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PEDAL BRACKET Reinforcement / repair - REV. 4-welded tab

Postby DAVID PEPIN » Mar 29, 2012 4:32 PM

4-25-13 - Revision 4 heavy duty reinforcement bracket as shown or with a welded tab for additional strength in the wall under the light switch.
This is where most cracks occur.

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ADVANTAGES of installing the Roth Bracket

1. eliminate flexing of the pedal support bracket
2. extend the life of the master cylinder
3. gain smoother clutch action
4. peace of mind and confidence in clutch operation


PayPal now available @ dp1019@gmail.com
I dealt with a cracked bracket winter of 2011 and was so frustrated with the removal, welding and re-installment - not to mention the sore back and hip (':bawl:'). So I decided to design a sister bracket that would add support to the pedal bracket and stop the flexing caused by the minor misalignment of the master cylinder and the actuating arm of the clutch pedal, PLUS YOU WON'T DESTROY YOUR MASTER CYLINDER

This new Reinforcement Support Bracket is designed to reduce the flex in your Pedal Support Bracket. Easy installation, bolts to the existing bracket 8mm base bolt and includes longer 6mm bolts which have been increased to 30mm for easier nut attachment for the nuts holding the master cylinder. Installation takes 30-45 minutes.

The new heavy duty Rev 4 bracket is .132 Grade 50 high tensil hot rolled steel and coated in zinc chromate, This is the same steel Polaris Industries uses for all their brackets.

Packaging of bracket includes all necessary hardware and installation instructions.
This bracket fits the following cars,
e-24 with pedal bracket part #35111152480 (slight modification required)
e-28 with pedal bracket part #35111157728
e-30 with pedal bracket part #35111157719

Rev. 4 bracket installed on E28 pedal supporting bracket #35111157728.

Email with any questions and thanks for your interest. Available brackets: Revision 4 Heavy duty bracket without the tab $37.

Bracket with welded tab (.125) $44.
Includes shipping to the lower 48 states. Canada orders please add $5, Payment accepted: Paypal and money orders, allow 1-2 weeks.
Please include address, E28 forum name and car model (due to differences in paypal and correspondence).

Please specify bracket or bracket and tab plus quantity. (Stainless steel tab can be added to any Rev. 2-3 HD bracket already purchased for $10 includes shipping and paypal fees).

Hey, let me know what model you are installing bracket/tab on, thanks. e-24s need a slight modification

Include car model, address and send Money orders to:
David Pepin (email: dp1019@gmail.com)
4510 129th Street N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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Postby mooseheadm5 » Mar 29, 2012 4:35 PM

That's a great idea!
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Postby athayer187 » Mar 29, 2012 4:41 PM

I'm definitely in for one (even though I just replaced my bracket last year!).
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Postby euro635gas » Mar 29, 2012 4:42 PM

I bought one from David. Perfect fit. Built and designed by a pro.
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Postby ElGuappo » Mar 29, 2012 5:38 PM

Thats a fantastic idea/solution to an all too common problem.

And at a great price too.
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Postby mooseheadm5 » Mar 29, 2012 5:43 PM

If you put the bolts in from the steering shaft side and the nuts on from the master side, it will cure the the difficult bolt alignment problem when reinstalling the master.
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Postby RonW » Mar 29, 2012 6:33 PM

That's a great idea - a lot easier than replacing the bracket.

From seeing plenty of bracket failures, I'm wondering about the stress in the 90° angle in the reinforcement. Remember that the crack starts way out at the tight curve where the base of the clutch switch extension joins the rest of the bracket. Even so, the stress is a lot less there than at the 90° angle.

I don't know if this is practical, but it seems to me that the reinforcement would be a lot stronger if there were an additional horizontal web that made it look like a box corner. The load would then shift from the 90° angle to the additional web, which would be better suited to that load. This addition would probably allow the thickness of the faces to be reduced.
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Postby LandCruzer94 » Mar 29, 2012 9:30 PM

Count me in for one once they're ready!
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Postby Moose » Mar 29, 2012 11:41 PM

Definitely interested. You should make a paypal account :D
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Postby shagrath » Mar 30, 2012 8:20 AM

Moose wrote:Definitely interested. You should make a paypal account :D


THIS

I am SO in for two. Let us know when they are available. Neither of mine are cracked, but I would like the extra strength needed.
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Postby MicahO » Mar 30, 2012 8:34 AM

shagrath wrote:
Moose wrote:Definitely interested. You should make a paypal account :D


THIS

I am SO in for two. Let us know when they are available. Neither of mine are cracked, but I would like the extra strength needed.


Ditto to all of the above. No cracks, but it's a fear I have. And since this is probably not the only e28 in my future, I'll take two!
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Postby unt0uchable » Mar 30, 2012 9:12 AM

I'm not sure if mine is cracked but this looks like a heck of an idea! Excuse my ignorance as I have not crawled under my dash to view if it is cracked, but is there only 1 reinforcement bracket needed per car or is this per pedal? Great idea.
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Postby Karl Grau » Mar 30, 2012 9:58 AM

I'm in for at least one. Getting a money order is too much trouble but I don't care if you wait for a personal check to clear before shipping.
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Postby bavarianautowrks » Mar 30, 2012 11:28 AM

Excellent idea, I'm in for one!
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Postby Brandon@BluntTech » Mar 30, 2012 11:53 AM

Great looking product . BUMP for a local
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Postby jay » Mar 30, 2012 12:21 PM

Looks like a great product. I already went through a broken pedal bracket and I think I'm going to get one of these anyway. Don't want that to happen again.

Will you be excepting paypal eventually or never?
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Postby shagrath » Mar 30, 2012 12:50 PM

jay wrote:Looks like a great product. I already went through a broken pedal bracket and I think I'm going to get one of these anyway. Don't want that to happen again.

Will you be excepting paypal eventually or never?


He will.
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Postby L_N_Love » Mar 30, 2012 1:20 PM

Super! I want one. Another vote for paypal but will send MO if need to.
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Postby JoeCoolinATL » Mar 30, 2012 2:24 PM

Since this is for the e28, it should be a direct bolt on for the e24 correct?
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Postby Karl Grau » Mar 30, 2012 2:52 PM

DAVID PEPIN wrote:The Reinforcement Support Bracket fits E-24/E-28 and E-30 model cars (USA and European).
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Postby JoeCoolinATL » Mar 30, 2012 2:54 PM

Karl Grau wrote:
DAVID PEPIN wrote:The Reinforcement Support Bracket fits E-24/E-28 and E-30 model cars (USA and European).


wow,i'm blind as a bat. I must have read it too fast and skipped over the e24 part!
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Postby Bill in MN » Mar 30, 2012 4:23 PM

I've known Dave for many years, going back to our sailboat building days at Johnson Boat Works. He's a standup guy and has put a lot of thought and effort into this.
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Postby Nanajoth » Mar 30, 2012 4:27 PM

I am in for two.
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Postby MShimon » Mar 30, 2012 9:19 PM

At least one for me, Paypal would be preferred.
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Postby L_N_Love » Mar 30, 2012 11:11 PM

Order placed via Paypal. Thanks!

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