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Came down sick this weekend so no updates.

I've been mulling over the idea of looking for another good condition 85 GT and just swapping the body pannels etc. If I can find one for a good price and low milage (good luck) it might be more economical than an engine swap + restoring any other faulty components.

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[QUOTE=JKFiero]Came down sick this weekend so no updates.

I've been mulling over the idea of looking for another good condition 85 GT and just swapping the body pannels etc. If I can find one for a good price and low milage (good luck) it might be more economical than an engine swap + restoring any other faulty components.

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Shocked you may not be able to swap the rear body clip, looks like it was moulded 
(rear clip, rear bumper and quarter panels) all into one piece on the car ?
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Yea it looks like Johnny is right,the body on your Fiero has bin moulded in to pice,front clip an rear bumper.
If you can get it running ? Then you may be able to make a stronger choice on just what to do,fresh motor
Would be a good choice? If this motor isn't up to Snuff!they may will be a few other things all so.
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Yeah the body was a one off I think. He told me they made it seamless. I think the intake scoop actually works! The engine oil looked empty and the coolant looked empty too. I'm going to need to check many things in the engine. I have some really good service manuals and I'm just going to follow one step by step. The Pontiac "Do it Yourself" guide that came with the car even shows you a lot of things. It was cool I got the original manuals with it.




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