It’s been a while since we last heard about Ronnie Finger’s 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 revival program. He had dredged the mid-engined wonder from it’s resting place, had managed to wake up the four-banger, had gotten it to drive, and even had gone to the trouble of fixing some items on the car, like the hidden headlight motors. Overall, progress was looking pretty solid for the Fiero. They might not be your personal cup of tea, but we’re all about seeing a novice wrench learning how to bring their own car back to life, and it’s these kinds of videos that give us hope for the future. You might not think highly about a car like the Fiero, but someone does because they’re now that 30-year-old classic that’s ripe for the restoration.
Speaking of restorations…it’s time to finally address the Fiero’s one gigantic problem point. No, not the fuel tank…while it has it’s own drama surrounding it, we mean the disaster pit of an interior. Fieros are small cars…two seats, two wells for the driver and passenger to sit in, and plenty of 1980s-spec GM pleather and plastic to deal with. The gut of Ronnie’s car should be a camel color, but in reality it’s “quick, get the gloves and the bleach” shades of mold, with some rusty bolts and tattered headliner present for good measure. And just to add salt to the wound, it’s got that lovely GM quirk of a floppy tilt steering column that is a royal pain in the ass to take care of. All in a day’s work, right?