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Old 06-02-2013, 07:32 PM
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Anyone ever see one of these before?

I was just going thru some boxes of parts from my truck and came across this dimmer switch pedal, it's a Cal Custom piece and I believe it was on my truck when I bought it in 74. I put it on my Rambler so I can enjoy it every day.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:39 PM
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I thought maybe that was the gas pedal - you said it doesn't go very fast...
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:43 PM
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I have the bare foot gas pedal and dimmer switch,had the moon like your dimmer swiych ,it is in the shop some where ,I have got to finish my truck so I can clean the shop and find something.
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I've seen them years ago. Now I want one for my coupe.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:22 PM
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I have seen the bare foot but never another one of these. It was cool having the matching moon pedal.

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:26 PM
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Shoot. We old guys remember when they were current, not collectible memorabilia.

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:29 PM
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Do you remember one John? I bought this truck in 74 and I honestly have never seen another of these. The bare foot style ones, seen a zillion and a half but never another one of these. They couldn't have made many. LOL, I in searching for a photo of the barefoot one I ran across one like mine on the Hamb, it went for $75! Geeez, those rat rods are "low buck" huh?

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Do you remember one John? I bought this truck in 74 and I honestly have never seen another of these. The bare foot style ones, seen a zillion and a half but never another one of these. They couldn't have made many. LOL, I in searching for a photo of the barefoot one I ran across one like mine on the Hamb, it went for $75! Geeez, those rat rods are "low buck" huh?

Brian

You know to be perfectly honest now that you post all the variations, I can not swear I have seen them all. I have seen the dimmers switch one and of course the accelerator pedal but not sure which version. The guys who built the gasser type cars used to love them.

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Oh heck yeah the bare foot ones were EVERYWHERE like Ansen mags, EVERYWHERE!

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I made a bare foot one back in metal shop in high school. Made a casting and poured the aluminum in. Still have it. As for the one MartinSR has, I don't know where the dimmer came from, but that pattern is identical to the gas pedals on speed boats. Check this out!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOON-GAS-PED...#ht_2471wt_806

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-GASS...tr#ht_87wt_917

May check a marine place and get one for your gas pedal. Nice find either way!

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Funny you should mention that you made the pedal, the gas pedal in my truck when I bought it had a matching gas pedal that the previous owner cast in metal shop.

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Here are a couple of the moon style ,right or left.
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I saw those, and they are listed as right and left gas pedals???

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lot of the circle track cars run both pedals so they can rest the right foot and use the left for a while on longer runs.
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lot of the circle track cars run both pedals so they can rest the right foot and use the left for a while on longer runs.
that's interesting! I haven'tlooked at many of the circle track cars but I will look for that.

I remember the Moon style. and the gasser guys do love them, my buddy has one on his 38, had one when he drove the car in H.S.
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