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    Posted: 16 June 2014 at 3:39pm
If this car was any other car, even a Fastback car, it would have been bound for the scrap yard. However it was an 88 T-Top and extremely low miles. However it had a really hard life, from what Artic told me, when he found it, it was home to a family of raccoons. It had been vandalized horribly, this is the beginning of the restoration of this car.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Capt Fiero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 3:41pm
He has sent me video's of him now driving the car around. The engine being so low miles was perfect. He had to drop the tank to fix a broken hose inside the tank. However after that it was just a matter of cleaning what could be cleaned and replacing what could not be cleaned.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ARTIC-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 5:31pm
Well there's bin a lot of interesting facts about this TTop
So here's a True story on how I ended up with an 88/TTop
For $5 I started with.
===4 years a go I bought a hi/end car deck from the thrift for $5 that needed a plug,had one
I then traded the deck for a new mini bike that wasn't running, i had one just like it all reddy so i had parts for it,i then got one complt running,played around with it then stuffed it in my garden shed an I had for over 3 years an rode all of? 3 times,Fast Fwd to know-2014 an the 88/T Top
The guy wanted $500 for the Fiero so I lo/balls @$50'Yea right!!!!!!
good luck with that!!,i then called him an haggle on price an time
we didn,t settle on $50,but next to nothing and i threw in X2 mini bikes,never thought it would happin!got less then $500 in it now.
An it runs real nice,after a few parts.$200 an major clean out-R/R
 I will have a nice 88 Fiero TTop in the end i hope.An Dave,youve bin a big help to me in pointing out a few KEY! things,after that i decided maby keep this fiero.it sat for 5 days with a good battery in it,in my drive way this last week i didnt start it,went out Sat morning an turned the key an she fired right up,at that point i guess i decided iam keeping her.ive got the 86 GT i bought from Glen a few years back,it will become the donor car.know its time i need.an as for the seals for the TTop,all reddy found a replacement.wasn,t to hard to find.
Its the drivers seat i dont have,the ones ive got is a little rougf.
ill keep you all posted as we go.
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Joe, I'm not sure what to make of the odometer readings, but here's some history on your '88.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Capt Fiero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2014 at 5:54pm
That mileage break down does not make any sense at all. Seems like some typo's to me. Like in 99 they forgot the 1, as it should be 123, then in 2000 it should have been 133 and they got 303,000. Up until 99 the mileage seems correct, then it just went wacko. I would take the paperwork down to Aircare and have them fix it before it shuts down. I suspect the website will be left up even after the Aircare program has shut down, however you won't be able to get the information changed when the doors are closed.
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Wack-O is right,talked to my lo/cal ICBC agent an she did the run down
on the VIN--Dave it right it's a mistake on Aircares part,but it won't
effect the state of the car.the mileage can be varafied at the time I
decide to insure it by ICBC.--Take it in an they look at it an varafied
the Odometer is correct.an there's a Fee$$ for Aircares mistake!!
$18 an they fix everything.Thanks again Aircare!!---



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Its know Aug an the 88 is starting to look like a Fiero again,a R/R from the inside out,and my 86 as a parts car.i have lots of pics,just cantpost them.posted to Google drive.Set to public view.ill keep tying.
Thanks for the link


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Post Options Post Options   Quote ARTIC-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2014 at 7:44pm
Link to a HD movie,update of the TTop-hope this works.
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Here's the link.

Looking good!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote ARTIC-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2015 at 7:34pm
Its bin a while but i did a bit more on the 88,found the
weather striping for the glass tops,its all most
an exact copy.got it all in this weekend an can
know remove the tarp,no leeks i hope
some pics and a part #NO for other TTop owners
with leaky tops.Cheers all
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This is the first dry fit,was painted an finnish,ill get a pic up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 July 2015 at 10:07am
Quite the build, Joe.

Keep up the great work.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ARTIC-1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2015 at 9:20pm
The tops are done,know i have the door jams to do.Turned out nice.


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Looking wicked Joe nice work man !!!
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Ok after a long summer I've got the 88 running nice,it has a few more small things to Finnish.
Was hoping to have it on the road this summer,But! There's all ways next summer.heres
A short vid I did one day this summer when I had ? Time to work on it.see you soon.

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You're missing a few additional parameters, I think. 

Try this 



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Thanks Ken
Was using my tablet,I no that when I post a string,I have to Chang up somthing?when I post with my
Real computer, it's OK.i hope to be enjoying the T Top soon.
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