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How did people in the 1950's manage to fit in the Prefect????

algot1901

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Have we the human race outgrown our ancestors? I am going to have to move the front seat to the rear in order to fit under the steering wheel and also to stretch my legs a bit and even then I am thinking about a removable steering wheel CRIPES!!!! this car is small.:bananawave::bananawave::bananawave:
 

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In other news I will neither confirm nor deny that I can sit in the Vauxhall without my head hitting the roof. :rolleyes2:
 

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I wonder the same thing. My Morris Minor is a 4-door and I have no idea how they thought it was a 4 person car.

They certainly didn't have me (6' 1" 240#) in mind when they made it.
 

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i don't know. i have never been lucky enough to see one in person, but on film Ron Weasley and Harry Potter fit just fine...but they were about 12 or 13, i think. (and skinny brits, not chunky americans)
 
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I have decided that I am going to put modern sliders on the front seat and also will move it back about 4 inches the back seat will be useless, if the seat is in the proper position the steering wheel is into my belly.
I remember riding with my Daddy but I was 13 then and skinny:bananawave:. Either way I will drive it might not be too comfy, thanks for the replies
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Harry Potter was in an Anglia, Shirley?
These are huge compared with early cars in my life, Austin Sevens, 4-seater with 6' 3" wheelbase!
 

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Joan Davis (movie and TV actress) in her Austin, ca. 1942.

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To save gas during rationing, she said she filled the tank using an eyedropper.
 
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What a hunk :whistle: one classy dame, good thing she was not portly
 

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I'm pretty sure I have said it before but, back in the 60s an early 70s we used it as a second car for about 30,000 miles or more. I personally put over half those miles as driver. True, I was skinnier then and our kids were smaller but it still works for me today, or did two years ago when I moved it. In the early days, I even rode in the back seat some just to test it out. It is a surprisingly comfortable seat. Now I'm not as big as Drooartz at only 5'10" and 220. Ok, I was only maybe 190 then but still 5'10". Anyway, do whatever you need to make it work for you. I hope you have as much fun with yours as I did with mine and intend to do again in the near future.
 

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Harry Potter was in an Anglia, Shirley?
These are huge compared with early cars in my life, Austin Sevens, 4-seater with 6' 3" wheelbase!
It was an Anglia

and don't call me Shirley. :D

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I have read that one of the reasons that British Cars are so little is due to the stunting of growth of the average Brit doe to the pollution/ poor diet of the industrial revolution/ depression/ world wars etc. and that it has taken till now to recover

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We're all talking about how hard it is to get into a family saloon, and here's Jeremy Clarkson at 6'5" driving a Peel P50.
 
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I wonder if you can seat two people LOL
Very soon I will be installing the front seat (bench) have been waiting for a brake light switch that GM used and it is a lever-type but does not need a chain, the lever is bent to come in contact with the pedal. Some other problem I have had is I broke the speedo glass and found one for $5.00US at angliabrokers@hotmail.com. They have been my go-to for used parts. Next, the speedo broke the thing the needle slips on come loose from a disk the needle is stamped to and now I cannot find the carb plunger to choke cable connecter, I bought a rivet setting jig for the brakes and that has disappeared time to call it a night.
 

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"How did people in the 1950's manage to fit in the Prefect????"​

Why, they fit Prefectly.

I can't belive I passed up a chance like this earlier.
 

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"How did people in the 1950's manage to fit in the Prefect????"​

Why, they fit Prefectly.

I can't belive I passed up a chance like this earlier.
how can you aFORD a pun like that?
 
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