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leg room

Postby gmcvanman [OP] » December 8th 2012, 5:05am

looks like gen1 has more leg room than gen 2 anybody confirm or deny this?
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Re: leg room

Postby tedanderson » December 8th 2012, 5:34pm

It might have to do with the seats. I put a Gen 2 seat in my Gen 1 van and I was much closer to the steering wheel.
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Re: leg room

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » December 8th 2012, 6:21pm

The dash is bigger, especially around the cup holder/ glove box area. My right knee sits up against the cup holder, didn't in my 85. It causes some discomfort on long drives. My 98 is definitely is not as comfortable to sit in as my 85 was.
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Re: leg room

Postby redfury » December 9th 2012, 8:29pm

Is it me, or are the older doghouses easier to remove and give more access to the motor?
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Re: leg room

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » December 9th 2012, 9:23pm

Yep, Gen 1s are definitely easy to work on.
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Re: leg room

Postby gmcvanman [OP] » December 10th 2012, 7:00pm

so pictures were true to life, the gen 1 is better all way round
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Re: leg room

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » December 11th 2012, 7:32pm

I have to admit, the shorty panel is the coolest A/S. I miss my pro street 85. Body wise, it received more attention than my pro street passenger 98, don't notice it is tubbed. But there are a lot of custom Gen 1s.
Definitelt easier to work on, less dash, less dash pieces to remove, doghouse easier go take off.

But then again, I have the only or 1 of few all aluminum V8 prostreet Gen 2 in the country. So how different do you want to be?
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Re: leg room

Postby gmcvanman [OP] » December 12th 2012, 8:36am

im droppin a vette motor in mine not meny people can say yes i have the da na na na na vet van! :-)
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Re: leg room

Postby vectrex11 » March 20th 2013, 10:47pm

redfury wrote:Is it me, or are the older doghouses easier to remove and give more access to the motor?


When I got my Gen 2 I was surprised by how hard it was to get to the motor past the doghouse. It was a pain in the ***, and I have yet to be satisfied with how to access the engine with the doghouse redesign. Plus, I cannot seem to get the doghouse past the front seats in my 2000 Astro, as the seats do seem to be closer to the front of the van, and the dash is more expansive. All I can say is, sometimes simpler is better. Yet another reason why I went back to a Gen 1 van.

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