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Guys,

Any of you taller than 6'4" and if so did you have to do any mods to the westfield to be able to drive the thing ? A friend of mine is swaying towards buying a DAX cause they told him no probs for tall drivers. Westfied on the otherhand would not commit to the car being any good for people more than 6'.

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Brian

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I'm not over 6' 4" but am pretty much on the mark.  I run a std body (not wide-bodied) Westy and have already had to

- remove the runners from the adjustable seats

- cut 'knee-shaped/sized sections from the dashboard (below the steering wheel)

- fit a 10" steering wheel (+ totally redesign the dash layout 'cos the small wheel obscured the two main dials!! )

- place a posting on the Boardroom to ask about moving my top mounted pedal box further away from me (to allow my knees to fit under the dash better).

I should stress that the car is most certainly driveable......oh, yes!!!   :D  :D  :D  :D

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I am about 6'4" and on the wrong side of 16st (no pie comments - please), and although I have not yet completed my Westie, I managed fine to get into and drive the factoory demo - with the seat filly back, as well as a mates car.  Lower mounted pedals give a bit more room.  Wide body makes it all that bit more roomy - as you will find out if you then sit in the narrower passenger side.

Si

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Well I'm 5.6'' and i look quite tall next to my 5.0'' missus  :p

obviously space isnt a problem for us  :0

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6'3" with long legs, and thats the major problem. I tried to drive a narrow bodied car and could not clear the steering wheel. In the wide bodied car the least amount of submarining locks knees and knuckles and wheel. The only way i could get "comfortable" was to bend and shorten pedals, after remounting as far back asap. Then hacking off the welded column top mount, and repositioning 25mm higher and 25mm leftward then refitting 12" wheel instead of the miniscule effort i had to use before. (This was an early chassis with top mounts and welded column bearing)

              Brian.

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i am 12'6 and had to extend the footwell just a tad  :) and remove rear bulkhead to fit the seat , steering wheel was a b******d had to fit handlebars renthal  of course but everything else seemed to be ok  no i am 6'2 have no proglem in w/b sei  :D  :p  ;)  :0

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ok here's my two penniths worth i'm 6.2 13.st 10lb and own a seiw and i am a good fit and comfortable as well any bigger i would think would end up being on the uncomfortable to tight side,i tried a normal se body version and could'nt get my foot off the clutch due to being hooked under the dash. :arse:

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hi, :)

just want to know what type of seats,make,price, :arse:  

  are in narrow bodied cars to suit my 6"2  12 stoneish frame

  (not a lard :arse:  :arse: )

 Cheers...Rob                      :durr:  :arse:  :zzz:

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I have just recently got my hads on a SEiW which has had the pedle box moved forward (now floor mounted) due to the fact that a previous drive was 6'3".

I am 6'1" and fit in fine, my seats are on runners and could go back a good 2". The only problem I had was the distance of stearing wheel from seat i.e. me. I have a quick realease wheel (Hexagonal fit!;) and Paul from Plays-Kool made up a boss that brings it 1" closer to me which is just about perrrrrfect (280mm Momo wheel) changed from 250mm D wheel Momo (tooooo small).

P.S. got my seats from some place in Wolverhamton they are OK but the Guy p******** me off a bit (bit of a jobs worth)

Hope this is of use ;)  ;)

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I'm 6ft dead. trouble with me is that my sitting height is in the 98th percentile...i.e. if my legs were normal lenght i'd be a good 7ft:)

my main problems are the channel of wind that comes over the screen/sidescreens and gives me an annoying beckhamesque hairdo, and getting my knuckles stuck on my knees when going anything other than straight!

might try bananamans solution and get the wheel spaced twds me a bit.

(very nearly another member of the master race!:) just the muscles next)

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I'm 6'4" and have no problems fitting in my seiw. Only thing I have got is a quick release steering wheel to aid entry (Ooo errr)

I have floor mounted pedals and the seat is a standard high back race seat, on runners, but as far back as poss.

Dave O.

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I am only 6'1" but have always liked to drive fairly slouched.  In my 1989 standard chassis it was pretty uncomfortable, with the bottom of the dash cutting into my knees and my ankles in some discomfort as well.

My solution was to scrap the Escort pedal box and go for bottom mounted Wilwood (as nice but cheaper and smaller that Tilton) pedals mounted in front of the cross member in a sort of boxed in forward extension of the footwell.

It meant I had to go to a hydraulic clutch, and sort out a throttle pedal as well, but I got to put a brake balance bar in at the same time.

One thing I would recommend for comfort is a heel plate to rest your feet on, it makes quite a difference.

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