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    Pedal box conversion to floor mounted wilwood/similar, doable?

    Just wondering if anyone else has been down this road before..

    I'd like to go for a floor mounted pedal box from OBP (much cheaper than tilton or wilwood!), and I'm trying to figure out how to accommodate the box section that sits at the lower edge of the footwell.. whether I should go for floor mount pedals where the cylinders are outside the footwell (they point forward) and sit the pedal box on the top face of that box, or bulkhead mount where the cylinders are inside the cockpit (under your heels) and put the pedal box back up against the box section..

    I don't really want to buy both types in order to figure it out at £300 a pop! so wondered if anyone had already done it..
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    If i have visualised correctly what you said would the cylinders be inside the exhaust pipes? Lee

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    Ah, you raise a good point sir! The stock master cylinder is half way up the footwell and probably above the exhaust isn't it, if it was lower down you might be right, it'd be awful close if nothing else..
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    After much more googling over the weekend in-between fitting the brake lines and battery cable, I found someone who has done it before: https://bassetdownprojects.blogspot....st-update.html

    Basically, he had to make a little 'hutch' extension out of the front of the footwell for the end of the master cylinders, but it looks like quite a neat solution. Exhaust pipes should go between it and the steering column I think.

    By heck his footwell looks spacious compared to mine with all the chunks taken out of it for the big block, though!
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    You can buy floor mounted pedal boxes with under mounted cylinders. This is what I am intending to do
    http://www.competitionsupplies.com/

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    Should have added look under tilton engineering section

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    Distance selling rules says you could actually buy both sets and return one... for the cost of the P&P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambar View Post
    You can buy floor mounted pedal boxes with under mounted cylinders. This is what I am intending to do
    http://www.competitionsupplies.com/
    That was what I was trying to describe with my second option Well, I was looking at OBP rather than Tilton because the Tilton's are slightly eye watering in the price department!

    Basically this:


    Or this:


    (They're ~£300 with master cylinders whereas the Tilton packages seem to be at least twice that - they're certainly nicer looking, FMA designed, cast etc but..

    Anyhow, when I stuck my shoe down the end of the footwell (not on my foot as the body is currently hanging from the ceiling in the garage and I was climbing on top of the chassis on top of axle stands to reach it - totally safe, of course) I wasn't sure my foot would fit on top of the false floor required for the underfoot pedal box, without removing my toes. I could be wrong though, I really need to figure out where my feet will end up length wise.

    For now I think I'll just run all the brake lines back to roughly the right area with enough there that I can route the hard lines to where they need to end once I've made the choice.



    And Alex - OBP are only an hour away from me (and about 15 minutes from my parents house) so I could probably just as easily go there and talk to them and see about borrowing/swapping until I got the right one
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