Last updated Jan 30, 2015
Well I originlly got the INDY as a back up car to drive for a while and eventually restore. Its a limited edition put out by GM. Its actually # 770. I got it back in 2005. I thought I would not be tempted to modify a limited edition. Lets just say when they said, "oh its been parked a few monthes due to a bent clutch rod, but its in great shape and totally restorable" I should have know better.
Well I got it running after much more then I EVER anticipated. For the full story... Check my blog on gettting the car running.
My future looming project is the suspension that is in need of a major overhaul. I have already found a broken endlink... So I have a poly urethane kit for everything. I just want to get the new wheels and tires first. Then lower it when I swap everything thing over. Wish me luck!
The interior is decent, but not restorable. So I saved the good stuff and got junkyard parts to modify. This one will be a long road to perfection. I was going to semi restore it, but I will have to spend a while collecting the rare of rare parts and I think I would be better served to make it look good and mod it with a V-8. Mod the body till I can get all the restoration pieces, then maybe swap the mods to another fiero and restore the INDY (but leave the v-8 or put in a super duty!) Have not really decided. Just know there is alot wrong with the body and interior that will be years in restoring. Might as well make it fun while its the daily driver...
Stock 2.5L Iron Duke 4 cylinder
Indy Edition #770
(limited edition red & grey leather seats, grey & red door panels with leather arm rest and map pocket, red carpet, exterior white, red, and grey color combo, white wheels with red striping, graphics, GT front bumper cover, indy logos)
Manual 4 speed tranny
The interior is decent, but not restorable. So I saved the good stuff and got junkyard parts to modify. This one will be a long road to perfection. I plan to collect parts to restore it, but I know there is alot wrong with the body and interior and that will be years in restoring. Might as well make it fun while its a driver...
Replacing ribbed body side molding with smooth.
Repainted over the previous owners spray paint disaster
Pop up headlight delete
Pontiac Valve stem caps
Pontiac rear bumper letter inserts
Later style decklid engine vent panels added. Painted black with white grids.
Stock engine vent painted body color
Underside and Chasis painted satin black
Window tint 5%
Spare tire cover
Whole interior including all interior paneling soundproofed with a combination of:
Duplicolor sound eliminator, sub box carpet, and stock carpet padding.
Red and charcoal Carbon fiber dash and console inserts
Handmade white shift boot
White leather shift knob
Recovered speaker grilles in red
Pioneer head unit
Aftermarket dash speakers
Cleaned power mirror switch
Sunroof latch bezel
Headlight switch bezel
Trunk switch bezel
Interior light bezel
Side dash vent bezel
Side dash defroster vents
ECM access panel
Door handle bezel and lock tab
Underhood / Trunk
Black trunk carpet
Fiero spare tire cover
Fiero sunroof bag & insert
Satin black repaint
Red silicone vacuum lines
1985 and up Power Distribution style power block
Beefed up rerouted wiring: power and grounds
Powermaster polished altermator 140 amp
Satin black engine bay and under hood
Red silicone vacuum lines
2.5 in intermediate pipe back & 2.5 in flowmaster w/ dual outs
Calipers painted white
Stainless brake lines
Factory 1984 WS6 front springs 1.5 inch coil removal
Rear coil over conversion:
Summit 2.50 ID 10in long 300LB spring weight
Coleman coil over sleeve 7in 2.04ID
Modified KYB rear Stuts
KYB front Shocks
Black Satin Drag DR-34s :
Front: 18 x 8 (47 offset w/ 8-9mm spacer)
Rear: 18x8.5 (45 offset)
Polyurathane bushings on all suspension
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