Has anyone modified a 2nd Gen Speedster to get more leg room?

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17 Jan 2019 04:50 #36472 by gregleck
I've sat in California Custom and Elegant Motors replicas and if you are over 6 feet tall, those cockpits are cramped! On a test drive I was afraid I wouldn't be able to apply the brakes. Distance from gas pedal to back of seat is 42 inches with the seat pushed back against the rear deck lid.

Has anyone modified their Speedster to get more leg room? Looks like you could cut some of the rear deck off, fabricate a new lip, and move the seat back about 6 inches.

I've not sat in a Speedster Motorcars version of the Auburn Speedster but was told it has more legroom than the other replicas.

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17 Jan 2019 05:00 #36473 by mikespeed35
I was curious so I measured my orig. 35 speedster and also got 42". I am 6ft. 3inches and don't seem to have the trouble you do.
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17 Jan 2019 14:43 #36477 by gregleck
My trousers inseam is 34 inches.
My daily driver, a 2015 VW Eos, has gas pedal to back of seat distance of 48 inches.
I buy my cars to drive, often on 200 to 300 mlle trips in one day. I don't want a modern, comfortable, drive, but I do want to be able to avoid accidents.

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18 Jan 2019 04:45 #36494 by mikespeed35
I must apologize if you thought I was being critical. It was not meant in that way. I also drive a bit.
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18 Jan 2019 05:09 #36495 by gregleck
No offense taken and no apology necessary!

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18 Jan 2019 13:24 #36499 by pete kelly
Hi Mike
I see you drive a BIT
Just how many miles have you put on your original speedster?
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