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Brett Proctor

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Yaughn used the word skunkwerks awhile back and it sounded kind of cool(and true) so if he doesn't mind I thought I'd use it for the work I'm doing on the pedal assy

A quick recap. Got the pedal assy hooked up and working but the pedals were to close together. Rick suggested heating them and rebending them to a spot I would like but this gives me a chance to make something better than the stock or at least different. To my knowledge no one makes an after market set of bolt on pedals

Here's what I have so far. It will be made out of stainless steel and it will be a bolt on item using the stock VW mounting hardware. Spacing of the pedals will be a minimum 2"(50mm) apart from each other.

Any input is welcome. I've mentioned before design is not one of my strong points.

Here's something I put together one night to give you an idea of my thought process on the matter.
 

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CyCo

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Skunkworks is a great word. It was originally coined for a US military research group in..WWII I think. Not that the group was called Skunkworks (I don't think), but that the type of work they did was called skunkworks. Basically using an unconventional means to an end. I believe they also used it (and probably still do) use it to refer to 'black op' style missions that various Special Forces around the world occasionally engage in.

Can't really help with the pedals, design isn't my strong point either. lol
 

letterman7

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:D Skunkworks (instead of werks) is an official moniker for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Program, which started with the P38 Lightning... Skunk Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Can't help with the pedals, either. I'd say to get a second set of used pedals so you have the bases to weld and fabricate to so everything would be plug and play, essentially.
 

Brett Proctor

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I'd say to get a second set of used pedals so you have the bases to weld and fabricate to so everything would be plug and play, essentially.

Already ahead of you on that. Found a set at the pick a part yard for $16.00.

Thinking of making them so you can adjust the length also.
 
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