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Richard/SIA
Richard Brengman
No. Nevada
(396 posts)

Registered:
01/17/2014 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph GT6+ 225" Buick V6

Anyone ever look at '88 Fiero rear to Spit/GT6?
Posted by: Richard/SIA
Date: July 12, 2014 02:41AM

I found a complete '88 Fiero less engine, really cheap.
Not sure how well the rear suspension would adapt to the GT6, if at all.

I know the Fiero uses a strut and that can be modified.
Thinking use the strut mount holes to fit an upper "A" arm, add a coil-over shock.
Might be able to add the entire Fiero rear cradle, mount a diff and driveshafts.

Need to visit the local P&P with a tape measure, if they also have a Fiero on hand.

Mostly idle speculation until I can get a look at one.
Unless some one already knows the answers?


Richard/SIA
Richard Brengman
No. Nevada
(396 posts)

Registered:
01/17/2014 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph GT6+ 225" Buick V6

Re: Anyone ever look at '88 Fiero rear to Spit/GT6?
Posted by: Richard/SIA
Date: July 14, 2014 12:48AM

Now trying to locate a Merkur XR4Ti rear to look at.
Cannot find any pics on line but hope it is similar to T-Bird but smaller.
Very popular in the UK for swaps and appears good to around 300 HP.
I think it also comes with the correct PCD that I need, or very close.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3150 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Anyone ever look at '88 Fiero rear to Spit/GT6?
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 22, 2014 05:18PM

Putting the V6 up front ? Mazda RX7 is a complete modular diff/suspension unit. A t-axle with torque tube,(944/etc), would help weight dist. and lend chassis rigidity. roverman.


Richard/SIA
Richard Brengman
No. Nevada
(396 posts)

Registered:
01/17/2014 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph GT6+ 225" Buick V6

Re: Anyone ever look at '88 Fiero rear to Spit/GT6?
Posted by: Richard/SIA
Date: July 28, 2014 11:18PM

Thought about a TA but there are few choices available.

Porsche and Audi seem to be about it at reasonable cost.
All fairly old now and none with a stellar reputation.

The added bulk might make fitting the fuel tank a challenge.

A Delorean/Puegeot might be nice as I know they handle moderate V8's but they are now too rare.


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