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Old 07-16-2003, 00:26   #1 (permalink)
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Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

Hi Guys,

I'm starting to get part together to do my 5spd conversion and I've read that I can add the clutch pedal to an auto pedal box. How is this done? I have the old clutch pedal and auto pedal box out of an EA and I can see where the clutch switch mounts, so surely it can't be hard to add. Can anyone shed any light on this?? Also if i figure out how to do this, is there any reason why I can't just add the pedal to the existing box without removing it? (I REALLY like the idea of that after doing this conversion before and pulling the dash out).

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Re: Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

You will need to weld.
You can do it in-car, but your carpets will suffer :)
From memory you need a bit of 3/8 rod long enough to go thru the pedalbox/pedal.
Do you have to clips for it? If not its easy to make some up - get a washer to suit and drill a hole for a split pin to hold the washer against the end of the pedal.

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Re: Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

As mongrelEB said, it's do-able in the car, but you need to be real careful to avoid fire.
I welded one that was about to break off whilst still in the car, but it was difficult.

For a neater job, it's worth taking it out.

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Re: Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

just do it properly, buy a manual pedal box, pull the dash out and put it in. Then you wont have any problems down the track
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Re: Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

You can just buy a simple, reliable, bolt in pedal pin system. Makes it a 10 minute job.
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Re: Adding Clutch Pedal to Auto Pedal Box

the rod is 5/8 as i have done this to my previous car. You need to support the rod also otherwise the pedal box will crack, so wat I did was manufacture a length of steel to go from the edge of the rod to the firewall. The clutch pedal obviously sits in between the two. The steel was two parts which bolt together so you can remove the pedal if you ever have to. It can be done in the car, use a mig welder and you will be right. I melted a vacuum hose with the arc so I had to do a little patching up. Be very careful the carpet doesn't smoulder, it will not put itself out, the whole lot will burn away without you knowing in a matter of minute. pm me if you want more description.
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Yeah and the undercarpet will smoulder while the top layer looks fine
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