Does anyone else out there have a Fierro 600?

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Does anyone else out there have a Fierro 600?

Post by dfhtrhjn » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:26 pm

I was wondering if there are any more of these in circulation. There were only 14 made so it may be a stretch.
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Re: Does anyone else out there have a Fierro 600?

Post by John S. » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:33 am

I remember they used Pinto steel doors and a Vega hatch.

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Post by letterman7 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:08 pm

First one I've actually seen outside of the advertisements. Looks great!

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Post by dfhtrhjn » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks, I really like the car. I'm beginning to think they all ended up in junk yards or something.

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Post by Dale M. » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:19 pm

Looks a lot like a PUMA, but I think it has better lines....

Try Google search "Fierro 600" lots of "hits"...

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Post by Lo Cash John » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:25 pm

Man I have ALWAYS wanted one of those! I remeber seeing an article in Kit Car magazine back in the 80's and fell in love. They were so well thought out with the pinto doors and Vega hatch. Sort of a Kelmark GT but a lot better for all weather conditions.

I search The Samba, Ebay, Craigs list, etc from time to time hoping to score one.

You said there were only 14 built. How do you know this and what other history/stats do you have?

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Post by dstar5000 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:08 am

The Kelmark GT was another one, more widely produced.
Try that in your searches.

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Post by dfhtrhjn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:12 pm

A friend at the shop I go to was sifting through a bunch of old hot vw magazines from the 80s when I happen to be there with the car. There was a small paragraph on the guy, Joesph Fierro and the 14 of these. The car has been my daily driver for over a year now, it's really well built.

There's very little vw left under all of it. Most of the pan and stuff is cut away; it still mounts a vw tranny and mostly vw/compatible suspension. The rockers panels, some body mounts, floor, and stuff are gone replaced with a wide chomoly cage in the shape of the car you see that surrounds the driver from top to bottom, side to side. Has fiberglass floors too. The whole body is sitting on that cage. The cage is hidden by well placed fiberglass upholstery panels so you'd never be able to tell until you strip everything out (which is what I did, then put it back together). It has a ford steering collumn, nissan 280z taillights, totally custom wiring, and weighs a few hundred pounds less than my Porsche 912 did. (I'm guessing about 1600-1700lbs based my ability to push it up hills by myself)

I can't imagine how many hours of labor it took to build one originally.

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Post by Fierro friend » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:05 am

I have what I think is the next to last one built. I met Joe Fierro at the 1985 Kitcar show held at Knott's Berry farm. I began working for him while earning enough money to buy a body kit. I do know that Joe was having personal problems at the time, but I was unaware that the body in the mold was to be the last. With his help, I installed the body on the pan at his factory, and installed a Mazda 13B rotary engine with a Kennedy adapter.

I have finished the mechanicals and most of the body prep work for paint and interior. The project has been idle for some time as life happens and money went to other projects. I may be able to answer questions regarding the construction if there is interest.

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Post by dfhtrhjn » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:15 pm

The car is coming along pretty well, here are some newer pics.

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Post by WickedWagens » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:41 pm

That looks really nice. Very nice body lines.
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Post by bo » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:33 pm

nice carthe gottis look at home on it

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Post by Darryl Castone » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:58 pm

Yeah i own one myself.
i just finished restoring it for the most part.
it has a matching steering wheel, and eventually im getting new wheels to compliment its style.
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not sure how i want to change the tail lights
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Post by WickedWagens » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:57 pm

You can change the e-mail you are registered with in your profile.

I like the dual/corvette tail light look.
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Post by Chris V » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:38 pm

^x2

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