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Sofa King
Sofa King HalfDork
4/26/22 8:55 p.m.

Just mocked up a front spoiler. I'm open to opinions...

jimbob_racing SuperDork
4/26/22 9:24 p.m.

Spoiler looks awesome.

Pushrod Reader
4/26/22 9:42 p.m.

In reply to jimbob_racing :

Some things never go out of style....

bigeyedfish Reader
4/27/22 8:54 a.m.

Every now and then, I get a big head and think I've built up a decent skill set.  Then I find a thread like this to bring me back to reality.  This is awesome.  Keep up the good work.

dherr (Forum Supporter)
dherr (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/27/22 9:01 a.m.

This rocks so much! Has to go down as the best Fiero "kit car" build ever conceived. I hate the fake Ferraris and Lambo kits on a Fiero body, especially when the doors and windshield are obviously Fiero parts but this complete reskinning of the car just looks so right. Love the speedster look, keep it going, we are all loving it!

Sofa King
Sofa King HalfDork
4/27/22 9:27 a.m.

In reply to bigeyedfish :

Thanks! I appreciate the compliment! But, I'm just making this up as I go along. If it wasn't for GRM and the $2000 Challenge, I wouldn't even be in the hobby. There is nothing more empowering than a cheap car to start with! I love figuring out how to do things with my limited skill set and budget. 

maschinenbau UltraDork
4/27/22 9:43 a.m.

In reply to Sofa King :

Speaking of, is this potentially a Challenge car...?

Sofa King
Sofa King HalfDork
4/27/22 10:07 a.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

It could be, I'm still under $1000, and I have all of the Fiero body that I could sell. I'm not going to try to force it under budget, there are things that I want to do that might take me over, but it would be fun to do another Challenge.

JeremyJ Reader
4/27/22 10:37 a.m.

I have to admit that when I started on page 1, I was like, "Yeah, right. This is going to be a mess." But by the end of page 2, you've absolutely made a believer out of me. Nice work. I look forward to seeing the final body shape. Speedster FTW. 

RacetruckRon Dork
4/27/22 11:19 a.m.

This is a great usage of left over parts. Look forward to seeing more of this.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy SuperDork
4/27/22 11:41 a.m.

Super cool!  Keep it up!

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 UltraDork
4/27/22 12:31 p.m.

Unreal. "Leftover Europa parts" is not a sentence that ends in any good way but this one. Well done. 

agp1956 New Reader
4/27/22 1:17 p.m.

 I am enamored with your Europa on steroids concept. It is good to see your project moving forward.

oppositelocksmith New Reader
4/27/22 2:21 p.m.



Simply awesome build!


chandler UltimaDork
4/27/22 3:05 p.m.

As a guy who has "most of" two Elites I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.


Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/27/22 3:08 p.m.

In reply to Sofa King :

It would be beyond epic to have two Europas at the Challenge though!

slowbird UltraDork
4/28/22 10:43 a.m.

Somehow this is so much better than most Fiero "kit cars" and body swaps. Great job so far.

maschinenbau UltraDork
4/28/22 10:58 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

Possibly 3 Challenge Europas if you count the one Brotus7 sold recently...

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/28/22 3:41 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

Ooh I forgot his was under budget!

paddygarcia Reader
4/28/22 4:39 p.m.


Sofa King
Sofa King HalfDork
4/28/22 5:16 p.m.

Attached the lower side body panels. Created these by laying up fiberglass  over the edge of a plastic folding table to create a flat sheet with a 90. Then turned it over, screwed the reveal to the table and radiused it over a 2x4 to give them the  right rocker panel shape, then locked it in with another layer of glass. Wish I had better photos of the process but it worked better than I expected.

StripesSA1 Reader
4/29/22 8:01 a.m.

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
4/29/22 9:58 a.m.

I ship a lot of car parts. Most of them big, bulky, awkward. I've gotten to where I can see the shape and know how to cut, rearrange, and tape a box back together to fit any shape I need it to.

You sir, have done this with two automobiles and I berkeleying love it. 

Sofa King
Sofa King HalfDork
4/29/22 4:55 p.m.

Body is back off the chassis. Feels like a step backwards, but necessary for adding strength to the shell.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy PowerDork
4/29/22 5:12 p.m.

In reply to Sofa King :


It there a third Lotus, or did the Yellow car become Black?

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