Homemade dead pedal...

Flight Test

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I decided to make my own dead pedal out of a 7"x3"x 0.25" piece of 2024-T3 aluminum. I wanted something a little firmer than the stock pad. I drilled five (5) 5/32" holes in a cross pattern, countersunk. I removed the stick-on ribbed pad and mounted the plate where I wanted it. I drilled two pilot holes into the metal floor with a 0.087" bit and secured two of the five sheet metal screws. The other three screwed into the thick padding. I know it does not look as pretty as the aftermarket stuff, but it serves my purpose. I will post pics later.
 

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Thats cool I just saw today that my stock pad was coming unglued.





YOGSTER! There is something wrong with your avatar. It appears to be a MANS stomach. What is wrong?
 

honeykeeper

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Flight Test

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[quote name='honeykeeper']Flight Test......we want pics.!!!!!!....Wonder if the new dead pedal will feel hard on the bottom of your foot/shoe verses the padded feel of the oem dead-pedal??? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':useless:' />  Let us know that too!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt044' />

Was it black aluminium or standard color?[/quote]



I like the firmer feel much better, more solid. The old way felt too mushy and the plate offers a larger surface area to rest my foot. Hope this helps.



BTW, I used the old ribbed pad as a right heel guard. A couple of dots of hot glue, we'll see how it holds up.
 

Flight Test

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honeykeeper,



Yes, I looked at their stuff. Appears to be well made and high-quality. I normally don't care how much something costs. In my case I wanted to try something simple and homemade. I will not be doing the brake or go pedals. Stock pedals are fine with me. I was looking for a more solid base for my foot and this gives it to me. The plate will become scratched and dirty anyway, so looks are not that important to me in this application. I can always modify it later with little rubber bumpers. Just drill a few extra holes.
 

steves

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For another $5 you could probably get some grip tape to cover the surface with. That way you're foot won't slide off, and it will add a more "finished" look for those that don't like the bare aluminum.



Great idea!
 
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