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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:19 pm 
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Hey guys,
Has anyone ever altered the seat rails so the front seats can be adjusted further back than they normally do? Mine don't quite go back far enough for a completely comfortable long distance drive. I'm not overly tall, but I had more front leg room in my old Honda. :? Not to mention it's not like there's a lack of legroom in the rear of an NF Fairlane, so rear passengers won't be losing out. lol. :D
Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:29 pm 
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I've been in a few fairlanes and I've found the seats go back quite a bit
and I'm 6'3"

checked for coins in the rails?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
I've been in a few fairlanes and I've found the seats go back quite a bit
and I'm 6'3"

checked for coins in the rails?


Yeah, the rails are clean and that's as far back as tbey go(both drivers and passengers side). They might go back a fair way....but it's all about your own personal driving style and comfort. I tend to like my seat to go back further than alot of people I know. I also know some people who are very tall who sit right up close to the wheel. *shrugs* Each to their own I guess. Wouldn't ask on here if it was simply a matter of cleaning out the rails. lol. :D
I'm only looking to extend it back a couple more inches.
But thanks. :)

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:05 pm 
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Take the front seats out and sit in the back ?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:49 pm 
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danboy wrote:
Krytox wrote:
I've been in a few fairlanes and I've found the seats go back quite a bit
and I'm 6'3"

checked for coins in the rails?


Yeah, the rails are clean and that's as far back as tbey go(both drivers and passengers side). They might go back a fair way....but it's all about your own personal driving style and comfort. I tend to like my seat to go back further than alot of people I know. I also know some people who are very tall who sit right up close to the wheel. *shrugs* Each to their own I guess. Wouldn't ask on here if it was simply a matter of cleaning out the rails. lol. :D
I'm only looking to extend it back a couple more inches.
But thanks. :)

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I'm with you mate. I'm 6ft 1 and I personally find my EF quite uncomfortable, nowhere near enough legroom for me! My old Corolla had more!

I'd be very interested if there is an easy way to change this!
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:03 am 
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I'm with you mate. I'm 6ft 1 and I personally find my EF quite uncomfortable, nowhere near enough legroom for me! My old Corolla had more!

I'd be very interested if there is an easy way to change this!


Yeah, there has to be a way...havin' me leg bent and holding my foot up for a few hours(when the cruise control can't be utilised) hurts the old leg after a while. Just need to be able to stretch out a little more is all.
Might unbolt it all tomorrow and see if there's some way of extending the travel....hmmm. :roll: :?

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:06 am 
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how the hell can you be 6ft 1 and say the seat doesnt go back far enough :shock:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:03 am 
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how the hell can you be 6ft 1 and say the seat doesnt go back far enough :shock:


Easy...you put your fingers on the keyboard and start typing " I'm 6'1" and the seat doesn't go back far enough..." :wink: lol.
Just kiddin. :D

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:51 am 
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danboy wrote:
Gaz wrote:
how the hell can you be 6ft 1 and say the seat doesnt go back far enough :shock:


Easy...you put your fingers on the keyboard and start typing " I'm 6'1" and the seat doesn't go back far enough..." :wink: lol.
Just kiddin. :D

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tehehe thats funny,
judgeing by the first post you say you want more room in the front and you dont want the the people in the back to miss out aswell... tryed an angle grinder?
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:16 am 
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oh now that i read the first post properly it makes more sense, mabey streching your car will be a bit silly now... still, could look interesting
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:23 am 
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oh now that i read the first post properly it makes more sense, mabey streching your car will be a bit silly now... still, could look interesting


Hmm, yeah...a longer wheelbased fairlane. Just insert an extra 2 feet in the middle and setup a bar inside. Schweeeet. :P :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:26 am 
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i just jumped in my car im not really that tall and i have my seat on the second to last notch! i reckon in my eb the seat went back further?? maybe something to look at ??
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s**t, having the seat all the way back!

do you fellas order your food though the back window when in the maccas drive thru?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:57 am 
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i just jumped in my car im not really that tall and i have my seat on the second to last notch! i reckon in my eb the seat went back further?? maybe something to look at ??
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Hmm, good idea. Off to the wreckers I think. Thanks for that. :)

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:08 am 
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danboy wrote:
dsheps83 wrote:
i just jumped in my car im not really that tall and i have my seat on the second to last notch! i reckon in my eb the seat went back further?? maybe something to look at ??
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Hmm, good idea. Off to the wreckers I think. Thanks for that. :)

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lol just double check that it has been a while since being in the eb. my memory could be lying to me :)
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