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Firebird/trans am dash swap near east TN by linuxpowered88
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Anyone done this swap near or in East TN. Would anyone be willing to assist me in exchange for cash / beer / other services? I dont have any parts yet just trying to see if help is out there (not a fiberglass kinda guy) and cost. Thanks
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I have a '96 Firebird dash in storage right now. It is in excellent shape, the airbag was not deployed.
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what do you want for it and are you near Jacksonville fl by chance?
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Also do you have the doors etc. Sorry i want to swap the whole interior
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If you are not a fiberglass type of guy the doors are going to be the hardest part...they don't just bolt on...you have to cut about a foot off of them and make your own ends out of fiberglass to make it look right. I would suggest start with the dash and work your way towards the entire interior.

The dash practically just bolts in, with some trimming needed for the piece between the windshield and the dash.

But make no mistake the firebird interior is a lot of work. Check out this thread in the construction zone...everything you need to know is in there. if you have any questions PM me and I will help you personally by email. Thanks..
- Jonathan

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000119-27.html

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Are you the guy with the red bumperpad notchie at the Sears Auto Center?

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I am in middle Tennessee but I am doing a c5 interior in my N* once I finish up on suspension... I got all the parts just not the time.

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I am in middle Tennessee but I am doing a c5 interior in my N* once I finish up on suspension... I got all the parts just not the time.



Are you planning on using the C5 gauges? That's kind of tricky since the data is all digital.
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Are you the guy with the red bumperpad notchie at the Sears Auto Center?





Nope im an 88 formula with a v8 swap and dropped. just looking to make it look better now it goes.
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If you are not a fiberglass type of guy the doors are going to be the hardest part...they don't just bolt on...you have to cut about a foot off of them and make your own ends out of fiberglass to make it look right. I would suggest start with the dash and work your way towards the entire interior.

The dash practically just bolts in, with some trimming needed for the piece between the windshield and the dash.

But make no mistake the firebird interior is a lot of work. Check out this thread in the construction zone...everything you need to know is in there. if you have any questions PM me and I will help you personally by email. Thanks..
- Jonathan

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000119-27.html


Thanks for the information. This is why im seeking help. I can fix anything that moves but fiberglass is an art. Nice to know a real fiero owner (not just a daily driver owner) in the area.
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Are you planning on using the C5 gauges? That's kind of tricky since the data is all digital.


gutting a c5. cluster and using the firebird motors behind c5 panel.. or atleast attempt it.... I will have to calibrate the speedio if can make it all work, do not see why it will not but have to get firebird cluster I am waiting onn c5 cluster. should have it. wednessday.
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gutting a c5. cluster and using the firebird motors behind c5 panel.. or atleast attempt it.... I will have to calibrate the speedio if can make it all work, do not see why it will not but have to get firebird cluster I am waiting onn c5 cluster. should have it. wednessday.


Gutting the c5 cluster and using firebird motors is going to be problematic. I had both in my hands and considered trying that, but the problem is that the C5 gauges are 180 degree sweep. The Firebird are 90 degree sweep. I suppose it possible to recalibrate that somehow but it exceeded my ability or desire to try. I looked through every type of cluster I could and nothing else uses 180 degree sweep. Thanks GM!

Almost nothing in the C5 cluster works the same as firebird or fiero so it's a hard thing to do. Not that it can't be done but not easily. The early 4th gen camaro cluster is a better swap for the C5 dash.

Here's some discussion and a few pics remaining of the Camaro cluster in the C5 dash.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...-1-064125-3.html#p88

There was some talk of getting the C5 cluster itself to work in the Fiero, but I don't think it ever went anywhere.

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Thanks for the information. This is why im seeking help. I can fix anything that moves but fiberglass is an art. Nice to know a real fiero owner (not just a daily driver owner) in the area.


I know I jumped in the middle here between two Tennesseans but to be clear I am in the Houston area.
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I am 2 hours from Jacksonville, just east of Tampa. I paid $400.00 for it. I'd like to get that much for it. It is dark grey/black in color. It's not easy finding a dash without the passenger air bag having been deployed.
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I am 2 hours from Jacksonville, just east of Tampa. I paid $400.00 for it. I'd like to get that much for it. It is dark grey/black in color. It's not easy finding a dash without the passenger air bag having been deployed.


The airbag deployed is no big deal. In fact it's better that way because you don't really want pyrotechnics sitting in your dash if you don't need it. My dash originally had an undeployed airbag, and I eventually removed it and put an amp there in that spot.
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There is no airbag, but the dash is still in one piece. I also have the console.
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Has any of the work been done to make this go in or is it other than the air bag still stock? Also does the price include center console?
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Nothing has been done to the dash, it is as it came out of the Firebird.
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