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    Maine F40

    Many people have asked me to email them pictures of my F40 project. Instead of sending emails I have decided to post the photos here on the Kitcars Forum. First I must give credit to Sherman for putting the body on the chassis and his ingenious idea to keep the trunk, by making it look like a fuel cell. So here are some photos of the car still all Fiero inside in 2004.







    More soon.

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    Now with my blank canvas I started a step by step process of removing or disguising anything Fiero that could be seen. I decided not to take on the huge job of removing the center console, so I have taken a few liberties with the interior. Being retired I don't have the big bucks for an engine swap so the 2.8 stays until it dies, ether way no matter what engine it will still need to be disguised and the engine compartment dressed up to give an F40 illusion. Face it that big window over the engine makes it the first place people look. With that said I started with a little engine dress up.





    First step with the interior was red seats so I chose leather.







    Lots more the come!

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    To continue the illusion I added more details to the engine compartment. Of course it needed twin intercoolers and a muffler!



    Hope you F40 builders out there are getting some ideas which I am sure can be improved apon!

    More ideas later.

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    Looking good - I would dye all the gray interior pieces black with spray cans of dye like I did. I'll add 1 pic of your car for you.
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    I'm waiting for Amida to finish his F40 dash, than if I can get one I'll redo my interior then. Currently I put a 355 dash in my car for the summer just to get the Fiero dash out. This dash is no where's as nice as Amida's but good enough in the interim.

    Here are some pictures with the 355 dash in the car.






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    Re: Maine F40

    doo you or anyone on here have close up pick of how you attatched the rear hatch on an F40

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    I'll take some close-ups of how the rear hatch is attached in the near future.

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    Re: Maine F40

    This past July I decided it was time to lower the car to give it not just a lower look but also give it the illusion of being longer. In the first two photos you can see the car is setting high. This is because the F40 body weighs less than the original. This also throws off the rear wheel camber.





    This next picture is after the three inch drop which lowered the rear wing almost six inches! No more speed bumps in this car's future!! After lowering I had the car re-aligned. Believe me it handles like a slot car!!!



    More pics soon.

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    Re: Maine F40

    Quote Originally Posted by Maine F40


    This next picture is after the three inch drop which lowered the rear wing almost ten inches! No more speed bumps in this car's future!! After lowering I had the car re-aligned. Believe me it handles like a slot car!!!


    3" drop = 10" to rear wing - HUH? ???

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    Before the drop I had never actually measured the height of the wing so the actual change maybe closer to eight inches, ether way the height change was dramatic as can be seen in the photos. I had a Corvette specialist do the drop. When I went to pick up my car, I was shocked to see just how low the car was now sitting. At that moment I had second thoughts. The mechanic told me he had to use a floor jack to clear the car of the lift! We even wondered if the car would clear the four inch garage door lip. Well the car cleared the door lip but will never clear a speed bump. Since I will not be "off roading" with this car, ;D seriously I have never nor will I ever drive this car on a dirt road, therefore I see no danger of bottoming out. So only smooth roads in front of my baby! I am very pleased that all the extra wheel well gap is gone, so over all I am very happy with the drop.

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