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Fiero Seat Swap (Read 31639 times)
Oct 3rd, 2011 at 7:19am

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For those interested in going with the Fiero seat swap here is a link that you may find useful.

http://corvettec3.ca/fiero.htm
 

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Reply #1 - Oct 3rd, 2011 at 7:28am
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I like that and if mine weren't in such good shape, I'd consider it for sure. I saw the new topic and was going to post something but you beat me to it so I'll wait a few days and then post my interior. I have some mods and some touch ups to do.

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Reply #2 - Oct 15th, 2011 at 1:36pm

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I'm just curious why one would go from a Corvette seat to a Fiero seat.  Wouldn't that be a downgrade, like going from a Cadillac to a Chevy?  Or are the Fiero seats actually better in some way?   Huh
 

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Reply #3 - Oct 15th, 2011 at 4:26pm
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Ian, it's because the seats in C3's weren't very comfortable after sitting in them for long periods.  The Fiero seats provide more lateral support and more comfort on long drives.  Being close to the same size the conversion is easier that some other options.

Dale
 
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Reply #4 - Oct 16th, 2011 at 12:35pm

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gottchya! Thanks.
 

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Reply #5 - Oct 16th, 2011 at 9:04pm
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Ian, personally I'm with you though.  Comfort aside it does strike me as a Cadillac for Chevy trade. Wink

Dale
 
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Reply #6 - Oct 17th, 2011 at 6:00am

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The Fiero seats were only made for 4 yrs & designed by LEAR just for this new mid engine car. They are far superior to the C-3 corvette seat in every way. They are sot after by many individuals that own older exotic cars. I have been using Corbeau seats in the blue vet for about 8 yrs now. These seats are so superior to the stock seats it's not even a close comparison. The Fiero seats are as good or better in that they are not as high as the Corbeau seats. You can car drive these cars for hours on end on country roads & feel just as comfortable at the end as when you began. Ask Mike how his back felt after out 160 mile cruise a few weeks ago.  WinkI guarantee that if you ever sat in these seats you would notice a high improvement.
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Reply #7 - Oct 17th, 2011 at 9:45am
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Alan, I agree the C3 seats are not comfortable for long periods at a time.Sad  I knew it was a comfort reason for the switch.Wink  Didn't realize they were that prized of a seat. Shocked  Just hard to accept that Fiero had better seats than Corvettes.Roll Eyes  Another example of how GM could have made the vettes better, but "cheaped out" in the final assemble of them knowing they could sell them regardless.Cry

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Reply #8 - Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:27am

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I'm getting ready to order my Leather for the 77 Corvette. I found a Brown Leather that is pretty close & will have Yellow down the center of the seat. I'll be ordering from the Leatherhidestore.com , I've talked to them...sent them a sample & got samples back...so this is a 3-4 week process so far. Now I gotta talk to Mr Mike Smiley I did get the conversion brackets from Binnie & an extra set of seats in case I decide to convert the 68 over to Fiero seats.
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Reply #9 - Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:54am
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Cool. Hope they turn out how you like them and can't wait to see photo's.

Charlie
 
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Reply #10 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 9:12am

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Would 78-82 Vette seats fit in older C-3's? I know my 79's seats are nore comfy than my 77's were.
 

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Reply #11 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 9:29am

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Hi Jon.  Provided the seats are not power, they should fit.
 

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Reply #12 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 10:05am

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Maximus79 wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 9:12am:
Would 78-82 Vette seats fit in older C-3's? I know my 79's seats are nore comfy than my 77's were.

Not in a 68...you want to trade Jon Cheesy
Alan Smiley
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Reply #13 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 10:22pm

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68-73 wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 10:05am:
Maximus79 wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 9:12am:
Would 78-82 Vette seats fit in older C-3's? I know my 79's seats are nore comfy than my 77's were.

Not in a 68...you want to trade Jon Cheesy
Alan Smiley

Nah! You dont want blk/red,do ya?  Wink
 

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Reply #14 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 5:14am

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I ordered my material yesterday after much searching...it's very hard to find leather & vinyl in the 77 corvette Brown. I went to a local furniture upholster & he put me on to this http://coast2coastleather.com/content/html/products/green/eco_earth/green-eco-fr...
The Chocolate EC06 is as close as I could find...it looks real strong...so on to the next faze
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