes I used 4" pvc pipe and fiberglass them in  to make  the base for the duct hose.

I had to make adjustment (grinding) to the power steering pump bracket as the passenger side axle started to rub after I adjusted the coilovers  to the ride height I wanted  now every thing is fine pics tocome.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on December 16, 2009, 01:27:52 AM


pics, pics !!   :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 17, 2009, 06:46:39 PM
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2688/131xy.jpg) (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/131xy.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 22, 2009, 09:56:30 AM
Today while coming from christmas shopping  a white BMW 5 series pulled up beside me with the same style rims as mine  with a similar paint scheme and  i got blown away by how nice it looked , so I came home and eyeballed it then started to prep the wheels for painting .

 The lips on the wheels are coated so I had to  scuff them to get ready to lay down the paint, unfortunately the temp is low and I have to put a hold  until it warms up  but it will look something loke this.
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8769/koenigcolorscheme.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/koenigcolorscheme.jpg/)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/384/koenigrealorange.jpg) (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/koenigrealorange.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 25, 2009, 10:40:55 PM
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4845/013sy.jpg) (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/013sy.jpg/)
wide body  rear

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9896/012gz.jpg) (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/012gz.jpg/)
engine cover

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4880/016sz.jpg) (http://img685.imageshack.us/i/016sz.jpg/)
lowered stance


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on January 14, 2010, 06:17:05 PM


Koenig the stance looks amazing !

The mirrors really flow with the look as well !

The only thing that i might change would be to make the side vents larger and maybe do something different with the wing to make it longer side to side.

This is going to be nice when finished.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 26, 2010, 04:34:31 PM
Tony  lately I just popped in and  out with the intention of updating but never got around to it , but work continues on the car  and the wheels are now done in orange  lips and and black with the chrome screws, it took a fair amount of work but it was worth it as I saved a bundle of $$$ and the satisfaction of knowing it was done right.I didn't take the tires off  but scuffed it with 6oo sand paper  cleaned  it and  wiped it down  then washed it with soap and water then let it dry.

After painting the lips  I did the black  section  then applied  2 coats of clear  to finish it  and what a difference the wheels just pops out........pics to follow  when I get batteries for my new Nikon   Coolpix camera.The  modding on the car is done  just filling in pinholes and imperfections   and the only mod is to  the side of the 355 wheel area  to  widen it  just a little more  ,the side scoop that is available  on most Archie style  rockers all look alike  making the cars  too similar that is why I  went with the Trans Am style.

The wing I decided to go with a shorter style instead  of the full body length  after talking with a engineer friend of mine that races in the pro category  SCCA and  we were discussing  downforce  and the  anology he came up with makes sense  , the style of the Fiero  with a short functioning  wing  is better with the air coming over the roofline  to provide stability at high speed  where as the long  wing will encounter air from the sides  rising to create   lift on the wing  and will result in high speed instability  with the rising air  from the side of the car  that is why the Fiero  wing  though non functional slopes down at the ends and it makes sense .

Pics will be inserted as soon as I get some batteries in the camere  so later  guys .   


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on January 27, 2010, 02:22:13 PM
Keith, looking good!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on February 01, 2010, 11:36:21 PM


Ok, times up, where  are the pics !? hehehe  }:(


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: avengador1 on February 16, 2010, 10:19:40 PM
I have removed my comments because they derail this thread and offend the OP. Mike, if you want to, you can remove this whole reply from the thread.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 17, 2010, 01:12:09 AM
Nope  :O , this is how I want it to look regardless if it is "rice" to you , as I said before if I wanted to drive a regular Fiero with some little shiney rims  with the stock spoiler I would but I want my car to look totally different from yours that is why it is mine and not yours.
 
If I paint my car pink and you paint yours blue that is your choice and I would never tell you  to get rid of that blue cause I don't like it,if I want to chop it or put on  lambo doors it is my choice and not yours ,I  don't mean to  be sarcastic but letting you know  it is mine to do what I want to do with it .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 05, 2010, 06:01:48 PM
 Brrrrrr it is cold :angry: and time for this to stop  so I can work on my car  go back up north ........there is so much to be done  but just have to move on.
I have done a few things to the car ,the wheels I finally clear coated them  with the last coat then wet sanded and polished them  also the mirrors  engine vents  and the dash fascia was painted Arancio Borealis or lambo orange.
 The 355 light panel was molded  into the body of the car for a more finished look also the 355 front panel I glassed in a 4" brake cooling duct  that was made from pvc pipes from home depot  they are 5" in length and ducted with corrugated hose to the 13" rotors as for the calipers  I had to make new brackets as the others were for R& D  only.

My third  brake lightis from an Escalade  I attatched a new 7 second pulsing  circuit to flash it only to get the atention of drivers behind, that curcuit  I made from parts purchased from radio shack  for $12.98 and makes the outdatedthid brake light look more modern. I will be posting new pics in a few days  with new look wheels


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Nathrak on March 05, 2010, 11:05:49 PM
And the third brake light too???? Love to see that......


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Blacktree on March 09, 2010, 07:24:32 PM
[thread cleanup]


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on March 23, 2010, 01:45:37 PM


Hey K,

Get those camera batteries yet ?  :D

Hungry for some new pics !


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 25, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
Toney .......you are all over  like a good journalist any how I still haven't bought the batteries yet but I have been working on th car and primed it  in black to get an Idea of the new paint scheme and this is the final stop with colors.This paint scheme is loud ( GT3RS) and I will get a lot of comments  good and bad but this is what it comes down to.

I did widen the 355 lower front to cover the wheels  on the 88 front end transplant to  gives the car  a more sleeker and sinister look,I am planning to add the extra width to the widebody  by making by the sail panel  and the door  go further in some thing similar to Car -lo choptop that I can start now as the weather  has improved.

I did clean up the trunk area by making a solid cover that drops in and hides  that trunk space it is made from woos and covred in gray carpoet  to match that area I do have some extra one's that would consider selling.I will get some batteries soon to take pics to show the progress of the new additions.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 05, 2010, 03:54:20 PM
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5280/006yf.jpg) (http://img405.imageshack.us/i/006yf.jpg/)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2396/007acu.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/007acu.jpg/)

raw fiberglass no body filler applied as yet

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3904/1000664.jpg) (http://img255.imageshack.us/i/1000664.jpg/)

This is the color scheme I am using, a mixture of blue black with silver sparkles with pearl  and clear.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5975/pic188.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/pic188.jpg/)

These are a few pic for now  and new pics  will be available soon.  


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on April 06, 2010, 12:11:21 AM

Nice !

What happened to the vents on the side of the nose ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 07, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
I decided to do away with that as it was just for looks and non functional , I widened the front of the fender  and  molded it into the 355 lower lip where the air now slides around the wheel  therefore no drag .Still have more fiberglassing to do and priming .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 11, 2010, 09:21:18 AM
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2395/051ym.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/051ym.jpg/)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/381/062ey.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/062ey.jpg/)

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6509/056wh.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/056wh.jpg/)

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8745/061k.jpg) (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/061k.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 14, 2010, 10:32:18 AM
After looking over the car I have decided  to  redo the door skin top and make it come out 3" more  after which  I will add a new handle  to pull the door, the previous  style  will be filled in  as the space was kinda tight especially if your fingers are big like mine.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5238/001jto.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/001jto.jpg/)

These taped out areas will be filled out to widen them
 
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5334/005az.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/005az.jpg/)


 Digital dash from 88 Cavalier
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9350/076sot.jpg) (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/076sot.jpg/)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/7712/079in.jpg) (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/079in.jpg/)
Auto dim mirror from a cadillac edorado

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/903/083ar.jpg) (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/083ar.jpg/)
Ractive stainless tips
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7668/078mt.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/078mt.jpg/)
 Engine cover

I have started to paint  and clearcoat some parts of the car  already, here are the Trans am  mirrors

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9291/068hv.jpg)[/URL

[URL=http://img138.imageshack.us/i/067o.jpg/](http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/69/067o.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/068hv.jpg/)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9399/070mn.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/070mn.jpg/)




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on April 15, 2010, 02:58:09 PM


Getting closer to the finished product !

Congratulations.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 23, 2010, 04:31:24 PM
Today I did some fitting of the euro turn signals and driving lights combo these are not available  in the US  I won them awhile back on ebay UK but had to modify the sockets to accept an 1157 2 way bulb  and now sports 1157 led bulbs  that is much brighter  longer lasting and cooler.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5791/010sfx.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/010sfx.jpg/)
Euro style driving light and park /turn

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1397/011tl.jpg) (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/011tl.jpg/)
Powdercoated turbocharger

I started making a mold from a template for a 355 lip spoiler to attach on the lower section of the nose, this is a one of and  although similar to one on the market made by Amida mine is different  and wider at the ends because of the wider extension.

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6370/077yw.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/077yw.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: galleycat on May 06, 2010, 06:23:42 PM
keith, hate to get off topic but. are you using any ignition retard with the turbo
I'll post my 4.9 turbo pics when I get a chance
Haven't hooked up the water injection yet but put a huge intercooler under cradle
been busy building and stroking the El Camino


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 06, 2010, 11:57:50 PM
 Hey Richard  what you doing here ? long time no see I see you still at it , yes I am using a MSD btm  to control my ignition timing and it is set inside the car and  will adjust your timing on the fly so you wont have any detonation as it compensate for that.

I have the water injection hooked up  with alchohol and methanol ( glass cleaner) and I only use it and no intercooler  ,I tried the intercooler but was unable to make no more  than 7lb of boost  as opposed to  the injection system where  I can run as much as 11lbs of boost.I t took awhile to get the tuning down  but  had it running good .

Nice to see you here  and will send my phone # so we can talk .........take care.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: galleycat on May 10, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
those rims are cool. I'm looking forward to seeing the dash complete.
I tried Duratec high build primer got some awesome results really forgiving.
Is this faster than the last one?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 10, 2010, 10:32:16 PM
Ritchie thanks for the interest  and the car is the same but choose to re engineered the whole car by adding many extras to make it almost perfect, as you may know the original wide body kit  was made ground up  and was ok but I wanted it to look wider than before so I  made it even more wider and just about finished the stage 2 version .

The front fenders was widened  to stage 3 also to  match the back  and now the doors are being widened also to even things  out, the firebird dash was installed but had to be removed  for cracks showing up  and this is a problem  with most firebird dash  so unless you are going to put it in and start to use it  just Armor All it and store it,

I then added power steering  and it was a kit I developed using  firebird  and cavalier parts and the difference was like night and day, I then transferred the front and rear 88 cradles to the 85 so the car is technically an 85/88 fiero, the car turns with one finger standing still and the ratio is much faster that stock. There is too much to list that it would take forever to list but it was fun the next step is to add my 14" CTV Cadillac 8 piston calipers  when I find the time to fabricate the brackets to mount them.

AS for speed  on the other setup I was only able to run 6 lbs of boost  with the  intercooler I was running so after hooking up the water injector I was able to run 11lbs with out a problem and all the precautions  to keep the motor in one piece, as for the colors Comouflage this will be primed over  when the body work is done  and the interior is  finished  since now they go in for the last time . More to come with new pics.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on May 25, 2010, 03:27:17 PM



Keith,

Any new pics ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 16, 2010, 09:53:01 AM
Well it has been awhile since I last did an update  so here is what I have been doing lately, the body work is almost done  except to glaze out some air bubbles and bad spots in the fiberglass.So far I have applied 4 coats of primer  and 2 more left to go on.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6150/024ku.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/024ku.jpg/)

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/6038/022lz.jpg) (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/022lz.jpg/)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1702/026de.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/026de.jpg/)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3707/039bl.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/039bl.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 16, 2010, 10:43:38 AM
and more
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6166/028kd.jpg) (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/028kd.jpg/)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2338/033pq.jpg) (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/033pq.jpg/)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3783/037kq.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/037kq.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on June 16, 2010, 08:22:41 PM
I really like the rear fin you molded in, yes sir - it rocks. Great thread.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on June 16, 2010, 11:06:39 PM
Nice !

Keith car just keeps looking better and better !


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build upgi
Post by: exoticse on June 21, 2010, 11:11:23 PM


Keith do you plan on any stock or custom badging for your car ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 22, 2010, 07:50:00 AM
Tony  yes I am  planning to get some custom badging made  for the car  like how the Plazma did  just need to give it some more thought I was on PFF the other day and saw  this new guy  who installed a dash from a 2002 Eclipse  :O and I am now tempted to try it if I can find one  in great condition..........just a little reworking. :D
Tell me honestly what you think of it .
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8296/547053020.jpg) (http://img149.imageshack.us/i/547053020.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on June 23, 2010, 06:37:44 AM
Then you'd have to change the name of this thread though.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Blacktree on June 23, 2010, 09:41:56 AM
LOL :D

That can be arranged, though.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 23, 2010, 08:49:40 PM
you guys are the best  :D but honestly trying to decide if I  should let it stay :wall:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 02, 2010, 10:17:31 AM
 Slow progress here for now  as the Talibans(mosquitoes) are getting the better of me when I open the garage door, the other day I bought a eco friendly reprllant that worked for the first day  and when I tried to use it again  the Talibans  attacked in masses  so I had to run for refuge.

I started to fit the lights   to get  a feel  as  to what the y would look like :
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3113/008nw.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/008nw.jpg/)

and the underside of  viewing window  yet to be finished on the inside  covered by protective tape
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6666/007qqd.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/007qqd.jpg/)




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 05, 2010, 12:00:56 AM
 Happy 4th of July and  hoping it was  enjoyed I was occupied with  making  a front chin spoiler  for my modified 355 nose , I had made a mold already  and today I laid the fiberglass and  finished  the spoiler  but left it overnight  to cure  so I will pull it soon.I intend to make a wider  door sill to even out the  front fender and rear  fender  so I will have to make another mold for them.

Other than a few small correction changes all the body work is done and two mor coats of polyurethane  primer and sealer will be sprayed on  to seal every thing   and painting is next on the agenda so I look forward to that  challenge of doing it but I have a friend  he is the pro and I will be the helper and I will rent a paint booth  for two days to finish the car.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on July 05, 2010, 08:02:42 PM
It was a pretty good 4th - I hope you enjoyed it as well.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 09, 2010, 12:53:19 AM
This is the exact paint scheme of of what the  the car will look like .
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6812/1000658v.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/1000658v.jpg/)

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9419/1000663y.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/i/1000663y.jpg/)





Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on July 09, 2010, 03:56:36 PM
Nice


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on July 09, 2010, 06:08:46 PM
For some reason I'm now craving candy corns... Hmmmmm  :lol:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on July 25, 2010, 02:06:26 PM


Bump for an update !  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 25, 2010, 09:55:09 PM
I will have some pics tomorrow  tomorrow or the next day  as the body work is finally finished, no more sanding or glassing, the only troublesome area was  getting the front fender widener to match but I did get it done.

I will be shooting 2 more coats of high build  primer and sealer  on the fenders and hood  until later in the year  when I will paint it, then finish up some electronics like door opener since there is no handle, I will remotely pop one dooe then the other.

I then went over all the repaired areas  and glazed out the pin holes and made some corrections in the bodywork and ended up with this.

 (http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7735/011nw.jpg) (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/011nw.jpg/)

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1983/020w.jpg) (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/020w.jpg/)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5856/018r.jpg) (http://img831.imageshack.us/i/018r.jpg/)









Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 25, 2010, 10:27:36 PM
Like a stroke of luck I was searching my computer favourites looking at some saved sellers and clicked on  a company up in the Orlando area and noticed they had a set of Firebird door panels, so on a closer look I noticed there was a few days left and the bid was low but shipping was high.

I activated  the sniper program I usually use and made a bid of $ 51 while the bid was at $21 , so I watched and 2 seconds before the end it fired and I won the set for $26.I will now have to find some one in the Orlando area to   pick it up  for me  till I can arrange to get them but for that price  I am happy as they usually go for $200 a set  so with the high shipping I got a steal :D while the other bidders are going  :O

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/830/b0mz1bwcwkkgrhqnjmepdnw.jpg) (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/b0mz1bwcwkkgrhqnjmepdnw.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on September 08, 2010, 09:59:12 PM

Koenig send me the info via pm here.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 08, 2010, 11:38:11 PM
Done as requested , and just  a small upgrade info I am now removing the Corvette  front brakes set up to replace them with CTS-V Cadillac 14" set up, still fabbing the mounting brackets for the 6 pistons calipers the rear will remain Corvette as they have  the emergency brakes.I also made the duct hose atatchment  that comes from the front nose  to cool the rotors .........will post pics soon if I can stop working on my new toy, now we can cruise over to the Bahamas easily :D.
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8629/b0vkftb2kkgrhqzhqew5jdj.jpg) (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/b0vkftb2kkgrhqzhqew5jdj.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on September 09, 2010, 09:43:58 PM


mission accomplished !  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 14, 2010, 05:49:25 AM
Well I finally received my  door panels (Thanks Tony) and  started to prepare them for mounting and they were  real nice and in excellent condition. here are some shots of them:
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/1183/004rf.jpg) (http://img818.imageshack.us/i/004rf.jpg/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/700/005xogs.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/005xogs.jpg/)

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2870/006jdi.jpg)
  
Will be posting more pics soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 21, 2010, 05:23:21 PM
 Today I started to install my door panels  and if you are doing this install make sure you measure, fit  before you  cut as there is no turning back to correct it.
It takes patience  and a creative mind to do this swap and using the old door panel as a reference to get the shape perfect.
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7446/003ueu.jpg) (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/003ueu.jpg/)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5492/004ic.jpg) (http://img201.imageshack.us/i/004ic.jpg/)

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7642/007sa.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/i/007sa.jpg/)









Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 27, 2010, 01:22:13 AM
Every time I think I am finished with this car  I am dumping money in it  to achieve that certain looks and functionality to make it the ultimate dream car. After doing the new brakes I made the brake duct assembly to aid in cooling off the rotors especially if  I come upon prolonged braking  and this is  the result.
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7820/008uv.jpg) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/008uv.jpg/)

The hose will go from 3" at the front airdam to 4" at the rotors . The other part of the mod that I will be doing is going to be very intense  and I would not recomend it to the  average enthusias  :O unless you have body work experience  and it is still difficult to pulloff, I will not post pics of the actual work being done  but steps that I have reached  but it will be another chllenge for me ........here is a clue  ZX :D will keep you guys  informed.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 27, 2010, 03:25:53 PM
Today I started to remove the motors and  frame in preparation to integrate the 300zx headlights into the 355 nose,as I said this in not a project for the feint of heart since it calls for cutting and reinforcing the frame  in the front of the car and fiberglassing but I am sure I can pull it off.

I will be running HID lights for that modern look  and that will require  new wiring harnesses  for this new system to support the  current draw of the lights, this is what I am using

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3482/usedsetfront.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/usedsetfront.jpg/)


(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2203/newsetback1.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/newsetback1.jpg/)



 


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: tgk7203 on September 28, 2010, 09:04:17 AM
I have to say you do great work. But also maybe it is just me but I love the flip up head lights. and the door pannels look awsome. great job my friendl.  :clap:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 28, 2010, 09:38:54 AM
Thnaks for the kudos my friend it sure means a lot to me  8)  any how one of the  main reason why I am changing them is to get away from that 80's look and bring it up to date and away from  those motor problems.

 Some people is content to keep their car in a stock form the other set is me who like to improvise  and go a little further  especially since our cars get a lot of flack from others so I keep plugging on.I will keep the pics coming as soon as I make more progress. :)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 03, 2010, 08:08:50 AM
In addition to  finishing the car I now have two interesting project going on the Firebird door panels and the 300ZX headlight conversion, now witht the panels cut to fit I had to relocate the  door openers  to match the new panels and here is the result.
(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/2016/009pz.jpg) (http://img814.imageshack.us/i/009pz.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8448/010tp.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/010tp.jpg/)

The head lights I have decidec to use a slightly different approach than another previous installation by glassinf in the doors  before cutting it to fit the lights .

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8650/012hia.jpg) (http://img801.imageshack.us/i/012hia.jpg/)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5499/013kz.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/013kz.jpg/)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2285/001fz.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/001fz.jpg/)


next step is cutting the header panels.





Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 20, 2010, 10:37:33 AM
Well finally got around to the fun part of getting these lights to fit  and as I figured if you are not skilled in body work  leave it to the pros, I started cutting and noticed immediately the blades  were  consumed by the structure of the frame work then pulled out the sawzall with not too much more success.

Had to pull out the plazma cutter and that did it I with less effort was done in 15 minutes ,I then removed the windshield as it was broken to install a new dash with a new Chrysler  Sebring LXI steering column to match  the new dash.Two reasons why I decided to change the dass was  they tend to crack here in Florida and tha dash pad for the top was very expensive and with the new dash  all I have to do is just trim it to fit.

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4237/001rub.jpg) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/001rub.jpg/)

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7748/004ab.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/004ab.jpg/)
the new center console.

(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1995/99grandprixdash.jpg) (http://img243.imageshack.us/i/99grandprixdash.jpg/)

the new dash

Will post more pics  as I progress.





Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 26, 2010, 06:06:07 PM
As promised Pics:
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7706/007fll.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/007fll.jpg/)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6903/008nbg.jpg) (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/008nbg.jpg/)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2067/009qd.jpg) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/009qd.jpg/)

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3499/010abqd.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/010abqd.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 28, 2010, 06:08:44 AM
Because the bottom of the lights are flat  I had to build a 6"x4" base out of  thin  metal  for them to sit on
 allowing  me to get a proper fit  to blend in with the nose after which  I will fiberglass the cut outs  to blend in with the lens.

I did find a set of HID xenon lights kit  with hi/lo beams  and H3 bulbs for the projector lens  and the car now takes on a different personality with the addition of these headlights.

 I am currently working on a mold to make 2  rear bumper of a Ferrari 360 Modena  style  to replace the Fiero one that is presently on the car,it is 90 percent  finished  just need to  decide where the reversr lights go.
more pics soon :


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 29, 2010, 12:58:53 PM
The lights are just sitting in the space before dressing the edges for final fitment and cutting the hood to fit the lights.
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2477/002qoj.jpg) (http://img839.imageshack.us/i/002qoj.jpg/)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4940/004bz.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/i/004bz.jpg/)

(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4395/005usk.jpg) (http://img810.imageshack.us/i/005usk.jpg/)







Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 08, 2010, 02:04:24 AM
Hood cut and about to make new hinges and finish edges, final mounting and priming.
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/6384/001evv.jpg) (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/001evv.jpg/)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8205/002nid.jpg) (http://img801.imageshack.us/i/002nid.jpg/)

I had to grind down  the back of the hood nose  for the proper fit then laid  down 4 layers of fiber mat  to strengthen the area the next step is to finally mount the lights and adjust the hood.




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 27, 2010, 08:01:12 PM
Well it was an experience but my 300zx headlight conversion is finally done  on the 355 front end , today I tweaked  the hood  for proper final  fitting.It was time consuming but worth it as the lights now flow with the 355 header panel.

The lights are resting on a metal "T"  frame  that I  welded in  and held in place by a  metal spring bracket that braces it forward so it will not move around, I am satisfied  and  :D ear to ear.

I will start to wire in the hi/lo beam  modules and will be using the super white  bulbs and  hid bulbs  in the turn signal driving lights

.(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8112/023nh0.jpg) (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/023nh0.jpg/)

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/554/026vb.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/026vb.jpg/)

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/7684/028yd.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/028yd.jpg/)








Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on January 06, 2011, 01:21:55 PM


Anything new ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 17, 2011, 01:41:35 AM
Well it has been awhile but since finishing the lights I put in the new interior  and still had to make changes  to make it look  like a matching set,also  did some trimming to get the correct fit before setting the new windshield in place.

Since the car has no keys for entry I wired in the door popper  and a back up in case the battery dies I can open the trunk to power the car up with the connectors, also replaced the power steering hose with a custom made one now there is no  no more leakage.

I also finished  laying down the final primer stage with 4 coats of polyeurethane primer  then sealed it  to protect the body work done to the car .....next up is painting and laying down new molded  carpet then refitting the dash with  the indash  Sony entertainment system.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on March 01, 2011, 10:49:35 PM


Bump.  :)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 03, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
I did do some more work to the rear and side of the car by changing the width of the wide body to create  a  wider look  and push in the rear piller  like the real 355 hips, I also came across a new set of real nice chrome 20" universal rims with tires that might use but I might just keep as a spare set.

I was toying with the idea of using a Mitsubishi Eclipse windshield but after checking into the pros and cons  I decided to pass up on it  due to the extra work ,cost  it was not worth the effort just to get that  raked look...money  and hassel well saved.

I used 2 part foam to form the new hips , " lots of sanding" but I am happy with the results and easy to form any shape you want.wish I had done this before now.Right now is finishing little odds and endsbefore paint , will post pic soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2011, 11:36:32 PM
Nicely done


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on March 05, 2011, 11:59:39 PM


Will we see it at Daytona ??


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 09, 2011, 11:49:46 PM
The car will not be at Daytona this year  as I have a lots of odds and ends to tie up,these are the new rims I got 245x30x20 and 285x 30x20 for the rear.
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3892/076nj.jpg) (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/076nj.jpg/)

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/7998/079xy.jpg) (http://img845.imageshack.us/i/079xy.jpg/)
now this is " bling bling"

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9228/078h.jpg) (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/078h.jpg/)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9800/013dm.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/013dm.jpg/)

Corvette caliper with 300lb coilover spring, it sure needs cleaning and painting.


 I might just keep them  and run  either size or sell them ......depends  ;)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 14, 2011, 01:11:21 PM
In response to questions about using  two part foam to  form any shape on a car like a widebody it is easy to do and easy to work with.The critical part is not mixing too much foam initially as this thing  swell up to about three time the  size of the mixture and dries fast,it dries in 5 minutes and can be cut and sanded  to any shape.

The good part is laying the fiberglass mat it will not melt the  foam , it dries hard   durable and lightweight,after tapeing the card board templateto the car  pour the mixture in a medium size  zip lock bag then shake it for a few minutes till the two part foam is mixed thoroughly then cut one end off at an angle and pour to fill the area you are filling up.

After it is dried  cut to the shape you want and sand smooth .......apply  glass mat  and finish  to suit.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on March 16, 2011, 07:22:18 PM

Nice score on the wheels but IMO i think the orange ones look way better and fit the style of your car more than the chrome ones.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 17, 2011, 12:07:25 AM
I think so  too , will put  them on the truck instead I also picked up a set of 335x35x18 tires $325 each  :O :O but I got them for much less the only problem I am running 19" on the orange rims ......oh well guess I will sell them to some one with  a lambo kit car for $$$$.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Firebird dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 31, 2011, 03:57:51 PM
One of the disadvantages of running big wheels is the lack of  good braking  and this  low pressure  from the booster  so I ordered a new brake booster that is only 7" in diameter and offers 27%  more  pressure on the master cylinder
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9673/ccegtbgkkgrhqzg4e0eb5lo.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/ccegtbgkkgrhqzg4e0eb5lo.jpg/)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4958/kgrhqyokp0e1regtdbnk6ln.jpg) (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/kgrhqyokp0e1regtdbnk6ln.jpg/)

this proportioning valve helps to  adjust  front to rear wheel bias


The mounting is  the same style as the original but smaller and should have been OEM but then  who knew the Fiero would be modded  that much. the car now stops much better with way less effort and the cost was much less $49 than a used junk yard piece. More to come



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a Camaro Z28 Dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 09, 2011, 08:43:19 AM
The car has been under re construction for awhile now  and  it is about trime to clean up so I went out and instead of renting I just bought a power washer to remove all the dust and grime from sanding during this period,the plan is to  wash and steam clean then repaint the motor and engine bay.
(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/7479/001pu.jpg) (http://img862.imageshack.us/i/001pu.jpg/)

I started to strip the motor by removing the turbo and a few parts  that would be affected by the pressure cleaner  blast   but I will be careful I will also be doing the underside of the car like suspension and braker and wheels.

.(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8474/001afs.jpg) (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/001afs.jpg/)

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/233/002fc.jpg) (http://img864.imageshack.us/i/002fc.jpg/)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7120/004imkj.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/004imkj.jpg/)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7676/004zj.jpg) (http://img850.imageshack.us/i/004zj.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4485/007erc.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/007erc.jpg/)


(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/623/005ew.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/005ew.jpg/)

I Still have detailing to do  like carpeting the trunk since I did cut the trunk to  make way for the Flowmaster muffler system but I will take care of those soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 05, 2011, 10:23:06 PM
I had some time lately to do some work on the car that I had overlooked  and was just lazy but now back on track again. I mounted the  new prop valve on the insidef of the wheel well and now need to plumb it in.(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7508/009jzi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/171/009jzi.jpg/)

Also as you may have noticed I did switch from the Firebird dash to the Z28 one ,this came from a 2001 Camaro that I prefer more  and is nicer especially as thr ac box I can run one  instead of three hose.
It is almost identical as the Firebird but just a little different here I started to paint patrs of the dash radio bezel.
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/500/001wdg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/001wdg.jpg/)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3605/002isg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/002isg.jpg/)

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/377/010ln.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/010ln.jpg/)

While at the junk yard I came across a set of  wide body fender flares  from a earlier Grand Prix  and adding them makes the widebody even wider so I got them  and started to work them in my fenders
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/221/001esc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/001esc.jpg/)

my 150 mph speedo cluster.
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6761/kgrhqqokkqe1tppigf0bni6.jpg) (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/kgrhqqokkqe1tppigf0bni6.jpg/)

more to come :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on May 06, 2011, 06:22:06 AM
Keith, I called you a couple weeks ago when I was in Miami and left a VM. ANyway when are you going to prime the car?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on May 06, 2011, 08:35:13 AM
ANyway when are you going to prime the car?

LOL!!!!  :O that is a good one!!!!!!  He has been working on that car for ummm  as long as I can remember, I have ought and sold 2 stock fieros, did a 4.9 swap and picked up a new car in the time he has been working on that one :)  Him and Tony are going to start a club up for slow builds but they keep putting it off :P hehehehe

KEith answer your phone when I call  8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 06, 2011, 12:38:40 PM
Dave......where have you been  all this time ?  nice to see you active again any way  I have primed  this car over and over  but when the new ideas  hit me I just react and start to modify again just like Madcurl but it is fun to integrate new ideas.

I walk around the car  all the time  looking for faults and try to correct them  when ever possible ( hey this is my dream car )  now the only body work I have to complete are the Grand Prix  fender flares  and the lower front section of it  to cover the wheels so they are not visible when the car is facing you.

As you know I am running 88 front and rear cradles on the 85 model so the wheels stick out more than  regular and the 355 nose magnifies it even more so this I had to correct but every thing is on track and falling into place,because of all the extra things I put in the car  the wiring is just crazy the latest is photoelectric sensors to turn the lights on low beam when it gets dark so just another idea but I am done adding stuff  8}

My voicemail is not set up as I am not able to keep up with  it but will send my cell # later, I  think I read where you are wrapping your car.......interesting choice just curious as to cost , durability and practically and what about it getting a scratch....we will talk later. .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 12, 2011, 11:05:25 PM
I finally started to mount the new dash after minor  surgery as  the mounting points were slightly different  from the firebird dash, this one sits further back also a little taller on the bottom. The air box I removed and trimmed it down to 3 individual boxes  where the hoses will go into the vents instead of circulating all over the original box.


(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4711/002dtp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/002dtp.jpg/)

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2872/003tct.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/003tct.jpg/)

(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/6730/006t.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/807/006t.jpg/)



I still have a way to go with rewiring  so keep tuned.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on May 12, 2011, 11:23:25 PM


Kieth you better hurry up and finish before i beat you, then Joe may never let you live that one down.

:)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 13, 2011, 06:07:27 AM
Naw  Tony  I am infected with the Curly disease, all I am doing now is  putting back and double checking everything no more modding  too much money invested  till now  to make a mistake  and I have found many :wall:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2001 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on May 26, 2011, 07:48:24 PM


Kieth you better hurry up and finish before i beat you, then Joe may never let you live that one down.

:)

Tony, I have seen His car in Person, I know it Exists :p If I get mine finished before you that is when I will never let you live it down :D hehehehe if it is like last time, you have about 8 months Tony


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 27, 2011, 12:41:38 AM
That is why I am working on mine with every little time I get Joe,I am concentrating on the dash now and is quite pleased the way it turned out and I just have to make the dash filler with fiberglass.Another thing I had to do was redo the triple gauge pod as the pods wee too low and was stopping the a pillar  cover from going all the way down for a proper fit but I had a replacement and made a new one.

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6505/005efg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/90/005efg.jpg/)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/560/007xqz.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/007xqz.jpg/)

 now I have to make th filler piece  from fiberglass then have it upholstered to match the dash .

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9975/001kcr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/001kcr.jpg/)

had to pull the gauges out so I had a chance to shine them up

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/281/003kxr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/003kxr.jpg/)


Also ot the Sony folding  touchscreen installed but have to make a run to the junkyard to get a new HVAC control from an 88 Grand Am  which is much nicer and is a direct replacement.Stay tuned.










.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on May 29, 2011, 06:40:14 AM
I can't wait for you and tony to get yours done then you can have a photo shoot with both of them.  That would be Awesome! and worth the wait.  2 different owners going two different routes to the EXTREME!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 30, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
Hey Joe I am on final fitting up now  and I am also anxious to see it completed all the body mods are done an d now I am on the interior,I started to make the dash filler from fiberglass by laying a cardboard template covered with tin foil and will cover it as soon as the filler is thick enough.

It will then be covered to match the dash at least I will not have to waste $200 and cut up a good piece.I priced a new windshield at $224 installed a great price as it was time to replace it after 25 years with scratches and air bubbles starting to show on the edges.

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4932/005bt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/005bt.jpg/)

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4933/006bvj.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/006bvj.jpg/)

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8360/008xxc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/008xxc.jpg/)

Today I ordered this set of 2 from ebay  exactly what I was looking for but will have to dye them  black since  they are not  available in this color at this time.

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1174/belt5pbu001.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/belt5pbu001.jpg/)







Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 07, 2011, 12:40:39 AM
After a month wait my new fronts springs are   due for delivery today,the eibach springs started to collapse on the passenger side making the car lean with  an uneven  stance,I had to order  a new set  from Racing Dynamics( rally car outfitters) that wasn't fiero   specefic but had the same diameter and came with  a 5years warranty against sagging. I also get a chance to put in my new  Konis  this will certainly make handling  much better to match  the rear  suspension.

I will be making upper and lower control arms to replace the stock one's since I had ti grind down the lower arm to stop the Corvette rotors from rubbing against it.The HID lights hi/lo will be rewired this week to the 300zx lights so the new harness will be modded (50 amps relays) so when I switch  to hi beams all the lights will stay on and some more info the 300zx has 3 lights per side.

Still have some glassing to do on the wheel wells :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 14, 2011, 12:09:32 AM
My springs did arrive and I tackled the job at hand  to install them and what a nightmare but after 2 days  I finally got it 100% perfect. The springs came with indentations of !" incriments  and after installing them I still had  an uneven  sag to the passenger side  and the driver side was way too high.Called them up and had to take off 4" off the driver side and that did it  then had to adjust the coil overs to 2 fingers for proper spacing that made it perfect all around . .

Now I like it and the car is much firmer  I also did the hid conversion for the hi and lo beams, getting there slowly  one task at a time :D .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 19, 2011, 04:51:06 PM
 Today is fathers day and I would like to convey  the best on this your special day, this week I was back on the car doing  a few odds and ends and wiring issues. My Camaro dash is now fully functional  but I am going to change the back lights  to HID white superbrite  LEDS to give it a more pop and visibility.

One note on the Camaro or  Firebird  swap is the dimmer switch  will not function unless it is replaced by the Fiero dimmer  which is identical and fits the same holder,another thing  that I worked on was a door popper,  doors are shaved  and  there is no keys or handle for entering  so I purchased a door popper kit  and  did the driver side first "what a pain  in the butt " but I got it after taking apart the Fiero  lock mechanism.The remote opens the driver door first and the passenger door opens with a second press of the remote button,

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1382/kgrhqeoki0e3beqiffybn5p.jpg) (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/kgrhqeoki0e3beqiffybn5p.jpg/)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7972/cderncwkkgrhqfk0ezwnmt7.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/cderncwkkgrhqfk0ezwnmt7.jpg/)

there is also another option that I am considering here  but very costly $498  for the switch only I can do that for much less. Magic Touch automatic touch sensitive door handles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h69qdt9YaQ#)

DEI also has an RFID system that opens the drivers door as you approach the car  and it is only tuned to the transmitter that you have on your person....cool ideas but now have to get some dynamat to soundproof the interior next.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: 2manycars on June 19, 2011, 07:39:56 PM
Tire iron on the glass will work in a pinch!  ;)

Low cost, and it never fails?!  :D

Marc


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 19, 2011, 11:43:36 PM
 :confused: come to think of it that will work fine , thought I was smart  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Nathrak on June 20, 2011, 11:46:59 PM
My preference is the 5 or 6 "D" cell Maglight. Oh and don't use rechargeable batteries, they are too light weight.   :twocents:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 05, 2011, 07:56:44 AM
After taking a break for motivation  and pondering the next step I did get the electronics and electrical  working fine , I also ran into a problem with the steering column a little off by 3/4" off to the left and 3" too low :confused:  so to correct that my options were take the dash out and relocate or  take the pedals out .....Hmm.

I decided to change the mounting point on the column both upper and lower and came up with this:
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/8633/005egs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/005egs.jpg/)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/397/002sf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/135/002sf.jpg/)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4978/010sgs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/010sgs.jpg/)

 the extensions was screwd onto the existing lower mounting point  and this  sorta corrected the 3" lower issue  but the column was still 3/4" to the left and was rubbing on the clutch pedal,had to cut the pedal and modified it where it went over 3"  and problem solved.

I am now onto the doors as the firebird  covers  were not fitting  :think: to my likeing and in order for it to look good  I came up with a different idea to make it presentable and looking like factory.I stripped the panel  and will integrate it with the original Fiero  panels .
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/47/005cf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/005cf.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3436/006zh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/006zh.jpg/)
The Boston Acoustics  are in  and rearing to go.these I stole from my son after he replaced them with a newer set twice as expensive as these $136 a pair .....modern kids are crazy :confused:

have to make a junkyard run  for those  door covers.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 01, 2011, 07:26:49 PM
Lately been kinda hectic  but still working on my "dream car" and still making changes as I go along,I am concentrating on the interior  as the body work is almost done  except for a few minor things  so that is why it is not finally primed and glazed.
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1639/001eqo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/001eqo.jpg/)

I have decided to modify the 1/4 window side scoop and adding smoked vacuum formed lexan inserts  to make it a little different from the usual bare look.
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2125/022jow.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/022jow.jpg/)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6778/004mrk.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/641/004mrk.jpg/)

I did weld the modded clutch pedal back and noiw has plenty of clearance for the steering column to fit properly in the pic it is held up by a piece of 4x4 block.

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9572/018jxo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/018jxo.jpg/)

my digital gooseneck eqalizer for the stereo system....sound so sweet also installing a wide angle  back up camera with night vision.
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5623/021pbi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/021pbi.jpg/)

I picked up my paint supplies over the weekend so the color cannot be changed but not what I had planned  "changed again" and this is the final rendering of what it will look like ,

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2289/fierogtconcept21.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/fierogtconcept21.jpg/)

the wheels and rear spoiler are another story just different ....hmmm stay tuned it is getting very interesting.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on August 04, 2011, 01:37:55 PM


Looking good as usual.

That front shot is a money shot. I notice some new side vents in the mock up drawing ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 05, 2011, 10:17:31 PM
Hey Tony  thanks for the kudos it means some one is liking what I do, was gonna go with the anthracite  color but  too much dark color  would take away the lines of the car so I decided to go with  the arancio borelis instead. It is very expensive  so before painting  I have to seal in the body work then gelcoat  and  paint.

I still have a few surprises  that will be seen when the car is finally painted nothing over the top  but nice,of course the molding will not be there  at all as for the dash pad I wanna just buy the original  and trim it instead of trying to make .....alittle pricey but looks better in the long run.

I was contemplating an extended  windshield from a Dodge Stratus  but  for the amount of work and extra cost I decided it was not worth it, still looking for some inner door panels  to complete the doors the tie every thing up 8}


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on August 06, 2011, 06:33:53 AM
I have a 2002 upper dash panel that just cracked last month.  :( You might be able to stick it back together and use it to make a mold. I was planning on dropping it in the garbage can when I replace it.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 06, 2011, 06:32:01 PM
Hey thanks  for that I would appreciate that very much and would save me some $$, just give me a holler when you do change it and I will arrange to have it picked up  at your convienience and one again  :TY:

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7308/picture019jnr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/picture019jnr.jpg/)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2074/picture024tu.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/picture024tu.jpg/)

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/5728/picture018zg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/picture018zg.jpg/)



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on September 09, 2011, 10:53:46 PM


Bump.  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 25, 2011, 11:05:32 PM
It has been awhile since my last entry but have been doing more work on the car and recently discovered that my waterpump has frozen up grrr :O so I have to replace it soon. The interior is almost done except  I am still looking for a pair of inner door panels and there is none available locally so the search goes on.

The dash is completed...... I had to make a new dash pad from fiberglass then had it covered with black vinyl  and is held in place with 3M velcro strips,as for the air vents I used the original Fiero vent.I still have some interior wiring to do as I installed a SG1 Dakota Digital speedo adapter to bypass all the speedo headaches associated with swaps  I also installed two 3" brake  ducts from the 355 front vents
 to cool the 14" rotors when driven hard  to avoid brake fading.

The turbo I am relocating to under the trunk to eliminate under hood heat and going to a 3" exhaust system into a modded Flowmster 80 muffler,I should have pics the next time I have a chance to update this build.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 13, 2011, 02:27:48 PM
I have been working on this project and the list is getting smaller every day.I did receive my wheels from HP where they were refinished and polished to a high lustre now looking great,the painting process has started with me laying down 4 coats of high build  orange primer  to find all the imperfections from the body work and mods done to the car then glaze and seal it all with poly sealer.

The final color of Arancio Borelis  will go on after a single coat of silver  wth sparkle and glitter providing depth in the paint still a lot of sanding to do.I did inquire and intend to place an order with Amida for his front spoiler for the 355 nose that I will still have to modify to fit my car ....it should look real nice.

The custom center console I pulled out as it did not flow well with the Camaro dash as it did with  the Firebird dash  so I am making it over with a few changes to match with the offset radio fascia of the Camaro dash then recover it in black vinyl.A few 355 related  surprises are in place on the car and  modified rocker panels that adds a new look. 8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 27, 2011, 01:01:15 PM
Sanding and glazing continues  the painting prep is now in high gear, so far6 coats of primer has been sprayed on to cover all the areas that has extensive work to match up with the rest of the car.

A funny thing happened recently  when I had the car out of the garage  and into the driveway..............here comes this black lowered car so I peeped out  to see who it was turns out he was an ex NFL player in a real Ferrari 460 who usually pass by driving fancy cars,he thought my car was a 355 Ferrari Challenge :confused:..........he said " man I always wanted one of these but couldn't find one" I then told him it was a Fiero and he said BS............someone is doing something right
 :D .

For a 25 year old car I have incorporated many  modern day items  and technology  mods to provide driving excitement and any more mods would be  way over the top so I am done 8}.At one time I was planning to chop the car but decided not to do it since I was going with the Koenig theme and then again it is too close for comfort as I am a big  guy  so I love the bubble top and not the squashed look if the wheelbase was longer  and if the side windows were readily available instead of the lexan plastic maybe then i'd do a rebody instead.......hehe.

Among the things that detracts from the choptop is lack of individuality as they look alike with a few exceptions Curly and Troyboy and Dave with his mini side lights ,it is time to add new fresh mods
 than the Archie look but the concept is a cool alternative.Back to more sanding and work
so stay tuned for pics and updates..



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 06, 2011, 05:46:42 PM
After 6 coats of hi build primer a lot of sanding and glazing the car is ready for painting but it will not happen until the new year,there is still a lot more to do before completion  so I fix them one at a time.

Among some issues I have to work on is my front 13" Corvette brakes .........the lower control arms had a tendancy to rub against the rotors especially on the 88 front setup that I swapped in my 85  resulting   in having to grind on the control arms,on close observationI had to go with 14" rotors so the control arms could clear the surface of the rotors.I got a set of Cadillac CTS-V 14"  and machined them to fit my 5x120.5 bolt pattern with new brackets I also picked, up a set of Dodge Charger front . 14.17" police special which is a little overkill but it clears the lower control arm problem still have to make new brackets to install them and make  a comparison.

I did mount my tow ring in the grill of the 355 nose  to avoid damage if I need to trailer or tow it  as for a ring on the rear that I will decide later if I want to do it,I had some interior and exterior wiring of the marker lights  and turn signals and head lights 18 in all now they all work as planned.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on November 06, 2011, 06:23:04 PM
Glad things are coming together man.

Got any new pics?

 :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 07, 2011, 06:52:37 PM
Yes I have a lot of pics that I will upload soon,my server  was hit by lightning and has not been repaired as yet and my laptop is slow as hell.  :angry:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 27, 2011, 07:46:43 PM
Some pics that I had  laying  around,
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4618/picture051g.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/picture051g.jpg/)

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/9559/picture057i.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/picture057i.jpg/)
HID  driving light and park/turn signal

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/797/picture050zu.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/picture050zu.jpg/)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5839/picture029ls.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/picture029ls.jpg/)
Another project but it is for sale.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 15, 2011, 04:27:41 PM
Yow yow yow still here and getting things done on the car especially the interior,I had to make changes to the center console and make a new subwoofer enclosure as the previous design was made around the Firebird dash.Now with the Camaro dash the radio fascia is more offset to the passenger side and the console is affected thus altering the subwoofer fit with the racing seats so I am now using aJL audio  8" dual voice coil 400 watt rms  sub instead of the 10"Kicker solobaric.

The new design is modled after Troyboy's set up with the high mounted sub and credit goes out to"Fie ro" on PFF  the original designer and I now have more elbow  space than before only now I have to deal with the bass tube  between me and the passenger .......hmmmm interesting idea and will have to get usedto it.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7468/picture109yq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/picture109yq.jpg/)

The consle will be padded and covered with vinyl and fitted withan engine start switch,lighter and an mp3 dock.




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on December 17, 2011, 05:42:36 PM
Nice - I like it!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 22, 2011, 11:26:44 AM
Thanks Pappy,still working on the car and still looking for inner door panels to complete the interior but in the mean time  as shown adding little odds and ends.I added a new HVAC switch from a 90's Grand Am to replace the dated Fiero original one in the Camaro fascia and came out good.
(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/1791/picture120r.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/picture120r.jpg/)

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1263/picture119u.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/710/picture119u.jpg/)
the indicator lights are mounted on the caps that cover the Fiero taillight screws and controlled by switches mounted in the overhead light fixture.
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2688/picture123ed.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/picture123ed.jpg/)

This is the center console  still being fitted out with the starter button and the nitrous purge momentary switch.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on January 21, 2012, 11:25:43 PM


Bump ?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 27, 2012, 02:08:09 AM
It has been awhile but the work contiues on my dream car,I took some time out from other projects to do some  clean up work and beautifying in the engine bay and other things.I decided to make some changes to my Camaro dash cluster  by removing the gauges and replace them with some replacement one's "Equos" these are real nice.

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1166/picture156u.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/picture156u.jpg/)

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3250/picture155m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/picture155m.jpg/)

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/58/picture159xg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/picture159xg.jpg/)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1786/picture161a.jpg)[/URL
 (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/picture161a.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on January 27, 2012, 02:48:09 PM
Looking good - I like the 120 MPH dash


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 30, 2012, 12:42:30 AM
Thanks Pappy, the problem I did have with the120 mph speedo  is pegging out  easily also erratic  operation  and  this with  that cluster...............i got another cluster150mph and it did  the same thing non operational till it was doing about 60mph then it popped up so I decidd to go aftermarket to avoid the headache.
The  new gauges are all white and will stand out on the black cluster background which I will paint black in selected places....if it comes out like what I have in my mind  it should be nice.

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/424/picture126q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/picture126q.jpg/)
The heart of my stereo system.

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9480/picture139a.jpg)[/URL
test fitting the lights in an older photo. (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/picture139a.jpg/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 08, 2012, 02:44:31 PM
One of the thing I always wanted to do to my project was to pull in the C pillar to make it look like a 355 rear end with the bulging hips, so with that in mind I made cardboard templates to make a form.I taped on the the templates with duct tape and mixed a mix of 2 part foam then poured it on to form a base to get the shapeI wanted.

After getting the desired shape I laid several coats of fiberglass and filler  to get it perfect and I am pleased at the outcome I also made molds to make duplicates if I ever need to make replacements.(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2280/picture162m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/picture162m.jpg/)


(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6303/picture163m.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/picture163m.jpg/)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7867/picture164q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/picture164q.jpg/)

stay tuned for more updates.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on February 17, 2012, 03:42:14 PM


Daytona ??


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 20, 2012, 10:30:57 PM
At this time I doubt it as I have quite a bit of odds and ends left to do,the door panels I am still looking for  and there is none available locally but still on the lookout for a set.

I still have to finish painting and complete the interior work so as of now everything depends if I can complete the above tasks.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on February 20, 2012, 11:46:11 PM
Koenig we will make it next year  :thumbsup:

We don't wanna roll up half finished - Yours will be looking righteous


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 21, 2012, 07:21:27 AM
Yes Pappy I have spent too much time  and money and  there is too much expectation to roll up  unfinished  :O  }:(  :naughty:

Your build is coming on  nice and like your attention to details .......................... nice.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on February 22, 2012, 11:58:15 PM
Koenig we will make it next year  :thumbsup:

We don't wanna roll up half finished - Yours will be looking righteous


Are these cars ever really finished ?? Mine will not be finished by a long shot, but it will still be at the show.

I am not trying to win any awards, or impress anyone just sharing my progress. To each his own.

I remember the first ever Daytona show i went to several years back and the cars that peeked my intrest the most,...the unfinished ones that were going somewhere, versus the ones that look the same year after year with no upgrades whatsoever.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 24, 2012, 02:04:22 AM
I  got some new things for the car today and will start to instal them  in the next few days, among them are 2009 BMW E66 7 series  14.7" brake rotors these are drilled and slotted and these are huge but still lightweight. I will start to prep the rotors to drill the 5x100 bolt pattern and make new mounting brackets.for the new calipers.......overkill maybe but at least No more fading.

I took  the complete Corvette brake system off the front and things are looking good so far instead of the Charger rotors, pics will come soon of the installs


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on February 24, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
Koenig: Nice upgrade :)

Tony: I think you took that the wrong way


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 06, 2012, 11:57:50 PM
Today I picked up the BMW rotors from the machine shop and bolted them on the front and all I can say is wow these are "Huge"  and look much better than the corvette or charger rotors they are replacing,I did get the material  to make the new caliper brackets and will start those soon.

I decided to relocate my overhead rocker switches to a center console mounted panel design with 6 white rocker switches, these will turn on the nitrous system, nos fuel pump,hid lights,lower driving lights and amplifiers......these looks real sharp and will  blend in with the new console real nice.
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/4921/picture190l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/picture190l.jpg/)

As this build is coming to an  end soon I am real pleased how it has turned out so far in every way and was hoping to unveil it at Daytona but things happen the economy did slow things up but this car  is a reflection of my personal taste and I am very happy.
 


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on March 07, 2012, 01:14:06 AM
Koenig: Nice upgrade :)

Tony: I think you took that the wrong way

No worries pappy it is all good. I was not mad or anything, i just wanted him to know it is ok to roll undone.  :D

I just like to share my project and it's progress, not interested in the show (competition)  aspect is all i meant.

I don't worry if someone disapproves or not, of it's current state, because in the end i will be all smiles.







Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 07, 2012, 08:13:11 AM
Tony  well said :clap: and no offense on the wording and wasn't saying anything negative but that is just the wayI am,we will be driving up to Daytona and will see you and your chop there  8)

My next project is not Fiero related but it will be a chop top Chevy pick up with a monster turbo with nitrous oxide and aiming for about 1000 hp  :WTF: more like a show truck,it will be called "Jackhammer".........still gathering parts.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 13, 2012, 12:26:43 AM
Today I had a chance to do some more work on the car mostly electrical lighting  backup camera ac wiring , and making a template for the door sills to make chrome metal inserts. and every thing worked fine.

Awhile back I did phase 2 of the widebodykit and I did not post any pic but here are a few:
(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/1681/picture191s.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/861/picture191s.jpg/)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5341/picture200o.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/picture200o.jpg/)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9936/picture198y.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/217/picture198y.jpg/)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2077/picture196t.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/256/picture196t.jpg/)  
Stay tuned for more updates.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 13, 2012, 07:19:40 AM
Love the shot of that fender. Can't wait to see it primed.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on March 14, 2012, 07:26:26 PM
I love the way the motor sits in the engine bay - I'm looking forward to seeing it in person one day  :)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 02, 2012, 09:14:18 AM
 I did some work on the car over the weekend mostly on the interior, I got my new black carpet from Home Depot for a whopping $51 as opposed tothe lightweight on being sold elsewhere for much more I also laid down two coats of truck  it bedliner spray for sound  deadening  after caulking the floor drain covers I let it dry over night the result was amazing..

After noticeing  there was a defect in the print of the carbon fiber so I contacted Momo and they sent a replacement wheel and got a matching shift knob.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2384/picture219zq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/picture219zq.jpg/)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3081/picture224e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/picture224e.jpg/)
more to come soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 26, 2012, 02:01:50 AM
 This is what I did over the weekend as I restarted work on the car,first off I had to change the water pump as there was a drag on itso I just replaced it .

I did cut my nitrous bottle in two and reduce the size from 20 to 10 gallons due to cost of filling it and I hope to get it back from the welder I didn't want to do it myself since it has to be leak free.
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4048/picture237c.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/259/picture237c.jpg/)
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/693/picture234c.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/256/picture234c.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8442/picture236jh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/picture236jh.jpg/)

I was running a 75 hp shot but I have since upgraded it to a 100hp shot  now I have a smaller bottle that fits better and also save me some money.More to come as progress is made


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Blacktree on April 26, 2012, 08:20:40 AM
You might want to check with the nitrous refilling station, and see if they'll refill a bottle that's been modified. Chances are, they're gonna look at the weld seam down the middle, and say "funk that!"

Keep in mind that the nitrous oxide is pressurized to around 1000 PSI in that bottle. The slightest flaw in the weld can turn that bottle into a bomb.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 26, 2012, 01:06:25 PM
That is what I will find out soon,the welding shop said it would be possible to tig weld it so I will see how it turns out worst case scenario I will just get another bottle. :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on April 26, 2012, 03:03:10 PM
Pappy agrees on gettin another bottle
I love this thread!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 30, 2012, 10:44:41 PM
Rain,rain, rain,but the work continues on one of a kind car,I  installed the BMW 14.7" rotors on the car finally after redesigning the mounts.I changed my plugs to the new  E3's that nis supposed to be the best available............hopefully every thing works fine.

My stance was good but I wasn't feeling too comfortable so the lowering springs was altered by removing 2 1/4" from the racing dynamics coils now it looks perfectand the rake is fine.the next thing I need to address are the door panels and yes still looking preferably from Orlando down to Miami.

I am thinking about changing back  to an automatic tranny unless the tranny issue can be solved with a f23 or an f40 tranny this I stll have to sit down and figure it out..........next time.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on June 08, 2012, 03:25:35 PM
It sure been quiet around here lately but work still goes on asusual,first off I bought a new nitrous bottle to replace the one that  was cut to make it smaller in capacity this has an auto opener that the other  didn't I also replaced the turbo for  a new more efficient one.

As for the bodywork I finished doing the wide body extensions finally and the fiberglass is all done and ready for repriming I was going to change the side scoop but decided against doing it and stay with my present early model Trans Am style and since it is already done I will just let it stay as is.Another mod I was going to do is putting my 150 led  3rd brakelight in  the trunk lip spoiler but let  the light stay  inside after seeing one on the trunk of another car............the weather got to and it was dull.

I am making some new fiberglass door sills, to even out  the widebody  styling  but have to finish trimming them ,I also have2 new leather racing seat so the other black racing  seats are for sale they were  never used just mounted asking $200 for the pair


Stay tuned for more soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on June 09, 2012, 05:40:57 PM
Glad things are workin out - I can't wait to see your car :thumbsup:

And yep it sure has been quite around here  :confused:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 22, 2012, 04:25:59 PM
I am still working on  the project just a little busy with other projects,the hips had a few spots that needed some attention so I spent some time sanding on both sides until I was satisfied.Since I am going to do my own painting  so I have started to prep the body myself for imperfections and pinholes and so far there has been a few but those I will get to soon. 

There was a sale at Pepboys on Duplicolor undercoating and sound deadner of 2 for cans $7 I got 20 cans  not all at once,for the money  it was a good investment.The rear side  had to be cut out because of the hips I had to bring it out some more to even it now it is ok.I did have a problem with mounting the hood  the mounting of the 300zx lights final fitting so I took a break off to reconsider my options the one day while looking at the problem it came to me now everything works fine.

Awhile back I acquired a Kool Can for gas cooler and will have it installed soon,the purpose for this is to chill the gas before it is ignited in the cylinder making much more power sorry no pics still at this time.


stay tuned.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 26, 2012, 06:06:00 PM
Well it has beena long time since an update and it has been dead hear lately not from a readership point but build  report,the build continues with me at least sanding was the most problematic and demanding with doing the widebody hips smooth and symetrical.
 
One of the problem I did encounter was getting the fuel door to fit because of the curvature of the hips so I had to make one by heating the center of the original and bendind it to shape and doing some tweaking now it fits goodand one more problem solved.I did some more wiring by installing L.E.D.S in the Firebird door handle panels so they are not easily visible from outside unless you  have an agenda. The BMW 14 1/2" rotors  I did bleed  the calipers so I now  have brakes but I still have bleed them again.

There is still more glassing to do on the lower door ground effect that I did cut down to simulate Ausfiero creation also the end of the running board so I still have a way to go  I hope it will be appreciated.by those that read the build.The steering column was kinda crooked but I later found out they came from the facry like that so I need to make new mountsfor my new billet adapters. :(  image shack will not let me post pics.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on August 26, 2012, 10:54:39 PM
Take your time, and do it twice if you need to  :)
Remember you are your best and hardest critic


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 13, 2012, 11:53:11 AM
Recently I noticed a drip unde,dr the car only to find out I had a leak  only to find out  the power steering  rack was leaking from the seal ,I replaced it with a rack that came from a wrecked Trans- am now it works fine and every thing is back to normal. Body work seems never finished as I had to move the front running lights that came from a Toyota Paseo  I had to move more forward and down as  they got in the way of the fender flares also the rear ones had to be cut out and repositioned to make them symetrically even on both sides now all  I need to do is to filler them out and sand.

There is still a few little things to do like extend the rear wheel well out some more to stop the wheels splashing  dirt and water on the bodypanels also the front fenders flares has to be  extended out about 1/4" out to cover the wheels from showing looking at the car from the front like most 88.
 to find  
I took some measurement to find a replacement windsheild as getting  a new one is hard and most of the replacement  are chinese made and have wavy vision problems so off to the junkyard I go.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 22, 2012, 10:21:36 AM
Today was a good day as work contiues on the car this time the rear running lights were finised and installed ....the fit was perfect  and  That completed the body work on the rear hips now th rear looks like a 355.I was watching an auction on ebay where I won an auction on 2 pairs of real new in the box  Ferrari 355 lower driving lights although expensive  and I can see why as they are really well built as to the cheap one's readily available......now I have to mount them with black silicone as they are 1/4" less in diameter for the mounting holes  in the 355 fascia.

The next phase is finishing the interior and the headliner needs replacing a more durable base instead of the 25year old backing which has seen better days,it was recovered a few years ago but has started to discolor.What I am after is a carbon fiberbacking that would not need to be recovered that is my #1 priority and I know it is available  with limited production.....guess I will check with Amida on PFF.

Some how I haven't been able to upload pics as image shack is asking me to rejoin and when I try it says  that some one has that user name and email :wall: :thefinger:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on September 23, 2012, 05:40:47 PM
...now I have to mount them with black silicone as they are 1/4" less in diameter.

Pappy likes RTV it works on everything :)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 23, 2012, 08:29:29 PM
Pappy thanks one of the things I have learned owning one of these money pit of a car  is to be creative and resourceful and not spending money just to spend it if I can make it  or it is absolutely necessary ,so I get ideas from reading and visiting other forums to see what is new.

Silicone is and RTV in like a third hand and helps out  in many ways and I use a lot now the polysilicone which even stronger is available so epoxy takes a backseat. :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 09, 2012, 11:13:40 PM
I finally got a chance to mount the lights and they came out like factory just more recessed  and not protruding like some I have seen, I had was to do some sanding to make them look pretty and to my satisfaction.I need to do some work on the rear overlooking the rear wheel as I am able to see the wheels protruding a little fhat should only take a few hours.

The car in now about 4"wider per side  than most widebodies  now that the hips are on and not like before when I first did it as for the wheels 5x 120 bolt pattern  I will install some new brackets I made for the new BMW14.5"rotors as the others was only temporary for fitment purpose.I have been occupied wit my new toy....a Craftsman GT 5000 riding lawn mower and now I love to mow the yard.....Old age starting to creep in ,it is a 28HP V twin with a 6 speed gear box  but I will get back soon posting pics of thhe  ods on the car .Still have the steering column to pull apart to fix the turn signal then get ready for final paint.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on October 10, 2012, 08:48:19 AM

Craftsman GT 5000 - That's a Bad Ass Lawn Mower!!!
Lots of attachments for it to boot

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTIXByxqmmv8nP7xc78-ymdTqB7sXVGebUo1-MpnrRDJFbEU4KVixFHQ7ax)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 10, 2012, 11:28:30 AM
Pappy .....reluctantly went to an estate sale on the urging of the wife ,while  browsing around I saw the mower in the back of his garage,  I asked what was the matter with it,we started to shoot the breeze and told me he paid $1850 at Sear and the motor was shot so he got the LT 5000 for replacement.
 
At this point I asked if he was selling it and he asked if I could fix it so I offered him $200  and he said "DEAL",loaded it on the truck with some help as this machine is huge  so fast and got out of there before his son came over....the alternator belt was slipping so I replaced it,now I have  a mini bulldozer with a front plow and lawn mower in one.......only needs a turbo now. :confused:.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on October 18, 2012, 08:51:22 AM


Koenig,

Dying for some new pics !  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 21, 2012, 10:43:04 AM
Hi Tony long time no hear or see but I still keep reading these post but still working on  the car when I get the time,most of the work now is going over minor details and correcting  issues.When I did the wide body it was good but not good enough after seeing yours I made changes by adding the hips of a true 355 wide body and now I must boast I have a true widebody and not at the lips of the wheel well but the whole rear fender that added 4.5 inches  on either side

I took a lot of sanding and glassing(300 hrs plus ) to achieve this  but in te end it was worth the effort  also the headlights were finally readjusted and  permanently fixed in place now I have to protect them from damage so I covered then with several layer of painters tape that should hold up.The front lights are also fixed in place and they look real nice  I now have a total 18 lights like a christmas tree :D .

I need to do some reinforcement of the  lower cotrol arm close to the ball joint that I had to grind down when I did the corvette 13"brakes as they were touching the rotors, but not  with the 14.5  BMW roters there is no problem,the  clutch line was cut into awhile ago while cuttig in the area so rather buying a new  one  I finally spliced it yesterday cost...... $5.15 thanks  Home Depot.

Pictures will come later as  my laptop sucks and will not letme use  imageshack as it times out but I will make a concerted effort to re build my server soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 24, 2012, 07:39:29 PM
Today I got3 sets  HID conversion kit for my car that I ordered recently, one bi xenon one driving and one fog light making 6 modules I need to now install.The main headlights has a  Bi xenon 10k super white bulb  for hi/lo and the projection lights  the same rating but different bulbs also the driving lights in the turn signal H3 style.

Here comes more wiring when I thought I was done. :O


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 11, 2012, 11:27:09 AM
I finally finished wiring my modules in the car and now I have a christmas tree on hand with all the lights on there is no blind spots at all just 8 lights in the front coming at you.Very rear will they all be on at the same time but if need be I have them to cover the road at night.

I also installed the brake rotor ducts for extra cooling when needed these have been sitting for some times now but after the BMW 14.5"rotors were installed just did it,they are 4" in diameter.The wing was adjusted for more downforce as the rear end of the car had a tendancy to get loose and go sideway under hard driving  so between the 300lbs coilovers springs I can dial  them in now to my  liking.

With the body work 95% done I have some more glazing to do for pinholes and final sanding for hi/lo spots  before she is primered and painted  just don't want to keep going over it again.The interior is almost done except for the door panels that I am still looking for just haven't put out all the energy and the carpet,more  with pics to come soon.






























Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 27, 2012, 12:22:24 PM
The cold is startinbg to pop up but work sipll goes on. this week I addresed the interior and it is coming along nicely as I bought a carbon fiber wrap kit that came with everything  necessary and fooled aroun d and now I can call myself a "PRO" :D at installing it.Wrapping was much easier than I thought it would be and the result is just as good as the real thing  and at the fraction of tre cost can be mastered by the average person in a short time if you are handy and the result is sumply  awesome.All you need comes in the kit and the other tools can be bought at Harbor Freight like the heat gun  and accesory knives etc.

I did the door handle covers on both doors to match the gear shift and gauges and my center console I am looking at the possibilty of doing it too if "Russ88Top" on PFF can come through after I get to  him.If you want to get crazy and applying clear coat watch You Tube to see how it is done.

I did install 2 more relays for the turn sig nals to flash alternately with the side lights and that was a design I saw on my neighbors Acura and they are  real nice and add a modern look the side light can be converted  for park and turn......more  to come.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: fierogt87 on November 27, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
Anxious to see pictures of what you wrapped!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on November 28, 2012, 09:06:20 AM
Very cool on the carbon fiber wrap
And  great idea on the lights!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Animal on November 28, 2012, 07:14:53 PM
Yes, Pix please!!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 15, 2012, 11:23:24 AM
Just a test to see if image shack is now working.
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3663/024pn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/024pn.jpg/)

4.9/5.1 litre with  variable125 shot N20 with methanol injection and turbo@8 #boost

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9572/018jxo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/018jxo.jpg/)




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on December 15, 2012, 12:39:52 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 16, 2012, 05:42:14 PM
These  pics I did manage to retrieve from my dead hard drive so I will share them,alhough they are some what dated from earlier in the build and during the addition of the additional wide body.Iam still gathering parts for my other project "Jackhammer" a 1000hp  big turbo  and  nltrous Silverado truck work still goes on finishing the Koenig355 ,changes are still being made mostly to the interior new center console and stereo system among some change I did add an Ipod  and doing the mirrors in carbon fiber that I saw in a real Lambo also the suide mirrors will be dome in carbon fiber to match the rear wing .

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2165/001vemd.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/001vemd.jpg/)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5623/021pbi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/021pbi.jpg/)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5131/023na.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/023na.jpg/)
added engine starter  and nitrous purge switches ,system switches  cup holders

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2681/015na.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/015na.jpg/)

stay reading more to come.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on December 16, 2012, 06:43:43 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 16, 2012, 08:13:03 PM
Yes the center console and the door panels will be covered  to matching colors(if can ever find them), I plan to incorporate them together..with the Fiero panels as the primary fit and Camaro panels blended in.
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1025/014nrh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/014nrh.jpg/)
 these have been  since done in carbon fiber.

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1764/002zdm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/502/002zdm.jpg/)
this was when I was forming the filler for the dash which has now been completed and the air vent once Fiero is now black.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on December 16, 2012, 09:39:54 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on December 16, 2012, 09:56:13 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on December 17, 2012, 04:08:47 PM


Koenig,

Check your pm.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 30, 2012, 11:30:49 AM
First off  must say Happy New Year and hope your christmas was joyful and healthy,Am still wrapping up by doing some more work  on the car and adding a few things.The center  console was redesigned and outfitted  with an idea I saw in  a Lambo Gallardo where an Ipod touch was  incorporated in the center console arm rest and it was counter sunk and out of the way........ it did work,I also  added some new folding mirrors not RX8 but some generic Ferrari 430 that I am  wrapping with black silver  carbon fiber.

The speaker enclosure I am making is a new one for a 10" Kicker Solobaric sub that I will be driven  by  a 1000 watt rms Kenwood mono block amp that is altready in the car, a little overkill but it came from  my other car.Finally I had to admit defeat with the other carpet I was trying to use and buy the real form  fitted one, less fighting  with it  than other one also  the  next thing I intend to do is add a new turbo  flange with 38mm downpipe then change to a 4" extension to the exhaust tips for a more  rounded tone .......so have fun and stay safe.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on December 30, 2012, 01:45:57 PM
I have seen some iPod mods and I like the counter sunk ones the best - I bet it looks great
As for that amp all I can say is - You are da Man! :)

I did have a good Christmas and I hope yours was a great day as well - I wish you a happy New Year too!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on January 01, 2013, 01:12:12 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 02, 2013, 12:35:37 PM
Thanks for keeplng me motivated it has been a long build but when I started it and got involved i decide to do it right and many times I wanted to call it quit and sell bt too much $$$ is in it to do so,now  there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I am shooting for summer barring no more additions or new ideas,I got my image shack to work but it has been removed but I haven'ttried it sincebu7 eventually Iwill........HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on January 08, 2013, 04:30:10 PM
Keith, Either Call me IM me or Email me with your current phone #!

Joe


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 09, 2013, 10:42:23 PM
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4383/013iy.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/013iy.jpg/)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6519/011fm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/011fm.jpg/)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/800/008oxr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/008oxr.jpg/)







Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on January 11, 2013, 04:36:23 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 13, 2013, 10:09:31 PM
Thanks maan for the words of encouragement  it sure gives me motivation to continue  especially  for the plans I have in mind  that I am Curly #2, after seeing Eli's T top I am wanting to do one for the longest time but was half hearted about it till I saw his  only to find out I have the workshop manual from C&C on a cd of how to do it so I am going to start looking for a t top.

This guy near me has an 88 t top with 604 original miles that has no title and he is just sitting on it for years now , for some strange reason something seems fishy and he is not selling but I am ready to purchase and my sawsall no question asked.....and it is not stolen all I want is the "T" top.

That is why I am not ready to paint as yet till I find a roof section and install  it and now I have the t top fever.......thanks Eli.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on January 13, 2013, 10:32:10 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on January 14, 2013, 06:28:17 AM
Be careful with combining powerful engine swaps and T-Tops. That's what caused Blake to abandon his project until he bought a hard top to swap the engine into. Then he never got the second car. etc...

His passenger T-Top popped out of its pocket due to chassis flex. Luckily it fell inside rather than outside.

So stiffen the chassis as much as you can if you do go down that road.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 14, 2013, 07:51:07 AM
That is nice to know, and was a concern of mine  and now even more especially to loose a top.Two things I am afraid of is water leak and loosing a roof top that is why I am looking for extra roof  tops just for spares like I do with my current sunroof, but that info is well taken.....though I knew everything :confused: this is what I would look like :O .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 01, 2013, 09:51:02 PM
Today I did some work I had to do but kept putting it off till today,I ran the electrical for my new side mirrors and  tied them in  so they all work together and my switches for the window and door alarm  LEDs  for each door.Last week I got a new mig welder from a guy  who wanted to trade  for a stick welder  so we exchanged machines not that I needed it butit was brand new and it was a Lincoln I fadded up the extention  flange for the turbo and down pipe where I mounted a wastegate and 38mm downpipe in the air  as it is much louder.

The cold air intake will also be moved  and relocated on the turbo itself so less clutter in the engine bayand only one pipe to the intake with the BOV,I use an Edelbrock RV methanol injection system  instead of an intercooler which to me is more functional and simpler to install and the 4.9/5.1 loves it got to finish up my exhaust system and weld on the top of the flowmaster 80 for which I  then changed the configuration of the baffles the stainless tips will the be pemanently welded on and complete the system.










Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 13, 2013, 12:58:20 AM
I finally got around to mount the turbo under the rear of the car  as I always intended to do instead of in the engine baywhere it was always cluttered with the 4.9 manual, first off I had to make the exhaust turbo mount to hold the turbo firm then made a 1" square bar to firmly tie it to the turbo now it is secure and I can feel secure of it not breaking.

The next piece is the 6" flex pipe to tie in the exhaust out to the muffler,I also decided to  use  a 1" pipe  instead of the flange  for the wastegate and the  downpipe the same1" pipe will be welded in for supporting the BOV.I will have to spend a day at Miami Muffler to have them fab up the pipe for me as they have all the right size pipes  and weld much nicer with mandrel bends then off to the chrome shop

Every thing is already mounted,dial a boost , turbo timer meth injection and computer so it is just a matter of reconnection so stay tuned.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on February 13, 2013, 12:09:22 PM
I better step on it or you will get yours finished before i get my 2nd one on the road!!!  :O


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 13, 2013, 02:32:57 PM
Hahaha  Joe no real rush again this time I decided to do it correct.......a ground up resto with all the dressing so like Mike Tyson said "I refuze to looze"  5.1 turbo rules :D :D :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 13, 2013, 11:08:17 PM
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9385/018lk.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/018lk.jpg/)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4634/007xji.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/007xji.jpg/)

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/2002/012mt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/012mt.jpg/)

notice the floor has been removed in the trunk so there is lots of space for the muffler.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 21, 2013, 01:17:48 AM
I did get a lead on a T top from a fellow member and decided to check it out as a matter of fact this guy has 4  that he is ready to part with, the one he wants to sell me is $800 a pop, after  putting pen to paper  it would run me $2000 or there about to go pick it up.

I think I will just try to find some thing closer  that I can pick up in a day instead of a round trip or just try to get a  car, cause I only need the T top then sell the rest of it  and recoup  some of my money so I will just be patient.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on February 21, 2013, 08:43:44 PM
I did get a lead on a T top from a fellow member and decided to check it out as a matter of fact this guy has 4  that he is ready to part with, the one he wants to sell me is $800 a pop, after  putting pen to paper  it would run me $2000 or there about to go pick it up.

It would  just  be Gas!  you could stay over night here and not have to pay for a hotel.  your saying it would be $1200 in gas?  What are you driving up here?  Your looking at just $400 in gas max. Admit it, your afraid of the cold and dont want to leave FL?.  You Crazy Mon!


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on February 25, 2013, 06:29:34 PM
Joe thanks for the offer but  Iwill look for something closer that I can do in a day in the mean time I was working over the weekend I was modifyong my fixed steering adapter to accept a quick disconnect NRG hub that will allow the removal of the stering wheel,it serves two purpose....theft and ease of exit enter.

The old momo adapter I cut the four legs off and ground it flat then driller 6 mounting holes to accept the spline part of the quick release that covers the main mounting nut, it is important to but a bood one from Sparco or NRGat about $100 instead of the $18 Chinese knock offs if you love your life or it is worth so little.You have a choice to keep your push button or just pull up the lip of the adapter to tak the wheel off and on you tube you can find all the infi to assist you with your install.
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2327/012qzn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/012qzn.jpg/)

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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 01, 2013, 05:28:07 AM
You bringing the car to Daytona 2013... Right?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Nathrak on March 01, 2013, 12:34:28 PM
You bringing the car to Daytona 2013... Right?


One could ask you the same question eh?  }:( }:( }:(    8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: 2manycars on March 01, 2013, 01:36:49 PM
Nathrak:

I had to smile on that one. Here, here!  8)

Marc


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 01, 2013, 03:12:23 PM
No no  no the car is not finished  and is far from showing now no fun looking at an unfinished  car,I for one don't believe  in showing a half finished car or a (WIP) that is in primer guys this car is a 100% makeover and not just an engine swap or a few body mods and so much left to do that I wonder if it will ever get finished.

Here are  a few things left to be done:

Still looking door panels to modify and upholster,
Wire in new Ferrari 460  mirrors(have),
Lay new carpet (have),
Windshield (have)
Minor bodywork and spot prime,
Finish mounting column and steering adapter (have)
Finish turbo input and exhaust plumbing,
Painting.

So there  is alot to do in a short space of time for Daytona and work still goes on until the car is finished or when all the above  takes place   sooner I hope than later. 8}


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Kento87 on March 01, 2013, 08:51:34 PM
gotta give him credit guy. he has been consistent with that state for the last 8 years :P


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 02, 2013, 01:00:19 AM
Joe this is how car of your dream should be built with every concievable option ......51K plus and still going spending   the good thing I did it all ... perfect!!!!!.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on March 02, 2013, 11:26:42 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 12, 2013, 11:58:36 PM
Still waiting on pieces to complete the bigger job  but in the mean time the little odds and ends goes on,am almost finished with my between the seat enclosure for the subwoofer and itis a perfect fit and is tuned to 32 hz.The  speaker is a Kicker solorbaric by Stillwater Designes one of their flagship models from years gone by and can handle over1000 watts rms @1 ohm,one might ask why so loud well I am also an audiophile and dabble in  home theatre and car audio and Fieros and boats.The Ipod holder I have to do it over as I completely forgot to mold the leather in to countersink the Ipod in the armrest :angry: :fiero:

One of the advantages of owning  a Fiero is it gave me a chance to experiment and learn on every thing so I don't have to farm out any work to a vendor and get fraustrated with their work if it is not up to standard.......more to come




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on March 30, 2013, 10:45:02 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on May 15, 2013, 11:22:47 AM
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Any updates? :D

What he said.  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on June 05, 2013, 11:40:22 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 01, 2013, 04:10:28 PM
Well it has been a long time but I am still here,I will be posting soon again with lots of pictures but have to take it a little slow.I had to undergo eye surgeyy and eventually laser on both eyes and had to redo the left eye that had my decisionb making out of wack.

I was told to keep the computer viewing to a minimal until everything cleared up so I am keeping my fingers crossed everything will bve back to nornal soon.............so guys i'll be around.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on July 01, 2013, 11:32:20 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 24, 2013, 09:12:43 AM
This year  has been a bad one for me and family that completely changed my plans but I am over  every thing and ready to continue with my project,I lost 6 family members and two friends  plus my beloved dog of ten years "Coco".....she was my best freind but I pulled my bootstring up and life  goes on.

During all this time I did  some more work all over on the car , I added another set of driving lights and new ideas like modifying  the widebody in certain areas,the doors were also done to match the 355 hips.
The running board also received vents like the original Ferrari355,I have to get back in thr flow of things before the pics start to come but I am back.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on September 24, 2013, 09:25:12 AM
Glad You Are Back
 :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: uhlanstan on September 28, 2013, 11:20:26 AM
 we look forward to seeing your Fiero at the Daytona 2014 you should easily have her ready


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 02, 2013, 09:08:15 AM
Over the weekend I had a chance to do some bodywork on the car mostly fiberglassing the area of the door and the hips,because the door were  shaved there is no handle when opening them so I have to hold onto the window  as a handle so I had to widen ther top of the door  by 2 inches to make  pocket handles.Due to the addition I also had to widen the hip area to match the  door but I finally got it done.

Another thing was the spoiler that I made by working from a template  to the mold then making it byfilling the two halves with foam  and glassing the two halves together and attachd them with 8 small bolts and what a difference it did make to the overall looks the only problem is I have to raise the car up a inch and a half,sd I had to get a pair of phenolic spring spacers to do it.

As for Daytona  2014 that is all up in the air and the car  is 90% finished  but still there is more to be done was it a mer engine swap it would have been finished long ago but the car was rebuilt from scratch and modded inside out,from removing thr front and rear cradle and replacing  88 front and rear chassis to the BMW braking system and suspension so $$$ now is a factor  so to say i'll be there  would e premature, the good thing I can take from this  is I did it all myself.

  


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on October 02, 2013, 04:39:41 PM
 :P no pics?  :P


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 02, 2013, 05:50:25 PM
I have this documented and just have to get back sorting and posting them soon also getting used to image shack again ...it has been so long since I last used it.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on October 06, 2013, 07:36:31 PM



t am excited to see some of the new pics,


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 14, 2013, 09:59:23 AM
Over the week end I decided to do more work and ordered some parts long overdue I also did some changes to the audio system,while sitting in the inside I accidentally broke  :( the top off my gooseneck equalizer  and I can't find a replacement any where on the internet......... so I opted for plan "B" go with a less flashy unit and with a more conventuonal one. I saw and ordered a Digital Audio parametric line driver soI removed the 4 dash indicators and opened the space to fit the new equalizer and relocated then under the radio......more rewiring.

The ball joints were kinda shakey so I [rdered them  and some coil spring adjustable spacers  from Jegs,I opted for this over the phenolic one's as it gives me the adjustability and similar to the front coilovers and they were CHEAP.The hips are pretty much done except for some more sandingof the fiberglass finishing also the spoiler  is permanently mounted and caulked into seal in the spaces between the 355 nose.

Had some foam leftover and decided to fill in some gaps  in the fenderwells that I missed earlier and just got around to it now and some odds and ends to tie up,I caught up with my painter finally  to arrange painting  the car when every thing is done , this guy is the greatst at his trade but  got caught up in the  drug consuming epidemic  but being friends I have to stand by and help him.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on October 14, 2013, 08:59:06 PM
Yes sir,
Sounds like you had a strong Fiero weekend!

But you know us - We need some visuals  8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 14, 2013, 10:01:22 PM
Ok Pappy I have to relearn to use imageshack again as it was giving some problems to load pics on this puter so I didn't bother but i'll try again soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 01, 2013, 10:16:39 AM
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4613/2o3g.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/2o3g.jpg/)

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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on November 01, 2013, 12:16:24 PM
Very nice!

 8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on November 01, 2013, 01:07:18 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 01, 2013, 04:12:33 PM
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5210/3fl1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/3fl1.jpg/)

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How do I get a full size pic instead of these??






Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on November 01, 2013, 04:46:35 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 01, 2013, 05:26:54 PM
Hahahahaha :D :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on November 01, 2013, 05:34:51 PM
Use the Direct Link address me thinks


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 01, 2013, 06:11:44 PM
Ok Pappy will do next time :confused: :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on November 01, 2013, 07:40:06 PM
Image shack has changed and now has ads galore - But me thinks this is the link you want


(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5642/uxv7.jpg)



Hope that helped  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on November 05, 2013, 02:44:01 PM
Koenig the car is looking sweet !

I agree with you and like the front spoiler mod, adds pop.

About the only grief i can give you is, i still think you should add a bigger side vent IMO.

Other than that the car is looking exotic !

P.S. like the little rocker vent as well !  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 05, 2013, 04:27:17 PM
Tony that is something I was thinking about but was just too lazy to do more glassing and sanding but I am gonna plan it out and come up with a fit for this, lately I have been looking at some videos of some exotics like the Koenigsegg,Ferrari430,the  Zonda to get some ideas so i'll find something.

Here is a pic of my wiring of the new audio harness for the new  equalizer , the box  still needs to be covered.also  a side view of the fitted sub enclosure

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7464/3lxb.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/3lxb.jpg/)

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/2305/o1uh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/o1uh.jpg/)

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This is the linedriver that I 'll be using if the #$*($@ DHL man would turn up.
I also did buy the mesh already for this  so only the final design needed to start now.

Still getting the small pics. :confused: :confused:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 06, 2013, 11:23:22 PM
Finally decided to enlargen the side vent so I rempved the one that was previously there ,this side vent will be bigger and have a more aggresive styling and will help in cooing the engine bay when the engine is running,more pics to come.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7179/sja9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/sja9.jpg/)

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3403/p91e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/p91e.jpg/)

:confused: :confused: 8} Pics still small


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on November 06, 2013, 11:39:40 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on November 07, 2013, 12:37:54 AM
The color will still be orange (Arancio Borellis) a Lambo color and black trimmings like the front spoiler,side mirrors black carbon fiber, sails panels black and the rear spoiler black carbonfiber wrap.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on November 07, 2013, 02:33:36 AM


Good move !

The front of the car is very aggressive looking, and then you came to the side and it just looked,.... mild.

The larger vent ups the ante on the side to go along with that nice rocker vent mod you put in.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on January 05, 2014, 09:29:39 AM
Never in my wildest dream did I expect this build would have this much interest and readership and thanks again,I will finish this car  in 2014 since all I have left to do is prep and paint that I plan to do myself with the help of Dane my crackhead friend,he is the best at what he does.I did get the lambo styled side  air vents finished and also made screens for the openings.

I decided to go with the Firebird inner door panels  that is less work and more modern  than the fiero door panels and seeing how Archie did it on PFF to Troy's car  shed a whole new light on doing this the correct way,I still have the pieces from my first try at it.The eq /line driver did show up and was wired in the audio navigation system with the Ipod  that is countersinked in the armrest behind the cupholders..... thanks to "Unique Whips' for the idea.

Decided to add that Italian exotic  sportscar look  by smoking all  the rear and running lights so instead of doing it with the can spray I scuffed them with 1000 grit sandpaper, sprayed on adhesion promoter  then a mixture of black paint and clearcoat then made 2 passes not too dark  and all I can say is Wow....... so lesson learned  stay away from VHT lens paint and do it right. Sanding is the order of the day for now  the dust still flies all over  and will this car ever get done we'll see.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 06, 2014, 10:14:39 AM
It has been awhile since my last update tp this build but due to some medical issues I had to step back  for awhile and regroup and get new motivation to continue,the body work is finished and ready for paint which I will be doing home with the help of my buddy Dane.We plan to lay down sealer  to stop the body work from seeping througn the paint and paint prime it  then shoot on the top coat  paint.
Added some new electronics  and another   amplifier (3 in all) to power the 11 speakers also adding some Audi style LED strip lights to the 300zx headlamps so the wiring will still continue.

Was trying to find a set of T Tops to convert before I started to paint but so far no luck  guess the sunroof will do instead but that is about all for now.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 11, 2014, 08:26:45 AM
Recently I got  several inquiries as to the make up of my car and the workings that was done  t6o it, well it has been done over many years  and a few thousand hours to accomplish this but it was worth the time and effort.The car started off as an 85 SE notchback hardtop that was converted to a fastback and later added a sunroof,the cradles were swapped for an 88 front and rear that I did detail  on the forum a while back while doing this the original 2.8 was replaced with a  4.9 bored and stroked to a 5.1 liter single turbocharged. .

Instead  of running an intercooler I opted for an Edlebrock  methanol kit that does the job just as good and less plumbing I also integrated a wet NOS 75 hp system through a 650 cfm  modified double pumper Holley carburetor also an air gapped intake manifold for fuel delivery I made a custom tank from an 88 Fiero with two outlet feeding a Holley Blue fuel  pump and a F150 Ford pick up  fuel injection in line pump for the NOS wet system........why I used a carb  it was easier to fine tune over the old TB setup for lubrication I used a Melling high volume pump with a Mazda18x6 oil cooler  up front to keep the oil real cool and not breaking down from cooling the turbo.For braking I ditched the stock system and installed 12" corvette  rotors and calipers in the rear and BMW 7 series 14" in front that was kinda challenging and I also had to put in a  bias control  to avoid premature lock up but it worked well.

A wide body was added  to copy a real 355 styling and that was made from scratch also a rear tail light panel  was installed with  corvette lights and later 300 ZX headlights was reworked in to a Ferrari 355 nose and the interior  is custom with a Camaro dash and door  covers the wheels are HP hurricanes 19's all around sporting 5x120 bolt patterns.

The only problem is the tranny that has blown up several time and I plan to replace it with an F23 soon but that is about it  as for future improvement  we will see.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 15, 2014, 10:55:16 PM
(http://s26.postimg.org/gzkmhvbqh/nikki.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/khvzqrpl3/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

My new bass and highs amplifier also Sony flip out head unit  and line driver setup.

(http://s21.postimg.org/s9crcv687/33_ts_bkorg_5_rd.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


Also new seats. (http://postimage.org/app.php)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on March 15, 2014, 11:44:06 PM
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Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 28, 2014, 06:02:49 PM
Thanks FieroGTLT1 t has been slow going but still have minor details to go over,still there is wiring to clean up and cover up before I install the new carpet and padding.Today I did install the screens for the side air vents which was slow and tricky as I had to wait for the silicone to set on one edge before doing the other side of the screen.The area that I am iffy about is the fuel door that is kinda shaky and has some play in it and an aftermarket one does not have the curve to follow the contour of the fender,I had to heat the stock door and bent it  to th shape of the widebody fender but  too much play.

I did  install and  wire in a jumbo clear LED methanol indicator in the gauge pod to show when the unit is on during boost operation I got it from RadioShack for $3.95 now I have to do over my 6 armrest switch bezels,to match up better with the newly covered armrest.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 09, 2014, 12:50:27 PM
Had a few issue's I had to address today  that was on my to do list but kept putting it off till the next day  so I finally mustered up the  energy  and will to do  the power steering pump and main fuel pump as it was intermittent during operation.After taking the fuel pump apart  I found out  the armature had moisture on it so after a good cleaning  with some CRC cleaner it ran like a charm also to avoid this from happening again I sealed it with heat shrink tubing to keep moisture out.

As for the power steering pump I had to replace that since the high side fitting was leaking even with the white Teflon tape,I used a smaller  pump than I originally used with a smaller belt now every thing works fine while at it I packed the  front wheel bearings.

My next major project  will be to remove and replace the steering column another pain in the A$$ job meanwhile sanding continues.   


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 10, 2014, 08:02:23 PM
(http://s21.postimg.org/jiabwccav/taurus_third_brake_ligrt_95_sho.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Picked this up today to mount  in  my trunk lip spoiler,more cutting and wiring. 8}


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 16, 2014, 10:40:01 AM
After cutting the cutout for the new spoiler 3rd brake light  it looked rather insignificant 12" so I found another one 25.5 in long with 80 leds in a straight configuration:
(http://s21.postimg.org/reut4knrb/lg0880ab1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
(http://s21.postimg.org/vmpldbp6v/IMAG0479_Small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
(borrowed pic)
This looks much better and now I have two other strips the Escalade that was on the inside and the 12" Taurus light.Should be in the mail soon.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: rpro on April 16, 2014, 11:53:46 AM
I like that a lot, could you explain how you ran the wiring? Did you fish it through the core of the deck lid?


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 16, 2014, 10:38:25 PM
It was not hard at all and makes such a modern difference especially with the 80 leds and on a scale of difficulty it would be about a 5 on a scale of 10,these can be purchased here: http://www.spoilerlights.com/servlet/the-Honda-cln-Accord/Categories (http://www.spoilerlights.com/servlet/the-Honda-cln-Accord/Categories)

You can get them 25.5" Honda Accord  straight configuration either with or without tabs  but for the stock spoiler  I would recommend the one with the 5 mounting holes.take the measurement then with a sharpie marker trace out the shape on the spoiler and cut it out with a Dremel, get a piece of mdf board and mount the lights with small screws on the board then recess it in the spoiler for fitting purpose.The wiring is fairly easy just drill a small hole 1/8 to 1/4" hole and run the wire through the wing mount on the left also on through the trunk , tape nd fish the wire through the left side of the trunk :O then drill another small 1/4" hole then pull the wire out the hole and run parallel to the trunk lock wire.The wire is then  routed to your 3rd brake light and spliced in  to your hot  wire when the brake is applied.Once you get a correct fit dress the edges and use GE clear silicone on the bottom of the board and put it inside the spoiler to dry overnight,get some caulking not silicone fill in any imperfections around the light then wipe clean  and leave  to dry  reassemble after then paint.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on April 21, 2014, 04:27:57 PM
Pappy likes  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 25, 2014, 04:46:01 PM
Went to the junkyard and  got a late model rotary hvac  control for my dash swap,the only thing that looked out of place was the Fiero unit   so I decided to replace it  to a more modern  design.I also picked up 7  30 amp Bosch relays and 14 silicon 2amp diodes from Fadio Shack to interface both units.

Props to jscott on PFF for creating this circuit  and wiring diagram making it possible
(http://s21.postimg.org/v4ufxgzlz/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4wjb83fib/full/)
(http://s21.postimg.org/sosmjmhjb/018jxo.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

test fitting
I am removing the Escalade  third brake light from the interior as I now have the new 80 led one all wired and test fitted but not installed.My neighbor's daughter has a 2006 Cobalt that had an accident and now the car is parked on the sidewalk in front of the house and she is moving back to Missouri,I am sure the insurance is total it  so I am going to offer  her a price for it   hoping she will accept  so I can get the motor an Ecotec and a F23 tranny  ;) . (http://postimage.org/)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 30, 2014, 11:38:30 AM
One of the problems I encountered by adding the 355 widebody rear fenders was getting the Fiero fuel door to fit the curve properly even after heating it to fit but it was still shaky so I went ahead and ordered this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Hagan-Left-Hand-LH-Hinge-Round-Fuel-Door-90-Degree-Curve-Series-Street-Rod-/261476909562?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ce13d01fa&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Hagan-Left-Hand-LH-Hinge-Round-Fuel-Door-90-Degree-Curve-Series-Street-Rod-/261476909562?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ce13d01fa&vxp=mtr)

It is a little pricey but it get's the job cone, I only have to glass it in on the edges and the locking and firmness is solved,........ more style more money 8}. Another Ferrari 355 mod I did was making the  windshield vents  with screens  that was glassed in  and that was it as for body work.

Priming  and sanding continues   :needpics:  next time


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on May 31, 2014, 07:40:20 PM
I think it's a great solution - Can't wait to see some pics


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 12, 2014, 01:31:10 AM
Again it has been awhile since I did an update but work is still being done on the restoration and build on the Koenig Challenge 355 road and touring car, the build has been fun even though I am constantly modding  either  engine  suspension and extensive bodywork so far the sanding has been the most challenging taping 12'' squares and sand for days to get it smooth but I finally got it done.

I did rework the 300zx headlights on the 355 nose to perfection that was a fight getting them into the right position then using poly adhesive to hold them in place on the T shelves support.The doors were my next mod, after widening them with two part foam I shaved them and glassed them over then sanding  and more sanding. On the power train a few changes were made to the fuel system when I added a brand new Barry Grant 750cfm blow thru carb made for the turbo application instead of the regular 650cfm it had before..... this can support  up to 40psi of boost I am only running 11.

I have all parts for an F23  swap in the near future that came from that Cobalt that I have from my neighbor's daughter crashing it  a few months ago............more to come.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 01, 2014, 10:38:03 PM
Today I was mounting a new intercooler that I pocked up recently but had to send it out a local welding shop to have a scoop mounted on the underside to replicate a front mount intercooler air flow,it was a close fit but turned out just  right 28x8x3" now I am going to change the piping around to fit the new intercooler.With this new arrangement I will be running 16 psi of boost instead of 11psi without any detonation or lag and of course we got into the familiar  which is better fuel injection or carb   especially since I just put on a new Barry Grant  blow thru ....well I guess to each his own and I don't have to worry about tuning as it is a breeze.

 One of the relocation project I will undertake is to move the "dial a boost" control to the inside  to the dash within easy reach other than where it is in the trunk at least I can adjust it on the fly.Other than that it is more small details and cosmetics that I am now addressing before I start to prepare for sealing and painting.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 04, 2014, 12:40:02 AM
My friend Delvin  a professional body man  came over to finish the bodywork finally and I mean finish, he was so meticulous in his prep work it blew me away, the doors were my main area of concern but it was so easy for him to correct and in such short time.He then sealed the car with sealer and then applied three full coat of high build primer and then called it a day.

Next week he will block sand  looking for all the high or low spots and correct them apply some glazing putty  then go from there ,at this stage no more mods just prep work as for mechanical there are two section on the chassis leg that I have to do some welding from when I converted from 85 to 88 front cradle  and mount the exhaust pipes with my new 3' pipes.We had a feast and called it a day as the skies started to look angry.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 18, 2014, 08:51:28 PM
Today I had some time to get some work done to the car,I installed  A new start engine switch was followed  by the permanent installation of  the third LED  brake light.All it  need is a coat of tint paint applied to match the rest of lights. For awhile I have been debating if I should trade in the ipod for a more modern 7" tablet to play my MP3's and internet connectivity I have to modify  my  armrest and get rid of the cup holders for it to fit. but I will nave to find one first .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 03, 2014, 08:46:48 AM
I had  been thinking of adding my version of a coilover set up but was just too lazy but I finally  took the plunge,I ordered the parts from Summit Racing 2 part#ALL56118 spring adjusters and proceeded to cut  my 88 front springs to the height of 10" and beveled the edges for a better fit.

The adjusters  was welded onto the lower control arm  and  the springs installed quite a few times to adjust stance and ride height to my liking and the handling is firmer and flatter at speed  and not mushy as the stock 88 with body rolls on hard cornering, this install requires suspension tuning and effort but when dialed in correctly the ride is firm like a real sports car  does at least I now have  the luxury of 4 wheel independent adjustability and for the cost you will love it even more than spending a fortune  than going the conventional way $100 vs $400.It is amazing  to see  these high $$ sport cars cornering at high speeds and just spinning out at 60-70 mph because if their suspension is fixed and not aimed to perform.....later.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on September 06, 2014, 08:14:43 PM
Nice - I am really looking forward to seeing your car one of these days  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 07, 2014, 10:15:23 AM
Pappy ......where have you been lately? how is your build coming along keep on pushing even though at times  the interest might  make us get lazy,but still [working on it.By the interest in viewers I must update every now and then  even post some pics too but that is becoming a chore with photobucket and a few that  needs too much info just to use their site.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 02, 2014, 11:07:11 AM
For sometime now I have been contemplating changing the Z28 120 mph  gauge cluster to one with a higher top end so  I decided on the autometer 160mph  speedo and tach and complimentary blue digital mini one's that are analog and digital especially the fuel gauge that are cool as hell. I then tore the Z28 cluster apart to make the new cluster and although it is not done it looks very sharp and impressive.

The next  project was to adapt the  Ferrari mirrors to the doors brackets that turned out to be a little challenging but got it done but the only fear is my grand kids running around the car and breaking  them the only thing I will hear  is sorry and since they are so hard to come by and they are  not cheap $750 each to as much as $2500 a set.......good thing they fold up when not in use.

I had to redo the tail and side lights as they were a little too dark but after  resanding them to the darkness I liked I clear coated them but it was worth the new look also will have the car done for Daytona 2015........more to come.







Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on October 13, 2014, 07:24:30 PM
Over the weekend I just  missed getting a heart attack (literally) as I was walking by the assembly workbench  the wires from my 430 mirrors got hitched in my pocket and one fell face down on the concrete floor,for a moment I had a tight wedgie that gradually loosened up when I discovered  it wasn't broken........that was a scare not at funding but getting another one cheap, they are now in my bedroom all locked away.

With that out of the way I decided to abandon the digital cluster and go back to the panned 155 mph firebird cluster that it is wired for, the only mod I have to do is to get a fiero fuel gauge to replace the original gauge, another thing I did not like was the fluctuation of the digital speedo and tach that I had the first hand experience of driving in his car. I made a center console from fiberglass replacing the wood since I am integrating a new tablet replacing my ipod that was dated.

Started to primer and paint the car all white to spot any imperfections, yes more sanding but I am getting help from my buddy who is a perfectionist in painting now all I do is sand and take orders but I don't mind as it is a collective effort.The reason for the car being painted white is the final orange color will be brighter and  stand out more.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: FerociousGTO on October 14, 2014, 06:37:25 AM
Over the weekend I just  missed getting a heart attack (literally) as I was walking by the assembly workbench  the wires from my 430 mirrors got hitched in my pocket and one fell face down on the concrete floor,for a moment I had a tight wedgie that gradually loosened up when I discovered  it wasn't broken........that was a scare not at funding but getting another one cheap, they are now in my bedroom all locked away.

I had something similar happen with HID retrofit. Was working on the kitchen counter assembling the HID to my Ninja 250R reflective headlight housing. When I got up a plastic nut from the HID cord got caught under the table while getting up and yanked the headlight out of my hands and to the ceramic floor. HID was fine but reflective headlight housing was trashed. :crybaby:

Post pics of the primed car plz.  :cheerleader:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 23, 2014, 09:21:55 AM
Merry Christmas.... it has been awhile but I am still on this build just a little occupied with something else,I recently acquired a Cadillac  CTS V  and I am like a kid in a Toys R Us store,it has a Redline performance module  and a set of Magnaflow stainless  mufflers with 3" pipes that makes it top out at 515hp  at the wheel  and 526lb of torque and what an amazing car and has given me a new meaning to speed and comfort (not your grandfathers Cadillac)but will soon get back to what is at hand completing the Koenig ......happy holidays.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on December 27, 2014, 05:11:53 PM
Merry Christmas to you too! And you got a CTS V - Sweet - Pappy loves that Caddy  8)

Now post some pics for ol Pappy :needpics:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 28, 2014, 12:22:59 AM
I don't have a program to upload pics so that is why I haven't posted any lately Pappy.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: uhlanstan on January 08, 2015, 03:04:41 PM
mODERNIZE YOURSELF AT THE FIERO MEETING JAN 8 THURSDAY TONITE


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on March 03, 2015, 11:20:37 PM
I don't have a program to upload pics so that is why I haven't posted any lately Pappy.

I understand both of my image shack and photo bucket (free versions) are giving me grief  xx(


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on March 04, 2015, 03:39:23 PM
Pappy  my pap wazz up,It is so difficult now to post on those sites that I get discouraged at the sheer effort  but hopefully Dave can send me the link to one in the mean time  Iam having fun with the CTS-V put in a Redline module and new ball bearing turbo now up to 535hp at the wheels not too bad for an old fart to play with and I drive it to Walmart but the Fiero is my baby.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on March 05, 2015, 12:53:13 PM
Woo hoo! I love me some horse power and that should get you to Wal Mart in STYLO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y5hscIpcag)  8)




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on May 12, 2015, 09:17:30 PM
kieth !!!!! what's up man !? need some pics !


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 17, 2015, 06:33:31 AM
Well it has been sure boring around here for a long time now have all the projects dried up or abandoned,I for one is just as faulty as  others for letting this forum go to waste so let us get a cracking
and put some lifer back into it.As far as picture goes there is no links to post  pictures and all the others is a nightmare to post a pic so it discourages members  from doing so if any of you guys have a link share it or can the administrators put a program like Pennock.

Since I got the CTS V I have been modding it but it has  more power than I will ever need  and rearly I kick down on it unless there is a real challenge, any how the body work is almost complete after about a year of sanding filling and sanding every square inch of the car till I  got the "V" so on to the Fiero.I did change every stock bulbs to all LED and bi xenon's for the headlights now the car lighting is much nicer and modern and the third brake light all 36" long I mounted in the lip firebird spoiler.If you were following this build  along I installed some sleeves to allow the raising and lowering of the ride height but had to redo them over as one side of the lower control arm started to crack so safety over style I went back to the OEM  UCA and LCA  after having them stiffened and restored now I feel better also removed all the poly bushings as they handled better but were squeaky  and unforgiving on the movement of the  suspension parts.

The Momo steering wheel I had the center  covered with real Lambo leather thanks ebay 8} thanks..... the Lambo dealer  that wanted big $$$ for a sq yd when I wanted only  a sq ft and leatherette would crack and the color was hard to find.Waiting to finish putting my interior together also with my new leather seats it should look great.




Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 24, 2015, 06:51:07 AM
Doing it a step at a time I ordered a 7" dual diaphragm in a chrome finish to complement the master cylinder as the original almost 30 years old has outlived it's useful life and a face lift was due,the radiator fan was also ordered to help keep things cool it was a 16" 10 blade  1700 cfm unit that pulls less current than stock.

The 1/2" aluminum hub for the detachable steering also came in at a whopping $25 and that  made such a difference in fitment just have to disassemble and put it back together  plus a few small things and those are just annoying but it has to be done. Since my power steering swap a few years ago there was a little toe out on the driver side caused by the adjustment being not enough so I have to get a die the size of the extension and thread it about an inch to be safe then that should take care of it

My seatbelts I am going to do this weekend as the 6 point camlock assembly  I had to make extra mounting tabs to mount them to the belt are  for now since there is so much dust inside from the body sanding. Going watch Velocity channel that is where I get my ideas.....later


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on May 28, 2015, 06:30:56 AM
 Some more goodies showed up at my door, carbon fiber wrap to do the inner Firebird door inserts glove box door and dash air vents a new change of plan as I did paint them orange to  go along with the paint scheme but it was a little too much also dual struts for the rear decklid to assists in the support.

When I did install the power steering pump and Fire bird rack on the driver side  it was  about 3/4" out so I had to find a solution to that problem so I bought a die set a  added 1" inward to the  extension  to screw the Firebird tie rod ends on some more.Later.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on July 13, 2015, 10:52:24 AM
Wow .....it is sure dead on this forum, no one is posting anymore except for one liners  here and there   that gives  no incentive to post anymore and not being able to post pics makes it even worse 8O8  :thumbsdown:. There are some of us that lives elsewhere other than Orlando and surrounding areas that follow this forum and that is evident by the viewership of my build  that makes me feel bad for not posting on a regular basis to keep them in the know so administrators  and members  who have builds ongoing  let readers know what is going on however small breathe some life in here  or like the Fiero  it will just fade away  :RIP:.

The last time I posted I did several things to the Koenig355 ,I added the rear decklid twin struts so my head will benefit  from the trunk falling on it ouch,got some 3" pipes and flex coupling to do my exhaust over  and still perfecting the headlights area more cosmetic finishing than anything but I finally got it to my liking.Then I just  need to replace a few of the gauges to electric and  guess that will be it minus the door inner panels that I am waiting for from another member.



Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on July 13, 2015, 06:21:10 PM
Yes it is frustrating - I too am having problems with pic posting  :(
But it's good to know you are still rolling along  :D Even better knowing your rear deck lid can't attack you anymore

I keep starting projects, but get side tracked easily


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: uhlanstan on July 14, 2015, 04:31:39 PM
 stay tune I am going to post on steering wheel covers specifically wheelskins,in the next few days . I just recovered my steering wheel  & the new cover gives the interior a pop surprised me
if you have wanted to recover a wheel this will be good info ,I will cover, recovering the steering wheel with the old cover still on & removal of old cover cleaning it (a mess) 7 install new wheel skin.
it cost $150.oo to get a good job on recovering the wheel with quality a steering wheel  cover .
 I will eventuall cover my dash in leather ,I have the leather ,I have decided to spent a few dracma , kopecs,sheckles & hyrinia on my car since I have spent $90,000.oo to $100,000.oo on travel & blonds, the past 12 years  !!
 a wheel with 2 different colors adds a different look actually over power the seats .

go to =www.wheelskins.com


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 08, 2015, 12:50:17 PM
The journey continues in building my dream car and after all these tears and big $$$$$$ and still spending the little odds and ends I am still playing catch up and adding new things, a new project I started now  that I decided to do is to relocate the gas tank filler inlet to where the sail window used to be....mine was replaced by a fiberglass version that I will now modify for the new 2013 Dodge Challenger filler assembly that I picked up from ebay recently. I will then go to the  muffler shop
"Miami Muffler" that does custom work for the local car guys to make the metal neck down to the tank via a short rubber hose, the original gas door will be glassed over.

I now have two vin numbers since the car has been modded so much that it is non recognizable as a 85 notchback so I had to have it registered as a home constructed vehicle {kit car}with a name of my choosing and it has a  new vin plate in the door jamb, with my main concern now over  the cops can go fish and I can laugh at them now while I ride in peace.

The new turbo pipes will be in soon and the time for detailing begins :angry:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on August 09, 2015, 11:20:24 PM
Did you name your kit car the Nesta?   8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on August 12, 2015, 11:32:22 PM
hahahaha .... Pappy you crack me up with that one ands It made my day  as a matter of fact I will always laugh at that, I have 3 months before I have to finish the registration process but I will have a car friendly name.Here is a true story about  Bob Marley....in 1974 he lived a  house apart from me he and his wife then they had a brown Ford Capri the british  version so in the morning she would be behind the wheel and him trying to push start the car. He was always fussing at her as she  was unable to pop the clutch in time  and I would come out just in time  to assist him push the car  and I remember her saying   "Nesta yu too daam miserable" so  when you mentioned Nesta  it gave me a flashback.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on August 13, 2015, 07:40:10 PM
Glad it brought back good memories for you  8)


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 05, 2015, 08:44:52 PM
The Koenig 355 is up in the air on jackstands under the car but overall I am pleased I have a few things to do  so before painting  now is the right time I have some more work, among some of the issues to be addressed is sealing out the holes in the floor pan and water proofing it also laying down the new sound deadening material. I have to complete a project I started awhile back to install my door popper and 35lb plungers since my doors are shaved  also install some new style power window  that is just a bolt on replacement.

After a shake down run they worked so well and fast that I bought the remaining 10 he had in stock (greedy) but for the price how could I resist........I will keep an extra set and maybe sell the rest of them.The led rear lights I had to install metal power resistors in parallel across the blinker wires because the bulbs were hyper flashing now they are ok.

That is all for now .


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on September 06, 2015, 11:29:28 PM
The Koenig 355 is up in the air on jackstands ....

After a shake down run they worked so well and fast that I bought the remaining 10 he had in stock (greedy) but for the price how could I resist....

That is all for now .

So you're the reason I can never find the Little Trees air fresheners at the parts store!!!  :lol:


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on September 07, 2015, 12:34:17 PM
Hahaha Pappy I guess so  guess so never let a good thing goes to waste and it works out much more cost effective ,I also got 1000' (10 rolls) of 12 gauge wire assorted colors to wire over the car and make new harnesses for the different circuits light driving lights, audio system wires, door locks gauges and document the colors for future repair  instead of what I have now.

More tedious work but will have peace of mind knowing  it is done right and with quality materials and saving a ton of money......wish I was closer to give you a hand with your project but I will let you'll be the first to drive it after all these years.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on December 21, 2015, 05:18:45 PM
It has been awhile since I was here but had to take a time to gather myself and get motivated, while off I did many things to the car mostly changing and adding new parts meters, oil pressure, fuel level, oil temp to electric as they were all mechanical  and my fuel line rupturing in the cab while driving. Made new wire harness with color coded wires for the different circuits   including the overhead switch panel and arm rest console, also my driving lights of which there is 10 lights in the front that can be turned on in any configuration.

I am now ready to paint but at thls time of the year and the weather I will wait till it is more predictable as the paint is so expensive that there is no room for error so better safe than sorry. so in the mean time have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Hew Year.  :D


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on December 21, 2015, 08:44:20 PM
You too my friend - Merry Christmas


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: exoticse on January 13, 2016, 10:19:49 PM
Can't wait to see this one finished. We need to get this picture thing figured out.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: uhlanstan on March 03, 2016, 09:22:56 AM
 March is a great time to paint.
 watch the rain forcast & humitity
 you want 4 day with out rain,then low non humid conditions
high florida humitity will cause the paint to be more likely to fail
wait for no rain & hopefully have Garage ,paint in late afternoon


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Koenig355 on April 13, 2016, 01:06:11 PM
Hey guys I am still around  but haven't been posting due to the slow action and not being able to have a link to post pictures.obviously there is still readership and interest in my build but ...look at the numbers in views.This is a great laidback forum but there is no urgency to revive it, the administrators need to make a move and not just having monthly meetings just ti ear pizzas then go home,not all of us can attend but though the internet we all participate as a group.

It probably won't  sit well  with me calling them out but  don't just sit back let your voices be heard that this great forum is on life support now.


Title: Re: Modernizing the Fiero interior With a 2002 Camaro Z28 dash and build up
Post by: Pappy on April 14, 2016, 06:02:43 PM
I agree - One of my suggestions was a cruse-in to Rachel's Steakhouse but that got shot down  ;)   :pidu:


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on May 26, 2016, 11:35:08 PM
It has been awhile since I last posted on this build but due to the overwhelming readership and following I have decided to  continue with regular updates with pictures, this forum  has been dead for awhile with nothing going on that would warrant coming back but obviously the interest is still there and I feel guilty not to keep on going  with this build. As  all may have noticed I did change the title  to a more appropriate ons since I have passed that aspect of the build and the last section that was being worked on was the finishing of the 300zx head lights which has been mounted and functional but need a little cosmetic work.

The car has been up on jackstand and a few things has been added...a new brake bias control, a 16" puller curved blade fan replacing the stock fan which  just could not keep the motor cool and a champion 4 core aluminum radiator and all the bulbs were changed for L.E.D one's,they did work fine except the flashers that started to hyperflash but I fixed it with some 50 ohm power resistors.......more to come.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Pappy on May 27, 2016, 02:06:39 PM
I like the LED upgrade and I'm leaning in that direction

Keep up the good fight as I'm still on here and a fan of your efforts


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on May 28, 2016, 08:58:28 AM
This is the way to go Pappy brighter light output cooler long lasting less current draw and cheap,once you go l.e.d you will never ever use those old outdated bulbs again.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on May 29, 2016, 06:26:39 AM
I'm looking for some compact florescents for my car's ... not ...

Thanks for continuing to post updates.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on February 10, 2017, 03:57:20 PM
It has  been awhile since I posted here but the project still continues, the car was on jackstand  until recently when I said it was time to spend  some more money and  time with  the restoration. My CTS V is so much fun that the Fiero took a backseat and the improvement is done and all the work paid pff with 525 hp and 512ft lb of tq and it is a blast to drive but my Fiero is still number 1. `.

The interior is done except the door panels that I do have and that will be my new project and I am looking forward to taking it on so stay tuned for more updates.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: exoticse on February 10, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
Glad to see you are still plugging away ! Still can't wait to see this one on the road. 👍


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on February 17, 2017, 02:42:29 AM
As noted earlier the door handles was shaved to provide a cleaner look  that included the locking mechanism and replaced with actuator and 50 lbs plungers and door poppers  and they works fine now I have to design  emergency openers in case the battery or I lock my keys in the car.I will have to start the finishing of the side scoop and will take some effort  since they are much bigger than  the regular ones more like a Porsche so we wii see how it turns out.

The next  thing on the agenda is my muffles which will be 3" pipes leading into a stainless steel rolled tip and yes it will be loud with the Flowmaster 80's  ...... think i'll like it.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Pappy on February 19, 2017, 07:57:05 PM
One day I'm going to come down so I can see this car and get a few pointers from the Fiero Master.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on August 18, 2017, 10:39:01 AM
It has been a long time since I last posted on here and it has been a pleasure to have been associated with  so many upstanding guys, although I didn't get a chance to attend any meeting physically my mindset was always there following  the activities but lately a few things have caused me to stop posting frequently  and because of this I lost interest in the build bought a CTS V and there it started.I have invested a lot of $$$ into this project  and because of health concerns I have decided it is time to  move on to a more simpler life  and let it go either donating it to a charity, selling it for some one to finish or part it out of which I am not too keen on doing.

The car has too much to list but you read the post and it will give you an idea,I might even take offers on the car not that I am asking what is invested of which I will never recoup but a fair offer to at least I can buy a beer and a Big Mc.I will make a decision real soon. 


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on August 20, 2017, 01:15:32 PM
Sorry to hear that K355.  :(
With so much work done to it, that's a shame not to wrap up the final loose ends but that's what happens sometimes. Thanks for your contributions to the community over the past few years.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Pappy on August 22, 2017, 09:32:56 PM
It has been my pleasure to have shared ideas, thoughts and conversions with the King 355! We had some good times and bad times and I wish only good times for you my friend - Peace and Joy


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Koenig355 on January 12, 2018, 03:57:32 PM
After careful consideration I have decided to continue to finish  my project Fiero 355 Ferrari Challenge car,I decided to sell it to avoid parting it out but there isn't a market out there  that is even close to what I have invested in the car $56k and pulling it apart is just not worthy of the effort so with that in mind  the build  continues. I got a little carried away trying to make the best Fiero and no expense was spared to make my dream car come true but it is only money and you can't take it with you so just enjoy  it.

My health is ok and I am feeling fine so I will keep on going in what I like to do most fiddle with my cars, the CTS V I did some updates to it recently to the suspension engine  465 whp and a new entertainment system but the Fiero is my toy so ill be around with new updates soon.


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on February 05, 2018, 01:06:51 PM
 Glad to hear it Koenig


Title: Re: Update the interior with a Camaro dash and build of a Koenig 355 Challenge .
Post by: Habanera Hal on November 03, 2018, 03:36:07 PM
Great thread/topic.  Any updates?