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Fiero Discussion => Exterior and Interior Cosmetics => Topic started by: 86 gt on August 07, 2011, 07:42:27 PM



Title: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 86 gt on August 07, 2011, 07:42:27 PM
Not enough time to finish my car. Anyone willing to help put it together, please call me 407-209-6260. I'll be in Ocala, then Miami, then Key West. I would like to finish the car by October, at the latest. All it needs is for the interior to be installed and a little exterior work. A couple of screws here and there.

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07098.jpg (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07098.jpg)
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07111.jpg (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07111.jpg)
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07097.jpg (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07097.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on August 07, 2011, 08:48:00 PM

Pedro glad you were able to post the pics.

Man that looks awesome !   :O  Great job. Sounds like a great chance for a club tech session ! We need to get all our members on the road.

BTW,...Hey I know those wing stands ! hehehe


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Blacktree on August 08, 2011, 07:05:12 AM
That's pretty cool! Hey, are those RX-8 mirrors?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on August 08, 2011, 07:17:26 AM


Yeah Mike those are the RX-8 mirrors, Pedro helped me find mine as well.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Koenig355 on August 08, 2011, 09:57:23 AM
This is one  really nice looking car here, any other projects lurking  in the garage? time to brimg them out :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on August 08, 2011, 04:40:43 PM
Bad Ass!  :fiero:

Love the mirrors! ;)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: blackgtfiero on August 08, 2011, 05:22:52 PM
hey let's call it a tech day so we can help you with the chop . 8)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2manycars on August 09, 2011, 05:37:48 AM
Pick a date. I'd try to make it.

Marc


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on August 10, 2011, 06:17:07 AM
Just to makeit easy to see the pictures...  ;)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07098.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07111.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07097.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 85LAMB on August 10, 2011, 09:45:23 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I am really looking forward to seeing this car on the road  :)

Hopefully there will be three nice chops, once Tony n Dave bring their cars back.   :P :O


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 86 gt on August 11, 2011, 06:19:52 PM
Finally had the windshield put in this afternoon.


http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07126.jpg (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07126.jpg)

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07138.jpg (http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/FieroGT1/DSC07138.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: elitopr on September 09, 2011, 08:33:49 PM
finish my part of the work!!!!!!!!!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150285544575415&set=o.172254529456564&type=1&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150285544575415&set=o.172254529456564&type=1&theater)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 01, 2011, 09:10:27 AM



(sinister laugh) hehehehehehe.

 ;)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Pappy on November 02, 2011, 09:36:09 PM
That thing is sweet!


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 02, 2011, 09:49:11 PM


You should see it now,....ooops.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 03, 2011, 11:20:34 PM

Pedro's car with a fresh coat of paint !

(http://www.pennocks.chalnet.net/pip/DSCN4191_2.JPG)

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/28283_.jpg)

(http://www.pennocks.chalnet.net/pip/DSCN4188.JPG)

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/28284_.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Old Lar on November 04, 2011, 12:30:34 PM
One sharp chop top !!


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 04, 2011, 08:57:20 PM


A little something for Pedro.

DSCN4184.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opfpNEodq7I#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 04, 2011, 09:26:29 PM


Pedro's baby !

DSCN4186 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF7TbGS-3TI#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on November 05, 2011, 05:44:48 AM
That's HAWT!  :fiero:


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 05, 2011, 10:31:52 AM

When your dad has a choptop, and you become the coolest kid in school, it makes you want to dance !

Priceless !

DSCN4206.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoYmY0Qitms#)

" pick me up in the choptop " His favorite request. hehehe


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: madcurls on November 11, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
You Floridians need to take pictures in the day time. ;)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 15, 2011, 12:44:58 PM


Gets dark here at like 5:30 pm here in the fall and our meetings are not until 7 pm, so unless you got some
connections to the man upstairs (and it is possible hehehe) daytime pics at the pics are not gonna happen till the spring.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on November 15, 2011, 12:46:01 PM


Pedro should have his custom made quarter windows by next meeting !  :D


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 03, 2012, 02:31:21 AM
Choptop frustration ?

Apparently owning a chopped fiero can sometimes be a bit much. Fellow CFF member and choptop owner Pedro finding out that a choptop can cause a dizzying amount of attention.

Pedro saying that rare is a stoplight that he can make it thru without being bombarded with the same questions from eager eyed motorists.

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29390_.jpg)

Another set of problems,....Pedro admits he recently had to jokingly convince his wife a female gawker was drooling at the car,...... and not him !

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29391_.jpg)





Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on February 03, 2012, 06:41:47 AM
Oh the humanity!!! I guess we all have our problems, right?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on February 03, 2012, 08:23:20 AM
Photo's don't do it justice. F#$@ when is my car going to be ready?! O I feel the frustration coming On. ;)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: uhlanstan on February 04, 2012, 06:57:24 PM
Hmmm wish I had Pedros Problem,,the only looks i get from girls, they think Im in a last gasps 2 seat hearse on the way to the morque.
Pedros car is super sharp,Fiero art
some of the crazy new wave artise think they have a new Idea what a girl should look like
but Pedro got it correct for the Fiero


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 04, 2012, 08:09:58 PM
Photo's don't do it justice. F#$@ when is my car going to be ready?! O I feel the frustration coming On. ;)


Dave i know what you mean ! hehehe

It is double for me, because before i decided to do the widebody, this is EXACTLY what my car was going to look like right down to the color, front chin spoiler, side mirrors, and raised wing stands,..heck i even sold Pedro those wing stands he is using !!  

Arrrrrrrgh !  Very jealous. :( :( That car is bad to the bone !



Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 22, 2012, 08:09:41 PM


Pedro,

Congratulations, can't wait to see the new shoes !  ;)

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29457_.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 25, 2012, 07:08:13 PM
Pedro's new shoes wow,..they look good !  :O :O

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29476_.jpg)

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29477_.jpg)

20's all around !

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29479_.jpg)

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/29480_.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 25, 2012, 07:44:22 PM


a little video ! ;)

DSCN4385.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6LaKyb0krg#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 25, 2012, 08:08:41 PM

slow roll.  :D

DSCN4399.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HJGyn4IaAk#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: rpro on February 25, 2012, 08:12:22 PM
Awesome urban look. It's starting to develop a real personallity.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Pappy on February 26, 2012, 01:02:02 AM
So what happened to the old wheels?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on February 26, 2012, 08:54:00 AM
HAWT! 245/35 R20, Tire code "Y" = 186mph (300km/h). Too bad you are limited to 186mph. ;)

P.S.
How does it ride?

P.S.2
Tony, can you do a Drive-by video?  :D


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 17, 2012, 06:20:15 PM
From the last meeting.... Love the camera on my Galaxy S2!

(http://s13.postimage.org/hjv3ur4yb/Pedro_Fiero001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hjv3ur4yb/)    (http://s15.postimage.org/6d60rqbxj/Pedro_Fiero002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6d60rqbxj/)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on April 06, 2012, 08:19:44 AM
Pedro can you post details on those headlights and photos of the wiring?
Thx


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on May 02, 2012, 01:48:11 PM


DSCN4528.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDebQPY49U#)

DSCN4527 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNtvlfUBkGE#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on July 12, 2012, 01:11:45 PM
Ok I got some photos from the setup and the headlights used.

Auto Zone "Pilot" driving lights model: PL-1058M for $40. You will need to for each headlight (total $80 + tax). Notice the HL are are using the OEM Pilot brackets and are mounted on the Fiero headlight flip covers (on the metal).

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1079/pl1058m.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/pl1058m.jpg/)    (http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1439/pedrohl01.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/140/pedrohl01.jpg/)    (http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1543/pedrohl02.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/pedrohl02.jpg/)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5247/pedrohl03.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/pedrohl03.jpg/)    (http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3417/pedrohl04.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/pedrohl04.jpg/)    (http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9922/pedrohl05.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/72/pedrohl05.jpg/)

Pedro can you post details on those headlights and photos of the wiring?
Thx


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on February 17, 2013, 09:59:14 PM

If they could only see it now !

That basically the feeling of a former factory worker who got the chance to see a choptop fiero for the first time.

(http://images.fieroforum.com/2012/DSCN4396.JPG)

The man in question worked on the Fiero assembly line from the beginning up until 1986. He was part of the team that put the body panels on the cars.  He was in town (Orlando) visiting his son who happens to live across the street from Central Florida choptop owner Pedro.

The son had seen Pedro's car and been telling his father about it, but he apparently was not ready for what he saw ! Pedro basically saying the guy was blown away and stated that if designers had seen this version of the fiero, it would still be in production today !

The former worker knew the car cold and was able to tell Pedro virtually every thing about his car.

Both men left feeling they had just experienced a very cool encounter


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: mando on February 24, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
Very nice  8)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on March 18, 2013, 07:15:24 PM

Pedro don't know if you have ever seen this one before (probably have, but just in case), but here is a picture LT188gt posted over on Pennocks of your car.
 
(http://myfiero.com/uploads/32392_.jpg)

Pretty cool !

ooops ** Correction to give credit to LT188GT rather than rpo for posting pic **


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on March 18, 2013, 08:05:09 PM
SICK! This would be nice when we redesign the CFF home page....
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/090685.html (http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/090685.html)

(http://s8.postimage.org/n2i4i90i9/Pedro_GT.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/n2i4i90i9/)

Seems like LT188GT from Miami took the picture. I'm going to ask for the hi-res and permission to use this. I can photochop the Bud sign out for a CFF.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on March 23, 2013, 07:49:10 PM

Congratulations going out to CFF's Pedro !!

2013 Daytona - Best of Show !

VID-20130323-00104 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ierv3MG6d34#)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on March 28, 2013, 12:34:36 PM

Slow roll - Daytona 2013 - Headed for the track !

daytona 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkqNhawaREI#ws)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on April 07, 2013, 10:32:52 PM

Pedro's car stole the show at a local JDM car show.

Not knowing it was a JDM show, hehehe Pedro rolled up and surprisingly was well received and surrounded by gawkers.

Among those pelting him with questions was a writer/photographer from a magazine. The writer asking for
Pedro's phone number so that he could do a piece  on his cari in the near future !



Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FerociousGTO on April 08, 2013, 09:49:02 AM
congrads to Pedro! :thumbsup: :fiero:

Now how about some...
 :needpics:


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: fierogt87 on April 08, 2013, 01:43:04 PM
What is a JDM Show? :confused:


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on April 08, 2013, 01:57:53 PM
Japanese domestic market (JDM) is a term for Japan's economic market for Japanese-brand goods, such as automobiles and parts.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on April 19, 2013, 05:31:14 PM


New goodies have arrived !!  :D


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Pappy on April 19, 2013, 06:08:09 PM
congrads to Pedro! :thumbsup: :fiero:

Now how about some...
 :needpics:

X2


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on April 21, 2013, 08:55:59 PM


New goodies have arrived !!  :D


 :D

(http://myfiero.com/uploads/32465_.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on April 21, 2013, 09:03:04 PM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on April 21, 2013, 09:09:47 PM


The side scoops yes, the door trim came from Aus Fiero (Via me ) who is currently not in production.

I had an extra set lying around and coincidentally Pedro had seen them on another car and had inquired where he could find them

i told him my garage, and the rest is history.

P.S. An even bigger surprise may soon be on the way !  :O


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on April 26, 2013, 05:33:25 PM
hahaha I already knooooooow.  :D :P


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on April 26, 2013, 05:44:16 PM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on April 27, 2013, 06:02:43 AM
nope


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: madcurls on May 11, 2013, 02:29:54 PM
The Aus side treaments will fit nicely with the choptop. :)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on May 16, 2013, 09:02:50 PM

This is about to get really good !!   

Congratulations Pedro, awesome find.  ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Pappy on May 16, 2013, 09:10:41 PM
T-tops?
Lambo doors?
Moon rocks?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on May 21, 2013, 02:00:45 PM


Pedro might have a lot of extra parts on sale soon if someone needs anything ?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on May 21, 2013, 02:14:40 PM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on May 21, 2013, 07:15:30 PM
Maybe another center console for "You know what Tony"..hahaha.
,
I already asked, with you in mind, but it apparently got destroyed in the dis-assembly. i know you wanted a damaged one, but this one got trashed bad.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on May 21, 2013, 07:27:52 PM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on May 21, 2013, 08:00:10 PM
.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on May 28, 2013, 10:19:59 AM


New shots !

(http://images.fieroforum.com/2012/IMG_7360-1.jpg)

Absolutely beautiful car !

(http://images.fieroforum.com/2012/IMG_2938-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on May 28, 2013, 11:33:07 AM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: elitopr on July 30, 2013, 06:53:29 PM
Some more progress LT1 swap... :O
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z232/elitopr/CAM00533_zpsafdd6dd8.jpg)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: 2002z28ssconv on July 30, 2013, 07:10:23 PM
LT1 wasn't what I was expecting in Pedro's car.  :confused:


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: FieroGTLT1 on July 31, 2013, 08:10:21 PM
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Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on September 06, 2013, 08:11:02 PM


Pedro here is the link you seek.

http://arrautmotorsports.com/ (http://arrautmotorsports.com/)


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on March 22, 2014, 12:58:25 AM

Somebody has been tinkering,..........  :O

Stay tuned !


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: Sparkys 88GT on March 23, 2014, 01:19:26 PM
Thats just wrong tony.  Come on lets hear about it.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on January 13, 2016, 10:16:38 PM
Hey pedro, how's it going ?? Changed phones and lost your last phone number. Did you ever get your side scoops installed ? What is new ?


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on April 05, 2016, 03:02:47 PM
** SOLD !!! **   Don't know if everybody knew or not but Pedro sold his choptop ! 😟  The good news he sold it to a guy in jacksonville so we may see the car at some Florida shows.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: exoticse on June 04, 2016, 08:59:47 PM
Pedro stopped by the house tonight to show me his new toy ! Sweeeeeet is all i will say. No not a fiero, but pretty cool none the less. Not gonna spill the beans, but i will let him show and tell when he brings it to a future meeting. As for his choptop, he misses it, but the unfinished engine swap really soured him on the car, or other wise he would still have it. He asked about all you guys, and says he would like to make it to a meeting in the near future.


Title: Re: Pedro's Choptop Fiero GT (In Progress)
Post by: jim94 on June 20, 2016, 09:39:03 PM
I will look for it around Jacksonville, it is a nice car. Sounds like the new car is good, looks like I need to come to a meeting