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04 Dead Pedal - Again - How I Made This One

I just made an infinitely adjustable dead pedal. I had a piece of thick solid (mostly solid) aluminum angle iron laying around the basement.

I cut a piece about 5" long, drilled a half dozen holes in it to resemble the other pedals (should have drilled 5 holes two then three instead of two rows of three), rounded one corner, filled the one big hole it had with marine tex epoxy (what was laying around the basement), painted it the dupli color silver I had in the basement from the spoiler fill plugs, put interior trim panel plugs in the holes to match the other pedals, heavy duty velcro tape on the side and viola, a dead pedal that matches. but for the unintentional run (one was intended on the corner where the foot will keep hitting it) it looks pretty good.

holes could be lined up a little better, but it was done as a "art project" with my 11yo niece, she drilled, and it was her first time with a power tool. my wife threatened me if I make another one before I do other home projects.

I was going to drill a few holes and mount it to the kick panel, but then i felt wires behind the kick panel, and noticed the kick panel is not mounted that solidly. the flex I have is the panel, not the dead pedal.

total cost, under $2, if I dont like it I just roll it off, if I want to move it, just roll off and stick back on.
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I just made an infinitely adjustable dead pedal. I had a piece of thick solid (mostly solid) aluminum angle iron laying around the basement.

I cut a piece about 5" long, drilled a half dozen holes in it to resemble the other pedals (should have drilled 5 holes two then three instead of two rows of three), rounded one corner, filled the one big hole it had with marine tex epoxy (what was laying around the basement), painted it the dupli color silver I had in the basement from the spoiler fill plugs, put interior trim panel plugs in the holes to match the other pedals, heavy duty velcro tape on the side and viola, a dead pedal that matches. but for the unintentional run (one was intended on the corner where the foot will keep hitting it) it looks pretty good.

holes could be lined up a little better, but it was done as a "art project" with my 11yo niece, she drilled, and it was her first time with a power tool. my wife threatened me if I make another one before I do other home projects.

I was going to drill a few holes and mount it to the kick panel, but then i felt wires behind the kick panel, and noticed the kick panel is not mounted that solidly. the flex I have is the panel, not the dead pedal.

total cost, under $2, if I dont like it I just roll it off, if I want to move it, just roll off and stick back on.
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