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Old 08-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Simple question (hopefully)

I ordered and received the Steeda billet pedal covers (look awesome, BTW). The instructions are a little off (I think) in that they say to remove the rubber pedal covers.

I have the aluminum / rubber covers (that I find kind of slippery when wet). How do these some off? I can't identify any sort of set screw or anything ... I found one reference that said you have to destroy them to get them off as they are on with adhesive?

Anyone have any idea? I'd hate to destroy them if someone could re-use them.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Simple question (hopefully)

If it's indeed adhesive I would use a heat gun and work them off
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in my 03 the brake and clutch are covers and pull off (but are a nightmare to remove....) for the brake its a solid peice, you have to remove it and install a new one~ so I wouldnt drill into it. Buy a junk yard regular black one and then swap it over. Not easy but can be done.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: Simple question (hopefully)

Found this:

Racing Pedals Installation | A 3.7L V6 Mustang Owner Resource for Modifications and Repairs

Going to try it tomorrow. Looks pretty simple and straightforward. I couldn't find a screw the first time I looked, but I'll look again tomorrow.
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They truly are on with just adhesive. I used a forked tool to help pry them.

The fun part is drilling the holes for the new ones. The roush ones were brutal... Laying awkwardly trying to use a dull bit (probably not not designed for steel).

Still was worth it. Put up pics when done.
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OK, gas pedal comes off with allen screw from back.

Everything went to hell after that point.

The gas pedal cover came with self-tapping screws and through-bolts. You can't use the bolts as the outside holes in the cover are too close to the edge ... and the inside holes are in front of the pedal level itself, too thick to drill through with the supplied screws (and probably not a good idea anyway). So I installed with the four self-tapping screws into the plastic.

The brake and clutch seem impossible ... (EDIT: OK, not impossible, just a PITA) again the position of the holes is so close to the edge the hole would open up at the edge. Move it up more (the pedal is tapered, wider at top) and the brake / clutch pedal and welds are in the way and no way to fit a nut behind it.

This sucks as you have to bend the old covers all to hell to get them off ... so if I put it back on it would look like crap.
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Amazing what a beer and lipstick will do ... beer to make my knees hurt less and my wife came up with the great idea to mark the holes with lipstick ... worked perfectly!

I was then able to hit the marks with a punch and drill the holes for the brake pedal. Damn, it's close to the edge of the metal.

Because the underlying pedal it curved, the screws don't countersink 100% however ... but it's not a big deal.

Clutch next.
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Clutch was easy ... the contour of the brake pedal and the position of the brake lever itself in relation to the pedal made if very difficult to find a spot where the holes would work ... the clutch had no such issues.

Another mod done!
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