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Old 12-30-2010, 05:50 PM
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Break peddle question.

Hi guys. Guess this should be the right spot for this question. I'm building a 67 El Camino. Stock it came with a 3 on the tree column shift manual. I'm going with an automatic. My question is does anyone know where I can find the replacement break pedal assembly? I removed the clutch/break pedal. What is the best way to handle this situation? While I'm on the subject. Can I use the column shifter to work a th350? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Could you remove the clutch pedal from the assembly and keep the brake? If it were me though i would keep the column shifter. They're pretty hard to find nowadays.
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Could you remove the clutch pedal from the assembly and keep the brake? If it were me though i would keep the column shifter. They're pretty hard to find nowadays.
I might be able to do that. It's just that the non clutch version cars came with a bigger break peddle. And I would love to keep it a column shift auto if I could. That way I don't have to cut the floor. I will if I have to though. . I'm hoping to hear from someone that has gone through this.
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I don't have any experience with column shifters. Cutting the floor isn't too hard though and if you're using bucket seats then you could use a nice b&m shifter or even put a console in the middle with a nice ratchet sifter. Just something to think about.
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I don't have any experience with column shifters. Cutting the floor isn't too hard though and if you're using bucket seats then you could use a nice b&m shifter or even put a console in the middle with a nice ratchet sifter. Just something to think about.
That's a good point you brought up. I'm using the original bench seat. Will that seat allow enough room for a floor shifter?! I had my eye and almost picked up a B&M shifter today. I held off cause I really would like to make the column shifter work.
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no, you can not reuse the column shifter from your three speed for a auto
you will need a different column
i have just removed the pin that hold the shift handle to the column and put it on the floor with a aftermarket floor shifter

and i just removed the clutch pedal and l just used the smaller brake pedal
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no, you can not reuse the column shifter from your three speed for a auto
you will need a different column
i have just removed the pin that hold the shift handle to the column and put it on the floor with a aftermarket floor shifter

and i just removed the clutch pedal and l just used the smaller brake pedal
that's kinda what I was thinking I would end up having to do. Now is there enough room for a floor shifter and bench seat?
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I have been doing this for years, Leave the clutch pedal on and put it under the carpet in case you ever decide to go back with a manual trans. That what i did with the clutch pedal in my camaro it's under the carpet if i need it down the road.JMO
And with the right shifter you will have room with the bench seat. JMO

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If you want the wider brake pedal you will likely have to get it from a wrecking/salvage yard from another 64-72 A-body, I don't believe any of the reproduction parts houses have the auto trans brake pedal, just the clutch/ brake pedal combo because that is the more common switch(a lot more people switching auto trans to manual than the other way around like you want to do). You could check repro suppliers, it might be out there, and some repro parts suppliers also run salvage operations for the same car they sell repro parts for, you just have to ask.

Steering column would have to be changed for an automatic column, they are different.
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Check on a web site called "Team Chevelle". I'm sure you can get what ever you need to make the conversion with stock parts over there.
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Thank you for all the great advice guys! I appriciate it!

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