clutch pedal extension extender

A forum to post about other vehicles (ex: post about your Toyota that won't start)

Moderator: Staff

clutch pedal extension extender

Postby sigsauer357 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:53 am

so i'm buying another car that is better on gas. it's an 02 civic. problem is i'm short and the seat needs to be scooted almost all the way up for me to push the clutch in all the way in order to shift gears.

i know there are pedal pals and kits and such, but they cost way too much

anybody got any tips on making one? or a cheap one to be found online?

only paid $600 for the civic so i'm not wanting to drop $100 just for 1 clutch pedal extension
sigsauer357
Drives on Dirt
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time

Sponsor
 

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby Von » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:58 pm

There's some fabbing involved, but that'll be the case with any affordable solution... Should hold up better than a 2x4 tied to the pedal assembly. ... I was trying to avoid any Indiana Jones/Short Round references. but I just screwed the pooch on that didn't I?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom- ... /?ALLSTEPS

And a vid of a guy extending a gas pedal, could be adapted to a clutch pedal. Maybe two of those wedges side by side?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0wANj7HWOY

You could add material to any plan to get the extension you need.

The guy in the vid said he was also doing that to get his daughter farther away from the air bag zone.. A real concern there. I've never been hit with one but my daughter has been smacked with air bags twice, both times the air bag banged her up more than the wrecks did.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
1990 Trooper 2.8 V6 Auto (Wrecked... sent to the crusher)
1993 Shortbed, regular cab Z71 (Donated to step-son #2)(deceased, parted out)(Forums for GM and fullsize 4X4s suck... so I'm still hanging out here)
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe 289 & 4 speed (some assembly required)
1968 Kaiser M715, Chevy 350/700r4, stock NP200 and 5.87 gears... prepping for Ford 390/T-18/divorced NP205 transplant.. .just because.
User avatar
Von
Expedition Ready
 
Posts: 954
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:10 am
Location: Texas
Has thanked: 16 times
Have thanks: 34 times

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby N law » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Image

I would fab something up. Maybe grab another pedal from the junk yard and build a clamp to tighten down on the old pedal.
99 VX
96 Rodeo Build thread
1975 FJ40
69 Beetle
84 Westfalia
70 VW bus turned camper
86 VW Diesel Golf
07 Frontier V6 6 speed
1999 4Runner Limitee- wife's
2004 Genuine Stella Scooter
Image
User avatar
N law
Almost Joe Isuzu
 
Posts: 2578
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:30 pm
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Has thanked: 17 times
Have thanks: 62 times

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby sigsauer357 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 pm

Von wrote:There's some fabbing involved, but that'll be the case with any affordable solution... Should hold up better than a 2x4 tied to the pedal assembly. ... I was trying to avoid any Indiana Jones/Short Round references. but I just screwed the pooch on that didn't I?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom- ... /?ALLSTEPS

And a vid of a guy extending a gas pedal, could be adapted to a clutch pedal. Maybe two of those wedges side by side?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0wANj7HWOY

You could add material to any plan to get the extension you need.

The guy in the vid said he was also doing that to get his daughter farther away from the air bag zone.. A real concern there. I've never been hit with one but my daughter has been smacked with air bags twice, both times the air bag banged her up more than the wrecks did.



i saw both the video and the step by step fabrication you linked. the wedge in the video doesn't reach as far as i need. and the fabrication was more complicated than i could do unfortunately
sigsauer357
Drives on Dirt
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby Von » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:30 pm

sigsauer357 wrote:i saw both the video and the step by step fabrication you linked. the wedge in the video doesn't reach as far as i need. and the fabrication was more complicated than i could do unfortunately


hmmm. Don't guess you're in north Texas...? I could take a swing at it.

Looking at pics of the assembly... can't adjust travel. Putting spacers on the firewall to move assembly back opens a whole other can of worms..

All the pedal extension schemes I can think of involve lots of drilling and screwing in screws while standing on your head.. $50 to a craigslist handyman?

A friend with a welder could either cut the pedal arm off and reweld at a different angle or weld another pedal arm to the existing arm at the appropriate angle. That'd play merry hell with the resale value.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
1990 Trooper 2.8 V6 Auto (Wrecked... sent to the crusher)
1993 Shortbed, regular cab Z71 (Donated to step-son #2)(deceased, parted out)(Forums for GM and fullsize 4X4s suck... so I'm still hanging out here)
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe 289 & 4 speed (some assembly required)
1968 Kaiser M715, Chevy 350/700r4, stock NP200 and 5.87 gears... prepping for Ford 390/T-18/divorced NP205 transplant.. .just because.
User avatar
Von
Expedition Ready
 
Posts: 954
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:10 am
Location: Texas
Has thanked: 16 times
Have thanks: 34 times

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby sigsauer357 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:11 am

no i'm in north ga. i originally thought about welding, but if i ever wanted to resell it, there would be no way
sigsauer357
Drives on Dirt
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby squatch » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:33 pm

Back in the 80's my wife had a Honda CRX. She couldn't quite get the clutch pedal all the way down. (She's 4'11").
I cut a couple of squares out of the tread of a car tire about the size of a pedal pad. I then stacked them and drilled a couple of 1/4" holes through them and the metal plate of the clutch pedal and bolted them to it. It gave her an extra inch or so. Was still on there when we sold the car 13 years later.
These links have write-ups and pics of most anything you ever will do on a 2.6 Isuzu. Engine, brakes, suspension, interior, you name it! Enjoy!
Original '88 Trooper frame off build.
viewtopic.php?t=12172
The continuing Trooper project.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=43909
My '88 Spacecab build. In progress.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=56442
User avatar
squatch
I am the Stig
 
Posts: 10318
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:48 pm
Location: Maryland
Has thanked: 66 times
Have thanks: 328 times

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby sigsauer357 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:49 pm

i ended up buying bike pedal blocks and zip tying it to the clutch. then putting the rubber grip sleeve over the whole thing. seems to have held up for 3 weeks now
sigsauer357
Drives on Dirt
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby Von » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:05 am

That's awesome! I didn't even think about some kind of sleeve to hold it together, was fixating on bolts and screws.

That a shrink wrap tube kind of thing or just an undersized rubber sleeve stretched over it?
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
1990 Trooper 2.8 V6 Auto (Wrecked... sent to the crusher)
1993 Shortbed, regular cab Z71 (Donated to step-son #2)(deceased, parted out)(Forums for GM and fullsize 4X4s suck... so I'm still hanging out here)
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe 289 & 4 speed (some assembly required)
1968 Kaiser M715, Chevy 350/700r4, stock NP200 and 5.87 gears... prepping for Ford 390/T-18/divorced NP205 transplant.. .just because.
User avatar
Von
Expedition Ready
 
Posts: 954
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:10 am
Location: Texas
Has thanked: 16 times
Have thanks: 34 times

Re: clutch pedal extension extender

Postby sigsauer357 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:19 am

Von wrote:That's awesome! I didn't even think about some kind of sleeve to hold it together, was fixating on bolts and screws.

That a shrink wrap tube kind of thing or just an undersized rubber sleeve stretched over it?

it's a stretchable rubber sleeve that came with the pedal blocks. it works perfectly
sigsauer357
Drives on Dirt
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time


Return to Other Vehicles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests