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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

Could you trim part of the actual brake pedal assembly itself to allow the cover to sit the correct, vertical way? From the pictures it looks like you could take a dremel to it and take off less than a 1/4'' for it to work.
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I added a couple is strips of 3m molding double sided tape, super strOng.
Thanks for the tip! I may do that this weekend as I have some of that molding tape left over from my sill guards.
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Could you trim part of the actual brake pedal assembly itself to allow the cover to sit the correct, vertical way? From the pictures it looks like you could take a dremel to it and take off less than a 1/4'' for it to work.
I suppose that may be possible, but you still have the support to deal with and would definitely need some epoxy or adhesive to hold it on. I don't think it would mount securely on its own in the vertical direction. If you go that route, please share the results!
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

Have you guys considered placing the pedal on a flat surface and press out the curve.

Then use a tow strap over a pipe to to put in a curve in the new direction.
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

Thanks to robpp and bmrisko for the motivation on this project.

I'm too picky to mount the cover horizontally, so I looked for ways to keep it matched to the other pedals.

My first thought was to trim the rubber off the stainless cover and mount it to the old rubber cover. I ruled that out because I thought it would look to bulky, plus the old rubber cover is slightly wider than the stainless one placed vertically.

My second thought was to file down the pedal wasn't so wide. I don't have any grinding tools, so a file was all I had. It only took a few seconds of filing to come to the conclusion that wasn't going to work.

My third thought and what I ultimately did; was to remove the old cover, trim the stainless cover for pedal clearance and then cut a slot in the side of the rubber for the pedal to slide into. It's not loose, but I'm going to adhere the cover to the pedal with some kind of adhesive. Maybe JB Weld or some caulking. Of all the vehicles I've ever owned I've never had to replace the emergency brake cover, so I'm not worried about using a permanent adhesive.
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Thanks to robpp and bmrisko for the motivation on this project.
Great thinking! I like seeing how everyone is adapting this to their WK2's...
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

That looks great, nice job!! Foster, can you give us some more detail. How did you cut a slot for the pedal to slide into?
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

Foster that looks dope as hell! Great job dood!
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That looks great, nice job!! Foster, can you give us some more detail. How did you cut a slot for the pedal to slide into?
I measured the pedal and then used an exacto knife to make a slightly shorter slice in the rubber. I little maneuvering and it slid right on. Once you have the pedal flush with the outside of the cover it lines up pretty well.

In the picture I used a torx wrench to show the slice.
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

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Thanks to robpp and bmrisko for the motivation on this project.

I'm too picky to mount the cover horizontally, so I looked for ways to keep it matched to the other pedals.

My first thought was to trim the rubber off the stainless cover and mount it to the old rubber cover. I ruled that out because I thought it would look to bulky, plus the old rubber cover is slightly wider than the stainless one placed vertically.

My second thought was to file down the pedal wasn't so wide. I don't have any grinding tools, so a file was all I had. It only took a few seconds of filing to come to the conclusion that wasn't going to work.

My third thought and what I ultimately did; was to remove the old cover, trim the stainless cover for pedal clearance and then cut a slot in the side of the rubber for the pedal to slide into. It's not loose, but I'm going to adhere the cover to the pedal with some kind of adhesive. Maybe JB Weld or some caulking. Of all the vehicles I've ever owned I've never had to replace the emergency brake cover, so I'm not worried about using a permanent adhesive.
you NAILED IT.

im glad I could share this and it worked. when i posted it I was only guessing
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Re: Stainless Pedal for Emergency Brake

Wow, things move on this site. I liked bmrisko’s mod, but wanted to try something different. Logged in to post my results and found foster had already had another idea. Looks like I used a third method. Anyhow here’s more info for others.

I rarely use the emergency brake, so I do not need a solution that will be used often. But now that it is done, this feels solid enough to last my normal 10-year ownership period.

Here’s photos of my method. Used Shoe Goo as the adhesive -- sort of a super silicone, chemically cured which is very tough but remains pliable.

The left edge of the old pedal cover is visible when the driver's door is open, but I ground it on a bevel to be less noticeable. But from the driver's seat it looks great, and that's what matters to me.

Good luck!!
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.... then cut a slot in the side of the rubber for the pedal to slide into. It's not loose, but I'm going to adhere the cover to the pedal with some kind of adhesive. Maybe JB Weld or some caulking.....

foster: excellent mod. I'm sure Shoe Goo would be a great adhesive for that. It remains pliable, so can move with the rubber and will not crack under foot pressure.
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