Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA?? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-03, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
zetecr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 129
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?


My List of Quintessential Performance Fords:
GT40 MkII (1966); Cosworth DFV V8 (1967); Boss 429 Mustang (1969); Escort BDA (1969); Falcon GTHO Phase III (1970); ..yawn.. (1971-1984); RS200 (1985); Sierra Cosworth RS500 (1987); Ford GT (2005)?
zetecr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-03, 01:07 PM
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
Posts: 3,657
Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

It is being worked on with the manufacturers of the original pedals as we speak.

Cheers
Russ
russellw is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-03, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
zetecr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 129
As usual, you bring good news indeed! Any ETA at this stage? And just out of interest, who's making this happen?

My List of Quintessential Performance Fords:
GT40 MkII (1966); Cosworth DFV V8 (1967); Boss 429 Mustang (1969); Escort BDA (1969); Falcon GTHO Phase III (1970); ..yawn.. (1971-1984); RS200 (1985); Sierra Cosworth RS500 (1987); Ford GT (2005)?
zetecr is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-03, 04:51 AM
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
Posts: 3,657
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.

Cheers
Russ
russellw is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-03, 11:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aus
Posts: 189
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.

GMH Technology:- Proof cave men do exist
FoMoCo:- Producing tomorrows technology today
FordTech65 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-03, 01:19 AM
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
Posts: 3,657
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.

Cheers
Russ
russellw is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-03, 10:32 PM
rod
Registered User
 
rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Melbourne
Age: 53
Posts: 2,784
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

regards
rod

the toes that you step on today may be attached the the legs that hold up the a$$ that you may need to kiss tomorrow
rod is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-03, 11:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: aust
Posts: 27
Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

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.

Last edited by ralfy; 06-22-03 at 02:41 AM.
ralfy is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-03, 12:53 AM
BA XR8 Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Perth
Posts: 233
Re: Has anyone done a Left Foot Rest for a BA??

Quote:
Originally Posted by russellw
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.

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

Cheers
Brett
XR6na is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-03 06:12 PM
GoAuto tests BA ute FPRXR-6 Ford Ute Forum 2 07-31-03 04:03 PM
BA article JEM The Pub 6 07-19-02 05:38 AM
Torque and Horsepower 211 General Tech 9 06-21-02 04:23 AM
Left foot braking The Mighty XE The Pub 30 02-13-02 10:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome