seats for MGB
Fiero seats into your MGB
I decided to fit Fiero seats to my ‘79 MGB I wanted to avoid drilling the
is how I accomplished the task:
switched the seats so that the Fiero driver’s seat became the MGB passenger
seat and the Fiero passenger seat became the MGB driver’s seat.
This placed the seat back recliner mechanism against the transmission
tunnel which allows the seat back spring to do it’s job of raising the seat
back to an upright position
discarded the plastic shrouding since there is no room for it in this
I removed the runners from the bottom of the seats
I removed the two rear “feet” from the seat runners and replaced them with a
pair of front “feet” from a spare Fiero seat.
fitting these “feet” to the runners, I modified them (bent them) to the
appropriate height (i.e. I bent them to match the profile of the original rear
refitted these modified “feet” in the correct location on the runners.
This location can be easily found by using a wooden rail (found under the
original MGB seat runners) as a template. The
“feet” can be fastened to the runners using self-tapping automotive screws
holes in the “feet”were now aligned with the captive nuts on the floor pan
in a front to rear direction. However, when the runners were re-fastened to the
seat base I found that the holes required enlarging in a side-to-side direction
in order for the bolts to align with the captive nuts.
bolting the seat to the floor, I used large flat washers (with a small inside
diameter) on the securing bolts
also placed spacers under the front “feet” to raise the seat slightly to
provide support under my thighs. These
were made from aluminum bar drilled to allow the seat bolt to pass through.
you are using the head restraint speakers, the wiring code is as follows:
dark blue is R+
blue is R-
yellow is L-
to get the connector from the donor car when you get your seats
By following these steps your Fiero
seats will fit snugly into your MGB, recline properly and fit onto the original
floor pan captive nuts.
The final touch, of
course, is to fit leather seat covers from Mister.