Pedal Stop Bumper Pad Installation

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Yesterday while digging though a tub of spare parts, I ran across a package of Pedal Stop Bumper Pads I had purchased from Erik's Military Surplus a few years ago. Not wanting good Sunday afternoon project time to go to waste, I grabbed the package, a few tools, and out to the driveway I went. Looking at the clutch pedal linkage from underneath the wheel-well, seemed simple enough. I removed the 3/8" X 2" bolt holding the pedal to the linkage, and removed the pedal from inside the cab. Cleaned up the end of the shaft with the wire-wheel, a little never-seize on the bolt threads and re-installed with the pad positioned under the floorboard. By the way, I've read that the brake and clutch pedals are adjustable...not without some modification they aren't. There is a groove in the pedal shaft that the bolt resides in, unless you cut another groove in that shaft, it all goes back together in the same place. Now we move on to the brake pedal...a different story altogether. The clutch pedal linkage, accelerator pedal linkage and mount, and winch drive shaft are all obstacles to remove the brake pedal bolt. I tried every combination of sockets, extensions, and swivels to remove that bolt from underneath, no joy. Then the :idea: came on...go from the top side! I pulled the front floor panel and access to the bolt was much easier, I had to use an extension and swivel socket, but it was doable. There is a notable small difference in heat and noise reduction, and another irritating vibration is dampened. I know this is a real simple project, but I thought I would give someone a little heads-up that may wish to tackle it.
 

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Ah, what front floor panel?
 

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It has been documented more than once that there were pedals with extra notches and pedals without extra notches. In my research I have found many more with the extra notches. Seems that later contract trucks were sans notches.
 

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I took a knife and cut the pad from the center out, put a little black silicone on the seam, but the pad around the shaft and let to dry.....still there and took 2 minutes :mrgreen: Both my pedals have extra notches.
 

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I took a knife and cut the pad from the center out, put a little black silicone on the seam, but the pad around the shaft and let to dry.....still there and took 2 minutes :mrgreen: Both my pedals have extra notches.
I thought about doing that, once I started on the brake pedal, the clutch pedal was way too easy. But by doing it the way I did, I learned some pedal shafts have notches, some don't. Just curious, what is the spacing between the notches?
 

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I seem to remember putting a block of wood between the pedal and floor boards to keep the pedal in an accessible location. Worthwhile mod.
 

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1. Pedals.

I believe the pedals with only one notch are also the taller pedals discussed here: http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?82965-Extended-height-M44-pedals

I have never seen a standard set of pedals with only one notch. Not saying they don't exist, I just haven't seen them.

2. Bumper pads

I have the same large diameter pads, can't remember where I got them. I don't think they're correct for the M44 but they work. The originals are thicker and smaller diameter. I put a set of these on my '87 A2C and had to trim one of them to fit.
 
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