Our Past Projects
Ghosts of past projects ..
1979 Fiat X/19
This incredible little Fiat has been stored in a barn since about 1987. This car is so complete, even the tires are still original.
1985 Pontiac Fiero Spyder
Originally a GT, this 4 speed car was turned into an autocross racer in it's prior life. It came to us via a trade and was a great summer ride. Unfortunately due to it having no top at all, it was limited to sunny days. I got caught MANY times in the rain in this car. The rear lid was sectioned for the roll bar. We did custom Dzus pins to hold it together, but it opened in 2 parts. The wheels were from a leftover Ferarri 308 kit. While too wide for the body, they gave the car an aggressive stance which made it look okay.
1986 Pontiac Fiero 2M4
This car was a test bed for suspension pieces. It had Herb Adams sway bars, Falken 205/60R15 tires on '86 GT wheels all the way around, and special high damper shocks/struts to make it handle. It did too - just as well as a stock '88 Formula (which replaced it).
1986 Pontiac Fiero SE
The story on this car is what makes it memorable. I had to go to court twice over this car - once to get it back from an seller that didn't want to pay, and once to get rid of it (from a buyer that didn't want to pay). This was a 4 speed 2M6 that was not a bad car, but the last time I saw it it was in the process of being destroyed by the owner because she had no idea how to change a clutch.
1988 Pontiac Fiero Coupe
I sold this 4 cylinder, 5 speed coupe to a "friend of a friend". He wanted to come get it, but could only get a truck and tow dolly on a specific day. So he came for the car, and that was the last time I saw him or the car. I never saw any money - he never saw a title. I gave up chasing him because the car wasn't worth it.
1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula
Bought as a base for a Ferarri 308 rebody, once I found out that there were only 437 yellow Formula's ever made I started to reconsider. I kept this one the longest, but the harsh New England winter took it away from me. Rust ate through the floor pan and it couldn't be saved. Parts live on in many other cars, namely the entire interior in my current white Formula.
1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula #2
There's a reason you don't buy flood vehicles ... ok, MANY reasons why. Sadly this 1988 yellow Formula was under Katrina waters for too long, and was far worse than you can imagine. It gave up a lot of good pieces, but never ran again.
1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula T-Top
An original CJB car, this one had only 80k on it when bought. It had lived in Virginia and was extremely clean, but found it's way to Maine where it was sitting with a bad 3.4 installed. A club member's bad luck yielded a driveable chassis, which gave it a new engine. It was later hit in the passenger's door and totalled. These pix were taken shortly before it went off to become a test mule for fiberglass panels.
1992 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (4.9 Engine Donor)
This $235 auction car needed a jump start and some quick repairs to the body work to keep things from falling off and then it was driven 1200 miles as you see it from Mass to Alabama where it gave it's engine for my Formula. Yes, there were some looks and comments along the way.
1994 Nissan Altima
This $450 eBay purchase turned out to be relatively decent. It needed a starter, battery, MAF, ignition module and a good tune up to get it running.
LED License Plate Lights
Just a side project we worked on to test the feasibility of LED license plate lighting. The prototype had 12 surface mounted white LEDs on a horizontal carrier.