Legroom in GU Patrol

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 14:34
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Does any one else have a problem with the lack of legroom in their Gu Patrol? Gas pedal is the worst, as with my last GU, i have removed the plastic stop from under the accelerator pedal and bent the pedal about 25mm towards the firewall. It makes a big difference but a little more would be better. the brake pedal has the same problem. The seat runners are really difficult to modify(a quick look under), has anyone else got the same problem or a solution? with thanks Michael.
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 18:36

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 18:36
are you short or tall brother in law very tall had seat altered in 3.0lto suit tallness
stevewatch this space
only 41 sleeps to go but whose counting
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:01

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:01
Hi Steve, is it possible to find out exactly what was done? I"m only 6 feet tall, but fairly long in legs. If i could find out, it may save me re-inventing the wheel. Thanks and regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:40

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 19:40
Tried moving the seat back on the runners? they usually have few sets of holes you can move seat with them.

WOrth a look
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:12

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:12
Thanks Truckser, never really occured to me, worth a look. Regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:28

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:28
Thats the problem with all japanese cars,not enough room even for the average sized guy. Even a new rodeo cab chassis has no legroom, people are getting taller and the imported cars are staying the same. I have three nephews, they are 6'4", 6'6" and 6"7", i bet none of them could drive a Patrol for any great distance. Huge vehicle with no driver space and comfort, suppose that just Japanese thinking. Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:30

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:30
The average jap is 3 foot nothing, you can tell by the way things are installed with no room for normal hands, only your 3 yr old sons.....

Park a Chev Belair next to a commodore, and inspect the inside room.... Cars are not getting bigger inside.....
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Reply By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:44

Sunday, Jun 29, 2003 at 20:44
The upside to cramped driver position is you can keep your ears warm with your knees in the colder months.. Michael
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Reply By: Member - Greg- Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 00:12

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 00:12
Hello Michael - I am 6 foot 7 inches tall in the old scale. I had the problem of no leg room. Took my GU to Veh Equi at 27 Amay Crescent Fern Tree Gully and had extensions made so that I could move the drivers seat back an additional 100mm.

They did a great job and supplied an engineers certificate to boot. The whole job was done in a day and cost about $300.00 Their contact number is 03 9758 7276.

Hope this helps. Regards Greg
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:06

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:06
Thanks Greg, that tell me that its not an easy job. Best regards michael
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:59

Monday, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:59
Michael,
I know that on the L/R discovery's you can turn the seat runners around (reverse)
which entails swaping side for side and modifying the mounting holes. The only draw back is that the seat adjuster ends up in the back so peple seated behund you can accidently adjust your seat with their feet.!! this may give some thought to a similar modification for yourself.
Geoff
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