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Old 4th November 2017, 10:02 AM   #1
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GT40 experience England

I almost quit my GT40K build today when I read you can not weigh more than 20 stone to do the GT40 drives in England. It took a while I am 6 feet 0" tall shortest of my 13 cousins in Ireland and as it turns out I am 16 Stone or stones which ever is correct. I didn't realize that the 40 could not carry any one heavier. I was working on my door hinges this weekend and my daughter said that looked totally boring.lol. engineers may not be able to spell, but they seem to be able to put things together well. still summer here in Louisiana, hitting 90F nearly every day. we have 2days of winter usually in Jan or Feb. I get some super ideas from the builds on the forum and appreciate it very much. I think i have decided on bright white as a color. My wife says it will look like a washing machine so i will add a couple of blue Shelby stripes.
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Old 4th November 2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: GT40 experience England

Nonsense

I would have to have been on a huge diet and had 3 inches chopped from my shins to meet those measurements!


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Old 4th November 2017, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: GT40 experience England

Nonsense Ian, you are svelte mate..

Well, relatively speaking..

As long as you can drop that floor a tad, you can fit anyone in there. Even Jeremy Clarkson got in an original with a Gurney bubble fitted and they are considerably smaller than modern replicas.

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Old 5th November 2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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My ERA GT was builder is over 6ft tall and fits with no problem without the gurney bubble. For heavy driver just add the removable steering wheel for easy in and out
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Lowered floor,
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Old 6th November 2017, 09:22 PM   #6
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6' 2" in a standard RCR and love it. No problems if you set your seat up properly.
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Old 15th November 2017, 03:57 PM   #7
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Re: GT40 experience England

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Even Jeremy Clarkson got in an original with a Gurney bubble fitted and they are considerably smaller than modern replicas.
Would that be the whole automobile or just the inside, Keith?

I ask b/c it seems like a lot of the more successful replica builders have splashed their molds from original 40s, so externally the replicas should be no smaller or larger than the originals.

Just curious...I have yet to even get the chance to sit in a 40 replica, but at 5'10" (on a good day) and a slim weight of 150# think I will enjoy the experience. I like the smaller, more "cozy" cars, always have!

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Old 15th November 2017, 07:57 PM   #8
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Doug you will fit into a 40.

I'm 5' 10" at 165 and I fit.

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Old 17th November 2017, 11:52 AM   #9
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Doug you will fit into a 40.

I'm 5' 10" at 165 and I fit.

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Thanks for that, Dwight! I kind of figured I would, it's nice to hear from someone my size who now verifies that! I'd like to be at 163#, but at my age (almost 69) I'm struggling just to hold my weight, much less gain weight...and I eat like a horse!

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6'2 and 210lbs and easily fit in SPF MkI with pedal box in forward position.
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