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Old 09-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

So here is my problem, I am 6'-5" and so that I am not trying to drive with my knees around my ears, I have the seat all the way back, but with the seat that far back I find reaching for the wheel uncomfortable. Soooooo, is there any way, short of an aftermarket column that I can move the steering wheel back from the dash an inch or two?????

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BTW it is a '92 2 door 4x4 auto JLX w/ tilt wheel
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try to source an aftermarket steering wheel with a deeper dish or use a flatter aftermarket wheel and make a spacer to go between the wheel and the boss.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah,a '59 Olds would be perfect.The most beautiful steering wheel ever.
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Thanks Rhinoman! For some reason that thought just never entered my brain. I was too busy trying to figure out how I could move the whole column. I already have the parts lined up. Grant makes an adapter and a cheap wheel that doesn't look too "cheap".

All the best!
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Hi lurch zuki, I have the same problem with legs, 6-3 mostly legs,,,how did the grant wheel swap work out? I have a 87 zuki that is new to me,,one week. This is the first problem I need to solve,and asap. Thanks GRAYMAN SPOTTER
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Grayman,

It didn't work out all that well actually... the wheel Grant wheel I got has a 3" dish, what I didn't take into account is that the stock wheel from where it mounts to the column is actually about 3 1/2" to 4" deep. The only saving grace for me was that the Grant is a little bit smaller diameter, so I was able to tilt it a little more vertical which brought it a bit closer to reach. I am still toying with the idea of having a machine shop make an extension to go between the Grant adapter, and wheel to bring it closer to me.

If you want I could take a couple of pics to show you what the Grant set up looks like installed...

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Lurch, Thanks so much for the reply! Pictures would be great! Again I am on this fast so I can drive it comfortably, Just saw a site about "andys steering hubs",,specific to zukis, with a bit more time I am going to call them and see what they know.
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LURCHZUKI,
Well i made a couple of calls, Andys was a dead end. Andy's sugessted 101carparts.com,,,dead end. Then they suggested "Danner?",,,, could not find them.

Even and inch or so would be helpful.

The other thing I am considering is shortening up the clutch pedal pad abit, not alot of room to get up on the clutch in a hurry if needed ( part of the same problem, left leg and knee room).
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wow im 6-3 and must have monkey arms cause i put my seat all the way back and can reach the wheel. you should b able to get an adapter made from the grant one just 3-4" thick.
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I am not as tall as you guys, but all legs - 36" inseam on pants. With the seat all the way back, I have little problem reaching the steering wheel - I find that by adjusting the reclining seat back, I can get a comfortable position. ??
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