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post #1 of 8 Old 09-19-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Manual brake pedal used as dead pedal in auto trans JK.

Since I converted from a manual to an auto during my Hemi swap, I decided to see if one of my extra pedals (the clutch and brake from the manual) would work as a dead pedal/foot rest.

The manual brake pedal works well with about 1-1.5 hours of minor modifications (minor if you have a welder). I realize not everyone has an extra pedal lying around, but for those that want a custom stock pedal look rather than an aftermarket dead pedal, here you go. I can stand on it and it is not going to move.

Here's the final result. The dead pedal is the same height as the gas for the best comfort. I can also get my foot under the dead pedal if I want to put my foot flat on the floor.




I've tried to explain the process in the pic. Basically you would drill a hole in the metal support and then cut a notch for the pedal ball socket to sit into. Then fabricate a bracket to attach the top of the pedal to an unused factory stud.

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You're talking about the left pedal?
Isn't it the clutch??

What is a "manual brake pedal" ?
Isn't the brake pedal the same between automatic and manual tranny??
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In a manual trans JK (and most every manual trans vehicle) the brake pedal is smaller to allow room for a clutch pedal (which is usually the same size). My JK used to be a manual, but when I coverted to an auto (and added the full size brake pedal), I removed the clutch and brake pedal from the manual. I've been calling it the "manual brake pedal" to avoid confusion. The clutch pedal arm bends in a different direction, so I had to use the manual brake pedal in this mod as the dead pedal.

Original manual pedal configuration (not mine):

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Woah... Ok got it!
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Cool idea I like it. Wonder how much a manual brake pedal is from the dealer
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Pretty cool idea, good write up too.

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Cool idea I like it. Wonder how much a manual brake pedal is from the dealer
The full size auto brake pedal was $40 so the manual brake pedal should be similar. That makes this dead pedal mod a little cheaper than the aftermarket, but a little harder to install.
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