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Mini Rebuild

 

Step 29 - Pedals

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009:

 

With the suspension sorted, it was now time to work on one of two custom areas of the car - the pedals. I chose to go with aftermarket pedals for a few reasons. Due to the lighter engine in my car the weight distribution would be different than standard. Adjustable brake-bias would allow me to easily compensate. Also due to the use of a paddle-shifter, I will not normally need to use the clutch. This should allow me to left-foot brake most of the time so I wanted to place the brake pedal further to the left in my car. Deciding how to mount everything has proved challenging though.

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

After determining where I thought I wanted the pedals to be mounted, I fabricated a steel support cage out of 1x1" square tubing.

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

Now the pedal cage just needs some triangulating braces and some mounting holes.

 

Mini Rebuild - Step 29

With the pedals mounted further to the right, the accelerator pedal was going to need some serious reworking to get it in position. It seemed much easier at this point to purchase an aftermarket item. I did an internet search and found this replacement. Something about it just compelled me to purchase it.

 

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