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Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by Bigmark » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi all, I'm after a project and Scimitar is top of the list, problem is, I'm 6ft 8" and 300 lbs. anyone in the NW of the UK willing to let me try my bulk in their seat??
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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by Oaksey » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Welcome :)
A 6/6a/6b, GTC or Middlebridge are probably the ones to go for. The high peak noggin has a few of those Scimitars in it so it's a case of finding who's closest


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Post by peter freeman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:30 pm

Go to the noggin and pester them - works most times.



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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Hi Mark, welcome to the forum, I'd echo the suggestion to try your local noggin group, and as Josh says, you're pretty well served up there. Good luck with your search for a car :D


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by speedy555 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm

Im collecting a 6b next week that could be sat in anytime.....though a non runner so no driving :)


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by scimjim » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:50 pm

welcome :-)

I think your height will be the biggest problem (I know heavier people that have Scimitars). I'm 6'2" and a 5 series is okay for me - a 6 series has a bit more elbow room. Christian (pepe) has modified his seat rails and steering column (I think he's 6'6"?) but if you have a slightly longer top half of the body (versus leg length) you'll have problems with head clearance.

definitely doing the right thing by trying before buying though :-)


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by greeny » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:19 am

Biggest (sorry) question is where in the north west are you? Like has been said Highpeak noggin have a big cross section of cars as do south lakes (and we are the most friendly!! :w :w )


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:55 am

You'll be incurring the wrath of the Lakes crew, greeny!

As Jim says, it's your proportions (leg/body) that may affect how you fit in a GTE. There are several owners of a similar stature so hopefully you can find a comfortable position in one - hopefully with minimal modifications. Depends if you prefer an upright or reclined driving position; steering wheels can be changed for one with a deeper dish for example (when you go aftermarket) to fine tune positions, as long as you can get a decent position for the seat.

Welcome, Mark, by the way.


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by PeterSE6a » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Avoid any SE6 with a glass sliding roof as they pinch headroom as I have found to my cost :) being 6ft 5in I have to adopt a more reclined backrest on my seat which isn't ideal .


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Re: Big b*gger needs to squeeze in, NW UK

Post by greeny » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:10 pm

philhoward wrote:You'll be incurring the wrath of the Lakes crew, greeny!

As Jim says, it's your proportions (leg/body) that may affect how you fit in a GTE. There are several owners of a similar stature so hopefully you can find a comfortable position in one - hopefully with minimal modifications. Depends if you prefer an upright or reclined driving position; steering wheels can be changed for one with a deeper dish for example (when you go aftermarket) to fine tune positions, as long as you can get a decent position for the seat.

Welcome, Mark, by the way.

South lakes are honorary high peakers :wink:


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!

Website scimitargtc.co.uk
12601 14846 18/09/12

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