Let Me See That Bodywork | 1985 Fiero 2M4 Revival - Part 8

Everyone knows that cars are made up of a bunch of pieces. I take off some pieces of my car and fix them. I don't put them back on. Not until I fix them some more. But that will be later. Not now. I only fix them from being broken. They are not fixed from being ugly. I also don't think I actually did any bodywork. I know I titled the video "bodywork", but it was more like body repair.


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  • Hey thanks for watching the latest episode! If you're wondering what Charles said at the very end, it was "What is this? I'm lost and confused." I don't know why, but the last bit of audio always gets clipped off my videos. It's a good thing that doesn't happen to comments because I'm really excited to tell you about the new project vehicles I have which are

    Ronald FingerRonald Finger11 сарын өмнө
    • You refer to a splt pin as a cotter pin they are two different things a split pin you splay apart through a hole a cotter pin is a tapered bolt that locks two components due to a grove in the inner part lke a bicycle crank ,at least here in britain anyway. And as it is our language i am right lol .

      Paul YarlettPaul Yarlett10 сарын өмнө
    • Ronald, first off do you have the number for your contact at Bat City Fieros? I love the build! Finally if you want to put factory 14 or 15" wheels on and want to show how to restore a set then let me know.......I may be willing to donate a set to the cause.

      christopher edmondsonchristopher edmondson10 сарын өмнө
    • How much this build cost up to this point?

      Golden ShearsGolden Shears10 сарын өмнө
    • What’s up with the little yellow submarine....... Another project???

      Cisco KidCisco Kid11 сарын өмнө
    • Increible !! quiero la 9!!!!!

      Leandro BermudezLeandro Bermudez11 сарын өмнө
  • I now know way too much about a car that I’ll never see in person because there likely isn’t even one of them within 10,000 miles of me. Yay internet.

    Möebius 2kMöebius 2k6 өдрийн өмнө
  • So...new project vehicles...cool!

    SharpCosmosSharpCosmos6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 5mm?!?! That's acceptable by American makers standards for the 80's. Go with it.

    Eric PedersonEric Pederson25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Loves all videos I have a 85 gt restored yob now I have many ideas thanks

    Victor NazarioVictor NazarioСарын өмнө
  • Fiero Restoration AKA Ronnie Finger goes insane.

    TerribleFireTerribleFire2 сарын өмнө
  • Sucks a great series!

    TIGHTT88TIGHTT882 сарын өмнө
  • @11:51 aaaw yiss!

    mingiasimingiasi2 сарын өмнө
  • "All-Round" brand steel strapping - the stuff with all the holes that plumbers use. When I changed the balljoints in my Fiero and in my Dodge pickup trucks, the stuff was a lifesaver because the spring compressors wouldn't fit; same problem you had. I took off the wheel, lowered the vehicle onto a wooden block under the control arm, strapped it with the All-Round, and held it together with a few scrap nuts and bolts and washers. Then I jacked the car back up (I didn't have a lift!) and pounded the crap out of the balljoints to get them to release from the knuckles. The springs stayed compressed until the new balljoints were in and the straps could be released. I hated, hated, hated those riveted balljoints. Moog had, at the time, a replacement balljoint which came with bolts and Nylock-style nuts so I didn't have to do the whole control arm replacement, it was never off the car. The springs looked like some weird modern art project in my garage, hunched over and with steel strapping holding them together. A compressed spring is a source of energy waiting to be released, just like a tank of compressed air is a spring you use to run air tools. Respect the spring. A friend of mine had to stand a spring upright in the cardboard baler at the store where he worked. He hit the Emergency Stop button as soon as the spring was compressed, strapped it with the fiberglass-reinforced pallet strapping they used, and was able to get the springs back into his Chevy van that way. He also discovered it was a very good way to get fired from Home Depot.

    Lawrence WadeLawrence Wade3 сарын өмнө
  • It’s nice to have a dedicated shop with a lift and spray booth.

    Wayne BeckWayne Beck3 сарын өмнө
  • I understand restoring classics, but this? Really?

    Paul FogelPaul Fogel3 сарын өмнө
  • Nevermind!

    Attila DeákAttila Deák3 сарын өмнө
  • Hey, great videos. Just wondering, what is the name of the clamps which you are using at 4:17, please?

    Nathan JorgensenNathan Jorgensen3 сарын өмнө
  • Back in the day, a buddy of mine owned the "unicorn" Fiero. I even got to drive it! He had a Formula Fiero and it was soooo fun to drive!

    KeenCraftingKeenCrafting4 сарын өмнө
  • I think "Rex" is the perfect name for a body shop owner.

    Kyle WagonerKyle Wagoner4 сарын өмнө
  • hey, why a fiero? just curious

    Ewan MacLeodEwan MacLeod4 сарын өмнө
  • I really appreciate this series. My senior year of high school I owned a fiery just like this one but with grey interior. I loved it! I still love fieros!! Always wanted a formula or GT myself but never got it. Now 30 years after I graduation I get to enjoy your restoration series! Thanks and I also have lots of fun hobbies. Thanks for sharing yours.

    ShaneHammerShaneHammer5 сарын өмнө
  • Was the auto body shop unable to pull on the frame anymore (to straighten it) because of lack of quality in the construction of the Fiero’s frame? I ask because I am considering buying one.

    liny2sdliny2sd5 сарын өмнө
  • That trunk repair was friggin boss

    Jacob HillJacob Hill6 сарын өмнө
  • OMG m8 this kind of steps up the hill repairing of the rubbish stuff must be driven by the love for this car. Good diy. ;D

    A5HIA5HI7 сарын өмнө
  • You should b18 or b18 type r swap it love to hear that vtec scream

    Matt 119Matt 1197 сарын өмнө
  • This kid is so ambitious to teach himself all this stuff and take on a project of this size.

    Collin BlackCollin Black7 сарын өмнө
  • >everything else is negative space the fiero is the perfect car for drug runs

    RetroXRetroX7 сарын өмнө
    • I never even thought of that! Great idea

      Ronald FingerRonald Finger7 сарын өмнө
  • “Paint vid very very soon” 4 months later: nothing Wow that very soon man i agree

    SilentFireSilentFire7 сарын өмнө
  • www.hagerty.com/media/news/fieros-forever-offers-free-pontiac-parts-to-clear-off-land/

    Wayne PointonWayne Pointon7 сарын өмнө
  • Do a 1969 Camaro

    Tyler CurranTyler Curran7 сарын өмнө
  • You could have welded plate to make the 5mm surely? Or even epoxy 5mm to the body?. As long as the location holes fit your lines would be ok.

    MrRMMrRM7 сарын өмнө
  • i love how lock naked

    Makarov FoxMakarov Fox8 сарын өмнө
  • is cool that everything is removable

    Makarov FoxMakarov Fox8 сарын өмнө
  • Was it necessary to take the inner door panel off to remove the outer door skin ?

    Winged Horse Garage: A Fiero ChannelWinged Horse Garage: A Fiero Channel8 сарын өмнө
    • Ronald Finger Thanks, I’m sure it would be a good time to replace the few wipes as well. Your series on the Fiero is invaluable information. Thanks for taking the time to film it for the Fiero fans out there . 👍

      Winged Horse Garage: A Fiero ChannelWinged Horse Garage: A Fiero Channel8 сарын өмнө
    • Yep! You have to remove it in order to remove the inner dew wipe so you can get access to the nuts that hold the mirror on.

      Ronald FingerRonald Finger8 сарын өмнө
  • You should repair the rear window. So that you live it perfect! And the oxygen sensor too. ( sorry for my english btw)

    Lucas ILucas I9 сарын өмнө
  • The paint just needs some polish...

    Lucas ILucas I9 сарын өмнө
  • Just remember.... $100....$100... it was only $100.....

    Cardinal BigglesCardinal Biggles9 сарын өмнө
  • Amazing that this is all fibreglass and polymer.

    Cardinal BigglesCardinal Biggles9 сарын өмнө
  • I've been watching since day one of this car you gotta do a mr2 1985

    Noah GonzalezNoah Gonzalez9 сарын өмнө
  • But why reuse old springs when you can just buy new ones?

    anthony gutierrezanthony gutierrez9 сарын өмнө
    • There is nothing functionally wrong with the springs, just rust

      bruh momentbruh moment2 сарын өмнө
    • Because money?

      Ronald FingerRonald Finger9 сарын өмнө
  • When you say "its really cold right now", we Minnesotans laugh. Hard. Lol

    Patrick PrafkePatrick Prafke9 сарын өмнө

    Sławomir KaczmarekSławomir Kaczmarek9 сарын өмнө
  • I saw the 8 videos in two days and I really like your work. Thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge. When part 9. Greetings. Querétaro Mexico

    Cesar LonaCesar Lona9 сарын өмнө
  • I appreciate this been watching for long time Its Iconic for late night binging

    Chicken StewChicken Stew9 сарын өмнө
  • مبدع اتمنى تنتهي من إصلاح السيارة متحمس لرؤية النهاية

    فهاد الودعانيفهاد الودعاني9 сарын өмнө
  • How much it cost you?

    Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali9 сарын өмнө
  • Hi Ronald, watched most of your Fiero Revival serie. It is a lot of work but worth, since it is a pretty car. I own a Fiero GT 1986. You can check it out on my channel. I bought it already restored at 99%, but there is still a little work left to do!

    A Bus Driver's VlogA Bus Driver's Vlog10 сарын өмнө
  • Wish I knew these sound wave songs 🔥 love the 80s vibe with the Fiero 🙌🏼❤️

    EdsonYHSEdsonYHS10 сарын өмнө
  • Love the IEEE shirt! Hey, you've got a 3D printer too; would be great to reproduce some of the Fiero-specific body clips and stuff with them. Maybe build a honkin'-big 3D printer to reproduce the roof panel - can you imagine how much support material that would take? LOL My 2M4 SE was basically identical to yours in options, except silver paint and interior, and no air conditioning. I do not believe the Fiero was ever available with power steering; it was a very rare option on the Chevette, and I'd imagine the hydraulic lines to the front of the car would have been a serious PITA for GM. When you had it out on the road, it reminded me of something. I loved taking someone who had never been in a Fiero for a ride. Turn the key and there was the buzzing of the fuel pump right beside your surprised passenger. "That's the gas tank between us. Don't worry, it's the safest place in the car." And then the sound of the engine starting up behind them was always an eye-opener. :) Amazing work again. Thank you.

    Lawrence WadeLawrence Wade10 сарын өмнө
  • Wow, wait you own a Hyundai Coupe 3 man, that is awesome. I am looking for a car like that right now. Would appreciate if you gave me an opinion on the car as a whole. Keep up the videos btw, you are showing me that you don't need a lot of skills and expensive equipment to start a car restoration and that's awesome.

    Nikola MihaylovNikola Mihaylov10 сарын өмнө
  • So I know how to do almost nothing on my cars besides changing the wiper blades and checking the fluids, but I've had a lot of fun watching this series! You're cute, kinda funny, and you've got great production values on your videos, keep it up!

    Bethany ByrneBethany Byrne10 сарын өмнө
  • Is it torque or twerk? Binge been watching the episodes to ketchup. 😂

    prkidd23tcprkidd23tc10 сарын өмнө
  • Series reminds me a bit of the wonder years Haha, love that the car has come together so well

    jwjr1988jwjr198810 сарын өмнө
  • Your wife is hot. Sorry. After watching most of this series i had to say it.

    Aj rothAj roth10 сарын өмнө
  • why did u remove the gas tank?

    Wesman 4real1Wesman 4real110 сарын өмнө
  • Split pin = metric , Codder pin = US Imperial :P

    PollieBearPollieBear10 сарын өмнө
  • Just a heads up, when I learned fiberglass repair we were told extra resin doesn’t necessarily make a fiberglass part stronger, in some cases it can actually make it crack easier. That’s why you see guys vacuum bagging stuff now.

    helipilotuh1helipilotuh110 сарын өмнө
  • What was the silver paint you used for the engine bay rebuild?

    DeFreshS10DeFreshS1010 сарын өмнө
  • You know.....without her body panels she looks like the perfect car to be driving during the Zombie Pandemic Apocalypse.

    Bill23799Bill2379910 сарын өмнө
  • 🤔 this foo said 3d printing videos and I was about to unsubscribe! 😂😂 I guess that explains the "fingerprint garage"....

    el cycloneel cyclone10 сарын өмнө
  • just a FYI for feathering paint its 1 inch per layer of paint

    Dan HardDan Hard10 сарын өмнө
  • 11:04 love tiburon

    Alexei HAlexei H10 сарын өмнө
  • I remember shopping for used cars in the ‘80s. At that time, 35-year old cars would have been from the ‘50s if not the ‘40s! I can tell you with certainty there was virtually nothing that primitive still on the road at that time. My first car was a ‘78 Dodge and I remember being a little distressed I couldn’t afford anything newer! (I wound up with a decent used ‘84 Fiero, I really enjoyed that car, but family needs outgrew it).

    GrunchyGrunchy10 сарын өмнө
  • Hi from the UK 👍 you are doing a great job on this old girl, you mentioned about the 5mm difference and have read some of the comment's I have been in the trade for 38yrs + and have always worked to the 5mm rule , when assembled in the factory the jig used to assemble the frame moves over time and would need to be reset anything beyond the tolerance will cause poor fitment of body panels and suspension parts , it's just attention to detail and small adjustments here & there and everything should line up fine. Keep up the good work 👌

    David CampbellDavid Campbell10 сарын өмнө
  • I like your work what you did to that car was sweet

    Tyrone MatthewsTyrone Matthews10 сарын өмнө
  • You tightened the butt hole, nice job!

    DJ NateDJ Nate10 сарын өмнө
  • i work with smc and mold plenty of body panels, you would be surprised the tolerances and how strong some of that stuff it

    BushesBushes10 сарын өмнө
  • 11:20 Mood

    Thewhiplash1231Thewhiplash123110 сарын өмнө
  • I like that body style better to be honest, sort of has that Porsche 914 feel to it. Later on when they added the fake window in the back and the bits on the side it just went to looking like a squished '85 Trans Am with the back hatch missing. My neighbor had one, was always fun to watch it rip up and down the road.

    mynameisraymynameisray10 сарын өмнө
  • I have been wanting one since I was a teenager in the 80's

    Jason VanderwarfJason Vanderwarf10 сарын өмнө
  • cant wait to see the car paint

    kendy azemiakendy azemia10 сарын өмнө
  • Great Video. 👍👍👍👍

    Jerry SantosJerry Santos10 сарын өмнө
  • You fixed it now make it better

    Daryl OgleDaryl Ogle10 сарын өмнө
  • 11:12 oh no. He’s self aware.

    DeniedCometDeniedComet10 сарын өмнө
  • It’s fine, not a big deal. LOL

    JeffJeff10 сарын өмнө
  • Son . Use gloves and masks when messing with chemicals and mould’s. You might feel invincible now but those things get into your body and one day in your Middle Ages, a Doctor says to you, you have an autoimmune disease you need methotrexate for the rest of your life. That ain’t good. Those drugs make you feel awful but they stop your immune system from killing you. Take it from me. A fifty something X mechanic who didn’t ware gloves and masks when I was a young man and now regretting it and so are some of my work mates back in the day who got the same diagnosis. Keep safe son..

    DJ HDJ H10 сарын өмнө
  • the plastic side skirt repair looks flawless, i'm totally impressed

    Flo ViFlo Vi10 сарын өмнө
  • 5mm shut the hell up comment section 5mm is like 9 human hairs ffs let em finish his car ;)

    Shawn JacksonShawn Jackson10 сарын өмнө
  • Would have been even better with a 3.8 supercharged engine upgrade. And a Ferrari body kit.

    paige huntpaige hunt10 сарын өмнө
  • I do love the formats of these videos and how they are shot and narrated

    trevor jastertrevor jaster10 сарын өмнө
  • she be coming along good

    Eric HaglerEric Hagler10 сарын өмнө

    D AD A10 сарын өмнө
  • 5:11 "And Put 2 Nuts In Between What You Want To Spread Out" 😂

    TachyonTachyon10 сарын өмнө
  • I’m decently happy with that hole btw

    Troy BieglerTroy Biegler10 сарын өмнө
  • You're putting all this time and effort into...a Fiero. And making it...stock. What's next, a Yugo?

    demongo2007demongo200710 сарын өмнө
    • If restoring a Yugo would make me happy and would be how I wanted to spend my own time and money, then absolutely nothing would be wrong with that my dude. Open up your mind a little bit

      Ronald FingerRonald Finger10 сарын өмнө
  • 27:47 - that man should be your friend for life. You broke the column, and his one and only concern was that you were okay.

    Arthur's Pontiac Fiero BlogArthur's Pontiac Fiero Blog10 сарын өмнө
  • 7:10 I have used zip-ties for holding a spring compressed - stupid, but works.

    Ernests AuzinsErnests Auzins10 сарын өмнө
  • You could make a pretty fun 'go kart' type thing like Roadkill did with a Vette with one of these.

    FiendTheKingFiendTheKing10 сарын өмнө
  • I hope this is taken as constructive because I enjoy your videos and love watching your detailed work: Why do you sometimes use passive voice? For instance, "Now to prep the pieces for re-attachment, the edges were all ground down." You didn't walk in and they were ground down. You ground them down. Why not say, "Now to prep the pieces for re-attachment, I ground the edges down?" I'm just wondering why you often make that specific choice (though not always). I should add that you are not alone in this. It's a choice I see creators make often on MNthe. My theory is that it seems to sound more professional. My opinion is that it does not sound professional at all. Keep up the good work!

    Michael MoralesMichael Morales10 сарын өмнө
  • Yay keep up the good work

    Maxwell RundleMaxwell Rundle10 сарын өмнө
  • 80's GM cars probably aren't spec'd to within 5mm new. lol

    JayinMIJayinMI10 сарын өмнө
  • I know it's a long time since you did this, I have to tell you to watch out for that steering rack, my somehow got a crack (the owner before me had an accident), so the passenger tire came loose from the steering and moved inward, locking me into a spin and an head on collision with another car. I replaced the rack - back then I found a couple of Fieros on the junkyard and I got all that I needed to fix mine and get rid of it, I had seats, hood, nose and rear in my backyard....wish I had kept as it had a lot of new parts, custom fiberglass work and paint, custom rims and a lot of mods on the engine and transmission including performance chip in the center console. Worst was rewiring the lights to go alternate up and down. Be careful with the stock radio, it smokes very easy. Same color as your originally. Good luck with yours.

    Jonas CourtneyJonas Courtney10 сарын өмнө
  • During this whole series I have been going back and forth on wanting a fiero. I think I've finally decided I don't want one after seeing how little aftermarket support there is and how much plastic the car is. That being said, I have a great respect to the people who can look at a car that will be a pain in the ass and want to repair it to its former glory. I'm just going to stick to wanting 70s and below metal cars. And an NA Miata.

    Brooks VPBrooks VP10 сарын өмнө
  • Great Job Ronald...when you started this car restore back in the early 20s I thought..."NO WAY" can this skinny kid with no tools fix this car...but WOW! better than I could have ever done...right on buddy.

    MongoSaqqara RadCatsMongoSaqqara RadCats10 сарын өмнө
  • dont you dare leave us hanging! you have to promise to give us updates or vlogs with this fiero after its finished!

    TopHat Videos Inc.TopHat Videos Inc.10 сарын өмнө
  • @11:50 made me smile

    jaycoleman11jaycoleman1110 сарын өмнө
  • This would look a lot better with larger rims that are bit wider and really low profile tires.

    Andrew CrockerAndrew Crocker10 сарын өмнө
  • anyone else think he looks like the "would you just look at it" guy @26:05 ?

    dethdeksdethdeks10 сарын өмнө
  • If this guy has all this money for these new parts and the restoration, he should use some of that money to buy some air tools. There is no way in hell I would be doing all that work with a rachet and socket set.

    gchsbusgchsbus10 сарын өмнө
  • First video I've come across from this channel. You're a prop-maker? Neat, Prop-making is what got me interested in body-work. After using gallons of Bondo, I figured I'd start to learn what it was supposed to be used for.

    verdatumverdatum10 сарын өмнө
  • Hi Ronald. I gotta give you a huge thumbs up for what you've done with this car. Seeing someone as young as you embrace this project, learning so many valuable skills along the way, and not being afraid to just go at it is something many should admire. Reminds me of when I was a kid...working on and restoring my first car. Good on ya man. Great job on the car, great job with editing the videos, and presentation. I've been following your updates since your first video in this series. Keep up the good work, it's paying off. Very very cool project.

    Kevin BaxterKevin Baxter10 сарын өмнө
  • Finger

    Kuzan-SteeleKuzan-Steele10 сарын өмнө

    frannyfranny10 сарын өмнө
  • What epoxy did you use?

    Elijah CollinsElijah Collins10 сарын өмнө