Yep, that's it. Floorboard/firewall instead of kick panel, though. I've seen all kinds of different solutions -- but wanted something that looked factory. Coulda woulda shoulda taken some pictures, but this whole project came together so fast (20-25 minutes at most) I didn't even think of it until the project was finished.
That said, there are a couple of little things to keep in mind:
1. You might want to consider bending the raised end of the angle iron out just a touch, like an 1/8 of an inch max. The only reason I did that was so the outside edges of the dead pedal and accelerator pedal were equidistant from the footwell. If you do this, fine. If you don't, that's fine, too. I only did it because I'm such a perfectionist.
2. You'll need some small washers to place between the angle iron and the receptor on the back of the accelerator pedal before bolting them together. The back of the pedal has a raised plastic groove on it -- so unless you use something like 5/8 inch thick metal -- you'll want to fill the gap between the iron and the pedal groove -- so you can really tighten the nut and bolt together without running the risk of breaking the plastic.
Sorry I didn't mention these tidbits earlier. That said, anyone with the cajones to try this would have certainly figured it out on their own. Don't worry about the carpet. It cuts easily with a sharp razor knife -- and your drill bit will go right through without unraveling anything. There's some white padding material near the bottom of the footwell, but it cuts and drills no problem. And there are absolutely no wires, etc. to worry about.
BTW, I wear size 11D shoes. Clearance is not a problem for me. I did graze it a couple of times at first -- but you get used to it and adjust.
Last edited by b_a_betterperson; 04-12-2005 at 05:10 PM.