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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Zanesville, OH USA
Pedals on cars
Posted by coldwar68 on Saturday, August 9, 2003 8:40 AM
I was curious as to how everybody else approaches this subject. I was working on my '67 Mustang GT last night and noticed how large the "rods" that held the accelerator/brake/clutch pedals were and started wondering what kind of things people do to make them look better.

I started sanding them down a little to make them thinner where they can be seen and started wondering if I could use wire of some sort to make them look more realistic. If anybody else has tried this, how did you go about it? If anybody has done other things feel free to shareBig Smile [:D].

Jerry

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Maine,USA
Posted by dubix88 on Saturday, August 9, 2003 1:26 PM
HEY,
I think www.modelcargarage.com sells pedals that look nice.

Randy
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 9, 2003 9:16 PM
I've never made any modifications to kit 'pedals', but I know what you mean. I've looked at them too and thought that they could be improved alot. However, I've never been too concerned because they are so difficult to see when the final kit is done.

I think your idea of 'thinning things out' a bit is where I would start. They may get fragile and it might be easier just to start from scratch, but I guess we've got to learn somehow?

Murray
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  • Member since
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  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:20 AM
Try using stretched sprue for the arms and sheet plastic for the pedals. You can flatten the sprue for a more rectangular look and mount them by drilling small holes under the dash. I've done this on a couple of kits that had the pedals molded on the floor.
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