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    ^_^ i still only see upper thighs, and yes... some ankle action... but i still dont see any cars.... heheheheh

    did you paint the arm rest for the door? and i see you have some glass work in place of the center compartment in the back with a hole cut into it... center speaker? cooling fan?

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    John you have increased my depression levels 10 fold! . I had a fiero a few years ago and sold it to one of my customers, and have basically wanted to commit suicide ever since. I to this day regret selling that car. I absolutely loved that little car, and have not been able to find one in my state ever since. It was so nice to get 26+ miles to the gallon out of an American built car for once instead of the typical 15 hwy 12 city that you get out of even today's domestics. I had soooooo much fun driving the damn thing. The fiero was the last of the cool innovative cars and in my opinion the only truly successful small car produced by GM. The thing was basically a street legal go-cart. The fiero would be a hell of a car pc install candidate. Something wild and radical, and you have the opportunity! I absolutely wish you the best of luck building, restoring, and modding that car.

    Dude I wish you much success with that one.
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    Is that the cars ECU right in the middle of the driver and passenger? What do you plan to put there?
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    Yea, they are a fun little car. If you are looking for one, check out Fiero.com. Its the pennock fiero forums. Just post a "Wanted to buy" and you may find someone in your area that has one up for sale. Too bad you are not local I will be selling the first one I bought here in a couple of days for $800. Its a 1985 Notch back, V6 with 120,000 miles. It runs good, and the interior is in good shape, but it does have an exhaust leak.

    Yea, that is the car's computer. It is normally covered by the center console, that has a glove box in front of it. (See the above before picture). I am leaving it where it is, as the CarPC will be behind the passenger seat.
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    Interior Work...

    Ok, its starting to come together.... I plan on replacing the carpeting, but in the mean time for $6 I bought some vinyl dye for cloth and plastic, and sprayed the carpeting! LOL. It actually works very very well, and rubbing on the carpet it does not seem to flake or come off in any way. I set the seat back inside just to get an overall of the color scheme.

    This pic is of the original gray carpet, where I started to spray the vinyl dye:




    This is after all the carpet was sprayed, with the seat dropped in to have a look:

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    keep updating us john.. ur giving me ideas for a mazda mx-3 rebuilt i intend to do
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    WOW, you making major headway. You have done so much in so little time. Now my only concern is, will the dye bleed when wet? Seeing that you car has so little carpet, wont it be better to just replace it? My fav colors are red and black and silver, so I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the interior.
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    No, it will not bleed at all when wet. It is black vinyl spray. Just like paint, but flexible.

    I do intend to replace the carpets for sure, and gonna cost around $250! In the mean time, I can get an idea of how its all gonna look for $6 a can (x2)
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    John that's coming along amazingly!! You couldn't have gone with anyone better for the seats.. they look great.
    I also used some cheap-o vinyl paint to change the colour of my dash, before I picked up a cheap dash in the colour I wanted. Along with that I used some spray on carpeting stuff, but only used it rear piece that you covered in leather... mine wore off onto the back of the seats a bit.

    Looking forward to see your progress on this... just love it.
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    I'm currently in the early stages of a carputer and general buildup on my 1984 Fiero Indy Pace Car, so I might have a few electrical suggestions for you.

    You may want to replace your battery-to-chassis ground as well as the main live to the fuse panel. My ground was tiny and the insulation was actually a bit melted! So it got a new 4 gauge between the battery and motor, then another 4 gauge from battery to chassis.

    But the bigger problem is/was the main feed to the fusepanel - turning on even just the dome lights would dim the headlights. It's a combination of age and undersized wiring. The original wire was connected at the starter, but I'd recommend a new 10 or 8 gauge (at least) right from the battery to the fusepanel.

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