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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:38 pm 
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is it possible to lower the drivers seat in a EL GHIA
Im 6'5" and my head scrapes roof lining - my car has a sunroof which seems to takeup approx 40mm of head room

any1 ever done it?
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:58 pm 
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I very much doubt you would be able lower a standard seat but u may be able to get an aftermarket seat (maybe racing) that will be lower but u could alos loose some comfort with that too

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:22 pm 
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yeah, well, this is kinda i stupid idea, and kinda illegal, unless ur smart!!!

ok, take the seat out, and put one them bean bags in there, now cos ur supposed to have a head restaraint (head rest), just put the current one on a pieca wood, and bolt it on from the rear tray!!, hehe.

yeah,sorry about that, ive got no idea, have u lowered the seat already??

im only 6'1", i dont seem to have any problems with head room, my dads 6'3"(used to be, cos hes old his shrinking) he dont have no probs, u know, its just an idea, but u might think about sitting a lil more laid back, thats how we get away from roof, just move ya seat back a bit, put the seat at a bit more of an angle, and, against everything the "experts" tell you, slouch, u shouldnt have a problem.

anyway, enough s**t from me, im going now

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:53 pm 
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i already have the seat tilted back and i slouch as well but thanks 4 the advice anyway
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Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:21 am 
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Im 6 4 and have no problems with getting in my EF Futura.
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Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:38 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
Im 6 4 and have no problems with getting in my EF Futura.


have you got a sunroof?
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Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:52 pm 
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I've got an EL Ghia with an aftermarket sunroof fitted - I'm about 5'10/11" and I can see someone who is over 6' tall would easily have problems - tilting the seat back further back is an option...although the 'fully sik' factor does come into it...also not very good posture as it has been mentioned hehe.

My advice - check the roof lining that it isn't sagging :idea:

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:43 am 
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No sunroof.

My bad.
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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:33 pm 
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Hey guys,

I've got an EF II fairmont with the roof fitted, so mines an inch or two lower than normal as well - problem with my seat is that one of the mounts seems to have broken.. so if I wind the front bit of the seat up... the back part falls down. Are the seat pans for these easy to come by, or am I looking at a whole new seat? :S

 

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