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Old January 5th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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In all the VW's I have laying around, they all have the common floor mount. Personally, I don't like the angles that they put your legs at. It's all about the swing arc of the pedals. In the Coyote and Volksrod I'll be putting in hanging pedals. But I was doodling the past few days and I think I came up with a bolt-on adaptation for stock VW pedals to convert them to hanging. I'll sketch this out and see if it works, if so, I'll throw it past you guys in case you want to make yourself a set.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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Im interested in seeing your sketch. Im still trying to picture this in my head.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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In all the VW's I have laying around, they all have the common floor mount. Personally, I don't like the angles that they put your legs at. It's all about the swing arc of the pedals. In the Coyote and Volksrod I'll be putting in hanging pedals. But I was doodling the past few days and I think I came up with a bolt-on adaptation for stock VW pedals to convert them to hanging. I'll sketch this out and see if it works, if so, I'll throw it past you guys in case you want to make yourself a set.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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I'll get it in AutoCAD in the next couple of days.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #5
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That's something I have thought about for years, I'm interested in what you have come up with, it's something I have given a lot of thought about
It's the accelerator pedal I don't like, it plays hell on my ankle during long drives
I found that sitting down lower helped my ankle when I was driving my rail buggy daily in the mid 90's (last VW I drove before I started driving my V-Rod 3 years ago), so, I lowered the seats in the V-Rod as low as I possibly could, yet it still isn't near as comfortable as I remember my rail buggy being, if I lower them any more, I'll hafta section the body a few inches so I can see over the dash, as it is, I'm looking between the steering wheel & the dash

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Old January 6th, 2014, 06:58 AM   #6
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We kept floor mounted pedals but relocated the Master.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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Default Re: hanging vs. floor pivot pedals

From driving offroad cars with hanging pedals, I much prefer them to floor mount. Most every offroad race car, that I have seen built these days, has hanging pedals. I'm not "seeing" the stock pedals upside down working well, but maybe so.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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Hey, fucks like a penguin, get off Jeff's login......
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Old January 6th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #9
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Def interested!

Seen a hanging setup from Speedway but way too much $$$$$$$$$$$
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Old January 6th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #10
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Default Re: hanging vs. floor pivot pedals

I always sit as low to the the floor as I can in our Audi and my VW's for that same reason. I get a cramp in my ankle and foot. My dads 911's have been the same problem but the seats are lower.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 01:37 PM   #11
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kidding...but still interested.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #12
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I'll post it soon. Noticed a glitch in my angles. Been busy starting a new term this week.
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Old January 14th, 2014, 09:25 PM   #13
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I like the floor pedals to be honest. Granted one of my mine was bent up and kept on getting caught on the carpet, Your foot would slip and nail the tunnel, causing it to stick. Sure made the engine rev up Popped a few wheelies in saint paul before that bug died.

Still the design of these pedals has me interested I love seeing what people come up with. Ahaha thats why I like browsing this forum
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I'll post it soon. Noticed a glitch in my angles. Been busy starting a new term this week.
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I misread that as "a glitch in my ankles" the first time, but, ankles, angles, it's all relevant when it comes to the pedals isn't it?

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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:42 PM   #15
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Sorry for the delay gang. Here is a quick sketch of my idea. It keeps the MC in the original place. Chop off the top of the pedal, put a "push bar" on it. Mount a hanging pedal over/ in front of it with a rod to push and slide over the bar allowing the lower previous pedal to complete the original arc but you foot now going in the hanging pedal arc. I might try to fab this up sometime. I know the push bar would have to be longer but I did this in 5 minutes in Illustrator. I'll AutoCAD it better.

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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:43 PM   #16
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We kept floor mounted pedals but relocated the Master.
How the hell is that hooked up? Bell crank?
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How the hell is that hooked up? Bell crank?
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Yes, a bellcrank. It fits inside the napoleon hat.
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Thanks for drawing.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:16 AM   #19
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Yes, a bellcrank. It fits inside the napoleon hat.
Ohh, more pictures! I'm planning on doing something like this for my Coyote.
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Ohh, more pictures! I'm planning on doing something like this for my Coyote.
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I like that, I may hafta do something like that to get the master cylinder out of the elements, after driving thru all the snow a few weeks ago, I noticed my brake lights weren't working when I backed into a parking spot, no red glare on the wall of the building, I couldn't see anything do to the ice that hadn't melted yet, I was checking the fuses, finally a policeman pulled into the store next to me, he asked what the problem was, I told him, he stood behind my V-Rod watching for the lights to come on, which they didn't, he told me to turn on my hazerd flashers when I was getting ready to stop, that way I could get home, I was afraid he was gonna start writing me tickets for no fenders or bumpers, but he was cool about it, said he liked what I did with my Bug

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Old February 5th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #22
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In my Volksrod, I'll be putting in 2 single circuit units right next to each other to the left of the steering column. The steampunk look should be interesting.
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