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Old 07 Dec 2007, 07:29 pm
jhi
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Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg room
(driver side) for a Honda Fit?

Thanks.

P.S. Great car


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Old 07 Dec 2007, 07:44 pm
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jhi wrote:
> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg room
> (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>


Take out the driver's seat and drive sitting in the back seat...
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 08:55 pm
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A buddy of mine in high school had a '72 CVCC, and did exactly that. He
could fit three in the car (barely...), him on the driver side, and two on
the passenger side, one in front, one in back.

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Old 07 Dec 2007, 09:56 pm
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"Nick Cassimatis" <nickpc0spam@nc.rr.com> wrote in
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> A buddy of mine in high school had a '72 CVCC,




You sure you don't mean '75? The CVCC didn't appear until then. I remember
the big hullabaloo CVCC made back then.



> and did exactly that.
> He could fit three in the car (barely...), him on the driver side, and
> two on the passenger side, one in front, one in back.
>



Hmmm. Having actually driven a '73 Civic (the first year sold in Canada), I
can attest to several things:

1) the pedals are offset to the right relative to the steering wheel;
2) the steering wheel itself is tilted slightly to the right;
3) the rear seat holds two, if they are very very small or are willing to
sit with their legs on an angle (much like a '70's Camaro...);
4) the shifter is rubbery and vague;
5) the car is tiny, not like the BMC Mini, but pretty close;
6) the interior is very black in a cheap, shiny, vinyl-y sort of way;
7) the car is slow and buzzy, but paradoxically has lots of torque steer.

Way back...way back when...I drove a Civic and I drove a Corolla. I bought
the Corolla. The Civic was not impressive. At the time, the Corolla seemed
more like a /real/ car. At least the Corolla had an actual trunk that held
a reasonable number of actual grocery bags.

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Old 07 Dec 2007, 09:59 pm
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"jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg room
> (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>
> Thanks.
>
> P.S. Great car


How about removing the seat and installing a flat piece of metal on each
side where the seat would normally bolt down. Drill the necessary holes in
it farther back and bolting the seat to that. Either that, or drive bare
foot.


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Old 08 Dec 2007, 11:51 am
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On Dec 7, 7:29 pm, "jhi" <jeffr...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg room
> (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>
> Thanks.
>
> P.S. Great car


Hmmm, I believe the seat does slide back and forth..... ;-)

Dan D
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA
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Old 08 Dec 2007, 08:01 pm
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I had the same idea Forrest. On the drivers left there would be no problem
because the seat sits on posts. On the right however, the rail itself is
bolted to the floor, therefore I'd have to drill into the metal and the
floor to allow for room for the bolts. What do you think?
Thanks.
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> "jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> newszl6j.28453$L%6.25708@bignews3.bellsouth.net. ..
>> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg
>> room (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> P.S. Great car

>
> How about removing the seat and installing a flat piece of metal on each
> side where the seat would normally bolt down. Drill the necessary holes in
> it farther back and bolting the seat to that. Either that, or drive bare
> foot.
>



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Old 08 Dec 2007, 10:44 pm
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"jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I had the same idea Forrest. On the drivers left there would be no problem
>because the seat sits on posts. On the right however, the rail itself is
>bolted to the floor, therefore I'd have to drill into the metal and the
>floor to allow for room for the bolts. What do you think?
> Thanks.
> "Forrest" <REMOVETHISrunforrest1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:BLn6j.3578$NY.3422@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
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>> "jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>> newszl6j.28453$L%6.25708@bignews3.bellsouth.net. ..
>>> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg
>>> room (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> P.S. Great car

>>
>> How about removing the seat and installing a flat piece of metal on each
>> side where the seat would normally bolt down. Drill the necessary holes
>> in it farther back and bolting the seat to that. Either that, or drive
>> bare foot.


Well, not knowing exactly what it looks like, it's hard to say. Could you
not, bolt the rail to the piece of metal with the bolt heads on the bottom,
nuts on top. Then drill new holes through both the metal and the rail, the
correct distance apart, to be able to bolt down into the existing floor
nut/receptacles ..... (where they are now bolted down to). I guess if you
did that, you would probably want to use another nut under each bolt,
between the metal strip and the floor, so as to keep things level and not
bend it where it bolts to the floor. As I said, I don't know what it really
looks like, so I'm just taking a shot in the dark.


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Old 09 Dec 2007, 12:43 am
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jhi wrote:
> I had the same idea Forrest. On the drivers left there would be no problem
> because the seat sits on posts. On the right however, the rail itself is
> bolted to the floor, therefore I'd have to drill into the metal and the
> floor to allow for room for the bolts. What do you think?


i think you need to pull back the carpet and see what the mounting
points are really like - they're not simply holes in the floor. on my
hondas, they're specially reinforced and designed to mitigate fatigue,
including inserts inside the stiffening boxes that go under the car. if
you move the seat rails, you have a whole load of work to do to retain
oem quality, and it'll be /real/ expensive since you don't have access
to a lot of this stuff as the chassis is welded together /after/ the
inserts are positioned.

as a tall person myself, the best solution is to either wear thin-soled
shoes for driving, or buy a crx. while not huge on head room, the leg
room on the crx is crazy - it's too much for me, and i have a 35" inseam.


> Thanks.
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>> "jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>> newszl6j.28453$L%6.25708@bignews3.bellsouth.net. ..
>>> Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg
>>> room (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> P.S. Great car

>> How about removing the seat and installing a flat piece of metal on each
>> side where the seat would normally bolt down. Drill the necessary holes in
>> it farther back and bolting the seat to that. Either that, or drive bare
>> foot.
>>

>
>

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Old 09 Dec 2007, 08:20 am
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Just be advised and aware that ANY of these seat relocation methods will
very likely void any of the manufacturer's liability for the proper
performance of safety systems. In addition, any mounting should be done
with the proper hardware with adequate load distributing backing plates.



jhi wrote:
> I had the same idea Forrest. On the drivers left there would be no problem
> because the seat sits on posts. On the right however, the rail itself is
> bolted to the floor, therefore I'd have to drill into the metal and the
> floor to allow for room for the bolts. What do you think?
> Thanks.
> "Forrest" <REMOVETHISrunforrest1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:BLn6j.3578$NY.3422@nlpi068.nbdc.sbc.com...
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>>"jhi" <jeffreyi@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>>newszl6j.28453$L%6.25708@bignews3.bellsouth.ne t...
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>>>Are there any ideas out there on how one might increase the front leg
>>>room (driver side) for a Honda Fit?
>>>
>>>Thanks.
>>>
>>>P.S. Great car

>>
>>How about removing the seat and installing a flat piece of metal on each
>>side where the seat would normally bolt down. Drill the necessary holes in
>>it farther back and bolting the seat to that. Either that, or drive bare
>>foot.
>>

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