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08-17-2015 01:26 PM
1 More Project I have a 34 Street Beast Coupe that I am trying to finish and could use some help, they shipped me the incorrect side windows. I have tried making templates and have a local glass shop cut them out for me, but can't seem to get them correct I've already went thru $100 worth of glass and still nothing. Was hoping someone may have a template of the correct windows I could use to duplicate them. Any help or imput would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
08-12-2015 01:45 PM
brickyardboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
have big hoofs, and I do have a problem sometimes when I drive my '55 Chevy. because of the pedal configuration. "Normal" feet would not find it troublesome

You havent been walking around barefooted in the Northwest have you
That's my good side!
08-12-2015 11:46 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Like I mentioned earlier, I have big hoofs, and I do have a problem sometimes when I drive my '55 Chevy. because of the pedal configuration. "Normal" feet would not find it troublesome, but I need to watch it when applying the brake, and not hit the gas at the same time. I'm used to it now where I'm aware of how my foot hits the pedals.

have big hoofs, and I do have a problem sometimes when I drive my '55 Chevy. because of the pedal configuration. "Normal" feet would not find it troublesome

You havent been walking around barefooted in the Northwest have you
08-11-2015 09:41 AM
JGK95 As I didn't shape the pedal, I don't know how it was altered. However, we now have space between the clutch and brake pedals.
08-11-2015 09:23 AM
ffas23 JGK95 I am guessing you mean the brake pedal itself not pedals unless you put a standard transmission in yours. I believe the pedal wasn't bent properly from the factory on mine. I am use to it now over the many years I been driving the car but I can see how easily someone could have a problem as I did a few times with my 10-1/2's. I am guessing you put a torch to it to bend it in shape. I can't see doing it without heat. Its either that or grind the pedal off and reweld it moved over another 1/2" in my case. Not looking for more work to do but it is something I feel I must fix. God forbid someone in my family needs to move the car at some point. Need I say more?
08-11-2015 08:59 AM
JGK95 Size 12 here and we bent/reshaped the pedals to be more accommodating.
08-09-2015 09:02 AM
brickyardboy Like I mentioned earlier, I have big hoofs, and I do have a problem sometimes when I drive my '55 Chevy. because of the pedal configuration. "Normal" feet would not find it troublesome, but I need to watch it when applying the brake, and not hit the gas at the same time. I'm used to it now where I'm aware of how my foot hits the pedals.
08-09-2015 07:49 AM
ffas23 Took a look last night. Going to pull the pedal assembly back out,grind off the weld holding the pedal on moving it to the left another have inch or so and reweld it if I can't bend the assembly over some after heating it. It will be a late fall project. I really don't have to much of a problem but I notice plenty of difference in room there coming out of other vehicles of mine. Got to make it right. I am afraid of someone else driving the car not knowing and it being a problem. I wear a 10-1/2 shoe myself and usually buy a wide shoe when possible.
08-08-2015 08:23 PM
Rodnit
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LOL! Yeah, I can almost wear the shoeboxes!
08-08-2015 03:26 PM
brickyardboy
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My gosh, are your feet square???!!!! Lol

I have a 10.5 and my feet squeek thru. I've driven it enough so it's not an issue. I also remebered not to put my left foot anywhere near the backside of the brake pedal. It doesn't want to stop very well.....
LOL! Yeah, I can almost wear the shoeboxes!
08-08-2015 10:11 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by brickyardboy View Post
Because of the trans. tunnel, and the nature of 30's style cars, you're somewhat limited in room. I have big feet (13, 4 E) and never really had a problem hitting both pedals at one time. Now, if there was a clutch pedal added, well there probably would be a problem, at least for my big hoofs!
My gosh, are your feet square???!!!! Lol

I have a 10.5 and my feet squeek thru. I've driven it enough so it's not an issue. I also remebered not to put my left foot anywhere near the backside of the brake pedal. It doesn't want to stop very well.....
08-08-2015 10:03 AM
brickyardboy Because of the trans. tunnel, and the nature of 30's style cars, you're somewhat limited in room. I have big feet (13, 4 E) and never really had a problem hitting both pedals at one time. Now, if there was a clutch pedal added, well there probably would be a problem, at least for my big hoofs!
08-08-2015 09:39 AM
OneMoreTime Common issue in hot rodding.. Just remember the factory collector cars had most of their issues of that nature solved before they were sold to the public. I n Hot rodding we are the development engineers and need to be the ones who fix things to our satisfaction. Cut away and modify until it suits you..

Sam





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Got a question for all those that have built the '34 Classic Motor Carriages, Fiberfab, Street Beast cars. How many of you felt that the brake pedal supplied was made too wide and extended to far to the right where someone with a foot bigger then size 9 would hit it at times going for the gas pedal or coming up from it. Its been a long time since my build. I don't drive my car as much as I would like being I have a number of other collector cars to drive and I can't drive them all living in NJ where you basically only get to use them 6 months of the year unless that rare nice day appears during the Fall. Been thinking about modifying the pedal maybe cutting it down some or putting a torch to it once I decide to take it out of the car and try to bend it more to the left which I believe would do the trick if it could be done. All thoughts are welcome. Maybe some of you did a modification to the brake pedal already. I don't remember seeing anyone talk about this what I believe to be a problem with the manufacture of the brake pedal for this build.
08-08-2015 08:36 AM
ffas23 Got a question for all those that have built the '34 Classic Motor Carriages, Fiberfab, Street Beast cars. How many of you felt that the brake pedal supplied was made too wide and extended to far to the right where someone with a foot bigger then size 9 would hit it at times going for the gas pedal or coming up from it. Its been a long time since my build. I don't drive my car as much as I would like being I have a number of other collector cars to drive and I can't drive them all living in NJ where you basically only get to use them 6 months of the year unless that rare nice day appears during the Fall. Been thinking about modifying the pedal maybe cutting it down some or putting a torch to it once I decide to take it out of the car and try to bend it more to the left which I believe would do the trick if it could be done. All thoughts are welcome. Maybe some of you did a modification to the brake pedal already. I don't remember seeing anyone talk about this what I believe to be a problem with the manufacture of the brake pedal for this build.
08-02-2015 09:55 PM
JGK95
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Very nice. I like it. Is this one yours JGK95?
Yes. This one is ours. It was finished in October of 2014. Titled in February 2015.

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