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Manual Clutch Pedal Swap Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Got a question for those who have swapped to a hydro manual setup from an auto tranny.

    To get the clutch pedal in the truck do I need to use the whole pedal assembly from a hydro truck or can I just add in a clutch pedal with my auto pedals? This is the only part of the swap I am worried about.

    Yes, I have seen the tech article but it looks like the guy dropped his steering column to do the swap. Is that necessary or can the clutch pedal setup be added in without removing the column?

    Let me know what the scoop is please.

    My truck is an 85 if that means anything. Thanks

    Harley
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's probably going to be a ton easier to swap in the pedal assembly from a hydro clutch truck. Your truck is new enough that it would have all the necessary holes dimpled in the floor/firewall already...so that will take the guess work out.

    The pedal hanger on your truck could probably be modified, but I think it would be a lot more work, and you'd have to cut down the width of the existing brake pedal too.

    Rene
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    You will have to remove the column. It's not that difficult, alot easier than it sounds. :)
     
  4. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    in order to modify your auto trans pedal assembly, you'd have to cut down a manual trans assembly anyways, so just swap in a manual pedal ass'y and call it good.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    And you don't need to remove your column. BeaterK20 installed mine without removing the column from the truck.


    When I put the manual pedals in, I removed the column though.
     

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