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Old 06-19-2003, 07:08   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

One of the things I lament is the lack of a left foot rest on BAs. Can an AU foot-rest be fitted? Or failing that, has anyone made/fitted one successfully?
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It is being worked on with the manufacturers of the original pedals as we speak.

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As usual, you bring good news indeed! Any ETA at this stage? And just out of interest, who's making this happen?
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Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

ETA to be advised. I am organising this with the original manufacturer so hopefully we will have both the GT style and the normal rubber padded BA type.

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Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

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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Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

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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Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

greetings all
i to would love a footrest keep us posted when they are availiable

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I fitted a footrest to a ba and FT 65 is right there a mission.I think ILL hold off for the real thing if there ever is one.

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Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

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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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Russ,
I am extremly keen on a footrest, please keep us informed of the progress.
Any photos available yet?
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