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Gas pedal woes: repair or modify???

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My gas pedal mounting "balls" are rusted and have a lot movement due to rusty floor. Has anybody modified the pedal in any way shape or form. I am quite handy and can rig or modify anything and would gladly accept any sugestions....there is so much slop in my pedal that on occasion it sticks full open....

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Guest Anonymous

I've been thinking about this one too. My balls are fine-thank God:). However, the pedal does occasionally pop off. I was considering a better pedal for heel/toe purposes-something fabbed from aluminum. I would use a hinged type assembly at the base from stainless. Hard to describe but a plate that is bent over at each end making lobes with holes in them. This would mate to a raised tube that is welded to the floor where the balls were. The lobes would fit over the tube like a door hinge. Then a pin would slide through the lobe, into the tube, and out the next lobe. A quick fastener/pin would hold the unit together. The top would hold in place the same as stock. Hope this helps.

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I had a rusted out but energetic '76 that had this problem.

I cut a small slit in the bottom of the pedal, and a couple of corresponding small slits in the carpet, then I ran a zip tie through them to hold the bottom of the pedal in place.

It helps to have good nylon bushing on the top end, and make sure it's greased well, otherwise the top will flop around too.

vince

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