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  1. #21
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    Im 5.8 and 19 stone of beautifull body! Ive just taken the runners off my Plgrim seats. But on this Cob and my last 2 I had to put blocks on the Clutch and Brake pedals to make them more comforatble to me, instead of pushing them with tiptoes.
    I do like the lower seat position without the seat runners though
    MKIII Pilgrim Sumo. 3.5 Litre Rover V8 Towing an Eriba Puck Caravan



  2. #22
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    Forgot about flat dashboard - that makes a huge difference... here's mine
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  3. #23
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    Thanks Ian

    Yes it's David, I like that a lot. One of those would be ideal for me.
    David

  4. #24
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    Thanks for the pic, you know what they say about a picture tells a thousand words. That is really useful.

  5. #25
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    Ian,

    I agree with David your hardtop is awesome, looking forward to seeing how you do the panels and side windows.

    Are you getting a bespoke rear window, presumably with a demist element?

    If you ever get bored you could always start making them and selling them on!!!!

    James

  6. #26
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    I have kept straight forward seats James, images can be seen in my gallery.

    Plus the chassis is standard MK3
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    Sumo, 4.2 RV8..... Edelbrock

  7. #27
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    Now there's man with a plan !


    Quote Originally Posted by James Fishwick View Post
    Ian,

    I agree with David your hardtop is awesome, looking forward to seeing how you do the panels and side windows.

    Are you getting a bespoke rear window, presumably with a demist element?

    If you ever get bored you could always start making them and selling them on!!!!

    James

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Fishwick View Post
    . . Are you getting a bespoke rear window, presumably with a demist element?

    If you ever get bored you could always start making them and selling them on!!!!

    James

    James,

    No, the rear window will be a simple perspex or acrylic sheet cut & bent to fit as I want to keep the hard top simple & light.

    I tend not to get bored and I would certainly never entertain working this hard for mere monetary gain!!!!

    Take care,
    Ian
    Pilgrim Sumo Mk3; IVA Apr. 2014; RV8 3.9 EFi ; Cosworth T5; Granada Donor
    Phase Two underway - Conversion to Japanese

  9. #29
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    Demist element? crikey you chaps are fancy... whats wrong with a cloth? or some rain-x or fog-x stuff? Next you'll be wanting that new fangled fuel injection..

    Quote Originally Posted by James Fishwick View Post
    Ian,

    I agree with David your hardtop is awesome, looking forward to seeing how you do the panels and side windows.

    Are you getting a bespoke rear window, presumably with a demist element?

    If you ever get bored you could always start making them and selling them on!!!!

    James

  10. #30
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    Like others I'm of generous build and just under 6'3. My seats are not on runners and I am looking thru the windscreen rather than at the screen frame which is good.

    I tried a lovely car with a hardtop at Stonleigh but found the aperture created by the hard top really difficult to get my backside out of - in wasn't graceful, put it like that. Another option that was on here last year was someone very talented who'd made a roof that I can only describe as having a hingeing targa panel, giving more space in the vertical plane - it looked really good.

    Something else to bear in mind is the size of the steering wheel - a smaller wheel will be easier to get your left knee around. As for when Kay wants to drive it I've had a wedge shaped cushion made in the same style as the seats so she can reach the pedals despite the seat being bolted to the floor as she's 10" shorter than me.
    David (AKA Firestarter29)

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

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