Fiero Seat Repairs:
Bottom Falls Out
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I hear:
"The leather under my butt looks loose,
do I need more padding?"

The Fiero seat has a "Perimeter Frame".
There is no support in the center of the seat.
Only foam to keep you off of the floor of the car.

Sometimes this foam rips.
In which case you will be sitting below the frame,
this will distort the leather.

 

If the foam has ripped on one side,,,

You can be sure it has ripped on the other side too.

Here you can see how if the foam has ripped,
you will be sitting on the floor.
1. Let's assume you have
glued Foam Pad #2 in place
(as directed in the instructions)
2. Let's assume you have
the rods bent at the proper angle.
(as directed in the instructions)
3. Let's assume you have
installed the listing wires properly.
(as directed in the instructions)
To support the center foam:

5 strips of "Plumbers Tape"
(thin metal with many holes, sold as a roll)
Use screws into the metal under the tracks.
(don't weld, you will set the foam on fire)
 
Do Not cover the small holes
along the seat sides
where the upholstery hog-rings
to the frame.

The Red Arrows show
where these holes are.
If you find this rip AFTER
you have installed the upholstery,
you DO NOT need to
completely remove the upholstery:

1. Remove the tracks.
2. Remove enough hog-rings to install the straps.
3. Re-assemble.
Once the foam core is properly repaired,
and the new upholstery installed,
the seat is as good as new.


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