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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:37 pm 
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Hey fellas was just wondering if i can get the pedal box out without removing the dash. I have read that you have to pull the dash out. But people i have talked to reckon that you can just drop the steering column. Just want a bit of clarity before i start this job.

By the way the pedal has just started to bend around the pin.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:44 pm 
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Well you will have to pull the dash out! Maybe these people are not talking about ea-el model.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:16 pm 
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I don't wanna pull my dash out :( I guess i will bite the bullet and just get stuck into it next weekend.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:35 pm 
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you don't have to pull the dash all the way out.

What I did was lower the steering column, removed the main dashboard retaining bolts (don't remember how many there were). Heaved the dash out and unplugged some wiring to get it out a bit more for enough clearance. Left the dash resting on gear stick (auto stick...not sure how it'd work with manual), steering column and my legs. Undid the 3 final bolts that hold the pedal box in and removed the auto pedal box and replaced with the manual one. install in reverse.

Best to have a friend to help heave the dash up and hold it steady...that way you don't bend plastic components like I have :shock:.

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Thanks phong yeah i'm an apprentice mechanic and my mate is 14 years qualified so yeah i'll just get in their and do it i suppose.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:54 pm 
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in hind sight its a pretty easy job its just so god damn time consuming. Im in the process of repairing my busted pedal box.

take your time, put all of your bolts in separate glad sandwich bags and label them accordingly. this will make reassembly a hell of a lot easier

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:09 pm 
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This may sound crazy but has anyone ever levered the pedal back and put a few decent tack welds on the plate that fails while it is still in the car. As mine has only just started to break literally did it as i got in my street car hasn't been driven since. Thinking bout laying a big wet sheet in their, i have a mate who is a very very good welder.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:24 pm 
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the guy who used to own my car before i bought it and let me say its just a bandaid solution. better off taking it out and having it reinforced properly

 

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in hind sight its a pretty easy job its just so god damn time consuming. Im in the process of repairing my busted pedal box.

take your time, put all of your bolts in separate glad sandwich bags and label them accordingly. this will make reassembly a hell of a lot easier


Thank god for Glad quick zip lock bags :D.

You're welcome dude...

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:48 pm 
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yeah man, as said, take out all the main dash bolts and pull the dash forwards to get to the top bolts.

i pulled my dash about about 4 weeks ago and i'm in townsville. can give you a hand if you want it.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:50 pm 
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did mine abt 2weeks ago with bit of help from ford mod guys it turned out fine it looks lot worse than u think.
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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:12 pm 
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hey bad kiwi thanks for the pic that locks in 'out comes dash .com' fo me then. well i'm gonna start 7 a.m. saturday mourning whats the turn around time, how long should i budget i wanna do it all in saturday got one mate helping and have very easy access to metal work shop with welders etc.

Nicco cheers man for offering a hand i might just do it with one mate have limited room in the driveway. But when it's done we should go for a cruise maybe i'm new to the ford scene in tsv.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:36 pm 
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to do the dash and what not to that point shouldnt take any more than an hour going in or out. pedal box will take another 5 minutes after that, then it depends how quick you can weld!! lol

and yeah man, gimme a yell whenever, i'm always keen to do a bit of a cruise. i'd be lying if i said i was big into the car scene up here though, i dont do too much car scene stuff anymore.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:29 pm 
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nicco wrote:
to do the dash and what not to that point shouldnt take any more than an hour going in or out. pedal box will take another 5 minutes after that, then it depends how quick you can weld!! lol

and yeah man, gimme a yell whenever, i'm always keen to do a bit of a cruise. i'd be lying if i said i was big into the car scene up here though, i dont do too much car scene stuff anymore.



you know where i live. drop the pedal box in for 10mins and i'll make it plenty strong

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:47 pm 
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i know where you live, but does str8up6? :lol: its him doing the pedal box

wasnt the one i bought off you already strengthened up a bit anyway?

 

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