Sunday, March 29, 2015

1k: Riot Act: 1985ish Pontiac Fiero Trike

The Pontiac Fiero is a punching bag in the automotive community.  It gets hammer with mullet jokes and constantly second guessed with what it could have been comments by armchair engineers.   In truth it really deserves some of that abuse...but this?  It doesn't really deserve to be turned into this homemade trike on a Pontiac Fiero chassis offered for $2,000 located near Lincoln, NE via craigslist.  Tip from Andy L.

This trike starts off with a wheelbase a few feet longer than a stock Fiero, and you are sitting at least a foot higher than originally.  For all the elegance (and execution) of the rear, the front looks like a poorly executed policeman's riot shield that is only a yellow coat of paint away from doing a great impression of Spongebob Squarepants. 

Let's talk a little bit about safety today kids.  Specifically kids who ever plan on having kids.  If you build a custom trike based thing and you end up with no seat belts and the driver straddling the transmission hump -- you might want to move the shifter before you end up  in the ER after a simple 5mph impact. Trauma surgeon before operating on a groin: Bob, you are back --were you playing muggle quidditch again? Bob:  No, I bought a Fiero trike and ran over a speed bump.

Where does the passenger put his legs?


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    Just to balance out the bad juju...

    1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula V6 5-Speed Bright Red Only 7K Original Miles

    1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula

  2. My eyes! My eyes! That horrible image is now burned into my retinas! I'll never see another Fiero again without seeing that!
    Someone should take his tools away.

  3. Hey, wait a minute: if you bought this, you could turn it into an awesome Ferrari 328 Trike. Then you would really have something.....

  4. You guys are hilarious. Give this guy some credit. Who in the hell would ever do this? Why would they do it? What moved this builder to waste so much time? What was his childhood like? Why does he love Fieros? Why did he use a shower door for the front? Inquiring minds want to know. DT should find an interview the guy for a new feature: Why DId You Do It?

    1. You have a good point. I've built a few vehicle in my time, but I have never built anything like this. We certainly can't say that he doesn't have a singular vision.

    2. More like....why does he hate Fieros?

  5. Dang. Look at it from the front and it reminds you strongly of something Lovely Rita, The Meter Maid uses.

  6. Dang. Look at it from the front and it reminds you strongly of something Lovely Rita, The Meter Maid uses.


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