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    Nice report.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spfldil62701 View Post
    ...a bit portly.
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    I thought the Stalker could take wider seats than most other se7ens? It might be worth investigating this and the available options before you completely walk away given how much you liked the rest of this car.

    -John
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    I thought the Stalker could take wider seats than most other se7ens? It might be worth investigating this and the available options before you completely walk away given how much you liked the rest of this car.

    -John
    Believe me... I REALLY LOOKED AT THE POSSIBILITIES...! haha... The sides of the seat virtually rest along the sides of the tranny tunnel and the left side frame rail. The only thing I could think of was to cut the sides of the seat off and lay some cushioning on either side (and we talked about this). Having just realized how chunky I've gotten... I got home to Dallas yesterday afternoon and instead of eating at Whataburger, I got a damn salad. I think my wife and doctor are in on this or it's a damn commie plot.

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    Those salads would be more fulfilling if the Stalker was in the garage as an incentive.

    -John
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    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    Those salads would be more fulfilling if the Stalker was in the garage as an incentive.

    -John
    With all intended sarcasm and humor...

    Damn you...! I still fit in my Monster Miata so it can't be that bad.

    (I also think you are involved in the plot with my wife and doctor, the collusion is obvious)
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    If the seats have sides (I cant tell from the photos and vid), maybe pull them out and build your own seat? Croc has a thread somewhere here on how to do that, I think. Stock Caterham seats are just a cushion, and seat back. The sides are the tranny tunnel and the body. I found when trying to squeeze my "lanky" 5'9" frame into a stock Birkin seat that even 1/2" of extra room via a new seat was a huge help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spfldil62701 View Post
    … a bit portly . . .
    Welcome to the group! Great review on the car. I’m a Storker (as these cars are jokingly referred to) owner who’s recently transitioned his sixteen year old son over to Storker driving duties. Yesterday, we went out for a drive. I drove first and then swapped seats. It was then that I discovered that I’d gained a little more weight over the past few months than I realized. The Ultrashield seat on the right is a bit tighter fit than the left. However, in a blatant act of defiance, I followed up the drive/ride with a steak dinner and a fine piece of homemade key lime pie.
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    Stalker V8, chassis #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spfldil62701 View Post
    (I also think you are involved in the plot with my wife and doctor, the collusion is obvious)
    As an admin of this site, I am sworn to influence, cajole, and compel people into se7en ownership.

    Seriously, if you really like this specific car, I wouldn't give up just yet. Newer Caterhams and Birkins have pretty consistent build quality because so much of it is done at the factory. For other brands, more is left to the builder, resulting in greater variance. Yes, they can be just as good, but they can also be utter crap. It sounds like this one is done to your standard. Another like it may not come around for a long time.

    If it helps, you can send me your banking details, social security number, and shipping address and I'll take care of the rest.

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    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
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    You all (or more appropriately from TX, "Yawl") make some pretty good points.

    My response comes in at least 3 layers.

    1). The car is perfect, altering it would be to dishonor it. I did consider buying it and either modifying the current seat or having a custom seat made. Then I remembered all the occasions where friends of mine have bought something like this and I accused them of heresy when they took a Sawsall or other device to modify or make better something that was perfect to begin with.

    2). Buying the car now with the intention of losing 20lbs is reasonable. However, I know my own will power. I realize the temptation to continue my regular morning trips to Chic Fil A for a breakfast burrito or the availability of good brisket is too great. I keep telling my wife I could be vegan if it weren't for the ribeyes and pork chops that seem to fall out of the sky onto my plate ("how did that get here?"). For some reason (apparently due to divine intervention), lettuce, hummus and chick peas just don't seem find their way to my plate.

    3). The reasons NOT to buy it, have not yet been overwhelmed by bourbon brains TO buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    Those salads would be more fulfilling if the Stalker was in the garage as an incentive.

    -John
    Is that why your Porsche 944 project is lying neglected in your garage?
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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