Decklid Gas Strut:
After installing the factory spoiler, the decklid
torsion bars were too weak to support the additional weight.
yourself a gas strut bar from an automotive shop (i.e. Canadian Tire)
code should give you a strut that is 16 inches long when fully extended
Remove the first of the three bolts on the bracket connected to the
decklid; shown here is the passenger side bolt
the original Fiero bolt is too short, purchase one where the
upper portion is threadless
Remove the bolt closest to you; if you do not remove it, space
will be limited
a hole (15/64') about an inch and a half away from the bolt you removed
in the previous step; recall that this is the bracket holding the
yourself another bolt about 3.5 inches in length; sleeved 2 cm's and threaded
is how is should appear from the inside of the bracket
Some additional photos
Recall Decklid Weather-strip:
This rubber gasket runs along the
outer edge of the
decklid to prevent excessive water from seeping into the engine
bay. It was recalled by Pontiac dealerships, as it was
assumed that the engine compartment gets too hot in its presence.
However, not only does it serve its purpose as a water
barrier, it makes the engine compartment look
complete. It can be installed with the decklid intact, but it is
recommended that the decklid be removed.
Pressure Sensor Switch:
The original would transmit faulty readings, especially
after long trips; installing this corrects the problem.
Passenger Side Rocker Panel:
Painted to match the car's original metallic silver,
side-skirt colour (M Code 14; WA-8924).
Stock OEM Pontiac Fiero GT
match the car's original metallic gold colour (M Code 56; WA-8962).
Low Temperature Fan
the engine to run cooler by automatically switching on the radiator fan
the engine reaches a temperature of 210 F (99 Celsius). Once the engine has cooled to 200
F (93 Celsius), the radiator fan switches off allowing for a continuous
cycle. It is
recommended that a 180 F thermostat be used in conjugation with this
from Rodney Dickman's Fiero
Striker Bolt (Part # 38421):
This prevents the door from rattling when driving
over bumpy roads.
Added a stock front sway bar
to the rear engine cradle. Adding this sway bar prevents the
vehicle from oversteer (fish-tailing) to its suspension
system. The car now turns more neutrally (See illustration below). If you
plan on driving your Fiero in the winter, this is not an upgrade you
want to pursue because you tend to lose traction.
Dual Steering Damper/Stabilizer:
A second steering damper induces greater stability while driving on city roads.
These heavy-duty adapters were designed to bolt two steering
Catco Catalytic Converter:
catalytic converter simply bolts on to the original Fiero pipes using 2-1/4
inch u-clamps. However, rather than bolting it on, it was welded instead.
Rodney Dickman's Fiero
High tone and low tone horns.
Installation is very simple. Jack the front end, remove a
single bolt holding the old Fiero horn and install the new
one; repeat for the other side.
New Headliner Fabric:
Used a full aerosol spray can of Super 90 3M Adhesive.
Painted engine bay grills:
Mar-Hyde black satin
paint and clear coated with engine enamel using ceramic (Duplicolor DE1636).
The photo taken of the engine bay vent (shown below) does
contain clear coat.
lights (P O N T I A C)
and brake lights:
rear lighting. Purchased from
Rodney Dickman's Fiero
Power door lock system: Installed
door lock actuators by mounting them onto two solid
brackets. Bolt them onto the frame of your door and make sure the motor
perfectly aligns with the metal rod. Also, make sure the motor does not
interfere with the window.
Scytek Astra 4000.
Sound deadener (E-dead): Sound deadened side B
pillars, doors, and the roof. This deadener is heat resistant to 400 degrees. It is
made out of butyl rubber and has a self adhesive backing.
Pyle X-gear (4 x 10) at
the front and (4 x 6) at the back. Installing
the rear 4 x 6 speakers requires cutting through the frame to fit the large
magnet. The front 4 x 10's, however, are plug and play.
Removed the old braces
and installed brand new stock braces for added support.
Transmission and engine
Added new transmission
mounts to the front and the back.
Torque strut (dog bone):
Removed the old rubber
bushing and installed new polyurethane bushings.
Used a caliper paint kit (Duplicolor).
Sony CDX GT500 CD Player:
with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels)
CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and ATRAC3plus
preset tone curves and a 3-band parametric equalizer)
digital to analog converter
radio-ready (XM or SIRIUS)
17 Inch MSR Gun Metal Gray Rims and Nexen High