Ronnie’s progress with his Pontiac Fiero has been astounding. The man is focused on the details and is as in-depth as they get, which makes all of the work involved in bringing a derelict, abandoned Fiero back to life very interesting. You learn things that a lot of YouTubers gloss over or don’t do. Sure, getting the engine running is one thing, but what about the detailing? Fixing brakes is a great idea, but what about bushings or bearings or the other vitally important parts and pieces? That’s why we’ve been watching a bone-stock 1980s wedge come back to life with enthusiasm, because until this thing is gleaming and as done as he intends it on being, there is always more work to do.
Part of the Fiero’s charm is that it was seriously innovative for General Motors. One thing that really stood out were the composite body panels bolted to a spaceframe that was stout enough to be comparable to a Volvo as far as safety went. Not bad for a little pocket rocket that was meant to be a commuter car and not a sports car. The spaceframe design is why people use Fieros for kit cars…unbolt the GM-supplied body, and bolt on whatever you want it to be. In the case of this car, Ronnie just wants the car to look like any other 1985 Fiero. But before that happens, some damages have to be addressed, and that’s where the technical part of this video comes in. Plastic fillers, fiberglass and more will come into play as old, cracked and beat-up parts get prepared before the whole deal goes in for repainting.