We just bought our first Fiberfab TD Replica and love it. However, has anybody managed to get the steering wheel a comfortable distance away from the chest? Not complaining, but it feels as though the top of the wheel is almost under my chin . Or maybe it’s just soemthing to get used too…..
You’ll get used to it. The “closeness” in these cars is very different from what we’re used to, but a lot of it is function of the car’s dimensions. The windshield is almost upright, for instance. Your other car’s windshield is on at least a 35 degree slope. So the dashboard on your modern car is about two feet deep. Whereas the TD’s dash is about 8 inches deep. And so on.
It feels closer because it IS closer, and that seems weird at first. But unless it’s uncomfortable, don’t even think about changing it. You’ll adjust very quickly and soon your modern car’s dimensions will feel alien.
Thanks everybody. I’ve decided to give it some time. I think part of the problem is that the seats are a little two low for my short frame, but I’ve figured out how to raise them a little. We’ll see how it goes.