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View Poll Results: Would you be interested in a BA Footrest?
Yes for the GT / GT-p 22 19.47%
Yes for the rest of the BA range 81 71.68%
Don't use one 10 8.85%
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:58   #1 (permalink)
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Expressions of interest - BA Footrests

As previously discussed I have been looking at having foot rests for the BA range manufactured in Melbourne for those that are interested.

What I need at this stage is a fairly firm indication of numbers so that we can start working on the pricing. Obviously the greater volume achieved the lower the price is going to be.

It might be worth mentioning this to your dealers as I am sure they are getting some enquiries too.

If I can get sufficient volume then we should be able to make them in both GT style alloy look (well piece of thin metal on top of the pedal to be exact) and normal BA style rubber pedals.

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Re: Expressions of interest - BA Footrests

I'll get one - I'd have two but the right foot is busy doing other things!
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I'll get one - I'd have two but the right foot is busy doing other things!
Nah you'll need it philbie how else are you gunna brace yourself when the cruise is on and some "insert typical numscull here" pulls out in front of you ?? :s6:

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How will they attach to the floor?
Dont realy like the idea of drilling holes in it.
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Hmmm...sounds interesting coz if the pedals have rubber inserts and look something like those on the GTs (plain brushed alloy look without the FPV logo of course), I wouldn't mind a set for myself since the current ones in mine do not have rubber inserts (looks good but which makes them unroadworthy)... :(
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Re: Expressions of interest - BA Footrests

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Nah you'll need it philbie how else are you gunna brace yourself when the cruise is on and some "insert typical numscull here" pulls out in front of you ?? :s6:

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How will they attach to the floor?
Dont realy like the idea of drilling holes in it.
These two posts from a previous thread on the subject should answer this

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Russ, One of the techs at our dealership fitted an AU footrest to a BA. It was a mission and a half. To drill through the floor (first have to get through 1" thick carpet/insulation) into the engine bay the bolts actually came out inside the engine bay reinforcement under the steering column base. Needless to say it worked but took a helluva long time. If you look directly above where your left foot sits in the car there is a bracket that looks like it could support something for a footrest. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Thanks FT65 - we looked at the same possibility and decided that the bracket you referred to was actually designed to fit one. As it turns out that proved to be correct as the manufacturer had developed one.
Whether it was cost cutting or safety issues that led to the deletion I guess we'll never know but I'm not living without one - they are essential for left foot brakers with autos.

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I'm in for sure Russ, the lack of a foot rest is a pet hate of mine, and the recent trip to Queensland and back without one proved once and for all what a pain in the arse (or ankle in this case) is too much to bear.


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Re: Expressions of interest - BA Footrests

I would love one, Thou my driving has only really begun, my 6'2 size allows me to be all the way back and bend my knee to be in a nice cumfy position, but a foot rest can only help!

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Count me in for one as well if an internal method of fitting is the way.
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Count me in if an internal fit is the method of fitting.
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I would be in for one if the fitting is simple. I don't get my XR6T for 4 weeks but the idea of no foot rest already shits me.
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