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Mini-Hack! This Chopped Up Fiero Is Ready For Summer Fun, On Or Off Road!

Mini-Hack! This Chopped Up Fiero Is Ready For Summer Fun, On Or Off Road!

Hot Rod Magazine’s penchant for taking the almighty sawzall might have earned ire with the Caddy-Hack and Ponti-Hack stories from 1987 and 1997, but the one that really got people wound up was Vette-Hack. The 1985 Chevrolet Corvette had been used, abused, flooded and left for dead when the destructive dream team of Freiburger, Finnegan (in his first starring role at the magazine) and our own Chad Reynolds went to town ripping the Corvette apart. Then it sat, and sat, and finally, like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, we saw it next as the glorious VetteKart. Since then, there have been stories of people duplicating that build, and good for them. But to see it done to a Fiero…well, that is certainly unexpected.

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Which is not to say bad. Shedding weight off of the 2,500 lb. sports car is already a decent start but getting rid of nearly every body panel and saving only the door beam seems extreme. The 2.8L V6 is still sitting mid-ship, ready to play. At least with the open body, there shouldn’t be any worry about an engine fire.

fierohack2 fierohack3 fierohack7The only disappointment is the automatic transmission, but that’s minor. Think of it as a low-slung Jeep, or any kind of dune buggy. It certainly would get attention, and other than aesthetic changes for individual tastes, we don’t see much to improve on. Sand dunes, here we come!

eBay Link: 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT custom

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3 thoughts on “Mini-Hack! This Chopped Up Fiero Is Ready For Summer Fun, On Or Off Road!

  1. BeaverMartin

    I actually really like the concept. I think some round plastic/fiberglass fenders and a flat hood with a recessed spare tire mount would set it off. I kinda want to change the headlights to rounds too. Add some BFG T/As and when money allows a Northstar v8. Awesome and unique road legal toy.

  2. Nick D.

    The stock Fiero GTs were no slowpoke. I’m sure with it’s weight halved this thing boogies. Needs a 3800 S/C

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