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Old 12-07-2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default I would love to drive by my new car......

But I can't fit behind the steering wheel! What is the best way to get my seat back another 4 inches. Am I the only fat old man that loves these old cars?
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: I would love to drive by my new car......

Think about making changes to the wheel, or the seat mounting, or the padding, or all three.

No you are not the only big man to get into an early car. Remember the "Fat Man Wheel". They show up from time to time and might be an easy solution.
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V8s are bigger then that Model A.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:56 PM   #5
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Just unbolt the seat , move it back 4" , drill new holes , bolt it down , and your good to go !
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People were smaller when these cars were new huh?
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:11 AM   #7
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People were smaller when these cars were new huh?
They were! When World War II kicked off here in a big way in and the draft started really taking in lots of people the government noted at the time that malnutrition and signs of vitamin deficiency &c. was pretty high, a result of ten years worth of the "Great Depression."

Period advertisements are always a hoot - they show spacious, cavernous interiors peopled by near midgets, if drawn to scale.
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