With the mounting plate finished and painted, the stereo system was completely installed. The system sounds great great (4x50w) and the iPod integration works terrific. Surprisingly this was an easy installation, and only took 3-4 hours (total time).
I finished the installation of the Fiero sub woofers, and powered up the SST radio for a test run. I still have a wiring mess to hide, …but it sounded great!
The new SST radio comes with a flush mounting kit. This allows the controller to be mounted “properly” in the dash – rather than using the standard bracket. In order to mount it in the Fiero, …like everything else, …fabrication needs to be done. I used 16 gauge steel to create a mounting plate.
I need to install the interior door panels, …and finish installing the sound system, …but aside from those two elements, the interior is done.
Big day. After 7 months of hard work, the dash is finally back in. I still need to add the components – such as the extra gauges and the MP3 player. But it is satisfying to see this interior come together. FINALLY.
I re-used the original grille for the front window vent on the PISA dash. I cut off all the mounting tabs, sandblasted the old paint off, then I put on a fresh coat of black paint to match the rest of the interior. An epoxy based adhesive was used to attach the grille to the […]
The original speaker grilles (both front and rear) were re-covered with speaker cloth. I used 3M spray adhesive to attach the cloth.
The upholstery on the centre console/armrest is now complete. The openings for the shifter and the window switches were created.
When I received the interior pieces back, some of the holes I cut out were covered by the leatherette installation. I used a marker to outline the cuts, a box-cutter knife to slice the leatherette, and super glue to adhere. Super glue works best because it sets fast (10 seconds) – no need to clamp […]
Painting, painting, and more painting. It is really amazing how many pieces you have to paint when you are changing the colour of the interior.