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Old 03-09-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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My uber-seat project is 95% finished. All that's left to do is figure out how to bolt the seatback to the rearwall of the cockpit.

For big guys to get a little more legroom with the stock seat, it's customary to remove 2 steering column spacers that raise the wheel about 1.5"... makes a huge difference. But my new seat has me sitting about 5" lower than what would be stock. So I've replaced the stock spacers and added a couple extra washers. I figure the wheel is about .5-75" lower than stock.

When removing the bolts that hold the column up, I snapped one off and the threads on the tac-welded nut were hosed. I dremeled off the nuts and got some grade8 bolts for the fix.
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After a 20 mile drive, it's perfect or height. I could actually stand to have it come back towards me an inch or two, but I guess I'll have to get used to it.
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So your saying that if I remove those 2 spacers the steering wheel will go up 1.5"?
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So your saying that if I remove those 2 spacers the steering wheel will go up 1.5"?
looks like it
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how tall are you?
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He said a while back he's like 6'3" to 6'5", something ridiculous.
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Sam is big. in more ways than one.
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Braineak >> If I wasn't new on the forum, i surely would have put that quote in my sign
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I'm bumping this up for the other lardos like me in here who would like the wheel position up a bit. I'm hoping it helps with the smaller wheels blocking half the cluster.
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