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digger
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Posted - 02 Jan 2018 :  18:32:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
My daughter was going through some planning drawings at work today when she was surprised to see this.

UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 Jan 2018 :  19:37:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great stuff!
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pchristy
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United Kingdom
1763 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2018 :  09:36:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Brilliant!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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v4admin
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United Kingdom
398 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2018 :  11:45:35 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
love it
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jan 2018 :  19:50:42 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Brilliant!

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Derek
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United Kingdom
1794 Posts

Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  11:39:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nice image but I find the scale disconcerting, unless all the figures are about 6' 8". Is that just me?
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digger
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Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  18:47:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Quick check of the scale seems to show the figures to be between 5' 11 3/4" and 6' 2" tall, the car is 1452mm tall, so I guess it's sitting on some fairly new springs

Edited by - digger on 05 Jan 2018 18:48:34
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1026 Posts

Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  20:14:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great drawings!

I always find it amazing how we, in this country,love to mix and match units. Height of the people in silly feet and fractions of an inch, and height of the car in millimetres!
I really wonder why we even bothered to try and go metric in 1973!
We should have either stuck with the old system, as the US has done, or change over to metric, but get on with it!!! Faffing around with two measurement systems for 40+years, is just plain daft.

Personally I prefer the metric system, cannot be bothered with those silly old units.
Light blue touch paper, stand back!!!!

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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greg124
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
68 Posts

Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  21:06:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I went to school at a time when they had not long started teaching in metric, but my parents and grandparents still used imperial. I'm therefore just as happy to use either. Which is just as well, as some of my cars use both.

I'm 5'11 and the highest point of the roof of my 96 is about armpit height, which more or less tallies with diggers measurements
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melle
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United Kingdom
2468 Posts

Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  21:16:14 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by greg124
[...] as some of my cars use both.
The 96 being one of them!

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iceman_ca
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Canada
31 Posts

Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  22:19:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Canada is the same. Both systems are used to the point you will see both meters as well as feet and inches on instructional signage.

I grew up using the imperial system, but actually prefer the metric system. Multiples of 10 just make sense.
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digger
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Posted - 05 Jan 2018 :  22:52:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I like the way tyres are measured,imperial diameter,metric width then chuck in a ratio just to keep things simple!
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1026 Posts

Posted - 06 Jan 2018 :  13:26:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Iceman
Yep, just makes sense. I like that short, succinct reason, for preferring the metric system.
Since you're Canadian, you're probably not aware that in 1971 we changed the monetary system in the UK, from a truly preposterous system based on 12s and 20s, to a simple decimal system of 100 pence in a pound sterling. (ie like everyone else).

Because of the nature of money, this had to be achieved almost overnight. I think there was a very short "period of grace", where both systems could be quoted for prices, but I don't think it was much more than a few weeks or a month. After that the old system was banished.

Once we had decided to change to the metric measurement system, (rightly or wrongly, that's a different argument), we should have gone about it the same way as the monetary changeover. Old system banished within a short period of grace!!!!

Andy



1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 06 Jan 2018 13:26:51
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iceman_ca
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Canada
31 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2018 :  14:49:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I really think Canada would have been completely changed over if it was not for the States. When your largest trading partner still uses the imperial system it make things difficult.
As far as your old momentary system, I was aware of it. The old old system used to totally confuse me.
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Dynorog
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United Kingdom
80 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  15:06:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking at extending my garage - yet again.
Doing some Autocad sketches and thought I would add one of Sally Saab.
Cheers

Dynorog
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1026 Posts

Posted - 27 Jan 2018 :  00:05:41 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Glad to see that the measurement are in millimetres.!!!

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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