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Fiero with Luggage Rack? by Perk
Started on: 12-09-2015 01:10 AM
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Report this Post12-09-2015 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PerkClick Here to Email PerkSend a Private Message to PerkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has anyone ever seen a Fiero GT with a luggage rack before? This is a first for me. Was this an odd option back in the day? Here is the pic of one I found that sparked my curiosity.

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Originally posted by Perk:

Has anyone ever seen a Fiero GT with a luggage rack before?


Oh sure. It's not too common, but it's not terribly rare either.

Here's one from the current Craigslist in my area...


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Yup, could be ordered.
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Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Yup, could be ordered.


The rack was an available option on all cars except the Indy and Formula. That being that the spoiler was a non-delete part of the Indy and Formula trim package.
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Report this Post12-09-2015 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have one In storage if anyone needs one to haul Christmas presents to grannies house. I replaced the hood with one with a spoiler.

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I have a spare hood with a luggage rack hanging on the wall in the shop. More shop art ?
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The GT luggage rack is an oddball but I would not necessarily call it "rare". You don't see them that often but when you start looking for them they're out there.

There recently was a GT for sale on Ebay with the rack. I was going to post it but figured you guys wouldn't think it was anything special.
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:

Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???


I once used an 85GT with spoiler to haul cargo. I had to pick up a carton of display board for a screen printing job. I thought I could get a case of 28 x 44 board into the front. NOT!

I put it up on the deck lid and the sail panels and spoiler held it in place as I drove 40 miles back to work at interstate speeds. The carton was so heavy I didn't even have to strap it down.
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:

Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???


My first, an 84 with Turbine 13 inchers went from Detroit to California once. To Texas twice. She also took a half dozen trips rafting in Pennsylvania. Each one was with "The Great Blue Cooler" hanging on to the rack. One of those larger coolers. It was a sight, and many folks commented on it.

Ha! I even moved a stuffed chair with the little 84. Had to make due at 20 years of age.
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:

Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???


The only time I've (personally) seen a luggage rack used was for transport of a Fiero door.
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I used the rack on my 84 notchback to carry four folding chairs and a floor lamp. We went shopping, and saw these items on sale. As we left the store I said "oh crap." Wife asked what was wrong and I said the Fiero. Back into the store for bungee cords.
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Someone on here had a picture of a Fiero with a washing machine strapped to the decklid....
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Originally posted by css9450:

Someone on here had a picture of a Fiero with a washing machine strapped to the decklid....


And look... it's even a GT.

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Originally posted by Grantman:

I have one In storage if anyone needs one to haul Christmas presents to grannies house. I replaced the hood with one with a spoiler.





That doesn't look to bad. I kind of like it. I like your wheels.
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still no idea what the wheels came off of.

this is how it looks now.

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Originally posted by Grantman:

still no idea what the wheels came off of.

this is how it looks now.



I believe those were an option on the PT Cruiser around 2002 or 2003?

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I have spare luggage rack deck lids for both my GT and notchback for when ever I want to haul something I just swap it out.

Back in the day on my old Fiero, I used to use it so much I kept a foam pad and straps in the trunk.

But my spares now don't have good paint so I don't worry about a foam pad.
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I had a ski rack that I fastened to the luggage rack many winters ago.... eventually graduated to a mini-van (four kids).
I also used the rack to cart stuff to the marina for my sailboat in the spring - including a ladder...
Lots of cars have roof racks - pretty much the same idea.

It's an excellent handle for moving the cars inside the barn.
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Originally posted by David Hambleton:

It's an excellent handle for moving the cars inside the barn.


I thought that was what the factory spoiler was for.
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@ Jason88notchie, I had an 86 I bought new and I never used the rack for luggage. However, I did use it to move a bookcase through downtown Ann Arbor while my sister was moving in college and again to haul the skeleton of a rocking chair a couple hundred miles north to my parent ' s house. Got a lot of interesting looks and fortunately, no damage.
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Originally posted by Jason88Notchie:

Has anyone ever used a luggage rack for luggage???


Yes, back in the day.... traveling between college in Iowa and my parents home in PA, I would back every nook and cranny of the car with my stuff for school....and that included the luggage rack.
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I've been criticized for having a GT with a spoiler and an aftermarket luggage rack. But it was on the car when I bought it,, (apparently dealer installed from the paper work). It looks better than holes in the decklid so I left it there.



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Marvin Minarich had this one at Fierorama a few years ago...

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Originally posted by Patrick:

And look... it's even a GT.



Wonder if this is the same guy....

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/095457.html

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