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only the brake pedal is very high with the Original mount
 
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Just my $.02 worth, I like firewall mounted cylinders (properly braced) they keep the floor much cleaner, make carpet installs easier and you don't trip over the d***** pedals getting in and out. Paint the booster, or chrome it if you must, chrome the master cylinder and they look great especially with nice, neat polished lines etc. I know that's more than $.02 but hey, it's only money
 
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Very impressive work, the truck is really coming together. In my humble opinion, a booster will make the pedal more sensitive. In modern cars, the heel of your foot is on the floor and a small ankle movement is plenty of pressure with a booster. As you said, the original pedal is high, the point being, as a result it's difficult to rest your heel on the floor. This makes it more difficult to have a "soft feel". The added pressure of your leg can make the truck come to a sudden stop. I decided not to use a booster, converted to a new dual master cylinder, truck stops fine. My 2cts. Glad to see your project coming together.
 
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:35 PM
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A booster is very desirable with disk brake conversions, less important with drum brakes since they are self energizing. IMHO The disadvantage of underfloor boosters besides the less familiar pedal movement is that it moves the master cylinder under the seat making checking and filling the MC very awkward. I converted my pedals to hanging with firewall mounted GM aluminum MC with translucent plastic reservoir and 8" dual diaphram stainless steel booster.
 
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I have a jaguar font end so got disk brakes
The choice is for me very difficult on side looks and on the other side good and easy breaking
AXracer do you have some pictures of your setup
Fatfender I got your 2cents, butt if you go for a cleaner look and your pedal going in the floor and also the gas pedal, you have on the inside nog pedals going up that looks nice to
This month we will do a test ,build before painting so we can see if everthing is good lined up.
And also have to make holes for the brake booster if we go for firewall fit
 
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Bjorn, if you decide to go with the hanging pedals, this may help. I cut holes in a 1/8" plate about 8" square and weld it to the back of the firewall as a structural brace. It takes a the flex out of an otherwise unsupported piece of sheetmetal another $.02
 
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I used a pedal set from a 92 Camaro, it had the firewall reinforcement MC mount built in. I modified it to spread the pedals to straddle the steering column. (I have a manual tranny) I cut the floating style gas pedal off the pedal assembly and reworked it to mount to the firewall separately. There are pix of reworking the pedals in my "making changes" gallery. I will ad a pic of the MC and booster shortly.
When I got my truck, the PO had put in a strange arrangement of a dual chamber manual MC under the floor with the stock brake pedal and added a hanging clutch pedal using the OEM 56 brake MC mounted (crudely) to the firewall for the clutch!?!?

OK, there is a pic of the MC and booster test fit on the firewall in the "making changes" gallery before the firewall was smoothed. The rectangular gas pedal in the pix is the one that came in the truck and was mounted at an angle on the tranny hump. That has been removed and replaced with the reworked Camaro pedal attached to the firewall and in a more "normal" position to the driver and brake pedal.
 
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just tested the steering wheel on my ididit column
/its *****ing sweet

 
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That's beautiful my friend !
 
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just did a fast photoshop on de effie
to see how a oval mirror looks on top of the door
I think it will be nice instead of a round on

 
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Yeah, that works!
 
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i know this is old posting but if anyone picks up on it i've got two questions...the front "roll pan"....?...filled in where the frame came through for front bumper? or is there a pan sold?...and assuming frame just cut off there?...and next is where are the round turn signals usually on top of the front fenders?....are they combined with the parking lights somehow?....ok...yes it's more than two questions...more like two subjects...thanks
 
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the front pan is filled in
And frame horns are cut off
And the parking lights are the signal lights
 
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i'm guessing the parking lights are just used solely as signals then?...parking lights not converted to another spot or pretty much not needed as parking lights?....sorry to sound dumb...not stupid, just ignorant and trying to learn as i see many folks seem to have this setup on them now
 
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Nice project!
 

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