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i own every Bionicle
Oct 22, 2005
cstm ttle? kthxbye


How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.

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Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


i own every Bionicle posted:

How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.

Are you in for a treat my friend. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...yPZ9JHE2Znstm0y

Mr. Apollo
Nov 8, 2000



i own every Bionicle posted:

How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.
https://jalopnik.com/fieros-forever...arts-1843729198

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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i own every Bionicle posted:

How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.

There's four Fiero's for sale 25 minutes from my house. But you have to buy all four.

Octopus Magic
Dec 19, 2003

I HATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU LIKE* AND I NEED TO BE SURE YOU ALL KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I POST

*unless it's a DSM in which case we cool ^_^


i own every Bionicle posted:

How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.

They're around, but I'm guessing that all that exists currently are the molds to make new ones, or possibly maybe one or two sets that have been in storage/someone's barn for the last 25+ years.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.




I'm tempted for a summer gently caress around car to drive in the mountains and not care about it.

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


Rhyno posted:

There's four Fiero's for sale 25 minutes from my house. But you have to buy all four.

So what's the downside?

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



Coredump posted:



I'm tempted for a summer gently caress around car to drive in the mountains and not care about it.

buy a lovely miata instead.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Suburban Dad posted:

buy a lovely miata instead.

qft

For that much you could get a decent NA/NB and have a much better car

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Suburban Dad posted:

buy a lovely miata instead.

I wish I could fit in either of those cars (I like the Saturn version better, though)

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Rhyno posted:

There's four Fiero's for sale 25 minutes from my house. But you have to buy all four.

At the Napa?

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
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Colostomy Bag posted:

At the Napa?

Yup!

Mr. Apollo
Nov 8, 2000



Coredump posted:



I'm tempted for a summer gently caress around car to drive in the mountains and not care about it.

I still lol at the Solstice's trunk.

Slugworth
Feb 18, 2001

If two grown men can't make a pervert happy for a few minutes in order to watch a film about zombies, then maybe we should all just move to Iran!


i own every Bionicle posted:

How in the hell are Fiero kits still around? How many donor cars can there be at this point? Like, it kind of made sense when a clean Fiero was easy to come by and cheap, but at this point most of them are rusty basket cases if they are still driving. The thought of tearing into one of those is nauseating.
I'm gonna make a kit to convert Camrys into Fieros to keep a steady supply of donors.

GOD IS BED
Jun 17, 2010


Having a fun time on the internet




College Slice

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/c...7137298515.html

MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...


ďSome rust.Ē

That might be the cleanest g-body Elky Iíve ever seen. Theyíre normally completely hosed into the ground. Like, I remember looking at 80s Elkys in the late nineties, and they were all rusty piles of poo poo because some pool guy filled the bed with chlorine for six months and poo poo like that.

Iím not saying itís worth $5k, but Iíd probably take a swing at him for $2.5k, see if he bites.

GOD IS BED
Jun 17, 2010


Having a fun time on the internet




College Slice

Yeah, the last one I saw that clean was my dad's, back in 1985 or so. I also didn't know if $5k was a good deal, but it didn't seem like a bad deal.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Nice G Bodies in general are starting to command a premium due to how badly they dissolved due to some design choices. As an example the doors tend to rot from the bottom as the drains are too small so when the rubber and felts go from windows a water just gets in and has no where to go.

I had a 1985 Elko SS that was a complete basket case after being left in the woods behind someoneís house for 10 years. Got it running and drove it around the yard a bit but it was clearly made out of at least 3 other cars, had a badly swapped in 350, bend suspension from a side hit and was home to an ant colony so it got stripped and sold as parts.

Driving a G Body reminds you of the 80s and not in a good way.

Elephanthead
Sep 11, 2008







Toilet Rascal

g bodys are body on frame so you don't need body panels. just sayin.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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One of my friends spent an ungodly amount of money building a choo choo el camino. It's awesome but slow as balls.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



MrYenko posted:

ďSome rust.Ē

That might be the cleanest g-body Elky Iíve ever seen. Theyíre normally completely hosed into the ground. Like, I remember looking at 80s Elkys in the late nineties, and they were all rusty piles of poo poo because some pool guy filled the bed with chlorine for six months and poo poo like that.

Iím not saying itís worth $5k, but Iíd probably take a swing at him for $2.5k, see if he bites.

A car with "some rust" here in Dallas is a lot less than "some rust" in, say the Northeast, which we would typically describe as rust with "some car".
$5K seems a bit high, but I'm a cheapskate, and I've already done my G-body penance with an '81 Regal V6. which I *almost* wish I still had.

ishikabibble
Jan 21, 2012





call text jim ANY time

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


"George Barris style"...gently caress off.

It looks like the Nimbus from Futurama.

Gorson
Aug 29, 2014



https://eauclaire.craigslist.org/ct...7139799175.html

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




i cannot decide whether the tree fiddy is good or not

upside: its more reliable and parts are available
downside: po bodge job and also it's not nearly as cool

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Would, but not $12K would.

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Would. The interior looks nice and that car is pure class. Upgrade the stereo and it would probably be a fine daily. Put a bottle of grey pupon in the backseat and throw in the horn from Caddyshack too for maximum enjoyment.

I also suspect it's one of those cars you can drive for a couple of years and it won't lose any value at all. Or I could at least list it for $15k and shrug when it never sells.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




it might not lose value but i think your total running costs are likely to be somewhat high

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



slidebite posted:

Would, but not $12K would.

StormDrain posted:

Would. The interior looks nice and that car is pure class. Upgrade the stereo and it would probably be a fine daily. Put a bottle of grey pupon in the backseat and throw in the horn from Caddyshack too for maximum enjoyment.

I also suspect it's one of those cars you can drive for a couple of years and it won't lose any value at all. Or I could at least list it for $15k and shrug when it never sells.

Grey Poupon goes in the glove box.

YouTuber WatchJRGo acquire a '74 for $1400, and put an LSx and 4L80 in it for drifting. They put a bunch of stickers on it to take it to Cleetus And Cars at the time, but it still looks stock on the outside and mostly inside, just a Holley touchscreen dash replacing the original gauges, but skinned to look like them. They managed to rib the diff mounting subframe out doing burnouts, and are replacing the IRS with a Ford 9". I would have fixed the original - they just tore up the ancient rubber subframe mounts, and the original diff (which they welded for skids) is like a 10" ring gear. They also replaced the overwrought braking system. The thing had a valve that *kept you from stopping too abruptly*. You know, for the comfort of Sir in the back. Sadly, they did have to eliminate the electric shifter.
I would totally own one if I could find a reasonable one. WatchJRGo's actually ran, but had bad gas and those damned SU carbs. Modern EFI on the 6-3/4 would probably be an substantial improvement. Or even an Edelbrock 4-barrel.

i own every Bionicle
Oct 22, 2005
cstm ttle? kthxbye


Supposedly the six and three quarter is built like a fuckin tank with forged everything and has low compression for smoothness and will thus take boost very well

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



i own every Bionicle posted:

Supposedly the six and three quarter is built like a fuckin tank with forged everything and has low compression for smoothness and will thus take boost very well

Pretty much.
ďNo fucks givenĒ Corbin built one as a drift machine/polarizing art with a huge turbo and blow-through Holley. Itís got plenty of pier to spin the tires. His build is how I know about the diff. I hate some of the things he did with his car - it was in very good shape, and he ratted it a lot to stick with his NFG aesthetic.

i own every Bionicle
Oct 22, 2005
cstm ttle? kthxbye


Darchangel posted:

Pretty much.
ďNo fucks givenĒ Corbin built one as a drift machine/polarizing art with a huge turbo and blow-through Holley. Itís got plenty of pier to spin the tires. His build is how I know about the diff. I hate some of the things he did with his car - it was in very good shape, and he ratted it a lot to stick with his NFG aesthetic.

Actually yeah thatís where I learned about it. I agree about him ruining one in nice shape. On one hand old Rolls in good shape are pretty easy to come by and pretty cheap for what they are, on the other hand they are also easy to come by in bad shape as well.

i own every Bionicle fucked around with this message at 17:40 on Jun 12, 2020

Dr.Caligari
May 5, 2005

"Here's a big, beautiful avatar for someone"


https://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy...7140682257.html



The springer front end makes this.

Slippery
May 16, 2004



Muscles Boxcar

Rhyno posted:

One of my friends spent an ungodly amount of money building a choo choo el camino. It's awesome but slow as balls.

Like he bought all the trim parts? I thought it was appearance mods only, I assume you mean like they were really expensive?

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Slippery posted:

Like he bought all the trim parts? I thought it was appearance mods only, I assume you mean like they were really expensive?

Yeah it is just some trim parts, a couple of badges and a sticker in the door jam. It also has the Monte Carlo SS front clip but you could get that by ordering an El Camino SS so really it was just a few bits of trim. I had one that someone had dropped a 90s 350 crate engine in and it was still slow as balls.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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He did an engine swap but I have no idea what he slapped in there. It's really not quick at all.

Boaz MacPhereson
Jul 11, 2006

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Rhyno posted:

He did an engine swap but I have no idea what he slapped in there. It's really not quick at all.

Probably some lame-o 350 with a highway-geared rear end. The crate 350 in my Nova was only rated for like 250hp with long-tubes and a 4 barrel. Like 8.5:1 CR. Pretty sad.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Boaz MacPhereson posted:

Probably some lame-o 350 with a highway-geared rear end. The crate 350 in my Nova was only rated for like 250hp with long-tubes and a 4 barrel. Like 8.5:1 CR. Pretty sad.

Sounds perfect for a turbo or supercharger, though. Well, the compression ratio, anyway. Bottom end may not be up to the task

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

You can run some boost on a cast iron bottom end just donít be throwing 20psi at it and probably want into run rich and watch the AFR like a hawk.

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Mar 8, 2004









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