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Any comfortable way to sleep in a Fiero? by americasfuture2k
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Report this Post05-13-2010 07:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for americasfuture2kSend a Private Message to americasfuture2kDirect Link to This Post
I was thinking, if your small enough of course, curling up in the fetal position on the pass. Side floor board and using a pillow in the pass. Seat and snoozing away. You won't care how uncomfortable you are if you're dead-ass tired as long as you can lay down and lay your head down. The wake up stretch ain't happenin sleeping this way of course

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No.

At least not for me, being 6'3". Oh I could do it, but without even an inkling of comfort, I'm sure.
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Originally posted by americasfuture2k:
curling up in the fetal position on the pass. Side floor board and using the pass. Seat as a pillow and snoozing away.


I have done exactly this many times. Of course that was long ago when i was much younger, much more flexible and didnt wake up with stiff sore joints but yeah it works.

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Report this Post05-13-2010 08:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierocarpartsClick Here to Email fierocarpartsSend a Private Message to fierocarpartsDirect Link to This Post
You have to fill in the floor board with stuff to make it level, then it isn't bad. Been camping in my Fiero.

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Report this Post05-13-2010 09:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pmbrunelleClick Here to Email pmbrunelleSend a Private Message to pmbrunelleDirect Link to This Post
I've done it at road stops when I was too tired to continue driving. I try and lean my head on the center console as a pillow, with sweaters if available.

I'm 5'7" and I've never woken up from the Fiero without being sore...

Beats motels for a cheap student!
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Report this Post05-13-2010 09:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
get a neck pillow, scooch the seat forward as far as possible, then tilt the seat back as much as possible - and zzzzzzzzzzzzz

but - yes - about as comfy as sleeping on an airplane......
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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

get a neck pillow, scooch the seat forward as far as possible, then tilt the seat back as much as possible - and zzzzzzzzzzzzz

but - yes - about as comfy as sleeping on an airplane......


Me tooo . . . . . but I can sleep anywhere.
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Report this Post05-13-2010 10:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FrizlefrakClick Here to Email FrizlefrakSend a Private Message to FrizlefrakDirect Link to This Post
At my age and in my condition, even if I could manage to fall asleep in a Fiero, they would need the Jaws of Life to get me back out
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Report this Post05-13-2010 10:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguy123Click Here to Email fieroguy123Send a Private Message to fieroguy123Direct Link to This Post
Can't say I've ever slept in a fiero, but my wife and I can't afford a hotel room for the Frazee trip this summer so we'll be sleeping in the car. Likely in the Frazee Auto Body parking lot. I may have better luck curling up on the rear decklid if the mosquito's aren't too bad. Looking forward to that!
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Originally posted by pmbrunelle:

I've done it at road stops when I was too tired to continue driving. I try and lean my head on the center console as a pillow, with sweaters if available.

I'm 5'7" and I've never woken up from the Fiero without being sore...

Beats motels for a cheap student!


im a poor airman in the navy, soon to be a poor college student. yippie. so ill be sleeping like this on roadtrips in the fiero. i sould go and try to take a nap in the fiero like that while its up on stands awaiting its L67

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Originally posted by fieroguy123:

Can't say I've ever slept in a fiero, but my wife and I can't afford a hotel room for the Frazee trip this summer so we'll be sleeping in the car. Likely in the Frazee Auto Body parking lot. I may have better luck curling up on the rear decklid if the mosquito's aren't too bad. Looking forward to that!


Mosquitos are MN state bird! 10,000 lakes and billions and billions of mosquitos.

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Report this Post05-13-2010 10:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IsoldeSend a Private Message to IsoldeDirect Link to This Post
This is why my Fiero is for short trips and my Trans Am is for road trips.
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Report this Post05-13-2010 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for drattsClick Here to Email drattsSend a Private Message to drattsDirect Link to This Post
I spent part of a night in my murci roadster replica on the way from new jersey to idaho. If you're tired enough you can do it. After that I bought a pop tent and air mattress.
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Well, when I wrecked ltlfrari it was because I fell asleep so I guess that if I can be out of it doing 60 (not a good thing to do by the way), then you can sleep pretty much anywhere.

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may i see the same pics with you in it ??

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Report this Post05-13-2010 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerDirect Link to This Post
If you don't have a second, put the passenger seat a bit forward and lean it back... Crack the sunroof/windows and have a snooze. I'm 6ft and it works well enough...
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id rather sleep in a fiero than a MR2
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With one of these?
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Originally posted by TopNotch:

With one of these?


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I am 6'4" and have the PERFECT solution! About ten years ago, a friend of mine and I took a 6 week road trip in my 88 all over the country. We slept in the Fiero almost every night. She slept in the driver seat (hehe). I slept in the passenger seat with my feet up on the instrument pod over the gauges; not too bad really!!!!
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Tried it----once.
I'm so tall, with most of it from the waist up, I could just never find a comfortable place to put my head.
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Report this Post05-14-2010 12:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for americasfuture2kSend a Private Message to americasfuture2kDirect Link to This Post
im 5'8". im sure i can find someway to sleep. i can sleep almost anywhere.
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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

get a neck pillow, scooch the seat forward as far as possible, then tilt the seat back as much as possible - and zzzzzzzzzzzzz

but - yes - about as comfy as sleeping on an airplane......


That's how I did it, but I didn't have a pillow and regretted it. Though, If I remember correctly I didn't exactly plan on sleeping in my car. I had to go on the passenger side because I just couldn't get the steering wheel up out of the way enough.

I'm 6'2"

And that car top tent looks awesome! Though a bit pricey.

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With one of these?



If i get a wrangler im totaly getting one of thoes tents.

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You could just get a regular 2 man tent and sleep on the ground next to the parking lot. I am sure they would let you put up a tent if they will let you stay in the lot in your car. I have a 2 person similar to these and they pack up very small I am sure you would have room for it in the Fiero. It will be hot at night in the summer so you won’t need a heavy sleeping bag.

This 2 person tent is only $29.00
http://www.campmor.com/outd...gear/Product___38408

This tent keeps out all bugs and is free standing $89.50
http://www.rei.com/product/777772

This one keeps out all the bugs for $63.45
http://www.campinggeardepot...erson-_40418775.html

I am sure you can find something cheep at Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart or your local army surplus store.
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I think it would be awesome to buy a tent and hit the road.
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"Any comfortable way to sleep in a Fiero?"

Dude, you need to learn to pay your rent on time!


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"Any comfortable way to sleep in a Fiero?"

Dude, you need to learn to pay your rent on time!



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http://www.speedwaymotors.c...iler-Plans,2818.html
plus this way you can make it lower , narrower, shorter, longer, whatever, and save an awful lot of $ on aluminum and labor. Plus put the axle whereever it gives you a Fiero-safe tongue weight, so long as the front half is more than half the total weight.

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thats what i can do, use my 1/4" trailor hitch and make a tear drop for the road!
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Originally posted by pmbrunelle:

I've done it at road stops when I was too tired to continue driving. I try and lean my head on the center console as a pillow, with sweaters if available.

I'm 5'7" and I've never woken up from the Fiero without being sore...

Beats motels for a cheap student!


Ive done it that way and couldn't move my neck afterward. Napping 'upright' ended up being the best ( or least bad ) for me.
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Originally posted by fieroguy123:

Can't say I've ever slept in a fiero, but my wife and I can't afford a hotel room for the Frazee trip this summer so we'll be sleeping in the car. Likely in the Frazee Auto Body parking lot. I may have better luck curling up on the rear decklid if the mosquito's aren't too bad. Looking forward to that!


At least join us at a MFF members lakeside cabin close to Frazee. Sleeping is on your own but there is at least access to toilet and showers. Can you afford a small 2-person tent? See the Tyler Shipman Show thread for a few more details.
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