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What stupid thing I did to my Fiero today...... by kgoodyear
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So I'm mounting my new racing seats into my 87 GTP. I had to kind of modify how they are mounted to make a bit more room for my head. I drilled a hole through the floor and right squarely into the radiator pipe. I patched it until I can figure out what I am going to do. Now I have to figure out another way to mount my seats too!!

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So I'm mounting my new racing seats into my 87 GTP. I had to kind of modify how they are mounted to make a bit more room for my head. I drilled a hole through the floor and right squarely into the radiator pipe. I patched it until I can figure out what I am going to do. Now I have to figure out another way to mount my seats too!!




We have all had days like that.

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The Fiero store carry's new coolant pipes for $129.00. or you could try taking the pipe down and soldering up the hole. Either way you'll need a high lift but I don't see too many alternatives. If you have an 88 then the high lift may not be necessary.

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The Fiero store carry's new coolant pipes for $129.00. or you could try taking the pipe down and soldering up the hole. Either way you'll need a high lift but I don't see too many alternatives. If you have an 88 then the high lift may not be necessary.




Fortunately I do have a car lift. After the car, it was the first thing I bought. I don't see how anyone can work on a Fiero or for that matter any car without one! Right now just wrapped it in a rubber hose with a pipe clamp while I continue working on finishing up the interior.

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The Fiero store carry's new coolant pipes for $129.00. or you could try taking the pipe down and soldering up the hole. Either way you'll need a high lift but I don't see too many alternatives. If you have an 88 then the high lift may not be necessary.
Isn't pipe made of low grade SS?
SS and most solders hate each other. Many time may look joint is stuck but act as "Cold joint" and fail anytime later.

Many Epoxy and other "glues" can have similar problems.

hole need a patch or plug not just solder etc.

Can use rubber and whatever clamp(s) to seal simple holes.
Normal house plumbing as example... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B...129011_t2_B00HYWESX2
Small hole can be done w/ smaller clamp.

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Hey Kgood, welcome to the human race ! We all goof up here and there.
To bad you don't live by me. I work in a steel fabrication shop and the welders there would easily be able to patch it up. I brought my whole Fiero in there for frame repair If theres a similar shop near you give them a try. Maybe theres a helpful person there who can remedy your problem.
Theres also a pair of coolant lines on ebay. There for an 88,
Whatever the case, I hope you find a fix to your problem.
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Hey Kgood, welcome to the human race ! We all goof up here and there.
To bad you don't live by me. I work in a steel fabrication shop and the welders there would easily be able to patch it up. I brought my whole Fiero in there for frame repair If theres a similar shop near you give them a try. Maybe theres a helpful person there who can remedy your problem.
Theres also a pair of coolant lines on ebay. There for an 88,
Whatever the case, I hope you find a fix to your problem.
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Ok....This is a sarcastic comment so just laugh at it; Said with unabated enthusiasm, "To mount your seats, you should go inward! Mount them to the center console! Use a Loooooonnnnggg drill and drill holes thru the center console for mounting screws.......WAIT! Was there something special about the center console on fieros....? Anyway, you may want to smoke a cig while doing the drilling!"

(Actually, there was a couple of guys WELDING on a gas tank somewhere- You can imagine how that.....Flamed out......).
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Ok....This is a sarcastic comment so just laugh at it; Said with unabated enthusiasm, "To mount your seats, you should go inward! Mount them to the center console! Use a Loooooonnnnggg drill and drill holes thru the center console for mounting screws.......WAIT! Was there something special about the center console on fieros....? Anyway, you may want to smoke a cig while doing the drilling!"

(Actually, there was a couple of guys WELDING on a gas tank somewhere- You can imagine how that.....Flamed out......).



That's funny!!!
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I have actually recently set myself on fire.......HIGH FIVE!
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I have actually recently set myself on fire.......HIGH FIVE!


You win! cvxjet, i hope you are alright.
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I was trying to burn a bucket of Goathead weed.....It was down to smoldering, so I took a paper cup of gas and threw it on it....Then my hand/cup caught fire....Never felt any heat- just slapped it out (The cup was a little worse for wear, tho.....) (Lesson learned...Let the fire go out completely, then add gas)
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I was trying to burn a bucket of Goathead weed.....It was down to smoldering, so I took a paper cup of gas and threw it on it....Then my hand/cup caught fire....Never felt any heat- just slapped it out (The cup was a little worse for wear, tho.....) (Lesson learned...Let the fire go out completely, then add gas)


A mistake is just a lesson learned only if one reflects on it. You still win!! I am glad you are good to go.
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Yeah. I really don't want to talk about it. Not happy.
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Yeah. I really don't want to talk about it. Not happy.


It's like flying, if you walk away it's a good landing......

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It's like flying, if you walk away it's a good landing......


I did walk away but did not stick the landing. It will not just buff out.
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I did walk away but did not stick the landing. It will not just buff out.


Can you blame someone else?

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I did walk away but did not stick the landing. It will not just buff out.


What did I miss? I hope everything is Ok.
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What did I miss? I hope everything is Ok.


So GTGeff you can see here you have some good folk wondering how things are going. I think maybe you should cowboy up and let us know what is going on. Perhaps we might be able to help.

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Something similar happened on a non-Fiero race car, but a metal coolant pipe with a hole. Used a piece of appropriately sized radiator hose, smeared a thin coat of RTV on it, and then used hose clamps to hold it in place. It wasn't a problem before we scrapped the engine years later.
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