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pkovgolf

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 03:44:17 PM »
I ordered and they were sent out today:
Door inner/outer/inserts
Engine deck lid and clear louvers
Mirrors
Seat headrest add-ons
Headlight buckets, lenses, and projectors/bulbs
Tail light buckets
New G28 Dash / gauge cluster housing
Center console (2 pieces)
Vents that are carbon fiber wrapped
Headlight inserts that are carbon fiber wrapped
« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 11:58:53 PM by pkovgolf »

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 11:43:55 PM »
Just modify them to fit the radiators you want to use. Honda Civic radiators work good with the Fiero engine, you have about 20% more cooling area with the 2 Civic radiators versus the single Fiero radiator up front.

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 11:25:35 PM »
Hi MadMods

Do the wire feed welders have the power needed to weld the body - e.g. the areas on mine that are tacked?
My frame is fully welded on all of it's pieces - but apparently he didn't finish those parts in the engine compartment

Do note that the radiator area behind the tail lights/grills are all welded and ready - do you know which radiators that frame was designed to hold so I don't need to mod those two rectangular mounting framed areas?

Thank you!!!

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »
Miller sells welders with auto amp/feed options. I hear it works really nice until you get the hang of the settings.

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 08:25:12 PM »
Buy a cheap wire feed and some angle and flat plate to start with. Start practicing. Jim is right, you will be welding through the end of the build. I  learned how to fiberglass out of videos and now pretty good with it. Vetters tape on his Carrera build is priceless even though its a different car lots of the same things are happening.
Keep dreaming-I'm sweating, glassing, welding and building every night!
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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
love the idea - i was trying to find someone at the techical college here!
Thank you!
peter

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 04:55:42 PM »
Thanks Jim
i do want to get good at welding and like the idea on finding a local junior college course!

and i may find an experienced person there to help!


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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 04:38:58 PM »
really good points murcie-me!
especially on insurance valuation and increasing over time - it definately it increasing!   :-\

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 12:55:47 PM »
You may want to show that your build costs are low when doing the final registration on the car, or they will hit you with a tax that makes your head spin lol! Insure it for the full amount though, and get an appraisal that matches that amount (be sure to include labor costs).
Get insurance on it ASAP for what you have in it, and keep increasing it as you invest more time and money.

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 09:32:13 AM »
PK:  Since you have jumped into this maze of a hobby, you could locate a licensed welder and see if he would take you under his wing and teach you or you could contact a Junior College that might have a Welding Class that you could take.  Welding properly is a constant skill that is needed all the way thru your build.  Jim
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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 08:03:44 AM »
Well I now have a my vehicle registered in Minnesota, and I have license plates   :) 
But, it is currently registered as a Fiero
To get it allowed on the road, once the build is complete (2 years the way it is going), I need to bring in the final build and all receipts for what was done to it (body parts, gauges, seats, everything).
They then decide what to title it as since it is a custom build and tax you accordingly. 
The folks were really nice, but it was a bit of a learning experience for most folks at the title office :)

Boy, MN is not a place you want one of these - 1/2 the year it is too cold or nasty to take it out  :(
But it will be awesome to get this done....

I need a good welder !!!! :0

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:05:21 AM »
Thank you!

I sure appreciate the help from you and all the cool people on this site!

I will be hopefully having a person to do my welding.   I can do electronic and various mechanical and can bug friends on some difficult pieces :)

2 friend's and i will be doing the fiberglass - one buddy is very good at fiberglass

I don't know anyone good at upholstery - i sure wish i was!  i need to  find a good person in Minnesota for that. Very few people dumb enough to build one of these up North :)

a friend and i can

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 10:02:37 PM »
Great to see another build being revived. Glad to help you mate (:
We all here have an idea about the kit by now - lets see if you could make it worthy sometime soon - correct and shape a few things according your needs first while sourcing out the needed parts.

I believe you are doing okay with Step 1. It should be to correct issues & complete the parts - this way you could get the car driving with the kit sitting on it (not necessary mounted yet)

Tell us what it is you are handy at, metal work, fiber glass, mechanicals, upholstry, etc.

Cheers

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Re: PK's new build
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 09:11:44 PM »
Can anyone tell me where to get the side window piece where mine is just a trapazoidal shape - e.g no terraced level down to the lower level.of it looks(mine is just rough edged)

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PK's new build
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 12:20:05 PM »
This is a 'revived build' that I have purchased and taken on  ::tongue

I need to work on finalizing the frame first, but I have started building the gauge display, etc.

Will (hopefully) be posting info regularly.

am33r has beem a great help / person to bounce things off of and it is awesome we have similar builds (same body), so my continuous thanks there  ;) !!!!