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lowering seats by mmeyer86gt/gtp
Started on: 01-17-2019 10:10 AM
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Last post by: theogre on 04-26-2021 10:33 AM
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I would like to lower my seats or find a way to lower them. I know archie used to do it but dont think he does that type of work anymore. Any other ideas?
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I know a few who have gone no rails / non adjustable.
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Some of the kit cars use a lowered floor pan to create more headroom with a specific seat.

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im good with the no rails just need to know how you would do it
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I just did this a week or so back. I’ll get some pics and post them.
If you don’t see them, PM me.

Basically what I did was flatten the bent part of the rail and redrilled
The mounting holes. Took about 30 minutes and I gained close to an inch.
I did it for some rx7 seats I installed. The wheel was touching my legs at the tilt I like.
After, it was back to normal.

I’ll be doing the same mod for my chop with fiero seats.

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PICS would be awesome definitely need a little more headroom with my jimmy seats. they are awesome seats but sit about an inch higher than the fiero as they have spring going across the bottom in the middle and i can get new foam for them.
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These pictures were from the stinger build thread. I added the red circles and comments.


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Anyone done this with the stock seats by chance? I tried doing a search and came up empty handed.
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Anyone done this with the stock seats by chance? I tried doing a search and came up empty handed.


Yes. That’s how Archie did it in his choptops

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Originally posted by Spadesluck:

Anyone done this with the stock seats by chance? I tried doing a search and came up empty handed.


The rails above were part of the Stinger build thread and it has stock fiero seats with upgraded covers.
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Great thread. I'll probably have to do this in my chop top.
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Originally posted by KissMySSFiero:


Yes. That’s how Archie did it in his choptops




Yes that is exactly how Archie did it. He also scooped out about an inch of foam from the seats. My seats were too low for me. I added an inch of foam back to the seats else I couldn't see over the dash.
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Jscott1, how tall are you?
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Thanks, needed this and was wondering how it should have been done. 👍🤠

 
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Yes that is exactly how Archie did it. He also scooped out about an inch of foam from the seats. My seats were too low for me. I added an inch of foam back to the seats else I couldn't see over the dash.


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It is done with custom rails.
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Originally posted by fieroguru:
These pictures were from the stinger build thread. I added the red circles and comments.

If you try this....
Use Fender Washers or other ways under the car to spreed load for the bolts.
Coat the "fenders" and bolt heads w/ whatever anti-rust and/or sealer too.

Seats hardware put stress on the floor for point loads and can fail over time "ripping out" of the floor. Or if you wreck, the floor can be very weak and fail then.
Many seats w/ bolts or studs installed on or going thru the floor pan directly have this done by adding extra layer spot welded in these areas. (Seat Belt bolts often have same thing too.)

Lower OE seats and some aftermarket seats w/ same base height or less can mess up Seat belt angles.
Lower other seats from other cars may be needed to restore head room and seat belt angles.
OE seat belts have wider range of angles on them so may not matter so must depending on size of driver etc.

Be glad you have a Fiero in rear end crashes...
Many GM and others front seats are weak at point where upper and base meet and fold back in a rear ender when speeds from vehicle hitting you is above a few MPH. More so w/ many recliners seat designs.
Rear wall of Fiero prevents this.

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