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Old 10-27-2014, 10:03 PM
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I still need to figure out seats. It's frustrating that your best bet for cool classic bucket seats are reps of old seats. The respected companies need to get back in the game now that classic cars are making a comeback.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:15 PM
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How tall are you guys?

The last classic I drove I came away with very sure ankles from the weird angles. Plus my legs rubbed on the steering wheel. Are you changing any of that geometry?

We are still keen for one, but that means the R56 gets evicted from the garage..
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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How tall are you guys?

The last classic I drove I came away with very sure ankles from the weird angles. Plus my legs rubbed on the steering wheel. Are you changing any of that geometry?

We are still keen for one, but that means the R56 gets evicted from the garage..
I'm about 6 foot. It's a bit strange that the pedals are cocked to the left-of-center because of the wheel well on a RHD car....but never enough to cause any soreness. My car had/has bucket seats so I'm not sure if that's part of it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:53 PM
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I'm about 6 foot. It's a bit strange that the pedals are cocked to the left-of-center because of the wheel well on a RHD car....but never enough to cause any soreness. My car had/has bucket seats so I'm not sure if that's part of it.
Yeah. Sitting lower would definitely help. I'm 6'1. Also, a smaller steering wheel might help, but make for harder work.

The RHD 911 also has predals cocked to the left and are quite close together. You get used to it though.

Re roll cage, have you thought about bolt in side intrusion bars, so you can take them out for daily duties?
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:06 AM
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My steering wheel was 13" which is smaller than stock and it was no problem at all. Barely any more effort than a new MINI (165 tires on my classic). I will probably go smaller on the next one, honestly (just for style reasons)

I'm not really worried about the side bars for daily duties. They won't be intrusive as they won't be a full X pattern.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:02 AM
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Yeah. There's so little room in that cabin, more scaffolding might add to the coziness!
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With that said, I'm not all too worried about it in the case of an automobile accident....because you sorta sign away all of your safety when you get in a classic mini. They don't stand much of a chance against 90% of the cars out there.
I feel like people don't really appreciate this until they've been in one. I feel infinitely safer on my bike than I ever did in our Mini.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:12 PM
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I feel like people don't really appreciate this until they've been in one. I feel infinitely safer on my bike than I ever did in our Mini.
Yeah as soon as you get in one and think about it, you start to realize. I see it even more now that I've torn it apart and seen that it really is just a tin can haha....there's almost no structure to any of the panels in the driver's compartment
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:10 PM
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Literally nothing to protect you, not to mention it had drum brakes all around and couldn't stop for shit despite weighing almost nothing. It was terrifying in traffic
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Haha. I know the feeling. My wife used to hate it. Until I told her that getting rid of the mini would mean I'm getting another R6. 4 wheels and a heater made me feel much safer in Dallas traffic though. A cage would make me feel slightly safer if anything ever happened though.

If you watch vintage races as much as I used to you can see a clear difference when a car with a cage wrecks vs one without a cage.

But it's not much help if you get T-boned by a F-350.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:40 PM
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Literally nothing to protect you, not to mention it had drum brakes all around and couldn't stop for shit despite weighing almost nothing. It was terrifying in traffic
your classic was kinda a POS, just sayin'
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:56 PM
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if you get T-boned by a F-350.
Which is basically what happened to my clubman... a lifted one at that
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you shut your mouth do you still have her? Or did you end up selling it?
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I still have it. I have really only put about 400 miles on it in 3 years.... :-(
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