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Old 01-05-2021, 11:35 AM
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For me at 6'8" with 36" inseam I have an issue with both my legs and torso. A lot of awesome ideas have been described so far to address both the upper and lower half of my body! I am feeling more confident that armed with this information and the right builder I can finally get the Cobra that works for me. Fortunately my wife is 5'5" so she won't have an issue! Greatly appreciate all of the help. Cheers, Dan
except when you get it set up for you, she wont be able to see over the dashboard!
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:07 PM
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except when you get it set up for you, she wont be able to see over the dashboard!
I will make sure to put a booster seat on her side!
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I am still hoping we have a tall Superformance owner somewhere to chime in.
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Hi Dan,

Welcome to Club Cobra. Excellent first thread and articulating what you are looking for in a Cobra, along with a nice job of searching for past threads on the subject of tall drivers.

Sounds like you are leaning towards Unique, they have been in business for a long time and have a great reputation. If they can make a 289 FIA for Bob Evans @ 7’ - 2”, looks like they can easily do the same for you.

ERA did a wonderful job for me with my FIA and along with the raised dash, slightly taller roll bar and pedals as far forward as possible ... I also went with a smaller steering wheel and special memory foam for the leather 427 street seat. I sit lower in the car and the seat is very comfortable.

If you do decide on the FIA, one feature I like is the forward support brace for the roll bar, it makes getting in an out of the car a lot easier for me.

I think you have found your builder, the real choice now is 289 or 427, then after that, what motor … then after that, what color to paint it !!?! The list goes on & on and that is part of the fun.

Some things to consider:

- 1 - Build the car of your dreams, not someone else’s.

- 2 - Build the best car you can afford to finish.

- 3 - When you talk with people, ask them what the like about their cars and what they would change if they could build it again.

Most of all, enjoy the process and once again, welcome.

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Hi Dan,

Welcome to Club Cobra. Excellent first thread and articulating what you are looking for in a Cobra, along with a nice job of searching for past threads on the subject of tall drivers.

Sounds like you are leaning towards Unique, they have been in business for a long time and have a great reputation. If they can make a 289 FIA for Bob Evans @ 7’ - 2”, looks like they can easily do the same for you.

ERA did a wonderful job for me with my FIA and along with the raised dash, slightly taller roll bar and pedals as far forward as possible ... I also went with a smaller steering wheel and special memory foam for the leather 427 street seat. I sit lower in the car and the seat is very comfortable.

If you do decide on the FIA, one feature I like is the forward support brace for the roll bar, it makes getting in an out of the car a lot easier for me.

I think you have found your builder, the real choice now is 289 or 427, then after that, what motor … then after that, what color to paint it !!?! The list goes on & on and that is part of the fun.

Some things to consider:

- 1 - Build the car of your dreams, not someone else’s.

- 2 - Build the best car you can afford to finish.

- 3 - When you talk with people, ask them what the like about their cars and what they would change if they could build it again.

Most of all, enjoy the process and once again, welcome.

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Hi Tim,
Thank you so much for the great advice!! I could not agree more with your words of wisdom!! Cheers, Dan
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Thanks Paul! I am definitely leaning in the direction of Unique. I really liked what they did with Bob's Cobra when I drove it and they would definitely be able to fit me perfectly. Cheers, Dan
Excellent, Dan! Keep us posted on your build.
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