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Grand Prix GTP seats in a Fiero? by Purple86GT
Started on: 04-05-2012 12:09 PM
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Report this Post04-05-2012 12:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm working on a 3800SC swap and the 2001 GTP has nice leather heated seats.

Would they fit in the Fiero? (if i swap the tracks, etc.. but would they be too tall? has anyone done it?

And what about getting the heated seats to work? is that possible?

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Report this Post04-05-2012 12:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If they are anything like my 1994 GP... they are WIDE seats, and probably don't fit. Check the width. I would think they are too tall also, but width should be a problem.
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Report this Post04-05-2012 12:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll admit that's not the answer I wanted to hear. :P

I will measure the seats and keep my fingers crossed.
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Report this Post07-20-2013 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for InfernoClick Here to Email InfernoSend a Private Message to InfernoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
and did this ever get tried?
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Report this Post07-21-2013 12:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DimeMachineSend a Private Message to DimeMachineEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think I measured them once and determined they are too wide.
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Report this Post07-21-2013 11:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for InfernoClick Here to Email InfernoSend a Private Message to InfernoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I decided today to try them. I have a set of GP GTP SE Leather seats here so I said why not try it. They do fit in the car but there is some fabricating of the mounting system from the old sliders to the new seat. I will post a DIY once it is done.
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Report this Post07-22-2013 08:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Slow6Click Here to Email Slow6Send a Private Message to Slow6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Inferno:

I decided today to try them. I have a set of GP GTP SE Leather seats here so I said why not try it. They do fit in the car but there is some fabricating of the mounting system from the old sliders to the new seat. I will post a DIY once it is done.


Sweet. Looking forward to reading! For anyone else considering doing this swap consider the 04-08 seats as they are quite a bit more comfortable.

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Report this Post07-23-2013 12:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for race9887Click Here to Email race9887Send a Private Message to race9887Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
check here http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123557.html

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Report this Post07-23-2013 12:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dematrix86gtClick Here to Email dematrix86gtSend a Private Message to dematrix86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Was thinking of trying the GTO seats. anyone tried them yet?
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Originally posted by dematrix86gt:

Was thinking of trying the GTO seats. anyone tried them yet?


I have a GTO and can tell you from personal experience that they seem to sit quite a bit higher up. With that being said they are extremely comfortable.
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Report this Post07-24-2013 01:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for InfernoClick Here to Email InfernoSend a Private Message to InfernoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok so they will fit in the car, and with some fabrication you can get the rails to mount up, but the big problem I found right away is they are too loose feeling and with them being leather and rubbing on the door and center console it makes a leather squeak sound that is real annoying.

I took measurements and lots of photos but in the end I decided against installing them. I will look for some other seats that will work instead.

I will post pic tomorrow.

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Report this Post07-24-2013 09:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for InfernoClick Here to Email InfernoSend a Private Message to InfernoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok here is my info on the GTP seats in the Fiero

Seat comparison with both in original sliders.


The sliders on both


Seat measurements. The GTP Seat bottom is about 21.5" wide at the widest.


The Fiero seat at its widest is about 19.25"


GTP Seat Back is about 23"


Fiero Seat Back is about 19.75"


GTP Bottom with rail removed.


GTP Bottom with rail removed holes are about 15 3/8" on center for mounting holes.


Fiero Seat Bottom with rail removed.


Fiero Seat bottom with rail removed measures about 13.5" on center for mounting holes.


Stock Fiero seat rails mounting holes line up with the GTP seats. But are too far apart by almost 2".



In order to have the seat rail slider movement armature to function you must cut this much off each side of the GTP seat mounts.



I did place a GTP seat in the car without any rail system on it to see how it felt. It felt good BUT when the door was closed the leather seats would rub on both sides making a bunch of squeaky noises.

As well in order to have the rail system work you would need to install a cross brace from side to side then drill holes for the rails to mount to.

Can the seats fit? Answer YES.

Is it practical? Answer In my opinion NO.
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Report this Post07-24-2013 09:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DimeMachineSend a Private Message to DimeMachineEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for taking the time to document this. You just saved a lot of people a lot of work - we appreciate it!

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Report this Post07-24-2013 11:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That was worth an A++++
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