MICE INFESTED Car Restoration 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT Part 2 – Complete Disaster Car Detailing

welcome back guys to Stauffer Garage part two of the
pontiac fiero project this one is going to be a doozy because not only have I
found mouse turds still remain and inside the car so we still have mice in
there but we’re also going to go ahead and find out what’s underneath the
engine bay for the first time today I picked up a battery so we can power that
power all the electronics inside the dashboard inside the car figure out
what’s working because the main goal for today is I want to rip everything out of
the interior I want to pull it all out find the mice nest mouse nest mice nests
anyways find the nest figure out where it is
because I need to get them out of the car before winter truly gets here I mean
right now it’s 34 degrees so it’s a bit chilly but I don’t want to be getting
any colder and I want to get the car inside the garage so we can really get
started on this project so if you guys are new and you guys enjoy these
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go to get started all right here’s the moment of truth
let’s see that’s not promising this is supposed to be the hood or at least
solenoid right here it looks like we have no power whatsoever all right we’re still not releasing all
right don’t be completely honest I have no idea what to do now. I looked online
they said drill it out that didn’t work. they also say bust open the taillights
as a last resort. I just found a mouse. the last thing that somebody mentioned
was take a chainsaw to the rear decklid I don’t know what to do guys that’s actually the craziest thing those
little guys right there are metal inserts that clip in and there’s a screw
behind it but they’re metal tabs whereas today those would all the plastic
push ins you guys got to see this before I pull
this out alright guys so yesterday we left off
with project Fiero and there was rain coming in and it was getting really
nasty so I had to stop but yesterday the main goal was just to start figuring out
where everything was and we definitely figured that out we found all of the
mice nests at least currently inside the cabin bay I’m gonna start pulling out
the panels today I want to get the carpet ripped out but all the panels
have to be literally sprayed down with vinegar bleach or Lysol something to
potentially worry about getting rid of all the urine and poop and potentially
the virus that mice can carry yeah that kind of scares me but this is day 2 of
the Fiero part 2 well I bought this bolt set and I bought the wrong ones so I
can’t get the seat belt off so I can’t get these column pieces off because they
wrap on the seat belts but to be honest it ain’t a bad thing because if you look
at the seat belts I think that’s the mice that did that that’s the only thing
I can think of is they actually chewed through the seat belts that stinks look
like I’ll be in this looking out for new seat belts too so we’re going to the
store real quick let’s go to the store and let’s go get some star bolts it’s
alright and we’re back. Thank You autozone for having the right bits in stock it’s crazy you can see here the
insulation that’s gone this is what the mice have taken and chewed out right here
as well to get to the to build a nest so it just shows this thing had been
sitting for a lot longer I think than they said there’s no way this thing
had only been sitting for two years no way no way
here let me show you something you can see here down in the bottom of the door
they built the nest inside there as well so this is a seat belt that have been
chewed through alright now it’s time to get the headliner oh this is gonna be
yucky that’s why I didn’t go over there and do
that ah dang it hate when the glasses fog up especially
in a car this nasty that’s typically what happens with
headliners they’re so brittle and thin and this one in particular I mean it was
already broken in several places but it just literally falls out but to be
honest the roof don’t look too bad bare like that either
let’s get this back piece out because this is where the nest was the biggest
one right there in the back one thing I recommend that anybody does if
they’re even into cars at all or if they don’t just taking apart a car like it’s
such a cool learning experience to be able to take a car apart and to work on
it by just pulling everything out you learn so much so now that we’ve gotten to this point
it’s time to clean up the both sides where I have all the bolts and
everything and then get the carpet pulled out and then start working on
pulling out some more of the das especially the HVAC system it’s like the last piece
cuz I got the mouse nests in the top but probably down in the blower assembly is
a whole bunch more so get that pulled out and then we’ll we’ll go from there
oh this is not good you guys guessed it let me show you this one those were some
of the carpet stains were coming from it’s a hole
you got another hole down there it looks like you got more rust more rust this is
pretty rested but that’s a big-ass hole and then there’s some rust up there from
the mice but that’s definitely where they were coming in and over there all right so driver-side carpets out and
they still got one hole two hole and then it’s all rusted but it’s not punch
through yet but that’ll all have to be ripped out I
mean you can see the mice where I’ve got a nest in there too got a nest
everywhere and the whole back side of this as I messed up they’re all inside
there I have to find it and rip it out so to be honest guys it’s kind of to the
point now where I’m questioning whether or not project Fiero needs to be project
scrapped if it’s floorboards of that rusty I’m concerned like the subframes
and everything especially in the back where the engine is because I mean I
still haven’t even gotten to the engine bay yet to see how bad that engine bay
is and see if that subframes completely rusted through to because if it is I
mean I can patch the floor in the driver’s side and the passenger’s side
and reweld in new metal pieces but if the whole frame is rusted I mean it’s
just a matter of time that it falls apart so

Bernard Jenkins


  1. Make sure you HIT Subscribe to see more videos like that and more detailing transformations!
    Seems like the verdict is to ditch this build and scrap it!

  2. Junk it if that much if the wiring is chewed thru then send it to scrape we have had a few of those they are not worth much even completely done up unfortunately

  3. I think you should drop a hellcat motor in there. Nothing beats a 707 hp plastic car.

  4. As much as I would love to see how you restore this car it honestly isn't worth it, it's basically the mice's car at this point lol..just sell the parts

  5. Pretty sure I have the Plague now just from watching this… I need a shower and some oxygen. Scrap it!

  6. Clean up the good parts and sell them. You'll make money, enough people out there needing parts.

  7. What the heck is going on Youtube? Stauffers Garage isnt in any of my suggestions and wont give me a notification that there is a new video!!

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