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    What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    I am going to attempt to install the Spyder frame that I purchsaed from Mike Vetter in the near future. The way that it is set up is very simple. There is a piece of angle iron that attached to the top ledge of the firewall, and then the top frame bolts to the angle bracket. I am considering using a metal anchor and bolt to hold the bracket to the car. What is directly under the ledge across the firewall? I don't want to drill and push a 1 1/2 anchor down in there and damage something. Thanks in advance for any help.


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    Re: What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    You need to be carefull of the wire harness that comes out of the middle of the firewall and goes across to the junction box near the battery. There's also a couple of solenoids on the passenger side of the firewall. If you have a shortened drill bit that would only go through the sheet metal 1/8" then you should be okay.
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    Re: What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    I didn't know Mike had any 355's around still.. Anyways, do you have access to a welder? It would be a better job and much stronger
    to weld any brackets you are attaching to the chassis. It is possible to bolt things on. but welds don't rattle loose over time and you have much more contact area holding. i hope this makes sence. I attached the rear section just as Mike does and If my painter wasn't out of town right now I'd email you pics.. if you can wait until tuesday I can have pics then..

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    Re: What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    EEExotic,

    That would be very helpful. MSully007@aol when you get a chance.



    Thanxxxxx!!!

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    Re: What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    We like pics. Put the pics here, too.

    Bob ;D
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    Re: What is under the top ledge of the firewall on a Fiero?

    Mike usually does a good job on his chassis. Here is one of his cars from a few years back before he whacked off the top.
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