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    AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Bartman or anyone else who might know...

    My body is only attached to my chassis via roof glue. I need to know how to attach the AD355 to the Fiero from the windshield back...

    right now, the body is on the car like a woman wearing a long wig, gusty wind and watch out, a bald Fiero!

    Also what are you guys doing to moung the engine lid hinges? there is nothing but the thin fiberglass rear window cut out bottom with no frame metal in sight? from what car are you getting the hinges themselves?

    If someone can either send pics of a solution, or send link to a pic from a build I'd really appreciate it.

    -Pete

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    I attached my AD with this stuff posted in my thread... It is stuck on forever.... ;D

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Pete:

    I used 3000 Mitsubishi Coupe hinges. about $22.00 each new. They go between the top and the rear window.

    Dave
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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Modena
    Bartman or anyone else who might know...

    My body is only attached to my chassis via roof glue. I need to know how to attach the AD355 to the Fiero from the windshield back...
    right now, the body is on the car like a woman wearing a long wig, gusty wind and watch out, a bald Fiero!

    I use windshield urethane because I find the little bit of give does not cause stress on the fiberglass later

    Also what are you guys doing to moung the engine lid hinges? there is nothing but the thin fiberglass rear window cut out bottom with no frame metal in sight? from what car are you getting the hinges themselves?

    I bond and weld in a peice of square tubing to attach the hinges to. There are quite a few hinges that will work

    If someone can either send pics of a solution, or send link to a pic from a build I'd really appreciate it.

    -Pete

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    Pete:

    I used 3000 Mitsubishi Coupe hinges. about $22.00 each new. They go between the top and the rear window.

    Dave
    same for coupe?

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    It is for a coupe, attaches at the top of the rear glass.

    Dave
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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    Pete:

    I used 3000 Mitsubishi Coupe hinges. about $22.00 each new. They go between the top and the rear window.

    Dave
    We used the same hinges. I picked them up from the junk yard for $1 each.

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    Good deal!
    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    damn I cant find any...

    if anyone has a line on a pair please forward info...

    Also any special brackets needed to mount body to car?

    Can someone save me some time and tell me what to use and where to use them? right now I wouldnt feel good driving over 25.


    I have an oem 355 muffler. Has anyone used this muffler? Any tips as far as that goes?

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    Re: AD355 body mount points, engine lid hinges etc

    I will be at a junk yard next week. If you want some, let me know and I will pick them up for you.

    I covered some of the mounting points in the build manual I started.
    http://brastic.com/AD355_Manualv05.txt

    Here is my Bracket count. For brackets, I used flat stock metal, angle iron, and 1/2" conduit. The conduit from Home Depot was used in areas like bracing the bottom of the front bumper to the car. Make sure to also use it around the rear wheel. You do not want the fiberglass to flex the rear bumper out when you drive.

    - Front bumper to radiator rails (the big one) x1
    - Front bumper support x1
    - Front scrape bar x1
    - Front bumper to fender to Fiero x4
    - Radiator support to front box support x2
    - Lower front bumper next to wheel to Fiero x2
    - Lower front of front bumper to Fiero x2
    - Head light to Fiero x 10
    - Lower front of rocker to Fiero x2
    - Upper front of rocker to fender to Fiero x2
    - Rocker to Fiero next to door x6
    - Rear rocker to rear clip to Fiero x4
    - Rear bumper to rear clip to Fiero x4
    - Lower Inner tail panel to Fiero x3
    - Upper Inner tail panel to Fiero x4
    - Rear bumper support bracket x1
    - Deck lid hinge to Fiero x2
    - Center bottom of rear bumper to Fiero x2
    - Lower rear bumper next to wheel to Fiero x2
    - Upper inner tail panel to Fiero x3
    - Rear clip trunk to Fiero x2
    - Rear clip to strut tower x2


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