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    I agree on the weight problem. My largest four wheeler is a Polaris 325, the one that got wrecked.
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    Got the pickup back today for the time being. He was a long ways with the carpet and did a fantastic job with the cut and sewing on the hump. He has a tiny garage to do his work and my 53 was staying outside, well the weather took a turn for the worse with hail, and high wind with the threat of tornadoes in the forecast so I thought I better bring it home and get it inside. I'll put the pedals and column back in now so it can at least drive on the trailer instead of a winch.
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    Got any suggestions for a new gas pedal for me. I got a new POS from Ebay a long time ago and it looks like a Lokar but it is a piece of crap and it broke already. I need a good firewall mount pedal with a cable.
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    Carpet looks good, and so does the abs firewall cover.

    Can't help any on the pedal....I usually source them out of a wrecking yard.


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    I made this one for my T-bucket. Like you, I couldn't find a good heavy duty pedal that didn't cost a bunch. This was made from scrap stuff I had laying around.

    The mount is a piece of reshaped square tubing. The arms are 1/2" rod and the spoon is a slug from a hole saw that I bent to shape. Simple, but it worked great and I was able to fit it where it needed to go, instead of trying to work around a ready made part.



    Isn't exactly what you asked for, but it's an option.

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    I agree with Mike, the carpet looks awesome as does the firewall cover.

    Love the spoon pedal Hotrod46 has too!
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    The carpet looks great! I have an extra throttle pedal for a 72 Chevy I can send you if you want. It looks real similar to the 88-95ish ones. Maybe you can go to the junk yard and get one of these and make it work?

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    Thanks for the offer, I tried one of the standard GM pedals b/f but it mounts too high in the pickup. I'll figure something out but later, bigger fish to fry on it right now. Them storms wreck a lot in a hurry. Neighbors cattle barn roof blew off and landed on the machine shed roof caving that in, then it got picked up again and wiped out his commodity shed.
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    Got the seat put back in to go to the upholstery shop again and got the pickup drive able again. The interior is really coming together, I can't wait for the seat to be recovered , that will be a few weeks yet though.
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    " I made this one for my T-bucket. Like you, I couldn't find a good heavy duty pedal that didn't cost a bunch. This was made from scrap stuff I had laying around.

    The mount is a piece of reshaped square tubing. The arms are 1/2" rod and the spoon is a slug from a hole saw that I bent to shape. Simple, but it worked great and I was able to fit it where it needed to go, instead of trying to work around a ready made part."



    Making my own is defiantly an option, Kinda stuck between this whole time vs money thing. The abs firewall cover was money well spent.
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    Finally got up the nerve to install my new tail gate latches, I always get nervous about welding things to new panels. I'm pretty happy how they turned out. I was going to weld a solid bead across the top just for looks but the latches are thinner than I thought. I burned a hold in one welding the pin to the housing, that took a bit to fix. I think I will use some seam sealer just to smooth out the top instead.
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    Put some more color on a bunch of misc parts and jammed the box. I was going to paint the fenders at the same time but the sealer didn't lay down as smooth as I liked so I'll sand them down a bit before I paint them. After this, the box is the last thing left to paint. Last week I was thinking about putting A/C in the shed window and yesterday the furnace was running keeping the shop up to temp. 40 deg with rain and gail force winds vs last weeks balmy 80 deg.
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    I hear you on the weird weather!!!! We wanted to avoid turning on the AC in the house but after sweating it out 1 night I told the wife that was enough. Then it was off and we had to turn the furnace on last night. I had the same thoughts of putting the window ac in the garage too. I did that last year and that is the ticket! The seat looks nice even if it isn't finished. The bed is looking great. I'm in the same boat with you as far as time VS money. I was going to build a throttle pedal too, but I'm just going to get another Lokar one. I have one int he Vette and it has worked awesome. Now, the POS china Lokar copy I had in it previously, didn't make 5 passes. Total garbage. Keep working at it, you're making a lot better progress than I!
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    We were all in that boat last week! Thursday night at 10 I jump outta bed and muscle the a/c unit into the window and flip it on 'cause it was 86 degrees in our bedroom.
    Then Friday night we're running around shutting the windows 'cause the heater kicks on and it's barely 50 degrees out!

    But the weekend was so nice I got a sunburn on my neck and ears from sitting in the field at the swap meet.
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