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Floor Mount Gas Pedal

Has anyone converted to a floor mounted gas pedal? Any problems? Looks simple enough.

I've looked around some. Here's a site that has one. Pricey sort of.

Lokar ''Eliminator'' Floor Mounted Gas Pedal - JEGS
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I don't think i would like it
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i guess my question is... why?
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i guess my question is... why?
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It's just personal preference. I like a wide flat pedal.

There is only one thing on that Ranger I don't like - the throttle pedal. It's narrow and curved and presses on my foot in one spot; drives me berzerky.
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I'm sure you could do it. Might have to mess with the throttle cable length but I don't really see it being that hard.
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I think you might be better off adapting your current pedal to a larger size than to go through the trouble of converting it to a floor mount.
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Covers are good. Less hacking too.

I got the manual pedal covers just like this. Just replaced my last set. They lasted over 6 years.

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AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I designed, built and installed one this morning. Just test drove it. Had to force myself to come home. Total cost --Zero. About 3 1/2 hours. I'm happier than a pig in sh uh well happy anyway.
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^^^ pics or it didnt happen
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don't see the point on a ranger. my moms bimmer is floor mounted though. has a nice feel i guess.
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Pics. Hmmm. Well. Gotta take these things cautiously. I did take a couple pics. Thing is I bot a disposable camera last August with 27 exposures and have already used up 17. Couple of my kids are visiting next June that'll use a couple. Our wedding aniversary another. Shouldn't take long to use up the other 7. Then turn em in for developing. Probly have em by early next year. Here's a word picture.

Here's what I did and you'll all probly flip. Thing is I needed that thing NOW not "next day shipping and 7 business day: etc etc. So!

There was a rubber floor mat on top of the regular mats. I pulled that.

I made a 1/2 thick plywood floor board contoured to fit nicely in its place on top of the original mats. About 19" X 21".

I made a 7/16 thick plywood throttle pedal 3 1/2 wide X 7 long.

It was attached to the floor board with a plain old hinge. Screwed down.

It lays against the original throttle at an angle.

One side of that wooden pedal was finished so it slides easily on the OE pedal.

When I push down with my foot it all functions properly.

I repositioned the rubber floor mat.

There is 1 1/2 inch clearance between the brake and throttle pedal so I can release the brake and hit the throttle same time with one foot when pulling a boat out of the drink.

It took 3 1/2 hours because 1.) I tried several preliminary combinations to make sure the concept would work and 2.) I had to root around in the shed for the wood.

And, I'll have you know, I used AA plywood left over from years ago - can't even get it anymore. Probly stain and varnish it.


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When i first saw the title I was like umm dont all gas pedals come on the floor.... Then i realized he was talking where it pivots
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Seriously? You really need to find a digital camera, I HAVE to see pictures of this.
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I used AA plywood left over from years ago - can't even get it anymore.
thought the posted sounded funny then a read that and lol'd
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I've been thinkng of getting a camera but never seem to have time. Wouldn't use it much anyway, guess its not high on my list.

After reading many reviews of many cameras (the little flat jobs for under $200) it seems they are all no damn good, distort the pics, smash when dropped on concrete, have buttons that are difficult to push, use up the chargeable battery too fast, need extra chargable batteries cause they wear out too fast, don't forget battery clips (what ever the hell those are), need a bigger memory card, don't come with a charger, are too heavy if you use regular batteries, catch when pulled out of your pants pocket, very poor indoors, can't take pics underwater or in more than 10 feet of water.

The mind boggles.
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Threw caution to the winds and used up the camera.
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A- It works.
B- It's easily modifiable
C- No commitment. It can be removed in seconds.

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