I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

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I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby mattinhertford » Mon May 19, 2014 9:56 pm

No, its not a windup! I'm on the hunt for a Moggy having decided to have a midlife crisis. I got into one for the first time ever at the weekend and could barely get my knees under the steering wheel. Do the seats adjust backwards? I didn't have time to investigate in the one I sat in, hence my question here. I'm having a slight panic that my midlife crisis might come to an end before it starts!

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby philthehill » Mon May 19, 2014 10:18 pm

You are short compared to my old boss's son who was quite a lot taller than you and he fitted in a Minor with plenty of room to spare.
Yes the seat will go back. There are a series of captive nuts under the floor and you just use the ones you want.
The drivers seat will adjust independently. there is a lever under the seat see attached instruction from BMC Minor wksp manual.[frame]Image[/frame]


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby brucek » Mon May 19, 2014 10:39 pm

mattinhertford wrote:No, its not a windup! I'm on the hunt for a Moggy having decided to have a midlife crisis. I got into one for the first time ever at the weekend and could barely get my knees under the steering wheel. Do the seats adjust backwards? I didn't have time to investigate in the one I sat in, hence my question here. I'm having a slight panic that my midlife crisis might come to an end before it starts!
Was it a two door or a four door?? four door front doors are much shorter than the two door/Traveller/Convertible. I'm 6ft 1 and there is plenty of room in a con/2dr or Trav with the seat properly adjusted. But I do struggle to get into an LCV (Van or Pick up and 4 door) :-)


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby MrDodo » Mon May 19, 2014 11:02 pm

I'm 6'1" and fit in my '65 2-door easily, though I've got Newton Commercial seats that are bolted one hold further back. I'm also quite happy behind the wheel in my '57 4-door with the original seats in the factory standard position.

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby Robbiet9999 » Tue May 20, 2014 6:35 am

I'm 6 ft 2 inches and 20 stone so not small. I drive a four door saloon. All I do is back into the car but once I'm in its fine plenty of room.
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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby Matt » Tue May 20, 2014 7:56 am

6ft 5 and 18stone - I have had no problems
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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby gtt1951 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

I'm 6'2" and 17 stone (also long legs and size 11 feet) - I fit in my Traveller and 2door, just need to pull my feet in a bit as I sit down first and then pull my legs in (back and knee problems). I use the same technique to get in my larger "modern".
If you go for a Series MM, Series II or Series III moggy with the 3-spoke steering wheels, there may not be much gap between the lower lip of the wheel and any abdominal projection you may have :wink:
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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby Daisy1968 » Tue May 20, 2014 4:46 pm

My hubby is 6ft 2 in and can fit behind the wheel and comfortably drive my 4 door saloon although he does move the seat back.

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby les » Tue May 20, 2014 8:04 pm

People are starting to show off now with their dimensions, we've had height, fair enough, that was the question but weight, shoe size ---Waist measurement,inside leg anyone? :roll:


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby nikki1979uk » Tue May 20, 2014 8:25 pm

:D :D my other half is 6' 2 (with size 13 feet) and he is fine in my 2 door

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby GreenGiant57 » Tue May 20, 2014 8:39 pm

I'm 6'4" and I've driven a Traveller for more years than I care to remember :D You get used to having to fold up a bit!!


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby lowride stepside » Tue May 20, 2014 9:24 pm

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby gtt1951 » Wed May 21, 2014 12:11 am

les wrote:People are starting to show off now with their dimensions, we've had height, fair enough, that was the question but weight, shoe size ---Waist measurement,inside leg anyone? :roll:
--- 46" and 34" (used to be 36" in the early 1970's) - I still have a 3-piece suit with 2nd pair of trousers made up by Alexanders (a High Street bespoke tailor) in the mid 70's that has the flaired trouser leg and inside leg measurement of 36" (and I was asked "which side does Sir dress?"). My Daughter borrowed a pair if these trousers for a retro do - the waist size on these is 32" - will never fit again! :oops:
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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby ASL642 » Wed May 21, 2014 7:38 am

.....And don't forget that when our cars were originally designed men were expected to wear their hats whilst driving! :lol:

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby StaffsMoggie » Wed May 21, 2014 3:00 pm

ASL642 wrote:.....And don't forget that when our cars were originally designed men were expected to wear their hats whilst driving! :lol:

Quite right too! And a suitable shirt and tie..

Minors are actually quite spacious inside, I'm not small by any means and have no problems.

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby les » Wed May 21, 2014 8:48 pm

All this talk about size is making me think a Minor is too big for me!


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby Matt » Thu May 22, 2014 8:11 am

Are you going to get a peel P50 now then Les?
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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby RichG » Thu May 22, 2014 9:19 am

im just under 6 ft , and i get into my 1960 two door moggy no probs at all , with the seat right back still plenty of head room , and nice to drive , not a rolls royce lol , but i manage , . have a test drive 1st , and make sure your comfortable , good luck .
PS , next time we see a post from you , lets hope the picture is of you with your moggy . Rich .


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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby ASL642 » Thu May 22, 2014 11:41 am

You can always fit a smaller steering wheel if you feel the original minor one restricts your legs as well :wink:

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Re: I'm 6ft 2in, will I fit into the front seat of a Moggy?

Postby Matt Tomkins » Thu May 22, 2014 11:50 pm

I'm 6'2'' - my feet tend to catch the parcel shelf (size 12) so i;ve removed that in my daily. not a huge issue on the other though.


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