GT40 experience England

tommyG

New Member
#1
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.
tom
 

Ian Anderson

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#2
Nonsense

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


Ian
 

Professor Plumpe

School for Scandal
#3
Nonsense Ian, you are svelte mate..

Well, relatively speaking.. :laugh:

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.

Have another bag of fries! :thumbsup:
 
#4
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
 

Doug S.

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#7
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!

Cheers!

Doug
 

Doug S.

Lifetime Premier Supporter
#9
Doug you will fit into a 40.

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

Dwight
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!

Cheers!

Doug
 
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