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Has anyone installed floor mount pedals instead of the hanging pedals and if so what did you use.

Thanks in advance.

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Soon Bill (2Fast4U) will be starting on his Mk 4 289 FIA build. He's planning floor mount pedals I believe, so stay tuned for posts from him. He'll have a tick setup for sure!

HTH...
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One thing to consider with the floor mounts, besides the price ( the AP set-up we used in the GT-3 was slap your momma expensive ) is the fact that it will raise your feet off the floor. It doesn't seem like much but it tightens the angle formed at your waste which is like bending over further to touch your toes. Sit in the car as is and then put something in to raise your feet about 2" and try it again. I found it to be less comfortable and didn't spend nearly as much time in the driver seat. I think the drivers felt the same, but after crying for it for so long and after I made it clear what a pain in the a$$ it was to install in that car, they didn't complain where I could hear it. It would be a breeze to install in these cars. The Porsche just has a very awkward mounting area. This was the bracket I made...




Then this got threaded dowels welded to it and a few more braces then it was welded to the floor after I cut out some of the ribs. The pedals then bolted into the threaded dowels and, with some Staubli qd's, you can pull the whole assembly in a couple minutes without needing to bleed it. Which is good because this is harder system to bleed with the masters being so low. That is something to consider with this type of system. You would probably want to just mount it to the floor with the aluminum bare and then make a subfloor for the whole foot box and carpet that.


It would make accessing them a WHOLE lot easier in these cars, but if it would cost anywhere close to what I think it would, I could have most all the other upgrades I wanted. As I'm sitting here it occurred to me that it actually would't be that easy. The floor is flat which is half the battle, but you would need to weld in a structure for this to bolt to because the floor is not enough and would flex under the pressure. The firewall in the GT3 flexed under braking with the stock set up which is what led us to use the floor mounts. I was able to brace and eradicate most all of the flex, but the drivers ahad it in their head that they were better and driving is pretty mental so... Anyway, without a frame to bolt it to as you apply force, you will reach the point that the floor flexes and then that will release brake pressure and you end up with a lack of feel. I swear I'm not trying talk you out of it, just give you the full picture. I would probably spend the money on the wheel end of the brakes and have a bunch left over.
 

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Its not a roadster, but I have floor mounted pedals in my 33. He's right about the angle when your heel is raised, it stretches your hamstring more. I compensated by adding some recline to the seat and that kept everything comfy.
 

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SeanHM, 1Fastsedan,
In the photos you posted, it appears the MC's and the base of the pedals mount on top of the driver's footbox floor. In the link I posted above, the only part of the pedals which are above the floor, are the pedals themselves. If you scroll down to post #11 in the link, it shows the configuration mounted to the chassis from below. It took some fabrication, but I think it's a good solution.

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SeanHM, 1Fastsedan,
In the photos you posted, it appears the MC's and the base of the pedals mount on top of the driver's footbox floor. In the link I posted above, the only part of the pedals which are above the floor, are the pedals themselves. If you scroll down to post #11 in the link, it shows the configuration mounted to the chassis from below. It took some fabrication, but I think it's a good solution.

Rob
Those are some sexy bits! Everything Kirkham is car porn. I'm going to go check out the rest of that thread now :)
 

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You could easily drop the footbox floor. I don't have pedals like these but dropped my floor for more room. It is just about 1/2 inch above the bottom of the 4 inch tubes.
 

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SeanHM, 1Fastsedan,
In the photos you posted, it appears the MC's and the base of the pedals mount on top of the driver's footbox floor. In the link I posted above, the only part of the pedals which are above the floor, are the pedals themselves. If you scroll down to post #11 in the link, it shows the configuration mounted to the chassis from below. It took some fabrication, but I think it's a good solution.

Rob
Oh yeah, below the floor is the best. On the hot rod, the exhaust is there and one section of the chassis is in the way too, so on top it was. If there is room to put it below the floor, that's the obvious choice.
 
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